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Winner Donny Schatz (Paul Arch Photo)

Donny Schatz Wins Third Consecutive Kings Royal to Become King Donny the 35th

ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2018 – Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth $50,000. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds. Cory Eliason, in his first career Kings Royal start, completed the podium.

With the unique Kings Royal format, the six Heat Race winners occupied the first three rows for the 40-lap Feature. Trey Starks won Heat 6, earning the pole in his first Kings Royal start alongside Heat 5 winner, Paul McMahan. A caution on the initial start involving Hunter Schuerenburg, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brock Zearfoss brought out the only stoppage of the event.

The complete restart saw Starks shoot to the lead, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory in a big way. Schatz and McMahan battled for second with Schatz taking the position on Lap 3 and setting his sights on Starks. Schatz took a look underneath Starks on Lap 14 and completed the pass for the lead one lap later down the backstretch.

Cory Eliason, who started sixth after winning Heat 1, established himself as a threat moving by Starks into second on Lap 16. Eliason actually slid Schatz for position, but was never able to maintain momentum and stay in front of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15.

Brad Sweet maneuvered into third on Lap 17 and showed a lot of speed pounding the cushion. As Sweet closed in on Eliason for second, Donny Schatz extended his margin out front. Sweet would get by Eliason for second on Lap 27 and begin cutting into Schatz’ sizable advantage.

As Schatz searched for grip the last 10 laps, Sweet really closed in. Sweet got hung up behind Daryn Pittman in lapped traffic and finally cleared him with five to go, setting up one last charge at Schatz. And charge he did.

On the absolute cushion of the racing surface, Sweet closed in on Schatz, setting up a hectic finish. Sweet cut the gap to five car-lengths down the backstretch on the final lap and ended up just half a car-length short from his second career Kings Royal triumph.

Schatz acknowledged that he was searching for speed the last 10 laps, “I knew someone had to be coming. I was hanging the last 10 laps, I could not get stuck anywhere. I’m lucky it wasn’t 41 laps tonight, because obviously, the No.49 was coming there at the end,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.

“Lapped traffic was tough tonight, it was tricky and slick. I feel like I completely failed in Qualifying going 21st quick, but the way format works tonight it put us in the right position,” Schatz said before thanking all the fans, even the ones that boo him, for coming out and praising the track crew given the high temperatures all weekend.

Brad Sweet was obviously disappointed but was pleased with the speed he showed.

“I came up one lap short, some of those lapped cars didn’t cut me a break. Coming to the checkered, I was cussing because I wanted it to be the White Flag,” Sweet said with a smirk.

“To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best and the way [Schatz] shows up at these big money events, is why he’ll down in history as one of, if not the best of all time. This NAPA racing team has nothing to be ashamed of tonight, I just wish it was one more lap tonight,” Sweet added before encouraging the huge crowd to come to the pits and introduce themselves.

Cory Eliason was extremely pleased with his third-place run, “That was a great learning experience. I got to follow and watch Donny and Brad tonight and they are the two best out here right now. There is a huge learning curve coming to these tracks and to go out and be competitive is awesome.”

“After not making the first two shows of the weekend, to finish third behind Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet, feels like a win for this team,” Eliason added in good spirits after the race.

Lee Jacobs represented the Buckeye State coming from 16th to finish fourth with Kraig Kinser coming from 13th to complete the top five.

12th-starting Jacob Allen finished sixth with Paul McMahan coming home seventh. 16th-starting David Gravel finished eighth with Rico Abreu coming from 24th to ninth, earning KSE Hard Charger Honors. Outlaw rookie Ian Madsen completed the top ten, coming from 23rd.

Christopher Bell set Quick Time over the 51-car field and was running in the top five when he pulled pit side with 14 laps remaining. After the caution on the initial start, the race went non-stop.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and Month of Money with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, which will pay $25,000 to the winner. Following that the Outlaws will head to Central Pennsylvania to take on the Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on

Results from Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$50,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$20,000]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$15,000]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$12,500]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$10,000]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$7,500]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$6,500]; 8. 5-David Gravel [14][$6,000]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [24][$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$5,000]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [1][$4,750]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$4,500]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$4,000]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$3,500]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$3,450]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3][$3,400]; 18. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$3,350]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$3,200]; 22. 17B-Bill Balog [10][$3,150]; 23. 14-Christopher Bell [7][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11][$3,000];
Lap Leaders: Trey Starks 1-14, Donny Schatz 15-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.144; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.195; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.207; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.214; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.219; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.25; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.27; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.325; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.331; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.332; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.333; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.347; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.354; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.364; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.387; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.416; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.421; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.427; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.431; 20. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.446; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.45; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.45; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.467; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.474; 25. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.483; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.508; 27. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.51; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.525; 29. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.541; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.543; 31. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.550; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.552; 33. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.557; 34. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.578; 35. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.618; 36. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.632; 37. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.653; 38. 21-Brian Brown, 13.673; 39. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.681; 40. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.682; 41. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.683; 42. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.734; 43. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.803; 44. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 45. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.858; 46. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.927; 47. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.938; 48. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.981; 49. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.148; 50. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.993; 51. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.665

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 71M-Randy Hannagan [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [6]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]

Heat #5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 26-Joey Saldana [7]

Heat #6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [2][]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][]; 3. 71M-Randy Hannagan [1][]; 4. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][]; 5. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [5][$500]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [3][$450]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [11][$400]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [4][$375]; 11. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$350]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [12][$350]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [13][$350]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2][]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [11][]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7][$1,750]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,500]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10][$1,250]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [12][$750]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$650]; 12. 11N-Cap Henry [18][$600]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [13][$600]; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan [16][$600]; 15. 71M-Randy Hannagan [21][$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [14][$600]; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$600]; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$600]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [3][$600]; 20. 17C-Caleb Helms [15][$600]; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$600]; 23. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [23][$600]; 24. A79-Brandon Wimmer [20][$600]

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Justin Grant celebrates his first USAC P1 Insurance National Midget victory of the year Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Nebraska. (Rich Forman Photo)


By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Fairbury, Nebraska.....July 14, 2018 - Justin Grant busted his way into the win column Saturday night in the Inaugural Riverside Chevrolet "Midwest Midget Championship" presented by Westin Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation at Jefferson County Speedway to become the eighth different winner in the first nine races of the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget season.

It's admittedly been an up-and-down 2018 racing season for Justin Grant.

One year ago, the Ione, California native shot off the launching pad to become the first driver to win both the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and USAC P1 Insurance National openers in a single season.

This year hasn't exactly taken off like a rocket ship, save a Silver Crown victory at April's "Sumar Classic" in Terre Haute, Ind. But, following an MSCS victory last Saturday in Putnamville, Ind. and now garnering his first USAC Midget win in nearly a calendar year, the tide may very well have turned for Grant to create his own new narrative and make this "The Summer of Justin."

"This year's been a bit of a struggle on kind of more than one front for me," Grant acknowledged. "We picked up a win last week in a sprint car and, hopefully, it feels like things are starting to turn around and I can start putting these cars where they need to be, up front."

Grant was a force right from the get-go, powering off the top in his Clauson-Marshall Racing - Matt Wood/NOS Energy Drink - Elk Grove Ford/Spike/Stanton SR-11 to the lead past pole sitter and teammate Tyler Courtney on the opening lap as Courtney, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Logan Seavey tussled for the second spot in a three-wide manner just behind.

Just like the initial take off, Grant was smoking the field on each and every restart during the 40-lapper. The question that remained during the first half was whether anybody could overcome the deficit on a longer run, which never actually came to fruition.

Following a Jerry Coons, Jr. spin at the halfway point, Courtney was on Grant's tail for the ensuing restart, and three laps later, was peeking a nose underneath Grant entering turn one. Grant countered that action with an opposite and equal reaction, scooting down to the bottom line as he sensed the track, and the pressure, change.

"It's a little bit of both because you can tell when a lane's starting to slow down," Grant explained. "When I started out, I was on the top and I felt like (turns) three and four were starting to slow down. You start listening and looking for somebody coming on the other lane. I saw Sunshine slow on the bottom of one and two. When he pulled alongside me into one, I thought, 'okay it's time to abandon the top.' You kind of feel you need to anyway, and you're just waiting for confirmation to do it."

As Grant began to add some groundage between he and Courtney, Seavey came right at Courtney and the two made contact at the start/finish line on the 24th lap. Both continued without much interruption of any kind despite the close call.

Following a Zane Hendricks flip on lap 27, Grant once again was a monster on the restart, distancing himself from Courtney and Seavey as he played the balancing act of the high line in turns one and two and the bottom in three and four.

On the 30th go-around, Seavey managed to slip by Courtney by the width of a cat whisker between he, Courtney and the outside concrete at the stripe. Once Seavey found second, the race was off to find first as he roped in Grant in a fraction of a moment, eating up Grant's interval like a Number Muncher eats up an integer.

'This year's been a bit of a struggle on kind of more than one front for me,' Grant acknowledged. 'We picked up a win last week in a sprint car and, hopefully, it feels like things are starting to turn around and I can start putting these cars where they need to be, up front.' (Rich Forman Photo)

On the 34th lap, Seavey used a large run off four to set up slider on Grant. Seavey slid past Grant up to the turn two curb. Grant immediately ducked underneath as Seavey pulled the wheels up, losing ground to Grant who dove to the bottom in turn three with a two-car length advantage.

"I went to the bottom and that was pretty good for a while," Grant said. "I started thinking, 'hey that's getting awfully slow in the center and the bottom down here,' so I was thinking about moving and Seavey fired a slider at me into one. You know he can't get that big of a run off the bottom behind you, so you knew you had to come from the top. We were able to cross him over and fire back to the top. Then, I think it was pretty smooth sailing from there."

A yellow flag for an incident involving Hendricks and third-place Courtney with five laps remaining put a stoppage to the battle at the front just as the leaders were opening the door to lapped traffic.

While Grant was in the midst of dancing with the unknowns of lapped traffic, he was pursuing it admirably. Yet, with the caution lights reflecting off his visor, Grant now had the exodus of gridlock and a restart, which he had displayed his prowess on time and time again, awaiting. Not that the choice was his to make, but the preference for Grant in this situation was a toss-up.

"I wasn't sure what I wanted," Grant admitted. "I felt like we were getting through lapped traffic really well. I felt like the guys had the car pretty good through the slick and I could really peel off the cushion and get by some of those lapped guys. I don't know how well they were able to do that behind me, but I felt pretty confident in my car doing it. But you never know with lapped traffic. You're relying on those guys to keep everything straight and pointed in the right direction. It's a bit more comfortable to be out in the open water and be able to just run hard."

The latter would be true once again, and Grant, for the umpteenth time, stomped the throttle and stomped the competition following the restart, to swat away any possible challenge that Seavey might have in store. Grant cruised the top down the stretch to a half-second victory, the third of his USAC National Midget career, over Seavey, K. Thomas, Tanner Carrick and Brady Bacon.

"These midget races are tough, and these midget racers are really tough," Grant praised. "Late race restarts can cause some havoc and you got to make sure and nail them. We got one there at the end and we were going to be out of lapped traffic 'til the end. I had to nail the restart and get out in front of those guys because you can pretty easily fade back to fifth or sixth in a lap or two if you catch a slider on a restart. I knew I had to get off good enough to be able to clear anything that anybody threw at me. I was pretty confident once we cleared turn two that I would be able to stay out front. The car was really good, and I was confident in that."

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway included Brady Bacon (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner & KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Chad Boat (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Chalk Stix Third Heat Winner), Maria Cofer (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner) and Brayton Lynch (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).


USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 14, 2018 - Jefferson County Speedway - Fairbury, Nebraska - Inaugural Riverside Chevrolet "Midwest Midget Championship" presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation

QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.742 (New Track Record); 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.747; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-10.781; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-10.818; 5. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.893; 6. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-10.908; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.959; 8. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.968; 9. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-10.976; 10. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.008; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.053; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-11.063; 13. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-11.091; 14. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.103; 15. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-11.266; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.320; 17. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-11.358; 18. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.368; 19. Brett Becker, 2B, Becker-11.817; 20. Dustin Weland, 88w, Weland-11.837; 21. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-11.934; 22. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-12.067; 23. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.715; 24. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-13.635; 25. Dave Darland, 85, Central-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Seavey, 4. Bodine, 5. Hendricks, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Becker, 8. Coons, 9. Darland. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Boat, 2. T. Thomas, 3. Bayston, 4. Carrick, 5. Johnson, 6. Weland, 7. Spicer, 8. Cofer. NT

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. K. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. McDougal, 4. Lynch, 5. Craker, 6. L. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. O. Bennett. NT

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Cofer, 2. Coons, 3. Weland, 4. L. Bennett, 5. Spicer, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. Darland, 9. Becker. 1:59.34 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT
**Hendricks flipped on lap 27 of the feature.




NEW USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Seavey-616, 2-Boat-542, 3-K. Thomas-541, 4-Bayston-539, 5-Grant-538, 6-Bacon-509, 7-Courtney-505, 8-Carrick-457, 9-Coons-423, 10-Ryan Robinson-398.

NEXT USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 15 - Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex - Sweet Springs, Missouri - "John Hinck Championship"

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Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Contact: Mike Wisniewski - Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137


Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night with the 305
Sprint Car Interregional Race - Modifieds, Mid Atlantic 305 Sprint Cars
(Interregional event plus make-up main event from April 14), Larry's Hot
Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Garden State Vintage Stock
Car Club

4:00 p.m. - Pit gates open
5:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
6:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
7:00 p.m. - Racing starts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - Jersey Rush VIII - 410 Sprint Cars, Modifieds &
Sportsman (Crates vs. Open)

3:30 p.m. - Pit gates open
5:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
7:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
7:30 p.m. - Sprint Car Time Trials


New Egypt, NJ (July 15, 2018) - At New Egypt Speedway's Premio Foods Little
League Night, Rich Rutski rolled to his second Modified feature win of the
year. The Hammer Sportsman feature was taken by Billy Osmun. Bill Liedtka
won the Street Stock main event while Joe Garey Sr. was the victor in the
4-Cylinder race.

After the original start was marred by a multi-car tangle in turn one, the
30-lap Modified feature began with polesitter Rich Rutski grabbing the lead
and Steve Davis running in second. Following a caution period on the third
circuit, Davis sped past Rutski on the restart to gain first place. After a
trio of cautions on lap five, Davis was still on top with Rutski and Brian
Papiez next in line. Over the next few tours, Rutski began to track down
Davis and returned to the lead with ten laps completed. By the halfway
point, Rutski had established a comfortable margin over Davis with Billy
Pauch Jr. in third, Papiez in fourth and Danny Bouc in fifth. With ten laps
remaining, Rutski was beginning to navigate through lap traffic as Pauch Jr.
edged past Davis for second. Brandon Grosso, who won the July 7 feature, was
continuing his march to the front by moving into fifth on lap twenty-one.
With five circuits to go, Rutski had nearly a full straightway advantage
over Pauch Jr. with a three car battle for third between Davis, Papiez and
Grosso beginning to heat up. Over the final tours, Rutski's edge over Pauch
Jr. narrowed but Rutski held on for his second win of the season and the
third of his career. Pauch Jr. finished in second. Grosso won the good clash
for third in the closing circuits. Davis came home in fourth and Bouc
rallied by Papiez on the last lap to finish in fifth. Rich Rutski, Davey
Sammons and David VanHorn recorded wins in the heats for the Modifieds.

In the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature, Billy Osmun grabbed the lead at the
midway point and remained in control the rest of the way to score his first
win of the season. Shaun Ratchford led the opening nine revolutions before
the eleventh place starting Osmun ascended to the front. Cale Ross finished
in second. After starting in thirteenth, Kyle Kania completed the race in
third. Fourth went to Ratchford with Ryan Heim taking fifth. Hammer
Sportsman qualifying races were taken by Cale Ross and Shaun Ratchford.

Bill Liedtka regained the lead with two circuits remaining to capture the
15-lap race for the Street Stocks. After Spider Ensinger Sr. paced the field
for the opening tour, the sixth place starting Liedtka took over. During a
caution on lap three, Liedtka retired to the pits with a flat tire and
Ensinger Sr. returned to the top of the field. On the sixth lap, Mick Search
motored to the front with Liedtka in fourth and on the march forward. On lap
thirteen, Liedtka slipped by Search and went on to win his third feature of
the year. With the victory, Liedtka is now the all-time leader in wins in
the division with a total of twenty-five. Search finished in second. Jon
Meyer, Ensinger Sr. and Billy Wroble rounded out the top five.

After taking the lead from his son on the seventh revolution, Joe Garey Sr.
sped away from the competition to register his fifth win of the year in the
15-lap 4-Cylinder race. Joe Garey Jr. finished second and Tom Stavola was

Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night is set for Saturday, July 21 at New Egypt
Speedway. The Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series will be on hand for an
interregional event plus a make-up feature from April 14. The Modifieds,
Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Garden State
Vintage Stock Car Club are on the racing docket as well. The pit gates swing
open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstand turnstiles unlock at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps
start at 6:00 p.m. and racing begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the
grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens
12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 &
under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and
$40 with no license.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great
Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval,
New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best
competition in the country. New Egypt's state-of-the-art facilities feature
daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the
house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear,
and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from
Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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Heat 1 - 1. Rich Rutski 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Matt
Stangle 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Rocco Infante

Heat 2 - 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brandon Grosso 3. John McClelland 4. Steve
Davis 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. TJ Lilly

Heat 3 - 1. David VanHorn 2. Danny Bouc 3. JR Fulper 4. Tim Apgar 5. Brian
Papiez 6. Billy Osmun


1. RICH RUTSKI 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Steve Davis 5. Danny
Bouc 6. Brian Papiez 7. JR Fulper 8. David VanHorn 9. Wade Hendrickson 10.
Matt Stangle 11. Rocco Infante 12. Dakota Kessler 13. Tim Apgar 14. Kevin
Vaclavicek 15. TJ Lilly 16. Billy Osmun 17. John McClelland 18. Ryan Krachun
19. Blaine Bracelin 20. Davey Sammons 21. Bill Liedtka 22. John Pakenham 23.
Bryan Kuhl

DNS: PJ Oliver

Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 - 1. Cale Ross 2. Will Dupree 3. Jason Kosch 4. Billy Osmun 5. Jimmy
Amato 6. David Burns 7. Marty Resnick

Heat 2 - 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Pat Wall 3. Ryan Heim 4. Kyle Kania 5. Bob
Lineman Jr. 6. Joseph Brown 7. Tom Princiotta


1. BILLY OSMUN 2. Cale Ross 3. Kyle Kania 4. Shaun Ratchford 5, Ryan Heim 6.
Bob Lineman Jr. 7. Ryan Simmons 8. Will Dupree 9. Marty Resnick 10. Joe
Nappi 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Alonzo Morales 14. Bob Rambone
15. Pat Wall 16. Jason Kosch 17. Joseph Brown 18. David Burns


1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. Mick Search 3. Jon Meyer 4. Spider Ensinger Sr. 5. Billy
Wroble 6. Jerry Stanzione 7. Marty Derr 8. Jim Avery 9. Joe Reid 10. Darren


1. JOE GAREY SR. 2. Joe Garey Jr. 3. Tom Stavola

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 15, 2018 . . . Every NASCAR feature winner that stood in victory lane on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the action sponsored by Whelen Engineering posted their first feature win of the season.

Doug Manmiller worked hard to take home the checkered in the T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature. First “The Handler” battled with veteran racer Ray Swinehart for 11 laps before he merged ahead on the 18th lap. Then runner-up Ryan Grim challenged Manmiller many times until the checkered unfurled. The Shoemakersville chauffeur, absent from the winner’s circle since July 15, 2017, couldn’t thank his car owner Lee Miller and the crew enough for sticking by him through the many obstacles they endured throughout the season.

Late Model action saw Steve Wilson prove that the race isn’t over until the final lap. It appeared Sean “Big Sexy” Merkel, who was running away with the race, was on his way to the winner’s circle before the 19th lap caution regrouped the pack. Merkel kept Wilson, shut out of a win since August 25, 2012, behind him on the restart. Three laps to go the tables turned when Wilson dove underneath Merkel for the lead and went on to claim the triumph in the 20-lap NASCAR event.

In the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature, Mike Lisowski chased leader Mark Kemmerer since the 10th lap before he closed the distance enough to pressure him. Lisowski changed to the high groove with five laps to go and was able to overtake him to collect the win, his first since June 17, 2017.

Impressive was the fact that Manmiller and Wilson were the sixth different winners in their respective divisions, while Lisowski was the ninth different winner in his class.

Providing feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also product certificates from VP Fuels.

Chris Esposito passed Swinehart for the lead on the second lap of the Modified race

A front stretch chain reaction incident that sent Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler and Craig Von Dohren scrambling pit side caused a yellow with two laps in. Timmy Buckwalter and Ron Kline were eliminated, but the others rejoined the action in time. Esposito held his own when action continued, but Swinehart gave him no margin to err.

Swinehart was back in command by the fourth circuit followed by Esposito, Brett Gilmore, Manmiller and Clay Butler.

Manmiller took over second on the seventh lap and within no time he was putting his bids in for the lead. Swinehart stuck to the high trek while Manmiller attempted to dive underneath to make his move, but to no avail.

The two veteran campaigners ran side-by-side for several laps without incident while Brett Gilmore, Ryan Grim and Mike Gular were bumper-to-bumper making it a five-car battle for first.

Swinehart had a slight edge on Manmiller on the straight chute, but Manmiller stayed with him.

Manmiller finally succeeded to become the new leader on the 18th lap. The battle behind Manmiller was a fierce one between Swinehart, Grim, Gilmore and Gular with Duane Howard knocking on the door trying to get into a top five spot.

Positions were constantly changing behind Manmiller as the laps wound down, but one spot that remained the same was the one Manmiller was in – the lead. He kept the competition behind him to claim his 27th career win. Finishing second for his season best run was Grim followed by Howard, Brett Gilmore, who posted his best run since switching to the modified division last year and Strunk, who came on strong after coming from the back of the pack after the second lap melee.

Heats were won by Swinehart, Jared Umbenhauer, Von Dohren and B. Gilmore. Justin Grim and Frank Cozze won the consolation races.

At the drop of the green in the Late Model feature it didn’t take polesitter Sean Merkel long to open up daylight while Drew Weisser, Wilson, Cory Merkel and Jordan Knepp diced for positions.

While Merkel outdistanced himself, Wilson and Weisser had their own battle for second while the other Merkel brothers – Kyle and Cory diced for third with Chuck Schutz waiting for a slip-up in hopes to advance.

The field was rejoined when a flat tire brought Chuck Schutz, who at one time was third, to a stop in turn one for the 19th lap caution. After a quick pit stop he returned. S. Merkel held his own on the restart, but Wilson was right there trying to take the lead away.

Lap 22 saw a new leader at the head of the pack since Wilson was now first.

Wilson never surrendered the lead and pulled into victory for his second career win followed by Sean and Kyle Merkel, Weisser and Steve Todorow.

Lex Shive led seven laps of the Sportsman feature before Kemmerer took over the reins.

While Kemmerer showed the way, Lisowski, Shive, Kenny Bock and B.J. Joly diced for second through fifth.

Kemmerer was able to keep Lisowski behind him until five laps to go after several laps of side-by-side action. That’s when the move Lisowski made stuck and he was now first.

Lisowski never faltered and went on to claim his ninth career win. Chasing him across the line were Kemmerer, Grim, Shive and Reimert.

Grim, Brad Arnold and Lisowski were the heat winners.

Hatfield Meats will be sponsoring the Saturday night, July 21st, action at Grandview with the green flag falling at 7:30 p.m. Included in the action will be the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman and the added excitement of the Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Hatfield is a long time sponsor of stock car racing at Grandview and they do get the fans involved with shirt and hot dog tosses handled by their mascot Smiley the Pig.

The Saturday four division card of racing will be another exciting evening of NASCAR stock car racing on the high banks. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

At 5 p.m. the Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio Meet & Greet will feature T.[.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified racers Kenny and Brett Gilmore.

The edge of your seat action is priced at just $15 for adults, FREE for youngsters under 12 and there is FREE parking on the speedway grounds. Active military are admitted free with proper ID. Check in at for more info, visit Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

And the night before, Friday, July 20th, 6 p.m. will see the first Friday night show of Outlaw Enduros (Big and Small cars) and Blast from the Past Vintage Modifieds. Also included will be a Mechanix race, Junkyard Car race, Super Mod 4x4 Trucks and Vintage Midgets. Pit admission is $30 while adults in the spectator area pay just $10.


T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Ryan Grim, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Brett Gilmore, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Mike Gular, 7. John Willman, 8. Craig Von Dohren, 9. Ray Swinehart, 10. Clay Butler, 11. Danny Erb, 12. Brett Kressley, 13. Kevin Hirthler, 14. Justin Grim, 15. Frank Cozze, 16. Joe Fanelli, 17. Chris Esposito, 18. Chris Gambler, 19. Eric Biehn, 20. Briggs Danner, 21. Bobby Trapper Jr., 22. Mark Kratz, 23. Jordan Henn, 24. Jared Umbenhauer, 25. Kenny Gilmore, 26. Timmy Buckwalter, 27. Brian Hirthler, 28. Ron Kline. DNQ: Dan Waisempacher, Carroll Hine III, Ron Myers, Ron Seltmann Jr., Skyler Sheriff, Ryan Lilick, Steve Swinehart, Bob Trapper and Bobby Gunther Walsh.

NASCAR Late Model Feature (20 Laps): 1. Steve Wilson, 2. Sean Merkel, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Drew Weisser, 5. Steve Todorow, 6. Chuck Schutz, 7. Cory Merkel, 8. Bryon Sipe, 9. Lou Egrie, 10. Jordan Knepp, 11. George Irwin, 12. Todd Ravel, 13. Terry Snyder, 14. Dallas Breidenbach, 15. Wayne Pfeil, 16. Danny Snyder, 17. Patrick Robinson.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Mike Lisowski, 2. Mark Kemmerer, 3. Brad Grim, 4. Lex Shive, 5. Louden Reimert, 6. Joe Funk III, 7. Craig Whitmoyer, 8. Kenny Bock, 9. Dylan Swinehart, 10. Brad Brightbill, 11. Brad Arnold, 12. B.J. Joly, 13. Andrew Kreis, 14. Kurt Bettler, 15. Sean Weiss, 16. Jesse Landis, 17. Derrick smith, 18. Andy Clemmer, 19. Jack Butler, 20. Jim Housworth, 21. Kyle Lilick, 22. Mike Mammana, 23. Steve Young, 24. Nicho Flammer.


Friday, July 20 Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars along with Super Mod 4x4 Trucks and Vintage Midgets– 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 Hatfield Quality Meats Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars – 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 28 AD Moyer Lumber Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Saturday, August 4 Checkered Flag Fan Club Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial 50 laps, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Saturday, August 18 T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman – (Rain date for Forrest Rogers Memorial)

Thursday, August 23 Thunder On The Hill Series – All Star Sprints and 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points)

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Donny Schatz Wins Knight Before Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – July 13, 2018 – Donny Schatz passed Brian Brown on Lap 10 and never looked back en route to his Knight Before the Kings Royal victory at Eldora Speedway. It was Schatz’ 275th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. Greg Wilson charged from 14th to finish second, with Sheldon Haudenschild completing the podium in the non-stop Feature.

Brian Brown won the first Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, alongside Hunter Schuerenburg, who won the second Dash. Brown, in search of his fifth career Outlaw victory, set the pace out front of the field as Schuerenburg remained within striking distance.

Donny Schatz, who started third, recovered from his start and got by Tim Shaffer for third on Lap 5, but not without making heavy contact with the outside retaining wall in turn two. The contact didn’t faze Schatz at all as he began chasing down Schuerenburg and Brown for the lead.

On Lap 9, Schatz ducked underneath Schuerenburg for second and one lap later, using the same line, Schatz took the lead from Brown. From there, Schatz began to work through lapped traffic in an attempt to extend his lead while all eyes were on Greg Wilson.

Wilson, a former Outlaw Eldora winner, was charging forward from his 14th-starting spot. Wilson took third from Schuerenburg on Lap 21 and surpassed Brown a lap later for the runner-up position. Wilson, glued to the extreme bottom of the racing surface, then set his sights on Schatz. Sheldon Haudenschild was in hot pursuit of Wilson running the polar opposite line, banging down the cushion. Haudenschild worked by Schuerenburg and Brown on Lap 23 to move into third. Wilson closed slightly in traffic, but Schatz had built too much of an advantage and went on to win his 14th Feature of the season by 2.273 seconds.

“It got real slick,” Schatz said after the race. “I think my car was best in the middle and it’s not exactly my bag of tea to bounce off the cushion every lap,” Schatz added with a smile. “Greg [Wilson] is really good when the track gets like that. I know if I do everything right, there’s not many people that will pass this 15 car, but Greg is one of them. We’ve got to a get a little bit better tomorrow for 10 more laps or Greg will kick all our asses,” Schatz said in good spirits.

Wilson had high praise for Schatz following his personal season-best finish. “That 15 car man, he’s the best out here and the cleanest race car driver I have ever raced with,” Wilson said before thanking the Eldora Speedway track crew for providing an excellent dry-slick racing surface.

Sheldon Haudenschild was pleased with his third-place finish and looks forward to Saturday’s King’s Royal.

“My crew has done a phenomenal job and I think we’ll be right there tomorrow. I can’t thank the fans for being great all weekend,” Sheldon said.

Early race leader Brian Brown fell to fourth at the checkered flag with Dave Blaney charging from 22nd to complete the top five and earn KSE Hard Charger Honors. Heading into Saturday’s Kings Royal event, Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz, with their wins on the first two nights of the weekend, have earned the right to go out in Qualifying wherever they please during Saturday’s $50,000 to win program.

With the unique Kings Royal format being utilized, Saturday’s event will be show up points only for the World of Outlaws regulars. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on as the 35th Annual Kings Royal crowns a champion.

Feature: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$12,000]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$5,700]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$3,500]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [1][$3,000]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [22][$2,600]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,400]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [8][$2,300]; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [2][$2,200]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$2,150]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,100]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,600]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$1,350]; 13. 5-David Gravel [18][$1,300]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [25][$300]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26][$200]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [10][$900]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11][$850]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [24][$800]; 20. 12N-Cole Duncan [20][$800]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16][$800]; 22. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [19][$800]; 25. 26-Joey Saldana [23][$800]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 70-Dave Blaney[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.863; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.906; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.031; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.057; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 14.164; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.297; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.306; 8. 26-Joey Saldana, 14.313; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.373; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.382; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.487; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.539; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.579; 14. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.596; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.604; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 14.62; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.765; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 14.865; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 14.928; 20. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.034; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.161; 22. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.373; 23. 8J-Jess Stiger, 15.614; 24. 83C-Adam Cruea, 16.122; 25. 3S-Sammy Swindell, 14.181

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.461; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.624; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.641; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.717; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan, 14.726; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.729; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.747; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.774; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.783; 10. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.874; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.881; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.952; 13. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.021; 14. 91-Cale Thomas, 15.036; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.114; 16. G1-Justin Peck, 15.118; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.273; 18. 17C-Caleb Helms, 15.313; 19. 11N-Cap Henry, 15.354; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.373; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.449; 22. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.49; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.514; 24. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 15.571; 25. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 15.596; 26. 45T-Trevor Baker, 15.934

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 83H-Justin Henderson [7]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 3S-Sammy Swindell [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 28-Brian Paulus [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 83C-Adam Cruea [8]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [6]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 8. 71M-Randy Hannagan [9]; 9. G1-Justin Peck [6]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 9. 45T-Trevor Baker [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$125]; 4. 97W-Mitch Wormall [6][$125]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger [3][$125]; 6. 71M-Randy Hannagan [8][$125]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [9][$125]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [5][$125]; 9. 3S-Sammy Swindell [7][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2][-]; 3. 11N-Cap Henry [8][$150]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1][$150]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$150]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [6][$125]; 7. 94-Ryan Smith [13][$125]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$125]; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][$125]; 10. G1-Justin Peck [4][$125]; 11. A79-Brandon Wimmer [10][$125]; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak [12][$125]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [5][$125]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [1][-]; 2. 12N-Cole Duncan [2][-]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][-]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [10][-]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [3][-]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][-]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$300]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [5][$250]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$225]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$200]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [12][$200]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [4][$200]; 13. 83-Cory Eliason [14][$200]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [13][$200]

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Accord, NY- Danny Creeden Goes Speedin' To Capture First Win In Modified Action At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

On a close to the cuff muggy evening, Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer completed their eleventh Friday night show of the season. The seven division event found two new winners emerging during the evening while some familiar names were at the top of their game to come home with a victory in their respective divisions. The racing has proved to be spectacular throughout the season and the trip to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane is always a sweet end to a great evening. Other than the muggy day, the weather cooperated fully and the enthusiastic crowd came out to the speedway to enjoy an evening of speed. The evening was sponsored by Pine Bush Equipment who have two locations in New York and one location in Connecticut. They brought along two showpieces of equipment for the fans to see up close and staff members from Pine Bush were on hand to answer many questions asked of them. Their website is:

When all was said and done, "The DC Express" Danny Creeden was in top form as he got out front early and then held off the challenges of a solid core of driving talent to speed to his first win of the season at Accord in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio proved once again there is still plenty of wins left in his 2001 Bicknell race car as he led start to finish to pick up his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event. Emerson Cargain worked all of the angles from the bottom to the top of the speedway and rolled on to his fifth win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino worked hard to find his way around the much improved Dan Malley but he did and continued with his winning ways by capturing his fifth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. "The Angle" Cole Stangle had the hot ticket and he sped to his third win win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Jeff DeGroat as he went wire to wire for his third win of the season. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro run was captured by Gene Helms in what was determined to be his first ever win at the speedway.

"The Lightning Bolt" Rich Ricci III and Richard Smith brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Ricci was quick at the start led heading into the first turn. Ricci would lead the first five laps before being overtaken by Creeden on a restart. Creeden would quickly build onto the lead and threatened to run away and hide. Another caution slowed the pace but on the restart Creeden would continue from where he left off but now had "Iron" MIke Ricci, Andy Bachetti and Anthony Perrego on the move to challenge.

Good solid battles were the hot topic for the fans as Mike Ricci and Andy Bachetti put on a great duel until Ricci won the upper-hand. With two laps remaining, Perrego, who was a bear at all points of the race track, expired a motor leaving the event to just a two lap shootout. Creeden would lead the final two laps to capture his first Accord win of the season. MIke Ricci was a strong second with Andy Bachetti nailing down a third place finish. Jerry Higbie came on late and scored a fourth place while Rich Ricci II completed the top five with one of his best ever performances at the speedway. Rich Ricci Jr finished sixth while the returning Kevin Ward, Jesse Marks, Joe Judge and Steve Davis completed the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found outside pole sitter Anthony Recchio sprinting into the lead at the drop of the green flag and then just glued his race car to the top-side of the speedway. Recchio had no problem building up a huge lead as his father's former mount was up to the task on this evening. A late caution brought the field together, erasing Recchio's lead but Recchio would not be denied as he raced to his second win of the season. Kyle Rohner raced from eighth starting place to finish second with Alex VanPelt in third, Leo Fotopoulos fourth and Tyler Johnston fifth. An interesting side bar here is the top six finishers all transitioned from the Slingshot ranks. The second five had Cole Henstchel, Jamie Yannone, Dan Morgiewicz, Matt Shultz and Mike Senecal completing the top ten.

Cole Stangle would lead from the first lap on and even though Travis Green mounted a solid effort to catch him, Stangle prevailed and earned his third win of the 2018 racing season. Green was second with Michael Corbin third and the remainder of the top five being Brian Durbin and newcomer Zack Murray. The birthday girl Erin Paulison headed up the second five with Billy Fiske, Robbie Colbyrn, Kyle Swart and John Brown completing the top ten.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Ray Tarantino led the first lap before giving way to John Hechinger. Hechinger would remain at the point until lap seven when Emerson Cargain whistled on by him. Cargain seized the moment as he led the rest of the way but could not shake off the efforts by Hechinger, Steve Williams and Travis Brockner. Cargain truly earned his fifth win of the season with Hechinger, Williams, Brockner and Bob Sleight Jr following. Making up the rest of the finishers were Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Kanuk and Richie Scott.

Dan Malley would jump into the lead at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. The first year sprint driver looked strong as he held off another first year driver Mick D'Agostino. D'Agostino, who coming into the evening, had secured four wins at the speedway, would challenge through the first half of the race found an opening and base-lined his way underneath Malley. The pair of racers went at it tooth and nail for a couple of laps before D'Agostino took over for good. D'Agostino would race to his fifth win of the season with Malley a strong second. Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Mark Connelly and Gary Huston completed the field.

In the Fireballers feature, Jeff DeGroat grabbed the lead at the start and would go to lead every lap for the win, his third of the season. It wasn't easy as Jerry Kingeter would put up a strong challenge all of the way to come up a few feet short but good for second place. Richard Smith was third followed by Ed King and Nicole Nelson. The rest of the top ten were Willie DeGraw, Dave Donovan, Anthony Tarantino, Ken Barringer and James Conklin.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro event was a thrill a second event. Dave Donovan took the early lead and threatened to run away from the field but he hit slower traffic and Jerry Kingeter reeled him in quickly. As Kingeter was passing Donovan for the lead in turn two, Donovan squeezed Kingeter into the unforgiving Boilerplate fencing and it sent Kingeter upside down. Kingeter was not hurt in the incident. On the restart, Richard Smith inherited the lead and he too would run down the slower cars and when he did Gene Helms came onto the scene giving all he had and Smith and he traded the lead back and forth. With a few laps remaining, Smith expired a motor and Gene Helms would race to the win by a whisker with a very determined Johnny Bankich chasing him down. Jeff DeGroat was third followed by Brandon Conklin and Travis Conklin.


The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:49 PM.

Heat wins went to Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III and Danny Creeden in the Modified division. Three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Mike Senecal, Danny Morgiewicz and Harry Baldwin. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Michael Corbin and Brian Durbin. Mike Traver captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat wins went to Emerson Cargain and Ray Tarantino. Fireball heat winners included Jeff DeGroat and Willie DeGraw.

New additions to the speedway included Kevin Ward in the Modifieds. Kevin Borden was on hand making his initial start of the season at Accord. Ray Tarantino was back at the controls of his regular mount this week. Zach Murray was a new addition to the Rookie Sportsman. Dave Donova was new addition to the ever increasing Fireballer ranks.

Many thanks to Lebanon Valley Modified talent Kolby Schroeder for assisting with the Victory Lane interviews. Kolby also interviewed at intermission with announcer Steve Pados.

Grandma Anne's Pies were distributed to all feature winners. as well as part of the 50/50 raffle. 101 Cars signed in for the night of racing.


Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Mike Ricci, Andy Bachetti, Jerry Higbie, Rich Ricci III, Rich Ricci Jr, Kevin Ward, Jesse Marks, Joe Judge, Steve Davis, Nick Johnson, Alyssa Cody, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Boniface, Jimmy Wells, Eddie Burgess, Mark Pullen, Richard Smith (DQ)

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Anthony Recchio, Kyle Rohner, Alex VanPelt, Leo Fotopoulos, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Jamie Yannone, Danny Morgiewicz, Matt Shultz, Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Chris VanDuser, RJ Smith, Harry Baldwin, Charles Loiodice, Nick Plumstead, Mikw Murphy, Kevin Borden

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly, Gary Huston

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Cole Stangle, Travis Green, Michael Corbin, Brian Durbin, Zach Murray, Erin Paulison, Billy Fiske, Robbie Colbyrn, Kyle Swart, John Brown, Jared Miller, Joe Coppola, Samantha Muller

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Richard Smith,Ed King, Nicole Nelson, Willie DeGraw, Dave Donovan, Anthony Tarantino, Ken Barringer, James Conklin, George Barringer, Brandon Conklin, Dave Bendell

Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight Jr, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Kanuk, Rich Scott, James Goetchius

Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro: Gene Helms, Johnny Bankich, Jeff DeGroat, Brandon Conklin, Travis Conklin

Racing is on tap every Friday evening at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

Next Friday, July 20th brings the fine folks from Williams Lumber to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action and the third appearance of the season for the Northeast Vintage Modifieds.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: or call the speedway hotline at: 845-626-3478.

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