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TEXAS TWO STEP: Logan Schuchart Ropes Second Devil’s Bowl Win
The championship points battle tightens with only eight points separating Brad Sweet and Schuchart 
 

MESQUITE, TX — Sept. 19, 2020 — Blood was in the water. The scent of victory lingered for Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Saturday night.

The hunger for a win had been turning in his stomach for the past two months.

Since claiming the trophy at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July, Schuchart went on a run of 18 top-10 finishes in a row, including four runner-up finishes, but no wins.

When the opportunity to visit Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Devil’s Bowl – the birthplace of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – presented itself, Schuchart made the most of it. He maneuvered his way past the likes of Jason Sides, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel to go from fifth to the lead by the halfway point of the 30-lap Feature and then went on to claim the $20,000 win.

“We’ve had a lot of seconds and thirds in the last two months,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “Some really good races. Ran up front with big names and with great teams. There’s a lot of great teams out here that are tough to beat but this Drydene Performance Products race team is going to keep working hard and do the best we can to get this thing in the winner’s circle.

“Just happy to see these guys’ hard work – Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Tyler Garber, Brendan Collum, Bill (Klingbeil), my grandfather (Bobby Allen), Michael Newman, everybody that is a part of this team – to just get this thing were it needs to be and see their hard work pay off and get this thing back in victory lane where it belongs.”

The victory was his sixth of the season and 22nd of his World of Outlaws career. It also helped him close back in on the championship lead. He now trails points leader Brad Sweet, who finished fourth, by eight points with 12 races remaining.

Before Schuchart galloped his Drydene sponsored horse through the field, Gravel and Haudenschild entered the Feature as the early favorites. Gravel set Quick Time for the fifth time this year – tying him with Sweet and Kyle Larson for the most Quick Time awards this season – won his Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

However, his Dash win came with a bit of luck. Gravel and Haudenschild crossed the finish line at a dead tie – 0.000. Since Gravel led the lap prior, he was awarded the victory.

Like Schuchart, Gravel has craved a return to Victory Lane. His last win came at Knoxville Raceway about a month ago. He earned seven top-five finishes in the nine races after and had been a contender to win in several of them. He felt Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl could finally result in another trophy.

He rocketed ahead of the field in the early stage of the Feature, leaving little hope for second-place Haudenschild to get as close to him as he did during the Dash.

While he led, Schuchart did his dance through the field. He was in fourth by Lap 3. Third by Lap 8. And second by Lap 9. Five laps later he could sense the blood in the water. Gravel was in sight and in striking distance.

As the pair exited Turn 2, they had to split the lap car of rookie Mason Daniel, who ran the middle lane through the corner. Gravel chose to go high and Schuchart went low. The Pennsylvania driver’s choice proved to be most beneficial. Gravel was left little room between he, Daniel, and the edge of the track, forcing him to back off the throttle, while Schuchart was left an open door to jolt by them both.

That split second opportunity was all he needed to accomplish his quest of obtaining another victory. Gravel attempted to run him down in the closing laps, keeping him within reach but a caution with three laps to go allowed Schuchart to restart in clear and cruise to the win.

“We had a good enough car to win,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I’m really bummed for my guys and all our sponsors here tonight. Sometimes it’s better running second there. Mason Daniel has been hard to lap all season and he decides to miss the bottom and give Logan the bottom. It is what it is. We’ll take second and move on.”

He’s on a streak of 26 top-10 finishes in a row, which has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the hunt for the team championship. They are currently tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for second in points – 8 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

Haudenschild rounded out the podium with his third-place finish, continuing to be one of the best cars on the tour at the moment. He’s collected 12 top-10 finishes in his last 16 races – five of them being wins. He’s now only 14 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in the driver points.

“The car was good,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Logan (Schuchart) getting by me was a big move. I think we could have kept up with the 41 (of Gravel), but, man, it was a tough track. I feel like in traffic we could have had a shot. We all got bunched up there. We’ll take a third and keep pushing here.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Thurs., Sept. 24. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$20,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$3,750]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,750]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,500]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,400]; 8. 11X-John Carney [13][$2,300]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [4][$2,200]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [15][$2,100]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,700]; 12. 17G-Channin Tankersley [14][$1,400]; 13. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$1,300]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,200]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$1,100]; 16. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [11][$1,000]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [20][$1,000]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$1,000]; 19. 1J-Danny Jennings [16][$1,000]; 20. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$1,000]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [22][$1,000]; 22. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-14, Logan Schuchart 15-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+5] 

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.631; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.634; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.665; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.67; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.7; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.72; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.735; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.756; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.827; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.858; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.908; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.043; 13. 11X-John Carney, 14.089; 14. 1X-Jake Bubak, 14.18; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.263; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 14.291; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.324; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.34; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 14.57; 20. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 14.588; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 14.621; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.834

STORYBOOK HOMECOMING: Daryn Pittman Claims Meaningful Lawton Speedway Win
The 2013 champion earned his first win of the year in his last weekend with Roth Motorsports


 

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 18, 2020 — Daryn Pittman's wife and two kids fell into his arms after he climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Lawton Speedway Friday night.

It was a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

They'd been on a different emotional ride the week prior.

After 25 years of racing, which includes winning the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, Pittman, of Owasso, OK, announced he would step away from full-time racing at the end of the year.

Seven days later, it was announced he wouldn’t finish the year with Roth Motorsports – who he’s driven for since the beginning of 2019. In a mutual agreement, the two decided to part ways after this weekend at Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Then Pittman will finish the season with Heffner Racing.

That announcement came a day before returning to his home state to compete in front of family and friends at Lawton Speedway – the track that gave him his first ever Sprint Car win.

Pittman was able to keep it all out of his head on race day, though.

“When you do it this long, you’re pretty good at tuning everything else out,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster few weeks on a couple of fronts. I’m glad to be making news like this, rather than how we have been.”

It didn't take him long to prove his mental toughness and level of focus either.

Pittman qualified third, won the Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the pole for the Feature. His last win had come in September 2019.

When the 35-lap Feature commenced, he continued to show his starvation for another win. Pittman mastered his relationship with his throttle to launch ahead of second-place Parker Price-Miller on the initial start. The young Indiana-native tried to keep pace with Pittman in the opening laps but eventually lost him by about three car lengths.

The technical track conditions left little room for error. Price-Miller discovered that on Lap 11 when he nearly flipped his car in Turn 3.

His error gave Pittman a new challenge with David Gravel lining up alongside him on the restart. However, like Price-Miller, Gravel couldn’t keep pace with Pittman on the restart and faded. Gravel then had to fend off Sheldon Haudenschild, who eventually found himself in the work area with a flat left rear tire and fought back to a fourth-place finish.

On the final restart with 18 laps to go, reigning champion Brad Sweet took advantage of Gravel's bad start and stole second place.

The Roth Motorsports #83 car had a challenger for the first time all night. With 10 laps to go and slower traffic not making Pittman’s life easy, Sweet raised the heart rate and blood pressure of those biting their fingers for the Oklahoma kid.

Sweet dove underneath his former Kasey Kahne Racing teammate into Turn 1 with seven laps to go and nosed ahead of him through the corner. Pittman had the better momentum around the high side, though, and charged ahead. Sweet then had six more laps to rebuild another run. He made the most of them.

The NAPA Auto Parts #49 inched closer to Pittman every lap. Three car lengths. Two cars lengths. One.

On the final lap, he was there. Sweet made a last-ditch effort of again throwing his car underneath Pittman into Turn 1. He just about cleared him by the center of the corner but Pittman wouldn't open the door for him to take the lead. With the momentum on the top lane still on his side, Pittman launched back ahead of his last lap rival off the corner.

By clearing Sweet off Turn 2, Pittman went on to end his winless streak, silence any questions of his performance and throw a confetti-filled homecoming party in Victory Lane with his family and friends.

“To win here (at Lawton Speedway) with as many friends and family, people that have supported me for 25 years, honestly some of them longer than that, honestly means more than anything,” Pittman said. “Yeah, we’re glad we won, but with as bad as our season has been, I still show up to every race to win and know that we can contend. It’s just been a struggle and a grind. I show up with the same attitude every race. And the same effort, and, man, we just hit it tonight.

“I’ve got to thank Dennis and Teresa (Roth) for giving me this opportunity for the last two years to run their car. You know, unfortunately it just didn’t work out the way we wanted. I couldn’t be more grateful for them sticking with me and giving me this opportunity to stay out on the road and continue to do what I love to do. Man, it’s a great feeling. This is what Victory Lane feels like. I was starting to forget.”

Sweet had to settle for his eighth runner-up finish this year but was able to extend his points lead. He’s now 16 points ahead of Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth.

“I kept getting a run off (Turn) four, thinking I could slide him (Pittman) and maybe show him the bottom and get him off the top,” Sweet said. "I just didn’t do a good job there. But he did a good job. He covered all of his lines right and got through traffic good enough that we couldn’t get him. I know it’s kind of Daryn’s last run here, so I’m really happy for him and his family.”

Gravel finished third for the second race in a row and extended his top-10 streak to 25 top-10 finishes in a row.

“I felt like I had just as good of a car as anybody there at the beginning and just faded late,” Gravel said. “We want to get these wins. I’m sick of these top-fives and stuff. Being consistent is great, but we want to win races. So, hopefully we can get in Victory Lane tomorrow.”

The Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday will be Pittman’s final race with Roth Motorsports. He also has 13 more races this season before he hangs up his helmet as a full-time driver.

No matter the results in that time, his home state return provided a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,050]; 10. 11X-John Carney [12][$2,000]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,100]; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$1,050]; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [18][$900]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [19][$800]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [16][$800]; 19. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$800]; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings [20][$800]; 21. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$800]; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.49; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.536; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.57; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.582; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.618; 6. 11X-John Carney, 12.745; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.76; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.77; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.781; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.786; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.859; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.882; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.91; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.937; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.977; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 13.033; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak, 13.055; 18. 6-Bill Rose, 13.371; 19. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 13.566; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.572; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 13.92; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley, NT

 

SHELDON’S SHOWDOWN: Haudenschild Spurs World of Outlaws in Dodge City

NOS Energy Drink racer dominates Boot Hill Showdown for fifth victory of 2020

 

 

by Jordan DeLucia

 

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 12, 2020 – Sheldon Haudenschild held a 7.5-second advantage over second place as he crossed the line with five laps remaining. With the wave of the caution flag just two corners later, that gap was erased.

 

Haudenschild was blistering the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series field Saturday night around Dodge City Raceway Park when a right-rear tire let go on Tim Kaeding’s #7, bringing out the caution and putting a hungry Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel right behind him for the restart.

 

Haudenschild stomped on the throttle out of Turn 4 at the drop of the green and began to pull away from the field once again, displaying that speed on the top side of the track he’d shown all race long. Crossing the finish line with a 1.493-second advantage over Price-Miller, Haudenschild scored his fifth win of the season and earned the $10,000 check on the final night of the Boot Hill Showdown.

 

“We qualified a little bit better tonight, and I can’t [stress] how much that means,” Haudenschild said in his post-race interview on DIRTVision. “Gotta start on the front row of them Heats and get in them Dashes. Even after you do that, you’ve gotta draw good for that Dash.”

 

And draw well he did. Haudenschild pulled the #2 out of the NOS Energy Drink redraw can, setting him up for a runner-up finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and a front-row starting spot for the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature.

 

At the drop of the green, Price-Miller jumped out to the early lead and hit the tail of the field inside the first five laps. Maneuvering around the first two lapped cars with ease, Price-Miller then approached the rear of Bill Rose with Haudenschild now right on his bumper.

 

Entering Turn 1 on the cushion, Price-Miller took a look underneath Rose at the exit of Turn 2 but lost some speed in the process, opening the door for the Haudenschild on the top. Haudenschild threaded the needle in between Price-Miller and Rose down the backstretch and sailed into the lead entering Turn 3.

 

“You gotta get through lappers with these guys, and can’t hesitate,” Haudenschild said of his move for the lead in traffic. “Parker was really good, but just one little, not even really mess-up, he just lost his speed there and I was able to go around him.”

 

What followed was a powerful display of speed and swiftness in lapped traffic by the NOS Energy Drink #17, similar to his intensity seen in last year’s Ironman 55. By Lap 14, his advantage was at three seconds. Five laps later, a 4.6-second lead. With 10 laps to go, he was 5.5 seconds ahead.

 

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, built-up that big lead right on the top side of the 3/8-mile oval – the preferred groove for many drivers throughout the race. After all, it’s what helped him grab the lead earlier on.

 

“It was just so slick around the bottom, wasn’t much you could do,” Haudenschild said. “Kinda had to get to the top and wait for them to make a mistake and get through the lappers. That’s what decided this race.”

 

Even after the caution flag flew in the closing laps, Haudenschild was still able to open a gap back up before the finish. He stuck it right on the top side and got back to work on the restart, leading the field back around to the checkers for his 12th career World of Outlaws Feature win.

 

Price-Miller held strong inside the top-three all night and brought the Dietz Motorsports #14 home in second. Albeit, he felt he could have been a little smoother with the slower cars.

 

“I feel bad for my guys; I feel like I didn’t do a good enough job in lapped traffic,” Price-Miller said. “I just wasn’t aggressive enough, Sheldon’s really good about being aggressive, being up on the wheel. He just kinda sucked my doors off there.”

 

David Gravel also had a solid night inside the top-three, keeping pace with Price-Miller throughout the Feature while dicing through traffic on the top. He hung with the leaders for the distance, but just wasn’t able to make the passes he needed at the end.

 

“Sheldon was the class of the field tonight,” Gravel said. “In open track, me and Parker could keep up. But once we got in lapped traffic, we just got too tight and wasn’t able to compete with him.”

 

Defending Series champion Brad Sweet, Friday night’s runner-up Logan Schuchart and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz all finished four-five-six, tightening the championship points battle even further with the season winding down. Sweet now leads Schuchart by 10 and Schatz by 80. Haudenschild now sits 104 points behind in fourth.

 

UP NEXT

 

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars next head to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK, for the first time since 1985 on Friday, Sept. 18 and will then return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

‘OH MAN’: Emotional Allen Earns First World of Outlaws Victory

In seventh season, Shark Racing pilot conquers Dodge City for breakthrough win with teammate Schuchart second

 

 

by Jordan DeLucia 

 

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 11, 2020 – He climbed atop his Drydene Performance Products #1a in Dodge City Raceway Park Victory Lane, the emotion already building inside of him.

 

At long last, Jacob Allen is a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature winner.

 

“Oh man, oh man… I’ve worked really hard,” Allen said to DIRTVision pit reporter Chase Raudman in Victory Lane, nearly overcome with emotion.

 

Since the trying days of his rookie year with the Outlaws back in 2014, there’s been nothing more Allen has wanted to do than be a World of Outlaws Feature winner. And now, after coming so close so many times, he’s finally done it.

 

Leading all 30 laps of Friday night’s Boot Hill Showdown opener, Allen was flawless throughout. But in the closing circuits, a sour memory briefly crossed his mind.

 

“I looked up at the [lap counter] at some point at the end there, and I saw it said three-to-go, and I was like, ‘oh man, I know what this is like, leading with about three-to-go and then breaking.’ So, I was just being cool and racing my race.”

 

Allen flashed back on the disappointment of his run at Stockton Dirt Track in September of last year, leading the NOS Energy Drink Showdown with under three laps remaining when an ignition box failure struck, sending him to the infield as his Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart zoomed on by to win $20,000.

 

But that’s all behind him now. Shark Racing can now eat from the fruits of their labor – the labor that Allen takes so much pride in.

 

“So much has gone into it,” he said. “Being so close to just giving up and not wanting to do it, but just to come back this year and take a whole new look on everything and be positive and be cool about it. Finally, this has paid off, and to have Logan second is pretty badass.

 

“I’m just thankful to drive this #1a with Drydene on it, and Logan, and this whole team to be part of Drydene, racing and my dad… This is an honor. I’ll never forget this.”

 

Of course, no victory ever comes easy against the World of Outlaws, and Allen’s first was no exception. Starting from the outside pole, Allen beat polesitter Tim Kaeding into Turn 1 on the opening lap and shot out to the early lead, Schuchart right behind him.

 

Down the backstretch the teammates raced on Lap 2, almost completely even as they entered Turn 3. Allen was able to pull away slightly, but Schuchart came back at him on the bottom one lap later; Allen again denying him with speed down the straightaways.

 

A series of caution flags were thrown for debris around the halfway mark, forcing Allen to hang tough on the restarts. Which, he did. With the likes of Schuchart, Donny Schatz, David Gravel and Brad Sweet behind him, not once did the Hanover, PA-native flinch when the pressure was on.

 

As the laps wound down, Allen began to catch the tail of the field again. He first looked to the outside of Mason Daniel to put him a lap down but lost some speed on the top side, allowing Schuchart to close the gap.

 

Allen did find his way around on the inside next time around, Schuchart taking the same route with two laps remaining. But by that time, Allen had already widened the gap too far for the Drydene #1s to make up. Smooth and steady out of Turn 4 for the final time, Allen crossed the stripe for his first $10,000 victory.

 

He knows he’s been through a lot, but he never gave up. Allen’s unshakable determination was even tested at I-80 Speedway just two weekends ago, where he started on the pole and led the first 12 laps, battling with defending champion Brad Sweet before fading back to sixth.

 

But the one thing that remained with him all this time – his will to win. The never-say-die attitude carried him through the rough defeats of his past.

 

“Just being so close so many times and not winning… I wouldn’t show it or talk about it, and I always try to be positive. But when I’m chilling in my motorhome or just hanging out, deep down, it definitely bites at you a little bit,” Allen said.

 

“But you can’t give up. I’m only 26. I have a whole long racing career ahead of me, and I came about this World of Outlaws tour in a very different way. I’m proud of myself, I’m proud of my team and everybody who’s supported me and never given up on me.”

 

It was all smiles from the runner-up as well in Victory Lane, as Schuchart gave Allen a big hug before his post-race interview. If anyone else there knew how hard Allen has worked to earn his first win, it was him.

 

“Words can’t describe how happy I am for him,” Schuchart said. “Just the emotions of crossing that finish line and knowing he won. I tried my all to pass him, just like I did at Stockton and any other time he was leading a race. I’m a competitor, that’s what I do. Again, I couldn’t catch him. He was running a great race, a smart race, and I’m just so happy for him and his guys.”

 

Rounding out the podium with a solid run in the top-five all race was Donny Schatz. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion started third and finished there with a car he said was solid, making up four points on Brad Sweet in the championship standings.

 

“It was a good race. I thought we were gonna be able to get there, but just couldn’t seem to make anything happen. Some nights are like that, and tonight was one of those,” Schatz said.

 

UP NEXT

 

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action continues Saturday night in race #2 of the Boot Hill Showdown from Dodge City Raceway Park. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 41-David Gravel [6][$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,200]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$1,600]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,450]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$1,300]; 12. 11X-John Carney [8][$1,200]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 15. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$950]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$850]; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding [1][$750]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [20][$725]; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa [21][$700]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$700]; 22. 1X-Jake Bubak [14][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

ON THE MONEY: Kyle Larson Claims $20K With Big Huset’s Speedway Win
Brad Sweet continues to extend his points lead with top-five finish Sunday night


 

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 6, 2020 — Two times Kyle Larson entered Huset’s Speedway with winning potential. Two times the historic track denied him that opportunity.

During a race at the track in August, Larson flipped early in the night and destroyed the car he had been dominating the year with. Then, Saturday night, during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ first return to the track in four years, Larson blew a tire while leading and suffered enough damage that he was unable to continue.

However, Sunday night, with $20,000-to-win on the line, Larson was unwilling to be denied his chance at a Huset’s Speedway win with the World of Outlaws. Keeping his car on all four wheels and tread on his tires, Larson methodically worked his way through the field to claim his first win at the South Dakota track, his 10th Series win this season and 18th career win overall.

“It’s definitely cool to get a win here (at Huset's Speedway),” said Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. “I love bull rings. It had a big curb there. A lot of fun. Really tricky.”

He started the night by earning Quick Time for the second night in a row – third time in three races at Huset’s Speedway – and then went on to win the third Drydene Heat Race of the night.

Gio Scelzi emerged as an early contender. He passed David Gravel for the lead on the first lap of the fourth Drydene Heat Race and went on to win it. He then gave Gravel déjŕ vu by passing him for the lead on the first lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and went on to win that, as well – claiming the pole for the 35-lap Feature.  Larson finished fourth in the Dash.

At the start of the Feature, Scelzi was able to pull ahead of Gravel with ease and claim the early lead. Behind him, a war brewed for the runner-up spot between Gravel, Larson, Kerry Madsen and Carson Macedo.

Madsen made early attempts at stealing the spot from Gravel but failed. Macedo was successful in doing so for a few laps before falling victim again to Gravel after a failed attempt of trying to take the lead from Scelzi.

Macedo’s fortune continued to turn for the worse with 15 laps to go. Jason Sides spun in front of him, causing the two to collide. Macedo tried to spin his car back around straight but ended up colliding with Saturday night’s winner Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo was able to continue and finish 15th, while Haudenschild suffered too much damage and had to retire – finishing 20th.

On the following restart, Larson, now in third, had enough of watching others battle for second. He darted pasted Gravel for the position on the entry to Turn 1.

The runner-up spot was his and the lead was now within reach. The familiar scent of victory teased his senses.

Like the Larson of races past, he ripped the top of the track, pushing his car to its limits. Doing so helped him gain on Scelzi but also caused him to lose ground when he hit the cushion the wrong way. He didn’t have to work too hard to get back close to Scelzi, though. A caution did that for him.

Scelzi chose the top lane, giving Larson the bottom for the restart with 11 laps to go. The advantage went to Larson. Scelzi accelerated and slid sideways through Turn 4 while Larson had a straight shot off the corner. By the time they reached the flag stand, Larson was four car lengths ahead of Scelzi.

From then on, Larson looked like he had just been playing with everyone. He pulled away to about a three second lead in five laps.

A caution with three laps to go set the stage for Larson to potentially lose another race at Huset’s. But this time, no one, and nothing, was going to stop him. He jetted away from the field on the restart and pulled away to the win – finally conquering the historic track.

“The restarts weren’t working out for me early and I made a couple mistakes on some of the restarts,” Larson said. “We were on it pretty good those last few restarts. I was able to get by Gravel and Gio (Scelzi) shocked me when he took the top. I felt like that was a really smart move to take the top because we’re starting to get good runs on the restarts starting up there. I think it was just his first time up there and spun his tires a little bit and I was able to get a good run down here in the moisture and get clear and lead the rest of the way.”

James McFadden surprised many with his showstopping late race charge. He muscled his way to the runner-up spot by the end of the race after having started 11th.

“Just dialed the restarts there in the last couple,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “Good to get a runner-up. Would be good to race [Larson]. We just need to start further up toward the front.”

Gravel rounded out the podium, collecting valuable points for Jason Johnson Racing, who is now 14 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the team championship – tied with Shark Racing for the runner-up spot.

“I think we had a good enough car to win, just so many restarts I would lose a spot or lose track time about every single time,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Gio had a really slow pace (on restarts) and our car did not like that. We have to do our homework and fix that up.”

Scelzi ended the night fourth after leading the first 24 laps and Brad Sweet had a solid night with a fifth-place finish. That helped the reigning champion extend his points lead for the second night in a row – now 14 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 80 points back – but managed to earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his march from 20th to eighth.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the Boot Hill Showdown doubleheader Sept. 11-12. Click here to get tickets.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$20,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [11][$7,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,200]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,050]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,500]; 12. 44S-Trey Starks [15][$1,200]; 13. 7-Justin Henderson [17][$1,100]; 14. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [7][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 18. 13-Sammy Swindell [23][$1,000]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$1,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,000]; 21. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [13][$1,000]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi 1-24, Kyle Larson 25-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12] 

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 10.843; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.887; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.935; 4. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 10.94; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.943; 6. 9-James McFadden, 10.945; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.964; 8. 44S-Trey Starks, 10.988; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.005; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.027; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.076; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.171; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.346; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.496; 15. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.535; 16. 14T-Tim Estenson, 11.546; 17. O5-Colin Smith, 11.588; 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.629; 19. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 11.808

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.725; 2. 41-David Gravel, 10.737; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.778; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.891; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.912; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.989; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.004; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.049; 9. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.094; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.145; 11. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.173; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.196; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.203; 14. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.205; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.274; 16. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.312; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.419; 18. 44-Chris Martin, 11.53; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 11.562; 20. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

 

 

 

REBOUND RAGER: Sheldon Haudenschild Overcomes Flat Tire To Win at Huset’s
Brad Sweet extends his points lead over Logan Schuchart after wild Huset’s Speedway return
 

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 5, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished.

He passed Kyle Larson for the lead and drove away, putting himself on a trajectory to his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season Saturday night at Huset’s Speedway.

However, with nine laps to go, his apparent victory vanished with a pop. His right rear tire let go, forcing him to get it replaced and restart 14th with nine laps left.

To his advantage, multiple other drivers suffered the same fate. Those who had yet to blow a tire knew there was a potential inevitability of it occurring on the rubbered track and tried to treat what tread they had left with care. Haudenschild no longer had to. With a fresh right rear Hoosier eager to clutch dirt, Haudenschild could run twice as hard as the cars ahead of him.

Between drivers losing tires and Haudenschild able to pass cars like he had double the horsepower, the NOS Energy Drink #17 was back on Larson’s bumper in four laps. He had a car capable of passing the Finley Farms #57 yet again, however, Larson was forced to make the pass easy on Haudenschild when he blew a tire himself.

With the lead back in his possession, Haudenschild would never relinquish it again. On the final lap, the smoke show put on by his right rear through the final turn became a display of celebration as Haudenschild claimed his fourth win of the year and this first at Huset’s Speedway.

“I knew to just go around the outside of them (the cars ahead) once I had a fresh tire on, and do it before the 2 (car of Carson Macedo) and the 83 (car of Daryn Pittman) because they were both fresh, too,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just tried to get in front of them early and also save and try to make some passes there and hope you get the lap in. I don’t know how many times we probably all three passed a bunch of cars and then the lap came back (because of a caution coming out).

“Man, I can’t give it up enough for this NOS Energy Drink team. They’ve been working their asses off. They never give up and tonight was a perfect example of that.”

Larson entered the race looking for a redeeming win of his own. The last time he was at Huset’s this year, he flipped and destroyed the car he’d dominated the year with. The Silva Motorsports team unloaded as good as they ever have with Larson, setting the quickest time in Hot Laps, setting Quick Time in Qualifying and winning their Drydene Heat Race.

Jacob Allen stepped up to the plate in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash against Larson, though. He started on the pole but lost the lead to Larson on the first lap. Unwilling to let the white #57 drive away and claim another win, Allen muscled his way back by Larson to reclaim the lead the next lap. It was then his turn to drive away with the Dash win – placing him on the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

When the first World of Outlaws Feature in four years at Huset’s Speedway commenced, Larson launched around the outside of Allen to claim the lead on the first lap. Haudenschild used the top lane to his advantage, as well, powering around the outside of Allen through Turns 1 and 2 and taking second before they reached Turn 3.

Larson then became the game of Haudenschild’s hunt. His #57 car being lose off each corner didn’t help his chances. Five laps into the Feature, his car was nearly at a 90-degree angle off Turn 2. He managed to steer the car back straight and hold Haudenschild behind him. However, three laps later, Haudenschild slid to the outside of Larson in Turn 1 and then rocketed by him for the lead off Turn 2.

The race was in Haudenschild’s hand for about the next 20 laps, holding a more than two second lead over Larson. The attention was on the battle for second. Larson held it, but Allen worked him every lap with Kerry Madsen close behind, waiting for someone to slip up.

While none of the drivers slipped, signs of their tires failing came to light with 13 laps to go. Daryn Pittman – running in the top-five – was the first to blow a tire. A few laps later, Haudenschild suffered his tire failure, along with Carson Macedo.

Those three became the new class of the field once a new Hoosier sneaker adorned their right rear. They charged their way through the field with Haudenschild leading the pack.

Once Haudenschild brought the battle back to Larson, who was about coasting through the turns to save his tires, Macedo entered the fight, as well. He kept himself within striking distance as Haudenschild and Larson waged war. When Larson’s tire finally gave out and Haudenschild had to throw his car sideways in Turn 4 to avoid hitting him, Macedo pounced and darted by Haudenschild to take the lead. However, the caution came out before the lap was completed, putting Macedo back behind Haudenschild on the restart.

The race resumed for the final time with five laps to go. Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished. He successfully rebounded from suffering a flat tire to go from the lead, to the rear and back to the lead, claiming the $10,000 top prize.

Macedo finished in the runner-up spot for the second week in a row and earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after starting the race in 14th.

“Unfortunate there, that last time Kyle blew a tire and I got under Sheldon and got to the line, but it wasn’t quite enough,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “They threw the yellow before that and it ended up reverting back to the last lap and ended up running second. Hats off to Sheldon and his team. Congrats on the win. We just got to do a better job throughout the night. Put ourselves in better positions to start up front in these Feature races.”

Pittman rounded out the podium – his first podium finish since mid-July.

“I don’t know how we ended up back here,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK, with a smirk. “The truth is I don’t think I could have ran any harder anyway because we were a lap away, at most, from popping our second tire. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We’ll take this third.”

All five drivers in the top five in points blew a tire at some point during the race. Current points leader Brad Sweet managed to get back to fourth. Logan Schuchart, who is six points behind Sweet in second, finished seventh and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who is now 74 points behind Sweet in third, finished sixth.

Haudenschild has moved up to fourth in points – 80 behind Sweet – and Macedo is fifth – 82 behind Sweet.

With one more round at Huset’s Speedway left, Haudenschild will again look to do what few have ever accomplished.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Huset’s Speedway for an incredible $20,000-to-win event Sun., Sept. 6. Click here for tickets.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,050]; 10. 41-David Gravel [7][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,500]; 12. 18-Gio Scelzi [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [24][$1,050]; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [23][$1,000]; 16. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$900]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$800]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$800]; 19. 7-Justin Henderson [20][$800]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$800]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [19][$800]; 22. 2KS-Matt Juhl [22][$800]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki [12][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-7, 27-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 8-26, 31-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.609; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.634; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.639; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.716; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.722; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.802; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.827; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.829; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.833; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.863; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.89; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.91; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.914; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.921; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.962; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, 10.976; 17. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.981; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.018; 19. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.022; 20. 7-Justin Henderson, 11.037; 21. 9-James McFadden, 11.041; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.042; 23. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.072; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 11.089; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.108; 26. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.131; 27. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.133; 28. 44-Chris Martin, 11.218; 29. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.221; 30. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.262; 31. 44S-Trey Starks, 11.301; 32. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.362; 33. O5-Colin Smith, 11.554; 34. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.583; 35. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.701; 36. 20A-Jordan Adams, 12.183; 37. 14T-Tim Estenson, NT

'GOOD TO BE BACK': Brad Sweet Returns To Victory Lane At I-80 Speedway
The reigning champion is now tied with Logan Schuchart for the championship points lead
 

GREENWOOD, NE — Aug. 30, 2020 — With half of a lap to go before Brad Sweet could see the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway Sunday night, yellow lights flashed around the track.

An accident between two cars racing for 18th evaporated the reigning champion’s 3.8 second lead over Carson Macedo and induced flashbacks of horror.

The night prior he lost the win on the last corner of the last lap.

“I couldn’t believe, take the white flag and the caution comes out,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not meant to be.’”

It had been 57 days since his seventh win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July. Since then, he’s endured multiple nights of bad luck – suffering four DNFs – and heartbreak from wins that never were.

A green-white-checkered finished extended his anxiety an extra lap, making the Feature 31 laps in total.

He didn’t let that faze him, though. When the green flag reappeared for the final time of the night, Sweet mastered his throttle better than the field behind him and launched to about a four-car-length lead ahead of Macedo. From then on, he only extended it, giving no one the opportunity for a last lap pass. He crossed the finish line with a 1.5 second lead to claim his eighth win of 2020, his first at I-80 and 58th career Series win.

“It’s been some trying times,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “This NAPA Auto Parts team never gives up. We’ve gone through DNFs and race cars and wild crashes. You know, things that we’re not accustom to. But that’s the adversity of the World of Outlaws tour. Never giving up and trying to stay positive each and every night. We lost a heartbreaker last night, so it is really easy to get down and get frustrated. But come back here and get the car better and better all night.”

The Kasey Kahne Racing team unloaded a dominate car for Sweet Saturday night, but on Sunday at I-80 they had to work toward that. He started the night with a 12th place qualifying effort and was able to translate that into a second place run in his Drydene Heat Race. Sweet managed to find the runner-up spot, again, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, however Dash winner Jacob Allen showed he had a car capable of delivering him his first career win.

That thought continued in the first 12 laps of the Feature with Allen able to fend off attacks from Sweet and Macedo.

After a restart with 18 laps to go, Sweet’s car came to life. He dove under Allen into Turn 3 and took the lead from him off Turn 4 to officially lead Lap 13. However, Allen got a run back underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car and bolted back ahead of him into Turn 1.

Allen was unable to hold his car straight off the corner, allowing Sweet another run back underneath him. The two performed a ballet of slide jobs through Turns 3 and 4 with Sweet first sliding in front of Allen on the entrance of the corner to take the top lane and Allen throwing his car down into the corner before sliding back in front of Sweet on the exit of Turn 4.

Sweet cut back underneath Allen down the straightaway and rocketed ahead of him into Turn 1 to claim the lead and run away with it. Allen was then left to fend off his teammate Logan Schuchart, who had made his way from 14th to third, and Macedo in fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Allen eventually faded to sixth while Macedo fought his way back to second and Schuchart, in third, had his hands full with Sheldon Haudenschild – who worked his way up through the field from 18th.

Sweet found traffic late into the Feature and experienced little hinderance from them. Macedo cut a few tenths of a second off Sweet’s lead in the closing laps but had nothing for his fellow Californian once Sweet found clean air. The defending champion was on his way to a near four second victory.

Then, the caution came out. His apparent victory went on hold. Macedo had one last chance to get his second win of the year. However, Sweet had enough of heartbreak. He perfected the restart, picked up the $10,000 check and trophy and left Macedo to wonder, “what if.”

“I feel bad,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “My guys did a really good job. I felt like I had a car good enough to win there. I really made poor decisions on restarts I felt like… I felt like I was gaining on Brad a little bit and got into the fence over there in (Turns) three and four. I was driving super hard to try and get back by him. That’s the way it goes. He did a great job. That’s why he’s a World of Outlaws champion and I had a lot of fun racing with him.”

Schuchart was able to hold off Haudenschild – who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for coming from 18th to fourth – and finish third for the second night in a row, after having to change a motor before his Drydene Heat Race. He’s now tied with Sweet for the championship points lead.

“We had a fast race car, just some issues early in the night we had to fight through and keep on pushing,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “This is what it all come down to. You’re going to have bad nights. You’re going to face adversity and get back up there. That’s what this Drydene Performance Products race team did.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sept. 5-6. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,050]; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl [8][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,050]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$900]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$800]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [9][$800]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$800]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; 21. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [24][$800]; 22. 7X-Justin Henderson [3][$800]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [11][$800]; 24. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.407; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.422; 3. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.44; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.482; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.489; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.49; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.501; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.524; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi, 14.528; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.535; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.55; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.59; 13. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.617; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.624; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson, 14.632; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.653; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.692; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.696; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.699; 20. 7-Tim Kaeding, 14.702; 21. 41-David Gravel, 14.715; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 14.729; 23. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 14.741; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.75; 25. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 14.752; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.788; 27. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 14.816; 28. 21-Brian Brown, 14.832; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.846; 30. 18R-Ryan Roberts, 14.935; 31. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.935; 32. 35L-Cody Ledger, 15.176; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.248; 34. 6-Bill Rose, 15.358; 35. 23S-Stu Snyder, 15.491

 

LET IT EAT: Sheldon Haudenschild Steals U.S. 36 Raceway Win On Last Corner
The NOS Energy Drink driver earned his 10th career World of Outlaws victory
 

OSBORN, MO — Aug. 29, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild could watch leader Brad Sweet enter a turn by the time he found a straightaway. More than two seconds separated the top two with seven laps to go Saturday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

Both were on a mission to win. However, Sweet, the reigning champion, hadn’t won since the beginning of July. Haudenschild’s last victory was earlier this month.

That didn’t classify Haudenschild as being less determined or motivated, though. He proved that by keeping the NAPA Auto Parts #49 in his target for those final seven laps. And watched it fade to him.

With five to go, Sweet’s lead was down to about a second.

With three to go, nearing half of a second.

With one to go, Haudenschild was no longer polite with his throttle. He shocked Sweet and everyone watching by driving around the outside of Sweet in Turn 4 and then edged him by 0.118 seconds at the finish line to claim the win.

“That last lap, I just let it eat,” Haudenschild said about his show stopping performance in his first appearance at U.S. 36. “I didn’t know if we were going to crash coming to the checkered. I didn’t even know if it was the checkered or not honestly.”

The win is his third of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season and 10th of his Series career – tying him with Danny Smith and Joe Gaerte for 42nd on the all-time wins list.

Sweet started the night as the early favorite, setting Quick Time in Qualifying, winning his Drydene Heat Race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Haudenschild finished fifth in the Dash.

When the field of 24 cars commenced their duel for the win in the 35-lap Feature, Sweet bolted ahead to the early lead with points leader Logan Schuchart close behind him. Haudenschild maneuvered his way from fifth to third on the first lap, but David Gravel grab the final podium spot back five laps later.

Heavy traffic became an obstacle for the leaders within the first six laps and cost Sweet the lead for about 20 seconds. Austin McCarl spun in Turn 2 in front of the leaders, blocking Sweet’s favored low line. That allowed Schuchart to throttle around the outside of Sweet and take the lead down the backstretch. The Shark Racing driver’s moment of glory ended by the time they reach Turn 4 again as Sweet powered back by the Drydene #1S for the lead.

Once Schuchart lost the lead, he got sucked into Gravel and Haudenschild’s duel, creating a three-car battle for second. The trio went three wide in Turn 1 and resulted in Schuchart holding second off the corner and Haudenschild moving back ahead of Gravel for third.

The next corner, Haudenschild and Schuchart took Sweet three wide for the lead on the exit of the Turn 4. Sweet was able to maintain the lead with the run he got off the high side of the corner and Haudenschild edged Schuchart for second at the line before the caution came out.

Haudenschild took advantage of his opportunity to line up alongside Sweet on the restart. Using the provided high line to his advantage, he powered alongside Sweet in Turn 4 and snuck ahead of him down the front stretch to take the lead for the first time – a move that foreshadowed his future.

With 18 laps to go, Haudenschild’s hopes for another victory looked to be tarnished when he bounced off the cushion in Turn 2 and allowed Sweet an easy pass for the top spot. Sweet pulled away to a straightaway lead and Schuchart was back on Haudenschild’s bumper.

Keeping his poise, Haudenschild was able to hold Schuchart behind him and get back into a rhythm of clicking off fast laps.

Heavy traffic became an issue again for Sweet in the closing circuits. He preferred the bottom lane, making his trek around the slower cars more difficult as many of them ran the same line. Haudenschild’s lane was a little clearer around the top, allowing him to shave off tenths of a second from Sweet’s lead every lap.

With seven laps to go, he was 2.5 seconds behind.

With three to go, down to about half of a second.

With one to go, the NOS Energy Drink #17 brought the Missouri crowd to their feet and kept the Series’ train of spectacular finishes rolling.

“It was tough,” Haudenschild said about running down Sweet. “I made one bobble over there (in Turn 2) and let Brad capitalize and get by me and ran away. We got to lappers there and they were running top and bottom pretty good pace. Kind of held Brad up there. And I got held up for a few laps. I really didn’t get close there until the white or two to go and just had to send it off (Turn) four.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his second in a row and his 22nd podium finish of the season.

“Hopefully I can get on the good side of one of these,” Sweet said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it. The NAPA Auto Parts car was good. I really felt like I drove a good race. Just got to those lap cars at the end and, obviously, Sheldon just… I had no idea we were coming to the checkered. But no excuses. You have to run every lap. I was full bore. Just hoping I had a good enough lead there.”

Sweet is now six points behind Schuchart, who finished third, for the championship points lead. And by rounding out the podium, Schuchart was able to break the tie for the team points lead with David Gravel finishing fourth – Shark Racing leads Jason Johnson Racing by two points for the team championship.

“You got to be consistent,” Schuchart said about going after the championship. “I would’ve liked to have raced for the win or have been up there putting on a show. But I felt like some restarts didn’t go our way. It’s a great run. We’re here on the podium. Another good run for this Drydene Performance Products race car.”

Haudenschild’s win helped elevate him in the Series points, as well. He is now up to fourth in points – 86 points behind Schuchart. And he’s no stranger to making late race charges to steal the win.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE for the first time in four years on Sun., Aug. 30. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [19][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,050]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [15][$1,000]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [12][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$800]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [20][$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$800]; 22. 28-Scott Bogucki [14][$800]; 23. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [17][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-10, 12-34; Sheldon Haudenschild 11, 35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Tim Kaeding[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.892; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.914; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.939; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.943; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.986; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.014; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.02; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.033; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.045; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.049; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.084; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 11.113; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.128; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.134; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 11.177; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.182; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 11.195; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.216; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11.23; 20. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 11.251; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.253; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.254; 23. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.264; 24. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.279; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.334; 26. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.582; 27. 6-Bill Rose, NT

 
ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: The Championship Countdown Begins
Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway and Lernerville Speedway will set the stage for a nine-race title hunt brawl
 

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 22, 2020 — Nine races will remain to determine the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion after this weekend’s tripleheader.

Thursday’s race at Plymouth Speedway, Friday’s $15,000-to-win race presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. at Wayne County Speedway and Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway will play a key part in setting the stage for another epic title hunt to the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 5-7.

Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship – separated by 138 points. However, this year has shown anything can happen and there is no clear favorite for the title. Reigning champion Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart – looking for his first championship – and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz have swapped the top spot throughout the season, each having their own moments of glory and disaster. Sweet currently holds the top spot with a slim eight-point lead over Schuchart in second and a 92-point lead over Schatz in third.

Young guns Sheldon Haudenschild and Carson Macedo – currently fourth and fifth in points, respectively – have lurked in the distance all season, waiting to make the most of every opportunity given to gain points. Haudenschild has been on a hot streak, picking up five wins in his last 18 starts. That’s allowed him to move up to fourth in points and close in on Schatz– currently 14 points behind the Tony Stewart Curb/Agajanian Racing driver.

The battle for the team championship is even tighter with Jason Johnson Racing in the picture, as well. JJR driver David Gravel is out of the hunt for the driver championship due to missing two races to run an ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series race, but between Parker Price-Miller filling in for him in those races and his record this season, which includes four wins and a current 26-race consecutive top-10 streak, JJR is a prime contender for the team title. They’re currently tied for second with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team – eight points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the lead.

All of that could change by the end of the tripleheader weekend. This time last year, Sweet entered the Commonwealth Clash with a four-point lead over Schatz. The two battle for the lead throughout the race before Schatz suffered a part failure. Sweet went on to win and left Lernerville with a 40-point lead. He then won the championship by four points at the end of the year.

Thursday's trip to Plymouth Speedway, in Plymouth, IN, will be the World of Outlaws' first time back to the track since 2017 and third visit overall. Sweet won the Series’ first race at the track in 2016 and Gravel won there in 2017.

Then the Series will make its first trip back to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for the first time since 1985. No driver on the tour has ran a World of Outlaws race at the track but many have competed there with other Series. Haudenschild has seven wins at his home track and will look to use that experience to his advantage and continue his march up through the points.

Lernerville Speedway, in Sarver, PA, has been a staple on the World of Outlaws tour since 1979 and produced one of the best races of the year – and arguably in the history of the sport – in July with Sweet, Schatz and Kyle Larson trading the lead all race long. Sweet is a two-time and the defending Commonwealth Clash winner – his sole two wins at the 4/10-mile track. Besting Sweet, Gravel has three wins at Lernerville. Schatz has the best record at the track off all championship competitors with nine Series wins there.

The three events are sure to show fans why the World of Outlaws is The Greatest Show on Dirt and set the stage for an epic nine-race conclusion.

For tickets to Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway and Lernerville Speedway, click here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch each race live on DIRTVision.

ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Oct. 2-3 – Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 9-10 – Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 17 – Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets
Nov. 5-7 – Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS 2020 STATS
Brad Sweet/Kasey Kahne Racing
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Wins: 8
Podiums: 24
Laps Led: 193
Avg. Finish: 5.5

Logan Schuchart/Shark Racing
Hometown: Hanover, PA
Wins: 6
Podiums: 19
Lap Led: 196
Avg. Finish: 5.5

Donny Schatz/ Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Wins: 3
Podiums: 12
Laps Led: 45
Avg. Finish: 7.0

Sheldon Haudenschild/Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing
Hometown: Wooster, OH
Wins: 5
Podiums: 12
Laps Led: 154
Avg. Finish: 7.0

Carson Macedo/Kyle Larson Racing
Hometown: Lemoore, CA
Wins: 1
Podiums: 5
Laps Led: 74
Avg. Finish: 10.2

Jason Johnson Racing (David Gravel/Parker Price-Miller)
Wins: 4
Podiums: 13
Laps Led: 143
Avg. Finish: 6.0

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Three Tracks In Three Days Set To Thrill
The three-day weekend will set the stage for an epic points title hunt
 

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 21, 2020 — For the second time this season, the best Sprint Car drivers in the world will face a triple-header weekend with three races at three tracks in three days.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway for the first time since 2017 on Thurs., Sept. 24. It’ll then venture to Wayne County Speedway for the first time in 35 years for a $15,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start event presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company on Fri., Sept. 25. The weekend will cap off with the prestigious Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway on Sat., Sept. 26.

Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. The three-race stretch will test the limits of each driver and team and demonstrate their caliber of going after the title.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch the races live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines for the weekend:

LOGAN’S RUN: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, isn’t letting reigning champion Brad Sweet run off with another World of Outlaws championship just yet. The Shark Racing driver won his sixth race of the year at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and cut into Sweet’s points lead. Schuchart now trails Sweet by eight points going into the triple-header weekend.

He’s currently on a streak of 23 top-10 finishes in a row. His last visit to Plymouth in 2017 ended early due to an issue taking him out of the race before it started. He’ll make his first appearance at Wayne County and will look to improve upon his ninth-place finish at Lernerville from July.

HAUD GOES HOME: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is making the trek home while on a hot streak with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team. In his last 20 starts, Haudenschild has collected five wins and 17 top-10 finishes – 12 of them top-five finishes.

He'll look to continue that streak this weekend as he’s only 14 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in points. Haudenschild finished seventh in his World of Outlaws debut at Plymouth in 2017. He’s yet to run a World of Outlaws race at Wayne County – which is 15 minutes from his home – but has seven wins there. And he finished fourth at Lernerville in July.

BIG CAT ON TOP: Lernerville Speedway was a turning in Brad Sweet's championship quest last year. He earned his 50th career win and left with a large points lead that help secure him his first championship. He’ll look to make the most the triple-header weekend and exit Lernerville with similar fortunes.

The Grass Valley, CA driver won the Series’ first race at Plymouth in 2016 and finished fifth the year after. He'll make his Wayne County Speedway debut with the World of Outlaws on Friday. Then on Saturday, he'll look to win the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville for the third year in a row.

SCHATZ ON THE HUNT: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is three wins away from a career milestone of 300 World of Outlaws victories. He currently has three wins this year – his last coming at Lernerville in July. Since that win, he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have been on a roller coaster of up and down performances. They’ve recently been able to string together a run of 10 top-10 finishes in a row – three of them being top-fives.

The Commonwealth Clash put a big hinderance of Schatz’s championship hunt last year but could be a positive turning point for his 2020 season. A strong performance this weekend, especially a win, could help put he and his team on a path to contending for the championship at the end of the year. Schatz is currently third in points – 92 points behind Sweet.

FACES IN NEW PLACES: You'll be forgive you if you have to look twice at a couple of cars this weekend. Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, ended his tenure with Roth Motorsports last weekend and will finish the 2020 World of Outlaws season behind the wheel of the Heffner Racing #72 car out of Pennsylvania. Taking his place in Roth’s historic #83 car for the remainder of the year will be Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN.

Pittman is no stranger to the Heffner team. He ran for them in Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2012 and made 20 World of Outlaws starts with them during that time, collecting a win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2011.

Bayston has 21 career World of Outlaws Feature starts with a career best finish of fourth at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2018. He made one Series start at Lernerville in 2018 and finished 21st. He’ll make his first Series start at Plymouth and Wayne County but does hold the track record at the Ohio track.

GRAVEL ON WIN CRAVE: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and Jason Johnson Racing have been knocking on the door of another victory. He earned three podium finishes in the last three races, including a runner-up finish at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He’s also on a streak of 26 top-10 finishes in a row. He's the last driver to win at Plymouth Speedway in 2017.

JJR continues to be a top contender for the team championship, as well. With Gravel’s success and Parker Price-Miller filling in for him when he missed a couple of races, the team is currently tied for second in the team standings with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team – eight points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, Sept. 24 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN. Event Info / Tickets
Friday, Sept. 25 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. Event Info / Tickets
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Plymouth Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track.
Online – PlymouthSpeedway.net
Track Record – 11.061 sec. set by Donny Schatz on Aug. 2, 2020

Wayne County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track.
Online – WayneCountySpeedway.com
Track Record – 13.808 sec. set by Spencer Bayston on April 21, 2018

Lernerville Speedway is a high-banked 4/10-mile track.
Online – Lernerville.com
Track Record – 12.334 sec. set by Joey Saldana on May 15, 2002

3/8-MILE & 4/10-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been six races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4
Lincoln Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild on July 23
Red River Valley Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 22
Dodge City Raceway Park: Jacob Allen won on Sept. 11 and Sheldon Haudenschild won on Sept. 12

There have been five races on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.
Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 25 and Logan Schuchart on June 26 & 27
Lernerville Speedway: Donny Schatz won on July 21
I-80 Speedway: Brad Sweet won on Aug. 30

PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2017 – David Gravel won on April 28
2016 – Brad Sweet won on May 13

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1985 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 6
1984 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on June 9
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 14
1979 – Steve Kinser on July 29

 

 

 

 

WHERE IT STARTED: Pittman Excited About Potential In Home State Return
Roth Motorsports eyes first win of 2020 with the 2013 World of Outlaws champion 
 

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 15, 2020 — Before hanging up his helmet as a full-time driver at the end of the year, Daryn Pittman will return to the site that helped launch his Sprint Car career this weekend.

For the first time since 1985, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lawton Speedway on Fri., Sept. 18. Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws champion, of Owasso, OK, earned his first career Sprint Car win in a regional American Sprint Car Series event at the Oklahoma track.

The Series will then venture to Devil’s Bowl Speedway – the birthplace of the World of Outlaws – in Mesquite, TX on Sat., Sept. 19. Pittman also grew up racing in the Texas area and has two wins at the historic track.

“I’m excited to go,” Pittman said. “That’s always kind of a special place for me there (at Lawton). One of my longtime car owners, Donnie Woodburn, is from Lawton. We have really good friends that live there as well that have followed us since racing Micros. So, we’ve got quite a few connections down that way. Any race in the Oklahoma-Texas area takes me back to where it all started. It’s exciting from my standpoint.”

While Pittman has a victory at Lawton Speedway, he doesn’t consider that to be an advantage. He joked he doesn’t really remember the track since he hasn’t been back there in nearly 20 years. And his ASCS win there wasn't because of a special reason.

“We just won,” Pittman said with a chuckle.

That’s again his goal this weekend as he and his Roth Motorsports team continue to search for their first victory of 2020. His last win came more than a year ago a Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We expect to run well and want to go for a win,” Pittman said. “I know it gets more and more difficult when you go this long into a season without a win. But I think if you don’t unload with that mentality it is time to do something different. We definitely know that we can do it. We just need to get better and make better decision as the night goes on.”

To fix that, Pittman said they’re looking at everything but the Feature at the moment. They’re focused on improving their qualifying and then how they perform in the Drydene Heat Races.

With a solid qualifying run they can they focus on getting a good finish in the Heat Race and get into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which would guarantee at least a top-eight starting spot.

“We just really break the night down as everything is its own segment,” Pittman said. “First our focus is on qualifying well. If you can do that, then we focus on the Heat Race. If you don’t qualify well, you focus on trying to salvage as much as you can out of your Heat Race because those spots are so important for your Feature starting spot. We just try to take it one step at a time. We’re not looking at the Feature right now. Right now, we’re focused on Qualifying. Then we move on to the next step depending on how that goes.”

He earned his first podium finish since July at Huset’s Speedway two weeks ago but has been in and out of the top-10 since. And while this will be his first World of Outlaws race at Lawton Speedway, Pittman can go into Devil’s Bowl Speedway with confidence having earned a runner-up finish at the track last year.

Pittman announced last week he'll step away from racing full-time in 2021. He wouldn’t call it retirement but will be focused on exploring other interests and avenues.

That’s for next year, though. With 14 races remaining this season, he’s focused on ending the year strong and adding to his win list.

“Long term is always in the back of your mind but right now we’re focused on getting this 83 (car) in Victory Lane,” Pittman said.

Get tickets for the event at Lawton Speedway by clicking here.

Get tickets for the event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both races live on DIRTVision.

Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company Ups Purse for World of Outlaws at Wayne County
 

ORRVILLE, OH — Sept. 21, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Friday night for the first time since 1985, and the Buckeye State’s Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company is joining the event to add extra incentives.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars at Wayne County presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company will now be $15,000 to win and it guarantees all Feature starters will earn at least $1,000. Plus, the fifth-place finisher in the Last Chance Showdown will earn an extra $200.

“Returning to Wayne County on Friday night will be exciting, and now having Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company join the event and reward the drivers makes it even more special,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “It’s a perfect combination of The Greatest Show on Dirt and the greatest cornhole boards available.”

North Canton, Ohio-based Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company since 2009 manufactures both regulation and tailgate size cornhole boards from Baltic birch wood, making them the smoothest and flattest on the market. A proprietary process to adhere a vinyl layer on top of the boards offers consistent play no matter the temperature or humidity.

For more on Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company, go to SlickWoodys.com.

Click here to get tickets to the Fri., Sept. 25 event.

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Historic Doubleheader in Oklahoma, Texas Ahead
Big races with big points implications and big payouts make up the weekend
 

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 14, 2020 — We’re not in Kansas anymore. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is set for a historic doubleheader weekend in Oklahoma and Texas.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK for the first time since 1985 on Fri., Sept. 18 and then ventures to the Series’ birthplace for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on Sat., Sept. 19.

Both races will play a key part in the epic battle for the Series championship, which still has five drivers – and six teams – competing for the title. You'll also see drivers leaving with healthy paydays. The event at Lawton will pay $10,000-to-win and the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl will pay $20,000-to-win.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

SHELDON HITS NEXT LEVEL: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is having one of the best seasons of his career and has solidified himself as one of the top drivers to beat every weekend with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team. He has five wins, so far, this year with three of them coming in the last six races.

He’ll make his first start at Lawton Speedway on Friday, but don’t think that lowers his chances of winning at the track. Several drivers will also be making their first appearance at the speedway and Haudenschild has already won twice this year at tracks he’d never been to before. In five starts at Devil’s Bowl, he has one top-five and three top-10s.

ALLEN IS A WINNER: After 358 races of defeat Jacob Allen finally became a World of Outlaws winner at Dodge City Raceway Park last weekend. Now, with that monkey off of his back, he’ll be poised to get another win this weekend.

He'll make his first appearance at Lawton Speedway and look for redemption at Devil's Bowl. He came close to a win at the Texas track last year after leading most of the race before fading to third. His father and car owner, Bobby Allen, won at Devil's Bowl in 1986. With a new wave of confidence for he and his team, more wins could be on the way in 2020.

PITTMAN AFTER HOME WIN: This weekend will be a special homecoming for Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK. Lawton Speedway is the site of his first ever Sprint Car win and he recently announced that 2020 would be his final year as a full-time driver.

He and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of the season. He’s yet to run a World of Outlaws race at Lawton but has two wins at Devil’s Bowl – in 2014 and 2018.

READY TO COWBOY UP: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, left Texas wearing a new cowboy hat last year after claiming his first win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. With five wins, so far, this season and the last one coming in July, he’ll be hungry to park his Drydene car in Victory Lane again.

He’ll also be looking to make up more points on leader Brad Sweet. Schuchart is currently second in points, 10 points behind Sweet.

SWEET HOLDING STRONG: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, maintained his points lead after last weekend with a fifth- and fourth-place finish. He’s currently on a run of eight top-five finishes in a row – one of them being his win at I-80 Speedway.

Sweet has one win at Devil’s Bowl in 2017 and will make his first start with the World of Outlaws at Lawton Speedway.

SCHATZ MAKING GAINS: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team are inching closer to getting back to their traditional winning ways. Schatz found the podium again at Dodge City last weekend and then finished sixth the next night.

He has three wins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, most recently in 2018. He’s still currently third in points – 80 points behind Sweet.

JJR STRONG IN TEXAS: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has yet to win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Jason Johnson Racing is no stranger to success at the historic track. Jason Johnson won there in 2017 and still holds the track record.

Gravel is currently on a run of 24 top-10 finishes in a row and has helped keep JJR in contention for the team championship title. JJR is currently 10 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing, tied with Shark Racing.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Sept. 18 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK. Event Info / Tickets
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lawton Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile track.
Online – LawtonSpeedway.com

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is a high-banked 1/2-mile track.
Track Record – 13.306 set by Jason Johnson on 4/27/18
Online – DevilsBowl.com 

1/4-MILE & 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been three races on 1/4-mile tracks in 2020.
Tri-State Speedway: Carson Short won on June 19 and Carson Macedo won on June 20
River Cities Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 21

There have been 10 races on 1/2-mile tracks in 2020.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8 and Aug. 14, Kyle Larson won on June 12, June 13, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15
Terre Haute Action Track: Logan Schuchart won on July 12
Williams Grove Speedway: Shane Stewart won on July 24 and David Gravel won on July 25

LAWTON SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1985 – Sammy Swindell on June 22
1984 – Jeff Swindell on June 23
1983 – Steve Kinser on June 25
1982 – Steve Kinser on June 26
1981 – Sammy Swindell on June 27
1980 – Steve Kinser on June 28
1978 – Rick Ferkel on Sept. 19, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 21

DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on April 12
2018 – Daryn Pittman on April 27, Donny Schatz on April 28
2017 – Jason Johnson on April 14, Brad Sweet on April 15
2016 – Joey Saldana on April 22, Shane Stewart on April 23
2015 – Donny Schatz on April 25
2014 – Donny Schatz on April 18, Daryn Pittman on April 19
2003 – Tyler Walker on March 15
2002 – Joey Saldana on March 16
2001 – Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on October 27
2000 – Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on October 28
1999 – Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nat’ls finale), Gary Wright on October 15
1998 – Steve Kinser on March 21
1997 – Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on October 18
1996 – Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on October 19
1995 – Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on October 21
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on October 23
1993 – Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on October 23
1992 – Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on October 24
1988 – Dave Blaney on March 19, Steve Kinser on June 18
1987 – Sammy Swindell on March 15, Bobby Davis, Jr., on June 20
1986 – Bobby Allen on March 9, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1985 – Steve Kinser on March 3, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1984 – Steve Kinser on March 4, Bobby Davis, Jr., on May 4, Jeff Swindell on June 22
1983 – Doug Wolfgang on April 22, Ron Shuman on June 24
1982 – Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 20, Steve Kinser on June 25
1981 – Danny Smith on March 14, Doug Wolfgang on March 21, Ron Shuman on June 26
1980 – Doug Wolfgang on March 15, Sammy Swindell on March 22, Sammy Swindell on June 27, Sammy Swindell on September 13
1979 – Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on September 8
1978 – Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on September 16

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway Thurs., Sept. 24. Click here for tickets.

Then, on Fri., Sept. 25, the Series returns to Wayne County Speedway. Click here for tickets.

The tripleheader weekend will end with a return to Lernerville Speedway on Sat., Sept. 26. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 40 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

FEATURE WINNERS (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 13
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 11
4 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 8
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
11 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada 

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
9 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 193
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 154
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
6 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
10 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
12 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
13 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
14 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 24
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

ROOKIE GROWTH: Mason Daniel finding his footing with World of Outlaws
THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDER LOOKS FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS AT DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK

DODGE CITY, KS — Sept. 10, 2020 — Mason Daniel has found the silver lining in his rookie season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

After missing eight races in a row, Daniel has made his last six races – transferring directly through the Drydene Heat Race in four of them, including the last two races at the technical Huset’s Speedway.

“I think we’ve had some ups and downs,” said Daniel, of Springville, CA. “We’ve done a lot of switching around with cars at the beginning of the year. I think recently we’ve found where we need to be at and had some good runs the last couple or weekends. Hopefully we can transition that into the last [16] races we have at the end of the year here. I’m looking forward to it. We’re definitely getting better after every weekend.”

He’s earned a career best 13th-place finish twice this year – at Cedar Lake Speedway and Terre Haute Action Track – in 18 starts. And this weekend, on Sept. 11-12, he returns to Dodge City Raceway Park, which became one of his favorite tracks last year after he made the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and earned his first top-15 finish with the Series.

“The first night we made it into the Dash and I just felt really comfortable there,” Daniel said about racing at the Kansas track. “It’s a great facility and the track is well prepped. It races really well. It provides a lot of moving around. There’s always a top. There’s always a bottom. I’m excited to get back there.”

He returns to the 3/8-mile track with almost a full year of 410 Sprint Car racing now under his belt and 122-time World of Outlaws winner Danny Lasoski still by his side as his mentor and crew chief. Lasoski, who won at Dodge City in 2005, has taken Daniel under his wing for the past two years to help the 20 year old achieve his goal of being a top World of Outlaws driver.

With their recent string of success together, Daniel – who’s raced Sprint Cars for just three years – said he believes they’ve finally figured out how to get him comfortable in the cars. They know what adjustments to make and what shock packages they need for the varying track conditions. That’s led to a boost in confidence and resulted in him qualifying for races on a more consistent basis.

“It’s hard, right? You’re racing against the best guys night in and night out,” Daniel said. “It doesn’t sound like that big of a deal but if you don’t make the main that’s 30 laps that you don’t get – 35 or whatever it is. It’s just, any laps you can get is experience. Especially for just a blue rookie like I am. It’s nice to make the main events and get those laps.”

Finding that balance and comfortability has been the biggest challenge for his Mason Daniel Racing team, he said. There have been a few rough nights along the way to finding it but now that they have, Daniel – who currently has just 28 starts with the World of Outlaws – said he believes they can start closing the large gap between he and the more experienced drivers.

“We have a basic baseline now with these new cars,” he said. “We struggled at the beginning of the year with being tight on the right rear. Then we got off that and started having better runs. A lot of it is throttle control. It’s so easy to spin your tires or blister your right rear or blow a tire. A lot of that. Knowing you don’t always have to be full throttle. If you’re getting tight and close to the wall, just ease off of it and the car comes off the corner straighter instead of smacking the wall. A lot of that has been throttle control and using the brake. And then just racing at speed with these guys.

“It’s a whole ‘nother level. These guys, their reaction time is top tier. They see an opening and they take it. That’s something I’ve got to watch and learn from. If I can make something happen, we’re out here racing for points and money each night, so I just have to make it happen.”

At the start of the season, his goal was to consistently be in the top-10 and be competitive on a regular basis. That changed as the season progressed. His focus shifted to simply making races. He’s OK with that, though, knowing he’s now heading in the right direction.

“If you take a step back and look at it, it’s like, ‘Man, every guy in the top-five and in the top-10 have won an Outlaw race and been on the road for 10-20 years,’” Daniel said. “I’m coming out here in my third season (of racing Sprint Cars) trying to beat those guys. If you take a step back and look at it, it’s like, ‘OK, I’m not doing horrible.’ But at the same time, I want to be doing way better. I think right now we’re closer to where we wanted to be at the start of the season. But we’re moving in the right direction.”

Knowing he’ll be back for the 2021 season, Daniel is focused on continuing to grow and try to meet the expectations he set for himself at the beginning of the year, including winning the 2020 Rookie of the Year title. He’s currently 12th in Series points – 30 points ahead of Wayne Johnson for the rookie title.

Then, he’ll turn his attention back to Florida when the 2021 season starts at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 5-7 and continue his trek to be one of the top World of Outlaws drivers.

“Once we get there, when you’re consistently in the top-three, you’re going to get a win one of these times,” Daniel said. “It’s a huge gap like I said. Look who runs in the top three each week. Sheldon (Haudenschild), Donny (Schatz), Brad (Sweet). Guys who have been out here forever and have hundreds of more races than I do under my belt. It’s a big goal but we’re making our way there. That’s the exciting part.”

You can get tickets to the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park by clicking here.

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Dodge City To Host Key Outlaw Showdown
Big wins and important points on the line during Boot Hill Showdown Sept. 11-12
 

DODGE CITY, KS — Sept. 8, 2020 — Dodge City in Kansas has hosted some of the biggest outlaws in history, such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clay Allison. This weekend, the latest generation of outlaws return to the historic city with their 900hp chariots.

Names like Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart return with the rest of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park Sept. 11-12.

Last year’s doubleheader at the 3/8-mile track played a key role in the championship battle with title contenders Schatz and Sweet swapping wins the two nights. The event will once again be an important weekend for the title chase with five drivers still in contention for it this year.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:
 

SWEET PULLS AHEAD: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, is back on track with his championship hunt. After a month of bad luck, he’s turned that around with a recent win at I-80 Speedway and two top-five finishes at Huset’s Speedway to give him a 14-point lead heading into Dodge City Raceway Park.

Sweet is the most recent winner at Dodge City, claiming his first win at the 3/8-mile track last year. He kept himself in the championship hunt last year with that win and will be poised to do the same again this year with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

HAUDENSCHILD RISING: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marhsall Racing team continue to elevate themselves as one of the top teams in the Series. He won a wild one at Huset’s a week after winning at U.S. 36 Raceway.

They’ll be a favorite to win again this weekend. Haudenschild finished sixth and fifth, respectively, at Dodge City last year and already has a win on a 3/8-mile track this year. A wreck during the last race at Huset’s hurt his championship chances, but he’s still in contention – currently 110 points back from the lead.

SCHATZ EYES WEST WIN: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is always a top threat to win at Dodge City Raceway Park with five wins at the track. He’s earned one win there for the past three years.

A win this year would go a long way for he and his Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing team who have three wins, so far, in 2020 and have not won since the beginning of July at Lernerville Speedway. They’ve consistently been in the top-10 and top-five for the past few races but are aiming to get back in the winner’s circle weekly. Schatz is also currently third in points – 80 points back from the lead.

SHARKS ON THE HUNT: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, hasn’t finished outside the top-10 in 19 races. However, even with that string, he gave up points to Brad Sweet the last few races and lost the points lead. He’s currently second, 14 points behind Sweet. He’ll be going for his first win at Dodge City this weekend. Last year he finished third and sixth there.

His Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen, also of Hanover, PA, continues to show improvement each race as he hunts for his first career win. Allen gave Kyle Larson a run for his money while battling for the win during the first night at Huset’s last weekend before blowing a tire. He’s been fast on 3/8-mile tracks this year, as well, nearly winning at the 3/8-mile Lincoln Speedway.

GRAVEL ON A ROLE: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, continues to ride the best streak in the Series with 22 top-10 finishes in a row – 15 of them top-five finishes and three of them wins. He’ll likely keep it going this weekend at Dodge City, too, having finished third and fourth there last year. A win a Dodge City this year would be his first at the track.

Despite missing two races, he is sixth in the driver championship standings, but well out of contention to go after the championship. However, his team, Jason Johnson Racing, is in the thick of the battle of the team championship. His consistency has placed the team 14 points back from the lead – tied with Shark Racing for second.

PITTMAN KEEPS FIGHTING: Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, returns to one of his best tracks on the tour this weekend. He has four wins at Dodge City – including his sweep of the doubleheader weekend there in 2014. However, he finished seventh and 10th there last year.

He and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of 2020. A win this weekend would help provide a confidence booster for the team and give them momentum heading into Lawton Speedway – a home state race for Pittman.

SIDES AIMS FOR STRONG WEEKEND: Dodge City Raceway Park has been one of Jason Sides’ best tracks, collecting two wins there – most recently in 2015.

Aside from the last race at Huset’s, where Sides got collected in an accident, he had been on a consistent run of top-15 finishes. This weekend could help the Bartlett, TN driver and his Sides Motorsports team get back on their consistent run and grow.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Sept. 11 & Sunday, Sept. 12 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Dodge City Raceway Park is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 11.759 sec. set by Ian Madsen on Oct. 20, 2018
Online – DodgeCityRaceway.com

3/8-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been three races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4
Lincoln Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild on July 23
Red River Valley Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 22

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 20, Brad Sweet on Sept. 21
2018 – Donny Schatz on October 20
2015 – Jason Sides on July 3, Donny Schatz on July 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on July 4, Daryn Pittman on July 5
2013 – Donny Schatz on July 5, Daryn Pittman on July 6
2012 – Steve Kinser on June 22, Kraig Kinser on June 23
2011 – Craig Dollansky on July 1, Jason Sides on July 2
2010 – Sammy Swindell on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 14
2009 – Joey Saldana on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 13
2008 – Joey Saldana on June 20, Donny Schatz on June 21
2007 – Jason Meyers on June 22, Daryn Pittman on June 23
2006 – Joey Saldana on July 1
2005 – Danny Lasoski on Oct. 8
2004 – Steve Kinser on June 22

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lawton Speedway for the first time since 1985 on Fri., Sept. 18. Get tickets by clicking here. Then the Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 38 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 13
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 7
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada 

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 17
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 10
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
9 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 6
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 194
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 131
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 48
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
12 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
13 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 24
14 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
15 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: History Continues At Huset’s Speedway
The doubleheader weekend will play a role in the Series’ tight points battle
 

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 1, 2020 — Four years went by without the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the historic Huset’s Speedway. That changes this weekend.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to the high-banked 1/3-mile track on Saturday, Sept. 5 for a $10,000-to-win show and on Sunday, Sept. 6 for a $20,000-to-win show.

The doubleheader weekend will see the continuation of the Series' epic points battle with Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart currently tied for the points lead and five drivers – and six teams – still in contention for the titles.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines for the weekend:

BACK ON THE HUNT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, didn’t let two months of bad luck and missed wins derail his quest for a second World of Outlaws title. He came out swinging last weekend with a runner-up finish at U.S. 36 Raceway and a win at I-80 Speedway – his eighth of the season. He’s now tied for the championship points lead with Logan Schuchart.

He’ll look to keep his winning ways going this weekend at Huset’s Speedway, where he has one win in 2016.

CONSISTENCY KEY: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, has been able to keep himself in the championship hunt through consistency – currently on a run of 17 top-10 finishes in a row. However, that's not enough. He's hungry to find victory again. His last win came at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July.

His last two finishes at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 were 22nd and 16th, respectively. Schuchart has proven this year that his previous records pay no homage to how he can perform. He and his Shark Racing team have improved their performance at about every track they’ve gone to this year.

HAUD IN HIS RHYTHM: After a few weeks of finishing in and out of the top-10, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have found their rhythm again. They recently knocked off three top-five finishes in a row – including their recent win at U.S. 36 Raceway in their first trip their together.

Haudenschild and his team will make another first time start with the World of Outlaws at Huset’s Speedway this weekend. The high-banked 1/3-mile track should suit Haudenschild’s style of making the most speed by ripping the top. He already earned a win at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway in August.

MACEDO EAGER TO WIN: Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has put together an impressive sophomore season, so far. He currently sits fourth in points with one win and is tied with Brad Sweet for the second most top-10 finishes this season with 31. However, he wants to park his Kyle Larson Racing #2 car in Victory Lane again before the year ends.

He had one of his most competitive performances since his last win in June at I-80 Speedway with a second-place finish. He’ll look to carry that momentum into the weekend at Huset’s Speedway. And like Haudenschild, he’ll be making his first start at the track this weekend.

STAYING IN THE FIGHT: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is on the best hot streak of all drivers, so far, with 20 top-10 finishes in a row – 14 of them top-five finishes and three of them wins. That performance has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the mix for the team championship title – currently six points behind Kasey Kahne Racing and Shark Racing, who are tied for the lead.

He’s yet to win at Huset’s Speedway, but has three top-five finishes in his last three races at the track.

SCHATZ SEARCHING: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team continue to search for the speed that propelled them to multiple wins and championships. Schatz continues to find himself in and out of the top-five but has yet to contend for a win since his last victory at Lernerville Speedway in July.

This weekend could see him park the Diehard #15 back in Victory Lane at Huset’s Speedway. He has four wins at the 1/3-mile track, including during the last race there in 2016. This weekend is also a home state weekend for his crew chief Steve Swenson.

ALLEN CLOSING IN ON WIN: Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, continues to inch closer and closer to his first career World of Outlaws win. He came close once again at I-80, leading the first 12 laps, holding off attacks from Brad Sweet and Carson Macedo to do so. He eventually fell to sixth but gained more confidence that his day in Victory Lane is near.

He finished 9th during his last race at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 and had another near win moment at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in August, too.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Sept. 5 & Sunday, Sept. 6 at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Huset’s Speedway is a high-banked 1/3-mile track
Track Record – 10.319 sec. set by Terry McCarl on May 10, 2009
Online – HusetsSpeedway.com

1/3-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 11 races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22, Kyle Larson won on May 23 and Aug. 8 and Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 7
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6
34 Raceway: Parker Price-Miller won on July 10
Wilmot Raceway: David Gravel won on July 11
Attica Raceway Park: Kyle Larson won on July 14

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Brad Sweet won on July 2, Donny Schatz won on July 3
2015 – Donny Schatz won on June 14
2014 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 2
2013 – Tim Kaeding won on July 3
2012 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 3
2011 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 20
2010 – Sammy Swindell won on July 1
2008 – Craig Dollansky won on June 13, Craig Dollansky won on July 3
2007 – Donny Schatz won on July 3
2006 – Brooke Tatnell won on May 7, Terry McCarl won on July 3
2005 – Brian Paulus won on June 28
2004 – Sammy Swindell won on July 6
2003 – Steve Kinser won on June 18
2002 – Steve Kinser won on July 2
2001 – Donny Schatz won on April 29, Mark Kinser won on July 3
2000 – Mark Kinser won on May 7, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1999 – Mark Kinser won on May 3, Mark Kinser won on July 7
1998 – Stevie Smith won on July 7
1997 – Sammy Swindell won on April 27, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1996 – Mark Kinser won on July 3
1995 – Dave Blaney won on June 28
1994 – Mark Kinser won on June 29
1993 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 23
1992 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 21, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 22
1991 – Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 23, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24
1990 – Doug Wolfgang won on July 4, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 25
1989 – Doug Wolgang won on July 5, Bobby Davis, Jr. won on Aug. 25, Doug Wolfgang won on Aug. 26
1984 – Steve Kinser won on July 11
1983 – Sammy Swindell won on April 30, Steve Kinser won on July 6

ON THE INTERNET
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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS on Sept. 11-12 for the Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 36 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (41 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 12
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada 

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 17
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 13
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
10 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 222
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 194
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 48
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
12 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
13 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
14 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

 

Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway Rescheduled For Sept. 24-25
Both races will play a key role in the run to the Series championship
 

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 1, 2020 — Fan favorites Plymouth Speedway and Wayne County Speedway have found a new home on the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule.

The event at Plymouth Speedway, in Plymouth, IN, has been rescheduled for Thurs., Sept. 24 and the event at Wayne County Speedway, in Orrville, OH, will now take place on Fri., Sept. 25, before the Series returns to Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash on Sat., Sept. 26.

Those who had already purchased tickets and pit passes for the August events at Plymouth and Wayne County before they were rained out can use those tickets and wristbands for the rescheduled September dates.

If you’re unable to attend either of the new events and would like to request a refund you can click here if you ordered your tickets in advance. If you purchased your tickets at Plymouth or Wayne County, you’ll need to mail your tickets to (World Racing Group 7575 West Winds Blvd. Suite D, Concord, NC 28027) with your name, address and phone number provided.

The event at Plymouth will be an entirely new show. However, the new track record of 11.061 sec. set by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz around the 3/8-mile track in August still stands.

With five drivers still in contention for the Series championship, including Wooster, OH driver Sheldon Haudenschild, and six teams in contention for the team championship, Plymouth and Wayne County will kick off a key weekend of racing for the title hunt. Only 10 races will remain after the weekend.

The return to Wayne County Speedway will also mark The Greatest Show on Dirt’s last trip of the season to Ohio.

Get tickets for Plymouth Speedway by clicking here and for Wayne County Speedway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision.

 

 

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LAST-LAP CLASSIC: Strickler's Heartbreak is Davenport's Glory in Eldora's Intercontinental Classic

Unbeliavable Final Lap as Strickler's Flat Right Rear Tire Hands Davenport a Surprising $50,000 Title

ROSSBURG, OH - On a night where the top five saw comers and goers left and right in the 67-lap, $50,000-to-win feature, it was ultimately a tale of two men when the inaugural Intercontinental Classic concluded at Eldora Speedway.

For Kyle Strickler, it was arguably the most agonizing, excruciating loss of his career. The "High Side Tickler" controlled 65 of 67 laps; he led by 2.5-seconds with five to go; let's be honest, he had the race won. However, it all changed when the white flag flew. Suffering a flat right rear, the Mooresville, N.C. native had his first-ever Crown Jewel win painfully stripped from his grasp on the final lap. Instead of a trip to Eldora's victory stage, the 37-year old had to settle for the most bitter sixth-place result of his life.

"I promise you that was the longest lap of my life trying to hold on and win $50,000," a dejected Strickler offered. "I am so heartbroken. They say you have to lose some before you win some, though. We'll be back."

For Jonathan Davenport, it was his latest chapter in an ever-expanding legacy that "Superman" is building at "The Big E." Capitalizing in the right place at the right time, Davenport played his cards right and was ready to pounce when Strickler's right rear went away. Leading only one lap of the 67-lapper, JD etched his name into the record books as the winner of the Intercontinental Classic, a spectator-only event held in place of the 50th World 100. Continuing his run as a modern-day Eldora legend, the Blairsville, Ga. native won his fourth September special at Eldora in the last six years with this $50,000 payday joining his World 100 titles in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

"I saw it going down on the backstretch and thought 'oh sh*t, he's got a flat,'" Davenport said of Strickler's tire. "I hate that for Kyle and those guys, man that really sucks. Leading the whole and losing it on the last lap is pretty terrible. Maybe everything happens for a reason though."

With the cards falling his way, Davenport was the fourth yet luckiest driver to chase Strickler on Saturday night. The likes of Chris Ferguson, Ricky Weiss and Dale McDowell all had their shot at sitting behind the Bilstein No. 8, but it was Davenport who was there when it counted most. Starting 8th, he slowly worked his way forward in the Lance Landers owned No. 49 machine. JD went to 7th on lap nine, 6th on lap 15, 5th on lap 18, 4th on lap 30, 3rd on lap 56, 2nd on lap 60, and 1st on lap 67 at the checkered flag.

For Strickler, his quest started from second as Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, N.C. controlled the first circuit in his Team Zero Race Car No. 22. Striking with a turn one slider that featured some slight contact on lap two, Strickler ripped the top spot away and set sail on the field. Acing a handful of restarts, Strickler was untouchable until lap traffic held him up and Ricky Weiss gave him his biggest challenge of the night.

Weiss, in his Dryden Performance Products No. 7 Team Zero Race Car, was side-by-side with Strickler at the stripe and missed him by just .064 seconds on lap 49 of the 67-lapper. The Headingley, Man. native cleared Strickler and made the pass for the lead down the backstretch, but never officially led a lap as he faded off turn four and gave Stricker the point right back. He lasted six more laps before his night went up in smoke on lap 55, a heartbreaking end to a stellar weekend at the Rossburg, Ohio half-mile.

Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. was next in line to bid for the lead, but trouble soon struck his E-Z-GO No. 17M Team Zero Race Car and sent him falling through the field on the final restart with eight to go. From there, Strickler checked out and ran away to a 2.5-second advantage with four laps remaining. But when the white flag flew, one of the most infamous final half-mile rides in track history ensued.

"I saw them waving the white flag and I knew I had to get positioned to get across the corner and get by him," Davenport said on adjusting to make the last-lap pass. Strickler, however, felt it going down the lap prior and all he could do was hope to limp the No. 8 home. "I wasn't leaning on it until those last five laps, but then it must have cut something up there," Strickler noted. "I felt it going down the lap before and knew I was in trouble."

Also capitalizing on Strickler's misfortune and moving up on the final lap was Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. in the No. 39 machine. Making it a Longhorn Chassis 1-2, the June Dirt Late Model Stream champion raced to second-from-ninth in Saturday's 67-lapper. Rounding out the Intercontinental Classic podium at Eldora Speedway was the night's hard charger, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. with an 18th-to-third run in the Team Zero Race Car No. 18B.

Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. also offered a remarkable run through the field, driving his Rocket Chassis No. 28 from 17th-to-fourth. Concluding the top five was Chris Ferguson in fifth, who finished an impressive rally after falling from second-to-14th on a lap 30 restart when he hit the turn one wall.

Closing out the top ten on Saturday night was Kyle Strickler with a heartbreaking sixth-place finish, Scott Bloomquist with his best Eldora finish of the year in seventh-place, Chase Junghans with an eighth-place run, Chris Madden with a ninth-place effort, and Brandon Sheppard with a tenth-place result after pitting.

"We miss you," Davenport said to the fans in an empty victory lane. "This place ain't nothing without the fans. I didn't even want to celebrate and cheer; it seems silly to stand up and jump on the roof without you guys here. I can't wait to see this place packed again."

FEATURE RESULTS (67 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport [8]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie [9]; 3. 18B-Shannon Babb [18]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [17]; 5. 22F-Chris Ferguson [1]; 6. 8-Kyle Strickler [2]; 7. 0-Scott Bloomquist [19]; 8. 18-Chase Junghans [14]; 9. 44-Chris Madden [3]; 10. 1-Brandon Sheppard [10]; 11. 83-Scott James [12]; 12. 76-Brandon Overton [7]; 13. 29V-Darrell Lanigan [11]; 14. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [21]; 15. 95-Jerry Bowersock [23]; 16. 1C-Chad Simpson [16]; 17. 17M-Dale McDowell [4]; 18. 7R-Kent Robinson [20]; 19. 7-Ricky Weiss [5]; 20. 11H-Spencer Hughes [13]; 21. 14-Josh Richards [6]; 22. 32-Bobby Pierce [22]; 23. 40B-Kyle Bronson [24]; 24. 20-Jimmy Owens [15].

Photo Credit - Tyler Carr

 

 

 

BABB, BABB, BABB: "The Moweaqua Missile" Steals Eldora Preliminary Win from Josh Richards on Friday Night

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T-Mac" Tim McCreadie Edges Josh Richards by One Point for High Point Man Honors at Intercontinental Classic

ROSSBURG, OH - It was Babb, then Richards, then Babb again on Friday night in a thrilling Intercontinental Classic preliminary feature at Eldora Speedway.

Swapping the lead on laps 22 and 24, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. and Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.V. traded big league blows in the closing stages with $10,000 and a trip to "The Big E" victory stage on the line. Acing the final restart with seven to go, Babb got the best of Thursday's winner and survived one last ditch effort to score his first victory at the Rossburg, Ohio half-mile in what he believes has been 20+ years.

A triumphant Babb offered a rare display of pure jubilation and downright excitement in victory lane following his denial of a preliminary sweep for Richards. It wasn't just his first Eldora win in what seems like forever, but also a huge milestone in putting his Team Zero Race Car No. 18 at center stage for the first time in a race of such magnitude.

"It's been a long time since I've been on this stage," Babb shouted victoriously after climbing out. "Gosh, it's probably been 20 years or so since I've been up here. This is amazing. I have to thank Cody Somner, he personally built this chassis for me and welded it up himself. The whole night really just came together. This thing was a lot of fun to drive, it's so fast right now."

Taking the lead from the outside pole, Babb paced the opening 21 circuits before lap traffic spiced things up and added an extra element to Friday's 30-lapper. Caught in the dirty air behind lapper Ross Bailes, Babb's lead quickly diminished as Richards closed the gap and created a battle for the lead.

Sliding his Clint Bowyer Racing No. 14 iRacing.com, Rocket/Cornett across turn one, Richards built his run and executed a slide job to steal the lead from Babb on lap 22. Darting to the bottom of turn three and cutting off Babb's momentum, Richards meticulously held off the four-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion before the caution flew and set up the final restart of the race with seven to go.

While Richards struggled to light the tires and launch off turn four, Babb mastered the final restart and wheeled his way right back to the top spot on lap 24. Finding his rhythm over the closing laps, Richards chopped the gap away and reached Babb's rear bumper coming to the white flag with the win on the line. The slightest mishap in turn one proved costly, however, allowing Babb the breathing room he needed to survive and reach the checkered flag over Richards by just .694 seconds.

"I knew I had a chance when Josh chose the top," commented Babb on the final restart. "I was just choosing the outside because of the cushion, so when I got the bottom I knew we would have a big run into turn one. I got a great launch and found traction that you wouldn't believe. It was fun racing with Josh, he's been fast all weekend. This thing we've got is bad to the bone though."

"Absolutely; there's no doubt about it," Babb replied when asked if he could win Saturday's $50,000, 67-lap main event. "You know, 67 laps isn't really that long around here. These cars have been getting better and better as the laps go by. I've got all the confidence in the world right now."

Richards, who topped Thursday's 30-lapper in a wire-to-wire run, settled for a second-place effort following his bobble on the final restart. Joining Babb and Richards on the preliminary podium was Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., who put the Longhorn Chassis No. 49 to third after a close duel with Chris Ferguson over the final few laps. "Fergy," of Mount Holly, N.C., was Friday's fourth-place finisher aboard his Team Zero Race Car No. 22, and "High Side Tickler" Kyle Strickler rounded out the top five with a 15th-to-fifth charge.

Closing out the top ten on night two of Intercontinental Classic was Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. in sixth aboard the Longhorn No. 39; Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla. in seventh with the Rocket No. 40B; Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. in eighth in his Rocket1 Racing ride; Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. in ninth driving the Rocket No. 28; and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. in tenth representing the Barry Wright ICON No. 29V.

Separated by merely one point, Tim McCreadie (1,436) edged out Josh Richards (1,435) for Intercontinental Classic high point man honors following his Thursday and Friday performances at Eldora Speedway. Trailing those two in the EVERY LAP MATTERS points format was Brandon Overton (-34), Jonathan Davenport (-55), Ricky Weiss (-62), Brandon Sheppard (-73), Jimmy Owens (-84), Chris Ferguson (-87), Dennis Erb Jr. (-96), and Shannon Babb (-104).

The Intercontinental Classic concludes on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway with four heat races, two semis, and the 67-lap, $50,000-to-win championship feature on the docket. With expected weather in play on Saturday night, officials have already made the call to bump up the finale by one hour, putting hot laps on track at 5:30pm ET.

FEATURE RESULTS (30 Laps): 1. 18B-Shannon Babb [2]; 2. 14-Josh Richards [1]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport [4]; 4. 22F-Chris Ferguson [6]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler [15]; 6. 39-Tim McCreadie [10]; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson [12]; 8. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3]; 9. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [19]; 10. 29V-Darrell Lanigan [9]; 11. 32-Bobby Pierce [13]; 12. 157-Mike Marlar [17]; 13. 17M-Dale McDowell [16]; 14. 7-Ricky Weiss [8]; 15. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [20]; 16. 44-Chris Madden [24]; 17. 0-Scott Bloomquist [5]; 18. 76-Brandon Overton [11]; 19. 11H-Spencer Hughes [7]; 20. 58-Ross Bailes [23]; 21. 20-Jimmy Owens [14]; 22. 12J-Jason Jameson [22]; 23. 25Z-Mason Zeigler [21]; 24. 1G-Ryan King [18]

 

 

ROCKET MAN RETURNS: Josh Richards Rules Eldora Speedway's Intercontinental Classic Opener

Brandon Overton Holds High Point Man Honors After First of Two Preliminary Shows

ROSSBURG, OH - If opportunity arises, you strike. Josh Richards did just that on Thursday night at Eldora Speedway.

With polesitter Josh Rice of Verona, Ky. succumbing to a heart shattering lap one DNF, Richards of Shinnston, W.V. assumed the point and never looked back. Commanding all 30 laps of the Intercontinental Classic opener, the 32-year old driver banked $10,000 for his triumph aboard the Clint Bowyer Racing, iRacing.com, Dekalb No. 14 Rocket/Cornett.

For Richards, who now resides less than 20 minutes away from the Rossburg, Ohio half-mile, it was his third career preliminary feature win at "The Big E" - joining previous prelim victories from the 2013 Dirt Late Model Dream and 2018 World 100. A fulfilling return to any victory lane for that matter, Thursday marked the third win of his season and first since July for the four-time World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion.

"I know there's no points on the line, but we really want to win at Eldora," said Richards, who has yet to bask in the glory of a Crown Jewel Championship at Eldora. "We've been so close. To be back up here, even though it's a preliminary win, there's still 48 awesome cars here and it's all of the best drivers in the country. Being on this stage means a lot for me."

Moving up to the pole position following Rice's unfortunate trouble, Richards outgunned Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Man. into turn one and set sail on the field. Mastering the first restart of the race on lap 14 - following a Zack Mitchell caution - Richards ran off into the Rossburg night while Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. went to the second spot and set his sights on the Clint Bowyer Racing No. 14.

Held up by a trio of stoppages past the halfway mark, Richards time-and-time again went with the outside lane for double-file restarts, sticking Overton down low on an already narrow track. Surviving each attempt "Big Sexy" threw at him for the lead, Richards was able to turn away every deep dive into turn one and easily control his pace once establishing a green flag run.

A lap 21 caution for Kyle Bronson set the stage for the final restart with nine laps to go, but Josh Richards was simply not to be denied on this Thursday night. He fired off and yanked Overton off the start, running away to the checkered flag with a 1.420-second advantage at the stripe.

"I was just taking it one lap at a time out there; I felt really relaxed tonight," noted Richards on his feel for the car. "I've never doubted my abilities when we come to Eldora, and especially this year with how we've been consistently fast. It's just a matter of putting all the right pieces into the perfect package. I knew clean air and restarts would be big tonight. My biggest concern was with Overton being down low, I knew he would fire off well and charge me into turn one, but this thing was great and we took care of business.

Settling for a runner-up bid in the feature, Overton still left Eldora as the top dog in one way on Thursday night. Collecting 741 points from his second-place qualifying time [45 pts], heat race win [200 pts], and second-place feature finish [496 pts], "Big Sexy" topped Richards by two markers to leave as high point man after one night. It was a near perfect start to the weekend for Overton, who dons a special throwback scheme to "The Gambler" Ed Basey on his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Longhorn/Clements.

"This track was so demanding tonight and it was hard on equipment, but we got our points and survived," Overton thought afterwards. "I almost had Josh on one of those restarts, but he pinched me off just enough to hold on. I knew I needed to be smart with two more nights left, so it wasn't worth risking anything. He could just zing the top so well, I was too tight for that. I tried to get up there and almost junked it a few times, after that I went back down."

Rounding out the podium with a third-place finish and ending up third in #EldoraClassic points was Canada's own Ricky Weiss. A sixth-place finisher in June's Dirt Late Model Stream, Weiss and his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 Team Zero/Vic Hill continued their stellar run of late at the Ohio half-mile.

"There was a lot of hard racing out there tonight," Weiss stated in post-race tech. "We had a great qualifying run, another great heat race, and followed that up with a consistent feature. I can't thank Vic Hill enough for putting this new motor in earlier this week. Hopefully we can get up there where Josh is at, that's what we want."

June's Dirt Late Model Stream Champion, Tim McCreadie, finished fourth aboard his No. 39 Longhorn with Kevin Rumley at the wrenches. Chase Junghans, a 26-time top ten finisher with the World of Outlaws this year, made his way to the fifth spot with a charge from 11th in his Shop Quik No. 18 Rocket. Closing out the top ten in Thursday's preliminary feature was Iowa's Chad Simpson in sixth, Brandon Sheppard in seventh-from-18th aboard the Rocket1 Racing ride, Eldora achiever Shane Clanton in eighth-from-15th, Spencer Hughes with an impressive ninth-place outing, and Chris Madden in tenth with the Rum Runner No. 44.

Still without any fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the eeriness and emptiness of "The Big E" was felt and seen all night long. Particularly from Richards, who climbed up top for a roof stand with no roaring cheers or boos from the masses at Eldora to greet him.

"It's so different," Richards thought on the environment. "We've got the best fans in the whole world and all we want is for them to be here with us. We want to put on a show for them, that's what this is all about. I hope everyone tuned in at home is enjoying this deal. We can't wait to have you back with us."

The Intercontinental Classic at Eldora Speedway rolls on with another preliminary show on deck on Friday night. Qualifying, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature will again await the DIRTcar Late Models. The 48-car field continues to fight for crucial points, which will set the stage for Saturday's heat races and lead into the 67-lap, $50,000-to-win feature on Saturday night.

CASHIN’ OUT: Hoffman Scores Third UMP Modified Win in Three Days for $22,500 in Winner’s Shares

AMS Wins at FCR, FALS propel national champion’s run to another $10,000 Sunday at Spoon River

 

LEWISTOWN, IL – Sept. 6, 2020 – A maximum of $24,000 could be won in DIRTcar UMP Modified competition over the four major events contested in Illinois this weekend. Nick Hoffman claimed $22,500 of it.

 

“It’s unreal to be able to even race for that kind of money in one weekend for Modifieds,” he said.

 

Leading flag-to-flag in the 30th running of the Plowboy Nationals at Spoon River Speedway, Hoffman completed a Friday-Saturday-Sunday sweep with his third victory in three days at three different tracks, all while boasting yet another Elite Chassis top-four finish on Sunday.

 

The Mooresville, NC, chassis-builder won back-to-back Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series shows at Farmer City Raceway and Fairbury Speedway for the first two trophies, and now his third comes in the form of $10,000 – one of those two big checks he collected this weekend.

 

“I think this is the biggest weekend in history for UMP Modifieds,” Hoffman said. “I don’t think we’ve ever got to race two ten-thousands back-to-back, plus $2,500 and $1,500. Labor Day weekend’s always a big weekend for Modified guys.”

 

Hoffman began his night by setting quick time in his group Qualifying session, winning his Heat Race, redrawing the pole and going virtually unchallenged for 50 laps around the 3/8-mile high banks for what is now his 18th triumph overall in DIRTcar-sanctioned action this year.

 

Hoffman did face the other leaders behind him on a few restarts and was forced to slice his way through lapped traffic at points, but nothing seemed to slow down the defending DIRTcar National points champion.

 

Even Hoffman’s fellow Elite Chassis drivers were taking notice of the dominance.

 

“It’s kinda like we’re racing an IMSA race out here, where he’s in one class and the rest of us are in another,” said Mike McKinney, lightheartedly. “We’re just kinda on the same racetrack as of right now. He’s just good everywhere you go.”

 

Hoffman said a big key to his success is pace management when he gets to the lead.

 

“When you’re able to start on the pole in a 50-lapper like this, and I can get out front and control the pace, that’s the biggest thing,” Hoffman said. “Last night, I started third and wanted to get to the lead and control that pace. When you’re running for 50 laps here, I wanted to just get to the lead and just save tires. That way, if we had a late-race caution, I could just hammer it.”

 

With 11 victories coming on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour in 2020, Hoffman’s winning so often now that it looks as though he’s developing a small following who now “yawn” at the sight of his next victory. But he just takes that negative energy and puts it back into his drive for victory, his product in the shop and thirst for accomplishment.

 

“You’ve got to take all the naysayers or haters or whatever and put them to the side and use it to motivate you, work harder and get better. I’ll go back to my job tomorrow at Elite Chassis, which, some people complain about that… but I’m living my life and I’m very fortunate to do what I do, and I love every minute of it. I’m able to drive racecars for a living and build racecars during the week. It doesn’t get much better.”

 

As a business owner and motorsports fabricator, Hoffman knows his customers’ successes on the track are just as important as his own. The top-four finishers Sunday night were all piloting cars built in Hoffman’s Elite Chassis shop, marking the second time in four nights they’ve swept at least the podium.

 

Current DIRTcar UMP Modified National points leader Mike McKinney was a part of both of those and was very pleased about his performance this weekend, scoring the victory in the Farmer City 74 preliminary Modified Feature.

 

“I’m happy about our entire weekend,” McKinney said. “We finished first and second at Farmer City, fifth last night at Fairbury, starting [25th of 26 cars]. Second tonight, it paid $5,000, and that’s huge for our team.”

 

“I think we made a statement this weekend, that we’re one of the top contenders right now, and I’m super proud of our team.”

 

Rounding out the podium was the third of four Elite Chassis drivers out front – Owensboro, KY’s own Tyler Nicely. The current DIRTcar American Modified Series points leader won a back-and-forth battle for position between he, Brody Pompe and David Stremme to settle into fourth with 34 laps complete. But he didn’t stop there. Three laps later, Nicely revved it up on the high side and went around Will Krup for third, which he held all the way back to the checkers.

 

Krup settled back into fourth as Stremme gave him a challenge at the finish line, but wasn’t enough to advance position.

 

While the DIRTcar UMP Modified National points battle rages on, Hoffman will soon set his sights on Morgantown, KY’s Cedar Ridge Speedway to cap-off the 2020 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season, Sept. 18-19, where he’ll try and tie his own single-season Feature wins record of 13. He’s at 11 right now and has all the momentum in the world to score the final two.

 

For all further updates on this event and future DIRTcar Racing events, follow us on Twitter @DIRTcar_Racing, like us on Facebook at @DIRTcar and follow us on Instagram @dirtcar_official.

 

Plowboy Nationals Feature (50 Laps) – 1. 7H-Nick Hoffman [1]; 2. 96-Mike McKinney [3]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely [5]; 4. K19-Will Krup [6]; 5. 35-David Stremme [10]; 6. P27-Brody Pompe [8]; 7. 292-Josh Allen [9]; 8. 3L-Jeff Leka [14]; 9. 25W-Allen Weisser [16]; 10. 31-Mark Anderson [4]; 11. 32-Bobby Pierce [11]; 12. 5CS-Curt Spalding [7]; 13. A9-AJ May [25]; 14. 28M-Kevin Morrow [15]; 15. 36E-Dan Ems [19]; 16. 59R-Jacob Rexing [20]; 17. 3-Mike Brooks [26]; 18. 777-Trevor Neville [24]; 19. 77-Ray Bollinger [13]; 20. 99-Hunt Gossum [12]; 21. Z1-Zac Oedewaldt [21]; 22. 22-Josh Harris [2]; 23. 15-Chris Smith [23]; 24. 8-Kyle Steffens [17]; 25. 59B-Brent Weaver [22]; 26. 1D-Dean Hoffman [18]

 

 

Pierce and Hoffman Take FALS Super Nationals Victories at Fairbury

 

MARS Racing Series

FAIRBURY, IL – Sept. 5, 2020 – Leading the FALS Super Nationals Feature with less than 10 laps remaining, Bobby Pierce had a brief flashback to the final lap of the 2019 Prairie Dirt Classic as he sped around the high-banked quarter mile.

 

“I was just hoping that no one got a hell of a run like Brandon [Sheppard] did at the Prairie Dirt Classic,” Pierce recalled. “That’s what I was thinking of at the end, something like that happening. Going down the backstretch on the last lap, I was thinking, ‘well, do I cut down just to prevent something?’”

 

Pierce was maintaining a several-second advantage over second-running Frank Heckenast Jr. in the closing laps of Saturday’s MARS Super Late Model DIRTcar Series Feature at Fairbury Speedway when the memory of him getting passed in the final corner of the track’s biggest race all season popped into his head. Worried that it might happen again, having no idea who was behind him or how close they were, the young Illinoisan put the pedal down and refocused on the task at hand.

 

Back in reality, the Smooth Operator had little to worry about. He was over 2.5 seconds ahead with no problematic traffic in front of him. Pierce kept it glued to the high side and cruised to his 11th career MARS Late Model Feature win – one worth a cool $10,000.

 

Just like Thursday night at Farmer City, Pierce’s win on Saturday was just plain dominant. Coming from the pole and leading all 50 laps, Pierce jetted out to a commanding lead in the opening circuits; one he was never challenged for seriously until the race’s only restart on lap 37.

 

This stacked the field up behind him and put current MARS points leader Frank Heckenast Jr. right on his bumper. Heckenast was reeling Pierce in slightly before the yellow came out but didn’t seem to have the same charge after the restart.

 

“Frankie [Heckenast] was catching me for a minute, and I had to find another groove, another rhythm to hit there,” Pierce said. “Finally, I did, right before that caution came out. I was pretty nervous with 12 laps to go because I knew my tires were burning up.”

 

But in the end, things all went smoothly for the operator. His tires held up, his composure stayed with him and it all worked out. And what an incredible weekend it’s been for the Oakwood, IL-driver, winning two of the three MARS Late Model races with a runner-up finish in the other.

 

A Feature (50 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[5]; 4. 33-Tim Manville[10]; 5. 25-Jason Feger[4]; 6. 10S-Taylor Scheffler[9]; 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker[18]; 8. 25W-Allen Weisser[13]; 9. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[2]; 10. 21B-Rich Bell[16]; 11. 74-Mitch McGrath[20]; 12. 42-Mckay Wenger[21]; 13. 89-Mike Spatola[11]; 14. 9-Eric Smith[19]; 15. (DNF) B12-Kevin Weaver[12]; 16. (DNF) 83-Scott James[7]; 17. (DNF) 35-Derek Chandler[15]; 18. (DNF) 18B-Shannon Babb[8]; 19. (DNF) 19R-Ryan Gustin[6]; 20. (DNF) 2-Mike Chasteen Jr[22]; 21. (DNF) M27-Mike Provenzano[17]; 22. (DNF) 7R-Kent Robinson[14]

 

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series

On a normal Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway, the local DIRTcar UMP Modified regulars are racing for $1,500 and points in the FALS Cup track championship. But the FALS Super Nationals boasts a $10,000 top prize, and it had the car count and racing quality to match.

 

A grand total of 80 UMP Modifieds showed up to FALS Saturday night, and all were zeroed-in to beat one man – Nick Hoffman.

 

Unfortunately for all 79 other drivers, Hoffman brought his A-game again, taking advantage of an incident with the early race leaders and outrunning his opponents in the final laps as he cruised to the $10,000 top prize and second-consecutive Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Feature win in two nights.

 

Hoffman started third and bided his time in the opening circuits of the 50-lap Feature behind leaders Bob Pohlman, Dawson Cook and Curt Spalding. Cook made the pass for the lead on Lap 5 and appeared to be a worthy competitor for the win before a very costly mistake bit him getting into Turn 1 on Lap 12.

 

Cook looped it heading into Turn 1 on the top side and met Mike Harrison, who was barreling through at full-speed and slammed into him, causing serious damage to both rides.

 

This handed the lead over to none other than The Thrill from Mooresville with 39 laps left. All of which he led, but not without a strong challenge from behind by Allen Weisser.

 

Weisser sat comfortably in the runner-up spot for the back half of the race before challenging Hoffman in lapped traffic with three laps to go.

 

“[Weisser] showed me a nose there coming to the white and I was able to shut him down into Turn 1 and make the next lap,” Hoffman said.

 

The last-laps battle for 10-grand was also done while deep in lapped traffic, making it all that much more exciting. It held Hoffman up a bit and allowed Weisser to close, but Hoffman was able to hold him off for the win unscathed.

 

“[Mark] Lamont at the end – I wasn’t sure which direction he was gonna go. He was kinda arching the corners pretty hard, so I wasn’t really sure. That allowed Allen [Weisser] to get all the way to me. Otherwise, I felt I had a big enough lead where I could have rolled right around there,” Hoffman said of the battle with Weisser.

 

A Feature (50 Laps) 1. 7H-Nick Hoffman[3]; 2. 25W-Allen Weisser[8]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely[6]; 4. 35S-David Stremme[16]; 5. 96M-Mike McKinney[25]; 6. 21-Derek Losh[14]; 7. 53-Bobby Stremme[19]; 8. 45K-Kyle Hammer[20]; 9. 10J-Bradley Jameson[22]; 10. 4-Victor Lee[10]; 11. 3L-Jeff Leka[13]; 12. 28-Rodney Standerfer[24]; 13. 21D-Danny Schwartz[9]; 14. 32P-Bobby Pierce[5]; 15. 3W-Dylan Woodling[23]; 16. 1WP-Bob Pohlman[1]; 17. 99W-Chris Arnold[7]; 18. 7-Mark Lamont[15]; 19. (DNF) 5CS- Curt Spalding[4]; 20. (DNF) 1S-Brian Shaw[18]; 21. (DNF) 59R-Jacob Rexing[26]; 22. (DNF) 64-Dawson Cook[2]; 23. (DNF) 24H-Mike Harrison[12]; 24. (DNF) K19-Will Krup[17]; 25. (DNF) 20M-Josh Morton[21]; 26. (DNF) 21A-Nick Allen[11]

 

 

Feger Returns to the High-Side for MARS Farmer City 74 Finale Victory; Hoffman Bests McKinney for First AMS Win of 2020 at Farmer City Raceway

 

MARS Racing Series

FARMER CITY, IL – Sept. 4, 2020 – He’s won this year using the bottom lane and the middle, and now The Highside Hustler is right back to getting it done on the high side.

 

Jason Feger gave the Farmer City Raceway fans quite a show on their final Friday night race program of the 2020 season, winning the laps-on-end battle for the lead with Shannon Babb and Bobby Pierce late in the race and holding them off for the $5,000 victory in the fourth annual Farmer City 74 with the MARS Super Late Model DIRTcar Racing Series.

 

Feger started to the outside of Ryan Unzicker and immediately got to work on the top side, fending off pressure from Babb and Pierce right behind him. He settled into third after Babb got by him shortly after a Lap 8 restart but was able to match his pace and keep up.

 

Feger and Babb kept their battle going for the runner-up spot until the caution came out on Lap 26 for a flat left-rear tire on leader Ryan Unzicker. The El Paso, IL-native was showing signs of a slower pace in the laps prior to the yellow and took it to the work area for a tire change, rebounding later in the race from deep in the pack to come back and finish sixth.

 

What came next was just a good old-fashioned duel between two of Illinois’ best.

 

Babb had assumed the point after Unzicker went pit-side and led the field back to green, using the extreme bottom lane in the corners, nearly hitting the infield tractor tires at times. Feger threw his MB Customs #25 right up on the top once again and went lap-after-lap with Babb, trading the lead back-and-forth five times from Lap 28 to 33. Feger would just nip Babb at the line one lap, then Babb would sneak ahead at the line the next.

 

“I knew Babb was right there but I kinda felt okay with him there because I knew what he had. You can’t ever count out Shannon here; he and [Billy] Moyer are two of the best-ever here,” Feger said of the back-and-forth battle.

 

Feger eventually got a great run off of Turn 4 on Lap 33 and began to pull away from Babb while Pierce began to close-in on them both. All three ended up within a half-car-length of each other as they reached five-to-go and continued their fight for position in close quarters.

 

Feger dipped into lapped traffic as he got the two-to-go signal, which opened the door for Pierce behind him as he made the move around Babb into second. But in the end, nothing was able to slow Feger down as he sprinted across the stripe to collect his third victory of the year in DIRTcar competition.

 

“I felt like I was way better on the long runs,” Feger said. “I don’t know if it was me as a driver or the tires or what, but I could smooth out and really get in a good rhythm, and I think that was it.”

 

Feger’s second year aboard an MB Customs chassis has given him the opportunity to try the bottom lane more frequently, where he’s actually encountered some success in 2020. But Friday night was a performance for the die-hard Feger fans – an all-in, gassed-up showing of mastery on the quarter mile of Farmer City, right in the lane of his nick-namesake.

 

“Tonight, the track was actually pretty good all over, but I’m definitely comfortable up on that top lane,” Feger said. “I just kinda felt like… you’ve got Bobby [Pierce] back there and [Shannon] Babb, who are both exceptional on the cushion here, and I felt like it was going to be easier for me to make them pass me on the bottom than let somebody drive by me on the outside.”

 

UP NEXT

 

The MARS Late Model Series action continues Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the $10,000-to-win FALS Super Nationals. Follow DIRTcar Racing on social media for live updates throughout the event.

 

Feature (47 Laps) 1. 25-Jason Feger [2][]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce [4][]; 3. 18-Shannon Babb [3][]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley [6][]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer [12][]; 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker [1][]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [7][]; 8. 9-Eric Smith [5][]; 9. 74-Mitch McGrath [17][]; 10. 83-Scott James [9][]; 11. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [10][]; 12. 30-Mike Glasscock [20][]; 13. 21B-Rich Bell [16][]; 14. 4G-Bob Gardner [14][]; 15. 42-McKay Wenger [18][]; 16. 19R-Ryan Gustin [11][]; 17. 1W-Donny Walden [13][]; 18. B12-Kevin Weaver [15][]; 19. 74A-Russ Adams [22][]; 20. 28M-Jake Miller [21][]; 21. 89-Mike Spatola [8][]; 22. 33M-Tim Manville [19][]; 23. 21-Billy Moyer [12][] Hard Charger: 74-Mitch McGrath[+8]

 

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series

He let one get away from him back in July, and there was no way Nick Hoffman was about to let it happen again Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

 

Starting on the pole, Hoffman put a big hurt on the field, leading all 30 laps en route to becoming the fifth different Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series winner in five contested races this season, besting the nine-time Farmer City winner Mike McKinney and seven-time DIRTcar UMP Modified National points champion Mike Harrison.

 

Hoffman’s good friend and Elite Chassis customer Mike McKinney beat him in a terrific DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature event at Farmer City almost two months ago with a late-race pass for the win. Needless to say, Hoffman made certain that did not happen again this time around.

 

Hoffman jumped out to the lead early and made light work of any lapped traffic he encountered.

 

“I was able to maneuver really well and pick and choose my lines,” Hoffman said. “When I did have to come off the bottom and go through the middle, I felt I carried plenty of speed where nobody could get below me if they were on me.”

 

After a quick caution just under halfway, Hoffman again started pulling away from the field, but McKinney had just taken second and rode less than two seconds back. As they entered slower traffic once again, Hoffman sliced through rapidly, but McKinney began to get held up slightly, allowing for Harrison, Allen Weisser and Will Krup to catch him as they entered the home stretch.

 

In the end, Hoffman remained unchallenged as he cruised to the $2,500 victory while McKinney was able to hang on in traffic for second. Harrison made a terrific effort on the top side to claim third, and Krup nipped Weisser at the stripe to get fourth.

 

With the guy who’s won nine times at Farmer City in his non-existent rearview mirror, Hoffman held strong out front, knowing the #96 was behind and could strike at any moment if he wasn’t careful.

 

“There were a couple of times where [signal sticks] showed me that Mike [McKinney] was getting closer, so I stepped my game up and rolled a little bit faster,” Hoffman said.

 

Heading into the FALS Super Nationals Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway, Hoffman knows it’s going to take another performance like Friday’s for him to beat McKinney and gain those ever-so-important UMP National points before the season wraps-up in the coming weeks.

 

“[McKinney’s] won nine races here, so he’s the king of this place right now. And Fairbury too, he’ll be really tough, probably the toughest guy to beat,” Hoffman said.

 

UP NEXT

 

The American Modified Series action continues Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for the $10,000-to-win FALS Super Nationals. Follow DIRTcar Racing on social media for live updates throughout the event.

 

Feature (30 Laps) 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1][]; 2. 96M-Mike McKinney [4][]; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison [3][]; 4. K19-Will Krup [5][]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser [2][]; 6. 77-Ray Bollinger [11][]; 7. 5CS-Curt Spalding [13][]; 8. 3L-Jeff Leka [7][]; 9. 25-Tyler Nicely [21][]; 10. 32P-Bobby Pierce [18][]; 11. 4-Victor Lee [9][]; 12. 45-Kyle Hammer [16][]; 13. 28-Michael Bolyard [20][]; 14. 35-David Stremme [10][]; 15. 99W-Chris Arnold [8][]; 16. 16C-John Clippinger [12][]; 17. 1KS-Keith Smith [15][]; 18. 242-Brandon Bollinger [14][]; 19. 59R-Jacob Rexing [19][]; 20. 81C-Christopher Cole [22][]; 21. 21D-Danny Schwartz [6][]; 22. 43A-Larry Anderson [17][]; 23. 21-Troy Dodson [23][] Hard Charger: 25-Tyler Nicely[+12]

 

 

Pierce Dominates MARS Field for $5k, McKinney Captures Ninth Win of 2020 at Farmer City in American Modified Series Action

 

MARS Racing Series

FARMER CITY, IL – Sept. 3, 2020 – A single word can sum up Bobby Pierce’s performance Thursday night at Farmer City Raceway – dominant.

 

Before the race’s only caution flag flew with six laps remaining in the MARS Super Late Model DIRTcar Racing Series Feature event, Pierce had lapped up to eighth-place and was carrying a seven-second advantage over second-place Ryan Unzicker when the yellow came out, erasing the big lead and putting a hungry field right on his bumper.

 

“The whole race, I was pretty nervous, even though I had that big of a lead because I’m used to seeing a distance being shown to me from the guy in second. It had me up on the wheel most of the time,” Pierce said.

 

Pierce’s crew members did not have their signal sticks with them for the Feature, so Pierce had to go without them for all 40 laps out front. In the end, it didn’t seem to matter, though, as the Smooth Operator easily sliced through lapped traffic throughout the race and cruised to his 10th career MARS Late Model victory.

 

The 3-time DIRTcar Late Model National points champion redrew the pole position for the Feature after a victory in Heat Race #3 and jetted out to a commanding lead at the drop of the green, reaching the rear of the field by Lap 10.

 

Pierce smoothly maneuvered around slower traffic, using multiple grooves to make passes, and looked to have the race in-hand if only it weren’t for the Lap 35 caution. On the first restart attempt, third-running Jason Feger got a good run out of Turn 4 and dove deep under Pierce into Turn 1 in a shot for the lead. He ended up spinning around in front of the field after contact with Pierce and was forced to restart near the rear.

 

“Something about happened on that first restart when Feger charged in there and got the door,” Pierce said. “Luckily, it didn’t cut any tires down or anything. That second restart I hit a lot better and never saw anyone on my left side after that, so I was trying to hit my marks. I knew there was six [laps] to go, so I was just counting the laps down.”

 

And hit his marks he did. Pierce got good separation from the field on the second restart attempt and carried it all the way back home for the $5,000 payday.

 

UP NEXT

 

The MARS Late Model action continues Friday with night #2 of the Farmer City 74 weekend – another $5,000-to-win show on-tap. This time, 47 laps the distance of the Feature.

 

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce [1][]; 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker [5][]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin [8][]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb [3][]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer [4][]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast [14][]; 7. 33M-Tim Manville [6][]; 8. 25-Jason Feger [2][]; 9. 89-Mike Spatola [9][]; 10. 4G-Bob Gardner [7][]; 11. 74-Mitch McGrath [12][]; 12. 10S-Taylor Scheffler [10][]; 13. 9-Eric Smith [17][]; 14. 111-Steven Roberts [19][]; 15. J12-Jason Wagner [15][]; 16. 30-Mike Glasscock [20][]; 17. B12-Kevin Weaver [13][]; 18. 42-McKay Wenger [11][]; 19. 83-Scott James [16][]; 20. 21B-Rich Bell [21][]; 21. 25W-Allen Weisser [22][]; 22. 1W-Donny Walden [18][] Hard Charger: 99JR-Frank Heckenast[+8]

 

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series

It’s simply stunning what Mike McKinney’s been able to accomplish in a DIRTcar UMP Modified at Farmer City Raceway this year.

 

Eight Feature wins at the track coming into Thursday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series event, nine when the night was complete.

 

With 25 laps ahead of him and $1,500 on the line, The Magic Man wasted zero time from the drop of the green, plowing through lapped traffic with an all-star cast of UMP Modified talent right behind him. Faced with the #7 of Nick Hoffman on his back, McKinney never flinched and piloted his #96 Elite Chassis to Victory Lane in the caution-free event.

 

“We didn’t have one caution all race, and those lappers – they weren’t too bad, to be honest,” McKinney said. “Even with it being that slick, I was still able to move up to the middle of the racetrack and run the top of [turns] three and four a few times to get around them and keep my momentum up.”

 

Starting on the pole, McKinney jumped out to the lead immediately. His biggest threat, however, had to come from just slightly deeper in the field.

 

Hoffman started seventh and took 11 laps to reach second. Once he did, a bunch of lapped traffic stood in his way, which he was able to clear by Lap 14. Hoffman began to reel in McKinney as they drove through a clear spot in traffic, shaving it down to under a half-second at one point.

 

“Dad was telling me somebody was close,” McKinney recalled. “I wasn’t 100-percent sure who it was. It’s hard being the leader; you don’t know where the guy’s at.”

 

“I figured it might have been Nick [Hoffman] or Tyler [Nicely] behind me; I kinda know the line they run. So, I was just trying to protect that bottom as best I could.”

 

As the laps wound down, McKinney was able to keep his momentum up in traffic just enough to keep Hoffman at bay behind him and led the field back to the checkers for the $1,500 victory. Fortunately, McKinney brought his A-game in lapped traffic, as Hoffman was right on him throughout the race.

 

“I really didn’t have to mess around behind them too much. It seemed like as soon as I got to them, I was able to get right by them. When you’ve got that #7 car chasing you down and the rest of the field there, you can’t mess around with them too long,” McKinney said.

 

With the competition level found at Farmer City on a weekly basis, winning just one Feature at the quarter-mile bullring is hard enough, let alone nine. But he’s the current DIRTcar UMP Modified National points leader, so if anyone could have done it this year, McKinney’s the guy. He’s come a long way in the division since his first steps after his 2012 Stock Car National points championship, and now he’s hot on the trail of clinching his first UMP Modified National points title.

 

“Years ago, I would have never told you I’d have this success here,” McKinney said. “I’ve blown motors here, I’ve flipped here… anything bad that’s happened has happened here. I’ve been close to winning races, but this year seems like I can do no wrong.”

 

UP NEXT

 

The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series action continues from the Farmer City Raceway Friday night in round two of action of the Farmer City 74 weekend. A 30-lap, $2,500-to-win Feature is on tap for the Modifieds.

 

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 96M-Mike McKinney [1][]; 2. 7-Nick Hoffman [7][]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely [2][]; 4. 21D-Danny Schwartz [3][]; 5. 45-Kyle Hammer [4][]; 6. 3L-Jeff Leka [6][]; 7. 25W-Allen Weisser [11][]; 8. 24H-Mike Harrison [9][]; 9. 4-Victor Lee [10][]; 10. 77-Ray Bollinger [12][]; 11. 35-David Stremme [15][]; 12. 5-Steven Brooks [14][]; 13. T6-Tommy Sheppard [16][]; 14. 36-Kenny Wallace [8][]; 15. 1KS-Keith Smith [19][]; 16. 59R-Jacob Rexing [17][]; 17. 81C-Christopher Cole [22][]; 18. 21-Troy Dodson [18][]; 19. 81-Mark Cole [21][]; 20. 63-Dustin King [13][]; 21. 5S-Alan Stipp [5][]; 22. 327-Dustin Bruce [20][]; 23. O1-Don Kiger [23][] Hard Charger: 7-Nick Hoffman[+5]

 

 

'GOOD TO BE BACK': Brad Sweet Returns To Victory Lane At I-80 Speedway
The reigning champion is now tied with Logan Schuchart for the championship points lead
 

GREENWOOD, NE — Aug. 30, 2020 — With half of a lap to go before Brad Sweet could see the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway Sunday night, yellow lights flashed around the track.

An accident between two cars racing for 18th evaporated the reigning champion’s 3.8 second lead over Carson Macedo and induced flashbacks of horror.

The night prior he lost the win on the last corner of the last lap.

“I couldn’t believe, take the white flag and the caution comes out,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not meant to be.’”

It had been 57 days since his seventh win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July. Since then, he’s endured multiple nights of bad luck – suffering four DNFs – and heartbreak from wins that never were.

A green-white-checkered finished extended his anxiety an extra lap, making the Feature 31 laps in total.

He didn’t let that faze him, though. When the green flag reappeared for the final time of the night, Sweet mastered his throttle better than the field behind him and launched to about a four-car-length lead ahead of Macedo. From then on, he only extended it, giving no one the opportunity for a last lap pass. He crossed the finish line with a 1.5 second lead to claim his eighth win of 2020, his first at I-80 and 58th career Series win.

“It’s been some trying times,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “This NAPA Auto Parts team never gives up. We’ve gone through DNFs and race cars and wild crashes. You know, things that we’re not accustom to. But that’s the adversity of the World of Outlaws tour. Never giving up and trying to stay positive each and every night. We lost a heartbreaker last night, so it is really easy to get down and get frustrated. But come back here and get the car better and better all night.”

The Kasey Kahne Racing team unloaded a dominate car for Sweet Saturday night, but on Sunday at I-80 they had to work toward that. He started the night with a 12th place qualifying effort and was able to translate that into a second place run in his Drydene Heat Race. Sweet managed to find the runner-up spot, again, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, however Dash winner Jacob Allen showed he had a car capable of delivering him his first career win.

That thought continued in the first 12 laps of the Feature with Allen able to fend off attacks from Sweet and Macedo.

After a restart with 18 laps to go, Sweet’s car came to life. He dove under Allen into Turn 3 and took the lead from him off Turn 4 to officially lead Lap 13. However, Allen got a run back underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car and bolted back ahead of him into Turn 1.

Allen was unable to hold his car straight off the corner, allowing Sweet another run back underneath him. The two performed a ballet of slide jobs through Turns 3 and 4 with Sweet first sliding in front of Allen on the entrance of the corner to take the top lane and Allen throwing his car down into the corner before sliding back in front of Sweet on the exit of Turn 4.

Sweet cut back underneath Allen down the straightaway and rocketed ahead of him into Turn 1 to claim the lead and run away with it. Allen was then left to fend off his teammate Logan Schuchart, who had made his way from 14th to third, and Macedo in fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Allen eventually faded to sixth while Macedo fought his way back to second and Schuchart, in third, had his hands full with Sheldon Haudenschild – who worked his way up through the field from 18th.

Sweet found traffic late into the Feature and experienced little hinderance from them. Macedo cut a few tenths of a second off Sweet’s lead in the closing laps but had nothing for his fellow Californian once Sweet found clean air. The defending champion was on his way to a near four second victory.

Then, the caution came out. His apparent victory went on hold. Macedo had one last chance to get his second win of the year. However, Sweet had enough of heartbreak. He perfected the restart, picked up the $10,000 check and trophy and left Macedo to wonder, “what if.”

“I feel bad,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “My guys did a really good job. I felt like I had a car good enough to win there. I really made poor decisions on restarts I felt like… I felt like I was gaining on Brad a little bit and got into the fence over there in (Turns) three and four. I was driving super hard to try and get back by him. That’s the way it goes. He did a great job. That’s why he’s a World of Outlaws champion and I had a lot of fun racing with him.”

Schuchart was able to hold off Haudenschild – who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for coming from 18th to fourth – and finish third for the second night in a row, after having to change a motor before his Drydene Heat Race. He’s now tied with Sweet for the championship points lead.

“We had a fast race car, just some issues early in the night we had to fight through and keep on pushing,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “This is what it all come down to. You’re going to have bad nights. You’re going to face adversity and get back up there. That’s what this Drydene Performance Products race team did.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sept. 5-6. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,050]; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl [8][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,050]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$900]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$800]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [9][$800]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$800]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; 21. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [24][$800]; 22. 7X-Justin Henderson [3][$800]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [11][$800]; 24. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.407; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.422; 3. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.44; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.482; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.489; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.49; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.501; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.524; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi, 14.528; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.535; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.55; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.59; 13. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.617; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.624; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson, 14.632; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.653; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.692; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.696; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.699; 20. 7-Tim Kaeding, 14.702; 21. 41-David Gravel, 14.715; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 14.729; 23. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 14.741; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.75; 25. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 14.752; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.788; 27. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 14.816; 28. 21-Brian Brown, 14.832; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.846; 30. 18R-Ryan Roberts, 14.935; 31. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.935; 32. 35L-Cody Ledger, 15.176; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.248; 34. 6-Bill Rose, 15.358; 35. 23S-Stu Snyder, 15.491

 

LET IT EAT: Sheldon Haudenschild Steals U.S. 36 Raceway Win On Last Corner
The NOS Energy Drink driver earned his 10th career World of Outlaws victory
 

OSBORN, MO — Aug. 29, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild could watch leader Brad Sweet enter a turn by the time he found a straightaway. More than two seconds separated the top two with seven laps to go Saturday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

Both were on a mission to win. However, Sweet, the reigning champion, hadn’t won since the beginning of July. Haudenschild’s last victory was earlier this month.

That didn’t classify Haudenschild as being less determined or motivated, though. He proved that by keeping the NAPA Auto Parts #49 in his target for those final seven laps. And watched it fade to him.

With five to go, Sweet’s lead was down to about a second.

With three to go, nearing half of a second.

With one to go, Haudenschild was no longer polite with his throttle. He shocked Sweet and everyone watching by driving around the outside of Sweet in Turn 4 and then edged him by 0.118 seconds at the finish line to claim the win.

“That last lap, I just let it eat,” Haudenschild said about his show stopping performance in his first appearance at U.S. 36. “I didn’t know if we were going to crash coming to the checkered. I didn’t even know if it was the checkered or not honestly.”

The win is his third of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season and 10th of his Series career – tying him with Danny Smith and Joe Gaerte for 42nd on the all-time wins list.

Sweet started the night as the early favorite, setting Quick Time in Qualifying, winning his Drydene Heat Race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Haudenschild finished fifth in the Dash.

When the field of 24 cars commenced their duel for the win in the 35-lap Feature, Sweet bolted ahead to the early lead with points leader Logan Schuchart close behind him. Haudenschild maneuvered his way from fifth to third on the first lap, but David Gravel grab the final podium spot back five laps later.

Heavy traffic became an obstacle for the leaders within the first six laps and cost Sweet the lead for about 20 seconds. Austin McCarl spun in Turn 2 in front of the leaders, blocking Sweet’s favored low line. That allowed Schuchart to throttle around the outside of Sweet and take the lead down the backstretch. The Shark Racing driver’s moment of glory ended by the time they reach Turn 4 again as Sweet powered back by the Drydene #1S for the lead.

Once Schuchart lost the lead, he got sucked into Gravel and Haudenschild’s duel, creating a three-car battle for second. The trio went three wide in Turn 1 and resulted in Schuchart holding second off the corner and Haudenschild moving back ahead of Gravel for third.

The next corner, Haudenschild and Schuchart took Sweet three wide for the lead on the exit of the Turn 4. Sweet was able to maintain the lead with the run he got off the high side of the corner and Haudenschild edged Schuchart for second at the line before the caution came out.

Haudenschild took advantage of his opportunity to line up alongside Sweet on the restart. Using the provided high line to his advantage, he powered alongside Sweet in Turn 4 and snuck ahead of him down the front stretch to take the lead for the first time – a move that foreshadowed his future.

With 18 laps to go, Haudenschild’s hopes for another victory looked to be tarnished when he bounced off the cushion in Turn 2 and allowed Sweet an easy pass for the top spot. Sweet pulled away to a straightaway lead and Schuchart was back on Haudenschild’s bumper.

Keeping his poise, Haudenschild was able to hold Schuchart behind him and get back into a rhythm of clicking off fast laps.

Heavy traffic became an issue again for Sweet in the closing circuits. He preferred the bottom lane, making his trek around the slower cars more difficult as many of them ran the same line. Haudenschild’s lane was a little clearer around the top, allowing him to shave off tenths of a second from Sweet’s lead every lap.

With seven laps to go, he was 2.5 seconds behind.

With three to go, down to about half of a second.

With one to go, the NOS Energy Drink #17 brought the Missouri crowd to their feet and kept the Series’ train of spectacular finishes rolling.

“It was tough,” Haudenschild said about running down Sweet. “I made one bobble over there (in Turn 2) and let Brad capitalize and get by me and ran away. We got to lappers there and they were running top and bottom pretty good pace. Kind of held Brad up there. And I got held up for a few laps. I really didn’t get close there until the white or two to go and just had to send it off (Turn) four.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his second in a row and his 22nd podium finish of the season.

“Hopefully I can get on the good side of one of these,” Sweet said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it. The NAPA Auto Parts car was good. I really felt like I drove a good race. Just got to those lap cars at the end and, obviously, Sheldon just… I had no idea we were coming to the checkered. But no excuses. You have to run every lap. I was full bore. Just hoping I had a good enough lead there.”

Sweet is now six points behind Schuchart, who finished third, for the championship points lead. And by rounding out the podium, Schuchart was able to break the tie for the team points lead with David Gravel finishing fourth – Shark Racing leads Jason Johnson Racing by two points for the team championship.

“You got to be consistent,” Schuchart said about going after the championship. “I would’ve liked to have raced for the win or have been up there putting on a show. But I felt like some restarts didn’t go our way. It’s a great run. We’re here on the podium. Another good run for this Drydene Performance Products race car.”

Haudenschild’s win helped elevate him in the Series points, as well. He is now up to fourth in points – 86 points behind Schuchart. And he’s no stranger to making late race charges to steal the win.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE for the first time in four years on Sun., Aug. 30. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [19][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,050]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [15][$1,000]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [12][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$800]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [20][$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$800]; 22. 28-Scott Bogucki [14][$800]; 23. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [17][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-10, 12-34; Sheldon Haudenschild 11, 35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Tim Kaeding[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.892; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.914; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.939; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.943; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.986; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.014; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.02; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.033; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.045; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.049; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.084; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 11.113; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.128; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.134; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 11.177; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.182; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 11.195; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.216; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11.23; 20. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 11.251; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.253; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.254; 23. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.264; 24. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.279; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.334; 26. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.582; 27. 6-Bill Rose, NT

 

DIRTcar Fall Nationals Driver Registration, Tickets, Camping and More Now Available

 

LINCOLN, IL – Sept. 10, 2020 – Six divisions. Five champions. Three nights. One exciting event at a brand-new venue for 2020.

 

Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, is set to crown five DIRTcar National points champions as host of the 2020 DIRTcar Fall Nationals, Oct. 1-3. The DIRTcar Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Pro Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Compacts are all scheduled to compete.

 

A favorite of many Midwest racers and fans, the event will again combine the great signature racing DIRTcar competitors are known to provide with the camping and all-ages entertainment synonymous with the Fall Nationals name.

 

Two practice sessions for all divisions will hit the track first on Thursday night, Oct. 1. Friday night, Oct. 2, features a full racing program for the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Stock Cars, UMP Modifieds and Pro Modifieds. The Pro Late Model champion will be decided Friday night after the completion of their Feature.

 

The DIRTcar Late Models and Sport Compacts will join the UMP Modifieds and Pro Modifieds on the docket for Saturday night, Oct. 3, in the second full night of racing, highlighted by the determination of all four division champions.

 

Drivers and fans can find more event-specific and competitor-related information in the all-new event guide.

 

Late Model, Pro Late Model, UMP Modified and Pro Modified teams who pre-enter by Sept. 30 will receive a discount on their entry fee. Application form is attached to the event guide.

 

Advance sale tickets are available now and will also be on sale at the gate on each race day. Pit pass, general admission and camping pricing can be found below.

 

Pits            Pits (Member)               Pits (11 & under)      Grandstand   Kids (11 & under)

Thursday       $20     $20                 $10*                            FREE             FREE**

Friday             $35     $30                 $20*                            $20                 FREE**

Saturday        $35     $30                 $20*                            $25                 FREE**

 

• 3-Day Pit Combo (Member): $65

• 3-Day Pit Combo (Non-Member): $75

• 2-Day Pit Combo (Member): $55

• 2-Day Pit Combo (Non-Member): $65

• 2-Day Grandstand Combo: $40

 

3-Day Camping with electricity - $75 (includes 30 amp electric)

3-Day Camping, no hookup - $50

For more camping info, contact: 217-764-3200

 

Hampton by Hilton and Comfort Inn & Suites of Lincoln, IL are the official host hotels of Lincoln Speedway. Call the Hampton by Hilton at (217) 732-6729 or Comfort Inn & Suites at (217) 735-5800. Mention Lincoln Speedway to receive the discounted rate.

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: History Continues At Huset’s Speedway
The doubleheader weekend will play a role in the Series’ tight points battle
 

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 1, 2020 — Four years went by without the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the historic Huset’s Speedway. That changes this weekend.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to the high-banked 1/3-mile track on Saturday, Sept. 5 for a $10,000-to-win show and on Sunday, Sept. 6 for a $20,000-to-win show.

The doubleheader weekend will see the continuation of the Series' epic points battle with Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart currently tied for the points lead and five drivers – and six teams – still in contention for the titles.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines for the weekend:

BACK ON THE HUNT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, didn’t let two months of bad luck and missed wins derail his quest for a second World of Outlaws title. He came out swinging last weekend with a runner-up finish at U.S. 36 Raceway and a win at I-80 Speedway – his eighth of the season. He’s now tied for the championship points lead with Logan Schuchart.

He’ll look to keep his winning ways going this weekend at Huset’s Speedway, where he has one win in 2016.

CONSISTENCY KEY: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, has been able to keep himself in the championship hunt through consistency – currently on a run of 17 top-10 finishes in a row. However, that's not enough. He's hungry to find victory again. His last win came at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July.

His last two finishes at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 were 22nd and 16th, respectively. Schuchart has proven this year that his previous records pay no homage to how he can perform. He and his Shark Racing team have improved their performance at about every track they’ve gone to this year.

HAUD IN HIS RHYTHM: After a few weeks of finishing in and out of the top-10, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have found their rhythm again. They recently knocked off three top-five finishes in a row – including their recent win at U.S. 36 Raceway in their first trip their together.

Haudenschild and his team will make another first time start with the World of Outlaws at Huset’s Speedway this weekend. The high-banked 1/3-mile track should suit Haudenschild’s style of making the most speed by ripping the top. He already earned a win at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway in August.

MACEDO EAGER TO WIN: Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has put together an impressive sophomore season, so far. He currently sits fourth in points with one win and is tied with Brad Sweet for the second most top-10 finishes this season with 31. However, he wants to park his Kyle Larson Racing #2 car in Victory Lane again before the year ends.

He had one of his most competitive performances since his last win in June at I-80 Speedway with a second-place finish. He’ll look to carry that momentum into the weekend at Huset’s Speedway. And like Haudenschild, he’ll be making his first start at the track this weekend.

STAYING IN THE FIGHT: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is on the best hot streak of all drivers, so far, with 20 top-10 finishes in a row – 14 of them top-five finishes and three of them wins. That performance has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the mix for the team championship title – currently six points behind Kasey Kahne Racing and Shark Racing, who are tied for the lead.

He’s yet to win at Huset’s Speedway, but has three top-five finishes in his last three races at the track.

SCHATZ SEARCHING: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team continue to search for the speed that propelled them to multiple wins and championships. Schatz continues to find himself in and out of the top-five but has yet to contend for a win since his last victory at Lernerville Speedway in July.

This weekend could see him park the Diehard #15 back in Victory Lane at Huset’s Speedway. He has four wins at the 1/3-mile track, including during the last race there in 2016. This weekend is also a home state weekend for his crew chief Steve Swenson.

ALLEN CLOSING IN ON WIN: Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, continues to inch closer and closer to his first career World of Outlaws win. He came close once again at I-80, leading the first 12 laps, holding off attacks from Brad Sweet and Carson Macedo to do so. He eventually fell to sixth but gained more confidence that his day in Victory Lane is near.

He finished 9th during his last race at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 and had another near win moment at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in August, too.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Sept. 5 & Sunday, Sept. 6 at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Huset’s Speedway is a high-banked 1/3-mile track
Track Record – 10.319 sec. set by Terry McCarl on May 10, 2009
Online – HusetsSpeedway.com

1/3-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 11 races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22, Kyle Larson won on May 23 and Aug. 8 and Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 7
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6
34 Raceway: Parker Price-Miller won on July 10
Wilmot Raceway: David Gravel won on July 11
Attica Raceway Park: Kyle Larson won on July 14

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Brad Sweet won on July 2, Donny Schatz won on July 3
2015 – Donny Schatz won on June 14
2014 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 2
2013 – Tim Kaeding won on July 3
2012 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 3
2011 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 20
2010 – Sammy Swindell won on July 1
2008 – Craig Dollansky won on June 13, Craig Dollansky won on July 3
2007 – Donny Schatz won on July 3
2006 – Brooke Tatnell won on May 7, Terry McCarl won on July 3
2005 – Brian Paulus won on June 28
2004 – Sammy Swindell won on July 6
2003 – Steve Kinser won on June 18
2002 – Steve Kinser won on July 2
2001 – Donny Schatz won on April 29, Mark Kinser won on July 3
2000 – Mark Kinser won on May 7, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1999 – Mark Kinser won on May 3, Mark Kinser won on July 7
1998 – Stevie Smith won on July 7
1997 – Sammy Swindell won on April 27, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1996 – Mark Kinser won on July 3
1995 – Dave Blaney won on June 28
1994 – Mark Kinser won on June 29
1993 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 23
1992 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 21, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 22
1991 – Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 23, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24
1990 – Doug Wolfgang won on July 4, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 25
1989 – Doug Wolgang won on July 5, Bobby Davis, Jr. won on Aug. 25, Doug Wolfgang won on Aug. 26
1984 – Steve Kinser won on July 11
1983 – Sammy Swindell won on April 30, Steve Kinser won on July 6

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS on Sept. 11-12 for the Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 36 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. 

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (41 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 12
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada 

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 17
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 13
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
10 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 222
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 194
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 48
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
12 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
13 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
14 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

 

Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway Rescheduled For Sept. 24-25
Both races will play a key role in the run to the Series championship
 

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 1, 2020 — Fan favorites Plymouth Speedway and Wayne County Speedway have found a new home on the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule.

The event at Plymouth Speedway, in Plymouth, IN, has been rescheduled for Thurs., Sept. 24 and the event at Wayne County Speedway, in Orrville, OH, will now take place on Fri., Sept. 25, before the Series returns to Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash on Sat., Sept. 26.

Those who had already purchased tickets and pit passes for the August events at Plymouth and Wayne County before they were rained out can use those tickets and wristbands for the rescheduled September dates.

If you’re unable to attend either of the new events and would like to request a refund you can click here if you ordered your tickets in advance. If you purchased your tickets at Plymouth or Wayne County, you’ll need to mail your tickets to (World Racing Group 7575 West Winds Blvd. Suite D, Concord, NC 28027) with your name, address and phone number provided.

The event at Plymouth will be an entirely new show. However, the new track record of 11.061 sec. set by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz around the 3/8-mile track in August still stands.

With five drivers still in contention for the Series championship, including Wooster, OH driver Sheldon Haudenschild, and six teams in contention for the team championship, Plymouth and Wayne County will kick off a key weekend of racing for the title hunt. Only 10 races will remain after the weekend.

The return to Wayne County Speedway will also mark The Greatest Show on Dirt’s last trip of the season to Ohio.

Get tickets for Plymouth Speedway by clicking here and for Wayne County Speedway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision.

 

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CHASIN' PAPER: Overton Dominates Lancaster For 4th Straight World of Outlaws Win

"Big Sexy" Passes Local, Johnny Pursley, and Drives Away to Complete Weekend Sweep Worth $20,000

LANCASTER, S.C. - With the national touring stars of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in his own backyard this weekend, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. stepped up to the plate and continued to show the nation why he's in contention for Driver of the Year in 2020.

Following his home state triumph at Georgia's Lavonia Speedway on Friday night, "Big Sexy" kept the momentum rolling with a 50-lap beat down in Saturday's stop at South Carolina's Lancaster Motor Speedway. Going second-quick in qualifying and winning his Team Drydene heat race, Overton redraw the inside of row two for the feature; behind the front row of local Johnny Pursley from Clover, S.C. and Outlaw Ricky Weiss from Canada.

Immediately going to second on the start, Overton bided his time aboard the Wells Motorsports No. 76 before striking to take the lead from Pursley on lap 12. From there, it was game over. A few cautions tried to slow down his Clements Racing Engines powered Longhorn Chassis, but nothing could deter the 29-year old from another trip to victory lane. He commanded the final 38 laps with ease and cruised to a 3.012-second victory at the checkered flag.

Continuing his magical 2020 campaign, Saturday's score gives Overton 11 career World of Outlaws Late Model wins with the last four victories all coming consecutively over the past month. He's also up the 19 overall wins on the year, approaching World of Outlaws championship leader, Brandon Sheppard, who sits at 25 victories this season.

Giving chase in the early running, the Lancaster, S.C. crowd watched intensely as Johnny Pursley’s No. 9 commanded the field in puruit of his first career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win. After leading the opening 11 laps, Pursley faltered to second after valiantly fighting for Overton for the top spot. While Overton set sail on the field, Pursley still had his hands full with a charging Ricky Weiss stripping the runner-up spot away on lap 17.

A caution near halfway offered up a thrilling restart with North Carolina's Ross Bailes, who earned his third career World of Outlaws Fast Time Award in qualifying, capitalizing and passing The Bluegrass Bandit Darrell Lanigan to take third. The position jockeying continued throughout the 50-lapper, but really shuffled in the late stages when frontrunners runners Lanigan and Pursley succumbed to the infield with problems.

A lap 46 caution erased a monstrous 4.983-second lead for Overton and set the stage for a potentially wild final restart. However, Overton would have none of that. Firing on all cylinders, the Wells No. 76 immediately drove away from Weiss and the field to seal the deal on a dominating win at Lancaster Motor Speedway and complete the weekend sweep against the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.

"We've got one hell of a hot rod right now; this thing is a joy to drive," Overton said in victory lane. "Everything is just going so perfect for us right now. We're really spoiled winning like this, because then you run bad and feel so horrible. These last couple of months have been amazing though, and I hope it doesn't end anytime soon."

Hanging on to his second-place finish, Ricky Weiss snapped a 22-race streak of finishing outside the top two, securing his first runner-up bid with the World of Outlaws since May 23 at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex. Not only did his strong performance break a cold spell, but it also allowed him plenty of breathing room in the noteworthy battle for second in the championship standings between himself and Cade Dillard (-78), who ended with a DNF at Lancaster.

"This isn't really my forte, so to run second and gain the points we did tonight is huge for us," Weiss noted on racing the half-mile. "I like big tracks, but when it gets dirty like that, we start to struggle. We've been working so hard on this thing. It's rewarding to get back up front. Hopefully it only grows from here."

Rounding out the podium at Lancaster in third-place was Ross Bailes in the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58. Scoring his third career podium finish with the World of Outlaws Late Models, Bailes extended his success in the state of South Carolina. Each of his three top-three efforts have come at Cherokee in Gaffney, S.C. and LMS in Lancaster, S.C.

"We were really good at the start, and I thought we would be able to contend more throughout the race," thought Bailes afterwards. "We had that long green flag run and I could feel my car starting to come in, but that caution killed us. I don't know if my tires cooled down or what, but I just couldn't fire the same after that. It took me 5-10 laps to get going and that cost us too much. I was hoping I could get up there and really give these Carolina fans something to cheer about."

Following a rare mistake that sent him spinning from third on Friday at Lavonia, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. rallied nicely on Saturday with a fourth-place bid for the Rocket1 Racing No. 1 at Lancaster. Chasing him to the checkered flag and rounding out the top five was Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. with his third consecutive top five finish.

"Smokey" Chris Madden of nearby Gray Court, S.C. rebounded from his forgetful Friday at Lavonia with a sixth-place effort  at Lancaster in the Rum Runner Racing No. 44. Collecting his 26th top ten of the year in seventh-place was Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kans. in the Shop Quik No. 18. Rookie Ashton Winger found his own vengeance by rallying from Friday's crash to an eighth-place result on Saturday in the Rocket Chassis No. 12. Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. found his way back inside the top ten aboard the Rocket No. 1J, while "Downtown" Michael Brown closed out the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will have the next two weeks away from the track before reconvening on Friday and Saturday, September 25-26 for a doubleheader in Knox Dale, Pa. at Thunder Mountain Speedway. As always, you can catch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision if you can't make it yourself.

Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) [FULL RESULTS] – 1. 76-Brandon Overton [3][$10,000]; 2. 7-Ricky Weiss [2][$5,000]; 3. 58-Ross Bailes [4][$3,000]; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard [5][$2,500]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb [7][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [8][$1,700]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [11][$1,400]; 8. 12-Ashton Winger [12][$1,300]; 9. 1J-Boom Briggs [13][$1,200]; 10. 24D-Michael Brown [18][$1,100]; 11. B1-Brent Larson [9][$1,050]; 12. 42-Cla Knight [14][$1,000]; 13. 29V-Darrell Lanigan [6][$950]; 14. 9-Johnny Pursley [1][$900]; 15. 1w-Ricky Weeks [16][$850]; 16. 6-Chris Blackwell [10][$800]; 17. 57-Zack Mitchell [17][$770]; 18. 2F-Dennis Franklin [23][$750]; 19. 97-Cade Dillard [20][$730]; 20. 4-Matthew Nance [19][$700]; 21. 88-Trent Ivey [15][$700]; 22. 0-Scott Bloomquist [21][$700]; 23. 79-Ben Watkins [22][$700]. Lap Leader(s): Pursley 1-11; Overton 12-50. Hard Charger Award: 24D-Michael Brown[+8].

 

 

 

HOME SWEET HOME: Brandon Overton Beats World of Outlaws on Georgia Turf at Lavonia

"Big Sexy" Survives Late Bid from Dennis Erb Jr. to Win Third-Straight Morton Buildings Feature

LAVONIA, GA. - "I'm enjoying this more than ever right now," exclaimed Brandon Overton after his latest win in a season full of conquests across the dirt late model world.

The 29-year old native of Evans, Ga. is having the most fun he's ever had in his 15-year career; and it's showing. With all the confidence in the world in his Wells Motorsports No. 76 team, the driver affectionately labeled as "Big Sexy" has torn across the country on a mission guiding him from victory lane to victory lane. His latest accomplishment in a long line of noteworthy achievements came on his home turf at Georgia's Lavonia Speedway on Friday night.

Driving by the likes of Brandon Sheppard, Brent Dixon, Ricky Weiss, Zack Mitchell, and Dennis Erb Jr., Overton piloted his Longhorn Chassis entry from sixth-to-first in the opening 18 laps of the Morton Buildings Feature. Succumbing to lap traffic on lap 43, Overton handed the lead over to Erb with just seven laps remaining, but a fire was lit inside the Georgia boy and he rebounded to snatch the top spot back on lap 44 and hang on for the $10,000 score in his home state.

Building his resume night-after-night, Overton's Friday night triumph gave him his 18th overall feature win of the 2020 season; his 10th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series win (17th different driver in series history with 10+ wins); and extended his World of Outlaws win streak to three consecutive victories to go along with his weekend sweep at USA Nationals last month.

"We're just having so much right now," Overton said in the pits as his crew packed the No. 76 into the hauler. "This whole team gets along so well, and I've got the coolest car owner in the business. I know that I've got a lot of pressure to perform, but they don't ever make me feel that; and I think that's huge. My hat goes off to Longhorn By Wells; new motor package was great tonight; and our relationship with Penske Shocks is paying dividends of late."

While most eyes were glued to row three with Sheppard & Overton buried in the redraw, Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C. took advantage of the outside pole and commanded the opening 17 laps of the feature. In the midst of a stellar three-way war for the lead, fans saw Mitchell have his hands full with Dennis Erb Jr. and a charging Overton breathing down his neck. Overton eventually took the spot on lap 18 and paced the mid-to-late stages with ease.

The most chaotic moment of the night came on the lap 25 restart, which resulted in the only red flag of the evening. Restarting in third, "B-Shepp" made an ultra rare mistake on the turns one & two cushion, getting out of shape in the Rocket1 Racing No. 1 and spinning in front of the field. What followed was pandemonium. Piling in late with with heavy damage was fifth-running Chris Ferguson, seventh-running Ashton Winger, and 12th-running Darrell Lanigan. Along with those four, a whole pack of other backmarkers spun to a stop trying to avoid the melee.

Going back green, Overton didn't receive a real challenge for the lead until ten to go with traffic approaching and Erb closing. While keeping their on the front duo of Overton and Erb, fans witnessed a rare moment with Sheppard and Scott Bloomquist both going a lap down to the race leaders. Capitalizing on the those slower cars, Erb pinned Overton in and snuck by him on the low side to lead the 43rd lap. Getting up on the wheel and quickly recovering, Overton gassed up the No. 76 and went right back to work; passing Erb back on the 44th circuit. Erb continued to hound Overton throughout the final six laps, but would run out of time in his quest to stop "Big Sexy" from keeping his hot streak alive on his home turf.

"I knew he was there," noted Overton. "My guys were telling me to get down, get down; but I wasn't driving that hard. I thought I had already killed my tires when I got to the lead, because I was worried about staying in front of Sheppard early on. I knew if I could do that, I could win; but if he got ahead of me, I might not win this thing. I was driving so hard, wheel-spinning real bad to try and keep him behind me. I honestly feel like if I hadn't sat back there and rode around the middle-to-late parts, then I wouldn't have had as much race track to use to pass Dennis back. There's really no right or wrong, something you just get lucky."

Falling just short of back-to-back wins, "The One Man Band" still recorded another phenomenal night and did something he hasn't done in almost three years. With consecutive podium results at Eriez and Lavonia, this is only the third time in Erb's World of Outlaws Late Model Series career that he's recorded back-to-back top-three runs. The other two instances for the Carpentersville, Ill. native coming in November of 2017 and May of 2007.

"That confetti is great when you're winning, but not that fun in second," Erb Jr. joked in victory lane. "We had a really good run thought. I got around him there on the outside and found a good lane through the middle, but that lapper got in the way and hurt us. He's [Overton] one of the best out there right now, so finishing second to him ain't bad. It was fun how dicey we get tonight. A lot of hard racing, which I like."

For Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kans., his third-place finish was like a sigh of relief for the Shop Quik No. 18 Rocket Chassis bunch. Marking only his second podium appearance of the 2020 campaign, it was his first top-three bid in nearly two months with his last coming on July 11 at Plymouth (Wisc.) Dirt Track. The consistency, however, continues to pay dividends for the Kansas kid. With Lanigan's unfortunate DNF, the No. 18 slipped by the No. 29V to take over the fourth spot in the championship standings.

"Man, it feels like forever since I've been up here on this podium," a relieved Junghans let out on the front stretch. "We've just been plugging away, night-in and night-out. Our car hasn't been that good for, shoot, the last six months. We've been working hard though and it's starting to pay out. We're heading the right direction now."

Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Man. collected his 16th top five finish of the year aboard the Drydene Performance ProductsNo. 7, slightly knocking down Sheppard's championship lead following his misfortune. Closing out the top five was early leader "Kid Quick" Zack Mitchell with his third career top five finish in World of Outlaws competition.

Closing out the top ten at Lavonia on Friday night was "Downtown" Michael Brown in the sixth spot; Ross Bailes with a hard-charging effort from 19th-to-seventh in the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58; local Brent Dixon of Elberton, Ga. with an eighth-place finish; "Thriller" Cade Dillard with a resurgent 18th-to-ninth bid to salvage his tough night; and Nick Schlager of nearby Royston, Ga. with a career-best tenth-place run.

The 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season rolls on with a Saturday, September 5 stop at South Carolina's Lancaster Motor Speedway. With only nine races remaining, every night is a crucial part in deciding every point, position, and payout for the championship standings. Hot Laps are slated for 7:00pm ET on Saturday at Lancaster. If you can't make it in person, watch Every Lap LIVE at DIRTVision.

Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) [FULL RESULTS HERE] – 1. 76-Brandon Overton [6][$10,000]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb [1][$5,000]; 3. 18-Chase Junghans [9][$3,000]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss [3][$2,500]; 5. 57-Zack Mitchell [2][$2,000]; 6. 24d-Michael Brown [11][$1,700]; 7. 58-Ross Bailes [19][$1,400]; 8. 1d-Brent Dixon [4][$1,300]; 9. 97-Cade Dillard [18][$1,200]; 10. 22s-Nick Schlager [20][$1,100]; 11. 4-Matthew Nance [17][$1,050]; 12. 1c-Kenny Collins [7][$1,000]; 13. 12-Ashton Winger [10][$950]; 14. B1-Brent Larson [16][$900]; 15. 42-Cla Knight [22][$850]; 16. 79-Ben Watkins [12][$800]; 17. 0-Scott Bloomquist [23][$770]; 18. 1-Brandon Sheppard [5][$750]; 19. 1J-Boom Briggs [14][$730]; 20. 6-Blake Spencer [24][$700]; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson [8][$700]; 22. 29V-Darrell Lanigan [13][$700]; 23. 88-Trent Ivey [15][$700]; 24. 44-Chris Madden [21][$700]. Lap Leader(s): Mitchell 1-17; Overton 18-42; Erb Jr. 43; Overton 44-50. Hard Charger Award: 58-Ross Bailes[+12]

 

BRANDON & BRANDON SHOW: Sheppard and Overton Go Head-To-Head This Weekend with the World of Outlaws Late Models

Two Winningest Drivers in Dirt Late Model Racing Sqaure off at Lavonia, Georgia and Lancaster, South Carolina

At a combined 42 victories, Brandon Sheppard and Brandon Overton are the two winningest drivers in Dirt Late Model Racing in 2020. This weekend, the next chapter in 'The Brandon and Brandon Show' is written with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.

With "The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet" visiting Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway on Friday and Lancaster (S.C.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, fans will see B-Shepp and Big Sexy go head-to-head for the 25th and 26th time this season.

As two-thirds of the three-headed monster - along with Jimmy Owens - in Dirt Late Model racing this year, Sheppard and Overton have become forces to be reckon with everywhere they go. At 25 victories overall, Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. leads the nation as the winningest driver in 2020, and behind him is Overton of Wells, Ga. at 17 triumphs himself.

In 24 previous encounters, Sheppard and Overton have competed against each other in ten World of Outlaws events, nine Lucas Oil Late Model races, and five DIRTcar sanctioned shows. To date, Sheppard has gotten the better of Overton in their head-to-head appearances with the No. 1 topping the No. 76 on 15-to-9 occasions.

The duo is nearly split in the win column with Sheppard taking five wins to Overton's four when competing against each other. It's worth noting that since the return to racing in May, Overton has trumped Sheppard four wins to one. Outside of two wins at East Bay and two wins at Volusia in February, Sheppard's only other win against Overton came at Volunteer (Tenn.) Speedway in World of Outlaws competition in June.

For Overton, however, the driver of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 has soared into the limelight over the summer months. His triumphs over Sheppard include a Dirt Late Model Stream preliminary feature at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway, a Lucas Oil win at Smoky Mountain (Tenn.) Speedway, and a clean sweep of the World of Outlaws' USA Nationals at Cedar Lake (Wisc.) Speedway worth $57,000 in August.

In 12 of their 24 matchups, Sheppard and Overton have both finished inside the top ten in the same feature. They've claimed top five finishes together on seven of those occasions and shared the podium four times. Twice they have finished 1st-2nd; those coming at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park on February 4 with Sheppard beating Overton; and then Smoky Mountain on June 13 with Overton topping Sheppard.

A winner at both Lavonia and Lancaster, Sheppard has been to victory lane with the Morton Buildings Late Models at both venues on the docket this weekend. Overton, however, is the most recent winner of the two at Lancaster, topping a May trip to the Lancaster, S.C. half-mile.

Each eyeing their own historic accomplishments, Sheppard chases his 14th World of Outlaws win of the season - four away from tying the single-season record of 18 wins - and his 69th career win with the series - eight away from tying the all-time record of 77 wins. Overton himself is after his 10th career with the World of Outlaws, which would make him the 17th different driver in series history with ten or more victories.

Along with Sheppard and Overton, a stout crew of World of Outlaws full-time competitors including Ricky WeissCade DillardDarrell LaniganChase JunghansDennis Erb Jr.Ashton WingerScott BloomquistBoom Briggs and Brent Larson, will be looking to stop 'The Brandon and Brandon Show.' Outside of them, some of the area's best including Chris Madden, Chris Ferguson, Ross Bailes, and more, will be looking to spoil the party.

It all kicks off this Friday, September 4 at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga. before the series heads to Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, S.C.. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gates both nights. If you can't make it, you can watch Every Lap Live at DIRTVision.com.

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NO PROBLEM ON THE BOTTOM: Wilson Shines on New iRacing Update to Win DIRTcar eSports at Limaland

Californian becomes second repeat winner in eSports history in Drydene Pro Late Model Showdown

 

LIMA, OH – Sept. 9, 2020 – Four starts in DIRTcar eSports competition for iRacing Pro Dylan Wilson. Two Feature wins and two runner-up finishes to show for it.

 

And what a unique win it was for the Bakersfield, CA-native, having won on the brand-new simulation update from iRacing that was finalized just hours before the green flag was thrown. A new feature that accounts for the moisture in layers beneath the racing surface rolling to the bottom of the track in banked areas was added to all dirt ovals, including Ohio’s Limaland Motorsports Park – the site of Wednesday’s Drydene DIRTcar eSports Pro Late Model Showdown.

 

The drivers seemed quite pleased with the new update, but none more than Wilson, who picked up a total of $325 in winnings and contingency for his victory in the 11th DIRTcar eSports event of the season.

 

At the drop of the green, the 2019 iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series World Champion Blake Matjoulis grabbed the lead and began to set the pace out front.

 

However, it was Wilsons’s D1RT Racing #80 using the bottom-middle lane to make the pass for the lead on Lap 3.

 

“I tried that groove a lane off the bottom above the tires and thought it was actually good, so I went there on the start,” Wilson said. “It seemed to stay good all race. I kept watching the splits and they would grow just a hair, lap-after-lap. I just stayed right where I was and didn’t have to move around much.”

 

Wilson fought through several groups of lapped traffic but was able to keep the lead as the field found its first caution flag of the night on Lap 19 of the 40-lap Drydene Feature.

 

Back a bit further in the field was the two-time iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car World Champion Alex Bergeron battling with fellow iRacing Pros Devon Morgan and Kendal Tucker. They got it sorted out after the restart as Bergeron took second behind Wilson and Tucker chasing Morgan down for third.

 

Tucker soon switched from the middle groove back to the top side and got a big run on Morgan for third on Lap 32. It took a slide job in Turns 3-4 to get it to work, but Tucker was able to hang on through Wilson’s rebuttal slider the very next corner and take the spot permanently.

 

Tucker gave a big tip-of-the-hat to the iRacing staff for its newest update – one he feels played a role in his, and everyone else’s, ability to run the bottom and the middle.

 

“I thought the racetrack was really good,” Tucker said of the simulation update. “Everybody was making the bottom to middle work, it seemed like. I was able to run the top just as fast, and there were definitely two-to-three grooves right there in that track.”

 

Bergeron came out on top of the mad scramble for second near the midway point of the race and said he truly could feel the difference in the way each of the grooves on the track came in throughout the night.

 

“With this new update, I feel like this really helped the racing,” Bergeron said. “A lot more lines, a lot more racing for sure. We tried some stuff, tried the outside, and to come away with second place is very, very good.”

 

Bergeron settled-in behind Wilson by the home stretch, and despite having won three DIRTcar eSports races prior, was satisfied with just a runner-up result Wednesday night.

 

“If I would have got to Wilson, I would have tried to pass him. But with the lapped cars there, I just wished for a good race and to be able to win it fair,” Bergeron said.

 

“It’s tough to just go out there and pass somebody like that. We’re all very good, and you need them to make mistakes to be able to pass somebody.”

 

But in the end, nobody was catching Wilson. With only a few lapped cars still in his path, Wilson cruised across the line for his second career victory with the DIRTcar eSports league.

 

In the closing laps, Tucker was turning some of the fastest laps of the race. The problem – the leader was a full straight-away ahead. Despite not being able to catch Wilson in the closing laps, Tucker was confident he had the hot rod to do it, had the race been a bit longer distance.

 

“We were tracking down the leaders pretty quick,” Tucker said. “I just wish it might have been 50 laps. I don’t know if we could have got them, but we definitely would have got there to them at the rate we were going.”

 

“We just needed a caution right there. We had the speed again, just needed a little luck and it to play out differently.”

 

RESULTS

 

Drydene Feature (40 Laps) 1. 80-Dylan Wilson [3]; 2. 12-Alex Bergeron [5]; 3. 00-Kendal Tucker [2]; 4. 33-Evan Seay [6]; 5. 127-Blake Matjoulis [1]; 6. 112-Devon Morgan [7]; 7. 033-Richard Murtaugh Jr. [9]; 8. 63-Clifford Driskel [10]; 9. 0-Kevin Dedmon [4]; 10. 3-Dylan Thomas [13]; 11. 03-Hunter Stiffler; 12. 27-Jeremy Rose [15]; 13. 500-Tyler Berry [17]; 14. 171-Brandon Freeburg [12]; 15. 75-Brandon Dobbratz [16]; 16. 08-Coty Slawson [14]; 17. 8-Tyler Jackson [8]; 18. 13-Justin Flagg [19]; 19. 14-Braden Johnson [23]; 20. 22-AJ Albreada [21]; 21. 229-Jacob Cook [20];

 

 

 

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TERRIFIC IN TRAFFIC: Krup Escapes Clutches of Nicely, Hoffman to Win Hope for Harlie Prelim at Cedar Ridge

Illinoisan denies Hoffman of record-tying win again, scores sixth career tour victory

 

MORGANTOWN, KY – Sept. 18, 2020 – With just five laps left, deep in lapped traffic and two fierce competitors closing the gap behind him, Will Krup knew it was time to make a move to secure the win.

 

Krup had led since the drop of the green, through several caution flags and now had home-state favorite Tyler Nicely and newly crowned champion Nick Hoffman breathing down his neck as he approached a sizable pack of lapped traffic on the 3/8-mile high banks of Cedar Ridge Speedway. Krup stuck mainly to the lower side of the track and began to pick each car in the pack off, one-by-one, until he was forced to move up to get around some others.

 

With two laps left, Krup made some contact with one of the slower cars that nearly stumbled his momentum as he came out of Turn 4 to collect the white flag. But his JHA Motorsports #K19 was strong and stable, and Krup was able to get through the late-race traffic jam to collect his fifth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature win of the season in the preliminary night of action at the seventh annual Hope for Harlie benefit race.

 

“I just kept looking up at the flagman, just wishing he’d throw that checkered,” Krup said after the race. “It was getting awfully thick there. But all-in-all, I survived that deal and came home with a good victory.”

 

Cedar Ridge has been good to Krup in years’ past. He scored the very first Summit Modified Feature win of his career here last year, also on night #1 of Hope for Harlie weekend. On Friday night, Krup looked as strong as he’s been all year, and it paid off – $1,500 worth.

 

“It helps being confident after winning the last couple years at this particular race,” Krup said. “The car was really good tonight; I just hope it’s good tomorrow with a lot more money on the line. Everybody’s going to bring their A-game tomorrow, for sure.”

 

Leading the pack for an all-Elite Chassis podium once again, Krup knew the pressure was coming from Nicely and Hoffman behind him, and he kicked it into high gear at just the right time.

 

“I had a stick guy up there that I was watching and the gap never got any bigger, never got any smaller, but I just knew that you can’t mess-up in those situations because if you get out of line a little bit, they’ll get underneath you and they’re gonna be hard to pass back,” he said.

 

Nicely actually viewed the thick traffic at the end as an interesting added element to maneuver around.

 

“That lapped traffic got pretty heavy there at the end,” Nicely said. “I was kinda looking forward to it; it was just gonna help throw another car into it.”

 

Crossing the stripe with a runner-up finish, Nicely even had to throw a slide job and execute some needle-threading on the slower cars in front of him just to get by.

 

“When the lapped cars are running side-by-side, that really affects you,” Nicely said.
“But we got through it with no damage.”

 

He may have been denied victory by his own Elite Chassis customers again, but Hoffman’s still got a chance to tie his own single-season wins record in Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win finale if he can get the job done. A rare third-place performance in his Heat Race Friday night set him up with an eighth-place landing spot on the starting grid, which he said had an effect on Feature outcome.

 

“Just gotta tune on it to try and get better earlier in the night,” Hoffman said. “Tonight, burying myself in that Heat Race put me buried in the Feature, and you can’t expect to pass these guys.

 

“I felt like I was just as good as the two in front of me, just kinda had to pick and choose in lapped traffic. Will got through there really well and so did Tyler. I felt like all three of us were pretty equal speed-wise.”

 

UP NEXT

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals / American Modified Series action continues Saturday night with the Hope for Harlie finale – $3,000 on the line for the winner of the 40-lap Feature.

 

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RESULTS

Feature (25 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup [1][]; 2. 25-Tyler Nicely [3][]; 3. 7-Nick Hoffman [8][]; 4. 22H-Josh Harris [5][]; 5. 18-Brandon McDowell [2][]; 6. 24-Zeke McKenzie [4][]; 7. K7-Gabriel Kirtley [11][]; 8. 21D-Danny Schwartz [16][]; 9. 16C-John Clippinger [12][]; 10. 55L-Alex Love [7][]; 11. 55-Blaze Melton [14][]; 12. 13-Charlie Mefford [9][]; 13. 22-Wade Wenthe [17][]; 14. O3-Zach Dennis [18][]; 15. 11-Dennis Vincent [20][]; 16. 46-Johnny Madden [15][]; 17. 37-TY Shearon [10][]; 18. 81-Mark Cole [21][]; 19. 8-TJ Armour [22][]; 20. 81C-Christopher Cole [19][]; 21. 59R-Jacob Rexing [6][]; 22. R4-Ricky Arms [13][] Hard Charger: 21D-Danny Schwartz[+8]

 

READY FOR MORE: Hoffman Officially Clinches Championship, Looks to Break Wins Record at Cedar Ridge

Seventh annual Hope for Harlie weekend gives Hoffman a shot at 14 wins and $4,500 in potential winnings

 

 

MORGANTOWN, KY – Sept. 16, 2020 – With a dominant showing of 12 Feature wins, 16 top-fives and 16 top-10s across the 18 events he started with the tour this year, Nick Hoffman has officially clinched the 2020 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship. But his drive isn’t done just yet.

 

This weekend, the now three-time Summit Modified champion takes his Federated Auto Parts #7 into the Bluegrass State to close out the tour, chasing the all-time single-season Feature wins record of 13, which he established last year.

 

The seventh annual Hope for Harlie event at Cedar Ridge Speedway, Sept. 18-19, will conclude the Summit Modified season on its championship weekend with two action-packed nights of DIRTcar UMP Modified racing and crown Hoffman with his third title in the last five seasons. A 30-lap, $1,500-to-win Feature is on deck for Friday while the big 40-lap, $3,000-to-win finale concludes the weekend on Saturday.

 

If Hoffman is able to make a sweep of the weekend, he’ll set the new single-season Feature win record at 14. Should he make the trip out to Kokomo Speedway for the Summit Modified portion of the Hoosier Dirt Shootuout makeup race on Friday, Oct. 23, he has the potential to make it 15 with a victory in the $5,000-to-win Feature there as well.

 

But for now, Hoffman is focused on the task at hand. Having won 22 Features in DIRTcar-sanctioned competition so far this year, he comes into the weekend as the clear favorite. However, several of the DIRTcar American Modified Series (AMS) regulars are expected to be in attendance, including one of Hoffman’s own customers at Elite Chassis, Tyler Nicely.

 

Nicely, the current AMS point-leader, comes into the weekend 34th in the national DIRTcar UMP Modified points standings with one win at Cedar Ridge back on July 18.

 

Nicely finished runner-up to Hoffman in the preliminary night of action at Cedar Ridge last year, just barely missing out on the $1,500 payday. Fellow Elite Chassis driver Will Krup scored the victory in Saturday night’s finale for his first career victory with the Summit Modifieds, becoming the 66th driver in tour history to win a Feature.

 

Each of these three drivers sports an Elite Chassis, fabricated by Hoffman at his shop in Mooresville, NC. Elite has accounted for 80 percent of the Feature wins on the Summit Modified tour so far this year and doesn’t appear to be backing down anytime soon. But the success for the brand isn’t just with the Summit Modifieds – it’s widespread.

 

“Right now, it’s going really well. Not just for myself, but for my customers that are out there winning. Obviously, you have McKinney, Krup and Nicely, who everybody expects to go out and win races. But guys like Derek Groomer, Jordan Wever, East Coast guys like Christian Thomas, Garrett Stewart, all picking up wins. It’s everywhere across the country,” Hoffman said.

 

This weekend, Hoffman and the Elite gang roll into the 3/8-mile, competition hungry and ready for war. While Cedar Ridge might not be one of Hoffman’s most familiar venues, he’s got his A-game ready to roll.

 

“The place is decently fast, actually one of the fastest places we go on the tour. It normally holds moisture all night, more of a red clay-type of racetrack and high banks. So, it’ll race pretty good,” Hoffman said.

 

Looking back on the incredible year he’s had thus far, Hoffman recalls one of his favorite victories of the season.

 

“For me to come back home and win in Pevely [MO] at I-55 [Raceway], winning that is really big and special for me,” he said. “I grew up in those grandstands, so to win that one is always special. It wasn’t the first time I’d won there, but it’s special. I watched my dad win what feels like 200 races there.”

 

Now armed with his third Summit Modified championship, several big-money victories this year and a chance at his second DIRTcar UMP Modified national points title at season’s end, this has been nothing short of one of the most dominating seasons in DIRTcar UMP Modified history. So, what’s next for the 28-year-old?

 

“It set out to be the best I can at whatever I do,” Hoffman said. “In the Modified ranks, I’ve been very successful and been able to win almost everything I’ve wanted to go after.”

 

“There’s still a lot more I want to be able to do in my racing career. I’d like to run a lot of Late Model races and be successful in Late Models too. We’re working on that, and I’ve had a lot of great opportunities with some great teams to run some Late Model races, I just need to get out and race some more.”

 

Until then, the three-time champ’s got a full weekend of work ahead of him.

 

 

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JANCZUK JOLTS FIELD: Matt Janczuk wins non-stop DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region Feature at Land of Legends Raceway

 

Matt Janczuk, Brett Senek, and Zach Sobotka top podium at DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region finale; Janczuk declared Central Region champ

CANANDAIGUA, NY - Over 50 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series drivers unloaded at Land of Legends Raceway for the final DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region event of 2020. For many drivers, this was the final look at the Canandaigua, NY half-mile speedway before the Series returns on Saturday, October 10 for DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. 

With a mere 20 points separating the top five in points, it was anyone’s guess as to who would come out on top. To decide it, 30 cars stomped on their Chevy Performance crate engine accelerators at the green flag and never stopped until the checkered flag fell after 30 laps of hardscrabble, high-intensity DIRTcar Racing. 

At the end of 30 laps, the top three were Matt Janczuk, Brett Senek, and Zach Sobotka. Before this year these drivers did not have ten starts at Land of Legends Raceway between the three of them. 

Janczuk took the green flag, held on to the lead, and never looked back to become 2020’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified: Central Region champion. 

“We had a good car. This thing has been awesome all year. It’s a bucket list thing winning the Series. I wish it hadn’t been a shortened season but when we ran we ran well,” said Janczuk. 

“We’ll take this first-ever Series championship!”

Victory Lane seemed just out of reach in Canandaigua but the No. 33X driver looks like he has it figured out now. 

“We have a bunch of seconds here and I just couldn’t figure this place out. We won last time but we don’t have many starts here,” noted Janczuk. Maybe six in my whole career. To get these wins is awesome.”

Although the race was green from flag to flag, it was not an easy win for the champ. He spent his time on the front stretch trying to make out where Kevin Root in his No. 34 was running in the field as he was second in points all while defending against Brett Senek and managing traffic. Root was also the defending Series and track champion so Janczuk knew he could come out of nowhere to the front. 

“I could see the 111 and the 38 were on the leader board between me and Kevin Root who got up to fourth at the end,” Janczuk said. “I knew we had a good car. We struggled in lapped traffic a little bit and I didn’t know if we had gapped those guys are not.”

Runner-up Brett Senek normally races at Ransomville Speedway but with limited opportunities to race anywhere in 2020, Senek found himself making starts at Land of Legends Raceway. Senek chased Janczuk all night but just couldn’t get the break he needed to make a serious run. 

“He was fast. I thought once we got into traffic that I would have something for him. I couldn’t get through the traffic like him,” noted Senek. “Once we caught some cars I thought I had a chance but he’s just really good.”

Zach Sobotka came in strong, leading the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship, and ready to go for a Series win. Unfortunately, the No. 38 team missed the Feature setup a little bit.

“We had a good car but it was a bit free. All around it was a pretty good night for us. I thought that once Janczuk hit traffic that the 111 and myself would catch him but we didn’t,” Sobotka said similarly to Senek. The stars seemed to be aligned for Matt Janczuk. 

AJ Miller is the recipient of one free tire courtesy of Hoosier Racing tire. 

Don’t forget to get all your DIRTcar OktoberFAST information here. Competitors must register prior to September 30. To watch, get your DIRTVision Fast Pass today!

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region 30-lap Feature Results 

1. MATT JANCZUK 2. Brett Senek 3. Zach Sobotka 4. Kevin Root 5. Alan Fink 6. Paul Guererri 7. Kevin Ridley 8. Matt Guererri 9. Nick Guererri 10. Will Shields 11. AJ Lloyd 12. Zach Payne 13. Dalton Rombough 14. Payton Talbot 15. Andrew Buff 16. AJ Miller 17. Brian Fish 18. Garrison Krentz 19. Mike Fowler 20. Andrew Smith 21. Kane Bristol 22. Cody Wolfe 23. Kyle Inman 24. Joe Shields 25. Chris Mackey 26. Derek Webb 27. Dan Grignon 28. Zach George 29. Rocco Leone 30. Daryl Nutting 

 

DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision Boasts $300,000 Purse

Four DIRTcar divisions compete for six races at six classic DIRTcar facilities across New York 

CONCORD, NC –  September 9, 2020 - DIRTcar OktoberFAST is a unique opportunity for Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified drivers and teams to experience a true speed week. Six storied DIRTcar tracks set the stage for six heart-pounding nights of action all broadcast live on DIRTVision without fans in the stands as per state COVID-19 guidelines. 

Notably, all six DIRTcar OktoberFAST events pay a full Series purse for all divisions including five $7,500-to-win Super DIRTcar Series races, three $4,000-to-win DIRTcar 358 Modified Series races, three DIRTcar Pro Stock Series races at $1,000-to-win, and five DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series races also for $1,000-to-win. The final races at Weedsport have increased purses of $10,000-to-win for the Big Blocks and $2,000 for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. 

While these events do not award Series points, they do count towards the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship for each division. 

On Tuesday, October 11, the highly anticipated roadshow begins at “The Great Race Place” Albany-Saratoga Speedway where the stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race for 60 laps and $7,500-to-win. The Big Blocks are joined by the DIRTcar Sportsman and Pro Stocks where they race 30 and 25-lap features respectively for a full night of DIRTcar racing. 

Vernon, NY’s Utica-Rome Speedway hosts race two of DIRTcar OktoberFAST. The famous half-mile track has hosted Super DIRTcar Series races since 1982 when “Jumpin” Jack Johnson took the checkered flag. Jimmy Phelps, in the HBR no. 98H, grabbed the win in 2018 at the last completed Series race there. Also on the card are the DIRTcar 358 Modified for a 40-lap Feature and Pro Stock Series. 

Then the Series digs in at Fulton Speedway for the third 60-lap scrap of DIRTcar Big Blocks. The high banks will also feel the roar of the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds as well. 

Friday, October 9 OktoberFAST the Series rolls north to “The Nasty Track” for another triple threat of Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks, DIRTcar 358, and Sportsman Modified Series races. 

Can-Am was supposed to host the first point-paying Series race of 2020 back in April but the pandemic caused it to be canceled. Big Block drivers are eager to challenge the reworked LaFargville, NY track. Added banking in turns one and two has created another lane of action at Can-Am thanks to the investments by the Bartlett family. 

Then it’s a Saturday special at Land of Legends Raceway, where DIRTcar Big Blocks have been rocking all season long against the odds. Look for home track favorites like track champion Larry Wight, Erick Rudolph and Matt Sheppard to be on the pointy end of the field after 60 laps. The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series joins the Big Blocks as well. 

The grand finale to DIRTcar OktoberFAST takes place Sunday, October 11 at Weedsport Speedway. The Super DIRTcar Series will race for $10,000 over 75 laps on the one-third mile Central New York staple. Weedsport has been on the Serie tour since the beginning and has hosted the best of the best. 

The DIRTcar Sportsman will go 35 laps for their $2,000 to win payday and on this night the DIRTcar Pro Stocks make their return to the DIRTcar OktoberFAST trail for another $1,000-to-win battle. 

Race fans can now experience what it is like to race at Weedsport Speedway on iRacing after the release of the new digital version of the track on Wednesday, September 9. Be sure to drive the track before you watch the track! 

Race teams can note that the online registration process and competition notes will be available no later than Monday, Sept. 14.  A reminder that all pit passes will be purchased online as there will be no sales on race night and the deadline to enter is set at Sept. 30th.

Now the drivers write a new chapter in history with this unprecedented Big Block Modified speed week. Race fans do not want to miss this incredible week of racing, which will be streamed live on DIRTVision

Keep up to date on upcoming DIRTcar OktoberFAST news regarding special awards, digital fan engagement, track spotlights, and committed driver announcements by following the Super DIRTcar Series on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision Schedule

Tuesday, October 6 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Super DIRTcar Series – 60 laps, $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 30 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

DIRTcar Pro Stock Series – 25 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

Wednesday, October 7 – Utica-Rome Speedway 

Super DIRTcar Series – 60 laps, $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 40 laps, $4,000-to-win, $250-to-start

DIRTcar Pro Stock Series – 25 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

Thursday, October 8 – Fulton Speedway

Super DIRTcar Series – 60 laps, $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 40 laps, $4,000-to-win, $250-to-start

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 30 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

Friday, October 9 – Can-Am Speedway

Super DIRTcar Series – 60 laps, $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series – 40 laps, $4,000-to-win, $250-to-start

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 30 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

Saturday, October 10 – Land of Legends Raceway

Super DIRTcar Series – 60 laps, $7,500-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 30 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

Sunday, October 11 – Weedsport Speedway

Super DIRTcar Series – 75 laps, $10,000-to-win, $500-to-start

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series – 35 laps, $2,000-to-win, $100-to-start

DIRTcar Pro Stock Series – 25 laps, $1,000-to-win, $100-to-start

 

 

BIG BLOCKS IN OCTOBER: DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision Features Six Nights of Racing on Six Historic DIRTcar Tracks

Over $300,000 up for grabs, Super DIRTcar Series September events canceled, Super DIRT Week postponed to 2021

WEEDSPORT, NY — Aug. 31, 2020 — 2020 continues to be a year without precedent. Given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions — knowing NAPA Super DIRT Week just wouldn’t be Super DIRT Week without thousands of spirited fans on location — DIRTcar Racing has scheduled a six-day extravaganza of the four premier Northeast divisions, spotlighting the Super DIRTcar Series. With purses and prize money totaling over $300,000, DIRTcar OktoberFAST will feature six tracks in six days, participants-only at track, broadcast live to fans around the world on DIRTVision from October 6-11.

New York State’s COVID-19 restrictions have forced the four DIRTcar Northeast Series to wait to resume in 2021 but not without racing for big money in the cool October air. While competitors will be at the track, social distancing, and masking up for their safety, our fans will be able to enjoy this unparalleled week of racing from home on DIRTVision, the new home of the Super DIRTcar Series in 2021. 

With the 49th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week postponed until 2021, tickets and camping will automatically carry over to Oct. 6-10, 2021. Fans may request a refund, but refunded camping sites and seats will be made available to the general public at superdirtweek.com in October. 

What DIRTcar has put together is essentially an entire season in a week with six nights of Super DIRTcar Series racing supported by DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stocks. 

“We want to keep the teams close to home by celebrating at our home tracks,” said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter. “We’re putting it all on the line, investing the 2020 Series’ point funds into prize money over the course of a single week so we can put 2020 behind us with a bang.”

Six core, longstanding DIRTcar tracks are lined up to host these premier events. Generally, travel will be east to west with DIRTcar OktoberFAST kicking off on Tuesday, October 6, at the ever-exciting Albany-Saratoga Speedway with Big Blocks, Sportsman and Pro Stocks. From there the action picks back up in Vernon, NY on the wide, half-mile Utica-Rome Speedway on Wednesday night with Big Blocks, 358 Modifieds and Pro Stocks. 

Fulton, NY has been quiet in 2021, but on Thursday, October 8, the Super DIRTcar Series will shake up the town once again on the high banks of Fulton Speedway alongside the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Then, it’s “The Nasty Track’s” turn as Big Block, 358 Modified and Sportsman teams tow up to Can-Am Speedway for a Friday night spectacular on their racy new surface and configuration. 

Land of Legends Raceway is the site of a Saturday night special. Big Blocks and Sportsman will tear up the historic half-mile oval in Canandaigua, NY on October, 10.

Sunday, October 11, the DIRTcar OktoberFAST finale takes the green for a 75-lap barn burner. Weedsport Speedway, the founding site of DIRTcar Northeast racing, will cap off this incredible one-time tour with a thrilling Sunday spectacular featuring Big Blocks, Sportsman and Pro Stocks.

Each night from Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 11, will be highlighted by two or three feature events. No weeklong champion will be named, but drivers will battle for over $300,000 in purse and prizes. Fans and friends of DIRTcar will also have the opportunity to contribute to Special Awards for the entire week. 

Stay tuned for details on the purse structure, expanded digital fan interaction, Special Awards opportunities, and more. 

Competitors will be asked to pre-register for each event. An email will be sent to DIRTcar members with the link and more information. 

2020 has become the most challenging year on record for racing and individuals alike. DIRTcar is proud to put together a program that tracks, competitors, and fans can enjoy as much as possible under the restrictions deployed by New York State at this time. 

Unfortunately, the remaining races on the Super DIRTcar Series schedule in September have been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 crowd restrictions. Because of the limited racing, there will be no Series champions crowned in 2020. The spotlight will shine on the Hoosier Weekly Championship chase.

The canceled races were scheduled for Sept. 6 at Utica-Rome Speedway, Sept. 12 at Weedsport Speedway, Sept. 19 at Land of Legends Raceway, and finally September 26 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Series officials and track promoters are looking forward to getting back to Series racing in 2021. 

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements on SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, DIRTcar.com, Facebook, and Twitte
 

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BRANDON & BRANDON SHOW: Sheppard and Overton Go Head-To-Head This Weekend with the World of Outlaws Late Models

Two Winningest Drivers in Dirt Late Model Racing Sqaure off at Lavonia, Georgia and Lancaster, South Carolina

At a combined 42 victories, Brandon Sheppard and Brandon Overton are the two winningest drivers in Dirt Late Model Racing in 2020. This weekend, the next chapter in 'The Brandon and Brandon Show' is written with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.

With "The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet" visiting Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway on Friday and Lancaster (S.C.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, fans will see B-Shepp and Big Sexy go head-to-head for the 25th and 26th time this season.

As two-thirds of the three-headed monster - along with Jimmy Owens - in Dirt Late Model racing this year, Sheppard and Overton have become forces to be reckon with everywhere they go. At 25 victories overall, Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. leads the nation as the winningest driver in 2020, and behind him is Overton of Wells, Ga. at 17 triumphs himself.

In 24 previous encounters, Sheppard and Overton have competed against each other in ten World of Outlaws events, nine Lucas Oil Late Model races, and five DIRTcar sanctioned shows. To date, Sheppard has gotten the better of Overton in their head-to-head appearances with the No. 1 topping the No. 76 on 15-to-9 occasions.

The duo is nearly split in the win column with Sheppard taking five wins to Overton's four when competing against each other. It's worth noting that since the return to racing in May, Overton has trumped Sheppard four wins to one. Outside of two wins at East Bay and two wins at Volusia in February, Sheppard's only other win against Overton came at Volunteer (Tenn.) Speedway in World of Outlaws competition in June.

For Overton, however, the driver of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 has soared into the limelight over the summer months. His triumphs over Sheppard include a Dirt Late Model Stream preliminary feature at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway, a Lucas Oil win at Smoky Mountain (Tenn.) Speedway, and a clean sweep of the World of Outlaws' USA Nationals at Cedar Lake (Wisc.) Speedway worth $57,000 in August.

In 12 of their 24 matchups, Sheppard and Overton have both finished inside the top ten in the same feature. They've claimed top five finishes together on seven of those occasions and shared the podium four times. Twice they have finished 1st-2nd; those coming at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park on February 4 with Sheppard beating Overton; and then Smoky Mountain on June 13 with Overton topping Sheppard.

A winner at both Lavonia and Lancaster, Sheppard has been to victory lane with the Morton Buildings Late Models at both venues on the docket this weekend. Overton, however, is the most recent winner of the two at Lancaster, topping a May trip to the Lancaster, S.C. half-mile.

Each eyeing their own historic accomplishments, Sheppard chases his 14th World of Outlaws win of the season - four away from tying the single-season record of 18 wins - and his 69th career win with the series - eight away from tying the all-time record of 77 wins. Overton himself is after his 10th career with the World of Outlaws, which would make him the 17th different driver in series history with ten or more victories.

Along with Sheppard and Overton, a stout crew of World of Outlaws full-time competitors including Ricky WeissCade DillardDarrell LaniganChase JunghansDennis Erb Jr.Ashton WingerScott BloomquistBoom Briggs and Brent Larson, will be looking to stop 'The Brandon and Brandon Show.' Outside of them, some of the area's best including Chris Madden, Chris Ferguson, Ross Bailes, and more, will be looking to spoil the party.

It all kicks off this Friday, September 4 at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga. before the series heads to Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, S.C.. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gates both nights. If you can't make it, you can watch Every Lap Live at DIRTVision.com.

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RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: Harris Capitalizes on Spinning Leaders to Win Hope for Harlie Finale at Cedar Ridge

Krup, Hoffman and Nicely tangle in Turns 1-2 after battling in lapped traffic

 

MORGANTOWN, KY – Sept. 19, 2020 – After one of the wildest turn of events seen all year on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals circuit, Utica, KY’s own Josh Harris pulled off his fourth career victory with the tour in Saturday night’s Hope for Harlie finale at Cedar Ridge Speedway.

 

Harris had marched his way up from ninth to fourth and was riding with a sizable gap to Tyler Nicely as they rounded Turn 4 to complete Lap 26. By the time he reached the exit of Turn 2 on Lap 27, Harris was the race leader.

 

Friday night’s Hope for Harlie preliminary Feature winner Will Krup had led since the drop of the green and was in the thick of a big battle for the lead with 2020 tour champion Nick Hoffman, deep in lapped traffic. The two frontrunners approached a pack of several slower cars, spread out across all three grooves, with Hoffman on the top and Krup on the bottom.

 

Coming out of Turn 4 on Lap 26, Hoffman made a dive to the inside to try and get around the pack but hadn’t quite cleared Krup’s nose and made contact with it going down the frontstretch. Hoffman was able to gather it back in before entering Turn 1, but ended up sliding up the track right in front of Krup, who had switched to the high side.

 

The contact that ensued sent both drivers around in the middle of Turns 1-2, leaving Nicely barreling through with no place to go, as he and another lapped car piled in and made substantial contact.

 

“Nick went to the bottom there and I crossed lanes to go to the top, he slid from the top and I just had nowhere to go,” Krup said of the incident. “I tried to get on the brakes. Looking at the video, Tyler didn’t have anywhere to go, so he got into me, and it was just all a bang-bang deal, all three of us were out.”

 

And just like that, all three leaders were taken out of the race. Nicely left the racing surface on the hook, Krup drove back to the pit area and Hoffman soon followed suit.

 

“I’d seen Tyler [Nicely] right in front of me,” Harris said from his point-of-view. “I wasn’t really gaining on him and he wasn’t getting away from me. I was hoping we had a caution so we could race it out and see where we were with him, but I wasn’t expecting the caution to be for all three of them.

 

“We got through that wreck; there were cars going everywhere, it was kinda like a Daytona crash.”

 

With Harris now in the lead, it was his race to lose. The field went back to green as Danny Schwartz, Jimmy Payne and Gabriel Kirtley now moved into the picture. Try as they may, though, Harris’ Mark Bush Racing Chassis #22H was not to be beaten. He led the field the rest of the way home in the 40-lap contest to pick up his first Summit Modified victory of the season and the $3,000 top prize.

 

“I have lost plenty the way that I won it tonight. Obviously [this is] not the way you want to win it, but you take them any way you can get them,” Harris said.

 

Meanwhile, the Elite Chassis trio sat parked in the pit area, loading up after a sour conclusion to the weekend that ended with finishes of 13th (Hoffman), 14th (Krup) and 15th (Nicely). Through it all, Krup did come away with the one victory on Friday night, although he felt he could have completed the sweep on Saturday.

 

“We were just kinda cruising there, trying not to burn up the tires,” Krup said. “Just trying to take our time, pick off the lapped traffic when we could. It got super racey there, and I think our car pretty good and definitely had a shot to win this deal.”

 

Despite his gain from their expense on Saturday, Harris did tip his cap to the dominance of the Elite Chassis gang throughout the year. Hoffman, Krup, Nicely and Plainfield, IL-pilot Mike McKinney have combined for a significant number of Feature wins this year, and Harris will be gunning for them next season.

 

“Our car was really good. We’ve been really working hard on chasing those guys. It’s no secret that those three and McKinney are the four fastest cars in the country right now. I believe we’re fifth right behind them,” Harris said.

 

UP NEXT

 

The 2020 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals field jumps back into action one final time this year for the Modified portion of the Hooiser Dirt Shootout makeup race at Kokomo Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

 

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 22H-Josh Harris [9]; 2. 21D-Danny Schwartz [11]; 3. 68-Jimmy Payne [4]; 4. K7-Gabriel Kirtley [13]; 5. 16C-John Clippinger [14]; 6. 59R-Jacob Rexing [5]; 7. 24-Zeke McKenzie [8]; 8. 37-Ty Shearon [21]; 9. 121-Caleb Slaughter [16]; 10. 62E-Kim Edington [23]; 11. 03-Zach Dennis [10]; 12. 1S-Brian Shaw [7]; 13. 7-Nick Hoffman [3]; 14. K19-Will Krup [2]; 15. 25-Tyler Nicely [6]; 16. 29S-Bill Sollers [20]; 17. 11-Dennis Vincent [19]; 18. 22-Wade Wenthe [1]; 19. R4-Ricky Arms [12]; 20. 55-Blaze Melton [15]; 21. 13-Charlie Mefford [18]; 22. 99-Teagan Embrey [17] 23. 8-TJ Armour [22]; 24. 46-Johnny Madden [24]

 

FALS NEVER FAILS: Bergeron Beats Tucker and Jackson After Intense Last-Laps Battle at Fairbury

 

FAIRBURY, IL – Aug. 26, 2020 – 305s, 360s or 410s. It just doesn’t matter what class he races; Alex Bergeron shows up to every Sprint Car race he enters and shows exactly why he is the two-time and defending iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series World Champion.

 

He was the first to become a two-time victor with the DIRTcar eSports league back in June, and now Bergeron’s done it yet again with a big win in Wednesday night’s VP Racing Fuels 305 Sprint Car Showdown at Fairbury Speedway.

 

Taking the lead from Tyler Jackson in the final laps after a race-long battle with he and Kendal Tucker, Bergeron showed the DIRTVision presented by Drydene audience just how exciting and competitive the DIRTcar eSports league is every week.

 

“Qualified first, won the Heat Race and won the Feature, so I can’t ask for more,” Bergeron told announcer Chase Raudman in the DIRTVision post-race interview.

 

Bergeron may have won the war, but he initially did not win the battle of the opening stages, despite leading the first lap.

 

Jumping to the early race lead was DIRTcar Street Stock guru Tyler Jackson, who had a very impressive run inside the podium throughout the race, mixing it up with the iRacing Pro-license drivers while trying to become the very first non-Pro driver to win a DIRTcar eSports event.

 

Through the first three quarters of the race, it looked as though Jackson was going to break through and accomplish the feat, leading laps 2-27 of the 30-lap contest.

 

Bergeron was running third with four laps to go after chasing fellow iRacing Pro Kendal Tucker and leader Jackson for most of the race in traffic. With the race going caution-free, lapped traffic played a big role in the outcome, as a slower car was thrown right in the middle of the leaders’ race with just three circuits remaining.

 

Going down the backstretch with just five laps remaining, Jackson had committed to the low side of a lapped car heading into Turn 3 while Tucker went to his outside. The slower car bobbled and made contact with Tucker, sending both into the outside wall and opening the door for Bergeron to slip right through the middle for second.

 

“The lap car was there, Tucker went to the outside, I took the middle and just sent it in there. [Tucker] got shoved out, so I took the spot. I ran the top and just tried to be as fast as possible and get around Tyler [Jackson], and that’s what I did,” Bergeron said of the pass for second.

 

With Tucker behind him, Bergeron made a beeline for Jackson’s spot out front. Using that high side momentum, the Team ABR-pilot took advantage of another slower car right in Jackson’s middle groove just two laps later and took the lead away as they crossed the line with two-to-go.

 

Jackson and Tucker came together on the white-flag lap, allowing Tucker to scoot by for second and moving Jackson back to third. Back out front, it was all Bergeron, who crossed the line first on Lap 30 to pick up the $300 victory and the $25 bonus from VP Racing Fuels.

 

After the checkered, Bergeron commended Jackson and his skills, running out front with he and Tucker as a non-iRacing Pro.

 

“He was pretty good. I didn’t know who he was, but he was pretty good, for sure. I’m glad that he was able to get up here; it was a fun race,” Bergeron said of Jackson.

 

Back in second, behind Bergeron for what is now the third time in his DIRTcar eSports career, and fifth runner-up finish overall, Tucker felt the bad luck falling on him again Wednesday night.

 

“Honestly, just another Kendal Tucker-type of run,” Tucker said after the race. “Always up front, and something just always happens. I was able to catch back up to Tyler [Jackson] right there with about four-to-go, and I was going to make a move on him… I guess the dude who was apologizing was the lapper who slid all the way up the front stretch and pretty much ended all hope for me in winning that race.”

 

As for the Street Stock prodigy and his impressive run up front, Jackson was just thrilled to even be up front with such great competition, especially in a car class he very rarely is seen in.

 

“I’m pretty excited to run that well, but it sucks leading all those laps and losing,” Jackson said. “But, [Bergeron and Tucker] are pros for a reason. I don’t really even drive the Sprint Cars much, I just drive Street Stocks and Late Models.”

 

UP NEXT

 

The DIRTcar eSports league action continues in just two weeks’ time – DIRTcar Pro Late Models tackle the Limaland Motorsports Park on Sept. 9. Fixed setups, $20 registration fee with $300 going to the winner. $200 for second, $100 for third and contingencies for all qualifying events available.

 

Catch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision presented by Drydene!

 

FEATURE FINISH:

1. 12-Alex Bergeron (1) [$300]; 2. 10-Kendal Tucker (3) [$200]; 3. 8-Tyler Jackson (2) [$100]; 4. 17-Bruce Jones (6) [$75]; 5. 46-Jonathan Nause (5) [$50]; 6. 99-Jayton Parrish (11) [$45]; 7. 069-Brian Smith (7) [$40]; 8. 11-Sterling Beard (13) [$35]; 9. 55-Joe Grabianowski (8) [$30]; 10. 917-Phillip Young (10) [$25]; 11. 126-Jeffrey Eddy (9) [$20]; 12. 113-Danny Chandler (12) [$20]; 13. 7-Brent Shearer (4) [$20]; 14. 13-Matthew Windhausen (14) [$20]

 

Peoria Hosts Summer Nationals Late Models Makeup Sept. 18, Modifieds Continue to Cedar Ridge

 

PEORIA, IL – Sept. 11, 2020 – After much discussion of the available options to reschedule the twice-postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Peoria Speedway, originally contested July 9, DIRTcar and Peoria officials have now reached an agreement and will proceed as follows.

 

On Friday, Sept. 18, the Late Models will start from scratch and run an entirely new racing program on night one of Peoria’s Fall Classic. Using the standard Summer Nationals purse and race procedures, each driver will aim to qualify for the originally scheduled 40-lap, $5,000-to-win Feature.

 

Participants will be permitted to use Peoria’s weekly tire rule of three Hoosier LM 20s with an LM 40 right-rear if they so choose.

 

DIRTcar and Peoria officials feel this is the best way to provide a complete Summer Nationals Late Model experience that the loyal Peoria Speedway fans so deserve after patiently waiting for a decision to be made on the program’s completion.

 

The Summit Modified portion of the show cannot be restarted in the way the Late Models are doing, as Sept. 18 is the same date as the tour’s Hope for Harlie championship weekend opener at Cedar Ridge Speedway in Morgantown, KY. Thus, their portion of the original show has been considered complete; all purse money will be divided up and evenly distributed amongst all competitors originally entered in the event.

 

For all future updates from the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SummerNationals.

 

 

A SUNNY START: Volusia’s DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals Returns with World of Outlaws to Kickoff 2021

Second-annual event, Jan. 14-16, features four divisions across three days of racing

 

BARBERVILLE, FL – Sept. 1, 2020 – After the great success that was the inaugural DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals in January, Volusia Speedway Park’s kickoff event to the racing season returns in 2021 as the biggest Dirt Late Model extravaganza to hit the state of Florida with the addition of a fourth division of full-fendered fury.

 

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will join the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, 602 Crate Late Models and the Florida Late Model Challenge Series as the fourth different division for the second annual event, completing the spectrum of Dirt Late Model diversity in this one-of-a-kind racing spectacle.

 

The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet kick off their 2021 schedule with three straight nights of $10,000-to-win events over the course of the event, Jan. 14-16, launching the new standard-show purse, highlighted by $10,000 for the winner, $2,000 for 10th and $1,000-to-start. The Sunshine Nationals will effectively mark the beginning of the DIRTcar national points season, as each driver competing with the World of Outlaws will be eligible to earn points in the DIRTcar Late Model national points standings.

 

Tickets for the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals are now available online; only for purchase online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

 

Three weeks later, the Outlaws return to The World’s Fastest Half-Mile for week two (Late Model week) of the legendary DIRTcar Nationals, proceeding two nights of DIRTcar Late Model action. With four consecutive shows from Wed-Sat, Feb. 10-13, all eyes will be on the week-long championship points battle for the Big Gator trophy. Tickets for the DIRTcar Nationals are also available now.

 

A total of eighty-one Late Models across the three divisions packed the pit area on the opening night of competition for the inaugural Sunshine Nationals back in January, with more coming in for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Pro Late Model finale.

 

Several big names of the DIRTcar Late Model circuit came out to compete with the Pro Late Models, including Kyle Bronson, Randy Weaver, Max Blair, Ashton Winger, Michael Page and more. Bronson walked away with the fattest pockets at the weekend’s conclusion, pulling off the clean sweep of the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division by winning all three Features and collecting a grand total of $13,500 in Feature winnings.

 

Three different drivers claimed victory in the three 602 Late Model Features, including 22-year-old Late Model prodigy Cody Overton. The Florida Late Models almost saw a clean sweep of their own by David Showers Jr., who had never been to Victory Lane in a Late Model of any kind prior to his breakthrough victory on opening night.

 

Each of these storylines builds the narrative heading into the second annual event next January. Can Bronson defend his turf, keep the win streak going and repeat as Pro Late Model champion? Will the 602 Late Models see a fourth different winner? Who will take the World of Outlaws points lead out of the Sunshine Nationals and into the DIRTcar Nationals just one month later?

 

The answers will reveal themselves in just over four months. With a total purse of nearly $220,000 across all four divisions and the return of the nightly points system to determine the overall mini-series champion in each division, the 2021 racing season is set for quite a sunny kickoff.

 

DIRTcar Pro Late Model, 602 Late Model and Florida Late Model purses/format will remain the same for 2021. Invites for the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division are again extended to all Crate Racin’ USA, FASTRAK and RUSH Late Model competitors.

 

2021 DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals Winner’s Shares

 

                                    Pro Late Model         602 Late Model        Florida Late Model

Thu., Jan. 14 –         $1,500                        $1,000                        $1,500

Fri., Jan. 15 –           $2,000                        $1,200                        $3,000

Sat., Jan. 16 –          $10,000                      $1,500                        $1,500

 

 

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Friday, February 07, 2020 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Saturday, February 08, 2020 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Sunday, February 09, 2020 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL
Friday, May 08, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Friday, May 22, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, MO
Saturday, May 23, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, MO
Friday, May 29, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Lake Ozark Speedway
Eldon, MO
Saturday, May 30, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Lake Ozark Speedway
Eldon, MO
Friday, June 05, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Beaver Dam Raceway
Beaver Dam, WI
Saturday, June 06, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Beaver Dam Raceway
Beaver Dam, WI
Friday, June 12, 2020 Brownells Big Guns Bash Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Brownells Big Guns Bash Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Friday, June 19, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
Saturday, June 20, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
Thursday, June 25, 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals - Night 1 Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
Friday, June 26, 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals - Night 2 Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
Saturday, June 27, 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, MN
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Independence Day Spectacular Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
Friday, July 03, 2020 Independence Day Spectacular Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
Saturday, July 04, 2020 Independence Day Spectacular Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
Friday, July 10, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars 34 Raceway
West Burlington, IA
Saturday, July 11, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Wilmot Raceway
Wilmot, WI
Sunday, July 12, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Terre Haute Action Track
Terre Haute, IN
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Attica Raceway Park
Attica, OH
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, PA
Thursday, July 23, 2020 Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene Lincoln Speedway (PA)
Abbottstown, PA
Friday, July 24, 2020 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, July 25, 2020 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday, August 07, 2020 Night before the Ironman Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, MO
Saturday, August 08, 2020 Ironman 55 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, MO
Thursday, August 13, 2020 The One & Only Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Friday, August 14, 2020 The ONE & Only Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
Friday, August 21, 2020 Second Leg of the Northern Tour River Cities Speedway
Grand Forks, ND
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Red River Rumble Red River Valley Speedway
West Fargo, ND
Saturday, August 29, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars US 36 Raceway
Osborn, MO
Sunday, August 30, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars I-80 Speedway
Greenwood, NE
Saturday, September 05, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Huset's Speedway
Brandon, SD
Sunday, September 06, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Huset's Speedway
Brandon, SD
Friday, September 11, 2020 Missouri Outlaw Showdown I-70 Motorsports Park
Odessa, MO
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Missouri Outlaw Showdown I-70 Motorsports Park
Odessa, MO
Friday, September 18, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Lawton Speedway
Lawton, OK
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Texas Outlaw Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway
Mesquite, TX
Friday, September 25, 2020 BeFour the Crowns Showdown Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, OH
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Commonwealth Clash Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, PA
Friday, October 02, 2020 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, October 03, 2020 Champion Racing Oil National Open Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday, October 09, 2020 Nittany Showdown Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Nittany Showdown Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
Friday, October 16, 2020 FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Lakeside Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Jason Johnson Classic Lake Ozark Speedway
Eldon, MO
Saturday, October 24, 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Kokomo Speedway
Kokomo, IN
Thursday, November 05, 2020 Can-Am World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
Friday, November 06, 2020 Can-Am World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Can-Am World Finals The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, NC
 
 

 

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2020 SCHEDULE

Fri-Sun, Jan. 3-5 — Vado Speedway Park — Vado, NM

Wed-Sat, Feb. 12-15 — Volusia Speedway Park — Barberville, FL

Friday, March 6 — Duck River Raceway Park — Wheel, TN

Saturday, March 7 — Smoky Mountain Speedway — Maryville, TN

Friday, March 27 — Volunteer Speedway — Bulls Gap, TN

Saturday, March 28 — Cherokee Speedway — Gaffney, SC

Fri-Sat, April 3-4 — Farmer City Raceway — Farmer City, IL

Friday, April 24 — Richmond Raceway — Richmond, KY

Saturday, April 25 — Brushcreek Motorsports Complex — Peebles, OH

Fri-Sat, May 1-2 — Boone Speedway — Boone, IA

Friday, May 8 — Lavonia Speedway — Lavonia, GA

Saturday, May 9 — Cochran Motor Speedway — Cochran, GA

Friday, May 15 — Moler Raceway Park — Williamsburg, OH

Saturday, May 16 — Wayne County Speedway — Orrville, OH

Friday, May 29 — Jacksonville Speedway — Jacksonville, IL

Saturday, May 30 — Tri-State Speedway — Haubstadt, IN

Thursday, June 18 — Stateline Speedway — Busti, NY

Friday, June 19 — Genesee Speedway — Batavia, NY

Saturday, June 20 — Selinsgrove Speedway — Selinsgrove, PA

Thu-Sat, June 25-27 — Lernerville Speedway — Sarver, PA

Friday, July 10 — Outagamie Speedway — Seymour, WI

Saturday, July 11 — Plymouth Dirt Track — Plymouth, WI

Thursday, July 16 — Grand Rapids Speedway — Grand Rapids, MN

Friday, July 17 — River Cities Speedway — Grand Forks, ND

Saturday, July 18 — Ogilvie Raceway — Ogilvie, MN

Sunday, July 19 — Red Cedar Speedway — Menomonie, WI

Tuesday, July 28 — Davenport Speedway — Davenport, IA

Fri-Sat, July 31-Aug. 1 — Fairbury Speedway — Fairbury, IL

Thu-Sat, Aug. 6-8 — Cedar Lake Speedway — New Richmond, WI

Friday, Aug. 21 — Williams Grove Speedway — Mechanicsburg, PA

Saturday, Aug. 22 — Sharon Speedway — Hartford, OH

Sunday, Aug. 23 — Eriez Speedway — Erie, PA

Friday, Sept. 4 — Fayetteville Motor Speedway — Fayetteville, NC

Saturday, Sept. 5 — Lancaster Motor Speedway — Lancaster, SC

Friday, Sept. 25 — Outlaw Speedway — Dundee, NY

Saturday, Sept. 26 — Thunder Mountain Speedway — Knox Dale, PA

Friday, Oct. 2 — Cherokee Speedway — Gaffney, SC

Saturday, Oct. 3 — 411 Motor Speedway — Seymour, TN

Thu-Sat, Nov. 5-7 — The Dirt Track at Charlotte — Concord, NC

 
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2/12 Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals 30
2/13 Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals 30

2/14 Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals 30
2/15 Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals 50
4/11 Can-Am Speedway 100
5/25 Weedsport Speedway 100
6/23 Albany-Saratoga Speedway 100*
6/28 Cornwall Motor Speedway 100
6/29 LeRPM Speedway 100
7/2 Land of Legends Raceway 100
7/6 Ohsweken Speedway 100*
7/7 Ransomville Speedway 100
7/20 Autodromme Granby 100
7/21 Autodromme Drummond 100
7/26 Weedsport Speedway 100*
7/28 Orange County Fair Speedway 100*
7/29 Bridgeport Motorsports Park 100
8/4 Thunder Mountain Speedway 100
8/13 Land of Legends Raceway 100
9/5 Lebanon Valley Speedway 100*
9/6 Utica-Rome Speedway 100
9/12 Weedsport Speedway 100*
9/19 Land of Legends Raceway 100*
9/26 Albany-Saratoga Speedway 100*
10/11 Oswego Speedway/NAPA Auto Parts SDW XLIX 200
10/16 Brockville Ontario Speedway 100
10/25 Orange County Fair Speedway 200
11/6 The Dirt Track at Charlotte 40

11/7 The Dirt Track at Charlotte 40
 

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