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HIGHLIGHT HAUD: Sheldon Haudenschild Excites With Kokomo Win In His 300th Start
Logan Schuchart closes points gap to Brad Sweet entering the season finale at the World of Outlaws Last Call
 

KOKOMO, IN — Oct. 24, 2020 — A raise of his NOS Energy Drink can to the crowd and a delighted sip from it was all Sheldon Haudenschild needed to do to acknowledge his career milestone Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway.

The Wooster, OH driver claimed his seventh win of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season in his 300th start. He entered the year with seven wins in total through his three years as a full-time driver.

“I feel like having the crew and the team behind you gets your confidence to a whole nother level,” Haudenschild said. “I feel like I’m just getting a glimpse of what Donny (Schatz) has had for a long time. Just trying to keep the same guys together and keeping the team together and growing as a team. Not just as myself. That’s been my biggest goal this year, just work good with my guys and work on myself as a driver and just try to get the whole package together.”

To claim the win in the Series first time back to Kokomo since 2015, he had to beat the driver he mention – 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

The two started on the front row for the 40-lap Feature, and each had a milestone to try and achieve. Haudenschild was looking to win in his 300th career start, while Schatz was on the hunt for his 300th career win.

Haudenschild wasn’t shy about the onslaught he was willing to put on to achieve that milestone either. While mixed in a three-way battle for the lead on the final lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Haudenschild threw the slide job of the year on Aaron Reutzel and Schatz to steal the Dash win in the final corner.

That set him up as the early favorite to conquer the quarter-mile speedway for 40 laps. And when the Feature commenced, he didn’t let that theory down. Haudenschild led the opening lap and pulled away from Schatz in the early stage of the race.

However, Haudenschild was already in heavy traffic by Lap 6. That allowed Schatz to reel in the NOS Energy Drink #17. While Haudenschild tried to navigate his way through traffic around the high side of the track, Schatz worked the bottom.

Schatz snuck underneath Haudenschild on Lap 8 and the two raced side by side for about the entire circuit. With a slower car blocking Haudenschild’s lane off Turn 4 and Schatz gifted clean air on the bottom, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing CARQUEST #15 pulled ahead to officially take the lead on Lap 9.

With Schatz out front, Haudenschild broke out his notebook and pen and went to school. He studied what Schatz was doing; what lines he was running. Haudenschild could make the most speed up top, but at times he overstayed his welcome along the cushion. At times he bounced off of it, allowing Schatz to pull further away.

After three cautions, Haudenschild had gathered enough notes to put his newfound knowledge to the test.

On the restart with 17 laps to go, Haudenschild placed his car up high in Turns 1 and 2 to build a run that would rocket him down the backstretch. He used that momentum to sneak underneath Schatz the next corner and drag race with him down the front stretch. When they found their way back to Turns 1 and 2, Haudenschild and Schatz ran side by side, inches apart, in perfect tandem through the corner.

They remained that way down the back stretch before Haudenschild made better work of the low lane than Schatz could of the top and reclaimed the lead on Lap 25.

“I got the lead there early and Donny got by us,” Haudenschild said. “I just tried to watch Donny there. You can learn a lot from watching him. He is so smooth and makes it look so easy. He was just running a little bit higher and keeping his speed up. I kind of slowed her down in (turns) three and four and just started to hit the bottom a little slower and started to get off the corner. I got under him and ran beside him for a couple laps there and was able to clear him.”

Once Haudenschild reclaimed the lead from Schatz, he never relinquished it. Schatz maintained the runner-up finish – his second podium in a row.

“He was better than we were,” Schatz said about Haudenschild. “He made the top in (turns) one and two work. I wasn’t going to do it. He was up the fence and it just wasn’t me. I tried to make something else work and he got the best of us on that. That’s what got the win.”

While Haudenschild pulled away with the victory in the final five laps, reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet captured most of the attention. He was in position to finish fourth, but a cloud of smoke, laced with oil, began to billow from his engine. The smoke blew the entire way around the track and worsened as he went. Sweet slowed and fell to an 11th-place finish.

With two races remaining this season, that helped Schatz, Haudenschild and Logan Schuchart, who finished third after starting ninth, chip away at Sweet’s lead.

“I'd liked to put pressure on him (Sweet),” said Schuchart, who is currently second in points. “He has a good lead right now. Those guys are fast every night. I’m just proud of what this team did this year and if we can put some pressure on him in these last two races and make something happen. We run good at Charlotte and I think the last time we were here at Kokomo we were lap traffic. So, I just want to keep growing with this Drydene performance products team.”

Entering the Nov. 6-7 season ending World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Sweet now holds a 46-point lead over Schuchart, a 64-point lead over Schatz and a 128-point lead over Haudenschild. And for the team championship, Kasey Kahne Racing holds a 30-point lead over Jason Johnson Racing.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Nov. 6-7, returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the season ending World of Outlaws Last Call. 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 (40 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$3,200]; 4. 9-James McFadden [14][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$2,300]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10][$2,200]; 8. 11-Ian Madsen [12][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [22][$2,050]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$1,200]; 13. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [18][$1,100]; 14. 16-DJ Foos [24][$1,050]; 15. 14-Tim Kaeding [21][$1,000]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [6][$900]; 17. 71X-Spencer Bayston [13][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$800]; 19. 83-Dominic Scelzi [8][$800]; 20. 72-Daryn Pittman [25][$]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [15][$800]; 22. 67-Buddy Kofoid [11][$800]; 23. 5K-Paul Nienhiser [19][$800]; 24. 71-Shane Stewart [5][$800]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-8, 25-40; Donny Schatz 9-24; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.031; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.102; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.122; 4. 71-Shane Stewart, 11.138; 5. 14-Tim Kaeding, 11.151; 6. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 11.291; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.298; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 11.342; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.353; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.412; 11. 71X-Spencer Bayston, 11.417; 12. 5K-Paul Nienhiser, 11.457; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.516; 14. 21X-Brinton Marvel, 11.591; 15. 21-Carson Short, 11.608; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.647; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.701; 18. 27Z-Zane Devault, 11.828; 19. 1-Nate Dussel, 11.893; 20. 6M-Justin Grant, 11.991; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 12.123; 22. 16C-Tyler Rankin, 12.328

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.981; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.118; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.128; 4. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 11.178; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.187; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.198; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.225; 8. 11-Ian Madsen, 11.226; 9. 41-David Gravel, 11.227; 10. 72-Daryn Pittman, 11.232; 11. 16-DJ Foos, 11.241; 12. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.279; 13. 9-James McFadden, 11.399; 14. 101-Austin McCarl, 11.411; 15. 18-Gary Taylor, 11.538; 16. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.69; 17. 19-Chris Windom, 11.879; 18. 98-Clinton Boyles, 12.012; 19. 5S-Chase Stockon, 12.126; 20. 22-Koby Barksdale, 12.156; 21. 6X-Frank Rodgers, 12.71; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak, NT

McClassic: James McFadden leads triumphant night for Kasey Kahne Racing at Lake Ozark
Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing make significant gains in the championship points battle
 

ELDON, MO — Oct. 17, 2020 — Water glazed James McFadden’s eyes. His lips quivered with every word.

The emotions of winning the Jason Johnson Classic Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series started to get to him.

“Jason (Johnson) was a close friend to our family and we spent a lot of time in Australia together,” McFadden said. “To get this is huge. It’s a privilege to be here and unreal to get the win.”

McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, had been through a crazy year already. He ran the DIRTcar Nationals in February and then was unable to returned to the United States from Australia for five months to continue running the Karavan Trailers #9 car for Kasey Kahne Racing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once he was able to make the leap back over, he and the team toyed with a victory on multiple occasions.

The Aussie and KKR had done the same last year, picking up three runner-up finishes with the Series. They’d found success at other levels, winning the 360 Knoxville Nationals in 2019, but never scored a World of Outlaws victory together.

Entering the night at Lake Ozark, they had no clear data to tell them a win would be guaranteed as it was McFadden’s first ever start at the 1/3-mile speedway. But numbers on a paper – or lack thereof – meant nothing to the driver that cut his teeth on bullring tracks in Australia and to KKR, which scored a win at the track last year.

McFadden led from green to checkers in the 41-lap Feature, holding off multiple slid job attempts from Sweet, to claim his second career Series win and the $15,000 top prize.

“It’s so good,” McFadden said about finally getting a Series win with KKR. “We’ve been so close.

“I’ve got to thank my Karavan guys; KKR; Curb Records; Team ASE. I’m pretty pumped. This is my [most special] win. To do it is unreal.”

KKR dominated the night with Sweet first setting Quick Time in Qualifying. Sweet and McFadden both went on to win their Drydene Heat Race and McFadden won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, holding off Sweet for the win.

The teammates held the top two spots for the entire Feature. Sweet closed on McFadden at various points throughout the race and tried to throw a slider on him in Turns 3 and 4 twice. Both attempts failed as Sweet had to bail on his attempt or risk plowing into the side of McFadden.

Each time Sweet bailed on his slider he lost three car lengths to McFadden and allowed third-place Donny Schatz to close on him. On a restart with 13 laps to go, McFadden, Sweet and Schatz went three-wide for the lead, but their epic battle ended with another caution before the lap was completed.

The Feature saw six cautions throughout the 41 laps and McFadden had every restart mastered. Sweet would dive into Turn 1 to show his nose to McFadden in the corner, but the orange #9 car out powered Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts #49 off Turn 2 each time.

With a handle on the high groove in the closing laps, McFadden beat Sweet to the finish line by nearly two seconds.

“I nearly gave it away with three to go,” McFadden said. “When you’ve got Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) behind you, you’ve got to give it 100 percent. It’s tough. Those guys are racing for points. You don’t want to make a mistake and get in their way. Just super pumped to get the win.”

While Sweet had to settle for his second runner-up finish in a row, and his 10th second-place finish with the Series this year, he and KKR made significant gains in the driver and team championship points. With Logan Schuchart, who is currently second in points, finishing 16th, Sweet is now 62 points ahead of him. And with Shane Stewart – driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41 – finishing 15th, KKR is now 34 points ahead of JJR for the team title hunt.

“I kind of got a little conservative thinking about the points, which sucks, you shouldn’t do that,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He (McFadden) was fast and drove a great race. Just happy to bring the NAPA Auto Parts car home in second tonight.”

Schatz rounded out the podium and made his own gain on Schuchart in the points chase. He currently sits third, 20 points behind Schuchart and 82 points behind Sweet.

“It was a guessing game of what was going to happen when they redid the track there for the Feature,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND. “It got really fast on the top and kind of took everything away from the bottom. Kind of thought that’s where it was going to go, so that’s the direction we went. We tightened the car up and got laid over a little too much.”

Their championship battle is now down to three races to go.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 24, returns to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN. 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 (41 Laps) – 1. 9-James McFadden [1][$15,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,725]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,425]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [22][$3,025]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,725]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,525]; 7. 14-Tim Kaeding [11][$2,425]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [5][$2,325]; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller [13][$2,275]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [17][$2,225]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [18][$1,725]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$1,425]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,325]; 14. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [10][$1,275]; 15. 41-Shane Stewart [12][$1,225]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,125]; 17. 2-Carson Macedo [21][$1,025]; 18. 83-Dominic Scelzi [23][$1,000]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,000]; 20. 18-Gio Scelzi [3][$1,000]; 21. 72-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,000]; 22. 11-Ian Madsen [16][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]; Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-41; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+18]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.402; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.464; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.496; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 11.512; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.519; 6. 9-James McFadden, 11.575; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.587; 8. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.599; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 11.636; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.648; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 11.656; 12. 41-Shane Stewart, 11.669; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.716; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.727; 15. 14-Tim Kaeding, 11.742; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.745; 17. 72-Daryn Pittman, 11.754; 18. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 11.808; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.844; 20. 11-Ian Madsen, 11.858; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.86; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.883; 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.954; 24. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.001; 25. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.006; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.14; 27. 14E-Kyle Bellm, 12.205; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 12.226; 29. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 12.253; 30. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.258; 31. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.319; 32. 75-Tyler Blank, 12.45; 33. 5-Kory Bales, 12.7; 34. 21B-Adam Parmeley, NT; 35. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

HONOR AND PRIVILEGE: Shane Stewart Wins In Debut With Jason Johnson Racing At Lakeside
Jason Johnson Racing closes championship points gap and Brad Sweet extends his lead
 

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 16, 2020 — Shane Stewart showed the emotion of a first time winner Friday night at Lakeside Speedway.

He bathed in confetti, waved the checkered flag with glee and smiled with pride for every photograph.

However, it was his 36th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory and his second of the 2020 season. What made it one of his most prized victories is he won driving for his late friend Jason Johnson’s team.

Stewart made his debut in the Jason Johnson Racing #41 car at Lakeside, sporting a red throwback scheme that resembled Johnson’s Knoxville Nationals winning car and kept it up front all night, leading every lap in the Feature.

“What’re the odds of just throwing a guy in car with a team he hasn’t worked with ever and go out and win an Outlaw race,” said Stewart, of Bixby, OK. “It just shows how well prepared this (JJR) race team is. It hasn’t sunk in yet. It probably won’t for a couple of days.”

Stewart and the team spent the early half of Friday getting his seat and seat belts fitted in the car, but Stewart felt at home the second he fired up the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41.

They unloaded with speed, qualifying seventh to start the night. Stewart then finished second in his Drydene Heat Race, placing him in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. With the luck of drawing the Dash pole, he went on to win the 6-lap race and claim the pole for the 30-lap Feature.

“Man, I’ve been in so many different cars now,” said Stewart, who has driven for five different teams in 2020. “I know measurements and where my seat needs to be to be comfortable. And it was close. You put your seat in and you change your belts, you really don’t know where you’re going to be until you start it. Once I started it, I knew I was going to be OK.”

When the Feature commenced, Stewart drag raced second-place Daryn Pittman to Turn 1. On entrance, Pittman went high while Stewart hammered his car down into the corner and slid up in front of Pittman by the exit of Turn 2. From then on, Stewart left everyone else to fight for second as he pulled away.

Sheldon Haudenschild made an early run at Pittman for the runner-up spot before fading late in the race. The hunter among the prey for the majority of the race was “The Big Cat” Brad Sweet. The reigning champion and current points leader wasted little time navigating through the field of cars in front of him. He was in the top-10 by Lap 2. He found the top-five by Lap 12. And then made his way to the podium by Lap 14.

Two cautions in that time frame helped Sweet make quick work on his charge forward. They also highlighted the strength of Stewart’s car, which lit a fuse and rocketed ahead of the field each restart.

With three laps to go, Sweet found another gear. He passed Pittman for second and closed to within a car length of Stewart on the final lap.

However, with his emotions in check, Stewart hit his marks and held off Sweet to claim the big win.

“I knew if someone was going to beat me tonight that they would have to have an exceptionally good car,” Stewart said. You just don’t get cars like that very often. I know why this team is fast. I’ve chased this (#41 car) a lot. In many different cars I’ve chased this car. Hats off to this (JJR) group. You can see they work together so well… Man what an honor to win for Jason and Bobbi (Johnson) and (crew chief) Philip (Dietz).”

With a runner-up finish, Sweet earned his first podium finish in five races.

“I didn’t quite do a good enough job,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “We’ve got to do a little bit better to get this NAPA Auto Parts car back in Victory Lane. My guys gave me a great race car for the [Feature]. We just need to get a little better track position and I think we would’ve had a car to win tonight.”

He gained two points on his closest championship contender Logan Schuchart, who finished third after Pittman had a rear end issue on the final lap and fell to 16th. For the Shark Racing driver, it’s his second top-five finish in a row, but he’s again left wondering if it could’ve been better with a higher starting position.

“Just need to start up front,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We’ve been so fast but coming from the back a lot. That 49 car is hard to beat. Just need to start up front. Great run. Nice to be on the podium.”

Stewart helped closed the points gap in the team championship with his win – JJR’s seventh win of 2020 – putting the team only eight points behind leader Kasey Kahne Racing. He’ll look to do so again on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic and win another race in Johnson’s honor.

“Our goal is to try and win that race tomorrow on behalf of Jason and it would be really special to sweep the weekend, but that’s hard to do,” Stewart said. “But what a win. What a win for me. It means a lot.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 16, returns to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic. Click herea for tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Shane Stewart [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$3,200]; 4. 14S-Tim Kaeding [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [10][$2,500]; 6. 14-David Gravel [17][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,100]; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller [15][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,000]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,500]; 12. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,200]; 13. 21X-Christopher Bell [8][$1,100]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [11][$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,000]; 16. 72-Daryn Pittman [2][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [23][$800]; 19. 83-Dominic Scelzi [24][$800]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [16][$800]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20][$800]; 22. 18-Gio Scelzi [18][$800]; 23. 11-Ian Madsen [12][$800]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.613; 2. 14S-Tim Kaeding, 13.638; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 13.641; 4. 21X-Christopher Bell, 13.647; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.717; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.719; 7. 41-Shane Stewart, 13.727; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.729; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.731; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.734; 11. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.751; 12. 11-Ian Madsen, 13.763; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.768; 14. 9-James McFadden, 13.773; 15. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.774; 16. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.859; 17. 14-David Gravel, 13.866; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.885; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.893; 20. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.909; 21. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.92; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.921; 23. 21-Brian Brown, 13.965; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.007; 25. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 14.05; 26. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.135; 27. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.167; 28. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.171; 29. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.184; 30. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.228; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 14.262; 32. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.548; 33. 9W-Chris Morgan, 14.82; 34. O5-Colin Smith, 15.068; 35. 101-Wyatt Burks, 15.171; 36. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.559

 

 

 

ROYAL SWEEP: Kyle Larson Claims Back To Back Victories At Port Royal
Kasey Kahne Racing reclaims the team championship points lead from Jason Johnson Racing
 

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 10, 2020 — The ink hadn’t even dried on the page before Kyle Larson had another accomplishment to be written in his 2020 book of dirt racing records.

Less than 24 hours after winning the opening night of the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, swept the weekend by winning Saturday night's $15,000-to-win finale, earning his 20th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory – tying him with Greg Hodnett for 27th on the Series all-time wins list. It was also the third time he’s swept a doubleheader weekend with the Series in 2020.

“Another awesome race car,” Larson said. “Can’t thank everybody enough. There’s a lot of people that help (owner and crew chief) Paul’s (Silva) team do what we do, and we can’t do it without them.”

His victory didn’t come without a pinch of luck, though. While Larson had the dominate car Friday night, Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, did what few have been able to do all year during Saturday night’s race; he passed Larson for the lead.

It first took 27 laps of eye widening racing to get to the point.

PA Posse members Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA,  and Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, lined up on the front row, poised to end the Posse’s losing streak against the Outlaws this year and not be shutout of a win for the first time since 2008.

When the 30-lap Feature commenced, Dewease pulled ahead with the lead and Larson wasted little time to catapult himself from fourth to second on the opening lap. Dewease used the clean air to his advantage and gapped Larson by about a second in the opening laps. However, he almost lost everything when he hit the wall in Turn 2.

Keeping his throttle control and steering in line, Dewease was able to recover from his mistake and continue with no issues. The only problem it presented for him was it allowed Larson to close in. And once Larson had Dewease within reach, his charge was imminent.

Larson and Dewease waged a two-lap war for the lead on Laps 9 and 10 before the Finley Farms #57 prevailed as the victor. The race was now Larson’s to lose.

On a restart with 14 laps to go, Marks was poised to be the one to make Larson lose it. He powered around the outside of Sheldon Haudenschild to take third and then made quick work of Dewease to steal second. Larson pulled away to about a second lead, but Marks had the high side mastered and cut a tenth of a second off Larson’s lead each lap. And once lap traffic came into play, Larson’s reign at the front started crumpling.

Marks, a Posse member that used to be a full-time Outlaw, was on the hunt for his first Series win in 2020 and to end that Posse losing streak. With three laps to go, he held the key to accomplish both feats. But before he could get a grip on it, a caution took it away.

Larson got held up by the lap car of Spencer Bayston while trying to pass him around the bottom, giving Marks a surprising run around the top to power around Larson for the lead down the backstretch. Seconds later, yellow lights flashed around the track for Kerry Madsen, who stopped on the track with a right front issue. With the lap no completed, Larson was able to keep the lead for the restart.

“I’m a little disappointed but it’s hard to be disappointed with second with the World of Outlaws, especially against Kyle,” Marks said. “For once we had a better car than he did. It just didn’t work out. It’s all good. I’m really proud of our team.”

When the green flag waved for the final time Saturday night, Larson launched ahead of Marks on the start and pulled away to his 12th Series victory of the season in 24 starts and 41st dirt racing victory in 81 starts this year.

“I definitely got really lucky there,” Larson said. “Marks surprised me when he ripped around me. Honestly, I thought Lance (Dewease) would be the guy coming. I peeked back and I could see someone was running the middle and I thought it was Lance. I should’ve peeked at the board I guess and seen the 5 (car of Marks) was coming and I would’ve known where he was running. I would’ve been more aggressive when I got to traffic. I got lucky and I’ll take it.”

Dewease rounded out the podium and championship contender Logan Schuchart finished fourth – earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his run from 12th to fourth. Schuchart’s finish also helped him chip away at reigning champion Brad Sweet’s points lead. He’s now 32 points behind Sweet – who finished eighth.

“It’s nice just to go forward,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We’ve been so consistent for so long. And to be at the front of the points, you have to be consistent to be up there. Just says how are team is running. For the last few weeks, for whatever reason, we’ve been struggling a little bit. But these Drydene guys they keep working hard and we just keeping working at it. You’re going to have good nights and bad nights. Hopefully more good than bad.”

Sweet’s eighth-place finish was good enough to help his Kasey Kahne Racing team reclaim the points lead for the team championship from Jason Johnson Racing. David Gravel, driving the JJR #41, finished 21st, allowing KKR to move to a 12-point lead ahead of JJR.

With five races remaining this season, there’s five more chances for Larson to add a new World of Outlaws record to his book and five more important events to determine the 2020 champion.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri., Oct. 16, returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. 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 (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$15,000]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [8][$5,700]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,600]; 6. 18-Gio Scelzi [3][$2,400]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,300]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,200]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,150]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [13][$2,100]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,600]; 12. 72-Daryn Pittman [20][$1,350]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [21][$1,300]; 14. 2X-Dylan Cisney [11][$1,200]; 15. 9-James McFadden [22][$1,100]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [24][$1,000]; 17. 10X-Ryan Smith [19][$900]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$850]; 19. 11-T.J. Stutts [26][$]; 20. 14S-Tony Stewart [23][$800]; 21. 41-David Gravel [18][$800]; 22. 83-Spencer Bayston [25][$]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [28][$]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$800]; 25. 51-Freddie Rahmer [17][$800]; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 27. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [9][$800]; 28. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][$800]; Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease 1-10, Kyle Larson 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.095; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.227; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.229; 4. 2X-Dylan Cisney, 16.322; 5. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.346; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.367; 7. 9-James McFadden, 16.373; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston, 16.391; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.462; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.489; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.541; 12. 10X-Ryan Smith, 16.604; 13. 15B-Zach Hampton, 16.619; 14. 91F-Tony Fiore, 16.631; 15. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.762; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.834; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 16.857; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.98; 19. 57J-Jeff Miller, 17.056; 20. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.112; 21. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.232; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.237; 23. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.321; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 17.337; 25. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.355; 26. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.759

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.233; 2. 5-Brent Marks, 16.235; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.34; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.342; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.363; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.512; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.532; 8. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.542; 9. 41-David Gravel, 16.564; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.591; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 16.647; 12. 72-Daryn Pittman, 16.682; 13. 14S-Tony Stewart, 16.705; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.834; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.911; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.925; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.001; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.001; 19. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.11; 20. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.169; 21. 29-Michael Bauer, 17.323; 22. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.359; 23. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.582; 24. 97-Brie Hershey, 18.002; 25. 15X-Mark Bitner, 18.584

 

RECORD WRITER: Kyle Larson Wins Nittany Showdown Opening Night
Brad Sweet avoids potential disaster to increase points lead, while Jason Johnson Racing extends its team championship points lead
 

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 9, 2020 — Refill the ink and turn the page. Kyle Larson added another line to his 2020 book of dirt racing records Friday at Port Royal Speedway.

During the opening night of the Nittany Showdown, the Elk Grove, CA driver won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event in 23 starts and his 40th dirt track event in 80 overall starts this year – which includes a Late Model win at Port Royal in August.

“I would’ve liked to have gotten to 30 (wins). That was probably a more realistic goal,” Larson said with a smirk. “But once we got racing... this is the most I’ve ever raced with Paul. We usually only do 25 to 30 shows. I think with us getting to race more together, days in a row, too, it helped us get into a rhythm. I think that’s why we had such a strong summer.”

Larson didn’t let anyone else have a thought of victory in the 25-lap Feature. He cleared the 26-car field by the exit of Turn 4 on the initial start and extended the rope of time between he and second-place Danny Dietrich each lap. By Lap 5, Larson already had a two second lead on the PA Posse member.

While Larson set sail around the top of the half-mile track, the championship points contenders were hunting for every position they could. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who started the night setting Quick Time, eventually fell from fifth to seven and David Gravel fell from seventh to eighth. Further behind them, reigning champion Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart were trying to fight their way forward, starting 15th and 21st, respectively.

Several drivers, including Sweet, were involved in an accident in Turn 4 with 10 laps to go. The wreck resulted and Carson Macedo and Lance Dewease’s nights coming to an end, but Sweet had minimal damage and was able to continue. He made his way back through the field to finish 11th, while Schuchart finished 12th.

By virtue of their finishes, Sweet now leads Schuchart by 40 points for the driver points title. Schatz continues to sit third in points, but is now 62 points behind Sweet, closing in on the championship battle for the second race in a row. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team did lose points to Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team for the team championship title hunt, though. JJR now leads KKR by 14 points.

The Lap 10 wreck was the sole caution of the night, giving Dietrich and third-place Sheldon Haudenschild their best shot at challenging Larson. On the restart, Dietrich tossed his car to the bottom of Turn 1 and pulled even with Larson. However, Larson had the better momentum around the top and launch ahead of him down the backstretch.

Even with lap cars in his way, Larson didn’t let anything slow his march to victory and crossed the finish line having led all 25 laps.

“I felt really good in the (DIRTVision Fast Pass) Dash there. Really really good,” Larson said. “The balance of the car felt different in the Feature. But I felt like I could still maintain good grip off and I could slide lappers and not lose too much momentum. I knew my car was good. It always is. As the race went on, I started to slide more but got a good enough start on the restarts to maintain a decent gap. Awesome car again. Can’t say enough about everyone who works on it.”

Dietrich’s runner-up finish is his best showing in 12 races with the Series this season. It was also the best showing for a PA Posse member. If he or another Posse member is unable to win Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown finale, it will be the first time since 2008 that the PA Posse has been shutout of winning in their home territory against the Outlaws.

“He’s (Larson) really good on the restarts,” said Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA. “Going to the bottom (on the restarts) was not the place to be but it was the only option if you wanted to try and pass him. Just really happy with the car. We made huge improvements from last week.”

Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the podium – his seventh podium finish in his last 15 World of Outlaws starts.

“To come out of here with a podium is good,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just building for tomorrow.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 10, returns to Port Royal Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown Finale. Click here for tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2][$4,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,500]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [6][$2,200]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4][$2,100]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [8][$2,000]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$1,800]; 8. 41-David Gravel [7][$1,600]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [20][$1,500]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$1,300]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$1,200]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,100]; 13. 14S-Tony Stewart [9][$1,000]; 14. 9-James McFadden [11][$700]; 15. 5-Brent Marks [13][$600]; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts [19][$600]; 17. 10X-Ryan Smith [14][$600]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [17][$600]; 19. 72-Daryn Pittman [22][$600]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$600]; 21. 83-Spencer Bayston [25][$]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [24][$600]; 23. 2X-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 24. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$600]; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease [12][$600]; 26. 55-Mike Wagner [23][$600]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.19; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.308; 3. 41-David Gravel, 15.318; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.354; 5. 14S-Tony Stewart, 15.361; 6. 9-James McFadden, 15.365; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 15.368; 8. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.435; 9. 72-Daryn Pittman, 15.456; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 15.49; 11. 5-Brent Marks, 15.546; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.58; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.647; 14. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.688; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.735; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.769; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 15.88; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.962; 19. 2X-Dylan Cisney, 15.981; 20. 57J-Jeff Miller, 16.054; 21. 12-Brent Shearer, 16.056; 22. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.146; 23. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.218; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.023

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.349; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.408; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.452; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.465; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.587; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.605; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.654; 8. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.69; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.698; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.769; 11. 10X-Ryan Smith, 15.773; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.805; 13. 83-Spencer Bayston, 15.824; 14. 91F-Tony Fiore, 15.927; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.948; 16. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 15.955; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.983; 18. 54-Zach Newlin, 16.158; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.202; 20. 880-Drew Ritchey, 16.245; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 16.416; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.524; 23. 97-Brie Hershey, 16.598; 24. 15B-Zach Hampton, NT

 
ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Donny Schatz Closing When It Counts
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing finding steam to go after 2020 World of Outlaws title 


 

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 14, 2020 — You have to spend time in the trenches to understand what the top of the mountain is like.

Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, said he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have done that this season.

At times throughout the year they’ve struggled to find consistency or even the top-10. Now, they’re working to make the climb back up. And they’re doing it just in time for Schatz to go after his 11th World of Outlaws championship.

With two wins in the last three weeks – one being his sixth National Open title – Schatz has strong armed his way back into the championship hunt, currently sitting 68 points behind leader Brad Sweet.

“I’m actually really excited,” Schatz said. “With the year we’ve had, and it feels like the majority of the races we weren’t in the hunt at all, or didn’t have a chance, and here we are. We find ourselves still in a position to go after a championship. We’ve come to life a little bit. That’s refreshing as well.

“For 15 years I’ve been in a championship hunt. You don’t ever want to lose that. Here we are. We find ourselves in that again and feeling damn good about it. If we win it, great. If we don’t, we’re not going to hang our heads. It’s been a trying year for everyone. There’s a lot of races we’re going to miss out on because of this COVID stuff. We’ll just do our best to see where we end up.”

Starting this weekend at Lakeside Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic, he has five more chances to complete his climb back to the top in 2020 with the year ending Nov. 5-7 at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“There are a handful of race tracks that we go to that we might be looking for the rain cloud over head but Lake Ozark and [Lakeside Speedway] aren’t anywhere near those tracks,” Schatz said.

He picked up his second win at Lake Ozark Speedway in May and last year he brought a Ford engine back to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws for the first time in 21 years at Lakeside Speedway – his second win at the 4/10-mile speedway.

He won with the new FPS 410 in his third race with it and while he’s picked up five more wins with it under the hood this season, the continued development of the engine has created a few challenges.

“The thing people don’t realize is when you do this motor development, when things need changed, it’s not as easy has, hey, we take this off, go up in the trailer and drill a hole and move this and that,” Schatz said. “It doesn’t happen like that. We had to start with a block and heads and all of these things from the ground up. It’s all original still. It’s not just as easy as we need to change this. You can’t just do that with a cylinder head. It takes a casting change. We ran into a problem where we couldn’t get heads for 12 months because the foundry was closed. We had to change foundries. All of those things, they’re a long process.

“Twelve months without being able to work with the heads that we have, and we know what changes we need to make. We just can’t do it. We’re weeks away from having stuff that’s different but those weeks fell like eternity when you’ve known for months what needed to be changed. It’s just the way it works. It’s part of it. These guys have done a damn good job of overcoming that. We know the future is a lot brighter than what today is and that’s what keeps us going.”

Schatz could potentially see a few long-standing streaks come to an end this season. He would need to win the five remaining races to hit double digit wins this year. The last time he was unable to hit that mark was in 2011. For the past 14 years he’s finished first or second in points. At the moment, he’s third in points with a 36-point deficit to second-place Logan Schuchart.

However, he’s also been able to add to his record book by claiming his sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway – the only driver with more than four National Opens – and is one victory away from a 300 career win milestone.

“It’s just like anything else,” Schatz said. “I think 2020 has been an eye opener for every person. For their health. For the economy. For politics. For everything. It’s just been – pardon my French – a shit show from every standpoint. So, it’s not surprising to be in that situation with racing.

“I had someone ask me last week if I’m taking blood pressure medicine. I said, ‘No, I’m not taking blood pressure medicine.’ It’s an honor to be out here. We’ve worked hard to get ourselves in this position. We’re not currently in a position we want to be today, but we will be. And all we can do is work toward that. You have to get past it. You’ve got to spend some time in the trench to understand what the top of the mountain is like. We’ve done that. We’re trying to get ourselves back on the top where we feel like we want to be and where we belong.”

For tickets to the Lakeside Speedway event click here. For tickets to the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway click here.

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

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet –
2. Logan Schuchart -32
3. Donny Schatz -68
4. Sheldon Haudenschild -128
5. Carson Macedo -216

TEAM POINTS
1. Kasey Kahne Racing –
2. Jason Johnson Racing -12
3. Shark Racing -32
4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -68
5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -128

REMAINING RACES
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 –
Tickets

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Drivers Look To Make A Splash At Lakeside, Lake Ozark
Driver swaps, tight points battles and hungry local heroes on tap for Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 events
 

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 12, 2020 — Pack your bags; we’re going to the lakes this weekend.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri., Oct. 16, returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS and on Sat., Oct. 17 returns to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for the second annual Jason Johnson Classic.

More than $20,000 in winnings will be on the line between the two events with the race at Lakeside paying $10,000-to-win and the Jason Johnson Classic paying $15,000-to-win – $1,000-to-start.

With five races remaining for the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour, starting this weekend, positions and points becomes more critical each race. Reigning champion Brad Sweet leads the driver championship hunt by 32 points over Logan Schuchart and Kasey Kahne Racing leads the team title hunt by 12 points over Jason Johnson Racing.

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

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

JJR SHAKE UP: Jason Johnson Racing is in the middle of a tight battle for the team championship – currently 12 points back from the lead – but the team will be without its primary driver this weekend. David Gravel will miss both races to make another NASCAR Truck Series start.

Replacing Gravel will be Shane Stewart, of Bixby, OK, driving the red throwback #41. And with the Jason Johnson Classic being this weekend, Parker Price-Miller, of Kokomo, IN, who previously filled in for Gravel, will drive a #141 car for JJR, using the team’s traditional black and white livery. Stewart and Price-Miller will compete at Lakeside and Lake Ozark, with Stewart collecting points for JJR.

Both drivers have one win this year. Stewart finished fourth both nights at Lake Ozark in May, driving the Indy Race Parts #71, while Price-Miller finished 14th and 20th, respectively, driving the Dietz Motorsports #14 – which will not be in attendance this weekend. Last year, Stewart finished 24th at Lakeside and Price-Miller didn’t compete in the event.

SCHATZ’S SHOT: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, has been chipping away at his points deficit to championship leader Brad Sweet each week. He enters the doubleheader weekend sitting 68 points behind Sweet in third. This weekend could also be his best shot of making a big gain to put himself closer in contention to compete for his 11th Series title.

Schatz brought Ford its first World of Outlaws victory in 21 years at Lakeside Speedway last year with the FPS 410 engine and he won the last race at Lake Ozark Speedway this year. A victory this weekend would also be his 300th career World of Outlaws win. He'll also have a teammate for the second week in a row with Tim Kaeding driving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14 car.

SWEET SPOT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, continues to hold the points lead with five races remaining. He helped his Kasey Kahne Racing team regain the points lead for the team championship at Port Royal Speedway last weekend, too.

Lakeside and Lake Ozark have been good tracks for Sweet in the past. He finished third at Lakeside last year and earned his sole World of Outlaws win at the track in 2016. Early this year, Sweet finished eighth and third at Lake Ozark and he claimed his first win at the track last year.

LAKE SHARK: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, and his Shark Racing team are poised to get back into a consistent rhythm and go after their first World of Outlaws title. They enter the weekend coming off a strong fourth-place run at Port Royal Speedway, which helped him cut eight points off Sweet’s lead over him.

He’ll look to do that again this weekend at a couple of tracks he’s also found success at. While Schuchart has yet to win at Lakeside, he finished second at the track last year. And earlier this year he picked up his first win at Lake Ozark Speedway.

BROWN EYES HOME SUCCESS: Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, who claimed his fourth Knoxville Raceway track championship this year, will hope to find some luck in his home territory this weekend with the World of Outlaws. He’s been unable to secure at top-15 finish in his last seven starts with the Series.

Lakeside could be a turning point for him. He led the first 12 laps of the Feature at the track last year before being passed by Donny Schatz for the win and having to settle for a fourth-place finish. Brown also won a Series race at the track in 2017. He attempted to make both Series races at Lake Ozark in May but was unable to make either.

AYRTON SHOWING GROWTH: One driver to keep an eye on this weekend, and for possibly years to come, is Ayrton Gennetten, of Gravois Mills, MO. The 21-year-old has been solid in his first seven Feature starts with the Series this year, collecting four top-15 finishes in his #3 car. He was in contention for a top-five at the Terre Haute Action Track, even challenging Donny Schatz to claim the spot, before getting involved in an accident.

He finished 16th and 13th, respectively, at Lake Ozark in May. This weekend will be his first Series appearance at Lakeside.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Fri., Oct. 16 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Event Info / Tickets
Sat., Oct. 17 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked 4/10-mile track.
Online – LakesideSpeedway.net
Track Record – 13.304 sec. set by Paul McMahan on June 7, 2014

Lake Ozark Speedway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile track.
Online – LakeOzarkSpeedway.net
Track Record – 11.111 set by Jason Sides on Oct. 19, 2019

1/3-MILE & 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 17 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 and Oct. 2, Donny Schatz won on Oct. 3
Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 19
Port Royal Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10

There have been 13 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: Sheldon Haudenschild won on Sept. 5 and Kyle Larson won on Sept. 6

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 - Donny Schatz on Oct. 18
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Oct. 19
2017 – Brian Brown on Oct. 20
2016 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 21
2015 – Donny Schatz on July 1
2014 – Kerry Madsen on June 7
2013 – Craig Dollansky on June 8
2012 – Sammy Swindell on June 30
2011 – Steve Kinser on June 4
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 26
2003 – Daryn Pittman on June 21
2002 – Mark Kinser on April 24
2001 – Steve Kinser on April 24
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 4*, Sammy Swindell on April 5*
1991 – Mark Kinser on November 9*, Sammy Swindell on November 10*
1981 - Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 11; Doug Wolfgang on May 11; Doug Wolfgang on April 17
1980 - Tim Green on April 18

LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – Logan Schuchart on May 29, Donny Schatz on May 30
2019 – Brad Sweet on April 26, David Gravel on Oct. 19
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 4
2007 – Craig Dollansky
2005 – Tim Shaffer

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, on Sat., Oct. 24, returns to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 49 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.  

FEATURE WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 12
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
5 – 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
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 15
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 11
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 10
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 7
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 5
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
11 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (20 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg. Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (18 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
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dylan Ciseny, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Troy Wagaman, Jr., Hanover, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 26
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 20
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 18
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 14
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
11 – 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
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
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
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 278
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 214
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 207
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 201
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 180
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 80
7 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
10 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 58
11 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
12 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
13 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
14 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3 

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (4 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – (TR)
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton Speedway)
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. (16.111 sec. at Williams Grove Speedway)

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Jason Johnson Racing In Contention For First Team Championship
David Gravel has helped propel JJR to the team championship points lead with seven races to go
 

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 6, 2020 — Jason Johnson always had the goal of turning Jason Johnson Racing into a championship caliber team.

That goal has become a reality this year with JJR taking the points lead in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team championship with seven races remaining.

“For us to be in the hunt right now is pretty special,” said Philip Dietz, crew chief of the JJR #41 and cousin of the late Jason Johnson.

JJR currently holds an eight-point lead over Kasey Kahne Racing in the team championship battle, heading into the Oct. 9-10 Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway. A title win this year would be the first for the Missouri-based team.

Their driver David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has yet to win at the half-mile track, but he’s been on one of the best streaks in the Series. Gravel has collected 30 top-10 finishes in his last 31 races, which includes five of his six wins this season. He isn’t in contention for the driver championship due to missing two races to run an ARCA Series race and a NASCAR Truck Series race, but with Parker Price-Miller filling in for him in those two events – finishing 14th and ninth – JJR has been able to challenge the likes of KKR, Shark Racing and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing for the team championship title.

“Obviously, if I can help JJR propel and win a championship is something really cool for me,” Gravel said. “I’m kind of torn as how the season has gone. I’m going to try my best. I try my best every night and see where it ends up. There’s still a lot of racing to go. We’re racing every weekend until the World Finals pretty much, so a lot could happen.”

Gravel and his team have been on a hot streak in the last 10 events, collecting wins at Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway and earning seven podiums in that time.

Their recent string of success is due to a combination of Gravel’s experience and recent changes the team has made to the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 machine, according to Dietz. And the seven remaining events will provide a good opportunity for them to keep that streak going. Gravel will look to win the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – scheduled for Oct. 17 – for the second year in a row and will try to sweep the World Finals – Nov. 5-7 – for the second consecutive year, as well.

Whether they’re competing for a championship or not, wins will be the prime motivation each race. However, points will still be on the back of their minds.

“We think about it,” Dietz said about considering the team’s points situation. “We don’t dwell on it. We go out and try to be the best we can each night. At the end of the season, the best car wins. It sure would be cool for our team. It’s cool to just be in the hunt. (Reigning champion) Brad (Sweet) and (Logan) Schuchart, they’ve both been really good this year. We’ll just keep plugging away. Hopefully we can be there at the end.”

Click here to get tickets to the Oct. 9-10 Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway.

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

TEAM POINTS
1. Jason Johnson Racing --
2. Kasey Kahne Racing -8
3. Shark Racing -46
4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -78
5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -158

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet --
2. Logan Schuchart -38
3. Donny Schatz -70
4. Sheldon Haudenschild -150
5. Carson Macedo -188

REMAINING RACES
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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Outlaws, Posse Face Off Again At Port Royal
Close battles in the driver and team points continue into Nittany Showdown doubleheader
 

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 5, 2020 — Pennsylvania will host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the final time this year, Oct. 9-10, at Port Royal Speedway for the Nittany Showdown.

The doubleheader event is also the final round of the historic World of Outlaws versus PA Posse battle, which has been dominated by the Outlaws this season. And while that battle is for bragging rights only, a victory Friday night will pay $8,000 and then $15,000 Saturday night.

Port Royal will begin a seven-race stretch to determine the 2020 driver and team champions. Five drivers and six teams are still within reasonable striking distance of the titles with reigning champion Brad Sweet leading the driver title hunt and Jason Johnson Racing leading the team points battle.

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:

SCHATZ FINDING SPEED: Ten-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team are slowly returning to their winning ways just in time to make a run at the 2020 title. He enters the Nittany Showdown having won the last three events at Port Royal and recently winning his sixth National Open title.

Sitting third in points, Schatz is now 70 points behind Brad Sweet for the points lead. A win this weekend would help him close that points gap for the second weekend in a row and would give him a career milestone. Schatz is one win away from securing 300 career World of Outlaws wins.

TITLE HUNTS NARROW: The National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway saw the race for the 2020 driver and team championships close in again.

Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, continues to lead the driver championship, but now by 38 points over second-place Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. In the team championship battle, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, helped propel Jason Johnson Racing to the points lead – currently eight points ahead of Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team.

Sweet has one win at Port Royal – in 2015 – but finished 12th at the half-mile track last year. If he has another performance like that, it could leave the door open for Schuchart, who won at Port Royal in 2016 and finished fourth there last year, to gain on him again.

Gravel has yet to win at Port Royal but has been strong on half-mile tracks with JJR. He won twice at Knoxville Raceway and twice at Williams Grove Speedway.

ALLEN CONTINUES GROWTH: Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, is having a career season and continues to expand upon it. He finished seventh at the National Open last weekend, giving him his 17th top-10 finish of the season – tying his career best from last year.

He and his Shark Racing team will be after their first home state win together at Port Royal this weekend. He earned his career best finish of 16th at the track last year, but he’s proven this year that his past stats hold no weight on his performance this year. After earning his first career win at Dodge City Raceway Park, Allen has approached each event with a new level of confidence.

PITTMAN/HEFFNER EYE PA WIN: Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, earned a home state win at Lawton Speedway last month and will have two final chances for the year to give Heffner Racing a home state win this weekend at Port Royal.

Pittman has yet to win at Port Royal, but he and Heffner Racing have proven to be a strong combination since rejoining forces two weeks ago. In five races, they’ve collected a third-place finish at Lernerville and three top-10s.

PA POSSE FACE SHUTOUT: For the first time since 2008, the PA Posse could be shutout off earning a World of Outlaws victory in their home territory. They haven’t won a Series event in their last nine attempts at a Pennsylvania track.

Their best chance at a victory this weekend at Port Royal maybe with one of their youngest members. Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, has eight wins at the speedway – seven of them coming this year. He finished second against the Outlaws at the track last year, closing in on Donny Schatz for the win late in the race.

Macri was the only Posse member to finish inside the top-10 in that event and he was the best finishing Posse at the National Open last weekend, finishing eighth.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Fri., Oct. 9 and Sat., Oct. 10 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Port Royal Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2-mile track.
Online – PortRoyalSpeedway.com
Track Record – 15.168 sec. set by Lucas Wolfe on July 5, 2014 

1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 15 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 and Oct. 2, Donny Schatz won on Oct. 3
Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 19

PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 25
2018 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 28
2017 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 14
2016 – Logan Schuchart on Oct. 15
2015 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 24
2014 – Ryan Smith on Oct. 25
2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2003 – Jason Meyers on Oct. 2
2002 – Brad Furr on Sept. 29
2001 – Danny Wood on Sept. 27
1987 – Doug Wolfgang on May 27
1986 – Don Kreitz, Jr., on May 28
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 25

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, on Fri., Oct. 16, returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Click here for tickets.

Then, on Sat., Oct. 17, the Series will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for the Jason Johnson Classic. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 47 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.
 

FEATURE WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
5 – 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
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (43 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 14
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 7
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 5
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (31 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (15 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
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Troy Wagaman, Jr., Hanover, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (24 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 26
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 20
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 16
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 14
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
11 – 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
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 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
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 214
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 207
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 201
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 180
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 80
7 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
10 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 58
11 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
12 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
13 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
14 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
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. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
6 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – (TR)
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton Speedway)
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. (16.111 sec. at Williams Grove Speedway)

 

 

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE: McLaughlin Caps OktoberFAST with Emotional First Career Series Win

 

Weedsport Speedway shined in 75-lap DIRTcar OktoberFAST finale won by Max McLaughlin over Matt Sheppard and Jimmy Phelps

 

 

WEEDSPORT, NY - October 11, 2020 - There was a little magic in Max McLaughlin’s right foot as he peddled his Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified to his first career Series win. McLaughlin’s Sweeteners Plus No. 32c flashed across the Weedsport Speedway finish line beneath Dave Farney’s double checkered flag display to win DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision’s $10,000 finale.

 

Not only did Max McLaughlin, from Mooresville, NC, win his first Series race but he made it happen by passing a Weedsport master, Matt Sheppard, at a track that McLaughlin once called home, literally.

 

“I was crying with five laps to go. Thank you Sweeteners Plus, Cellular Sales, and the Coffeys for giving me this ride. Al Heinke is the reason I’m here right now,” said McLaughlin. “When I was fifteen years old my family was out of money and I didn’t know if we’d keep racing. Al Heinke gave me the opportunity to keep racing. He owns this place and I lived here! I lived here for over a year.”

 

At last, McLaughlin conquered Weedsport’s fabled Victory Hill.

 

“I’ve been trying to get a Series win here. I’ve been second to Sheppard, Friesen, Rudolph, and everybody in the book. I gotta have a record for most seconds without a win,” McLaughlin said.

 

McLaughlin and Sheppard’s fates mirrored each other throughout the week. Matt Sheppard built the car for Vic Coffey and as it happened both drivers struggled through the first half of OktoberFAST. But at Land of Legends Raceway, Sheppard broke through with a win and McLaughlin was in the hunt.

 

“We thrashed this week. We were not very good at the beginning. Neither Matt [Sheppard] or I were running well. We worked our tails off every night.”

 

“I’m so thankful for everybody. This car was amazing. My idol in dirt racing growing up was Matt Sheppard and he built this race car. To pass him for the win...we’re going to celebrate tonight.”

 

In an already clearly emotional Victory Lane, McLaughlin dedicated his win to many of the important people in his life including Andy Phelps, Jimmy Phelps’ Father, who passed away earlier this year and World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing’s Chris Dolack, who is on the minds of everyone in the dirt racing world.

 

The only car to beat Matt Sheppard was one he built. The No.9s took off from the pole position and powered his way into a healthy lead for the first half of the race. St. Catharines, ON driver Mat Williamson kept him on a short leash and traded the lead with Sheppard. Several other drivers began to close on Sheppard and Williamson like Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, and finally Max Mclaughlin from his seventh-place start spot.

 

“We weren’t that good on long runs. The car was just starting to get out from under me. I actually held on longer than I thought I would. I think we were very close. A couple small tweaks before the Feature and we would have been sitting out in front,” Sheppard noted. “It was quite a turnaround from the beginning of the week. We’re definitely in the ballpark now.”

 

Jimmy Phelps too had a lot to celebrate about McLaughlin’s win having been his teammate and racing mentor before McLaughlin’s jump to the asphalt racing world.

“It was a great night. The track was really good. We didn’t have a great draw. My car felt good on the bottom. I knew I had to keep the left rear warmed up,” Phelps said. “We got ourselves up in the hunt and it was awesome to watch our buddy Max win his first Super DIRTcar Series race. I felt like we had a second-place car but we didn’t have anything for Max.

 

Mike Mahaney, from King Ferry, NY, was a man on a mission in the 75-lap Feature. Mahaney had an exceptional OktoberFAST, scoring podium finishes in all Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Features up until Weedsport. Due to disqualification in his Heat Race, Mahaney was forced to start Last Chance Showdown where he nearly drove from last place to qualify but fell just short.

Luckily Mahaney had a Series provisional to fall back on and started on the fourteenth row of the Feature. He knuckled down and carried his No. 35 seventeen positions which awarded him the Stirling Lubricants Hard Luck Award. 

Matt Sheppard put it all together in Time Trials and recorded a 15.874-second lap around Weedsport Speedway and thanks to the night’s special award sponsor, Stirling Lubricants, he added another $500 to his winnings. Max McLaughlin was second fastest, the reverse of the Feature order. It’s fair to say Sheppard and McLaughlin dominated the night’s results.

 

DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision has concluded. The unprecedented event saw hundreds of race cars and thousands of laps all live on DIRTVision on some of the Northeast’s premier DIRTcar race tracks.

 

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Feature (75 Laps)

1. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [7][$10,000]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1][$5,000]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$2,500]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [17][$1,800]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [2][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [4][$1,400]; 7. 42P-Pat Ward [3][$1,300]; 8. 20-Brett Hearn [5][$1,200]; 9. 25-Erick Rudolph [15][$1,100]; 10. 35-Mike Mahaney [27][$500]; 11. 7MM-Michael Maresca [14][$800]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile [9][$700]; 13. 21A-Peter Britten [25][$600]; 14. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [13][$575]; 15. 3-Justin Haers [26][$550]; 16. 91-Billy Decker [8][$525]; 17. 83X-Tim Sears [23][$500]; 18. 111-Demetrios Drellos [19][$500]; 19. 60-Jackson Gill [20][$500]; 20. X-Chad Phelps [11][$500]; 21. 19M-Jessey Mueller [28][$]; 22. 215-Adam Pierson [6][$500]; 23. 4-Andy Bachetti [18][$500]; 24. 2020-Tyler Trump [21][$500]; 25. 32R-Ronnie Davis [16][$500]; 26. 19-Tim Fuller [22][$500]; 27. 15-Todd Root [24][$500]; 28. 98-Rocky Warner [12][$500]

 

Stirling Lubricants Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+17]

 

 

BREAK OUT THE BACKUP: Sheppard Switches Cars and Wins Land of Legends OktoberFAST Cash

CANANDAIGUA, NY – October 10, 2020 – Fans of Matt Sheppard were wondering where exactly where the “Super” has been during this week’s DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. Many had him pegged to win multiple Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Features and certainly, a few podium finishes this week. But that did not materialize until tonight at Land of Legends Raceway

Matt Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY,  held off repeated challenges from King Ferry, NY’s Mike Mahaney, who, with another third-place finish, is now on a four-race streak of top threes. That’s the best streak he and his Adirondack Auto, Tony Monaco Landscaping No. 35 team has ever had on the Super DIRTcar Series trail. 

Second-place finisher Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, passed Mahaney late for second and was reeling in race winner Matt Sheppard in the final ten laps. Unfortunately for the Buzz Chew Chevrolet race team, the lap counter was not their friend and the 60-lap SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment OktoberFAST Feature went to the seven-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard. 

The Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9s has been mired mid-pack most of this week. The team threw everything they had at the car setup-wise but couldn’t make it handle the way he needed it to. So they went with the most drastic change of all and prepared an entire car for Land of Legends Raceway, a track Sheppard has won a lot of races on. 

Like Clark Kent ducking in and out of a phone booth, “Super” Matt went back to the shop and reemerged with his $7,500 Feature-winning mount. 

“We’ve had a miserable week. We brought this new car out today and it was a Hail Mary,” Sheppard said. “We knew if there was any place that we could turn it around that it would be here tonight.”

“I put the same setup in this car that I had in the other one all week and it was a rocket ship. The other one not so much,” Sheppard said grinning. “Thank God everything went our way. The car was flawless all night.”

Matt Sheppard has won over 70 Feature races at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. The 60-lap OktoberFAST Feature win was his 79th all-time Super DIRTcar Series victory. He is now ten wins away from equalling Danny Johnson’s second-place position on the all-time wins list. 

2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson has been in a similar situation as Sheppard for much of OktoberFAST and scoring a top-three finish was an important confidence boost going into the $10,000-to-win 75-lap OktoberFAST Feature at Weedsport Speedway.  

“We made a lot of changes and we’ve been working with Integra Shocks all week. We’ve been fast for a year and a half so we were really religious to our setup,” Williamson noted. “We were open to change today because obviously what we were doing wasn’t going to win us any races. The race track was favorable to passing tonight. We were there at the end.”

Williamson was pleased with how racy they were in the Feature during the second half of the race. 

“We struggled for the first 30 laps, just hanging in there. We would have liked to see the cushion go away a little bit but you could throw some slide jobs,” said Williamson. “It was good hard racing with Mike [Mahaney] and we hope we put a show on for the fans.”

Mike Mahaney isn’t tired of stepping on the podium but he would love to check out the view from the top step. 

“I am real happy with our consistency this week. We’re doing well. I can’t say enough about my team. They’ve been working hard.” said Mahaney. 

The Adirondack Auto race team competed in both the Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series races and the Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified Series events. Despite all of that Mahaney has been the most consistent of all the drivers during OktoberFAST. 

But it takes a Herculean effort to make that happen. 

“I think they were all exhausted today. We got here at four in the morning and woke up at 9:30 to move in so it’s a lot. I’m happy to be doing it. I love driving race cars.”

“Matt [Sheppard] was faster than us most of the race. I was really hoping the track would get a little slicker. It usually does but man it stayed fast around the top and he did an awesome job,” Mahaney said. 

“Congratulations to him and Mat Williamson. We had a good race for second at the end. I didn’t mean to get into him in the wall on the front stretch,” said Mahaney. “I didn’t see him coming. Once he got there we threw a couple of sliders at each other and hopefully made it exciting for the fans.”

Like Williamson said, good hard racing.

Fittingly, Justin Haers, from Phelps, NY, won the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Fast-Time Award. Haers has always called Canandaigua home and to be at the top of the charts of a premier Big Block Modified field was a special moment. Haers had some issues in the Feature and finished twentieth. 

Another Land of Legends Raceway regular had a huge night. Erick Rudolph, from Ransomville, NY, took the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Hard Charger Award for passing fifteen cars to finish fourth. Rudolph made it up to third but the inside line had a disadvantage on restarts and Mat Williamson reclaimed the position, ending his run to the front. 

Join us Sunday, October 11 at DIRTVision.com for the Stirling Lubricants OktoberFAST finale at Weedsport Speedway. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and SuperDIRTcar.com for OktoberFAST coverage. 

Feature (60 Laps)

  1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$7,500]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney [4][$2,500]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [19][$1,800]; 5. 91-Billy Decker [14][$1,600]; 6. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [5][$1,400]; 7. 99L-Larry Wight [11][$1,300]; 8. 19-Tim Fuller [12][$1,200]; 9. 98-Rocky Warner [8][$1,100]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$1,000]; 11. 5H-Chris Hile [15][$800]; 12. 20-Brett Hearn [16][$700]; 13. 14J-Alan Johnson [24][$600]; 14. 3J-Marc Johnson [18][$575]; 15. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$550]; 16. 165-Rex King [9][$525]; 17. M1-David Marcuccilli [21][$500]; 18. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [26][$500]; 19. 2-Jack Lehner [22][$500]; 20. 3-Justin Haers [3][$500]; 21. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher [28][$]; 22. 121-Gary Tomkins [13][$500]; 23. 10S-Ryan Susice [25][$500]; 24. 42P-Pat Ward [1][$500]; 25. 44-Stewart Friesen [20][$500]; 26. 19W-Justin Wright [17][$500]; 27. 19M-Jessey Mueller [27][-]; 28. 49-Billy Dunn [23][$500]

SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment Charger Award: 25-Erick Rudolph[+15]

Photo: Joe Grabianowski

 

 

PERREGO DOUBLES UP AT OktoberFAST

Anthony Perrego picks up second career Super DIRTcar Series victory and two of three Oktober FAST Features so far

LAFARGVILLE, NY - October 9, 2020 - Anthony Perrego, from Montgomery, NY, wheeled a perfect 60-lap race to win his second career Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Feature and second win of OktoberFAST. Hot on his heels, the No. 7mm of Michael Maresca crossed the finish line in second after a late-race charge fell short. And once again at OktoberFAST, Mike Mahaney, from King Ferry, NY, parked his No. 35 on the podium for the third time in three races.

Anthony Perrego pinned it right out of the gate. The No. 44 handled perfectly for the newly minted Series winner. At the drop of the green Perrego roared into Can-Am Speedway’s first turn with the holeshot on the field. From there it didn’t matter what happened behind him because all he saw was lapped traffic and Head Starter Dave Farney’s flags.

Except for one resilient Michael Maresca from Pierrepont, NY. Perrego had to be perfect because a black and orange door made an appearance on his left side more than once.

Maresca gave Perrego a good look at his St. Lawrence Radiology Big Block Modified entering turn one on a restart with nine laps to go. But Perrego slammed the door, Maresca yielded the low line, and the No. 44 parked in Victory Lane for the second time in four days.

Perrego was proud of his team and thrilled to double up on OktoberFAST wins and his first two Super DIRTcar Series wins. 

“To not have a Series win coming into this week and get two is pretty cool,” said Perrego. “I wish we could do them all but who knows maybes next year we’ll do the whole Super DIRTcar Series.” 

Michael Maresca took his chance on a restart with nine laps to go. He dove deep into turn one, trying to secure the low line through the corner. 

“Anthony has raced me clean a lot so I lifted. I drove it in pretty deep and had to hit the brakes,” Maresca said of his final shot at the lead. Further challenges were hampered because Maresca clipped an implement tire and knocked the toe out in the final laps. 

Despite that, he was relieved to have a strong finish after struggling for the last two nights. 

“Pretty happy to get to second after starting sixth. We had a really terrible first two nights. We haven’t run the Big Block much and we were pretty far off,” said Maresca. 

Mike Mahaney has had an outstanding OktoberFAST nabbing podiums in every Super DIRTcar Series race so far. 

“It’s a great week for us. I can’t thank the team enough. Our car has been solid and very consistent,” said Mahaney. “I just keep thinking that if we keep running up front that one of these days we’ll win one,” he joked.

Two OktoberFAST events remain so that’s two more chances for Mahaney to reach the top step. 

200 DIRTcar Northeast stars packed the Can-Am Speedway pit area for night three of DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. The racing was nonstop all night which included the Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and Racing Electronics DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds.

St. Lawrence Radiology sponsored all of the special awards in all three divisions highlighted by Stewart Friesen’s lightning-quick lap to pick up the $500 Fast Time Award. Jimmy Phelps continued his OktoberFAST speed going second quick overall. 

Queensbury, NY’s Demetrios Drellos grossed nine positions up through the field for the St. Lawrence Radiology Hard Charger Bonus worth $250. 

Join us again tomorrow night on DIRTVision from the Canandaigua, NY half-mile Land of Legends Raceway where the Billy Whittaker Cars and Trucks Super DIRTcar Series and Racing Electronics DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series pick up the action for night five of DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision

Feature (60 Laps)

1. 44P-Anthony Perrego [1][$7,500]; 2. 7MM-Michael Maresca [6][$4,000]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney [3][$2,500]; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph [4][$1,800]; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen [7][$1,600]; 6. 49-Billy Dunn [9][$1,400]; 7. 20-Brett Hearn [2][$1,300]; 8. 99L-Larry Wight [12][$1,200]; 9. 88-Mat Williamson [8][$1,100]; 10. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [13][$1,000]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$800]; 12. 19-Tim Fuller [14][$700]; 13. 2-Jack Lehner [17][$600]; 14. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [21][$575]; 15. 83X-Tim Sears [20][$550]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward [5][$525]; 17. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [23][$500]; 18. 21A-Peter Britten [22][$500]; 19. 111-Demetrios Drellos [28][$]; 20. 19M-Jessey Mueller [24][$500]; 21. 62S-Tom Sears [26][$500]; 22. 98-Rocky Warner [18][$500]; 23. 2020-Tyler Trump [19][$500]; 24. 5H-Chris Hile [16][$500]; 25. 9S-Matt Sheppard [11][$500]; 26. 91-Billy Decker [27][$]; 27. M1-David Marcuccilli [25][$500]; 28. 3J-Marc Johnson [15][$500]

St. Lawrence Radiology Charger Award: 111-Demetrios Drellos[+9]

Full results here

 

 

HBR GETAWAY CAR: Baldwinsville Bandit Jimmy Phelps Doubles Down with Pair of OktoberFAST Victories at Fulton 

Jimmy Phelps has flawless night, Wins the OktoberFAST Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series and Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Features at Fulton 

FULTON, NY - October 8, 2020 - On night three of DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision, Jimmy Phelps was simply untouchable. Phelps, from Baldwinsville, NY, wheeled his Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified and his HBR No. 98H Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified to Victory Lane on the same night at Fulton Speedway to win a grand total of $12,500. 

Mike Mahaney, from King Ferry, NY, was the best of the rest. Mahaney made some aggressive moves early to put himself in a position to go after the lead. The No. 35 Adirondack Auto Big Block Modified was a serious threat to the leader but he could not keep up with Phelps in traffic. 

After a difficult OktoberFAST opener for Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario’s Stewart Friesen had a much-improved race night and made the podium. The No. 44 climbed up through the field in a hurry and got right up to Mahaney’s back bumper. Friesen and his stout Halmar team maintained and finished third.  

It was a night of incredible numbers. 235 cars in three divisions raced a total of 32 races. There were 380 laps of side-by-side racing on a beautiful Fulton Speedway surface. 

Jimmy Phelps had some numbers of his own. Since he played double duty Phelps had to draw for a Qualifying Group twice. He drew the number 63. Twice. 

After that, it was a matter of getting into the redraw for both races. Phelps accomplished that by going out and winning them. “The Bandit” still had a little luck left on his side. He drew the pole for the Bicknell Racing DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Feature. Then he drew the pole again for the Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Feature on the front stretch live on DIRTVision. 

“It was a great night for us. With the limited amount of racing, we’re just happy we get to race here,” Phelps said. “It was a perfect night for us.”

“We found a new baseline and we got ourselves back on track everywhere we went. We came to a few practice nights and for whatever reason, it was excellent here,” noted Phelps. “We knew three weeks ago that we had to come back to Fulton with that package. This car is just really good.”

The final 52 laps of the 60-lap Feature were non-stop without a caution. Phelps caught up with a very strong pack of Big Blocks racing side by side in front of him. That’s when he made the move of the race. 

“When you get held up in lapped traffic you know somebody is coming up. When I made it four-wide I had a run. I was down in the grip. I had to get down in front of those guys and just hope they let me in,” said Phelps. “Fortunately, it worked out. We put it all together.”

Second place finisher Mike Mahaney had the best view of Phelps’ move. 

“Jimmy made some crazy moves through lapped traffic. I split through two cars and I thought that was pretty cool but Jimmy dropped low and made it four-wide out of turn four and I wasn’t going to clear them. He got a big split,” Mahaney said laughing. 

With a third-place finish on Tuesday at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and a second at Fulton, Mahaney is racing with confidence. 

“The car is really rolling right now. The hard work is paying off. I am really happy with it. Tonight we really wanted to win but I never got a chance at it. I really would have liked a caution and had a chance to race him without cars in front of us. We didn’t get that and he did a better job of getting through the traffic. He earned it.”

Mahaney made several strong charges for the lead. He was at Phelps door and bumper several times before traffic separated them. 

“When I got to lapped traffic I really lost my rhythm. It got super tight. It was weird. There nothing wrong with the race car. It didn’t fall off. I messed up. Later it got better and I knew Stewie was coming,” noted Mahaney. 

Stewart Friesen was filling Mahaney’s mirror for the second half of the race. Friesen felt he was battling tire heat after catching up to the No. 35. 

“We were just playing the tires. Mahaney fired off and put the pressure on Phelps. I overheated the right rear tire a little bit. I kept putting around the yuke tires trying to save my stuff,” said Friesen. “I would get the left rear in the bite off of turn four but then I was slipping the right rear and ended up sealing it up a little bit. That was it.” 

Eight-time Super DIRTcar Series champion Brett Hearn turned the fastest lap in Time Trials awarding him $500 from Penske Racing Shocks. Plus, “The Bandit” stole another $250 for being second quick, his night’s only blemish. 

Weekly Fulton favorite Tim Sears was the Penske Racing Shocks Hard Charger award winner. 

Join us live on DIRTVision Friday, October 9 at “The Nasty Track” Can-Am Speedway for night four of DIRTcar OktoberFAST. 

Get all your DIRTcar OktoberFAST info at SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Feature (60 Laps)

1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$7,500]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney [5][$4,000]; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen [8][$2,500]; 4. 88-Mat Williamson [6][$1,800]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [13][$1,600]; 6. 5H-Chris Hile [2][$1,400]; 7. 98-Rocky Warner [12][$1,300]; 8. 25-Erick Rudolph [10][$1,200]; 9. 91-Billy Decker [4][$1,100]; 10. 49-Billy Dunn [18][$1,000]; 11. 2-Jack Lehner [20][$800]; 12. 62S-Tom Sears [11][$700]; 13. 83X-Tim Sears [25][$600]; 14. 9S-Matt Sheppard [15][$575]; 15. 19-Tim Fuller [7][$550]; 16. 21A-Peter Britten [23][$525]; 17. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [19][$500]; 18. 4V-Billy Vaninwegen [16][$500]; 19. M1-David Marcuccilli [24][$500]; 20. X-Chad Phelps [22][$500]; 21. 19M-Jessey Mueller [14][$500]; 22. 111-Demetrios Drellos [26][$500]; 23. 15-Todd Root [17][$500]; 24. 17-Marcus Dinkins [28][$]; 25. 2020-Tyler Trump [3][$500]; 26. 4-Andy Bachetti [21][$500]; 27. 20-Brett Hearn [9][-]

Penske Racing Shocks Hard Charger Award: 83X-Tim Sears[+12]

 

Heavy Storm Cancels Wednesday’s OktoberFAST Action at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, NY – October 7, 2020 – A large storm system with rain and strong winds moving across Central New York has forced DIRTcar Racing officials to cancel tonight’s DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision event at Utica-Rome Speedway. There is not a rain date available for the race. 

Join DIRTcar Racing Thursday live on DIRTVision when the Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series, Bicknell Racing Products DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, and the Racing Electronics DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series are in action at Fulton Speedway. 

After the conclusion of DIRTcar OktoberFAST, all pit passes will be refunded for today’s event. 

Get all your DIRTcar OktoberFAST info at SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

PERREGO POUNCES: Last Lap Decides First OktoberFAST Feature

Anthony Perrego passed Ronnie Johnson on last lap to win Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision kickoff at Albany

MALTA, NY - October 6, 2020 - The Super DIRTcar Series roared to life once again at Albany-Saratoga Speedway launching a week’s worth of Big Block Modified action all across New York State. Anthony Perrego, the 26-year-old driver from Montgomery, NY, made every lap count and picked up the $7,500 payday with a last-lap pass on local hero Ronnie Johnson. Meanwhile, Mike Mahaney was within striking distance of the leaders after starting 11th but had to settle for a strong 3rd place finish. 

Ronnie Johnson, from Duanesburg, NY, rocketed from the VP Race Fuels Making Power Point to lead the field to start the 60-lap Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision Feature into turn one. 

Early in the race Albany favorite Matt DeLorenzo and 2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, made strong charges for the lead but Johnson kept them at bay by riding the cushion up top. On lap 18, Johnson caught the tail of the field and had to start working through traffic. Pennsylvania’s Rex King Jr. was the first to fall to the No. 2RJ but he wouldn’t be the last. 

By lap 20 Anthony Perrego, in the No. 44, began to show his nose to Johnson on the bottom part of the track. Perrego actually got alongside Johnson just as the caution flag flew for the first time in the Feature. 

A succession of cautions claimed the likes of Pat Ward who slowed with an engine issue and front-runner Matt DeLorenzo who clipped the front stretch wall on the restart and suffered a flat tire. Luckily, the driver of the No. 3D was able to clear the track in turn four as the entire field was on the gas right behind him. 

The race ended on a long green-flag run and that played directly into the hands of Anthony Perrego. 

“The top was really dominant throughout the race but it got a little dirty and he [Ronnie Johnson] started to back up to me. I’ve run a lot of races here and when you rip around the top like that, the tire overheats,” Perrego said. “I’ve had it happen to me where I got passed.”

Although he’s a young racer, that’s the type of decision making and knowledge that a veteran driver might have. Catching Johnson was one thing but passing him is another story.  

“In traffic, most of the guys were blazing around the top side and I knew he could get a few cars between us. He was looking for the bottom but every time he moved down he’d lose traction,” noted Perrego. “I think that’s really where we got him at the end. He probably kept seeing my nose and number and started moving down.

Perrego was amped to get his first career Super DIRTcar Series win. 

“I am really happy for the team. We’ve really turned things around here and we’re glad to get a big one!” 

There are, of course, two sides to a last-lap thriller. Ronnie Johnson may lose some sleep over this one but it was a very strong run for the No. 2RJ. He led 59/60 laps, which thanks to Bart Contracting, earned him another $250 for leading the most laps without winning. A bittersweet award to say the least. 

Here’s how Johnson broke it down:

“Anthony was working the bottom and I was getting freer and freer as the race went on and I really couldn’t move my line. I led 58 laps up there. But that’s just the way it goes. I don’t know what I could have done differently there,” said Johnson. “I’ll probably lay awake tonight thinking about it. It’s disappointing but it was a sold run. 

Mike Mahaney was crowned the Albany-Saratoga Speedway DIRTcar Big Block Modified track champion in September. He used that expertise to drive up from 11th, passing many of the best Big Block Modified drivers there are to capture the final step on the podium. 

At the green flag, it was go time for the No. 35 Adirondack Auto machine and the car just worked. 

“Starting from 11th, especially earlier on, I was very aggressive moving around, going top, bottom, wherever it took to get the spots,” Mahaney said. “Everybody was on the top but once they started to go in different lanes, I could go where they weren’t. I had a great race car in either lane. That got us some spots early and got us to the front.”

Mahaney’s drive thrilled race fans everywhere watching at home on DIRTVision. 

Super DIRT Week is known for brand new wraps and paint jobs on cars. Mahaney’s team continued that tradition and with good reason. 

“Tony Monaco, from Tony Monaco Landscaping, his daughter is fighting breast cancer. We wrapped the car with pink and put “Keep fighting Maryann” on the car because we want to raise awareness about it. We want to remind everyone fighting cancer to stay strong and to know we got their backs. Plus, it’s a great paint scheme that we get to support them with.”

Matt Sheppard, to the surprise of many, had to transfer out of the Last Chance Showdown to make the field. He won that race and continued his campaign in the 60-lap Feature by passing another 11 cars to pick up the $250 Bart Contracting Hard Charger Award. 

Race fans will be eager to see if “Super” Matt Sheppard returns to form at Utica-Rome Speedway tomorrow live on DIRTVision. 

Gypsum Racing’s Billy Decker set the fast time of the night and grabbed an extra $500 from Bart Contracting for his trouble. 

Join us tomorrow where the Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series, Bicknell Racing Products DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, and COMP Cams DIRTcar Pro Stock Series will be in action beginning with Hot laps at 5PM exclusively on DIRTVision at Utica-Rome Speedway. 

Feature (60 Laps)

1. 44P-Anthony Perrego [2][$7,500]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney [11][$4,000]; 3. RJ2-Ronnie Johnson [1][$2,500]; 4. 115-Ken Tremont [8][$1,800]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [15][$1,600]; 6. 91-Billy Decker [5][$1,400]; 7. 88-Mat Williamson [6][$1,300]; 8. 3J-Marc Johnson [10][$1,200]; 9. 9S-Matt Sheppard [21][$1,100]; 10. 5H-Chris Hile [7][$1,000]; 11. 25-Erick Rudolph [12][$800]; 12. 44-Stewart Friesen [20][$700]; 13. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [14][$600]; 14. 98-Rocky Warner [24][$575]; 15. 19-Tim Fuller [16][$550]; 16. 21A-Peter Britten [26][$525]; 17. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [17][$500]; 18. 2-Jack Lehner [18][$500]; 19. 19M-Jessey Mueller [13][$500]; 20. 20-Brett Hearn [19][$500]; 21. M1-David Marcuccilli [3][$500]; 22. 165-Rex King [22][$500]; 23. 97-Bobby Hackel [23][$500]; 24. 3D-Matt Delorenzo [4][$500]; 25. 42P-Pat Ward [9][$500]; 26. 111-Demetrios Drellos [25][$500]

 

 
 

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ONE FOR THE THUMB: Overton Outruns Outlaws at Cherokee for Fifth Consecutive Win

Big Sexy Continues Historic 2020 Season, Inches Closer to All-Time Record

GAFFNEY, S.C. - The storybook season for Brandon Overton seems to only grow with each and every race.

On Friday night, Big Sexy banked his second-straight $10,000 title at Cherokee Speedway's "Mike Duvall Memorial." It's his 21st overall victory of the season and the 12th of his World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series career, putting him in a tie for 14th on the all-time wins list alongside Clint Smith, Shannon Babb, and Dale McDowell.

More importantly, Overton's latest conquest at the Gaffney, S.C. 3/8th-mile extended his mark to a perfect five-for-five with the World of Outlaws since August rolled around. He's only the fourth driver (Moyer, Lanigan, Sheppard) in the series' 19-year history to go on such a long, relentless winning streak and now has an opportunity to tie the all-time record of six consecutive wins on Saturday night at 411 Motor Speedway.

The sixth clean sweep of the 2020 World of Outlaws season (Fast Time, Heat Win, Feature Win) only came after some concerns when the Evans, Ga. native slipped back to fourth on lap 23 of the 50-lapper. He quickly rallied, however, and promptly drove the Wells Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Longhorn/Clements No. 76 by Chris Madden, Ross Bailes and Brandon Sheppard to take the lead on lap 34; a lead he'd never relinquish.

"I'm just so grateful, man," Overton preached. "I'm grateful for this opportunity to drive top notch cars and I'm grateful for all the people supporting me and this team. I'm having a blast right now and everything is just coming together."

Winning for the fifth time in 12 starts, the 2020 season has already turned into the greatest statistical season of Overton's World of Outlaws career, which includes 2015 Rookie of the Year honors. For his latest accomplishment, the budding 29-year old was forced to overcome a lackluster start to Friday's 50-lap feature at the Gaffney, S.C. 3/8th-mile.

While Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C. chased his second career World of Outlaws win from the pole position, Overton was content with riding in third behind Bailes and Brandon Sheppard, who hoped to snap his cold spell with zero wins at Cherokee. It was Bailes, the May 2019 winner at Cherokee, pacing the first 15 laps before Sheppard snookered him in lap traffic to put the Rocket1 Racing No. 1 to the point.

In the meantime, Overton was caught slipping and dropped to fourth when "Smokey" Chris Madden ran by him on lap 23, forcing the Georgia boy to get up on the wheel; and that he did. Rallying back around Madden on lap 24, then disposing of Bailes on lap 25, Overton ensued to cut a 2.1+ second lead down to nothing when he passed Sheppard for the lead on lap 34.

"That's the thing about leading, you're just a sitting duck out there by yourself," Overton noted on methodically following their footsteps. I told myself I just needed to keep Sheppard in sight and take care of my tires as much as I could. When Madden passed me I kind of panicked because I knew I had to get back by him. Hats off to Brandon and Mark though, they've built one of the best teams in the country. Beating them makes me proud of what we've built over here."

Leading 18 laps around the midpoint of Friday's feature, Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. was the closest he's ever been to Cherokee Speedway victory lane. Ultimately, a second-place finish would have to suffice for The Rocket Shepp, who continued to stretch his points advantage with a third-career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series championship looming.

"We had a fast car again, but I just moved out tot he middle one too many times with those lapper and that allowed him to get by me," Sheppard noted on Overton's pass for the win. "Once it latched up down there after he got, well that was all she wrote. It's still so much fun for us to come out and race in front of all these fans. Coming up one spot short sucks, but we'll come back better tomorrow."

Rekindling Chris Madden Racing with a new Rocket Chassis No. 44 covered in Drydene Performance Productssponsorship, the Gray Court, S.C. native debuted his new whip in spectacular fashion. Driving from ninth-to-third, the 27-time World of Outlaws winner not only earned a podium finish in his first night out, but also earned hard charger honors for his run through a stout field.

"Starting ninth and coming up to third with a brand new team is pretty awesome," Madden through of his new situation. "I thought we had ourselves in a position battling for second, but lap traffic didn't help us. I gotta thank the people that made this happen: Drydene Performance Products, Derek & Mike at Millwood, Billy Franklin, Henderson Amusement, so many others make this deal go round."

The High Side Tickler Kyle Strickler delivered a career-best result on Friday night, guiding his Bilstein, Longhorn Chassis No. 8 to a fourth-place effort. Trailing him and closing out the top five was Ross Bailes, who led the opening 15 laps aboard his Big Frog Motorsports, Rocket Chassis No. 58 before ultimately slipping to a fifth-place result.

Rounding out the top ten at Cherokee was current championship runner-up, Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Man. with a special cancer awareness design on his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 in sixth; The Bluegrass Bandit Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. in seventh-place aboard the Barry Wright ICON No. 29V; Downtown Michael Brown with an eighth-place bid in his new Longhorn Chassis No. 24D; North Carolina's Chris Ferguson in the ninth spot aboard his Team Zero Race Car No. 22 after going quickest in Group B Qualifying and winning a Drydene heat; and  South Carolina's own Trent Ivey placing his No. 88 in tenth.

Tomorrow night - Saturday, October 3 - the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series moves on to a date at Seymour, Tennessee's 411 Motor Speedway. With only five points-paying features left on the 2020 calendar, every single race remains crucial in the championship chase. As always, if you can't join us at the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) [FULL RESULTS HERE]
1. 76-Brandon Overton [3][$10,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$5,000]; 3. 44-Chris Madden [9][$3,000]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler [7][$2,500]; 5. 58-Ross Bailes [1][$2,000]; 6. 7-Ricky Weiss [6][$1,700]; 7. 29V-Darrell Lanigan [10][$1,400]; 8. 24D-Michael Brown [5][$1,300]; 9. 22-Chris Ferguson [4][$1,200]; 10. 88-Trent Ivey [8][$1,100]; 11. 79-Ben Watkins [11][$1,050]; 12. 97-Cade Dillard [18][$1,000]; 13. 421-Anthony Sanders [12][$950]; 14. 28-Dennis Erb [13][$900]; 15. 0-Scott Bloomquist [14][$850]; 16. 18-Chase Junghans [16][$800]; 17. 18D-Daulton Wilson [15][$770]; 18. 99B-Boom Briggs [24][$750]; 19. 12-Ashton Winger [23][$730]; 20. 91-Derrick Ramey [17][$700]; 21. B1-Brent Larson [21][$700]; 22. 9-Johnny Pursley [22][$700]; 23. 2F-Dennis Franklin [19][$700]; 24. 57-Zack Mitchell [20][$700]. Lap Leader(s): Bailes 1-15; Sheppard 16-33; Overton 34-50. Hard Charger Award: 44-Chris Madden[+6]

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WEEKEND WASH: World of Outlaws Late Models at Kokomo & I-55 Cancelled

Incoming Thunderstorms & Cold Weather Force Cancellation of Friday at Kokomo & Saturday at I-55

Thunderstorms, cold weather, and an all-around sour forecast has forced the cancellation of this weekend's festivities for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, October 23 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway (Mo.) at I-55 on Saturday, October 24.

Saturday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at Kokomo Speedway is STILL ON as scheduled.

“Unfortunately, Mother Nature chose to not be a fan of the Hoosier Dirt Shootout,” event promoter Matt Curl said. “We hate to have to cancel the event altogether, but this weekend’s weather looks miserable, and with no viable reschedule dates, we had no other choice.”

Fans and race teams with armbands from Saturday’s portion of the Hoosier Dirt Shootout presented by Illinois State Rifle Association will receive a refund.  In order to receive a refund, you must mail your armbands back to the following address: Fairbury Speedway P.O. Box 165 Fairbury, IL 61739 

Please include the name and address of the person receiving the refund.  Per the announcement at the time of the August 1 rainout to keep your armbands as your raincheck, the only way to obtain a refund is by returning your armband to the address above. Camping reservations from the original event dates were complete. Fans and race teams will have until December 1 to submit their refund request.

For those who already purchased tickets to Saturday's show at I-55, you'll get an automatic credit to your MyDirtTickets.com account and will also receive an email with the option to request a refund. 

Up next for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series is LAST CALL at The Dirt Track (N.C.) at Charlotte, a two-day season finale on Wednesday & Thursday, November 4-5. Limited tickets are available for fans to purchase HERE and Drivers can register for the event HERE.

With only two race nights remaining, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. continues to lead the championship chase over Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Man. (-294), Cade Dillard of Robeline, La. (-410), Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. (-440), Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kans. (-482), Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. (-492), Ashton Winger of Hampton, Ga. (-582), Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (-714), Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. (-978), and Brent Larson of Lake Elmo, Minn. (-1078).

 

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Drydene Double Down Challenge Sweetens Pot for Drydene World Short Track Championship

Saturday front-row Feature starters get a chance to double their winnings

 

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 22, 2020 – The Drydene World Short Track Championship will give racers a big chance to hit it big, announced DIRTcar Racing and Drydene Performance Products on Thursday.

 

The Drydene Double Down Challenge is a new feature for this year’s headline DIRTcar Racing event, the Drydene World Short Track Championship, taking place at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, October 29-31. This brand-new, Front Row Challenge-like element will add an additional spark of excitement to each race for the fans watching live on DIRTVision and a chance for the drivers to double their winnings on the big stage.

 

Before each Feature for the seven competing divisions on Saturday, both the polesitter and outside polesitter will be given the option to drop to the tail of the field and take a shot at the win, doubling the amount written on their check in Victory Lane. Both drivers in each race will be presented with the option, but do not have to accept the challenge.

 

Should both drivers accept, the outside polesitter will start last on the grid and the polesitter will start one position ahead. In the same occurrence, if both drivers finish first and second, only the winner will receive the Double Down bonus, courtesy of Drydene.

 

Any of the drivers who accept the Drydene Double Down Challenge will also be eligible for the Hard Charger award for each division ($200 Drydene product certificate).

 

The Drydene World Short Track Championship features a number of awards, raffles, and special features for participating drivers in addition to the Drydene Double Down Challenge.

 

Several special awards will be presented to drivers in each division, including:

  • Longest Tow Award ($500 Drydene product certificate + sponsor prize pack)
  • Hard Luck Awards ($200 Drydene product certificate + sponsor prize pack)
  • Sportsman of the Year Awards ($500 Drydene product certificate + sponsor prize pack)

 

Chevrolet Performance will again be raffling off a brand-new 602 or 604 Crate engine, depending on the division the winner competes in. Any driver competing in the divisions using Crate engines will receive one entry into the drawing, just for taking part in the event. Anyone who pre-registered will receive two entries into the drawing.

 

Saturday Feature winners will also be presented with a custom Drydene World Short Track Championship trophy and a brand-new RaceQuip Pro helmet.

 

All competitors will receive a Drydene gift bag upon arrival to registration at the designated redemption area, filled with items from event sponsors including Drydene, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels, COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tire and others in appreciation of their attendance. Each competitor will also be receiving the traditional “WE RACED AT CHARLOTTE” bumper sticker as part of the gift bag.

 

To keep everyone safe and conform to CDC health guidelines during the event, Drydene will also be providing face masks (which must be worn by all drivers and crew members outside of their designated pit spaces) and individual hand sanitizer bottles. In addition, Drydene-branded t-shirts for all teams (up to five [5] per team) will be redeemable at the Drydene tent in the lower pit area with a completed form.

 

Saturday Feature Prize Money To-Win By Division:

  • FOX Racing SHOX Pro Late Models – $4,000 ($8,000 Double Down)
  • Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modifieds – $4,000 ($8,000 Double Down)
  • Hoosier Racing Tire Pro Modifieds – $1,500 ($3,000 Double Down)
  • Drydene Racing Formulas Street Stocks – $1,500 + $1,000 Drydene product certificate ($3,000 Double Down)
  • VP Racing Fuels Hornets – $500 ($1,000 Double Down)
  • Chevy Performance 602 Late Models – $2,000 ($4,000 Double Down)
  • COMP Cams Monster Mini Stocks – $2,000 ($4,000 Double Down)

 

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World of Outlaws Last Call Replaces World Finals as 2020 Season-Ender

Can-Am World Finals Postponed to 2021

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2020) – With continued COVID-19 restrictions impacting the sports and entertainment world, officials at the World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte have announced that the Can-Am World Finals, originally scheduled for Nov. 5-7, has been postponed to 2021. However, the two premier dirt racing series will still end the 2020 season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, with the World of Outlaws Last Call featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5, and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, for a four-day show this year. Due to N.Y. State travel restrictions, the Super DIRTcar Series will not participate.

“Unfortunately, the current restrictions make it impossible to have the world’s three premiere racing series in the Pit area together,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter.  “But if any year needs to end with a bang it’s 2020. As frustrating as 2020 has been, we’re going to end it in spectacular fashion. All dirt roads still lead to Charlotte.”

 

Limited two-day Late Model and Sprint Car event tickets and Pit Passes for the World of Outlaws Last Call will be available on worldofoutlaws.com tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 9AM ET. CDC protocol and social distancing will be required. All grandstand tickets will be General Admission, and there will be no cross-over between Pit Area and Grandstands. Single-day tickets, if still available, will go on sale on Oct. 28.

 

Current Can-Am World Finals ticket holders will have the first opportunity to secure tickets to the 2021 World Finals or may elect to receive a full refund. Ticket holders and campers for the original event are encouraged to visit CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for further details regarding renewals for 2021 or refunds.

 

“We’ve been hopeful for the past several weeks that North Carolina’s pandemic restrictions would lift, enabling us to fill the grandstands for the very best in dirt track championship racing,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter.  “Unfortunately, the current limitations prohibit us from executing the Can-Am World Finals in the manner that fans from around the world have come to expect. Our efforts are focused on making 2021 the best yet.”

 

The Can-Am World Finals annually attracts fans from all fifty states and several foreign countries to witness the season finales of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series.

 

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TWO FOR 27: Stone Wins Second OktoberFAST Pro Stock Feature in Finale at Weedsport

Flag-to-flag victory for the Schenectady, NY-pilot is his ninth of the season

 

WEEDSPORT, NY – Oct. 11, 2020 – Twenty-three wins combined between “the big three” of the DIRTcar Pro Stock ranks this year – Nick Stone, Luke Horning and Josh Coonradt. Sunday night’s DIRTcar OktoberFAST presentation from the Weedsport Speedway casted the same stars for its big finale, live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

 

In the end, a second OktoberFAST checkered flag for Stone this week and a ninth trip to Victory Lane this season in DIRTcar competition. Right behind him – his two biggest competitors of Horning and Coonradt.

 

“With the amount of races we’ve done, and our finishes… we’ve been a top-three car every time we hit the track, with a couple DNFs. But it’s just been a phenomenal season. It’s because of the people that help me, really. We’ve had the best crew; each person had a job and took care of it all year long,” Stone said atop Weedsport’s Victory Hill.

 

By just glancing at the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points standings, you wouldn’t be able to tell of Stone’s dominance right away, as he currently sits sixth with nine wins, 14 top-five finishes and 15 top-10s. While he’s now atop the win column, his starts column is actually most impressive – all of those finishes through just 17 starts.  

 

Stone used every bit of that consistency Sunday night as he led flag-to-flag in the 25-lap contest for the $1,000 prize.

 

The Manibal jumped out to a comfortable lead after a few restarts on the opening circuits and set the pace with Coonradt jumping up to second just a few laps later.

 

Horning started from seventh on the grid and reached Coonradt’s rear bumper within the first ten laps. Now in the thick of lapped traffic, Coonradt got hung out behind a slower car going down the backstretch on Lap 12, opening the door for Cuzzin Luke to take the spot down low.

 

“When I passed [Josh] Coonradt on the bottom, I said “man, we got something, we just need a yellow.’ There were no yellows, but we were catching lapped traffic and I said, “this might work out for us,’” Horning said of the move for second.

 

As the laps clicked off and the finish line neared, the traffic thickened in front of Stone. Horning was reeling him in with a blistering pace and a hunger for redemption after the late-race incident with Coonradt while running second at Albany-Saratoga on Tuesday.

 

But even the slower traffic wasn’t enough to put a dent in Stone’s race for victory.

He ran up on two lapped cars after taking the white flag, opening the door for Horning down low. Horning pulled almost even with Stone at the exit of Turn 2 and drag raced him down the backstretch, but Stone held strong on the top and made it around the line of traffic unscathed to pick up the win by just .364 seconds.

 

“Lapped cars held me down some laps,” Stone said. “I saw Luke [Horning] was fast all night long too, so seeing him there at the end doesn’t surprise me at all. I wasn’t sure how close [he was] or what, but I knew he’d be the guy coming. I just looked at the cars in front of me and made sure they didn’t hold me up too long.”

 

Coonradt crossed the line with the final podium spot a few seconds back. While he didn’t get that trip to Victory Lane he was looking for, he did earn redemption from OktoberFAST opening night’s spin late in the Feature Tuesday night.

 

“Anytime you finish third to those two… you’re racing the best out there, so there’s no shame in third place for us,” Coonradt said. “We had a good car tonight. A little off, but what are you gonna do. There’s thirty-something cars out there and we don’t come here much, so we’re happy with our finish.”

 

At the end of the day, they’re friends, competitors and podium-stackers. Horning described the relationship he shares with Stone and Coonradt at the track with the following:

 

“Josh [Coonradt] has joked around many times – it’s the ‘big three’ – we all pit near each other, we all get along well and it seems like it’s always us, no matter where we go,” Horning said.

 

And so, what began just six days ago is now all said and done. DIRTcar Racing would like to thank all of those who competed in the OktoberFAST events, fans that watched on DIRTVision, sponsors that stepped up and track staffs that helped to put each event together. What a great way to cap off the 2020 season!

 

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 27-Nick Stone [2][$1,000]; 2. 2H-Luke Horning [7][$600]; 3. 70X-Josh Coonradt [3][$450]; 4. 711-Rich Crane [9][$325]; 5. 324-Jason Casey [11][$275]; 6. 2-Peter Stefanski [10][$225]; 7. 25-Chad Jeseo [4][$200]; 8. 23T-Scott Towslee [13][$180]; 9. 1X-Mike White [1][$160]; 10. 322-Jay Casey [20][$140]; 11. 74N-Jim Normoyle [16][$120]; 12. 711X-Chris Crane [12][$110]; 13. 14-Kim Duell [6][$100]; 14. 7-Rob Yetman [14][$100]; 15. 28-Burton Ward [22][$100]; 16. 35-Ken Gates [18][$100]; 17. 10-Tony Markou [15][$100]; 18. 6C-Brian Carter [25][$100]; 19. 15-Beau Ballard [5][$100]; 20. 96-Andrew Graves [27][$100]; 21. 67R-Johnny Rivers [21][$100]; 22. 110-Devon Camenga [17][$100]; 23. 99-Buck Gasner [28][$100]; 24. 3K-Shawn Kirby [30][$100]; 25. 4M-Jordan Modiano [23][$100]; 26. 9-Shane Henderson [24][$100]; 27. 57K-Kevin Fetterly [29][$100]; 28. 56-Jay Fitzgerald [19][$100]; 29. X15-Tyler Bushey [8][$100]; 30. 8K-Ivan Joslin [26][$100] Stirling Lubricants Hard Charger Award: 322-Jay Casey[+10]

GRAND FINALE: Sportsman Modifieds Conclude DIRTcar OktoberFAST

91 Cars and Three Different Leaders Highlight Sunday Showdown at Weedsport

WEEDSPORT, NEW YORK - Six nights have come and six nights have gone. DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision is officially in the books.

For the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified division, a fleet of 91 cars packed the house for a Sunday evening showdown at New York's Weedsport Speedway. Hosting eight flights of group qualifying, eight heat races, four last chance showdowns, and a 35-lap, $2,00o-to-win feature, the week came to a fitting end with an action-packed finale.

Driving from seventh-to-first, Kevin Root of Geneva, N.Y. wrote his name into the history books as the only two-time Sportsman Modified winner of the inaugural OktoberFAST - backing up his Friday night win at Can-Am.

Becoming the third different leader of the race, Root capitalized on polesitter Adam Fink's lap 22 mechanical issue and then drove around the outside of Adam Pierson to take command on lap 24, a position he would not relinquish over the final 11 laps.

"I had one badass race car tonight," an elated Root remarked. "We had our work cut out for us starting seventh, but we got up on the wheel and could roll through the middle so well. This is really awesome. What a great way to cap off the week. This is the one we wanted all week long. I said we had to get two wins this week, and we did just that. Special thanks to DIRTcar for allowing all of us to race this week. I know it's supposed to be DIRT Week, but it sure still feels like it with these long hours and all the races we've ran."

For Root, who led flag-to-flag at Can-Am on Friday, his journey to victory lane at Weedsport on Sunday came in a much more methodical fashion. Taking the green flag from inside of row four, he moved his No. 34 machine to sixth on lap three and fifth on lap four before finally going to fourth on lap 11.

Locked in an electrifying fight for the second spot, Root went to war with Adam Pierson and Matt Janczuk. Racing under a blanket for the runner-up spot, the battle quickly turned into a bid for the lead on lap 22 when heartbreak struck race leader, Adam Fink.

Fink, of Central Square, N.Y., paced the opening 21 laps from the pole position in dominating fashion, but a driveshaft failure with 13 to go erased his 2+ second lead and sent him to a halt in the infield. With what appeared to be a surefire $2,000 win in his pocket stolen away, Fink was awarded Sunday's Stirling Lubricants Hard Luck Award.

From there, Pierson of Corinth, Vt. controlled laps 22 and 23, but lap traffic cost him command on the 24th circuit when he was boxed in and Root was able to power around the outside. It was smooth sailing over the course of the final 11 laps as Kevin Root ran off for the DIRTcar OktoberFAST feature win at Weedsport, making him the only multi-time winner in the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified division this week.

It was an extra special win for Root, who stated Sunday was most likely his final Sportsman Modified race at Weedsport, as he plans to move up and climb the ranks of the DIRTcar Northeast Series going into 2021.

Coming home with a second-place finish, Matt Janczuk of Oneida, N.Y. wrapped up his week with another podium appearance for the No. 33X. Starting four OktoberFAST features, Janczuk delivered a top ten effort in each show that included a win at Fulton, a third-place finish at Can-Am, a seventh-place run at Land of Legends, and his second-place bid at Weedsport.

Finishing in third with back-to-back podium results with the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modifieds was Zach Sobotka of Parish, N.Y. Adam Pierson, who led a pair of laps falling Fink's failure, ended up with a fourth-place finish as he slipped backwards in the latter half due to a flat left front tire. Rounding out the top five in the finale feature was Mike Fowler of Fulton, N.Y. in the fifth spot.

Closing out the top ten at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday night was Will Shields, Addison Bowman, Tim Hartman, Garrison Krentz, and Richard Murtaugh.

Everyone at DIRTcar Racing and World Racing Group would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the teams who competed, fans who watched, sponsors who supported, and tracks who hosted this spectacular week of OktoberFAST. It wasn't the 2021 Super DIRT Week that we all imagined, but it was an incredible placeholder in a year ravaged by COVID-19 restrictions. Thank you for your support in helping make this happen!

Feature Results (35 Laps) - 1. 34-Kevin Root [7][$2,000]; 2. 33X-Matt Janczuk [4][$1,000]; 3. 38S-Zach Sobotka [8][$500]; 4. 15P-Adam Pierson [2][$400]; 5. 410-Mike Fowler [3][$300]; 6. 82S-Will Shields [5][$225]; 7. 12-Addison Bowman [9][$200]; 8. 22-Tim Hartman [16][$180]; 9. 56-Garrison Krentz [15][$160]; 10. 33-Richard Murtaugh [11][$140]; 11. 70P-Alex Payne [20][$120]; 12. 12G-Matt Guererri [24][$110]; 13. 132-Dalton Martin [19][$100]; 14. 7Z-Zachary Payne [26][$100]; 15. 20K-Kyle Inman [28][$100]; 16. O8-Jack Speshock [29][$100]; 17. 5-Brian Krummel [22][$100]; 18. 21C-Brian Calabrese [27][$100]; 19. 14A-Zach Arquiett [18][$100]; 20. 3-Christopher Mackey [32][$100]; 21. 99M-Mike Phelps [23][$100]; 22. 92-Andrew Buff [21][$100]; 23. 18-Gavin Eisele [10][$100]; 24. 80W-Cody Wolfe [30][$100]; 25. 64-Tyler Corcoran [13][$100]; 26. 27Z-Dylan Zacharias [14][$100]; 27. 1X-Willy Decker [31][$100]; 28. 138-Sean Beardsley [12][$100]; 29. 8-Alan Fink [1][$100]; 30. 29-Nick Heywood [6][$100]; 31. 87-Rocco Leone [17][$100]; 32. 14AJ-AJ Miller [25][$100]. Lap Leader(s): Fink 1-22; Pierson 22-23; Root 24-35. Hard Charger Award: 20K-Kyle Inman[+13]

 

 

LAND OF MURRAY: Last-Lap Pass Decides Sportsman Modifieds on OktoberFAST Night #5

Sobotka Leads 'Em All Until Murray Steals Thunder at Land of Legends

CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK - Zach Sobotka made a power move to start the race; but Tyler Murray made the ultimate move to end it.

Sealing the deal with a last-lap, last-corner slide job for the win, Murray from Hannibal, N.Y., led only one lap in Saturday's 30-lap affair at Land of Legends Raceway; but it was the most important one.

His $1,000 victory on night five of DIRTcar OktoberFAST proved to be the most thrilling race of the week thus far in the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified division.

Taking an unconventional route to victory lane, Murray fell back to second from pole position on the start while Sobotka stole the show with a daunting three-wide pass around the outside to go fourth-to-first on the opening lap. From there until the only stoppage of the race on lap 21, Sobotka was in a world of his own, building a massive 4.045-second at one point.

However, when the caution flew with nine laps remaining, the entire landscape of the race was changed. With Murray restarting on Sobotka's tail, the No. 1M gave heavy chase to the No. 38S over the closing laps. It all culminated with an exciting final circuit on the Canandaigua, N.Y. half-mile.

Electing to take the outside lane which propelled him to the lead, Sobotka was the lone duck up high while Murray rolled the low line beneath him. Gaining ground down the backstretch, Murray continued to close while Sobotka left the door open entering turn three.

Heading into the final corner, Murray launched the slide job and cleared Sobotka's nose as the duo raced out of turn four with the checkered flags waving. Sobotka gave it one last ditch effort, but it was to no avail, as Tyler Murray completed the miraculous comeback to win the fifth night of OktoberFAST in spectacular fashion.

"Zach was so fast that I honestly didn't think we'd get back around him," Murray candidly admitted in victory lane. "We got into lap traffic there, but then the caution came out and saved us. I started following him around the top and then started trying to diamond the corner off to get a good run going. I'm glad I didn't't have to touch him, that makes this even sweeter. When you surround yourself with the best of the best in the business, it makes it easier on you behind the wheel.

"We had a good car all night, but I just drove it too easy on the last lap," Sobotka noted on his loss. "I just entered the corner wrong and he got under me. He drove a great race, but it definitely sucks losing it like that. I really didn't want to see that caution come out.

After leading 29 and 1/2 laps, Zach Sobotka slipped back to finish in second with the most heartbreaking runner-up result of the week. Behind Murray and Sobotka's last-lap duel was Alan Fink of Central Square, N.Y. in the third and final podium position.

Rounding out the top five in the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified feature was Friday's winner at Can-Am, Kevin Root in fourth, and SuperGen Products / Champion Power Equipment Hard Charger, Nick Guererri, with a stellar 18th-to-fifth run.

Closing out the top ten on Saturday night at Land of Legends Raceway was Dalton Martin, Matt Janczuk, Matt Guererri, Garrison Krentz, and Adam Pierson.

DIRTcar OktoberFAST reaches an end tomorrow - Sunday, October 11 - with the sixth and final night of the week taking the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, and Racing Electronics Sportsman Modifieds to New York's Weedsport Speedway. Fans can watch Every Lap LIVE from the comfort of home via the DIRTVision FAST PASS.

Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 1M-Tyler Murray [1][$1,000]; 2. 38S-Zach Sobotka [4][$600]; 3. 8-Alan Fink [7][$450]; 4. 34-Kevin Root [6][$325]; 5. 25G-Nick Guererri [18][$275]; 6. 132-Dalton Martin [2][$225]; 7. 33X-Matt Janczuk [11][$200]; 8. 12G-Matt Guererri [12][$180]; 9. 56-Garrison Krentz [13][$160]; 10. 15P-Adam Pierson [22][$140]; 11. 1SX-Justin Stone [3][$120]; 12. 92-Andrew Buff [10][$110]; 13. 82S-Will Shields [24][$100]; 14. 5-Brian Krummel [5][$100]; 15. 19C-Brandon Carvey [20][$100]; 16. 5S-Tanner Siemons [27][$100]; 17. 7Z-Zachary Payne [30][$100]; 18. 64-Tyler Corcoran [19][$100]; 19. O8-Jack Speshock [8][$100]; 20. 22W-Noah Walker [15][$100]; 21. 9R-Jonathan Reid [14][$100]; 22. 1F-Andrew Lloyd [23][$100]; 23. 6M-Cody Manitta [9][$100]; 24. 20K-Matt Steffenhagen [25][$100]; 25. 7S-Torrey Stoughtenger [17][$100]; 26. 32S-Ryan Shanahan [28][$100]; 27. 90-Nathan Peckham [26][$100]; 28. 19L-Joe Williams [21][$100]; 29. 35T-Cameron Tuttle [29][$100]; 30. 80W-Cody Wolfe [16][$100]. Lap Leader(s):Sobotka 1-29; Murray 30. Hard Charger Award: 25G-Nick Guererri[+13]

Photo - Thomas Stevens

 

 

KING OF THE CAN-AM: Fuller Defeats 73-car 358 Modified Roster in Round 4 of OktoberFAST at Can-Am Speedway

St. Lawrence Radiology Cars in Top-5 on OktoberFAST sponsor’s big night

 

LA FARGEVILLE, NY – Oct. 9, 2020 – Two DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Feature events contested at DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision. Two different winners.

 

Tim Fuller bested fellow St. Lawrence Radiology-sponsored competitor Mike Maresca, Erick Rudolph and the rest of the 73-car 358 Modified field on the St. Lawrence Radiology night of OktoberFAST action at Can-Am Speedway Friday night. Taking the lead from Maresca on Lap 15, Fuller drove it all the way back home untouched and picked up the $4,000 check.

 

At the drop of the green, Maresca made the most of his third-place starting spot and dove to the bottom of the track through Turns 1-2 to take the lead down the backstretch. It wasn’t long before he hit lapped traffic, which he maneuvered through sufficiently until Fuller found the magic lane in Turns 3-4.

 

“Maresca – he really showed me the way there,” Fuller said. “I was running through the middle and he was running the bottom in [Turns] 1 and 2, and he showed me the groove there. I could just get a run on him; I was a little bit better than he was down in 3 and 4 on the outside.

 

“It was the long way around… I figured I was gonna get him, I just kept gaining and gaining… and sure enough, we hit lapped traffic.”

 

Fuller soon got a great run on Maresca’s #7MM into Turn 3 on Lap 15 and sailed around the outside, taking the lead as they crossed the stripe. He then began to wade through the line of lapped traffic in front of him, while other drivers made their push to the front.

 

Erick Rudolph started back in position #10 at the drop of the green and had cracked the podium by Lap 28. He was beginning to close the gap on second-place Anthony Perrego when a caution flag flew on Lap 34. This completely restacked the field and erased any gaps.

 

“The car was really good; we passed a bunch of cars early, and we didn’t really have too many yellows, so we had to chase everybody down a little bit,” Rudolph said. “Tim looked like he had the faster car anyways. All-in-all, all year long here at Can-Am, we’ve had a solid piece.”

 

Six laps left, drop the hammer, go for broke.

 

And that’s exactly what Fuller did as the green waved one final time over the 40-lap contest. His lane of choice and proper car setup allowed him to open up a 1.532-second gap by the time the checkered fell, showcasing Fuller’s dominance over the stellar caliber small-block field Friday night.

 

“This is a pretty stacked field; it’s no different than the Big Block race. There’s a lot of Big Block drivers in this and they all know what they’re doing here,” Fuller said.

 

Meanwhile, Rudolph was able to squeak by Perrego in the closing laps to claim the runner-up spot. Perrego said if it weren’t for the condition of his tires, he may have had something for Fuller in the earlier stages.

 

“I was kinda floating to the outside of lapped traffic in [Turns] 3 and 4 and found a really good lane down off of Turn 4. We were closing the gap on [Fuller], and I actually did feel a little bit better than him in 1 and 2; I was latched in the rubber a little bit better. The yellow came out, and unfortunately, I think out right-rear tire sealed-over,” Perrego said.

 

The DIRTcar OktoberFAST action continues Saturday night with Round 5 from the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY, featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision!

 

Feature (60 Laps) 1. 19-Tim Fuller [2][$4,000]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph [10][$2,500]; 3. 44P-Anthony Perrego [4][$1,500]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca [3][$1,200]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn [11][$1,000]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [5][$800]; 7. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [8][$700]; 8. 35-Mike Mahaney [13][$600]; 9. 60-Jackson Gill [1][$550]; 10. 6-Mat Williamson [7][$500]; 11. 62X-Tim Sears [6][$450]; 12. 98-Rocky Warner [15][$400]; 13. 42P-Pat Ward [9][$375]; 14. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [16][$350]; 15. 91-Billy Decker [18][$325]; 16. 20S-David Schilling [20][$300]; 17. M1-David Marcuccilli [17][$275]; 18. 1X-Willy Decker [26][$250]; 19. 215-Adam Pierson [30][$250]; 20. O2-Roy Bresnahan [19][$250]; 21. 3J-Marc Johnson [21][$250]; 22. 45R-Preston Forbes [27][$250]; 23. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [12][$250]; 24. 21H-Bob Henry [22][$250]; 25. 86-Matt Steffenhagen [29][$250]; 26. 15-Todd Root [23][$250]; 27. 3-Justin Haers [25][$250]; 28. 93-Ryan Bartlett [28][$250]; 29. 9-Tyler Meeks [24][$250]; 30. 9S-Matt Sheppard [14][$250] Hard Charger: 215-Adam Pierson[+11]

 

 

 

 

BANDIT BREAKS THROUGH: Phelps Victorious with 358 Modifieds in Round 3 of OktoberFAST at Fulton

Baldwinsville-native collects $4k and first 358 Modified victory of the season at Fulton

 

FULTON, NY – Oct. 8, 2020 – One start for Jimmy Phelps in DIRTcar 358 Modified Series action in New York this year. One trip to DIRTcar OktoberFAST Victory Lane.

 

The Baldwinsville Bandit took to the high banks of the Fulton Speedway Thursday night and put on a clinic for everyone watching live from their homes on DIRTVision presented by Drydene, leading the final 35 laps of the 358 Modified Series presented by Bicknell Racing Products Feature to claim his first OktoberFAST win of the six-race stretch.

 

But one just wasn’t enough to satisfy the Baldwinsville, NY, driver. One hour later, he won again, putting his Heinke-Baldwin Racing #98H Big-Block Modified in Victory Lane with the Super DIRTcar Series presented by Billy Whittaker Cars. Truly, a night to remember.

 

“We didn’t have all those big shows, we didn’t have all these opportunities,” Phelps said of his season to this point with an eye to his back-to-back wins. “So, to be able to come in and get two real big wins right here tonight… hopefully it gets the ball rolling for the rest of the week.”

 

Phelps took the green in the 40-lap contest from outside the front row with Billy Decker to his inside. The two did battle for the first five laps before Phelps found the speed he needed on the low line to get a run underneath Decker into Turn 3 and take the spot away from him at the exit of Turn 4.

 

From that point forward, it was all Phelps out front. He was never seriously challenged for the lead again. He was able to make his car work the best on the slick surface every lap, and it payed out a big $4,000 check in the end.

 

However, there was one hoop Phelps had to jump through. A caution flag flew at the halfway point for a spinning Jessey Mueller in Turn 2, and the field was restacked nose-to-tail.

 

“Those restarts… you just never know, because when you step on the gas after a couple of laps slow, you don’t really know what your tires did under the yellow. All it takes is to get them things spinning once and then he’s by you. So, I had to be careful there, but fortunately the car just took off and we were pretty good,” Phelps said about his approach to the restart.

 

Making the most of the restart was Tim Sears Jr., who went from sixth to third in one lap. Andy Bachetti and Mike Mahaney made some contact on the restart to Sears’ inside at the drop of the green, allowing him to drive by on the top. He then got a great run back on the bottom under Stewart Friesen for third and took it away as they crossed the stripe.

 

“We were really good. It’s just that once the cars get rolling, we kinda all even out, so you’ve got to get your spots off the starts and restarts. I was hoping for a few more so I could mix it up with Billy [Decker] and Jimmy [Phelps]… just, luck didn’t fall our way,” Sears Jr. said.

 

Decker kept up the pressure all race long on Phelps but was unable to get the run he needed to make a serious bid for the lead. Still, he did come away with a runner-up finish.

 

“It would have been nice to give it a shot. I don’t know if we were gonna have anything for him; [Phelps] fired really good too. But again, you always want that chance,” Decker said.

 

The DIRTcar OktoberFAST action continues Friday night from the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville, NY, with the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman alongside the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

 

Catch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision with your Fast Pass subscription!

 

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$4,000]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [2][$2,500]; 3. 62X-Tim Sears [7][$1,500]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney [8][$1,200]; 5. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [6][$1,000]; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph [15][$800]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [18][$700]; 8. 42P-Pat Ward [5][$600]; 9. 3-Justin Haers [16][$550]; 10. 4-Andy Bachetti [3][$500]; 11. 215-Adam Pierson [12][$450]; 12. 19-Tim Fuller [14][$400]; 13. 98-Rocky Warner [11][$375]; 14. 6-Mat Williamson [23][$350]; 15. 3J-Marc Johnson [17][$325]; 16. 247-Michael Maresca [29][$300]; 17. 2RJ-Ronnie Johnson [4][$275]; 18. 99L-Larry Wight [26][$250]; 19. 49-Billy Dunn [22][$250]; 20. 3B-Chad Brachmann [9][$250]; 21. M1-David Marcuccilli [19][$250]; 22. 36-Ben Bushaw [28][$250]; 23. 9-Tyler Meeks [30][$250]; 24. 32R-Ronnie Davis [10][$250]; 25. 15-Todd Root [20][$250]; 26. 1X-Willy Decker [24][$250]; 27. 69-Tyler Boniface [21][$250]; 28. 20S-David Schilling [27][$250]; 29. 19M-Jessey Mueller [13][$250]; 30. 83-Danny Johnson [25][$250] Hard Charger: 247-Michael Maresca[+13

 

 

LAST MAN STANDING: Janczuk Tops 105 Sportsman Modifieds at Fulton on Night Three of OktoberFAST

Oneida, NY Native Finds Redemption with Clean Sweep at Fulton 3/8th-Mile

FULTON, NEW YORK - A year ago, Matt Janczuk left Fulton Speedway heartbroken & disappointed.

On Thursday night, the Oneida, N.Y. native walked away thrilled & triumphant.

Leading from flag-to-flag and completing a clean sweep of the night in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified division pres. by Racing Electronics, Janczuk towered over a stunning 105-car field to win the second feature of this week's OktoberFASTtour.

It was a case of sweet redemption for the driver of the No. 33X, who led nearly the whole race of last year's Sportsman Shootout 50 at Fulton before faltering in the closing laps to finish second to Mike Maresca. On Thursday, nearly a year to the day of his heartbreaking 2019 loss, Janczuk refused to let history repeat itself and flipped the script with a perfect night at the Route 57 clay oval.

He was fastest in group qualifying at 18.930 seconds, won his heat race by a remarkable 3.751-seconds, redrew the Penske Shocks Pole Award ($250), and then commanded all 30 laps of the feature to win the second OktoberFAST program of the week for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds pres. by Racing Electronics.

His ninth overall win in a chaotic 2020 season, Thursday's triumph also bumped Janczuk to ten career Sportsman Modified wins at the Fulton, N.Y. 3/8th-mile. He is just the 13th driver in track history to reach double digit wins in the division, entering into a tie with Larry Bezner and Alan Fink for 11th on the all-time wins list.

Going beyond the century mark in car count, a jaw-dropping 105-car field was whittled down to 32 feature starters through a process including eight flights of hot laps / group qualifying, eight heat races, four last chance showdowns, and the 30-lap finale.

Negated by three cautions in Thursday's main event, each found race leader Janczuk in different situations. The first one, destroying his massive 3.648-second lead on lap six. The second one, forcing him to line up with a hard-charging Andrew Buff to his outside. Both times Janczuk was able to answer the call and easily fend off all challenges.

The third one, however, was his potential saving grace. With lap traffic holding him up, Janczuk's lead dwindled down to 1.600 seconds as Buff of Latham, N.Y. was on the prowl and cutting into the difference with only nine laps left. The caution flew on lap 22 though and pulled Janczuk out of traffic and put him into clean air with Buff forced to restart on his tail.

Driving away to a 1.978-second advantage at the checkered flag, Janczuk happily accepted his victory lane trip and $1,000 check, while Buff was left to wonder what could've been in lap traffic.

"This car has been awesome, and what a testament to this team," Janczuk said afterwards. "I love Fulton Speedway so much. I wish the fans were here, but I'm sure they're watching at home on DIRTVision. After losing last year late in the race, this feels great to get back. Andrew Buff is nobody to slouch on, so it got interesting there at the end."

"You can't complain anytime you finish behind Matt," commented Buff. "I wish that caution would've never came out; I really wanted to run through lap traffic. They were holding him up a little bit and I was gaining ground on him.

For Buff, in his second-ever trip to Fulton Speedway, he registered his second, second-place finish of OktoberFAST. Rounding out the top five on Thursday was AJ Miller of Fultonville, N.Y. with the final podium place in third, Jeffrey Prentice of Central Square, N.Y. in fourth, and Brian Calabrese with a 21st-to-fifth bid to earn Penske Shocks Hard Charger Award.

Closing out the top ten in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds feature presented by Racing Electronics was Tyler Corcoran, Alan Fink, Jack Meeks, Kevin Roots, and Payton Talbot.

DIRTcar OktoberFAST rolls on tomorrow - Friday, October 9 - with a trip to Can-Am Speedway in Lafargeville, N.Y. for the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, and DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds.

The touring series, which is participant-only due to COVID-19 restrictions, concludes with two more nights on Saturday, October 10 at Land of Legends Raceway and Sunday, October 11 at Weedsport Speedway. Fans catch watch Every Lap LIVE from the comfort of home via the DIRTVision FAST PASS.

Feature Results (30 Laps) - 1. 33X-Matt Janczuk [1][$1,000]; 2. 92-Andrew Buff [5][$600]; 3. 14AJ-AJ Miller [6][$450]; 4. 79-Jeffrey Prentice [2][$325]; 5. 21C-Brian Calabrese [21][$275]; 6. 64-Tyler Corcoran [3][$225]; 7. 8-Alan Fink [7][$200]; 8. 1-Jack Meeks [11][$180]; 9. 34-Kevin Root [9][$160]; 10. 14T-Payton Talbot [17][$140]; 11. 3-Christopher Mackey [27][$120]; 12. 410-Mike Fowler [13][$110]; 13. 27Z-Dylan Zacharias [26][$100]; 14. 22-Tim Hartman [30][$100]; 15. 38S-Zach Sobotka [28][$100]; 16. 19C-Brandon Carvey [19][$100]; 17. 1SX-Justin Stone [15][$100]; 18. 138-Sean Beardsley [10][$100]; 19. 997-Robert Bublak [22][$100]; 20. 19L-Joe Williams [4][$100]; 21. 87-Rocco Leone [24][$100]; 22. 80W-Cody Wolfe [32][$100]; 23. 3W-Tanner Warner [18][$100]; 24. 56-Garrison Krentz [12][$100]; 25. 32S-Ryan Shanahan [29][$100]; 26. 6M-Cody Manitta [16][$100]; 27. 1X-Willy Decker [23][$100]; 28. 5H-Amy Holland [20][$100]; 29. 66W-Derek Webb [14][$100]; 30. 17J-Brenton Joy [8][$100]; 31. 5-Brian Krummel [25][$100]; 32. 132-Dalton Martin [31][$100]. Lap Leader(s): Janczuk 1-30. Penske Shocks Hard Charger Award:21C-Brian Calabrese[+16]

 

THE BATTLE BEGINS: Hartman Denies Krentz in OktoberFAST Opener

First of Five DIRTcar Sportman Modified Shows is a Thriller at Albany-Saratoga

MALTA, NEW YORK - Garrison Krentz had a monumental upset brewing; until Tim Hartman Jr. showed up to dance.

Leading the opening 24 laps of Tuesday's DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature presented by Racing Electronics, Krentz of Lockport, N.Y. had successfully survived a handful of challenges until the final restart of the race decided it all at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

Charging from 12th, Hartman Jr. of Niskayuna, N.Y. rekindled some of the patented 'Malta Magic' created by he and his father, Tim Hartman Sr., to ace the final restart and drive around the outside of Krentz for the race lead. The decorated 27-year old took care of business for six more circuits before taking his No. 22 to the checkered flag to claim night one of OktoberFAST presented by Bart Contracting.

For Hartman Jr., who sits second on the all-time Albany-Saratoga wins list behind his father and just wrapped up his second career track championship at the Malta, N.Y. 4/10th-mile, Tuesday's win was an extra special one coming against such a stout 55-car field.

"Even with this being our home track and everything, it's so different racing against all of these guys," Hartman noted in victory lane. "We didn't time trial well at all, but we kept making adjustments and never gave up. It just shows how great this race team is. We had some lanes open up at the right time and once I got to the front it was just about minimizing my mistakes to make sure I didn't give it away."

Before Hartman added to his family legacy at "The Great Race Place," all eyes were glued to Krentz at the start of the 30-lapper. Redrawing the pole position after his heat win, Krentz piloted his No. 56 to the point and padded himself a healthy lead by the halfway mark, even after surviving a pair of restarts. However, with ten laps left, the heat was turned up and a three-way battle for command surfaced.

While Krentz meticulously bided his time around the low line, unbeknownst to him, a pair of high-side heroes were running him down and hungry for the top spot. Winding it up and founding their momentum in the latter stages, Travis Bruno of Morrisonville, N.Y. brought Hartman with him to the front as the duo prepared to surprise Krentz in the closing laps.

Krentz, who finished fourth in this year's DIRTcar Sportsman Modified points at Land of Legends Raceway (where OktoberFAST races on Saturday), held off their initial attempts at the lead until the final caution set up a lap 24 restart with Hartman to his outside. From there, they say the rest is history. Hartman nailed the restart and drove away into the Malta night while Krentz slipped backwards and a dream night fell through his grasp.

With Hartman driving off to the $1,000 victory in the OktoberFAST opener, he set the stage for a potential three-peat when he returns to the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series on Thursday night at Fulton Speedway and Sunday night for the OktoberFAST finale at Weedsport Speedway.

Another familiar face at Albany-Saratoga rose to the occasion behind Hartman as Andrew Buff of Latham, N.Y. presented a late-race rally to finish in the second spot aboard his No. 92. Recovering from a rough final restart on lap 24, Bruno rebounded after he slipped to fifth and drove his No. 33R back to a podium placing in the third spot.

Krentz fell back to finish fourth at the conclusion of the 30-lapper, while Mike Fowler of Fulton, N.Y. rounded out the top five. Closing out the top ten in Tuesday's DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature was Bobby Flood, AJ Miller, Brandon Carvey, Walter Hammond, and hard charger Brian Calabrese in tenth-from-29th.

DIRTcar OktoberFAST continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 7, with the second of six nights featuring the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, and DIRTcar Pro Stock divisions competing at Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds presented by Racing Electronics will sit on the sidelines on Wednesday before resuming their five-race slate this week on Thursday night at Fulton Speedway.

The unprecedented tour, which is being contested as participant-only events with no fans in the stands due to COVID-19 restrictions, will travel to six New York tracks across six nights this week. Fans around the world can watch Every Lap LIVE from the comfort of home with access via DIRTVision's FAST PASS.

Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 22-Tim Hartman [12][$1,000]; 2. 92-Andrew Buff [5][$600]; 3. 33R-Travis Bruno [3][$450]; 4. 56-Garrison Krentz [1][$325]; 5. 410-Mike Fowler [6][$275]; 6. 91-Bobby Flood [16][$225]; 7. 14AJ-AJ Miller [4][$200]; 8. 19C-Brandon Carvey [11][$180]; 9. 98H-Walter Hammond [2][$160]; 10. 21C-Brian Calabrese [29][$140]; 11. 5J-Pat Jones [9][$120]; 12. 29-Nick Heywood [25][$110]; 13. O8-Jack Speshock [15][$100]; 14. 12-Addison Bowman [26][$100]; 15. 25B-Derrick Borkenhagen [18][$100]; 16. 42-Daryl Nutting [22][$100]; 17. 19L-Joe Williams [30][$100]; 18. 42D-Dan Grignon [14][$100]; 19. 35T-Cameron Tuttle [23][$100]; 20. O2-David Boisclair [8][$100]; 21. 126-Zachary George [24][$100]; 22. 60-Hunter Lapp [21][$100]; 23. 75-AJ Custodi [17][$100]; 24. 38K-Kevin Stevens [20][$100]; 25. 997-Robert Bublak [19][$100]; 26. 82S-Will Shields [13][$100]; 27. 42T-Tucker Oconnor [27][$100]; 28. 20K-Kyle Inman [28][$100]; 29. 38S-Zach Sobotka [7][$100]; 30. 7Z-Zachary Payne [10][$100]. Lap Leader(s): Krentz 1-24; Hartman 25-30. Hard Charger Award: 21C-Brian Calabrese[+19]

 

SLICK NICK: Stone Wins Pro Stocks Night #1 of OktoberFAST at Albany-Saratoga

Schenectady-native collects $1,000 in 25-lap opener

 

MALTA, NY – Oct. 6, 2020 – Sometimes, the most effective way of getting to the front is by paying attention to the cars you pass on the way up. Nick Stone did exactly that en route to his Feature win in the opening round of DIRTcar OktoberFAST Tuesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series presented by COMP Cams.

 

While most drivers would prefer to start within the first two rows, Stone, of Schenectady, NY, had a different outlook on his Feature grid placement.

 

“I started seventh, which is actually a good starting position,” Stone said. “You can kinda see what guys are doing, moving around, see who’s finding the fast lanes. So, I picked-off cars when I could, stayed behind a couple and watched what they were doing.”

 

This played right into Stone’s hands, as he was able to get in behind the other fast cars in front of him for the opening laps and search for the fastest route around them. Which, by Lap 9, he had already found and exploited.

 

Stone took a steady climb up to the font, passing about one car per lap while favoring the low side of the 4/10-mile. A caution flag on Lap 5 set him up for a push on the high side, which he took advantage of immediately, making the pass to break into the podium on the restart.

 

Scott Townslee, of Manchester, VT, had taken point and saw his slim lead vanish as Stone continued to reel him in on the top side. Before long, Stone had wound-up all the momentum he needed on the top to make the pass for the lead on Lap 9.

 

Another caution flag on Lap 13 waved, re-stacking the grid and igniting an intense battle for position between current Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship frontrunners Luke Horning, of Gloversville, NY, and Josh Coonradt, of Saratoga Springs, NY. The two battled for several consecutive laps, swapping the third and fourth spots back-and-forth until Horning was able to muscle the spot away for good on Lap 19.

 

Both drivers got by Townslee shortly after to advance into the podium. But after crossing by the two-to-go signal from starter Dave Farney into Turns 1-2, both drivers would soon rather have the moment back.

 

Horning and Coonradt drove into the corners as planned, but soon found themselves facing the wrong way, over the edge of the baking. The caution flag waved, and both drivers turned their machines around and dipped into the pits. They did return back to the track, but only to be met with 21st and 22nd-place finishes.

 

This opened the door for Devon Carmenga, who drove up from 15th, and Townslee again to claim the remaining podium spots.

 

Now with his two biggest threats for the lead out of the picture, Stone set his #27 on cruise control and led the field back around to the checkers to collect the $1,000 check in OktoberFAST’s opening Pro Stock Series race.

 

Depsite the misfortune to his biggest competition behind him in the closing laps, Stone didn’t really seem to feel the heat from Horning or Coonradt back there anyway.

 

“This track has been known to change by the end of the race, and that’s when you think you’re in the fast lane,” Stone said. “Nobody really challenged me; I might have heard a little motor as my quarter-panel for the first lap or so on the restarts, but I didn’t hear anything right up alongside my door, so I figured I was good.”

 

Stone will be one of 32 Pro Stock drivers in the pit area for Wednesday’s throwdown at the Utica-Rome Speedway – a track commonly noted for its slick conditions. But Stone says he’s hoping for slick surfaces all week, so he can dial his car in similarly each night he’s on the track.

 

“We were a little off and we’re gonna tweak on it,” Stone said. “I know Utica usually gets a little slick, so I think going in tomorrow we’ll probably set the car about what it’s at now and make a couple more changes.”

 

Don’t miss round #2 of DIRTcar OktoberFAST from the Utica-Rome Speedway on Wednesday, Oct. 7, featuring the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Pro Stocks running alongside the headlining Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision!

 

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 27-Nick Stone [7][$1,000]; 2. 110-Devon Camenga [15][$600]; 3. 23T-Scott Townslee [3][$450]; 4. 25-Chad Jeseo [5][$325]; 5. 14-Kim Duell [8][$275]; 6. 322-Jay Casey [14][$225]; 7. 324-Jason Casey [28][$200]; 8. 7-Rob Yetman [16][$180]; 9. 15-Beau Ballard [17][$160]; 10. 711-Rich Crane [10][$140]; 11. 8K-Ivan Joslin [18][$120]; 12. 10-Tony Markou [19][$110]; 13. 2-Peter Stefanski [13][$100]; 14. 6C-Brian Carter [23][$100]; 15. 711X-Chris Crane [6][$100]; 16. 99-Buck Gasner [29][$100]; 17. 56-Jay Fitzgerald [20][$100]; 18. 96-Andrew Graves [1][$100]; 19. 57K-Kevin Fetterly [27][$100]; 20. 18-Eli Gilbert [32][$100]; 21. 70X-Josh Coonradt [9][$100]; 22. 6H-Luke Horning [11][$100]; 23. 75-Gary Silkey [25][$100]; 24. 35-Ken Gates [4][$100]; 25. 16X-Timothy Bailey [30][$100]; 26. 1X-Mike White [24][$100]; 27. 25Y-Ken Griffin [2][$100]; 28. 4M-Jordan Modiano [21][$100]; 29. 23BB-Chuck Townslee [22][$100]; 30. 74N-Jim Normoyle [12][$100]; 31. 28-Burton Ward [26][$100]; 32. 32-Richard Spencer [31][$100] Hard Charger: 324-Jason Casey[+21]

 
 

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World of Outlaws Last Call Replaces World Finals as 2020 Season-Ender

Can-Am World Finals Postponed to 2021

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2020) – With continued COVID-19 restrictions impacting the sports and entertainment world, officials at the World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte have announced that the Can-Am World Finals, originally scheduled for Nov. 5-7, has been postponed to 2021. However, the two premier dirt racing series will still end the 2020 season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, with the World of Outlaws Last Call featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5, and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, for a four-day show this year. Due to N.Y. State travel restrictions, the Super DIRTcar Series will not participate.

“Unfortunately, the current restrictions make it impossible to have the world’s three premiere racing series in the Pit area together,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter.  “But if any year needs to end with a bang it’s 2020. As frustrating as 2020 has been, we’re going to end it in spectacular fashion. All dirt roads still lead to Charlotte.”

 

Limited two-day Late Model and Sprint Car event tickets and Pit Passes for the World of Outlaws Last Call will be available on worldofoutlaws.com tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 9AM ET. CDC protocol and social distancing will be required. All grandstand tickets will be General Admission, and there will be no cross-over between Pit Area and Grandstands. Single-day tickets, if still available, will go on sale on Oct. 28.

 

Current Can-Am World Finals ticket holders will have the first opportunity to secure tickets to the 2021 World Finals or may elect to receive a full refund. Ticket holders and campers for the original event are encouraged to visit CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for further details regarding renewals for 2021 or refunds.

 

“We’ve been hopeful for the past several weeks that North Carolina’s pandemic restrictions would lift, enabling us to fill the grandstands for the very best in dirt track championship racing,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter.  “Unfortunately, the current limitations prohibit us from executing the Can-Am World Finals in the manner that fans from around the world have come to expect. Our efforts are focused on making 2021 the best yet.”

 

The Can-Am World Finals annually attracts fans from all fifty states and several foreign countries to witness the season finales of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series.

 

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   DIRTVISION NAMES MOTORSPORTS BROADCAST EXEC JIM CHIAPPELLI AS GENERAL MANAGER

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 12, 2020 – DIRTVision, the world leader in dirt track racing live stream broadcasts, continues its rapid growth with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, in addition to several weekly tracks and coverage of racing in Australia.

In an effort to continue delivering fans the best broadcasts possible, DIRTVision continues to invest in its team, and is announcing Jim Chiappelli as the new DIRTVision General Manager. A veteran broadcast executive with extensive racing knowledge, Chiappelli joins the DIRTVision team after years at SPEED and Fox Sports as a coordinating producer, news director and studio producer responsible for many of the shows race fans have come to love.

Chiappelli and the World of Outlaws have a long history, with the two working together to bring World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing highlights to shows like The SPEED Report and Wind Tunnel.

“Working alongside Jim through the years has always been a pleasure,” Director of Broadcast and Technology Brian Dunlap said. “Not only do his accomplishments during his tenure at SPEED speak for themselves, but Jim was an advocate for our sport ensuring World of Outlaws and short track racing coverage was included on SPEED Report and Wind Tunnel each week.

“One of the great aspects of DIRTVision is the how the development, growth and direction has always been a collaborative effort. As we continue to develop the product and brand, I am excited Jim will be part of the team shaping DIRTVision’s future.”

For his part, in addition to producing award-winning programing, Chiappelli has been involved in developing the skills and talents of behind-the-scenes young producers and directors, making him a perfect fit for the growth DIRTVision is experiencing.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the DIRTVision family,” Chiappelli said. “This really brings my career full-circle as I grew up attending dirt track races in Pennsylvania and went on to cover every major motorsports series in the world. My family has been involved in racing for more than 40 years, so grass-roots racing is part of my DNA.”

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.

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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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Winner Payout

Laps

11/22/2020

Blue Gray 100

Cherokee Speedway

$10,000

100

12/5/2020

Grinch 40

Volunteer Speedway

$5,000

40

12/19/2020

Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series

Lavonia Speedway

$5,000

40

1/9/2021

Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series

Cherokee Speedway

$5,000

40

2/20/2021

Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series

Senoia Raceway

$5,000

40

2/27/2021

Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series

Modoc Raceway

$7,000

40

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