Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport at Knoxville

Davenport at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IA -September 24, 2015 Jonathan Davenport digs out late pass on Jimmy Owens to take the win on night one of the Knoxville Nationals for the Late Model.
Sharing the front row with Ricky Weiss Davenport bounced out at the green and lead the race for the first 19 laps .Owens chase hard from his 6th starting position and by the time the pair had reached lapped traffic Owens had managed to find his way into the race lead .Owen could only hold the race lead for 3 laps before Davenport was back into the lead, a lead he would not surrender.

As the Late Models crossed the stripe it was Davenport, Owens and Don O’Neil Earl Pearson Jr and Chris Brown would round out the top five positions.

Driver’s interviews:
Jonathan Davenport “Lapped traffic is so tough here sometimes,” said Davenport, who recorded his 20th overall feature win of the season. I can’t thank Lee Roy Rumley enough for this strong engine. On this big of a track, we need all the horsepower we can get. The track was super-fast tonight. We could run anywhere on it.”

Jonathan Davenport

Jonathan Davenport

Jimmy Owens in the Bryan Rowland, Widow Wax, and Club 29-Ford was pleased with his runner-up position. “Did you see that I passed him [Davenport]? Not a lot of people have been able to pass him this year. We had a really good hot-rod tonight. The crew keeps working really hard. I thought maybe tonight we were going to be able to break through, but it’s a good start to the weekend.”
Don O’Neil “It’s a much better start to the weekend than last year. I want to thank everybody at Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Lance and Barry Wright, and a special mention to my crew chief Jeremy Justice, who is backing home recovering from injuries that happened just a few weeks ago.”
Feature Finish (25 Laps):
FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 6 20k in the Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 7 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
4 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX
6 9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
7 22 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
8 8 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
9 10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
10 21 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
11 3 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
12 20 18b Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
13 14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
14 11 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
15 12 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
16 19 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY
17 17 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
18 24 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
19 18 14m Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX
20 15 21B Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
21 13 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA
22 16 21jr Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR
23 1 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB
24 23 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI

After night one of the Nationals the top 10 in points is:

Overall Pos CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 492
2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 487
3 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 484
4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX 484
5 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 481
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 476
7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 472
8 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 470
9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 462
10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 460

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Pittman wins in California – Saldana second again

Pittman wins in California – Saldana second again

Win number 5 for Daryn Pittman at Antioch Speedway credit WoO

Win number 5 for Daryn Pittman at Antioch Speedway
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ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2015. Returning to Antioch Speedway for the second time in 2015 Daryn Pittman repeats his March 29 victory this time beating home Joey Saldana and Tyler Walker.
A win is a win but bad luck finally breached the Schatz/Tony Stewart amour when the #15 suffered a flat right rear and was forced into the work area, Schatz would return at the rear of the field.
Joey Saldana had won the pole position and lead the field to the green .Saldana controlled the race up until lap 4 with Schatz gave notice that his 30th race win was coming.
The loss of his right rear forced Schatz to the work area and put end to a possible 30th race win .Once the field got back to racing Saldana assumed the race lead but it was not long before Pittman pounced on the #71 and raced into the lead.

With 16 quick times in 2015 Anticoh was not one of them ,but Saldana landed on pole  Credit WoO

With 16 quick times in 2015 Anticoh was not one of them ,but Saldana landed on pole
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Pittman worked on extending his race lead over Saldana who had Tyler Walker taking his attention away from challenging Pittman .Walker making a return to outlaw racing was showing that he had lost none of his old fire and worked Saldana over. This was a something that the #71 did not need but he continued to thwart Walkers attacks. Finally Walkers attacks paid dividend and he found a way around Saldana.
A lap after passing Saldana into Second the first of four late cautions came into play. Pittman was in control, only question left was what if anything could Saldana do after Tyler Walker.Lap 27 and the final caution, last play for Saldana and after have missed previous slide opportunities the Brownsburg Bullet made the last one count, the money move and regained his second position.
Antioch win to Pittman brings his 2015 race win tally to 5, Saldana secured the runner up position for the third night in succession and Tyler Walker makes strong statement that his racing form has retuned.
Rico Abreu set the pace during qualifying with fast time but while running in 6th position he flipped and his night ended .The #24 was returned to the Abreu hauler, Rico was unhurt.

Abreu's car on the way to the hauler after crash  credit WoO

Abreu’s car on the way to the hauler after crash
credit WoO

It has been a tough year for Pittman and the Great Clips KKR and win number 5 should give the team much needed confidence as they head the Clay County for the next Outlaw show.

Post race interviews with Pittman,Saldana and Walker

Pittman “This can be a tough schedule as many races as we run and as long as we’re gone from home,” Pittman said. “To have my family out here, it means the world for them to be at all the races, especially when we win… Great win, great way to leave California and hopefully we can keep it going here for the rest of the year.”

Saldana “It was weird – we tightened our car up a bunch and I was dead loose from the word go,” Saldana said. “So we just hung in there as long as we could and then Tyler was getting loose there at the end and we got a run on him there and there was only a few laps left so you’ve just got to do what you can in a short time.”

Walker

Tyler Walker is back on the podium with the WoO Credit RN Racing Photos

Tyler Walker is back on the podium with the WoO
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“I’ve got a great team around me, I have great fans and great support,” Walker said. “It’s a big change from where I was three or four months ago. I’ll just keep doing what I love doing and surrounding myself with good people and we’ll end up two more spots ahead next time.”

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saladana [1] [$5,500]; 3. 88-Tyler Walker [5] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$2,300]; 7. 22K-Shane Golobic [11] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [13] [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$2,050]; 10. 3C-Jonathan Allard [18] [$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$1,500]; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [17] [$1,200]; 13. OO-Jason Statler [20] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$1,050]; 15. 5V-Colby Copeland [15] [$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [16] [$900]; 17. 27-Chase Jhnson [22] [$800]; 18. 7-David Gravel [7] [$800]; 19. 98-Sean Watts [23] [$800]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [14] [$800]; 21. 88N-DJ Netto [8] [$800]; 22. 12X-Jarrett Soares [19] [$800]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-4, Donny Schatz 5-9, Daryn Pittman 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+10]
The next outing on the clay for the World of Outlaws will be Friday September 18 at Clay County Fair Speedway. Will this be the race that sees Saldana crack it for his 3rd race win of 2015? Joining the Outlaws at Clay County will be Danny Lasoski and Bryan Clauson .

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World 100 underway at Eldora with 100 Late Models

World 100 underway at Eldora with 100 Late Models

Eldora ready

Eldora ready

Eldora Dirt Track has the 45th World 100 for Late Models underway. Over 100 entrants are on hand all chasing a share of the massive US$318, 850, 00 that is on offer.
The World 100 was first raced at Eldora in 1971 and thanks to the vision of the late Earl Baltes has become one of the stands out events on the Speedway calendar. The World 100 runs over three nights with Saturday night the Championship night with the winner after 100 grueling laps taking home US$48,000 .Back in 1971 Earl Baltes put US$4,000 up as the winner’s purse and on that occasion the late Bruce Gould was first to put his name on the World 100 honor roll.

Scott Bloomquist

Scott Bloomquist

In 2014 Scott Bloomquist had to fight for his fourth World 100 victory after incurring a penalty on lap 19 for an unapproved lexan-backed window net.Bloomquist no stranger to controversy suffered a massive blow after crossing the line first in the 2015 Dream 100 only to be found 25 pounds under weight at the scales . Arguments still rages today on the penalty and how his car could have been passed by the race official during technical inspection earlier in the night.

Josh Richards WoO Credit

Josh Richards
WoO Credit

Jonathan Davenport was declared the race winner much to the disgust of Bloomquist and his team. Bloomquist will have many challengers, no tougher than current WoO point’s leader Shane Clanton and Josh Richards. 100 laps is a long race, many unanswered questions and they will only be answered after 100 tough laps of no nonsense racing

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Late Models head for the 12th annual Knoxville Nationals

Late Models head for the 12th annual Knoxville NationalsLate Model Knoxville National poster. jpg
September 24th thru to September 26th three nights of fender rubbing Late Model action. The Nationals attract the best field of powerful, aggressive Late Model drivers all wanting a share of the US$271,000.0 purse and the prestige of standing on top of the Knoxville podium.

Two preliminary nights of racing over Thursday and Friday to qualify for the Championship race on Saturday with a pay day of US$40,000 to win in the Lucas Oils/Casey General Stores 12th annual Knoxville national.

Shane Clanton gets inside Chub Frank Pic credit WoO

Shane Clanton gets inside Chub Frank
Pic credit WoO

Boasting 10 wins so far in the World Of Outlaws Late Model Championship Shane Clanton is sure to be one of the fancied drivers .Not far behind in support will be Josh Richards ,Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport .
The defending Late Model Champion is Brian Birkhofer. Interesting fact, Birkhofer and Bloomquist are the only multiple winners of the Knoxville National .Birkhofer in 2004 and 20014 while Bloomquist won in 2005 and 2009. The field for 2015 is full of past winner *

The current entry list for the 12th annual Late Model Nationals
0 Scott Bloomquist -Mooresburg, TN *
1 Earl Pearson, Jr. – Jacksonville, FL
1M Robert Moss – Iowa City, IA
1R Josh Richards – Shinnston, WI
3 Sterling Perkins – Kellerton, IA
3s Brian Shirley – Chatham, IL *
3x Skip Frey – Swisher, IA
5 Don O’Neal – Martinsville, IN *
B5 Brandon Sheppard – New Berlin, IL
6 Jonathan Davenport – Williamston, SC
7R Kent Robinson – Bloomington, IN
8 Sonny Findling – Kirksville, MO
15 Steve Francis – Ashland, KY *
17m Dale McDowell – Chickamauga, GA
18 Chase Junghans – Manhattan, KS
20 Jimmy Owens – Newport, TN
21 Billy Moyer – Batesville, AR *
21 Chris Brown – Spring, TX
21B Rich Bell – Sheffield, IL
21JR Billy Moyer Jr. – Batesville, AR
22 Gregg Satterlee – Indiana, PA
25 Chad Simpson – Mt. Vernon, IA
25 Jason Feger – Bloomington, IL
28 Dennis Erb Jr. – Carpentersville, IL
28 Eddie Carrier Jr. – Salt Rock, WV
28M Jimmy Mars – Menomonie, WI
31 Jason Utter – Columbus Junction, IA
32 Chris Simpson – Oxford, IA
50 Denny Eckrich – Tiffin, IA
54 Mike Fryer – Freeport, IL
56 Chris Spieker – Massena, IA
58 Ray Guss Jr. – Milan, IL
58 Dave Eckrich – Oxford, IA
91P Jason Papich – Nipomo, CA
99M Devin Moran – Dresden, OH
157 Mike Marlar – Winfield, TN
777 Jared Landers – Batesville, AR

The list of past Late Model Champions at Knoxville:
Year – Driver, Number, Hometown

2014 – Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA
2013 – Darrell Lanigan, 29x, Union, KY
2012 – Steve Francis, 15, Ashland, KY
2011 – Don O’Neal, 71, Martinsville, IN
2010 – Billy Moyer, 21, Batesville, AR
2009 – Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2008 – Tim McCreadie, 39, Watertown, NY
2007 – Brady Smith, 2, Solon Springs, WI
2006 – Brian Shirley, 3s, Chatham, IL
2005 – Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2004 – Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA
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Tragic August in Speedway

Tragic August in Speedway

To lose a member of one’s family no matter the circumstance is devastating and the grief so hard to handle .The events during August which took the lives of three of Speedway’s family is hurting the hearts of every Speedway fan across the world. No matter the profile of the racers the loss opens up your heart and brings tears to the eyes of the strongest
From the highest profile driver to the local competitor the one thing they all share is their love of the sport.

It is impossible to find the words to express how one feels when we suffer such losses. Rest in peace does not seem to be enough. They are never lost to us, our memories remains strong and those memories can help ease to pain, a pain we all feel.

Carnie Fyfogle

Carnie Fyfogle

Carnie Fyfogle and his All American Outlaw #89

Carnie Fyfogle and his All American Outlaw #89

August 1st. Carnie Frylogle 66 from Maryland lost his life at Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Country. Frylogle was racing in the ALL American Outlaw Series at the track .The accident occurred on the last lap of the 20 lap feature event.
The All American Outlaw Series is not a high profile category, just a bunch of good old boys racing as it used to be. Carnie Frylogle has been racing since the moment he learnt to drive.

James"Jim"Campbell doing what he loved in his #31

James”Jim”Campbell doing what he loved in his #31

August 14 Williams Grove. James “Jim” Campbell lost his life during “Hot Laps”. James was one of the many in Speedway that make up the car numbers at the tracks and without these competitor Speedway would not the exciting sport we all enjoy . James “Jim “Campbell was 45.
Indy Car driver, 37 year old Justin Wilson passed away on Monday following injuries he received when he was struck in the head with debris from another competitor’s car during the Pocono Verizon Indy Car Series. Wilson left Formula one in 2003 and began his career in the Champ Car Series during the 2004 season. Wilson won four Champ Car races before the series was taken over by Indy Car. Wilson had a total of seven wins during his Indy Car career.

Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson

Motor racing is one big family worldwide and during time of despair and tragedy they join as one to support the families of those affected .Our prayers, thoughts will always be with them.
Please also think about American Midget and Sprintcar driver Kevin Swindell who was seriously injured during the recent Knoxville Nationals and Australian Solo Speedway rider Darcy Ward .It will be a slow road to recovery for both Swindell and Ward.
Can we all continue to pray for all those families, their tears as they slide down their check is like  a river of memories of all the good times and we hope that it helps in some way with their healing. This message was posted by the All American Outlaws for all racers.Prayer for drivers

 

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The courage and determination of a young racer

The courage and determination of a young racer

First Sprintcar win for Isaac Schreurs

First Sprintcar win for Isaac Schreurs

Back in August 18th 2014 a young praplegic racer scored his first sprintcar race . Isaac Schreurs who lost the use of his legs aged only 14th would finally realize a dream of winning in a sprintcar The American Sprintcar Series and Jefferson Speedway was the venue for this amazing achievement. The normal wing dance which has become part of the winning celebration took a back seat as Isaac’s farther arrived in a four wheeler and lifted his son out and carried him to the front of the racecar to the cheers of the excited Jefferson fans.

Isaac Schreurs working the spanners at Bell-Clair

Isaac Schreurs working the spanners at Bell-Clair

Isaac became the first ever paraplegic to win a major Sprintcar race .Former Knoxville Champion Justin Henderson and the experienced Jack Dover were in the field.
Schreurs continues his racing and this week was part of the POWRi Illinois Midget Speed Week driving his own car with the support of Shame Hmiel and Great Clips Racing. The pairing of Schreurs and Hmiel goes back to December 13 2014 when Schreurs drove in the Great Clips Battle at Du Quoin

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Hmiel and Schreurs both faced similar challenges and have had to work hard to overcome hurdles as they battled the odds to reach their goals, Hmiel as a successful racecar owner and Schreur as a race driver .
The courage and determination that Schreurs displays is amazing and is inspirational to those many people with disabilities .Just to be in field let alone exchanging slides with the likes of Abreu, Bell and Clauson is a feat not many of us could ever hope to achieve

Isaac at work on the 56 Car

Isaac at work on the 56 Car

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While Schreurs results during the POWRi Illinois Speedweek were less than he might have expected his presence in the pits and the sight of this amazing young racer working the spanners preparing his car must be inspiring to all those parked in the pit enclosure.
Darren Hagan and Christopher Bell were tied on points at the conclusion of the POWRi Illinois Speed Weekweeks and declared joint Champions .
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Bloomquist light at scales Davenport takes the $100K

BlOOMQUIST LIGHT AT SCALES

Bloomquist light at Scales Eldora Rick Schwalker Photo

Bloomquist light at Scales Eldora
Rick Schwalker Photo

 

Bloomquist crossed the stripe ahead of Davenport at Eldora Speedway in the Dirt Late Model Dream 100 lap, but at weigh in he was 25 pounds under weight and forfeits the win to Davenport together with the hundred grand, ouch that hurt.
Bloomquist had to withstand a late race charge from Davenport who ran the topside aggressively over the closing laps.
Bloomquist no stranger to controversy over his career .The question of being overweight at the scales is nothing new in Speedway , many teams has suffered the same penalty and the questions continue .
Shannon Babb in 2005 forfeited his World 100 win when he weight in 10 lbs under weight.
Many race fans over years have called Bloomquist a cheater as many times during his successfully career he has sent confusing messages with his on track antics such as spinning in the mud directly after winning races and before going to scale.
I am not sure just how much mud this action would pick up but its claimed amongst and some competitors that this is to ensure he makes the weight .Opinions is divided among the many fans.

Jonanthan Davenport

Jonanthan Davenport

Bloomquists main problem as I see it is that he is so successful and it is a strange attitude shared by many race fans to criticize the guy because his special talents puts him at the very top of his race category.
Donny Schatz suffers the same from fans who for some reason can’t accept the special talents these guys have .Bloomquist’s record speaks for itself as does Donny Schatz’s
Being under weight is difficult to understand particularly has each race car goes through race inspection before getting cleared to race .Miscalculation of the fuel burn may well be the problem or as some claim a piece of the car fell off during the race, this cause could be easily solved by finding and matching the part to the car .
Away from the end race controversy the race was cracker and it looked like it would run flag to flag but debris in turn two and four brought out the first caution on lap 89. A further caution was out on lap 91 involving Matt Westfall and Gregg Satterlee
Bloomquist was first across the stripe with Davenport settling for second ahead of Earl Pearson Jr and Dennis Erb Jr , Don O’Neil followed after starting on pole in the Dream XX1
Joy turns to despair for Bloomquist when he is called light , crowd erupt as Jonathan Davenport is declared race winner and taked the cheque for $100K The cheque
After the race Bloomquist was not available for comment.
Jonathan Davenport was eager to speak “ “All those heartaches we’ve had, all the bad luck, all the little bitty stuff that has happened here or at other places, all went out the window,” Davenport said. “It’s a breath of fresh air.”
“I thought we had second-place to Scott (Bloomquist),” Davenport said. “And then he gets over there and he’s light. This is definitely not the way I want to win my first crown jewel. I wanted to actually beat that guy. He’s so hard to beat. He’s so good around here. He’s good everywhere.”
Dirt Late Model Dream – (100 Laps)
1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[6] ; 2. 1E-Earl Pearson Jr.[18] ; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [5] ; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[10] ; 5. 25C-Shane Clanton[2] ; 6. 11JR-Josh Rice[12] ; 7. 777-Jared Landers[4] ; 8. 5-Don O’Neal[1] ; 9. 20-Jimmy Owens[7] ; 10. 25S-Chad Simpson[28] ; 11. 29-Darrell Lanigan[15] ; 12. 23B-John Blankenship[25] ; 13. 116-Randy Weaver[19] ; 14. 18-Shannon Babb[17] ; 15. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3] ; 16. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[27] ; 17. 7R-Kent Robinson[13] ; 18. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 19. 76-Brandon Overton[26] ; 20. F5-Garrett Alberson[24] ; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson[9] ; 22. 39-Tim McCreadie[14] ; 23. C9-Steve Casebolt[16] ; 24. 157-Mike Marlar[20] ; 25. 83-Scott James[22] ; 26. 28M-Jimmy Mars[23] ; 27. 99M-Devin Moran[21] ; 28. 0-Scott Bloomquist[11]

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The Posse did it can the Ohio boys repeat the dose

The Posse did it can the Ohio boys repeat the dose at Attica Raceway

Attica Raceway

Attica Raceway

The Low Rider Dale Blaney

The Low Rider Dale Blaney

The Posse did it , can the Ohio boys repeat the dose when the locals from the buckeyes State take on the World of Outlaws Friday night at Attica Raceway .The Ohio gang lead by the “Low Rider“ Dale Blaney will be wanting to repeat last year’s podium lock out

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In 2014 Dale Blaney headed the Ohio podium after taking out the Kistler Engines Classic from Mintz and Jacob.
Local knowledge is a massive advantage but the current scorching form of defending Outlaws Champion Schatz is intimidating not only for the Ohio boys but for the traveling Outlaws .
With 28 Features in the books so far in 2015 the Schaz tally of 11 wins is stunning and certainly the North Dakota racers is heading for a record year .With Pittman grabbing his 3rd win for the year a New Egypt the Oklahoma based 2013 Champion is full of confidence after recovering from his broken collarbone and he working for his maiden Attica win with the Outlaws

Schatz win number 11 in 2015

Schatz win number 11 in 2015

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Certainly the punters will load their money on Schatz to take win number 12 but with a field of determined locals and motivated Outlaws this is no easy task.
The constancy of the Larson Marks driver Shane Stewart, the aggression of Madsen and the challenge from the “Buckeyes” State boys will make the Attica Raceway A Main truly one of “The Greatest Show on Dirt “
As the Outlaws roll into the Attica pits Donny Schatz comands a 79 points lead over Shane Stewart with Brad Sweet a further 96 points back in third.Since moving from Roth Motorsports to Destiny Motorsports replacing Craig Dollansky David Gravel has regained his mojo with a super effort at Charlotte finishing second to Schatz .

After Attica the Outlaws head across to 1.80 Speedway Lake Odessa, Michigan

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McMahan , Bell and Stewart Outlaw weekend winners !

McMahan denies Bacon maiden Outlaw win at Tri State

McMahan resting before Tri State win

McMahan resting before Tri State win

HAUBSTADT, Ind. – May 3, 2015 – The World of Outlaws finished three days of racing at Tri State Speedway where Paul McMahan denied USAC Sprint Champ Brady Bacon of his maiden World of Outlaws feature win. A lay down before the A main might just might have been the tonic that the CJB Motorsports driver needed when the extra effort was called for to make the pass on Bacon
After having won the right to share the front row in the feature with Joey Saldana, Bacon raced into the race lead from the go of the green.
32 laps hounded by 23 of the best 410 winged drivers  Bacon had to also content with red flags, race crashes and too many restarts to keep track of

Brady Bacon wings it to 2nd at Tri State

Brady Bacon wings it to 2nd at Tri State

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Driving his own racecar Bacon had to call on all his USAC experience to master and keep the bucking winged 410 monster ahead of the charging outlaw’s .Lap 32 and finally McMahan got by the USAC Champ for the lead.

Back in the pack the six times Outlaw  Donny Schatz  was on a masterful charge from P20 .In 20 laps Schatz had moved from 20th to 5th behind Kraig Kinser. Schatz would progress no further than fourth behind Joey Saldana.
A race night that started out so strongly for Shane Stewart with fast time in qualifying turned sour when the Larson Marks driver brought out a red flag for the second time when he went into the wall and upside down in turn #3 and 4 .Australian Kerry Madsen also had a race  night that both he and the team would prefer to forget.

Rico Abreu was racing strong early winning the dash to earn pole but was unable to fire up his race car and missed the start .Once fire up Abreu made it back to the race only to crash into Kerry Madsen during traffic and rolled . Abreu emerged unhurt.

Paul McMahan “”I had one shot at (Bacon) on that restart,” McMahan said. “I was able to get a pretty good restart and get a good run on him. Instead of trying to slide him down there in one and two I just thought I’ll follow him there and then try to slide him down there. Down in three and four, you get down in there and it takes off on you in the dust. I didn’t know if I had enough room or not to go for the lead.

Brady Bacon “When he slid me into three I should have just let him go and just crossed back underneath him,” Bacon said. “But I tried to block him and we both about crashed off of four.”

Bacon lost momentum and was forced to hold off Joey Saldana running in third. He eventually ran McMahan back down but a caution flag came out with three to go.

“That yellow came out and he was just a little better on restarts than I was,” Bacon said. “I need to get my car a little better on restarts, that’s pretty much what cost me the race.”

McMahan and crew at Tri State

McMahan and crew at Tri State

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A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Shustling pays off as he pushed into the race lead chatz [20] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [22] [$2,300]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet [6] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$2,100]; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor [12] [$2,050]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [14] [$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [21] [$1,500]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7] [$1,200]; 13. O1-Sammy Swindell [24] [$1,100]; 14. 7-David Gravel [13] [$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,000]; 16. 67-Christopher Bell [15] [$900]; 17. 2B-A.J. Bruns [8] [$800]; 18. 83-Kyle Hirst [23] [$800]; 19. 41-Jamie Veal [16] [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen [25] [$]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [18] [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19] [$800]; 23. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [11] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [4] [$800]; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon 1-32, Paul McMahan 33-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+1
The next schedule race for the Outlaws is May 8 and 9 at Eldora Speedway and Donny Schatz takes a 29 points advantage over Shane Stewart ,67 to Sweet . 107 to Saldana and 130 down to McMahan .
PEVELY, Mo. – May 2, 2015  Christopher Bell returned to the World Of Outlaws with car owner and Keith Kunz to score only his second World of Outlaw A main win .

The ability of this young racer and his racecar owner to produce race winning equipment underlines their individual brilliance . Keith Kunz has figured out the winged racecar in record time and will be a major force with Bell each time they visit the Outlaws

Bell wins at 1-55 with the Outlaws

Bell wins at 1-55 with the Outlaws

The Spring Classic at 1-55 Raceway welcomed back Sammy Swindell for a rare Outlaw appearance by the veteran. .Swindell was on the money immediately and with Jason Sides disputed the race lead with Bell for most of the 40 lap A Main..
Australian Kerry Madsen held the point for the first 14 laps before Bell worked a slide for the race lead .Madsen would not regain the lead and would fall back into the pack to finish in 12th position.
The big mover in the race was Saldana coming out of P18 and he would pass both Swindell and Pittman to take the final podium behind Bell and Sides

Christopher Bell This is unbelievable,” Bell said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Keith Kunz enough for this opportunity. It’s really awesome. They built this car brand new this off-season. It really shows what good equipment does for you.”

A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 67-Christopher Bell [4] [$10,000]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [18] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$2,800]; 5. O1-Sammy Swindell [7] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [16] [$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [17] [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$2,050]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11] [$2,000]; 11. 7-David Gravel [15] [$1,500]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$1,100]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson [10] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst [20] [$1,000]; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [22] [$900]; 17. O5-Brad Loyet [14] [$800]; 18. 2B-A.J. Bruns [23] [$800]; 19. 51-Paul McMahan [19] [$800]; 20. 6-Bill Rose [12] [$800]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal [13] [$800]; 22. 4K-Kody Kinser [21] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [1] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-14; Christopher Bell 15-20, 24-40; Sammy Swindell 21-23. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71M-Joey Saldana [+15]

SALINA, Okla. – May 1, 2015 –
Salina a favorite race track for Shane Stewart and would provide the third win of this season to the Larson Marks driver .Sharing heat wins with Pittman and Bell plus a strong Dash finish of third offered the race driver from from Oklahoma position three in the A main

Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed across the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.
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Shane Stewart ready for a third Outlaw win in 2015

Shane Stewart ready for a third Outlaw win in 2015Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed cross the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.

Shane Stewart “This was one of the tracks that I really, really wanted to win at this year,” Stewart said. “It’s really, really good to win in front of my fans and all my friends and family. I’ve got Jenn and Nixon here with me. It’s a good night.”
“I just wasn’t sure what was going to happen on the restarts,” Stewart said. “Sometimes they help you, sometimes they don’t. We were able to get a pretty good jump on Brad and then a couple of yellows came out and I wasn’t really sure where to go. And that’s how the restarts work out here. Some of them work and some of them don’t.”
Stewart’s third World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of the season puts him second only to Donny Schatz in total wins. Schatz’s lead in the championship standings is down to six points over Stewart.
A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,200]; 8. 7-David Gravel [16] [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$2,000]; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jamie Veal [20] [$1,200]; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer [15] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst [22] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$900]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [11] [$800]; 18. 67-Christopher Bell [5] [$800]; 19. 99-Brady Bacon [19] [$800]; 20. O5-Brad Loyet [12] [$800]; 21. 77X-Wayne Johnson [14] [$800]; 22. 45X-Johnny Herrera [21] [$800]; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [23] [$800]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-5, Brad Sweet 6-10, Shane Stewart 11-25 . KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+9]

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Kyle Hirst and Monte Motorsports together again for 2015/16

Kyle Hirst and Monte Motorsports together again for 2015/16

He is back in 2015/16

He is back in 2015/16


Monte Motorsports announced today that they have signed Californian and dual KWS Champion Kyle Hirst for a return season behind the wheel of the Milwaukee Tools Monte Sports WA#7 .
Hirst’s first year with the team was highlighted by his win in the 43rd Lucas Oils Grand Annual Classic at Warnambool’s Premier Speedway. .Hirst also finished the World Series Sprintcar Series in 5th position after leading the series early in the tour .

The Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsports W#17

The Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsports W#17


In a press release today Monte Motorsports made the following comment “Kyle fitted in so well to our team achieving multiple podium finishes in his first season with Monte Motorsports. Without question the proudest moment for all concerned was victory in the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.”
Kyle Hirst, WSSC rookie of the year in 2014/15 was without doubt one of the most followed driver in the series right across Australia .


Milwaukee Tools Monte Motors team and Kyle Hirst is the perfect partnership and the team will start the 2015/16 WSSC Series full of confidence

Hirst Milwaukee Tools/Monte Motorsports perfect fit

Hirst Milwaukee Tools/Monte Motorsports
perfect fit

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