Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018

Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018

CONCORD, NC – November 11, 2017 – It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that Australian Ian Madsen will join the Series full-time in 2018. Madsen, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, scored his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory during the running of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota in June of this year.

“We’ve been gearing up to go full-time Outlaw racing the past few years,” the 32-year old Australian said. It’s true. In 2017, the KCP Racing No.18 raced 90 times with Madsen able to secure 11 victories throughout the season. “We’ve been committed to Knoxville on Saturday’s the past few years, but outside of that we’ve run everywhere. Running with the Outlaws will give us more structure,” Madsen added.

Madsen was a familiar face with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017, scoring 21 top-ten finishes. Most recently, Madsen competed with The Greatest Show on Dirt at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and came home with a second-place finish on Night 2.

Madsen is accomplished in his native land Down Under as well, scoring a preliminary night win at the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic this season and following that up with a second-place finish in the Australian Title Finale, an event that saw over 100 cars compete.

In 16 Features at Knoxville Raceway this season, Madsen was in the top-ten all 16 times and added 12 top-five finishes, nine podiums and five wins en route to the track championship. On sprint car’s biggest stage, the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, Madsen was strong all weekend, finishing inside in the top-ten of the 50-lap finale.

Madsen, crew chief Kyle Ripper and the KCP team have worked seamlessly together, becoming one of the most potent teams in the country. But Madsen knows next year will be different, “We don’t have any result orientated goals. We will do the best we can and perform to the best of our ability.”

“If you want to be the best, you’ve got to race with the best,” Madsen simply stated for the main reasoning behind joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as a platinum member.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is pleased to welcome Ian Madsen and the entire KCP Racing team to the Series full-time in 2018 and for many years in the future.:

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Outlaws on the move Florida to Texas.

Outlaws on the move Florida to Texas.

With the first three events of the 2017 calendar already in the books the World of Outlaw Sprintcar teams haul their way up from Florida to the bad lands of Texas for two shows .The first at the Lone Star Speedway  Kilgore and then onto the Gator Motorplex at Willis.

The defending Outlaw Champion Donny Schatz has two wins from the three starts and sits on top of the points from Chad Kemenah and Jason Johnson, Kerry Madsen and Brad Sweet.

Night one in Texas will be the Lone star Speedway a high banked 1/3 mile Clay oval and the following night at the Bullring at the Gator Motorplex. The Gator Motorplex is a ¼ Mile high banked with about the widest straight-a-ways the Outlaws encounter. The straight has been widened from 35 feet to 50 feet and the corners from 60 to 70 feet so expect plenty of aggressive passes. Jason Johnson goes into the Gator show having won there at his last two starts. Most of the contracted Outlaws will be making their first appearance at the bullring.

 

The 2017 season promises to be one of the most competitive in years and although Schatz has started more strongly than previous years the changed Team line ups are sure to spark some intense competition .New cars and Teams for Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana has had some mixed results.Kerry Madsen already has put the Go Muddy unit in victory lane while Saldana has had a scare or two down in Florida.

The top 5 in the points heading to Texas ;

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5’s Top 10’s
1 15 Donny Schatz 422 0 2 2 2
2 10H Chad Kemenah 408 -14 0 1 2
3 41 Jason Johnson 406 -16 1 2 2
4 2M Kerry Madsen 394 -28 0 0 2
5 49 Brad Sweet 392 -30 0 1 2
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Kerry Madsen gets call up from Matt Wood racing

Kerry Madsen gets call up from Matt Wood racingElk Grove Ford

The late Bryan Clauson’s SprintcarTeam Matt Wood Racing has thrown a life line to Kerry Madsen after his US based Team closed their racing operation in the US. Kerry Madsen will team with Matt Wood Racing for up to 10 meetings .The first outing for the new team will be this coming weekend at the National Sprint Leagues event at Knoxville Raceway.

After the terrible loss at Belleville of their driver Bryan Clauson the decision to keep the car running was a nice call and the inclusion of Kerry Madsen as Team driver will be welcomed by Bryan Clauson’s fan as a fitting tribute .Clauson achieved so much in the W17 race car in such a short time and the debut of the Madsen / Matt Wood racing at the home of Sprintcar Racing is fitting.

The short term schedule with Matt Wood Racing comes after 17 World of Outlaw a Main wins with Keneric Racing from 2012 thru to 2016.Madsen will continue to run for the Keneric team during the Australian season.Clauson at Plymouth

The Wood /Madsen team will chase the big events now that he is not committed to the World of Outlaws and the NSL. Whatever races the team enters they are sure to receive a massive welcome.

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Australians came but Schatz won the Kings Royal.

King DonnyAustralians came but Schatz won the Kings Royal.

 Tonight at Eldora Donny Schatz lifted the Kings Royal Crown and Trophy for the third time .After running second in the Jokers Wild and the night before the Kings Royal Schatz would have had the bookies shortening his odds. A field of 60 started through qualifying and the heats the best 24 drivers had earned the right to run the 40 Lap $50,000 to win Feature .

The field had all the big hitters ready to pounce including three Australians, Jamie Veal, Ian Madsen and former Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen.  James McFadden and Daniel Harding were unable to make the Show despite strong performances. Ian Madsen was the best of the Australians finishing 10th , brother Kerry 15th and Jamie Veal DNF.Ian Madsen Eldora

With the biggest purse in the 33 years of the Kings Royal the stage was set for one hell of a race. The pressure was right on from the time the green lights came on and the intensify of the battle can been seen from the number of race leaders during the re first 20 laps .First it was Brown then it was Swindell having his turn before  Sweet came thundering past and the defending Champion looked comfortable out front .

But as we have all come to expect Schatz started to lay down his challenge for the crown. Schatz soon stormed past Sweet but coming fast to stake his claim was Christopher Bell and was at one point looking like he might be a concern for Schatz. Bells surge came to nothing after making second he got into the wall, climbed the wall, caught the fence and was done for the night. Behind Bell it was Abreu who was arriving fast and would present more concern for the checker would come out. Many can catch Schatz but passing is art not many have perfected

As hard as Abreu charged and worked the track he would be denied the pass  and would have to settle for a position behind Schatz for the night at the Kings Royal, third behind Gravel and Schatz at the Jokers Wild and third behind Pittman and Schatz at the night before the Kings Royal.

Post race with Donny Schatz,Rico Abreu and Brad Sweet  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz8wZbiKGZE

Schatz’s third Kings Royal win takes his season wins to 15 and as the Outlaws head into the month of money the team has increased his points lead to 186 over second place Brad Sweet.King Donny

.A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$50,000]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$15,000]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5] [$12,000]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$10,000]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$7,500]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [23] [$6,500]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9] [$6,000]; 9. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [11] [$5,000]; 11. 5-David Gravel [20] [$4,750]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] $4,500]; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13] $4,000]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [10] [$3,750]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [19] [$3,500]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$3,450]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [18] [$3,400]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$3,350]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17] [$3,300]; 20. 71-Jamie Veal [1] [$3,250]; 21. 14-Christopher Bell [14] [$3,200]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski [15] [$3,150]; 23. 1B-Dale Blaney [22] [$3,100]; 24. 17W-Bryan Clauson [16] [$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-9, Sammy Swindell 10-12, Brad Sweet 13-19, Donny Schatz 20-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+16]

Credit Photo: Vince Vellelle @VinnieV77 and Jeremy Elliott 2jelliott101

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Kings Royal 2016 record prize purse

Press release from Eldora Speedway

Record $320,975 Posted For 33rd Annual Kings Royal Weekend At Eldora

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Return For Expanded Three-Day Event July 14-15-16

2016KingsRoyalROSSBURG, Ohio (July 7, 2016) – The 33rd running of Kings Royal Weekend, expanded this year to include a full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Thursday, July 14, already promises fans more racing and Eldora Speedway officials today announced more prize money for the racers.

Saturday’s tradition of $50,000-to-win and the pomp and circumstance that surrounds racing’s most unique victory remains untouched – but that is the only position that does not see a major increase for 2016. Over half of the 40-lap Kings Royal finishers will earn double the money posted in previous years.  Highlights include: 2nd) $20,000; 5th) $10,000; 10th) $5,000; 24th) $3,000 and the first non-transfer from the B-Feature will receive $2,000.  All B-Feature and C-Feature positions received healthy increases as well.

Thursday’s “Jokers Wild” will pay $10,000 to the winner while Friday night’s “The Knight Before” has been increased to $12,000-to-win.

Eight different drivers have won the Kings Royal over the past eight years.  Shane Stewart is the defending winner of both the Kings Royal and The Knight Before.

Tickets and camping for all three nights of the 33rd Kings Royal Weekend, sprint car racing’s annual showcase featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series versus Ohio’s best, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, are available now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by phone at (937) 338-3815.

Full Kings Royal Saturday Purse Breakdown:
Kings Royal A-Feature
1)$50,000; 2)$20,000; 3)$15,000; 4)$12,500; 5)$10,000; 6)$7,500; 7)$6,500; 8)$6,000; 9)$5,500; 10)$5,000; 11)$4,750; 12)$4,500; 13)$4,000; 14)$3,750; 15)$3,500; 16)$3,450; 17)$3,400; 18)$3,350; 19)$3,300; 20)$3,250; 21)$3,200; 22)$3,150; 23)$3,100; 24)$3,000;

Kings Royal B-Feature
1)Transfer; 2)Transfer; 3)Transfer; 4)Transfer 5)$2,000; 6)$1,750; 7)$1,500; 8)$1,250; 9)$1,000; 10)$750; 11)$650; 12-24)$600.

Kings Royal C-Feature
1)Transfer; 2)Transfer; 3)Transfer; 4)Transfer; 5)Transfer  6)Transfer; 7)$500; 8)$450; 9)$400; 10)$375; 11-24)$350.

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About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.  Celebrating its 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt – the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

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McFadden shook it up but Schatz won the Doty Classic .

McFadden shook it up but Schatz won the Doty Classic schatz dody winner.

Aussie James McFadden back in the Garete Engines 3G won the right to start the Doty Classic at Attacia from pole and shook up the field in a tremendous drive before an unlikely spin on lap 28 while running second ended his Doty chance .McFadden accounted for Holtgraver from the start and then had to defend his position from a charging  Haudenschild .The battle between the two young chargers was intense before the young Hud found a way passed on lap 13.McFadden and Sheldon Haudenschild held the crowd’s interest for the early part of the Classic before the amazing Donny Schatz started to imposed his authority over the race and score his 3rd Dody Classic win from Dale Blaney and Daryn Pittman Dody podium.

The Brad Doty Classic , one of the most sought after wins on the Sprintcar circuit brings together the Outlaws and the All Star as they battle for the right to hold aloft the Doty Classic trophy. The 28th running of the Ohio Logistic Brad Doty Classic honors the career and talent of Brad Doty. This was he biggest entry list 59 for an Outlaw show this year.

Australia had  a strong present at the Doty with the Madsen brothers, James McFadden, Jamie Veal and Daniel Harding .An indication of just how difficult it was to qualify for A main can be illustrated by the failure of Shane Stewart, Rico Abreu, David Gravel  who joined Aussies Jamie Veal and Daniel Harding as spectators’ for the A Main . Ian Madsen was the best placed Australian finishing in 7th.Ian Madsen Dody

The podium of Schatz,Blaney and Pittman was quite an achievement considering all three came from deep in the field to share the spoils, Schatz drove from P15,Blaney from P10 and Pittman after taking a provisional from P 25. Pittman had the most disastrous start to a race you could image .Doing an engine before qualifying set the 2013 Outlaw Champ a huge hill to climb and climb it he did!

Attacia victory lane interviews

A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [15] [$10,000]; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney [10] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [25] [$2,400]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6] [$2,800]; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver [2] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [5] [$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [18] [$2,200]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith [3] [$2,100]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [14] [$2,050]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [26] [$1,200]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [11] [$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [24] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [20] [$1,100]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [21] [$1,050]; 15. 45L-Brian Lay [7] [$1,000]; 16. 3G-James McFadden [1] [$900]; 17. 17-Josh Baughman [16] [$800]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [23] [$800]; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen [17] [$800]; 20. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [8] [$800]; 21. 21-Cap Henry [9] [$800]; 22. 9X-Rob Chaney [13] [$800]; 23. 49D-Shawn Dancer [22] [$800]; 24. 26-Willie Croft [19] [$800]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [$800]; 26. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$800]. Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-12, Sheldon Haudenschild 13-26, Donny Schatz 27-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+22]

The Outlaws will stay in Ohio for the next big show, three nights at Eldora ending with the Kings Royal on July 16th .It is expected the Australians will all be present .James McFadden will be back in the Highlands Tires Service  #3 for the Eldora shows

 

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Shane Stewart beats the Boss at the Burg

Shane Stewart the BurgLawrenceburg Speedway May 30th and the Outlaw field grew into one of the strongest for the year with the inclusion of Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell. While the lure of the pavement has been high on their agendas the heavy hitter are keen to return to their roots of the Speedway Dirt. What an amazing race, take your eyes of the race for just a moment to get a glimpes of what was happening mid pack and the race lead would change .At first it was Pittman to the lead then Stewart and Abreu began their private battle at the head of the pack. One then the other would lead, what’s a slider       between friends, it the way it’s “gotta “be I guess! One causality of the battle up front was Daryn Pittman and as the battle raged he fell back into the pack. Pittman soon became engulfed by Gravel and Bell and then had Larson looking to gain a spot .Abreu and bell burg

.With 10 laps to run it was Abreu in the lead then a slider and Stewart gets back his lead. Now with 7 laps to go and Abreu is back in the lead before the Larson Marks driver bangs the Aussie built Cool chassis back into the lead .The pair continue to disagree over who should lead and it went back and forth.I did not know where to look, with no live stream the twitter feed was going nuts it was a race to keep up.

The end was near and with two to go Stewart starts to find a gap over Abreu and now Abreu was  in danger from the fast arriving Gravel. Stewart gets the white and Gravel presents Abreu with a slider and gets that second spot and charges after Stewart, but Stewart would not be denied his second win at the Burg and third win for the season.In taking the win Stewart beat team boss Larson.to bag bragging rights for the night !Burg podium

After leading early Pittman managed to regroup and finish in 5th place just behind Kyle Larson in the Paul Silva’s #57s.

Paul McMahan’s recent nightmares continued when running fifth he  jumped the cushion getting into turn1 and flipped and was done for the night. McMahan was shaken but not stirred !

Driver post race interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINQS2-70xE&feature=youtu.beb

Gravel the Burg

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4][$5,500]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [1][$3,200]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,300]; 7. 67-Christopher Bell [8][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,100]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,050]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [7][$2,000]; 11. 99-Brady Bacon [16][$1,500]; 12. A67-Brandon Wimmer [19][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$1,100]; 14. 4-Kasey Kahne [18][$1,050]; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor [24][$1,000]; 16. O9-Carson Macedo [17][$900]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [20][$800]; 18. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 20. 49D-Shawn Dancer [23][$800]; 21. 7-Paul McMahan [5][$800]; 22. 23C-Tyler Courtney [22][$800]; 23. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [14][$800]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan [9][$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-4; Shane Stewart 6-24, 27, 29-35; Rico Abreu 25-26, 28. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1ST-Gary Taylor [+9]

Next on the schedule for the Outlaws is the June 4 meet at Fremont Speedway

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Indy race Parts releases Veal Schedule

Indy race Parts releases Veal ScheduleVeal black

Jamie Veal’s race schedule for the remainder of his US tour has been released .Veal will be back racing against the Outlaws for three nights in June before before joining up with the All Stars for their Speedweek series .Veal will have company during the All Stars Speedweek Series when James McFadden joins the field in his Gaerte Engines #G3 while Jamie returns to the seat of the Indy Race Parts #71

Here is a question for Veal fans Black or White which Indy race parts #71 looks the best ?Veal white

 Jamie’s schedule :

Wednesday 8th June – Lincoln Park Speedway – World Of Outlaws
Friday 10th June – Knoxville Raceway – World Of Outlaws
Saturday 11th June – Knoxville Raceway – World Of Outlaws
Friday 17th June – Attica Raceway Park – All Stars Speedweek
Saturday 18th June – Waynesfield Raceway Park – All Stars Speedweek
Sunday 19th June – Millstream Speedway – All Stars Speedweek
Monday 20th June – Wayne County Speedway – All Stars Speedweek
Tuesday 21st June – Sharon Speedway – All Stars Speedweek
Wednesday 22nd June – Atomic Speedway – All Stars Speedweek
Friday 24th June – Limaland Motorsports Park – All Stars Speedweek
Saturday 25th June – Eldora Speedway – All Stars Speedweek

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Wilson stuns Outlaws at the Dirt Track

Greg Wilson stuns Outlaws at the Dirt TrackGreg Wilson wins woo

Greg Wilson with Hercules on his side stunned the Outlaws at the Dirt Track Charlotte with a come from behind last lap win. The Ohio based racer rarely races with the Outlaw event and his recent efforts have been disappointing.

The Dirt Track at Charlotte fans looked like installing Shane Stewart as early favorite when the Larson Marks entry posted quick time for the night .After the heats and dash had been decided the front row of the 30 lap Main was fronted by Daryn Pittman and Ohio’s Cole Duncan. Greg Wilson and Shane Stewart sat side by side on row two.Stewart fast

Cole Duncan surprised Pittman and led the charge for the first 4 laps before Stewart managed to squeeze ahead and lead into lap 5. By half race distance Wilson was back in 5th place with Pittman, Duncan, Saldana and Stewart ahead.

By the time the caution for Jason Sides was displayed with laps left in the book Saldana had fallen to 5th and Wilson had passed Pittman and was racing nicely in third place behind Duncan and Shane Stewart.

The race track appeared to be taking rubber and getting slick as the top three raced towards the finish. In a dramatic finish Greg Wilson must have summed the strength and wisdom of Hercules and with a stunning back straight move passed Duncan  first then with just the last corner to go move under Stewart as the Larson Marks driver could not hold his position and Stewart fell to second .Wilson had found the drive on the bottom of the track early and had his race car placed perfectly as he entered each corner and clearly managed the track condition better than those chasing and and the Ohio wheeler went on to record only his second Outlaw win .It was an amazing finish that brought the crowd to their feet cheering madly.wilson wins

Wilson’s first Outlaw win was last September at Eldora in the four Crowns event. It is not always the best funded teams that succeed and this case it was the driver who recognized the track conditions early and managed to place his race car in the right position, exactly what the Hercules Tire/Ohio Logistics No. W20 did..Congratulations Greg Wilson on a superb race wins.

Driver interviews: Greg Wilson  “It’s a little surreal right at the moment…I’m just in shock,” An emotional Wilson said. “I am racing with the best sprint car drivers in the world, night-in and night-out. We missed that show in New Egypt and looked like maybe we shouldn’t even be out here, and then we turned it around tonight.

“That’s dedicated work by our team and all of the people that are a part of this. I am truly grateful. Once again, if you’re not a Wilson fan, thank you for spending your hard-earned money to be here tonight.”

Shane Stewart “”It was good to have Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] in the house, and to have a good finish for them,” Stewart added.”There’s a lot of Eneos Oil people back at the trailer too, so just a good solid finish for everybody at Larson Marks Racing. I love all these fans – it’s always a joy to come here to Charlotte.”

Cole Duncan “we’ve been fast all year but just can’t seem to find victory lane yet, but they got to be coming. We are pretty consistent and we keep putting the time and effort in. We’ll go back to the drawing board; we don’t have to change much but just try to figure out how to keep the tires on there.”

Complete race results :

.A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$12,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$5,700]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan [2][$3,500]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$3,000]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,600]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,400]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [18][$2,300]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [6][$2,200]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$2,150]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,100]; 11. 5-David Gravel [13][$1,600]; 12. 1x-Randy Hannagan [14][$1,350]; 13. 23-Trey Starks [15][$1,300]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [3][$1,200]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$1,100]; 16. 13X-Tim Shaffer [9][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$900]; 18. 7WD-Logan Wagner [16][$850]; 19. 98-Joe Trenca [19][$800]; 20. 8-Kevin Shelbo [21][$800]; 21. 67-Jake McLain [22][$800]; 22. 21B-Brandon McLain [23][$800]; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$800]; 24. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan 1-4, Shane Stewart 5-29, Greg Wilson 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 19M-Brent Marks [+11].

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car show will be back into the Hoosier State for a Memorial Day showdown at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30.

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Pittman stops the Posse at New Egypt

Pittman wins New Egypt

New Egypt- New Jersey You won’t see a pyramid or a camel but what you saw was a determined Daryn Pittman going about collecting his fourth win in succession at new Egypt .With the Posse looking to have the Outlaws eating their dust around New Egypt. Right from qualifying Hodnett looked like he would dominate the night, posting fast time during qualifying and leading every lap of his heat and the dash. The pill draw was a 0 so it ensures Hodnett’s good early pace would be rewarded with pole for the 30 lap a main.

Hodnett had the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel No. 27, working nicely out front and controlled the race right up until lap 16 when the three times Jersey Outlaw Classic winner found fast way round the top to first pass Mark Smith in the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 before he grabbed the point from Hodnett.Hodnett fast time

Once into the race lead Pittman built a gap between the chasing Posses but the lap traffic slowed the #15 and towards the race ends Hodnett found the top and started to close in on the Great Clips #15.The New Egypt event was the successive night that Hodnett had lost the race lead late and had to be content with the runner up spot.

Post race interviews :

Daryn Pittman “I’ve been really frustrated with myself with how many front-row starts I’ve had this year and as few wins,” Pittman said. “I got up this morning and thought ‘Man, third is where I want to start’ – I just had that feeling this morning that if I start third I was going to win.”Things went our way and we ended up starting third.”Pittman fast

 “We haven’t been struggling by any means, but we needed a win,” Pittman said. “This really makes me feel good, and makes them feel good going back home to Charlotte this week. We’ve had some pretty bad finishes but hopefully this can erase that and we can get on a better streak of just running up front.”I felt like I was struggling [later in the race]…Those last four laps, I didn’t feel like I made any of them very good, so I wasn’t breathing good until I saw them throw the checkered.”

Greg Hodnett “I didn’t go up there until he passed and then I realized there was a whole other track to run on. We kind of caught him again in traffic and passed a couple lapped cars, but we just needed to keep running. He was definitely the faster car; we just needed him to slow down a little bit through some lapped traffic.”Mark Smith

Mark Smith “”I was hoping to come down here and just get a top five, but we got a top three and we’re up here on the podium.” Smith said. “I kept trying different lanes to try and make some time up on Greg Hodnett], then I heard somebody, that ended up being Daryn.”He was a lot better than us and drove by us. We were about the same speed as Greg, but we just couldn’t go through lapped traffic like Daryn could”

Race results New Egypt:

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$6,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$3,500]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [2][$2,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$1,800]; 5. 747-Davey Sammons [10][$1,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,400]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [6]$1,350]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [5][$1,300]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks [9][$1,250]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,200]; 11. 13X-Tim Shaffer [13][$900]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [8][$800]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [14][$700]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$650]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$600]; 16. 28F-Davie Franek [20][$550]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$500]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$500]; 19. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [17][$500]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7][$500]; 21. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [21][$500]; 22. 7WD-Logan Wagner [19][$500]; 23. 98-Joe Trenca [22][$500]; 24. 45-Kevin Nagy [15][$500]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-16, Daryn Pittman 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+7].

Photo credits Woo and Pete McDonald

The next race in the Craftsmans World of Outlaws series will be at the Dirt Track Charlotte on May 27th

 

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