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