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