What a difference a week can make for Shane Stewart
Shane Stewart was high above the Knoxville track last week and tonight at Granite City the Larson Marks high flyer stayed on all fours for the duration of the30 laps A Main.
A week racing the Outlaws circuit can change dramatically and Wednesday results took Stewart to a new high when he passed pole sitter Kerry Madsen on lap 10 then managed to fend off a late charge from Brad Sweet before racing away to the checker to record his fourth Outlaw success for the season. Kerry Madson followed Sweet across the stripe for the final spot on the Outlaw podium.Stewart was stoked after his win and to recover quickly after his Knoxville crash is great credit to his hard working crew. Shane Stewart brought his A game to Granite City.
Stewart’s elation was in stark difference to Madsen who would have been fueled with plenty of confidence after qualifying second behind Saldana and recording heat and dash wins to secure the coveted pole spot
Brad Sweet retained his leading position on the point’s ladder when Donny Schatz had a miserable night. First finding himself in the last chance showdown then to lose an engine in the A main, a rare failure for the seven time Champion Team. Sweet will lead Schatz by just 1 point when the Outlaws knock open the gates of River Cities Speedway to start their Northern Tour.
Listen to the post race interviews with Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen on this link: https://youtu.be/cm868RsP7Lc
A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson ; 6. 5-David Gravel ; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 9. 7S-Jason Sides ; 10. 83-Joey Saldana ; 11. 18-Ian Madsen ; 12. 2KS-Craig Dollansky ; 13. 21-Brian Brown ; 14. 7-Paul McMahan ; 15. 2L-Danny Lasoski ; 16. 55-Brooke Tatnell ; 17. 19-Paige Polyak ; 18. 44-Chris Martin ; 19. 5G-Dave Glennon ; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp ; 21. 20A-Jordon Adams ; 22. 19L-Rob Caho ; 23. 15-Donny Schatz ; 24. W20-Greg Wilson . Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-10, Shane Stewart 11-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+7]