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Zearfoss Scores First Career Series Win and First Posse Win of the Season

MECHANICSBURG, PA — July 21, 2017 — Jonestown, PA-native Brock Zearfoss scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener, ringing in the first Posse win of the season in the ongoing Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse battle. David Gravel came in second after a strong battle for the lead with Lance Dewease, who ultimately went into the wall and flipped with nine laps to go. Defending Champion Donny Schatz completed the podium. 

"How many times do you get to win an Outlaw race?" asked Zearfoss from Victory Lane. "This first time, I don’t even know what to say. I’m sick to my stomach; I’m that excited. You know, this is just a dream come true.”

Read more: Zearfoss Scores a Win for the PA Posse

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Schatz Scores Fifth Silver Cup Win; Haundenschild Flips after Leading First 35 Laps

SARVER, PA - July 18, 2017 - Eight-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz scored his fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win at Lernerville Speedway after a heated battle with Sheldon Haudenschild left the Rookie of the Year contender flipping off the wall on the front stretch outside turn four.

"It’s been a good week," said Schatz, fresh off his Kings Royal win at Eldora Speedway just last Saturday. "This race team is incredible, what they do. When they get the race car good, you get in that zone, and they fine tune things and just keep making strides and making it better. It’s good to have that feeling for sure."

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Donny Schatz Dominates 34th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Makes History as First Back-to-Back Winner of the Prestigious Event

ROSSBURG, OH – July 15, 2017 – Donny Schatz turned in a perfect score card and walked away with a $50,000 check after dominating the 34th annual Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Schatz set fast time in qualifying and then won his heat from the fifth starting position following the traditional Kings Royal heat race inversion.

Schatz’s win in Heat 1 put him sixth on the starting grid. He wasted no time at all jumping forward. He took the lead from polesitter and Kings Royal rookie Cole Duncan on lap 14 and never looked back. Schatz lead was as big as six seconds and he crossed the finish line 3.966 seconds ahead of teammate Christopher Bell.

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Bell Gets Knighted

Christopher Bell Outduels Teammate Donny Schatz to Win The Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2017 – Christopher Bell took the lead from Brad Sweet in turn three and then held off a surging Donny Schatz on a restart with nine laps to go to win the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday night. Bell, who lined up for the 30-lap main event in third, had to be perfect on the race’s only restart with less than 10 laps to go as the eight-time Outlaw Champion threw everything he had at the 22-year-old Norman, OK native who was driving the No.14 Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian entry.

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Mad Man Marches On

Kerry Madsen Dominates Jokers Wild at Eldora Despite Hand Injury

ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2017 – After a three hour rain delay in the early evening, Kerry Madsen dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Jokers Wild event at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night that stretched into the early hours of Friday morning. Madsen was third-quick in Flight A qualifying and second in his heat before claiming victory in the Craftsman Club Dash. The Dash win gave Madsen the pole for the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild and he led every circuit to score the win in convincing fashion.

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David Gravel Steals Brad Doty Classic From Tim Shaffer at Attica

Gravel Sets New Career High in Wins With 10th Victory

ATTICA, OH – July 11, 2017 – Tim Shaffer dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, but David Gravel’s late surge allowed him to take over the point coming to the white flag and lead the final two laps to steal the victory on Tuesday night. It was Gravel’s 10th win of the season, setting a new career-high season wins record for the Watertown, CT driver.

Read more: David Gravel Steals Brad Doty Classic From Tim Shaffer at Attica

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Deja Vu? 

Madsen Sweeps the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown; Sweet, Schatz Round out Podium

NEW RICHMOND, WI — July 8, 2017 — In what looked a bit like a repeat of the night before, Kerry “The Madman” Madsen took the checkers on night two of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway with Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz behind him.

“I just enjoy racing with the World of Outlaws so much,” said Madsen from Victory Lane. "I mean, you just have to be on point all the way.”

Read more: Madsen Sweeps Cedar Lake Speedway

 

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It Takes a Madman to Bring Down a Wild Child

NEW RICHMOND, WI — July 7, 2017 —  Night One of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway went to former Outlaw and current Australian Sprintcar champion, Kerry "The Madman” Madsen, who swept all but the Craftsman Club Dash and led 38 laps of the 40-lap Feature behind the wheel of the Big Game Motorsports 2M. Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz followed him through the checkers after a heated battle with several exchanges.

While Madsen set Quicktime during Qualifying and won his Heat race, It was Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild who won the Craftsman Club Dash on his return to the Stenhouse Jr./Wood Racing No. 17 machine after a three-race medical absence resulting from an injury at Beaver Dam Raceway. It was starting to look like “Jac is Back” would be the headline for the night, but Haudenschild lost steam all the way through the Feature, coming in at 13 after getting lapped by Madsen in the final two laps.

Read more: Madman Madsen Tames Cedar Lake

Redemption: Kraig Kinser Wins the Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway

By: Tony Veneziano

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — July 6, 2017 — Kraig Kinser was five laps away from picking up his first win of the season last week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., only to have the power steering go bad while leading, the third-generation driver made up for that near-miss on Thursday night, as he was victorious in the Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota. Read more: Kinser Wins First of Season at Deer Creek

Schatz Outlasts Kaeding and Stewart for Victory at Dakota State Fair

Schatz picks up 13th victory of the Outlaws season

HURON, S.D — July 1, 2017 — Starting from the front row, Shane Stewart grabbed the lead exiting Turn 2 on the opening lap and set sail setting a blistering pace. With the main event being cut short by one lap due to track conditions, Stewart had to withstand one final restart. On that restart with one lap to go, Stewart restarted directly in front of Schatz. The top two of Stewart and Schatz headed down the backstretch coming to the checkers. Schatz was able to get a run on the high side coming out of Turn 2 allowing him to drive by Stewart to pick up his 13th victory of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series season.

Read more: Schatz Wins at Dakota State Fair



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