ROSSBURG, OH – July 15, 2017 – Donny Schatz made history in the 34th annual Kings Royal when the driver of the No.15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing took the lead on lap 14 and led the final 27 laps to become the first back-to-back winner in Kings Royal history. Schatz took the lead from polesitter and Kings Royal rookie Cole Duncan and never looked back as he dominated a caution-free Feature and won by over three seconds. Schatz’ teammate for the night, Christopher Bell, drove from 20th to a second-place finish. Brad Sweet completed a weekend streak of podium finishes with a third-place run.

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$50,000]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [20][$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$15,000]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][$12,500]; 5. O7-Ryan Smith [24][$10,000]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [7][$7,500]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8][$6,500]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$6,000]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$5,500]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$5,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$4,750]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$4,500]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$4,000]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$3,500]; 16. 71-Joey Saldana [15][$3,450]; 17. 5-David Gravel [21][$3,400]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [11][$3,350]; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell [18][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [12][$3,200]; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$3,150]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [16][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 07-Ryan Smith[+19]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.197; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.463; 3. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.478; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.558; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.58; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.655; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.655; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.67; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.671; 10. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.723; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.762; 12. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.77; 13. O7-Ryan Smith, 13.778; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.782; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.82; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.821; 17. 21-Brian Brown, 13.829; 18. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.886; 19. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.889; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.909; 21. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.932; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.938; 23. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.947; 24. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.963; 25. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.982; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.028; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.048; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.061; 29. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 14.067; 30. 3H-James McFadden, 14.103; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.105; 32. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.106; 33. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.109; 34. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.114; 35. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 14.131; 36. 16-Chris Andrews, 14.135; 37. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.17; 38. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.198; 39. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.209; 40. 11N-Craig Mintz, 14.234; 41. 19P-Paige Polyak, 14.28; 42. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver, 14.304; 43. 44-Trey Starks, 14.307; 44. 17X-Josh Baughman, 14.367; 45. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.399; 46. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 14.454; 47. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.531; 48. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.625; 49. 7J-Joe Swanson, 14.796; 50. 71M-Paul May, 14.854; 51. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.882; 52. 17M-Max McGhee, 14.932; 53. 45T-Bob Tucker, 15.192

Heat 1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]; 9. 99-Brady Bacon [2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [6]; 7. 71M-Paul May [9]; 8. 17X-Josh Baughman [8]

Heat 3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]; 9. 14-Christopher Bell [5]

Heat 4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. 17M-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [8]

Heat 5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 4. 55XM-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 45T-Bob Tucker [9]

Heat 6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 3H-James McFadden [1]; 3. 39-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 8. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 5-David Gravel [6][]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4][]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [1][]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$2,000]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [15][$1,750]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7][$1,500]; 8. 55XM-Dale Blaney [5][$1,250]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$1,000]; 10. 1ST-Gary Taylor [9][$750]; 11. 4-Paul McMahan [16][$650]; 12. 71M-Paul May [14][$600]; 13. 11N-Craig Mintz [21][$600]; 14. 33M-Max Stambaugh [20][$600]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [13][$600]; 16. 16-Chris Andrews [18][$600]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [12][$600]; 18. 17M-Max McGhee [23][$600]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 20. 45-Trevor Baker [8][$600]; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak [17][$600]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [19][$600]; 23. A67-Brandon Wimmer [11][$600]; 24. 7J-Joe Swanson [22][$600]

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 13-Clyde Knipp [1][]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3][]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4][]; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson [7][]; 5. 17M-Max McGhee [9][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Bob Tucker [14][$500]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [8][$450]; 9. 17X-Josh Baughman [2][$400]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$375]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [6][$350]; 12. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver [11][$350]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [12][$350]; 14. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [13][$350]; 15. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [15][$350]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; KSE Hard Charger: Ryan Smith; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.

SEASON WINNERS

  • Donny Schatz - 14 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15)
  • David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
  • Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
  • Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
  • Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
  • Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
  • Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
  • Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
  • Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
  • Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
  • Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
  • Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
  • Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
  • Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)



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