ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2018 – Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth $50,000. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds. Cory Eliason, in his first career Kings Royal start, completed the podium. 

 

 

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$50,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$20,000]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$15,000]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$12,500]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$10,000]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$7,500]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$6,500]; 8. 5-David Gravel [14][$6,000]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [24][$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$5,000]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [1][$4,750]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$4,500]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$4,000]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$3,500]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$3,450]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3][$3,400]; 18. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$3,350]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$3,200]; 22. 17B-Bill Balog [10][$3,150]; 23. 14-Christopher Bell [7][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Trey Starks 1-14, Donny Schatz 15-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.144; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.195; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.207; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.214; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.219; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.25; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.27; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.325; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.331; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.332; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.333; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.347; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.354; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.364; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.387; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.416; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.421; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.427; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.431; 20. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.446; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.45; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.45; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.467; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.474; 25. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.483; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.508; 27. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.51; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.525; 29. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.541; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.543; 31. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.550; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.552; 33. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.557; 34. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.578; 35. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.618; 36. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.632; 37. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.653; 38. 21-Brian Brown, 13.673; 39. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.681; 40. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.682; 41. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.683; 42. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.734; 43. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.803; 44. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 45. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.858; 46. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.927; 47. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.938; 48. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.981; 49. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.148; 50. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.993; 51. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.665

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 71M-Randy Hannagan [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [6]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]

Heat #5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 26-Joey Saldana [7]

Heat #6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [2][]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][]; 3. 71M-Randy Hannagan [1][]; 4. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][]; 5. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [5][$500]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [3][$450]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [11][$400]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [4][$375]; 11. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$350]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [12][$350]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [13][$350]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2][]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [11][]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7][$1,750]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,500]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10][$1,250]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [12][$750]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$650]; 12. 11N-Cap Henry [18][$600]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [13][$600]; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan [16][$600]; 15. 71M-Randy Hannagan [21][$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [14][$600]; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$600]; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$600]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [3][$600]; 20. 17C-Caleb Helms [15][$600]; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$600]; 23. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [23][$600]; 24. A79-Brandon Wimmer [20][$600]



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