Shane Stewart Crowned at Wild 32nd Annual Kings Royal

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Sweeps the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 18, 2015 – Neither rain nor Donny Schatz could keep Shane Stewart down on Saturday night as the Larson Marks Racing driver scored the biggest win of his career and was crowned ‘King Shane’ in a Kings Royal no one will soon forget.

“This is an awesome, awesome weekend,” Stewart said in victory lane. “I don’t even know what to say, it’s an unbelievable feeling.”

Mother Nature wreaked havoc early on as the skies opened up on Eldora Speedway just after the first Heat race of the night got underway. The rain persisted off and on for the next two hours and with track work, pushed the rain delay past four hours. By the time the track was back in racing condition, it was just past 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Nearly three hours later and in front of packed house at Eldora, the green flag fell on the 40-lap Kings Royal feature with Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz on the front row. Schatz dominated through the opening laps as Stewart charged through the field from a 14th place starting position.

By lap 17, Stewart had pulled his No. 2 Eneos/GoPro car in to fourth and began running down Jason Johnson for third position. The two traded the spot for the next several laps as Christopher Bell in second tried to make up ground on Schatz. Through several cautions and a battle with Bell, Stewart was in sight of his first ever Kings Royal win.

With just four laps to go and Stewart in second, Schatz’s No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car sputtered and began to lose power, apparently nearly out of fuel. Stewart took the lead as the two exited turn two. Schatz tried to limp his car around the track but Brent Marks made contact with him and that brought out the final caution of the night.

On the restart, Stewart jumped out to a comfortable lead with Johnson in second and Daryn Pittman in third. Rico Abreu, who started 10th, battled past Pittman as the two dove into turn three.

Ultimately, Stewart claimed his first ever Kings Royal title, just after 4:30 a.m., and sixth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season. He is the eighth different driver in the last eight seasons to win the $50,000 Kings Royal prize. Stewart also completed a weekend sweep at Eldora Speedway after winning the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday night.

“I don’t know what to say,” Stewart said. “I just can’t thank my guys enough. They gave me a great, great racecar all weekend long and I actually thought I had a legitimate shot at Donny there. I knew everyone had to be getting close on fuel. I don’t know what to say!”

“This is definitely the biggest win of my career. I actually told myself coming into the weekend that this is definitely the best shot I’ve ever had at winning a big race. I can’t thank these race fans enough for sticking around. By god, this is a late night and I’m going to celebrate.”

Susie Barga, the sister of the late Eldora Speedway founder Earl Baltes, served as the Royal Sovereign and crowned Stewart in victory lane following the feature.

Just weeks after returning from injury, Jason Johnson has been proving that adversity will not keep him or his No. 41 Priority Aviation team down. His second place finish was his second podium finish since July 1.

“Three months ago, to be able to get back in a racecar was going to be a privilege,” Johnson said. “To come back and already be on the podium in a couple of weeks, it feels really good.”

Abreu, who charged forward throughout the night added to an already stellar year that has included two World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victories and success in other racing series. He was all compliments to the fans and facility.

“I just want to thank every one of these fans tonight,” Abreu said. “You all could have headed home after it started raining and this place was still packed here. I don’t know what time it is, but this is pretty damn impressive… definitely my favorite race track to come to every year.”

Jac Haudenschild took home the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger Award, advancing 16 positions to finish in eighth.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 21 for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twins. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/silver-cup.

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Thunderstorms and heavy rain delayed the event for more than four hours Saturday night… Bryan Clauson picked up quick time for the night after a lap of 13.113… Shane Stewart swept the weekend at Eldora Speedway, capturing both the Knight Before the Kings Royal and the Kings Royal… He is the eighth different driver since 2008 to win the Kings Royal… Jac Haudenschild was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in eighth.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Lee Jacobs; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): N/A; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson;Super Flow ($50 cash): David Gravel; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jac Haudenschild; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): David Gravel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9, Williams Grove Speedway on May 15, Weedsport Speedway on May 17, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 22, Knoxville Raceway on June 13, Huset’s Speedway on June 14, Granite City Speedway on June 17, River Cities Speedway on June 19, Dakota State Fair Speedway on June 20, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 27, Lakeside Speedway on July 1, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11); Shane Stewart – 6 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1, Crawford County Speedway on June 12, Eldora Speedway on July 17, Eldora Speedway on July 18);Daryn Pittman – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19);Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11, I-96 Speedway on June 25); Rico Abreu – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3);Joey Saldana – 2 (Kokomo Speedway on June 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 12);Christopher Bell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 29); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13);Danny Lasoski – 1 (I-80 Speedway on June 5);Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Jason Sides – 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park on July 3).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio; July 18, 2015

A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [14] [$50,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [6] [$12,500]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [10] [$7,500]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [16] [$5,500]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$4,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$3,800]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$3,300]; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [24] [$2,800]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$2,650]; 10. 51-Paul McMahan [19] [$2,550]; 11. 19-Paige Polyak [15] [$2,250]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [7] [$2,100]; 13. 17W-Bryan Clauson [13] [$2,050]; 14. 7-David Gravel [21] [$2,000]; 15. 2M-Dustin Daggett [23] [$1,950]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [20] [$1,900]; 17. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$1,850]; 18. 67-Christopher Bell [4] [$1,800]; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal [9] [$1,750]; 20. 1B-Dale Blaney [12] [$1,700]; 21. 89-Cody Darrah [22] [$1,650]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [11] [$1,625]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [1] [$1,600]; 24. 7H-Jojo Helberg [17] [$1,550]. Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-5, Donny Schatz 6-36, Shane Stewart 37-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 6M-Jac Haudenschild [+16]

Qualifying – 1. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.113; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.138; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.148; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.238; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.259; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.297; 7. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.298; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.315; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.349; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.382; 11. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 13.396; 12. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.418; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.429; 14. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.441; 15. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.472; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.484; 17. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.494; 18. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.496; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.498; 20. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.500; 21. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.505; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.506; 23. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.516; 24. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.522; 25. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.542; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.545; 27. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.551; 28. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.572; 29. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.582; 30. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.590; 31. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.617; 32. 13-Kevin Swindell, 13.617; 33. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.627; 34. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.636; 35. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.644; 36. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.662; 37. 7-David Gravel, 13.707; 38. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.713; 39. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.722; 40. 27-Beau Stewart, 13.780; 41. Q83-David Murcott, 13.782; 42. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.793; 43. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.804; 44. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.811; 45. 4-Danny Smith, 13.825; 46. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.833; 47. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.874; 48. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.875; 49. 71MX-Paul May, 13.904; 50. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.910; 51. 70-Derek Hagar, 13.915; 52. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.970; 53. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.980; 54. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.108; 55. 45L-Brian Lay, 14.390; 56. 38-Jared Horstmen, 14.486; 57. 3F-Rick Fraley, 15.192

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [5]; 4. 7-David Gravel [7]; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam [8]; 6. 71MX-Paul May [9]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [4]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay [10]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor [1]; 5. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 6. 13-Kevin Swindell [6]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [9]; 8. 56R-Ryan Myers [8]; 9. 38-Jared Horstmen [10]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 67-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [3]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 21-D.J. Foos [7]; 8. 70-Derek Hagar [9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [8]; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley [10]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett [1]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith [8]; 9. 27-Beau Stewart [7]

Heat 5 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 7H-Jojo Helberg [4]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan [9]; 7. Q83-David Murcott [7]; 8. 40-Caleb Helms [2]

Heat 6 – (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 4. 63-Kody Swanson [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [7]

C-Main – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) – 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1] [-]; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree [2] [-]; 3. 70-Derek Hagar [3] [-]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [-]; 6. 56R-Ryan Myers [8] [-]; 7. Q83-David Murcott [5] [$200]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith [10] [$190]; 9. 27-Beau Stewart [15] [$180]; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley [14] [$170]; 11. 4-Danny Smith [9] [$160]; 12. 38-Jared Horstmen [13] [$150]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [16] [$150]; 14. 49X-Cole Duncan [17] [$150]; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker [18] [$125]; 16. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [19] [$125]; 17. 40-Caleb Helms [11] [$125]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker [12] [$125]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay [7] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown – (15 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 7-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 89-Cody Darrah [5] [-]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett [4] [-]; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [8] [-]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9] [$500]; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor [2] [$450]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [19] [$400]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$350]; 9. 13-Kevin Swindell [14] [$300]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22] [$250]; 11. 70-Derek Hagar [21] [$200]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver [3] [$200]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [11] [$200]; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam [7] [$200]; 15. 21-D.J. Foos [15] [$200]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [16] [$200]; 17. 71MX-Paul May [13] [$200]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [12] [$200]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23] [$200]; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan [17] [$200]; 21. 63-Kody Swanson [6] [$200]; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers [24] [$200]; 23. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [18] [$200]; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree [20] [$200]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6547

0

20

35

43

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

6261

-286

6

25

35

4

3

29

Kerry Madsen

6194

-353

0

18

40

5

4

49

Brad Sweet

6135

-412

3

16

36

2

5

71M

Joey Saldana

6132

-415

2

20

34

11

6

51

Paul McMahan

6069

-478

2

19

33

4

7

9

Daryn Pittman

6042

-505

3

17

33

1

8

7s

Jason Sides

5865

-682

1

10

23

2

9

7

David Gravel

5748

-799

0

5

18

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

5453

-1094

0

3

8

1

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

5429

-1118

0

2

13

1

12

41

Jason Johnson

4627

-1920

0

4

8

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

4590

-1957

0

0

0

0

14

83

Craig Dollansky

2586

-3961

0

1

5

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

2562

-3985

2

5

9

3

16

35AU

Jamie Veal

2210

-4337

0

1

3

1

17

3

Tim Kaeding

2064

-4483

1

2

9

0

18

24

Terry McCarl

1965

-4582

1

3

6

0

19

21

Brian Brown

1886

-4661

1

4

5

0

20

1

Sammy Swindell

1868

-4679

0

3

7

1

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

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