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GRAVEL LEADS THE OUTLAWS

Posted May 16, 2018

GRAVEL LEADS THE OUTLAWS AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

     Haubstadt, IN - May 13, 2018 -  The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series arrived in force at Tri-State Speedway Sunday evening. 

The field of competitors was 43 winged cars strong.  The track was reconditioned and groomed for their arrival and to complete the double header weekend of racing at the speedway.

     David Gravel of Watertown, CT, would take the 40 lap feature but he would need to dodge a last lap shot at the lead by Hunter Schuerenberg.  This win followed another WoO Tri-State feature victory for Gravel in 2016.  “I knew that at Haubstadt anything could happen.  I tried to race smart and be there at the end.  I am happy to get another win!”  Schuerenberg’s run just might rate as a breakout performance.  “The second place finish was a career best for us.  I was 10 feet away but could not close the deal.”

     The feature was a wild one from the outset.  First Kevin Thomas Jr. broke off a left front wheel in turn four.  The race restarted with one lap on the scoreboard.  Justin Peck and Gravel fought for the lead with Peck earning the advantage.  At the halfway point Sheldon Haudenschild had taken second.  He then took the lead from Peck on a restart.  Another yellow flag on lap 30 presented another restart opportunity.  The two leaders got together in turn two and other cars got caught up in the accident which then spilled out onto the backstretch.  Brady Bacon’s car was upside down in the wreckage.

     A final single file restart provided 10 speedy laps to end the contest between two different drivers.  Gravel had inherited the lead with Schuerenberg second.  NASCAR driver and overall fast qualifier Kyle Larson finished third.  Joey Saldana and WoO Points leader Donny Schatz rounded out the top five in the feature.  Brad Sweet was sixth ahead of Rico Abrue.  Last year’s feature winner Parker Price-Miller was next followed by Carson Short and Kerry Madsen.

     The four heat races were taken in order by Justin Peck, Kerry Madsen, Kyle Larson, and Sheldon Haudenschild.  David Gravel took the dash in his CJB Motorsports entry.  Jeff Swindell won the C Main to transfer next to the Last Chance Showdown which was won by Aaron Reutzel.

     The 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature closed out the program. The winner was Trent Young from Crofton, KY.  Young, who started fifth on the field, took over the lead on lap 4 and led the rest of the race.  Tyler Nicely moved up to finish second.  Fastest qualifier Zack Fair was third.  Dustin Beck, and Hunt Gossum rounded out the top five.  Nicely and Young also captured their respective heat races.  The top six drivers from the heats were inverted in the starting lineup according to the redraw.  The top spots in the feature remained a battle between those drivers.

     The next event on the schedule at Tri-State Speedway will be the “Memorial Weekend Classic” on Sunday May 27 which pays $2,500 to win.

 The MSCS Sprints will be featured along with the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints.  It is the first triple header at the track for fans to attend this season!

 

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