102415 Port Royal VL

Brad Sweet Scores a Port Royal Win for the Outlaws

Battles Lucas Wolfe and his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman

PORT ROYAL, Pa. - Oct. 24, 2015 - Brad Sweet had to battle the Pennsylvania Posse, his teammate Daryn Pittman and the weather Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, but nothing could keep him down as he cruised to his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Sweet, who led through the middle portion of the feature, gave up the lead to his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate, Pittman, as the two worked their way through traffic. With Donny Schatz close behind, a caution flew with six laps remaining.

"I messed up too many times in traffic and you're not going to win races with Donny and Daryn (like that). They're champions for a reason," Sweet said. "For me to regroup there and I just kind of made it happen on that restart."

And make it work, he did. A wheel-to-wheel battle with Pittman ensued on the restart with Sweet giving it everything he had, making his No. 49 Razor-Back Professional Tools car work on the top side of turns three and four, and leading Pittman at the start finish line.

"I was in a win it or wear it mentality. I know my crew chief (Lee Stauffer), he's from around here, he was probably cussing at me when I lost the lead and he's pretty happy. At least we got up on the wheel and got this Razor-Back Professional Tools car back in victory lane."

With the win, Sweet, who sits third in the championship standings, matches his win total from 2014 and ties Pittman with the third most wins of the 2015 season. He also gave the Outlaws one more win against the Posse, making it four wins to two wins in Central Pennsylvania this season with the advantage to the Posse.

The lingering threat of heavy rain just to the west of Port Royal, led to an expedited evening for the track and World of Outlaws. Even with 47 sprint cars in the pits, the whole night, including the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds, was completed in just under three hours. The rain eventually began to fall as the modifieds took the checkered flag to end the night.

Reigning Port Royal track champion and 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Lucas Wolfe started the 30-lap Outlaws feature on the pole with Outlaws regular Shane Stewart beside him in row one. Wolfe jumped out to a comfortable lead early on.

Sweet had his hands full in the first ten laps with Myerstown, Pennsylvania's Brent Marks. Marks ran down Sweet in third, and got around him down the back straight as they worked to complete lap three. He maintained the position for four more laps, but Sweet worked his way back by.

As Lucas Wolfe caught traffic on lap 11, Sweet began running down Stewart in second. Sweet took second and then set his sights on the lead. As Wolfe raced down the back straight to complete lap 14, Sweet powered past him and cleared him into turn three.

With Wolfe fading, Schatz surged, racing into third, after being as far back as eighth, on lap 16. Through the next several laps, Schatz stayed close with second-place Pittman, at one point almost finding a way around as Pittman got caught up in traffic. Pittman pulled away and then drove his No. 9 Great Clips car around Sweet for the lead on lap 22 as the two drivers dove into turn one.

A three lap battle for second commenced between Schatz and Sweet until the pivotal caution of the night fell with six laps remaining.

"I didn't think he could make it stick there on the outside of three and four - that's kind of how he lost the lead," Pittman said of Sweet. "I didn't really feel like I ran any slower than I had been down there, he just ran it in there for all it had."

Sweet took the lead on the restart and the field spread out through the remaining several laps. He took the checkered flag after leading nearly half of the feature and joined Pittman and Schatz in the Outlaws sweep of the podium.

With new crew chief Lee Stauffer on board, Sweet said the team has been doing a better job putting the car in position.

"I think you create your own luck and we've had a lot faster racecars and we've been running up front, staying up front, and it helps you stay out of trouble when you're like that," Sweet said. "I can't thank these guys enough - Lee Stauffer, Rob Beattie and Austin Wenrich. They work their butts off and it's nice to be this strong at the end of the year and have something to look forward to next year."

A disappointed Pittman said it was cool to run one-two with Sweet but that he hated to see the win slip away like it did.

"I hate to be down for running second but it's hard to give those away especially when you feel like it falls on the driver," Pittman said. "This car is too fast to not be in victory lane. (My crew members Kale Kahne, Kolten Gouse, Josh Heidkamp), they work their tails off and give me a really fast car. It's a lot of fun to drive - I've just got to step up and get the job done."

Pittman took over the fourth position in the championship driver standings, leading Kerry Madsen by just six points.

After clinching the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship at Williams Grove Speedway two weeks ago, Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have been working on their car and preparing for next season. Schatz credited the effort to improve.

"These guys are incredible at what they do and sometimes you've got to take a step backwards to take a couple of steps forward," Schatz said. "This whole Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team has done a great job. At one point I think we were back in eighth, got ourselves rallied up through there, got to him in traffic, got by Brad and we were right there with Daryn in traffic. I was just able to move around the race track a little bit. Once that restart came out it was every man for himself and we kind of got spread out. I'm happy for my guys, they do a phenomenal job, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Schatz has not finished worse than third since 4-Crown Nationals on Sept. 25, where he finished fourth. Incredibly, through 73 completed features this season, Schatz has finished outside the top five just 13 times.

Dale Blaney was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, driving his Big Game Tree Stands No. 1 car 17 positions to sixth.

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Port Royal Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet picked up his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season, matching his teammate Daryn Pittman for the third most wins this season… The Pennsylvania Posse end the 2015 season with four wins to two against the Outlaws on their home turf, including the coveted Morgan Cup and National Open trophies… Tonight's race had three different leaders - Lucas Wolfe, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet… six of the top-ten finishers started sixth or worse in the feature… Dale Blaney was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 17 positions to finish in sixth.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 31 (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, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 26, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 8, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 15, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 21, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 23, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 28, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 7, Cottage Grove Speedway on Sept. 9, Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 12, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 26, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 11); Shane Stewart - 9 (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, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 8, Skagit Speedway on Sept. 5, Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 11); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 29, Antioch Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11, I-96 Speedway on June 25, Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 19, Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 24); Paul McMahan - 3 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3, Lawrenceburg Speedway on Oct. 16); Rico Abreu - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Dale Blaney - 2 (Attica Raceway Park on May 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 21); Joey Saldana - 2 (Kokomo Speedway on June 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 12); Stevie Smith - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 25, Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 4); Christopher Bell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Cody Darrah - 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 21); Danny Dietrich - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 25); Stewart Friesen - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway on July 28); 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); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 18); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Jason Sides - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park on July 3); Greg Wilson - 1 (Eldora Speedway on Sept. 25).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Port Royal Speedway; Port Royal, Pa.; Oct. 24, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$3,200]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3] [$2,800]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [10] [$2,500]; 6. 1-Dale Blaney [23] [$2,300]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [14] [$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$2,100]; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett [5] [$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8] [$2,000]; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1] [$1,500]; 12. 89-Cody Darrah [18] [$1,200]; 13. 51-Paul McMahan [16] [$1,100]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [20] [$1,050]; 15. 7M-Todd Shaffer [21] [$1,000]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 17. 20-Ryan Taylor [28] [$]; 18. 3-Pat Cannon [15] [$800]; 19. 5C-Dylan Cisney [13] [$800]; 20. 5-Justin Barger [17] [$800]; 21. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$800]; 23. 7-David Gravel [27] [$]; 24. 7S-Jason Sides [25] [$]; 25. 55-Michael Wagner II [26] [$]; 26. 41-Jason Johnson [22] [$800]; 27. 13-Jac Haudenschild [12] [$800]; 28. 7W-Logan Wagner [19] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Lucas Wolfe 1-13; Brad Sweet 14-21, 25-30; Daryn Pittman 22-24. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1-Dale Blaney [+17]

Qualifying Flight 1 - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.327; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.346; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.414; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.416; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.462; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.481; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.528; 8. 3-Pat Cannon, 16.609; 9. 5-Justin Barger, 16.706; 10. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.745; 11. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.762; 12. 2L-Logan Forler, 16.766; 13. 55X-Mark Smith, 16.779; 14. 7M-Todd Shaffer, 16.782; 15. 33-Curt Stroup, 16.921; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.001; 17. 24B-Dustin Baney, 17.033; 18. 44-Joey Hershey, 17.046; 19. 8S-Trenton Shaeffer, 17.052; 20. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.149; 21. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 17.630; 22. 73-Jevon Ahner, 17.637; 23. 91-Anthony Fiore, nt;

Qualifying Flight 2 - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.199; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.381; 3. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.409; 4. 23-T.J. Stutts, 16.532; 5. 13-Jac Haudenschild, 16.555; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.560; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.590; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.611; 9. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.633; 10. 89-Cody Darrah, 16.640; 11. O7-Doug Esh, 16.656; 12. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.712; 13. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.764; 14. 7-David Gravel, 16.764; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.787; 16. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.807; 17. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.830; 18. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.882; 19. 14-Lance Dewease, 16.891; 20. 55-Michael Wagner II, 16.909; 21. 19-Paige Polyak, 16.929; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.223; 23. 11K-Mikey Kuemper, 17.448; 24. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.654

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner [6]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 7. 55X-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 8S-Trenton Shaeffer [10]; 9. 33-Curt Stroup [8]; 10. 39-Tim Glatfelter [11]; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]; 12. 91-Anthony Fiore [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 3-Pat Cannon [1]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 7M-Todd Shaffer [7]; 6. 25-Aaron Ott [5]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler [6]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [10]; 10. 44-Joey Hershey [9]; 11. 73-Jevon Ahner [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 13-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks [3]; 5. 1-Dale Blaney [9]; 6. O7-Doug Esh [6]; 7. 14-Lance Dewease [10]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 11. 19-Paige Polyak [11]; 12. 11K-Mikey Kuemper [12]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [8]; 7. 55-Michael Wagner II [10]; 8. 7-David Gravel [7]; 9. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 10. 89-Cody Darrah [5]; 11. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [12]; 12. 23-T.J. Stutts [3]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith [2] [-]; 2. 14-Lance Dewease [6] [-]; 3. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [4] [$150]; 4. 44-Joey Hershey [1] [$150]; 5. 8S-Trenton Shaeffer [3] [$150]; 6. 55-Michael Wagner II [8] [$125]; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter [7] [$125]; 8. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [13] [$125]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [10] [$125]; 10. 73-Jevon Ahner [9] [$125]; 11. 11K-Mikey Kuemper [12] [$125]; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5] [$125]; 13. 91-Anthony Fiore [11] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-Justin Barger [1] [-]; 2. 89-Cody Darrah [6] [-]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [-]; 4. O7-Doug Esh [8] [-]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [10] [$300]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [15] [$250]; 7. 14-Lance Dewease [16] [$225]; 8. 25-Aaron Ott [3] [$200]; 9. 7-David Gravel [12] [$200]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11] [$200]; 11. 2L-Logan Forler [5] [$200]; 12. 55X-Mark Smith [7] [$200]; 13. 33-Curt Stroup [9] [$200]; 14. 24B-Dustin Baney [13] [$200]; 15. 23-T.J. Stutts [2] [$200]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$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

10291

0

31

60

68

5

2

2

Shane Stewart

9771

-520

9

37

56

5

3

49

Brad Sweet

9612

-679

5

30

58

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

9549

-742

5

29

53

3

5

29

Kerry Madsen

9543

-748

1

25

57

11

6

71M

Joey Saldana

9534

-757

2

36

53

16

7

51

Paul McMahan

9429

-862

3

27

49

6

8

7s

Jason Sides

8958

-1333

1

12

29

2

9

7

David Gravel

8924

-1367

0

10

30

2

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

8683

-1608

0

6

29

1

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

8239

-2052

0

4

14

1

12

41

Jason Johnson

7571

-2720

0

6

16

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7253

-3038

0

0

2

0

14

24

Rico Abreu

3174

-7117

2

7

12

4

15

2KS

Craig Dollansky

2785

-7506

0

1

5

0

16

35AU

Jamie Veal

2567

-7724

0

2

5

1

17

1

Sammy Swindell

2484

-7807

0

5

9

2

18

3

Tim Kaeding

2259

-8032

1

2

9

0

19

11

Steve Kinser

2199

-8092

0

1

3

0

20

44W

Austen Wheatley

2184

-8107

0

0

1

0


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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