ROSSBURG, OH – September 22, 2017 - The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer held off Donny Schatz to win the Night Before the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora. Shaffer was strong all night going second quick in his Flight in qualifying, winning his heat and scoring the Craftsman Club Dash victory. As laps winded down, Schatz closed significantly in on Shaffer but couldn’t pull ahead. The margin of victory was .227 seconds. Joey Saldana came forward to complete the podium. 

 

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,500]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [6][$3,200]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [7][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,100]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19][$2,050]; 10. 17-Jac Haudenschild [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$1,050]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$1,000]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor [12][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo [23][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [20][$800]; Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.899; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.001; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.058; 4. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.086; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.086; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.092; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.112; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.127; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.146; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.15; 11. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.173; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.203; 13. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.329; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.347; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.351; 16. 17M-Max McGhee, 13.433; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.445; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.545; 19. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.561; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.66; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.255

Qualifying Flight-B1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.017; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.096; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.135; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.167; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.167; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.18; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.182; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.273; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.282; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.295; 11. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.33; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.387; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.392; 14. M1-Mark Smith, 13.408; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.416; 16. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.425; 17. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.46; 18. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.651; 19. 27-Brad Lamberson, 13.714; 20. 45T-Bob Tucker, 15.161; 21. 45-Trevor Baker, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 11N-Cap Henry [10]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 10. 23-D.J. Foos [9]; 11. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 17M-Max McGhee [8]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [11]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 11. 27-Brad Lamberson [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 9. 45T-Bob Tucker [10]; 10. 17X-Caleb Helms [3]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 71-Joey Saldana [7]; 7. 5-David Gravel [5]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2][-]; 2. 11N-Cap Henry [5][-]; 3. 23-D.J. Foos [1][$150]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [7][$150]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [10][$150]; 6. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9][$125]; 7. 45T-Bob Tucker [8][$125]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4][$125]; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson [6][$125]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [3][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][-]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [7][-]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5][-]; 5. 11N-Cap Henry [14][$300]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [4][$250]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [9][$225]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$200]; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc [12][$200]; 10. 17M-Max McGhee [11][$200]; 11. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$200]; 12. M1-Mark Smith [10][$200]; 13. 17X-Caleb Helms [2][$200]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [13][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kraig Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jac Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser; Sears ($100): Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate: Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Millerr; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen

SEASON WINNERS

  • Donny Schatz - 18 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 18, Knoxville Raceway on August 12 (NP), River Cities Speedway on August 18, Calistoga Speedway on September 16)
  • David Gravel - 13 (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, Hartford Speedway on July 28, Wilmot Raceway on July 29, August 20 at Nodak Speedway
  • Shane Stewart - 8 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24, Black Hills Speedway on August 25, Skagit Speedway on September 1, Grays Harbor on September 4, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9)
  • Brad Sweet - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9, Calistoga Speedway on September 15)
  • 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 - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
  • Jason Johnson - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14, Red River Valley Speedway on August 19, Willamette Speedway on September 6)
  • Daryn Pittman – 3 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 4, Billings Motorsports Park on August 26, Skagit Speedway on September 2nd)
  • 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)
  • Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)
  • Kyle Hirst - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 8)
  • Tim Shaffer - 1 (Eldora Speedway on September 22)



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