Silver Cup Quick Results – Donny Schatz capitalizes on Sheldon Haudenschild’s heartbreak

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Donny Schatz capitalizes on Sheldon Haudenschild’s heartbreak

to win 5th career Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Sarver, PA (July 18, 2017) For 35 laps, Sheldon Haudenschild appeared to be primed for his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Main win, but a late race caution and ensuing restart ended up in heartbreak for the Child of the Wild Child.  With Donny in the catbird seat, Sheldon jumped the cushion in turn four and became the latest victim of the wall of the front straightaway.  With five laps to go and restarting with the lead, Donny Schatz is nearly impossible to beat and he drove away to his fifth career Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory and a $25,000 payday just days after a $50,000 Kings Royal victory at Eldora Speedway.

Daryn Pittman won his heat and the Craftsman Club Dash to start on the pole of the 40-lap A-Main, but watched Haudenschild drive away at the drop of the green flag and then got passed by Schatz mid-race.  Pittman chased Schatz to the checkered flag and came home in second ahead of 25th Anniversary Silver Cup Champion David Gravel in third.

Hometown favorite and former, two-time Silver Cup Champion Tim Shaffer was the fast qualifier, won his heat race and finished fourth in the A-Main.  All Star regular Chad Kemenah rounded out the A-Main top five.  In addition to Shaffer and Pittman, Schatz and Haudenschild also won their respective heat races.  AJ Flick on the C-Main, but used a track provisional to start the A-Main.  James McFadden won the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will set their sights east across the PA Turnpike for this weekend’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Lernerville Speedway will be back in action this Friday night with Modified Madness; a $2,000-to-win Big Block Modified special, plus $1,500-to-win for the E-Mods as well as the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks.


World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup A-Main (40 Laps)

  1. (15) Donny Schatz, Minot ND
  2. (9) Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
  3. (5) David Gravel, Watertown, CT
  4. (49X) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa
  5. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Alveda, OH
  6. (49) Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
  7. (11K) Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN
  8. (41) Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA
  9. (13D) Danny Dietrich, New Oxford
  10. (17X) Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
  11. (2) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK
  12. (4) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN
  13. (1) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH
  14. (7S) Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
  15. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
  16. (17) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
  17. (98) Carl Bowser, Sarver
  18. (93) Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
  19. (2M) Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, New South Wales, AUS
  20. (19) Brent Marks, Myerstown
  21. (3H) James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT
  22. (2AJ) A.J. Flick, Apollo
  23. (1S) Logan Schuchart, Hanover
  24. (24) Lucas Wofle, Mechanicsburg
  25. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
  26. (1A) Jacob Allen, Indianapolis, IN

Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer – 13.293

Heat Race Winners:  Shaffer, S.Haudenschild, Schatz, Pittman

Last Chance Showdown Winner: James McFadden

C-Main Winner: AJ Flick

Dash Winner: Daryn Pittman

Car Count Total: 39

Contact: Lernerville Speedway

Eric J. Westendorf, Track Announcer

(724) 664-1075 /

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