One For The Ages- Schatz Scores Memorable Victory in Silver Cup

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Tommy Hein/Hein Brothers Photography

Sarver, PA ( July 21, 2020) The three best Sprint Car drivers in the world entered the gates at Lernerville Speedway to do battle on Tuesday afternoon.  And not only did they not disappoint, they simply and purely amazed the crowd on hand during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup for the World of Outlaws NoS Energy Sprint Car Series. Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson and reigning Outlaw champion Brad Sweet put on a furious three lap battle for supremacy to cap off the 40 lap, $25,000 to win main event that will be remembered for years to come.

Sweet brought the 26 car field to the green flag and went straight to work as the race’s early leader while Schatz wasted no time at all and rocketing forward from his sixth starting spot to third with Carson Macedo running behind Sweet in the early moments. Following a caution with four laps in the books, Schatz made his way around Sweet for the lead at the six lap mark following a good restart. However, Sweet who entered the night looking to end a three race dnf streak, was not in the mood to simply watch a win drive away from him.

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Sweet made his way though a series of cautions and even a red flag period for refueling with 11 laps down following a flat tire for the hard charging Darren Pittman, looking for the perfect moment to make his move on the leader. Meanwhile, the red hot Kyle Larson who came into the night with an average feature finish below 2.0 in his past 33 races, found himself running third after swapping the fourth position with Parker Price-Miller, David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild on a number of occasions.

Following a caution with 23 laps down, Sweet got a solid restart behind Schatz and pulled to his tail tank and proceeded to make his move for the lead down the front stretch. Sweet then made use of the increasing lapped traffic in front of him, sending one car after another for Schatz to deal with as Larson finally made his way around Haudenschild for good, wresting away the third spot.

Schatz made his way through and retook the lead for a very brief time until Sweet demanded it back and drove past him with authority at the lap 34 mark. But behind the leaders was Larson who was determined to make one last ditch effort to keep his hot streak intact. With five laps to go, Larson made his way past Schatz in turn two with a slide job and set his sights on the leader. However, coming out of turn four with one lap to go, Schatz took the spot back as the top three cars were within a mere two car lengths and after Sweet appeared to bobble on the top of the speedway entering turn one, Schatz made his way underneath for the lead coming out of turn two. Larson then made his move past Sweet with one last set of turns to come up with a pass for the win, but his bid came up just short at the line as Schatz managed to pull closer to the overall series points lead with the victory.

Racing returns to The Action Track this Friday night as the inaugural RUSH Summer Showcase featuring the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars and Sportsman Modifeds make their 2020 debuts. Joining them will be the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks. Pits open at 4 PM, grandstands at 5 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM.

 

Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIX Main Event: (35 Laps; $25000 to win)

 

  1. (15) Donny Schatz
  2. (57) Kyle Larson
  3. (49) Brad Sweet
  4. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  5. (41) David Gravel
  6. (2) Carson Macedo
  7. (7S) Jason Sides
  8. (14) Parker Price-Miller
  9. (1S) Logan Schuchart
  10. (49X) Tim Shaffer
  11. (5) Brent Marks
  12. (15K) Chad Kemenah
  13. (11K) Kraig Kinser
  14. (2M) Kerry Madsen
  15. (83) Daryn Pittman
  16. (42) Sye Lynch
  17. (9) Kasey Kahne
  18. (46) Michael Bauer
  19. (33M) Mason Daniel
  20. (18) Gio Scelzi
  21. (3) Jac Haudenschild
  22. (11) Carl Bowser
  23. (5W) Lucas Wolfe
  24. (2C) Wayne Johnson
  25. (1A) Jacob Allen
  26. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series Last Chance Showdown

  1. (7s) Jason Sides
  2. (83) Daryn Pittman
  3. (46) Michael Bauer
  4. (2C) Wayne Johnson
  5. (11) Carl Bowser
  6. (22) Bandon Spithaler
  7. (34) John Garvin
  8. (40) George Hobaugh
  9. (23) Cole Macedo
  10. (33M) Mason Daniel
  11. (13) Brandon Matus
  12. (33) Brent Matus
  13. (C1) Clay Riney
  14. (6) Bill Rose
  15. (19) Steven Haefke
  16. (14H) Jeremy Hill
  17. (91) Tony Fiore
  18. (4K) Kip Edwards
  19. (2F) A.J. Flick- Did Not Start

 

World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat 1

  1. (2) Carson Macedo
  2. (41) David Gravel
  3. (1S) Logan Schuchart
  4. (18) Gio Scelzi
  5. (83) Daryn Pitman
  6. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg
  7. (46) Michael Bauer
  8. (13) Brandon Matus
  9. (6) Bill Rose
  10. (14H) Jeremy Hill

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat 2

 

  1. (57) Kyle Larson
  2. (14) Parker Price-Miller
  3. (1A) Jacob Allen
  4. (42) Sye Lynch
  5. (11K) Kraig Kinser
  6. (22) Brandon Spithaler
  7. (J4) John Garvin
  8. (40) George Hobaugh
  9. (33) Brent Matus
  10. (2F) A.J. Flick- Did Not Start

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Heat 3

  1. (49) Brad Sweet
  2. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  3. (2M) Kerry Madsen
  4. (15K) Chad Kemenah
  5. (49X) Tim Shaffer
  6. (7S) Jason Sides
  7. (2C) Wayne Johnson
  8. (33M) Mason Daniel
  9. (23) Cole Macedo
  10. (4K) Kip Edwards

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series  Heat 4

 

  1. (15) Donny Schatz
  2. (5)  Brent Marks
  3. (5W) Lucas Wolfe
  4. (9) Kasey Kahne
  5. (3) Jac Haudenschild
  6. (11) Carl Bowser
  7. (91) Tony Fiore
  8. (C1) Clay Riney
  9. (19) Steven Haefke

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Dirtvision FastPass Dash

 

  1. (49) Brad Sweet
  2. (2) Carson Macedo
  3. (57) Kyle Larson
  4. (14) Parker Price-Miller
  5. (41) David Gravel
  6. (15) Donny Schatz
  7. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  8. (5) Brent Marks

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Time Trials Group A

  1. (2) Carson Macedo-13.476
  2. (57) Kyle Larson-13.520
  3. (41) David Gravel-13.551
  4. (14) Parker Price-Miller-13.637
  5. (1S) Logan Schuchart- 13.637
  6. (1A) Jacob Allen- 13.658
  7. (18) Gio Scelzi- 13.668
  8. (42) Sye Lynch- 13.724
  9. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg- 13.767
  10. (11K) Kraig Kinser- 13.865
  11. (46) Michael Bauer-14.048
  12. (22) Brandon Spithaler- 14.048
  13. (83) Daryn Pittman- 14.143
  14. (40) George Hobaugh- 14.268
  15. (6) Bill Rose- 14.300
  16. (J4) John Garvin- 14.368
  17. (13) Brandon Matus- 14.368
  18. (33) Brent Matus- 14.751
  19. (14H) Jeremy Hill- 15.246
  20. (2F) A.J. Flick- No Time

 

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Time Trials Group B

 

  1. (49) Brad Sweet- 13.331
  2. (15) Donny Schatz- 13.551
  3. (2M) Kerry Madsen- 13.601
  4. (5W) Lucas Wolfe- 13.723
  5. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild- 13.763
  6. (5) Brent Marks- 13.918
  7. (49X) Tim Shaffer- 13.927
  8. (9) Kasey Kahne- 14.017
  9. (15K) Chad Kemenah- 14.102
  10. (3) Jac Haudenschild- 14.107
  11. (7S) Jason Sides- 14.178
  12. (11) Carl Bowser- 14.218
  13. (2C) Wayne Johnson- 14.253
  14. (91) Tony Fiore- 14.410
  15. (23) Cole Macedo- 14.430
  16. (C1) Clay Riney- 14.454
  17. (33M) Mason Daniel- 14.611
  18. (19) Steven Haefke- 15.287
  19. (4K) Kip Edwards- 17.090

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