Action Track Recap- Gravel Capitalizes for Fifth Outlaw Win; Clark Wires 305s

Sarver, PA (September 27, 2020) David Gravel put himself in place to take advantage an opportunity, and capitalized on it. With just two laps remaining in the 35 lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car main event, leader Sheldon Haudenschild suffered heartbreak, blowing a tire after having lead from the green flag in a performance that was truly awe inspiring to that point. The Connecticut Yankee in the Outlaw court capped off a week that saw him collect two huge wins and over $65,000 in earnings with a victory in the annual Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“Sheldon was the class of the field,” Gravel said in victory lane. “If he didn’t blow a tire, I would have run second. But a little bit of racing luck got us the win tonight. I don’t know where Sheldon was running, but I’m guessing he was running aggressive on the top and ran a torrid pace. “

Kerry Madsen and Haudenschild led the field to the green flag and from the moment it waved, the Wooster, Ohio native appeared to be shot out of a cannon. Haudenschild quickly assumed command of the field while James McFadden surged forward from his fourth starting spot to second. Behind them, Daryn Pittman, Kraig Kinser and Madsen battled for third. With six laps in the books, Haudenschild had caught the rear of the field and he completely used the accompanying lapped traffic to his advantage. Haudenschild found all three grooves to his liking and used them all, sometimes splitting cars to pull even further away from McFadden.

The race leader stumbled on the cushion in turns one and two with nine laps down but gathered it back in the nick of time and then set to put all pursuers behind him with authority, stretching out a staggering seven second lead over the field while Pittman made his way to the third spot. Meanwhile, Gravel had been hard at work picking off positions, coming forward methodically from his sixth starting spot on the grid.  With Haudenschild virtually leaving the field in his wake, back to back feature wins seemed like all but a certainty until his tire gave up the ghost, leaving Gravel who had taken the second spot from McFadden on lap 30, with the lead and a restart forthcoming. Gravel pegged it and never looked back en route to his fifth win with the tour this season. McFadden managed to finish a strong performance with a second place run while Pittman rounded out the podium.

 “The heat race, we had a really good race car,” Gravel remarked. “Then we drew a seven in the draw. I didn’t get too upset because 35 laps here. This is one of the best tracks we go to. There’s always lanes to run three wide. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to go to.”

In Allegheny Sprint Tour action, Andy Cavanaugh started on the pole of the 20 lap main event, but Justin Clark jumped to the early lead and managed to use a strong restart game to his advantage in a caution marred feature. Second running Dylan Shatzer was able to stick close to Clark’s tail tank in the early going until a hard charging Ryan Lynn overtook him in the second half of the race. Clark was able to hit all his marks and drove a smooth and solid race in collecting his first career win at Lernerville. Robbie Bartchy and Jim Morris were able to come forward and take the fourth and fifth spots in the finishing order.

Following the night of racing action, The Action Track Podcast went straight to work recording in the studio, recapping the entire night of racing while making a huge announcement concerning Lernerville Speedway with a special guest. To listen to Saturday night’s Action Track Podcast CLICK HERE.

Racing resumes on Friday, October 2nd as the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, RUSH Sprints and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Pro Stocks comprise another Fab4 Friday night Revved up with Marburger Farm Dairy.

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Main Event (35 Laps)

  1. ( 41) David Gravel
  2. (9) James McFadden
  3. (72) Daryn Pittman
  4. (1S) Logan Schuchart
  5. (2M) Kerry Madsen
  6. (49) Brad Sweet
  7. (11) Kraig Kinser
  8. (2) Carson Macedo
  9. (1A) Jacob Allen
  10. (15) Donny Schatz
  11. (71) Shane Stewart
  12. (4) Cap Henry
  13. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  14. (14) Parker Price-Miller
  15. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg
  16. (70) Cale Thomas
  17. (7S) Jason Sides
  18. (3C) Cale Conley
  19. (81) Lee Jacobs
  20. (15K) Chad Kemenah
  21. (6X) Ryan Smith
  22. (7K) Dan SHetler
  23. (42) Sye Lynch
  24. (2F) A.J. Flick
  25. (28) Tim Shaffer

Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 RaceSaver Sprint Car Main Event (20 Laps)

  1. (78) Justin Clark
  2. (26) Ryan Lynn
  3. (75) Dylan Shatzer
  4. (29B) Robbie Bartchy
  5. (16) Jim Morris
  6. (88) Greg Dobrosky
  7. (19) Bradley Galeridge
  8. (x7) Andy Cavanaugh
  9. (56) Steve Cousins
  10. (6x) Brad Mellot
  11. (29) Logan McCandless
  12. (52) Jeff Weaver
  13. (80JR) Kyle Colwell
  14. (50) Gale Ruth Jr.
  15. (99) Ray Sheetz
  16. (10) John Hartman
  17. (347) Nevan O’Donnell
  18. (12G) Tommy Jasen
  19. (34) Adam Noland
  20. (97) J.R. Jameson
  21. (22) George Fredericks
  22. (25) Jarrett Rosencrance
  23. (40C) Joe Campbell
  24. (4J) Jacob Gomola

World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown

  1. (70) Cale Thomas
  2. (6X) Ryan Smith
  3. (42) Sye Lynch
  4. (2F) A.J. Flick
  5. (7K) Dan Shetler
  6. (5K) Adam Kekich
  7. (22) Brandon Spithaler
  8. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr.
  9. (19) Paige Polyak
  10. (7NY) Matthew Farnham
  11. (2C) Wayne Johnson
  12. (29) Michael Bauer
  13. (33M) Mason Daniel
  14. (6) Bill Rose
  15. (13) Brandon Matus
  16. (35) Jared Zimbardi
  17. (83) Spencer Bayston
  18. (08) Dan Kuriger
  19. (11) Carl Bowser

World of Outlaw NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Dash

  1. (2M) Kerry Maden
  2. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  3. (72) Daryn Pittman
  4. (9) James McFadden
  5. (11K) Kraig Kinser
  6. (41) David Gravel
  7. (2) Carson Macedo
  8. (49) Brad Sweet

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Sprint Car Heat 1

  1. (72) Daryn Pittman
  2. (9) James McFadden
  3. (14) Parker Price-Miller
  4. (15) Donny Schatz
  5. (15K) Chad Kemenah
  6. (42) Sye Lynch
  7. (22) Brandon Spithaler
  8. (2C) Wayne Johnson
  9. (7NY) Mathew Farnham
  10. (19R) Michael Walter
  11. (3G) Darin Gallagher
  12. (4K) Rick Holley

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Heat 2

  1. (2) Carson Macedo
  2. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild
  3. (71) Shane Stewart
  4. (7S) Jason Sides
  5. (28) Tim Shaffer
  6. (70) Cale Thomas
  7. (6) Bill Rose
  8. (5K) Adam Kekich
  9. (13) Brandon Matus
  10. (11) Carl Bowser
  11. (10P) Jim Perricone
  12. (33) Brent Matus

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Heat 3

  1. (41) David Gravel
  2. (11K) Kraig Kinser
  3. (1S) Logan Schuchart
  4. (81) Lee Jacobs
  5. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg
  6. (6X) Ryan Smith
  7. (2F) A.J. Flick
  8. (35) Jared Zimbardi
  9. (29) Machael Bauer
  10. (40) George Hobaugh
  11. (83) Spencer Bayston
  12. (76) Davey Jones

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Drink Sprint Car Heat 4

  1. (2M) Kerry Madsen
  2. (49) Brad Sweet
  3. (1A) Jacob Allen
  4. (3C) Cale Conley
  5. (4) Cap Henry
  6. (7K) Dan Shetler
  7. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr.
  8. (19) Paige Polyak
  9. (08) Dan Kuriger
  10. (33M) Mason Daniel
  11. (23) Darren Pifer

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Sprint Car Qualifying Flight A

  1. (14) Parker Price Miller- 12.746
  2. (17) Sheldon Haudenschild- 12.808
  3. (72) Daryn Pittman- 12.938
  4. (2) Carson Macedo- 12.961
  5. (15) Donny Schatz- 12.967
  6. (71) Shane Stewart- 13.045
  7. (9) James McFadden- 13.047
  8. (7S) Jason Sides- 13.148
  9. (42) Sye Lynch- 13.177
  10. (28) Tim Shaffer- 13.220
  11. (15K) Chad Kemenah- 13.323
  12. (70) Cale Thomas- 13.338
  13. (2C) Wayne Johnson- 13.344
  14. (6) Bill Rose- 13.368
  15. (22) Brandon Spithaler- 13.400
  16. (5K) Adam Kekich- 13.425
  17. (19R) Michael Walter- 13.468
  18. (11) Carl Bowser- 13.474
  19. (7NY) Matthew Farnham- 13.494
  20. (13) Brandon Matus- 13.505
  21. (3G) Darin Gallagher- 13.764
  22. (33) Brent Matus-14.766
  23. (4K) Rick Holley- 15.019
  24. (10P) Jim Perricone- 15.382

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Sprint Car Qualifying Flight B

  1. (11K) Kraig Kinser- 12.961
  2. (2M) Kerry Madsen- 13.059
  3. (41) David Gravel- 13.140
  4. (49) Brad Sweet- 13.156
  5. (83) Spencer Bayston- 13.157
  6. (1A) Jacob Allen- 13.165
  7. (1S) Logan Schuchart- 13.216
  8. (7K) Dan Shetler- 13.268
  9. (55) Hunter Schuerenburg- 13.297
  10. (3C) Cale Conley- 13.321
  11. (6X) Ryan Smith- 13.378
  12. (19) Paige Polyak- 13.381
  13. (81) Lee Jacobs- 13.467
  14. (4) Cap Henry-13.536
  15. (2F) A.J.Flick- 13.600
  16. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr. -13.622
  17. (35) Jared Zimbardi- 13.635
  18. (33M) Mason Daniel- 13.636
  19. (29) Michael Bauer- 13.637
  20. (23) Darren Pifer- 13.798
  21. (40) George Hobaugh- 13.889
  22. (08) Dan Kuriger- 13.991
  23. (76) Davey Jones- 14.181

World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car CMain

  1. (11) Carl Bowser
  2. (33M) Mason Daniel
  3. (19R) Michael Walter
  4. (3G) Darin Gallagher
  5. (23) Darren Pifer
  6. (33) Brent Matus
  7. (4K) Rick Holley
  8. (10P) Jim Perricone
  9. (76) Davey Jones
  10. (40) George Hobaugh

Allegheny Sprint Tour RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Heat 1

  1. (29B) Robbie Bartchy
  2. (88) Greg Dobrosky
  3. (19) Bradley Galeridge
  4. (99) Ray Sheetz
  5. (52) Jeff Weaver
  6. (10) John Hartman
  7. (97) J.R. Jameson
  8. (12G) Tommy Jasen

Allegheny Sprint Tour RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Heat 2

  1. (78) Justin Clark
  2. (34A) Adam Noland
  3. (16) Jim Morris
  4. (26) Ryan Lynn
  5. (25) Jarrett Rosencrance
  6. (6x) Brad Mellott
  7. (347) Nevan O’Donnell
  8. (34) Adam Noland
  9. (22) George Frederick

Allegheny Sprint Tour RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Heat 3

  1. (75) Dylan Shatzer
  2. (4J) Jacob Gomola
  3. (80jr) Kyle Colwell
  4. (50) Gale Ruth Jr.
  5. (56) Stephen Cousins
  6. (29) Logan McCandless
  7. (34) D.J. Cassler
  8. (40C) Joe Campbell

Car Count Total: 72

World of Outlaws NoS Energy Sprint Cars: 47

Allegheny Sprint Tour RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars: 25

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