Brad Sweet Bests Field To Claim First Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

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Jason Shank-Media Relations Director

Sarver, PA (July 20, 2021) World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series point leader Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA has finally climbed the mountain that is the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Sweet passed Lernerville Speedway’s Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints point leader Sye Lynch of Apollo, PA on lap 12 and set sail to take his 14th Outlaws win of the season and his first Silver Cup!

 

Sye Lynch and Outlaw regular Davis Gravel led the 25-car field to the green with Lynch grabbing the early lead. By lap four, Lynch had stretched his lead and had caught lapped traffic. On the fifth circuit, Brad Sweet had made his way past Gravel and into the second spot from him third starting position.

While Lynch continued work traffic and pull away from the field, Michael Bauer jumped the cushion in turn 1 and took a heavy roll to bring out the events first and only red flag. Bauer was slightly shaken and taken back to his pit area in an ambulance but walked out under his own power.

When racing resumed, Lynch continued to lead but Sweet was hot on his trail and began to apply pressure as soon as the green dropped. As the duo entered turns 1 and 2 on lap seven, Sweet dove to the bottom and slid in front of the leader. Lynch powered back off the top side and was able to regain the lead heading down the backstretch of the speedway. The two battled back and forth through lap 12 when Sweet was finally able to make the pass stick coming out of turn two.

 

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By lap 13 Sweet had stretched his lead by a good ten car lengths as Aaron Reutzel began to pressure Lynch for second. Reutzel made his way around Lynch for third before the event’s second caution slowed the action on lap 16 as Sheldon Haudenschild slipped off the speedway in turn 3.

With weather starting to threaten, lightning filled the sky as Sweet led the field back to the green flag. Sweet quickly pulled away from the field as Lynch, who led the first 12 laps fell back to sixth on lap 18. Sixth starting Donny Schatz had moved his way into the fourth position and began to pressure Gravel for the third spot. Gravel continued to hold off Schatz for third while they both gained ground on second place running Reutzel. Schatz was finally able to get by Gravel on lap 31 and eventually passed Reutzel for second as Sweet went on to claim the $25,000 top prize by 5.381 seconds over Schatz.

Reutzel made his way past Gravel for third and James McFadden, who started 11th, followed Gravel to the checkered flag in fifth. Tenth starting Logan Schuchart was sixth followed by Carson Macedo in seventh, Tim Shaffer battled his way up to eighth from his 15th starting position while Christopher Bell was ninth and Sheldon Haudenschild rebounded from his lap 16 spin to round out the top ten.


World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXX
Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Full Results


Finish / Start / Car # / Name / Purse
1. (3) 49 – Brad Sweet – $25,000
2. (6) 15 – Donny Schatz – $7,000
3. (4) 83 – Aaron Reutzel – $5,000
4. (2) 2 – David Gravel – $4,000
5. (11) 9 – James McFadden – $3,000
6. (10) 1S – Logan Schuchart – $2,900
7. (5) 41 – Carson Macedo – $2,800
8. (15) 28 – Tim Shaffer – $2,700
9. (7) 39 – Christopher Bell- $2,600
10. (8) 17 – Sheldon Haudenschild – $2,500
11. (14) 49X – Ian Madsen – $2,400
12. (9) 3Z – Brock Zearfoss – $2,300
13. (17) 11K – Kraig Kinser – $2,200
14. (24) 11 – Carl Bowser – $2,100 + $1,500 Highest Local courtesy of the A-Main Podcast
15. (1) 42 – Sye Lynch – $2,000 + $350 Second Highest Local courtesy of the A-Main Podcast
16. (13) 5W – Lucas Wolfe – $1,500
17. (12) 1A – Jacob Allen – $1,500
18. (19) 6 – Bob Felmlee- $1,200
19. (23) C1 – Clay Riney – $1,200
20. (22) 2F – A.J. Flick – $1,200
21. (21) 7S – Jason Sides – $1,200
22. (20) 2C – Wayne Johnson – $1,200
23. (18) 13 – Brandon Matus – $1,200
24. (25) 33 – Brent Matus – $1,200
25. (16) 29 – Michael Bauer – $1,200 

Drydene Heat Race #1: 42 – Sye Lynch, 39 – Christopher Bell, 3Z – Brock Zearfoss, 5W – Lucas Wolfe, 11K – Kraig Kinser, 70 – Henry Malcuit, 40 – George Hobaugh, 23 – Darren Pifer, 4K – Bill Kiley 

Drydene Heat Race #2: 2 – David Gravel, 15 – Donny Schatz, 1S – Logan Schuchart, 49X – Ian Madsen, 13 – Brandon Matus, 2F – A.J. Flick, 11 – Carl Bowser, 11J – David Kalb, 47 – Brett Brunkenhofer


Drydene Heat Race # 3: 49 – Brad Sweet, 17 – Sheldon Haudenschild, 9 – James McFadden, 28 – Tim Shaffer, 6 – Bob Felmlee, C1 – Clay Riney, 33 – Brent Matus, 12 – Darin Gallagher

Drydene Heat Race #4: 83 – Aaron Reutzel, 41 – Carson Macedo, 1A – Jacob Allen, 29 – Michael Bauer, 2C – Wayne Johnson, 22 – Brandon Spithaler, 7S – Jason Sides, 14H – Jeremy Hill

FastPass Dash: 42 – Sye Lynch, 2 – David Gravel, 49 – Brad Sweet, 83 – Aaron Reutzel, 41 – Carson Macedo, 15 – Donny Schatz, 39 – Christopher Bell, 17 – Sheldon Haudenschild


Micro Lite Last Chance Showdown: 7S – Jason Sides, 2F – A.J. Flick, C1 – Clay Riney, 11 – Carl Bowser, 70 – Henry Malcuit, 40 – George Hobaugh, 33 – Brent Matus, 11J – David Kalb, 14H – Jeremy Hill, 4K – Bill Kiley, 22 – Brandon Spithaler, 23 – Darren Pifer, 47 – Brett Brunkenhoefer, 12- Darin Gallagher

NOS Energy Drink Qualifying:
42 – Sye Lynch – 12.543

15 – Donny Schatz – 15.552

49 – Brad Sweet – 12.586

83 – Aaron Reutzel – 12.620

39 – Christopher Bell – 12.657

2 – David Gravel – 12.722

17 – Sheldon Haudenschild – 12.727

1A – Jacob Allen – 12.789

5W – Lucas Wolfe – 12.795

1S – Logan Schuchart – 12.805

9 – James McFadden – 12815

3Z – Brock Zearfoss – 12.844

2F – A.J. Flick – 12.845

28 – Time Shaffer – 12.854

7S – Jason Sides – 12.894

11K – Kraig Kinser – 12.896

49X – Ian Madsen – 12.899

C1 – Clay Riney – 12.916

2C – Wayne Johnson – 12.934

70 – Henry Malcuit – 12.938

13 – Brandon Matus – 12.994

6 – Bob Felmlee – 13.010

29 – Michael Bauer – 13.024

40 – George Hobaugh – 13.048

11 – Carl Bowser – 13.070

12 – Darin Gallagher – 13.135

22 – Brandon Spithaler – 13.185

23 – Darren Pifer – 13.548

11J – David Kalb – 13.773

33 – Brent Matus – 13.877

14H – Jeremy Hill – 13.994

4K – Bill Kiley – 14.491

47 – Brett Brunkenhoefer – 15.126

 

On Friday, July 23 the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will invade the Lernerville Speedway along with the RUSH Summer Showcase that includes the RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sprints, and the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. This special event comes to you featuring the same admission prices as a Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy weekly show.

Tickets for the RUSH Summer Showcase as well as all upcoming events can be purchased at www.Lernerville.com, the online home of Lernerville Speedway.

For more information on Lernerville Speedway please visit www.Lernerville.com. For more information on the BOSS Series please visit www.BuckeyeSprints.com. For more information on the RUSH Racing Series please visit www.RUSHRacingSeries.com.

Jason Shank | Media Relations Director

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