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6.9.18 World of Outlaws Sprints Results

JACKSON, MN – June 9, 2018 – Two completely different track surfaces, but the same result (as last night) for Jason Johnson at Jackson Motorplex during the 40th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals rain make-up from Thursday night. Johnson passed Jacob Allen on Lap 15 and held off a resilient charge from Allen to score back-to-back World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories. Brad Sweet charged from ninth on an excellent daytime racing surface to finish third in the non-stop Feature.
Jacob Allen won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature. Allen surged to the lead and led the opening lap, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory.
Allen reached heavy traffic by Lap 8 with Pittman and Johnson in tow. Daryn Pittman threw a massive slider on Johnson for second, but the Eunice, LA native turned his No.41 back underneath to maintain the runner-up spot.
Johnson and Pittman both closed in on Allen as the young Hanover, PA native had his hands full in traffic on the daytime surface. Pittman took another shot at Johnson on Lap 13 in turn four, but Johnson again returned the favor to maintain second. Pittman lost momentum through turn one and Tim Kaeding, back aboard the Lunstra Motorsports No.3, stole third from the 2013 Outlaw Champion.
While that battle for third was taking place, Johnson pounced on Allen down the backstretch and got underneath the Shark Racing No.1A off of turn four to lead Lap 15. Allen was then challenged by Tim Kaeding and the duo would go back and forth battling for the runner-up position for the next handful laps.
Allen hopped the cushion on Lap 18, relinquishing second to TK for the time being. Allen and Kaeding would continue to wage war, exchanging the runner-up position at the line for three consecutive laps. Allen would solidify himself in second on Lap 24 as Brad Sweet dove underneath Kaeding to steal third and give Allen some breathing room.
Johnson continued to lead, but Allen looked like a poised veteran around the bottom reeling Johnson back in. Allen was quicker in turns three and four, but Johnson was able to distance himself just enough in turns one and two to maintain an advantage and score the victory for the second consecutive night.
“We have a really good balance, and things are clicking right now. A little luck doesn’t hurt either, and we got that in the Dash draw,” Johnson said in Victory Lane.
“I was trying to pace myself at the beginning, and then, once I got to the lead, I had to gauge myself off the lapped cars,” Johnson added before saying he hopes to be in Victory Lane one more time this weekend during the AGCO Jackson Nationals finale.
Allen settled for second for the second time this week and was upbeat as usual. “My guys give me a great car, and driving against these guys is tough,” Allen said before receiving a huge ovation from the crowd.
Defending AGCO Jackson Nationals Champion Brad Sweet completed the podium. “The big picture is tonight. I have a great race team, and this was the best I’ve felt all week,” Sweet said before praising the Jackson Motorplex track crew for their efforts in the afternoon racing program.
Logan Schuchart edged Pittman by a nose to take fourth. David Gravel picked up the KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st to 12th.
Heading into the final night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals, Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown are locked into the Sears Craftsman Dash. The 40th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex conclude this evening with the $40,000 to win Feature. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE at DIRTVision.com.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$10,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,000]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,700]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][$2,500]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [8][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,000]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [5][$1,800]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [3][$1,600]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [15][$1,450]; 11. 83H-Justin Henderson [14][$1,300]; 12. 5-David Gravel [21][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [22][$1,100]; 14. 2KS-Austin McCarl [10][$1,000]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$950]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$900]; 17. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [4][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$750]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$725]; 20. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$700]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$700]; 22. 55-Brooke Tatnell [20][$700]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [19][$700]; 24. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [18][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-14, Jason Johnson 15-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+9]
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.69; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.732; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.855; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.857; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.876; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 12.879; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.899; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.921; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.924; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.929; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.002; 12. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.018; 13. 5-David Gravel, 13.078; 14. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.246; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.304; 16. 7-Carson McCarl, 13.401; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.473; 18. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 13.517; 19. 4X-Eric Schulz, 14.01; 20. 14K-Tori Knutson, 14.632
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.009; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.029; 3. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.06; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.065; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.103; 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.173; 7. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.18; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.206; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.223; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.318; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.353; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.368; 13. 20-Brant O’Banion, 13.53; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.545; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.563; 16. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.58; 17. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.625; 18. O5-Colin Smith, 13.924; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 14.456
Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 5-David Gravel [7]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 10. 4X-Eric Schulz [10]
Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. O9-Matt Juhl [6]; 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom [9]; 7. 7-Carson McCarl [8]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 9. 16-Travis Whitney [7]; 10. 14K-Tori Knutson [10]
Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 4. 83H-Justin Henderson [10]; 5. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [9]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips [6]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 10. 20-Brant O’Banion [7]
Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel [8]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]
Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [4]; 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [6]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [7]
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [5][-]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][-]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$300]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [4][$250]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [12][$225]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$200]; 9. 16-Travis Whitney [7][$200]; 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips [6][$200]; 11. 14-Jody Rosenboom [15][$200]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [16][$200]; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [13][$200]; 14. 7-Carson McCarl [11][$200]; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp [14][$200]; 16. 20-Brant O’Banion [10][$200]; 17. 4X-Eric Schulz [17][$200]; 18. 14K-Tori Knutson [19][$200]; 19. O5-Colin Smith [18][$200]

JACKSON, MN – June 9, 2018 – When big money is on the line, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 team find an extra gear and that was the case on the final night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex. Schatz came from seventh and prevented a Jason Johnson sweep of the weekend, overtaking the Eunice, LA native on Lap 18 to capture the $40,000 prize. Johnson was resilient but settled for second with Brian Brown completing the podium.
After winning the first two nights of the AGCO Jackson Nationals, Jason Johnson won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature.
The Feature got off to a bumpy start with Ian Madsen bicycling in turn one and coming to a stop with rear end damage. Jason Johnson got the jump on the start and led the opening two laps before the lone Red Flag on the evening flew after Daryn Pittman received contact while running in the top five and slowed significantly into turn one leaving Cory Eliason nowhere to go, ending both of their evenings.
On the ensuing restart, Donny Schatz charged up to second only to be negated by a caution for Brad Sweet, who came to a stop backwards in turn two while running third. Sweet was able to make repairs and return to the rear of the field.
When action resumed, Johnson continued to lead as Schatz disposed of Brian Brown for second and set his eyes on Johnson.
Johnson continued to set a torrid pace on the cushion and reached lapped traffic by Lap 8. The majority of the slower cars were on the cushion, slowing Johnson’s pace and allowing the Nine-Time Series Champion to close in. Schatz began reeling in Johnson and made his move underneath for the lead on Lap 18. Once he took command, it was clear Schatz was the class of the field.
The final caution of the night flew on Lap 24, bunching the field together, putting Johnson on Schatz bumper. Schatz motored away on the restart and was proficient in traffic.
Johnson stayed with Schatz as the duo navigated traffic as rubber became more prominent on the racing surface. Johnson took a brief look underneath Schatz entering turn one with less than 5 laps to go and continued to close back in, crossing the line .637 seconds behind the Fargo, ND driver.
Schatz, who described himself as non-existent during the first two nights, came into the evening 11th in Jackson Nationals points and started the Feature from 7th.
“This race team is what the difference is,” Schatz said in Victory Lane when prompted about the improvement throughout the weekend. “We changed up a lot of little things and I felt as good as I have all weekend during Hot Laps tonight and it showed then and now,” Schatz added.
“This is awesome. The improvements here to the facility, grandstands and racing surface are amazing,” Schatz said after the race.
Jason Johnson finished second in the big one but established a new level of speed for his team during the AGCO Jackson Nationals. “When it comes to big races, Donny isn’t going to make any mistakes. Hats off to the track crew all weekend dealing with all the rain and thanks to everyone in the stands for sticking it out,” Johnson said.
Brian Brown completed the podium and echoed both Schatz and Johnson’s statements about the job Jackson Motorplex did this weekend. “This is an awesome event, they gave us a great track all weekend. We were pretty good,” Brown said before thanking the large Jackson crowd.
David Gravel finished fourth with Logan Schuchart completing the top five. Dominic Scelzi scored KSE Hard Charger honors coming from the Last Chance Showdown to finish 14th, although it was Brad Sweet putting on the passing clinic, charging back to seventh after going to the rear on Lap 2.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a doubleheader in North Dakota starting Friday at River Cities Speedway and concluding Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!
Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 697; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 678; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 677; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 633; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding, 624; 6. 5-David Gravel, 620; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 616; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 612; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 605; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 605; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 603; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 595; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 584; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 580; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 578; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 562; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson, 556; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 538; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 529; 20. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 528; 21. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 525; 22. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 524; 23. 24-Terry McCarl, 521; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 499; 25. O9-Matt Juhl, 490; 26. 64-Scotty Thiel, 461; 27. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 433; 28. W20-Greg Wilson, 426; 29. 7-Carson McCarl, 420; 30. 16-Travis Whitney, 420; 31. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 414; 32. 13-Clyde Knipp, 406; 33. 17B-Bill Balog, 394; 34. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 367; 35. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 342; 36. 20-Brant O’Banion, 340; 37. 4X-Eric Schulz, 326; 38. O5-Colin Smith, 317; 39. 14K-Tori Knutson, 311; 40. 23W-Scott Winters, 222; 41. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 201; 42. 19P-Paige Polyak, 190
Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [4]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 7-Carson McCarl [7]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 9. 4X-Eric Schulz [9]
Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel [6]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [7]; 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom [8]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]
Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [6]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips [7]; 8. 14K-Tori Knutson [9]
Heat #4 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 20-Brant O’Banion [8]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]
Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [8]
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 83H-Justin Henderson [1][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [5][-]; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl [3][-]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [13][$2,900]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [4][$2,200]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [6][$1,850]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$1,800]; 9. 16-Travis Whitney [10][$1,750]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [12][$1,700]; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips [11][$1,650]; 12. 7-Carson McCarl [9][$1,600]; 13. 20-Brant O’Banion [15][$1,550]; 14. 14-Jody Rosenboom [14][$1,500]; 15. O5-Colin Smith [17][$1,450]; 16. 4X-Eric Schulz [16][$1,400]; 17. 14K-Tori Knutson [18][$1,350]; 18. 64-Scotty Thiel [7][$1,300]; 19. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [19][$1,250]
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$40,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$20,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2][$12,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4][$9,000]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$8,000]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6][$7,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$6,500]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [13][$6,000]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$5,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$5,000]; 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [11][$4,000]; 12. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [17][$3,700]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$3,600]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$3,500]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [23][$3,400]; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$3,300]; 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell [15][$3,200]; 18. 83H-Justin Henderson [21][$3,100]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16][$3,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$3,000]; 21. 2KS-Austin McCarl [24][$3,000]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,000]; 23. 83-Cory Eliason [19][$3,000]; 24. 18-Ian Madsen [18][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-17, Donny Schatz 18-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+8]