Sheldon Haudenschild Sweeps Independence Day Weekend Swing by Claiming Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, MI – July 4, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Much like Saturday night at Hartford Speedway, Haudenschild dominated the Dirty 30 main event, leading all 30 laps from the front row to score his fifth Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season. The Wooster, Ohio, native is now tied with Dale Blaney for the most feature wins on the Arctic Cat All Star tour in 2016, raising his career bar to 11.

160704 Sheldon Haudenschild posing with podium finishers Kraig Kinser (3rd) on the left and Danny Holtgraver (2nd) on the right

Sheldon Haudenschild posing with podium finishers Kraig Kinser (3rd) on the left
and Danny Holtgraver (2nd) on the right

T.J. Buffenbarger Photo Credit

“Once again, Bonzai and Zach had this car right where it needed to be. They are really making my job easy,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “We’ve never had a weekend like this. This is just awesome. To get two All Star wins is really special. It definitely helps our point situation. I feel like we are just now getting going. We have some bigger events coming up so we’re just gonna keep working.”

Sheldon Haudenschild started second on the feature grid alongside Cap Henry. After a red on the initial start, the Inaugural Dirty 30 main event would officially get underway with Haudenschild earning the early advantage. By lap five, the pilot of the familiar Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 stretched his advantage to nearly a straightaway, utilizing his preferred line at the top of the speedway, even maintaining that advantage while negotiating traffic.

After the red on the initial start, three additional cautions halted the 30-lap main event, each erasing a near half-track advantage for Sheldon Haudenschild. The momentum pause never created a problem for Haudenschild, returning to a lengthy lead after each restart. The evening’s final caution appeared on lap 28, setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Even then, Haudenschild was unchallenged, racing ahead to score a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star victory. On a special note, Haudenschild led every main event lap of Independence Day weekend, a grand total of 55 circuits.

“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver finished second after starting fifth on the feature grid. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native made his way to second by lap six, maintaining that position for the remaining distance. Kraig Kinser finished third, climbing ahead from the outside of row six.

“We got a great start there. I just focused on hitting my lines,” Haudenschild said. “The track was perfect. I’m not sure where second and third were behind me, but I feel like they could have kept up with me on the bottom if they had to. I felt like I could get through lappers really well once we got to them because they were all kinda stuck on the bottom. I just cruised around there. I don’t even know what to say.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, July 9, back at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The 8th annual Lou Blaney Memorial will headline competition at the state-of-the-art racing facility, awarding a $10,000 top prize to the main event winner. It will be the second and final Sharon Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016. “BC” Bryan Clauson is the most recent Sharon Speedway feature winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, scoring an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Tuesday evening, June 21.

Sharon Speedway will open Lou Blaney Memorial gates at 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 9. Pit gates will officially swing open at 3:00 pm, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to hit the dirt at 7, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: I-96 Speedway – Sunday, July 3, 2016:
Event: Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney – 14.004 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney – 13.400 seconds *NTR
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Andrew Palker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Jordan Mackison
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dean Jacobs (+12)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.400; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.570; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.578; 4.7C-Taylor Ferns, 13.630; 5.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.640; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.645; 7.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.675; 8.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.814; 9.21-Cap Henry, 13.822; 10.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.830; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 13.911; 12.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.970; 13.10-Carl Bowser, 13.987; 14.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.009; 15.12-Daniel Harding, 14.028; 16.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.045; 17.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.072; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.099; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 14.102; 20.11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.141; 21.19Z-Douglas Zimmerman, 14.148; 22.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.207; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.220; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.288; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.389; 26.7-Joe Swanson, 14.418; 27.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.435; 28.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.467; 29.27-Brad Lamberson, 14.536; 30.23-Russel Borland, 14.546; 31.27K-Bradley Wickham, 14.971; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.150;

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 23c-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[6] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 7C-Taylor Ferns[4] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[8]

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 5. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6] ; 6. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[1] ; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[7]

Heat 4, Group D –  (8 Laps)
1. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 6. 23-Russel Borland[8] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 –  (6 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 4. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8]

B-Main 1 –  (12 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 2. 23-Russel Borland[9] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 5. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec[2] ; 7. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[3] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[10] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[7] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12]

A-Main 1 –  (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 7. 23c-Tyler Courtney[9] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8] ; 13. 23-Russel Borland[18] ; 14. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20] ; 15. 27-Brad Lamberson[22] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison[23] ; 19. 7C-Taylor Ferns[16] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 21. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 24. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[19]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/3/2016):

1. Chad Kemenah: 2810
2. Dale Blaney: 2764
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2710
4. Cap Henry: 2634
5. Danny Holtgraver: 2606
6. Kraig Kinser: 2558
7. T.J. Michael: 2540
8. Lee Jacobs: 2406
9. Caleb Helms: 2378
10. Andrew Palker: 2190

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

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