Mega Labor Day weekend continues Sunday at Wayne County Speedway with Pete Jacobs Memorial
ATTICA, OH – September 4, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – After nearly giving it all away, spinning in front of the entire feature field after leading the first eight circuits at Attica Raceway Park, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild would recover; rigorously working back to the top spot around a pair of Ohio veterans, ultimately scoring the 40-lap, Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s seventh of the 2016 season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, tying for the series lead with defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.
2016 Attica Raceway Park track champion Byron Reed finished second during the Dirt Classic Ohio main event, followed by Blaney, Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks, and Craig Mintz.
Sheldon Haudenschild and crew celebrating Dirt Classic Ohio win at Attica Raceway Park
Vince Vellella Photo Credit
“The big thing was keeping myself in the race during the first half,” Haudenschild explained. “After that spin, I just needed to regroup, keep my tires from spinning, and really focus on hitting my marks. I’m just really proud of my guys and what they do for this race team. We work as hard as we can to win races. That is what keeps us on the road. We had a blast tonight. Hopefully we can move to Wayne County tomorrow and create a similar outcome.”
Originally scheduled to start on the outside of row two, Sheldon Haudenschild was moved to the outside pole position, the result of a false start by Bryon Reed during the initial green flag. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93 jumped to the early advantage using the top line of the speedway, leading lap one over Dale Blaney and Tim Shaffer.
For the first eight circuits, Haudenschild seemed invincible; leaning against Attica’s curb at the top of the speedway, now maintaining an advantage over Dale Blaney and Byron Reed, who snuck by Shaffer with just three laps in the books. On his way to completing lap nine, disaster nearly struck Sheldon Haudenschild; spinning in front of the field while attempting to negotiate traffic. Luckily for Haudenschild, he was able to maintain control of the car while staying in the throttle, eventually completing a 360-degree spin to keep his spot in the running order without bringing out a caution. Dale Blaney would inherit the top spot, followed by Byron Reed and now Haudenschild.
Despite the near-total loss, Haudenschild quickly worked his way back up the running order, driving back by Dale Blaney on the low side during a battle in traffic with 15 laps in the books to take over the runner-up position. After working beyond Blaney, Haudenschild set his focus back on the point position, returning his momentum to the very topside of the speedway. By lap 20, Haudenschild raced to the back bumper of Byron Reed, eventually driving by the eight-time Attica Raceway Park track champion with a textbook slide job between turns three and four. At that point, the race was Haudenschild’s to lose; opening to a near-straightaway advantage even during traffic. The second generation racer went on to score his 13th career Arctic Cat All Star victory
“I just pinned the throttle and kept it running!” Sheldon Haudenschild said regarding his spin while leading. “I knew at this track, even if you spin and keep your momentum, you have a good shot to recover and still get it done. The track was just awesome, ya know. Hats off to the track prep team. Everything this car makes goes right back into the crew and car. We need to win races like this to keep us going.”
Byron Reed raced inside the top-five during the entire 40-lap main event, leading seven laps before finishing second to Haudenschild at the final checkers.
“With the track having a curb, we knew going in that Sheldon (Haudenschild) was going to be good,” Byron Reed explained. “He’s really good on a racetrack like this. At least we were able to beat Blaney.”
Dale Blaney’s third place finish was just enough to put the “Low Rider” back on top in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The Hartford, Ohio, native now holds a mere six point advantage in the championship chase over Chad Kemenah entering round two of Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening.
Labor Day weekend will continue for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, September 4, at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, honoring the late Wayne County Speedway founder and promoter who passed away in 1970, will award a $10,000 top prize on Sunday night at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the second of two, $10,000 top prizes for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the holiday weekend. The September 4 program will be the fourth and final Wayne County Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.
Wayne County Speedway will open Pete Jacobs Memorial pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 4. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park – Saturday, September 3, 2016:
Event: Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild – 12.640 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah – 12.466 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Stuart Brubaker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer
EMi Heat #4: Broc Martin
JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+19)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Craig Mintz
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.466; 2.19m-Brent Marks, 12.480; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.592; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.595; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.623; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.647; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.677; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.685; 9.O9-Craig Mintz, 12.710; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.727; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.729; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.756; 13.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.799; 14.97-Gary Taylor, 12.812; 15.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.840; 16.40-Caleb Helms, 12.843; 17.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.893; 18.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.899; 19.45L-Brian Lay, 12.901; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.917; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 12.933; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.943; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.970; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.986; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.017; 26.83M-Broc Martin, 13.050; 27.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.101; 28.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.171; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.180; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.477; 31.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.491; 32.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.642; 33.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.646; 34.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.109; 35.49E-Bob Howard, 14.510;
Heat 1, Group A – (10 Laps)
1. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 5-Byron Reed ; 3. 23-DJ Foos ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree
Heat 2, Group B – (10 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz ; 3. 21-Cap Henry ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks ; 5. 97-Gary Taylor ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 7. 9X-Cole Duncan ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer
Heat 3, Group C – (10 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 6. 38-Dean Jacobs ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard
Heat 4, Group D – (10 Laps)
1. 83M-Broc Martin ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick
Dash 1 – (6 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. 5-Byron Reed ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 8. O9-Craig Mintz
B-Main 1 – (12 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms ; 2. 9X-Cole Duncan ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael ; 7. 38-Dean Jacobs ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer ; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks ; 12. 49E-Bob Howard ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan
A-Main 1 – (40 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 5-Byron Reed ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 15. 97-Gary Taylor ; 16. 21-Cap Henry ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin ; 19. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews ; 21. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 22. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 24. 9X-Cole Duncan ; 25. 23-DJ Foos ; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 3, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney – 4470
2. Chad Kemenah – 4464
3. Sheldon Haudenschild – 4418
4. Cap Henry – 4164
5. Danny Holtgraver: 4162
6. Kraig Kinser: 4116
7. T.J. Michael – 3980
8. Caleb Helms – 3836
9. Lee Jacobs – 3674
10. Andrew Palker – 3598
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
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