ORRVILLE, OH – September 5, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild pocketed $10,000 during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time in dominating fashion during a non-stop main event at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.
Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, led all 35 circuits of the Pete Jacobs Memorial at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” on Sunday night, September 4, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of the competition. Now with eight victories on the season, as well as three consecutive since August 28, the Wooster, Ohio, native now finds himself on top of the victory leader-board during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016.
Sheldon Haudenschild with friends and crew in Wayne County Speedway victory lane
Vince “Vanilla” Vellella Photo Credit
“Man, this crowd. Everything about this is just awesome,” Sheldon Haudenschild said in victory lane. “That’s what this is all about. To win in front of this crowd, in front of my hometown, is just awesome. Hats off to the entire track crew here tonight. They did a really good job preparing the race track. They worked in the top and bottom for us to race on, which really proved itself. I just can’t thank my guys enough for this. Everyone’s help is truly appreciated and I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Sheldon Haudenschild took the Pete Jacobs Memorial green flag from the inside of the second row, eventually driving by Dale Blaney at the exit of turn two, as well as Cap Henry at the exit of turn four, to officially lead lap number one over the pair of Ohio natives.
Haudenschild’s pace at the front of the field was untouchable, gaining a straightaway advantage by lap five using his familiar line at the top of the speedway. Traffic came into play for the first time shortly thereafter, but proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, stretching his commanding lead to nearly five seconds by lap 18 of 35. Slower cars utilized the bottom lane of the speedway, allowing Haudenschild to work his line without losing momentum.
By lap 25, traffic started to intensify with cars battling two and three wide for position in front of the leader. Despite the potential road block, Haudenschild continued to navigate the outer rim of the speedway, still keeping a three to four second advantage over second place running Cole Duncan. In repeat fashion, Haudenschild kept his nose clean during the final ten circuits, driving on to score a 14th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his 13th since June of 2015.
“That’s just my mindset every time we hit the track, ya know,” Haudenschild explained. “You have to make every lap count. I really tried to minimize my mistakes, which was really hard on this race track. Both corners were different and sometimes got me caught up. I almost got balled up once or twice, but it was all worth it and a lot of fun.”
Cole Duncan finished just behind Haudenschild after starting on the outside of row two, followed by current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Cap Henry. Duncan raced inside the top-five during the entire main event, battling in the third position permanently by lap 19, all before sneaking by Dale Blaney in traffic for the runner-up spot on lap 24.
“Sheldon (Haudenschild) was in a different zip code all weekend,” Duncan explained after finishing second. “I’m not sure if we really had anything for him. I saw him at the end a little bit and thought maybe we were catching him. It would have been one thing to catch him, but a completely different thing to pass him. I can’t thank all of my guys enough for this opportunity. We are all really happy to end the weekend on a good note.”
With the Pete Jacobs Memorial officially in the books, only 46 points now separate Sheldon Haudenschild from the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, currently third behind Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Blaney owns a slim, eight point advantage in the championship, with Kemenah just 38 points ahead of Haudenschild in second.
The Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to Central Pennsylvania for the final time in 2016 on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, joining the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” for two nights of Tuscarora 50 weekend competition. Tuscarora 50 weekend will comprise of two, full days of Arctic Cat All Star/”Pennsylvania Posse” competition, headlined with the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win, Tuscarora 50 main event on Saturday evening, September 10.
Like previous editions, the Friday night portion of Tuscarora 50 weekend will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star format and program, followed by a special Tuscarora 50 format on Saturday awarding show-up points to all Arctic Cat All Stars who choose to compete. For those seeking additional information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway – Sunday, September 4, 2016:
Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild – 14.184 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild – 14.376 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Caleb Armstrong
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.376; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 14.426; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.430; 4.97-Gary Taylor, 14.436; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.568; 6.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.606; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 14.675; 8.21-Cap Henry, 14.678; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 14.714; 10.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.727; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 14.728; 12.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.765; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.767; 14.19m-Brent Marks, 14.781; 15.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.827; 16.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.832; 17.23-DJ Foos, 14.895; 18.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.907; 19.84-Brandon Hanks, 14.918; 20.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.931; 21.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.011; 22.23P-Nick Patterson, 15.047; 23.70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.064; 24.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.152; 25.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.244; 26.C1-Clay Riney, 15.481; 27.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.539; 28.22D-Josh Davis, 15.634; 29.1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.806; 30.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.615; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.838;
Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 97-Gary Taylor ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks ; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 10. 23-DJ Foos ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles
Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks ; 5. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis ; 9. 1B-Aaron Middaugh ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms
Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 6. C1-Clay Riney ; 7. 11-Shawn Hubler ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree
Dash 1 – (6 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 8. 97-Gary Taylor
B-Main 1 – (12 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos ; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles ; 7. 23P-Nick Patterson ; 8. 1B-Aaron Middaugh ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis ; 10. 11-Shawn Hubler ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms ; 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver
A-Main 1 – (35 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 5. 21-Cap Henry ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks ; 7. 97-Gary Taylor ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 9. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 11. 23-DJ Foos ; 12. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 13. 38K-Brad Haudenschild ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael ; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw ; 16. 38-Dean Jacobs ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks ; 20. D12-Jason Dolick ; 21. C1-Clay Riney ; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 23. 59N-Bryan Nuckles ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 25. 70-Danny Holtgraver
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 4, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney – 4614
2. Chad Kemenah – 4606
3. Sheldon Haudenschild – 4568
4. Cap Henry – 4304
5. Danny Holtgraver – 4264
6. Kraig Kinser – 4250
7. T.J. Michael – 4102
8. Caleb Helms – 3916
9. Lee Jacobs – 3776
10. Andrew Palker – 3704
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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