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Jacob Allen goes from fourth to first on a mid-race restart and holds on to win over Brad Sweet, who had won the last five races at Cedar Lake. Allen was rolling the bottom better than anyone. Sweet came from 10th to second. Sheldon third, Schatz fourth.
 

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This might change soon, because Sweet still looks really fast at Cedar Lake, but as of tonight, Jacob Allen now has as many wins this season as Sweet, Schatz, and Schuchart combined.
 

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Weird and wild night. Somehow Brock Zearfoss got the best of Brad Sweet on a mid-race restart, and he never looked back. A huge upset results in Zearfoss getting his second ever WoO win, and first as a full time driver.

Sweet loses second on the last lap to David Gravel, who had a flat in the middle of the race and came from the work area to finish second. Something was cutting tires, as he, Schuchart, and Haudenschild all lost right rears. Suddenly they found something sticking out of the wall on the backstretch that may have been the culprit.

Macedo wrecked and was denied the opportunity to attempt to fix it because of a broken frame, leading to this spicy quote being caught on the live broadcast:



Then there was some sort of fight in the work area:



Some night.

1. Brock Zearfoss
2. David Gravel
3. Brad Sweet
 

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Macedo dominates at Wilmot, winning by four seconds over James McFadden and Donny Schatz. A lot of close racing from second back.

1. Carson Macedo
2. James McFadden
3. Donny Schatz
4. Brad Sweet
5. David Gravel


 

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Huge week of racing ahead with the Brad Doty Classic tonight at Attica, and then four nights at Eldora culminating in Kings Royal finale on Saturday.

 

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I'm going to have to catch the replay later, but apparently Larson used his victory interview to tell current midget racers to "race like Donny".

Always good advice.
 

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Was able to get to this one. Great to see the Brad Doty Classic still surviving after all these years. Brad made some comments at the drivers meeting and old Jack Hewitt was standing by as well.

Schatz was picking them off better than any other driver in the feature. Larson just did what he does best. Haud is always exciting to watch. I was hoping Cole Macedo might have something for the Outlaws tonight, but they showed him why they are the best.

I didn't catch all of Rico's move to get to first in the B, but it must have been a crazy drive into one and two.

It's so cool to go in the pits and see these drivers interact with the fans all night long. Larson, Bowman, Kahne, Haudenschild and most every other driver seemed to always be standing by and approachable. I guess it helps that most of them aren't wrenching all night.

Finally, it is amazing to watch 24 sprint cars, double file starts going into the first few turns. They are so fast and quick to move. How a driver keeps their foot on the pedal is beyond me.
 

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Larson made himself a series that he can race in that doesn't conflict with the cup racing lol. Super cool.
 

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Love it Flo night in America concept for sprints
 

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Exciting race at the revived Historical Big One. Brent Marks remains the hottest sprint car driver in the nation and takes home $100,000 after starting 14th. Tyler Courtney led most of the race, but settles for second after battling Marks and Rico Abreu, who finishes third.
 

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David Gravel won this morning's make-up of last night's program interrupted by rain. He passed Rico, who finished second, with Sweet third. Kasey Kahne had a scary crash that ended with a ruptured fuel tank leaking and briefly igniting. The safety crew was quick to the scene and sprayed the hell out of it. Kahne was OK. Hope the bad crashes end for him.

The $175,000 to win King's Royal is coming up later this afternoon.
 

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David Gravel won this morning's make-up of last night's program interrupted by rain. He passed Rico, who finished second, with Sweet third. Kasey Kahne had a scary crash that ended with a ruptured fuel tank leaking and briefly igniting. The safety crew was quick to the scene and sprayed the hell out of it. Kahne was OK. Hope the bad crashes end for him.

The $175,000 to win King's Royal is coming up later this afternoon.
As I said somewhere earlier this year...I'm glad Kasey is racing...but I don't need there to be a Kasey Kahne Memorial because of one of these crashes he's had.
 

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David Gravel won this morning's make-up of last night's program interrupted by rain. He passed Rico, who finished second, with Sweet third. Kasey Kahne had a scary crash that ended with a ruptured fuel tank leaking and briefly igniting. The safety crew was quick to the scene and sprayed the hell out of it. Kahne was OK. Hope the bad crashes end for him.

The $175,000 to win King's Royal is coming up later this afternoon.

I feel like Gravel is the favorite to win the big money tonight. He's been fast all week.

Glad Kasey was OK.
 

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Second time today Dietrich got chopped. Much worse result then last time. Everyone good.

 

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Anyone have any input/opinion on McKenna Hasse? Follow her on Facebook. She showed up at the track cou0ple days ago, car in tow with ZERO help. Just wondered what the deal is with her. She took completely inexperienced help and ended up winning the LCQ. Supposed to have better/more help tonight.

Just curious why she always seems to struggle so much. Seems like a great young woman.
 

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Anyone have any input/opinion on McKenna Hasse? Follow her on Facebook. She showed up at the track cou0ple days ago, car in tow with ZERO help. Just wondered what the deal is with her. She took completely inexperienced help and ended up winning the LCQ. Supposed to have better/more help tonight.

Just curious why she always seems to struggle so much. Seems like a great young woman.
 

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Car doesn't look hurt too bad. Rolled all the way thru that ugly wreck.
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Marks does it again, taking charge from the sixth starting spot and sweeping the big paydays this weekend to the tune of $275k. Schatz second, followed by Macedo, Schuchart, and Larson.

Amazing run of late for Marks. Not sure when the last time the clear best sprint car driver in the nation outside of Larson was a regional guy rather than a national touring one.
 

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Anyone have any input/opinion on McKenna Hasse? Follow her on Facebook. She showed up at the track cou0ple days ago, car in tow with ZERO help. Just wondered what the deal is with her. She took completely inexperienced help and ended up winning the LCQ. Supposed to have better/more help tonight.

Just curious why she always seems to struggle so much. Seems like a great young woman.
A couple times yesterday I tried to post her Eldora Facebook story on here, but couldn't find a way to do it. I been following her for years.
In no way could I do justice in a post to the type of person she is and what she has accomplished. Google her name and you can spend a good 30 minutes or more reading about her and her positive spirit. It won't be wasted time.
 

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Honestly Interstate Batteries should be the main sponsor on the 18, but they’re a good fit for MTJ.
 

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A couple times yesterday I tried to post her Eldora Facebook story on here, but couldn't find a way to do it. I been following her for years.
In no way could I do justice in a post to the type of person she is and what she has accomplished. Google her name and you can spend a good 30 minutes or more reading about her and her positive spirit. It won't be wasted time.
McKenna Haase
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My first Kings Royal was nothing short of memorable, and I’m proud of what our unique team was able to accomplish this week. I feel like 5 days have been 5 years, and while I’m sad it’s over, I’m looking forward to sitting down to eat a meal for the first time since Tuesday and washing the race gear I’ve been wearing for 4 days straight 😜 On a more serious note, thank you so, so much to everyone who helped make this week possible. It was incredible getting to meet so many new and wonderful people, and it’s another reason I’m so thankful to be a part of this sport.
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McKenna Haase
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My first Kings Royal was nothing short of memorable, and I’m proud of what our unique team was able to accomplish this week. I feel like 5 days have been 5 years, and while I’m sad it’s over, I’m looking forward to sitting down to eat a meal for the first time since Tuesday and washing the race gear I’ve been wearing for 4 days straight 😜 On a more serious note, thank you so, so much to everyone who helped make this week possible. It was incredible getting to meet so many new and wonderful people, and it’s another reason I’m so thankful to be a part of this sport.
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McKenna Haase





We don’t often share as much of the ‘behind the scenes’ on our fan pages as I’d like to, but I thought our first Kings Royal would be a good opportunity to share what these shows consist of beyond just results on social media or limited coverage on DirtVision.
It was tough to find crew people for the Wednesday/Thursday portion, but I had a silver crown friend able to help on Wednesday. We decided to get through Wednesday as best we could and then take Thursday off before coming back for the Friday/Saturday show with another mechanic. After working on the car all day Thursday, a couple hours before hot laps, I thought it might be a good idea to at least try to hot lap. I scrambled to get the car turned over (everything was extra muddy from the rain delay the night before), missed driver’s meeting, and barely had it ready for engine heat. A gentleman was in a crowd nearby was watching with a woman, and he finally asked me where my help was. I told him it was just me, and he said he felt bad watching me. I asked if he’d want to jump in, and he was willing (he had never worked on a sprint car). A photographer walked up at 5:30 and asked what shots I’d like for the night, and I said I wouldn’t really be on the track much, so pit shots would be great. He ended up jumping in to help too (he had never worked on a sprint car). A friend of mine from my gym in Indy (who had never seen a sprint car race on TV let alone in person), called and said she was on her way to help with her son. After a few sprint car 101 sessions on stagger and how to tighten tires and fasten my safety gear, we managed to get through hot laps and qualifying, and then it was supposed to be time to park it. We decided to keep going. We did get docked for not being up to our heat in time (barely), but we went forward in the heat and ended up in the C. We had a quick disconnect pop off on a fuel line (I did check it a couple of times, but it still managed to pop off…come to find out later it was a part failure). Overall though, I watched 3 people who have never touched a sprint car change tires, groove tires, put fuel in, measure stagger, put tearoffs on, hook up my Hans, change a gear, patch a hole in the wing, mount weight, scrape mud, push me to the grid on the quad, and scrub the trailer top to bottom, so I could focus on tuning the motor, setting up the car, and keeping us on track with the short time we have in between races. I didn’t actually know the gentleman's name who helped until the very end, but I couldn’t have been more thankful or had more fun with them. To John and Morgan, thank you for being so helpful! To my gym and photographer friend, thank you, thank you, thank you for your incredibly hard work. Thank you to everyone else who stopped by to say hi or to lend a hand (including the team next door).
I say all this to share (especially to young racers) that success, unlike like the stereotypes our sport has created, is actually a process. Money can afford you the crews and equipment needed to race in a shorter time frame, but it isn’t the only way to the top. One of the things I love about sprint car racing is that I can look up pictures of the top guys in our sport racing sprint cars before I was born 25 years ago. The name “World of Outlaws” is perfect for this sport. It doesn’t imply easy or forgiving or quick success. The grind is what we chase and love, and there has been plenty of it this week.
Our little make shift crew tackled maintenance this morning and a couple new fans, now friends, joined in (thanks Jim and Bruce). By race time a couple crew guys came over from Indy to jump in, and even though we missed engine heat and hot laps, we were able to squeak through qualifying which put us in the Non-Qualifier race. Thankfully we were able to get the win against some still stiff competition before the rain came, postponing everything until today.
The reason I’m sharing this is we sometimes hear, “Keep your head up,” or, “Sorry about your luck.” While it’s much appreciated and well intentioned, I’m grateful to say my head is very much so up going into the final night of the Kings Royal. What we’ve accomplished so far this week feels like a miracle in some ways, and we’ve had a lot of fun doing it. When I first got into racing, one of my first racing shirts was an Eldora shirt. I wore it all the time. I love looking back at those photos now, and my trailer back then. I never would’ve thought 13 years later I’d get to race here as a driver/team owner/mechanic getting to do this with so many great people.
While there’s many days I wish we had the funding to help us reach bigger goals, that story would require a lot less faith and have a lot less pages. I have a great author writing mine, and I trust Him with it. I had someone ask me tonight how many times I’ve had to read the back of my wing this week, and I grinned and said, “A lot.” It seems to draw a lot of attention, and rightfully so. While I’m sure there’s a lot of keyboard warriors out there who could tell me how to better run my team, I know there’s also a lot of people reading this who often feel the pull to quit because of whatever battle they’re facing in life. After we missed hit laps last night, I wasn’t planning on going back out but realized it was just because it was easier to quit that didn’t make it right. I’m thankful we were able to win the only race that took the track last night, even if it was only the non-qualifier race.
To everyone who has helped us this week: Rick, Warren, Amanda, Jaime, Thomas, John, Morgan, Tim, Bruce, Mike, Ryan, many other race teams, to those who have helped over the phone, and every single person I might be forgetting, thank you for all that you’ve done. To my family and friends back home, I miss you and love you. To all of our sponsors, thank you for helping to sustain our team. To all of our loyal fans, thank you for making these events so fun and fulfilling. And to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, thank you for writing my story your way.
One more day, and we can’t wait. We’ll be starting last row inside of Heat 1 at 11:00 am ET for The Knight Before and will run the Kings Royal later tonight. Tune in on DirtVision
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Don't understand why, when I read that story and look at the pictures, I get emotional. Did it first time and still today. Really don't understand why she doesn't have a bigger sponsor/team supporting her? Is Woo a boys club like NASCAR?
 

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Don't understand why, when I read that story and look at the pictures, I get emotional. Did it first time and still today. Really don't understand why she doesn't have a bigger sponsor/team supporting her? Is Woo a boys club like NASCAR?
I am with you on that 1st part. There have been plenty of women race a WOO race. The ones I have seen, there didn't appear to be any disrespect.
 
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