"The past few races the tracks have been slick and technical with a lot of Green Flag laps, it’s been a lot of fun. Eliason actually slid Schatz for position, but was never able to maintain momentum and stay in front of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15. We’ve been right in the hunt throughout this Month of Money and hopefully we can pick up some more wins here soon,” Sweet added. Brad Sweet maneuvered into third on Lap 17 and showed a lot of speed pounding the cushion. “You know [Larson] is going to be tough to beat out front, I wasn’t making as much speed once the top in turns one and two went away. Schatz took a look underneath Starks on Lap 14 and completed the pass for the lead one lap later down the backstretch.
A lot of money is on the line during the month of July. I know if I do everything right, there’s not many people that will pass this 15 car, but Greg is one of them. “We are starting to get into an exciting stretch of the season. “Greg [Wilson] is really good when the track gets like that. Brad Sweet, fresh off his runner-up finish at the Kings Royal, began making the top work and moved by Shaffer for third on Lap 26 and then used the same line to move by Madsen for second a lap later. The Month of Money will conclude at the Knoxville Nationals, which is the richest event on the World of Outlaws schedule and will pay 0,000 to the winner. Simultaneously, Donny Schatz began making the bottom work. As Larson diced through heavy traffic, Sweet began to close in on Larson as the large crowd at Lernerville Speedway watched closely to see if the driver referred to as ‘The Big Cat’ could make a move. Stay tuned to everything World of Outlaws on our social channels or by visiting woosprint.com! Larson was flawless through traffic, re-extending his lead and going on to win by 1.893 seconds over his brother-in-law, Sweet. There was a strip of moisture in turns three and four. ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2018 – Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth ,000.
I was trying to check the board because I knew if [Schatz] was coming, I was going to have to do some searching,” Larson said in Victory Lane. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds.
Schatz came from ninth to complete the podium and referenced his slow start, “We were a little better at the end than at the beginning, but we’ve got to be better earlier. As Sweet closed in on Eliason for second, Donny Schatz extended his margin out front.
It wasn’t a bad night or a bad finish, it was just one of those nights,” Schatz, who had won three of the last four races prior to tonight, said. Sweet would get by Eliason for second on Lap 27 and begin cutting into Schatz’ sizable advantage.
David Gravel came from 10th to finish fourth with Ian Madsen fading to fifth. As Schatz searched for grip the last 10 laps, Sweet really closed in.
Kasey Kahne made a last-lap pass in the Last Chance Showdown to make the Feature and earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming to 17th at the Checkered Flag. Sweet got hung up behind Daryn Pittman in lapped traffic and finally cleared him with five to go, setting up one last charge at Schatz. On the absolute cushion of the racing surface, Sweet closed in on Schatz, setting up a hectic finish. 49X-Tim Shaffer [,000]; Lap Leaders: Trey Starks 1-14, Donny Schatz 15-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[ 15] Qualifying: 1.
SARVER, PA – July 17, 2018 – Kyle Larson started fourth and worked his way by Ian Madsen on Lap 9 and never looked back to win his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year and sixth in his career. AJ Flick, the current Lernerville points leader, will lead the Western Pennsylvania contingent looking for a hometown victory. “My crew has done a phenomenal job and I think we’ll be right there tomorrow.