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Shane Stewart Crowned Kings Royal Champion

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 19 2015
Shane Stewart captured the prestigious Kings Royal on Saturday night.

Shane Stewart captured the prestigious Kings Royal on Saturday night.

Shane Stewart won the biggest race of his career as he claimed the iconic Kings Royal sprint car race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

The winner’s check for $50,000 was pretty big, too.

Donny Schatz dominated but ran out of fuel after leading 30 laps.

Rico Abreu finished third.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Stewart, who also won Friday night’s “Knight Before the Kings Royal.” “They gave me a great car all weekend long.”

Tim Shaffer started on the pole and led the first five laps, but blew an engine with Schatz right behind him. Schatz managed to avoid his slowing car, pass him and take the lead.

Christopher Bell was chasing Schatz in the middle part of the race, but jumped the cushion in turn one, hit the outside retaining wall and flipped in between turns one and two. He was uninjured and is scheduled to compete in the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on July 22 at Eldora.

It appeared Schatz was on his way to victory, but on the second-to-last restart with four laps to go, Stewart began to close on him and they battled side by side.

They crossed paths with Stewart going high and Schatz going low and then suddenly Schatz’s car slowed. His car had run out of fuel and Stewart moved past him to take the lead.

Schatz began falling back and then made contact with Brent Marks on the mainstretch, which put Marks out of the race and brought out the red flag and allowed everyone to refuel their cars.

On the final restart Stewart pulled away for victory, while Jason Johnson, Abreu, Sammy Swindell and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top-five. Stewart started 14th and charged to first, while Abreu came from 10th and Swindell started 16th.

“I thought I had a shot at Donny,” Stewart said. “I knew everyone would be close on fuel. I just don’t know what to say. It’s my biggest win ever. I thought that this weekend my best chance at getting a big win. I just can’t thank (car owners) Kyle (Larson) and Justin (Marks) enough. I’ve got to thank all these awesome fans for sticking around tonight.”

32nd Annual Kings Royal
Saturday, July 18, 2015

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying
1.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.113; 2.2-Shane Stewart, 13.138; 3.51-Paul McMahan, 13.148; 4.1-Sammy Swindell, 13.238; 5.15-Donny Schatz, 13.259; 6.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.297; 7.19M-Brent Marks, 13.298; 8.71M-Joey Saldana, 13.315; 9.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.349; 10.24-Rico Abreu, 13.382; 11.7H-Jojo Helberg, 13.396; 12.63-Kody Swanson, 13.418; 13.11-Steve Kinser, 13.429; 14.49X-Cole Duncan, 13.441; 15.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.472; 16.7S-Jason Sides, 13.484; 17.89-Cody Darrah, 13.494; 18.5T-Travis Philo, 13.496; 19.41-Jason Johnson, 13.498; 20.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.500; 21.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.505; 22.49-Brad Sweet, 13.506; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 13.516; 24.1B-Dale Blaney, 13.522; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.542; 26.1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.545; 27.67-Christopher Bell, 13.551; 28.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.572; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.582; 30.45-Tim  Shaffer, 13.590; 31.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.616; 32.13-Kevin Swindell, 13.617; 33.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.627; 34.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.636; 35.94-Ryan Smith, 13.644; 36.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.662; 37.7-David Gravel, 13.707; 38.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.713; 39.6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.713; 40.21-DJ Foos, 13.722; 41.27-Beau Stewart, 13.780; 42.Q83-David Murcott, 13.782; 43.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.793; 44.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.804; 45.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.811; 46.4-Danny Smith, 13.825; 47.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.833; 48.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.874; 49.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.875; 50.71MX-Paul May, 13.904; 51.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.910; 52.70-Derek Hagar, 13.915; 53.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.970; 54.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.980; 55.16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.108; 56.45L-Brian Lay, 14.390; 57.38-Jared Horstman, 14.486; 58.3F-Rick Fraley, 15.192;

Heat 1 –  (10 Laps)
1. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 4. 7-David Gravel[7] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[8] ; 6. 71MX-Paul May[9] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 8. 19M-Brent Marks[4] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 11-Steve Kinser[3]

 Heat 2 –  (10 Laps)
1. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[1] ; 5. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 13-Kevin Swindell[6] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 8. 56R-Ryan Myers[8] ; 9. 38-Jared Horstman[10] ; 10. 49X-Cole Duncan[3]

 Heat 3 –  (10 Laps)
1. 67-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 51-Paul McMahan[5] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 70-Derek Hagar[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley[10]

 Heat 4 –  (10 Laps)
1. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen[6] ; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 9. 27-Beau Stewart[7]

Heat 5 –  (10 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 7H-Jojo Helberg[4] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 7. Q83-David Murcott[7] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[2]

 Heat 6 –  (10 Laps)
1. 45-Tim  Shaffer[1] ; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 4. 63-Kody Swanson[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

 C-Main  –  (12 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 3. 70-Derek Hagar[3] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 6. 56R-Ryan Myers[8] ; 7. Q83-David Murcott[5] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 9. 27-Beau Stewart[15] ; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley[14] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 12. 38-Jared Horstman[13]

 B-Main  –  (15 Laps)
1. 7-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[10] ; 9. 13-Kevin Swindell[14] ; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart[22] ; 11. 70-Derek Hagar[21] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[11] ; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam[7] ; 15. 21-DJ Foos[15] ; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen[16] ; 17. 71MX-Paul May[13] ; 18. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17] ; 21. 63-Kody Swanson[6] ; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers[24] ; 23. 60-Kory Crabtree[20] ; 24. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[18]

 A-Main  –  (40 Laps)
1. 2-Shane Stewart[14] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[10] ; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell[16] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 7. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[24] ; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen[18] ; 10. 51-Paul McMahan[19] ; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak[15] ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 13. 17W-Bryan Clauson[13] ; 14. 7-David Gravel[21] ; 15. 2M-Dustin Daggett[23] ; 16. 19M-Brent Marks[20] ; 17. 71M-Joey Saldana[8] ; 18. 67-Christopher Bell[4] ; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal[9] ; 20. 1B-Dale Blaney[12] ; 21. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 23. 45-Tim  Shaffer[1] ; 24. 7H-Jojo Helberg[17] 

 

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 19 2015
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