#LetsRaceTwo Night Two Takes Place on Saturday; Tickets Just $28; Kids 12 and Under Free!

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 6, 2016) – Bryan Clauson, from Noblesville, Indiana, survived a late restart and brushed the turn four wall, but won the United States Auto Club Sprint Car Feature at Eldora Speedway during Night #1 of the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend.

Clauson, who started sixth, worked his way through to third through the first 20 laps of the A-Feature. As the leader raced through traffic with 10 laps to go, Clauson first passed Thomas Meseraull for second-place in turn four and then, one lap later, moved past leader C.J. Leary.

“We’ve been so close in the past, it was nice to get it done,” said Clauson, who scored his first USAC Sprint Car Series win at Eldora. “I almost gave it away there – I about put it in the fence there in turn four. It’s kind of tough because you’re really fast, but it’s because your banging the boards up there and sometimes you hit them a little too hard.”

Leary, from Greenfield, Indiana, was second, while Meseraull, Dallas Hewitt and Brady Bacon rounded out the top-five.

There was just one accident in the USAC Sprint Car A-Feature, as defending series champion, Robert Ballou, from Rocklin, California, tumbled in turn two and was hit by Jarett Andretti of Mooresville, N.C., which just three laps to go. Neither driver was injured.

The second half of the #LetsRaceTwo saw Kerry Madsen, who hails from Australia, but lives in Knoxville, Iowa, charge from the pole position to lead all 30 laps of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Feature.

“The car was unbelievable,” Madsen said. “It was a great win. The guys worked so hard. We’ve been pulling our hair out trying to get fast and it’s nice to get it done tonight. When I got to lapped cars, I couldn’t quite whip around them and had to change my line a bit. But it was a great win.”

Chad Kemenah, from Findley, Ohio, started 10th and finished a close second, while David Gravel, from Watertown, Connecticut pulled to third. Daryn Pittman was fourth and Kraig Kinser, who started 12th, was fifth.

Clauson finished 11th in his second race of the night.

During qualifying veteran Dave Blaney hit the turn one wall and flipped several times before his car landed in turn two.

He was transported via ground to a local hospital but was released later in the night.

The racing at Eldora continues on Saturday, May 7 with the Final Night of the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the USAC National Sprint Cars.

Admission gates will open at 2 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps 6 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box office at the race track. It’s $28 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

#LetsRaceTwo – Night 1
May 6, 2016

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying
1.83-Joey Saldana, 13.947; 2.22D-Cole Duncan, 14.097; 3.49-Brad Sweet, 14.168; 4.9-Daryn Pittman, 14.271; 5.1-Sammy Swindell, 14.312; 6.1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.312; 7.29-Kerry Madsen, 14.367; 8.5-David Gravel, 14.376; 9.99-Brady Bacon, 14.417; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.426; 11.15-Donny Schatz, 14.478; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.485; 13.71M-Dave Blaney, 14.493; 14.2-Shane Stewart, 14.501; 15.7-Paul McMahan, 14.515; 16.17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.547; 17.20W-Greg Wilson, 14.577; 18.71-Jamie Veal, 14.600; 19.41-Jason Johnson, 14.609; 20.49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.614; 21.82-Dusty Zomer, 14.672; 22.7S-Jason Sides, 14.705; 23.23-Trey Starks, 14.808; 24.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.827; 25.71MX-Paul May, 14.881; 26.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.950; 27.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.007; 28.19M-Brent Marks, 15.044; 29.21-Cap Henry, 15.129; 30.07-Jacob Wilson, 15.131; 31.23X-DJ Foos, 15.132; 32.19-Paige Polyak, 15.185; 33.33M-Caleb Griffith, 15.200; 34.23C-Tyler Courtney, 15.315; 35.70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.347; 36.5T-Travis Philo, 15.357; 37.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.431; 38.97-Dean Jacobs, 15.447; 39.11N-Randy Hannagan, 15.538; 40.2X-Parker Price-Miller, 15.539; 41.1A-Jacob Allen, 15.545; 42.40-Caleb Helms, 15.654; 43.35-Stuart Brubaker, 16.152; 44.35X-Wes McGlumphy, 17.050; 45.57-Gary Edwards, 17.275;

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 23-Trey Starks[6] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 8. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 22D-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer[5] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[3] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 23C-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[10] ; 11. 57-Gary Edwards[11]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[6] ; 6. 20W-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[9] ; 10. 07-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 11. 71MX-Paul May[7]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 7. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[10] ; 8. 23X-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 10. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[11] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9]

Dash – (6 Laps)
1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 7. 22D-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[8]

C-Feature – (10 Laps)
1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[5] ; 9. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[10]

B-Feature – (12 Laps)
1. 23-Trey Starks[1] ; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 3. 20W-Greg Wilson[4] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 19M-Brent Marks[5] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[6] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[16] ; 11. 71MX-Paul May[8] ; 12. 23C-Tyler Courtney[11] ; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[14] ; 14. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 15. 07-Jacob Wilson[10] ; 16. 23X-DJ Foos[12]

A-Feature – (30 Laps)
1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[6] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5] ; 7. 20W-Greg Wilson[23] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 9. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 10. 22D-Cole Duncan[7] ; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[13] ; 12. 49-Brad Sweet[8] ; 13. 7S-Jason Sides[18] ; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor[24] ; 16. 83-Joey Saldana[9] ; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer[11] ; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[20] ; 19. 2-Shane Stewart[14] ; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell[22] ; 21. 71-Jamie Veal[19] ; 22. 7-Paul McMahan[15] ; 23. 41-Jason Johnson[25] ; 24. 23-Trey Starks[21] ; 25. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[16]

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USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying
1.63-Bryan Clauson, 16.611; 2.98E-Chad Boespflug, 16.805; 3.66-Thomas Meseraull, 16.867; 4.18X-Scotty Weir, 16.898; 5.23C-Tyler Courtney, 17.039; 6.17GP-CJ Leary, 17.068; 7.16-Dallas Hewitt, 17.122; 8.69-Brady Bacon, 17.125; 9.1-Robert Ballou, 17.267; 10.5-Justin Grant, 17.303; 11.17-Max McGhee, 17.420; 12.57-Shane Cottle, 17.547; 13.11-Dave Darland, 17.575; 14.63X-Kody Swanson, 17.646; 15.4J-Kevin Thomas Jr, 17.661; 16.18A-Jarett Andretti, 17.677; 17.15F-Aaron Farney, 17.719; 18.40-Chris Windom, 17.823; 19.10E-Jerry Coons Jr, 17.879; 20.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.952; 21.21-Carson Short, 18.136; 22.24L-Lee Underwood, 18.176; 23.46-Cody Gardner, 18.186; 24.41K-Cole Ketcham, 18.189; 25.32-Chase Stockon, 18.263; 26.24-Landon Simon, 18.395; 27.97-Bret Mellenberndt, 18.621; 28.96-Riley VanHise, 18.725; 29.29-Logan Jarrett, 18.736; 30.15-Brandon Whited, 18.760; 31.3R-Kyle Cummins, 18.811; 32.39-Matt Goodnight, 18.981; 33.10-Aric Gentry, 19.116; 34.52-Issac Chapple, 19.218; 35.38-Matt Westfall, 99.999;

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 11-Dave Darland[3] ; 2. 1-Robert Ballou[4] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[1] ; 4. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 32-Chase Stockon[7] ; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 7. 15F-Aaron Farney[2] ; 8. 10-Aric Gentry[9] ; 9. 29-Logan Jarrett[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 40-Chris Windom[2] ; 2. 98E-Chad Boespflug[6] ; 3. 17GP-CJ Leary[5] ; 4. 5-Justin Grant[4] ; 5. 63X-Kody Swanson[3] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 8. 52-Issac Chapple[9] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 3. 66-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 4. 4J-Kevin Thomas Jr[3] ; 5. 17-Max McGhee[4] ; 6. 3R-Kyle Cummins[8] ; 7. 38-Matt Westfall[9] ; 8. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[7] ; 9. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[2]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)
1. 57-Shane Cottle[4] ; 2. 69-Brady Bacon[5] ; 3. 18A-Jarett Andretti[3] ; 4. 18X-Scotty Weir[6] ; 5. 50-Tony DiMattia[2] ; 6. 41K-Cole Ketcham[1] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[7] ; 8. 39-Matt Goodnight[8]

B-Feature – (12 Laps)
1. 23C-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 63X-Kody Swanson[3] ; 3. 17-Max McGhee[2] ; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney[4] ; 6. 50-Tony DiMattia[6] ; 7. 24-Landon Simon[10] ; 8. 3R-Kyle Cummins[14] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketcham[8] ; 10. 32-Chase Stockon[9] ; 11. 15-Brandon Whited[13] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[18] ; 13. 96-Riley VanHise[12] ; 14. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 15. 52-Issac Chapple[17] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[15] ; 17. 10-Aric Gentry[16] ; 18. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[11]

A-Feature – (30 Laps)
1. 17GP-CJ Leary[2] ; 2. 66-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 4. 69-Brady Bacon[8] ; 5. 23C-Tyler Courtney[7] ; 6. 98E-Chad Boespflug[5] ; 7. 57-Shane Cottle[12] ; 8. 11-Dave Darland[13] ; 9. 63X-Kody Swanson[14] ; 10. 17-Max McGhee[11] ; 11. 32-Chase Stockon[23] ; 12. 40-Chris Windom[22] ; 13. 18X-Scotty Weir[3] ; 14. 4J-Kevin Thomas Jr[15] ; 15. 3R-Kyle Cummins[24] ; 16. 5-Justin Grant[10] ; 17. 15F-Aaron Farney[17] ; 18. 21-Carson Short[21] ; 19. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[19] ; 20. 46-Cody Gardner[18] ; 21. 1-Robert Ballou[9] ; 22. 18A-Jarett Andretti[16] ; 23. 50-Tony DiMattia[20] ; DNF. 63-Bryan Clauson[6]

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt presented by Aspen Dental; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc.

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