ROSSBURG – Eldora Speedway continued its 2016 season with USAC Sprint Car and World of Outlaw races on Friday and Saturday.
In the Sprint cars race one the 83 car of Joey Saldana took the black and white checkered with 22D Cole Duncan and 49 Brad Sweet right behind him.
Race two went red seven minutes into this race. However, after cleaning up the wreck, the No. 9 car of Daryn Pittman took home the black and white checkered with 15 Logan Schuchart and the No. 5 of David Gravel coming in second and third for this race.
USAC heat one was a great race with the 11 of Dave Daniel took home the black and white.
Heat two saw No. 40 Chris Windom took home the win while 98E Chad Boespflug and 17GP CJ Leary took home the second and third place.
The heat three race had No. 6 Cody Gardner taking home the black and white. He was followed by No. 16 Dallas Hewitt for second.
In heat four No. 57 Shane Cottle took home the win. Cottle was followed by No. 69 Brady Bacon for second and No. 18A Jarett Andretti for third.
Outlaws heat one then came up to race after heat four. Taking home the black and white checkered for heat one was 49 Brad Sweet. Following him were 15 Donny Schat and 83 Joey Saldand.
The heat two winner was 22D Cole Duncan and then 29 Kerry Madsen and 82 Dusty omer rounded out the top three.
In heat three No. 9 Daryn Pittman repeated the process and took home the black and white checkered for this race. Then No. 5 David Gravel took home the second place, advancing from the third place in the other race, and also 10H Chad Kemenah took home third place.
In heat four No. 15 Logan Schuchart took home the black and white. The No. 19 car of Brady Bacon and 11K car of Kraig Kinser took home second and third.
The B Main went under yellow flag on lap three. The winner of this race ended up being 23 Trey Starks. The second place was the 1 car of Sammy Swindell and taking home third place was 20 W Greg Wilson. The fourth through sixth places went to Gary Taylor, 5T Travis Philo and 19M Brent Marks, making all six cars eligible for the A Main.
The A Main went under red flag for quite some time on lap 28 out of 30. When they finally went racing again the 63 car of Bryan Clauson won the race with the fastest lap time of 18.853 seconds, and 17GP CJ Leary took home second with a gap of 00.547 seconds behind Clauson. Then to round out the top three was the 66 car of Thomas Meseraull who was down 1.736 seconds from Clauson.
The second night of Lets Race Two took place Saturday night at Eldora. This was a huge event packed with campers, tents and vendors of all sorts.
In the C Main one for the Outlaws the winner was No. 6M of Jac Haudenschild with the best lap time of 14.212. The runner up was the No. 20N car of Hunter Schuerenberg with a gap of 01.477 and in third was No. 49D car of Shawn Dancer with a gap of 07.889.
The B Main one was 12 laps, and No. 69 Brady Bacon won with a fastest lap time of 17.029. The No. 63 car of Bryan Clauson finished second with a gap of 0.329. The No. 66 car of Thomas Meseraull finished third with a gap of 7.610.
In the World of Outlaws B Main one the race went under yellow on lap six out of 12. The #No. 9P Paige Polyak took home the green and black flag and his fastest lap track were 14.159, 17W Bryan Clauson was second with a gap of 00.843 and third was 93 Sheldon Haudenschild with a gap of 01.805.
In the A Main one of the USAC Sprint cars the race went under yellow on laps four, 18, and 22 out of 30 laps. The winner was 98E Chad Boespflug with a best lap of 17.539 for him. In second place was 69 Brady Bacon with a gap of 0.866. The third place winner was 66 Thomas Meseraull with a gap of 3.197. On lap three there was a lard wreck with Robert Ballou, Bryan Clauson, and Chris Windom ran into each other as they came around turn two. Ballou and Windom’s cars were done for, but Clauson could continue and finished sixth. There was another wreck later on in this race.
In the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in the C Main one there were 10 laps. The winner was No. 6M Jac Haudenschild. Second place went to 20N Hunter Schuerenberg. Rounding out the top three was 49D Shawn Dancer.
In the A Main one of the World of Outlaws the winner was No. 29 Kerry Madsen. Madsen’s best lap time was 15.036. In second place was 10H Chad Kemenah with a gap of 0.596. The third place was car 9 Darryn Pittman with a gap of 3.992.
The winner of the A Main is an Australian driver that swept both Friday and Saturday night. He led all 30 laps of Saturday’s night race. Madsen is also the winner of 2014 Kings Royal race. The second place Kemenah came up from the 11th spot.
Chad Boespflug the winner of the USAC league also led all 30 laps. This was Boespflug second victory but first at Eldora. Boespflug is from Plainfield, Indiana. The second place winner Bacon started off in 10th and worked his way up to the second place.
The youngest owner of the USAC competition was at the races this weekend, Sam McGee. McGee is 16 years old and owns the No. 17 of Max McGee, who is only 18 and Sam’s older brother.
As of this past weekend they have raced in seven races this season already. Sam McGee has been an owner for two years now. So far their record is three quick times and two track records.
He has a great set up and a driver that has a lot of confidence behind him. He was looking to finish in the top five this weekend for both Friday and Saturday night.
McGee owns four cars total. The team brings two cars to the semi-local tracks and leaves two cars at the garage. Now when the team goes to Pennsylvania they will take three cars with them and that is an all-week event.
“You can get into the second car, but the primary car must be unfit before going to the second car,” Sam McGee said. “An unfit car is a frame is bent or etc.
“A car owner will get to the race track the day of the race unless it is far away then they leave three days early. They get situated and then get ready for the race. If they are a little distance from their house they get a hotel overnight or else if local they go home that day still.
“This team has been family operated for five years. Max started racing when he was 5 years old. He raced sprint in 2013 and this is the first year going for the championship.
“One race Max started 12th on lap seven he was running second he hit a hole in the wall and went flying. When the medic got there to check on him he was knocked out and came with it a little bit later, but it was a very scary experience seeing the car you own plus your brother go flipping through the air like that.
“I started working for another team and did not like where that team was headed. I started talking to my dad about becoming an owner of Max’s car. I told my dad that I would do it as long as everything was set up to go my way. My dad agreed and here we are today.”
The next event for Eldora is family night with $8 admission on May 21. After the races Eldora will have fireworks, which officials said will be better than any other time they had fireworks.