Ohio’s Wilson comes from 9th to score 1st career World of Outlaws victory at Eldora


ROSSBURG – Greg Wilson, who lives just 80 miles northwest from Eldora Speedway, held off Rico Abreu and Shane Stewart to win his first career World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.

Wilson, who won an All Star Circuit of Champions race at Eldora in June, started ninth but quickly worked his way up to the front and led the last half of the race.

“I want to thank everybody,” said Wilson, who hails from Benton Ridge. “This has been a long time coming. I’m a blessed dude and to win at Eldora – I was in tears. If you’re going to win somewhere, this is the place to do it in front of the best fans in the world.”

Pole sitter Chad Kemenah, from Alveda took the early lead but was passed by Abreu just past the 10-lap mark. Abreu and Stewart then battled for the lead just past the 15-lap mark, but all of a sudden, Wilson shot by on the low side and got by both of them.

Wilson then rode the bottom all the way to the finish to score his historic victory.

“This is the World of Outlaws,” Wilson said. “I just turned 40 years old. You’re not going to wipe this smile off my face.”

Stewart was second, Abreu was third while Donny Schatz and Dale Blaney rounded out the top five. Blaney came from 21st to fifth.

Several drivers, including Abreu and Stewart, made their way to victory lane to congratulate the first-time winner.

In the UMP Modified race, Travis Stemler also came from ninth to first to claim his first win at Eldora Speedway.

Stemler, from Ionia, Michigan, is now set for next weekend’s three day UMP Fall Nationals also held at Eldora.

“For about three weeks I’ve just been on fire,” Stemler said. “I appreciate everyone’s help. You always dream of being in victory lane at Eldora. This is just a dream come true, and I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight.”

Zeke McKenzie, from Claypool, Indiana, finished second, while Jerry Bowersock, Aaron Orr and Jonathan Taylor rounded out the top five.

The #4Crown continues tomorrow with the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget Cars national tours joining together at a speedway USAC has called home since 1962.

34th Annual Four Crown Nationals (Night 1)

Sept. 25, 2015

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Time Trials

1.2-Shane Stewart, 13.099; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.277; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.306; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 13.368; 5.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.433; 6.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.448; 7.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.478; 8.7-David Gravel, 13.518; 9.7S-Jason Sides, 13.524; 10.15-Donny Schatz, 13.543; 11.11-Steve Kinser, 13.544; 12.51-Paul McMahan, 13.554; 13.49-Brad Sweet, 13.555; 14.11K-Mikey Kuemper, 13.562; 15.71M-Joey Saldana, 13.582; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.582; 17.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.615; 18.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.615; 19.41-Jason Johnson, 13.617; 20.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.632; 21.99-Brady Bacon, 13.654; 22.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.663; 23.67-Christopher Bell, 13.712; 24.1B-Dale Blaney, 13.734; 25.89-Cody Darrah, 13.768; 26.71A-RJ Johnson, 13.940; 27.82-Dusty zomer, 13.998; 28.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.007; 29.21-Cap Henry, 14.043; 30.38-Jared Horstman, 14.093; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.945; 32.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 99.991;

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 5. 11K-Mikey Kuemper[1] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[8] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 71M-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 67-Christopher Bell[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 6. 82-Dusty zomer[7] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[5]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 51-Paul McMahan[2] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen[5] ; 6. 7-David Gravel[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]

Dash – (6 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 6. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 7. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana[8]

B-Feature – (12 Laps)

1. 7-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 6. 82-Dusty zomer[8] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[10] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[5]

A-Feature – (30 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[9] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 5. 1B-Dale Blaney[21] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[11] ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides[13] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[18] ; 10. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 11. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 13. 67-Christopher Bell[20] ; 14. 7-David Gravel[12] ; 15. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[24] ; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen[19] ; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson[10] ; 19. 71M-Joey Saldana[8] ; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor[23] ; 22. 11-Steve Kinser[14] ; 23. 41-Jason Johnson[17] ; 24. 11K-Mikey Kuemper[15]

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 05-David Smith[5] ; 2. 18-Ryan Sutter[8] ; 3. 1-Scott Williams[6] ; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughan[3] ; 5. 87-David Shain[9] ; 6. 35-Bobby Stremme[2] ; 7. 17-Nick Roselit[4] ; 8. 30-Jon Raney[7] ; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[1]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 2-Travis Stemler[8] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 3. 111-Curt Spalding[4] ; 4. 116-Jerry Bowersock[7] ; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[9] ; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[1] ; 7. 79-Shane Unger[3] ; 8. 66W-Jask Waldfogel[5] ; 9. 0%-Derrick Austin[2]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 10-Scott Bowersock[1] ; 2. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[8] ; 3. 4-Jason Kinney[2] ; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[4] ; 5. 65-Todd Sherman[7] ; 6. 55-Justin Matson[3] ; 7. 71D-Anthony Davis[9] ; 8. 9V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 9. 43-Bill Griffith[6]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[4] ; 2. 188-Aaron Orr[6] ; 3. 11R-Ed Roley[3] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 5. 20-Josh Morton[8] ; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson[5] ; 7. 96-Peter Wormcastle[2] ; 8. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[7]

B-Feature – (12 Laps)

1. 65-Todd Sherman[3] ; 2. 87-David Shain[1] ; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[8] ; 4. 55-Justin Matson[7] ; 5. 71D-Anthony Davis[11] ; 6. 35-Bobby Stremme[5] ; 7. 9V-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 8. 17-Nick Roselit[9] ; 9. 96-Peter Wormcastle[12] ; 10. 79-Shane Unger[10] ; 11. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[16] ; 12. 30-Jon Raney[13] ; 13. 43-Bill Griffith[19] ; 14. 0%-Derrick Austin[18] ; 15. 66W-Jask Waldfogel[14] ; 16. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2] ; 17. 20-Josh Morton[4] ; 18. 20K-Bill Keeler[6]

A-Feature – (20 Laps)

1. 2-Travis Stemler[9] ; 2. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[4] ; 3. 116-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 4. 188-Aaron Orr[3] ; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor[7] ; 6. 1-Scott Williams[2] ; 7. 4-Jason Kinney[11] ; 8. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[15] ; 9. 11R-Ed Roley[12] ; 10. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 11. 05-David Smith[10] ; 12. 65-Todd Sherman[17] ; 13. 52-Weasel Phlipot[16] ; 14. 87-David Shain[14] ; 15. 10-Scott Bowersock[8] ; 16. 36-Brandon Vaughan[13] ; 17. 9V-Shawn Valenti[23] ; 18. 71D-Anthony Davis[21] ; 19. 35-Bobby Stremme[18] ; 20. 55-Justin Matson[20] ; 21. 5X-Tim Richardson[19] ; 22. 96-Peter Wormcastle[24] ; 23. 17-Nick Roselit[22] ; 24. 111-Curt Spalding[1]

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