Sweet Comes From Mid-Pack For His Second WoO Win Of The Season

Photos by Jim DenHamer.

Brad Sweet came from eighth and passed Donny Schatz on Lap 26 to take the lead in a thriller at Lawrenceburg Speedway and never looked back for his second win of the 2018 season. Schatz, who led 15 laps, settled for second with David Gravel completing the podium in the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts.

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Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 11.835; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.847; 3. 13X-Paul McMahan, 11.89; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.947; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.961; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.972; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.974; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.032; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.034; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.037; 12. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.054; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.063; 14. 5B-Christopher Bell, 12.081; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.11; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.114; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.133; 18. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.146; 19. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 12.174; 20. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.183; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.185; 22. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.207; 23. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.208; 24. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.23; 25. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.235; 26. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.249; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.286; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.294; 29. 19-Brent Marks, 12.318; 30. 30-CJ Leary, 12.459; 31. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 12.463; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.522; 33. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.802; 34. 21X-Carson Short NT.

Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 5B-Christopher Bell [4]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 21X-Carson Short [9]; 8. 30-CJ Leary [8]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [5]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 13X-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 11-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 13X-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer: 1. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 21X-Carson Short [14]; 9. 30-CJ Leary [10]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [13]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 14. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [11]

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [22]; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14]; 9. 5B-Christopher Bell [10]; 10. 26-Joey Saldana [21]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [17]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon [18]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [20]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [12]; 17. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 18. 13X-Paul McMahan [1]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer [24]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [23]; 22. 11-Dominic Scelzi [15]; 23. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp [25]; Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-25, Brad Sweet 26-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 87-Aaron Reutzel[+15]

 

 

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Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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