“My guys worked hard all week and we are still chasing the 15. Will Schatz add to his legacy in 2018 or will there be a new face in the Terre Haute Action Track Victory Lane? Terre Haute Action for ticket release information for next October's event.
– Marshall Racing No.17, brought the capacity crowd to their feet as he closed in on the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 but couldn’t pull the trigger. Prior to 2014, the 'Outlaws' most recent visit to The Action Track was 2006.
“Catching Donny Schatz and passing Donny Schatz are two completely different things,” Sheldon said with a smile. "The Outlaws are known worldwide, not just nationwide.
If you can’t make it to the track, you can catch all the action live on DIRTVision.com! Below is the full broadcast schedule: Sunday, November 12 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Sunday, November 26 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - The Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Sunday, December 3 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway Sunday, December 10 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - USA Nationals Finale at Cedar Lake Speedway Sunday, December 17 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Sunday, December 24 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Sunday, December 31 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Finale Sunday, December 31 - 10pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Finale Charlotte, NC - November 4, 2017 - David Gravel couldn't clear Donny Schatz with seven to go, but would not be denied, scoring the victory in a thriller with a last-lap pass of Schatz.
Madsen is accomplished in his native land Down Under as well, scoring a preliminary night win at the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic this season and following that up with a second-place finish in the Australian Title Finale, an event that saw over 100 cars compete.
“We thought we had a solid car in the Dash, but this is the time to learn,” said the driver who won four of five Features at DIRTcar Nationals. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening.
“Sometimes you win some you shouldn’t, I think we were lucky we started up front,” a humble Schatz added before being awarded his first ever Big Gator trophy. The slightly banked mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2014, an event that saw 33 cars sign in for competition with nine-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz taking the victory.
Schatz, who has won just about everything to win in Sprint Car racing, captured his first ever DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship. Madsen, crew chief Kyle Ripper and the KCP team have worked seamlessly together, becoming one of the most potent teams in the country.
Brian Brown won the Craftsman Club Dash earning the pole of the 30-lap Feature alongside Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Parker Price-Miller. But Madsen knows next year will be different, "We don't have any result orientated goals.
With last season's Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win ,000 at the 2018 event, with ,000-to-win features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.
The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the 2018 slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the ,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned 0,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.
Friday night’s Feature winner Sheldon Haudenschild worked forward from his 13th starting spot into the top three on lap 12 and moved by Brown into second on lap 16. "We have had a couple of great years since the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has visited.