With an enormous, standing-room-only crowd wanting on, the 30-year-old, Watertown, Connecticut racer bolted out into an early lead and simply rolled to a $10,000 victory on the slick, three-eighth-mile Weedsport oval.
It was Gravel’s second straight Weedsport triumph for his Huge Recreation Motorsports crew. He now has 5 World of Outlaws wins in 2022 and 74 for his profession.
Ten-time Outlaw champion, Donnie Schatz, and Gravel shared the entrance row for the principle occasion and Schatz led the primary twelve circuits. However the winner caught the chief in heavy lap visitors, took over on lap 13 and by no means seemed again.
Cicero’s Paul Colagiovanni raced up by the sector and secured a podium end with a fantastic third-place windup. WoO level chief Brad Candy was fourth, adopted by Jacob Allen and Carson Macedo. Larry Wight was the onerous charger for the night time, beginning seventeenth and ending seventh. Spencer Bayston, James McFadden and Bobby Varin accomplished the highest ten finishers.
A controversial incident occurred halfway by the function when Sheldon Haudeschild spun into the infield simply off the racing floor within the first flip space. The motive force sits third in Outlaw factors and was working within the high 5 in Saturday’s race.
However WoO officers elected to not throw a warning flag and Haudenschild misplaced a number of laps earlier than leaping out of his automotive and throwing his helmet onto the observe to create a warning interval. He then took his sprinter into the pits for the remainder of the night time and was scored at the back of the sector.
PHELPS WINS 358 RACE: Baldwinsville’s Jimmy Phelps gained the DIRT 358 modified help function at Weedsport, with Larry Wight, Max McLaughlin, Billy Dunn and Bob Henry following.
Sunday Night time at Weedsport
SCHATZ CLEANS HOUSE: Sunday night time’s World of Outlaws dash automotive program on the Weedsport Speedway can greatest summed up in two phrases, Donnie Schatz.
The ten-time WoO champion from Fargo, North Dakota scored a clear sweep of the second night time of the Empire State Problem by setting quick time, profitable his qualifying warmth race and sprint and main the 30-lap foremost occasion from begin to end. The 44-year-old Schatz pocketed a $10,000 test for his domination on the slick three-eighth-mile Weedsport oval.
The Outlaws ran their whole program caution-free, with no warning flag being thrown all the night time. After dominating all the 30-lap function race, Saturday night time Outlaw winner, David Gravel caught Schatz in a robust closing rush with two laps remaining.
However Schatz simply held him off to finish his unbeaten night time at Weedsport. Logan Schuchart was third, with Brock Zearfoss, James McFadden, Larry Wight, Brad Candy, Spencer Bayston, Danny Varin and Sheldon Haudenschild finishing the highest ten finishers.
Native racers Paul Colagiovanni of Cicero wound up eleventh, whereas Joe Trenca of Liverpool completed fourteenth.
WIGHT WINS: After ending sixth within the dash race, Larry Wight jumped into his Gypsum Categorical big-block modified and grabbed off the early lead. However Anthony Perrego and Tim Fuller caught him within the closing laps and their three-car battle for the highest spot was the very best racing of the night time.
On the checkered flag, it was Wight, Fuller and Perrego, with Chad Phelps, Ronnie Davis III, Darren Smith, Tim Sears Jr., Jackson Gill, Peter Britten and Alex Payne finishing the highest ten finishers. Matt Sheppard dropped out on the nineteenth lap with mechanical points.
ORDWAY STAYS HOT: Mike Ordway Jr. gained his third straight ISMA winged supermodified particular this month and his Clyde Sales space-owned machine has set three observe data alongside the way in which.
Earlier this month he set a brand new observe qualifying report at Oswego, together with a win in the principle occasion. The next week he set one other report on the Berlin (Michigan) Speedway and his second function triumph.
Saturday night time on the Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway, this Windam, Maine racer outdueled Otto Sitterly down the stretch to win the 100-lap, Hy-Miler Traditional on the half-mile Ohio oval.
Mike McVetta adopted Sitterly house in third and solely seven of the fifteen starters had been round on the finish of the 100-lap grind.
Friday night time’s 40-lap, preliminary function at Sandusky noticed Otto Sitterly rack up his fiftieth profession supermodified triumph. Sitterly picked up $2,400 for the win, with Kyle Edwards second.
Thursday Night time
SUPER DIRT SERIES: The lengthy racing weekend opened with a 73-lap Tremendous DIRT Collection occasion on the Orange County Honest Speedway in Middletown. SDS level chief Matt Sheppard picked up the $10,000 winner’s test adopted by Anthony Perrego, Max McLaughlin, Stewart Friesen and Larry Wight.
Friday Night time
UTICA-ROME: Matt Sheppard made it two wins in two nights Friday, selecting up the $2,400 high cash for profitable the 30-lap modified foremost occasion at U-R. Rocky Warner and Alex Yankowski had been second and third. It was Sheppard’s twenty third function win of 2022
BREWERTON: Larry Wight gained his third Brewerton big-block modified foremost occasion of the 12 months Friday, with Tim Sears Jr. and Jimmy Phelps trailing.
OUTLAW: Ajay Portrzebowski picked up the modified win and $3,600 at Outlaw Speedway. Danny Johnson and Steve Paine had been second and third.
RANSOMVILLE: Erick Rudolph held off Mat Williamson for his seventh 358 modified win of 2022 at Ransomville.
CAN-AM: Veteran Tim Fuller gained his seventh function of the 12 months Friday at Can-Am Speedway.
ALBANY-SARATOGA: Demetrios Drellos gained his second straight A-S function and a $3,200 test Friday
NASCAR TRUCKS: Stewart Friesen completed fourth in Friday night time’s truck race on the Indianapolis Raceway Park. His Halmar crew truck with Layne Riggs driving wound up seventh and Grant Enfinger gained the occasion in extra time.
Saturday Night time
FONDA: Stewart Friesen hustled house from Indiana and gained his fifth Fonda function of 2022. This Sprakers pilot now has 84 profession wins at this half-mile fairgrounds oval.
58TH HEATH MEMORIAL: Brian Malcolm gained the 58th Heath Memorial modified particular at 5 Mile Level Speedway Saturday. He picked up a $4,000 winner’s test.
BACHETTI DOUBLES: Andy Bachetti gained each the DIRT big-block and 358 options on the Lebanon Vally Speedway. He now has 212 profession function wins.
FULTON: Wealthy Murtaugh and Tony Finch every gained a 25-lap sportsman finale, with Hunter Hallenbeck profitable the novice sportsman race. Jim Evans was the passion inventory victor and Eddy Springer picked up $500 for profitable the boat race.