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Sweet Steals Night 1 of AGCO Jackson Nationals After Late-Race Pass; Martens Also Victorious at Jackson Motorplex
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6/28/2019

6/28/2019

Inside Line Promotions


Sweet Steals Night 1 of AGCO Jackson Nationals After Late-Race Pass; Martens Also Victorious at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions – JACKSON, Minn. (June 27, 2019) – Brad Sweet capitalized when leader David Gravel ran into trouble in traffic to steal the opening night of the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals on Thursday at Jackson Motorplex.

Sweet, who now leads the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with six feature victories this season, and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids race winner Jake Martens put themselves in the top position thanks to triumphs during the first round of the three-race event. Round 2 is Friday with hot laps scheduled for 7 p.m.

Gravel appeared to have the 30-lap World of Outlaws A Main in hand after fending off Donny Schatz once the drivers reached traffic on Lap 7 of the non-stop race. Meanwhile, Sweet rallied into the runner-up position on Lap 15 before he and Schatz traded second place a handful of times.

Once clear of Schatz, Sweet erased Gravel’s lead, cutting it from a little more than half a second with four laps remaining to less than a quarter second with two laps to go. Gravel stuck to the cushion around the 4/10-mile dirt oval and Sweet focused on the bottom groove. Gravel owned a slight edge going into turn three as the duo split a lapped car. However, another competitor nearly spun in turns three and four, forcing Gravel to dive out of the groove and allowing Sweet to pull away to a win by 0.647 of a second.

“Traffic played out for me,” Sweet said. “I was able to move around and put myself in position. I was hunkered down and determined to catch him.”

Gravel commended his team for a fast race car despite a frustrating finish.

“We lapped a lot of cars and it was like three wide in front of me,” he said. “This car is really, really fast here. As a driver I need to put myself in a better spot. I chose the wrong lane and it bit me.”

Schatz rounded out the podium with Daryn Pittman placing fourth and Brian Brown fifth.

Gravel and Sweet both set quick time during their group’s qualifying session. Gravel, Jacob Allen, Sweet and Justin Henderson were the heat race winners. Brooke Tatnell claimed the C Main, Schatz won the dash and Kerry Madsen was victorious in the Last Chance Showdown. Madsen was also the Hard Charger Award winner in the main event, advancing from 21st to 13th.

Martens was dominant during the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids main event, leading all 20 laps and winning by 3.564 seconds.

“This is one of the coolest events going on all year,” he said. “We’ve really got a lot of confidence going on right now.”

Brandon Bosma was the runner up with Kaleb Johnson finishing third, 11th-starting Jody Rosenboom fourth and Monty Ferriera fifth.

Bosma, Trevor Serbus and Clayton Christensen each won a heat race. John Lambertz captured the B Main after starting 12th. He also rallied from 19th to 10th in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

There are two days of racing remaining and many activities throughout the weekend, including:

The Lion’s Pancake Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Saturday. The Jackson Racing Hall of Fame exhibit inside the red building runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A bean bag tournament at the beer garden begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday at the Intivity Center. MRN’s Winged Nation will be on hand showcasing driver interviews and fans can tour the AGCO factory. Winged Nation will also host a pre-race show beginning at 5 p.m. each race night on the Miller Lite Stage.

The Jeremy DeWall Band is live in the beer garden following the races on Friday.

The Huskies Strength and Conditioning 5k starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. There is also a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members on Saturday at 2 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 27, 2019) –

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES

NOS Energy A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (6); 2. 41-David Gravel (2); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 4. 83-Daryn Pittman (8); 5. 21-Brian Brown (3); 6. 9-James McFadden (9); 7. 18-Ian Madsen (10); 8. 2-Carson Macedo (14); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (5); 10. 4-Terry McCarl (4); 11. 5-Shane Stewart (13); 12. 7-Justin Henderson (7); 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen (21); 14. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (15); 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer (18); 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (19); 17. 09-Matt Juhl (11); 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart (12); 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier (17); 20. 7S-Jason Sides (20); 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser (22); 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild (23); 23. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (16); 24. 2KS-Austin McCarl (24).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (2); 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser (1); 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild (5); 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl (6); 5. 44S-Trey Starks (3); 6. 19-Brent Marks (10); 7. 19P-Paige Polyak (4); 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson (14); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 10. 44-Chris Martin (7); 11. 55-Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. 5J-Jamie Ball (11); 13. 7W-R.J. Johnson (12); 14. 8-Jack Croaker (9).

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (6); 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (1); 4. 33M-Mason Daniel (3); 5. 16-Travis Whitney (8); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (10); 7. 05-Colin Smith (9); 8. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (7); 9. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (4); 10. (DNF) 2K-Kevin Ingle (5).

Dirtvision Dash (6 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 2. 41-David Gravel (4); 3. 21-Brian Brown (6); 4. 4-Terry McCarl (2); 5. 1A-Jacob Allen (3); 6. 49-Brad Sweet (7); 7. 7-Justin Henderson (5); 8. 83-Daryn Pittman (8).

Drydene Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-David Gravel (1); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 9-James McFadden (3); 4. 5-Shane Stewart (4); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser (5); 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild (6); 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (9); 9. 8-Jack Croaker (8); 10. 05-Colin Smith (11); 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle (10).

Drydene Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (1); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 6. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 7. 44-Chris Martin (7); 8. 33M-Mason Daniel (9); 9. 5J-Jamie Ball (8); 10. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (10).

Drydene Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (2); 4. 2-Carson Macedo (3); 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer (6); 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen (4); 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell (9); 8. 2KS-Austin McCarl (7); 9. 19-Brent Marks (8); 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson (10); 11. 97-Alan Gilbertson (11).

Drydene Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (1); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. 7S-Jason Sides (5); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (6); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. 7W-R.J. Johnson (8); 9. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (9); 10. 16-Travis Whitney (10).

Qualifying 1: 1. 41-David Gravel, 00:12.752(13); 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:12.766(9); 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 00:12.888(12); 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:12.916(15); 5. 9-James McFadden, 00:12.922(18); 6. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:12.943(6); 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 00:13.001(8); 8. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.043(11); 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.080(14); 10. 44S-Trey Starks, 00:13.181(20); 11. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 00:13.213(3); 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.262(5); 13. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.414(4); 14. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.467(7); 15. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:13.518(2); 16. 5J-Jamie Ball, 00:13.668(19); 17. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.677(21); 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 00:13.706(17); 19. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 00:13.868(10); 20. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 00:14.029(1); 21. 05-Colin Smith, 00:14.059(16).

Qualifying 2: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:12.811(7); 2. 21-Brian Brown, 00:12.966(11); 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:12.969(2); 4. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:12.995(5); 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 00:13.016(9); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.040(21); 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.090(4); 8. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:13.104(12); 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.110(15); 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:13.156(17); 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.178(6); 12. 19P-Paige Polyak, 00:13.330(3); 13. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.376(18); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.468(20); 15. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.496(16); 16. 7W-R.J. Johnson, 00:13.522(1); 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.563(8); 18. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:13.617(10); 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:13.618(13); 20. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.729(14); 21. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:14.024(19).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS
PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens (2); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (3); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (9); 4. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (11); 5. 45-Monty Ferriera (1); 6. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 7. 05-Colin Smith (10); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 9. 05X-Brandon Allen (8); 10. 12L-John Lambertz (19); 11. 20-Brant O'Banion (12); 12. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (13); 13. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (14); 14. 7X-Shane Fick (20); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (17); 16. 11A-Bruce Anderson (5); 17. 5J-Javen Ostermann (15); 18. 2H-Bill Boles (16); 19. 1B-Brett Geldner (18); 20. 56-Bill Johnson (4).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (12); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (2); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 4. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (1); 5. 15-Zach Glaser (4); 6. 7JL-Jared Jansen (5); 7. 7-Johnny Sullivan (6); 8. 1S-Ryan Voss (11); 9. 8-Micah Slendy (9); 10. 35-Blaine Stegenga (10); 11. 83-Sam Henderson (8); 12. 77-Taylor Ryan (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (1); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 4. 05-Colin Smith (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (9); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 8. 15-Zach Glaser (4); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (10); 10. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 2. 05X-Brandon Allen (2); 3. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 4. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (6); 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (10); 7. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 8. 7JL-Jared Jansen (9); 9. 83-Sam Henderson (8); 10. 12L-John Lambertz (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (2); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (3); 3. 48-Jake Martens (8); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (4); 6. 1B-Brett Geldner (1); 7. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (9); 8. 7-Johnny Sullivan (6); 9. 8-Micah Slendy (7); 10. 35-Blaine Stegenga (10).

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey’s General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

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