(Photo: Sheldon Haudenschild with team in Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway victory lane – Jason Brown Photo Credit)
Sheldon Haudenschild Earns First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win at Lincoln Speedway; Weekend action resumes at Wilmot Raceway
LINCOLN, Illinois (May 20, 2016) – For the second time in as many starts, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time during a first ever appearance at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Haudenschild took advantage of a lap-17 restart to earn his position at the front of the field, driving around pole sitter Parker Price-Miller on a rubbered-up racing surface to clinch a second consecutive, $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star payday. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 now has eight career main event victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising his 2016 win total to two. Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish second, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, his second consecutive All Star podium finish.
“Feels great to get one more of these,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “I just can’t thank Bonzai and the guys enough for what they do for this team. They work their butt’s off every week and it clearly shows. I have a lot of great sponsors who back this team. Without their help and support, we wouldn’t be here. I just can’t thank them enough.”
Sheldon Haudenschild raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event, getting away third after the initial start before capturing second from Chad Kemenah on lap two. Haudenschild made early challenges for the top spot by lap four, attempting back-to-back slide jobs on leader Parker Price-Miller, but Price-Miller prevailed and maintained control. It would be lap 17 before Haudenschild could make a bid for the top spot stick, driving around the outside of Parker Price-Miller during a single-file restart. Haudenschild controlled the remaining distance, surviving one additional restart on lap 22.
“I’ve seen my dad do it a few times, so I figured I had a shot to make it work,” explained Haudenschild regarding his winning move. “I figured that was my only shot to make it work. I restarted as close as I could to Parker (Price-Miller), worked around him and it stuck. I’m just happy to be in victory lane. We’ll head to Wilmot Raceway tomorrow and try again.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their trek through the Midwest on Saturday, May 21, with a visit to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Arctic Cat All Star competitors will race head-to-head with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday night, dueling for a $5,000 top prize during the Fifth Annual IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge. Dale Blaney, the six-time and defending All Star point champion, will lead the charge into Wisconsin on Saturday evening. The Ohio native has earned the last five Arctic Cat All Star main event victories in the “Badger State,” including four consecutive IRA/All Star Sprint Challenges.
Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates for race teams at 12-noon on Saturday, May 21. A mandatory drivers meeting will be hosted at 5:30 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:15 pm. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:45 pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Wilmot Raceway online at www.wilmotraceway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results – Lincoln Speedway, Illinois – Friday, May 20, 2016
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild – 11.689 Seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild (2nd Quick – 11.421 Seconds)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Joe B. Miller
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Kraig Kinser
JE Pistons Dash: Parker Price-Miller
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.330; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.421; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.482; 4.21-Cap Henry, 11.560; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.708; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.708; 7.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.769; 8.40-Caleb Helms, 11.786; 9.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.788; 10.12-Jerrod Hull, 11.791; 11.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.875; 12.42-Cory Bruns, 11.890; 13.44-AJ Bruns, 11.978; 14.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.990; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.076; 16.51B-Joe B. Miller, 12.079; 17.29-Joey Moughan, 12.079; 18.22-Bret Tripplett, 12.080; 19.1M-Jim Moughan, 12.157; 20.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.219; 21.77U-Chris Urish, 12.230; 22.65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.244; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.293; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 12.332; 25.95-Hunter Mackison, 12.390; 26.52F-Logan Faucon, 12.517; 27.6B-Andy Baugh, 12.587; 28.23D-Trey Datweiler, 12.631; 29.10-Dustin Homan, 12.808; 30.10s-Jeremy Standridge, 13.140; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.167; 32.9X-Paul Nienhiser, 99.990;
Heat 1, Group A – (10 Laps)
- 21-Cap Henry ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 4. 44-AJ Bruns ; 5. 42-Cory Bruns ; 6. 23D-Trey Datweiler ; 7. 10-Dustin Homan
Heat 2, Group B – (10 Laps)
- 51B-Joe B. Miller ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry ; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller ; 5. 77U-Chris Urish ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 7. 6B-Andy Baugh ; 8. 52F-Logan Faucon
Heat 3, Group C – (10 Laps)
- 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 3. 12-Jerrod Hull ; 4. 22-Bret Tripplett ; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan ; 8. 10s-Jeremy Standridge
Heat 4, Group D – (10 Laps)
- 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser ; 7. 29-Joey Moughan ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg
Dash 1 – (8 Laps)
- 2-Parker Price-Miller ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 7. 21-Cap Henry ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney
B-Main 1 – (14 Laps)
- 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 2. 23D-Trey Datweiler ; 3. 1M-Jim Moughan ; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser ; 5. 29-Joey Moughan ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 7. 6B-Andy Baugh ; 8. 10s-Jeremy Standridge ; 9. 10-Dustin Homan ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 11. 52F-Logan Faucon
A-Main 1 – (35 Laps)
- 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 5. 12-Jerrod Hull ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney ; 7. 21-Cap Henry ; 8. 22-Bret Tripplett ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 11. 51B-Joe B. Miller ; 12. 1M-Jim Moughan ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms ; 15. 77U-Chris Urish ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 17. 65-Jordan Goldesberry ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael ; 19. 42-Cory Bruns ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 21. 44-AJ Bruns ; 22. 23D-Trey Datweiler ; 23. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 24. 4K-Kody Kinser
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/20/2016):
1)Dale Blaney: 994
2)Chad Kemenah: 972
3)Sheldon Haudenschild: 944
4)Cap Henry: 906
5)T.J. Michael: 870
6)Danny Holtgraver: 852
7)Lee Jacobs: 828
8)Caleb Helms: 786
9)Kraig Kinser: 758
10)Caleb Armstrong: 752
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.