SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes their final appearance of the 2019 season tonight at Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash.
The season-long points battle is ultra-tight as Brad Sweet holds a slim 4-point lead over Donny Schatz. Sweet has visited victory lane 15-times this season, has 41 Top-5’s and 57 Top-10’s in 63-races. Sweet is the defending WoO fall winner at Lernerville. Schatz has 9-wins, 42 Top-5’s and 58 Top-10’s in 63-races in 2019 and has visited Terry Bowser victory lane 7-times:
Sweet took the points lead after finishing sixth last night at Eldora, earning the KSE Hard Charger award after starting 17th. Schatz had a disappointing night, starting 24th and finishing 17th.
Logan Schuchart (pictured above) comes into Lernerville with momentum after a dominating performance last night at Eldora. Everything went right for Schuchart as he set Quick Time, won his Drydene Heat race, drew the pole position for the DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash and then went out and won it. Schuchart didn’t stop there, he led all 30-laps in the feature to grab his eighth win of the season. The victory left Schuchart fifth in points, eight points behind 4th place Daryn Pittman.
“This is definitely one, coming to Eldora, is one I always look forward to,” Schuchart said. “It’s been really good to us. We just haven’t been able to win one. So, to end our season at Eldora and win one is cool. Especially since I’ve had so many good runs and haven’t won one since 2017. It’s cool to win at this place any chance you get.”
Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup winner David Gravel sits in third place in the points standings, 110-points behind Sweet. Gravel held off Kyle Larson to take home the $25,000 Grand Prize this past July. Sweet finished fourth with Schatz finishing fifth, which should make for an intense battle tonight at The Action Track.
One driver looking to get his first win at Lernerville is Myerstown, PA native Brent Marks. Marks made the Dash in July but settled for a 14th place finish in the feature.
“I think I raced there about 15 times and I finished probably five races,” Marks said. “It’s just one of those places, it bites me every time. I’ve got to conquer that place one day and I will. Hopefully it’s [this] week.”
There have been six races on a 4/10-mille track, so far, this season: Gravel’s win in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Giovanni Scelzi took home the checkered flag on May 24th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with Schuchart picking up the victory the following night May 25th. Two of Sweet’s wins came at the Jackson Motorplex on June 27th and June 29th. Carson Macedo prevented a Sweet sweep by winning on June 28th.
The Allegheny Sprint Tour RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars are also on tonight’s schedule.
Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6 p.m. Time trials start at 7:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies and heat races begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students ages 11-17, Children 10 and under are free. Tickets and information are available at www.lernerville.com.