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USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway goes above and beyond the county lines

CONCORD, N.C. – August 1, 2016 – To really gauge the magnitude of a race, numbers must come with it. For USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., there is one outstanding leap in numbers – the attendance for the race has and is expected to supersede the town’s 8,715-person population.

Try by a magnitude of almost two. Cedar Lake will see 14,000 in total attendance and counting for the three-day extravaganza from August 4-6. Track co-owner and promoter Bob Kaufman expects 3,000 attendees on Thursday, 5,000 on Friday and 7,000 for Saturday’s 100-lap finale. But to Kaufman, this is nothing unusual. It has been a growing trend in the time the event’s 29-year history.

“[USA Nationals] completely changes what the town is,” Kaufman said. “Hotels have been sold out for a year. I heard comments at the grocery store that they have stocked up for all the campers coming in to buy food. The USA Nationals transforms New Richmond, Wis. – a small town to a big city within days.”

This is all because Kaufman and his dedicated staff are fully invested in offering the total fan experience – from tubing down the Apple River to introducing passionate fans to their favorite drivers. It is a staple for New Richmond townies and for those crossing county lines alike. It is fulfilling for fans of all ages, similar to the racing Cedar Lake Speedway has to offer for living late model legends and the sport’s young guns.

Kaufman compared it to Bristol Motor Speedway – usually in a town frozen in daily routines until the races spring into action. That is when the community comes together to complete the total exciting atmosphere. Though, there is a catch for Kaufman in total comparison and it reflects the track’s proximity to all of Minneapolis’ professional sports teams.

Kaufman feels he has more to offer than just the high-adrenaline racing scene, and he will embrace it with arms wide-open. He prides himself that the USA Nationals is similarly impactful to other professional games – the best players in the business competing on the same stage – but at more than half the price. This event offers fans more for less, which makes the event inviting for families, friends and simply for anyone who wants to share the sport’s intensity with the drivers.

“For 45 minutes or less you can go to a baseball game, you can go to the Viking’s brand new stadium or a Wild game,” Kaufman explained. “You’ll spend $7 for a beer, $8 for a cheeseburger, and $80 for your ticket. The other part of it that makes me feel good is we’re able to provide a low-budget form of entertainment. Not everyone can afford an expense like that.”

What Cedar Lake Speedway and the World of Outlaws have to offer fans is why hotels are booked a year in advance. Judy Roettger, the general manager of the AmericINN just eight miles away from the track, sees a new theme of guests around this time of year.

“You can tell the excitement from our guests to the time they check in to when they head to the races,” she said.

What the event offers the drivers is equally as persuading – an offer they cannot refuse. USA Nationals draws such a big large field to begin with because it offers the largest purse of the season for the Outlaws and most other drivers – $50,000-to-win for Saturday’s finale. That is the reason why defending champion Shane Clanton grinned ear-to-ear when asked about how big the USA Nationals is for not only the series, but also all the competitors seeking a season-changing payday.

The winnings that are up for grabs are more than one-third of Clanton’s $121,775 winnings so far in 26 World of Outlaws races alone. The amount is also half of Clanton’s check for winning the series championship in 2015. Top dollar draws top competition, which draws top crowds. Clanton said the high-stakes make the event exciting – enough to even make the trip from his Zebulon, Ga. home aside from being a sanctioned race for the Outlaws.

 “You’re getting guys who would not normally go up to that area,” Clanton said. “It’s a long ways up there. It’s got to be worth our while for us to go up there, and they put enough money on the line for us to make the trip. That’ll get fans to make the trip, too.”

When Kaufman sees RV’s packed like sardines in the camping lots and fans lined up to enter the racing wonderland, he cannot help but to smile. To him, the track serves the community. It is what brings them together on an annual basis.

“What makes me feel good is you’re doing a lot of good things for the community,” Kaufman said. “There are always people coming from around the country spending their hard-earned dollars in our local community. It’s a great thing to see.”

For ticketing information to the 29th Annual USA Nationals, visit cedarlakespeedway.com.

ABOUT THE TRACKS

SHAWANO SPEEDWAY is a 1/2-mile oval.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015- Shane Clanton (on July 28)
2014- Darrell Lanigan (on July 29)
2013- Greg Satterlee (on July 30)
2012- Darrell Lanigan (on August 7)
2011- Darrell Lanigan (on August 3)
2010- Billy Moyer (on August 4)

CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile oval.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015- Jonathan Davenport (on August 1)
2014- Jimmy Owens (on August 2)
2013- Tim McCreadie (on August 3)
2012- Darrell Lanigan (on August 4)
2011- Josh Richards (on August 6)
2010- Scott Bloomquist (on August 7)

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series drivers maintain websites:

Morgan Bagley – morganbagley.com
Boom Briggs – boombriggs.com
Steve Casebolt – stevecasebolt.com
Shane Clanton – shaneclanton25.com
Joey Coulter – joeycoulter.com
Rick Eckert – rickeckertracing.com
Tyler Erb – tylererb.com
Chub Frank – chubfrank.com
Frank Heckenast Jr. – frankjr99.com
Chase Junghans – chasejunghans.com
Billy Moyer Jr. – billymoyerjr.com
Josh Richards – joshrichards.com
Brian Shirley – brianshirley.com
Eric Wells – ericwells18.com

SEASON WINNERS: Josh Richards – 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Jan. 18,19, Farmer City Raceway on April 3,4, Carolina Speedway on April 29, Tyler County Speedway on May 28, Weedsport Speedway on June 21, Lernerville Speedway on June 24; Deer Creek Speedway on July 9; Ogilvie Raceway on July 13; Fairbury American Legion Speedway on July 30); Shane Clanton – 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 20, Screven Motor Speedway on Feb. 12, Ponderosa Speedway on May 6, Moler Raceway Park on May 27, Mason City Motor Speedway on July 8; Quincy Raceways on July 28); Brian Shirley – 3 (Fayetteville Motor Speedway on April 30, Rockford Speedway on June 30, Hamilton County Speedway on July 7); Scott Bloomquist – 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 7, Lernerville Speedway on June 25); Rick Eckert – 1 (Screven Motor Speedway on Feb. 13); Dale McDowell – 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on April 8); Tim Dohm – 1 (Tyler County Speedway on May 29); Brandon Overton – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on June 25)

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series heads to four different tracks in a four-day stretch. The Outlaws will head to Delaware International Speedway (August 11), Potomac Speedway (August 12), Winchester Speedway (August 13) and Eriez Speedway (August 14).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Points Trail By
1 1 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3760 0
2 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 3546 214
3 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 3448 312
4 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3338 422
5 76 Brandon Overton  Evans, GA 3314 446
6 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN 3238 522
7 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 3230 530
8 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL 3210 550
9 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA 3204 556
10 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY 3170 590
11 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 3148 612
12 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 3038 722
13 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 2794 966
14 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC 2666 1094
15 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 2476 1284
16 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN 1416 2344
17 11 Austin Smith Cedartown, GA 1368 2392
18 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1116 2644
19 17M Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 1088 2672
20 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1070 2690

 2016 STAT ATTACK

There have been 26 World of Outlaws Late Model Series features this season.

Winners (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 11
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 6
3. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 3
4. – SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 2
5. – RICK ECKERT, York, Penn. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 1
– TIM DOHM, Cross Lanes, W.V. – 1
– BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Va. – 1

Pole Positions (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, WV. – 6
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 3
– BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 3
4. – RICK ECKERT, York, Penn. – 2
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 2
6. – JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga.– 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1-
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chichamaugua, Ga. – 1
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 1
– BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 1
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 1

Time Trial leaders (18 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, WV. – 5
2. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 3
3. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 2
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 2
5. – JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 1
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 1
– SHANE CLANTON – Zebulon, Ga. – 1
– CHRIS FERGUSON, Mooresville, N.C. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 1
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 1
– DAVE HESS, Waterford, Pa. – 1
– CHAD SIMPSON, Mount Vernon, Iowa – 1
– BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 1
– KEVIN WEAVER, Gibson City, Ill. – 1

Podium Finishes (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 19
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 11
3. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 5
4. – SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 4
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 4
6. – DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 3
– JONATHAN DAVENPORT, Blairsville, Ga. – 3
8. – CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 2
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 2
10. – BOOM BRIGGS, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– IVEDENT LLOYD, JR., Ocala, Fla. – 1
– RYAN UNZICKER, El Paso, Ill. – 1
– BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 1
– BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. – 1
– DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. – 1
– CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– EDDIE CARRIER JR., Salt Rock, W.V. – 1
– DEREK DOLL, Greenwood, W.V. – 1
– TIM DOHM, Cross Lanes, W.V. – 1
– MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex.– 1
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 1
– BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 1
– TYLER ERB, New Waverly, Tex. – 1
– JIMMY MARS, Menomonie, WI – 1
– ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky. – 1
– CHAD SIMPSON, Mount Vernon, Iowa – 1
– DENNIS ERB JR., Carpentersville, Ill. – 1

Heat Race Winners (42 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – 18
2. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 8
3. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – 7
4. – SCOTT BLOOMQUIST, Mooresburg, Tenn. – 6
– SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – 7
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 6
7. – BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – 5
8. – FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 3
– ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky. – 3
– STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – 3
11. – JARED LANDERS, Batesville, Ariz. – 2
– DALE MCDOWELL, Chickamaugua, Ga. – 2
– JONATHAN DAVENPORT, Blairsville, Ga. – 2
– CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 2
– CHRIS FERGUSON, Mooresville, N.C. –2
– BOBBY PIERCE, Oakwood, Ill. – 2
– TIM MCCREADIE, Watertown, N.Y. – 2
18. – RYAN UNZICKER, El Paso, Ill. – 1
– FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – 1
– CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – 1
– JOEY COULTER, Mooresville, N.C. – 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1
– AUSTIN SMITH, Cedartown, Ga. – 1
– GREGG SATTERLEE, Indiana, Pa. – 1
– JASON COVERT, York Haven, Pa. – 1
– SCOTT SCHMITT, Tonica, Ill. – 1
– WILLIE MILLIKEN, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – 1
– EARL PEARSON JR., Callahan, Fla. – 1
– JOHNNY PURSLEY, Clover, S.C. – 1
– DON O’NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. – 1
– DUSTIN LINVILLE, Landcaster, Ky. – 1
– CHRIS MADDEN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– DEVIN GILPIN, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– DEREK DOLL, Greenwood, W.V. – 1
– RUSS KING, Bristolville, Ohio – 1
– KOLBY VANDERBERGH, Ashland, Ill. – 1
– MIKE SPATOLA, Manhattan, Ill. – 1
– DEREK CHANDLER, Pontiac, Ill. – 1
– TYLER ERB, New Waverly, Tex. – 1
– BOOM BRIGGS, Bear Lake, Pa. – 1
– CHAD SIMPSON, Mount Vernon, Iowa – 1
– CHRIS SIMPSON, Mount Vernon, Iowa – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, Ark. – 5
2. – CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – 4
– CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – 4
4. – FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Pa. – 3
– BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill.– 3
6. – JORDAN YAGGY, Rochester, Minn. – 2
– ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky.– 2
– DON O’NEAL, Martinsville, Ind. – 2
9. – MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex.– 1
– CASEY ROBERTS, Toccoa, Ga.– 1
– RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – 1
– MASON ZEIGLER, Chalk Hill, Pa. – 1
– MARK WHITENER, Middleburg, Fla. – 1
– KYLE BRONSON, Brandon, Fla. – 1
– DENNIS FRANKLIN, Gaffney, S.C. – 1
– BILLY OGLE, JR., Knoxville, Tenn. – 1
– STEVE FRANCIS, Bowling Green, Ky. – 1
– R.J. CONLEY, Wheelersburg, Ohio – 1
– KYLE THOMAS, Pennsboro, W.V. – 1
– MIKE BENEDUM, Salem, W.V. – 1
– DAVID ZONA, Montrose, Pa. – 1
– TYLER ERB, New Waverly, Tex. – 1
– JARED MILEY, Pittsburg, Pa. – 1
– DARRELL LANIGAN, Union, Ky. – 1
– MIKE BENEDUM, Salem, W.V. – 1
– GARY HUNT, Franklin Grove, Ill. – 1
– TYLER BRUENING, Decorah, Iowa – 1
– JAKE O’NEIL, Tucson, Ariz. – 1

Feature Winnings (Full Time Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings
1. – JOSH RICHARDS, Shinnston, W.V. – $202,025
2. – SHANE CLANTON, Zebulon, Ga. – $121,775
3. – BRIAN SHIRLEY, Chatham, Ill. – $70,630
4. – RICK ECKERT, York, Pa. – $69,875
5. – BRANDON OVERTON, Evans, Ga. – $51,445
6. – BILLY MOYER JR., Batesville, AR – $45,425
7. – CHUB FRANK, Bear Lake, Pa. – $44,840
8. – STEVE CASEBOLT, Richmond, Ind. – $44,670
9. – FRANK HECKENAST JR., Frankfort, Ill. – $40,710
10. – ERIC WELLS, Hazard, Ky. – $40,425
11. – MORGAN BAGLEY, Longview, Tex. – $35,270
12. – CHASE JUNGHANS, Manhattan, Kan. – $31,125
13. – TYLER ERB, New Waverly, Tex. – $24,480
14. – JOEY COULTER, Moorseville, N.C. – $15,890
15. – BOOM BRIGGS, Bear Lake, Pa. – $14,100

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Fri., Feb. 12 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, Ga. / Shane Clanton (1)
2. Sat., Feb. 13 / Screven Motor Speedway / Sylvania, Ga. / Rick Eckert (1)
3. Thurs., Feb. 18 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Josh Richards (1)
4. Fri., Feb. 19 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Josh Richards (2)
5. Sat., Feb. 20 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barbersville, Fla. / Shane Clanton (2)
6. Sat., April 2 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, Ill. / Josh Richards (3)
7. Sun., April 3 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, Ill. / Josh Richards (4)
8. Fri., April 8 / Duck River Raceway Park / Wheel, Tenn. / Dale McDowell (1)
9. Fri., April 29 / Carolina Speedway / Gastonia, N.C. / Josh Richards (5)
10. Sat., April 30 / Fayetteville Motor Speedway / Fayetteville, N.C. / Brian Shirley (1)
11. Fri., May 6 / Ponderosa Speedway / Junction City, Ky. / Shane Clanton (3)
12. Sat., May 7 / Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, Tenn. / Scott Bloomquist (1)
13. Fri., May 27 / Moler Raceway Park / Williamsburg, Ohio / Shane Clanton (4)
14. Sat., May 28 / Tyler County Speedway / Middlebourne, W.V. / Josh Richards (6)
15. Sun., May 29 / Tyler County Speedway / Middlebourne, W.V. / Tim Dohm (1)
16. Tues., June 21 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, N.Y. / Josh Richards (7)
17. Fri., June 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Josh Richards (8)
18. Sat., June 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brandon Overton (1)
19. Sat., June 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Scott Bloomquist (2)
20. Thurs., June 30 / Rockford Speedway / Loves Park, Ill. / Brian Shirley (2)
21. Wed., July 7 / Hamilton County Speedway / Webster City, Iowa / Brian Shirley (3)
22. Thurs., July 8 / Mason City Motor Speedway / Mason City, Iowa / Shane Clanton (5)
23. Fri., July 9 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, Minn. / Josh Richards (9)
24. Wed., July 13 / Ogilvie Raceway / Ogilvie, Minn. / Josh Richards (10)
25. Thurs., July 28 / Quincy Raceways / Quincy, Ill. / Shane Clanton (6)
26. Sat., July 30 / Fairbury American Legion Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Josh Richards (11)

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