Blaney Bests Stout Field to Claim $15,000 Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships
Inside Line Promotions – CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 25, 2014) – Dale Blaney became the third different winner in as many races during the inaugural Renegade Sprints season, which wrapped up on Saturday with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway.
Blaney took the lead approximately a quarter of the way through the 40-lap feature and he efficiently maneuvered around the high-banked track despite bouts with heavy traffic.
“We raced good all weekend,” he said following his first career Renegade Sprints event. “We had a great year. It was more than we could have imaged at the beginning of the year.”
Danny Lasoski, who made his debut with Big Game Motorsports during the Open Wheel Championships, led the first segment before Blaney was able to get under him for the top spot. Lasoski maintained the runner-up position for the remainder of the race.
“Hats off to Blaney’s team,” he said. “They did a great job. My guys worked their tails off for me. I want to thank Tod Quiring for giving me this opportunity to drive the Big Game Treestands car. We did our best, but could only run second.”
Greg Wilson – the most recent Renegade Sprints winner entering the weekend – advanced from ninth to third place. He held off Nathan Skaggs and polesitter Jimmy Stinson, who claimed the $1,000-to-win dash, in a spirited battle for the final spot on the podium.
“The race track was awesome last night and tonight,” Wilson said. “I got beat by two of the baddest sons of guns that ever drove a sprint car. I want to thank all the people at Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints for putting on the show.”
Skaggs and Stinson finished with career bests of fourth and fifth place, respectively. Tyler Courtney placed sixth, Chad Kemenah was seventh and Friday’s fast qualifier Danny Smith ended eighth.
Randy Hannagan, who won the inaugural Renegade Sprints event at Atomic Speedway in August, advanced from 16th to ninth and Brady Bacon rounded out the top 10.
Saturday kicked off with the 20-lap Charlie McCann Memorial, which Ian Madsen won after lining up on the inside of the sixth row. Madsen and Rob Chaney traded a handful of slide jobs in the closing laps before Madsen’s late-race pass secured the victory.
Madsen then elected to forfeit his winnings of $2,065 for a provisional into the back of the Open Wheel Championships main event.
“I just had to redeem myself from last night,” he said. “Thanks to the team for working hard today and getting a new car together. We didn’t tow 12 hours out from Iowa just to sit and watch the feature race.”
Madsen then rallied from the back to score a 14th-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award.
“Hats off to the Renegades,” he said. “They are doing a great thing and I hope everyone gets behind them and supports them.”
A prerace autograph session opened the festivities at Atomic Speedway. Drivers also held a helmet pass to collect money for injured driver Lee Jacobs. The main event was then preceded by driver introductions, which allowed kids to high five the drivers who were paraded in front of the crowd.
Stay tuned to http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com for announcements regarding tracks committed to hosting Renegade Sprints events next season.
“I want to thank Brad and everyone at Atomic Speedway for giving the Renegade Sprints an opportunity this year,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “Saturday was another great night of racing that didn’t disappoint. We are working hard to field a full schedule next season and will also have announcements about the points fund, the rules package and other pertinent information throughout the offseason.”
ATOMIC SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Oct. 25, 2014) –
Charlie McCann Memorial (20 laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (11); 2. 9x-Rob Chaney (3); 3. 40-Caleb Helms (1); 4. 57x-Andrew Palker (16); 5. 8-David Smith (6); 6. 55f-Taylor Ferns (13); 7. 06-Brandy Bower (8); 8. 3f-Rick Fraley (9); 9. 37-Mark Coleman (14); 10. 83x-Nate Reeser (15); 11. 41-Randy Fink (18); 12. 08-Brandon Conkel (19); 13. 1p-Curtis Evans (2); 14. 9-Dean Jacobs (12); 15. 12-Nick Roberts (20); 16. 5-Adam Strausser (10); 17. 99d-Josh Davis (7); 18. 15h-Mitch Harble (4); 19. 22r-Kevin Roberts (17); 20. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. (5); 21. 85-Mike Terry Jr. (DNS).
Dash (8 laps): 1. 84-Jimmy Stinson (1); 2. 2l-Danny Lasoski (2); 3. 10h-Chad Kemenah (5); 4. 14k-Dale Blaney (7); 5. 2s-Nathan Skaggs (3); 6. 4t-Tyler Courtney (4); 7. 49-Cole Duncan (8); 8. 4-Danny Smith (9); 9. 20w-Greg Wilson (10); 10. 99b-Brady Bacon (6).
A Main (40 laps): 1. 14k-Dale Blaney (4); 2. 2l-Danny Lasoski (2); 3. 20w-Greg Wilson (9); 4. 2s-Nathan Skaggs (5); 5. 84-Jimmy Stinson (1); 6. 4t-Tyler Courtney (6); 7. 10h-Chad Kemenah (3); 8. 4-Danny Smith (8); 9. 11h-Randy Hannagan (16); 10. 99b-Brady Bacon (10); 11. 78-Todd Kane (15); 12. 60-Kory Crabtree (18); 13. 63-Kody Swanson (23); 14. 18-Ian Madsen (26); 15. 17b-Bill Balog (22); 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild (13); 17. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 18. 35r-Ron Blair (17); 19. 59-Danny Holtgraver (21); 20. 22b-Ryan Broughton (24); 21. 5t-Travis Philo (19); 22. 56r-Ryan Myers (20); 23. 40i-Mark Imler (25); 24. 45-Tim Shaffer (12); 25. 49-Cole Duncan (7); 26. 59-Bryan Nuckles (14).
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RENEGADE SPRINTS –
The Renegade Sprints is a 410ci sprint car series that was created in 2014. The series will aim for approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan each season. The Renegade Sprints also anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.
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