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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (JULY 9, 2018) – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed to The Badger State this past weekend for two nights of racing. Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team climbed from a 14th starting position to finish inside of the top-10 on Friday night’s FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond. They followed that up with a 12th-place effort after an early spin in Saturday night’s 41-lap feature event.
On Friday night, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified 14th and finished fifth in his heat race. Stewart started the 35-lap main event from the outside of row 7 and quickly moved into 12th on the opening lap. By lap 16, he jumped into the top-10. On the final circuit of the race, Stewart made one last pass to finish in eighth-place, capping a solid run in the feature.
The following night, Stewart was the first car out for qualifying and turned the fastest lap of the night. He went on to win his heat race and finish fourth in the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart started Saturday night’s 41-lap feature event from the outside of row two and was running in the top-five when he got together with a lapped car and spun in turn two on lap 10. After restarting at the tail-end of the field, Stewart worked his way back up to a 12th-place finish.
“It’s unfortunate that our weekend ended the way it did,” said Stewart. “We were having such a strong run the entire night. But at least we were able to come back up and finish 12th. It feels good to have speed back in our ENEOS No. 2 car and I can’t thank my team enough for that. I really look forward to the Month of Money, hopefully we can get some good finishes and turn our season around.”
The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, July 10 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for the Brad Doty Classic. Team owner Kyle Larson will also be competing in the Silva Motorsports No. 57. Tickets for Tuesday’s race are available here.
|TRACK: Cedar Lake Speedway
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 14th
TRACK: Cedar Lake Speedway
|DATE: July 6, 2018
HEAT RACE: 5th
DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE FINISH: 8th
DATE: July 6, 2018