Haudenschild Retains Rolling In Texas | SPEED SPORT


Sheldon Haudenschild and crew in victory lane. (Trent Gower picture)

PAIGE, Texas — Very similar to his legendary father Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild is constant to thrill followers nationwide within the World of Outlaws NOS Power Drink Dash Automobile Sequence.

His newest act got here in Friday’s opener to the Drydene Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Coming from sixth, Haudenschild braved the skin and bolted to the cushion at a time when his rivals have been glued to the underside. His threat paid off in a giant means as he rocketed to the lead on lap 25 and made his strikes round Aaron Reutzel and Brad Candy appear like a breeze. The ultimate 11 laps flew by because the 27-year-old star sliced and diced his means by a tough run of lapped visitors that included a number of shut calls.

By topping his counterparts for the second-straight week, Haudenschild turns into the primary repeat winner of the season. It’s his sixteenth profession World of Outlaws win and continues to ship the boldness of the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing No. 17 by the roof.

“Successful these [Outlaw] races is a dream come true,” Haudenschild instructed an enormous crowd. “This NOS Power Drink automotive is on rails proper now. These guys Ripper, Drew, Nickolas, all of them deserve these wins. We’re working actually arduous and the outcomes simply preserve coming.”

Earlier than Haudenschild wowed the group, Reutzel was the discuss of city. In his dwelling state for the primary time as a full-time World of Outlaws driver, Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 regarded unstoppable for a lot of Friday’s act on the Cotton Bowl third-mile oval.

Reutzel, the main Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the 12 months contender, set a monitor document (13.356 seconds), gained his Group Drydene Warmth Race, drew the pole of the redraw and gained the DIRTVision Quick Move Sprint.

He led the opening 12 laps of the 35-lap characteristic earlier than a restart allowed Candy to lineup alongside him, and subsequently move him across the outdoors.

Candy ensued to steer his personal share of 12 laps earlier than Reutzel re-entered the image and Haudenschild emerged to make it a three-way conflict the highest spot. On lap 25, Haudenschild adopted Candy down the backstretch however refused to observe the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Components #49 to the underside of flip three.

As a substitute, he hauled it off into the nook and buried it deep into the cushion, discovering the momentum and sweeping proper across the outdoors of Candy to take the lead away.

Haudenschild maneuvered by visitors and ran off to a 0.571-second benefit on the checkered flag.

“Ripper and I actually haven’t had quite a lot of time along with this automotive,” Haudenschild famous. “Attending to work with him and the blokes on growing bottom line setup for after we present up has helped loads. Beginning up entrance is big too, you’re not gonna beat these guys beginning behind them each evening. We’ve been engaged on our qualifying too. We’re simply making little strides in every single place. It’s nice to be profitable like this so early within the season.”

Closing out the rostrum behind Haudenschild was a dejected Reutzel in second and a constant Brad Candy in third.

“I’m really actually disenchanted,” Reutzel mentioned. “I simply did a shitty job driving and you need to be a greater driver to win these races. Automobile was unbelievable, I believe it was the profitable automotive. These are arduous to win. It’s a must to run 35 good laps and I didn’t do this tonight. It’s good to get again on the rostrum after final weekend, although.”

Candy, the two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, re-claimed the early-season factors lead along with his fourth-straight podium look.

“The motive force simply must step up there,” Candy admitted on his lack of the lead. “I knew I wanted to maneuver up, particularly whenever you’re going that sluggish on the underside. The highest simply didn’t appear like it was there, although. I used to be trapped and acquired going sluggish, so I knew somebody would discover one thing. Didn’t shock me when it was Sheldon that drove round me. I attempted to maintain up, however he was just a bit higher tonight.”

Ian Madsen recorded a season-high fourth-place end within the McGhee No. 11. Donny Schatz earned his fifth consecutive top-five end aboard the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15.

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