Tony Stewart Wins Second Career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature
Tony Stewart won his second career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., by taking the second of two 30-lap feature races during the 21st annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup event at the half-mile dirt track. Craig Dollansky won the first feature of the doubleheader. SPEED is scheduled to air the races at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Stewart’s first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature victory came nearly a year ago on July 27 when he won at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada.
Polesitter Greg Hodnett took the early lead in the second A-Feature with Stewart in tow. As the duo began to encounter traffic, Stewart capitalized on the outside lane and rode the cushion to the lead on the backstretch of lap 17. Stewart then pulled away until Donny Schatz, teammate to Stewart at Tony Stewart Racing, found grip on the bottom and quickly disposed of Hodnett for the runner-up position on lap 23.
Schatz reeled in Stewart, and the two competed nearly side by side before the final caution came with five laps remaining after Tim Shaffer hit the frontstretch wall and flipped while running seventh.
Stewart executed a near-perfect restart and Jason Sides maneuvered from fourth to second in turns one and two. Schatz later passed Sides entering turn three on the final lap to secure second place.
“I felt like we were good once we could get to clean air,” Stewart said. “It was going to be won on the first lap of the restart, for sure.
“It’s hard to win these races. When you come up to Pennsylvania, you’ve got the best of both worlds. You’ve got the best touring guys and the best guys from the (Pennsylvania) Posse that run, so it’s a pretty big honor to win one of these things.”
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