Sheldon Haudenschild the Top All Star Again

by Tyler Altmeyer, ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 6, 2015) – In fantastic fashion, Sheldon Haudenschild earned himself a second consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Sunday night, September 6, at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. The nearby Wooster, Ohio native earned the $5,000 winner’s share from near mid-pack; charging to the front after starting tenth on the evening grid. The now five-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015 dominated the feature field, crossing under the checkers with a near seven second advantage. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney and Rob Chaney rounded out the podium finishers.

“This is the best the track has ever been” explained Haudenschild, “Hats off to the track crew. I really hope the fans enjoyed that…thank all of you for coming out tonight. I just want to thank all of my guys again including Bonzai and Zach. We couldn’t do it without Southern Pacific Farms. They help make all of this happen.”

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney led the 24 feature starters to “green” on Sunday night at Wayne County Speedway. Red flag conditions involving a half-dozen competitors would bring the field to rest during the initial start. Travis Philo would suffer the most; getting upside-down just before the flag stand. Philo would walk away unharmed.

Green flag conditions would return with Ryan Smith taking the early advantage. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native kept sole command over Dale Blaney and Danny Holtgraver for the first ten circuits. By the 11th circuit, Sheldon Haudenschild was already in hot pursuit; charging his way into third around Phoenix Racing’s Danny Holtgraver. Haudenschild would make a big move to the top spot the following lap, driving by Dale Blaney and Ryan Smith on the high-side at the exit of turn two. Even with red flag conditions returning to the speedway on lap 18 for Parker Price-Miller, Haudenschild’s momentum never suffered. The 22-year-old rolled away from the field following the lap-18 restart, climbing to a near full straightaway and seven second advantage by the final circuit.

“I kind of figured most of the guys starting ahead of me would run the bottom” said Haudenschild, “The door kinda opened up for me on top and we made it happen.”

Current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point leader and 11-time winner in 2015 Dale Blaney finished second on Sunday night. Millersburg, Ohio’s Rob Chaney raced his way forward from an eighth starting position, ultimately finishing third during the 30-lap main event. Chaney made his move into a podium position on lap 29, getting by Ryan Smith at the exit of turn four. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer made a move around Ryan Smith on the final circuit to secure a fourth place finish; Smith would settle for fifth.

(Photo courtesy of DB3 Imaging)

Contingency Awards/Results – Wayne County Speedway – Sunday, September 6, 2015:

Entrants: 29

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith – 14.230
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rob Chaney
JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Rob Chaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Mumaw
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[8]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[13]; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[17]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[7]; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[20]; 11. 83M-Broc Martin[15]; 12. 89-Cody Darrah[9]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12]; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[24]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 16. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[14]; 17. 19-Chris Andrews[11]; 18. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[22]; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]; 20. 70-Dean Jacobs[23]; 21. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[18]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan[21]

B Feature(10 Laps): 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[1]; 2. 16M-Danny Mumaw[4]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[2]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[6]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9]; 9. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[10]; 10. C1-Clay Riney[8]
Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[5]; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[5]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[4]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]; 9. C1-Clay Riney[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[6]; 6. 70-Dean Jacobs[7]; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[8]; 9. 23-Nick Patterson[9]; 10. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[8]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6]; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[9]

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.230; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney, 14.329; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.412; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.432; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 14.435; 6. 19-Chris Andrews, 14.450; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.473; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.483; 9. 89-Cody Darrah, 14.493; 10. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.562; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.568; 12. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.584; 13. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.641; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr, 14.663; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.701; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.701; 17. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.711; 18. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.728; 19. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.743; 20. 70-Dean Jacobs, 14.798; 21. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.803; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.811; 23. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.820; 24. 9-Jordan Ryan, 14.947; 25. 23-Nick Patterson, 14.991; 26. C1-Clay Riney, 15.150; 27. 4-Danny Smith, 15.197; 28. 91X-Aaron Middaugh, 15.537; 29. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.100