McFadden Nabs Back-to-Back All-Star Wins

JACKSON, Minn. (July 27, 2019) - For the second time in as many days, and for the fourth time in his career, Brisbane, Australia’s James McFadden is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, this time using a late-race surge to power under race leader, Josh Baughman, during the closing laps of Friday’s visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

 

Starting fourth on the feature grid, McFadden’s drive to the front was not only impressive, but also valuable, scoring $10,000 for his feature triumph in southern Minnesota, bumping his two-day total with Tony Stewart’s All Stars to $15,000. Adding some extra hype to his Friday night feat, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, was on hand to capture all of the action, set to re-air later this fall via tape-delay broadcast.

 

“This feels great. The car has been working really well,” James McFadden expressed, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb/Curb Records/Team ASE/Wicked Energy Gum/Wicked Cushion/No. 9 sprint car. “I was actually starting to get frustrated a little bit. I felt like I was really good in traffic. The cautions kinda screwed up any chance we had to make up some ground in traffic."

 

Although McFadden was the star of the show during the final five circuits, it was Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown who earned the initial jump, utilizing the pole position to scoot away to a comfortable lead during the first 12 circuits. Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason chased Brown from the runner-up spot, followed by Josh Baughman, James McFadden, and Aaron Reutzel.

 

Near-flawless at the front of the field, and only tripped up by slower traffic on one occasion, Brian Brown was seemingly in complete control, that until caution flags waved for a slowing Aaron Reutzel with 12 laps recorded.

 

Unfortunately, while slowing for the caution, Brown bumped the inside berm causing the multi-time Knoxville Raceway feature winner to lose the handle of his familiar no. 21 and spin to the stop. That mishap ultimately forced Brown to surrender the top spot to Josh Baughman; Aaron Reutzel’s car owner and teammate who had already slipped into second by lap six.

 

When green flag action returned, it was Baughman who was now the man in charge, now followed by James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Justin Henderson, and Brock Zearfoss. Baughman remained in control for 13 circuits, working as hard as he could to keep McFadden and Eliason off of his shoulders.

 

By lap 25, McFadden was all over Baughman for the lead, knocking down the advantage to less than a car length by the time the frontrunners received the five-to-go signal from the flagstand.

 

Although McFadden’s first bid for the top spot did not succeed in turns one and two, his efforts in the next two corners prevailed, jamming the Kasey Kahne Racing entry between Baughman and the inside berm as the pair raced into turn three on lap 26. The move sealed the deal, allowing McFadden to drive on to score the $10,000 payday. Eliason powered ahead to finish second, followed by Josh Baughman, a hard-charging Kerry Madsen from 18th, and Justin Henderson.

 

"I'm proud of this team," McFadden added. "It has been a great few days."

 

A pair of starts in the Hawkeye State will conclude the four-day, All Star jaunt through the Midwest including a visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 27, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, July 28. Saving the biggest event for last, of course, Sunday’s visit to 34 Raceway will feature the highly-anticipated Inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race awarding a grand prize equalling $26,000.

 

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway should visit each facility at their respective online homes: www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.34raceway.com.

 

Contingency Awards/Results: Jackson Motorplex - July 26, 2019:
Event: Tony Stewart Night at Jackson Motorplex
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.707
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.770
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Henderson
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Peck
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Josh Baughman
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brian Brown
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: James McFadden
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kerry Madsen (+14)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Josh Baughman (13-25, 13 laps)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Travis Whitney
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

 

Qualifying

 

Group (A)
1. 9-James McFadden, 12.779; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.867; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.926; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.942; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.943; 6. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.998; 7. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.213; 8. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 13.297; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.608

 

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.770; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.851; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.871; 4. 7X-Justin Henderson, 12.913; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 12.965; 6. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 12.980; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.073; 8. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 13.689

 

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.781; 2. 14M-Marcus Dumsney, 12.791; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.889; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.038; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.051; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.188; 7. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 14.042; 8. O5-Colin Smith, NT

 

Group (D)
1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.877; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.032; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.035; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.055; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.059; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.111; 7. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.119; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.170

 

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 23W-Scott Winters [7]

 

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7X-Justin Henderson [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [6]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 8. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [8]

 

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 5. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [3]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger [7]

 

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 5. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 6. 16-Travis Whitney [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]

 

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]

 

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 7X-Justin Henderson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]

 

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 16-Travis Whitney [4]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [3]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 8. 23W-Scott Winters [12]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [7]; 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger [8]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 12. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [11]

 

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [5]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [18]; 5. 7X-Justin Henderson [4]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [11]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [20]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [15]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [14]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 14. 70X-Justin Peck [10]; 15. 17W-Shane Golobic [22]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [12]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 18. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [19]; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska [13]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [25]; 21. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [17]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 25. 14-Tony Stewart [21] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown (1-12), Josh Baughman (13-25), James McFadden (26-30)

 

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/26/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 2798
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2782
3. Cory Eliason - 2722
4. Paul McMahan - 2694
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2646
6. Greg Wilson - 2622
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2524
8. Skylar Gee - 2438
9. George Hobaugh - 2192
10. Tony Stewart - 1436

 

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)

 

-All Star Media Press Release

-Photo credit: Phil Ihde Photography

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McFadden Nabs Back-to-Back All-Star Wins