The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was expected to close out Friday’s racing action with a 30-lap feature. Due to rain throughout much of Friday and a hard curfew of midnight, Friday’s feature has been postponed to Saturday afternoon.

 

The Steel City Outlaw On a Roll

Tim Shaffer kicked Friday night’s racing action off on a high note. He started on the front row of his heat race alongside Paul McMahan. McMahan wasn’t going to let Shaffer steal the win away without a fight as the two went toe-to-toe for a few laps before Shaffer made the pass for the lead stick. Shaffer and McMahan both advanced to the dash and secured a good starting position for the feature. Cory Eliason finished third in the heat and also locked himself in the feature as well.

 

ASCOC Champ Hungry for More

Aaron Reutzel also showed speed throughout Friday’s racing action. Reutzel won his heat race after starting from the third starting spot and made the most of the initial start. He made the move for the lead and never looked back. Reutzel started on the front row for the dash, which he also would go on to win. That guaranteed a front row starting spot for the first of two features on Saturday.

 

10-time Champ Needing to Find Speed

The newly crowned 10-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, will need to find a little speed in order to be a contender in both features on Saturday. Schatz finished fourth in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. Schatz was able to transfer from the Last Chance to the feature, but will start 21st for the first feature on Saturday.

 

-By Madison Mabry, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent - Twitter: @MadisonMabry23

-Photo Credit: Kenny Conyers/Speed51.com

World Finals Notebook: Schatz Seeking Speed; Shaffer on a Roll