Schaffer Dominates The Bullring For Sportsman Win


On Wednesday night, the Callaway Investments Sportsman Street Stocks ran the sixth race of their season with a 100-lap feature event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.

Race Winner – Joe Schaffer started fifth after an invert, but quickly worked his way into the lead. He led 93 laps and dominated the race to score his 40th career SARA win.

Race Summary – After two heats and a pole handicap of eight cars, Scott Trantham would bring the field to the green flag. However, when Trantham slid back, Kyle Morse would take control for seven laps before Schaffer got to the front. Once the No. 6 was in the lead, he never looked back. A caution just after halfway bunched the field up, but Schaffer had no problems driving back away from the pack and winning by nearly three seconds.

Heat Winners – Two heat races were used to set the field for the night, with Joe Schaffer and Tim Bills scoring wins in the eight-lap qualifying rounds.

Hard Charger – Donald Clark snuck his way into being Hard Charger by only gaining one position, as some of the other drivers were ineligible.

Sportsman Rookie – Russell Charneski was the highest rookie in 6th place and continues to lead the Rookie of the Season standings.

Title Fight – Following his most recent win, Schaffer was able to take over the points lead heading into the final two races of the season.  He leads Ty Spearman by just three points, while Tim Bills is just 14 points back.

Up Next – The Callaway Investments Sportsman Series will move from The Bullring and the Street Stock to the Stafford Motor Speedway with the SK Modified for the final of the three Triple Crown events this season as a part of EPYK Media Challenge Week.

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