McIntosh and BMS Capture First Fall Nationals Crown

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 30) With a ninth place finish at 311 Motor Speedway Donald McIntosh and Blount Motorsports captured the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Title. In the process they also picked up the bonus for having the highest combined points in the Schaeffer’s Spring, Summer and Fall Nationals Series.

Starting 11th in the Fall Nationals finale McIntosh ended up finishing ninth in the 60-lap event.

“We were never much good the whole weekend,” said David Bryant. “Donald had never been to the track and I hadn’t been here in over 25 years and when you are already searching it makes for a long weekend.

Winning the Fall Nationals Championship and the High Point Championship for all three of the Schaeffer’s Oil Series gives us a nice positive finish to the year, but we have lots of work to do.”

The next two and last two races of the season will both be of the holiday variety and at 411 Motor Speedway. On November 30 it is the Leftover and on December 28 the 10th Annual Hangover.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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BY THE NUMBERS: How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Sweet, Schatz bring historically close points battle to the Can-Am World Finals on Nov. 7-9

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 31, 2019 – Two races. Two drivers. Eight points. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship won’t be determined until the final lap of the season ending Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals.

Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points heading into the final two races of the year at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Sweet is chasing his first championship, while Schatz is hunting his 11th title – sixth in-a-row.

They’ve been the most consistent drivers this year. Both have finished outside the top-10 only seven times in 70 races. They also both have more than 40 top-five finishes – Sweet, 45, and Schatz, 46.

Sweet will end the season as the winningest driver – the first time in seven years someone other than Schatz ended the year with the most wins. That statistic will help Sweet secure the championship if there is a tie in points after the final race. The tie breaker is determined by the greatest number of wins during the season.

If history repeats itself a tie is possible. Schatz gained eight points on Sweet during last year’s World Finals. However, the two years prior Schatz gained 36 points on Sweet.

They’ll have two races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to put a period on their historically close points battle and be crowned the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion.

Here’s how Sweet and Schatz have performed at The Dirt Track at Charlotte since 2014 (Sweet’s first full-time season):

Sweet has yet to win at the 4/10-mile Charlotte dirt track, however he is the winningest driver on 4/10-mile tracks this year – two wins at the Jackson Motorplex and one at Lernerville Speedway. His best finish at Charlotte, so far, this year is fourth in May at the Patriot Nationals.

Statistics at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (2014-2019)
Wins: 0
Top 5s: 7
Top 10s: 12
Laps led: 28
Best finish: 2nd
Worst finish: 18th
Average finish: 7.8

Points +/- on Schatz at World Finals
2018: -8
2017: -36
2016: -36
2015: +6
2014: +12

Sweet on going for his first championship:
“We’ve won the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals, the next thing to do would be to win a World of Outlaws championship. You only get these opportunities so often. We’ve never been in this situation before, this close to Donny. You never know what next year brings. We just really want to capitalize on the opportunity we have in front of us. It’s never easy to beat a ten-time champ, so we know we have to be perfect.”

Schatz has led laps and won at least one race at the Charlotte dirt track every year since 2015. His best finish at the track this year, so far, is seventh in May. He led 11 laps in May before blowing a tire. He also gained eight points on Sweet during the May Patriot Nationals doubleheader.

Statistics at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (2014-2019)
Wins: 12 (2000-2019)
Top 5s: 11
Top 10s: 15
Laps led: 105
Best finish: 1st
Worst finish: 11th
Average finish: 4.6

Points +/- on Sweet at World Finals
2018: +8
2017: +36
2016: +36
2015: -6
2014: -12

Schatz on going for his 11th championship:
“I have all the faith in the world in everyone at Tony Stewart Racing. I’ve been here twelve plus years and I hope I’m here that long going forward, still being competitive. Right now, we’re at that point where we’ve got to build back up to where we want to be, the king of the hill. We’re not there right now but that’s part of it. We’ve been in that position for a long time. We’ll get there again.”

In May 2000, the state-of-the art dirt track was completed across Highway 29 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. It seats a 14,000 people and hosts events such as the Patriot Nationals, World Short Track Championship and Can-Am World Finals.

Track information
Track size: 4/10-mile
Track layout: Semi-banked
Track record: 11.880 sec. set by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001
Phone: (800) 455-FANS

Previous winners
2019 – Giovanni Scelzi on May 24, Logan Schuchart on May 25
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Ian Madsen and Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
2017 – Logan Schuchart on May 26, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3, David Gravel on Nov. 4
2016 – Greg Wilson on May 27, Jason Johnson on Oct. 28, Donny Schatz on Oct. 29
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 22, Dusty Zomer on Nov. 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 7
2014 – Joey Saldana on May 23, Daryn Pittman on Nov. 7, Brian Brown Nov. 8
2013 – Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 – Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 – Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 – Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 – Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 – Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 – Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 – Blake Feese on May 24
2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 – Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6


October 31, 2019

Hudson O'Neal Looks for New Opportunity for 2020 Racing Season

(MARTINSVILLE, INDIANA) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular and 2017 Rookie of the Year Hudson O'Neal announced today that he is looking for a new opportunity for the 2020 racing season after he was informed on Monday that SSI Motorsports would be stepping away from the sport and not fielding a race team next season. Hudson, who started in a Crate Late Model with the Todd and Vickie Burns-owned team back in 2016 and quickly transitioned to a Super Late Model, will enter one more event with SSI Motorsports from November 7-9 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. A pair of $12,000 top prizes will be on the line with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series during the 13th edition of the Can-Am 'World Finals.'

"As a lot of you are aware, I have been driving for SSI Motorsports and Todd Burns for the last four years," quoted O'Neal today. "It has been a pleasure working with such an amazing car owner and all the people that surround that program. I'm saddened to inform that SSI Motorsports and myself will be parting ways after Charlotte and will no longer be racing together for the 2020 season. The motorsports stable will not be fielding a race car next year and they have decided to step away. I am grateful for every minute I have been able to spend with the Burns family and the whole Sub-Surface of Indiana operation. I have built many friendships that will last a lifetime!"

Hudson and SSI Motorsports have entered 75 Super Late Model contests during the course of their 2019 campaign and have accumulated 5 victories, 20 Top Fives, and 42 Top Tens along the way. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star finished seventh in the final version of the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings with four series triumphs at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park ($7,000), 34 (IA) Raceway ($10,000), Smoky Mountain (TN) Speedway ($15,000), and Brownstown (IN) Speedway ($15,000). His other 2019 win came during the fabled 'World 100' weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Hudson picked up a $10,000 paycheck for his Thursday night Twin 25 prelim victory.

"My 2020 plans are yet to be determined, as I am searching for a new opportunity in the Dirt Late Model community," the popular driver known as "The New Deal" went on to say. "I want to thank everyone that has made these last four years possible and all the amazing sponsors I have had that helped me live my dream. I also want to thank every single one of my awesome fans that support me. I am far from done and I hope for an opportunity soon. Thank you all again!"

You can keep up with the latest on Hudson O'Neal by logging onto his official website located online at Those on social media can also follow him on Facebook at or on Twitter @HudsonONeal71.

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