DANVILLE, Ill. — Jac Haudenschild swept his heat, the dash and the feature — all from the pole — at Vermilion County Speedway on Sunday night.
His first Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n sprint car victory came aboard the Leidig No. 59 as part of the Midwest Open Wheel Shootout.
The 25-lap main event was slow to get rhythm, as Haudenschild took the early lead ahead of Shane Stewart. With two laps in the books, Miranda Throckmorton came to a stop, bringing out the caution flag. Two laps later, Paul Nienhiser spun. An incident involving Jason Leffler and Chris Urish slowed things with six laps in the books.
With 19 laps to go, Haudenschild led the field back to green, ahead of Stewart, AJ Bruns, Sheldon Haudenschild and Lucas Wolfe. The younger Haudenschild overtook Bruns for third on lap 12, and reeled in Stewart in traffic in an attempt to catch his father, who led.
J. Haudenschild did well in traffic and put a lapped car between himself and the trailing pair by lap 19, when fourth running Lucas Wolfe spun to a stop on lap 19. The final restart saw J. Haudenschild leading Stewart, Sheldon, Bruns and Kody Kinser back to green.
J. Haudenschild led the final six circuits to the win with Stewart and Bruns in tow. Hard-charger Randy Hannagan and Kinser rounded out the top five.
Jac Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, A.J. Bruns, Randy Hannagan, Kody Kinser, Paul Nienhiser, Danny Smith, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Jimmy Hurley, Bret Tripplett, Jerrod Hull, Levi Jones, Parker Price-Miller, Wes McIntyre, Chris Urish, Jimmy Light, Jason Leffler, Miranda Throckmorton, Greg Wilson.