Sweet Headlines All-HammerDown! Team

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Brad Sweet in victory lane at Silver Dollar Speedway. (Devin Mayo photo)
Brad Sweet headlines the 40-driver All-HammerDown! Team. (Devin Mayo photo)

ROCKLIN, Calif. – HammerDownUSA.com has named the 2019 All-HammerDown! Team.

Brad Sweet, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, heads the list of the 40 driver team.

The All-HammerDown! Team includes drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s, Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big-race events. Drivers must finish in the top 11 positions in a feature to score points. This year there were 165 drivers that earned points, but only the top 40 receive All-HammerDown! status.

“I think it’s really cool that HammerDown! sets up a true racer’s racing series,” said Sweet, the champion of the Racer’s Racing Series. “I know it doesn’t pay money or a big trophy but it’s all about pride. I have always watched the Racer’s Racing Series points and have always wanted to win it, so I’m pumped the last two years in a row that I have been able to hold the title.”

Two drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 17 years since the honor was created in 2003: Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz.

Four drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Ryan Bernal, Logan Seavey, Logan Wagner and Brock Zearfoss. The age range of the 40-driver team goes from Giovanni Scelzi at age 18 to Jac Haudenschild at age 61.

Below is the 17th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

Rico Abreu, Jacob Allen, Brady Bacon, Ryan Bernal, Brian Brown, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich, Cory Eliason, Shane Golobic, Justin Grant, David Gravel, Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Larson, C.J. Leary, Carson Macedo, Ian Madsen, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, James McFadden, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Freddie Rahmer, Aaron Reutzel, Giovanni Scelzi, Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Logan Seavey, Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Shane Stewart, Chase Stockon, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas Jr., Logan Wagner, Chris Windom, Brock Zearfoss.