Chub Frank Scores Big In LaCrosse Footwear Extreme Tough Challenge at Cedar Lake Speedway’s USA Nationals
Starts 25th, But Wastes No Time Heading to The Front
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series drivers had to be extremely tough to survive the USA Nationals on Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. Chub Frank is one of the toughest drivers in Dirt Late Model history, and he earned the maximum five points in the LaCrosse Footwear Extreme Tough Challenge standings as the top World of Outlaws Late Model Series finisher in the prestigious event.
Frank, of Bear Lake, Pa., showed off his determination by starting 25th before charging through the field to top all of the other World of Outlaws Late Model Series drivers in the race, and moved himself up the Extreme Tough Challenge ladder. Steve Francis was the second highest Outlaw followed by Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie and Austin Hubbard.
"I'm real happy to get a finish that pays some good money and being the top Outlaw in the LaCrosse points deal makes our night even better," said Frank, who entered Saturday night's USA Nationals tied for 14th in the LaCrosse standings with two points and is now tied for ninth with McCreadie. "All of us racers appreciate companies that come in and give us more money to race for, like LaCrosse is doing this year. Hopefully we can finish well in some more LaCrosse shows so we can get ourselves higher up in the points."
Through five Extreme Tough Challenge events for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and four events for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Tony Stewart Racing's Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, is the overall leader by four points over World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Shane Clanton, who was shut out in a LaCrosse event for the first time this season.
With nine events complete, 18 different drivers have earned Extreme Tough Challenge points.
The Extreme Tough Challenge features 16 overall events - eight per series - where drivers who are competing full-time in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series or the World of Outlaws Late Model Series earn points toward the championship, which will be decided at the World of Outlaws World Finals in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The top five finishers no matter the series will share a $15,000 point fund, and the winning driver will receive the Extreme Tough Challenge champion trophy.