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    Sprint Car Notes

    By Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

    (9/24/2016) Donnie Schatz of Fargo, ND, reeled in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory at Lernerville Speedway, Sarver. PA, on the four-tenths of a mile dirt oval, to earn the victory of the "Common Wealth Clash", for his twenty-third "WIN" of this season, racing the #15 410 Sprint sponsored by Tony Stewart Racing, and more. Schatz qualified seventh fast with a 12.896 second lap in qualifying and won the Third Heat race, as well. Knowing Schatz, there isn't any doubt that he was elated to take this win and has a big lead in his over all points earned thus far for the season.

    Second place went to Logan Schuchart, who drives the , Shark Racing, #1s Sprint. Schuchart, from Hanover, PA, clocked in a 12.818 second lap for second fast in qualifying, scored in second place in the 2nd Heat Race, won the Dash which earned Schuchart a first place start in this thirty-five lap "A" Main and Schuchart took the checkered flag in second.

    It was Brad Sweet from Grass Valley, CA, racing the #49 Kasey Kahne, 410 sprint rounding out the top three Podium finishes. Sweet has a good season thus far. A very talented driver that has also competed in the NASCAR Series.

    Fourth place went to David Gravel, followed by Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Tim Shaffer, Travis Philo, Carl Bower, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson, Doug Esh, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Logan Wagner, Paul McMahan, Jack Sodeman, Dan Shelter, Dan Kuriger, Brent Mathis, Joe Kebiniec, John Garvin, AJ Flick, Jimmy Seger, Sye Lynch.

    "B" Main: Sodeman, Flick, Kruiger, Kebiniec, George Hobaugh, Clyde Knipp, Michael Wagner II, Darren Pifer, John Garvin, Brent Matus, William Kiley, Brendon Matus, Ralph, Sphaler, Gale Ruth. David Jones, Brandon Spithaler.

    DASH: Schuchart, Sweet, Shaffer, Schatz, Stewart, Pittman, Lynch, Saldana.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Pittman, Sweet, Gravel, Wilson, Bowser, Sodeman, Wagner II, Kiley, Brandon Matus.

    Heat #2: Stewart, Schuchart, Seger, Esh, Sides, Knipp, Kuriger, Garvin.

    Heat #3: Schatz, Lynch, McMahan, Philo, Shetler, Flick, Brent Matus, Spithaler, Jones.

    Heat#4: Shaffer, Saldana, Allan, Johnson, Wagner, Kubiniec, Pifer, Hobaugh.

    In any event, the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, races, where ever they are racing, you will see the most amazing 410 Sprint Car events.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE ABOVE IS UNOFFICIAL INFORMATION:

     

     

     

    (9/23/2016) A major victory was reeled in by Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, during the opening night of the 35TH Annual "Four Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH.

    Stewart who drives the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint, was extremely happy to earn this win and said,

    "I can't thank Larson Marks Racing enough for having me drive for them. We had a great car tonight. It's a great win for us." said Stewart.

    Stewart started in fourth place of this thirty lap event and it was one tough night of restarts, with caution and red flags flying back to back, with the red being the dominate flag. Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK had earned the pole start and when the green flag called this twenty-four car field of 410 Sprint cars into action. The first caution flew out and it was for incorrect line-up for Paul McMahan, then followed by another one for Jac Haudenschild, who's car had stopped. Then Sheldon Haudenschild went air born, flipping multiple times into the fence and the red flew out. Thank goodness that Sheldon walked away from that, though his sprint looked to be totaled and there was a hole in the safety fence. Page Polyak possibly may of had contact with S. Haudenschild as she was stopped on the track with damage to her sprint, Chad Kemenah, got caught up in some of this as well. There was a delay as the fence was being repaired.

    You haven't any idea how great it was to see the green flag finally bringing the field into action. Daryn Pittman took the lead and managed to score the first two laps with Donny Schatz in second, but Stewart, racing in third place used a slide job to get by Schatz and looked to be working on Pittman for the lead.

    Schatz racing now in third had Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen, David Gravel, Ian Madsen, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Gary Tayor, making up the top ten, with eight laps scored. As the laps were counting down, Stewart was holding a strong lead, Pittman holding on in second followed by Schatz, Schuchart and K. Madsen racing the top five.

    Then the red flag flew out and this time it was for Gary Taylor who was racing in tenth, It looked like Kraig Kinser may have caught a part of that as well. When the raced returned to green, it was a six lap shoot-out. Stewart and Pittman, in the front row, Schatz and Schuchart in the second row and K. Madsen and David Gravel, making up the top six teams in the front three rows. All six of these drivers gave it their all as they hoped to earn the best finish that they could, as did the field behind them.

    When the checkered flag flew out, the win went Shane Stewart. Schuchart was second, followed by Pittman, Schatz, Gravel, Joey Saldana, K. Madsen, Ian Madsen, Brad Sweet, Chad Kemenah, Jason Johnson, Jac Haudenschild, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Greg Wilson, Caleb Armstrong, Tyler Courtney, Paul McMahan, Gary Taylor, Dale Blaney, Jacob Allen, Paige Polyak, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Shaffer.

    With qualifying broke down to two segments, it was David Gravel clocking in a 13.108 second lap, fastest time on this half mile track in the first segment and Gary Taylor scoring his 13.036 lap, fastest lap in the second segment, plus fastest over all.

    DASH: Pittman, Schatz, Ian Madsen, Schuchart, Stewart, K. Madsen, Gravel.

    "B" Main: Greg Wilson, S. Haudenschild, Blaney, Courtney, Cap Henry, Carson Macedo, D J Foos, Bill Rose, Dale Lorenc, Hunter Schuerenberg, Randy Hannigan, Max Stambaugh, Joe Swanson, Ben Schmidt.

    "C" Main: Schuerenberg, Schmidt, Clyde Knipp, Jacob Wilson, T J Michael, Chad Blonde, Shawn Dancer, Brady Bacon, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker. (D. Smith & Palker, did not start.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Gravel, Stewart, Saldana, Kemenah, Armstrong, Blaney, Courtney, Foos, Knipp.

    Heat #2: Schuchart, I. Madsen, Sides, Johnson, Polyak, S. Haudenschild, Rose, Lorenc, Jacob Wilson, T J Michael

    Heat #3: K. Madsen, Taylor, Allen, McMahan, Kinser, Henry, Hannigan, Schuerenberg, Schmidt, Swanson.

    Heat #4: Schatz, Pittman, Chaffer, J. Haudenschild, Sweet, G. Wilson, Stambaugh, Dancer, Macedo, Blonde.

     

     

     

    (9/21/2016) It was another big night of racing for Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, points race at Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, put on by SLS Racing.

    Stewart had clocked in a 16.028 second lap in qualifying, which was tenth fast, scored in a second place finish in the First Heat Race and scored in second in the Dash, to earn his second place start in the Twenty-Five lap "A" Main event on this half mile dirt track. When the green flag flew out calling out the twenty-four field of 410 Sprints into action, it was Stewart who jumped into the lead and held on to score the victory.

    "This is one fast half mile track. We had a really good car. I'm not use to racing on a half mile track and it's a good win for us." said Stewart.

    Donny Schatz of Fargo. ND, is the 2016 WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series points leader as this season winds down. Schatz had clocked in a 15.788 second lap for third fast, won the third Heat Race and won the Dash, earning the Pole start in this feature event. It had been a drag race start that Stewart managed to take the point, but Schatz took on second and raced it to score his Podium finish.

    Third place went to, Tim Shaffer of Pennsylvania. Shaffer who is not a regular WoO Sprint car competitor also drove an excellent race to scored a third place finish. Congratulations to all three of these teams who earned the top three finishes in this huge competition.

    Fourth place went to, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, Joey Saldana, Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan (McMahan's first race back after suffering an injury recently in WoO Sprint Car Series racing), Logan Schuchart, Hunter Schuerenberg, Paige Polyak, Chase Ridenour, Dustin Daggett, Greg Wilson, Matt Vandervere, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Kenny Mackey, Sheldon Haudenschild. The top sixteen finisher were on the lead lap at the checkered.

    Fast Time in Qualifying went to David Gravel, having clocked in a 15.623 second lap, followed by Ian Madsen's time of 15.687. Donny Schatz,s time of 15.788, Paul McMahan's time of 15.842, Logan Schuchart's time 15.853, Tim Shaffer's time 15.859, Sheldon Haudenschild's time 15.945. Daryn Pittman's time 15.963, Paige Polyak's time 15.988, Shane Stewart's time, 16.028, Brad Sweet's time 16.056, Kraig Kinser', time 16.118, Dustin Daggett's time 16.130, Joey Saldana's time 16.176, Greg Wilson's time 16.199, Jason Johnson's time 16.211, Jacob Allen's time 16.229, Danny Smith's time 16.330, Clyde Knipp's time 16.389, Hunter Schuerenberg's time 16.390, Chase Ridenour's time 16.496, Kenny Mackey's time 16.804, Matt Vandervere's time 17.525.

    DASH Finish: Schatz, Stewart, Pittman, I. Madsen, McMahan, Shaffer.

    Heat Race Finishes:

    Heat #1: McMahan, Stewart, Gravel, S. Haudenschild, Johnson, Daggett, Sides, Ridenour.

    Heat #2: I. Madsen, Pittman, Sweet, Schuchart, Saldana, Allen, Knipp, Mackey.

    Heat #3: Schatz, Shaffer, Polyak, K. Kinser, D. Smith. Wilson, Schurerenberg, Vandervere.

    This event was originally scheduled earlier in this race season, but the win went to Mother Nature, who decided that it should rain. The WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, multiple other drivers, fans, SLS Promotions and workers, etc. were all on hand for that event. A big thanks to all for coming back out tonight for this " Rain Delayed, Make up Race.

    ALL INFORMATION SHOWN IS UNOFFICIAL!

     

     

    (9/17/2016) A big night for World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series driver, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, as he took on the FVP MISSOURI High Banked NATIONALS at the US 36 Raceway in Osbourn, Missouri, thirty-five lap "A" Main Event, to race away with the victory. Saldana started in second, racing from the front row, in this thirty-five lap feature event. As the two abreast field of twenty-four 410 Sprints, charged out to the opening green lap, it was Danny Lasoski who had earned his first place start and took on the lead. Lasoski led the first ten laps, that had cautions flying out off and on. Lasoski, did his best to hold on to his lead but Saldana, who was racing in second, found his chance to take the lead and he did it, with twenty-five laps still yet to go. Saldana drove an error free race and was there to take the checkered flag and the win.

    Unfortunately I was unable to be there, but I heard the whole race and it was a good run.

    I can tell you, Saldana was excited to score this victory and I heard him thanking everyone.

    With twelve laps to go, Lasoski still raced in second. Jason Johnson had taken on third place with David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen, were in the top ten. As the laps were counting down, positions were being challenged.

    With eight laps to go, it was Saldana, Johnson, Gravel, Stewart, Lasoski. Sweet, Schatz, Kinser, Pittman and K. Madsen, now racing in the top ten.

    The final laps counted down and the checkered flag flew out, to Saldana, J. Johnson, Gravel, Stewart, Sweet, Lasoski, Schatz, Kinser, Pittman, K. Madsen, Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Craig Dollansky, Jason Sides, Brook Tatnell, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Josh Baughman, Aaron Reutzers, Glen Saville, Jacob Allen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Tasker Phillips and Wayne Johnson.

    :B: Main Finish:

    Tatnell, W. Johnson, Schuerenberg, Phillips, Saville, Sides, R. J. Johnson, Weuve, Knipp, W. Johnson, Dakota Hendrickson.

    DASH: Lasoski, Saldana, Gravel, J. Johnson, Sweet, Kinser.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: J. Johnson, Gravel, Phillips, Schatz, Brown, I. Madsen, McCarl, Phillips, Knipp, Saville.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Kinser, Stewart, Dollansky, Baugham, Wilson, W. Johnson, R J Johnson, Hendrickson, Sides.

    Heat #3: Saldana, Lasoski, Schuchart, Reutzer, Allen, Pittman, Tatnell, Schuerenberg, Weuve.

    Jason Sides, driver of the #7s Sprint had a rough start tonight. When Sides was heading out to qualify, his Sprint would not start. So he wasn't able to qualify. Sides was unable to race the Heat Races, so he only had the "B" Main and the "A" Main, left. Sides had to start at the rear of the field in the "B" Main and managed to finish high enough to earn a transfer spot into the "A" Main, where again, Sides started in last place. Sides went on to race up to take the checkered flag in fourteenth. I believe he may have been the Hard Charger tonight.

     

     

    (9/10/2016, Chico, CA)

    A big night of racing, had Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, scoring the huge victory of the second night of the Gold Cup race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. Abreu had qualified a 11.150 second lap, for fast time of the night, won the First Heat Race and scored in fourth in the Dash. Then would start the "A" Feature event in fourth.

    "We had a really good car . The track was good. Then a caution flew out and it paved the way for me. I've never driven that good here before." said Abreu.

    Crossing the start/finish line in second was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK. Pittman had clocked in a 11,477 second lap to qualify for fourth fast, scored in fourth in the Fourth Heat Race and took third in the Dash.

    "The track was good and the car was good. We had a solid run and that put us into the hunt. It was fun. It's always good to earn a podium finish." said Pittman.

    Third place went to Andy Forsberg, who races sprints at Silver Dollar Speedway. Forsberg was on the gas, also looking for a podium finish. Forsberg clocked in a 11.487 second lap for sixth fast in qualifying, finished second in the Second Heat Race and scored in sixth in the Dash.

    "My car was good. It's always good. Really happy to win a podium finish here tonight, at our home track. It was especially good tonight." said Forsberg of Auburn, CA

    Taking the checkered flag in fourth tonight, was Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK. Stewart clocked in a 11.780 lap in qualifying that was twentieth fast, but managed to score in fourth in the fourth Heat Race and earn his transfer into the "A" Main. To come back form a "twentieth fast" in qualifying and still earn a fourth place finish, made for a great charge forward.

    There were thirty-seven 410 Sprints that turned out to race in the Gold Cup Race at Silver Dollar Speedway with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, featuring this event.

    Finishes, are as they were scored:

    "A" Main: Abreu, Pittman, Forsberg, Shane Stewart, Austen Wheatley, David Gravel, Jac Haudenschild, Kerry Madsen, Logan Schuchart, D J Netto, Joey Saldana, Kalib Henry, Willie Croft, Justyn Cox, (these are the drivers that scored in all forty laps) Fifteenth went to Jason Sides, followed by, Cory Eliason, Kyle Hirst, Donny Schatz, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Jason Statler, Jacob Allen, Bud Kaeding.

    "B" Main: Justyn Cox, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson, Robbie Price, D J Netto, Chase Majdic, Sean Becker, Jarrett Soares, Sean Watts, Austin Wheatley.

    "C" Main: D J Netto, Sean Watts, Greg Wilson, Jason Statler, Brian Mcgahan, Cori Andrews, Clyde Knipp, Billy Wallace.

    DASH: Mason Moore, Joey Saldana, Jac Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Rico Abreu, David Gravel.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Abreu, Allen, Haudenschild, Sides, Schatz, Henry, Golobic, Soares, Andrews, Scelzi.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Forsberg, Gravel, Johnson, Statler, Knipp, Wilson, Eliason, Bowen.

    Heat #3: McMahan, Croft, Schuchart, Madsen, Saldana, Hirst, Majdic, Wallace, Mcgahan.

    Heat#4: Whestley, Pittman, Cox, Stewart, Netto, Price, Becker, Kaeding, Watts.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information in this article, finishes, etc. are not official.

     

     

    (9/9/2016, Chico, CA) Shane Stewart of Bixby, OH, who races the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, raced from a third place start at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, then went on to score the victory of this thirty lap "A" Main event.

    Stewart had clocked in a 11.699 second lap in qualifying, for second fast in qualifying, won the fourth Heat Race and scored a fourth in the Dash.

    "The track was pretty rough but our car was really good. It's a good solid night of racing and it's a big win." said Stewart.

    It was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN who took the checkered flag in second. Saldana started the race in second place and raced into the lead on the opening lap. Saldana had led six laps when a caution flag flew out. The caution was for Jason Sides who had spun out on the front stretch. Before a lap could score, a red flag flew out when five sprints tangled on the track. Fortunately there weren't any injuries.

    The green flag flew out again, calling the field of Sprints back into action with Stewart leading the way. Saldana was in second followed by Jac Haudenschild, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet, racing in the top five.

    Six more laps scored in, then the caution flew out again. This time it was for Mason Moore. Moore was racing in eighth when he went off the track in the first turn. Mason was okay and tagged the rear of the field to take the next green flag.

    There were twelve laps to go with Stewart still leading the field. The rest of the laps went down with out incident. Saldana scored in second, followed by Haudenschild, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Shane Golobic, Kerry Madsen, Jason Johnson, David Gravel, Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Bud Kaeding, Jason Sides, Andy Forsberg, Logan Schuchart, Justyn Cox, Mason Moore, Kaleb Henry, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Paul McMahan, Willie Croft.

    "B" Main Finishes: Top four finishers transferred into the "A" Main. Cox, Schuchart, Sides, Johnson, Robbie Price, D J Netto, Chase Majdic, Sean Becker, Jarrett Soares, Sean Watts, Toby Bell Bower, Austen Wheatley.

    "C " Main Finishes: Top two finishers transferred into the "B" Main. Netto, Watts, Greg Wilson, Jason Statler, Brian Mcgahan, Cori Andrews, Clyde Knipp, Billy Wallace.

    DASH: Moore, Saldana, Haudenschild, Stewart, Pittman, Sweet, Abreu, Gravel.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Saldana, Pittman, Schatz, Eliason, Kaeding, Wheatley, Sides, Johnson, Statler, Andrews.

    Heat #2: Moore, Gravel, Scelzi, Forsberg, Allen, Majdic, Watts, Mcgahan, Cox.

    Heat #3: Haudenschild, Abreu, Golobic, Hirst, McMahan, Price, Bower, Knipp, Wilson, Soares.

    Heat #4: Stewart, Sweet, Madsen, Croft, Henry, Netto, Schuchart, Becker, Wallace.

    Tomorrow, Saturday, (9/12/2016), will have the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series back in action, at Silver Dollar Speedway, again.

    PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article could be subject to change.

     

     

    (9/7/2016, Lebanon, OR) Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, scored yet another victory, racing his #15 Sprint at the Willamette Speedway's 3/10's of a mile dirt track, in the thirty lap " World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series" event, at this speedway

    Schatz had clocked in a 11.807 second lap for eighth fast in qualifying, finished in second place in both of his Heat Race and in the Dash.

    "This was a good night to be up front. The track was soft on the top and the bottom. My team did a good job. I just had to be in the groove. It was a $6,000, winners purse for this event." said Schatz.

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma, clocked in a 11.876 second lap for twelfth fast, in qualifying, scored a third in the Third Heat race and went on to collect a second place win in this "A" Main.

    "Finally a good run. It's really a good finish, we raced well, made adjustments through out the night and was able to reel in a second place finish in out #2 Sprint." said Stewart.

    Scoring in third at the checkered flag was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. who piloted the #49 Sprint.

    "Tonight was pretty much the same as last time. We were fast all night and we didn't quit trying. We have to get a touch better. The track was good but it was tough to pass." said Sweet. Sweet had clocked in 11.513 second lap for fast time of the night in qualifying, won the first Heat Race a and scored in third at the line.

    Scoring in fourth, tonight, was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK.

    "It was fun ! It was a good track and we were just okay! I just wanted to go forward." said Pittman.

    The opening lap of tonight's event was a four abreast line-up of the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprints as they addressed all the fans. Then they returned to their normal two abreast line up to race out to the green flag waving on the opening lap.

    Sweet led the first four laps of this thirty-lap "A" Main and then Schatz made his winning move into the lead and scored the next twenty-six laps all the way to the checkered flag, to reel in yet another victory.

    "My team did a good job. I just had to be in the right groove." said Schatz in victory lane.

    This was an "accident free" thirty lap "A" Main, with a field of cars, all excellent drivers wanting to win.

    Scoring in fifth at the checkered was David Gravel, followed by Jason Sides, Jason Johnson, Dominic Scelzi, Joey Saldana, Logan Schuchart, Paul McMahan, Austen Wheatley, Henry VanDam, Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, Robbie Price, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp.

    DASH FINISH: Sweet, Schatz, Stewart, Pittman, Sides, McMahan.

    HEAT RACE FINISHES:

    HEAT #1: Sweet, Sides, McMahan, Johnson, Gravel, Wheatley, Wilson, Scelzi, VanDam, Knipp. (8 Laps)

    HEAT #2: Pittman, Schatz, Schuchart, Stewart, Saldana, Allen, Starks, Solwold, Price. (8 Laps)

    HEAT #3: This Heat Race is a combination of the first two Heat Race's, which includes all of the Drivers with the exception of the two front finishers in the first and second Heat Races: The win went to: McMahan, Stewart, Saldana, Schuchart, Gravel, Scelzi, Wheatley, Johnson, Wilson, VanDam, Starks, Solwold, Allen, Price, Knipp. (10 Laps)

    The next race on the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, is at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA It's a 2 day event, starting on (9/9/2016).

    PLEASE NOTE: The finishes, etc. in this article were posted but may not be accurate!!

     

     

    (9/3/2016, Alger, WA) World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, competitor, David Gravel of Watertown, CT, made it two in a row when he nailed down another victory on this three tenths of a mile, oval banking dirt track at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA, in their second night of competition. Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, took second place at the line and it was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, who charged past the checkered flag in third.

    Gravel clocked in a 10.967 second lap in qualifying for fast time of the night, won the First Heat Race and scored third in the Dash. Gravel would start the "A" Main in first.

    "I took advantage when I could and was able to get into the lead. The track was very good. It definitely was a lot better than it was last night." said Gravel.

    Brad Sweet scored a second place finish at the checkered flag. Sweet clocked in a 11.020 second lap for second fast, as he qualified, went on to win the Third Heat Race and scored a second in the Dash, which had earned Sweet a second place start in the "A" Main.

    "We had a good car, good enough to win this race, but "the Driver" was, well just okay, we'll leave it that. We can't complain, we had a good run." said Sweet.

    Scoring in third Saldana, had earned a front row start in the "A" Main and when the green flag flew out Saldana took the point and led the first thirty laps of this "A:, Main Event. Racing in second, Gravel saw his chance and managed to race into the lead, which he mastered to earn this win, his second victory in a row. Saldana clocked in a 11.119 second lap for eighth fast, won the second Heat Race and won the Dash which earned Saldana the pole position start.

    Saldana, was definitely disappointed but said, "We had a good car to win. The track was beautiful. You could move every where, the top, the bottom, etc. To lead so many laps and get so close to a victory, then have contact with a lapped car, well it was tough. We had a great car and we were just about a couple laps from a victory." said Saldana.

    Gravel drove an excellent race and was right there when the opportunity for the lead was there. Gravel would have challenged for the lead, but the incident changed the course of this race.

    It really was a great night of racing, I believe that at least thirty laps of this race were perfect, with the Sprints racing, nose to tail, with out contact, how more exciting can it get.

    Scoring in fourth at the Checkered Flag, was Jason Johnson followed by, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Jason Solwold, Trey Starks, Jacob Allen, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, Dominic Scelzi, Henry VanDam, Travis Rilat, Greg Wilson, Robbie Price, Clyde Knipp, Shane Stewart, Austen Wheatley, Luke Didiuk and Trevor Cook.

    DASH Finishes: Saldana, Sweet, Gravel, Starks, Pittman, Wheatley.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Gravel, Starks, Solwold, Allen, Rilat, McMahan, Price, Knipp.

    Heat #2: Saldana, Wheatley, Schuchart, Sides, VanDam, Cook, Schatz

    Heat #3: Sweet, Pittman, Stewart, Johnson, Scelzi, Wilson, Didiuk

     

     

    (9/2/2016) A last lap charge by David Gravel of Watertown, CT earned him the victory at Skagit Speedway, Algere, WA, in World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Gravel clocked in a 10.872 second lap for fifth fast in qualifying, won the second Heat Race and then, in the Dash, Gravel took the checkered flag in third.

    "This is my first time win here. I passed Schuchart (Logan Schuchart) entering the third turn on the last lap. I was just trying to do my best. I want to thank ,my crew, Barry, Austin, Derek, all of our Sponsors and all the fans that came out." said Gravel

    Scoring in second, Logan Schuchart of Hanover, CT, clocked in a 10.821 second lap, for fourth fast in qualifying, scored a second place finish in the first Heat Race and won the Dash.

    Schuchart raced into the lead on the opening lap and led twenty-four laps out of this twenty-five lap "A" Main. The last lap charge by Gravel had to have been tough for Schuchart who was just so very close to win.

    "It was a great race! I kept the Sprint car moving. I led every lap but the last. I worked hard to win and I felt pretty good about that. Congratulations to David Gravel, he did a great job." said Schuchart.

    Taking third at the checkered was Jason Johnson from Rocky Mount, MO.

    "We had a good run and earned a podium finish. It was a challenging night. We wanted to win. Our car was good." said Johnson.

    This twenty-five lap "A" Main had twenty-three Sprints entered in this event. When the original green flag waved the field of Sprints into action, Schuchart led out the field, Shane Stewart was racing in second, followed by Gravel, Johnson, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Jason Solwold and Robbie Price, in the top ten. With three laps in, the first caution flew out when Henry VanDam, Austen Wheatley and Trevor Cook, got together. The three tagged the rear of the field and the green flag flew out once again, but before the lap could score the caution flag was out again, when Trey Starks spun out in the third turn. The next green flag flies out only to have the caution out again when Schuchart and Shane Stewart made contact. Also at this time, Paul McMahan took his Sprint back into the pits. The balance of this race stayed under green and when the checkered flag flew out, it was Sweet who scored in fourth, followed by, Schatz, Saldana, Stewart, Pittman, Dominic Scelzi, Travis Rilat, Jason Solwold, Schuchart, Jason Sides, Price, Jacob Allen, Starks, Greg Wilson, Clyde Knipp, McMahan, Cook, Wheatley, VanDam, Luke Didiuk and Taylor Malsam.

    This two day racing event, is scheduled for Saturday night, 9/2/2016, with more WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series racing here at Skagit Speedway, Algere, WA

     

     

     

    (8/28/2016, Minot, ND) Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, reeled in yet another victory in World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car competition as he raced at Nodak Speedway, Minot, ND, a home track for Schatz.

    This is Schatz's twentieth year of Sprint Car Racing, earning this victory of the "Gerda Magic City " event, is definitely a great way to celebrate his awesome racing career.

    The track was tricky, it was pretty slick But it was pretty fun. We had to move around on the track as we raced. With two laps to go, I knew lap traffic would make it hard to pass. That red flag that flew out with just two laps to go, lined up the field and I had an open track in front of me as I raced the final two laps to the checkered flag. It means a lot to win at your home track." said Schatz.

    Schatz had clocked in a 13.072 second lap for second fast in qualifying, scored a second place finish in the second Heat Race and also scored a second in the Dash.

    Jason Johnson from Eunice, LA, clocked in a 13.311 second lap in qualifying for eighth fast, went on to score in third in his Heat Race. When the green flag flew out for the thirty-five lap "A" Main, Johnson made short work of racing forward from about a fourth row start, in spite of cautions, red flags, etc. Johnson was there to score in second at the finish line.

    "It was really good. I gave it everything I could and we gave it everything we had. We had a really good car and we kept it working on the top in the first and second turns then we worked the bottom in the third and fourth turns. The competition was hard to pass," said Johnson.

    Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, clocked in a 13.155 second lap for fifth fast in qualifying, scored in second in the second Heat Race, took sixth in the Dash plus earned a third place finish in this "A" Main.

    "We were fast again tonight. The track was really good and it was fun." said Pittman.

    A red flag flew out just two laps before the checkered flag would have waved out the end of this race. Jason Sides and Shane Stewart were racing in sixth and seventh as the laps were counting down. Then all of a sudden these two WoO drivers made contact and both sprints rolled over. It was said that both drivers were okay but their sprints had sustained damage. To be so close to a good finish and have it end this way has to be a tough deal.

    Logan Schuchart scored in fourth, followed by David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Jacob Allen, Paul McMahan, Dominic Scelzi, Jordan Adams, Greg Wilson, Dave Glennon, Jordon Graham, Trent Stengl, Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Kyle Fedyk, Ryder Olsen, Jack Croaker, Kevin Lawson, Greg Nikitenko, Clyde Knipp.

    The "B" Main went to Dave Glennon, followed by Ryder Olson, Jordon Graham, Jack Croaker and Kevin Lawson, who all transferred into the "A" Main. Sixth place in this "B" Main went to Dusty Lawson, followed by, Randy Blotsky and Todd Mikelson.

    DASH Finish: Schuchart, Schatz, Sweet, Gravel, Stewart, Pittman.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Stewart, Gravel, Saldana, Sides, Scelzi, Stengl, Olson, Blotsky. Lawson.

    Heat #2: Pittman, Schatz, Johnson, Adams, Nikitenko. Wilson, Glennon, Mickelson, Lawson.

    Heat #3: Sweet, Schuchart, McMahan, Allen, Knipp, Fedyk, Graham. Croaker,

    There were three cautions and one red flag that flew out during the "A: Main but there weren't any injuries reported.

    The next race for the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars is scheduled at Skagit Speedway, Alger, WA, on September 2nd and 3rd. It's a great race track.

    PLEASE NOTE: All results are not official.

     

     

    (8/26/2016) It was a big night of racing at the River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND, as Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND raced from a front row start into the lead and never looked back. Schatz, who races the #15, 410 Sprint in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series had a great run at this event right from the start, having qualified a 10.027 second lap for fast time of the night, going on to win his Heat Race, win the Dash and then went on to lead all 40 laps of the "A" main event, to score a perfect WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series night of racing.

    "Our car was awesome! The track was really good. It had three grooves you could race, the top, the middle and the bottom. It was a fun race. I had learned something racing in the Dash. If this keeps up, it's going to be a fun rest of the year." said Schatz. (Schatz is the current points leader in the WoO Craftsman Car Series.

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA., racing the #49, 410 Sprint clocked in a 10.187 second run for sixth fast, won the fourth Heat Race, scored a fourth in the Dash and scored in second in the "A" Main.

    "We had a good run and scored a second in the "A" Main. We had a lot of luck! Our car was pretty good. The track was really good, in the two grooves. We just didn't have enough to win." said Sweet.

    Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks, ND, raced his #13JT sprint, clocking in a 10.212 second lap for eighth fast in qualifying, scored a second place finish in the second Heat Race, took a sixth place finish in the Dash. Dobmeier started the "A" Main in sixth and forty laps later, he took the checkered flag in third.

    "The track was great, the top, and the bottom. We got to start in the "A" Main. The leaders were far ahead of us. We had a good car and scored in third at the checkered flag. We're hoping to win soon." said Dobmeier.

    Fourth place went to Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA, driver of the #1s, 410 Sprint. Schuchart wrapped up his first full season with the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2014.

    Tonight, Schuchart clocked in a 10.161 second lap in qualifying, for third fast. Schuchart went on to win the second Heat Race, finished in third racing the Dash and scored a fourth place finish in the "A" Main.

    "We had a pretty decent run. We could run the bottom but not the top. I could pass some. This is one of my favorite tracks. We managed to have a decent fourth place finish, to score in the top five." said Schuchart.

    Scoring in fifth at the checkered was Joey Saldana, followed by, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Dusty Zomer, Greg Wilson, Paul McMahan, Jacob Allen, Austin Pierce, Dominic Scelzi, Casey Mack, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides, Tim Kaeding, Jordan Adams, Cory Mack, Wade Nygaard, Aaron Reutzel, Logan Forler.

    There were about forty-one sprint teams that turned out for this event, competing in this WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. The WoO Sprint Car teams and the local 410 Sprint Car teams, racing together in this great event. Among the Drivers, the Fans, etc., I was told, multiple times, that this is a great track. The track is good and it was good all night. It was a really great event.

    HEAT RACE FINISHES: (The top two finishers are in the DASH, The next three finishers make the "A" Main.)

    Heat #1: Schatz, Dusty Zomer, Wade Nygaard, Cory Mack, Terry McCarl, Austin McCarl, Tom Egeland, Jackson Moffett, Ty Hanten, Trent Stengle.

    Heat #2: Schuchart, Dobmeier, Logan Forler, Casey Mack, Greg Wilson, Nick Omdahl, Jack Croaker, Jordan Graham, Aaron Reutzel.

    Heat #3: Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Tim Kaeding, Jason Sides, Dominic Scelzi, Greg Nikitenko, Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp, Shane Roemeling, Blake Egeland.

    Heat #4: Sweet, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan, Jordan Adams, Bob Martin, Thomas Kennedy, Jade Hastings, Dave Glennon, Austen Pierce.

    DASH: Schatz, Saldana, Schuchart, Sweet, Gravel, Dobmeier, Zomer, Stewart.

    "B" Main: (Top four finishers transfer into the "A" Main): Jacob Allen, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi, Austen Pierce, Thomas Kennedy, Austin McCarl, Nick Omdahl, Greg Nikitenko, Jack Croaker, Ty Hanten, Dave Glennon, Trent Stengl.

    "C" Main: (Top two finishers transfer into the "B" Main) Jack Croaker, Dave Glennon, Jackson Moffett, Jade Hastings. (Shane Roemeling, Bob Martin, Clyde Knipp, Jordan Graham, Tom Egeland were the next five scheduled to race this "C" Main, but they did not start).

    PLEASE NOTE: All qualifying, finishes, etc. may not be official.

     

     

     

    (8/21/2016, Sun Prairie, WI). The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series took on the third of a mile, Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the first time ever and it was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who reeled in the victory of the 40 lap, 410 Sprint "A" Main event at this historic 60 plus years, 1/3 of a mile dirt track.

    "I had a good race car. My guys made the call. We were fast all night and we qualified good. This is the first time we've ever raced here at this track and it means a lot to win. I want to thank all of the people for coming out here tonight, especially since it wasn't scheduled until approximately ten or more days ago. A big thanks also goes out to Tony Stewart Racing, all of our Sponsors, all of my guys, my family and race fans everywhere." said Schatz.

    Scoring in second at the checkered flag was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK. Pittman qualified sixth fast, having turned a 12.004 second lap, finished in second in the Second Heat race, won the Trophy Dash, to earn a first place start in the "A" Main.

    Pittman raced into the lead of the "A" Main event when the green flag flew out to the field of top sprint car teams. Pittman made it look easy as he raced the lead for the first eighteen laps, then Schatz took up the point. (The caution flags, did not help Pittman, as Schatz was coming on strong.) Pittman still had a good race and finished in second.

    "We had a good race! We had a good car. He (Schatz) was right there with us, I could see him. We had a good run early on. The track was really good. I was really hard on my tires, but they held up. We really hoped to win this but a podium finish is good" said Pittman, who also thanked his team, Sponsors, his family and all the fans who come out to their races.

    Scoring in third at the line, was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet was the only WoO driver here who had raced on this track prior to this WoO, "first time ever", race at this track.

    "Yes, I've raced here a few times but it really doesn't give me any opportunity to race any better on this track than the other teams. It's been a while ago. Tonight during this race, I tried to keep my tires good and I tried to get up front. We didn't make it happen. We are happy to have earned a podium tonight and will keep racing for a win." said Sweet.

    Fourth place went to David Gravel, followed by Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Jacob Allen, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, Mike Reinke, Scotty Neitzel, Bill Balog, Dominic Scelzi, Greg Wilson, Mike Kertscher, Jeremy Schultz, Kyle Marten, Parker Price-Miller, Jordon Goldesberry, Scotty Thiel, Wayne Modjeski, Brandon McMullen.

    "B" Main: Jeremy Schultz, Wayne Modjeski, Greg Wilson, Kyle Marten (these top four earned transfers into the "A" Main) fifth place finish went to Ben Schmidt, Phillip Mock, Scott Uttech, Blake Nimee, Russell Borland, Clyde Knipp, Matt Vandervere, Bill Wirth, Kris Spitz, Dennis Spitz, Tim Vandervere, Dave Uttech, Mike Decker.

    The "A" Main had a caution fly out before the first lap scored, when Mike Kertscher stopped racing just out of the third turn. The race soon returned to green again, but once more, the lap didn't score, because Brandon McMullen, flipped over in his sprint racing in the first turn. McMullen was okay. They say the third time is good and it actually turned out well. This time the field lined up in single file and raced to the green once more. This time the lap was scored and it was Pittman, Schatz, Sweet, Saldana, McMahan, Stewart, Schuchart and Allen, racing in the top ten to score the lap. There were twenty-two sprints still racing and the laps began to count down. With about twenty-three laps to go, Scotty Neitzel rolled his sprint on the front stretch. Neitzel was okay, but his sprint was done for the night. The rest of the laps counted down each lap and I think everyone was happy to see the checkered flag fly.

    This was an SLS event, featuring the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, though any 410 Sprint Car Team is generally welcome to compete. It was a really good night of racing.

    The next race is also a SLS event, scheduled 8/26/2016 at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND, Next in line, scheduled 8/28/2016, Nodak Speedway, Minot, ND.

     

     

    (8/16/2016) Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND reeled in another World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, racing from a third place start into the lead of this 30 lap "A" Main event at the Junction Motor Speedway's 3/8ths of a mile, dirt oval in McCool Junction, NE.

    "This track is fast but it's never easy. This is my third win here and I like coming here to race. The track was super fast tonight. There was a cushion and that's all there was, so we all were racing up at the top of the track. I want to thank my crew as they made our sprint really fast for me. I also want to thank all of our sponsors, all of my family and all the fans, who come out to our races." said Schatz.

    David Gravel from Watertown, CT, driver of the CJB Motorsports #5 Sprint raced from his fourth place start into second place on the opening lap of the "A" Main event. Gravel went on to score a flawless run to reel in second at the checkered flag.

    "We had a good run. The track was fast but it even got better as the race went on. You had to rely on the cushion. It was a one lane situation and very hard for passing. You just had to try to finish. Joey (Saldana) broke down, right off the start. What a tough break for Joey and his team." said Gravel

    Rounding out the top three finishes was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA.

    "It was all about getting a good start. It was a one lane track tonight. We had a podium finish and we're happy that we earned that." said Sweet.

    Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Ok scored in fourth place followed by Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson, Ian Madsen, Paul McMahan, Danny Lasoski. Greg Wilson Jacob Allen, Jack Dover, Joey Saldana, Don Droud, Jr. and Clyde Knipp.

    In qualifying tonight, Ian Madsen clocked in a 13.518 second lap for fast time of this race.

    ADDITIONAL FIN ISHES:

    DASH: Saldana, Schatz, Sweet, Gravel, Schuchart, Pittman.

    Heat Race Finishes, are as follows:

    Heat #1: Sweet, Gravel, Stewart, I. Madsen, Droud, Jr., Lasoski, Wilson and Dover.

    Heat #2: Schuchart, Saldana, Pittman, Johnson, McMahan, Allen, Knipp.

    Heat #3: Pittman, Gravel, Stewart, Sides, Madsen, Droud, Jr., McMahan, Lasoski, Wilson, Knipp, Dover, Johnson, Allen.

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    PLEASE NOTE: All information provided in this article is not official.

     

     

     

    (8/13/2016) Words can't begin to describe the "56th Knoxville Nationals, fifty lap adventure that went down to the wire before you knew who won and the winner was Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA. This is Johnson's first Knoxville Nationals victory.
    It wasn't an easy win as the laps were counting down it had become a dual between Johnson and Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz, a nine time winner of the Nationals raced from a 4th place start as Johnson was challenging Daryn Pittman,Owasso, OK, for the lead. Pittman led the first ten laps before Johnson scored a lap in front then it was Pittman, Johnson and Schatz, in the front three. On the fourteenth lap, Schatz was where he wanted to be, leading the race. Johnson, Pittman Kerry Madsen, AU and Jamie Veal,AU, made up the top five. Two more laps were scored when the first caution flag flew out for Craig Dollansky,Elk River, MN, who was stopped just out of the first turn. Dollansky had started in fifteen and had moved up to ninth by the 12th lap and just six laps later he was stopped on the track, just out of the first turn. There were still thirty-four laps to go when the green flag flew out once more. Johnson led it out with Schatz in second, K. Madsen in third, followed by Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, and Pittman. Johnson continued to lead as the laps counted down until twenty-five laps were scored and the caution flag flew out for refueling the Sprints.
    The green brought the field back into action and it was Schatz leading the way, Johnson was in second, then K. Madsen, Pittman and Stewart, the first five out under this new green, with twenty-five laps to go. It took one lap for Johnson to take the lead that he held on to while the laps were counting down. With just six laps to go it was Schatz who was in front but it didn't end there. Schatz and Johnson swapped positions and when the checkered flag flew out it gave Johnson his first Knoxville Nationals victory. Schatz scored in second, followed by, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, for the top five. (Larson transferred from his win in the "B" Main to be able to start twenty-first in the "A" Main.

    "This is the most unbelievable day of my life, said an extremely happy Johnson who was wearing a big smile. This is a dream come true, to win the Knoxville Nationals, it's still unbelievable. Such outstanding support from the fans. This is something we love to do.The track was awesome all night. I promised my family if I won the Knoxville Nationals, we were going to Disneyland, so we are going to Disneyland!"

    Schatz took second at the line, and said, "The track was too good! The top, the bottom, the middle, you could race everywhere. I ran the top and the bottom. Johnson had gotten a good run on us. We made up ground but he was there to challenge. The fans were happy to see a really good race." said Schatz.

    Shane Stewart had the biggest smile, having won his podium finish. Stewart started the race in eighth and scored in third at the checkered. In the Knoxville Nationals when you are competing with over one hundred 410 Sprint Car teams, you know your will have a big job when you get behind the wheel. Stewart got the job done and earned his podium finish.

    It was a good night for us. Our sprint was good, the track was good and it's great being up here with Jason and Donny. We could race just about everywhere on the track." said Stewart.

    Sixth place went to Veal, followed by, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, Ian Madsen, AU, David Gravel, Watertown,CT, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley,CA, Rico Abreu, St Helena, CA, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, Tim Kaeding, San Jose,CA, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, Kerry Madsen, AU, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, James McFadden, AU.

    The "B" Main Finishes (Top four finishers transfer into the "A") went to Larson, Dale Blaney,
    Ian Madsen, Schuchart, Lynton Jeffrey, Mark Dobmeier, Wayne Johnson, Stevie Smith, Brooke Tatnell, Joey Saldana, Brent Marks, Tim Shaffer, Gary Taylor, Sheldon Haudenschild, Dustin Selvage, Matt Juhl, Cap Henry, Bill Balog, Brady Bacon, Matt Moro, Tasker Phillips, Dakota Hendrickson, Davey Heskin, Danny Dietrich.

    "C" Main Finishes: Heskin, Moro, Hendrickson, Matt Juhl, Dave Blaney, Randy Hannigan, Cory Eliason, Jacob Allen, Jason Sides, Brandon Wimmer, Paul McMahan, Willie Croft, DJ Netto, Brian Brown, Rager Phillips, Trey Starks, Colby Copeland, Billy Alley, Aaron Reutzel.

    "D" Main Finishes: Austin McCarl, James Solwold, Paige Polyak, Greg Wilson, Dean Jacobs, Josh Baughman, Kaley Gharst, Don Droud, Jr., Daniel Harding, Johnny Herrera, Parker Price-Miller, Josh Schneiderman, Chris Martin, Chase Johnson, Tyler Courtney, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Byron Reed, Jon Agan, Danny Holtgraver, Logan Wagner, RJ Johnson, Hunter Schuerenberg, AJ Moeller, Danny Smith.

    "E" Main: Agan, Courtney, Reed, Smith, Chad Trout, Scott Bogucki, Glen Saville, Mike Reinke, Brian Paulus, Bobby Mincer, Joe Swanson, Clyde Knipp, Bob Weuve, Adam Crues, Robert Bell, Kody Kinser.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information in this article is unofficial.

     

     

    (8/13/2016) The third night of the 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals is now part of racing history. It was the 5 Hour Energy, FVP Preliminary Night and the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge, headlining this night of racing.

    Rico Abreu of St .Helena, CA made short work of racing into the lead of the FVP Preliminary Night featured race as he took on the lead and never looked back. Abreu, is an amazing driver and it definitely showed tonight as he held off the balance of this twenty-three field of 410 Sprints racing behind him.

    "I really wanted to win this race. I tried various lines on the track as we raced, the bottom was good but I had to be on the cushion if I wanted to pass and hang on to the lead. I tried to make good choices. This is a great win and I want to thank all of my team, our sponsors and my family, who make this possible for me" said Rico.

    Greg Hodnett scored in second, followed by Danny Lasoski and Lucas Wolfe. Unfortunately, Hodnett and Lasoski, left immediately after the media center meeting so I was unable to get an interview from them. They both drove a great race and definitely earned ttheir podfium finishes. Fourth place went to Lucas Wolfe. Wolfe, Hodnet and Abreu made up the top three positions as they raced to the opening lap green flag. From that point, Abreu took on the lead and held off the balance of the field,

    I was happy to have Lucas Wolfe to interview, as he definitely had his thoughts about this race, and said, "It was freaky out there. Wasn't an easy decision of where to race. All of us hope to win our races but tonight, I was happy to at least score in fourth. I want to thank all of my guys and the fans who are here tonight." said Wolfe.

    At the checkered flag, fifth went to Tim Shaffer, followed by Logan Schuchart, Stevie Smith, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brady Bacon, Tasker Phillips, Dustin Selvage, Tasker Phillips, Cap Henry, Davey Heskin, Matt Moro, Kraig Kinser, Matt Juhl, Dave Blaney, Dakota Hendrickson, Jacob Allen, Willie Croft, Brian Brown, Trey Starks.

    Also on tonight's program was the "Speed Sport World Challenge with the Australia Sprint car teams facing off with the some of the American Teams. Representing Australia were, Ian Madsen, James McFadden, Kerry Madsen, Lynton Jeffrey, Scott Bogucki, Brooke Tatnell, Daniel Harding, Jamie Veal and Glen Saville.
    The American drivers, included Terry McCarl, Randy Hannagan, Paul McMahan, Danny Smith, Jason Sides, Brad Sweet, Danny Dietrich and Kraig Kinser. All of these race drivers know each other, love racing and this is a great time for them.

    This was a twenty lap race and scoring all laps in the lead and winning this race tonight was Kraig Kinser of Blooming, IN.

    "We didn't do too bad. It was frustrating in the beginning. I tried to get to the top and then went to the bottom. It is so great to win this tonight. It also was a lot of fun." said Kinser.

    Ian Madsen took second, followed by James McFadden for the top three. Fourth place went to Dietrich, K. Madsen, Sweet, Jeffrey, Bogucki, Sides, Tatnell, Smith, McMahan, Harding, Hannagan, McCarl, Veal, Saville.

    The final biggest night of the Nationals, is scheduled for tomorrow night, who do you think will take the win?

     

     

     

    (8/11/2016) Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, racing the #3k, 410 Sprint, in the second night of the spectacular Knoxville Nationals, raced from a fourth place start in tonight's qualifier event and raced into the lead with seventeen laps to go. Kaeding had a strong run, as he led the balance of this race, winning his first time at the Knoxville Nationals.

    "This is definitely an awesome night. I have wanted to win this event so much. Tonight the track came to us. You can never tell when it's your race. I've raced all my life. The track was really good. I knew I was capable of winning this race and I held that thought." said Kaeding.

    Kaeding had clocked in a 15.693 second lap for thirteenth fast out of the sixty-one drivers who had turned out for the second night of the Nationals and went on to score a third place finish in the third Heat Race.

    Crossing the start finish line in second was Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA. Johnson races with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and has always been a good competitor and tonight was a good example. Johnson clocked in a 15.595 second lap, to qualify fifth fast, and took fourth in the 5th Heat Race.

    "The track was excellent. It felt good. We qualified good and I just wanted to have good laps., I kept changing lines and moving around, looking for an opportunity to get to the front. I just kept on trying but second is good too." said Johnson.

    Terry McCarl of Altoona, IN, started tonight's race in sixth place, having clocked in a 15.680 second lap in qualifying for eleventh fast and scored in fourth in the first Heat Race.

    "The track was great. I was kind of struggling at first. Actually, I thought this is a perfect race track and I hope to see it again soon. Both of my boys, Austin (age 23) and Carson (age21) are both racing and doing well. I'm very proud of them." said McCarl.

    It really was a great night of racing. there were teams from two different Countries the United States and Australia. For the USA, there were teams from 20 different States.

    Scoring in fourth at the checkered, were, Kerry Madsen AU, Dale Blaney OH, Brent Marks PA, James McFadden AU, Brad Sweet CA, Mark Dobmeier ND, Cap Henry OH, Jac Haudenschild OH, David Gravel CT, Bill Balog WI, Kyle Larson CA, Dustin Selvage IA, Brooke Tatnell AUS, Gary Taylor WA, Clint Garner SD, Chris Martin IA, Jason Solwold WA, Ryan Bunton IL, Justin Henderson SD, Rager Phillips IA and RJ Johnson FL.

    "B" Main: Jon Agan IA, Tim Shaffer PA, Greg Wilson OH, DJ Netto CA, Byron Reed OH, Shane Golobic CA, Brian Paulus IN, Kody Kinser IN, Seth Brahmer NE, Bob Weuve IA, Joe Swanson IN, Bobby Mincer IA, Clyde Knipp MO, Jimmy Light PA, Adam Crues OH, Hunter Schuerenberg MO, Dane Lorenc NY,Billy Alley NE, Ray Allen Kulhanek TX, Robert Bell IA.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Phillips, Garner, Henderson, T. McCarl, Sweet, Kraig Kinser, Netto, Reed.

    Heat #2: Bunton, Dale Blaney, Martin, McFadden, Dave Blaney, Joey Saldana, Larson, Trey Starks, Tim Shaffer,Wilson.

    Heat #3: Marks, RJ Johnson, Kaeding, Henry, Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, Hafertepe Jr., Parker Price-Miller, Swanson,
    Wilson.

    Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild, Solwold, Dobmeier, K. Madsen, Jacob Allen, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney Billy Allery,
    Dane Lorenc.

    Heat #5: Tatnell, Balog, Selvage, J. Johnson, Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, Cory Eliason, Jon Agan, Shane Golobic.

    PLEASE NOTE: All statements, finishes, etc. are not official.

     

     

     

     

    (8/10/2016) Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK scores the victory of the 56th Knoxville Nationals in this prestigious opening night of 410 Sprint Car Race. Stewart, qualified a 15.143 second lap for twelfth fast, then went on to finish in third in the second Heat Race.

    As the twenty-four Sprints were called to action in the "A" Main, Stewart had earned a fourth place start and he gave his all to take the lead that he raced to the finish.

    "This win is just so good for us. It's all about getting as many points as we could. The race track was really, really good. I knew I had to be good. The cautions helped me. We have to come back Saturday and know we will have another run and hope we can keep up the momentum. I want to thank all of my team, all of our Sponsors, all my Family and all the fans, who really help this happen." said Stewart

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, raced his way into a podium finish, as he crossed the start finish line in second. Schatz started tonight, ninth fast, when he clocked in a 15.090 second lap in qualifying, finished the Fourth Heat race in third and then started the twenty-five lap "A" Main, in sixth.

    "We had a good run. I thought the top of the track was real tricky, but it was a good and it was fast. The bottom was really good too. It made for a really good race. A big thanks to everyone who makes that happen, my team, Tony Stewart Racing, all of or Sponsors, all of my family and everyone who come out to the races." said Schatz.

    Taking third at the line, was Chad Kemenah of Alvada, OH. Kemenah qualified in with a 15.138 second lap for fifth fast, won the first Heat Race. and had reeled in third place, with thirteen laps still to go in "A" Feature event, going on take third at the checkered.

    "This is just unbelievable for our race team! This is absolutely a beautiful track. You could race everywhere. This track was just so good." said Kemenah, who clocked in a 15.138 second lap for eleventh fast and won the first Heat Race.

    Tonight was really a great opening of the historic "56th Knoxville Nationals"

    Fourth place went to Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK. Pittman clocked in a 14.791 second lap, for fast time of the night, scored a fourth in the first Heat Race and a fourth in the "A" Main. Pitman started this race in eighth.

    Jamie Veal-AU took fifth followed by Greg Hodnett PA, Jeff Swindell TN, Wayne Johnson IA, Rico Abreu CA, Dusty Zomer SD, Craig Dollansky MN, Danny Dietrich PA, Sammy Swindell TN, Ian Madsen AU, Matt Juhl SD, Logan Schuchart PA, Austin McCarl IA, Daniel Harding AU, Dakota Hendrickson NE, Davey Heskin MN, Colby Copeland CA, Paige Polyak OH, Johnny Herrera NM, Lynton Jeffrey IA.

    "B" Main Finishes: Swindell, Madsen, Jeffrey, Dollansky, Brian Brown, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Dannt Holtgraver, Josh Schneiderman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tasker Phillips, Scott Bogucki, Jonathan Cornell, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Baughman, AJ Moelier, Willie Croft, Chase Johnson, Randy Hannagan, Logan Wagner, Danny Smith, Glen Saville, Chad Trout, Matt Moro.

     

     

     

    (8/06/2016) Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA reeled in the $20,000. to win victory of the "Ironman 55", Sprint Car Race, hosted by the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Pevely, MO. Abreu started this race from fifth place in the twenty-four sprint car field of this fifty-five lap event and didn't take the lead until the race had only fourteen laps to go.

    "I knew I had a good car. As I raced I tried not to be too hard on my tires, since this event was a fifty-five lap race. It was a good field of drivers. The cautions that flew out, would tighten up the field of Sprints as they would race to the new green. But the laps seemed to go by quickly and we had taken the lead with just fourteen laps to go. I want to thank my Dad, all of my crew and the fans that came out tonight for this race." said Abreu. Rico clocked in a 12.177 second lap in qualifying for third fast, won the third Heat Race and finished third in the Dash.

    It was Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, New South Wells, Australia, currently living in Iowa, who has won multiple races, in both Australia and the United States, that took the lead when the original green flag called the field into action of this huge racing event. Madsen raced fast and hard as he led each of the forty-one laps and then Abreu had made his challenge, racing my Madsen to claim the lead.

    "I was disappointed! We had such a good car. It was just racing! The track was good all night. You know, as long as we are running good, I'm happy. I won the race I ran last week. We are hoping for a good run at Knoxville. said K. Madsen. Madsen clocked in a 12.311 second lap in qualifying for fourth fast, won the First Heat Race and won the Dash.

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK scored a 12.325 second lap in qualifying, for fifth fast, won the second Heat Race and finished second in the Dash, earning his second place start in the feature. It was obvious that Stewart had a good car and managed to hold the balance of the field off to reel in second. Unfortunately, Stewart was not available for an interview. Multiple drivers were heading out to Knoxville for more racing the next day. It was not a World of Outlaw Sprint Car event as there next event will be the Knoxville Nationals starting, 9/7/2016. In a way, deciding to catch this unsanctioned WoO race at Knoxville, will give them a feel of what lays ahead at the Nationals. Great racing Stewart.

    Scoring in fourth at the line was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet clocked in a 12.023 second lap in qualifying for fast time of the night finished in second in the First Heat Race, took fourth in the Dash that earned him a fourth place start in the "A" Main. Sweet raced into second place on the tenth lap and held it for nineteen laps, when Abreu raced from fourth place into the second place spot. Sweet looked to have third locked in but Stewart charged into third with just nine laps to go.

    "I was pretty disappointed. When the original green flag flew out I was racing in third, with Madsen in the lead and Stewart in second. By the tenth lap I had moved into second was racing in second as the 29th lap scored. A caution had flown out, for Hunter Schuerenberg, who had stopped. Not sure what the problem was, but it was on the new green lap when Abreu passed me for second. I managed to move back into second place with fourteen laps to go but Madsen was right there having been fast all night so I don't even know if I was able score that lap in second. With nine laps to go, Stewart claimed third and I ended up fourth. It really was a good race, especially for a fifty-five lap race. We're happy." said Sweet.

    You have to give credit to all twenty-four of these teams that gave their all in this 55 lap event. The track was great through out the race, the caution only flew out about three times. Brad Loyet, driver of the #05 Sprint was racing in about the fourteenth position when he hit the wall. Loyet was okay but his Sprint was damaged so they were done for the night and was scored in nineteenth.

    Fifth place went to Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana started in fourteenth and gave a great run to finish in fifth and was awarded the hard charger award. Finishing sixth was, Daryn Pittman, followed by Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, David Gravel, James McFadden, Logan Schuchart, Parker Price-Miller, Jacob Allen, Jason Sides, Greg Wilson, Jordon Goldesberry, Andy McElhanon, Brad Loyet, Brent Marks, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Hanks, Hunter Schuerenberg, Zach Daum. Congratulations to all of these teams, you guys drove really great, through out this fifty-five lap "Ironman 55".

    "B" Main finishes are: Schuchart, Wilson, McElhanon, Brandon Hanks, Jonathan Cornell, Clyde Knipp, A J Bruns, Jacob Patton, Jim Perricone, Joe B. Miller, Jimmy Bridgeman.(Top four earn transfers into the "A" Main)

    DASH: Madsen, Stewart, Abreui, Sweet, Price-Miller, Pittman, Allen, McMahan.

    Heat #1: Madsen, Sweet, Johnson, Kinser, Schatz, Schuchart, Bridgeman, Knipp, ( A J Bruns, scratched)

    Heat #2: Stewart, Allen, Gravel, Saldana, Daum, McElhanon, Jim Moughan, Brian Paulus.

    Heat #3: Abreu, McMahan, Loyet, Goldesberry, Sides, Wilson, Cornell, Patton.

    Heat #4: Price-Miller, Pittman, McFadden, Marks, Schuerenberg, Hanks, Perricone, J B Miller.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, information, etc. are unofficial.

    The majority of the field were the World of Outlaw Craftsman 410 Sprint Car Series, though multiple other 410 Sprints turned out and qualified as well. It was a spectacular night of racing and I can't begin to be able to tell you how many fans had turned out but there didn't seem to be any vacant seats, etc.

    Hope to see you all at the Knoxville Nationals.

     

     

    (8/5/2016, Pevely, MO) David Gravel of Watertown, CT, reeled in his seventh World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of this season, having taken the lead on the opening lap, holding all challengers at bay to earn the win of this thirty-five lap "A" Main event on the 3/8ths of mile dirt track at Federated Auto Parts Raceway @ I-55, Pevely, MO, piloting the CJB Motorsports #5 - 410 Sprint.

    "The track was fast in spite of the rain. The lap cars were racing the bottom line of the track so that also helped, as it made it easy to pass. We'll be back tomorrow night, said Gravel.

    With fifteen laps to go in this race, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, having started this event in fifth, raced into second place and held on to score in second.

    "It's good to score in second. It was a tough race track. I'm happy to have this finish, though I would have liked to keep it going to the front. We will hope for a good finish again tomorrow night" said Pittman.

    It was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA who rounded out the top three finishers. Sweet started in third and dropped into fourth on the second lap. With seventeen laps left to go, Sweet raced back into third place and hung in there to score his podium finish
    "We were fast all night. It was one lane racing on the top but we were able to come out with a third." said Sweet.

    The original green flag flew out to the twenty-four, 410 Sprint Car field in this first night of this two night event here at Federated Auto Parts Raceway with Gravel racing into the lead on the opening lap. With twenty-six laps to go, the first caution flew out when James McFadden had stopped, just out of the second turn. McFadden was given a push, the sprint restarted and McFadden tagged the rear of the field and there were still twenty-four Sprints in the hunt.

    Five more laps scored in, when Brent Marks and Jason Sides got together racing in a turn and both Sprints landed on their sides. For sure these two drivers were not happy but they both were okay.

    Once again the green flag called the field of Sprints back into action, but it was short lived, as the caution flew back out, this time for Rico Abreu who had spun out in the second turn.

    The field of cars, were lined up racing to the next green flag, but again the caution flew out when McFadden was stopped on the track.

    With about sixteen laps to go, there were still twenty Sprints in this race and the charge to the checkered stayed green. Rain drops were falling, though it didn't seem to change the track conditions. For the fans, it was kind of, lets watch and see what happens.

    Gravel, Pittman and Sweet had earned their podium finishes. Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, is currently the WoO's points leader and he scored in fourth, followed by, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Joey Saldana, Brad Loyet, Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Zach Daum, Greg Wilson, A J Bruns, Jacob Patton, Joe B. Miller, Jim Perricone, James McFadden, Parker Price-Miller, Brent Marks and Paul McMahan.

    "B" Main Finish: Wilson, Loyet, Bruns, Patton, J. Miller, Perricone, (Top six finishers transferred into the "A" Main), Hunter Schuerenberg, Jimmy Bridgeman, Jordon Goldesberry, Jonathan Cornell. (Clyde Knipp, scheduled to be in this race was disqualified).

    DASH: Gravel, Allen, Sweet, Schatz, Pittman, Price-Miller.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Sweet, Gravel, Johnson, Abreu, Schuchart, Daum, Goldesberry, Cornell, Patton, Bridgeman.

    Heat #2: Schatz, Price-Miller, Stewart, Kinser, Saldana, McFadden, Schuerenberg, Loyet, Knipp, Perricone.

    Heat #3: Allen, Pittman, Madsen, Sides, McMahan, Marks, Wilson, Bruns, J B Miller.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes are not official.

     

     

    (7/30/2016, Wilmot, WI) It was a start to finish, $10,000. victory for David Gravel of Watertown, CT., racing the CJB Motorsports #5, 410 Sprint in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the Wilmot Raceway three/eighths mile oval dirt track at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, in Wilmot, WI.

    "We had a really good car. We had good restarts and the track was really good, though tricky. I felt really good, even in lap traffic. I had the pole position when the green flag flew out. It was a great night for our team. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible, CJB Motorsports, all of our Sponsors, all my crew, my family and all of the fans who attend our WoO Sprint Car races." said Gravel.

    Gravel clocked in a 13.308 second lap in qualifying for fourth fast, took a second place finish in the First Heat race and won the Dash.

    Scoring in second at the line of this Forty Lap "A" Main was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz, driver of the #15 sprint and the current points leader in the WoO Sprint Series, clocked in a 13.078 second lap for second quick in qualifying, finished sixth in the Dash and won the second Heat Race.

    "The track was really good, all the way. We were all racing well. I was bouncing off the cushion but we were still fast. We had a good finish. I want to thank Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises, all of my crew, my family, all the fans for coming out." said Schatz.

    When the checkered flag flew out, it was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, who took third for his podium finish. Saldana, driver of the #83 Roth Motorsports Sprint, started the race in fourth, pacing with the twenty-four field of Sprints, Saldana held onto position the first fifteen laps, but then raced up into third with twenty-five laps to go.

    "It turned out okay. It was a pretty good race track. Actually it was a fast track and that made it hard to pass. I thought I would have at second, but again, it was a fast track. I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, for having me drive for them. It's a good car! I also want to thank our Sponsors, all of my crew, my family and all the fans from every where, who come out to our races and cheer us on." said Saldana.

    Saldana clocked in a 13.305 second lap for fourth fast of the night, won the fourth Heat Race, took fourth in the Dash and it would seem, the "#4" took a big part in Saldana's outcome.

    Brad Sweet started tonight in eighth raced forward to score in fourth, followed by, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Greg Wilson, Logan Schuchart, Paul McMahan, Bill Balog, Jacob Allen, Ben Schmidt, Jeremy Schultz, Bill Rose, Mike Reinke, Russell Borland, Dave Utted, Dane Lorenc, Brandon Wimmer, Raymond Hensley, Jordon Goldesberry, Matt Vandevere.

    "B" Main Finish: Schmidt, Utted, Hensley, M. Vandevere, Wayne Modjeski, Jereme Schroeder, Chris Dodd, Clyde Knipp, Todd Daun, Trey Datweiler, Mike Decker, Tim Vandevere, Russ Egan.

    DASH: Gravel, Sides, Allen, Saldana, McMahan, Schatz, Pittman, Sweet.

    HEAT RACES: (Top five finishers transfer in to the "A" Main Event)

    Heat #1: Sweet, Gravel, Stewart, Schuchart, Wilson, M. Vandevere, Knipp, Egan, Dodd.

    Heat #2: Schatz, Allen, Balog, Reinke, Wimmer, Schmidt, Hensley, Decker.

    Heat #3: Pittman, McMahan, Johnson, Schultz, Rose, Schroeder, Modjeski, Datweiler.

    Heat#4: Saldana, Sides, Goldesberry, Lorenc, Borland, Uttech, T. Vandevere, Daun.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information in this article is not official.

     

     

     

    (7/22/2016, Mechanicsburg, PA

    Daryn Pittman scores a green to checkered victory at Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA

    This was a big night for Pittman, clocking in a 17.187 second lap for fast time in qualifying, finished second in the Third Heat Race, won the Dash and dominated the twenty-five lap "A" Main, feature event on the half mile dirt oval at Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. to score yet another victory. This was the first night of this two a day event at Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.

    "The track had a big cushion, actually I won so the track was good for us. Our Sprint car was really good and once we took the lead, we were able to hold it through out the race. Although, I have to say I kept looking to see who was racing along side, checking to see if someone was closing in on us. Fortunately, I didn't see any one. We were good on restarts, so that also helped us. A big thanks to all my crew, all of my family and all the fans that came out tonight." said Pittman.

    Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA, started this "A" feature event in tenth and as the laps counted down, Dewease roared towards the front and was there to real in his second place win.

    "We had good restarts, though it was harder to pass. The track was pretty good. I want to thank Donny Carson and Davey Brown, who made this possible. Also a big thanks to all the fans who came out." said Dewease.

    Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, PA, started this race in third and managed to hang in there for his podium third place finish.
    Hodnett said, "I thought the track was a little narrow. We just need to do better. A big thanks to Mike Heffner, (car owner) and all our crew."

    Stevie Smith collected a fourth place finish, followed by Donny Schatz, Freddie Rahmer, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, James McFadden and Doug Esh, the top ten finishers.

    This race was a good race and at the same time it was rough for some. Schatz and Jason Johnson got caught up in a caution. Schatz was able to race back to a fifth place finish and Johnson finished twentieth. Brad Sweet rolled his sprint, but after some pit stops, he managed to come back and score eleventh at the checkered. Twelfth went to Brent Marks, followed by Joey Saldana, Brian Montieth, Jacob Allen, Brock Zearfoss, Paul McMahan, Danny Dietrich, Cory Haas, Jason Johnson, Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Ott.

    "B" Main, Dash and Heat Race finishes are as follows:

    "B"Main: McMahan,. Montieth, Haas, Marks, Shane Stewart, Alan Krimes, Wayne Dadetto, Ryan Smith, Matt Campbell, Jason Sides, Rodney Westhaver, Trey Starks, Greg Wilson, Trey Fraker, Clyde Knipp, George Streaker, Nicole Bower and Steve Buckwalter.

    DASH FINISH: Pittman, Ott, Hodnett, Saldana, Johnson, Smith, Allen, Shaffer.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Saldana, Ott, McFadden, Rahmer, Schuchart, McMahan, Marks. Bower, Knipp, Fraker.

    Heat #2: Hodnett, Smith, Dietrich, Madsen, Zearfoss, Haas, Wilson, Streaker, Krimes.

    Heat #3: Johnson, Pittman, Dewease, Wolfe, Gravel, Montieth, Stewart, Westhafer, Smith.

    Heat #4: Allen, Shaffer, Sweet, Schatz, Esh, Sides, Campbell, Buckwalter, Dadetto.



    All information provided in this article is not official

     

     

     

    (7/19/2016) David Gravel of Watertown, Conn., driver of the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, nailed down a huge $25,000. to win at the "Silver Cup" forty lap "A" Main event on the 4/10ths of a mile dirt track oval at Lernerville Speedway, in Sarver, PA.

    There were two segments of qualifying at tonight's event and Gravel turned a 13.176 second lap in the second segment for the over all, fast time of the night. Gravel scored a second place finish in the third Heat Race and won the eight sprint car Dash.
    With the Dash win, Gravel had earned a front row start in the "A" Main. When the green flag flew out to the twenty-six Sprint Car field, Gravel charged into the lead and never looked back, holding all at bay, to meet the checkered flag first at the finish.

    "I had an extremely good run. As the laps counted down, we had a caution fly out. We had a single file restart for the final five laps of the race. When the green flag flew out, Donny Schatz was racing right behind me and I know he's good. Then add that the track was slick, there were multiple cautions, lap traffic was getting slower, but we managed to hang onto the lead and take this win." said Gravel.

    Schatz of Fargo, ND, also drove an outstanding race, having clocked in a 13.372 second lap in the first segment of qualifying, for third fast time, won the first Heat Race and scored a fourth in the Dash. Schatz raced from a second row start in this "A: Main racing an error free run in the "A" Main to score his second place finish.

    "There was a pretty soft cushion on the edge. You never know what will happen as you race. Our car was good, but there was a lot of pressure trying to get to the front. It pretty much was a single file run for the checkered. I know our car was good, but between the traffic and the track, we finished in second. I want to thank my crew and all the fans who came out here tonight. said Schatz.

    Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH, also had a great run going and took the checkered flag in third. Blaney driving the #1B sprint, qualified sixth fast, clocking in a 13.935 second lap, won the second Heat Race and scored a second place in the Dash. Blaney drove an error free "A" Main and took the checkered flag in third.
    Blaney wasn't available for an interview, but I'm sure he would have wanted to thank his Team and all the fans for coming out.

    Fourth place went to Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN. Kraig started this race in fourteenth and moved up ten positions during his error free run.
    I would say that Kraig Kinser and Tim Shaffer, both were Hard Chargers, of this race. Shaffer had started in sixteenth and scored a sixth place finish, also moving up ten positions. Great racing by both.

    Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, scored in sixth place, with Shane Stewart of Indianapolis, IND, seventh,
    followed by, Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster,OH, Chad Kemenah of Findlay,OH and Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, PA. for the top ten finishers.

    Daryn Pittman was eleventh, followed by Logan Schuchart, Ian Madsen, Jamie Veal, Cole Duncan, James McFadden, Bryan Clauson, Kerry Madsen, Danny Lasoski, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Wagner, Austen Flick, Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet, Carl Bowser and Jac Haudenschild.

    "B" Main Finish: Schuchart, I. Madsen, C. Duncan, Bowser, Dean Jacobs, Jason Sides, Jacob Allen, Brandon Spithaler, Paul McMahan, Wayne Dadetto, Jared Zimbardi, Brendon Matus, Sye Lynch, David Jones, Austin Flick, George Hobaugh.

    "C" Main Finish: Zimbardi, Brandon Matus, Bauer, Paden, Brent Matus, Gary Edwards, Darren Pifer, Clyde Knipp, Paul Kish, Bill Kiley, Dan Kuriger, Logan Wagner.

    DASH: Gravel, Dale Blaney, K. Madsen, Schatz, S. Stewart, Pittman, Sweet. Lucas Wolfe.

    HEAT RACES:

    HEAT #1: Schatz, Wolfe, Clauson, Veal, Kemenah, Sides, Jacobs, Knipp, Jones, Kiley, Flick.

    HEAT #2: Blaney, Sweet, S. Haudenschild, McFadden, Lasoski, Duncan, G. Wilson, Hobaugh, Dadetto, Raden.

    Heat #3: Pittman, Gravel, Saldana, Kinser, J. Johnson, I. Madsen, Spithaler, Kuriger, Zimbardi, Brent Matus.

    Heat #4: K. Madsen, S. Stewart, Hodnett, Shaffer, J. Haudenschild, Schuchart, Holtgraver, Brandon Matus, Bowser, McMahan, Michael Bauer. Kish.

    Please Note: All finishes are unofficial, but were as accurate as I could tell.

     

     

     

    (7/16/2016, Rossburg, OH) Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, wins the "Kings Royal" in front of a very huge crowd, on the Eldora Speedway's half mile oval dirt track to earn the prestigious crown for the third time.

    Schatz is very focused before a race and during the race. He took the lead about half way through the race and never looked back, going on to earn this victory.

    "The track was awesome it was good all night. It held up really well. We don't expect to win, you have to work for it. I had confidence, in myself and my team. My guys worked hard for this win too. I thank the best guys in the pits, all three of them. I also thank our sponsors, all the fans and Eldora Speedway for this great event." said Schatz.
    You have to say he looked pretty good with is Crown & long Red Cape! Congratulations Donny. Schatz is currently leading in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series points season.

    A huge effort had Rico Abreu, of St Helena, CA, racing his heart out as he gave his all, wanting so much to win this event. Abreu took his checkered flag in second place. The fans screamed like he had won.

    "The track was good. I had a really good race car. I was really hard on my tires but they held up. We really hoped to win this, but having a podium finish is good. I want to thank my family, all of my guys and all the great fans that come out to our races. Hope to see you at the races. said Abreu.

    Rounding out the podium, scoring in third, was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet started this race in twelfth, and was heavy on the gas as the green flag called the field to action. Sweet raced into third place by the third lap. With twenty-seven laps to go, Sweet took on the lead, though it was a short lead as that's when Schatz charged to the front with twenty laps to go and held all at bay to the checkered.

    "You sure want to win when you race. I tried to keep my tires good and I tried to get back up front but it didn't happen. We drove a good run for it and are happy getting our podium finish." said Sweet.

    Finishing in fourth was, Greg Wilson, followed by Brian Brown, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Ian Madsen, David Gravel, Sammy Swindell, Tim Shaffer, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, Randy Hannagan, Jason Sides, Chad Kemenah, Jamie Veal, Christopher Bell, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney and Bryan Clauson. Congratulations to all the guys who made the "KINGS ROYAL", that was a feat on it's own.

    Tonight's race had approximately sixty or so, teams turn out to qualify for this major event.

    "B" Main: Stewart, Dale Blaney, Pittman, Sides, James McFadden, Cole Duncan, Logan Schuchart, Danny Holtgraver, Daniel Harding, Jacob Allen, Dave Blaney, Caleb Helms, Gary Taylor, T J Michael, Cap Henry, Bill Rose, Travis Philo, Dominic Scelzi, Dane Lorenc, Jac Haudenschild, Ryan Smith, Kraig Kinser, Sheldon Haudenschild, Trey Starks.

    "C" Main: Schuchart, Rose, J. Haudenschild, Holtgraver, Helms, Lorenc, Tasker Phillips, Andrew Palker, Ryan Broughton, D J Foos, Clyde Knipp, Josh Davis, Adam Crues, Josh Baughman, Bob Tucker, Ryan Myers, Shawn Dancer, Parker Price-Miller, Lee Jacobs.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Sweet, Saldana, Shaffer, Dale Blaney, K. Madsen, S. Haudenschild, Henry, Helms, Knipp,
    Price-Miller

    Heat #2: Wilson, Abreu, Bell, Pittman, Sides, Allen, Schuchart, Baughman, Holtgraver, Howard.

    Heat #3: Swindell, Johnson, Lasoski, Gravel, R. Smith, Philo, Harding, Palker, Crues.

    Heat #4: Schatz, McMahan, Clauson, Kinser, Dave Blaney, J, Haudenschild, Michael, Foos, Lorenc, Tucker.

    Heat #5: Brown, I. Madsen, Kemenah, Stewart, Duncan, Taylor, Phillips, Broughton, Jacobs,

    Heat #6: Veal, Marks, Hannaqan, McFadden, Starks, Scelzi, Rose, Myers, Davis.

    PLEASE NOTE: Everything in this article is posted from my notes, which means they are not official.

     

     

     

    (7/15/2016, Rossburg, OH) Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, reeled in the $12,000. to win victory of the second night race at the "Kings Royal" at the Eldora Speedway, half mile oval dirt track in Rossburg, OH, as the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their trek throughout the USA and more.

    Pittman had a front row start and when the green flag flew out, Pittman charged into the lead and held all at bay to reel in yet another WoO victory.

    "This couldn't be better, to win with my family here! It's always nice to win but having my family with me makes it great. The track was slick so I couldn't drive too fast. In fact I've never seen this track so slow. A big thanks to Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my crew, our sponsors, and just everyone who makes this possible. Tomorrow night, our third night here, will be another challenge for all the teams. Again, having my family here with me is so special" said Pittman.

    Collecting the checkered flag, to score back to back second place finishes in these first two of three races at the "Kings Royal" was the current WoO Sprint car points leader, Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND.

    "I just couldn't get going tonight. I had tried something different in the Dash. The track was slick, I don't know, you just have days like that, it's racing. We'll be back tomorrow night and hopefully we can do better. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible, my pit crew, all our sponsors, everyone who makes this happen and Tony Stewart. " said Schatz.

    Rico Abreu of St Helena, CA, started this thirty lap "A" Main in eighth and was in third with twelve laps to go. Abreu raced across the start finish line to earn back to back, third place podium finishes in a row, at this "Kings Royal"

    "Yes, it's good, but honestly it wasn't a good track. It was slick. I had a good car. But earning two podium finishes, back to back, is good for me. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible for me, especially my Dad and family, Abreu Vineyard Inc., my pit crew, all our sponsors, etc. and all the fans who come to the races." said Abreu.

    Scoring in fourth in the "A" Main was Kraig, followed by, David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Dale Blaney, Shane Stewart, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Trey Starks, Brad Sweet, Bryan Clauson, Christophber Bell, Sammy Swindell, Logan Schuchart, James McFadden, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgrave and Jac Haudenschild.

    Forty-six Sprint Teams (at my last count) have turned out for this amazing event, that the fans are loving. This is a great facility, so you can imagine the turn out of fans, but you must think big.!

    There were two qualifying segments in this second night of competition.

    The first segment had David Gravel clocking in a 13.600 second, lap for fast time. Schatz turned in a 13.736 second lap for 2nd fast and it was Brian Clauson who claimed third fast with his 13.856 second, lap.

    The second segment had Kraig Kinser setting fast time, having clocked in a 14.312 second lap, with Brian Brown second fast with his 14.447second lap and Trey Starks rounded out the top three with his 14.451 second lap.

    There were six heat races, and the finishes, are:

    HEAT#1: Saldana, Gravel, Bell, Jamie Veal, Swindell, Marks, Josh Baughman, Dane Lorenc.

    HEAT#2: Schatz, Abreu, Ian Madsen, Randy Hannagan, Jacob Allen, Daniel Harding, Josh Davis.

    HEAT#3. Blaney, Clauson, Jac Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Dustin Daggett, Caleb Helms.

    HEAT#4: Kinser, Stewart, Holtgraver, Logan Schuchart, Wilson, Travis Philo, Ryan Smith, Tasker Phillips, D J Foos.

    HEAT#5: Pittman, Shaffer, Kemenah, Paul McMahan, Cap Henry, Andrew Palker, Clyde Knipp, Brian Brown.

    HEAT#6: McFadden, Starks, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Sides, Dominic Scelzi, T J Michael, Adam Crues, Dave Blaney.

    The DASH:

    DASH #1: Saldana, Schatz, Gravel, Clauson, Abreu, Dale Blaney.

    DASH #2: Pittman, Stewart, Starks, McFadden, Shaffer, Kinser.

    "B" MAIN Finishes: Schuchart, Sweet, Allen, Sides, Swindell. Marks, Veal, Wilson, Philo, McMahan, Johnson, Scelzi, Brown, Lasoski.

    "C" MAIN: Marks, Wilson, R. Smith, Baughman, Hannigan, Henry, Harding, Phillips, Michael, Daggett, Dave Blaney, Knipp.

    "D" MAIN : Phillips, Michael, Davis, Lorenc, Crues, Helms, Palker, Foos, K. Madsen .

    PLEASE NOTE: All information in this article may not be accurate. It was all taken from notes I kept through out this racing event.

     

     

     

    (7/14/2016, Rossburg, OH)

    The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Tony Stewart owned Eldora Speedway for the first night of a three day racing event. You could feel the excitement as the multiple Sprint Car teams arrived to take on this challenge.

    It was David Gravel of Watertown, CT, driving the CJB Motorsports #5, 410 Sprint, who took the lead on the opening lap. Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND and Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, rounded out the front three and put in an error free charge, hoping to out race Gravel.

    It was Gravel all the way claiming the victory of this thirty lap World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the prestigious Eldora Speedway half mile oval, in Rossburg, OH.

    It was a $10,000. victory for Gravel who is a regular contender in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
    The Donny Schatz and Rico Abreu challenge had the fans all waiting for their driver to race into the lead. When the checkered flag flew out, Gravel claimed his fourth victory of this season, thus far. These three teams held the balance of the field at bay to earn the top three finishes at the checkered.

    " The track was good. I decided to man up so I moved up to race up along the wall and got on the gas. Actually, having Schatz racing behind me, got me back on my game. This win at Eldora was my biggest win. I hope to continue to run good and keep our streak going." said Gravel. Gravel clocked in a 13.671 second lap, for fast time in the second segment of qualifying. Gravel sends his thanks to his crew chief, Barry Jackson, crew members Austin and Derek, as well as all of their sponsors.

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, is the current points leader at this time and definitely is a challenge, for the field of cars that race behind him. Schatz is a very focused driver and a huge contender. Tonight, Schatz took the checkered flag to a second place finish.

    "I was a second place driver tonight! The car was alright, I was lacking a bit. The track was good, it was fun and three drivers scored a podium finish. We still have two more nights of racing here, so we can try again to reel in a win." said Schatz. Schatz clocked in a 13.607 second lap in qualifying, in the first segment of qualifying, for third fast.

    Third place was scored in by Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, who drove a great race and definitely is a top contender where ever he races.

    "We've been having a good season so far. A lot of good people come out to dirt track racing. I'm really excited for tomorrow's race. I just need to qualify good. We had a good race tonight. The biggest part was my car. The car was good and I got close. The track was really good. I'm really excited for tomorrow. I just need to qualify good." said Abreu. Abreu had clocked in a 13.746 lap in the first segment of qualifying.

    Fourth place was scored in by Kerry Madsen from St. Mary's NSW - Australia.

    "I missed out of getting a podium finish but fourth is good. The track always seems to change every time I race here. But over all, we still had a good race. Plus, it's great having my brother, Ian Madsen, racing here, too. We've been having a really good season so far." said Kerry Madsen.

    This race is now in the books, but with two more, back to back WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, races on the agenda, who do you think will win the next one?

    The fifth place finish in the "A" Main, went to, Logan Schuchart followed by, Brian Brown, Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Daren Pittman, Greg Wilson, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart. Ian Madsen, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Bryan Clauson, Dale Blaney, Randy Hannagan, Sammy Swindell, Brent Marks, Sheldon Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, Tim Shaffer and Danny Lasoski.

    Dash: Gravel, B. Brown, Schatz, Bell, I. Madsen, Abreu, K. Madsen, Saldana.

    "B" Main Finishes: Swindell, Hannagan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wilson, Jacob Allen, Jamie Veal, Danny Holtgraver, James McFadden, Jac Haudenschild, Paul McMahan, Trey Starks, Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Daniel Harding, Shawn Dancer and Jason Sides.

    "C" Main: J. Haudenschild, R. Smith, Lee Jacobs, Josh Baughman, Clyde Knipp, Dane Lorenc, Tasker Phillips, Caleb Griffith, Dominic Scelzi, Paul May.

    HEAT RACES

    Heat #1: Schatz, K. Madsen, Pittman, Schuchart, Tim Shaffer, Swindell, McFadden, Allen, R, Smith, Lorenc, Phillips, Blaney.

    Heat #2: Bell, Abreu, Kinser, Kemenah, Lasoski, Veal, S. Haudenschild, J. Haudenschild, Starks, May, Knipp.

    Heat #3: Gravel, Brown, Johnson, Clauson, Sweet, Hannagan, Holtgraver, Caleb Griffith, Daniel Harding, Lee Jacobs, Jason Sides.

    Heat #4: I. Madsen, Saldana, Stewart, Blaney, Marks, Wilson. McMahan, Baughman, Cap Henry, Scelzi, Shawn Dancer.

    Check back in to see how tomorrows second race turns out.


     

     

     

     

    In spite of the fact that, I can't be with the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, right now, I still try to follow their races as much as I can.

    Congratulations to Kerry Madsen of Australia! Madsen is a World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver who currently resides in IA and this past weekend, raced his #29 Sprint in back to back 410 Sprint car races, taking the wins in both night of these feature "A" Main events at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH.

    With more than forty great Sprint Car Drivers turning out for this competition, both nights, Madsen's domination of both of these races, was a great achievement.

    On Friday, the opening night, Madsen, had huge competition as the twenty-four field of Sprints, raced out to take the green flag of this thirty lap event.

    Having earned the point, Madsen took on the lead and raced it from start to finish. Behind Madsen, on the opening lap, he had Donny Schatz, in second with Brady Bacon, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Cole Duncan, Brad Sweet and Chad Kemenah, racing hard looking for their way to the front.
    With about ten laps in, give or take, Kemenah had raced into second and with fourteen laps to go, Gravel had taken over third place. When the checkered flag flew out for this thirty lap race, it was Madsen, Kemenah and Gravel.

    There were two qualifying segments and Joey Saldana set a 13.947 lap for fastest in this "A" segment, with Cole Duncan turning a 14.097 lap and Brad Sweet third fast with his 14.168 lap, The "B" segment had Daryn Pittman clocking in with a 14.271 second lap for fast time, Logan Schuchart turned a 14.312 and David Gravel, was third quick with his 14.378 lap
    Top ten finishers in the "A" Main (unofficially) were: Madsen, Kemenah, Gravel, Pittman, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Brady Bacon, Donny Schatz and Cole Duncan.

    Finishing in the top three of the "B" Main, were, Trey Starks, Sammy Swindell and Greg Wilson. The "C" Main, top three finishers were, Randy Hannagan, Hunter Schuerenberg and Dean Jacobs.

    On the second day of this competition, as I have already mentioned, Kerry Madsen scored the victory.
    Unofficially, the finish looked to have been Chad Kemenah, scoring in second (making it two in a row), and Daryn Pittman taking third. Fourth place went to David Gravel, followed by, Shane Stewart, for the top five. Kemenah had raced from an eleventh place start, challenging all in front of him as he moved forward winning the hard charger award.

    The two qualifying units for this night of racing in the "A" Qualifiers, it was Pittman who clocked in a 13.271 for fast time, David Gravel posted a 13,282 for 2nd fast and Jason Sides, rounds out the top three, with his 13.292. In the "B" Qualifiers, Joey Saldana timed in with a 13.160 second lap for fast time, K. Madsen, turned a 13.183 lap for second quick and Jason Johnson's 13.278 was third quick.
    Top three finishers in the "B" Main, were, Paige Polyak, Bryan Clauson and Sheldon Haudenschild.

    Jac Haudenschild won the "C" Main. The four Heat races were won by: Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Jason Johnson and Kerry Madsen.

     

     

    (4/16/2016, Perris, CA) A big win went to Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, who out raced the twenty-one field of sprints at Perris Auto Speedway, in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Pittman clocked in a 15.829 lap during qualifying, for fifth fast, scored a second in the second Heat Race and scored second in the Dash.

    This was a great come back for Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, coming back from a last place finish, just the night before, racing at Bakersfield Speedway, Bakersfield, CA, after a collision in the "A" Main event, tore up his #9 Sprint while he was leading the race, that had to have taken multiple hours to get it race ready in less than twenty-four hours.

    "It means a lot to our team. I had a rough night last night. I worked really hard yesterday, we had torn up a lot of equipment. I need to finish my races well, not only for me but for all of our team. It took a lot of hard work to get our car ready to race tonight and I thank all of my guys for their help. Also, thanks to all the fans who come out to our races." said Pittman, part of the Kasey Kahne Team, driver of Sprint Car #9,

    Second place went to Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA,. Sweet took the win last night at Bakersfield Speedway.

    "We like to win, especially since we started up front. The track had rubber down as early as the third or fourth lap. We tried real hard to get to the front. It was a good win for Daryn (Pittman), I'm happy for him." said Sweet.

    Scoring in third at the checkered was Joey Saldana, of Brownsburg, IN.

    "The track was terrible after eight or nine laps with rubber down. You weren't able to pass anyone. The wind didn't help it tonight. We ran second last night and third tonight. Any time you can score a podium finish, it's good." said Saldana.

    Shane Stewart originally from Tulsa Oklahoma, scored in fourth place tonight.

    "I had been racing in third place but ended up finishing in fourth. I'm fortunate to get to do what I love to do, but at the same time it's a job and I need to finish up front. I had a second place car and felt I should have finished there, but I didn't." said Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing.

    Donny Schatz took the checkered flag in fifth. Schatz had won the first Heat Race and scored second in the Dash. Sixth place went to David Gravel, followed by, Dusty Zomer, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, D J Netto, Terry McCarl, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Willie Croft, Skylar Gee, Randy Waltman, Jacob Allen, Tony Everhart, Paul Sides, Bill Andrews.

    DASH & HEAT RACES

    DASH: Sweet, Pittman, Stewart, Sides, Schatz, Saldana.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Schatz, Jason Sides, Gravel, Johnson, McMahan, Gee, Everhart.

    Heat#2: Saldana, Pittman, McCarl, Croft, Schuchart, Wilson, Paul Sides.

    Heat #3: Stewart, Sweet, Zomer, Scelzi, Allen, Waltman, Andrews.

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    PLEASE NOTE: All information, finishes, etc. written in this article are NOT OFFICIAL INFORMATION!

     

     

    (4/15/2016, Bakersfield, CA) It was a big night for Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, driver of the #49 Sprint, having claimed the victory of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, thirty-five lap, "A" Main event, on the third mile clay oval Bakersfield Speedway, earning a #10,000. pay day.
    Sweet clocked in a 10.997 second lap in qualifying for second fast, won the second Heat Race and scored a fourth place finish in the Dash, which earned Sweet a fourth place start in this "A" Main. The only other WoO Sprint Car Driver to have won five point races, thus far, this season is multi-champion, Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. This was the WoO Sprint Car Series first time back here at Bakersfield Speedway, in several years.

    "We had a good run tonight. I started tonight's race in fourth place and it's always good to win. I want to thank to Kasey Kahne racing, all of my great crew guys, all our Sponsors and a big thanks to all of the fans who come out to our races." said Sweet.

    Scoring in second at the line, was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN.

    "It's good to score in second. I didn't have any idea that there would be contact when I dropped down to make a pass. I felt bad when it happened and talked to Daryn after the race ended. I want to thank Dennis & Teresa Roth, for giving me the opportunity to race for them and of course all the fans who come out to cheer us on." said Saldana.

    Racing from a ninth place start in this "A" Main, David Gravel of Watertown, CT, drives the #5 sprint and started this race from his ninth place start to cross the start finish line in third, for his podium finish.

    "We had a good run tonight, having started in ninth and was able to finish in third. We haven't raced here before and it's really good for us to earn this
    podium finish. I can't thank everyone who makes this possible, enough." said Gravel.

    It was a battle for the lead of this race, with Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK and Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, lined-up side by side as the original green flag called the field to action. Pittman won the first battle to have the lead but Saldana was right there challenging back.

    As lap count was almost half way, there was a red flag fly out when Saldana, dropping down to the outside line to try and get past Pittman, almost made it work but his rear tire clipped the front of Pittman's Sprint, flipping Pittman and Sprint up and over, off the track. It was definitely an accident & I imagine both drivers were upset about the incident but physically okay. Saldana had managed to stay running, so didn't lose any ground.

    The race returned back to green, but this green flag didn't last long, as the next thing you knew there was contact between D J Netto and Terry McCarl, flipping both of their Sprints upside down. The drivers weren't injured but yes, they were angry and two more teams were out of this race.

    The green flag flew out once more and the laps were counting down quickly. When the checkered flag flew out, scoring behind Sweet, Saldana and Gravel, were, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan, Willie Croft, Jason Sides, Bud Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Kyle Hirst, Sean Watts, Jacob Allen, Chase Johnson, Logan Schuchart, Dusty Zomer, Greg Wilson, Skylar Gee, Terry McCarl, D J Netto, Daryn Pittman.

    DASH and Heat Race Finishes, are as follows:

    DASH: Pittman, Saldana, Jason Johnson, Sweet, Stewart, Schuchart.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Saldana, Pittman, Zomer, Netto, McMahan, Sides, Watts, Allen.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Stewart, Croft, Kaeding, Hirst, Schatz, Gee.

    Heat #3: Jason Johnson, Schuchart, Gravel, Scelzi, McCarl, Wilson, Chase Johnson.

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    PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION ON FINISHES OF ALL RACES SHOWN, ETC. IS UNOFFICIAL


     

     

    (4/01/2016, Watsonville, CA) Brad Sweet from Grass Valley, CA, racing from a fourth place start in this thirty-five lap event, hosted by Ocean Speedway, Watsonville, Ca, on their quarter mile clay oval track, took over the lead with about a dozen laps to go, to score, yet another victory in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Point's race.

    "This is my first time here. Any time you win a race, you like the track track! We had a good car. The track was good and got even better the more laps we raced. I'm pretty happy. It was good to see Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen finishing right behind me. They both drove a great race and I was happy they had a podium finish." said Sweet. Sweet clocked in a 11.517 second lap in qualifying, won the second Heat Race, finished fourth in the Dash.

    Taking the checkered flag in second, was Logan Schuchart from Hanover, PA. Schuchart clocked in a 11.689 second lap in qualifying, finished in second in the third Heat Race and took second in the Dash. When the green flag flew out to the twenty-four, 410 Sprints, it was Schuchart who raced into the lead, that he held for the first twenty-two or so, laps, before Sweet was able to pass. Schuchart dropped to second and raced it to the checkered flag.

    "I was happy that we could start in front. We set a good time in "Time Trials". This track was a little bit harder to pass on. I had hoped that we ( Schuchart & team mate, Jacob Allen) could finish in first and second, but we're happy with second and third." said Schuchart.

    The third podium finish went to Jacob Allen, also from Hanover, PA. Allen clocked in a 11.651 second lap in qualifying, finished in second in the second Heat Race and won the Dash.

    "I loved the track. I thought we had a lot of fun. I was sticking on the bottom and I was good on the top. It was great finishing with Brad (Sweet), in the top three. Brad is always encouraging me. This was so fun. Being in the front row for us (at the start) I think it opened a lot of eyes for us. said Allen.

    There were a couple of yellow flags thrown and one red flag, in this race. The yellows were for a car that had stopped, etc. The red flag flew out for Tyler Walker. Walker rolled his #73 Sprint racing out of the second turn. Walker was okay and the damage seemed to be mostly to the wing. But they retired from this race.

    Schuchart and Allen, both race for Shark Racing, owned by Bobby Allen, who is well known as a former race car driver, he was an Original Outlaw and now fields the current WoO Sprint Car Series, Sprints, that are driven by Schuchart who is his Grandson and Allen who is his son. This was a great night for this family.

    Fourth place went to Kerry Madsen who's from St Mars, New South Wales, Australia.

    "This was a good race. We had a good time and I think we are regaining our confidence. This is a nice track. It's an exciting track and I think we did well. Tomorrow we are scheduled to race in Chico at their dirt track. I think we have a good chance to have a good run there." said Madsen.

    At the checkered, fifth place went to Jason Johnson, followed by Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Shane Golobic, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Bud Kaeding, David Gravel, Willie Croft, D J Netto, Jason Sides, Justin Sanders, Tommy Tarlton, Cory Elliason, Dominic Scelzi, Chase Johnson, Sean Watts, Tyler Walker, Greg Wilson.

    DASH Finish: Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Jason Johnson.

    Jason Johnson set fast time of the night with his 11.482 second lap in qualifying.

    "B" Main Finishes: Jason Sides, Cory Eliason, Sean Watts, Chase Johnson, Tommy Tarlton, Greg Wilson, Tommy Liliberte.

    There were three Heat Races and the finishes are as follows:

    Heat #1: Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Jason Sides, Greg Wilson.

    Heat #2: Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Shane Stewart, D J Netto, Justin Sanders, Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson, Sean Watts.

    Heat #3: Kerry Madsen, Logan Schuchart, Willie Croft, Shane Golobic, Tyler Walker, Donny Schatz, Tommy Tarlton, Tommy Laliberte.

    PLEASE NOTE: All of the above information is unofficial.

     

     

     

    (3/23/2016, Placerville, CA)) Jason Johnson of Rocky Mount, MO, scores the victory at the Placerville Speedway quarter mile dirt track, World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, featured event, during the 2nd Annual Brad Sweet ,Placerville Short Track Showdown, earning his first WoO Sprint Car Series victory, racing his 410, #41 Sprint, in this 2016 WoO points race

    "It was a lot of fun. We could race the top and the bottom. This was a beautiful track tonight. Being a motor sports driver is a lot of fun when you know you have the car that can and did win the race. I want to thank all of my family,all of our Sponsors, all of my crew, and all of the fans that came out" said J. Johnson. (Tonight, J. Johnson, clocked in a 10.613 second lap in qualifying, for second quick, won the second Heat Race and finished fourth in the Dash.

    Scoring in second at the checkered flag was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK. Pittman scored a 10,807 lap for ninth fast in qualifying, scored in second in the first Heat Race, won the Dash and earned a front row start in the "A" Main.

    "We had a good track, top, middle and bottom. I was happy to see Johnson win tonight. He drove a good race. We are happy to earn second tonight, though you always would like to win. This is only my second time here, and I'm sure you remember how I left here last year! said Pittman.

    It seems a bit ironic to me, to see these two great teams, earn these top finishes, as both were injured in a crash they were in last year in their WoO race here, having to leave the track by ambulance. So glad they healed well and came back to earn their podium finishes.

    Third place was won by Andy Forsberg of Auburn, CA, a regular contender here at Placerville, raced to score in third, rounding out the podium finishes, Forsberg had a great run, dicing it up with J. Johnson and Pittman for the lead, hanging with them to earn third place, podium finish.

    "We were in contention. We qualified good, earned a second place finish in our Heat Race, finished second in the Dash and I so wanted to win this "A" Main. I had to work today, got here for the race and will have to get up and go back to work tomorrow. " said Forsberg, obviously disappointed, though he drove a great race.

    Fourth place was earned by David Gravel from Watertown CT, and he said, "I lost my brakes early on so I was committed to race the bottom of the track. We managed okay. This is a fun racy track."

    Brad Sweet finished fifth, followed by , Greg Wilson (this was a great finish for Wilson, who is racing his first full season with the WoO Sprints), Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, Justin Sanders, Sean Becker, Terry McCarl, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Shane Golobic, Willie Croft, Logan Schuchart, D J Netto, Brady Bacon, Rico Abreu, Jason Sides, Joey Saldana, Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Jonathan Allard.

    There were thirty-three Sprint cars that qualified, for this one night event, with Sean Becker, driving the #75 Sprint, clocking in a 10.601 second lap for fast time in qualifying.

    The top four finishers in the "B" Main earn transfers into the "A" Main.

    "B" MAIN Finishes: Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, D J Netto, Logan Schuchart (the top four, followed by Justyn Cox, Justin Sanders, Chase Johnson, Jacob Allen, Sean Watts, Chris Martin, Skylar Gee, Robbie Price, Mason Moore.

    DASH Finishes: Pittman, Forsberg, Madsen, J. Johnson, Gravel, Sweet, Bacon, Abreu.

    HEAT RACE Finishes:

    Heat #1: Sweet, Pittman, Becker, Stewart, Golobic, Netto, Cox, Gee, Watts.

    Heat #2: J. Johnson, Forsberg, Hirst, McCarl, B. Kaeding, Allen, Schuchart.

    Heat #3: Madsen, Abreu, Wilson, McMahan, Saldana, Sides, Sanders, C. Johnson.

    Heat #4: Gravel, Bacon, Clauson, Allard, Schatz, Croft, Martin, Moore.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes shown are UNOFFICIAL..


     

     

    (3/19/2016, Stockton, CA) It was the second night of the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series races, at the Stockton Dirt Tract 3/8th's of a mile speedway, with Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, racing to his second victory in a row in front of the amazing crowd of fans that turned out for this great two day event.

    Schatz, driving the Tony Stewart "Bad Boy's Buggie", raced across the start finish line to score two wins back to back. Schatz started this thirty lap "A" Main in sixth, having scored a 13.263 second lap in qualifying, went on scored a second, in the second Heat Race and sixth in the Dash. Schatz paced pretty much in the top five until there were sixteen laps to go. Schatz moved into third, then a few laps later into second and with four laps to go, Schatz took the lead racing it to the checkered, for yet another a big victory in this World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

    "It was tricky but it had a couple of grooves. You can't ask for more. Felt good to win here last night. Tonight I had another great race car. I just focused staying in the top five as the laps counted down. My crew gave me another good car and I began to move forward as the laps counted down. To come back and win two in a row, is great. I want to thank Tony Stewart, all of our Sponsors, all of my crew, everyone who made this possible and all the fans who came out tonight." said Schatz.

    Scoring in second tonight was Daryn Pittman from Owasso, OK. Pittman was driving the Kasey Kahne Racing, #9 Sprint. Pittman qualified fifth fast, won the second Heat Race and won the Trophy Dash, earning the #1 start in this night's competition.

    "I think the track was better tonight. We really struggled last night. It's really great to come back tonight, as we qualified good, won the second Heat Race and the Dash. We would have liked to have won tonight but a second place is a good podium finish. We have a great team and I thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my guys who work hard, all of our Sponsors and of course all the great fans who come out to our races."

    In a last ditch effort, with only two laps to go, Kyle Hirst, driving the 83jr Sprint for Dennis and Teresa Roth, raced into third to earn his podium finish. A really great run for this team, since Hirst is not a WoO driver, but a really good competitor racing mostly in California.

    "I want to thank Dennis & Teresa Roth for having me drive for them, all of our Sponsors, all of my team and everyone who turned out tonight. It's always good to earn a podium finish. It's especially a great night of racing with the WoO's, all the other teams and having all these fans who turned out both nights" said Hirst.

    Scoring in fourth was Joey Saldana from Brownsburg, IN. Saldana, is now racing for Roth in the WoO Sprint Car Series and has been driving well, as always. Saldana raced into the lead on the opening lap and drove a strong race. It looked like it was going to be his win. With only four laps to go, Schatz made his winning move. Saldana was under pressure as Pittman and Hirst, in their last ditch efforts, also got around him. Saldana, crossed the start finish line in fourth. I was unable to interview him, but I know he was extremely disappointed. Saldana is an excellent driver, as most of these teams are.

    Fifth place went to, Kerry Madsen, followed by, Jason Johnson, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Bud Kaeding, Sammy Swindell, Brad Sweet, D J Netto, Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Terry McCarl, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu, Trey Starks, Jacob Allen, Brian Brown, Willie Croft.

    "B" Main: Stewart, McMahan, Sweet, Allard, Starks, Abreu, Skylar Gee, Robbie Price, Chris Martin, Sean Watts, Justin Sanders, Greg Wilson, Tim Kaeding.

    TROPHY DASH: Pittman, Saldana, B. Kaeding. Madsen, Schuchart, Schatz.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Saldana, B. Kaeding, Johnson, Sides, McCarl, Scelzi, Sweet, Sanders, Price, Watts, Wilson.

    Heat #2: Pittman, Schatz, Hirst, Gravel, Swindell, Brown, Stewart, T. Kaeding, Gee, Abreu.

    Heat #3: Madsen, Schuchart, Croft, Allen, Netto, Eliason, Allard, Starks, McMahan, Martin.

    PLEASE NOTE: All of the above information shown, is not official.

     

     

     

    World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series

    (3/18/2016, Stockton, CA) It was a big night of dirt track racing as Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, took on the "Stockton Dirt Track" to score yet another victory in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, racing in the "A" Main, on an approximate 3/8ths of a mile track, in 410 Sprint Car action, as this Series races their Western Swing.

    Schatz started the "A" Main in third and made his move into the lead with twelve laps to go.

    "It was a great night. We qualified well, finished third in the Dash. We had a good race car! I didn't make my move until the track was the way I wanted it. That's how I drive. I want to thank all of my sponsors, my team, my family and all the fans that turn out for our races." said Schatz, racing the "Bad Boys Buggy"

    Schatz clocked in a 13.592 second lap in qualifying for fast time of the night, finished second in the first Heat Race and scored third in the Dash.

    It was Brad Sweet from Grass Valley,Ca, driving the #49 Sprint, who scoring right behind Schatz, to earn a second place finish. Sweet clocked in a 13.805 second lap in qualifying for eleventh fast, finished second in the third Heat Race, took a second in the Dash and earned a second place finish in this thirty lap "A" Main. "It's never fun running in second. We just wanted to win. The track was really good tonight, very racey! We had a good run." A big Thanks to Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our Sponsors, our team, my family and all the fans who turn out for our races", said Sweet.

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, raced the #2 Marks/Larson #2 Sprint clocked in a 13.761 second lap in qualifying for eighth fast for this race, won the fourth Heat Race and scored a fourth in the "Dash.

    "Tonight was okay. We earned a podium finish. The track was good though I wish it had been a little more. I want to thank all of my team We hope tomorrow, for our second night here in Stockton, that we have a better run." said Stewart.

    AS the twenty four field of cars raced out to the opening green flag of this thirty laps "A" Feature event, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA driving his 410 #24 Sprint, flipped over, just off of the second turn. Abreu was okay but you can be sure, he was very disappointed, as this ended his night in this race. The new green flag flew out.

    The green flag flew out once again and Brian Brown of Grain Valley<MO, driver of the Casey General store #21 Sprint, qualified fourth fast, scored a second place finish in the fourth Heat Race, won the Dash and raced from his pole start into the lead of this "A" Main. Brown managed to hold all at bay, at least until their were only thirteen laps to go. That was when Schatz decided to make his move and raced into the lead. Brown dropped to second as Sweet raced by followed by Stewart. When the final lap scored, Jason Johnson scored in fourth, followed by, Joey Saldana, Logan Schuchart, Brown, Dominic Scelzi, Terry McCarl, Kyle Hirst, Sammy Swindell, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Cory Eliason, Willie Croft, Trey Starks, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu..

    "B" Main Finishes: Starks, Wilson, B. Kaeding, C. Eliason, Sean Watts, Mason Moore, Justin Sanders, Robbie Price, Jonathan Allard, Skylar Gee, Chris Martin, DJ Netto.

    DASH: Brown, Sweet, Schatz, Stewart, McCarl, J, Johnson, Saldana, Swindell.

    HEAT RACES:

    HEAT#1: Swindell, Schatz, Hirst, Schuchart, T. Kaeding, B. Kaeding, Starks, Moore.

    Heat #2: J. Johnson, McCarl, Gravel, Madsen, Scelzi, Sanders, Eliason, Martin.

    Heat #3: Saldana, Sweet, Abreu, Pittman, Allen, Wilson, Price, Gee.

    Heat #4: Stewart, Brown, Croft, McMahan, Sides, Netto, Allard, Watts.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE IS NOT OFFICIAL!!!!!!

     

     

     

    (3/12/2016/ David Gravel from Watertown, Ct, raced a start to finish World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series thirty-five lap race piloting the CBJ Motorsports #5 410 Sprint Car to score his first victory of this 2016 year, as he raced at Thunderbowl Raceway on their one third mile clay oval located in Tulare, CA.

    Gravel clocked in a 12.675 second lap in qualifying, scored the win of the second Heat Race, collecting a second place in the Dash to earn a front row start in the thirty-five lap, 410 Sprint Car, "A" Main event. Gravel raced out, taking the lead and never looked back. Gravel held the rest of this twenty-four Sprint Car Teams behind him as he raced to the checkered flag and his victory.

    "My first win of the season! Getting to drive the CBJ Motorsports #5 Sprint was a good opportunity for me. When there was an opening for a driver, we got together and talked. Then it happened. I want to thank CBJ Motorsports, all my guys, Barry Jackson, Austin Wenrich and Derek Miller. Also thanks go out to all of our Sponsors, all of my family, my girl friend and all the fans who come out to our races." said Gravel (Congratulations David, you drove a great race.)

    Shane Stewart from Tulsa, OK, racing the Justin Marks/Kyle Larson, #2, 410 Sprint, turned a 12.562 second lap in qualifying won the third Heat Race, raced in the Dash, scoring a fourth place finish and that earned Stewart a fourth place start in the "A" Main. It didn't take long before Stewart raced into second and held it all the way to the checkered flag.

    "We had a good car but the track just had to much moisture, due to the heavy rain yesterday. Actually the track was terrible, in spite of that David (Gravel) did a good job. We did the best we could to win this race but again, the track made it difficult. A big "thanks" to Justin Marks and Kyle Larson, to all our sponsors, to all of our team, to my family and to all the fans who turn out to cheer us on." said Stewart.

    Willie Croft from Sacramento, CA, driving the Rudeen Racing, #26, 410 Sprint scored in third at the start/finish line to earn his podium finish.

    "This is pretty exciting to earn a third place finish, racing with the WoO's. Actually this is our first night to race this year and it's a great night. The track was super fast but very hard to pass. We don't plan to race a full season, we plan to run a little bit of everything. A big thanks to our sponsors, my family and all the fans who come out to the races." said Croft.

    The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car "A" Main had twenty-four Sprints earn their way to this featured main event out of the forty sprints that qualified. When the green flag flew out calling the field of sprints into action, it was Croft, Gravel, Bryan Clausen, Stewart and Joey Saldana racing the front five positions. Stewart and Gravel both made a charge for the lead. Gravel won and the lead was his.

    The track seemed to have just a single lane for racing. The track was still fast but it also was still very moist. The next thing you knew, the red flag was flying out, for Justin Sanders who tagged the wall and rolled his #`17 Rick Sanders Sprint with only ten laps in. Sanders, was racing in seventeenth and was not injured from his roll-over.
    Five more laps scored when a caution flag flew out for Jason Sides. Sides was stopped between the third and forth turns. Also having problems during this caution flag was Rico Abreu. Both Sides and Abreu had to be pushed off the track.
    Once again, the Sprints lined up to race to the new green flag when all of a sudden there was a gathering on the front stretch, just out of the fourth turn. Saldana racing the Roth #83 sprint, was hit by another sprint, rolling upside down. Kerry Madsen, Kyle Hirst and Logan Schuchart all looked to be involved in this. No one was injured, though, the Sprints would have to tag the rear of the lead lap sprints. Gravel led the field back out for the remaining laps to score his victory. Taking the checkered flag in second was Stewart followed by Croft, Brad Sweet, Sammy Swindell, Bryan Clauson, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman, Brady Bacon, Carson Macedo, Paul McMahan, Jason Johnson, Dominic Scelzi, D J Netto, Kyle Hirst, Logan Schuchart, Joey Saldana, Kerry Madsen, Chase Johnson, Trey Starks, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Justin Sanders, Terry McMarl.

    "B" Main Finishes:
    Paul McMahan, Austen Wheatley, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Trey Starks, Donny Schatz, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen, Justyn Cox.
    "C" Main Finishes:
    Tim Kaeding, Justin Cox, Greg Wilson, Scott Parker, Chris Martin, Sean Watts, Jarrett Soares.

    DASH Finishes: Croft, Gravel, Clauson, Stewart, Saldana, Sweet, K. Madsen, Brown.

    Heat #1: Clauson, Saldana, Bacon, Chase Johnson, Sanders, Wheatley, Starks, Justyn Cox, Watts, Allard.

    Heat #2: Gravel, K. Madsen, Schuchart, Scelzi, Netto, Schatz, Faccinto, Parker, Soares.

    Heat #3: Stewart, Sweet, Pittman, Abreu, Macedo, P. McMahan, S. Haudenschild, T. Kaeding, Martin, Golobic.

    Heat #4: Croft, Brown, Swindell, Hirst, T. McCarl, Sides, J. Johnson, Bud Kaeding, G. Wilson.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION POSTED HERE IN THIS ARTICLE IS NOT OFFICIAL

     

     

     

    (March 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV) Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, adds yet another victory to his incredible racing career as he wins the second night of two nights of World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series racing on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Schatz, one of the World of Outlaws top sprint car drivers, who has already scored multiple victories throughout his racing career, clocked in a 14.999 second lap around this half-mile dirt oval, won the second Heat Race and finished second in the Dash.

    When the green flag called the twenty-four sprint cars to action, it was Joey Saldana who raced into the lead, followed by Brad Sweet, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen and Schatz. With four laps left to race, Schatz made his winning move forward to take on the lead and the checkered flag to earn tonight's victory.

    Prior to, tonight's victory, Schatz had already earned eight career wins, then to win again at the LVMS Dirt track was great, as it brings Schatz"s total wins to nine.

    "The track was good. We had a couple of good grooves. But in racing, the track changes and it's up to the driver to figure out what needs to be done, where to put the car on the track, go up, go down, it's all about adapting to change. It was this that helped me tonight, figuring out what I needed to do to win." said Schatz..

    Schatz also gave credit to all of his team who work hard to get the Sprint where it needs to be, to be competitive.

    Taking the checkered flag in second, was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana, driver of the Dennis & Teresa Roth, Roth Motorsports #83 Sprint, said the car was good but you have to be in the race Last night was the first of these two WoO Craftsman Sprint Car races here on dirt and it was Saldana who won that opening night event.

    "It was another good night. The track was much better than last night. I thought I might be able to get around Schatz but I'm happy for a second place podium finish. We know we are capable to run with the fast cars. We have a great car and it's really great that I have this opportunity with Dennis and Teresa Roth. We will keep working towards good finishes and go from there. I want to thank Roth Motorsports, all of our crew, sponsors, all of my family, plus a big thank you to all of the Sprint Car fans who come out to cheer us on." said Saldana. Saldana had clocked in a 14.437 second lap in qualifying for fast time of the night, won the first Heat race and took third in the Dash.

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley CA, drove a great race. Sweet clocked a 14.732 second lap in qualifying, won the fourth Heat race and won the Dash. Sweet led out the "A" Main event, but it was Saldana racing in front on the second lap. Sweet chased after Saldana and managed to regain the lead on the ninth lap, which he led until the final five laps of this race when both Schatz and Saldana took over first and second. Sweet finished third for a podium finish. Sweet was not available for comment tonight, but I'm sure he would have thanked Kasey Kahne for the opportunity to race one of his sprints, all of his pit crew, his family, friends and all the fans who love sprint car racing, coming to see us race.

    Fourth place was earned by Brian Brown of Grain Valley, MO. Brown clocked a 14.665 second in qualifying, won the third Heat Race, scored a fifth in the Dash and took the "A" Main checkered flag in fourth.

    "We had a solid night of racing, the track was pretty good. We're happy with our finish and look forward to our next World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car series race in Texas. I want to thank all of my crew, our sponsors, my family and everyone who comes out to cheer on sprint car racing on the dirt." said Brown.

    The thirty lap "A" Main had Joey Saldana taking the early lead but after leading the first eight laps, Sweet raced into the lead. and held on to it until there were only four laps to go and that's when Schatz made his winning move, racing past Sweet for the lead who dropped into second place But the race still wasn't over. Saldana began his challenge to move forward and with just two laps to go Saldana took second. The checkered flag flew out to Schatz, Saldana and Sweet, earning the three podium finishes.

    Brown scored in fourth, followed by, Shane Stewart who started in twelfth and move up to fifth followed then by Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman. Ian Madsen, Bryan Clauson, Jason Johnson, Sammy Swindell, Kerry Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski, Brady Bacon, David Gravel, Jason Solwold, Trey Starks, Kraig Kinser.

    The "B" Main, DASH and Heat Race finishes are as follows:

    "B" Main: David Gravel, Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, Logan Schuchart, Bud Kaeding, D J Netto, Austen Wheatley, Logan Forler, Dominic Scelzi, Josh Baughman, Chase Johnson, Chris Martin, Jacob Allen, Lance Norick, Mark Dobmeier. (Greg Wilson was scheduled for this race, but did not start).

    DASH: Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Rico Abreu, Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, Ian Madsen, Bryan Clauson.

    Heat Races: ( Please note, the top five finishers in each heat will advance to the "A" Main.)

    Heat #1: Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell, Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Jason Solwold, Dominic Scelzi, Jacob Allen, Chris Martin.

    Heat #2: Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, Aaron Reuter, Danny Lasoski, Logan Schuchart, David Gravel, Chase Johnson, Greg Wilson.

    Heat #3: Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Terry McCarl, Brady Bacon, Jason Johnson, Austen Wheatley, Bud Kaeding, Josh Baughman, D J Netto.

    Heat #4: Brad Sweet, Bryan Clauson, Shane Stewart, Dusty Zomer, Paul McMahan, Mark Dobmeier, Logan Forler, Trey Starks, Lance Norick.

    PLease Note: All finishes shown here in this article are unofficial................

     

     

    (Las Vegas, NV, 3/3/2016):

    It was an amazing night of World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car racing with Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, racing the Dennis and Teresa Roth, Roth Motorsports, #83 sprint, taking his first victory of this 2016 season, racing the half mile dirt oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earning the $10,000. purse up for grabs. Saldana is not a stranger to WoO sprint car racing, having been a top contender in qualifying, scoring great finishes, etc., so it's not a surprise that he won this tonight, but it is special, because it's Joey" first victory racing for Roth.

    "This is my first of the season win! The car was good all night, very quick and put us in the position to race to the front. Having the lead I was able to put our car where it needed to be on the track. I'm sure Dennis and Teresa (Roth) are very happy tonight. I think I've got myself a job for another week, said Joey with a huge smile. Joey went on to say he is really happy with his whole team, especially with his crew chief, Gary Eric Prutman. I wish my wife and kids could have been here, but I know they are really happy too. I want to thank all of the fans who support us. All of our sponsors and I so thank Dennis & Teresa for this opportunity. We will come back tomorrow and give it our best again." said Saldana. (Saldana qualified seventh quick, won the third Heat Race, finished second in the Dash and started third in the 30 lap "A" Main event)

    Also driving a great race was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, who raced from his fourth starting berth into third about half way through this race, then in the tenth lap, Pittman moved up to second and held on to score another podium finish.

    "We finished okay, though we were looking for the win. We had a frustrating second place. The track wasn't as great as I like but it was okay except at the bottom. We get to come back tomorrow and try again. I want to thank Kasey Kahne, all of my crew, my family, all of our sponsors, and of course, all of our great fans.

    Brad Sweet from Grass Valley, CA, left soon after the race ended. So I wasn't able to get Sweet's view of this race. Fortunately, Kasey Kahne, car owner, who was on hand and said, " It was good racing and a great night. Two of our teams scored podium finishes. The track was okay but passing wasn't easy. Tomorrow hopefully the track will be better." said Kahne.

    Talking to Sweet's crew chief, I was told that the track was really hard to pass, but you definitely have to give Kahne racing a thumbs up for scoring their two teams collecting second and third.

    Tonight's hard luck driver was Brian Brown, driver of the #21 410 Sprint, I believe that he resides in Grain Valley, MO.

    Brown clocked in a 14.532 second lap in qualifying, won the second Heat Race, Won tonights Dash and took the lead on the opening lead of the "A" Main. Brown had an outstanding run, leading lap after lap. With nineteen laps scored, Brown's car rolled to a stop just off the track into the infield ending his almost perfect night of racing. He looked to have driven an error free race, it had to be devastating to be so close to victory. (Brown won his heat race and the Dash)

    This event was filled with great Sprint Car Teams and finishing in fourth was Shane Stewart Tulsa, (OK), followed by, Jason Johnson of Baytown, Tx, Jason Sides Bartlett, TN, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, New South Wales, AUS., Rico Abreu, St. Helene, CA, Sammy Swindell, Bartlett, TN, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD, Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, Logan Schuchart; Hanover, PA, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, Brady Bacon, Winchester, IN, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Paul McMahan, Nashville,TN, Brian Brown, Aaron Ruetzel, Clute, TX, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA., Austin Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA.

    Finishes for the "B" Main, DASH, and Heat Races, are as follows:

    "B"Main: Bacon, Ruetzel, Wheatley, McMahan, (top four transferred into the "A" Main), Jacob Allen, Logan Forler, Trey Starks, Ian Madsen, Mark Dobmeier, Greg Wilson, D J Netto, Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson, Josh Baughman, Chris Martin, Lance Norick, Henry VanDam, Colton Slack.

    DASH: Brown, Sweet, Saldana, Pittman, Zomer, K. Kinser, J. Johnson, Madsen.

    Heat Races: (Top five finishers transfer into the "A" Main.

    Heat #1: Sweet, J. Jason, Lasoski, Schatz, McCarl, Bacon, Allen, Dobmeier, Slack.

    Heat #2: Brown, Pittman, Abreu, Stewart, Scelzi, Reutzel, Forler, Norick, VanDam.

    Heat #3: Saldana, K. Kinser, Clauson, Sides, Schuchart, Wheatley, Starks, Wilson, Baughman, B. Kaeding.

    Heat #4: Zomer, K. Madsen, Gravel, Swindell, Solwold, I. Madsen, Netto, C.Johnson, Martin.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes listed are unofficial

    Tomorrow night will be the second & last night of WoO Craftsman Sprint Car action here for now, at LVMS Dirt track. Hope to see you there.

     

     

    (2/26/2016)

    The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, took on the quarter mile dirt track in their inaugural appearance
    at Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX, racing the "ATX Rental Shoot Out, in one of the largest racing fans turn out here at the Cotton Bowl.

    Thirty-two Sprints signed in to race this WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series, fourth points race in their 2016 season.

    It was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA who took the victory of this thirty lap event. Sweet is definitely on a roll, having now won three out of four of the WoO Craftsman Sprint Series races, this season, thus far. Sweet also is leading in WoO points race, at this point.

    It was Joey Saldana who took the initial lead of this thirty lap race as the green flag flew out. David Gravel, raced in second followed by, Daryn Pitman, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Danny Lasoski, Jason Johnson, Aaron Reutzel, Shane Stewart and Ray Kulhanek, racing in the top ten.

    Saldana raced strong as he led the race for the first twenty-four laps. The caution flags did not help Saldana, as he would stretch out his lead then the field would regroup when a new green flag would bring the field back to action.

    Daryn Pittman was the first to take the lead from Saldana, then Brad Sweet raced into third, followed by,
    David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz. In short work Sweet raced to the front ,holding the field at bay to score the win.

    It was a very fast field of Sprints, the positions kept changing right up to the checkered flag.

    The finishes went to, Sweet, Pittman, Gravel, Saldana,
    Schatz, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Jason Johnson, Danny Lasoski, racing the #33 Sprint earned fast time of the night, clocking in a 13.517 second lap. Tenth went to Aaron Ruetzel, Bryan Clauson, Paul McMahan, Brent Marks, Sammy Swindell, Greg Wilson, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, T J Michael, Terry McCarl., Kraig Kinser, Ray Kulhanek, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sheldon Haudenschild, Dusty Zomer.

    With four laps in, Brent Marks driving the 19M sprint stopped on the track for the first caution. He looked to have some kind of mechanical problem, He went to the work area. A new green flag flew out, but before the next lap scored, the caution was out again when Sheldon Haudenschild and Wayne Johnson got together It was reported that. Haudenschild had a bent front axile and Wayne had front end damage. Dusty Zomer looked like he may of gotten a piece of this wreck. Neither Haudenschild or Zomer returned to the race.

    The finishes for the "Dash", "B" Main, and Heat Races, are as follows:

    DASH: Saldana, Gravel, Pittman, Schuchart, Sweet, Pittman, J. Johnson, Ruetzel.

    "B" Main: Kinser, McMahan, Wilson, Hafertepe, Jr., Johnny Herrera, Josh Baugham, Jacob Allen, Dustin Gates, Klint Angelette, Jon Agan, Clyde Knipp, Scottier McDonald.

    HEAT RACES:
    Heat #1: Lasoski, Pittman, Stewart, Schatz, Haudenschild, K. Kinser, Hafertepe, Jr., McDonald.

    Heat #2: Gravel, Sweet, Kulhanek, McCarl, Sides, Herrera, Allan, Agan.

    Heat #3: Schuchart, J. Johnson, Swindell, Clauson, Angelette, Knipp, Baughman'.

    Heat #4: Saldana, Reutzel, W. Johnson, Zomer, Michael, Wilson, McMahan, Gates,

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION POSTED HERE, REGARDING ALL INFORMATION, FINISHES, ETC., IS "UNOFFICIAL"

     

     

     

    Gaye Carmichael
    Motor Sports Journalist
    Member of AARWBA

    (02/03/2016) Happy New Year. It's that time of year when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series is gearing up for the start of their 2016 Point's Race season.

    The Dirt Car National's will kick off their first event of the season on February 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016, at Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL. Can't wait to see the new paint schemes, their sponsors and of course the most important, the amazing Drivers and their crews. Time to check out your favorites and be ready to cheer them on..

    This season has approximately Ninety-one (91) races on their schedule, covering fifty-four different tracks in twenty-five different states and one listed in Ontario.

    A couple of their races on the schedule include Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD for the first time back at this 1/3 mile bullring since 1985. The WoO's Sprints will also be returning to El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for their first time since 2005.

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, will return to defend his 2015 WoO Sprint Car Series Crown, he earned for winning the majority of the "A" Main races of this season.

    Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, will be behind the wheel of the Roth Motorsports #83 Sprint when he rolls into Volusia Speedway Park. Dennis Roth, the car owner, formed Roth Motorsports in 1992 which is based in Fresno, CA. Over the years, Roth has given several drivers the opportunity to race one of his Sprints.

    There will be returning teams and new ones as well, but when you turn out for a WoO Sprint Car event you know you are going to see the best.

    You can find the full 2016 World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series schedule at their web site.

    Hope to see you there.

     

     

    (Chico, CA, 9/12/2015) The 62nd Gold Cup Race of Champions victory was earned by Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who charged into the lead with just eleven laps to go and scored the win of this prestigious race at the Silver Dollar Speedway on their 1/4 mile, high banked clay oval, in Chico, CA.

    This is Schatz's twenty-ninth victory in this 2015 Season and an overall career win of 202 races in WoO Sprint Car Series racing. Schatz started tonight's race in sixth and with in a handful of laps had raced into second, behind Joey Saldana who led from the start.

    "This is great to win this. It's been about eleven years since I won this event and this second win is a long time coming. I did win here in one of their spring races but this is only my second Gold Cup (Race of Champions) win, and I am excited. My race team works really hard. They make it possible for me to win and thus far this season, we've won twenty-nine WoO Sprint Car Series races. Tonight the track was good, but I had to move around to find a way into the lead. Joey had a great race going and it took almost to the end of the race to get a chance to pass. It takes the whole team to make things happen and I can't thank my guys enough. A big thanks also goes out to Tony Stewart Enterprise, Bad Boys Buggie, all of our Sponsors and all the fans who come out to our races." said Schatz.

    Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, had a fantastic night of racing, clocking in a 11.338 second in the "B" Qualifying, won the Dash, won the fourth Heat Race and earned the start of this 40 Lap, "A" Gold Cup. Saldana led the first twenty-nine laps, when Schatz made his pass to the lead.

    "I guess I wasn't driving hard enough, but I gave all that I could. Donny was really good and he was on his game. It's really hard to get this close, knowing I gave all that we had. We had a good car, we qualified well, won the "DASH, etc. It was a good race. I want to thank Motter Equipment Inc, all of our sponsors, my awesome team, my family and all the fans everywhere who come out to see us race. said Saldana.

    Rounding out the top three finishers was Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's NSW AUS. Madsen clocked in a 11.190 second lap in the "A" Qualifying, for fast time, earned a third place finish in the first Heat Race and scored a third place finish in the Dash.

    "We had a good run. We battled for positions. I slowly was merging to the top of the track at the end, but ended up racing the bottom. Tonight I had a podium finish in this race. It's been awhile, but when you race with the best, earning a podium it's a good night of racing." said Madsen, who also thanked Keneric Group, all of their Sponsors, the fans and especially all of my hard working team."

    With twenty-six laps to go, Dominic Scelzi (41x) slowed on the track to bring out the first yellow flag. Scelzi was able to return to tag the tail of the field before the green flag flew out once more. One more lap scored when the caution flew out again when Jonathan Allard, driving the (3C) went off the track in the fourth turn. Colby Copeland (5v) also went to the pits on this yellow. Eighteen Sprints were on the lead lap at the checkered and they were: scoring in fourth, Shane Stewart, followed by Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Andy Gregg, Bud Kaeding, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, Sean Becker, Kyle Hirst, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Justin Sanders, Jason Statler, Domenic Scelzi It showed that Allard, Willie Croft and Jason Sides, also crossed the checkered, with thirty-nine laps in. DJ Netto left the race having scored twenty six laps, Copeland had scored in eighteen laps and Logan Forler's night was over with thirteen laps in,

    "B" Main, "C" Main, Dash, and Heat Race Finishes, are as follows:

    "B" Main: Jason Johnson, Justin Sanders, Willie Croft, Jason Sides, Mason Moore, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, Toby Bellbowen, Sean Watts, Carson Macedo, Justyn Cox, Andy Forsberg, Jacob Allen.

    "C" Main: Golobic, Watts, Mikey Kuemper, Rowdy McClenon, Brayden McMahan, Austen Wheatley. Scheduled to start, but did not, are Skylar Gee, Tyler Walker, Scott Parker.

    DASH: Saldana, Sweet, Madsen, P. McMahan, S. Stewart, Schatz, Abreu, B. Kaeding.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: B. Kaeding, Gregg, Madsen, Stewart, Netto, J. Sanders, Golobic, J. Johnson, Watts, Eliason.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Allard, Copeland, Gravel, Hirst, Wheatley, McClenon, Allen, Cox.

    Heat #3: Schatz, Schuchart, P. McMahan, Abreu, Forler, B. McMahan, Sides, Kuemper, Gee, Parker.

    Heat #4: Saldanaq, Scelzi, Statler, Becker, Pittman, Macedo, Bellbowen, Brayden McMahan.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information, finishes, etc. are UNOFFICIAL.

    There were forty-five Sprint Car Teams that turned out for this 62nd Gold Cup Race of Champions, at the Silver Dollar Speedway, promoted by Dennis Gage. It takes tons of effort to put on this great event, fans come from everywhere, RV's of all kinds turn out, there's tent camping, a Chlli Feed, Racing "T" Shirt venders, snack bars, golf cart rentals, if you haven't been, then check out the schedule in 2016, early on, at Silver Dollar Speedway and come on out. It's a lot of fun.

     

     

     

    (Chico, CA, 9/12/2015)

    The 62nd Gold Cup Race of Champions victory was earned by Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who charged into the lead with just eleven laps to go and scored the win of this prestigious race at the Silver Dollar Speedway on their 1/4 mile, high banked clay oval, in Chico, CA.

    This is Schatz's twenty-ninth victory in this 2015 Season and an overall career win of 202 races in WoO Sprint Car Series racing. Schatz started tonight's race in sixth and with in a handful of laps had raced into second, behind Joey Saldana who led from the start.

    "This is great to win this. It's been about eleven years since I won this event and this second win is a long time coming. I did win here in one of their spring races but this is only my second Gold Cup (Race of Champions) win, and I am excited. My race team works really hard. They make it possible for me to win and thus far this season, we've won twenty-nine WoO Sprint Car Series races. Tonight the track was good, but I had to move around to find a way into the lead. Joey had a great race going and it took almost to the end of the race to get a chance to pass. It takes the whole team to make things happen and I can't thank my guys enough. A big thanks also goes out to Tony Stewart Enterprise, Bad Boys Buggie, all of our Sponsors and all the fans who come out to our races." said Schatz.

    Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, had a fantastic night of racing, clocking in a 11.338 second in the "B" Qualifying, won the Dash, won the fourth Heat Race and earned the start of this 40 Lap, "A" Gold Cup. Saldana led the first twenty-nine laps, when Schatz made his pass to the lead.

    "I guess I wasn't driving hard enough, but I gave all that I could. Donny was really good and he was on his game. It's really hard to get this close, knowing I gave all that we had. We had a good car, we qualified well, won the "DASH, etc. It was a good race. I want to thank Motter Equipment Inc, all of our sponsors, my awesome team, my family and all the fans everywhere who come out to see us race. said Saldana.

    Rounding out the top three finishers was Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's NSW AUS. Madsen clocked in a 11.190 second lap in the "A" Qualifying, for fast time, earned a third place finish in the first Heat Race and scored a third place finish in the Dash.

    "We had a good run. We battled for positions. I slowly was merging to the top of the track at the end, but ended up racing the bottom. Tonight I had a podium finish in this race. It's been awhile, but when you race with the best, earning a podium it's a good night of racing." said Madsen, who also thanked Keneric Group, all of their Sponsors, the fans and especially all of my hard working team."

    With twenty-six laps to go, Dominic Scelzi (41x) slowed on the track to bring out the first yellow flag. Scelzi was able to return to tag the tail of the field before the green flag flew out once more. One more lap scored when the caution flew out again when Jonathan Allard, driving the (3C) went off the track in the fourth turn. Colby Copeland (5v) also went to the pits on this yellow. Eighteen Sprints were on the lead lap at the checkered and they were: scoring in fourth, Shane Stewart, followed by Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Andy Gregg, Bud Kaeding, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, Sean Becker, Kyle Hirst, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Justin Sanders, Jason Statler, Domenic Scelzi It showed that Allard, Willie Croft and Jason Sides, also crossed the checkered, with thirty-nine laps in. DJ Netto left the race having scored twenty six laps, Copeland had scored in eighteen laps and Logan Forler's night was over with thirteen laps in,

    "B" Main, "C" Main, Dash, and Heat Race Finishes, are as follows:

    "B" Main: Jason Johnson, Justin Sanders, Willie Croft, Jason Sides, Mason Moore, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, Toby Bellbowen, Sean Watts, Carson Macedo, Justyn Cox, Andy Forsberg, Jacob Allen.

    "C" Main: Golobic, Watts, Mikey Kuemper, Rowdy McClenon, Brayden McMahan, Austen Wheatley. Scheduled to start, but did not, are Skylar Gee, Tyler Walker, Scott Parker.

    DASH: Saldana, Sweet, Madsen, P. McMahan, S. Stewart, Schatz, Abreu, B. Kaeding.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: B. Kaeding, Gregg, Madsen, Stewart, Netto, J. Sanders, Golobic, J. Johnson, Watts, Eliason.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Allard, Copeland, Gravel, Hirst, Wheatley, McClenon, Allen, Cox.

    Heat #3: Schatz, Schuchart, P. McMahan, Abreu, Forler, B. McMahan, Sides, Kuemper, Gee, Parker.

    Heat #4: Saldanaq, Scelzi, Statler, Becker, Pittman, Macedo, Bellbowen, Brayden McMahan.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information, finishes, etc. are UNOFFICIAL.

    There were forty-five Sprint Car Teams that turned out for this 62nd Gold Cup Race of Champions, at the Silver Dollar Speedway, promoted by Dennis Gage. It takes tons of effort to put on this great event, fans come from everywhere, RV's of all kinds turn out, there's tent camping, a Chlli Feed, Racing "T" Shirt venders, snack bars, golf cart rentals, if you haven't been, then check out the schedule in 2016, early on, at Silver Dollar Speedway and come on out. It's a lot of fun.

     

     

    (Elma, OR, 9/07/2015) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series rolled into Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, OR, with twenty-seven Sprint Car teams signing in for this Labor Day Spectacular race. Needless to say, it was an amazing night. Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN set fast time in qualifying with a 11.750 second lap on this three-eighths of a mile, high banked clay oval and established a new track record. Then to top it off, when the green flag flew out for the "A" Feature thirty lap Main, it was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA who shot into the lead. Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN took second. It was a battle for the lead between Sweet and McMahan, with Sweet holding McMahan at bay the first half of this race. A caution flag had flown out that set up a restart on this fifteenth lap and this time McMahan, won the lead. It was all McMahan from that point leaving no doubt that the victory would be his. McMahan racing the top of the track was on his way to the checkered flag when Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND dove below McMahan to reach out for the lead, going on to score this victory, his twenty-seventh this season and rounding out his all time record of WoO Sprint Car Victories to 200. What a surprise ending, which proves, it isn't over until it's over and then the "Fireworks" lit up the sky, in celebration of this race and this Labor Day event.

    "I'm glad we hit traffic at the end, that's what made it possible to pass. The track was kind of choppy. The top of the track was pretty good and I think the bottom may have been too. But between the top and bottom were numerous holes. It was very tricky to try and leave the top, especially on this last lap. I thought about it and knew the only chance to win this was to drop down to pass McMahan. I knew I might crash, but I was lucky and pulled it off. The holes tonight, did make it hard for any of us to do much passing, if any. I know I was lucky to pull it off. If I had been Paul, I probably would have raced the same line as he did, because it probably didn't seem feasible that any one would take on those holes, here at the end of the race. Paul drove a good race. I want to thank all of our team who work so hard to give me a great car to drive, Tony Stewart Racing, Bad Boys Buggies, all of our Sponsors, my family and for all the people who come out to our races." said Schatz. Schatz qualified fourth fast with a 11.851 seconds, took third place in the first Heat Race and fifth in the Dash.

    "I just couldn't get through the lap traffic. Every time I would head down the track to pass the lap cars, I would hit the holes. It was hard tonight. My guys put this car together in the rain. I wanted to win this for them. I ended up having to stay and race the top line. We were fast and our car was good. I thought we were going to win, we led right up to about a half lap from the checkered. We needed another caution, if we had gotten one, I really think it would have helped us." said McMahan, who drove the CJB Motorsports #51 to a great second place finish. McMahan clocked in a 11.864 second in qualifying for fifth fast in qualifying, scored fifth in the Second Heat race and won the Dash.

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma, raced his #2 Larson Marks Sprint to a third place finish. "It was a rough night, lots of big holes. You didn't know what to expect. To get this podium finish tonight, turns this into a great night. I want to thank all of our guys, Larson Marks, all of our Sponsors and it's so good to have everyone come out to our events, so a big thanks to them as well." said Stewart.

    The first caution flag that flew out tonight was on the sixteenth lap for Jason Johnson. Johnson had spun out on the front stretch while racing in seventeenth. Johnson was not able to make it back out. With twelve laps to go, the caution originally flew out for Reece Goetz, little by little, other cars also left the track. When the new green flag flew back out there were eighteen Sprints still in the race. The balance of the race stayed green and scoring in fourth at the checkered was Joey Saldana, followed by, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Logan Schuchart, Jason Solwold, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Austen Wheatley, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Willie Croft, Henry VanDam, Trey Starks, Robbie Price, Travis Rilat, Reece Goetz, Jason Johnson, Jared Peterson, Jacob Allen, Logan Forler, Brock Lemley.

    Heat Races, the Dash and "B" Main Finishes, are as follows:

    Heat #1: Stewart, Pittman, Schatz, Saldana, Sides, Rilat, VanDam, Price, Skylar Gee.

    Heat #2: Sweet, Solwold, J. Johnson, Schuchart, McMahan, Starks, Allen, Peterson, Allison Journey.

    Heat #3: Croft, Wheatley, K. Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Gravel, Forler, Goetz, Lemley, Darren Smith.

    DASH: McMahan, Sweet, Saldana, Gravel, Schatz, Stewart, Croft, Schuchart.

    "B" Main: (Top six finishers transfer into the "A" Main)
    Lemley, Peterson, Goetz, Price, VanDam, Allen, Gee, Journey, Smith.

    PLEASE NOTE: All information, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

     

     

    (Alger,WA, 9/05/2015)

    An amazing victory was scored by Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, racing the Larson Marks, #2, 410 Sprint, in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at the famous Skagit Speedway, three/tenths of a mile dirt track in Alger, WA.
    Stewart, qualified fifth fast with a 10.977 second, lap, finished third in the second Heat Race and took second in the Dash, to earn a front row start of this "Monster Meltdown" prestigious race at Skagit. It was to be a two night event on this banked oval track and there were twenty-six Sprints Car teams on hand for the Friday night opener. They managed to run a few hot laps, etc. when rain decided that they were going to win the event this night.
    Now it was a one night show down, with Stewart on the gas when the original green flag flew out for this thirty-five lap "Monster Meltdown". Stewart out raced the field to collect the lead, then ran all laps, in spite of caution and or red flags that flew out calling for race restarts, in the lead, to earn his eighth victory in WoO Sprint Car Series races.

    "The track felt sticky, but I knew I had to maintain and stay up front. It's very hard to win a front row start and I knew that I had to take advantage of it. I have to thank my guys, they work so hard. This track just recently had put on new dirt and we all had to guess what we would need (if anything) upon racing on it for the first time. We really had a good run. Any time you can earn a podium finish is great. Taking this win is what we all strive for. This is a fantastic win for our team. I can't thank Larson Mark Racing, all of our Sponsors, all of my team, fans and everyone who comes out to see us race, enough. We hope we can keep this going." said Stewart.

    The driver who has won twenty-four WoO Sprint Car Series victories in 2015, setting a record and with more races up for grabs this season, is Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz is the WoO Sprint Car points leader thus far this season and he definitely is the one, you know will be hard to catch in a race. Tonight, Schatz clocked in a 10.928 second run in qualifying for second fast time of the night. Schatz went on to score in fourth in the second Heat Race, and then fifth in the Dash, which earned him a fifth place start in tonight's "A" Main. Schatz had a great run looking for a chance to reel in another win, but came up just a bit short, to finish in second.
    "I had a good run. The track got better as the race went on as did my car. My team works so hard that I feel I have to try and give them the best race that I can. I thank everyone who makes this possible for me, including Tony Stewart Racing Bad Boys Racing, all of our Sponsors, all of our team, my family and everyone who comes to our races." said Schatz.

    Tonight's third place podium finish went to Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA. This is Johnson's first full season as a World of Outlaw driver and he definitely is up to the challenge. Johnson qualified tenth fast turning in a 11.058 second lap, won the first Heat Race, took second in the Dash and took the checkered in third.
    "The track was good. My guys worked their tails off. We're surrounded by a lot of great people and that's half the battle. I want to thank all who made this possible, especially all of our Sponsors, my team and all who come out to our races." said Johnson.

    Scoring in fourth at the line, was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana qualified fourth fast turning a 10.977 second lap, earned a fourth place finish in the first Heat Race and scored third in the Dash.
    "Tonight was great but it wasn't that great. Lap cars made it hard. I think the lead cars benefitted from the lap cars but I think they kind of hurt the rest of the field. We ended up fourth. Thanks to all of our Sponsors, our team, my family, all the fans, they help make this happen. said Saldana

    When the original green flag flew out to this twenty-four sprint car field, before the first lap scored, Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN flipped over in a rough tumble, after what looked like he had caught a rut racing out of the second turn. McMahan was able to walk away but his car was done for this night. Under this red flag, Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's NSW Aust. racing in second at the time had a tire go down on the front stretch. Madsen pitted for repairs and started the new green at the tail of the field. Four laps later, the red flag flew out again for a three sprint car scramble in the first turn. It looked like only one sprint tumbled but everyone was okay. With twenty-one laps to go, Skylar Gee spun out between turns one and two. The rest of the race stayed green. Scoring in fifth was Brad Sweet (CA), followed by, Daryn Pittman (OK), Jason Solwold (WA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Madsen, Jason Sides (TN), Brock Lemley (WA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Trey Starks (WA), Willie Croft (CA), Reece Goetz, David Gravel (CT), Robbie Price, Travis Rilat, Logan Forler, Skylar Gee, Justiin Youngquist, Jacob Allen (PA), Paul McMahan.

    HEAT RACES, DASH and "B" MAIN Finishes are as follows:

    Heat #1: Johnson, Madsen, Gravel, McMahan, Croft, Forler, Luke Didiuk, Price, Rilat.

    Heat #2: Pittman, Schuchart, Stewart, Schatz, Starks, Allen, Lemley, K. Kinser, Darren Smith.

    Heat #3: McMahan, Solwold, Sweet, Wheatley, Sides, Youngquist, Gee, Goetz.

    DASH: Stewart, Johnson, Sweet, Madsen, Schatz, Saldana, Pittman McMahan.
    "B" Main: K. Kinser, Price, Lemley, Rilat, Goetz, Gee, Didiuk, D. Smith.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, information, etc., is unofficial.



     

     

    (Minot, ND, 8/23/2015)

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND scored his 25th "A" Main victory racing in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series in this season's competition, racing at the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND.

    Schatz had a front row start when the green flag flew out for the "Magic City Showdown, presented by Gerdau" thirty-five lap "A" Main, facing off with Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, who was starting in the front row in first along side Schatz. The race to the green flag went to McMahan, Schatz was second with Kerry Madsen (AUS), Shane Stewart (OK) and Brad Sweet (CA), the top five racing out of this twenty-five 410 sprint car field.

    As the laps counted down, McMahan held the lead until there were about twenty-four laps to go. At this point, McMahan began to slow some what, Schatz made his pass into the lead with twenty-two laps to go. Two more laps scored before another caution flag flew out again. Then McMahan's right rear tire was losing air .McMahan tried to maintain enough air to continue the race and the green flew out followed by the caution, when the tire did not respond.

    Schatz led out with twenty to go, Brad Sweet moved into second with Kerry Madsen third, followed by Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart, the front five. Laps are counting down slowly, in between cautions, giving Sweet the opportunity to take the lead from Schatz on a restart. Sweet led on as the field behind were developing mishaps, bringing out more cautions. On one of the restarts, Daryn Pittman flew into the lead but before the lap could score the caution flew out again with Sweet retaining the lead. The next thing you knew, S. Stewart racing in fourth slid over the edge of the track and the yellow was flying out again. Under this caution, Sweet had a tire going down, sending him to the work center. Schatz inherited the lead with three laps to go, to earn the victory.

    'We had equal cars (Sweet & Schatz). It's an incredible win. It's a pleasure to be part of this team, these guys work so hard for me. I just couldn't get by him (Sweet) and the traffic. It was kind of a learning night trying different things. It's always good racing here. This is an awesome place to be." said Schatz.

    Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK started tonight in sixth among this talented twenty-four car field. Pittman moved into third with nine laps to go and went on to earn second at the flag.

    "It was really a good run. We came a little short of a win. The track was really good, you could race the top and the bottom. Our car was great and I had a lot of fun racing it. It was a good finish for us." said Pittman'

    Scoring in third at the line was Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, which was an amazing feat. With eighteen laps to go, McMahan racing in second pulled a caution flag when his rear tire went flat. At this point in the race there isn't any allotted time for pit stops in the work area. When the field is clear to go after the caution flies out the next lap the green returns the field to action. The race restarted but before a lap could score Casey Mack's #8 Sprint went over the edge. McMahan made it back to restart in tenth due to this caution. McMahan's in tenth with eleven laps to go and raced it to a third place finish at the line.

    "It was an eventful night, racing in second place (with 20 laps to go) then have my tire go down. But we hung in there. My guys got me back out there and I was able to restart at the rear of the lead lap cars. We were lucky and ended up having a good night. I'm very happy with third.

    Fourth place went to Jason Sides of Bartlett,TN and Jason said, "I'm happy. My car is still good. We didn't have any flat tires. This is a nice size track, I could race the top and the bottom, it's really a nice facility.

    Fifth place went to Kraig Kinser (IN), followed by Kerry Madsen (AUS), Austen Wheatley (WA), Shane Stewart (OK), Brad Sweet (CA), Jason Johnson (MO) for the top ten.
    Eleventh place went to Greg Nikitenko ,ND, who also won the "Hard Charger Award" racing from the rear of the field to score 11th. Twelfth went to Joey Saldana (IN),then, Casey Mack (ND), Shane Hastings (ND), Skylar Gee, Jordan Adams (ND), Jordan Graham (ND), David Gravel (CT), Jacob Allen (PA), Donovan Peterson (ND), Austin Pierce (ND), Dusty Lawson (ND), Logan Schuchart (PA), Dave Glennon.

    Kerry Madsen of St Marys NSW AUS set fast time of the night, clocking in a 13.158 second lap in qualifying.

    The "B" Main, The DASH and The Heat Race finishes are as follows:

    "B" Main: (Top six finishers transfer into the "A" Main) Jordan Adams, Skylar Gee, Greg Nikitenko, Donovan Peterson, Dusty Lawson, Dave Glennon, Ryder Olson, Randy Blotsky, Todd Mickelson, Kevin Lawson.

    DASH Finishes: McMahan, Schatz, K. Madsen, S. Stewart, Sweet, Pittman, Sides, Gravel.

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: Sides, Wheatley, Schatz, K. Madsen, Schuchart, Hastings, Glennon, Olson, D. Lawson, Blotsky.

    Heat #2: Gravel, J. Johnson, S. Stewart, Sweet, C. Mack, Pierce, J. Adams, K. Lawson, Gee.

    Heat #3: Pittman, Saldana, Kraig Kinser, McMahan, Allen, Graham, Nikitenko, Mickelson.

    PLEASE NOTE: All Times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

     

     

    (Grand Forks, ND, 08/21/2015)

    Donny Schatz scores yet another victory in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series action as he reels in his twenty-fourth feature win during this 2015 season, racing tonight at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND.

    Schatz clocked in a 10.398 second lap to set fast time tonight and to earn a front row start in this forty lap "A" feature event on this three-tenth's of a mile high-banked clay oval, as he extends his WoO Sprint Car Series Points race, thus far, looking for another Championship season.

    "It was a good night for us. I pulled out a good lap in qualifying that put us in the Dash (Schatz clocked in a 10.398 second lap, for fast time of this night). I started on the front row of the 40 lap "A" Main, racing the opening lap into second place. I can't thank my team enough for the great car they gave me to race, Bad Boys Buggy and all of our Sponsors, my family, all the fans who come out to our races and just everyone who makes this possible. " said Schatz
    It wasn't until about the last half dozen laps that Schatz took over the lead that he raced to the checkered flag.

    It was Paul McMahan of Knoxville, TN who led out this race on the opening lap. McMahan raced a solid lead right from the opening green flag. With four laps in, the first caution flag flew out for Austen Pierce who slowed on the track and had to retire form this race due to mechanical problems. McMahan held onto the lead on the restart with Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. who had raced into second.

    McMahan held all of the field at bay right down to only about five laps left before the checkered flag came out. Though McMahan was now second, he drove a great race and scored in second at the line.

    "The track was great. This place is awesome. We had a good run. Donny (Schatz) had a really good run. He (Donny) is just so good. We had good restarts and held the lead for the majority of the laps. Donny pulled into the lead with just a handful of laps to go and raced it to take the win. We earned a second. I want to thank all of our guys, CJB Motorsports and all our sponsors and all the fans that come" said McMahan.

    Scoring in third at the line was Joey Saldana. Saldana had qualified a 11.402 second lap in qualifying and started fourth in this race. On the fifth lap, Saldana was in second with approximately twenty-one laps to go, then dropped into third.when Schatz raced back up into second. Saldana then had Mark Dobmeier passing him on the next restart. When the final lap scored, Saldana had scored in third at the finish line.

    "We had a great car. I messed up on one of the restarts but hung in there to finish in third. I was about to make a pass to move forward, but then the caution flew out. The track was great, there wasn't any dust. It's a great place to race. My thanks go out to all of our crew, Motter and all of our Sponsors, my family and of course all of the fans that come out." said Saldana. Saldana leads the way with fast times in qualifying, thus far this season.

    There were six cautions that I counted during the "A" Main but there were not any reports of any kind of injury. Schatz, McMahan, Saldana were the three podium finishers, with fourth place going to Jason Johnaon, followed by, Mark. Dobmeier, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Logan Schuchart, Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Jason Sides, Wade Nygaard, Chris Shirek, Jordan Graham, Dave Glennon, Nick Omdahl, Jacob Allen, Dusty Zomer, Mitch Mack, Austen Wheatley, Austin Pierce, Casey Mack.

    The DASH, "B" Main and Heat race finishes are as follows:

    DASH: McMahan, Schatz, Pittman, Saldana, K. Madsen, S. Stewart, Gravel, Dobmeier. This finish will line up the front eight in the "A" Main.

    "B" Main Finishes: Austin Pierce, Chris Shirek, Mitch Mack, Nicki Omdahl, Donovan Peterson, Zack Wilde, Cory Mack, Skylar Gee, N ick Nikitenko, Jackson Moffett, Jordan Adams. Jade Hastings. The top four finishers transferred into the "A" Main. There was a red flag in this race for one of the Sprints that had rolled racing into the first turn, crashing into the wall and catching on fire. The driver climbed out "A" okay. Also their were several cautions that flew out, causing damage to their sprints, but all and all, everyone was okay. Only six sprints remained to take the checkered flag, and they scored the six in front. Pierce, Shirek, M. Mack and Omdahl, earned the transfers into the "A" Main.

    HEAT RACES (Top five finishers transfer into the "A" Main)

    HEAT #1: Schatz, Zomer, Gravel, K. Kinser, Glennon, Hastings, Omdahl, Nikitenko.

    HEAT #2: S. Stewart, J. Sides, McMahan, Allen, Wheatley, Shirek, Wilde, D. Peterson.

    HEAT #3: K. Madsen, Schuchart, Saldana, J. Johnson, Moffett, C.; Mack, M. Mack.

    HEAT #4: Dobmeier, Sweet, Pittman, Casey Mack, Nygaard, Pierce, Gee, Adams.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, information, etc. is unofficial

     

     

    (McCool, Junction, NE, 8/18/2015)

     Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's NSW Australia earned his first win of this 2015 season in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series competition, racing at the Junction Motor Speedway's three-eighth's of a mile dirt oval in McCool Junction, NE.

    Madsen is not a stranger to victory circle but for some reason during this 2015 season, it's been a long time coming though he has been close a number of times and has multiple podium finishes earned during this season. Madsen had earned a front start in this WoO Sprint Car "A" Main, thirty lap race and when the green flag, Madsen raced into the lead and never looked back.

    "With our front row start, I raced out into the lead. I drove this race the best that I could. Fortunately, we had a great race car. The track was good. Hopefully we can keep this going. Thanks to all my guys, all our Sponsors, all the fans and to everyone who makes this possible." said Madsen.

    Claiming second at the line was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana started this race in third then raced by Donny Schatz to take second at his first opportunity, racing the #71 Motter Sprint.

    "We had a very good run. I like racing here. It was kind of tough, having this race just two days after the Knoxville Nationals, but we pulled it off. Thanks to everyone who makes this possible, all our Sponsor, all of our team, my family and to everyone who came out here tonight." said Saldana.

    Rounding out the top three finishers was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz started this race tonight in second but lost ground to Saldana early on. Schatz from that point held on to third, to score his podium finish.

    "We were right in the wrong place, it seems. Kerry (Madsen) was awfully good tonight. All and all, we still had a good night." said Schatz, who had just won the Knoxville National's, two days before.

    With nineteen teams signing in for this Junction Motor Raceway event, all were able to compete in this "A" Main. As the green flag flew out to the field, Madsen made short work of racing into the lead, Schatz raced second, with Joey Saldana in third then Shane Stewart and Paul McMahan made up the top five. It was down and dusty, with the temperature in the fifties but this field stayed hard on the pace. With six laps in, Billy Alley had slowed on the track and stopped in the infield.

    The first caution flew out with eleven laps in for Skylar Gee, who was the nex driver out of the race. The new green flew out for Madsen and Schatz who still ran in the front two spots. Madsen raced back to the front and then Joey Saldana made his move to take on second. The laps counted down quickly and then the checkered flag flew out. Scoring in fourth at the line was,was Paul McMahan (TN), followed by Brad Sweet (CA), Shane Stewart (OK), Daryn Pittman (OK), Logan Schuchart (PA), Danny Lasoski (MO), Aaron Reutzel , Austen Wheatley (WA), Jason Johnson (LA), Jason Sides TN), Kraig Kinser (IN), David Gravel (CT), Matt Covington (OK), Jacob Allen (PA), Skylar Gee (CAN), Billy Alley (NE).

    Joey Saldana clocked in a 13.528 second lap for fast time of the night in qualifying. The two Heat Race finishes, are as follows:

    HEAT #1: Daryn Pittman, Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Matt Covington, Skylar Gee.

    HEAT #2: Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz Jason Sides, Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Austen Wheatley, Jason Johnson, Billy Alley, Jacob Allen.

    First Qualifier: Lasoski, K. Kinser, Sweet, Madson, Covington.

    Second Qualifier: Schatz, Sides, Wheatley, Gravel, Alley, Johnson, Allen.

    (Please note: Qualifier races are used when there are less than twenty cars in a race, in WoO Sprint car races)

    DASH Finish: Madsen, Schatz, Saldana, Stewart, Pittman, McMahan, Sides, Lasoski. (The Dash finish will be the line-up for the front eight places in the "A" Main.)

    Please note: ALL FINISHES ARE NOT OFFICIAL.

    Article by Gaye Carmichael

     

     

     

    (Knoxville,IA, 8/15/2015)

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, reeled in his ninth Knoxville Nationals victory in a row at this famous half-mile dirt track in Knoxville, IA. Schatz had earned a first place start during qualifying and made short work of it as he immediately raced into the lead on the opening lap to score all fifty laps in front, earning the $150,000. at one of the most coveted Sprint Car races in the United States of America.

    "This is a great night for us. I focused on driving the right line, from the start, then did our best on restarts. You just can't make a mistake. It's a great win for our Team, our Sponsors and everyone who makes this possible. A big thanks to everyone ." said Schatz.

    It was Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW, Aust, who chased Schatz through out this fifty lap "A" Main, to his well earned second place at the line.

    "I started in second and raced with Donny looking for a chance to race into the lead. Donny just didn't make any mistakes. I had raced into the position where I would have the best opportunity to pass Donny, but the opportunity just didn't happen. Donny drove a perfect race. That's what it takes. I wanted to win but we had a good race and earned second." said Madsen.

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, raced into third place (having started in fifth) with seventeen laps to go and scored a podium finish at the checkered.

    "I drove as hard as I could. This is my sixth time to race the Nationals. Donny had put himself in a good position to get here and start the race in the lead. You have to be perfect if you are going to beat him. I was excited to win a third. We are happy we took a step in the right direction and hope that we can find our perfect run to the finish." said Sweet.

    The race was fast pace, making it hard to make moves for a pass. The first caution flag flew out with thirty-five laps to go. Jason Johnson brought out this caution when his left rear tire went down, having to restart at the rear of the field after having started in ninth. Then there was the fuel caution, with the third caution flying out when Billy Alley spun out with twenty laps to go. On the sixteenth lap, Paul McMahan racing into the fourth turn caught the wall and flipped his #51 Sprint. The final caution flew out when Lynton Jeffrey slowed down on the track. In spite of the cautions and red flag, this was a fast paced event and out any injuries.

    Twenty-four Teams worked hard to earn their berth into the fifty lap "A" Feature race of this event. When the checkered flag flew out to the field, it was Shane Stewart (OK) who raced from a twelfth place start to score in fourth at the line, Joey Saldana (IN) took fifth, followed by Brian Brown (MO), Daryn Pittman (OK), Danny Lasoski (MO), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Greg Hodnett (PA), Terry McCarl (IA), Bryan Clauson (IN), David Gravel (CT), Sheldon Haudenschild (OH), Danny Dietrich (PA), Cody Darrah (PA), Brent Marks (PA), Dale Blaney (OH), Sammy Swindell (TN), Billy Alley (NE), Paul McMahan (TN), Jason Johnson (LA), Lynton Jeffrey (AUST), Wayne Johnson (IA).

    The "B" Main win went to Wayne Johnson, with S. Swindell, Darrah, and Hodnett, the four top finishers that earned transfers into the "A" Main. Tim Shaffer (PA) was fifth, followed by, Tasker Phillips (IA), Justin Henderson (SD, Greg Wilson (OH), Mark Dobmeier (ND), Stevie Smith (OK), Craig Dollansky (MN), Jamie Veal (AUST), Dustin Selvage (IA), Chad Kemenah (OH), Kraig Kinser (IN), Christopher Bell (OK), Aaron Reutzel (TX), Logan Wagner (PA), Ian Madsen (AUST), James McFadden (AUST), Clint Garner (SD), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), Bill Balog (WI), Dusty Zomer (SD). (22 Lap race)

    The "C" Main win was earned by Bill Balog, with Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel and Sam Hafertepe,Jr, finishing in the top four to earn their berth in the "B" Main. Steve Kinser (IN), took fifth, followed by Jac Haudenschild (OH), Jason Sides (TN), Austin McCarl (IA), Tim Kaeding (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Brooke Tatnell (AUST), Brady Bacon (OK), DJ Netto (CA), Matt Covington (OK), Josh Baughman (TX), Parker Price-Miller (IN), Jon Agan (IA), Don Droud, Jr. ( NE), Davey Heskin (MN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Dean Jacobs (OH), Tony Shilling (IA), Bronson Maeschen (IA). (15 Lap race)

    The "D" Main's win went to Josh Baughman (TX) with Brady Bacon (OK), Jon Agan (IA) and Tony Shilling (IA) the top four finishers who were able to move up into the "C" Main. Fifth place went to Jeff Swindell (TN), followed by Bud Kaeding (CA), Chris Martin (IA), Randy Hannagan (IA), Lee Jacobs OH), Shane Golobic (CA), Dylan Peterson (SD), Ed Lynch, Jr. (PA), Kaley Gharst (IL), Jonathan Cornell (MO), Josh Schneiderman (IA), Jordyn Brazier (AUST), RJ Johnson (FL), Dakota Hendrickson (NE), Jimmy Light (PA), Bob Weuve (IA), Tyler Courtney (IN), Hunter Schuerenberg (MO), Logan Forler (ID), Colby Copeland (CA). (12 Lap race)

    The "E" Main win went to Jimmy Light (PA), Hunter Schuerenberg (MO), Bob Weuve (IA) Josh Schneiderman (IA), these top four finishers moved up into the "D" Main. Finishing in fifth, was Dylan Peterson (SD) followeded by Bobby Mincer (IA), Danny Smith (OH), Skylar Prochaska (MN), Mike Moore (IA), Austin Johnson (IA), Glenndon Forsyth (PA), Lance Moss (NC), Todd Mickelson (ND), Willie Croft (CA), Curtis Evans (MO), Glen Saville (AUST) Paige Polyak (OH).

    This is one of the greatest Sprint Car racing events. From the fantastic racing teams that travel here to compete, to the amazing fans that fill up this small Knoxville town, to all of the people in Knoxville who make this possible, a big thanks goes out to them.

    Also, all the prayers that have gone out to Kevin Swindell, who rolled his #71 Sprint, causing multiple injuries. K.Swindell was taken to the hospital by ambulance, has had one surgery with a second scheduled for this last day of the Nationals. Thanks to everyone who have kept Kevin in their prayers. We all hope that Kevin will get well very soon.

    by, Gaye Carmichael

    It was announced that Brian Stickel was leaving the Knoxville Fair Grounds position that he has held so long. I want to take this moment to thank Brian for all that he has done to make the Nationals one of the greatest Sprint Car Racing events. Brian, I'm sure all of us will miss you.

     

     

    8/13/2015

     Knoxville, IA) Excitement continues to reign a the Knoxville Nationals as Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA, scored the victory of the second night "A" Main qualifier race. McCarl started this twenty-five lap race in ninth and grabbed the lead with ten laps to go. McCarl qualified fifteenth fast with a 15.645 second lap run around this half mile oval, out of the fifty-six who timed in and finished second in the fifth Heat Race.

    "I always pray for a safe race and I pray for a top finish. I just kept to my marks. I have an amazing crew. We had a great race and a lot of fun. It's been a long road since I've been this fast. We came up with a set-up that we haven't used all year. I was able to stick the bottom really good, though I could also race the top. We were fast in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this year when we raced there with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, as well. This is a great night. I have great Sponsors and great Fans." said McCarl

    Danny Lasoski of Dover. MO, clocked in a 15.627 second lap for a fourteenth fast qualifying lap, won the fourth Heat race and raced from a pole start in the "A"main. While Lasoski held the twenty-three cars behind him, at bay, a red flag flew out, changing the complexion of this race, with eleven laps to go, it totally opened doors for the racy field of drivers that still were racing behind the leader and still had ten laps to go.

    Brooke Tatnell of Sans Souci,NSW,Aus, flipped his #55 Sprint over racing into the fourth turn, that brought out the red flag, thankfully, Tatnell was okay. The flag crossed up the field for another restart and when the field actually went green again, it was McCarl who grabbed the lead and Lasoski, took the checkered flag in second with Jason Johnson in third.

    "Racing is a do or die situation. We had raced strong but it was like being a sitting duck, when that caution flew out. I had led the whole race up to now and to lose the lead at this point, well you can guess what I was thinking. " said Lasoski.

    Rounding out the top three in this "A" Main final qualifier race, was earned by J. Johnson of Eunice, LA.

    "I just stayed on the top; I learned a lot and found how really good they are here. It's really great to finish in the top three racing at the Nationals." said Johnson

    "A" Main finishers: McCarl, Lasoski, J. Johnson, K. Madsen, B. Brown, Joey Saldana (IN), James McFadden (AUS), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Stevie Smith (OK), Brad Sweet (CA), Dusty Zomer (SD), Danny Dietrich (PA), Dean Jacobs (OH), Steve Kinser (IN), Dale Blaney, G. Wilson, C. Garner, Billy Alley (NE), Randy Hannagan (IN), Ed Lynch Jr. (PA), RJ Johnson, Brooke Tatnell, Sammy Swindell (TN), Tim Shaffer (PA).

    No matter how you look at, this is an astounding event, with fifty-seven teams who timed in, with Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA setting fast time with a 15.086 second lap. Kerry Madsen (AUS) clocked in second fast with a 15.175, followed by Dale Blaney (OH) with a 15.203, for the top three qualifiers. Five Heat race wins went to RJ Johnson (FL), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Dusty Zomer (SD), Lasoski, Sammy Swindell (TN)

    The "B" Main win was scored by Cling Garner (SD), followed by Greg Wilson (OH), Brian Brown (MO), Tim Shaffer (PA), Brent Marks (PA), Roger Crockett (OR), Mark Dobmeier (ND), Christopher Bell (OK), Jonathan Cornell (MO). Logan Schuchart (PA), Parker Price-Miller (IN), Bill Balog (WI), Dylan Peterson (SD), Jeff Swindell (TN), DJ Netto (CA), Ryan Bernal (CA), Chris Martin (IA), Bobby Mincer (IA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Gary Taylor (WA), Hunter Schuerenberg MO), Skylar Prochaska (MN), Tim Kaeding (CA), Joey Moughhan (IL).

    "C" Main win went to Alley, followed by J. Swindell, R. Bernal, B. Mincer, Shane Golobic (CA), Curtis Evans MO, Lance Moss (NC), Kevin Thomas Jr. (AL. Don Droud Jr. (NE), Genndon Forsythe (PA), Matt Moro (IA), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (TX), Chad Kemenah (OH), Kevin Swindell (TN), Brandon Wimmer (IN), Kevin Ingle (SD), Seth Bergman (WA).

    So many great drivers turn out for the amazing Knoxville Nationals. If you love racing, you might want to plan your next vacation at the Nationals. Over a hundred plus teams turned out, then add the race drivers who make a point to take in this great event, though they have moved on to other racing venues. This is truly an awesome experience. There's more racing tomorrow night, the World Challenge, etc, followed by the Big HUGE 55th running of the FVP Knoxville National's $150,000. to win, 410 Sprint cars "A" Featured event, on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

     

     

     

    Knoxville Nationals opening night racing.
     

    The exciting wait is over, the opening night of the FVP Knoxville Nationals opened with Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, driving the #16 Sprint Car starting on the pole, then out raced the field and roared to victory. Stewart who races with the World of Outlaws, driving the #2 Larson Marks Sprint, took on the Paint scheme and #16, which is the number that Jeff Gordon raced in his early days of sprint car racing. NASCAR'S Jeff Gordon is racing his last season in NASCAR planning to retire from racing at the end of this season. This is just one way to honor this NASCAR Giant, Jeff Gordon who also drove in the world of sprint cars in this twenty-five lap race. Stewart drove a great race for his team. a great tribute to Jeff Gordon and for all his fans.

    "It felt good to win this. We started on the pole. We didn't qualify as good as I had wanted to and would have liked to have earned more points tonight. I was really happy to drive the #16 Sprint here at Knoxville. We've had a great year thus far and I hope to keep it going." said Stewart

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, took the green flag racing in eighth place, in this twenty-five lap feature and with ten laps to go, he moved to second place and took the checkered flag, behind Stewart driving the "Bad Boys Buggy" #15 Sprint.

    "We qualified well but the track changed. The bottom had gotten slick. We tried some things tonight which we hope will help us be better for Saturday night. (Knoxville's final night of the National's $150,000. to win event.)

    Taking third place, having started in sixth, David Gravel of Watertown, CT, raced and drove an error free run through out this first night of 410 Sprint car racing. Gravel along with every driver in this event are all looking to qualify into the Knoxville Nationals in the most lucrative position that they can earn hoping to make the big final "A" Main Huge Event here in Knoxville, IA

    "This is great tonight. I've been on the podium here a few times and it's so great to be back up here tonight. We're hoping to have a great year. I'm so hoping we can keep this going." said Gravel

    It was a good race, with every driver looking to improve their position. When there are so many great competitive drivers looking to win the Knoxville Nationals
    you know every team has put their all into their try to make this happen. At last count, there are over One Hundred teams here giving their all to be the one, to earn this prestigious title. Fifty-five drivers timed in with Donny Schatz setting fast time, clocking in a 14.953 second lap around this oval. The only driver to score a time in the fourteens. David Gravel clocked in with a 15.099 second run for second fast and Justyn Cox rounded out the top three qualifiers with his 15.216 second lap.

    It was Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN took fourth followed by Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA, Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Davey Heskin, St.Michael, MN, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantvfille, IA, Cody Darrah, York, PA, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, Tony Shilling, Knoxville IA, Jamie Veal, Victoria,NSW,Aust..Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NB, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust, Scott Bogucki,McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust.

    "B" Main Finish: T. Phillips, Darrah, Abreu, Clauson, Jason Sides (CA), Matt Covington (OK), Lynton Jeffrey (AUS), Austin McCarl (IA), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Aaron Reutzel (TX), Bud Kaeding (CA), Paige Polyak (OH), Bob Weuve (IA), Josh Schneiderman (IA), Mike Moore (IA), Josh Baughman (TX), Logan Wagner (PA), Craig Dollansky (MN), Dustin Selvage (IA), Justyn Cox (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Logan Forler (ID), Jon Agan (IA), Colby Copeland (CA).

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes are unofficial.

     

     

     

    (Pevely, MO, 9/08/2015)

     This is a huge event here in Pevely, MO, at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway @ I-55, but the person it meant the most to, who had a huge smile, is Shane Stewart who just won his very first "Ironman 55". Stewart from Bixby, OK, driver of the Larson Marks #2 Sprint said, "The race played out pretty good for us. Our car was quick. When that caution flew out (the caution was for James McFadden who had a tire down) I knew it was time to make my move. Once the new green flew out, racing behind Donny Schatz (who was racing in the lead), I slid in front of Donny. I thought he would slide back in front of me but he didn't. I knew then I had a good car. I want to thank Larson Marks Racing, all of our team, who works hard for each race, all of our sponsors, this great track we raced on and the great turn out of fans who turned out for this event."

    Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, took over second place during the final laps of this race
    "This was really fun. We had a great car, this is one of my favorite tracks. I want to thank my Dad and all my family, all of our Sponsors and all of the fans." said Rico

    Third place went Donny Schatz driving the Bad Boys Buggy #15. Schatz drove a great race as he always does, raced into second on the fourth lap, behind Kerry Madsen (AUS). ( Madsen led from the first lap, scoring the first thirty laps in front). With twenty one laps to go, Schatz took over the lead racing perfect laps.

    Unfortunately, by the time I had interview Stewart and Abreu, most of the teams were loaded up so I was unable to personally interview Schatz, but he scored third at the line, having driven a really good race.

    I think the majority of all who watched were extremely surprised as this race, was winding down that Stewart made his move and reeled this "Ironman 55" victory in. Towards the end of this race, cars were falling out. I can't be sure how many had already left but with eleven laps to go, only sixteen sprints took the new green.

    Kerry Madsen the returning 2014 Champion of this event took the lead on the opening lap. Madsen wanted to score a second in a row victory Behind Madsen, looking to race into the lead was Donny Schatz (ND), hoping to earn this title tonight. Schatz has had an amazing season thus far, having already scored twenty-three "A" Main wins in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series. Actually all twenty-four of these talented drivers wanted to win this prestigious
    race hosted by the "Federated Auto Parts Raceway @ I-55" promoted by Kenny /Schrader.

    It was Stewart, Abreu, Schatz, Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, James McFadden, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, (Schuchart was the "Hard Charger" of this race, having started in last place and made it into eighth. Great racing) Brad Sweet, Jamie Veal, Kerry Madsen, Brad Loyet, David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Hunter Schunrenberg, Bill Rose, Christopher Bell, Brent Marks, Trey Dadwieler, Greg Wilson, Cale Thomas, at the checkered flag.

    Joey Saldana set fast time, clocking in a 10.641 second lap.

    HEAT RACE FINISHES:

    HEAT 1: Kerry Madsen, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Joey Saldana, Jason Johnson, Jamie Veal, Logan Faucon, Jimmy Bridgeman.

    HEAT 2: Brent Marks, Paul McMahan, David Gravel, Bill Rose, Kraig Kinser, Tommy Worley, Paul May. Kevin Petty Scratched from this Heat Race.

    HEAT 3: Brad Loyet, James McFadden, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Greg Wilson, Joey Moughan, Jason Sides, Kory Weyant.

    Heat 4: Shane Stewart, Jacob Allen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Cale Thomas, Trey Weiler, Paul Nienhiser scratched from this Heat Race.

    DASH: Madsen, Pittman, Stewart, Schatz, McMahan, Saldana, Marks, Loyet.

    "B" Main:

    Veal, Sides, C. Thomas, Datweiler, Bridgeman, Worley, Moughan, Weyant, Faucon, May, Nienhiser, Petty.


    PLEASE NOTE: All line ups, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

     

     

    (Pevely, MO, 9/07/2015)

    Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, reeled in  his twenty-second World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory  tonight in this 2015 WoO Sprint Car Series points race, to  win the "Prelude to the Ironman" event at the Federated Auto  Parts Raceway @ I-55, Pevely, MO. Tonight was the opening  night of this two day event with the big "Ironman 55" race  to follow on Saturday, 9/08/2015. Schatz started this race  in fifth raced in the top five right up until the only  caution flag flew out with eleven laps to go. Crossed up and  ready to go, the green flag led the stampede for the lead.  When all was said and done, Schatz had won his twenty-second  win of the season. 

     "It's great to have this win. The track was good and we were  pretty decent. The track didn't take rubber. I  mostly raced the top but found as the race went on the  bottom became pretty decent. Hats off to all my crew. They  make this happen and work extremely hard to do that.  You have to focus, be ready for the unpredictable. The race  tomorrow will be a new challenge. I can't thank everyone  involved in our Bad Boys Buggy team, including all our  Sponsors, my crew, my family and of course all the fans that  follow the WoO Sprint Car Series. Hopefully tomorrow night  will be a good one for us." said Schatz. Schatz set  quick time in qualifying, with his 10.669 second lap,  finished third in his Heat and scored a six place finish in  the Dash.  

      Shane Stewart of Bixby, OH, driver of the Larson,  Marks #2 Sprint, raced from his seventh place start to score  in second at the final flag of the night. Stewart shared the  following: "Racing is always tough even all the way back to  1976, though we are happy with tonight's race. But  it's what I do. We've had a great season thus far. I  just want to keep doing our job. That's what puts food on  our table. I can't thank Larson, Marks, all of our Sponsors,  our pit crew who give their all, the fans, just everyone who  makes this possible." Stewart clocked in a 10.918  second lap to qualify eighth fast, won the second Heat Race  and finished ninth in the Dash.  

      The third driver earning a podium finish is Joey Saldana of  Brownsburg, IN. Saldana has had amazing qualifying  laps all season, owns the title of multiple "record" fast  times at multiple Dirt Tracks. Tonight, Saldana  clocked in fourth fast, scoring in a 10.774 second lap, took  fourth in the first Heat, followed by his fourth place  finish in the Dash. 

     "It was a good night and a great race. We were loose  on the top but still managed to lead multiple laps. We will  just come back tomorrow and give it another try. My thanks  goes out to my great team, Motter and all our Sponsors, the  hard work my guys do, to give me a great car, to my family,  all the fans a big thanks for coming out." said Saldan  

    It actually was a great race right from the original green  flag, with Kerry Madsen (AUS) charging into the lead as he  answered the green flag. Then it was Jamie Veal (AUS). Jason  Sides (TN), Joey Saldana (IN) and Paul McMahan (TN), who led  the twenty-four field Sprints that had raced their way into  this opening night event.  

    The only caution flag that flew out was with just eleven  laps to go. Racing out of the first turn, Daryn  Pittman in the # Sprint, James McFadden driver of the 3g and  Jason Johnson driving the #41, got tangled up. Johnson  was able to restart and tag the rear of the field. McFadden  and Pittman's night was done. I was told by one of  Pittman's friends that Pittman had injured his ankle and was  going to his hauler to ice it up.  All the drivers had a good run during this opening night  race.  As the laps counted down, the end results netted the  following finishes, when that awesome checkered flag flew  out, to Schatz, Stewart, Saldana, Veal, Brad Sweet (CA), who  also won the Hard Charger award, having race from his  thirteenth play start to take fifth. Sixth went to Paul  McMahan (TN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Madsen, Christopher  Bell, Jason Sides (TN), Greg Wilson, Brent Marks, David  Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Tim Taylor, Cale Thomas, Brad Loyet,  Jason Johnson, Paul May, Troy Datweilar, Kory Weyant,  McFadden, Pittman, Hunter Schurenberg.  

    OTHER FINISHES:   Heat #1: Veal, McFadden, Schatz, Saldana, Sweet,  Johnson, Loyet, Schuchart, Petty, Weyant.  

    Heat #2: Stewart, McMahan, Sides, May, Nienhiser,  Marks, Worley, Thomas, Bridgeman, Taylor.  

    Heat #3: Pittman, Wilson, Bell, Gravel, K. Kinser,  Schuerenberg, Moughan, Allen, Datweiler.  

    DASH: Madsen, Sides, Veal, Saldana, McMahan, Schatz,  Stewart, Pittman   B Main Finishes: Schuchart, Thomas, Scurenberg,  Weyant, Datweiler and Loyet, earned the transfers into "A"  Main. Seventh place went to Jacob Allen, Jimmy Bridgeman,  Kevin Petty, Tommy Worley and Jim Moughan.  

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes in this article are unofficial.

     

     

     

    (Perris, CA, 04/18/2015)

    As the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series raced their last race in California during their FVP WoO Sprint Car Series, Western Swing, it was Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, with just two laps to go, who sped into the lead to score his first WoO Sprint Car victory in 2015, while racing the half mile, clay oval at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA.

    "It was a good race. Joey (Saldana) was racing the top and had gotten a great lead after he'd raced from his third place start to the front. Saldana was racing the top of the track and stretching out his lead. I found that I could race the bottom and in the middle. My car was awesome. I started to gain on Joey, then I found some rubber down that gave me the edge to slide into the lead, just two laps before taking the checkered flag. It's really great to have this win." said McMahan. "A big thanks to CJB Motor Sports and our sponsors, all of our guys and the great fans who follow us.

    A very unhappy, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, scored a second place finish at the checkered. Saldana, driver of the Don Motter #71M Sprint, had given his all, racing from his third place start to take over the lead by the third lap with twenty-eight laps to go. Saldana wanted desperately to win this race, for Don Motter and their team, but even more for the "Work Shop for Warriors" (who help our veterans, qualify for positions, once their tour of duty is done). Saldana drove an excellent race, with a good margin between the lead and second place. As far as how the fans saw it, Saldana looked to be the winner. McMahan really raced well, but it wasn't until the closing laps that he was able to make his move.

    It was Saldana and Randy Wolfe (71M Crew Chief) who supplied this interview. "The car was good and Joey's racing was flawless. We are happy with the job Joey did, it's hard for any driver to not win the race, just two laps prior to the checkered. The top was the line to race and the middle did eventually come in, as did the bottom. Saldana had a considerable lead but some how, McMahan had found something that got him to the front. I just lost my race, with just two laps to go, I need to figure out, just what happened. Our crew is great and you can't begin to thank D. Motter or all who sponsor us enough. We also thank all the fans everywhere who cheer us on."

    Scoring in third is the current WoO Sprint Car Series point leader, Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz had a good race night, timed in fifth quick, won his Heat Race, won the Dash and earned his podium finish.

    "We wanted to win it all (the Heat Race, the Dash and the Main), but it's good to have a podium finish. Now it's time to start concentrating on our next race. It was great to race here and I thank Tony Stewart Racing, all of our crew and everyone for coming out tonight." said Schatz'

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, raced to the checkered, scoring in fourth.

    "It was a good race. The track was good. This is a very competitive division of racing. Any time you can finish in the top five, it's a good finish. Of course we are all out there to win, but all you can to do, is drive the best that you can, have a good car, a good crew, etc., fortunately I have all of those." said Stewart, driver of the Larson Marks Racing. Stewart thanks Larson Marks Racing, all of their Sponsors and all of his crew' Stewart also said it's really great how many fans turn out for our races, you can't thank them often enough.

    Fifth place went to Brad Sweet (CA), followed by Kerry Madsen (AUST), Daryn Pittman (OK), Jason Meyers (CA) (Meyers is subbing for Jason Johnson), David Gravel (CT), Jason Sides (TN), Kraig Kinser (IN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Craig Dollansky (MN), Jojo Helberg (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Randy Waitman (CA), Shane Golobic (CA).

    The DASH, Heat Races, and two qualifier race finishes, are as follows:

    DASH: Schatz, Madsen, Saldana, McMahan, Stewart, Sweet, Pittman, Gravel.

    TWO Heat RaceS

    Heat #1: Schatz, Pittman, Stewart, McMahan, Dollansky, Sides, Schuchart, Helberg, Waitman.

    Heat #2: Madsen, Sweet, Saldana, Meyers, Kinser, Golobic, Allen.

    Qualifier Races: The winners of the two Heat Races did not need to race these two Qualifier Races.

    Race #!: Pittman, Dollansky, Sides, McMahan, Schuchart, Helberg, Waitman.

    Race #2: Madsen, Saldana, Meyers, Kinser, Golobic, Allen.

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    PLEASE NOTE: All information, finishes, etc., is unofficial.

     

     

    (Hanford, CA, 04/17/2015)

    Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, driver of the Larson Marks Racing, #2, 410 Sprint, scored the victory in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, thirty-five lap "A" Main event, during the WoO Sprint Car Western Swing, as they took on Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA.

    "Everything worked out good for us. The track was really slippery and slowed us up. It was so hard to judge where to put the car and how fast I could race it. I had to really slow down out of turn four and I was worried about being passed. To have two wins, racing out west, I couldn't be happier. I want to thank Larson Marks Racing for this opportunity, my crew who give their all, all of our sponsors and all of the fans for coming out. I'm really happy" said Stewart.

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, said "It was a good race. I hate running in second but then your glad to have second, when the checkered flag flies out. The track was really slick. I tried really hard to win but the opportunity just wasn't there." Sweet drives the Kasey Kahne #49 Sprint. Sweet thanks Kasey Kahne Racing, all of his team, all their sponsors and the great fan turn out at the race tracks.

    Rounding out the top three finishers, is Paul McMahan. McMahan originally lived in California but now calls Nashville, TN home. McMahan drives the #51 CJB Motorsports Sprint.

    "The track was tricky. I got all my marks, but still fell back to fourth. The track was slippery with loose dirt. I did manage to retake third place." said McMahan, who also thanked everyone who makes this possible, all their sponsors and the fans.

    There were twenty-seven teams that turned out for this Kings Speedway event on their four-tenths of a mile oval dirt track'

    Qualifying had McMahan clocking in a 13.542 second lap for fast time of the night. Kerry Madsen (AUST) turned a 13.577 second run for second fast time and Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN earned third fast of the night, turning a 13.577 second lap. Since Madsen and Saldana, both clocked in a 13.577 second lap, they break down the times to a further decibel, which determines how they are scored.

    Tonight's race had a tough beginning, with the caution flying out on the opening lap with more to come. The first five laps incorporated caution flags and a red. On the bright side, there weren't any injuries to any one reported but there were miscellaneous damages to the Sprints. This thirty-five lap race had a tough time getting under way. Once they ran the thirtieth lap, with out drawing a flag, the race was exciting. There were four Sprints that had to leave the race due to damage sustained . So at this point there were twenty Sprints still in the running.

    Taking the checkered, scoring in fourth, behind Stewart, Sweet and McMahan, was Donny Schatz (ND), currently leading in the 2015 WoO Sprint Car Series Points race. Fifth went to Bud Kaeding (CA), followed by Madsen, Daryn Pittman (OK), Kyle Hirst (CA), Tommy Tarlton (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Saldana, Jason Meyers (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Scott Parker (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Shawn Wright (CA), Landon Hurst (CA), Jojo Helberg, David Gravel (CA), Mitchell Faccinto (CA), Craig Dollansky (MN).

    The "B" Main, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows:

    "B" Main: (Top six finishers transfer into the "A" Main)

    Faccinto, Allen, Hurst, Dollansky, Parker, Cory Eliason, Wright, Evan Suggs (CA), Sean Watts (CA)

    DASH: (How the Dash finishes will determine the top eight starters in the "A" Main)

    Kaeding, Stewart, McMahan, Sweet, Hirst, Madsen, Saldana, Pittman.

    Heat Races: (Top six finishers transfer into the "A" Main)

    Heat #1: Kaeding, Schuchart, McMahan, Hirst, Kinser, Meyers, Dollansky, Suggs, Hurst.

    Heat #2: Sweet, DJ Netto, Stewart, Schatz, Madsen, Sides, Eliason, Wright, Parker.

    Heat #3: Pittman, Gravel, Saldana, Scelzi, Tarlton, Helberg, Allen, Faccinto, Watts.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, information, etc. is unofficial.

     

     

    (Calistoga, CA, 04/12/2015)

    This second night of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series racing on the half-mile dirt oval at Calistoga Speedway had Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND scoring yet another win in this 2015 Season. Schatz, had the pole start when the initial green flag brought the twenty-four field to action. It was a drag race start between Schatz and Craig Dollansky (MN). Dollansky roared to the front, Schatz hung tight behind him. Dollansky went on to lead the opening twelve laps when a caution flew out. Contact between Rico Abreu (CA) and Paul McMahan (TN), took both of these drivers out of the race but the drivers were okay. The new green flag flew out and when the thirteenth lap scored, Schatz had the lead, that he kept all the way to the checkered.

    "I wanted this win, but it was a tough night, as I think I have the flu. I had the chills and just didn't feel good. We didn't qualify where we wanted to. I have to thank my team, they make the right moves for us and we all try to learn from our mistakes." said Schatz, who had just earned his fifth WoO Sprint Car Series victory.

    It was a challenging race from the initial green flag. Though Schatz had a strong hold on the lead now, it was Dollansky, Jason Sides (TN) and Shane Stewart (OK) dicing it up looking for any opening to move forward. Some of the very best Sprint car drivers race this division, so the competition is extremely tough. Dollansky raced the most laps in second place but Sides made a daring charge forward just before the checkered to score in second.

    "I was so good racing the bottom of the track. Craig (Dollansky) had such a good run going I wasn't sure I could pass him. I have to thank all of my Sponsors, all my guys, everyone who makes this possible for me and of course all of the fans," said Sides.

    "We still had a good finish, getting third at the line. We are making progress. It's been fun racing out here and we are looking forward to our next race (which will be in Hanford, CA). We continually move forward and though we didn't win, we definitely had a good run at it. We will keep continuing to work for improvement. I want to thank all of our Sponsors, all of our team and all of the fans, who turn out for our races." said Dollansky.

    It was Shane Stewart (OK) scoring in fourth, with fifth place going to Kerry Madsen (AUST), followed by David Gravel (CT), Joey Saldana (who holds the fast qualifying time at this track), Logan Schuchart (PA), Brad Sweet (CA), Jason Meyers (A)- (sub for Jason Johnson recovering from an injury), Jonathan Allard (CA), Carson Macedo (CA), Bud Keading (CA), Cody Darrah (PA)-(sub for Daryn Pittman recovering from an injury), Justyn Cox (CA), Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, Austen Wheatley (WA), Kevin Swindell (TN), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Rico Abreu, Paul McMahan, Willie Croft (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN).

    B Main Finishes, top four finishers transfer into the "A" Main:

    Kyle Hirst, Darrah,Kinser, Netto, Jojo Helberg, Brent Kaeding, Mitchell Faccinto, Bobby McMahan. Geoff Ensign, Matt Jensen, Jarrertt Soares, Trey Starks, Jacob Allen, Gordon Rodgers, Chase Johnson.

    DASH: Schatz, Dollansky, Sides, Stewart, Saldana, Meyers, Gravel, Bud Kaeding.

    Heat Races: Top five finishers transfer into the "A" Main.

    Heat #1: Schatz, Gravel, Allard,Croft, Wheatley, Darrah, Jenson, Starks.

    Heat #2: Dollansky, Madsen, Sweet, Stewart, P. McMahan, Kinser, Brent Kaeding, Soares,

    Heat #3: Bud Kaeding, Abreu, Saldana, Cox, Scelzi, Hirst, Faccinto, Allen, C. Johnson.

    Heat #4: Meyers, Macedo, Sides, Schuchart, Swindell, Helberg, B. McMahan, Netto.

    PLEASE NOTE; All times, finishes, information, etc. in this article are unofficial.

     

     

    April 11 2015 Calistoga CA

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA captures the victory at Calistoga Speedway on their half mile dirt track, racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing, #49 Sprint. Sweet started the race in fourth, having turned in a 15.994 second lap to qualify fourth fast, took a third in the fourth Heat Race, finished fourth in the Dash. Sweet drove an awesome race, fortunately the number four that kept popping up for this team, gave way as Sweet roared to the checkered flag to score this victory.

    "Once I got into second place, I moved around, found my line and raced into the lead. The positive thing is we really needed the win. Tonight, we got back on the right track." said Sweet

    Scoring in second at the line was Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK. Stewart qualified sixth fast out of the thirty-four teams that turned out for tonight's first race of the two races scheduled this weekend here at Calistoga. Stewart went on to win the second Heat Race and a sixth in the Dash.

    "Our car was okay at the start. Any time you can improve this, then you have had a good night. The track seemed a little sticky at the start but then it became really good, especially when the cushion came in. I really wanted to win this, but scoring this podium finish is good to. We'll come back tomorrow night and do our best." said Stewart.

    A fifth place start for Jason Sides and he stayed in the top five through-out the race. Sides from Bartlett, TN, drives the Wetherington sponsored, #7s Sprint. Sides held his line, moving forward into fourth and when the opportunity came, he took over third place which he raced to the checkered.

    "I had a good run. Usually I'm better racing the inside line but tonight my car was better on the top. Now with two podium finishes, thus far this season, this is really great. I want to thank Kimball and Robin Wetherington, for coming here tonight. I'm already looking forward to our next round, tomorrow's second race." said Sides.

    Fourth place went to Donny Schatz who currently has scored four wins already this season and is currently the points leader.

    "We had a decent car. Restarts were tough. We were racing for the win and I'm disappointed, though we still had a good finish." said Schatz (ND).

    Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 15.782 second lap in qualifying, very close to possibly breaking the track record, Saldana came very close, but just missed it. Had he broke the existing track record, he would have just beat himself, since he established the existing fast time, racing here in 2014.

    Saldana flew out into the lead as the green flag fell, but before the lap scored, Rico Abreu (CA) made his pass to the front. Abreu led the first five laps when a red flag flew out. David Gravel (CT) had shredded a tire just out of the first turn and landed upside down. Gravel was okay and they took his #83 Sprint to the work area. Gravel was able to get back out, but was down one lap. When the race returned to green, Saldana race into the lead, leading the next eight laps. A caution flew out with eleven laps to go.

    As the new green flag called the field back to action on the fifteenth laps in, it was Sweet who had taken over the lead when the lap scored. Sweet managed to hold all at bay, to score this prestitious win.

    Among the final laps, Abreu was racing in second behind Sweet when all at once the red flag flew out. Abreu had shred a tire and went up-side down as he raced through the third and fourth turns. It definitely didn't look good, the Wing looked crumbled like "Reynolds Wrap" plus there seemed to be some flames, as well. It was so great to hear that Rico Abreu was okay. The final laps were in and finishing in fifth, was, Kerry Madsen (AUS), followed by Saldana, Craig Dollansky (MN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Cody Darrah (PA), Kevin Swindell (TN), Willie Croft (CA), Justyn Cox, Kraig Kinser (IN), Trey Starks (WA), Jason Meyers (CA), Carson Macedo (CA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Gravel, Brent Kaeding (CA), Jojo Helberg, Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Jonathan Allard (CA), Chase Johnson.

    "B" Main Finish: Darrah, Meyers, Bud Kaeding, Gravel, Hirst, Swindell, Jacob Allen, DJ Netto, Mitchell Faccinto, Bobby McMahan, Jarrett Soares, Dominic Scelzi, Matt Jensen, Geoff Ensign, Gordon Rodgers,

    DASH: Saldana, Abreu, Schatz, Sweet, Sides, Stewart, C. Johnson, Dollansky.

    HEAT RACES: (Top five finishers earn transfers into the "A" Main event.)

    Heat #1: C. Johnson, Saldana, Starks, Croft, Swindell, Meyers, Netto, Soares,

    Heat #2: Stewart, Abreu, Helberg, Allard, Wheatley, Darrah, Gravel, Schuchart.

    Heat #3: Sides, Schatz, Madsen, Kinser, Brent Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Ensign, Rodgers.

    Heat #4: Dollansky, P. McMahan, Sweet, Cox, Macedo, Cox, Scelzi, B. McMahan, Jensen.

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, times, information are all unofficial.

     

     

     

    (Placerville, CA, 0/08/2015)

    The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series retuned to Placerville Speedway's high banked quarter mile clay oval, it's been twenty-three years since their last appearance here, making it a great celebration for the WoO's and Placeville Speedway, at this very popular track.

    Headlining this historic event was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, as he outraced all contenders to score the victory of the thirty-five lap, "A" Main featured race of the night. Schatz, the WoO, 2014 Sprint Car Champion, looks to be on the road to win another "Championship", having won his fourth WoO "A" Main race, so early on in the season. Schatz also took the win of the second Heat Race and earned a fifth place finish in the Dash.

    "It really feels good to get this win, especially since it's the first time I've ever been here. Our car was really good, all my guys worked hard. The track was good and so were all the drivers. I've been working out and our goal is to have another great season." said Schatz, who started this race in fifth.

    Taking the checkered flag in second, was Kyle Hirst of Chico, CA. Hirst took the original green flag, racing from a fourth place start. With such a great field of competitors, it definitely was a challenge, moving forward, but Hirst has raced this track many times and he used every thing he knew, to score this podium finish. Hirst also had a third place finish in the fourth Heat Race and a fourth place finish in the Dash.

    "It was a good race. I some how let Schatz get by me. We were good, then we went to the bottom. We'll take second. It was a good race until the racing accident. Hope no body was injured. said Hirst. Hirst took a third place finish in the fourth Heat Race and also a fourth in the Dash.

    Taking the green flag in third place, was Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN. Sides, driver of the #7s Sprint, qualified eleventh quick, with his 11.055 second run, went on to win the third Heat Race which gave him a start in the Dash. Sides won the Dash, which earned him the Pole start in the "A" Feature race.

    "We were able to have a good finish and we managed to finish with out any damage. It was good. Now we are off to Calistoga." said Sides.

    The field of Sprints raced to the opening lap of the "A" Main, with Jonathan Allard leading the way. Allard had clocked in a 10.583 second lap for fast time in qualifying, to give him his first place start. It was a challenging race right from the get go. The lead would change hands, with Hirst and Schatz, also racing the point.

    With fourteen laps to go in this "A" Main, there was an accident, just out of the fourth turn and the red flag was thrown. The Ambulance (all ready standing by, through-out the race) immediately drove out to the incident. Two drivers were injured. The outcome of this accident, as posted, listed the two drivers as, Jason Johnson of Rocky Mount, MO and Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to the hospital for further evaluation. It was said, that Pittman had suffered a broken collar bone and Johnson had fractured something in his back Also catching some of this was Kraig Kinser of Bloomington IN, but he didn't sustain any injury. Pittman was said, to have been released this morning. At this time I didn't have any up dates regarding Johnson. Both drivers race with the WoO Sprint Cars.

    In a separate incident, the lap prior to the 14th incident, a young person was hit by a clot of mud. I don't have any information of what kind of injury was sustained, but this young person was also transferred to a hospital.

    We wish all of them a quick recovery. Also during this event, Rico Abreu rolled his #24 Sprint. Rico told me he was fine (I think he meant, physically. I'm sure he was disappointed.)

    As always, when a race is over, there are so many different ways, thoughts, etc., how the race was. Tonight's race, would not have taken place if not for Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet who has raced in NASCAR and currently racing the WoO Sprint Car Series, points season, driving the #49 Sprint, for Kasey Kahne Racing, made this night happen. As mentioned, it's been 23 years, since the last WoO Sprint Car Series raced at this track. A big thanks to Sweet for making this happen, the fans loved it. Sweet not only promoted this event but he labored on the track, spread information regarding this event, etc., etc., etc. Thank you Brad for this wonderful event, for all your hard work.

    Finishing in fourth at the Checkered Flag, was, David Gravel, followed by Jonathan Allard, Paul McMahan, Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser, Cory Eliason, Rico Abreu, James Sweeney, Justyn Cox, Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman, Jacob Allen, Willie Croft, Tanner Thorson (also rolled, but he was okay. The Hard Charger of this race was Kerry Madsen, who needed to use a provisional to be able to compete in this race, moved up thirteen spots by race end.

    "B" Main Finishes: McMahan, Eliason, Saldana, Sweeney, Colby Copeland, Logan Schuchart, Austen Wheatley. Kerry Madsen, Sean Watts, Jake Morgan, Shawn Wright, Chase Johnson, Jarrett Soares, Mason Moore, Keith Bloom, Jojo Helberg, Andy Gregg.

    DASH: Sides, Forsberg, Gravel, Hirst, Schatz, Dollansky, Abreu, Allard.

    HEAT RACES: Top five finishers, in each Heat Race, transfer into the "A" Main.

    Heat #1: Dollansky, T. Kaeding, Allard, Pittman, Kinser, Saldana, Moore, Morgan, Helberg, Wright.

    Heat #2: Schatz, Abreu, Stewart, Golobic, Sweet, C. Johnson, Soares, McMahan, Gregg.

    Heat #3: Sides, Croft, Thorson, Forsberg, Bud Kaeding, Madsen, Schuchart, Copeland, Sweeney.

    Heat #4: Gravel, Allen, Hirst, J. Johnson, Cox, Eliason, Wheatley, Watts, Bloom.

    I don't know who was hit by the mud clot, but everyone showed concern. Though, I didn't hear the correct age of the individual and there wasn't a need to transport this individual, we hope that they are okay.

    Jason Sides (TN) driving the 7s Sprint had qualified eleventh quick, with a 11.055 second run, won the third Heat Race and won the Dash, which gave him the pole start

    There were at least thirty-six Sprint Car drivers, racing for fast time in the Time Trial segment with Jonathan Allard of Chico, CA, clocking in a 10.582 second lap, for fast time of the night. Rico Abreu St. Helena, claiming second fast, posting his 10.599 second lap. Rounding out the top five qualifiers, were, Andy Forsberg (CA) with his 10.650 seconds, then Kyle Hirst (CA)t with a 10.660 and Tim Kaeding's (CA) 10.865 second lap.

    What a challenge this night has been in every factor,

     

     

     

    (Placerville, CA, 04/04/2015)

    It was Placerville Speedway's opening night of racing on the high banked quarter mile oval, featuring the King of the West 410 Sprints. Thirty-one Sprints turned out for this event, with California's Kyle Hirst scoring the $3,000. to win victory.

    "I want to thank everyone who made this possible tonight. It's great to win this, my car was good all night. I also want to thank all the fans for coming out." said Hirst. Hirst started the race on the pole, earned that position, having also won the Dash. Hirst clocked in a 10.725 second run in qualifying and won the fourth Heat Race.

    It was Shane Golobic who chased Hirst to the checkered flag, scoring in second. "We had a good run tonight. Thanks to all my guys and all of the fans, for coming out tonight." Golobic, turned a 10.567 second in qualifying, scored in second in his Heat Race and second in the Dash.

    Also earning a Podium finish was Carson Macedo, having started this race in twelfth. Macedo, turned a 10.881 second lap, in qualifying and finished fourth in his Heat Race.

    "This is a nice track but I have to say, Tulare, (Tulare,CA) is my favorite track. I had fun and it's great scoring a podium finish."

    It took a while to get this "A" Main event up to speed, as multiple caution and red flags flew out, early on, but the last half was a great race.

    At the checkered, fourth place went to Dominic Scelzi, followed by, Willie Croft, Chase Johnson, Mitchell Faccinto, Billy Butler, Jonathan Allard, Bobby McMahan, Shawn Wright, Bud Kaeding, Cory Elliason, Jojo Helberg, Jason Statler, Brent Kaeding, Jarrett Soares, DJ Netto, Mason Moore, Craig Stidham, Tim Kaeding, Tanner Thorson.

    "B" Main Finish: Stidham, Faccinto, McMahan, Soares, Statler, (These top five finishers earned a transfer into the "A" Main) Billy Butler was sixth, followed by Pat Harvey, Colby Copeland, Jake Morgan, Justyn Cox, James Sweeney, Jim Richardson, Cody Spencer, Gordon Rodgers, Chad Compton.

    DASH FINISH: Hirst, Eliason, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Moore, Golobic, Croft, Thorson.

    HEAT RACE FINISHES:

    Heat #1: T.Kaeding, Croft, Scelzi, C. Johnson, Sweeney, Morgan, Rodgers, Cox.

    Heat #2: Thorson, Golobic, Brent Kaeding, Netto, Faccinto, Butler, Compton, Stidham.

    Heat#3: Eliason, Helberg, Wright, Bud Kaeding, McMahan, Spencer, Richardson, Copeland, Rodgers.

    Heat#4: Hirst, Moore, Allard, Macedo, Statler, Soares, Harvey.

    PLEASE NOTE; ALL finishes, information, etc., is unofficial.

     

     

     

    (Antioch, CA, (03/29/2015)

     It was a dragster car race when the green flag flew out to the twenty-four Sprint Cars, with Paul McMahan and Daryn Pittman, flooring the gas, each looking to take on the lead from the start of this thirty lap World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, twelfth points race of their 2015 Season. It was Pittman in front as they raced out of the first turn, McMahan ran in second with Kerry Madsem amd Bud Kaeding, both trying to nail down third place. What a start, for the fans who turned out to watch this race here at Antioch Speedway in California.

    It was Daryn Pittman who won the duel, taking the lead just out of the first turn, McMahan raced hard in second and it Kerry Madsen in third.

    "The track was wet. I figured the start was going to be critical. I also thought the outside line was going to be good. Lucky I was able to start the outside line and the car hanged on. It was getting into the lead at this point that scored tonight's win. My car was good all night but the track was narrow, making it almost impossible to pass. I want to thank my crew. They gave me a very good car. I usually don't do very well here and my crew made this happen. I also want to thank Kasey Kahne, all of our sponsors, my family and all of the fans." said Pittman, who just won his second WoO Sprint Car Series, "A" feature race, in 2015. Pittman is from Owasso, OK.

    McMahan gave it all that he could, as he raced hoping to take the lead, but he never had the opportunity to score a pass, but he took that checkered flag in second.

    "The Antioch track is very narrow track. The track was fast. It all came down tonight, at the start. I believe I had a faster race car. He beat be me at the start. Then it was a nose to tail race as we piloted around this quarter mile track. It was still a good night." said McMahan of Nashville, TN

    Kerry Madsen started this event in fourth, racing hard, Madsen had made it up to second with six laps in, but McMahan challenged back and soon passed K. Madsen, for second with Madsen racing in third, the balance of the race, to earn his podium finish.

    "I did have a chance for a pass forward, I took on second, but McMahan caught me and then I was in third. We were happy to be able to hold on to third the rest of the race. The track was heavy and very hard to make a move forward. But we did finish in third and third is a good finish." said K.Madsen of Australia.

    Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA driving the Kasey Kahne #49 Sprint, clocked in a 11.639 second lap in qualifying, earning fast time of the night.

    Finishing in fourth through twenty-four, in this thirty lap "A" Main event, were, Brad Sweet, Bud Kaeding, Joey Saldana, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Jason Johnson, Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Shane Golobic, Jason Statler, Donny Schatz, Colby Copeland, Ian Madsen, Bryan Clausen, Craig Dollansky, Jonathan Allard, David Gravel, Jason Sides, Terry McCarl, Justyn Cox.

    "B" Main Finish: Clauson, Cox, I. Madsen, Statler (these top four finishers transfer into the "A") from fifth on, Chase Johnson, Chris Martin, Logan Schuchart, Kyle Hirst, Jacob Allen, Austen Wheatley, Jojo Helberg, Sean Watts, Skylar Gee, Jarrett Soares, DJ Netto.

    DASH; (How they finish, is how these top eight drivers will line up in the "A" feature race)
    McMahan, Pittman, B.Kaeding, K. Madsen, Abreu, Sweet, Saldana, Thorson.

    HEAT RACES: (Top five finishers in the heat races, transfer into the "A" Main)

    Heat #1: B. Kaeding, Copeland, Sweet, J. Johnson, Dollansky, Wheatley, Cox, Netto, Schuchart.
    Heat #2: Pittman, Saldana, Schatz, Kinser, Sides Statler, C. Johnson, Hirst, Helberg.
    Heat #3: McMahan, Golobic, Abreu, T. Kaeding. McCarl, I. Madsen, Martin, Gee, Soares.
    Heat #4: K. Madsen, Stewart, Thorson, Gravel, Allard, Allen, Watts, Clauson.

    PLEASE NOTE; All finishes, information, etc. are unofficial.

    Gaye Carmichael
    Motor Sports Journalist

     

     

    03/28/2015 Chico, CA

    World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, 2014 Champion, Donny Schatz, outracaed the twenty-six 410 field of Winged Sprints to score the victory of the "A" Main Feature event at Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA. Schatz clocked in fifth fast in qualifying, finished third in the first Heat Race, won the eight lap Dash, to earn a pole start in the "A" Main. Schatz raced out into the lead on the opening lap, leading the first eighteen laps. On a restart after a caution flag, Kerry Madsen and Schatz dueled for the lead when the green flag flew out. K. Madsen won that round, with twenty-two laps to go. Schatz charged from second. With fourteen laps to go, Schatz, roared back into the lead and raced it to the checkered.

    "We had a good track to start out tonight, they did a good job putting it in. After around sixteen laps, rubber had laid down. It was all about where your were able to race, how your tires were going to hold up and we all did the best that we could. My crew had checked the track out prior to this race and chose what tires we should run. They made the right choice. The track was good when we started, that's all you can ask for. It was great to win." said Schatz.

    Racing to a second place finish was a young driver, racing only his fourth start in a "A" Main 410 Sprint Car Race. Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV is nineteen years old and started racing at the age of four. He has raced Karts, Midgets and most recently he raced USAC Midgets. This season the decision was to give Sprint Car Racing a try. Thorson clocked in a 12.386 second lap in qualifying, scored in a third place in the second Heat Race and started thirteenth in this "A" Main.

    "This feels awesome. It's only my fourth start in an "A" Main. It really feels good to get race with the WoO Sprints. I didn't know that we would be that good. It was a great win." said Thorson.

    Taking the Checkered flag in third, for his podium finish, was Kerry Madsen of Australia. Madsen raced a 11.804 second lap to set fast time of the night, went on to take second in the first Heat Race and a fifth in the Dash.

    "Third is good. It really got tight. Two to three laps before the first caution flag flew out, it was putting rubber down, really quick. A win would have been fantastic but a third place is good too." said Madsen.

    The WoO Sprint Car Series, famous for their four abreast lap, greeting to the fans, had Schatz, Tim Kaeding, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet the four in front as they took a round on the track.

    The initial green flag flew out with Schatz taking the lead, Tim Kaeding was second with Daryn Pittman third and Brad Sweet fourth as they race the opening flag. With four laps scored, the first caution flew out for Justyn Cox, racing in fifteenth at the time, had stopped just out of the second turn. At least five cautions flew out in this forty lap feature race. Mostly caused by the rubber on the track.

    by Gaye Carmichael Motor Sports Journalist

    When the checkered flag flew out, scoring in fourth, behind, Schatz, Thorson and K. Madsen, were Tim Kaeding, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Andy Forsberg, Jason Johnson, Shane Golobic, David Gravel, Sean Becker, Joey Saldana (who used a Provisional & started 25th), Colby Copeland, Shane Stewart, Carson Macedo, Kraig Kinser (used a Provisional & started in 26th), Jonathan Allard, Paul McMahan, Cox, Jason Sides, Rico Abreu, Austen Wheatley, DJ Netto, Terry McCarl, Dominic Scelzi.

    The Dash, "B" Main, "C" Main and Heat Race finishes: are as follows:

    DASH: Schatz, T. Kaeding, Pittman, Sweet, K. Madsen, McMahan, Wheatley, Netto.

    "B" Main: S. Stewart, Macedo, Abreu, Becker (the top four finishers earned transfers into the "A" Main), Kyle Hirst, Mason Moore, J. Saldana, K. Kinser, Bud Kaeding, Bryan Clauson, Jacob Allen, Craig Dollansky, Keith Bloom, Logan Schuchart.

    "C" Main: J. Saldana, Bloom, Jason Statler, Skylar Gee, Ian Madsen, Chase Johnson, Jojo Helberg, Sean Watts, Billy Butler, Pat Harvey, Jr., Branden Mansfield. (top two finishers tag the rear of the "B" Main).

    Heat Races: Top five finishers transfer into the "A" Main.

    Heat #1: Wheatley, K. Madsen, Schatz, Sides, Gravel, B. Kaeding, Dollansky, Moore, I. Madsen, Helberg, Rowdy McLenon.

    Heat #2: McMahan, McCarl, Thorson, Allard, J. Johnson, Abreu, Bloom, Clauson, Harvey, Jr., Hirst, Macedo.

    Heat #3: Netto, T.Kaeding, Pittman, Cox, Brown, Saldana, Schuchart, C. Johnson, Gee, Watts, Allen (who did not start).

    Heat #4: Sweet, Moore, Forsberg, Scelzi, Copeland, K. Kinser, Stewart, Butler, Becker, Statler, Mansfield.

    PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

     

     

     

    03/22/2015 Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA

    What a great conclusion at the Stockton Dirt Track with this big two day World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series $10,000.00 to win, racing event, that had Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA racing from a third place start in the thirty-lap "A" Feature event on this three/eighth's high banked oval, scoring tonights victory, his second win in WoO Sprint Car Series competition, in 2015, in this final night here. Abreu also posted a 13.284 second qualifying run for fast time of the night out of the thirty-six who qualified and finished third in his Heat Race.

    "It's really great to win this. We had a good car and I was able to get out in front. It's really fun to be able to compete with these guys." said Abreu, racing the #24 Sprint. (Abreu is also racing in the K & N NASCAR season, this year as well.)

    Scoring in second at the line, was Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA, racing the #88 Sprint and McCarl said, "We had a good run tonight. I can't thank everyone enough for having me out here and racing this car. It's always fun to come out here. I want to thank everryone for coming out here tonight." McCarl scored fourth in the #4 Heat Race, scored a second place finish in the Dash

    Rounding out the top three finishes, Paul McMahan, who was originally from California, but now hails from TN, also had a great run, tonight. McMahan finished second in his Heat Race and started second in the, "A". Main.

    "It's good to have a podium finish. I want to thank everyone for traveling out here to watch this race. It's fun getting to see our friends out here" said McMahan.

    The track seemed a little more difficult here tonight, as several caution flags flew out, but beside damage to some of the Sprints, no one seemed to be injured.

    David Gravel (CT) scored in fourth tonight, followed by Jason Johnson (MO), Tim Kaeding (CA), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Shane Stewart (TN), Donny Schatz (ND), Kraig Kinser (IN), Brad Sweet (CA), Ian Madsen (AUS), Carson Macedo (CA), Evan Suggs (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Joey Saldana (IN), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Trey Starks (WA), Daryn Pittman (OK), Bud Kaeding (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Colby Copeland (CA).

    (HEAT RACES, The DASH and the "B" Main Finishes, are as follows:

    HEAT RACES:

    Heat #1: K. Kinser, McMahan, Abreu, B. Kaeding, Suggs, Schatz, Jonathan Allard, Shane Stewart, Scott Parker.

    Heat #2: J. Johnson, Sweet, Macedo, I. Madsen, Copeland, Scelzi, Brian Brown, Shawn Wright, Jojo Helberg.

    Heat #3: Gravel, T. Kaeding, Sides, Dollansky, Pittman, Schuchart, Austen Wheatley, Mason Moore, Skylar Gee.

    Heat #4: K. Madsen, Starks, Saldana, McCarl, Cox, Tanner Thorson, DJ Netto, Chris Martin, Jacob Allen.

    DASH: Pittman, McCarl, Abreu, Sweet, J. Johnson, K. Madsen, K. Kinser, Gravel.

    Last Show Down ("B" Main) Stewart, Schatz, Scelzi, Brown, Schuchart, Netto, Moore, Thorson, Wheatley, Helberg, Wright, Gee, Parker.

     

     

    03/21/2015 Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA

    This was a big night here at the Stockton Dirt track as the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, FVP Western Showdown, took on the high banked three/eighth's of a mile clay oval with Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, taking the checkered flag to win this opening night race. This is Schatz's second WoO win in this 2015 Season. Qualifying started the night off and Schatz clocked in a 12.566 second lap for fast time of the night plus setting a new record here at this track. Schatz took second in his Heat Race and third in the Dash, racing the Tony Stewart Bad Boy Buggies, #15 Sprint.

    "I had a pretty strong car. I was trying to hit my marks. It was some hard racing, but I managed to come out on the good end of it. It was an exciting race and that's what fans like to see. I appreciate racing with these guys. We had a good run, I got lucky. It was fun racing as you get close, you want more." said Schatz.

    Second place was scored in by Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, Stewart had a front row start and took over the lead early on, driving a commanding lead as he drove the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint. Stewart had turned in a 12.787 second lap in qualifying, won the first Heat Race and finished second in the Dash. Stewart had led the way to about half-way when a caution flag flew out. It seemed to be a drag race restart between Stewart and Schatz, as they dueled for the front spot. Schatz took the lead. Stewart never gave up, racing hard behind Schatz for the remainder of the race. As the final lap approached, Stewart and Schatz were racing side by side, taking the checkered flag, together, best discribed as a photo finish, with Schatz earning the win.

    "I honestly thought we had the set up to win the race. I feel as though I gave it away. It was a good race. You have to remember he (Schatz) is one of the best. We had a great car here tonight and we had a good run going. Racing is what I do, it's my job. It's all that I really know. I can't thank Larson Marks Racing enough for having me race their car. I want to thank all of our Sponsors, all of my team and all of the fans that come how to watch our races." said Stewart.

    The third podium finish went to Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, What a night this has been for this team. They were the last in line to go out and qualify for tonight's race. There were thirty-nine teams here tonight, can you imagine sitting in your car, waiting, to qualify? In any case, Saldana went out and raced the #71M Sprint, pedal to the metal, turning a 12.593 second run on this oval, for second fast time of the night.

    When the WoO Sprint Car Field, raced out to the opening green flag lap, Saldana had raced into third place with about four laps in. Other Cautions flew out as well, but it was always Schatz, Stewart and Saldana, the three in front.

    "We had a good car. We are trying to focus on earning good finishes and I think we did that tonight. We have a good team and we all keep working hard. I thank everyone who makes this possible, especially Motter, all of our sponsors, all of our team, all of my family and of course, a big thanks to all of the fans that come out to cheer all of us on." said Saldana

    Taking the checkered flag in fourth, was Paul McMahan (TN) and Daryn Pittman (OK) was fifth. Sixth went to Kerry Madsen (AUS), followed by Jason Johnson (MO), Tim Kaeding (CA), Brad Sweet (CA), Rico Abreu (CA), David Gravel (CT), Carson Macedo (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Cory Eliason (CA), Justyn Cox (CA), Trey Starks (WA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Colby Copeland (CA), DJ Netto (CA), Craig Dollansky (MN), Jonathan Allard (CA), Evan Suggs (CA), Bud Kaeding (CA).

    Heat Races: Heat #1: Stewart, Schatz, Sides, Pittman, Copeland, Sweet, Austin Wheatley, Shawn Wright, Jacob Allen, Scott Parker. Heat #2: Dollansky, T.Kaeding, Saldana, Macedo, Allard, Dominic Scelzi,Bryan Clauson, Skylar Gee, Chris Martin. Heat #3: J. Johnson, B.Kaeding, McMahan, Abreu, Gravel, Elaison, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Mason Moore,Brian Mansfield. Heat #4: Netto, Cox, Suggs, Kinser, K.Madsen, Chase Johnson,Trey Starks,Jojo Helberg, Terry McCarl. DASH Finish: McMahan, Stewart, Schatz, Saldana, Dollansky, Netto, K.Madsen, J. Johnson. "B" Main: (Top four finishers transfer to the "A" Main) Schuchart, Sweet, Starks, Eliason, McCarl, Wheatley, I.Madsen, Clauson, Scelzi, Brown, C. Johnson, Martin, Moore, Gee, Allen, Parker, Mansfield.####

    PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, content, etc. is unofficial.

    Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

     

     

    March 13, 2015 Tulare CA

    World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-saction races at Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA, for the first time.

    Tonights race results.

    It was quite a night of racing as the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, decided to co-saction this racing event at Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA. This is the first time these two series have ever co-saction a racing event.

    Forty-six 410 Sprint Car Teams were on hand for this event, with Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA scoring a huge victory of this inaugural race, driving the #83jr Sprint Car owned by Dennis and Theresa Roth.

    "Tonight, this race was unbelievable. I can't thank Dennis Roth enough for giving me another opportunity to drive this car. The track was slippery, big time, but I had a great car all night. McCarl (Terry) messed up one time and it gave me the chance to make the pass, that put us in the lead. I thank all of my crew tonight for their great job, all the fans who came out tonight, all of our sponsors and we're looking forward to coming back tomorrow." said T. Kaeding.

    Kaeding raced from a fourth place start, while Joey Saldana (IN) and Brad Sweet (CA) lined up, side by side, in the front row and faced off to see who could lead the first lap when the green flag flew. Both drivers were heavy on the throttle and it was Saldana who won the point as they raced this high banked dirt track. Sweet stayed as close as he could, as he raced looking for a chance to swap positions. As they neared the start finish line on this first lap, all of a sudden, contact had been made between, Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo and Brian Brown. The red flag flew out,as Schatz's Sprint had rolled, with Macedo and Brown also having to leave the track. While they went to the work area, the balance of the field lined-up once more. The teams in the work area are under a time limit, once their time was up, the race went back to green.

    Saldana raced back into the lead, with Terry McCarl almost racing nose to tail with Brad Sweet in third, T. Kaeding, Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Carson Macedo, Taylor Malsam, Bud Kaeding and David Gravel, racing in the top ten.

    Shane Stewart started this thirty-five lap "A" Featured Race, in ninth. With twenty-two laps in, Stewart was racing in fourth. He eventually moved into third place but it wasn't until he was racing to take the checkered flag, that he took over second and raced it to the checkered flag.

    "When the red flag flew out, I was in front of it. I just was lucky, then when the next red flag flew, that Daryn (Pittman) was in, I just was in the right place at the right time. In turn four, the cushion was tall, add racing towards the turn, the track was very slick, so it was really hard to drive through that turn, if you didn't get the right traction as you raced it. I want to thank Larson, Marks Racing, all of my pit crew, everyone who makes this possible. Racing is my job. It's what I Know and have always done." said Stewart.

    Terry McCarl also had an outstanding run tonight, scoring in third at the line. I couldn't find McCarl tonight after the race for his comments, but he drove an excellant race.

    When the green flag flew out to start this race, Joey Saldana flew into the lead, but before the lap scored, the first caution flew out when contact was made in the fourth turn involving Donny Schatz and Carson Macedo. Schatz and his Sprint rolled over, so the flag was red. No injuries were reported These two cars were towed to the work area, then a bit later we saw Brian Brown also leaving the track.. Only Schatz made it back in time to take the new green. Brown, didn't return to the race.

    With ten laps in, it was Saldana, McCarl, Sweet, T. Kaeding and Stewart, in the top five spots. All of a sudden, racing into the fourth turn, a sprint car spun out, collecting Saldana, McCarl, Sweet and Ian Madsen, bringing out the second red flag. No one was injured but Sprint Cars sustained damage, some small and some big enough damage to shut down the teams, who just didn't have time for repairs during the allotted time, though they all tried but when the new green flag flew out, McCarl took on the lead, T. Kaeding had second followed by K. Madsen, Stewart and Rico Abreu, for the five in front.

    With twenty-two laps to go, the caution flew out again, but also went quickly to a red flag. Bud Kaeding, Daryn Pittman and David Gravel, had all made contact. It seemed that Bud Kaeding's and Gravel's race cars had a lot of damage. Fortunately, thus far, no one has been injured.

    The balance of the Sprint Cars, seemed to have found a good line to race and they all raced forward to the checkered flag, with T. Kaeding collecting the prestigious victory, on this first night of racing in a dual sanctioned event, that is scheduled to conclude tomorrow, Saturday, (03/14/2015)

    Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK) finished in second, McCarl (Altoona, IA) was third, K. Madsen (AUST) finished fourth and it was Rico Abreu (CA), scoring the top five finishes

    Paul McMahan (TN) crossed the finish line in sixth, followed by, Taylor Malsam (WA), Donny Schatz (ND), Craig Dollansky (MN), Kyle Hirst (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Jason Sides (TN), Daryn Pittman (OK), David Gravel (CT), Brad Sweet (CA), Ian Madsen (AUST), Cory Eliason, Jason Johnson (MO), Trey Starks (WA), Mitchell Faccinto, Bud Kaeding (CA), Kerry Madsen) Joey Saldana (IN), Logan Schuchart (PA), Carson Macedo (CA), Brian Brown (MO). (Please note that Jason Johnson and Jason Sides used provisionals to race the "A" Feature)

    "B" Main Finish: Croft, I. Madsen, Brown, Faccintom J. Johnson, Colby Copeland, Dominic Scelzi, Mason Moore, DJ Netto, Jason Sides, Shane Golobic, Tanner Thorson, Bobby McMahan, Jacob Allen,Bryan Clauson Austen Wheatley...

    "C" Main Finish: Bryan Cllauson, Netto, Craig Stidham,, Chase Johnson, Brent Kaeding, Shawn Wright, Jojo Helberg, Jarrett Soares, Chris Martin, Jonathan Allard, Ryan Bernal, Gordon Rodgers.

    DASH: Saldana, Sweet, Macedo, T. Kaeding, McCarl, Abreu, K. Madsen, Craig Dollansky.

    Heat #1: Abreu, Bud Kaeding, K. Madsen, Sweet, Eliason, Croft, Moore, J. Johnson, Netto, Allen, Soares, Allard.

    Heat #2: McCarl, Saldana, K. kinser, Stewart, P. McMahan, Faccinto, Wheatley, B. McMahan, Thorson, Brent Kaeding, Bernal, Rodgers.

    Heat #3: T. Kaeding, Gravel, Schatz, Pittman, Hirst, Brown, Scelzi, Stidham, Copeland, C. Johnson, Martin.

    Heat #4: Dollansky, Starks, Macedo, Malsam, Schuchart, I. Madsen, Sides, Golobic, Wright, Clauson, Helberg.

    PLEASE NOTE; All information in this article is unofficial.

     

     

     

    Recap of World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Races
    on March 4th, 5th and 7th, 2015

    3/4 Las Vegas NV

    As always, once the season starts, the WoO Sprint Car Series seem to always be on the road. Here are some updates on the last three WoO Sprint Car Series events.

    March 4, 2015, The WoO's Sprints rolled into Las Vegas Motor Speedway, to take on the semi-banked, half mile dirt oval. It was a great night for racing and the stands looked to be packed. With hot laps it was time for qualifying.

    Paul McMahan is a top qualifier and he once again clocked in fast time of the night with a 13.789 second run. Second fast went to Daryn Pittman who was almost right there for fast time but clocked in with a 13.981 and rounding out the to three qualifiers, third fast was posted with a 13.987 second lap. These three drivers were the only three to qualify in the thirteen second bracket. Shane Stewart raced a 14.001 second lap for fourth fast and it was Kerry Madson, who wrapped up the top five having scored a 14.065 second lap.

    The four Heat Race wins, went to, Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, David Gravel and Terry McCarl.

    The LCS (Last chance showdown) "B" Main had Carson Macedo scoring the win, Trey Starks took second, followed by Dominic Scelzi and Austen Wheatley, to earn the four transfers to the "A" Main. Henry VanDam was fifth, followed by DJ Netto, Colby Copeland, Tayler Malsam, Jojo Helberg, Craig Dollansky, Logan Forler, Jacob Allen, Robbie Stillwagon.

    The "DASH" finish, determines the top eight starts in the "A" Main, and it was Brian Brown who took the win, second went to Shane Stewart followed by, Terry Mccarl, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson.

    It was Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK who took the lead when the green flag flew out and held all at bay to collect his first WoO Sprint Car Series "A" Main event, in 2015. Needless to say, he drove an excellant race, was so glad to earn the win for Larson Marks Racing. Second place went to Brian Brown, Joey Saldana was third, Daryn Pittman, fourth and Paul McMahan rounded out the top five. Sixth place was scored in by the WoO Sprint Car Series defending champion, Donny Schatz, followed by, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Dominic Scelzi, Jason Johnson, Carson Macedo, Jason Sides, Terry McCarl, Rico abreu, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Mark Dobmeier, Dusty Zomer, Justin Cox, Austen Wheatley, Ian Madsen, Logan Schuchart, Danny Lasoski.

     

    3/5 Las Vegas NV

    March 5, 2015, the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, raced their second night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway semi-banked, half mile dirt oval.
    Once again the stands filled quickly, though it was pretty cold. You wouldn't know it was cold by watching this great turn out, they hung in there until the final checkered flag flew. (I can't say for sure that every one of them stayed, but it was a great crowd.

    Like always in WoO Sprint Car Series races, once the race would begin, it was time to qualify. Every driver out there is hoping to score a great lap.

    It was Joey Saldana who set fast time in qualifying on this LVMS Dirt track, clocking in with a 14.358 second lap. Kerry Madsen had second quick when he timed in with 14.419 seconds, Daryn Pittman's time was 14.434, followed by Ian Madsen's 14.516 and Shane Stewart, last nights WoO Sprint Car Series winner at LVMS Dirt track turned a 14.536 second lap. As you can see it was mere seconds that separated these five top qualifiers.

    Heat Race wins went to Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl.

    The LCS (Last Chance Showdown) "B" Main had Kraig Kinser taking the win. Austen Wheatley was second, followed by Trey Starks, Henry VanDam, Dominic Scelzi, Carson Macedo, DJ Netto, Robbie Stillwagon, Jacob Allen, Logan Forler, Justyn Cox, Jojo Helberg. The top four transferred into the "A" Main.

    The "DASH" as mentioned in the recap of the first WoO Sprint Car event, it is how the drivers finish in the Dash that will be how they will get to line up in the "A" Feature, the winner of the Dash gets the pole start, second in the Dash gets front row, along side of the sprint who's first, etc.The balance of the teams that qualified into the "A" Main will line up behind the Dash finisher's based on how they qualified thus far.
    Terry McCarl won the Dash, with Ian Madsen taking second, followed by Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Danny Lasoski, Kerry Madsen and Rico Abreu.

    When the green flag flew out for the "A" Main, Terry McCarl flew into the lead and never looked back, scoring every lap in front to win this WoO Sprint Car feature event on this second and final night of their two day show at LVMS's Dirt track event. So excited to win this, McCarl said, "yes" my first in 2015". This was an error free run for McCarl throughout all of the thirty laps. It was Joey Saldana racing across the start-finish line in second. Saldana scored podium finishes in both of the two races at LVMS Dirt. Danny Lasoski rounded out the top three on victory lane with Daryn Pittman scoring in fourth, followed by, Jason Sides, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Logan Schuchart, Mark Dobmeier, Kraig Kinser, Brad Sweet, Dusty Zomer, Craig Dollansky, Jason Johnson, Henry VanDam, Trey Starks, Tayler Malsam, Austen Wheatley.

     

    3/7 Tucson AZ

    This was an incredible race for a great driver, something he has worked so hard for, for so many years, a big congratulations goes out to Brian Brown who gave an outstanding run at USA Raceway, Tucson, AZ, to score his very first World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory. Brown has come so close, so many times, there really aren't any words that can say how much this win means to Brown.

    Danny Lasoski set fast time in qualifying, having turned a 13.892 second lap.

    Heat Races were won by Terry McCarl, David Gravel and Joey Saldana.

    The LCS (Last Chance Showdown) "B" Main: Dusty Zomer, Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen, Trey Starks, Ian Madsen, Jojo Helberg, Josh Hodges,Robbie Stillwagon. (The top six finishers transfer to the "A" Feature Race.

    The top five finisher's at USA Raceway, were Brown, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Danny Lasoski. Kerry Madsen was sixth, followed by David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl, Logan Schuchar, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Logan Forler, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Fico Abreu, Donny Schatz, Dusty Zomer, Craig Dollansky, Jason Johnson, Austen Wheatley, Ian Madsen, Trey Starks, Jojo Helberg.

    All finishes, qualifying, heat races, the Dash, "B" Main, "A" Main, etc. all information provides, is unoffical.

    The next stop for the World of Outlaws Sprints is Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA. This looks like it's going to be a great 410 Sprint Car event, headlining the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and the King of the West 410 Series. Some of the greatest drivers will be on hand. Thunderbowl Raceway is a really great dirt track. I plan to be there, hope you can be there too.

    Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist
    Member of AARWBA
     

     

     


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