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Balog Bests Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway

Captures first series victory in Jim �JB� Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - June 25, 2016 - Hartland, Wis. -native Bill Balog outdueled 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman early, then held him off on a final green-white-checkered finish to capture his first series victory in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

Balog, who is only the fifth non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016, captured the lead from Pittman on lap three after starting the feature in the second position.

"Now I feel like I have a home track advantage," Balog said as the Wisconsin fans cheered. "We have won a few here, but not really dominating wins. I got a lot of Wisconsin people here behind me, so I got to thank all of you guys.

"Maybe they didn't think we could do it, but we did it and it's an awesome, awesome night."

Pittman, who was victorious in a green-white-checkered finish on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, tried everything possible to muscle the victory away from Balog, but came up one spot short of claiming back-to-back victories.

"I gave everything I had," Pittman said. "I had it all planned out perfectly in my head, but it didn't go that way. Nothing went the way I thought; we had that red flag, and I think my tire went down a little bit...think if my tire was low enough, I probably could've stuck it, because after the checkered I hit it really good down there, but too little, too late.

"Congrats to Bill and his team, they did a great job and he ran a great race, so they deserve to win. I just needed to make some better decisions and get to the top of the track quicker and hang on to the lead a little longer."

The night kicked-off with Joey Saldana picking up his 10th quick-time award of the season, when he paced qualifying with a lap of 11.895 seconds. Saldana continued to flash speed early as he accompanied Jason Johnson and David Gravel as heat race winners in the dash.

The dash inversion draw was not Saldana's friend, as a complete inversion of the six-car field placed Saldana at the rear and put Balog on the pole position.

Balog, in the Buesser Concrete/Extreme Stainless No. 17B, could not capitalize on the lucky break, as he lost the lead early to Pittman, who started the six-lap race in the third spot. Pittman easily scored the dash victory, which placed him on the pole position for the 40-lap feature.

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As soon as the green flag dropped for the feature, Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, jumped out to an early lead on Balog. Pittman held on to the top spot for the opening two laps, but Balog charged his way back to the front of the field and retook the lead on lap three.

The race began with a 23-lap green flag run which allowed Balog to extend his lead on Pittman as the two battled through lapped traffic. Pittman kept within striking distance of the leader, before a caution with 17 to-go hampered his plans.

When the green flag came back out, Balog again escaped the grip of the World of Outlaws regulars, as Pittman suddenly fell victim to a red-hot David Gravel, who started in the third position and remained there through most of the race.

Gravel slid in front of Pittman for second before turning his attention to the leader. Gravel appeared to have the faster car as he tried the infamous dirt track slide-job for the lead, but came up just short as Balog again pulled away from the field.

The caution was displayed again with 10 laps to go, as Brad Sweet, who currently sits second in the championship standings and was running the top five, suffered a mechanical problem and had to take his car to the work area. Sweet later returned, but finished in the 19th position.

On the ensuing restart, Pittman worked his way back around Gravel for the second, but still did not have enough speed to catch the leader.

While the top three remained glued bumper-to-bumper, a familiar face lurked just behind them. Seven-time series champion Donny Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, charged his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top five with just five laps remaining. Schatz appeared to be peaking too late as the had a sizeable deficit to overcome to contend for the win, but a final caution on the white-flag lap changed the outlook of the race.

Balog restarted the race ahead of 2013 series champion Pittman, 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Joey Saldana and seven-time series champion Schatz, who have combined to win 19 races this season.

Over the final two laps, Saldana and Schatz battled hard for the third position while Pittman tried everything possible to disrupt Balog and steal the victory.

In the end, the local driver kept his car glued on the outside line, which prevented Pittman from building up enough momentum to clear him for the lead. Balog held on to the lead and defeated the World of Outlaws to score the victory in his home state of Wisconsin.

"What a race, I have to thank everybody that helped me out," Balog said. "It's a really good feeling - we were in a similar position a couple of years ago and kind of gave it away, so I wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.

"We could restart really well off of the bottom, so I knew if I could just get up to the cushion and beat the slide job - I didn't know if Daryn [Pittman] was running the bottom or not. [The Outlaws] are the best of the best, so it's a pleasure to race with them really."

Pittman held off Schatz for the runner-up position, as he picked up his 17th podium finish of the 2016 season.

"I had a plan thinking [Balog] might slide himself, or short slide himself and cheat his entry into one and I was just going to try to hit as good a lap around the top," Pittman added. "I was killing him off of four on the bottom, so if I could get close enough off of two then I could get him. He ended up having a good two or three car lengths on me off of two and there wasn't enough time to get back to him.

"I had a good run going there and tried to pull the slider too early, with probably five or six to go, and then lost a lot of ground, but made it back up. It was a good effort, but I'm frustrated to run second."

Schatz, who finished sixth on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, rebounded for his eighth top-three finish in the month of June and 18th of the season.

"Tony Stewart's guys are awesome at what they do," Schatz said. "The way the races play out, our cars just get better and better. Great job to be able to come through there and it was a respectable finish, but I think the two cars in front of us were a little better.

"You never know, the race tracks change and sometimes they change towards you and sometimes they change against you. I don't know if it went either way for us but we were lucky to pick up the spots that we did."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will invade the newly dirt renovated Rockford Speedway for the first ever Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Rockford-Speedway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Beaver Dam Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Bill Balog captured his first career World of Outlaws victory...Joey Saldana claimed his series-leading 10th quick-time award of the season with a lap of 11.895 seconds...Daryn Pittman continues to lead the series in feature pole positions, after he scored his 10th of the season tonight.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Russell Borland; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Scott Thiel; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bill Balog; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Russell Borland; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Scotty Neitzel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

Pittman Returns to Victory Lane at Jackson Motorplex

Scores fifth win of 2016 in the series� first trip to the track since 2014

JACKSON, Minn. - June 24, 2016 - 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, started on the pole position and captured the lead from Joey Saldana on lap two, then held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fifth victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night.

Pittman, who also claimed the quick-time award and dash victory to complete the sweep of the night, joined 20-time series champion, Steve Kinser, and seven-time series champion, Donny Schatz, as the only drivers to win multiple races at Jackson after he also won in 2005.

"I wouldn't say winning twice makes you good at a place," Pittman said. "They don't call him "Mad Man" for nothing. He's earned his nickname and you know he is going to give it everything he's got to try and get by you.

"I felt like I had a pretty good green flag lap up until coming back for the white. I slipped up a little bit in one and two and I thought I could hear him on my outside exiting two - I don't know if he was there or not, but it sounded like he was pretty close."

Pittman looked to be cruising to an easy victory until a caution with just two laps remaining brought Madsen, in the Keneric Healthcare/American Racing Wheels No. 29, to the leader's rear bumper. Madsen tried everything he could to wrestle the victory from Pittman in a green-white-checkered finish, but settled for a second-place finish following a last lap duel.

"I had such a good restart on that final one," Madsen said. "I knew I had one shot so I ripped it in there wide open, never lifted, and it caught and cut the front on me and I lost a little bit of time.

"It just wasn't enough. Everything was going to have to be absolutely perfect to get the job done. But it was a heck of a run - I couldn't have drove any harder, so it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it."

Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, flashed speed early and often, as he paced qualifying with a lap of 15.746 seconds to claim his sixth quick time of the season. Pittman continued his early night success with a victory in his heat race to earn admittance into the dash.

As if he needed it, Pittman received a lucky break when a dash inversion of zero was drawn, which kept him on the pole position for the six-lap race. Pittman led every lap to capture the dash victory and the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

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When the green flag dropped, second-place starter Saldana rocketed around Pittman for the lead on the opening lap. Saldana, who claimed the most recent victory at Jackson in 2014, led the first lap, but did not hold on to the top spot for long. On lap two, Pittman surged back to the front of the field and reclaimed the lead.

Saldana remained glued to the leader's bumper, but following cautions on lap 10 and 15, Pittman appeared to have an easy control on the top spot.

By the halfway point in the race, Madsen, who started in the 12th position, had climbed to the sixth spot. With a little over 10 laps remaining, Madsen was in the second position with the leader in his crosshairs.

Madsen, who has found victory lane twice this year with the World of Outlaws when he swept the #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7, caught a lucky break of his own when a caution came out on lap 20.

When the race restarted, following an open red flag that allowed teams to refuel their cars for the final dash to the finish, Madsen was challenged by David Gravel for the second position, which allowed Pittman to escape his pursuers.

Pittman appeared to be cruising to the $10,000 prize until a caution came out on lap 29, which set up a shootout to the finish.

On the final restart, Madsen started just behind Pittman and quickly charged to his outside in turn one. Pittman held strong and kept his car out front, but he had one more lap to hold off the "Mad Man."

Madsen tried everything he could on the final lap to throw Pittman off his line, but in the end, the Owasso, Okla. -native held on to the lead and scored the victory.

"I know [Kerry] Madsen and [David] Gravel were throwing everything they had at us tonight," Pittman added. "Hats off to this whole Great Clips crew, they have been working their tails off. I felt like we have been in a slump this last month - we have been fast but have had things happen... but it's a long season and I'm glad we could get a win.

"It feels like it's been a long time since we have been here. Our car is fast and I am looking forward to tomorrow, [Beaver Dam Raceway] is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule and I have a pretty good record there, and really looking forward to that one."

Madsen captured the KSE Hard Charger Award after started the feature in the 12th position and finished in second, his 10th top-five finish of the season on a limited schedule.

"I was thinking if I could stay up there and keep my tires warm, we would be golden when we got to traffic, but it didn't quite happen," Madsen said. "That's just racing and I am just glad we went fast."

Finishing third, Shane Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, returned to the podium following a seventh-place finish at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night.

"I'm pleased [with how things are going]," Stewart said. "I'm just really shocked we ran third tonight, to be honest. We really didn't have a third-place car, but we just had a really restart that one time and that saved us.

"My guys continue to work hard and we're okay. We keep winning races and we have some big races coming up, and hopefully we can win some of those too. I have to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] for the great opportunity, and all of our great sponsors that help us, and all of the great fans that came out tonight."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will voyage over 350 miles east overnight to Beaver Dam, Wis. for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Beaver-Dam-Raceway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Jackson Motorplex Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman scored his fifth win of the season and first since New Egypt on May 24...Pittman has now started on the pole position in 9 races this season, five more than any other driver...Kerry Madsen picked up his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the season after picking up 10 spots to finish second.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sammy Swindell; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Ian Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Saldana Scores Thrilling NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown Victory

Snaps 18-race winless streak and remains only series driver to win at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. - June 22, 2016 - Joey Saldana captured the lead on the opening lap from David Gravel and held off Donny Schatz on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season in the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night.

Saldana, who snapped an 18-race winless streak that stretched back to Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, remains the only series driver to win on the 4/10-mile track after also winning this event in 2014.

"In means a lot [to win at I-80 Speedway]," Saldana said. "Before my grandpa passed away, this was one of the last race tracks he got to come to and watch me race. I would say he was riding with me tonight because I haven't been that good all month, so to win this race, not just because I needed to win it for Roth Motorsports, but I needed to win it for my family and myself.

Saldana's victory did not come easy. After capturing the lead on the opening lap, the driver of the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83 had to hold off a hard-charging Donny Schatz, who had charged from his ninth starting position to crack the top five by the halfway point, then made his way to second with just 10 laps to go.

"[On that restart with two laps to go] I knew I was in trouble," Schatz said. "I just couldn't get off the corner, and just can't get anything to accelerate right now. That's the way it goes, these guys will work on it. Tony Stewart has a great group of guys.

"We were one guy short tonight; we had a guy burned changing an engine, so he's headed to the hospital and it kind of puts things in perspective for you as to how important each and every one of these guys are."

To start the night, Gravel paced qualifying and captured the quick-time award with a lap of 14.125 seconds. Gravel was unable to carry his speed into the heat races as he was defeated by Kerry Madsen in the first heat to join Daryn Pittman and Saldana as heat race winners.

In the dash, Gravel returned to the top spot, when he started from the pole position, after a favorable inversion draw. Gravel led every lap to capture the victory in the dash which placed him on the pole position for the 40-lap feature. Gravel became the first driver since Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway on May 24 to claim quick time and start on the pole in the feature.

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When the green flag dropped, second-place starter, Saldana, rocketed around Gravel for the top spot and quickly escaped to an early lead. By the halfway point, Saldana had built a comfortable gap of over a second on Gravel and Logan Schuchart, who started in the fourth position and ran third for much of the night.

With just 12 laps remaining, the first caution came out as third place Schuchart lost a wheel entering turn three, which sent his car tumbling into the outside fence. Fortunately, Schuchart walked away from the crash safely, but his night was over.

On the ensuing restart, Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, muscled his way into the second position, as Gravel slipped further back into the field. With just 10 laps to go, Schatz had his sights set on Saldana for the lead.

Saldana had a comfortable lead on the rest of the field by the time Schatz had made his way into the runner-up position, but a caution just a few laps later allowed Schatz to line up on the leader's rear bumper with less than 10 laps to go.

When the race went back to green, Schatz suffered an uncharacteristically bad restart, which allowed Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet to slip by. Sweet, who had started the feature in the 17th position, managed to claw his way into a battle with Schatz for the third position, until another caution came out, this time with just two laps left.

The caution was displayed when second place, Johnson, suffered a flat left rear tire, which sent him to the rear of the field and resulted in a 14th-place finish for the driver that captured a win earlier this year at Placerville Speedway on March 24.

Johnson's misfortune proved to be Schatz's lucky break, as the current point's leader had just made his way around Sweet's Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit No. 49 for third. Schatz now lined up on Saldana's rear bumper for a green-white-checkered finish.

On the final restart, Schatz pressured Saldana for the lead, but the leader adjusted his line to maintain control of the top spot. Saldana pulled away from Schatz over the final two laps to capture his fourth victory of the season, and second at I-80 Speedway in three years.

"It just builds confidence, and it's definitely easy to lose your confidence out here," Saldana added. "I've lost so many races by just going straight to the top, so I just took the bottom and the middle to take the grove away [on the final restart], so they didn't have it, then I got back on the top and held on.

"I can't thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for giving me this opportunity. There's a lot of times that you think about quitting, and you sacrifice a lot with your kids and your wife, but this definitely makes it worth your while - but there's also more to life than winning races."

Schatz, who held on to the runner-up position, claimed his seventh podium finish in nine races in the month of June.

"You have to have your driver help, and I don't have a clue as to what I am doing until you get me in the car," Schatz said. "We felt like we had a chance there, but I could not get off the corner at all. It felt like I had three or four race cars tied to the back bumper. We will work on that and try again on Friday."

Sweet, who now trails Schatz by just 20 points in the championship standings, finished in the third position and claimed the KSE Hard Charger Award after he advanced 14 spots from his 17th-place start.

"A lot of those restarts played into our favor, which is nice when you start in the back," Sweet said. "We got ourselves behind in time trials and I messed up in the heat race, so that's what teamwork is all about. We never give up on this Ollie's Bargain Outlet car, we dug deep tonight, had a few breaks go our way and I had a really fast car."

"Hats off to my guys for sticking by me and all of our sponsors. We will take the podium tonight, it feels like a win after coming from 17th, and we will try not to build such a deep hole next time."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contended, Clyde Knipp, who finished in the 17th position, improved on his previous best finish of 18th at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will utilize Thursday as a travel day, as the series returns to Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex for the first time since 2014 on Friday, June 24. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Jackson-Motorplex.

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I-80 Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana remains only World of Outlaws series driver to win at I-80 Speedway...Donny Schatz continues his podium ownership after finishing in the top-three positions in seven of nine June races...David Gravel becomes first driver since Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway on May 24 to capture quick time and the pole for the feature in same event...2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Contender, Clyde Knipp, recorded his best finish of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tasker Phillips; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kevin Ingle.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Sizzling Start to Summer

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series starts the summer swing with the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, before heading to Jackson Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and Beaver Dam Raceway for the Jim �JB� Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25

CONCORD, N.C. - June 21, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will kick off the busy summer months with a week of action, as the series heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday, June 22.

Following action in Nebraska, the series will head to Jackson, Minn. for a Friday night showdown at Jackson Motorplex on June 24. The Outlaws will then travel over five hours overnight to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25.

In less than a week, the World of Outlaws will travel over 1,000 miles through the heartland of the United States, after the series started the voyage in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday night at Brown County Speedway, and ending on Saturday at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway.

The 2015 NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway saw an epic battle between eventual winner, 2002 series champion Danny Lasoski, and reigning series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz charged late after starting the race in the 13th position, made a move around Lasoski for the lead, but Lasoski would not settle for second. On the final lap, Lasoski powered around Schatz to capture the checkered flag.

Lasoski has claimed the victory four times at the 4/10-mile, high-banked oval, including twice in the last three visits. Before last year, Lasoski won in 2003, which was the last time the series raced at I-80 before returning in 2014 and 2015.

Following Wednesday night's race, the series will migrate back north into Minnesota for a Friday night race at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex. The series returns to Jackson for the first time since 2014.

In 2014, Joey Saldana dominated all 30 laps after starting on the pole, but his win did not come easy. Schatz, who started in the second position, stayed glued to Saldana's bumper all race, as the two battled for the victory. In the end, Saldana captured his fifth win of the 2014 season.

Once Friday night's race is completed, teams will travel over 350 miles east to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday night.

2016 will mark the 16th straight season the World of Outlaws have competed at Beaver Dam, and the 19th year overall after the track hosted series races from 1996-1998.

Saldana is the only driver to repeat as winner at the 1/3-mile, high-banked track since 2006, after he scored the checkered flag in back-to-back seasons in 2010 an 2011. Last year, Schatz captured his series-leading 17th victory en route to a 31 win season and his seventh series title.

Schatz's win in 2015 was not easy, as he had to charge from the 10th starting position, then battle Daryn Pittman and Saldana for the checkered flag.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, visitwww.WoOSprint.com/I-80-Speedway; for the race at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, June 24, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Jackson-Motorplex; and for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 25, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Beaver-Dam-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
I-80 SPEEDWAY
is a 4/10-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 13.571 seconds and was established by Mark Kinser on Sept. 21, 2000.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Danny Lasoski on June 5
2014 - Joey Saldana on June 6
2003 - Danny Lasoski on May 3
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 4, Craig Dollansky on Sept. 18
2001 - Mark Kinser on Sept. 22
2000 - Danny Lasoski on May 6, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 23
1999 - Steve Kinser on July 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25
1998 - Stevie Smith on May 1, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 26
1997 - Mark Kinser on July 6, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 27
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 3, Mark Kinser on Sept. 28
1995 - Mark Kinser on May 5

JACKSON MOTORPLEX is a 1/2-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 14.244 seconds and was established by Ian Madsen on August 21, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2014 - Joey Saldana on June 13
2013 - Donny Schatz on June 14
2010 - Steve Kinser on May 1
2006 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2005 - Daryn Pittman on Sept. 23
2004 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1988 - Sammy Swindell on July 6, Steve Kinser on Aug. 20
1987 - Bobby Davis Jr. on July 9

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY is a 1/3-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 11.275 seconds and was established by Daryn Pittman on July 10, 2001.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2014 - Brad Sweet on June 28
2013 - Craig Dollansky on June 29
2012 - Kraig Kinser on July 7
2011 - Joey Saldana on July 9
2010 - Joey Saldana on July 10
2009 - Danny Lasoski on July 11
2008 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
2007 - Jason Solwold on Aug. 3, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 16
2006 - Jac Haudenschild on June 14
2005 - Craig Dollansky on July 6, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 24
2004 - Tim Shaffer on Sept. 25, Steve Kinser on June 12
2003 - Joey Saldana on April 22, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 3
2002 - Donny Schatz on July 10
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on June 17
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 4, Dave Blaney on June 18
1996 - Dave Blaney on May 5

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen LIVE to the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, the race at Jackon Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 25 on the DIRTVision Radio Network at www.DIRTVision.com.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: For the first time ever, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will travel to Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Ill. for the Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29. Following action at Rockford, the series will head back into South Dakota for a double-header at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 5386 0 10 26 36 2
2 49 Brad Sweet 5368 -18 6 23 34 6
3 2 Shane Stewart 5288 -98 5 21 34 2
4 9 Daryn Pittman 5285 -101 4 23 30 3
5 5 David Gravel 5245 -141 3 21 30 1
6 83 Joey Saldana 5177 -209 3 15 29 9
7 41 Jason Johnson 4948 -438 1 9 22 2
8 7s Jason Sides 4808 -578 1 3 15 2
9 1S Logan Schuchart 4756 -630 0 4 15 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 4648 -738 0 0 9 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 4464 -922 1 3 7 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 4100 -1286 0 1 4 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 3280 -2106 2 8 16 0
14 1 Sammy Swindell 2429 -2957 0 2 5 1
15 24 Terry McCarl 2362 -3024 1 1 4 0
16 13 Clyde Knipp 1974 -3412 0 0 0 0
17 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -3468 0 1 6 0
18 11k Kraig Kinser 1848 -3538 0 1 4 0
19 82 Dusty Zomer 1668 -3718 0 1 4 0
20 41 Dominic Scelzi 1610 -3776 0 1 2 0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 39 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 141
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
6. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 71
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
14. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
15. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
16. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
18. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
19. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
22. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
9. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
10. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 16
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 12
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 4
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
10. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (35 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 19
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 13
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 13
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 8
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
19. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
7. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Dash Draw Selection (39 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 13
4 - 10
6 - 12
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $170,400
2. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $141,675
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $140,500
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $130,200
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $119,450
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $105,600
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $71,200
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $60,850
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $58,950
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $48,225
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $44,925
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $29,200
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $7,200

 

 

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts to Sponsor World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway

The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown takes place June 22 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

CONCORD, N.C. - June 20, 2016 - NAPA Auto Parts will be the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Wednesday, June 22.

The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown continues a long-standing relationship between the World of Outlaws and the most recognizable name in auto parts.

"We are excited to continue this great partnership that pairs NAPA with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt," Stephen Shea, District Manager of NAPA Auto Parts-Omaha said. "Annually, I-80 Speedway produces great racing and great finishes and features some of the most passionate fans cheering on the best drivers on dirt. We are thrilled to be part of this great event and look forward to seeing all the action on track."

Last season, Danny Lasoski fought a pitched, multi-lap battle with reigning series champion Donny Schatz to win the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown. The win was the 90th career feature victory for the 2001 series champion. The previous season, Joey Saldana took the top spot in the Outlaws' first return to the track in a decade.

Fans who purchase advance tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at their favorite local NAPA Auto Parts store will receive a $5 off the full price of the ticket.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway are available now by calling (815) 344-2023, or by visiting https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=160&backurl=default.asp . Fans who purchase advance reserved tickets for $40 will receive a fan pit pass and 2016 drivers poster. Tickets purchased on race day are $37.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Scores Father�s Day Victory

Captures fifth win of the season in series return to Brown County Speedway

ABERDEEN, S.D. - June 19, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returned to Brown County Speedway for the first time since 1985 on Sunday night, as Shane Stewart started on the pole and led wire-to-wire to claim his fifth checkered flag of the season.

Stewart, whose wife and young daughter joined him in victory lane, captured the Father's Day victory after he built sizeable lead on Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz while navigating through heavy lapped traffic all night.

"[Having my daughter and wife out here] makes it that much more special," Stewart, who now sits third in the championship standings, said. "It's my second Father's Day, so it's cool to have them with me - and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

"I wish my dad could be here to celebrate with us - but a lot of love is sending back to them. I am very happy we could get the win on Father's Day."

To start the night, Jason Sides scored his second quick-time award of the season, while also establishing a new track record at Brown County with a lap of 10.961 seconds. Sides continued to show speed early in the night, as he joined Saldana and Brad Sweet as the three heat race winners.

Sides had the speed, but the luck was not on his side, as a dash inversion draw of six placed South Dakota native, Dusty Zomer, on the pole for the six-lap race.

Zomer held on to the top spot for just the opening lap, as second-place starter, Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, muscled his way to the lead. Stewart held on to the lead for the remaining laps of the dash to earn the victory and the pole position for the 35-lap feature.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND POST RACE INTERVIEWS FROM BROWN COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Once the green flag dropped for the feature, Stewart rocketed out to an early lead as Zomer, who started second, quickly fell off the pace, allowing third-place starter, Pittman, to squeeze into second. Zomer's night went further downhill, as he caused the races second caution when he slipped off the track on lap four and came to a stop. The home state driver never recovered, as he finished in the 16th position.

Up front, Saldana, who started the race in the fifth position, and Schatz, who started seventh, quickly cracked the top three by lap 10. The two drivers, who have combined to win 13 of the 39 races this year, applied pressure on the leader early.

The leaders encountered slower lapped traffic early and often at the tight 1/3-mile, circular-shaped track. Stewart had an easier time slicing his way through the traffic as Saldana, in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83, and Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, not only battled lapped cars, but each other as well.

As Stewart continued to pad his lead, Saldana and Schatz swapped the runner-up position back-and-forth. Neither driver could capture the position and pull away from the other as the dense traffic played a role in the battle.

Finally, in the closing laps, Saldana put some space between him and the seven-time series champion, and set his sights on the leader. Unfortunately for Saldana, Stewart had amassed over a five second lead by that point.

In the final 10 laps, Saldana was able to shave a second off of Stewart's lead, but time was not on his side. Stewart was able join Sammy Swindell as the only drivers to win a World of Outlaws race at Brown County, as he dominated all 35 laps to capture the checkered flag.

"Track position was just everything, honestly," Stewart added. "We usually have double-file restarts, and it can create a lot of chaos in our races, but having single-file restarts tonight helped me being out front. My guys gave me a great car all night long, and we finally got a dash draw that benefitted us and we were able to take advantage of it.

"I just can't thank everyone that is involved with this team enough. We have hit on a little streak here and hopefully we can keep it going all summer. It's a pleasure to come drive this thing day-in and day-out, it's really a dream come true."

Saldana was able to score his 10th podium finish of the season and his first since winning at Jacksonville Speedway on May 4.

"Wow - for us to be standing here with these guys on the front straightaway, that's like a win," Saldana said. "I can't thank Teresa and Dennis Roth enough for giving me the opportunity; this is a tough, tough series, so when you get knocked down, it's tough to get back up.

"The longer the race went, it started to clean off a little bit in turn three and four, so you couldn't move around like you could in one and two...Just a very good effort by the whole team, they worked real hard tonight. Hopefully we can build on this and get better at I-80 Speedway in a few days."

Donny Schatz extended his slim point lead on Brad Sweet, as he continued his hot streak in the month of June with his sixth top-three finish in eight races this month.

"These guys did an awesome job, we just didn't get around here as quick as we needed to," Schatz said. "Shane [Stewart] was awful good, and we were trying to race with Joey [Saldana] there, but we just weren't quite good enough.

"That's the way it goes in racing - some day's you're good, and some days you not. A top three is still pretty respectable, like I said my guys do a remarkable job and we will get another crack at it on Wednesday."

Tonight's KSE Hard Charger, David Gravel, advanced eight positions to finish sixth, coming up one spot short of capturing his seventh top-five finish in eight June races.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their trek through the heartland of the United States, as they head to Greenwood, Neb. for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/I-80-Speedway.

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Brown County Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart captured his fifth win of the season, which is third most of any driver in 2016...Jason Sides scored his second quick-time award of the season and established a new track record at Brown County Speedway...2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Contender, Clyde Knipp, qualified for his fourth A-Main of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Casey Mack; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Dusty Zomer; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Cory Mack; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Trent Stengl.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

Schatz Continues River Cities Speedway Dominance

Claims 10th victory of the season and series points lead from Brad Sweet

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - June 17, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, continued his dominance of River Cities Speedway on Friday night, as he passed Logan Schuchart with 19 laps left in the First Leg of the Northern Tour to score his fifth victory in seven races at the track since 2013.

Schatz, who is a native of nearby Fargo, N.D., put on a show for his family and friends in attendance, as he started the feature in the seventh position and charged his way to the lead just past the halfway point to score his series-leading 10th victory of the season and the series points lead.

"This is what racing is all about - having your family here is cool - to be here and see it and experience it with us," an emotional Schatz said. "The fans are just as important too, so I am glad to see everyone here tonight and glad they stuck it out. It turned out to be a great night for us and I am happy to be here and look forward to Sunday."

Schatz's remarkable feat can only be matched by the driver he defeated, as David Gravel scored his fifth podium finish in seven races in the month of June.

"Donny [Schatz] was really good late in that race," Gravel said. "I thought I had one of the best cars early, but as the race went on, Donny got better. It was a good race and I am happy with second."

The night started with Brad Sweet capturing his seventh quick-time award of the season, which is second-most among all drivers in 2016, just one behind Joey Saldana. Sweet, Jacob Allen, Daryn Pittman and Gravel all scored heat wins to transfer to the dash.

In the six-lap dash, Allen's Shark Racing teammate, Logan Schuchart, in the No. 1S Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments car, started on the pole and dominated the race to score his first dash victory and feature pole-position of the season.

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When the green flag dropped for the 40-lap feature, Schuchart easily pulled away from second-place starter Pittman, but he could never get in a rhythm as the race was plagued early by accidents that caused temporary stoppages in the race. Allen, Jason Johnson and Mark Dobmeier all encountered trouble early and had to retire in the opening laps.

As the race progressed, drivers began to settle in which allowed for a green-flag run during the middle stages of the race. The run, which lasted over 20 laps, allowed Schatz to climb up the leader board, as he moved into the runner-up position just before the halfway point in the race.

On lap 21, Schatz utilized slower lapped traffic to made his way around Schuchart for the race lead. Schuchart remained glued to the defending champion's bumper, as the two diced through slowed lapped traffic.

With just seven laps remaining, another red-flag caused a stoppage in action, as Jordan Adams lost control of his car on the front stretch and flipped. Adams was fine and walked away from his car, but the red flag set the field up for a final dash for the $10,000 paycheck.

On the final restart, Schatz pulled away from Schuchart, as the Hanover, Pa. -native had his hands full with the No. 5 Big Game Treestands/JRC Transportation car of Gravel. Gravel muscled his way around Schuchart for second and set his sights on the Schatz for the lead.

Gravel did not have enough time to catch the leader, as Schatz cruised in the final seven laps to claim the First Leg of the Northern Tour victory at River Cities.

"Man, these guys worked their tails off to get this race in and thanks [to all the fans] for sticking with us, I know we had a late start but it could've been a heck-of-a lot worse," Schatz said referring to the two hour delay as track and series officials worked to prepare the track following overnight rains. "Tony Stewart's Bad Boy Off Road guys are incredible...getting through traffic was a lot of fun, being in the right spot at the right time played a role in it too. We were lucky we didn't get caught up in a crash in the first corner on the first lap - that's the way it goes, you have to be lucky some days.

"As I get older it seems like biding your time is something you try to do less and less. You just got to keep pushing. Like I said, these guys work their tails off to give me the best car they can, and I do my best to give them the best I can."

Gravel settled for the runner-up finish, the second time he has done so to Schatz in the month of June, with the other coming at Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8.

"Logan [Schuchart] was really strong tonight, but Donny just got the best of us - he's really good here," Gravel added. "We had a pretty good restart there and kept up with him for a couple of laps, but he's just so consistent hitting his marks and you can't keep up because you can't make any mistakes either.

"We'll take second tonight, you always want a win, but we'll take second and look forward to Sunday."

Schuchart captured his fourth top-five of the season and his third podium finish, with the other two coming at Ocean Speedway on April 1 and Weedsport Speedway on May 22.

"The driver didn't make good calls before the race, but we were close," Schuchart said. "It was a very good run, I felt like I really didn't need that last yellow. I felt like I was catching Donny a little bit before that last caution and then I just got a bad restart.

"I'm just proud of my guys and they deserve a win, so we're going to keep working hard and working at it. We're definitely a lot faster this year than we have been the last two years, so if we keep working at it, we're going to get there."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will travel to Aberdeen, S.D. for a Sunday showdown at Brown County Speedway. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Brown-County-Speedway.

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River Cities Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scores his series-leading 10th win of the season, and reclaims the points lead from Brad Sweet...Schatz has now won five of the last seven races held at River Cities Speedway...Brad Sweet's seven quick-time awards places him just one behind Joey Saldana for most this season...Logan Schuchart captures his first pole-position for a feature this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jason Johnson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Cory Mack; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Cory Mack; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jade Hastings; Super Flow ($50 cash): Casey Mack; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): N/A;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jade Hastings; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Shane Stewart - 4 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Hangs Tough at Granite City

Brad Sweet claims one-point lead after Donny Schatz has DNF

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. - June 15, 2016 - Shane Stewart proved to be like a rock Wednesday night at Granite City Speedway as he battled past Kerry Madsen and held off Brad Sweet to win his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature of the season.

Kerry Madsen led the first third of the feature, which was rain postponed to Wednesday, with Stewart in hot pursuit. As Madsen encountered traffic, Stewart closed the gap in his No. 2 Eneos/GoPro car. On lap 10, Stewart dove low into turn three and got around Madsen. Madsen countered, taking the spot back, sliding Stewart through turns one and two. Stewart though made a similar move as the previous lap and took the position back through turns three and four. Through one restart, Stewart held the position and scored the win.

It was a triumphant trip to victory lane following a difficult weekend at Knoxville Raceway and the knowledge that last season, he was leading at Granite City with three laps to go and did not see a similar end.

"I was actually getting really nervous," Stewart said. "The guys gave me a really great car. Obviously being out front, you're kind of a sitting duck. I felt like I was getting through lapped traffic OK, but you never can tell with the guys behind you. I know Brad is really good in lapped traffic and so is Kerry. I just had to keep my nose clean and be as patient as possible."

Second-place finisher Sweet claimed a narrow one-point lead in the championship points standings over Donny Schatz who had a did-not-finish result.

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Schatz had a mechanical issue on lap 13 and slowed on the track. Greg Wilson was caught up and had his night ended after his car ended up on its side, wedged against an infield tire. Schatz was pushed to the infield after dropping oil on the track and did not return.

Joey Saldana kicked off the night, the Outlaws' second ever event at Granite City Speedway, by claiming a season-leading ninth quick time award with a lap of 11.227 seconds.

After winning the dash, Madsen started on the pole of the feature with Stewart in second. At the green flag, Madsen jumped out to an early lead as Brad Sweet powered forward in his No. 49 Ollie's Bargain Outlet car, using the high line through turns three and four to take the third position.

Madsen caught the tail end of the field and began working his way forward. Stewart closed the gap over the next five laps and battled around Madsen. As Stewart took over the lead, Sweet got around Madsen on the next lap for second.

Following the red flag for Schatz and Wilson, Sweet tried to get around Stewart as he threw a slider through turns one and two and pulled event with the leader, but was unable to hang on to the back straight. Sweet tried again on the next lap, but Stewart again maintained the position.

Stewart caught the tail end of the field on lap 18 and Sweet briefly closed the gap but he was not able to get around.

The win was Stewart's first since Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30.

"I just know when you're leading these races you can't hesitate on lapped cars because you're going to get passed," Stewart said. "I've been able to do that a couple of other times to win a race and I felt like if I could get back to curb as quickly as I could and scrub off as little speed as I could that I'd be OK… to win these races is very hard and I'm just happy to be standing here."

Sweet said he felt like he and Stewart were on par throughout the night but lapped cars played a pivotal role and Stewart was able to clear them successfully throughout the 30 laps.

"He did a really good job of just always keeping his car in the right position," Sweet said. "A couple of times I thought he was going to slip up there off of four and he went low and I thought I would get a run high and a lapped car slid up in front of me. Lapped traffic just didn't play in our part but that's how you win and lose these races."

Madsen, who led the first 10 laps of the feature in his No. 29 Keneric Healthcare car, said he felt like he was making the right moves but realized that he could have played them differently.

"On the last red and we had a short run afoot, I got by Brad and I thought I might have something to play with but Shane had a better racecar and probably deserved to win the race," Madsen said. "We had a bit of bad luck last weekend. We've had great racecars the last two months and we're excited for the next two months… I think we'll be here a bit more often."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its swing through the Upper Midwest with a stop of River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/River-Cities-Speedway-June.

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Granite City Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet took over the points lead following a DNF for Donny Schatz during the feature. Sweet now leads Schatz by one points… Tonight's win was the fourth for Shane Stewart this season. His last win came at Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30… Joey Saldana scored a season-leading ninth quick time tonight at Granite City Speedway… Logan Schuchart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing seven positions to finish in seventh.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Ian Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Rob Caho.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Shane Stewart - 4 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Heading North for Summer Stretch

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series kicks off the summer stretch Tuesday, June 14 at Granite City Speedway, before dueling in the Dakotas at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 17 for the First Leg of the Northern Tour and Brown County Speedway on Sunday, June 19.

CONCORD, N.C. - June 13, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will migrate north for a summer stretch that begins at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 14, then heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. for the First Leg of the Northern Tour on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19.

Tuesday's action at Granite City will kick-off a stretch of seven races in six different states over the course of 15 days to conclude the month of June.

Donny's Dakotas

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion, and Fargo, N.D. -native, Donny Schatz, has owned both North and South Dakota in recent years. In 2015, Schatz dominated all five races held in the Dakotas, including sweeping both events at River Cities. The previous year, Schatz won two of four races in the Dakotas, including the June event at River Cities.

In total, Schatz has won six of the 17 World of Outlaws races that have been held at the track located less than 80 miles from his hometown.

Sweet Return

For the first time since 1985, the World of Outlaws will return to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. In the only series race at the track, Sammy Swindell defeated 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and Bobby Davis.

Brad Sweet, who has won six races so far this season and dominated the championship standings until Schatz jumped ahead of him last week, will be eyeing his own form of a return this week. Since his most recent trip to victory lane at Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Sweet has struggled to return to the front of the field as he only has scored one podium finish (I-96 Speedway on June 4) with zero laps led in 12 races.

Podium Popularity

Speaking of podium finishes, Daryn Pittman, who sits third in the championship standings, leads all series drivers in podium finishes with 15 so far. Just behind Pittman on the list is a three-way tie between Sweet, Schatz and Gravel who each have 14 podium finishes.

The next closest competitor to these four is Shane Stewart with 10 top-three finishes.

Summer Heat

Joey Saldana, who sits sixth in the championship standings, has been the driver that has mastered the heat so far this season.

That's not a reference to the driver's ability to handle the sweltering temperatures that are associated with the summer races on the World of Outlaws schedule. Instead, it's an indication of Saldana's dominance in heat race action, as he leads the series with 17 heat race victories in 36 races so far this season.

In 2016, Saldana has a 47 percent chance of capturing the checkered flag in his heat race and transferring to the dash.

Like a Rolling Stone

Since the start of June, David Gravel has been consistently in the top five. In the five races so far this month, Gravel has scored five consecutive top-five finishes, with his worse finish being a fifth at Knoxville Raceway on June 10. The only other driver to finish in the top five in all five races is Donny Schatz.

Since the start of June, Gravel has led a lap in three of the five races, including the most at Fremont Speedway on June 3 and I-96 Speedway on June 5. The Watertown, Conn. -native, who has led a total of 116 laps so far this season, has led 41 of those in the five races this month.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the race at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 24, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Granite-City-Speedway; for the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17, visit www.WoOSprint.com/River-Cities-Speedway; and for the race at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Brown-County-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
GRANITE CITY SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 10.720 seconds and was established by Sammy Swindell on June 17, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 17

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY is a 3/10-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 9.269 seconds and was established by Jason Meyers on Aug. 21, 2009.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 - Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 - Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 - Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 - Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 - Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 - Joey Saldana on June 29

BROWN COUNTY SPEEDWAY is a 1/3-mile high-banked clay oval. This will be the first 410 Sprint Car race on current configuration (track was previously a 1/2-mile).

Previous A-Feature winners:
1985 - Sammy Swindell

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6(Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13);Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24);David Gravel - 3(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3(The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 3(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2(Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1(Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1(Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1(Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1(The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE: Listen to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series LIVE on the DIRTVision Radio Network from Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 24, the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway on Sunday, June 19 on www.DIRTVision.com.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continue the northern swing as the series heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday, June 22, then head to Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 4988 0 9 24 34 2
2 49 Brad Sweet 4947 -41 6 22 31 5
3 9 Daryn Pittman 4861 -127 4 20 27 3
4 2 Shane Stewart 4846 -142 3 18 31 2
5 5 David Gravel 4823 -165 3 20 27 1
6 83 Joey Saldana 4768 -220 3 14 26 8
7 41 Jason Johnson 4576 -412 1 8 21 2
8 7s Jason Sides 4401 -587 1 2 12 1
9 1S Logan Schuchart 4342 -646 0 3 12 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 4258 -730 0 0 7 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 4124 -864 1 3 7 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 3738 -1250 0 1 3 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 3136 -1852 2 7 15 0
14 1 Sammy Swindell 2429 -2559 0 2 5 1
15 24 Terry McCarl 2362 -2626 1 1 4 0
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -3070 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1848 -3140 0 1 4 0
18 13 Clyde Knipp 1670 -3318 0 0 0 0
19 41 Dominic Scelzi 1610 -3378 0 1 2 0
20 99 Brady Bacon 1434 -3554 0 1 4 0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 36 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 121
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
14. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
15. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
16. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
18. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
19. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
22. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
5. - BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
8. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
9. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 14
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 14
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 14
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
7. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (34 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 17
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 13
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 12
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
18. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (27 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2
5. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Dash Draw Selection (36 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 12
4 - 10
6 - 10
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $156,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $130,500
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $122,100
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $118,875
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $109,350
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $96,050
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $66,700
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $54,200
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $51,450
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $45,575
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $39,625
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $25,300
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $5,400

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Wild One for #TeamOutlaws

Claims ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 11, 2016 - Wrecked cars and flared tempers could not hold back reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway as he barely avoided an early multi-car crash and battled past Jamie Veal to score his ninth series win of the season during the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom.

Schatz, who started fifth, battled Shane Stewart early for fourth. After a crash on lap five caught up several of the front runners, Schatz restarted in third and then fought his way around second place Ian Madsen. As Veal worked his way through traffic, Schatz closed the distance, then commenced to battle Veal, side-by-side, lap-after-lap for the lead. Veal held tough but Schatz got around off of turn four with just three laps remaining to take the top spot.

"This place has been very, very good to me," Schatz said. "I've been very blessed to not get hurt here and have the success I've had. This team is incredible. We can always go back to the same old setup but it's kind of fun to try new things and try to get better. We keep playing around and we make a lot of gains and we make a lot of steps backwards but the racecar just kept getting better and better as the race went on."

The win is Schatz's 24th career 410 win at Knoxville. The reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion is 11th on the all-time wins list at the track.

Brad Sweet kicked off the night, scoring his fifth quick time award of the season. Sweet, Schatz, Danny Lasoski and Shane Stewart all picked up Heat race wins, while Veal battled past Ian Madsen to take the Dash win and the pole for the night's feature.

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On the green flag, Veal, a native of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, who has just come off a red-hot sprint car season in Australia including a World Series Sprintcar championship, jumped out to an early and commanding lead over Ian Maden and Brian Brown. Schatz battled Stewart in fourth. The first caution flew on lap five as the top wing sideboard on Tasker Phillips came off in turn three.

On the restart, Madsen, in third moved down the track going into turn one, caught the right front tire of Stewart which sent Stewart into Brown and set off a multi-car crash that collected as many as 10 cars. Schatz barely made it through. Among the most heavily damaged were Brown, Stewart, Greg Wilson, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Craig Dollansky, Scott Bogucki and Davey Heskin. After a long red flag, racing resumed with four fewer cars on track.

Veal again jumped out to a strong lead as Schatz worked to get around Madsen for second. Madsen held the position after a two lap battle. Schatz though wasn't done as he got side-by-side with Madsen on lap 15 and eventually took over the position as the two drivers dove into turn three.

Schatz quickly caught Veal as he worked his way through traffic. With seven laps remaining, Schatz nearly got around Veal but Veal held the top spot and shifted his line to the bottom of the track. The position was short-lived though as Schatz's relentless pursuit paid off. As the two worked to complete lap 22, Schatz got the better of Veal off of turn four and took over the lead.

Veal, meanwhile, slipped back, giving second to Lasoski, who was charging forward and third to David Gravel.

As the Knoxville crowd booed, Schatz climbed from his No. 15 Bad Boy Off-Road J&J victorious.

"At the end of the race things changed a lot," Schatz said. "The track started moving around. The top of three and four was really good but you could even get through the middle. (The track) threw some crumbs up from time-to-time, so you just had to be cautious and not hit it too hard. I did it a few times.

"I'm pretty fortunate to be standing up here next to the Hall of Fame flagman (Doug Clark). I wanted to stand next to him last night but tonight's the night."

For Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion and all-time wins leader at Knoxville, the second place finish was part good luck, part experience.

"I want to thank (crew chief) Guy Forbrook for this thing," Lasoski said. "We've been struggling the last month, month and a half and he's definitely got it better and better. I hate to see what happened on that crash, it took a couple of good competitors out. I don't know how we would have stacked up then."

With three wins so far on the season, David Gravel and his No. 5 Big Game Treestands, CJB Motorsports team continue to build on momentum as the series heads into the crucial summer months.

"We didn't qualify like we wanted to but got through the heat race and got really lucky to get through that crash," Gravel said. "Obviously, a lot of guys wrecked. A little luck. We were sixth after the crash and we had a really good restart and got up to third but then fell back a little bit. We actually had a really good car. Took a couple of corners a little different and maybe we could have been second or maybe win the race. I'm really happy, we made improvements over last night, we finished fifth, and we're looking forward to coming back here (for the Knoxville Nationals)."

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Knoxville Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz claimed his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season. His last win came at Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8… Tonight's win was the 24th career win for Schatz at Knoxville. He is the reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion… Paul McMahan became the second driver of the season to take a provisional. He was also the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 14 positions to finish in 11th.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Super Flow ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Jamie Veal; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Terry McCarl Dominates for Knoxville Win

Donny Schatz claims the points lead from Brad Sweet who has led all season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 10, 2016 - Terry McCarl dominated the Outlaws and Knoxville regulars in Friday night's Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway as he scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

McCarl was the class of the field throughout much of the night in his No. 24 SnowPlow.com/Country Builders Maxim, claiming a spot in the Dash and the feature pole. McCarl held off reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz throughout the 25-lap feature.

"You know, it's David vs. Goliath," McCarl said. "We just beat the best team and driver in the world. For us to beat him one night is pretty amazing and we're pretty proud of it… This means a lot if you can win this thing. It makes you feel like you can be decent for the Nationals."

McCarl, a native of nearby Altoona, Iowa, tied Steve Kinser for third on the all-time Knoxville wins list. It was his first series win since March 5, 2015 when he won night two at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Justin Henderson kicked off the night for the Knoxville regulars as he picked up the quick time over 41 other cars. A full inversion of the Dash field put McCarl on the Dash pole, and he held off Schatz to take the top spot in the night's feature.

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McCarl and Schatz led the field to the green flag. Kerry Madsen battled past Schatz on the start but Schatz fought back on the opening lap, reclaiming his starting position. McCarl widened his lead through the early laps, running the high line against the cushion, as Schatz looked low. As McCarl caught traffic, Schatz closed the gap.

By lap 10, Schatz had issues of his own as Madsen closed the gap on his second place No. 15 Bad Boy Off-Road J&J. The move however was short-lived as Madsen found trouble in traffic and flipped, bringing out a red flag short of the halfway point.

On the restart, Schatz took his shot. On lap 15, he slid McCarl off of two and briefly took over the lead, but McCarl, battled back, retaking the position before a lap could be completed.

As the battle up front unfolded, Dusty Zomer took over the third position on the restart and briefly challenged Schatz for second. It was current Knoxville 410 points leader Brian Brown though who was on the move. From a ninth place starting position he battled forward in his No 21 FVP/Casey's General Store Maxim and, with two to go, passed Zomer coming off of turn two.

When the checkered flag flew, it was McCarl, Schatz and Brown on the podium.

"I just kept telling myself, keep the tires underneath it," McCarl said. "I know Donny is really good at keeping the tires underneath it until traffic. When I got to traffic, I was happy because I moved down and felt really, really good. I knew (Schatz) was running the bottom there in (turns) one and two but it's hard to change your line when you're leading. To beat Donny Schatz at Knoxville is something we dream about. Pretty special for this team."

Schatz, the reigning and seven-time series champion, said McCarl just had the edge tonight.

"Terry was awful good," Schatz said. "This place is tough to be out front leading. Sometimes you're in the catbird seat in second. I thought I had the catbird seat but I didn't. Terry did a great job. He made all the right moves at the right times and I learned something from that."

For Schatz, the night was a season milestone as he became just the second driver to lead the points in 35 races. After tying Brad Sweet at Putnamville, Schatz took the lead outright tonight by a 32 point margin.

For Brown, the finish was a lesson in perseverance after trouble during qualifying early in the night.

"We had a little bit of a rough night but that's just this team - they worked hard and we were able to overcome," Brown said. "I really felt like we had something for these guys on that last red and I just made a mistake as a driver and spun the tires. I had to get back by Dusty Zomer and (David Gravel). To be on the podium with these two guys is nothing to be ashamed about. We'll come back tomorrow and try to get up front."

Shane Stewart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 15 positions to finish in ninth after a wreck in his heat race forced his team to a backup.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series return to action tomorrow night for the second race in the Knoxville double-header. The Outlaws again battle it out with the Knoxville regulars in the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/knoxville-raceway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Knoxville Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Terry McCarl scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and first series win since March 5, 2015… McCarl is the 13th different feature winner of the season and claimed in his 12th career series win… Shane Stewart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 15 positions to finish in ninth… Brian Brown, who leads the Knoxville track 410 points, battled from ninth for his podium finish… Donny Schatz took the points lead outright following his second place finish Friday night. He now leads Brad Sweet by 32 points.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kerry Madsen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): David Gravel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Danny Lasoski; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Justin Henderson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Ian Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Terry McCarl; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Lynton Jeffrey; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Look Forward to Dirt Racing Takeover at Rockford Speedway

Badger Midget Racing Association and Wisconsin Legends added to the slate of events

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - June 10, 2016 - History will be made in less than three weeks as the dirt racing takeover happens at legendary Rockford Speedway for the Outlaw Clay Classic - two days of World of Outlaws racing action, Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.

The stars and challengers of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, the nation's premier dirt racing series, will convene on the 68-year-old paved, high banks at Rockford, turning it into America's newest dirt track.

"Rockford will be transformed with tons of Illinois river clay, trucked in and spread out over the track for this special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. "We can't wait to see the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' take on America's favorite short track."

Adding to the slate of events for the Outlaw Clay Classic will be the Badger Midget Racing Association and Wisconsin Legends. The Badger Midgets join the sprint cars on Wednesday while the legends join the late models on Thursday.

The event coincides with the newly formed partnership between the World of Outlaws, Sears and the Craftsman brand. Sears' world headquarters lies a short distance from Rockford in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

"In addition to bringing this great event to fans in Rockford, we look forward to showcasing the series to our friends and fans at Sears and Craftsman," Deery said. "This thrilling special event will be one fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. Don't miss your chance to witness history."

Don't miss the dirt racing takeover! Individual tickets and two-day packages for the Outlaw Clay Classic staring at $35 are on sale now. Overnight parking for campers and kids pricing will also be available. Purchase your tickets now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visitingWorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. For more information log onto WoOSprint.com/Outlaw-Clay-Classic.

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Schatz Scores Thrilling Win at Lincoln Park Speedway

Claims eighth victory of the season and ties Brad Sweet for point lead

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. - June 8, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz held off a red-hot David Gravel on a green-white-checkered finish to claim his eighth victory of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday night.

Making their first trip since 1988 to the track located just an hour from Indianapolis, the World of Outlaws returned with a thrilling show that saw Schatz hold on to the lead for all 40 laps to claim the victory and tie Brad Sweet atop the championship standings.

"I wasn't here in '88 but I am feeling old tonight," Schatz said. "This place takes its toll on you - it's a neat little place, very tricky...I'd rather it went right to the end, but I knew [David Gravel] is a racer and he is going to try something - wherever I am at he is going to try and go somewhere else.

"It's a bonus [to be tied in the championship standings]. We are here to win races, and that's what this team has always stood for...we have never been point's racers and I am not going to start that now. We're in a better position than we were a month ago and I know these guys are going to go work their hearts out."

Gravel, who captured the checkered flag the last time the series was on track at I-96 Speedway on Sunday, finished in the runner-up position after he challenged Schatz all night for the win.

"It was really fun racing with the best," Gravel said. "Kyle [Larson] gave us a run for our money there early, and Donny [Scahtz] is a really smart racer and it's hard to go around him, especially with this tight track.

"We will take second tonight, but I really would've liked to win. I would've liked to see how that last lap would've finished instead of having the red flag."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY

To start the night, NASCAR star, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson, captured quick time in qualifying. Larson's time was just a tenth of a second slower than the track record for a winged 410 sprint car set by Danny Lasoski in 2006.

Larson's speed continued into his heat race in which he beat Schatz and the No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance car, who finished second. Gravel and Daryn Pittman claimed wins in the other two heat races, granting them spots in the six-lap dash.

Unfortunately for Larson, his luck did not match his speed as a four was drawn for the dash inversion, placing Schatz on the pole and sliding Larson to the fourth starting position.

In what became a preview for the feature, Schatz and Gravel battled back-and-forth for the victory in the dash, with Schatz prevailing for the win and the pole position for the feature. The only other time Schatz has started on the pole for a feature in 2016 was when he won at Lincoln Speedway on May 19.

When the green flag dropped for the 40-lap A-Main, Schatz jumped out to an early lead over Gravel, who started second in the Big Game Treestands/Nyce Crete & Landis No. 5. Meanwhile, Larson, who started in the sixth position, charged his way to the front of the field quickly. By lap five, Larson had made his way to the third position just behind Schatz and Gravel.

The three drivers remained nose-to-tail, even as they started dicing through heavy lapped traffic. Gravel eventually made his way around Schatz to lead a lap at the halfway point in the race, but Schatz motored back to the top spot the following lap.

All the while, Larson lurked behind the leaders.

The third-place car tried every move imaginable to work his way around Gravel for a shot at Schatz for the lead, but he could never build up enough speed to sling-shot around the second-place car.

Larson's willingness to try anything to get to the front became his downfall. With less than 20 to go, Larson pushed his car onto the cushion exiting turn four causing him to lose control and flip in front of oncoming traffic.

Luckily, the driver avoided collecting other cars and was okay after the crash. Larson retired to his trailer and became a spectator for the final laps.

When the green flag came back out, Schatz again held off Gravel, who stayed glued to the leader's bumper while searching for the right line to make his move to the lead.

As the laps flew by, Schatz and Gravel navigated their way through the lapped traffic while also battling for the top spot. Eventually, with just a few laps remaining the tug-of-war for the lead hit a boiling point.

As the leaders took the white flag for the final lap, Paul McMahan flipped on the front stretch, causing a red flag and a temporary stoppage to the race. McMahan was okay and continued the race, but the stoppage set up a green-white-checkered finish to conclude an already thrilling race.

Over the final two laps, Gravel tried everything he could to steal the victory from Schatz. In the end, Gravel came up just short as Schatz captured the checkered flag and the $6,000 paycheck at Lincoln Park.

"Racing in the lapped traffic was fun, that's what a driver lives for," Scahtz added. "I hope the fans had as much fun with it as I did. It's always nice to come out on the better end of it.

"Tony Stewart's guys are phenomenal, I keep getting a better race car each night and it makes it more fun for me to keep getting in it...more importantly, I think we learned more here tonight that we have in 20 races this year."

Gravel, who sits sixth in the points, just 153 markers behind Schatz and Sweet, scored his 18th top-five of the season and his 13th podium finish.

"It's been a pretty good year so far; we have been fast lately," Gravel said. "Finishing on the podium with two past champions - and I am just a kid - so hopefully we can stay up here and see what happens."

While most of the attention was on the two leaders at the end of the race, Daryn Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, quietly started and finished in the third position to pick up his series-leading 15th top-three finish of the season.

"It's always nice to race this close to home and sleep in your own bed," Pittman said, who is from Owasso, Okla. but lives less than an hour from Lincoln Park. "This is pretty cool, I came out here and watched a Midget Week race last Thursday and that was the first time I have ever seen the place. This was a cool race to watch and fun to be a part of.

"The guys worked really hard this week and built a brand new car, and we were pretty decent with it. This is the type of racetrack that isn't my best so for us to come out of here with a third, and be solid and right there as the night went on, I am pretty proud of that."

Brad Sweet, who came into the night with a slim point lead, started the feature in the 13th position and charged his way to a seventh-place finish, which earned him the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head to historical Knoxville Raceway for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Raceway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Lincoln Park Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz picks up series-leading eighth win of the season and passes Brad Sweet for the points lead...Schatz started on the pole position for the feature for just the second time in 2016...NASCAR star, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson captured his first quick time of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Bill Rose; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Kody Kinser; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kyle Larson; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Dominic Scelzi; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Miller.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Leading the Charge Against the Outlaws

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series heads to Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday, June 8 and Knoxville Raceway on Friday, June 10 for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws and Saturday, June 11 for the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom

CONCORD, N.C. - June 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to the track this week on Wednesday, June 8 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnmaville, Ind., before heading to historical Knoxville Raceway for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11.

Kicking off action this week, the Outlaws will make their triumphant return to Lincoln Park for the first time since 1988, in a mid-week shootout. The last time the Outlaws set foot in Putnamville, Ind., future NASCAR star Dave Blaney came home with the checkered flag over Danny Smith and Mark Kinser.

Nine years earlier, the series made their inaugural trek to the 5/16-mile track located less than an hour from Indianapolis. In that race, 20-time series champion Steve Kinser defeated Rick Ferkel, Allen Barr and current World of Outlaws driver Joey Saldana's father, Joe.

Following mid-week action in Indiana, the series will migrate west to historic Knoxville Raceway for a weekend double-header on Friday and Saturday.

Kerry Madsen, who started the season competing for the World of Outlaws championship before deciding to concentrate on a broader schedule that includes racing at Knoxville occasionally, will join track regulars such as Brian Brown and Danny Lasoski, and try to keep the visiting Outlaws out of victory lane.

"Honestly, you don't really think about this being a Pennsylvania Posse type scenario," Madsen said. "If we win, I don't really feel like I could be a local guy. I think we're more in the middle which is great. That's right where I want to be."

Madsen, who won this event in 2012, has been one of only three drivers that have defeated the Outlaws already this season when he did so on both nights of the #LetsRaceTwo double-header at Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7.

"To win at Knoxville you got to have a good package at the start of the night - you got to qualify well," Madsen said. "For me, you have to be comfortable around the top. But there's also the bottom and middle line that you have to be able to utilize as well.

"This place is so unique and different, there's almost two different lines around the track."

In recent years seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has owned the early-season events at Knoxville, as he has won three of the last four races. He has also carried that success to later in the year and won nine of the last 10 Knoxville Nationals that takes place in August.

"Donny [Schatz] is probably the biggest threat when we come here, obviously his record speaks to that," Madsen added. "[Danny] Lasoski, [Brian] Brown and my brother [Ian] are going to be really tough too just because they are track regulars.

"Really, any one of the Outlaws are capabale of winning this weekend. This is an Outlaw race so you can almost start anywhere and win. You have to be able to move around to pass people and that's something Donny has done really well."

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Lincoln-Park-Speedway; and for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11 at Knoxville Raceway visit www.WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY
is a 5/16-mile, high-banked dirt oval. The track record is 11.186 seconds and was established by Danny Lasoski on Sept. 26, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
1988 - Dave Blaney on May 14
1979 - Steve Kinser on June 27

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY is a 1/2-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 14.407 seconds and was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 13
2014 - Brad Sweet on June 14
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on June 15
2012 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Kerry Madsen on June 9
2011 - Sammy Swindell on June 11
2010 - Brooke Tatnell on June 3, Jac Haudenschild on June 4
2009 - Donny Schatz on May 2, Terry McCarl on June 27
2008 - Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6, Donny Schatz on June 7
2007 - Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006 - Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 - Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 - Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 - Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 - Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 - Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16
2000 - Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 - Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 - Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 - Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 - Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 - Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 - Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24
1992 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 - Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 - Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 - Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 - Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 - Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 - Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 - Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 - Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 - Sammy Swindell on April 21

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6);Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen to the LIVE race broadcast at Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday, June 8. Watch the LIVE race broadcast from both the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11 at Knoxville Raceway on www.DIRTVision.com.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will travel to Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 14, before invading the Dakotas for the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

4556

0

6

21

29

4

2

15

Donny Schatz

4542

-14

7

21

31

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

4459

-97

4

19

25

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

4440

-116

3

18

28

2

5

83

Joey Saldana

4416

-140

3

14

25

8

6

5

David Gravel

4393

-163

3

17

24

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

4180

-376

1

7

19

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

4035

-521

1

1

11

1

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

3990

-566

0

3

11

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

3958

-598

0

0

7

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3820

-736

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

3392

-1164

0

1

2

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2894

-1662

2

7

14

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-2344

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-2365

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-2638

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1722

-2834

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1434

-3122

0

1

4

0

19

13

Clyde Knipp

1400

-3156

0

0

0

0

20

49X

Tim Shaffer

1314

-3242

0

1

1

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 33 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 114
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 79
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
15. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
16. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
17. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
18. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
20. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
8. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
8. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (18 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
9. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 14
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 12
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 11
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
7. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (32 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 17
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 10
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 9
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
12. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
17. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (25 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (33 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 11
4 - 9
6 - 10
8 - 3

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $135,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $125,900
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $117,100
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $113,875
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $100,350
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $93,300
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $62,500
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $50,950
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $48,550
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $44,225
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $38,225
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $22,725
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $4,875

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6)
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6)
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)

 

 

 

World of Outlaws, Craftsman Partnership Activation Unveiled

Event leads into Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway a short distance away

CONCORD, N.C. - June 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws and Craftsman brand will unveil the full partnership activation at an event at Sears' World Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. on June 7.

The nation's premier dirt racing series and America's most trusted tool brand announced a three-year partnership in early February. The program included a rebranding of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series as well as at-track activation, prominent sponsor visibility during events and on World of Outlaws digital properties, as well as show car programs.

The June 7 event will be the first time the nearly 5,000 employees at Sears headquarters have had the opportunity to see and experience the new World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.

In addition to series transporters and merchandise trailers and the Craftsman fan vans, World of Outlaws drivers Frank Heckenast Jr., the 2014 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Rookie of the Year, and David Gravel, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, will be in attendance with their respective teams, transporters and race cars. Celebrity painter Ryan 'Ryno' Templeton will also be on hand to unveil the World of Outlaws show truck which Templeton designed and painted.

The event comes just three weeks before history will be made a short distance from Sears headquarters at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway. Both World of Outlaws series will take on the high-banked track, which will be covered in clay, for the Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.

It is the first time in the 68-year history of Rockford that the track has hosted a dirt racing event. The process to convert Rockford Speedway into America's newest dirt track begins on Saturday, June 26 and will be complete by the time the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' competes on June 29. In all, several tons of clay, enough to cover the quarter-mile paved oval in eight inches of Illinois river clay, will be placed on the surface.

Individual tickets and two-day packages for the Outlaw Clay Classic staring at $35 are on sale now. Overnight parking for campers and kids pricing will also be available. Purchase your tickets now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or visitingWorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. For more information log onto WoOSprint.com/Outlaw-Clay-Classic.

 

 

 

Mother Nature Helps Gravel to I-96 Speedway Victory

Dominates rain shortened Rumble in Michigan for third win of the season

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. - June 5, 2016 - Pesky and persistent weather did not put a damper on David Gravel's night, as he led all 17 laps and scored his third World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season in a rain shortened Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Sunday night.

Gravel has now won the dash and led the most feature laps in two consecutive races after doing so at Fremont Speedway on Friday night.

"Crazy weekend here - getting rained out and having a rough track tonight," Gravel said. I saw the rain flying there during that red flag, so it's pretty cool that they called it early. I'll take any win I can get - it still pays the same and counts the same, so we will take it."

Gravel's victory was not easy, as he had to hold off Shane Stewart, who charged from a sixth starting position to the leader's back bumper before the rain moved in.

"I had a good car, and I felt like we had a chance if we could get to [David] Gravel in lapped traffic," Stewart said. "Obviously, when you get to lapped traffic, it's about navigating through and hitting the ruts just right.

"There was a couple of times [Gravel] bounced around a little bit and I was able to close up on him, but we never got the chance to really go after it."

Action on Sunday started a dim forecast as thick, dark clouds blanketed the sky early in the afternoon. Fortunately, before cars even hit the track, the clouds cleared and allowed rare rays of sunshine to break through and create a picturesque day.

The sunshine, coupled with an extremely fast track, allowed eventual third-place finisher finisher, Brad Sweet, in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit, to set a new track record with a time of 13.585 seconds, eclipsing Jason Sides' record of 13.746 seconds from 2015.

"Our car was really fast tonight," Sweet said. "You can't control Mother Nature, and we're disappointed we couldn't get it in, but it was still a good night for us finishing on the podium and bringing the car home in one piece."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND WATCH DAVID GRAVEL'S POST RACE INTERVIEW

Of the three heat races, Outlaw drivers swept two of them, while All Start Circuit of Champions driver, Kraig Kinser, won the third. The heat finishes created a split of four Outlaw drivers versus two non-Outlaws in the dash.

An inversion draw of six placed non-Outlaw driver, and Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia -native, James McFadden, on the pole for the six-lap race. Eventual winner, Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, started on his outside and quickly took the lead on the start.

Gravel's dominance of the dash placed him on the pole position for the 35-lap feature. Gravel took full advantage of the front-row starting position as he jumped out to an early lead when the green flag dropped.

Only two caution flags slowed the rain-shortened feature, with the final coming on lap 17 just before the showers moved in.

Ever-changing track conditions allowed drivers like Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, and seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, who started in the tenth position, to charge to the front of the field.

As the race progressed, Stewart managed to work his way to the second position, as the leader battled through lapped traffic. Stewart closed on Gravel just as the final caution flew on lap 17, but never had the chance to challenge for the lead.

"It was getting to be a good race," Stewart added. "Obviously, we can't help Mother Nature had a different plan for us. I am happy they made it official - it was a great point night for us - we had a mishap in the dash and were able to come back and finish on the podium."

Gravel was able to control the top position for the entire feature, as he held off Stewart until the rain started to fall and secured the $10,000 to-win checkered flag at I-96 Speedway.

"Everybody that supports this team, thank you very much," Gravel said. "It's just a dream come true to get our third win of the season, and hopefully there's more to come. We have been very good over the last couple of weeks, so hopefully we keep it going."

Sweet, who has seen his point lead disappear in recent weeks, captured his best finish since New Egypt on May 24, and padded his championship lead on Schatz, who finished fourth.

"We were able to figure some things out tonight," Sweet added. "We will go back to work this week and try to build on our run tonight and get ready for Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to the Hoosier State for the final time this season when the series invades Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Lincoln-Park-Speedway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

I-96 Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet set a new track record at 13.585 seconds, beating Jason Sides' record of 13.746 seconds set in 2015...David Gravel won the dash and led the most laps in the second consecutive race in-a-row...Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, Clyde Knipp, qualified for his second feature of 2016.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): James McFadden; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

 

 

 

Kemenah Defeats Outlaws at Fremont Speedway

All Star Circuit of Champions driver holds off series regulars to win Kistler Engines Smackdown

FREMONT, Ohio - June 3, 2016 - With family and friends cheering him on, Chad Kemenah, became just the third non-World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series driver to defeat the series regulars after he held off seven-time series champion Donny Scahtz to win the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday night.

Kemenah, an Elvada, Ohio -native who had not made a World of Outlaws feature at Fremont since 1993, motored around David Gravel just after the halfway point in the 40-lap feature race, then held off a hard-charging Schatz in the final laps to capture the checkered flag.

"That was a hell of a show for the fans," Kemenah said after exiting his car. "I don't know how close it was there at the end, but I am pretty sure the fans were in the cockpit there with me. We were the first ones to the checkered flag tonight, and my wife and kids were here to watch it, so this is cool.

"I just can't thank my whole team enough, they have worked their tails off this year. I have great car owners in Rod and Rita Hunter, and unfortunately Rob wasn't here to watch this one since he has never won an Outlaw's show before."

Schatz, the 2013 and 2014 winner of this race, started fifth and charged his way to a runner-up finish, his best finish since winning at Weedsport Speedway over a week ago.

"40 laps here was enough - Chad just did a good job," Schatz said. "It's a work in progress, and every day is a new day to work on it. Tony Stewart's got the best guys in the business to do that, so we will just keep plugging away.

"All you can do is your best every night. We had a pretty solid night, obviously we wanted to win, but we just got beat. So some nights you just have to lick your wounds and learn from it."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RESULTS AND WATCH POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM FREMONT SPEEDWAY

Shane Stewart kicked-off the night by capturing his third consecutive quick-time award when he clocked the fastest time in flight one of qualifying at 12.734 seconds. Flight two was led by local driver, Rob Chaney at 13.141 seconds.

Qualifying set up the night-long war between the Outlaws and Ohio drivers, as the series regulars drew first blood by dominating three of the four heat races. Stewart, Joey Saldana and Gravel each won their heat race, while Kemenah was the lone Ohioan to upset the Outlaws when he won the final heat.

The Outlaws continued their early-night ownership of victory lane as Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, outdueled Kemenah to win the six-lap dash, which placed the Watertown, Conn. driver on the pole for the feature.

When the feature started, the opening laps established a precedent for the remainder of the night as drivers battled a challenging, slick track, which created cautions early and often.

Gravel, who was glued to the bottom of the track, held on to the lead through a handful of early cautions as second place starter, Kemenah, in the Brillex LLC/Seneca Energy No. 10H, challenged the leader but could never complete the pass.

While Gravel and Kemenah jockeyed over the top position, Schatz lurked in his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 just behind them in the third position.

Kemenah finally built up enough of a run on the outside of Gravel to capture the lead on lap 23, but the Ohioan's path to victory was not an easy one in the final 18 laps.

Kemenah began to approach lapped traffic, as the race began a final green-flag run. Once Kemenah hit the slower traffic, Schatz started to close in on the leader. The Fargo, N.D. -native made his way around Gravel, who slipped to third, and placed the Kemenah in his crosshairs.

A regular of the All Star Circuit of Champions, which is owned by Tony Stewart, Kemenah had to hold off Scahtz, who drives for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing over the final laps, as the reigning series champion eyed his third win at the track in four years.

Schatz closed to Kemenah's back bumper but could never get close enough to make a move, as the Ohioan controlled the top spot over the final 18 laps to become just the third non-Outlaw driver to capture the checkered flag in a series race.

"I am just speechless right now - I have to thank everyone that's here," Kemenah added. "If you're a member of this team or have been a part of it, you should be really, really proud because this is a hell of a race team.

"We've been pretty good, but last week we had a driver that didn't feel like qualifying good, which turned into a terrible weekend. I can't thank David [Gravel] and Donny [Schatz] enough, they raced here like true professionals - they're the best in the business."

Schatz, who admittedly isn't watching the point's battle just yet, has cut Brad Sweet's point lead to just 11 after Sweet struggled to a 15th-place finish.

"You guys look at the points - I don't care, I am just about winning races," Schatz said. "That's how I have won what I have won, so I am just going to do that.

"We need to get back to winning races, that's for sure. We're going to go back and figure out what we could've done to be better. We have another race tomorrow so we have another shot at it."

Gravel, who led the most laps tonight, slipped to third in the second half of the race, but still picked up his second podium finish in-a-row.

"I have never got a win here, and I really wanted one tonight," Gravel said. "We probably had the best car the first half of the race but I just faded there late. I had the wing back all the way and that was all I had there, so we will settle for a third.

"You never want to back up in the feature, but people like Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah beat you on a very slick race track, and they're some of the best on the slick tracks. We have a little bit of work to do, but we have been trying stuff and this is something new for us that we are getting better at every week. We've been running really well, we just have to keep it up and the wins will come."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson, who is a Benton Ridge, Ohio -native, rebounded from a missed feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday to finish fourth tonight, which is his third top-five finish of the season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will migrate 200 miles overnight to Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Saturday. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/I-96-Speedway.

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Fremont Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart captured his third quick time in-a-row after also having the fastest qualifying lap at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and Lawrenceburg Speedway...Chad Kemenah made his first World of Outlaws feature at Fremont Speedway since 1993...Kemenah is just the third non-Outlaw driver to win a feature in 2016, joining Kerry Madsen and Lance Dewease.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Shaffer; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Chad Kemenah; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on May 3); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Season Milestone Reached

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invades Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3 for the Kistler Engines Smackdown, and I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan on Saturday, June 4

CONCORD, N.C. - June 1, 2016 - As the World of the Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series crosses the 1/3-mark of the season, the series will head into a weekend double-header with the Kistler Engines Smackdown on Friday, June 3 at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway, and the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Saturday, June 4.

The Outlaws return to the track after two remarkable finishes at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27 and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 30. Shane Stewart led the most laps at Charlotte but was passed on the final lap by Greg Wilson for the victory, then returned to lead the most laps and win at Lawrenceburg after he exchanged slide jobs with Rico Abreu all race and held off David Gravel on the final lap.

Making a Point

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has not been nearly as dominant as he was in his 31-win 2015 campaign. Schatz, who still leads the series in wins, has only scored seven checkered flags so far this season, compared to 11 at this point last year.

Schatz currently sits second in the points standings, 37 markers behind year-long leader Brad Sweet. Sweet has seen Schatz chip away at his point lead since the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on May 19. In the two weeks since, Schatz has scored two wins, four top-fives and six top-10s compared to Sweet's zero wins, one top-five and four top-10s.

Duck, Duck, Goose

The start of the 2016 season has seen a variety of drivers capture the checkered flag, as seven drivers have multiple wins this year, while another four have one win apiece. Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet have combined to win 13 of the 31 total races, while Daryn Pittman has four wins and both Joey Saldana and Shane Stewart have three apiece.

The 2016 season has seen drivers such as Lance Dewease, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides and Greg Wilson each win a race, after those four drivers combined to win just two total races all of last year.

Only Half the Battle

2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman, who currently sits third in the standings, just 82 points behind Sweet, leads the series in pole positions and laps led, but is third in wins. Pittman has started on the pole-position for eight features, while his closest competitor, Joey Saldana has started first four times.

Starting up front has also helped Pittman lead the most laps of any driver in 2016. Pittman has controlled the top spot for 192 laps, while Saldana, who has led 155 total laps, sits second on the list.

Unfortunately for Pittman, starting up front has only been half of the battle. Even though he leads the series in both poles and laps led, he has only scored four wins, while Schatz, with his seven wins, has started on the pole just once and has led 79 total laps.

Inversion Lottery

In 31 races this season, the dash inversion draw has been as close to equal as possible. So far, a zero ball (no inversion) has been drawn the most at 10 times, while both the four and six balls have been picked nine times each. When there have been four heat races, an inversion draw of eight has happened three times, including most recently at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Weekend Road Trip

The distance between Fremont (Ohio) Speedway and I-96 Speedway is less than 200 miles, or a three hour road trip in a car. The close proximity of the two tracks will allow fans to enjoy "The Greatest Show on Dirt" all weekend, while also being able to experience the road life of teams and officials as they make the overnight trek into Michigan.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway; and for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., visit www.WoOSprint.com/I-96-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
FREMONT SPEEDWAY
is a 1/3-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 11.732 seconds and was established by Lee Jacobs on May 3, 2003.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2014 - Donny Schatz on Oct. 18
2013 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 28
2011 - Jason Meyers on Oct. 15
1993 - Stevie Smith on May 22
1992 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 8
1991 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 10
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 19

I-96 SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 13.746 seconds and was established by Jason Sides on June 24, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Brad Sweet on June 24
2014 - Donny Schatz on May 31
2013 - Paul McMahan on June 1
2012 - Craig Dollansky on June 2
2011 - Jason Sides on May 30
2010 - Jason Meyers on May 22
2009 - Jason Meyers on May 30
2008 - Steve Kinser on July 25
2007 - Craig Dollansky on July 27
2005 - Steve Kinser on June 9
2004 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1997 - Steve Kinser on June 15, Stevie Smith on Oct. 7
1996 - Sammy Swindell on July 22
1995 - Joey Saldana on July 24

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen to the LIVE race broadcast from both the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3, and the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Saturday, June 4 on www.DIRTVision.com.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will travel back into the Hoosier State for a showdown at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8. Following action on Wednesday, the series will head to historical Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

4291

0

6

20

28

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

4254

-37

7

19

29

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

4209

-82

4

19

24

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

4179

-112

3

17

27

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

4154

-137

3

14

24

8

6

5

David Gravel

4099

-192

2

15

22

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3910

-381

1

6

17

2

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

3780

-511

0

3

11

2

9

7S

Jason Sides

3767

-524

1

1

9

1

10

7

Paul McMahan

3706

-585

0

0

7

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3566

-725

1

2

6

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

3186

-1105

0

1

2

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-1657

2

7

13

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-2079

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-2100

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-2373

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1504

-2787

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1434

-2857

0

1

4

0

19

41X

Dominic Scelzi

1312

-2979

0

1

2

0

20

13

Clyde Knipp

1208

-3083

0

0

0

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 31 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 79
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 75
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
10. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
11. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
14. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
15. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
16. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
18. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
20. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
7. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
7. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (17 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
8. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 13
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 10
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 9
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 15
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 9
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
17. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1 
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (31 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 10
4 - 9
6 - 9
8 - 3

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $127,100
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $121,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $114,200
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $107,575
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $89,900
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $87,150
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $58,000
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $47,400
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $46,650
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $40,625
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $35,825
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $21,625
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $3,950

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1) 
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4) 
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5) 
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5) 
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2) 
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3) 
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2) 
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2) 
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1) 
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3) 
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1) 
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2) 
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6) 
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2) 
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6) 
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1) 
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7) 
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4) 
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1) 
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Slides to Victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Holds off challenges from David Gravel and Rico Abreu in Memorial Day thriller

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - May 30, 2016 - After dominating on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and coming up one spot short of the win, Shane Stewart managed to overcome the heartache to score his third World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the 2016 season on Monday night in a Memorial Day thriller at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

Stewart, whose most recent win came at Devil's Bowl Speedway over a month ago, had to hold off challenges from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Rico Abreu, and David Gravel to capture the checkered flag.

"I try to drive hard every night, and sometimes it probably doesn't look like it," Stewart said. "I'm just happy I can win on Memorial Day - I know it's a special weekend for some and probably not so special for others, but I just got to thank all the men and women that served our country and have given us the opportunity to come out here and do what we love."

With just a handful of laps remaining, Gravel in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, muscled his way around Abreu for the second position and challenged Stewart for the win, but came up just short of the victory as he captured his second podium finish since winning at Tri-State Speedway on May 14.

"We have a lot of podium finishes this year, it seems every time we start on the front row, we win," Gravel said. "Hopefully we can get a win when we don't start on the front row, but I think we found something tonight and I am really happy how we ended the feature there."

Abreu, who joined NASCAR stars Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Christopher Bell in the feature at Lawrenceburg, finished third, which is his best World of Outlaws finish of the season.

"I was just really searching [at the end of the race]," Abreu said. "You can't really run the same line as these guys - it's really hard because of all the turbulence these wings make. You just have to search and that's the benefit of running second, because you can see what the guy in front of you is doing."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL RACE RESULTS AND WATCH POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY

To start the night, Joey Saldana claimed his series-leading seventh quick time award when he bested Gravel and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson, with a lap of 12.185 seconds.

When the heat races started, the first three were dominated by the driver that started on the pole as the track continued to rubber up. The final heat race provided a better preview of the racing to come later in the night as Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, rocketed around pole-sitter Daryn Pittman to score the win.

Finishing second in the fourth heat proved to be a lucky break for Pittman, as an invert draw of eight placed the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver on the pole for the six-lap dash. Again, Pittman could not capitalize on the front-row starting position, as he finished second to Abreu, who utilized the famous dirt track slide job to score the victory and the pole for the 35-lap feature.

Abreu started on the pole for the feature race, with Pittman starting to his outside, but when the green flag dropped, it was Pittman who jumped out front. Even with two early cautions, Pittman was able to control the top spot for the beginning of the race.

Pittman led the opening four laps, but fell victim to changing track conditions, as he was passed by Stewart, who had made his way to the top spot from the third starting position.

Déjà vu began to set in for the native of Bixby, Okla., as he dominated the mid-stages of the race before he hit lapped traffic, which allowed second place Abreu, in the Abreu Vineyards/Alpine Stars No. 24, to close the gap.

Stewart could not hold off Abreu who took the lead on lap 25. Unlike a few nights earlier at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Stewart did not fade down the stretch, instead he stayed glued to Abreu's rear bumper and took the lead back on lap 27.Over the course of five laps, Stewart and Abreu swapped the lead back-and-forth four times before Stewart captured the lead for the final time on lap 29.

"My car was pretty good but my right rear tire was shot, and I knew that," Stewart said. "I felt pretty good in one and two, but I was a lot in three and four, and just when I thought I had a little bit of breathing room, here came Rico again, throwing me a slider.

"That's the thing, you can't relax, and I did when we got to lapped traffic. Sometimes you're a sitting duck when you're the leader and you don't know how far to pace yourself and you kind of have to judge off of lapped cars. It got to a point where I wasn't getting around them and I started taking a little rubber off the cushion one and two, and that honestly saved me."

Stewart did not have the luxury of coasting to his third World of Outlaws victory of the season, as a hard-charging Gravel made his way around Abreu for second and quickly closed in on the leader.

In the end, Stewart was able to hold off a last lap charge by Gravel to secure the checkered flag in a Memorial Day thriller at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

"These young kids are so good, and as you can tell they just have tons of talent," Stewart said. "It doesn't matter what they jump into, they're going to be competitive.

"I knew Kyle [Larson] and Christopher [Bell] were coming to run with us - they do a heck of a job and they made me earn that one for sure."

Gravel returns to the podium following a two-race skid in which the Watertown, Conn. driver failed to finish inside the top five.

"Rico and Shane were putting on a hell of a battle and I was just kind of watching those guys," Gravel said. "I found something down low - it was taking a little bit of rubber - and if we had another lap or two I think I could've gotten him. We were all over him there at the checkered, but just a little too late.

Abreu led laps early and was the highest finishing NASCAR star, as Larson (fifth), Bell (seventh) and Kahne (14th) each started the feature but did not finish as well as the St. Helena, Calif. driver.

"Thanks to all the fans, you know its Memorial Day and a Monday night and there's a lot of dedicated fans here," Abreu added. "I'm happy to be able to race in front of all you guys, and once again, thank you all for coming out."

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz continues to cut into points leader Brad Sweet's lead, as he finished sixth while Sweet finished eighth. Sweet now sits just 37 points ahead of Schatz.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will travel into the Buckeye State for the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Lawrenceburg Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana captures his series-leading seventh quick time award...Within the last two events, Shane Stewart has led 53 total laps which gives him 82 laps led so far in 2016, the fourth most among all drivers...Since winning at Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Donny Schatz has an average finish of seventh over the last three races.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Paul McMahan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Rico Abreu;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Gary Taylor; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Wilson Wins Wild Race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Captures Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown for second career series win

CONCORD, N.C. - May 27, 2016 - A caution with six-laps remaining helped propel 2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson to his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday night.

Wilson, who won his first World of Outlaws race at the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in 2015, led just one lap of the 30-lap feature, after he passed race leader Shane Stewart on the final lap to capture the checkered flag.

"I've never dreamt in my wildest dreams that I would ever get this opportunity," Wilson said. "I have been blessed to run with the World of Outlaws this year. To do this in Charlotte, in front of all these fans, this is badass and that's all there is to it!"

Stewart, who led a race-high 25 laps, settled for a runner-up finish after he easily controlled the top spot for much of the feature.

"Greg [Wilson] is new to the Outlaw deal and it's always cool to see someone get their first Outlaw win - I'm not sure if he's won an Outlaw race before or not," Stewart said. "We hated to lose a race like that, but hats off to Greg."

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH RACE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE

Earlier in the night, Stewart, in the No. 2 American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil car, captured his first quick-time of the 2016 season when he clocked in at 13.913 seconds. In his heat race, Stewart finished second to Wilson, which created a preview for the feature later in the night.

Both drivers earned positions in the six-lap dash, but an unfortunate invert draw of six sent Wilson to the rear and placed Paul McMahan on the pole.

McMahan did not hold the top spot in the dash once the green flag dropped, as Daryn Pittman, who started in the fourth position, rocketed to the front of the field. Pittman, the most recent winner on the World of Outlaws tour at New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, claimed the dash victory which placed him on the pole position for the feature.

Even though Pittman started on the pole-position, he never led a lap as second-place starter Cole Duncan, in the Helms Construction/Motor City Auto Transport No. 22, took the lead when the green flag fell.

Duncan, a Lockbourne, Ohio -native, controlled the top spot for the opening four laps until Stewart, who started in the fourth position, utilized the outside line to build up enough momentum to capture the lead on lap five.

Stewart opened up a sizeable lead early in the race, and held off challenges on a mid-race caution on lap 12. Stewart appeared to be cruising to his third victory in 2016, but a caution with six laps left created late-race drama.

The Hercules Tire/Ohio Logistics No. W20 driven by Wilson restarted in the third position behind Duncan and Stewart. The top three remained glued nose-to-tail with little room separating the three drivers from the top spot.

Wilson, who found grip on the bottom of the track, powered around Duncan for second and set his sights on the leader with just a few laps remaining. When the white flag was displayed, Wilson had Stewart firmly in his crosshairs for a race-winning pass.

Exiting turn two, Wilson accelerated in front of Stewart and captured the lead with only two turns to go in the feature. Wilson held off Stewart and claimed his first checkered flag of his rookie campaign in 2016.

"It's a little surreal right at the moment...I'm just in shock," An emotional Wilson said. "I am racing with the best sprint car drivers in the world, night-in and night-out. We missed that show in New Egypt and looked like maybe we shouldn't even be out here, and then we turned it around tonight.

"That's dedicated work by our team and all of the people that are a part of this. I am truly grateful. Once again, if you're not a Wilson fan, thank you for spending your hard-earned money to be here tonight."

Even though Stewart was hoping for a win, a second-place finish was well deserved after a rough stretch of races through Indiana and Pennsylvania, in which the driver wrecked his primary car and only scored two top-tens in four races.

"It was good to have Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] in the house, and to have a good finish for them," Stewart added. "There's a lot of Eneos Oil people back at the trailer too, so just a good solid finish for everybody at Larson Marks Racing. I love all these fans - it's always a joy to come here to Charlotte."

Completing an Ohioan domination of the podium, Duncan secured the third-place finish after leading laps early.

"We're just proud to be here, and thanks to all the fans for coming out," Duncan said. "We rolled across the scales with a flat tire - it was starting to go there at the end. It might've cost us one but I am happy for Greg, if anybody deserves to win one, it's him.

"We've been fast all year but just can't seem to find victory lane yet, but they got to be coming. We are pretty consistent and we keep putting the time and effort in. We'll go back to the drawing board, we don't have to change much but just try to figure out how to keep the tires on there."

Point's leader Brad Sweet finished in the 10th position, five positions behind Donny Schatz who is now just 41 markers behind Sweet for the top spot in the championship battle.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will march back into the Hoosier State for a Memorial Day showdown at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Lawrenceburg-Speedway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

The Dirt Track at Charlotte Notebook

RACE NOTES: Greg Wilson captured his second career World of Outlaws victory and becomes the 10th different winner in 2016...Shane Stewart scored his first quick-time of the season...Brent Marks picked up 11 spots to score tonight's KSE Hard Charger Award, which is the most spots gained by a driver since David Gravel advanced 11 spots at Plymouth Speedway exactly two weeks ago.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Wayne Dadetto; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): David Gravel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Cole Duncan; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Tim Shaffer; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Hometown Friday Night

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27, then Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30

CONCORD, N.C. - May 26, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head to the home of the series sanctioning body, World Racing Group, as well as three series' teams when they travel to Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27. Following action at home, and a rare weekend off, the series will head back north to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for a Memorial Day showdown on Monday, May 30.

The Larson-Marks Racing's No. 2 team is one of three teams based in the Charlotte, N.C. area, with the other two being the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9 and No. 49 cars. The close proximity for these teams allows them to take their trailers and cars back to their shops to make repairs and stock up on needed parts.

"For our situation, I crashed in qualifying at Lincoln Speedway, so we're able to get back here and regroup a little bit and get that car out of the trailer and another one put upstairs," Stewart said. "It's going to be a little bit of work for the crew because of my mistake, so the timing of this race has been pretty good just from that part of it.

"Obviously we want to win it pretty bad since Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] live here now. Anytime you come to Charlotte with the NASCAR guys around, you want to run good in front of them and it's one of the few times that Kyle and Justin will be able to come to the race, so we want to run well for them."

A native of Bixby, Okla, the driver of the No. 2 American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil car admits there's added pressure racing at the track over 1,000 miles away from his hometown.

"I think there's a little bit of added pressure because of everyone associated with our team is going to be there," Stewart said. "Eneos will have a lot of guys in town to watch Kyle race the following day at the big track, so we will have some sponsors there that don't normall get to see us race.

"Also, like I said, Justin and Kyle will be there and they'll bring their families out and we will get to spend some time with them, when we don't normally get to do that. At the end of the day, it's just another race and we got to concentrate on Friday, and then once Friday is over with we have got to look forward to Monday."

If he considers the home of his team and team owners a second home, Stewart added:

"I don't know if I would look at it as a second home for me...Kyle's offerd to let us stay with him, and Justin is building a house right now. I bought a motorhome over the winter, so that's become our home away from home."

In the 2015 installment of the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown, Stewart started the 30-lap feature in the ninth position and charged his way to a fourth-place finish.

Later in the season at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Stewart qualified in the second position in his qualifying flight on the first night, but experienced trouble on the first night of racing, finishing 25th after starting third. On the final night of World Finals, Stewart started fourth and finished second, behind winner Joey Saldana.

Not only are three Outlaw teams located close to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the sanctioning body, World Racing Group, is less than five miles away from the track as well, making Friday night a hometown race for a lot of officials.

Following Friday night in Concord, N.C., the series will have a rare Saturday and Sunday off before heading back north into the Hoosier State for a Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30.

"Obviously Memorial Day is a special holiday for everyone in America, so racing is a way we can salute the people serving our country and remember them," Stewart said. "Memorial Day is a special day for all of us."

In 2015, Paul McMahan won the rain postponed event on Oct. 16 after he passed Stewart on lap 20 and led the remaining 15 laps to capture his third checkered flag of the season.

Stewart, who started second, finished in the runner-up position after leading the opening 19 laps.

"I love Lawrenceburg Speedway, I think it's a great racetrack," Stewart said. "Last year was pretty good, we definitely had the car to beat, it just came down to a couple scenarios in the race where I didn't see the rubber and [Paul] McMahan was able to catch that before I was and win the race.

"We need another win bad, this team is definitely due for another win, and deserves to be running a little better than what we are running. That would be nice if we could win on Friday and again on Monday, it would make a great weekend for us."

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27, visit www.WoOSprint.com/The-Dirt-Track-At-Charlotte; and for the Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Lawrenceburg-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE
is a 4/10-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 11.880 seconds and was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001.

Previous A- Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on May 22
2014 - Joey Saldana on May 23, Daryn Pittman on Nov. 7, Brian Brown Nov. 8
2013 - Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 - Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 - Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 - Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 - Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 - Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 - Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 - Blake Feese on May 24
2002 - Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 - Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 - Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6

LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 11.628 seconds and was established by Spud Gustin on Sept. 13, 2008.

Previous A-Feature Winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on Oct. 16
2014 - Donny Schatz on May 26
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 27
2012 - Chad Kemenah on May 28
2009 - Joey Saldana on June 5, Donny Schatz on June 6
2006 - Jac Haudenschild on July 7
2005 - Kraig Kinser on Aug. 3
2004 - Danny Smith on May 6
2003 - Paul McMahan on May 6
1981 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 21
1979 - Steve Kinser on May 11

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte LIVE on Friday, May 27, and listen LIVE to the World of Outlaws race at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 30 on DIRTVision.com!

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will battle in the Buckeye State for the first time in 2016 when the series heads to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the Kistler Engines Smackdown on Friday, June 3. Following action in Ohio on Friday, the series will head north overnight into Michigan for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Saturday, June 4.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 4027 0 6 20 26 3
2 15 Donny Schatz 3976 -51 7 18 27 2
3 9 Daryn Pittman 3927 -100 4 17 22 3
4 83 Joey Saldana 3889 -138 3 14 22 7
5 2 Shane Stewart 3882 -145 2 15 25 0
6 5 David Gravel 3825 -202 2 14 21 1
7 41 Jason Johnson 3674 -353 1 6 17 2
8 7s Jason Sides 3561 -466 1 1 9 1
9 1S Logan Schuchart 3518 -509 0 3 10 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 3476 -551 0 0 7 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 3326 -701 0 1 5 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 2964 -1063 0 1 1 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 2634 -1393 2 7 13 0
14 24 Terry McCarl 2212 -1815 0 0 3 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 2191 -1836 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -2109 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1392 -2635 0 1 4 0
18 99 Brady Bacon 1306 -2721 0 1 4 0
19 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -2819 0 1 2 0
20 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -2863 0 0 3 0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 29 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 188
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 79
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 75
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
10. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
11. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
14. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
15. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
17. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
7. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (16 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
8. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (26 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 13
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 9
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
11. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
7. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
12. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
16. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (29 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 10
4 - 9
6 - 8
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $122,200
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $117,500
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $108,700
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $91,875
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $85,700
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $80,050
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $56,100
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $45,550
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $43,900
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $33,825
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $28,425
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $19,275
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $3,150

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6)
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6)
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Pittman Rallies for Fourth Consecutive Win at New Egypt  

Charges from third starting spot to claim Jersey Outlaw Classic

NEW EGYPT, N.J. - May 24, 2016 - It wasn't easy, but 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman managed to charge his way from the third starting position to claim his fourth Jersey Outlaw Classic win in-a-row on Tuesday night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway.

Pittman, who won this event in 2013, '14 and '15, secured his fourth win of the season and first since USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on April 18.

"I've been really frustrated with myself with how many front-row starts I've had this year and as few wins," Pittman said. "I got up this morning and thought 'Man, third is where I want to start' - I just had that feeling this morning that if I start third I was going to win.

"Things went our way and we ended up starting third."

Pittman had to work around race-long leader Greg Hodnett, who had dominated the feature and the preliminary races up to that point.

"It was a little bit disappointing seeing the late race caution," Hodnett said. "[Pittman] was definitely better than us in traffic, and I was kind of glued to the bottom in turn one and two and he motored around the top.

"I didn't go up there until he passed and then I realized there was a whole other track to run on. fWe kind of caught him again in traffic and passed a couple lapped cars, but we just needed to keep running. He was definaetely the faster car, we just needed him to slow down a little bit through some lapped traffic."

At the start of the night, Hodnett, in the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel No. 27, was the first car out for qualifying and established the quickest lap of the night at 13.926 seconds.

Hodnett continued his early-night dominance by leading every lap of his heat race and advancing to the dash. As if he needed it, Hodnett then received a lucky invert draw of zero, keeping him on the pole-position for the six-lap race.

The Pennsylvania driver kept his clean sweep of the events going by leading every lap and winning the dash to place himself on the pole for the 30-lap feature.

When the green flag dropped, Hodnett again appeared to be the driver to beat, as he easily controlled the top spot and pulled away from his competition to start the race.

As the race marched on, Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, had trouble advancing from his third-starting position. When the leaders hit lapped traffic around lap 10, Pittman began his charge.

Pittman's first victim was second-place starter Mark Smith in the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1. Smith, who was making his first start with the Outlaws in 2016, fell to the third position with points-leader Brad Sweet close behind him.

It wasn't long before Pittman reeled in the leader and was challenging for the lead near the halfway point in the race. With 14-laps remaining, Pittman rocketed around Hodnett for the lead.

Pittman dictated the top spot for the remainder of the race, as he held off Hodnett and Smith on a late-race caution with just four laps left, to capture the checkered flag at New Egypt for the fourth year in-a-row.

"We haven't been struggling by any means, but we needed a win," Pittman said. "This really makes me feel good, and makes them feel good going back home to Charlotte this week. We've had some pretty bad finishes but hopefully this can erase that and we can get on a better streak of just running up front.

"I felt like I was struggling [later in the race]...Those last four laps, I didn't feel like I made any of them very good, so I wasn't breathing good until I saw them throw the checkered."

Hodnett held onto the runner-up position, as he finished in the second position for the second time in the four days after finishing behind Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on May, 20.

"It might be an advantage to see what I am doing...I think it's an advantage in one way, but for us to have the lead and give it away, it's very disappointing. We did the same thing Friday [at Williams Grove Speedway] to Lance [Dewease].

In his first race with the Outlaws in 2016, Smith showed speed all night, as he qualified second, won his heat race, finished second in the dash and finished on the podium in the feature.

"I was hoping to come down here and just get a top five, but we got a top three and we're up here on the podium." Smith said. "I kept trying different lanes to try and make some time up on Greg [Hodnett], then I heard somebody, that ended up being Daryn.

"He was a lot better than us and drove by us. We were about the same speed as Greg, but we just couldn't go through lapped traffic like Daryn could."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues their southern migration as the series heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.

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New Egypt Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman wins at New Egypt Speedway for the fourth consecutive year...Donny Schatz's 10th-place finish is his worst finish since missing the feature at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13...Brad Sweet's fourth-place finish is his first top-five since winning at Plymouth Speedway on May 13.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Logan Wagner; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Brent Marks; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tim Shaffer; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Greg Hodnett; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Wagner.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; New Egypt Speedway; New Egypt, N.J.; May 24, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$6,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$3,500]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [2][$2,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$1,800]; 5. 747-Davey Sammons [10][$1,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,400]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [6]$1,350]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [5][$1,300]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks [9][$1,250]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,200]; 11. 13X-Tim Shaffer [13][$900]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [8][$800]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [14][$700]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$650]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$600]; 16. 28F-Davie Franek [20][$550]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$500]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$500]; 19. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [17][$500]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7][$500]; 21. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [21][$500]; 22. 7WD-Logan Wagner [19][$500]; 23. 98-Joe Trenca [22][$500]; 24. 45-Kevin Nagy [15][$500]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-16, Daryn Pittman 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+7].

Qualifying - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.926; 2. M1-Mark Smith, 14.196; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.238; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.238; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.298; 6. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.335; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.367; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.375; 9. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 14.404; 10. 747-Davey Sammons, 14.419; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.423; 12. 5-David Gravel, 14.446; 13. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.468; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.493; 15. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.519; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.575; 17. 98-Joe Trenca, 14.615; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.618; 19. 7WD-Logan Wagner, 14.635; 20. 28F-Davie Franek, 14.635; 21. 89-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.838; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.839; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.016; 24. 5T-Tyler Ross, 15.043; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.048; 26. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 15.090; 27. 45-Kevin Nagy, 15.096; 28. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.177; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.221; 30. 37-J.J. Grasso, 15.623; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.936; 32. 10-Joe Kata III, 16.007

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 13X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 7. 98-Joe Trenca [5]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 747-Davey Sammons [3]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [7]; 8. 37-J.J. Grasso [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 45-Kevin Nagy [7]; 5. 7WD-Logan Wagner [5]; 6. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 28F-Davie Franek [5]; 6. 5T-Tyler Ross [6]; 7. 10-Joe Kata III [8]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 8. 7-Paul McMahan [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [1][-]; 2. 98-Joe Trenca [2][-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3][-]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][-]; 5. 5T-Tyler Ross [5][$125]; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [7][$125]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$125]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [4][$125]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [8][$125]; 10. 10-Joe Kata III [11][$125]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [10][$125]; 12. 37-J.J. Grasso [12][$125].

 

 

Schuchart Dominates Weedsport, Schatz Steals Victory

Schatz passes Schuchart with five laps remaining to win Empire State Challenge

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - May 22, 2016 - Logan Schuchart led a race high 30 laps but fell victim to a hard-charging Donny Schatz, who climbed from the ninth starting position to take the lead and score the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday night.

The seven-time series champion defeated stiff competition and Mother Nature to capture his second win in-a-row at Weedsport, and his season-leading seventh checkered flag of the season.

"I got all the faith in the world in this race team - Tony [Stewart] has assembled an awesome group of guys," Schatz said, as raindrops started to fall from the sky. "These guys are unbelievable and we have a lot of fun together. I'm sure they're ready to get off the east coast because I have been riding in the truck with them and I think they're ready to get rid of me for a while and have a break."

Schuchart, who already has one second-place finish this season in the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at Ocean Speedway on April 1, once again finished in the runner-up position, just shy of the illusive first series win.

"I just didn't have the car at the end, we started to get too loose," Schuchart said. "It's a great run, the guys did a great job. We came up one spot short but it's nothing to hang our heads about. We have a great team and we're learning - but we're a little disappointed.

"There's a great group of people that get us here and sooner or later we are going to get them in victory lane."

To start the night, a threat of rain loomed over the track located just outside of Syracuse, N.Y., as drivers, teams and series officials watched the weather forecast with hopes of escaping a second straight rainout.

Luckily, Mother Nature decided to spare the World of Outlaws, as the night kicked-off with a bang as 23 of 27 drivers qualifyied under the previous track record of 13.401 seconds set by Greg Hodnett last year. Joey Saldana, for the second race in-a-row, set quick-time and established a new track record of 12.274 seconds.

Schuchart, in the Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments No. 1S, set the third fastest time, placing him in the first starting position for heat three. Schuchart dominated his heat to transfer to the dash, in which he started second after a four was drawn for the invert.

The Shark Racing driver wasted to time finding his way to the front of the dash, as he worked his way around pole-sitter Daryn Pittman to take the lead, and the victory, in the six-lap race.

Schuchart took the green flag for the 35-lap feature from the pole-position and easily pulled away from the field. Even after a rash of early-race cautions, Schuchart appeared to have the car to beat.

All the while, Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 lurked. Schatz started the feature in the ninth position but quickly cracked the top five before the halfway point in the race. By lap 25, Schatz had worked his way to second and was closing on the leader.

To that point in the race, Schuchart had commanded the top spot with little challenge from any other competitor. Unfortunately for the Hanover, Pa. -native, a red-hot Schatz had him in his crosshairs.

Schatz worked his way up to the leader's rear bumper and around Schuchart within six laps to take the lead with just four laps remaining. Schuchart, who was battling a loose racecar by the end of the race, settled into second, as he watched Schatz drive off.

Schatz extended his lead over the final laps, as he held off Schuchart and David Gravel to continue his dominance at Weedsport. Schatz has now won both series races held at the track since 1993.

"We did go back to the notes from last year, but for some reason we can't go back to that stuff, it doesn't seem to work," Schatz said. "If you look at tonight, I think the track record was broke by 23 cars, compared to last year we were rolling around a second slower, so that changes the dynamic of the car a little. You just have to stay on top of it and I have a great group of guys to do that.

"I don't know if we have hit our stride yet, like I've said, we gain in one area and make ourselves better but we might lose a little in other spots. It's a challenge, definitely fun at the moment trying to get a handle on it."

Schuchart's second-place finish is his third top-five of the season and 10th top-10.

"I couldn't tell you [what happened at the end]," Schuchart said. "I got really lose, and before I even saw a numbered car beside of me, I knew it was the 15 car. He's really hard to beat on these types of racetracks and I feel like these are the types of tracks I shine on - when it gets slick.

"These guys are tough, so to run second against these guys and just keep getting better is what's important."

Since his victory over a week ago at Tri-State Speedway, Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, has admittedly struggled through the Pennsylvania stretch, as he finished 12th and 21st in the two races held in the Keystone State.

"We've been running really well, then went to PA and struggled a couple of nights, so it's good to back on the podium," Gravel said. "It was a tricky track here tonight, and we were good at the end of the race. I got to thank all my guys - Austin, Derek, Barry - they worked their butts off on the long haul here."

Following a day for travel, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will enter New Jersey for the only time in 2016, as the series heads to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic on Tuesday, May 24. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/New-Egypt-Speedway

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Weedsport Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana sets a new track record in qualifying at 12.274 seconds...Donny Schatz, after winning in 2015, has now won both series races held at Weedsport since 1993...After leading 30 laps tonight, Logan Schuchart has led the 7th most laps this season with 51.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Shaffer; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Greg Hodnett; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Tim Shaffer.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Weedsport Speedway; Weedsport, N.Y.; May 22, 2016.

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [8][$3,200]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [5][$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,300]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [10][$2,200]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$2,000]; 11. 19M-Brent Marks [7][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$1,200]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$1,100]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [12][$1,050]; 15. 35-Jared Zimbardi [17][$1,000]; 16. 5T-Tyler Ross [22][$900]; 17. 53-Shawn Donath [24][$800]; 18. 5B-Justin Barger [21][$800]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 20. 33-Bryan Holland [20][$800]; 21. 1F-Stewart Friesen [18][$800]; 22. 27-Greg Hodnett [4][$800]; 23. 98-Joe Trenca [23][$800]; 24. 13X-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30, Donny Schatz 31-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+8].

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.274; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.307; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.327; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.412; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.457; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.552; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.567; 8. 5-David Gravel, 12.574; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.584; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.599; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.614; 12. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.776; 13. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.807; 14. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 12.913; 15. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 12.931; 16. 5T-Tyler Ross, 12.951; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.988; 18. 1F-Stewart Friesen, 13.048; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.133; 20. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.167; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.225; 22. 98-Joe Trenca, 13.355; 23. 19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.358; 24. 67C-Steven Collins, 13.460; 25. 33-Bryan Holland, 13.485; 26. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.494; 27. 53-Shawn Donath, 14.046

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 33-Bryan Holland [9]; 8. 98-Joe Trenca [8]; 9. 5T-Tyler Ross [6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 7. 5B-Justin Barger [9]; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec [8]; 9. 13X-Tim Shaffer [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 6. 1F-Stewart Friesen [6]; 7. 53-Shawn Donath [9]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 9. 67C-Steven Collins [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 13X-Tim Shaffer [1][-]; 2. 33-Bryan Holland [7][-]; 3. 5B-Justin Barger [8][-]; 4. 5T-Tyler Ross [2][-]; 5. 98-Joe Trenca [4][-]; 6. 53-Shawn Donath [9][-]; 7. 67C-Steven Collins [6][$200]; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec [5][$200]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [3][$200].

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Outlaws Continue Trek Through Northeast

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series march into Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway for the Empire State Challenge on Sunday, May 22 then migrate south for the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 24

CONCORD, N.C. - May 21, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will continue their push through the northeast as they compete in a rare Sunday showdown on May 22 at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway. Following action in upstate New York, the series will move south to New Jersey for the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 24.

So far in 2016, there have been two Outlaw features that have taken place on a Sunday, with a third being rained out. The first Sunday race of the year saw Brad Sweet pick up his second win of the season on Feb. 14 at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

In March, the series kicked-off their western swing with theh NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. on Sunday, March 6. During that race Shane Stewart was able to capture his first victory of the season, as he dominated the 30-lap feature.

The third Sunday race of the season was scheduled to be the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on April 10, but was cancelled due to heavy rain.

In 2015, after a 22-year absence from Weedsport Speedway, the Outlaws returned to the track located just 25 miles from Syracuse, N.Y. Donny Schatz was dominant, as he led all 35 laps to claim his 10th of 31 wins in 2015.

Once the action concludes in The Empire State, the Outlaws will head south to The Garden State for the lone series race in the state of New Jersey, as they compete in the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) on Tuesday, May 24.

The Outlaws only have seven races scheduled on a Tuesday this year, with the first coming last month on April 26 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark, in which Jason Sides led all 40 laps to claim his first win of the season.

In the 2015 installment of the Jersey Outlaw Classic, Daryn Pittman scored the victory and completed the hat-trick after he also claimed the checkered flag in 2013 and 2014. Pittman has owned the track located just 69 miles from New York City and 52 from Philadelphia, Pa. The 2013 series champion has led 65 of 90 possible laps at New Egypt in the last three years, which equates to 72 percent of the total laps held there in the previous three years.

For more race information and tickets for the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, May 21, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Weedsport-Speedway; and for the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, May 23, visit www.WoOSprint.com/NewEgypt-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval. The track record is 13.401 seconds and was established by Greg Hodnett on May 17, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on May 17
1993 - Dave Blaney on Aug. 10
1987 - Steve Kinser on June 2
1986 - Steve Kinser on June 3
1985 - Doug Wolfgang on June 5
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 10
1980 - Lynn Paxton on July 20

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY is a 1/2-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 13.317 seconds and was established by Joey Saldana on May 19, 2015.

Previous A-Feature Winners:
2015 - Daryn Pittman on May 19
2014 - Daryn Pittman on May 20
2013 - Daryn Pittman on May 21
2007 - Steve Kinser on May 19
2003 - Donny Schatz on July 28
2002 - P.J. Chesson on July 29
2001 - Donny Schatz on July 30

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen to the LIVE audio broadcast from both the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, May 22 and the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, May 24 on DIRTVision.com!

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT:The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues the migration south as the series travels to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

3747

0

6

19

24

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

3696

-51

6

17

25

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

3651

-96

3

16

21

3

4

83

Joey Saldana

3612

-135

3

13

20

6

5

2

Shane Stewart

3606

-141

2

14

23

0

6

5

David Gravel

3543

-204

2

13

19

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3422

-325

1

6

16

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

3317

-430

1

1

8

1

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

3256

-491

0

2

9

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

3214

-533

0

0

6

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3102

-645

0

1

4

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

2762

-985

0

1

1

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-1113

2

7

13

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-1535

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-1556

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-1829

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1392

-2355

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1306

-2441

0

1

4

0

19

41

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-2539

0

1

2

0

20

82

Dusty Zomer

1164

-2583

0

0

3

0

                 

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 27 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 75
5. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 74
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
7. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
9. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
10. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
11. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
12. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
13. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
14. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 8
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
17. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
6. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (16 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
7. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (25 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 13
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 13
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2
9. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (27 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 11
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
7. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
16. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (27 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 9
4 - 8
6 - 8
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $113,400
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $111,000
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $101,500
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $88,025
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $81,600
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $75,450
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $53,450
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $43,050
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $37,900
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $30,825
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $26,200
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $18,350
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $2,825

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1) 
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4) 
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5) 
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5) 
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2) 
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3) 
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2) 
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2) 
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1) 
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3) 
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1) 
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2) 
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6) 
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2) 
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6) 
27. Saturday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)

 

 

Consistent Rain Cancels Saturday Night of Morgan Cup at Williams Grove

Morgan Cup battle moves to Saturday, July 23

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - May 21, 2016 - Moisture moved in early on Saturday morning forcing World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to cancel today's action at Williams Grove Speedway. The annual battle between the Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse for the prestigious Morgan Cup will move to the final night of the Champion Oil Summer Nationals on Saturday, July 23.

The new date introduces a winner-take-all Saturday night showdown with the driver who claims the checkered flag not only taking home the heavily sought after Morgan Cup trophy, but also an additional $5,000, making the total purse $25,000.

Fans who purchased tickets for tonight's race can visit www.WilliamsGrove.com for any questions and ticket redemption options.

The World of Outlaws will continue their swing through the northeast as the series heads to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, May 22 for the Empire State Challenge. Following action at Weedsport, and a day for travel, the series will head south to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic on Tuesday, May 24.

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Dewease Dominates Opening Night at Williams Grove Speedway

Defeats Outlaws to even the score in fiercely contested annual feud

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - May 20, 2016 - Lance Dewease exited his car to loud cheers from the Pennsylvania Posse-favored crowd after he dominated the final 15 laps of the 25-lap feature to claim the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dewease, who passed fellow Posse driver Greg Hodnett for the win, became just the second non-Outlaw driver to capture a checkered flag in a series race this year, joining Kerry Madsen who swept the Eldora Speedway races earlier this month.

"It feels great [to win at Williams Grove]," Dewease, a Fayetville, Pa. -native said. "It's been a long time coming here, and like I said, I can't thank these guys enough - they have done a great job over the winter getting prepared for each race. We're only going to run about 30 shows, which suits me and suits them, and we have to stay prepared and fresh for that.

"A lot of guys win at 50 - I never said this was a young man's sport. It's a blessing to drive this thing, and I say that every time. I am just very blessed and honored that they gave me a shot and I can't thank Donny and Linda Kreitz enough.

Posse fans were especially jubilant as second-place finisher Hodnett held off Thursday night's winner Donny Schatz to give the Pennsylvanian drivers the sweep of the top two finishing positions.

"We just came up a little short," Hodnett, a Spring Grove, Pa. -native said. "Lance [Dewease] and those guys have been good and I just needed to do something different - not sure what.

"The guys did a good job with the car, I just let them down."

The feud kicked-off early in the night when the Outlaws and Posse split the quick-time awards with Joey Saldana fastest in the first flight and Hodnett fastest in the second.

The back-and-forth battle did not end there, as the two fierce rivals split the victories in the heat races evenly with the Outlaws and Posse each scoring two apiece.

For the second night in-a-row, the Outlaws were aided by the luck of the dash invert draw, as Saldana remained on the pole-position following an invert of zero. Unfortunately for Saldana, he was unable to hold off Hodnett in the six-lap race, as the Posse driver claimed the victory and the pole for the feature.

When the green-flag fell for the feature, Hodnett, in the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel No. 27 jumped out to an early lead, as second-place starter Saldana slid back. Daryn Pittman, who started fourth, quickly moved up to the runner-up position and applied pressure on Hodnett for the top spot.

Towards the halfway point in the race, Pittman's car started to fade as No. 69K Kreitz Oval Track Parts/Sharman Builders car of Dewease quietly worked his way around the Outlaw driver for second.

Dewease, who started in the third position, bided his time in the early stages of the race and then turned on the speed in the latter half to challenge Hodnett for the lead.

Once Dewease got to the rear bumper of the leader, he was able to muscle his way around Hodnett for the top position with only 15 laps left in the feature.

The Posse driver turned on cruise control for the remaing laps, as he maintained a comfortable lead over Hodnett, who had his hands full with the No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance of Schatz.

Hodnett held off Schatz but was never able to challenge Dewease, who dominated the final 15 laps to capture the checkered flag on the opening night of the Morgan Cup weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

"I had to move around and that's how I caught [Greg Hodnett]," Dewease said. "Greg was just kind of sitting there, and when you're leading it's so hard to move around, so the guy in second has all the advantage.

"Greg was pretty good all night, we just got to him before it could rubber up and got around him on the bottom. At the end I was struggling a little bit in the lapped cars - I didn't know if Greg could do anything outside of the rubber, so the last few laps I just made sure I didn't get right on somebodies bumper."

For the second year in-a-row, Hodnett led laps early but had to settle for the runner-up position.

"I was trying to run the top down here and kind of float around and it was working okay, just not quite good enough," Hodnett said. "Lance and those guys have been doing good and they deserve to win. Hopefully we get our car better and maybe contend with them."

Winner of this event in 2015, seven-time World of Outlaws champion Schatz scored his second podium finish in two nights after being barred from a top-three finish since USA Raceway on April 18.

"Third is not where we wanted to be, we wanted to win the race," Schatz said. "We weren't good enough to win the race, Lance was awfully good and Greg was good. 25-laps was what it was, maybe tomorrow night will be a little bit longer and we will have a little better shot at it.

"The guys did an awesome job trying to get me a better car than what we had earlier in the night. We got ourselves qualified well, that's so important now. We're just going to work hard tonight and come back tomorrow and be better."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series wraps up the weekend action at Williams Grove Speedway with the prestigious Morgan Cup on Saturday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Williams-Grove.

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Lance Dewease becomes just the second non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016...Brad Sweet finished outside of the top 10 for just the third time all season...Joey Saldana ties Daryn Pittman for most quick-time awards this season at five.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Shaffer; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Aaron Ott; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Greg Hodnett;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Aaron Ott; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Lance Dewease; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 

Williams Grove Speedway

Results:

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3][$8,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,500]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,200]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [9][$2,100]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [2][$2,000]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [5][$1,800]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$1,600]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [11][$1,500]; 10. 23T-T.J. Stutts [8][$1,300]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [18][$1,200]; 12. 11C-Cory Haas [12][$1,100]; 13. 21-Brian Montieth [14][$1,000]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [10][$700]; 15. 19M-Brent Marks [17][$600]; 16. 3-Pat Cannon [13][$600]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$600]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$600]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell [22][$600]; 20. 51-Stevie Smith [16][$600]; 21. 5-David Gravel [19][$600]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$600]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [21][$600]; 24. 13X-Tim Shaffer [23][$600]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-8, Lance Dewease 9-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 25-Aaron Ott [+7].

Qualifying (Flight One) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 17.186; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.447; 3. O7-Doug Esh, 17.456; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.536; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.538; 6. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.547; 7. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.563; 8. 23T-T.J. Stutts, 17.566; 9. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 17.605; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.702; 11. 52-Austin Hogue, 17.742; 12. 5-David Gravel, 17.828; 13. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.923; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.925; 15. 7-Paul McMahan, 18.255; 16. 75-Frankie Herr, 18.584; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp, 18.909; 18. 16-Matt Campbell, nt; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, nt

Qualifying (Flight Two) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.524; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.535; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.633; 4. 51-Stevie Smith, 17.693; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.723; 6. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.731; 7. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.920; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.951; 9. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.973; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 18.045; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 18.110; 12. 23-Trey Starks, 18.132; 13. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 18.187; 14. 7WD-Logan Wagner, 18.237; 15. 41-Jason Johnson, 18.249; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 18.315; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 18.606; 18. 5B-Justin Barger, 18.657; 19. 87-Alan Krimes, 18.723; 20. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.790.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. O7-Doug Esh [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 3-Pat Cannon [4]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 52-Austin Hogue [6]; 7. 13X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 8. 7-Paul McMahan [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 23T-T.J. Stutts [4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 5. 5-David Gravel [6]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 8. 75-Frankie Herr [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 5. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [10]; 10. 44-Rodney Westhafer [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 11C-Cory Haas [3]; 4. 51-Stevie Smith [2]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 6. 23-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 8. 7WD-Logan Wagner [7]; 9. 5B-Justin Barger [9]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 8. 23T-T.J. Stutts [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [-]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [-]; 3. 13X-Tim Shaffer [1] [-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [12] [-]; 5. 23-Trey Starks [6] [$300]; 6. 52-Austin Hogue [5] [$250]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [$225]; 8. 7-Paul McMahan [9] [$200]; 9. 44-Rodney Westhafer [8] [$200]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7] [$200]; 11. 5B-Justin Barger [15] [$200]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [14] [$200]; 13. 7WD-Logan Wagner [10] [$200]; 14. 75-Frankie Herr [11] [$200]; 15. 12W-Troy Fraker [16] [$200]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [13] [$200]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [18] [$200]; 18. 16-Matt Campbell [19] [$200]; 19. 87-Alan Krimes [17] [$200]

 

 

 

 

 

Schatz Captures Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway

Outlaws land first blow in year-long war with Pennsylvania Posse

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 19, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz managed to do something that only one other series driver has been able to do since 1997: out-muscle the Pennsylvania Posse on their home turf and claim the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway.

Schatz's victory, his sixth of the season, gives the Outlaw drivers the upper hand as the annual feud over sprint car supremacy has officially kicked-off.

"We want to win everywhere we go, but man when you come to Pennsylvania the fans here are feisty and you hear a lot of swear words directed to you - that's what this is about," Schatz said. "This is a free country and I am glad there are people who can voice their opinion that they hate you or love you.

"It makes such a great comradery and it lifts up the competition level of the PA Posse racing on a weekly level and the World of Outlaws' racing. That's what this is about, to keep pushing each other to get better, and that's what makes our sport what it is and makes it as dynamic as it is."

The Posse members did not make it easy on the Outlaw driver as they fiercely fought all night to protect their home turf from the invaders, eventually placing two drivers on the podium, Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks.

"We just go to every race and try to win like a normal Friday or Saturday night," Dietrich, a Gettysburg, Pa. -native said. "The biggest prize right now is Knoxville Speedway is offering some beer for the first Posse driver to win an Outlaw show.

"All jokes aside though, we want to get a win against these guys - it would mean a lot."

A Meyerstown, Pa. -native, third-place finisher Brent Marks added:

"The rivalry between us means a lot because they're the best in the business and you have to race so much more aggressively against these guys because that's how they race, and it is really tough. Its respect on both sides, we race them hard and they race us hard back. It's cool, the fans are really into it and it's a cool atmosphere to be a part of and that's what makes racing in Pennsylvania so much fun when the Outlaws come into town."

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When the night started, the fight for quick-time was a one sided affair, as the Posse members swept both flights of qualifying with Danny Dietrich fastest in the first and Lucas Wolfe fastest in the second.

However, as the night progressed, the Outlaw drivers continued to encroach on the Posse dominance at the top of the charts, as the two split the four heat races with each winning two.

After showing they could challenge the Posse in the speed department, the Outlaws were aided by a little luck as the dash invert draw placed Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevy Performance No. 15, on the pole for the six-lap race, while sliding Dietrich, in the Sandoe's Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards No. 48, to the fourth position.

Dietrich rallied in the dash to finish second, but he could not catch Schatz, who dominated the race and landed on the pole-position for the 35-lap feature race.

Once the green flag dropped in the feature, Schatz managed to escape from Dietrich and Joey Saldana who started third. Saldana slipped back in the opening laps as a hard-charging Marks, in the M&M Painting and Construction/Weaver's Body Shop No. 19M, made his way to the front of the field from his sixth starting position.

The feature ran caution free for all 35 laps, but Dietrich and Marks did not need the yellow flag to reel in the leader.

In the closing stages of the race, both Posse members had managed to close to Schatz's back bumper for the lead as they fought through heavy lapped traffic.

The race came down to the final lap, as second-place Dietrich pulled to the inside of Schatz exiting turn four but came up just short of muscling around the leader, as Schatz was able to hold on and claim the opening round of the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse rivalry at Lincoln Speedway.

"It's great to win here at Lincoln, especially after never winning here before," Schatz said. "Everybody was pretty equal and you can see that because not too many cars got lapped during the race and that's just the nature of the beast. That front-row starting spot was key, as it has been at a lot of races this year, and I am glad I could capitalize on it.

"The expectation is you want to win every night, and it's not going to happen. We haven't been that bad but for the standards this team has put forth the last several years, it kind of seems that way. We have tried several things, and I guess to be in the situation we are in right now where we can try these new things and make ourselves better, that's going to pay off for us at the end of the year."

Dietrich, who won beat the Outlaws on a Summer Nationals night at Williams Grove Speedway in 2015, came up just short of winning the race he dominated in 2012 and 2013.

"This was a good run for the team," Dietrich said. "To be able to run second out of 38 or 39 cars it's definitely a good feeling. We're satisfied with our finish tonight, just too bad it couldn't be one position better.

"Donny [Schatz] is a heck of a racer, catching him and passing him was going to be a whole other problem. He was in the preferred on the start so that made things a little tougher, but congrats to him and we're going to move on to The Grove tomorrow."

Marks podium finish gives the Posse drivers two of the three top spots, and three of the top-five finishing positions.

"We had a pretty good run tonight," Marks said. "We haven't been too good here the past couple of years, so to run like we did here was pretty good for us.

"I got to second there, got past Danny [Dietrich] in turn three, and I thought he was going to slide me back, so I drove it in too hard and just got over the ledge a little bit and he got back by me. I felt like I blew the race there because I felt like we had a good enough car that if we got some laps we could run down Donny. Don't know if I could have done anything - maybe shown him my nose and put some pressure on him, but never got the opportunity. Other than that, I felt like we had a good run against the Outlaws and I can't complain."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continue their swing through the Keystone State as the series heads to Mechanicsburg for a double-header weekend at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 20 and Saturday May 21. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Williams-Grove.

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Lincoln Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz becomes just the second Outlaw driver to win at Lincoln Speedway since 1997...Logan Schuchart captured his second top-five of the season...Joey Saldana picked up his 10th heat win this year, just one behind Brad Sweet's series-leading 11.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Shane Stewart; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Brent Marks; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Dustin Hogue; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): David Gravel; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Danny Dietrich; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Dustin Hogue; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

Persistent Moisture Postpones Gettysburg Clash

Series will resume action at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, May 19

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 18, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. has been postponed to Thursday, May 19 due to persistent rain throughout the day and night on Wednesday.

Fans that purchased grandstand tickets will be able to redeem their tickets for reentry at the track on Thursday, while fans that purchased pit passes and received a pit band are asked to keep their bands on for tomorrow night to gain reentry into the pits.

Thursday's action starts with the track gates opening at 3 p.m., followed by the grandstand gates at 4 p.m., with racing action kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

This weekend will become action-packed as the Outlaws will now be on track for four straight days, starting at Lincoln, then Williams Grove Speedway for a Morgan Cup double-header on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, followed by the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (N.Y.) on Sunday, May 22.

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At a Glance: Tensions Rise as Outlaws Set out for Posse Territory

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series heads into Posse territory on Wednesday, May 18 for the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., then the Morgan Cup double-header at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21

CONCORD, N.C. - May 17, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will wage war with the Pennsylvania Posse on their home turf when the series travels to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 18, and then the Morgan Cup weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

In 2015, the Posse landed the first punch when Greg Hodnett took home the Gettysburg Clash checkered flag at Lincoln Speedway, as the Posse swept the podium with Stevie Smith and Ryan Smith finishing second and third respectively.

The battle continued two days later when Donny Schatz evened things up with a win on the opening night at Williams Grove Speedway. The Posse did not let the Outlaws take all the glory, however, as Hodnett finished second and Brian Montieth finished third.

At Lincoln, the Posse have owned the winner's circle since the series returned there in 2012. Only one Outlaws driver has tasted victory, and that was Daryn Pittman on July 17, 2014. The other four races were dominated by Posse drivers Hodnett, Stevie Smith and Danny Dietrich.

Before 2012, the last time the series took to the track at Lincoln was in 1998, which concluded a 20-year stretch the Outlaws raced there, beginning in the inaugural season of 1978. In the earlier years, legendary series drivers such as Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Bobby Allen have all dominated at the track.

At Williams Grove, the battle has been a lot closer. The World of Outlaws have raced at the half-mile every year since the series started in 1978, with 1985 being the lone exception.

In the last five years at The Grove, the Outlaws have captured 13 wins compared to the Posse's nine. In that stretch, Schatz and Pittman have seven of the 13 wins combined, making them the most dangerous Outlaws at The Grove this weekend.

This season the Outlaws have owned victory lane so far. Of the 25 races so far in 2016, all but two have been won by Outlaws drivers, with Brad Sweet claiming the most checkered flags at six.

As the first round of the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse prepares to kick-off on Wednesday, one thing is certain: this war will come down to the last lap of the last race and will incite can't-miss action all season-long.

For more race information and tickets for the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 18, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Lincoln-Speedway; and for the double-header at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, visit www.WoOSprint.com/WilliamsGrove-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 12.730 seconds and was established by Lance Dewease on Oct. 15, 1999.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Greg Hodnett on May 13
2014 - Stevie Smith on May 14, Daryn Pittman on July 17
2013 - Danny Dietrich on May 16
2012 - Danny Dietrich on May 10
1998 - Fred Rahmer on May 30
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 31
1996 - Mark Kinser on June 1
1995 - Steve Kinser on June 3, Dave Blaney on Aug. 6
1994 - Steve Kinser on June 4, Steve Kinser on Aug. 7
1993 - Andy Hillenburg on June 5, Bill Brian Jr. on Aug. 8
1992 - Steve Kinser on May 25
1991 - Sammy Swindell on May 25
1989 - Chris Eash on May 20, Don Kreitz on May 27, Bobby Davis Jr. on July 29
1988 - Sammy Swindell on May 28, Stevie Smith on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 30
1987 - Bobby Allen on May 23, Steve Kinser on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1
1986 - Bobby Davis Jr. on May 24, Bobby Davis Jr. on May 31, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 2
1985 - Bobby Allen on May 25, Steve Kinser on June 1, Bobby Allen on Aug. 3
1984 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr. on Aug. 4
1983 - Brad Doty on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 6
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 6
1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 17, Steve Kinser on July 19
1979 - Rick Ferkel on July 21
1978 - Steve Smith on June 24, Steve Smith on July 29

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY is a 1/2-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 16.140 seconds and was established by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.

Previous A- Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on May 15, Danny Dietrich on July 24, Stevie Smith on July 25, Stevie Smith on Oct. 4
2014 - Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19, David Gravel on Oct. 4
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 - Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 - Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 - Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 - Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 - Fred Rahmer on May 27, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 - Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 - Donny Schatz on July 26, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 16, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 - Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 - Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 30, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 - Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 - Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 - Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Bobby Allen on Aug. 11985 - Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 - Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 - Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedawy on May 4); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse at the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 18 and the Williams Grove Speedway double-header in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 only on DIRTVision.com!

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COMING UP NEXT: Following the Morgan Cup on Saturday night, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels overnight to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway for the Empire State Challenge on Sunday, May 22. After a day for travel, the Outlaws then head to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic on Tuesday, May 24.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 3507 0 6 19 23 3
2 15 Donny Schatz 3402 -105 5 15 23 2
3 9 Daryn Pittman 3379 -128 3 15 19 3
4 2 Shane Stewart 3368 -139 2 14 22 0
5 83 Joey Saldana 3345 -162 3 13 19 5
6 5 David Gravel 3309 -198 2 13 19 1
7 41 Jason Johnson 3184 -323 1 6 15 2
8 7S Jason Sides 3095 -412 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 3034 -473 0 0 6 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 3002 -505 0 1 8 2
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2894 -613 0 1 4 0
12 29 Kerry Madsen 2634 -873 2 7 13 0
13 1A Jacob Allen 2582 -925 0 1 1 0
14 24 Terry McCarl 2212 -1295 0 0 3 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1989 -1518 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -1589 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1392 -2115 0 1 4 0
18 99 Brady Bacon 1306 -2201 0 1 4 0
19 41X Dominic Scelzi 1208 -2299 0 1 2 0
20 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -2343 0 0 3 0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 25 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 75
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
6. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
7. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
9. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
10. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
11. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
12. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
13. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
15. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
6. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (13 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
7. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 13
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 13
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
5. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2
9. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (25 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 9
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
7. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
14. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (25 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 8
4 - 7
6 - 8
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $110,600
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $98,500
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $97,300
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $85,625
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $78,100
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $73,650
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $50,800
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $41,650
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $34,800
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $30,500
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $25,100
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $17,925

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1) 
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4) 
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5) 
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5) 
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2) 
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3) 
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2) 
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2) 
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1) 
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3) 
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1) 
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2) 
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6) 
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
 

 

 

 

 

Gravel Defeats Non-Outlaws in Barn Burner at Tri-State Speedway

Holds off challenges from Brady Bacon and Parker Price-Miller for second win of the season

HAUBSTADT, Ind. - May 14, 2016 - David Gravel utilized his speed, and a touch of luck, Saturday night as he clawed his way around pole-sitter Kerry Madsen on the opening lap of the feature, then held off another non-Outlaw, Brady Bacon, in the closing laps to score his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

Gravel controlled the top spot for all 40-laps, but his victory did not come easily, as he had to battle through lapped traffic while also trying to hold off a hard charging Bacon for the win.

"The CJB Motorsports car is obviously pretty good here after Paul [McMahan] won the two years previously, so I had to back that up," Gravel said. "Hopefully, this leads to more wins to come and a great season."

When the checkered flag fell, three non-Outlaws drivers: Bacon, Parker Price-Miller and Kerry Madsen held top-five finishing positions. Series regulars, Gravel, and seven-time series champion Donny Schatz, held the other two spots.

"This place - I guess my adrenaline pumps extra hard when we are here - I was just trying to get to the front," Bacon, a non-Outlaws driver who finished second said. "I am disappointed we didn't get there, but I'm just thrilled to have another good run. It's been a good year in the winged car and a good year in everything so far, so hopefully I can keep it up and maybe we can steal one somewhere else."

Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, showed speed early in the night as he recorded the overall quick-time during qualifying.

Unfortunately for Gravel, his speed did not translate to his heat race as Price-Miller, a native of nearby Kokomo, Ind., was able to defeat Gravel for the heat win.

Price-Miller's heat win provided an insight into things to come for the non-Outlaw drivers, as former Outlaw driver Madsen also defeated series regulars in his heat race to join Price-Miller and Bacon in six-car dash field.

The dash field was split evenly with the three non-Outlaw drivers versus the three Outlaw drivers of Gravel, Schatz and Brad Sweet, for a six-lap showdown to determine the starting six positions in the feature.

Gravel's luck started with the dash invert draw, as the top four were inverted, catapulting him to the pole-position. Gravel could not capitalize on the lucky draw however, as Madsen, who started on the outside of Gravel, was able to capture the victory in the dash, which placed him on the pole for the feature.

When the green-flag dropped for the feature, Gravel, from the second starting position, powered around Madsen's outside on the opening lap to claim the lead.

Gravel maintained a steady lead early over Madsen and Price-Miller in the Flying AG/360 Yield Center No. 2x, who had started fourth and made his way around third-place starter Schatz.

For the second night in-a-row, the leader was never able to escape his pursuers and build a large lead on the field. Instead, Gravel fought his way through lapped traffic at the tight, quarter-mile track all night, allowing Madsen and Price-Miller to stay glued to his bumper.

As the laps ticked off, Bacon, in the Fatheads Eyewear/Telstar No. 99, managed to charge his way from the fifth starting position to the second spot, as he made his way around both Madsen and Price-Miller near the halfway point in the race.

Bacon reeled in the leader and applied pressure, as he tried to force Gravel to change his line while the two battled through slower lapped traffic.

"[Gravel] just caught a couple of breaks late in the race in traffic when a couple of guys pinched me up into the wall, and I lost just enough ground," Bacon said. I think in open track I could catch right back up to him but the leader sometimes has an advantage when second place shows him their nose, they kind of hesitate a little bit.

With just 10 laps to go, Gravel jumped to the bottom of the race track to stall Bacon's momentum.

"I saw Brady [Bacon] on the bottom, so I had to move down and protect it," Gravel said. "I thought in lapped traffic we were pretty good but it was hard to pass lapped cars, so I was just happy that I could move down and hold him off."

When the checkered flag fell, it was World of Outlaws driver David Gravel that led all 40 laps of the feature to claim the highly contested $10,000 to-win prize at Tri-State Speedway.

"I thought it was big when I cleared two guys on the bottom when Brady was running the bottom, and I know that gave me a little bit of time," Gravel said. "I was just trying to move around and make them guess where I was going, because running first you don't always know what is going on behind you and it's a disadvantage."

Bacon, for the second year in-a-row, finished in the runner-up position to a CJB Motorsports car at Tri-State after finishing behind Paul McMahan in 2015.

"We had a really good car, and we have had a really good car all year," Bacon said. "This is my best chance every year to get a chance to win, and we were really close. It is easier to swallow after last year leading most of the race - tonight we were charging, but just couldn't get there."

Price-Miller held on for a third place finish, which is his best World of Outlaws finish.

"Haubstadt is probably one of my favorite tracks in a winged car," Price-Miller said. "We had a fast car...I think we had a car that could've won, but I just made too many mistakes and lapped traffic was really hectic. I got a little tight in the dirty air, but I'll take it, it was a good run.

"The World of Outlaws are the greatest out there and the toughest in the business...if you can run with them and finish on the podium, it's a good night."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will cross into Pennsylvania for the first time in 2016 for a midweek showdown at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 18. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.LincolnSpeedway.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Tri-State Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel picked up his first quick-time, and second victory of the year...Paul McMahan ended his two-year winning streak at Tri-State Speedway, finishing in the 14th position...Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz have now both eclipsed the $100,000 winnings mark for the 2016 season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Critter Malone; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jamie Veal; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Cody Kinser.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; May 14, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$5,500]; 3. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [10][$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [15][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$1,500]; 12. 7X-Critter Malone [13][$1,200]; 13. 71-Jamie Veal [20][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [11][$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$1,000]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [22][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$800]; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson [17][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 20. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser [21][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 23. 71M-Paul May [23][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71-Jamie Veal [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.155; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.280; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.293; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.324; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.326; 6. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.342; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.390; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.394; 9. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.436; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.476; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.530; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.584; 13. 7X-Critter Malone, 12.599; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.605; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.618; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.627; 17. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.656; 18. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.682; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.778; 20. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.823; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.880; 22. 71M-Paul May, 12.930; 23. 71-Jamie Veal, 13.080; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.153; 25. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.173; 26. 3-Dakota Jackson, 13.212; 27. 1M-Jim Moughan, 13.384; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.519; 29. 79J-Jacob Patton, 13.667; 30. 85-Mike Terry Jr, 13.996

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 7X-Critter Malone [5]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [10]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 9. 71M-Paul May [8]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson [5]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 71-Jamie Veal [8]; 9. 79J-Jacob Patton [10]; 10. 3-Dakota Jackson [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 1M-Jim Moughan [9]; 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr [10]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][-]; 2. 71-Jamie Veal [6][-]; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser [1][-]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [3][-]; 5. 71M-Paul May [5][-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][-]; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan [8][$200]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7][$200]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9][$200]; 10. 85-Mike Terry Jr [11][$200]; 11. 79J-Jacob Patton [10][$200]; 12. 3-Dakota Jackson [12][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

3507

0

6

19

23

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

3402

-105

5

15

23

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

3379

-128

3

15

19

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

3368

-139

2

14

22

0

5

83

Joey Saldana

3345

-162

3

13

19

5

6

5

David Gravel

3309

-198

2

13

19

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3184

-323

1

6

15

2

8

7S

Jason Sides

3095

-412

1

1

8

1

9

7

Paul McMahan

3034

-473

0

0

6

0

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

3002

-505

0

1

8

2

11

W20

Greg Wilson

2894

-613

0

1

4

0

12

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-873

2

7

13

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

2582

-925

0

1

1

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-1295

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1989

-1518

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-1589

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1392

-2115

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1306

-2201

0

1

4

0

19

41X

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-2299

0

1

2

0

20

82

Dusty Zomer

1164

-2343

0

0

3

0

 

 

 

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Sweet Surges for Inaugural Plymouth Speedway Win

Picks up series-leading sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - May 13, 2016 - Brad Sweet captured the lead from pole-sitter Joey Saldana early, then held off a challenge from teammate Daryn Pittman late in the race to claim the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series inaugural race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway Friday night.

Sweet's victory, his first since Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, is his sixth of the season which breaks a tie with seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz for most in 2016.

"Typically, I'm not that great on these quarter-mile tracks, but for whatever reason, this year with this package we built it seems we are better on the short tracks but need to get better on the half-miles," Sweet said. "That's part of racing - you're always searching and trying to find things. It's great to get another win under our belts and build momentum."

The Grass Valley, Calif. -native was never able to build a large lead during the 30-lap feature as he had to fight around Saldana early, then fend off tonight's quick-time Logan Schuchart during the middle stages of the race, and finally hold off Pittman at the end for the win.

"It was a great effort by our Great Clips team - congrats to Brad, he did a heck of a job," Pittman said. "We have been running good, just have a lot of second place finishes and we want a win. Kale [Kahne] and Michelle had their baby boy on Tuesday so that was a pretty awesome week for them, just would've liked to get them a win."

At the beginning of the day, Schuchart appeared to be the man to beat after setting a new track record during qualifying.

Unfortunately for Schuchart, the dash draw did not work out in his favor as he had to start at the rear of the six-lap race. Saldana, in the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, started from the first position and dominated his way to the victory and the pole position for the feature.

Once the green flag fell, Saldana pulled out to an early lead, then held off second-place starter Sweet on an early race restart.

Following a second early-race caution, Sweet, in the No. 49 Ollies Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit car, was able to get the jump on the leader for the top spot, as Saldana slid back into the field. When his slide ended, Saldana was marred in the fourth position behind Sweet, Pittman and Schuchart.

As the laps winded down, Sweet maintained his lead but his teammate in the Great Clips/Team ASE No. 9 remained glued to his bumper.

"Daryn [Pittman] would shorten the corner up and gain ground on me and put pressure on me," Sweet said. "I knew I had the lane covered, I just needed to not make a mistake.

"My guys gave me a great race car all night. Once we got the lead, I had a really good car, I just needed to move around a bit there in lapped traffic."

Pittman tried on several occasions to muscle his way around Sweet but could never complete the pass as the leaders navigated through slower traffic.

As Sweet and Pittman fought lapped traffic and each other, a hard charging David Gravel had managed to claw his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top three. Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, joined the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb cars in the battle for the top spot but came up just short of claiming his second win of the season.

"The track changed and I was able to kind of find the line but Brad had the advantage because he was leading," Pittman said. "We were so much better than him in the middle of three and four that I thought that was going to be the corner I was going to get him, so I was just trying to maintain in one and two.

"He must've really messed up on the cushion in one and two and I got beside him. It must've looked like I was trying to pull a slider on him but I wasn't trying to pass him at that point, I was just trying to get close enough so I could pass him in three and four. Once I showed him my nose, he moved down and that was pretty much the end of the race."

When the checkered flag dropped, it was Sweet who was able to lead a race-high 21 laps and hold off Pittman and Gravel at the end to claim the $10,000 to-win inaugural victory at Plymouth Speedway.

"I can't thank Ollie's Bargain Outlets enough, they have been sponsoring me for about six or seven years," Sweet said. "After I won all those races with Razorback Professional Tools, they were giving me grief saying I need to get the Ollie's car back in victory lane, so it was nice to do that."

Gravel captured tonight's KSE Hard Charger Award after picking up 11 spots to finish in the top 3.

"The track was awesome - it widened out, there was a cushion and you could just run everywhere," Gravel said. "It's awesome running this car, starting in 14th and getting on the podium, I can't complain."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contended Greg Wilson finished fourth, his best finish so far this year.

Tomorrow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will travel over 250 miles south to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

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Plymouth Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Logan Schuchart sets a new track record at 11.526 seconds...Brad Sweet claims his series leading sixth victory in 2016...David Gravel scored his first KSE Hard Charger Award of season after picking up 11 spots.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brady Bacon; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Jamie Veal; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kody Kinser.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23);David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway; May 13, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [14][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$2,800]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [1][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7][$2,050]; 10. 71-Jamie Veal [5][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [22][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [16][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [8][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [21][$800]; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs [24][$800]; 19. 4K-Kody Kinser [20][$800]; 20. 19-Paige Polyak [23][$800]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [18][$800]; 22. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [19][$800]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [9][$800]; 24. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-9, Brad Sweet 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel [+11].

Qualifying - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.526; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.528; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.573; 4. 71-Jamie Veal, 11.605; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.631; 6. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.651; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.682; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.699; 9. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 11.703; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.719; 11. 6-Bill Rose, 11.730; 12. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.736; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.804; 14. 5-David Gravel, 11.808; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.838; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.917; 17. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.917; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.923; 19. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.924; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.930; 21. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.010; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.045; 23. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.108; 24. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.140; 25. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.150; 26. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 12.273; 27. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.297; 28. O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.335; 29. 23B-Russell Borland, 12.465; 30. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.659

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 71-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [9]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 6-Bill Rose [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs [8]; 8. 23C-Tyler Courtney [9]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [6]; 10. 23B-Russell Borland [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 7. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [10]; 9. 64-Scotty Thiel [9]; 10. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [3]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 71-Jamie Veal [3]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 2. 4K-Kody Kinser [2][-]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [5][-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][-]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [3][-]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs [7][-]; 7. 23C-Tyler Courtney [8][$200]; 8. 23B-Russell Borland [11][$200]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [10][$200]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [12][$200]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [4][$200]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [9][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 3369 0 6 19 22 3
2 9 Daryn Pittman 3263 -106 3 15 19 3
3 15 Donny Schatz 3260 -109 5 14 22 2
4 2 Shane Stewart 3238 -131 2 14 21 0
5 83 Joey Saldana 3211 -158 3 13 18 5
6 5 David Gravel 3158 -211 1 12 18 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 3064 -305 1 6 15 2
8 7S Jason Sides 2983 -386 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2912 -457 0 0 6 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2896 -473 0 1 8 2
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2766 -603 0 1 4 0
12 29 Kerry Madsen 2494 -875 2 6 12 0
13 1A Jacob Allen 2480 -889 0 1 1 0
14 24 Terry McCarl 2080 -1289 0 0 2 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1989 -1380 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1804 -1565 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1256 -2113 0 1 3 0
18 41X Dominic Scelzi 1208 -2161 0 1 2 0
19 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -2205 0 0 3 0
20 99 Brady Bacon 1160 -2209 0 0 3 0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Hoosier Havoc Weekend

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will battle at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, May 14

CONCORD, N.C. - May 10, 2016 - This weekend the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will enter the Hoosier State for the first time in 2016 as the series makes its inaugural trip to Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and returns to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. for the 13th consecutive year and 27th year overall on Saturday, May 14.

The Brownsburg Bullet

Brownsburg, Ind. -native Joey Saldana will be returning to his home state this weekend, as he is the only World of Outlaws regular from Indiana. In 2015, Saldana captured the pole position at two of the three races held in the Hoosier State, while also scoring a victory at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on June 3.

Saldana rides a hot streak into the "Hoosier Havoc Weekend," as he has scored two of his three series wins in the last two weeks, with one coming at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22 and the other at Jacksonville Speedway on May 4. Before last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway, Saldana only had one finish outside of the top five since the beginning of April.

Hoosier Daddy

Speaking of hot streaks, Paul McMahan will be carrying his own into this weekend. In 2015, McMahan dominated the state of Indiana as he captured the victory at Tri-State Speedway for the second year in-a-row on May 3, and also won at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Oct. 16. McMahan only missed out on one checkered flag in the Hoosier State, as he finished eighth at Kokomo Speedway.

Speaking recently on his return to Tri-State, McMahan said:

"One sure win I would love to have this year is at Tri-State. It would be a cool win because it's a place that I won at the last two years and have been really good at in the past, and I just love going there."

Cashing In

This weekend Brad Sweet has a chance to become the first World of Outlaws driver to cross the $100,000 winnings mark in 2016. Currently, Sweet sits at $98,300 which puts him only $1,700 away from the six-digit money mark. Both of this weekend's races have $10,000 to-win purses, which means Sweet can finish in the top 11 at either race to cross the threshold.

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz also has a chance to cross the illustrious $100,000 mark, as he sits second on the season winnings list at $93,400.

Point Guard

It's fair to say Daryn Pittman has had the best view of the green flag this season. Pittman leads the Outlaws in feature pole positions with seven, with one of those coming in last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway. The next closest competitor for pole positions is Joey Saldana, who has three with his most recent coming last Wednesday at Jacksonville Speedway.

Pittman will need his recent qualifying success heading into this weekend's action, as last year his best starting position in the three Indiana races was a fourth, to go with a 21st and 17th in the other two races. In those same three races the winner started from inside the top five in all three.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13, visitwww.WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway, and for the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, dirt clay oval. The track record is 13.982 seconds and was established by Greg Wilson in 2015.

There have been no previous A-Feature winners

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 1/4-mile oval. The track record is 11.110 seconds and was established by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on May 3
2014 - Paul McMahan on May 10
2013 - Tim Kaeding on April 20
2012 - Craig Dollansky on April 21
2011 - Sammy Swindell on May 30
2010 - Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
2009 - Steve Kinser on June 25
2008 - Craig Dollansky on July 6
2007 - Steve Kinser on April 21
2006 - Craig Dollansky on April 15
2005 - Steve Kinser on April 16
2004 - Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
1999 - Mark Kinser on May 16
1998 - Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1997 - Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 12
1995 - Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
1993 - Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
1992 - Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
1991 - Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 13
1989 - Steve Kinser on May 14
1988 - Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
1980 - Steve Kinser on May 11
1979 - Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2);Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15);Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18);Joey Saldana - 3(The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway on May 7); Shane Stewart - 2(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12);Jason Johnson - 1(Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race LIVE at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13, and listen LIVE to the race at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, May 14 on DIRTVision.com!

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head east into Pennsylvania for action-packed racing in the Keystone State, as the series invades Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 18, and then kicks-off a double header weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 3087 0 5 18 20 3
2 15 Donny Schatz 2986 -101 5 14 20 2
3 2 Shane Stewart 2978 -109 2 13 20 0
4 9 Daryn Pittman 2973 -114 3 13 17 3
5 83 Joey Saldana 2968 -119 3 12 17 4
6 5 David Gravel 2872 -215 1 10 16 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 2800 -287 1 6 14 2
8 7s Jason Sides 2739 -348 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2674 -413 0 0 6 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2645 -442 0 1 7 1
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2494 -593 0 0 2 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 2262 -825 0 1 1 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 2210 -877 1 5 10 0
14 88 Terry McCarl 1964 -1123 0 0 2 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1879 -1208 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1546 -1541 0 1 5 0
17 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1879 0 1 2 0
18 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -1923 0 0 3 0
19 11k Kraig Kinser 1122 -1965 0 1 2 0
20 0 Bud Kaeding 1004 -2083 0 0 2 0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 23 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
7. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 146
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 84
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
5. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
9. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
10. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
11. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
12. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
13. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
15. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
5. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (12 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
6. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1 

Podium Finishes (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 12
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2
9. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
3. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8 
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
14. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1 

Last Chance Showdown Winners (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1 

Dash Draw Selection (23 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 8
4 - 6
6 - 7
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $98,300
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $93,400
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $91,000
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $82,625
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $74,100
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $60,450
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $48,600
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $39,750
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $31,800
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $28,400
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $20,800
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $15,625

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1) 
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3) 
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1) 
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Sweeps #LetsRaceTwo Weekend at Eldora

For the second night in a row, Chad Kemenah finds himself in second

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 7, 2016 - It was déjà vu at Eldora Speedway Saturday night, as Friday's battle between Kerry Madsen and Chad Kemenah seemed to play out again in front of a large crowd at the #LetsRaceTwo finale.

After a pitched battle through the middle and late portions of the feature between the former Outlaw regular Madsen and All Star Circuit of Champions driver Kemenah, Madsen claimed his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the weekend sweep.

"We've been quick all year and we just haven't showcased it. The guys just stepped it up - the car was a rocket ship all weekend," Madsen said. "Just to get this up here the last two nights is fantastic. It was a hell of a race."

Madsen battled from fourth in the Dash to share the front row with Daryn Pittman for the feature. As the green flag fell on the 30-lap main event the two drivers engaged in a multi-lap back and forth. By lap two, Madsen was able to get breathing room from Pittman and pull away.

As Madsen began to run down traffic, the battles heated up behind him. Joey Saldana worked for a line around David Gravel for fourth. As the field worked it's way around, Saldana threw a slider in turns three and four. As he drifted off the turn at the exit of four, contact was made between he and Gravel that sent Saldana tumbling. The crash ended Saldana's night.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH VICTORY LANE INTERVIEWS FROM NIGHT TWO OF #LETSRACETWO AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

When the race returned to green, Gravel continued to have his hands full. Donny Schatz worked the track for the right line around but was not able to close the deal.

The driver on the move though was Kemenah, himself a former Outlaws regular, who started the feature in 11th. By lap 12, as Madsen began working his way through traffic, Kemenah found the bottom and began passing cars. He got around Gravel for fourth off of turn two, then around Jason Johnson for third, and then again, on the bottom of turn four, he got around Pittman.

With just Madsen separating him from the win, Kemenah charged ahead. By lap 20 Kemenah had closed the gap to a second and a half. By the next lap he was on Madsen's bumper. And by lap 22, Madsen was fighting for the lead.

"I didn't know who it was but I knew he was there so I stepped it up and nearly junked the thing in two," Madsen said. "I thought, I better not do that again. I definitely upped the tempo when I saw him and I knew if there was one hiccup, the line he was running, he would drive right by me. It was intense."

Kemenah gave it one more shot on lap 24, getting side-by-side with Madsen, but Madsen pulled away and scored the weekend sweep.

"I could hit right through the middle of the race track, I don't know why," said Kemenah, who finished second for the second night in a row. "I could go wherever I needed to go. I probably showed (Madsen) my nose there too soon there with Kerry and he knew I was there. Hats off to them guys, they did a really good job both nights. When you start up there, you need to capitalize and I did."

Pittman maintained his third place finish through the remainder of the feature with a tough battle ongoing through much of the night behind him.

"Luckily, I was in third the whole time and didn't see what was happening behind me. I could hear them and somebody would show me their nose every once in a while so I figured it was getting pretty heated.

"We had a good weekend. Our car is close. We're just a little off. Kerry and Chad both were kind of in a class their own this weekend."

Joining the drivers with weekend sweeps was Saldana who was fast qualifier both nights at Eldora. He is now the leading fast qualifier on the season with a total of five.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, May 13 as the series makes its first ever appearance at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway.

Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz are the only two drivers this season to sweep a double-header event. Schatz did it at Stockton… Prior to Friday night, Madsen was winless since since August 2015… Joey Saldana was again the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 13.160. He is the season's leading qualifier.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Joey Saldana; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tim Shaffer; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway on May 7); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

Kerry Madsen Beats Outlaws in #LetsRaceTwo Opener at Eldora

All Star regular Chad Kemenah scores second place finish after battle with Madsen

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 6, 2016 - Kerry Madsen dominated Friday night's #LetsRaceTwo opener at Eldora Speedway as he bested his former World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series colleagues and beat back a challenge from All Star Circuit of Champions regular Chad Kemenah to score his first series win since August 2014.

Madsen was on a mission in the night's feature, after starting on the pole in his No. 29 Keneric Health car, he was the class of the field. Kemenah, who charged forward from a 10th place starting position, got within one half second at one point, but was never able to make the pass on the Aussie.

"I've never ran a race out there where it was so slow out there - not typically our strong suit," Madsen said. "So the guys worked so hard on the car all night. The car was unbelievable. Just couldn't be happier with the win."

After winning the Dash, Madsen joined reigning series champion Donny Schatz on the front row of the 30-lap feature. As main event kicked off, Madsen jumped out to sizable early lead as Kemenah began his run forward. He very quickly picked off several cars and by lap one was in sixth. By lap two, he was in fourth.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap six and Kemenah took advantage as he closed in on Donny Schatz in second. A two lap battle commenced with Kemenah eventually using a lapped car as a pick. He dove low off of four and got around Schatz as they crossed the start/finish line. Schatz fired back, running back to Kemenah and getting wheel-to-wheel off turn four, but the No. 10H Brilex/Seneca Energy car pulled away.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY'S #LETSRACETWO FEATURE ON FRIDAY NIGHT

With Madsen slowed by traffic, Kemenah closed the gap to under one half second. He looked for the opportunity but as traffic cleared, Madsen again pulled away from him, widening the gap again by a second.

"When I got to lapped cars, I couldn't quite rip around them and then I knew it was time to move but I'm not patient enough to stay down there," said Madsen, a St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia native. "It doesn't feel very fast."

Back in third, Schatz had his hands full with the driver he had passed to take over that position initially, David Gravel. Gravel drove his No. 5 Big Game Treestands car to Schatz on lap 15 and cleared him to take the spot on lap 16.

Through the remaining laps, Kemenah tried to run down Madsen as Gravel tried to do the same to Kemenah. Ultimately, it was Madsen who became the ninth different series winner of the season.

"It was a great win," said Madsen, who led flag-to-flag. "The guys worked so hard. We've been pulling our hair out trying to get fast and it's nice to get it done tonight. This thing was a rocket ship."

The win was the 18th series win of Madsen's career. His last series win came in August 2015 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

For Kemenah, a former series regular and native of Elvada, Ohio, the second place run was a boost for his team.

"I've got a really, really good race team right now," Kemenah said. "I've got quite a bit of confidence and that pays huge dividends for me. We're just having fun right now and that's what matters.

Gravel's third place run was a rebound from Wednesday at Jacksonville when he failed to make the feature. The 23-year-old driver said Eldora has always been good to him.

"It was a really good rebound from the other night," Gravel said. "Our balance was a little off early but once we burned that fuel load off and learned how to run one and two, the car came on really good. I thought we probably had the best car those last couple of laps. King's Royal is 40 laps, so I'm looking forward to that, but I really can't complain with a podium finish."

Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh while Joey Saldana picked up his fourth quick time award of the season, the most of any series drivers.

Earlier in the night, Dave Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws champion, had a violent crash in turn one during qualifying. Blaney was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and was subsequently released.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for the finale of #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kerry Madsen's last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory came at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 18, 2015… Madsen is the ninth different winner of the season… The win is Madsen's first at Eldora since winning the King's Royal in 2014… Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh… Joey Saldana now has four quick time awards, the most of any driver so far this season… Jason Johnson became the first driver of the season to use a provisional.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jason Johnson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Bryan Clauson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Super Flow ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 6); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 

 

Rockford. Clay. Outlaws. One Time Only. Summer 2016.

For the first and only time, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will take on the historic paved track

CONCORD, N.C. - May 6, 2016 - Every so often an idea so ridiculous, so unbelievable takes hold and morphs into the can't miss event of the year. It is a moment that friends and neighbors talk about for years - and everyone who missed it, regrets forever.

That event is coming... And all it took was tons of clay, literally tons and tons of clay… and permission from Mom.

America's favorite paved short track will meet the "Greatest Show on Dirt" when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series take on Rockford (Ill.) Speedway for the once-in-a-lifetime Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29 (Sprint Cars) and Thursday, June 30 (Late Models).

Eight inches of Illinois river clay will turn the legendary high banks at Rockford into America's newest dirt track - the first and last time in the track's 68-year history that this will happen.

The mastermind? The World of Outlaws' President, Tom Deery who had to convince a skeptical owner that the crazy idea just might work.

"Rockford Speedway's owner is one of the toughest promoters in America," Tom Deery said of Jody Deery - who also happens to be his mother. "I have spent my entire life around Rockford Speedway and never before have I seen anything like this. And let's be honest, it will be a miracle if she lets us do this again."

The can't-miss Outlaw Clay Classic will be one of the only opportunities this year to see the nation's two premier dirt racing series compete at the same venue. Back-to-back nights of World of Outlaws racing features the sprint cars on Wednesday, June 29 and the late models on Thursday, June 30. Every advance ticket purchase receives a free fan pit pass to see all the stars and cars up close and personal.

Rockford Speedway's famous pavement rests less than an hour from SEARS and Craftsman's world headquarters located in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Outlaw Clay Classic will give both World of Outlaws series the opportunity to showcase their high speed thrills and spills brand of racing to many SEARS and Craftsman employees and their families for the first time ever. It will no doubt be a special event for everyone involved.

Don't miss your chance to witness racing history. Individual tickets and two-day packages staring at $35 are on sale now. Overnight parking for campers and kids pricing will also be available. Purchase your tickets now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or visitingWorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. For more information log onto WoOSprint.com/Outlaw-Clay-Classic.

About World of Outlaws

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series(SM). Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision.com ® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws ® events over the Internet to fans around the world. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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