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At a Glance: The Outlaws Northern Exposure

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Hartford Speedway on July 29 and Wilmot Raceway on July 30

CONCORD, N.C. - July 25, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its march through the 'Month of Money' with its only stop in Canada this season at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway on Tuesday, July 26 before heading to Michigan for the first series event at Hartford Motor Speedway since 2005 on Friday, July 29 and Wisconsin for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 30.

Kasey In the House

Series team owner and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne will join the series at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday. Kahne, who has one series start this season at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, heads to the track in pursuit of his first ever series win. Kahne would not be the first NASCAR star/team owner to win at Ohsweken. Tony Stewart has two wins at the track in 2011 and 2012.

Donny Doing His Thing

Stewart's driver, Donny Schatz, continues his path to an eighth World of Outlaws championship as has made up more than 250 points in the last two months to take over the points lead. With 15 wins and more top-five and top-10 finishes than anyone else, Schatz is back in old form as the series cruises through a crucial portion of the season.

A Points Battle Emerging

The battle for positions two through four in the championship standings is heating up as just 18 points separate David Gravel in second from Brad Sweet in fourth.

Gravel Rising

Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team are also hitting their stride through the 'Month of Money' as they look to improve their points position. The young, Watertown, Conn.-native has five wins on the season and is second to Schatz in top-fives and third behind Schatz and Stewart in top-10s.

For the first time this season, Gravel has taken over the second spot in the championship standings.

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, July 26, visit WoOSprint.com/Ohsweken-Speedway/. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the World of Outlaws event at Hartford Speedway, visit WoOSprint.com/Hartford-Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway, visit WoOSprint.com/Wilmot-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACK
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.047 seconds was established by Kraig Kinser on July 30, 2010.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Stewart Friesen on July 28 
2014 - Donny Schatz on July 29
2013 - Donny Schatz on July 30
2012 - Tony Stewart on July 31
2011 - Tony Stewart on July 27
2010 - Jason Sides on July 30, Donny Schatz on Aug. 1
2009 - Jason Meyers on July 28, Jason Sides on July 29
2007 - Jason Sides on July 25

HARTFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY is a 1/2 mile, semi-banked oval. The track record of 15.739 seconds was established by Jason Johnson on Sept. 3, 2001.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2005 - Steve Kinser on July 27 
2004 - Jason Meyers on July 14 
2003 - Brian Paulus on Aug. 6 
1996 - Dave Blaney on May 19, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 12. 

WILMOT RACEWAY is 1/3 mile, clay oval. The track record of 12.609 seconds was established by Bill Balog on May 26, 2012.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2014 - David Gravel on May 9
2008 - Daryn Pittman on Aug. 1
2006 - Mark Dobmeier on Oct. 14

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 - 15 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (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, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); 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); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); 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 for free to all of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action from Ohsweken Speedway, Hartford Speedway and Wilmot Raceway on the DIRTVision Radio Network at 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 takes on the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

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

7504

0

15

39

51

2

2

5

David Gravel

7276

-228

5

31

43

4

3

9

Daryn Pittman

7270

-234

7

29

41

6

4

49

Brad Sweet

7258

-246

7

28

41

8

5

83

Joey Saldana

7184

-320

4

22

40

10

6

2

Shane Stewart

7134

-370

5

25

44

2

7

41

Jason Johnson

6668

-836

1

10

26

2

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

6556

-948

1

6

20

2

9

7s

Jason Sides

6502

-1002

1

4

19

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

6400

-1104

0

1

14

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

6024

-1480

1

4

10

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

5694

-1810

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4999

-2505

2

11

22

2

14

13

Clyde Knipp

3398

-4106

0

0

0

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2857

-4647

0

2

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-4704

1

1

4

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

2456

-5048

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

2448

-5056

0

3

7

0

19

18

Ian Madsen

2204

-5300

0

0

7

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

2098

-5406

0

1

2

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 54 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 15
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, York, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (26 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 278
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 248
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 240
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 185
5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 157
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 95
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 44
10. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
11. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 28
14. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
15. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
16. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
17. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
18. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
19. - SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 14
20. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
21. - JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 12
22. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 6
23. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
24. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
26. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 2
12. - 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
- JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
4. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 3
8. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 3
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
13. - 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
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

Time Trial leaders (23 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- SHAWN DANCER, Delphos, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- MATT JUHL, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (32 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 26
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 23
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 21
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
10. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 3
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 3
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
14. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
15. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 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
- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (44 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 27
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 20
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 17
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 16
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 13
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 11
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 6
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4
13. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 3
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 3
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 2
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
26. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- CALEB GRIFFITH, Castalia, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 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
- TRAVIS PHILO, Waterville, Ohio - 1
- BYRON REED, Monclava, Ohio - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (33 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
5. - WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 2
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
11. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- DOUG ESH, Lancaster, Pa. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DAVEY HESKIN, Saint Michael, Minn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY 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
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (53 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 17
4 - 12
6 - 20
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $298,500
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $202,950
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $195,200
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $187,900
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $174,675
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $154,300
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $94,000
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $86,575
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $79,950
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $70,150
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $66,575
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $41,250
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $11,325

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 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / 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)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)
48. Tuesday, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Donny Schatz (14)
49. Thursday, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (4)
50. Friday, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (5)
51. Saturday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (15)
52. Tuesday, July 19 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver Pa. / David Gravel (5)
53. Friday, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (7)
54. Saturday, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)

 

 

 

 

A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win

Retains coveted Morgan Cup trophy for the Pennsylvania Posse and pockets $25,000

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - July 23, 2016 - Lance Dewease's World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night took a lot of hard work and a little good luck.

Dewease, who spent much of the first two-thirds of the feature looking for a line around Joey Saldana, battled to the lead on one restart, had do it again after the caution flew before a lap was completed and then, after the caution flew on the final lap for Aaron Ott, who spun near the start/finish line, ran out of fuel as the open red was called.

"I was out (of fuel) about six laps before that," Dewease said. "It kept shutting off going down the straight away. I just slowed way out of the throttle so I could try to make it to the end, took the white, it sputtered a little going up the back stretch, I thought I was good and we come of four for the checkered and the yellow comes out. I thought, man, we're done… Everything went our way tonight."

In addition to claiming $25,000, Dewease also kept the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove for the local, Pennsylvania Posse fans. The win is the second of the season for Dewease who stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20.

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Notably, the win was the 10th series victory of Dewease's career which tied him with Johnny Herrera and his car owner Don Kreitz Jr. for 33rd on the all-time wins list.

Daryn Pittman, who won the previous night, had the early momentum as he scored the quick time award, a Heat race win and the Dash win which put him on the pole of the 30-lap feature.

It was Joey Saldana though who jumped out to the early lead in his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car. Dewease, who started in fourth got around Greg Hodnett for third on lap seven and then, on a restart, powered his No. 69K Kreitz Oval Track Parts/Sharman Builders car around the No. 9 Great Clips car of Daryn Pittman to take over second.

Through multiple restarts, Saldana held off Dewease. With 11 laps remaining, the No. 48 of Danny Dietrich brought out the caution after spinning on the front straight. When the field returned to green Dewease battled to the lead but before a lap could be completed, the caution again flew after a large piece of a nose wing ended up in the middle of the racing groove in turn two.

Saldana took the lead back but was not able to hold off Dewease, as the No. 69K again battled to the lead. As Saldana fell off Pittman took over the second and David Gravel took over third.

Dewease cruised through the final laps, building a large lead on Pittman in second. As Dewease rounded the final corner, the caution again flew for Ott who had spun and stopped at the start/finish line.

Just as series officials called the open red after hitting the maximum number of laps on a fuel load, Dewease ran out of fuel. After refueling for the final start, the field restacked single file with Dewease leading Pittman, and by that point, the No. 51S Trans East Equipment/Miller Bros. Chevrolet car of Stevie Smith.

Dewease easily retained the top spot on the green-white-checkered. As he crossed the finish line much of the front grandstand rose to their feet to cheer for the No. 69K. Pittman, a former regular in Central Pennsylvania, finished in second with Smith in third.

With Kreitz and Hall-of-Fame mechanic Davey Brown at his side, Dewease celebrated the win.

"Everything is about (Don Kreitz) and (Davey Brown) on this deal," Dewease said. "I'm just the guy driving it and I'm just having so much fun this year. It's just a pleasure."

For their part, Brown and Kreitz were jubilant in victory lane.

"I just couldn't ask for a better driver," Brown said. "He's just so good, I can't believe it."

"I can hardly talk," Kreitz said. "I've got tears in my eyes. Lance did a hell of a job driving the car and the moves he made in it."

The win ties the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse battle at two wins to two wins. The two sides will pick up the battle again at the end of September for the National Open at Williams Grove.

Pittman, who closed out the weekend with a win and second place, said he just was not quite quick enough to start the feature, but commended his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team for a solid weekend.

"We got beat by a better car and that car has been hard to beat all year," Pittman said of Dewease. "We got one on him last night by starting in front of him. I finally found a decent line there at the end and felt like I could at least maintain with him and sort of keep his pace but at the end of the day he was just quicker than us."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series head north of the border on Tuesday to Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway for the Six Nations Showdown - the Outlaws only appearance in Canada this season. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Ohsweken-Speedway.

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's win was the second of the World of Outlaws season for Lance Dewease who last stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20… Lance Dewease scored his 10th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory which ties him for 33rd with Johnny Herrara and his car owner, Don Kreitz Jr…. Kerry Madsen was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 13 positions to finish in ninth... The Outlaws and Pennsyvlania Posse are now tied two to two for wins on the season.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (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, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); 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); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals

Posse regulars Dewease and Hodnett round out the podium

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - July 22, 2016 - Daryn Pittman held off the Pennsylvania Posse in Friday night's Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway to score his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Posse regulars Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett both tried to run down the No. 9 Great Clips car, but Pittman held tough and gave the Outlaws their second win in Posse territory this season.

"I don't know if I'm more nervous with (Hodnett) behind me or (Dewease) - neither one of them you want to see on the scoreboard," Pittman said in victory lane. "Man, we won again at Williams Grove… this is a special race track to win at."

Pittman was fast all night taking a late run in the qualifying flight two that catapulted him to the top of the charts and his fifth quick time award of the season. After a second place finish in Heat three, Pittman was poised to start the Dash in sixth until the Dash inversion draw which ultimately put Pittman on the Dash pole.

When the initial green fell on the night's 25-lap feature, Pittman jumped out to a strong early lead as Hodnett battled past Aaron Ott to take over the second position. Through a series of early cautions, Jason Johnson battled into the third position and then had to deal with a challenge from Dewease who drove his No. 69K Henry R. Sharman Builders, Kreitz Racing machine into the third spot and then second following a mid-race caution.

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When the field returned to green, contact between Schatz and Johnson caused Johnson to flip and brought out a red flag, the final stoppage of the night.

Through the remaining laps, Pittman built up a nearly two second lead as Dewease worked to run him. Lapped traffic on the final lap was nearly problematic for Pittman as Dewease closed the gap but Pittman escaped and earned the win at Williams Grove.

"You knew the 69K came from a ways back and I wasn't sure what (crew chief Kale Kahne) was going to tell me to do under the red. I was kind of thinking 'man, I need to change my line.' And he said, 'just keeping running the top.' And I was like, 'man. are you sure?' That 69, I guarantee he's not running the top," Pittman said. "We got hung up in some lap traffic on the last lap and I felt like I made a pretty bad corner but luckily was able to hold onto it down the backstretch and was able to slide myself through three and four."

The win gives Pittman his seventh of the season, good enough for the second-mostand propelled him to third in the championship point standings over his teammate Brad Sweet. The win is also the second for the Outlaws, who, with Schatz's victory at Lincoln Speedway earlier in the season, now have a two-to-one lead over the Pennsylvania Posse.

Dewease, who finished in second and is the owner of the other series race win at Williams Grove this season, said the unusual track conditions were a challenge for he and his team all night.

"(This track) isn't my type of deal, this (car) likes it real slick. (The car) was really nice all night. Davey does a wonderful job. This is a new car - this is only like the third race on it. Davey and Donny, they work their butts off and I couldn't be happier to drive it as hard as I can for those guys."

Hodnett, who finished in third, said his No. 27 Heffner Racing /Trone Outdoors car was not quite where it needed to be tonight.

"We were really disappointed. We just weren't good to run the cushion all night and I don't know why," Hodnett said. "We were just balled up on it and loose off of it. We just weren't good enough to to run anywhere but on it and then not very good on it. The track was pretty different than what it had been all year so we've got a little work to do. Thankful to be on the front stretch with this group of competitors we have here."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continue their battle with the Pennsylvania Posse tonight as the two close out the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. One driver will take home $25,000 and claim the coveted Morgan Cup Trophy for the Outlaws and Posse. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Summer-Nationals.

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman picked up his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and first at the track since 2014… Pennsylvania Posse regulars claimed the most top-10 positions with five while Outlaws regulars took three spots in the top-ten… Brent Marks was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in 12th… Tonight's pole position was Daryn Pittman's 11th of the season. He is the season's leading pole sitter.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): James McFadden; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Aaron Ott; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (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, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); 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); 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); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

David Gravel Battles to Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Victory

Picks up his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

SARVER, Pa. - July 19, 2016 - Donny Schatz did not make it easy, but David Gravel proved up to the task as he battled to his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season in the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night.

Gravel started from the front, but did not have an easy road as Schatz moved forward early and then began challenging the Watertown, Conn.-native for the lead. Through lapped traffic, Schatz closed the distance and then battled by Gravel. Gravel kept up the pressure though and, the next lap by, was in position when Schatz bobbled on the cushion. He took back the top spot and held off challenges through the end of the 40-lap feature.

"Donny is really good - Dale (Blaney) and Donny at this type of race track," Schatz said. "I tried to keep my pace up as good as I can but it got harder and harder and harder to run. When Donny showed his nose there and passed me, I got the wing back and tried a different line down the back stretch and was able to get underneath him and slide him back and slide a lapped car. That was the winning move there really."

The win comes less than a week after Gravel last stood in victory lane with his CJB Motorsports team - that time at the inaugural Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway. It is Gravel's first ever win at Lernerville and moved him past Brad Sweet and into the second position in championship standings. He is now 226 points behind Schatz.

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The No. 5 Big Game Treestands started out the night taking the quick time award - his fourth of the season.

Gravel shared the front row of the feature with Blaney, who stood in victory lane at the Silver Cup in 2015. Through the opening laps, Gravel pulled out to a strong lead over Blaney.

Schatz quickly battled to third and after an early caution pulled wheel-to-wheel with Blaney for second. Blaney however held the spot through the first 10 laps. Another caution brought the field together and after several laps, Schatz battled past Blaney for second.

As Gravel worked his way through traffic, Schatz began closing on the No. 5 car, from an over two second lead, Schatz brought it down to .603 seconds by lap 23. As rode the cushion around the top of the track, Schatz brought his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J close but could not find a way by.

Gravel again pulled away but Schatz again closed the gap. This time, Schatz got around Gravel after sliding him through turns one and two for the lead. The reigning series champion's hold on the top spot was tenuous though as the No. 5 car took advantage of a mistake and retook the top spot. Though Schatz stayed close, it was smooth sailing to the end.

"Donny was really good there at the end. I could hear him," Gravel said. "And the cushion pushed the edge of the track off of four and I was just happy to hang on."

Schatz, fresh off his $50,000 Kings Royal victory was disappointed by the second place run.

"I shoved over the edge, that's just the way it goes," Schatz said. "Winning the Kings Royal and then coming and running second kind of feels like I let my race team down. I did everything I could. I know they did too… That's just the way this sport is. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield."

He extended his lead over second place in the championship standings to 226 points. Following the Silver Cup in 2015, Schatz had a larger 294-point lead over the then second-place team of Shane Stewart.

Blaney, who came into the night as the past winner of the event, sad he was disappointed with the finish for his No. 1B GoMuddy.com team.

"It felt like we had a really good car all night," Blaney said. "Man, I just couldn't get maneuverable in that race at all. I couldn't float the corner. Just really disappointed… we've run so good here. We've run really good when the track gets like this but we just missed it a little bit in the feature."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues through the 'Month of Money' as it heads east this week to Pennsylvania Posse territory to take on Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Learn more about the Summer Nationals, visit WoOSprint.com/Summer-Nationals.

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Lernerville Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's win was the fifth of the season for David Gravel and second in the last week. Gravel last won on Thursday at the inaugural Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway… Kraig Kinser was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth… The win is the second biggest of Gravel's career after the $50,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in 2014… Brad Sweet fell to third in the championship standings as Gravel took over the second position, 226 points out of the lead.

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: The Outlaws Return to the Keystone State

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday and then roll to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. - July 18, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to the Keystone State, Pennsylvania, this week as the series takes on Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. on Tuesday, July 19 for the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals.

While the tracks occupy different territory and different rivalries both represent long-standing traditions on the World of Outlaws tour. Lernerville's first event dates back to 1979 with the 'King of the Outlaws' Steve Kinser finding victory lane that night. Williams Grove predates Lernerville by one year in World of Outlaws history, as one of the original tracks in the inaugural 1978 season. Kramer Williamson took home the first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove.

This season, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup will honor the 25th anniversary of the event with a return to the historic single race format. It is the first time since 2009 the track has hosted the single race format. The winner will take home a $25,000 prize. Dale Blaney and Cody Darrah are the most recent series winners at the track.

The series then heads east into Pennsylvania Posse territory for the two-day Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Following the rain out of the Morgan Cup event earlier in the season, the Summer Nationals will also award the coveted Morgan Cup trophy to the winner of Saturday's now $25,000-to-win feature event.

The Posse are currently tied one to one with the Outlaws after Donny Schatz won at Lincoln and Lance Dewease was victorious on night one of the Morgan Cup weekend. As both sides look to extend their lead in the ultimate battle for bragging rights, the series will write another chapter in its history this weekend.

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, visit http://woosprint.com/silver-cup. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the Kings Royal, visit http://woosprint.com/summer-nationals.

ABOUT THE TRACK
LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 4/10-mile clay oval. The track record of 12.334 seconds was established by Joey Saldana on May 15, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Dale Blaney on July 21, Cody Darrah on July 21 
2014 - Donny Schatz on July 15, Cody Darrah on July 15, Joey Saldana on Sept. 20
2013 - Donny Schatz on July 16, Daryn Pittman on July 16
2012 - Craig Dollansky on July 17, Tony Stewart on July 17, Dale Blaney on Sept. 22
2011 - Dale Blaney on July 19, Tim Shaffer on July 19, Jason Meyers on Sept. 24
2010 - Lance Dewease on July 20, Joey Saldana on July 20, Donny Schatz on Sept. 25
2009 - Danny Lasoski on July 22, Stevie Smith on July 22
2008 - Jason Meyers on May 13, Steve Kinser on July 15
2007 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Donny Schatz on July 17
2006 - Dean Jacobs on May 19; Donny Schatz on July 18
2005 - Steve Kinser on May 21, Tim Shaffer on July 19
2004 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 20
2003 - Donny Schatz on May 21
2002 - Stevie Smith on May 15, Ed Lynch, Jr., on July 23
2001 - Mark Kinser on July 24, Danny Wood on Sept. 25
2000 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Sammy Swindell on July 25, Stevie Smith on Sept. 26
1999 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Mark Kinser on July 27
1998 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Mark Kinser on July 28
1997 - Sammy Swindell on May 20, Mark Kinser on July 29
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 21, Mark Kinser on July 30
1995 - Steve Kinser on May 23, Stevie Smith on Aug. 1
1994 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
1993 - Kenny Jacobs on May 25, Jeff Swindell on Aug. 3, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1992 - Sammy Swindell on May 20, Sammy Swindell on July 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 30
1991 - Jeff Swindell on May 22, Bobby Davis, Jr., on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 14
1990 - Sammy Swindell on May 23, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Oct. 8
1989 - Dave Blaney on May 24, Tim Green on July 31, Dave Blaney on Oct. 11
1988 - Dave Blaney on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 27
1987 - Steve Kinser on May 20, Steve Kinser on July 29
1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 21, Steve Kinser on July 30
1985 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Sammy Swindell on July 31
1984 - Sammy Swindell on June 8, Brad Doty on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 9
1983 - Sammy Swindell on June 10, Sammy Swindell on June 11, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Aug. 3
1982 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Rick Ferkel on Oct. 12
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 1
1980 - Doug Wolfgang on May 14, Rick Ferkel on July 16
1979 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 29

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

Previous A-Feature winners:
2016 - Lance Dewease on May 20
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: Donny Schatz - 15 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 6 (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, Eldora Speedway on July 15); 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); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); 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);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);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Eldora Speedway on DIRTVision.com. Free audio is available for Summer Nationals and the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on the DIRTVision.com Radio Network.

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 travels north of the border to take on the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, July 26.

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

7078

0

15

36

48

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6892

-186

7

28

40

8

3

5

David Gravel

6847

-231

4

29

40

3

4

9

Daryn Pittman

6844

-234

6

27

39

4

5

2

Shane Stewart

6818

-260

5

25

43

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6792

-286

4

21

39

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

6350

-728

1

10

26

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

6232

-846

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

6206

-872

1

6

20

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

6088

-990

0

1

14

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5754

-1324

1

4

10

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

5368

-1710

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4619

-2459

2

11

20

2

14

13

Clyde Knipp

3128

-3950

0

0

0

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2857

-4221

0

2

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-4278

1

1

4

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

2340

-4738

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

2306

-4772

0

2

6

0

19

41

Dominic Scelzi

2098

-4980

0

1

2

0

20

18

Ian Madsen

2080

-4998

0

0

7

0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 51 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.

Winners (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 15
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, York, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 253
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 247
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 221
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 157
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 146
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 95
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 44
10. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
11. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
14. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
17. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
18. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
19. - SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 14
20. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
21. - JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 12
22. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 6
23. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
24. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
26. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 2
12. - 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
- JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
4. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 3
8. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
13. - 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
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

Time Trial leaders (23 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- SHAWN DANCER, Delphos, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- MATT JUHL, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (31 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 25
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 21
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 20
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
10. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
11. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
14. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 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 (43 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 25
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 18
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 17
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 16
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 12
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 3
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 3
16. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
25. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- CALEB GRIFFITH, Castalia, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 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
- TRAVIS PHILO, Waterville, Ohio - 1
- BYRON REED, Monclava, Ohio - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (32 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
3. - WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 2
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
11. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DAVEY HESKIN, Saint Michael, Minn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY 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
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (50 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 16
4 - 12
6 - 18
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $284,900
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $182,000
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $180,550
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $171,375
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $163,150
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $148,000
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $91,200
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $82,175
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $79,150
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $69,450
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $64,775
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $39,050
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $10,800

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 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / 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)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)
48. Tuesday, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Donny Schatz (14)
49. Thursday, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (4)
50. Friday, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (5)
51. Saturday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (15)

 

 

 

 

 

Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

Schatz scores his third Kings Royal title and 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year

ROSSBURG, Ohio - July 16, 2016 - It has been nearly a decade since he last stood in victory lane at the Kings Royal, but Donny Schatz looked like a natural as he was crowned King Donny XXXIII - his third Kings Royal title since 2007 - on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

Schatz who drew number 15 in the qualifying pill draw and was looking to get his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season had the luck on his side, he just needed the hard work to push him through - and that's exactly what he and his team did.

"This is unbelievable," Schatz said. "It's been a challenge here all weekend and it's one of them places, we felt like we've been good at the Royal and we've maybe just done the wrong things. But not tonight. We were awesome all night. These guys got the car qualified well, got through the Heat, the car was awesome in the Heat races. It's such a blast."

The $50,000 win comes as Schatz and his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team finds its stride and rolls through the critical 'Month of Money.' Since June 1, Schatz has racked up eight series wins and built up a 186 point lead in the championship standings over second place Brad Sweet.

Schatz, who finished both the Jokers Wild and Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora in second, credited his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team for helping put him in position.

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"I know I get to stand here but this race team is what wins these races," Schatz said. "These guys are incredible in what they do. You can't say enough about them. They are the ones that need to be wearing this uniform. They are the ones responsible for making that racecar."

Kerry Madsen kicked off the night with the qualifying quick time but under the special Kings Royal format, it was the Heat races that were critical for the night. With a five car inversion, Schatz, who qualified fourth, was in the middle of the pack of his Heat race but battled forward to take the win.

On the initial start of the 40-lap feature, it was second-place starter Brian Brown who jumped out to the early lead. Brown though had his hands full immediately with three-time Kings Royal champion Sammy Swindell. Swindell battled Brown with intense pressure through the first eight laps and then found a line around on lap nine.

Swindell's lead was short-lived though as a hard-charging Brad Sweet battled past Brown for third and then set his sights on Swindell. As the two drivers worked to complete lap 12, Sweet cleared the No. 1 Big Game Treestands car off of turn four.

But like the leader before, Sweet shortly had company with Schatz and Christopher Bell.

"We were a little too good, too early," Sweet said. "I was smiling in the first 20 laps when we drove to the lead there. But I know how long this race is and I didn't get through lapped cars there in the beginning. Slipped my tires a few times and Donny and (Christopher Bell) got by me. Once they had the position on me, I thought they were a little bit better at the end."

With Schatz around on lap 20, Bell tried to make a move but, while driving second, got into the turn four wall, briefly climbed it and caught the fence before settling on track. A red flag later, Bell's night was done.

On the restart, it was Rico Abreu on the move in his No. 24 Abreu Vineyards car. He threw the slider on Schatz into turns one and two but Schatz held him off. Through the closing laps, Abreu shortened the distance to Schatz and with just two laps remaining, he made a last ditch effort to get around the No. 15, pulling even with Schatz off of turn four, but Schatz pulled away, scoring his 15th victory of the season.

"I figured (Rico) had to be close," Schatz said. "(Kerry Madsen) was on the top and someone else was on the bottom and I tried to float through the middle there of one and two but I just couldn't keep the tires underneath me like I knew I could, so I knew someone was coming. Rico is a hell of a racer, he's going to give it his all, all of the time. I knew I was going to have to do what I could. I knew I missed the corner and that probably gave him a real good shot to get close but standing here, we're going to enjoy the hell of out of this."

Abreu, who finished behind Schatz in third the two previous nights at Eldora, said he has to get smarter at the end of the races to make sure he is in contention.

"We've been right there putting ourselves in position, it's just baby steps that separate the men from the boys in winning these races," Abreu said. "Paul Silva, Trevor, Matt, Bubba, they all do a great job preparing this race car and it builds a lot of confidence in the last few weeks, how competitive we've been.

"Donny's right there, he's the guy to beat every night. It makes you race a lot harder, it makes you think a lot smarter. Getting around him, watching him race. That's why he's on the podium."

For Sweet, his finish was a good step forward after he and his No. 49 Ollie's Bargain Outlet team struggled in the opening nights at Eldora. He said, ultimately, he was too good, too early in the night's feature event.

"I was smiling in the first 20 laps when we drove to the lead there," Sweet said. "But I know how long this race is and I didn't get through lapped cars there in the beginning. Slipped my tires a few times and Donny and Bell got by me. Once they had the position on me, I thought they were a little bit better at the end. The way the weekend went, it's nice to be up here on the podium and actually contending for the Kings Royal."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway for the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event and learn more by visiting WoOSprint.com/Silver-Cup.

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his third career Kings Royal victory. He previously won the Kings Royal in 2007 and 2009… The night's win was Schatz's 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season… Daryn Pittman, who won the Knight Before the Kings Royal the previous night at Eldora Speedway, captured the KSE Racing Hard Charger award, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh… Kerry Madsen scored his second quick time award of the season - notable tonight as a rebound from a crash that sidelined Madsen the night before in qualifying.

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory

Donny Schatz and Rico Abreu repeat their previous night�s performance

ROSSBURG, Ohio - July 15, 2016 - Daryn Pittman dominated the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, as he cruised to his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

For Pittman, the win was his first at the historic half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio since May 4, 2013. Even with the victory, Saturday night's $50,000-to-win Kings Royal, one of the most coveted wins in all of motorsports, was on Pittman's mind.

"Hats off to this Great Clips team. We had a really great car," Pittman said. "It doesn't matter how good you are tonight. We can't do exactly what we did, tomorrow night. Tomorrow night is a new race track. Try to go after my second Kings Royal. It was a pretty special win in 2008."

The win did not come without a little adversity for the No. 9 Great Clips team though. Pittman, started on the outside front row and battled to the lead on the opening lap. As he put distance between he and second-place Joey Saldana, he bounced off the wall in turn four.

"I was out front and I was slow and I didn't think I was getting through three and four fast enough and tried to pick up the pace a little bit," Pittman said. "I didn't think I was close to the fence, and I hit it and hit it hard. I ran about the next three laps thinking I was going to have a flat or did some damage but luckily the car held on."

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Donny Schatz was charging in his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance/J&J. After dispensing with Shane Stewart, Schatz caught the No. 83 of Joey Saldana and looked for a line around. The two were side-by-side as they worked to complete lap 10 but Saldana held the spot. A lap later, Schatz got another run on Saldana and took over second as the two dove into turn three.

As Pittman worked his way through traffic, Schatz closed the gap briefly but then Pittman began to pull away again.

"The (No. 9) car was awful good," Schatz said. "I couldn't even get through traffic… (We were gaining on Pittman) until the fuel load came off."

Rico Abreu, who started ninth in his No. 24 Abreu Vineyards machine, worked his way through the field and by lap 16 was challenging Saldana for third. Three laps later, Abreu got around Saldana to take over the final podium position.

"I searched around and searched around and found the happy medium on my car," Abreu said. "I moved the wing back a little sooner than some other cars and that's how I gained those spots."

Through the closing laps, Pittman adeptly worked his way through traffic and built a sizeable gap on Schatz, Abreu and the field.

When the checkered flag fell, Pittman scored his sixth win of the season. Schatz and Abreu matched their finishing positions from the night before at Eldora.

"It's a dream come true to come drive for this team and I'm just doing my part to try to stay in it," Pittman said of Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb. "It was a great win for us."

Schatz said his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team tried some things in the Dash that did not quite work out. He said that coupled with a slick racing surface made for a challenging night.

"You never know what tomorrow night will bring. We'll look forward to a good day tomorrow," Schatz said.

David Gravel, who won the inaugural Jokers Wild on Thursday night scored his third quick time award of the season on Friday after posting a qualifying lap of 13.600 seconds. Brad Sweet was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing eight positions to finish in fifth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the 33rd Annual Kings Royal on Saturday night. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman's win tonight was the sixth of the season for his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team… Pittman last stood in victory lane at the legendary Eldora Speedway on May 4, 2013… Donny Schatz continued to extend his points lead on Friday night. He now leads Brad Sweet in second by 186 points… Brad Sweet was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing eight positions to finish in 12th… Donny Schatz and Rico Abreu repeated their performances from the Jokers Wild the night before, standing in victory lane in the second and third positions… David Gravel picked up his third quick time award of the season after posting a lap of 13.600 seconds around the half-mile oval.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Trey Starks; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bryan Clauson/Trey Starks; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brent Marks.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 14 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 6 (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, Eldora Speedway on July 15); 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); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); 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); 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); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); 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.

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Head to Fulton Speedway for NAPA Super DIRT Week

Will Donny Schatz Dominate Central New York Again?

FULTON, NY � July 15, 2016 � The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will head to Fulton Speedway on October 8 for the "Saturday Night Special" during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Fulton is one of three municipalities getting in on the NAPA Super DIRT Week action with traditional nighttime events, with others slated for Weedsport Speedway on October 5 and Brewerton Speedway on October 6th.

�Fulton is a short hop from Oswego and will allow our fans to see the 'Salute the Troops 150' on Saturday afternoon and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars that evening," said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter. �And they're guaranteed to see a fun race on the high banks of Fulton.�

To add to the excitement, the last starting spot for the NAPA 300 is up for grabs at the �Win and You�re In� Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

Fulton Speedway, the opening venue for this year's Super DIRTcar Series, is a 3/8-mile clay high-banked track in Fulton, NY. The event is among the final four of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car season prior to the Bad Boy World Finals. It is followed by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on October 15, the O'Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River at Lakeside Speedway on October 21, and the O'Reilly Auto Parts Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway on October 22.

For the past two years, Donny Schatz has dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car races in Central New York. Last year he was victorious in each of the Outlaws� three stops in New York � Weedsport Speedway in May, Lebanon Valley Raceway in July and Rolling Wheels in October, taking home his 31st victory of the 2015 season.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Fulton Speedway will be available online 9 a.m. on Monday, July 18 at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/, or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

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David Gravel Is Nobody�s Fool in Jokers Wild Win at Eldora Speedway

Captures his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

ROSSBURG, Ohio - July 14, 2016 - David Gravel had his hands full through much of Thursday night's inaugural Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway, but the 24-year-old driver held tough and scored his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"It's awesome. It's pretty friggin' surreal," Gravel said in victory lane.

The 24-year-old driver kicked off his dominant run by powering past Donny Schatz in the Dash to take the feature pole position.

Through the opening laps of the 30-lap main event, Gravel pulled out to a steady lead over second place Brian Brown. Through early cautions the field tightened back up.

NASCAR Truck Series stand out and two-time World of Outlaws winner Christopher Bell, who started fourth, powered forward, slipped back and then again made the charge to the front. He had taken over the second spot with the leader in his sights when the caution flew and Bell was forced to the pits with a mechanical issue.

On the restart, Gravel had his hands full with Schatz who looked for a way around the No. 5 Big Game Treestands car. Schatz slid through turns one and two but Gravel held him off. Through three and four, Schatz again slid through the corner and the two crossed each other down the front. Gravel still held the lead.

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Through the middle of the feature, the fight for third and fourth heated up as Kerry Madsen worked to hold on to the final podium position and Logan Schuchart and Rico Abreu fought to take it away. Schuchart looked to have a chance but Abreu powered forward on a late restart and with a slider, took over third.

As the laps ticked away, the leaders, Gravel, Schatz and Abreu spread out. That did not last long though as Gravel worked his way through traffic in the final 10 laps, Schatz closed the distance and began looking for a line around.

"Lapped traffic really slowed me down," Gravel said. "I just tried to keep my pace up. I slid (Randy) Hannagan and I know I lost all my speed there."

Schatz continued the assault through the remaining six laps, getting his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance car side-by-side with Gravel but Gravel held on.

On lap 28, as the white flag flew signaling the final lap, Schatz gave it one last chance. Staying close off of turn two, Schatz slid Gravel through three and four and nearly got around him, but Gravel powered his CJB Motorsports car across the line. Just .03 seconds separated first and second.

"Donny made me get my elbows up there," Gravel said. "I had to run the top of three and four there and keep my speed up. We got a power steering leak - the power steering was going away and I was getting tired there at the end with my power steering going away.

"I can't thank my team enough - Derek, Barry and Austin. Chad and Jenn Clemens put me in this car. It's been a great season - we've had three bad nights all year. We were good here last time, we tried something a little different and won here tonight. Hopefully we can carry that on all weekend."

Schatz said he thought he had his opportunity at the end of the feature.

"That last corner there I thought we would be able to clear (Gravel) but I didn't use him up - I tried to do the right thing coming to the checkered."

"These guys did an awesome job - it's consistent, it's balanced, so the next couple of nights we'll have a chance."

For Abreu, Eldora has been a place of consistent improvement for him and his No. 24 Abreu Vineyards team. Abreu said the momentum and the seat time would help as they went through the Kings Royal weekend and the upcoming NASCAR truck series race.

"It's good, you've got to keep plugging away. We're right there. It's just one position, one restart away from winning. Really good restarts, really good racecars," Abreu said. "We've got a lot of racing with two more and then the truck race and this track is already badass."

Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 14 positions to finish in 10th. Kerry Madsen picked up his first quick time award of the season after turning a lap of 13.488 seconds.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Eldora Speedway Friday night for the Knight Before the Kings Royal. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Knight-Before-the-Kings-Royal.

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel's win tonight was his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and his first ever at Eldora Speedway… Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 14 positions to finish in 10th… Kerry Madsen picked up his first quick time of the season with a lap of 13.488 seconds around the half-mile track… Tonight's Jokers Wild was the first ever running of the event at Eldora Speedway.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Brian Brown; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brent Marks; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): N/A.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 14 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); 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); 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); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); 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.

 

 

Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Returns in 2016 to Historic Single Race Format

Lernerville Speedway adds World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash to 2016 schedule

SARVER, Pa. - July 12, 2016 - The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 with a return to its historic single-feature format.

The Silver Cup, one of the marquee events on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule, takes on the high-banked, 4/10 mile oval in Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 19. The event, which since 2009 had twin features, will return to a single, 40-lap, $25,000-to-win feature.

"We are excited to celebrate the 25th year of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and continue to build the great legacy of this great event," said Lernerville Speedway General Manager Gary Risch Jr. "Annually, the Silver Cup is one of the most competitive events on the World of Outlaws schedule with eight different winners in the last 10 features. We look forward to seeing the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' back in action at Lernerville."

The World of Outlaws will make a second trip to Lernerville Speedway in 2016 on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Commonwealth Clash was last on the series schedule in 2014. Joey Saldana led a dominating performance of the event that night.

"In the 36 years since the founding of the World of Outlaws, a lot has changed. What hasn't changed since the beginning is our great relationship with Lernerville Speedway," said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "The Silver Cup and Commonwealth Clash promise another year of exciting racing and can't miss finishes."

Tickets for both events are available now by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

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At a Glance: Halfway Done and the �Month of Money� Rolls

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and the Kings Royal Thursday through Saturday

CONCORD, N.C. - July 11, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series has passed the midpoint of the 2016 season as the series stares down the 'Month of Money' and one of the biggest weeks of the season with the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on tap for Tuesday, July 12 and the newly-expanded and richer-than-ever Kings Royal kicking off at Eldora Speedway on Thursday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 16.

Here are some of the numbers that have defined the season and will dominate the upcoming week.


320,975 - The record purse for the 33rd Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. The winner of Thursday night will receive $10,000-to-win, Friday night's winner takes home an increased $12,000 and Saturday's winner receives the traditional $50,000 purse. New this year, more than half of the finishing positions in Saturday's Kings Royal finale see the to-win amounts doubled.

219,400 - Donny Schatz's feature winnings so far in 2016. He leads the pack with feature winnings.

223 - Daryn Pittman has led 223 laps this season - the most of any driver. Pittman also has the most pole positions of any driver so far in 2016 with 10.

47 - The total number of completed features so far in 2016. So far, 6 races have either been cancelled or postponed due to rain.

34 - Brad Sweet led the championship points battle for 34 straight races to start the 2016 season. Donny Schatz took the lead on Knoxville Raceway on June 10. Sweet took the lead back briefly on June 15. Schatz has held the lead since and has built a 118 point lead over Sweet.

28 - The Brad Doty Classic celebrates its 28th running this week at Attica Raceway Park. The Ohio track was the original home of the event and returns as host after a 10-year run at Limaland Motorsports Park.

15 - the total number of different winners during the 2016 season, so far. Seven of those drivers have multiple wins on the season.

8 - Eight different drivers have stood in victory lane at the Kings Royal in the last eight seasons. Shane Stewart is the most recent driver to complete the feat last season.

2 - The number of first time winners so far in 2016. Bill Balog claimed his first ever series win at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25 while Logan Schuchart added one to the record books at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9.

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the Brad Doty Classic, visit http://woosprint.com/brad-doty-classic. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the Kings Royal, visit http://woosprint.com/the-kings-royal.

ABOUT THE TRACK
ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
is a high-banked, third-mile oval. The track record of 11.306 seconds was established by Butch Schroeder on Sept. 7, 1998.

Previous A-Feature winners:

2015 - Dale Blaney on May 29
2014 - Dale Blaney on May 30
2011 - Donny Schatz on May 20
2009 - Dale Blaney on May 29
2008 - Donny Schatz on May 30
2007 - Joey Saldana on April 20
2005 - Stevie Smith on July 13
1994 - Sammy Swindell on May 21
1993 - Joe Garte on May 21
1992 - Joey Allen on Aug. 7
1991 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 9
1990 - Steve Kinser on May 18

ELDORA SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 12.707 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:

2015 - Donny Schatz on May 8, Donny Schatz on May 9, Shane Stewart on July 17, Shane Stewart on July 18, Greg Wilson on Sept. 25
2014 - Shane Stewart on May 2, David Gravel on May 3, Sammy Swindell on July 11, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19
2013 - Kerry Madsen on May 3, Daryn Pittman on May 4, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Brad Sweet on July 13
2012 - Chad Kemenah on May 4, Sammy Swindell on May 5, Joey Saldana on July 13, Sammy Swindell on July 14
2011 - Joey Saldana on May 8, Tim Shaffer on July 15, Tyler Walker on July 16, Joey Saldana on Sept. 23
2010 - Joey Saldana on May 8, Paul McMahan on May 9, Joey Saldana on July 16, Steve Kinser on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 24
2009 - Donny Schatz on May 9, Terry McCarl on July 17, Donny Schatz on July 18, Jason Sides on Sept. 25
2008 - Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman on July 13, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19
2007 - Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 21
2006 - Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana on July 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4
2005 - Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5
2004 - Steve Kinser on April 10, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Dale Blaney on July 16, Jason Sides on July 17, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6
2003 - Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8
2002 - Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana on July 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
2001 - Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
2000 - Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4
1999 - Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6
1998 - Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7
1997 - Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8
1996 - Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera on July 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9
1995 - Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11
1994 - Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12
1993 - Dave Blaney on April 18, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13
1992 - Sammy Swindell on April 12
1991 - Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8
1990 - Steve Kinser on April 22, Steve Kinser on June 9
1989 - Jeff Swindell on April 23, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5
1988 - Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27
1987 - Steve Kinser on April 12, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8
1986 - Bobby Allen on Aug. 9
1985 - Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10
1984 - Ron Shuman on April 8
1983 - Brad Doty on May 22
1982 - Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17
1981 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18
1980 - Sammy Swindell on April 13, Steve Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on July 5, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19
1979 - Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21
1978 - Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29

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 - 13 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of all three days of the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on DIRTVision.com. Listen live for free to both the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park and the Kings Royal on the DIRTVision.com Radio Network.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls east to Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 19.

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

6546

0

13

32

44

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6428

-118

7

27

39

8

3

9

Daryn Pittman

6382

-164

5

26

36

4

4

2

Shane Stewart

6378

-168

5

25

41

2

5

5

David Gravel

6376

-170

3

27

38

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6306

-240

4

21

36

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5920

-626

1

10

25

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5818

-728

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5768

-778

1

5

19

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5686

-860

0

1

13

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5354

-1192

1

3

8

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4972

-1574

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4184

-2362

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-3746

1

1

4

0

15

13

Clyde Knipp

2768

-3778

0

0

0

0

16

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-4011

0

2

5

1

17

82

Dusty Zomer

2026

-4520

0

1

5

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-4628

0

1

6

0

19

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-4698

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1828

-4718

0

1

2

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 47 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 13
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, York, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 223
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 221
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 212
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 150
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 95
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
14. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
17. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
18. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
19. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 6
21. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
22. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
23. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - 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
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
4. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
12. - 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
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

Time Trial leaders (21 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 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. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- MATT JUHL, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (31 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 22
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 19
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 19
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
9. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 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
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 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 (38 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 24
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 18
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 16
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 12
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
12. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
14. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
21. - 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
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (31 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
3. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
8. - 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
- DAVEY HESKIN, Saint Michael, Minn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY 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
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 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 (47 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 14
4 - 12
6 - 17
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $219,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $163,400
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $160,325
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $157,600
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $145,650
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $136,800
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $82,450
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $77,050
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $73,700
10. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $58,575
11. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $55,075
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $36,350
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $10,050

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)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)

 

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Scores Lucky No. 13 at FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake

Scores his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. - July 9, 2016 - Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet battled throughout much of Saturday night's FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake feature at Cedar Lake Speedway, as they traded the lead back and forth through lapped traffic and cautions, but it was Schatz who held tough to score his 13th World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"I've got to thank these guys," Schatz said. "They're incredible in what they do."

Schatz, who closed out the previous night at Cedar Lake with a close second place run, jumped out to an early lead in Saturday night's main event with Sweet hot on his trail. Through the first five laps, Sweet looked for a way around but Schatz held tough.

The first caution of the night came out on lap 13 and on the restart, Schatz and Sweet resumed their battle as David Gravel began challenging Willie Croft for third. Gravel eventually took over the third spot with a pass on the high side off of turn two.

Meanwhile, Sweet was throwing sliders on Schatz through turns one and two. On lap 13, he made it stick but Schatz battled back by. The next lap, Sweet did it again, but this time, held the position.

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Through traffic though, Schatz again pulled even with the No. 49 Ollies Bargain Outlet car of Sweet, and led again briefly. Through the next six laps, Sweet held a precarious lead on Schatz, as the reigning and seven time series champion bided his time.

Sweet gave Schatz a chance as he slipped up coming off of turn four and Schatz, glued to the low line, got around him. The next time into turns one and two, Sweet again took an aggressive line that cost him momentum. This time, it was third running David Gravel who took his chance and battled forward for the second spot in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands car.

Through several late race cautions, Sweet hand his hands full with a number of drivers including his own Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate, Daryn Pittman. Pittman found his way by in the waning laps to take the final position on the podium.

Schatz crossed the line in first, his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake. Gravel closed out the night and the weekend double-heading in second with Pittman in third. Despite the success at the track, Schatz said Cedar Lake has always been challenging for him.

"We never really can seem to get a good feel here," Schatz said. "I don't know what it is… we just had to bide our time, we were awfully tight in the beginning. I guess when you know you can't do better, you just try to save your tires. Last night I just killed the tires. We had a way better racecar at the end and that's what counts."

For Gravel, the finish is his third podium run in the last five races. He currently sits fifth in the championship standings, just two points out of fourth and six points out of third.

"We qualified well tonight so we put ourselves in a lot better position," Gravel said. "I think I finished second here three times so Cedar Lake has been pretty good to me. Donny was really good - I think we needed lapped traffic.

"We'll take second tonight. We've had a lot of podium finishes. Hopefully we can get some wins here.

Pittman battled late and fought hard to take home his first podium finish in nearly two weeks.

"It's a good result, good finish for our Great Clips team," Pittman said. "We've just got to figure out what's going on the first 10 laps of the race. I feel like we've been the fastest car on the race track the last 10 laps of the last couple of races. Tonight we were really good - we just gave up too many spots early. The last 10 laps were a lot of fun, we got it going in the right direction and we'll keep working at it."

Sweet scored his eighth quick time award of the season after a lap of 11.581. Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Brad Doty Classic at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Brad-Doty-Classic.

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.

Cedar Lake Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet added another quick time award in 2016 - his eighth of the season… One night after finishing second, Schatz scored his 13th win of the season… The win tonight is Schatz's fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake. He won on night two last season… Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in ninth.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): David Gravel; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Willie Croft;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 13 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); 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.

 

 

 

 

Schuchart Holds off Schatz at Cedar Lake to Score First Career Win

Joins Bill Balog as the only other first time winner, so far, in 2016

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. - July 8, 2016 - It was not easy but Logan Schuchart did what he had to Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway to score his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory as he battled past Joey Saldana and held off Donny Schatz to win the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake.

Schuchart, who started the feature on the front row with Shane Stewart, jumped out to the lead early but succumbed to Joey Saldana's charge on a lap seven restart. Schuchart battled back as the two drivers worked their way through traffic and despite strong advances from Donny Schatz late, Schuchart held tough.

"I'm proud of our team. We've gotten close a couple of times and I can tell the disappointment when we come back," Schuchart said. "I told everybody, 'we're going to get one of these after a while.' You know how hard it is racing with the Outlaws and how difficult it is every night, but I believed we were going to get it done and sooner or later it was going to start clicking.

"I promised my little brother, two years ago, he said, 'how come you don't win anymore?' I said, 'well, what do you want me to do? The next time I win, I'm going to stand on the wing.' He said, 'alright.' So tonight, I had to fulfill that promise to my little brother. That felt great."

After three podium finishes so far this season, the win was a long time coming for Schuchart and his No. 1S Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments Shark Racing team, owned by his grandfather, sprint car legend Bobby Allen.

"Just our team, my grandpa, never quit attitude. The guy just keeps going, never quits. I owe everything to him. The rest of my team, Jake, Joe, Aiden, Jacob - we all work hard."

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM LOGAN SCHUCHART'S FIRST EVER WORLD OF OUTLAWS WIN

Rico Abreu helped kick off the night as he scored his first quick time award of the season. Stewart led the field to the green in the 35-lap feature - just his second pole position of 2016.

Schuchart jumped out to an early lead but as he caught traffic, Saldana closed the gap. A caution flag flew on lap seven and on the restart, Saldana jumped out to the lead. A battle heated up behind those two between Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Stewart for the third, fourth and fifth positions. Ultimately, Schatz held onto the third spot as Stewart held fourth.

As the leaders again caught traffic, Schuchart closed the gap on Saldana and found an opening. Schuchart dove into turn one as the field worked to complete lap 16, pulled side-by-side with Saldana and beat him onto the back straight. Saldana charged back, throwing the slider into turn three, but Schuchart maintained the top spot.

By lap 20, Schatz, then running third in his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J & J, was catching Saldana. Two laps later, Schatz found his way around Saldana and set his sights on the leader. Schuchart got caught up by lapped traffic three laps later and Schatz cut his second and a half lead to almost nothing.

The final caution flag of the night fell with eight laps remaining. On the restart, Schuchart powered forward and with a clear track ahead, he built an insurmountable lead on Schatz.

Schuchart was the 15th different winner of the season.

"Anytime you have Donny starting next to you to end the race, it's going to make you nervous," Schuchart said. "I was just trying to not let the butterflies get to me. I felt like I was running my race. I felt like not being in lap traffic would help me, so as long as I could get the lead and get in my line he was going to have a hard time passing me. Those guys were good, but tonight we were just a little bit better."

Schatz, who extended his lead in the championship standings to 109 points over Brad Sweet, scored his season leading 21st podium finish of 2016. Schatz congratulated Schuchart following the feature.

"Happy for Logan," Schatz said. "Logan's been knocking on the door looking for a win for a long time so good to see him get a win there.

"I felt like we had a good shot there on the yellow but I killed us. I don't know if I heated up the tires too much after that or what happened. (Schuchart) was able to move around in the middle of one and two and that's where I needed to be. We didn't run all that great but we felt that way last year and run second the first night and won the second night. So we'll take that tonight as long as we can reverse that tomorrow night."

For Saldana, the finish extends a solid run for the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car. Like Schatz, Saldana too had kudos for Schuchart and his Shark team.

"I want to congratulate Logan and the Shark team," Saldana said. "Winning your first one means so much. He'll win many more. It was nice to see them finally get something rewarding. You put a lot of work to run with the World of Outlaws and run these teams.

"Good effort by the whole Roth team. We missed it just a little bit. We built a new car and we were just off a little bit… hopefully we come back here tomorrow night and get a little bit better."

Paul McMahan was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 12th after he transferred out of the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wraps up its FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake double-header at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Cedar-Lake-Speedway.

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Cedar Lake Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Rico Abreu scored his first quick time award of the season at Cedar Lake after a qualifying lap of 11.247… Logan Schuchart became the second driver of the season to score his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. He joins Bill Balog on the list of new winners… Paul McMahan was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 12th… In addition to being the season's leading qualifier, Joey Saldana is also the season's leading Heat race winner. After tonight he now has 24 Heat races win on the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jason Sides; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Willie Croft; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Rico Abreu; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul Nienhiser; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Shane Stewart Ready to Roll Into the �Month of Money�

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake double-header beginning Friday, July 8

CONCORD, N.C. - July 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series kicks off the 'Month of Money' on Friday at Cedar Lake Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake. One driver who comes into the grueling month-long stretch of the biggest races of the season with experience and success is Shane Stewart.

Last season, Stewart, en route to a second place points finish and in his first full series season in a decade, cruised through the 'Month of Money' scoring some of the highest profile wins of the season. He swept both nights at Eldora Speedway and claimed his first Kings Royal win and then went on score the Ironman 55 title. Stewart also stood in victory lane on one of the preliminary nights at the Knoxville Nationals and finished fourth on Knoxville Saturday.

The stretch that includes the Brad Doty Classic, Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Kings Royal, Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, Ironman 55 and Knoxville Nationals, among others, requires a level of mental toughness to achieve night after night. Stewart said another factor is who is there supporting you.

"You've got to have good people surrounding you and last year we proved that," Stewart said. "We did get some big wins last year - some wins that some really great drivers never get to achieve. Obviously, winning at the Kings Royal was really special, running well at Nationals is always special and winning the Ironman was really cool too. We're hoping to be able to back that up."

Staying motivated as a driver is one thing, but keeping the crew motivated is another, Stewart said.

"It's tough because they put in so many hours - more hours than many people can imagine," Stewart said. "To keep the cars maintained, you've got to work hard at it, especially at this level. But when you race this many races, this grueling schedule, it's harder on them than it is on the driver. The thing I can do the most is be a cheerleader and amp them up as much as I can and try to keep them motivated.

One big thing that helps, he said was winning and running well, something that he and his longtime crew members, Scotty Martin, Heath Moyle and Andrew Seamans, have been doing this season. Stewart has five wins on the season, most recently at Brown County Speedway, and sits third in the championship standings.

Through a season that has seen the level of parity among competitors as close as it has ever been, Stewart said it's going to be hard for his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team to back up what they did last season.

"Obviously, we know that we can do it now," Stewart said. "When you win big races, and you get the confidence built up that you can do it, that helps. These aren't easy races to win."

"I'm looking forward to the 'Month of Money.' As a sprint car guy, who makes his living this way, this is a special month. We're hoping we can pull off some big wins."

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake at Cedar Lake Speedway, visit WoOSprint.com/Cedar-Lake-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACK
CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 10.775 seconds was established by Terry McCarl on Sept. 11, 2004

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on July 11, Joey Saldana on July 12
2014 - Donny Schatz on June 29
2013 - Sammy Swindell on June 30
2012 - Tim Kaeding on July 6
2011 - Jason Meyers on July 8
2010 - Craig Dollansky on July 11
2009 - Donny Schatz on July 12
2008 - Donny Schatz on June 28
2007 - Paul McMahan on July 1
2005 - Brooke Tatnell on July 4
2004 - Craig Dollansky on July 12
2003 - Steve Kinser on July 7
2002 - Sammy Swindell on July 8
2001 - Mark Kinser on July 9
2000 - Mark Kinser on July 10
1999 - Danny Lasoski on July 12
1998 - Stevie Smith on July 13
1997 - Mark Kinser on July 14
1996 - Mark Kinser on July 9
1995 - Sammy Swindell on July 10
1994 - Sammy Swindell on July 11
1993 - Dave Blaney on May 9, Dave Blaney on July 12
1992 - Sammy Swindell on July 13
1991 - Dave Blaney on July 8
1990 - Sammy Swindell on July 9
1989 - Jac Haudenschild on May 1, Bobby Davis, Jr., on July 10
1988 - Steve Kinser on July 11
1987 - Sammy Swindell on July 13
1986 - Steve Kinser on July 14
1985 - Bobby Davis, Jr. on July 15
1984 - Steve Kinser on July 17
1983 - Steve Kinser on July 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 - 12 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 on DIRTVision.com. As always, listen live for free on the DIRTVision Radio Network.

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 begins its run through the 'Month of Money' with the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12.

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

6250

0

12

30

42

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6155

-95

7

26

37

7

3

2

Shane Stewart

6106

-144

5

24

39

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

6102

-148

5

25

34

4

5

5

David Gravel

6096

-154

3

26

36

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6028

-222

4

20

34

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5688

-562

1

9

24

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5600

-650

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5480

-770

0

4

17

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5434

-816

0

1

13

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5108

-1142

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4752

-1498

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

3944

-2306

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-3450

1

1

4

0

15

13

Clyde Knipp

2572

-3678

0

0

0

0

16

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-3715

0

2

5

1

17

82

Dusty Zomer

2026

-4224

0

1

5

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-4332

0

1

6

0

19

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-4402

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1610

-4640

0

1

2

0

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 45 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 12
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- 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 (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 223
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 212
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 185
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 142
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 71
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
14. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
17. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
18. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
19. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 6
21. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
22. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
23. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 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 (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
11. - 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
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 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. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 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
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- MATT JUHL, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (31 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 20
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 18
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
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
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 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 (38 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 23
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 11
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 2
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
21. - 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
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (30 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
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
8. - 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
- TERRY 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
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 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 (45 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 14
4 - 12
6 - 15
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $203,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $159,300
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $156,025
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $152,300
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $138,350
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $132,100
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $79,150
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $72,250
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $66,650
10. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $56,125
11. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $52,325
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $34,950
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $9,050

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)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)

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.

 

 

FVP Sponsors the Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway

�The Greatest Show on Dirt� invades Cedar Lake Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9

CONCORD, N.C. - July 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and the FVP brand, announced that the company will continue as the title sponsor of the series event at Cedar Lake Speedway. Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake, one of the newest weekend destination events on the series schedule, brings the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' to Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.

"We continue to be excited to showcase FVP to great World of Outlaws fans at these premier events throughout the United States," said FVP Marketing Manager Amber Misunas. "The FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake has quickly grown into one of the great weekend, destination events for the Outlaws and we are thrilled to be part of it."

World of Outlaws Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler said FVP and the Outlaws are a natural fit.

"FVP is a great supporter of motorsports and sprint car racing specifically," Geisler said. "And the opportunity to help connect FVP with our dedicated and passionate fans just makes sense. Cedar Lake is an event we all circle on the calendar every year and we are glad FVP has chosen to be part of it."

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets tn the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, visit WoOSprint.com/Cedar-Lake-Speedway.

 

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Makes It an Even Dozen with Badlands Win

Saldana and Gravel finish second and third both nights

BRANDON, S.D. - July 3, 2016 - Donny Schatz made it an even dozen wins on Sunday night as he battled forward from a fifth place starting position and powered past Joey Saldana at Badlands Motor Speedway to score his 12th World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Schatz, who last stood in victory lane with his No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team earlier this week at Rockford Speedway, won at Badlands with the Outlaws in 2015.

"I feel awesome," Schatz said. "It feels great to drive Tony Stewart's racecar. These guys are incredible at what they do."

The previous night's winner, Brad Sweet, kicked off the second night of the double-header at Badlands by taking the quick time award in qualifying with a lap of 10.924.

Saldana was the beneficiary in the Dash inversion draw and after winning the eight lap Dash race, started on the feature pole in his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car with Dusty Zomer on his outside.

Through the early laps of the feature, Zomer and Rico Abreu traded the second position through several laps as Saldana put distance on the field. Eventually, Abreu threw a slider on Zomer on lap five and took over the second spot as the drivers exited on to the front straight.

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As Saldana began working his way through traffic, Abreu closed on the leader. Behind him, Schatz was making moves, passing Zomer for third on lap 16.

Past the halfway point, Saldana continued to work his way through traffic as Abreu and Schatz closed the distance. Abreu, who crashed the previous night while leading the feature, made his move on lap 24 with the slider through turns three and four. Abreu got side-by-side with Saldana but bounced off the wall and allowed Saldana to retake the spot. The next lap, Abreu had Saldana again, side-by-side on the front straight, but he jumped the cushion through turns one and two, giving Schatz an opening to take the second position.

With Schatz in second, it was less than a lap before he found his way around Saldana for the lead.

Through the remaining laps and one caution, Saldana tried to run down Schatz as David Gravel pulled into third with his No. 5 Big Game Treestands/CJB Motorsports car but Schatz pulled away to claim the win. Saldana and Gravel repeated their previous night's finish of second and third.

"We just haven't had the feel we've been looking for," Schatz said. "Every night we get closer to it. The racecar was really good on the bottom, middle and top, and that's why we were able to get through traffic the way we did. Hats off to this Tony Stewart, Bad Boy Off Road, Chevrolet Performance team. I'm just the lucky guy that gets to drive it."

Schatz extended his lead in the championship standings to 95 points over Sweet.

Saldana was disappointed in his finish following the feature, in which he led the first 26 laps, but admitted the weekend was a success for his team.

"It was a good solid weekend for us - two seconds," Saldana said. "We were close. I just kept running the top which killed my tires. We'll come back next week and hopefully do a better job."

Gravel, who claimed his 15th consecutive top-10 finish, said the final caution killed his momentum.

"We had a really, really good car there late in the race," Gravel said. "I just wish we didn't have a caution. It seemed like, this weekend, every time we had a caution, the tires aren't the same after that. We'll try to figure that part out. We were really, really good in that long green flag run. I thought we had something for those guys but we're happy with another podium."

Jason Sides, who battled Rico Abreu late for the fourth place position, scored the KSE Racing Hard Charger award after climbing five positions in the feature to finish in fifth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicks off the 'Month of Money' this week as it heads to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Cedar-Lake-Speedway.

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Badlands Motor Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 12th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season Sunday night - the most of any driver this season… David Gravel has fifteen straight top-ten finishes with the World of Outlaws… Gravel and Joey Saldana scored the same finishes both nights at Badlands Motor Speedway. A second for Saldana and third for Gravel… Jason Sides was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing five positions to finish in fifth… One night after a crash sent him to the hospital, Jason Johnson rebounded to take the quick time in the second qualifying flight.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Cory Mack; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Mark Dobmeier; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Dusty Zomer; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Aaron Reutzel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Sweet Has a Good Night at Badlands Motor Speedway

Chips away at Donny Schatz�s points lead

BRANDON, S.D. - July 2, 2016 - Brad Sweet led early and led often at Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday night as he found luck and persevered to score his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Sweet, who took the checkered flag at the track for the first time in his career, lost the lead to Rico Abreu on lap 10. When Abreu got too low on the track and caught a tire barrier sending him flipping on to the front straight, Sweet regained the lead. Through a couple of close calls, it was smooth sailing to the end.

Sweet's win is his first since May 13 at Plymouth Speedway.

"It feels good. This team needed that win - we've been in a bit of a slump," Sweet said. "We just haven't been able to compete for wins over the last 10 or 15 races. We started out the season really strong and then kind of fell off there. So it's nice to get back to victory lane and give these guys some confidence."

Matt Juhl kicked off the night by scoring his first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series quick time award. It was the second series event in a row where the quick time award was presented to a driver who had never received it before.

Sweet led early in the feature as the battle behind him turned intense. Joey Saldana battled to fifth by lap three while Kerry Madsen moved in to second. A charging Abreu though was the man to watch as he picked off multiple positions and set his sights on Sweet. As Sweet worked his way through lapped traffic with eight laps complete, Abreu caught Sweet and then passed him as the two worked their way off of turn three.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM NIGHT ONE AT BADLANDS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Abreu's lead was short-lived though as he dove low off of turn four he caught a tire barrier which sent him flipping. Abreu was OK but his night was over.

When the field returned to green, Sweet retook the lead as the jockeying for the second and third place positions got underway. Saldana got around Kerry Madsen for third and then Jason Johnson began his assault on the top spots.

Johnson took over third on lap 16 and then took over second on lap 30. As the field bunched up in traffic, Johnson looked to have a shot at Sweet in the lead but a tire gave way, sending Johnson into the turn one wall. Johnson was alert following the crash but was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.

When the field returned to green, Sweet built up a strong lead over Saldana and David Gravel.

"The Ollie's Bargain Outlet car was phenomenal all night long," Sweet said. "In the A main we could really get moving around the top. We could move around too. I was just waiting to see if someone was going to show me a nose.

"40 laps around here is a long race. It's a California kind of race. It's short and you've got to attack the corners. I'm really proud of my guys."

With his win, Sweet chipped away at Donny Schatz' championship points lead, bringing the lead to 72.

Saldana, who had an issue late, ran near the front most the night in his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car and closed out the night in second.

"Definitely very lucky tonight. About five or six to go my belts came undone," Saldana said. "So I'm just trying to finish the race and then Jason crashes in front of me. So that's not what you want to see - hopefully he's OK. Luckily we finished the night on the front straightaway. We'll take it and come back tomorrow."

Gravel, who closed out the night in third had his sights set on Sunday at Badlands and improving on the team's podium finish.

"We didn't get in the Dash like we wanted to so to finish on the podium is great," Gravel said. We had a really good car there in the middle of the race. We faded a little bit late but Brad and Joey had really good cars. We probably had a third or fourth place car but with Jason blowing a tire that put us third. We're really happy with third."

Donny Schatz was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in seventh.

he World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wraps up its double header at Badlands Motor Speedway tomorrow, Sunday, July 3. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Badlands-Motor-Speedway.

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Badlands Motor Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Matt Juhl picked up his first ever World of Outlaws victory tonight after a qualifying quick time of 10.820… Ian Madsen was the night's highest finishing non-Outlaw driver. He finished the night in eighth… Brad Sweet chipped away at Donny Schatz's points lead, bringing the separation to just 72 points… Tonight's win was the seventh of the season for Sweet and his first ever at Badlands Motor Speedway… Tonight's feature was the 40th World of Outlaws feature completed at the track.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Logan Schuchart; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Rico Abreu; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Austin McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29); Brad Sweet - 7 (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, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); 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).

 

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Holds Tough at Rockford Speedway

Holds off David Gravel on the final lap to win 11th of the season

ROCKFORD, Ill. - June 29, 2016 - As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature field rounded the final lap of the inaugural Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway on Wednesday night, Donny Schatz looked poised to win. But David Gravel was charging and as Schatz rounded the final turns, maneuvering through traffic, Gravel dove low as Schatz hugged the cushion. Side-by-side off the corner, Schatz edged Gravel to score his 11th win of the season.

The history-making victory as the sprint cars kicked off the Outlaw Clay Classic on the normally-paved quarter-mile oval was the 215th victory of Schatz's career.

"Catching someone on that is one thing - getting by them is completely different," Schatz said of Gravel catching him in the final laps. "I don't know if I had a tire going down… but I started getting tight and rolled up and just couldn't turn the corner… we at least got the win."

Parker Price-Miller kicked off the special event by taking the qualifying quick time with a lap of 11.806 seconds. It was the first World of Outlaws quick time for Price-Miller and set the dirt record at the 69-year-old Rockford Speedway which was covered in eight inches of Illinois river clay - the first time the track has ever had dirt on it.

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Challenging track conditions set up an especially tough 30-lap inaugural feature for the Outlaws. Schatz led the field to the green with Daryn Pittman, Gravel and Ian Madsen behind.

Schatz opened up a strong lead through the first 10 laps, catching the tail end of the field by lap three.

NASCAR stand-out and two-time series winner Christopher Bell brought out the first caution of the night. While battling Shane Stewart he got caught in the cushion and ended up on his side.

As the field returned to green Schatz again extended his lead as Madsen tried to get around Gravel for third. One more caution flag flew on lap 16 which bunched the field back up. Madsen and Gravel recommenced their battle but Gravel pulled away.

Taking an aggressive line through a rough turns one and two, Gravel began challenging Pittman in second. Back and forth they battled until Pittman was knocked off kilter through turns one and two. Pittman faded following as Shane Stewart battled past Brad Sweet for third.

With second in his grip Gravel looked to Schatz in the lead. On the second-to-last lap, Schatz got caught up in traffic and Gravel closed the gap. He challenged hard on the closing lap, but Schatz hung on to win.

"It's typically not the type of race track that we're good on but these guys go to work and try to make me as comfortable as they can. I was in the air, sideways, doing wheelies. Some laps I didn't know if I was going to come out the other end. It was a crapshoot."

Schatz rolls out of Rockford with an 86-point lead over Sweet in the championship standings.

For Gravel, the finish continues a strong run through the last month and momentum as the series prepares to kick off the 'Month of Money.'

"I had a shot," Gravel said of his last lap battle with Schatz. "When you enter the corner high and chop down low, you get a really good run down the straightaway and I just tried to poke my nose. Just happy to finish second."

Shane Stewart, who has five wins on the season, notched his 14th podium finish with a strong run from an eighth-place starting position. After Pittman and Madsen struggled late, Stewart took advantage.

"On nights like this you've got to be patient and hopefully some of the guys mess up in front of you and you can take advantage of that and we were able to do that. A podium finish is a great night for us starting eighth. We'll carry this into the weekend and hopefully we can pick up another win."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls south for the Fourth of July weekend to Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Badlands-Motor-Speedway.

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Rockford Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz picked up his 11th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and 215th career win tonight at Rockford Speedway… Jason Johnson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in sixth… Schatz extended his points lead over Brad Sweet to 86… Parker Price-Miller scored his first ever World of Outlaws quick time with a lap of 11.806 seconds. In the track's first ever dirt event, Price-Miller becomes the dirt record holder at the track.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (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, Rockford Speedway on June 29); 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.

 

 

Lakeside Speedway Added to 2016 World of Outlaws Schedule

Lakeside joins rescheduled Salina Highbanks weekend in October

CONCORD, N.C. - June 29, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series has added Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas to help close out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 21.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River is a special addition to the 2016 season as it joins the previously rescheduled event at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway the following day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Those two events are the last ones on the schedule before the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals, Oct. 27 to 29.

Lakeside is a longtime staple on the World of Outlaws schedule with 17 appearances dating back to 1980. This season's event will be the seventh straight for the track on the series schedule.

"The World of Outlaws looks forward returning to Lakeside Speedway this season," said World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "With a long history at the track, this is a great way to help close out the 2016 season."

Last season, Donny Schatz powered his way through the field to score his 18th win in a record-setting season that saw him score his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship.

Tickets for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, or by calling 815-344-2023.

Starting Sept. 15, fans will receive a $5 OFF special when purchasing a general admission ticket at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores.

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At a Glance: Outlaws Roll Into a Blockbuster Week

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series makes history this week as the series takes on Rockford Speedway for the Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday and then heads to Badlands Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. - June 28, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series kicks off a blockbuster week of racing with the Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, July 29 and then rolls into Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 for a Fourth of July weekend spectacular.

The 'Dirt Takeover' at the 69-year-old, paved Rockford Speedway will be a historic first for the series and the track. Eight inches of Illinois river clay has been spread on the high banks at Rockford in preparation for the Outlaws weekend. The two day show pairs the sprint cars with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series.

"I always like going to new places, and new places for everybody because the veterans have been coming to tracks for years. Because it's a new track for everybody it's an even playing field," said CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel. "Whoever can adapt and put together the best package unloading typically has the advantage. It's always a fun challenge."

From Rockford, the series rolls east to Brandon, S.D. and one of the stalwarts on the World of Outlaws schedule, Badlands Motor Speedway. The premier facility welcomes the Outlaws for a double-header to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

In addition to welcoming the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' to the 3/8 mile track for two days, Badlands will wow fans with a fireworks spectacular at the end of each night and a special fan fest on tap at Badlands Pawn Gold & Jewelry, 1600 Russell St. in Sioux Falls, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. A hauler parade will follow the fan fest, bringing the teams to the track to kick off the weekend.

For more information on the World of Outlaws at Badlands Motor Speedway and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit BadlandsMotorSpeedway.com. For more information on the Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Outlaw-Clay-Classic.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY
is a normally paved, high-banked, 1/4 mile oval covered in Illinois river clay.

Previous A-Feature winners:
No previous A-feature winners

BADLANDS MOTOR SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8 mile oval. The track record is 10.317 seconds was established by Terry McCarl on May 10, 2009.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 14
2014 - Mark Dobmeier on July 2
2013 - Tim Kaeding on July 3
2012 - Mark Dobmeier on July 3
2011 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 20
2010 - Sammy Swindell on July 1
2008 - Craig Dollansky on June 13, Craig Dollansky on July 3
2007 - Donny Schatz on July 3
2006 - Brooke Tatnell on May 7, Terry McCarl on July 3
2005 - Brian Paulus on June 28
2004 - Sammy Swindell on July 6
2003 - Steve Kinser on June 18
2002 - Steve Kinser on July 2
2001 - Donny Schatz on April 29, Mark Kinser on July 3
2000 - Mark Kinser on May 7, Mark Kinser on July 3
1999 - Mark Kinser on May 3, Mark Kinser on July 6
1998 - Stevie Smith on July 7
1997 - Sammy Swindell on April 27, Mark Kinser on July 3
1996 - Mark Kinser on July 3
1995 - Dave Blaney on June 28
1994 - Mark Kinser on June 29
1993 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 23
1992 - Steve Kinser on July 8, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 22
1991 - Mark Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 24
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on July 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 25
1989 - Doug Wolfgang on July 5, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 26
1984 - Steve Kinser on July 11
1983 - Sammy Swindell on April 30, Steve Kinser on July 6

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); 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).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of the Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway on Wednesday, June 29 and the Outlaws double-header at Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 on DIRTVision.com. As always, listen live for free on the DIRTVision Radio Network.

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 kicks off the 'Month of Money' at Cedar Lake Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.

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

5814

0

10

28

39

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

5736

-78

6

24

35

6

3

9

Daryn Pittman

5708

-106

5

25

32

4

4

2

Shane Stewart

5706

-108

5

22

37

2

5

5

David Gravel

5662

-152

3

23

33

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

5596

-218

4

17

31

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5318

-496

1

9

23

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5196

-618

1

3

17

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5124

-690

0

4

16

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5038

-776

0

0

11

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

4798

-1016

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4426

-1388

0

1

5

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

3700

-2114

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2594

-3220

1

1

4

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-3279

0

2

5

1

16

13

Clyde Knipp

2270

-3544

0

0

0

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-3896

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-3966

0

1

4

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

1792

-4022

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1610

-4204

0

1

2

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 42 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
 

Winners (14 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
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- 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 (23 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 223
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 186
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. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
14. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
17. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
18. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
19. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
20. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
21. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
23. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - 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. - 8
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
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
11. - 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
- 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 (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. - 7
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- 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
11. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 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 (31 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 18
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 16
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 13
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 11
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
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
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 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 (36 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 22
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 9
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 9
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
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 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 (29 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
- TERRY 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 (42 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 14
4 - 11
6 - 13
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $181,400
2. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $149,375
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $146,900
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $145,300
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $126,850
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $119,600
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $75,150
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $66,350
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $63,000
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $50,575
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $50,475
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $32,250
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $8,475

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)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM JACKSON MOTORPLEX

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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)."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Granite-City-Speedway.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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.

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."

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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!

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: 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.

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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!

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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.

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'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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