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FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 5, 2015 - Terry McCarl scored a dominant victory at Thursday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Second place finisher Joey Saldana tried to close on McCarl in the closing laps of the feature but was held up by lapped traffic. Danny Lasoski battled forward to finish in third.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$5,000]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6] [$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [14] [$2,700]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [2] [$2,000]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$1,800]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,600]; 10. 83-David Gravel [10] [$1,450]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23] [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$1,100]; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13] [$1,000]; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu [8] [$950]; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart [15] [$900]; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer [20] [$850]; 18. 33V-Henry VanDam [24] [$750]; 19. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$725]; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17] [$700]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$700]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [21] [$700]; 23. 26-Tayler Malsam [16] [$700]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Terry McCarl 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.358; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.419; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.434; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.488; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.516; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.536; 7. 83-David Gravel, 14.551; 8. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.620; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.639; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.644; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.708; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.746; 13. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.792; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.809; 15. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.815; 16. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.854; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.882; 18. 21-Brian Brown, 14.901; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.902; 20. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.942; 21. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.973; 22. 55-Trey Starks, 15.004; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.050; 24. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 15.057; 25. 33V-Henry VanDam, 15.089; 26. 21X-Carson Macedo, 15.201; 27. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 15.231; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.289; 29. 5V-Colby Copeland, 15.441; 30. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.537; 31. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 15.563; 32. 2LX-Logan Forler, 15.601; 33. 31C-Justyn Cox, 22.441

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24R-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam [7]; 8. 5V-Colby Copeland [8]; 9. 31C-Justyn Cox [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 83-David Gravel [3]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 7H-Jojo Helberg [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 26-Tayler Malsam [1]; 5. 82-Dusty Zomer [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [8]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [-]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1] [-]; 3. 55-Trey Starks [2] [-]; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam [5] [-]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7] [$300]; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo [6] [$250]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [10] [$225]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [4] [$200]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$200]; 10. 2LX-Logan Forler [12] [$200]; 11. 31C-Justyn Cox [13] [$200]; 12. 7H-Jojo Helberg [11] [$200]; 13. 5V-Colby Copeland [9] [$200]

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Leads Larson Marks to First Win of 2015 at FVP Outlaw Showdown

Stewart�s win makes him the fourth different winner in four races so far this season

 

 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 4, 2015 - Shane Stewart became the fourth different driver in four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races to park his car in victory lane following his win at Wednesday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Stewart battled Brian Brown throughout the feature. As the laps wound down and the two cars worked through several cautions and lapped traffic, Brown gave Stewart and his Go-Pro/Eneos team a run for its money.

"It's so hard to dictate your speeds sometimes when you get to the lapped cars," Stewart said. "I thought the one caution when I was in heavy lapped traffic - I didn't think that helped me, I thought it was going to hurt me."

"On the last restart I thought I might want to restart up top but my car was pretty good on the bottom. Brian's a tough competitor and he's proven that he can win these races too… Very happy to get our first win this early in the season and hopefully we keep this momentum for the season."

The win gives Larson Marks Racing its first win of 2015 and first win as a full-time touring team with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Team co-owner Kyle Larson credited Stewart and crew members Steve Suchy, Scotty Martin and Andrew Seamans for putting in long hours over the winter to get the team in position to win races this early in the season.

"They're still piecing stuff together because the chassis got stuck in customs," Larson said. The team gets its chassis from Australia-based Cool Chassis.

"We didn't run for points last year but I thought consistently Shane was second best to Schatz the last half of the Outlaw season," Larson said. "Hopefully that momentum will carry over to start the season - it already has. Just thankful these guys got a big win tonight."

Brown, who won his last World of Outlaws series appearance at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, said he had opportunities in the closing laps to make a run at Stewart, but every time Brown tried to chop Stewart, Stewart went across his line.

With Brown's sponsor FVP serving as the title sponsor of the event, he said he hoped to run one spot better but was not upset with a podium finish.

"We left Missouri and if you told us we could run top-three with the Outlaws on the first night we would have took it," Brown said. "Just don't know what I could have did different just maybe got a little bit better of a start or maybe protected my line there in the beginning."

Joey Saldana battled Terry McCarl early on eventually getting around him on lap 13. Saldana then held off challenges from Paul McMahan and Daryn Pittman to take the third spot. If not for the late caution, Saldana said he thought he could have made a run at the lead in his Motter Equipment car.

"The bottom of three and four was coming in and I don't think the 2 and 21 realized it was there," he said. "They didn't need to - they had a pretty good race going on. And then lapped traffic was pretty good. You win them and you lose them that way."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Thursday night for the second and final night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN NOTES: Dominic Scelzi was the night's KSE Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in ninth… This was the first World of Outlaws win of the season for Larson Marks Racing… Tonight's win was the sixth of Shane Stewart's career… Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, David Gravel and Terry McCarl all won their heat races Wednesday night7

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 4, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$3,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,700]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 7. 83-David Gravel [6] [$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [20] [$1,600]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$1,450]; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo [17] [$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,200]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl [3] [$1,100]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [14] [$1,000]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$950]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [19] [$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [21] [$750]; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer [23] [$725]; 20. 31C-Justyn Cox [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22] [$700]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$700]; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$700]; 24. 2L-Danny Lasoski [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.789; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.981; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.987; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.001; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.078; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.093; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.110; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.167; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 14.174; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.205; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.223; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.223; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.229; 15. 83-David Gravel, 14.232; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.235; 17. 21X-Carson Macedo, 14.275; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.305; 19. 55-Trey Starks, 14.355; 20. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.358; 21. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.365; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.397; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.408; 24. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.452; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.482; 26. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.531; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.649; 28. 2LX-Logan Forler, 14.693; 29. 5V-Colby Copeland, 14.841; 30. 33V-Henry VanDam, 14.843; 31. 31C-Justyn Cox, 14.855; 32. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 15.029; 33. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.075

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 9. 5V-Colby Copeland [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [6]; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [8]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [7]; 8. 7H-Jojo Helberg [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 83-David Gravel [8]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21X-Carson Macedo [1] [-]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [2] [-]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [3] [-]; 4. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] [-]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam [11] [$300]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [13] [$250]; 7. 5V-Colby Copeland [10] [$225]; 8. 26-Tayler Malsam [4] [$200]; 9. 7H-Jojo Helberg [12] [$200]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$200]; 11. 2LX-Logan Forler [9] [$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$200]; 13. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

9

Daryn Pittman

566

0

1

3

4

0

2

49

Brad Sweet

564

-2

1

3

4

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

564

-2

1

2

4

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

560

-6

0

2

4

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

548

-18

1

1

3

0

6

51

Paul McMahan

541

-25

0

2

3

1

7

7s

Jason Sides

530

-36

0

1

2

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

523

-43

0

1

3

3

9

83

David Gravel

518

-48

0

0

2

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

504

-62

0

1

2

0

11

24

Terry McCarl

482

-84

0

0

1

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

482

-84

0

0

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

464

-102

0

0

0

0

14

11k

Kraig Kinser

460

-106

0

0

0

0

15

27

Greg Hodnett

414

-152

0

2

2

0

16

1A

Jacob Allen

396

-170

0

0

0

0

17

7

Craig Dollansky

390

-176

0

0

0

0

18

11

Steve Kinser

360

-206

0

1

1

0

19

14K

Dale Blaney

358

-208

0

0

1

0

20

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

350

-216

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 4, 2015 - Shane Stewart and Brian Brown waged a fierce battle throughout Wednesday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Stewart eventually coming out on top to score his first win of the 2015 season. Joey Saldana battled Terry McCarl and Paul McMahan to finish the night in second.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$3,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,700]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 7. 83-David Gravel [6] [$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [20] [$1,600]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$1,450]; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo [17] [$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,200]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl [3] [$1,100]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [14] [$1,000]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$950]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [19] [$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [21] [$750]; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer [23] [$725]; 20. 31C-Justyn Cox [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22] [$700]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$700]; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$700]; 24. 2L-Danny Lasoski [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.789; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.981; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.987; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.001; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.078; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.093; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.110; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.167; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 14.174; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.205; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.223; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.223; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.229; 15. 83-David Gravel, 14.232; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.235; 17. 21X-Carson Macedo, 14.275; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.305; 19. 55-Trey Starks, 14.355; 20. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.358; 21. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.365; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.397; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.408; 24. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.452; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.482; 26. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.531; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.649; 28. 2LX-Logan Forler, 14.693; 29. 5V-Colby Copeland, 14.841; 30. 33V-Henry VanDam, 14.843; 31. 31C-Justyn Cox, 14.855; 32. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 15.029; 33. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.075

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 9. 5V-Colby Copeland [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [6]; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [8]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [7]; 8. 7H-Jojo Helberg [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 83-David Gravel [8]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21X-Carson Macedo [1] [-]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [2] [-]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [3] [-]; 4. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] [-]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam [11] [$300]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [13] [$250]; 7. 5V-Colby Copeland [10] [$225]; 8. 26-Tayler Malsam [4] [$200]; 9. 7H-Jojo Helberg [12] [$200]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$200]; 11. 2LX-Logan Forler [9] [$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$200]; 13. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7] [$200]

 

 

 

Sweet Leads 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' into Tucson�s USA Raceway

Defending NAPA Wildcat Shootout, current World of Outlaws points leader, returns to Arizona with new sponsor Razor-Back Professional Tools onboard

TUCSON, Ariz. - March 3, 2015 - Coming off a win at DIRTcar Nationals in Florida two weeks ago, Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series into the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on Saturday night at Tucson's USA Raceway with the series points lead and a new sponsor.

Last March, Sweet put together a dominant performance in Tucson, holding off Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser to score his second win of the season.

"It's great to be able to return to a track that we have notes for and have had success at," said Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif. "USA Raceway has always been good to Kasey Kahne Racing. Both Daryn [Pittman] and I really enjoy the track. I feel confident as we head there this weekend."

Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb also announced this week the addition of a new primary sponsor for 2015. Razor-Back, a leading manufacturer of landscaping and construction jobsite tools, will serve as a primary sponsor of the No. 49 car for 37 races this season, beginning with this western swing.

"Brad is off to a fast start and, thanks to Razor-Back, he'll be able to run a full season and compete for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship," said KKR team owner Kasey Kahne. "Razor-Back's tough American-made tools fit well into the KKR family and we are looking forward to getting them to victory lane this season."

Sweet will carry a new Razor-Back/Sage Fruit/ASE paint scheme for the first time at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tickets for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on March 7 are available now by visiting www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Audio and pay-per-view video of the event will also be broadcast live on http://www.DIRTvision.com.

ABOUT THE TRACK USA RACEWAY is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.076 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013. For ticket information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=557&backurl=default.asp .

Previous A-Feature Winners 2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8 2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9 2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2 2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

 

 

 

At A Glance: Jason Johnson Heads West with the Outlaws

The Series takes on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - March 1, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7.

Among the three new drivers who have joined the series full-time this season is Eunice, La.-native Jason Johnson. Johnson comes to the series after scoring his fifth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national championship title in 2014.

During DIRTcar Nationals, Johnson said the decision to go racing with the World of Outlaws was a long time in the making.

"It's always been a goal of ours for sure," he said. "The right opportunity presented itself and I've had some opportunities but for some reason I sat back. Today's the right day... This is a dream come true. Back from working with Steve [Kinser] and Steve Kinser Racing in '99 to today is a lot of days in the working."

Coming into the season Johnson said his biggest challenge was going to be getting qualifying down - something he did not have to do regularly running full-time with the ASCS. He said those two laps set the stage for most nights and he wants his team to be in position to capitalize on good starts.

Looking at the coming months, Johnson said he'll view his season as a success if he can build consistent runs.

"To start out we set up some quarterly goals throughout the season," Johnson said. "And obviously it's stay out of trouble in the beginning and by mid-season we'd like to think that we'll be a top-10 contender. Hopefully by the end of the year, if we happen to put ourselves in the right situation, we could capitalize on a front row start. Winning these races is definitely tough and we know that going in and we're up for the challenge."

Driving for his own Jason Johnson Racing with sponsorship from Priority Aviation, Johnson is making his first full campaign with the series in 2015. He has 98 Outlaws starts throughout his career and one full points win at Texas Motor Speedway in 2003. Johnson also has a preliminary night win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2005.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
is a semi-banked, half-mile oval oval. The track record of 13.719 seconds was established by Danny Lasoski on March 4, 2004.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=146.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Paul McMahan on March 5, Donny Schatz on March 6
2013 - Donny Schatz on March 6, Tim Kaeding on March 7
2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 8
2011 - Joey Saldana on March 2, Steve Kinser on March 3
2010 - Jason Meyers on Feb. 26
2009 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 26
2006 - Donny Schatz on March 9, Sammy Swindell on March 10, Donny Schatz on Oct. 28
2005 - Donny Schatz on March 11, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 22
2004 - Steve Kinser on March 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2003 - Tim Shaffer on March 1, Danny Lasoski on Nov. 1
2002 - Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 9
2001 - Danny Lasoski on March 4, Andy Hillenburg on Nov. 3
2000 - Jac Haudenschild on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 1
1999 - Danny Lasoski on March 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
1998 - Mark Kinser on Feb. 28, Mark Kinser on Nov. 5
1997 - Jeff Swindell on Feb. 7, Jeff Swindell on Nov. 5
1996 - Mark Kinser on Nov. 6

USA RACEWAY is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.076 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=557&backurl=default.asp .

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s.com
Craig Dollansky - DollanskyRacing.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Watch and listen live to the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its swing through the West Coast at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on March 13 and 14.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

430

0

1

3

3

0

2

15

Donny Schatz

426

-4

1

2

3

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

424

-6

1

2

3

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

416

-14

0

1

3

0

5

27

Greg Hodnett

414

-16

0

2

2

0

6

29

Kerry Madsen

405

-25

0

1

3

3

7

7s

Jason Sides

404

-26

0

1

2

0

8

2L

Danny Lasoski

402

-28

0

1

2

0

9

51

Paul McMahan

400

-30

0

1

2

0

10

2

Shane Stewart

398

-32

0

0

2

0

11

83

David Gravel

382

-48

0

0

1

0

12

11

Steve Kinser

360

-70

0

1

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

360

-70

0

0

0

0

14

14K

Dale Blaney

358

-72

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

358

-72

0

0

1

0

16

41

Jason Johnson

352

-78

0

0

0

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

350

-80

0

0

1

0

18

4

Cody Darrah

342

-88

0

0

0

0

19

45

Tim Shaffer

342

-88

0

0

0

0

20

11k

Kraig Kinser

340

-90

0

0

0

0

21

10H

Chad Kemenah

329

-101

0

0

0

0

22

98H

Dave Blaney

318

-112

0

0

0

0

23

1A

Jacob Allen

311

-119

0

0

0

0

24

7

Craig Dollansky

305

-125

0

0

0

0

25

59

Danny Holtgraver

288

-142

0

0

0

0

2015 STAT ATTACK

There have been 3 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Features this season.
Winners (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1

- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Total Laps Led (6 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 27

- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 27

3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 21

4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 9

5. - GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 5

6. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1

Pole Positions (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1

Hard Charger Award (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (1 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader

Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3

Heat Race Winners (10 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2

2. - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (3 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

0 - 0

4 - 1

6 - 2

8 - 0

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $17,500

2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $15,200

3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $15,000

4. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $8,600

5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $7,300

6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $6,550

7. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $6,400

8. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $5,600

9. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $4,600

10.- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $3,100

11.- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $3,000

12.- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $2,150

13.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $2,050

14. - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - $1,850

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Races West on March 4-5 for FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas

�The Greatest Show on Dirt� plays major role in Sin City�s biggest annual week of racing

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 20, 2015 - The two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway returns Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5, as the kickoff to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series' annual western spring swing.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, has a longstanding relationship with the Outlaws, and has become a key part of bringing the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the fans in Las Vegas during the entertainment capital's biggest week of racing each year.

FVP is also the title sponsor for the two-day destination event at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on March 21 and 22.

Last year's Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas saw two nights of thrilling battles. Paul McMahan went toe-to-toe with 'The King' of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser, on night one and came out on top scoring his first win of the season. On night two, eventual 2014 series champion Donny Schatz was also forced to fend off Kinser as he took home his second win of the season.

Joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for two days of racing action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are the USAC West Coast Sprint Series, IMCA Modifieds and West Coast Late Models. The modifieds and late models take on the half-mile oval with the Outlaws on Wednesday. All three series are joined by the USAC sprints on Thursday.

Tickets for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4 and 5 are $40 for reserved seats and $39 for general admission. All two-day ticket packages will receive a free fan pit pass. Visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or call 1-877-395-8606 to order your tickets today.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Gator Raid: Kasey Kahne Racing Caps off Stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals

Pittman takes home the Big Gator as Sweet wins his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature of 2015

 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb capped off a stellar 2015 DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win, the team's third of sprint week, and the coveted 'Big Gator.'

Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, gave his team its final feature win of sprint week after battling Paul McMahan.

Sweet started the A-main in fifth and quickly began his ascension through the field. He drove his Ollie's Bargain Outlet car to third following the scrum on the first lap and got past Kerry Madsen by lap five to take over the second spot. One lap later he was battling McMahan for the lead.

As the two rounded turns three and four on lap 7, Sweet took the bottom line and passed McMahan for the lead. The move was short-lived though.

"I was a little mad at myself because I passed him and then I let him pass me back," Sweet said. "So I thought I gave it away because then I showed him the bottom and he was able to kind of get going."

McMahan retook the lead with his CJB Motorsports car and began working his way through lapped traffic.

Farther back, Sweet's KKR teammate Daryn Pittman was in pursuit of Madsen and the third position. Pittman caught the No. 29 car on lap 10 and began the battle for the spot. Pittman caught Madsen off of turn four and the two were side-by-side as they crossed the start/finish line. The battle continued into the first turn with Pittman taking over the third spot in his Great Clips car. After another lap of back-and-forth where Madsen attempted to use a lapped car as a pick, Pittman held him off and secured the position.

McMahan attempted to extend his lead through the middle third of the race but Sweet began bearing down on him. Using the bottom line in three and four, Sweet took over the lead from McMahan on lap 22.

"It got tight there toward the end and allowed Brad to get by," McMahan said.

Eight laps later, Sweet added another piece of hardware to KKR's collection from the week.

"It's just one little mistake - the grease kept coming back in three and four and then it would go away for a few laps and then come back," Sweet said. "So it was just searching down there to try to figure it out but my guys gave me a great car. We were knocking on the door all weekend so it's nice to end it on a high note. Really nice to come out and start the season this strong for KKR as a whole and especially our team."

Daryn Pittman, who came home third in the night's feature, was crowned the 2015 DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week champion. Pittman bested his nearest competitor Kerry Madsen by 14 points after five nights of racing that saw him take home two feature wins - the first in Thursday night's UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event and the second in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener on Friday night.

It was Pittman's second DCN championship win.

"That's a tough trophy to win and this is a tough track to come and start your season out on," Pittman said. "It was a great week all the way around. We just put ourselves in position every night to get a good finish."

Sweet echoed Pittman in assessing the positive impact of the week on the team's confidence and performance moving forward.

"We started strong last year and I understand how grueling the season is going to be," Sweet said. "I think we're more prepared than we've ever been and really looking forward to trying to battle Daryn and Donny and few of those other guys for the championship this year."

A disappointed McMahan, who closed out his DIRTcar Nationals run with a second place finish in the night's feature, said his team had finally gotten his car where it needed to be but the finish was not what he had hoped for.

"Definitely not where I want to be," McMahan said. "I wanted to be in victory lane tonight. Everybody here at CJB Motorsports busts their butt to give me a great racecar and I let them down tonight. It's a positive way to end the weekend the way we started all week and as bad as we were to come back and be up here in the top two is a good day."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on March 4 and 5 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas. The event begins a West Coast swing for the series that lasts through mid-April. Tickets for both nights at Las Vegas and events in Arizona and California are available by visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

 

DIRTcar NATIONALS NOTES: Kerry Madsen swept World of Outlaws DIRTcar Nationals qualifying, scoring his third quicktime in a row on Sunday night… Tonight's DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Championship was the second of Daryn Pittman's career… Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl and Brad Sweet all won their heat races tonight… Greg Hodnett was the night's KSE Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 11th.

DIRTcar NATIONALS SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 2400; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 2386; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 2376; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 2356; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 2346; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 2331; 7. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 2320; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 2317; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 2295; 10. 83-David Gravel, 2262

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 15, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$3,200]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$2,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,300]; 7. 1-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$2,200]; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski [9] [$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [8] [$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$2,000]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [22] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [10] [$1,200]; 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart [12] [$1,100]; 14. 83-David Gravel [11] [$1,050]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19] [$1,000]; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer [16] [$900]; 17. 14K-Dale Blaney [15] [$800]; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky [18] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [21] [$800]; 20. 4-Cody Darrah [20] [$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25] [$]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [23] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [13] [$800]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [14] [$800]; 25. 63-Kody Swanson [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-6, 8-22; Brad Sweet 7, 23-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 27-Greg Hodnett [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.829; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.835; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.877; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.933; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.964; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 12.987; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.998; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.055; 9. 83-David Gravel, 13.068; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.069; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.091; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.102; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.116; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.119; 15. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.139; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.156; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.180; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.188; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.190; 20. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.230; 21. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.230; 22. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.261; 23. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.265; 24. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.327; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 13.383; 26. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.388; 27. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.405; 28. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.501; 29. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.558

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [10]; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [9]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver [9]; 9. 63-Kody Swanson [8]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 83-David Gravel [2]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9]; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [7]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [3] [-]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1] [-]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5] [-]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [-]; 6. 63-Kody Swanson [4] [-]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7] [$300]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$250]; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [6] [$225]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [9] [$200]; 11. 77X-Wayne Johnson [11] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

430

0

1

3

3

0

2

15

Donny Schatz

426

-4

1

2

3

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

424

-6

1

2

3

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

416

-14

0

1

3

0

5

27

Greg Hodnett

414

-16

0

2

2

0

6

29

Kerry Madsen

405

-25

0

1

3

3

7

7s

Jason Sides

404

-26

0

1

2

0

8

2L

Danny Lasoski

402

-28

0

1

2

0

9

51

Paul McMahan

400

-30

0

1

2

0

10

2

Shane Stewart

398

-32

0

0

2

0

11

83

David Gravel

382

-48

0

0

1

0

12

11

Steve Kinser

360

-70

0

1

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

360

-70

0

0

0

0

14

14K

Dale Blaney

358

-72

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

358

-72

0

0

1

0

16

41

Jason Johnson

352

-78

0

0

0

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

350

-80

0

0

1

0

18

4

Cody Darrah

342

-88

0

0

0

0

19

45

Tim Shaffer

342

-88

0

0

0

0

20

11k

Kraig Kinser

340

-90

0

0

0

0

21

10H

Chad Kemenah

329

-101

0

0

0

0

22

98H

Dave Blaney

318

-112

0

0

0

0

23

1A

Jacob Allen

311

-119

0

0

0

0

24

7

Craig Dollansky

305

-125

0

0

0

0

25

59

Danny Holtgraver

288

-142

0

0

0

0

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Kasey Kahne Racing Dominates DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Finale

Sweet wins, Pittman claims crown; Austin Dillon charges to UMP Modified victory

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2015 - Kasey Kahne Racing dominated the final night of Sprint Car Week on Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park, with Brad Sweet taking the World of Outlaws feature and Daryn Pittman earning the overall championship.

Afterward, Austin Dillon, who spent the day qualifying for the Daytona 500, charged from ninth to victory to win the final DIRTcar UMP Modified qualifying race for Monday's Gator Championship event.

In the final race of the week for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at this year's edition of the DIRTcar Nationals, Paul McMahan jumped out to a quick lead before being challenged by Sweet, who started fifth. Sweet grabbed the lead on lap 7 before McMahan swiped it back a lap later. McMahan tried to stretch his advantage but in the caution-free race he hit heavy traffic with Sweet closing fast. Sweet surged to the lead with seven laps to go and held off McMahan for his first win of the season.

"I was a little mad at myself because I passed him and then I let him pass me back, so I thought I gave it away because then I showed him the bottom and he was able to kind of get going," said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. "It's just one little mistake, the grease kept coming back in three and four and then it would go away for a few laps and then come back. So it was just searching down there to try to figure it out, but my guys gave me a great car. We were knocking on the door all weekend so it's nice to end it on a high note. Really nice to come out and start the season this strong for KKR as a whole, and especially our team."

Pittman finished third, and combined with his two victories earlier in the week, was crowned the DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week champion for the second time in three years. He used the momentum from winning the last one to propel his team to its first overall World of Outlaws championship in 2013.

"That's a tough trophy to win and this is a tough track to come and start your season out on," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "We had our annual goals meeting on the way down here via text on what our goals were this week and they were pretty lofty and we almost got there. It was to win three Gators and the big one. And we got three within the company of KKR, two of them ourselves and the big one. It was a great week all the way around. We just put ourselves in position every night to get a good finish. Pretty disappointed with our finish last night but it was a good rebound for tonight."

In the UMP Modified main event, Ken Schrader set the early pace but Dillon was pushing hard from his ninth starting position. He eventually swept past Schrader to grab the lead and pull away to the checkered flag, giving him his second Gator trophy of the week and a prime spot for Monday's Gator Championship showcase for UMP Modifieds.

"I just made a pool, so hopefully it will swim in it later," said Dillon, the grandson of legendary car owner Richard Childress and driver of the famous #3 NASCAR Sprint Cup car. "That was fun. I want to thank my Team Dillon Racing guys. I got wrecked in that heat race and I wasn't happy about it, as you can tell by the way I was driving. Trying to get up through there, when you get inverted to fourth it's hard in eight laps to get back to the lead. I'm just proud of these guys. It's been a fun weekend already. Had a good qualifying day over there at Daytona. Hit the wall in the Unlimited, so hopefully the rest of the week can keep going like this."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Monday through Saturday. On Monday night, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will compete in their DIRTcar Nationals showcase Gator Championship while DIRTcar Late Models kick off the final week of action at the half-mile dirt oval.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 15, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 3-Austin Dillon [9] ($700); 2. 9-Ken Schrader [2]; 3. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr. [3]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson [16]; 5. 1G-Devin Gilpin [1]; 6. 36-Kenny Wallace [8]; 7. 88-Matt Crafton [4]; 8. 25-Tyler Nicely [7]; 9. 9M-Dale Mathison [6]; 10. 1X-Cody Erickson [10]; 11. 85-Kent Robinson [12]; 12. 51-Justin Allgaier [18]; 13. BD4-Jackie Boggs [11]; 14. D4-Dave Jamison [5]; 15. 10-Scott Mooers [14]; 16. K9-Will Krup [20]; 17. O1-Todd Sherman [13]; 18. Z8-Max McLaughlin [23]; 19. 85S-Mike Smith [21]; 20. OO-Bobby Rose [19]; 21. 11T-Dugan Thye [24]; 22. 71-Joel Ortberg [15]; 23. 1-Andy Galgoci [22]; 24. 15-Hunter Gustafson [17].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5] ($10,000); 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$3,200]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$2,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,300]; 7. 1-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$2,200]; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski [9] [$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [8] [$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$2,000]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [22] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [10] [$1,200]; 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart [12] [$1,100]; 14. 83-David Gravel [11] [$1,050]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19] [$1,000]; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer [16] [$900]; 17. 14K-Dale Blaney [15] [$800]; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky [18] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [21] [$800]; 20. 4-Cody Darrah [20] [$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25] [$]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [23] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [13] [$800]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [14] [$800]; 25. 63-Kody Swanson [24] [$800].

DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Championship Points: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 2400; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 2386; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 2376; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 2356; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 2346; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 2331; 7. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 2320; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 2317; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 2295; 10. 83-David Gravel, 2262.

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 'Gator Championship'

Tuesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Thursday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Friday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Saturday, Feb. 21 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

 

Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champions Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser joined Schatz on the podium in Saturday night�s feature

 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Nothing could keep Donny Schatz down Saturday night as he looked for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2015 on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park.

A solid night turned to potential disaster for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver when he developed engine trouble during his second place Dash run.

"We broke a valve spring in the dash with two laps to go," Schatz said. "We could have taken the chance to run the engine."

The team opted not to and began the scramble to replace the engine with just the Last Chance Showdown separating them from the feature. As the field began rolling out to the racing surface for the A main, Schatz's team pushed the No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car out, fired the engine and prepared for the 30 laps ahead.

"We did not get a chance to adjust the racecar there," Schatz said.

In spite of that, Schatz delivered a stand out performance.

Steve Kinser led the field to the green flag but it was Joey Saldana who led the first lap. From his third place starting position, the 'Brownsburg Bullitt' powered past Schatz and Kinser. Kinser faltered through the early laps and slipped back.

"I couldn't get off of one and two," said Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion. "I should have known as slow as I was to jump up on the top and that's the only place I could run. Instead I sat there and ran myself back to fifth and then just had to run hard."

As Kinser fell back, Schatz began to reel in Saldana. On lap seven, Schatz got the opportunity he needed, catching Saldana off of turn four. Schatz had the advantage as the two headed into turn one. Onto the backstretch, Schatz led with Saldana in pursuit. Through turns three and four, Saldana tried to retake the position, but Schatz held him off.

As the six-time champion built up his lead, Lasoski began challenging Saldana for second - a position he took over on lap 15. With Kinser moving forward, he and Saldana began a pitched battle for the third position. The two drivers traded the position back and forth for much of the next 10 laps.

"I saw him there one time," Kinser said of seeing Saldana behind him. "I finally caught [turn] two a little better and down the back chute. Once I did that I thought I was alright. I definitely killed the tires but we're not going to complain."

Kinser finished the night in third with his No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies car.

Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, worked to catch Schatz in the closing laps but was not able to chase him down.

"[The track] took a little rubber off of two up on top and I didn't know it was there," Lasoski said. "I kept slipping up and accidentally found it. I see why Donny was getting such a shot down the backstretch but that's why he's a six-time champion."

Lasoski finished the night in second.

After a late engine change and 23 laps led, Schatz credited his crew for their hard work and perseverance through the night. It was the 174th win of Schatz's career.

"They do a phenomenal job," Schatz said of his crew. "They got us out for the feature. Like I said, it wasn't pretty. We needed to make some adjustments - we just didn't have the time. So the car wasn't the greatest but it managed to get a win. I'm happy about it. I was really wanting a gator."

Greg Hodnett maintained the lead in his quest to win the DIRTcar Nationals sprint week championship and the coveted 'Big Gator.' He leads Daryn Pittman by five points. Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate Brad Sweet is third, 23 points out of the lead.

Chad Kemenah was the night's KSE Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in 13th.

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Sunday night as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on night six of DIRTcar Nationals and the final night of sprint week. The series joins the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on the half-mile track. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

DIRTcar NATIONALS NOTES: Kerry Madsen took home the quicktime on Saturday night with a lap of 13.048. It was the second night in a row Madsen scored the quicktime… The top-three finishers, Schatz, Lasoski and Kinser, have 27 of the series' 36 championships between them… Schatz, Lasoski, Kinser and Tim Shaffer all won their heat races tonight

DIRTcar NATIONALS SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 1921; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 1916; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 1898; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 1897; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 1874; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 1855; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 1854; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 1853; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 1841; 10. 83-David Gravel, 1810

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 14, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$3,200]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [12] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,000]; 11. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,500]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [17] [$1,200]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$1,000]; 16. 59-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$900]; 17. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$800]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [23] [$800]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [14] [$800]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [20] [$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21] [$800]; 22. 14K-Dale Blaney [24] [$800]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [7] [$800]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 10H-Chad Kemenah [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.048; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.050; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.095; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.123; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.171; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.178; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.210; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.211; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.221; 10. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.228; 11. 83-David Gravel, 13.239; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.254; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.268; 14. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.271; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.276; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.303; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.328; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.338; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.344; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.404; 21. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.407; 22. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.413; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.463; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.495; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.508; 26. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.520; 27. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.530; 28. iO7-Steve Buckwalter, 13.536; 29. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.590; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 13.789; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 14.204 32. 77X-Wayne Johnson, No Time

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 63-Kody Swanson [6]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 83-David Gravel [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [7]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 7. 71MX-Paul May [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 7. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [7]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [8]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3] [-]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [6] [-]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver [2] [-]; 5. 63-Kody Swanson [5] [$300]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [4] [$250]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8] [$225]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [9] [$200]; 9. 71MX-Paul May [10] [$200]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [11] [$200]; 11. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [7] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

296

0

0

2

2

0

2

27

Greg Hodnett

286

-10

0

2

2

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

280

-16

0

1

2

0

4

49

Brad Sweet

280

-16

0

2

2

0

5

71M

Joey Saldana

278

-18

0

1

2

0

6

2

Shane Stewart

272

-24

0

0

2

0

7

33

Danny Lasoski

268

-28

0

1

1

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

264

-32

0

0

2

2

9

83

David Gravel

262

-34

0

0

2

0

10

7s

Jason Sides

262

-34

0

0

1

0

11

51

Paul McMahan

254

-42

0

0

1

0

12

11

Steve Kinser

248

-48

0

1

1

0

13

41J

Jason Johnson

246

-50

0

0

0

0

14

14K

Dale Blaney

242

-54

0

0

1

0

15

1S

Logan Schuchart

236

-60

0

0

0

0

16

11k

Kraig Kinser

232

-64

0

0

0

0

17

4

Cody Darrah

232

-64

0

0

0

0

18

24

Terry McCarl

226

-70

0

0

0

0

19

45

Tim Shaffer

224

-72

0

0

0

0

20

98H

Dave Blaney

216

-80

0

0

0

0

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Schatz Motors to World of Outlaws Win at DIRTcar Nationals

Hoffman captures Volusia's first Gator Championship qualifier

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - After narrowly missing out on victories the previous two nights, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz left no doubt who was in charge on Saturday at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals, sweeping to the lead on lap eight and driving to his first victory of the season.

Then, in the first qualifying night for Monday's Gator Championship, Nick Hoffman became the fifth different DIRTcar UMP Modified winner of the week, getting the jump on Kyle Strickler after a caution-filled start to the main event.

Schatz, who drives a car owned by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and finished second to Daryn Pittman two nights in a row, changed the engine in his car before the main event, and the new 900-horsepower motor was more than enough to carry him to victory ahead of former series champions Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser.

"We broke a valve spring in the dash with two laps to go and we did break a valve spring last night," said Schatz, a six-time World of Outlaws champion from Fargo, N.D. "We could have taken the chance to run the engine, probably could have had a DNF, you never know. These guys decided to change it. They do a phenomenal job. They got us out for the feature. Like I said, it wasn't pretty. We needed to make some adjustments, we just didn't have the time. So the car wasn't the greatest but it managed to get a win, I'm happy about it. I was really wanting a Gator [trophy]."

Hoffman had been on the podium at Volusia all but one night in the first week of action, but on Saturday night he broke through for a win with a dominating performance, holding off Kyle Strickler and Ty Dillon in the qualifying race to put himself in a prime position for Monday night's $5,000-to-win special event for UMP Modifieds.

"The track was in my favor tonight, starting on the pole," said Hoffman, of Mooresville, N.C. "I think the plan is take every one of these Gators back to North Carolina between me and Kyle and the Dillon boys.

"I've won here on the bottom and it's been good, and that's just what I did tonight, held it right on the bottom, make sure to hit the moisture, and that's all she wrote. It all comes down to the pill draw. I've won the Gator from seventh before so it can be done from further back, but it's going to be tough with the guys we've been running against, and the Dillons being so tough."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Saturday through Feb. 21. On Saturday night the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its high-powered, high-speed action along with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 14, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman [1] ($700); 2. 8-Kyle Strickler [2]; 3. 41-Ty Dillon [9]; 4. 35-Jason Beaulieu [4]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice [7]; 6. 7-Evan Taylor [5]; 7. 67-Garret Stewart [10]; 8. 13-Jake Hawkins [23]; 9. 51G-Brandon Green [13]; 10. 16C-Josh Harris [3]; 11. 77-Ray Bollinger [8]; 12. 54B-Larry Burkins [11]; 13. 28-Paul Miles [16]; 14. 78-Rich Pratt [18]; 15. 11N-Gene Nicholas [14]; 16. O7-Jeff Thomas [22]; 17. 4B-Ernie Gingerich [24]; 18. 96J-Matt Johnson [20]; 19. 27-Bobby Miles [21]; 20. 96-Cory Daugherty [12]; 21. 6B-David Baldwin [25]; 22. 33-Jeff Mathews [6]; 23. 51L-Dalton Lanich [15]; 24. 81-Jason Intoppa [17]; 25. 21-Michael Stratton [19].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ($10,000); 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [12]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [13]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [11]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 11. 83-David Gravel [15]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [17]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [19]; 16. 59-Danny Holtgraver [18]; 17. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [23]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [20]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21]; 22. 14K-Dale Blaney [24]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [16].

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)

Sunday, Feb. 15 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Monday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 'Gator Championship'

Tuesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Thursday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Friday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Saturday, Feb. 21 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

 

Wild Finishes See Ty Dillon, Daryn Pittman Earn Volusia Victories

Dillon slips past Strickler late, Pittman wins on last lap pass at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Ty Dillon swept to the lead just as the white flag was displayed Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals to win a thriller for his first UMP Modified victory of the season.

In the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener at Volusia, Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman won for the second consecutive night, passing Donny Schatz on the final lap to win his second Gator trophy of the week on the half-mile dirt oval.

Ty Dillon joins his brother, Austin, as winners this week at Volusia. It certainly wasn't easy. Kyle Strickler had the lead but traffic came into play. Dillon went high, Nick Hoffman went low. Hoffman wound up taking second, dropping Strickler to third.

"I've been working hard for this," said Dillon, a rising NASCAR star and the grandson of legendary car owner Richard Childress. "It's just so cool all the North Carolina guys come down here and run so well. I knew Kyle was going to be tough to pass and I kind of had to slide across him there. I saw up on the board there was only 3 to go so I knew I had to make something happen. I'm proud of my guys, we've been coming down here for a long time. Volusia's like a second home for us, coming to race at. I'm just so happy for everybody. This is so much fun. Got my Gator this year, man. I'm happy and proud of all my guys for all the hard work."

Pittman's second victory in as many days didn't come easy. He was the fourth and final leader of the night, leading only the last lap. Greg Hodnett jumped out to a quick lead before Joey Saldana ran him down. Schatz worked past Saldana with five to go and looked like he was going to begin his championship defense with a win before Pittman drove to the front on the final lap.

"Last night felt pretty good, this one feels that much better," said Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws champion. "[Thursday] night it felt like we had a great racecar, probably the car to beat from the time we unloaded. We were good all night tonight. At the beginning of that race I just didn't feel as good and thought, man, we're probably going to run top-three. The car got better as the race went on and came to us. I don't know if those guys ran some softer tires or what but it just got better, and then Donny drove by us. I saw him go to pull the trigger in three and four on whoever the lap car was and he hit the bottom and passed for Saldana the lead, just stuck to the bottom. I thought, 'Well, he's just going to hit the bottom here.' When I saw him slide and have to bail out I thought, 'Wow, that guy doesn't make very many mistakes and that was a pretty good one.' So we had to take advantage of that and barely got back to him, in front of him at the flagstand and saw visions of last night in turn two again as he threw a Hail Mary there to try to get by me."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Saturday through Feb. 21. On Saturday night the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its high-powered, high-speed action along with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 13, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 41-Ty Dillon ($1,000) [4]; 2. 2-Nick Hoffman [7]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler [2]; 4. 13-Jake Hawkins [1]; 5. 3-Austin Dillon [11]; 6. 11R-Josh Rice [9]; 7. 25-Tyler Nicely [3]; 8. 36-Kenny Wallace [10]; 9. 16C-Josh Harris [9]; 10. 51G-Brandon Green [6]; 11. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr. [5]; 12. K9-Will Krup [17]; 13. 77-Ray Bollinger [8]; 14. 67-Garret Stewart [22]; 15. 9-Ken Schrader [12]; 16. 1G-Devin Gilpin [13]; 17. 88-Matt Crafton [21]; 18. 51-Justin Allgaier [19]; 19. 96-Cory Daugherty [24]; 20. 35-Jason Beaulieu [20]; 21. 9M-Dale Mathison [14]; 22. BD4-Jackie Boggs [23]; 23. O1-Todd Sherman [16]; 24. OO-Bobby Rose [18].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ($10,000) [3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [12]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [17]; 9. 83-David Gravel [19]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [9]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [11]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20]; 14. 2L-Danny Lasoski [16]; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer [23]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [22]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [15]; 18. 98H-Dave Blaney [14]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13]; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart [18]; 21. 4S-Danny Smith [24]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [21]; 24. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4].

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)

Saturday, Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Sunday, Feb. 15 - World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Monday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 'Gator Championship'

Tuesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Thursday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Friday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Saturday, Feb. 21 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

 

 

 

With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener

It was the second DIRTcar Nationals win in a row for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver

 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Daryn Pittman took the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener Friday night with an epic last lap pass of the reigning series champion Donny Schatz.

Just a lap sooner the feature win was in Schatz's sights as he approached the lapped car of Kraig Kinser. Schatz dove low in turns three and four to make the pass but was not able to make the line stick. As he exited the turn his Bad Boy Buggies car drifted up the track and over the cushion.

Pittman saw his opportunity.

"When I saw him slide and have to bail out I thought wow, that guy doesn't make very many mistakes and that was a pretty good one," Pittman said. "We had to take advantage of that."

Pittman was able to pull his Great Clips car side-by-side with Schatz as the two closed in on the white flag. Pittman won the drag race down the frontstretch and entered turn one on the final lap in the lead. Meanwhile, Schatz dove to the bottom of turns one and two and tried to slide Pittman onto the backstretch.

"[I] saw visions of last night in turn two again as [Schatz] threw a Hail Mary there to try to get by me," Pittman said.

Again though Schatz was not able to make the move stick and Pittman pulled away, scoring the first win of the 2015 season. Tonight's win was the second in row for Pittman in the midst of sprint week at DIRTcar Nationals after he won the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature on Thursday night.

"Last night felt pretty good - this one feels that much better," Pittman said. "Last night it felt like we had a great racecar, probably the car to beat from the time we unloaded. We were good all night tonight. At the beginning of that race I just didn't feel as good and thought, man, we're probably going to run top-three. The car got better as the race went on and came to us."

"Hats off to this whole Great Clips team… I'm really blessed to be part of this Kasey Kahne Racing team. It's a lot of fun to be able to get in and drive this car every night."

Schatz, who had a similar run the night before in the All Stars feature, said afterward that something did not feel right with his car in the final lap in Friday night's event.

"I thought it broke on the last lap there going into three - something happened but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong," Schatz said. "So I don't know if I smothered it in fuel or what happened. That was a good race. I wish we would have won it but we didn't."

"It's good to be able to race up there for wins. That's what we want to do. Great night for the Bad Boy guys. They've done a tremendous job."

Kerry Madsen opened the night by driving his American Racing Custom Wheels car to the quicktime in qualifying with a lap of 12.792. Greg Hodnett picked up the Dash win and the A main pole, with Joey Saldana on his outside.

When the green flag dropped on the feature, Hodnett jumped out to an early lead. Saldana pressed down on him though through the first three laps and as the two turned lap five, Saldana caught Hodnett and passed him coming out of turn four.

Saldana built up a sizable lead on the field through the next 15 laps while Schatz worked his way forward from a sixth place starting position. By the first caution on lap seven, Schatz had moved into the fourth spot. Nine laps later Schatz began closing in on Pittman, then in third. He completed the pass on lap 21 as the two came off of turn two.

Three laps later Schatz cleared Saldana for the lead as Saldana slipped back. Pittman and Hodnett took over the second and third place positions in the final laps.

Hodnett, who has one sprint week win with the All Stars and led the first five laps of the night, finished the feature in third.

"These guys are the best in the world, they prove it every night," Hodnett said. "We just got beat. We made a lot of mistakes and it cost us a couple of positions, obviously. But we're pretty proud to be close. Last year we were here we just weren't even close. The guys work really hard throughout the year and the off-season, and hopefully the fruits of that labor are coming to fruition right now."

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Saturday night as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

DIRTcar NATIONALS NOTES: Kerry Madsen scored quicktime earlier in the night after a lap of 12.792… David Gravel was the KSE Hard Charger Award recipient after advancing 10 positions to finish in ninth… Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz all won their heat races… The night saw four different leaders - Greg Hodnett 1-5, Joey Saldana 6-25, Donny Schatz 26-29, Daryn Pittman 30

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 13, 2015

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$5,500]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [1] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,300]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [12] [$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [17] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [19] [$2,050]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [11] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20] [$1,100]; 14. 2L-Danny Lasoski [16] [$1,050]; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer [23] [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [15] [$800]; 18. 98H-Dave Blaney [14] [$800]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13] [$800]; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart [18] [$800]; 21. 4S-Danny Smith [24] [$800]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [7] [$800]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [21] [$800]; 24. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-5, Joey Saldana 6-25, Donny Schatz 26-29, Daryn Pittman 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.792; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.805; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.806; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.861; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.913; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.929; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.931; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.948; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.958; 10. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.967; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.974; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.974; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.980; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.992; 15. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.004; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.017; 17. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.058; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.089; 19. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.129; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.130; 21. 83-David Gravel, 13.144; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.147; 23. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.163; 24. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.182; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.189; 26. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 13.250; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.262; 28. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.300; 29. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.300; 30. iO7-Steve Buckwalter, 13.443; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 13.518; 32. 63-Kody Swanson, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 4. 83-David Gravel [6]; 5. 4S-Danny Smith [8]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [3]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [-]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [-]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5] [-]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [-]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9] [$300]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver [3] [$250]; 7. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7] [$225]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [12] [$200]; 9. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [10] [$200]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [11] [$200]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [$200]; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson [2] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

9

Daryn Pittman

150

0

0

1

1

0

2

15

Donny Schatz

146

-4

0

1

1

0

3

27

Greg Hodnett

144

-6

0

1

1

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

142

-8

0

1

1

0

5

49

Brad Sweet

140

-10

0

1

1

0

6

51

Paul McMahan

138

-12

0

0

1

0

7

14K

Dale Blaney

136

-14

0

0

1

0

8

2

Shane Stewart

134

-16

0

0

1

0

9

83

David Gravel

132

-18

0

0

1

0

10

29

Kerry Madsen

131

-19

0

0

1

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

128

-22

0

0

0

0

12

41J

Jason Johnson

126

-24

0

0

0

0

13

11k

Kraig Kinser

124

-26

0

0

0

0

14

33

Danny Lasoski

122

-28

0

0

0

0

15

45

Tim Shaffer

120

-30

0

0

0

0

16

4

Cody Darrah

118

-32

0

0

0

0

17

24

Terry McCarl

116

-34

0

0

0

0

18

98H

Dave Blaney

114

-36

0

0

0

0

19

15H

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

112

-38

0

0

0

0

20

1S

Logan Schuchart

110

-40

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series FVP Western Sprint Shootout Expands to Two-Day Weekend Destination Event

Greatest Show on Dirt invades California track Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 13, 2015 - For the first time since the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series started racing at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track, the FVP Western Spring Shootout is expanding to two days, Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the spring weekend destination event at the 3/8-mile speedway at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, where each night will be a separate points-paying race.

Last season, Kerry Madsen waged a fierce battle with Donny Schatz to take his first win of the 2014 season. NASCAR star and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owner Kyle Larson won the Outlaws first race at Stockton in 2013.

A media event is being planned for Friday, March 20, at noon.

To purchase tickets for the FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton Dirt Track on March 21 and 22, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or call 1-877-395-8606.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at 877-395-8606.

Camping will also be available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV's and Campers on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Kasey Kahne Racing's Pittman Wins Thriller at DIRTcar Nationals

Stremme captures Volusia Speedway Park victory in UMP Modified

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 12, 2015 - Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman edged Tony Stewart Racing's Donny Schatz in an epic UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car main event Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals.

David Stremme followed by dominating the DIRTcar UMP Modified nightcap, holding off Austin Dillon, Nick Hoffman, Ty Dillon and hard charger Kyle Strickler.

Pittman was out front of the sprint car feature before a couple of cautions with less than five laps to go gave Schatz, the six-time defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, a shot at running him down. Pittman went to the top, Schatz tried the bottom. They came off of turn four side-by-side the final three laps of the race. Pittman had just enough momentum on the high side of the half-mile dirt oval to slip in front at the checkered flag for KKR's first victory of the year.

"If the fans didn't enjoy that, you might as well not even bother come back," said Pittman, who won the 2013 World of Outlaws Sprint Car championship. "I've got to thank my guys. [Crew chief] Kale [Kahne], I didn't believe him. He kept telling me to run the top down there, and I'm sitting there second-guessing, going I don't know if that's a good move or not. We just stuck with it and glad that we stuck with our line and won it that way. Hats off to Donny, he's one of the cleanest there is. He could have definitely used me up on the backstretch there. He raced me clean and I try to feel like we do the same thing back. It's hard when you're battling for wins to not feel like you used up every bit of the racetrack to get there. Big win to get the year started off right. Hopefully we can come back in the next three nights and get another one."

Stremme, who also competes in NASCAR, started on the outside of the front row for the UMP Modified feature and charged to the front and stayed there, winning for the first time at Volusia Speedway Park. Austin Dillon, Hoffman and Ty Dillon ran a similar line trying to run down Stremme but to no avail. Strickler, who won on Wednesday night at Volusia, came from 19th to round out the top five in what might have been the most impressive run in the UMP Modified event.

"First and foremost we had a really great starting spot," Stremme said. "It was really hard to pass and I was screwing up there. I haven't raced without the spoilers. It's a little different. We had to tune our car a little bit different but it was fun. It was slick, that's how I like it. I knew Austin and those guys were there, they are tough. I've watched them year after down here. Same with Nick and Kyle and Kenny Wallace and Schrader and all them guys. It's really Kenny Wallace's fault that I got into this dirt racing but I love it ... I think I got barely 50 dirt races under my belt in four years so it's really hard to come down here and win this. It's pretty big."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Friday through Saturday, Feb. 21. On Friday night the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes its season debut along with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 12, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 35-David Stremme [2] ($1,000); 2. 3-Austin Dillon [4]; 3. 2-Nick Hoffman [5]; 4. 41-Ty Dillon [11]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler [19]; 6. 16C-Josh Harris [1]; 7. 77-Ray Bollinger [3]; 8. 67-Garret Stewart [18]; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin [8]; 10. 13-Jake Hawkins [16]; 11. 96-Cory Daugherty [7]; 12. 36-Kenny Wallace [10]; 13. 65-Bruce Takach [6]; 14. 25-Tyler Nicely [24]; 15. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr. [21]; 16. 9-Ken Schrader [22]; 17. 9M-Dale Mathison [14]; 18. 22T-Tony Anderson [20]; 19. D4-Dave Jamison [13]; 20. 7-Evan Taylor [12]; 21. OO-Bobby Rose [9]; 22. K9-Will Krup [17]; 23. 78-Rick Pratt [15]; 24. 85S-Mike Smith [23]. Hard Charger: 8-Kyle Strickler [+14]

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] ($5,000); 2. 15-Donny Schatz [15]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [11]; 7. 83-David Gravel [9]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [23]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [13]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver [12]; 16. 63-Kody Swanson [16]; 17. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [24]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser [22]; 21. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [21]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [19]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer [18]. Hard Charger: 4-Cody Darrah [+15]

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)

Friday, Feb. 13 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Saturday, Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Sunday, Feb. 15 - World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Monday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 'Gator Championship'

Tuesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

Wednesday, Feb. 18 - DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Thursday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Friday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Saturday, Feb. 21 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

 

Pittman Holds Off Fierce Challenge from Schatz to Win Night Three of DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week

The Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver scores victory with UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 12, 2015 - The last lap, side-by side battle between Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz in Thursday night's UNOH Circuit of Champions feature at Volusia Speedway Park was the culmination of a fierce fight that lasted through the final third of the race. When the dust settled on the third night of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week, it was Pittman edging Schatz to the finish line in thrilling fashion.

"If the fans didn't enjoy that, you might as well not even bother to come back," Pittman said in victory lane. "It was a lot of fun."

Pittman, who built up a sizable lead through the middle portion of the race, faced a strong challenge from his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate Brad Sweet. Utilizing the high line, Sweet charged forward to second from his seventh place starting position.

By lap 14, as Pittman worked his way through lapped traffic, Sweet closed the gap and began challenging for the lead. Two laps later Sweet got the run he needed and passed Pittman off of turn 4 to lead the lap. The move was short lived though as Pittman took the lead back before the two hit the backstretch.

"[My crew chief Kale Kahne] kept telling me to run the top down there," Pittman said. "And I'm sitting there second guessing, going I don't know if that's a good move or not. We just stuck with it and glad that we stuck with our line."

Through three late cautions in the final ten laps, Schatz, who started in 15th, worked his way up to third and then around Sweet for second. He and Pittman battled through the final five laps, Schatz on the bottom in turns one and two and Pittman on the high side. Each time Schatz tried to make a run, Pittman held him off.

On the final lap, Schatz was side-by-side with Pittman down the backstretch and into turns three and four. When the two moved onto the frontstretch, Pittman had the edge, beating Schatz by a slim margin.

"It was a good enough racecar to win," Schatz said. "I just gave it everything I had there, I just didn't use up enough racetrack. It's fun to be able to race two wide. Daryn races you clean. It was fun to be up there to at least race for the checkered."

Sweet finished the night in third ahead of the previous night's winner Greg Hodnett and Kerry Madsen.

Pittman sounded a note of confidence going into Friday night's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener.

"Big win to get the year started off right," Pittman said. "Hopefully we can come back in the next three nights and get another one."

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Friday night as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series opens its 2015 season on night four of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds also take on the half-mile oval. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 12, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [15]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [11]; 7. 83-David Gravel [9]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [23]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [13]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver [12]; 16. 63-Kody Swanson [16]; 17. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [24]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser [22]; 21. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [21]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [19]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer [18]. Hard Charger: 4-Cody Darrah [+15]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.912; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.992; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.013; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.022; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.031; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.039; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.066; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.072; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.072; 10. 83-David Gravel, 13.094; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.111; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.123; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.186; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.201; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.204; 17. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.215; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.223; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.272; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.279; 21. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.297; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.345; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.376; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.389; 25. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.405; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.407; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.417; 28. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.443; 29. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.457; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.496; 31. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.585

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-David Gravel [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter [11]; 11. 4S-Danny Smith [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 63-Kody Swanson [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [10]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [7]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [7]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [10]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [11]; 4. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [12]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer [2]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [10]

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Hodnett Brings DIRTcar Nationals Gator Trophy Back to Pennsylvania

Strickler fends off Ty Dillon for UMP Modified win at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2015 - Greg Hodnett dominated the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals, and then Kyle Strickler held off Ty Dillon to capture the DIRTcar UMP Modified nightcap.

Hodnett, one of Pennsylvania's fiercest competitors, quickly jumped out front while the rest of the field battled behind him. Hodnett kept up his pace on the high side as Danny Lasoski and Brad Sweet closed to finish second and third.

"I just tried to drive the wheels off of it," said Hodnett, of Thomasville, Pa. "Fortunately my guys gave me a great racecar to take advantage of a front row starting spot. It doesn't happen very often so we'll try to do everything we can to take advantage of it and it worked out for us.

"I was hand-over-hand a couple of times in traffic ... when you can't run your own line you're trying to do things. It was a little bit of a handful up on the cushion trying to slide guys and do everything. Fortunately for us it worked out and I got one of these beautiful gator trophies."

Strickler powered through a clean but wild UMP Modified main event, riding the cushion as Ty Dillon applied the pressure. A late caution bunched everybody together but Strickler, of Mooresville, N.C., had a strong restart to keep Ty Dillon behind him. Austin Dillon, who won on Tuesday night, advanced four spots to finish third ahead of hard charger Nick Hoffman, who improved 10 spots.

"That cushion was getting a little rough up there, lapped traffic, that was getting a little crazy," Strickler said. "I wasn't sure how close the Dillon boys were there. Those guys, they've had rocket ships last night and tonight. I knew they would be coming and if I could pick and choose my way through lapped traffic that was going to help me. Starting up front definitely was very important. If I could get to that cushion I was going to have a good restart because I got some of that moisture off of four here and got to the top."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21. Thursday night's action once again features Tony Stewart's UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 11, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville; Fla.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. (8) Kyle Strickler ($1;000) [1]; 2. (41) Ty Dillon [3]; 3. (3) Austin Dillon [7]; 4. (2) Nick Hoffman [14]; 5. (BD4) Jackie Boggs [2]; 6. (64JR) Billy Workman Jr [4]; 7. (13) Jake Hawkins [9]; 8. (36) Kenny Wallace [6]; 9. (51) Justin Allgaier [17]; 10. (9) Ken Schrader [15]; 11. (Z8) Max McLaughlin [8]; 12. (67) Garret Stewart [18]; 13. (88) Matt Crafton [12]; 14. (1G) Devin Gilpin [20]; 15. (77) Ray Bollinger [11]; 16. (85S) Mike Smith [10]; 17. (90) Jason Beaulieu [24]; 18. (72) Todd Neiheiser [19]; 19. (96) Cory Daugherty [22]; 20. (71) Joel Ortberg [21]; 21. (33) Jeff Mathews [5]; 22. (K9) Will Krup [13]; 23. (9M) Dale Mathison [16]; 24. (25) Tyler Nicely [23].

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. (1) 27-Greg Hodnett [1] ($5;000); 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [13]; 7. 83-David Gravel [15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky [21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson [10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith [20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24]. Hard Charger: 83-David Gravel [+8]

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)

Thursday; Feb. 12 - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Friday; Feb. 13 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Saturday; Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Sunday; Feb. 15 - World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Monday; Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 'Gator Championship'

Tuesday; Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

Wednesday; Feb. 18 - DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Thursday; Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Friday; Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Saturday; Feb. 21 - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

 

 

Greg Hodnett Dominates in DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Win

Hodnett takes UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory over Danny Lasoski

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2015 - It was a win for the Pennsylvania Posse Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park as Greg Hodnett dominated the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature on night two of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week.

Hodnett won the Dash earlier in the night, denying quick qualifier Danny Lasoski the feature pole. Through early cautions in the A main, Hodnett held off challenges from Paul McMahan and battled his way through lapped traffic. As McMahan stumbled late in the race, Hodnett pulled away, Brad Sweet advanced into the third position and Lasoski sought to close the gap with Hodnett.

Ultimately though it was Hodnett who scored the first sprint week win of DIRTcar Nationals, leading his nearest competition at the finish line by half a straightaway.

"Fortunately, my guys gave me a great racecar to take advantage of a front row starting spot," Hodnett said. "It doesn't happen very often so we'll try to do everything we can to take advantage of it and it worked out for us."

Despite the ease with which it appeared Hodnett took the victory, he said it was a challenge throughout the feature.

"I was hand over hand a couple of times in traffic," he said. "It was a little bit of a handful up on the cushion trying to slide guys and do everything. Fortunately for us, it worked out and I got one of these beautiful gator trophies."

Lasoski ended up finishing in second as he begins a full campaign for a new car owner.

"Well, we were one short of where we wanted to be," the Big Game Motorsports driver said. "Again, I want to thank Tod Quiring for giving us a shot at this racecar. The cars really were good… Just really excited to be driving this thing. We come out, we've got the speed - we just got beat on both starts. I spun the wheels on the start and that's where we ended up."

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Thursday night when the All Stars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds compete on the half-mile oval. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 11, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [13]; 7. 83-David Gravel [15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky [21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson [10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith [20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24]. Hard Charger: 83-David Gravel [+8]

Qualifying - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.039; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.082; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.094; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.109; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.112; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.145; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.183; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.189; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.215; 11. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.231; 12. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.251; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.273; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.349; 15. 83-David Gravel, 13.351; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.391; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.420; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.422; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.430; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.464; 21. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.481; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.482; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.511; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.553; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.566; 26. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.600; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.673; 28. 71MX-Paul May, 99.990

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 63-Kody Swanson [3]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 9. i07-Steve Buckwalter [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [7]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 6. 4S-Danny Smith [5]; 7. i07-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [7]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

Dave Blaney Leads Practice on Night One of DIRTcar Nationals

Practice kicks off sprint week, Feb. 11 to 15, at Volusia Speedway Park in the midst of DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 10, 2015 - Dave Blaney kicked off sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night as he took the top spot in DIRTcar Nationals sprint car open practice.

Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, set the fast time in his Heinke Baldwin Racing car during the second hot laps session with a lap of 12.724 at more than 141 mph.

Taking the top spot is a confidence booster for the week, Blaney said.

"It's always good to come out here and have some speed," he said. "We didn't start out very fast early on and we got it better and better, and got pretty happy with it. We'll find out tomorrow."

A total of 15 teams took part in the optional practice in the lead up to the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions events Wednesday and Thursday nights and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events Friday through Sunday.

Brad Sweet, who comes into the event as the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, was second fastest behind Blaney with a time of 12.822. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver found success at Volusia in 2014, winning the Outlaws season opener.

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night when the All Stars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds compete on the half-mile oval. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series/UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Car Practice Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 10, 2015

Practice Session #1 - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.846; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.857; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 12.865; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.905; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.910; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.972; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.045; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.070; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.098; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.128; 11. 83-David Gravel, 13.138; 12. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.147; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.185; 14. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.245; 15. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.297

Practice Session #2 - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.724; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.822; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.831; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.842; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.852; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 12.875; 7. 83-David Gravel, 12.885; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.916; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.969; 10. 4-Cody Darah, 12.973; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.045; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.069; 13. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.096

Practice Session #3 - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.819; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.843; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.889; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 12.934; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.978; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.991; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.992; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.060; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.070; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.098; 11. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.348

 

 

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Ready to Wave Green Flag on 2015 Season at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 5, 2015 - The brief respite from winter provided by a trip to Florida in February signals the start of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season and the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Less than a week remains before the beginning of sprint car week at the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 11 to 15, featuring the World of Outlaws and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

It was just three and a half months ago the series' season drew to a close bringing to an end a historic year that saw Donny Schatz capture 26 wins and score more points than any other driver in series history on the way to his sixth championship.

The off-season brought international wins for Schatz, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen and took Paul McMahan to victory lane in Yuma, Ariz. Five-time American Sprint Car Series champion Jason Johnson, who joins the Outlaws full-time this season, took on the Chili Bowl with Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana and David Gravel.

With the off-season now at its end, the question of who will take home the 2015 DIRTcar Nationals title and coveted "Big Gator" trophy will soon be answered.

Volusia Speedway Park has played host to the season opening DIRTcar Nationals since 2005 and has seen thrilling finishes from The Greatest Show on Dirt. Schatz is the winningest driver at the track with six victories. Doug Wolfgang won the first ever World of Outlaws event at Volusia in 1981.

The action in Florida begins on Wednesday, Feb. 11, when the All Star Circuit of Champions takes on the half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series then takes up its first night of racing on Friday, Feb. 13. The Outlaws wrap-up sprint week with two more nights of racing on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15.

Great tickets for DIRTcar Nationals are still available at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked, half-mile oval with 75-foot wide straightaways and 75-foot wide turns. The track record of 12.569 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on February 10, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Brad Sweet on Feb. 14, Donny Schatz on Feb. 15, Steve Kinser on Feb. 16
2013 - Daryn Pittman on Feb. 15, Terry McCarl on Feb. 16, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 17
2012 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 18, Donny Schatz on Feb. 19, Craig Dollansky on Feb. 19
2011 - Steve Kinser on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 12, Jason Sides on Feb. 13
2010 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Steve Kinser on Feb. 7
2009 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Joey Saldana on Feb. 7, Donny Schatz on Feb. 8
2008 - Craig Dollansky on Feb. 8, Jason Meyers on Feb. 9, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 10
2007 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 9, Kerry Madsen on Feb. 10, Daryn Pittman on Feb. 10
2006 - Chad Kemenah on Feb. 9, Joey Saldana on Feb. 10
2005 - Jeff Shepard on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 13
1981 - Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 9

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s.com
Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com
Craig Dollansky - DollanskyRacing.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - BradSweetRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

WATCH ON DIRTVISION: Fans can watch and listen live to all the action from DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

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

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads west to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 4 and 5 followed on March 7 by the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports in Tucson, Ariz. The event begins the series' western swing that will go through late April.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

World of Outlaws, King of the West Partner to Co-Sanction Weekend Events at Thunderbowl Raceway, Calistoga Speedway

Top racers from the Golden State will battle 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' at historic venues this spring in California

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 27, 2015 - For the first time in their history, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series will co-sanction two weekend events this spring.

Together the two series will sanction the races on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.

"The King of the West Series is the premier regional touring series on the West Coast," said the Outlaws' Series Director Carlton Reimers. "To bring together their incredible talent with that of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series creates a high level of competition and great event experience for the fans."

The King of the West Series, founded in 1960 as the Northern Auto Racing Club, competes throughout California and the West Coast. It has launched the careers of Paul McMahan and World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers. The series is also the regular home of 2014 event winners Jonathan Allard and Carson Macedo.

"It's going to be a big year for the King of the West Series, and co-sanctioning the races at Tulare and Calistoga with the World of Outlaws certainly increases the growing competition between the King of the West racers and the Outlaws," said the King of the West Series' John Prentice.

The two events are on two of California's most distinct tracks. Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked, 1/3-mile bullring known for producing incredible finishes, while Calistoga is the Golden State's only half-mile dirt track, and its scenic location in the heart of Napa Valley as well as its long history and tradition makes it a destination event for any fan.

"This season the World of Outlaws has continued its focus on building weekend destination events into the schedule," Reimers said. "Events at Tulare and Calistoga have gone a long way toward anchoring our spring tour through California, and we know the weekend races at those venues are some of our fans' favorites each season."

Tickets for both events are on sale now at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Invading Indiana's Plymouth Speedway on Oct. 17 for First Time in History

Series sets 2015 schedule by shifting Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to June 3, canceling March 27 event at Merced (Calif.) Speedway

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 26, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make its inaugural appearance at historic Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway this season. The addition of Plymouth, and two other schedule adjustments, sets the tour for 2015.
 

The Outlaws will invade Plymouth on Saturday, Oct. 17, with an event that will have an earlier than normal 5 p.m. start time. It will be the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event in Indiana this season, joining races at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.

The track, 25 miles south of South Bend, Ind., is a 3/8-mile dirt oval that regularly features DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and sprint cars, among other events, throughout its season. In operation since 1952, the track is undergoing significant improvements for the upcoming year including a new racing surface and grandstands.

"The heartbeat of sprint car racing lies in Indiana and at places like Plymouth Speedway," said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "We are thrilled to bring the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the historic track this season for the first time ever. It is sure to be an exciting event."

In other changes, the series will shift the Tuesday, June 2, event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to Wednesday, June 3, and the event initially scheduled for Friday, March 27 at Merced (Calif.) Speedway has been canceled.

For questions about tickets to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events mentioned above or for any of the events on the 2015 schedule, call 1-877-395-8606.

To see the full 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule, click www.WoOSprint.com/schedule/2015-schedule.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date Day Track City
Feb. 13 Friday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 14 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 15 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
       
March 4 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 7 Saturday USA Raceway Tucson, AZ
March 13 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 14 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 21 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 22 Sunday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 28 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
March 29 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA
       
April 8 Wednesday Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA
April 11 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 12 Sunday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 17 Friday Kings Speedway Hanford, CA
April 18 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA
April 24 Friday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 25 Saturday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
       
May 1 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina, OK
May 2 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
May 3 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
May 8 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 9 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 13 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA
May 15 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 16 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 17 Sunday Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY
May 19 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ
May 22 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
May 25 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN
May 29 Friday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
May 30 Saturday I-96 Raceway Lake Odessa, MI
       
June 3 Wednesday Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN
June 5 Friday I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE
June 6 Saturday Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS
June 12 Friday Crawford County Speedway Denison, IA
June 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
June 14 Sunday Huset's Speedway Brandon, SD
June 16 Tuesday Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN
June 19 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
June 20 Saturday Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD
June 26 Friday 34 Raceway Burlington, IA
June 27 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI
       
July 3 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 4 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 11 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 12 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 15 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park Lima, OH
July 17 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 18 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 21 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
July 24 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 25 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 26 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY
July 28 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, ONT
July 31 Friday Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, ONT
       
Aug. 1 Saturday Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE
Aug. 7 Friday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 8 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 12 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 13 Thursday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 14 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 18 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE
Aug. 21 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
Aug. 23 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND
Aug. 28 Friday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
Aug. 29 Saturday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
       
Sept. 4 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 5 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 7 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
Sept. 9 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR
Sept. 11 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 12 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 13 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA
Sept. 18 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway Spencer, IA
Sept. 19 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN
Sept. 25 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
Sept. 26 Saturday Berlin Raceway Marne, MI
       
Oct. 1 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 2 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 3 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 10 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, NY
Oct. 17 Saturday Plymouth Speedway Plymouth, IN
Oct. 24 Saturday Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA
Oct. 25 Sunday Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY
       
Nov. 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Nov. 6 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Nov. 7 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Unveils New Logo and Confirms Point Fund for 2015 as Partnership with STP Concludes

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 20, 2015 - The World of Outlaws unveiled a new look today for the start of 2015 season as STP departs as Title Sponsor of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

The new look is reminiscent of the logo last used by the series during the 2007 season with what was then a bright red replaced with a darker cardinal red. New transporter wraps, websites, advertising and souvenir merchandise are all in the works featuring the cardinal, along with a heavy dose of black and white with a dirt inspired tan as an accent color.

"STP was an amazing partner and we loved carrying the red, white and blue of one of the most famous brands in motorsports, but in racing everything is constantly evolving and we are excited about our new World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series look for the start of the 2015 season," World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. "We thank them for their involvement and will continue our pursuit of a new partner that will help us bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to the greatest fans in motorsports from coast to coast."

The World of Outlaws also confirmed the Sprint Car Series point funds for the 2015 season would remain the same as 2014 and continue to be the richest in all of grassroots motorsports. The 2015 champion will cash a check for $150,000 with a total cash payout of $650,000 at the World of Outlaws banquet in November.

The 90-race season begins Friday, Feb. 13, during the 12-day DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, and after racing in 24 different states and three Canadian provinces, concludes with the championship-deciding Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 5-6-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws with the hashtag #WoOSprints and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Invading Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7

NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports is lone Arizona event on 2015 schedule for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt'

Updated to reflect the correct event date, March 7, in the first paragraph of the release.

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 12, 2015 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns Saturday, March 7, to USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports.

The track has proved to be one of the most competitive with five different winners in five events the Outlaws have run there since 2006. Brad Sweet took the victory last season after battling past Kerry Madsen and holding off Steve Kinser.

"The World of Outlaws stop at USA Raceway is one of the most exciting events on our schedule," World Racing Group COO Tom Deery said. "We always look forward to bringing the series to Arizona and showcasing The Greatest Show on Dirt."

Daryn Pittman's win at USA Raceway in 2013 helped to propel him to the championship that season.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," Pittman said. "I've always felt good there … It's a track that really seems to fit me and my style. It's always a track I look forward to going to."

Tickets for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports are available now by visiting www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

 

 

New Tracks, Expanded Events Highlight 2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule

Three tracks to welcome Greatest Show on Dirt for first time as Stockton, Cedar Lake, Williams Grove add race days to Outlaw weekends

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 4, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces.

This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make its first visits to Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud, Minn., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

"The schedule for the upcoming season represents another busy year for the World of the Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in series history, we have more two-day destination events than we have had in a long time and are looking forward to the great potential of the year ahead."

The season kicks-off Feb. 13-15 at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series then heads west for two nights in Las Vegas followed by its only visit to Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson and a big swing through California that runs through mid-April and includes the now two-day FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 21-22.

Golden State native Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will play host to the series on April 8 when the Outlaws invade Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992. It will mark fifth event in World of Outlaws history at the quarter-mile track.

For the second consecutive season, the Outlaws return to the birthplace of the series, Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 24 and 25, then head to the Midwest for the first time of the year for races in Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.

The series' first swing through the Northeast includes a return to Lincoln Speedway, the Morgan Cup Challenge at Williams Grove and a return to Weedsport Speedway for the first time since 1993.

A race back through the Midwest is highlighted by the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, where Tommie Estes was named promoter of the year in 2014, then followed by the two-day Cedar Lake Outlaw Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11 and 12. The Outlaws will compete for two, $10,000-to-win features at the New Richmond, Wis., track, marking another new weekend destination event to the schedule.

The 'Month of Money' once again kicks off at the annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on July 15 before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal weekend and a second swing through Pennsylvania, Canada and the Midwest. The celebrated month wraps-up with the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 7-8 and the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 12-15.

Canada welcomes the Outlaws north of the border for five dates in 2015. The first swing begins July 28 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., before heading east to Brockville (Ontario) Speedway in and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que., near Montreal. The Outlaws return to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 28-29 for the Oil City Cup. Defending series champion Donny Schatz will be aiming to repeat his incredible Canadian sweep from last season that helped to propel him to his sixth World of Outlaws crown.

The Outlaws will sweep through the West Coast for a second time in August and September, with events at Skagit Speedway north of Seattle, Grays Harbor Speedway just west of Olympia, Wash., Cottage Grove Speedway near Eugene, Ore., Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Antioch Speedway between Oakland and Stockton.

As the championship battle hits the stretch run in October, the series will take on a newly expanded three-day National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

"The National Open is already one of the biggest events on the World of Outlaws schedule," Carter said. "With a passionate fan base and a storied facility, we are excited for the opportunity to help make this great event even better."

Finally, in what has become one of the most anticipated dates on the schedule, the season concludes Nov. 5-6-7 at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins the World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds for three nights of action to decide the championship winners in each of the three series.

Tickets for many of the events are on sale now at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Future ticket opportunities will be announced as they come available.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date Day Track City
Feb. 13 Friday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 14 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 15 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
       
March 4 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 7 Saturday USA Raceway Tucson, AZ
March 13 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 14 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 21 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 22 Sunday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 27 Friday Merced Speedway Merced, CA
March 28 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
March 29 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA
       
April 8 Wednesday Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA
April 11 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 12 Sunday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 17 Friday Kings Speedway Hanford, CA
April 18 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA
April 24 Friday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 25 Saturday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
       
May 1 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina, OK
May 2 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
May 3 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
May 8 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 9 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 13 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA
May 15 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 16 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 17 Sunday Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY
May 19 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ
May 22 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
May 25 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN
May 29 Friday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
May 30 Saturday I-96 Raceway Lake Odessa, MI
       
June 2 Tuesday Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN
June 5 Friday I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE
June 6 Saturday Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS
June 12 Friday Crawford County Speedway Denison, IA
June 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
June 14 Sunday Huset's Speedway Brandon, SD
June 16 Tuesday Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN
June 19 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
June 20 Saturday Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD
June 26 Friday 34 Raceway Burlington, IA
June 27 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI
       
July 3 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 4 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 11 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 12 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 15 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park Lima, OH
July 17 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 18 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 21 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
July 24 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 25 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 26 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY
July 28 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, ONT
July 31 Friday Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, ONT
       
Aug. 1 Saturday Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE
Aug. 7 Friday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 8 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 12 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 13 Thursday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 14 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 18 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE
Aug. 21 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
Aug. 23 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND
Aug. 28 Friday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
Aug. 29 Saturday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
       
Sept. 4 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 5 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 7 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
Sept. 9 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR
Sept. 11 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 12 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 13 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA
Sept. 18 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway Spencer, IA
Sept. 19 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN
Sept. 25 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
Sept. 26 Saturday Berlin Raceway Marne, MI
       
Oct. 1 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 2 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 3 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 10 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, NY
Oct. 16 Friday TBA  
Oct. 17 Saturday TBA  
Oct. 24 Saturday Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA
Oct. 25 Sunday Utica-Rome Speedway Vernon, NY
       
Nov. 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Nov. 6 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Nov. 7 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC

 

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

CBS Sports Network Returns World of Outlaws Racing to Primetime Spotlight on Sunday Evenings in December

NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week kicks off coverage at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday,
Dec. 7, followed on consecutive Sundays by Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 3, 2014 - CBS Sports Network kicks off three consecutive weeks of broadcast coverage at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week featuring the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series.

Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner to deliver all of action in a two-hour CBS Sports Spectacular showcase from Big-Block Modified racing's biggest annual event.

On Sunday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 21, the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals takes center stage at 5 p.m. ET for three hour shows. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series invade the sold-out Dirt Track at Charlotte for the electric, crowd-rousing 2014 season finale weekend.

Rieff and Andrews are joined in the booth by sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty as Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould cover the action in the pits.

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. In Canada, CBS Sports Network is available on Cogeco (744), Bell Express Vue (HD 1432, SD 413), Rogers (416), BellAliant (479), Sasktel (425) and Eastlink (134). For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Sunday Broadcast Schedule on CBS Sports Network

DATE  TIME  SHOW

Dec. 7, 2014  6 p.m.Eastern   NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XLIII at the New York State Fairgrounds

Dec. 14, 2014  5 p.m.Eastern   Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Dec. 21, 2014  5 p.m.Eastern   Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

About World of Outlaws & DIRTcar Racing

The World of Outlaws ® and DIRTcar™ Racing, based in Concord, N.C., are leaders in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, operating the three highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America: the World of Outlaws® STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series(SM), and the Super DIRTcar Series™ Big-Block Modified Series. In addition, DIRTcar™ Racing sanctions more than 4,900 local and regional dirt track racing events in the United States and Canada at 126 tracks each year. Also, DIRTVision.com ® broadcasts all World of Outlaws ® and Super DIRTcar Series ™ events over the Internet to fans around the world. To learn more about the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, click WorldRacingGroup.com .

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Numbers Tell the Story of the 2014 Season

A look at the final statistics of the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season

 

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 19, 2014 - The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season drew to a close at World Finals. Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown scored the final two wins of the year as Donny Schatz wrapped up his sixth series championship.

From the end of full-time Outlaws competition for two legends, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, to the first wins of seven different drivers, the 2014 season is defined in part by the numbers.

· 11,236 - the number of points Steve Kinser scored during his 1991 championship run - the previous record for the most points ever scored in a single season. In 2014, Donny Schatz broke that record with 12,427 points.

· 173 - the total number of career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins for Donny Schatz.

· 98 - the percentage of events completed during the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season. There were only two rainouts all season.

· 88 - the number of features completed during the 2014 season.

· 49 - the car number for Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year

· 26 - the number of wins Donny Schatz has accumulated throughout the season. It is the winningest single season of his career.

· 24 - the number of quick times Joey Saldana has scored during the 2014 season

· 24 - the number of different winners during the 2014 season - a record for the series.

· 20 - This season was the first since Steve Kinser's 2002 and 2003 seasons that the series has seen a driver score back-to-back 20+ win seasons.

· 6 - the number of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championships Donny Schatz has accumulated throughout his career.

· 7 - the number of first-time winners during the 2014 season (Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell, Ryan Smith, Carson Macedo, Roger Crockett, Jonathan Allard and Brian Brown).

· 3 - Donny Schatz's position on the list of winningest drivers in series history

· 2 - the number of high-profile retirements this season. The two winningest drivers in the series history, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell wrapped up their full-time driving careers in 2014.

· .005 - Kerry Madsen's win margin over Kyle Hirst at Antioch Speedway - the closest finish in Outlaw history.

ABOUT 2015 TICKETS
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DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 14 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15, Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Brian Brown - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 9); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Ryan Smith - 1 (Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

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UP NEXT: The 2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season kicks off on Feb. 13-15 during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

12427

0

26

63

80

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12146

-281

14

50

76

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11930

-497

5

42

75

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11780

-647

6

44

69

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11725

-702

7

37

60

24

6

49

Brad Sweet

11499

-928

5

29

59

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

11063

-1364

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10813

-1614

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10483

-1944

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10460

-1967

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9997

-2430

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9326

-3101

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7973

-4454

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6437

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4962

-7465

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7949

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8275

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3425

-9002

1

6

13

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3337

-9090

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2880

-9547

0

0

0

0

 

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been 88 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-mains this season.
Winners (24 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 26

2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14

3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7

4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 6

5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 5

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5

8. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 2

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1

- JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 1

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Ore. - 1

- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1

- MARK DOBMEIER, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- CARSON MACEDO, Lemoore, Calif. - 1
- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 1

- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (38 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 438

2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 384

3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 336

4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 270

5. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 141

6. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 134

7. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 132

8. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 123

9. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 99

10. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 98

11. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 56

12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 50

13. - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 44

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 44

15. - STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 30

16. - DEAN JACOBS, Wooster, Ohio - 29

17. - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 26

18. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 25

19. - SEAN BECKER, Roseville, Calif. - 24

20. - ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Ore. - 23

- CARSON MACEDO, Lemoore, Calif. - 23

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 23

23. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 22

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 22

25. - KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 19

26. - MARK DOBMEIER, Grand Forks, N.D. - 17

27. - JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 14

28. - BILL BALOG, Union Grove, Wis. - 13

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 13

- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 13

31. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 11

32. - DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. - 10

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 10

34. - GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 9

- JUSTIN BARGER, Montrose, N.Y. - 8

36. - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 7

37. - JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 1

- CHRIS ANDREWS, Sandusky, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (31 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14

2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 8

3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 7

- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7

5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6

6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5

7. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 4

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 4

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 4

10. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3

11. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 2

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 2

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2

15. - CHRIS ANDREWS, Sandusky, Ohio - 1

- BILL BALOG, Union Grove, Wis. - 1

- JUSTIN BARGER, Montrose, N.Y. - 1

- SEAN BECKER, Roseville, Calif. - 1

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Ore. - 1

- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1

- DEAN JACOBS, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1

- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1

- LOGAN WAGNER, Harrisonville, Pa. - 1

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Hard Charger Award (39 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 13

2. - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 7

3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6

4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5

6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 4

7. - STEVE KINSER, Bloominton, Ind. - 3

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 3

10. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2

- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 2

- MARK DOBMEIER, Grand Forks, N.D. - 2

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2

- JAMES McFADDEN, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 2

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 2

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2

17. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 1

- JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1

- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1

- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 1

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- JOHNNY HERRERA, Albuquerque, N.M. - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1

- ALAN KRIMES, Denver, Pa. - 1

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1

- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1

- BARRY MARTINEZ, Mt. Vernon, Wash. - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- MASON MOORE, Princeton, Calif. - 1

- JASON SOLWOLD, Mt. Vernon, Wash. - 1

- JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

- TRENT STENGL, Oslo, Minn. - 1

- LARRY WIGHT, Phoenix, N.Y. - 1

- JESSICA ZEMKEN, Sprakers, N.Y. - 1

Time Trial leaders (18 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 24

2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 11

3. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 10

4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7

- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7

6. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6

7. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 4

8. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3

9. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1

- DON KREITZ Jr., Sinking Spring, Pa. - 1

- ED LYNCH, Jr., Apollo, Pa. - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1


Qualifying Points Earned (58 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Points

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 215

2. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 145

3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 137

4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 106

5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 103

6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 88

7. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 86

8. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 54

9. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 40

10. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 34

11. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 32

12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 20

13. - LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 18

14. - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 15

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 15

16. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 13

17. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 12

18. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 10

19. - STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 9

20. - DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 6

- ED LYNCH JR., Apollo, Pa. - 6

22. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 5

- DON KREITZ Jr., Sinking Spring, Pa. - 5

- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 5

26. - BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 4

- BILL BALOG, Union Grove, Wis. - 4

- JAMES MCFADDEN, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 4

- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 4

- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 4

31. - DUSTIN DAGGETT, Portland, Mich. - 3

- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 3

- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 3

- GERARD McINTYRE, New Oxford, Pa. - 3

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 3

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 3

- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 3

- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. - 3

- RODNEY WESTHAFER, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 3

- COLE WOOD, Auburn, Calif. - 3

41. - JONATHAN ALLARD, Roseville, Calif. - 2

- ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Ore. - 2

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 2

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 2

- ALAN KRIMES, Denver, Pa. - 2

- B.J. MARTIN, Orland, Calif. - 2

- JESSICA ZEMKEN, Sprakers, N.Y. - 2

48. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1

- JORDAN BOSTON, Crete, Neb. - 1

- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- TIM GLATFELTER, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1

- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- CARSON MACEDO, Lemoore, Calif. - 1

- TAYLER MALSAM, Seattle, Wash. - 1

- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1

- TRAVIS PHILO, Waterville, Ohio - 1

- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1

Heat Race Winners (72 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 24

2. - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 21

3. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 20

- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 20

5. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 19

6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 18

7. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 17

8. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 14

9. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 13

10. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 9

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 9

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 9

13. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7

14. - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 6

15. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 5

16. - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 4

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 4

- KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 4

- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 4

20. - JUSTIN BARGER, Montrose, N.Y. - 3

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 3

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 3

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 3

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 3

- CHAD KEMENAH, Alvada, Ohio - 3

26. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 2

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 2

- DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 2

- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 2

- SAM HAFERTEPE JR. - Sunnyvale, Texas - 2

- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 2

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 2

- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 2

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2

- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 2

- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 2

- RYAN TAYLOR, Perkasie, Pa. - 2

- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

- JESSICA ZEMKEN, Sprakers, N.Y. - 2

41. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- BILL BALOG, Hartland, Wis. - 1

- STEVE BUCKWALTER, Royersford, Pa. - 1

- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1

- COLBY COPELAND, Roseville, Calif. - 1

- ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Ore. - 1

- CLINT GARNER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

- JJ GRASSO, Middletown, Del. - 1

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- DAVEY HESKIN, St. Michael, Minn. - 1

- DALLAS HEWITT, Fletcher, Ohio - 1

- DEAN JACOBS, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1

- DON KREITZ JR., Sinking Springs, Pa. - 1

- ALAN KRIMES, Denver, Pa. - 1

- BRIAN LAY, Genola, Ohio - 1

- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1

- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1

- BOBBY MCMAHAN, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 1

- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1

- SKYLAR PROCHASKA, Lakefield, Minn. - 1

- BYRON REED, Monclova, Ohio - 1

- RYAN RUHL, Coldwater, Mich. - 1

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

- JIM SIEGEL, New Oxford, Pa. - 1

- KODY SWANSON, Kingsburg, Calif. - 1

- TOMMY TARLTON, Fresno, Calif. - 1

- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1

- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victora, Australia - 1

- LOGAN WAGNER, Harrisonville, Pa. - 1


Last Chance Showdown Winners (43 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 9

2. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 6

3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2

- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 2

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2

- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 2

- JOSH HODGES, Tijeras, N.M. - 2

- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2

- PAUL NIENHISER, Chapin, Ill. - 2

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

13. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1

- JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 1

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 1

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- TONY BRUCE JR., Liberal, Kan. - 1
- COLBY COPELAND, Roseville, Calif. - 1

- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 1

- DOUG ESH, Lancaster, Pa. - 1

- MIKE FARIA, Tipton, Calif. - 1

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Knoxville, Iowa - 1

- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- BRANDON MARTIN, Attica, Ohio - 1

- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1

- PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1

- BRIAN MONTIETH, Phoenixville, Pa. - 1

- MASON MOORE, Princeton, Calif. - 1

- JOEY MOUGHAN, Springfield, Ill. - 1

- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1

- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

- CHRIS SHIREK, Thompson, N.D. - 1

- JASON SIDES, Barlett, Tenn. - 1

- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1

- JASON SOLWOLD, Mt. Vernon, Wash. - 1

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

- CALE THOMAS, Fairland, Ind. - 1

- JOE TRENCA, Liverpool, N.Y. - 1

- COLE WOOD, Auburn, Calif. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (85 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

0 - 14

4 - 21

6 - 34

8 - 16

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $560,030

2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $342,400

3. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $336,425

4. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $260,900

5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $260,750

6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $245,920

7. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $195,870

8. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - $166,920

9. - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $144,160

10. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $130,750

11. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $94,125

12. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $82,675
13. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $37,630

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)

4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)

5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)

6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)

7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)

8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)

9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)

10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)

11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)

12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)

13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)

14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)

15. Tuesday, April 15 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Kerry Madsen (1)

16. Friday, April 18 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Donny Schatz (3)

17. Saturday, April 19 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Daryn Pittman (3)

18. Friday, April 25 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Okla. / Joey Saldana (2)

19. Saturday, April 26 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sammy Swindell (1)

20. Friday, May 2 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Shane Stewart (1)

21. Saturday, May 3 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (2)

22. Wednesday, May 7 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Christopher Bell (1)

23. Friday, May 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / David Gravel (3)

24. Saturday, May 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Paul McMahan (2)

25. Wednesday, May 14 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Stevie Smith (1)

26. Friday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (4)

27. Saturday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (5)

28. Sunday, May 18 / Orange County Fair Speedway / Middletown, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (6)

29. Tuesday, May 20 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (7)

30. Friday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Joey Saldana (3)

31. Monday, May 26 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Donny Schatz (4)

32. Friday, May 30 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Dale Blaney (1)

33. Saturday, May 31 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / Donny Schatz (5)

34. Friday, June 6 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)

35. Saturday, June 7 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Kerry Madsen (3)

36. Friday, June 13 / Jackson Speedway / Jackson, Minn. / Joey Saldana (5)

37. Saturday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)

38. Friday, June 20 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (6)

39. Saturday, June 21 / I-94 Speedway / Fergus Falls, Minn. / Roger Crockett

40. Friday, June 27 / 34 Raceway / Burlington, Iowa / Donny Schatz (7)

41. Saturday, June 28 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)

42. Sunday, June 29 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (8)

43. Wednesday, July 2 / Huset's Speedway / Sioux Falls, S.D. / Mark Dobmeier

44. Friday, July 4 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (8)

45. Saturday, July 5 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (9)

46. Wednesday, July 9 / Limaland Motorsports Park / Lima, Ohio / Paul McMahan (3)

47. Friday, July 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Sammy Swindell (2)

48. Saturday, July 12 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (4)

49. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Donny Schatz (9)

50. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Cody Darrah (2; Non-Points)

51. Thursday, July 17 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (10)

52. Friday, July 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Greg Hodnett

53. Saturday, July 19 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease

54. Sunday, July 20 / Lebanon Valley Speedway / West Lebanon, N.Y. / David Gravel (4)

55. Wednesday, July 23 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (11)

56. Saturday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Que. / Donny Schatz (10)

57. Sunday, July 27 / Cornwall Motor Speedway / Cornwall, Ont. / Donny Schatz (11)

58. Tuesday, July 29 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (12)

59. Friday, August 1 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Paul McMahan (4)

60. Saturday, August 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Kerry Madsen (5)

61. Saturday, August 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (13)

62. Tuesday, August 12 / Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, Neb. / Donny Schatz (14)

63. Friday, August 15 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Daryn Pittman (12)

64. Sunday, August 17 / Nodak Speedway / Minot, N.D. / Donny Schatz (15)

65. Friday, August 22 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (16)

66. Saturday, August 23 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (17)

67. Friday, August 29 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (18)

68. Saturday, August 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (19)

69. Monday, September 1 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Donny Schatz (20)

70. Tuesday, September 2 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Shane Stewart (2)

71. Wednesday, September 3 / Southern Oregon Speedway / Medford, Ore. / Daryn Pittman (13)

72. Friday, September 5 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo

73. Saturday, September 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Jonathan Allard

74. Sunday, September 7 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (6)

75. Friday, September 12 / Clay County Fair Speedway / Spencer, Iowa / Kraig Kinser

76. Saturday, September 13 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, Minn. / Paul McMahan (5)

77. Tuesday, September 16 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, Ind. / Donny Schatz (21)

78. Wednesday, September 17 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Donny Schatz (22)

79. Friday, September 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Joey Saldana (6)

80. Saturday, September 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Joey Saldana (7)

81. Friday, September, 26 / Bloomington Speedway / Bloomington, Ind. / Donny Schatz (23)

82. Saturday, September 27 / Berlin Raceway / Marne Mich. / Donny Schatz (24)

83. Saturday, October 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (5)

84. Saturday, October 11 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park / Elbridge, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (25)

85. Saturday, October 18 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Donny Schatz (26)

86. Saturday, October 25 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Ryan Smith

87. Friday, November 7 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Daryn Pittman (14)

88. Saturday, November 8 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Brian Brown

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing Honored at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series �Night of Champions�

Brad Sweet named the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award recipient

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 10, 2014 - Through the ups and downs of an 88 race season, Donny Schatz and his No. 15 STP / Armor All Tony Stewart Racing team maintained the consistency and displayed the dominance necessary to score a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Schatz, who has won his six championships in the last nine seasons, was honored Sunday night in front of his fellow competitors at the annual World of Outlaws 'Night of Champions' banquet.

"I've got to thank Tony Stewart for giving us the tools and allowing us to build the success we have. There's a lot of people involved to make that happen," Schatz said. "STP has been a huge part of that. Thank you STP for allowing us to grow your brand, expectations and ours. Armor All, Chevrolet, Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe. Thank you for letting us help you grow your brands into the future."

Schatz thanked his family for their support in his career and throughout this season.

"(Crew members Ricky Warner, Steve 'Scuba' Swanson and Eric Swanson) - I don't know what you say," Schatz said. "Enough can't be said about you guys. What you guys did this year was unbelievable. I know how hard you work to do it. I know you'll work super hard to do it again.

"It's hard or nearly impossible to explain the great season that we had. I don't know that you can ever do anything like this again. We're going to try our best but you just never know. All year long I've just been living for tomorrow and right now, I just want to live for today."

Schatz has won six of the last nine titles. Only 20-time champion Steve Kinser has more titles than Schatz.

Over the course of the season Schatz compiled impressive statistics - 26 wins, the most of any single season in his career, 63 top-fives, 80 top-10s and eight quick time awards. He also compiled more points than any other driver in series history, surpassing Steve Kinser's 1991 record of 11,236 points with 12,427 points.

Brett Frood, executive vice president of Stewart Haas Racing, represented Schatz's team owner Tony Stewart, who was unable to attend.

"When it comes to Donny, there hasn't been a more dominant sprint car driver in the last 10 years," Frood said, reading a note from Stewart. "We were lucky enough to have him join us in 2008 and he picked up right where he left off in 2007 by winning another championship. That championship level consistency is due in large part to the chemistry, specifically the chemistry between Donny, crew chief Ricky, Scuba, crewman Eric. The best driver is paired with the best team and they have proven to be a hard combination to beat."

"We're very proud of (Donny) and all the guys," Frood said.

This is the fourth championship for Tony Stewart Racing which had previous wins with Schatz in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and with Danny Lasoski in 2001.

Ricky Warner, Schatz's crew chief, took home honors as the 2014 Crew Chief of the Year. He thanked his family and crew members

"(Thank you Donny) for letting me be a part of the history of our generation," Warner said.

Schatz also took home the KSE Hard Charger Award.

In addition to the championship, other honors were presented throughout the night.

Steve Kinser was recognized throughout the night for his contributions to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and to motorsports. Journalist Robin Miller told stories about Kinser and then brought the 577-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on stage where Kinser was presented with a ring and trophy commemorating his championship wins.

"Well, thank you. All this stuff makes this hard to give up. But I'll think about it when I'm running down the road," Kinser said. "The racing part, the people, it's been my life. I'm happy to have had the career I did. I'll be down watching some races and participating somehow."

Schatz, in his championship remarks, echoed the sentiments of all the night's participants who saluted Kinser on his extraordinary career.

"You've made this sport what it is today no matter what anybody says," Schatz said. "You've allowed us - guys like me - to turn our dreams into a reality. No questions about it. Things aren't going to be the same without you here."

Brad Sweet was named the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award recipient as he completed his first year on the series tour. Sweet and his No. 49 Surepoint Medical Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team won five times in 2014, compiling 29 top-five finishes, 59 top-ten finishes and two quick time awards.

Sweet thanked his team owners Kasey Kahne and Mike Curb and his crew members for a successful first full season. He said he looked forward to the opportunities in 2015.

Tommie Estes Jr. was named the 2014 Promoter of the Year for his work around the annual Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.

"We try to make it fun for all of our fans to come to," Estes said. "I appreciate you guys when you come in and race. I don't try to screw things up - I try to make them better. And hopefully next July 3 and 4 we will see all you sprint cars back (in Dodge City) again."

Scott Gerkin, the longtime crew chief for Steve Kinser, was presented with the Ted Johnson Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing. Gerkin, who has spent more than 30 years around sprint car racing, was lauded for his work with Kinser and as an innovator in the sport.

J&J Auto Racing Inc. was named Chassis Builder of the Year and Shaver Engines won Engine Builder of the Year. Kraig Kinser won a new golf cart from Jake's Golf Carts and Tony Stewart Racing won the VP Racing Fuels Award.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Point Fund Awards

1. Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing - $150,000

2. Daryn Pittman and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $75,000

3. Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports - $55,000

4. Kerry Madsen and Keneric Racing - $50,000

5. Joey Saldana and Motter Motorsports - $45,000

6. Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $41,000

7. Cody Darrah and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $37,500

8. Steve Kinser and Tony Stewart Racing - $34,000

9. Kraig Kinser and Steve Kinser Racing - $32,000

10. Roth Motorsports - $15,000

11. Jason Sides and Sides Motorsports - $20,000

12. Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing - $15,000

13. Jacob Allen and Shark Racing - $13,500

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

12427

0

26

63

80

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12146

-281

14

50

76

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11930

-497

5

42

75

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11780

-647

6

44

69

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11725

-702

7

37

60

24

6

49

Brad Sweet

11499

-928

5

29

59

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

11063

-1364

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10813

-1614

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10483

-1944

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10460

-1967

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9997

-2430

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9326

-3101

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7973

-4454

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6437

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4962

-7465

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7949

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8275

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3425

-9002

1

6

13

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3337

-9090

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2880

-9547

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Brown Gets First Ever Outlaws Win as Schatz Cruises to Sixth Championship

20-time champion Steve Kinser completes his final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race as a full-time, touring driver

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2014 - The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season went out with a bang on the final night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as the series saw a first-time winner in victory lane, crowned a new champion and said goodbye to a legend.

In front of a sold out crowd, Brian Brown out-battled the Outlaws and held off challenges from Daryn Pittman and Stevie Smith to score his first ever series win. It was a long time coming for the Grain Valley, Mo.-native.

"I'll tell you what, to win your first one, there's nothing better than winning in front of 30,000 of your friends, is there?" Brown said in victory lane. "These guys, I think, take these Outlaw wins for granted. We've tried a lot and we've run up a lot of second place finishes. I thought there, I maybe gave that one away. I don't really know what I did wrong but Daryn got going there and we buckled back down. I said, 'you know what? I'm going to give it all I've got here.' I'm going to put it in the fence or maybe try to win this."

Brown started the feature on the pole in his No. 21 FVP car with Pittman, who won the previous night at World Finals, next to him. When the green flag fell, the two staked their positions on track - Brown to the top, Pittman to the bottom.

As the field came around for lap eight, Donny Schatz, who started sixth, was battling Kerry Madsen for fourth when the two made contact that left Schatz stopped against the turn three wall. Schatz restarted in 25th after the caution.

While Pittman and Brown continued their battle for the lead, Smith took over the third position from Madsen.

As the laps wound down, the top-two caught lapped traffic, giving Pittman the opportunity he needed.

"We were right with him and really need to get to traffic for my line to take over," Pittman said. "He was definitely quicker than me on the top of one and two, I felt like I could gain on him in three and four. It worked out perfect. I stayed right with him and I got to lapped traffic and he opened the door up just enough that I could get by him."

Just as Pittman took the lead in his No. 9 Great Clips car, a caution came out. Pittman saw this as an opportunity for him in the closing laps. Ultimately though, Pittman said it was his undoing.

"The main thing I knew I had to do was to get going on that restart and not spin my tires and try to get a good run on Daryn," Brown said. "I just wasn't sure what he was going to do there. I didn't know where he was running, so I thought he may peel off the bottom and give me the top. He did that, and that's probably the best top I hit in one and two the whole race, and it made it work."

As Pittman got bottled up and slid back, Smith, who had been running third much of the night in his No. 51S Miller Chevrolet car, moved into second and set his sights on Brown. The two drivers battled through the closing laps with Brown holding the lead. As the drivers hit the front stretch with the checkered flag in the air, Smith drag raced Brown back to the line, but came up short.

"It's been a lot of fun and congratulations to (Brown)," Smith said. "He did a really nice job here and this win. He's been running fast all year. We're glad to get second. We would have loved to beat him on that last lap - I just couldn't get it done."

Pittman, who finished the night in third, said he probably should have moved to the top.

"I knew it was faster up there but just thought I could run the line that I've been running all night and hold him off," Pittman said. "Especially out in clean air I thought it would make a big difference but it just wasn't enough. So congrats to Brian. At the end of the day this is a great weekend for this team."

In addition to taking home his ever Outlaws win, Brown became the 24th different and seventh first-time winner of the season.

While Schatz had the championship locked up at Port Royal Speedway two weeks ago, his charge back into Saturday night's feature further cemented how his team was able to be so dominant all season.

After rising as high as fifth, Schatz fell back to 25th after his spin and subsequent caution. In the succeeding laps he picked up position after position, moving back into the top-five by lap 21. After mixing it up on the restart with three to go, Schatz moved into fourth and stayed there.

"When you drive for one of the best car owners in the sport and the best guys in the pit area, you never give up on them," Schatz said at the end of the night. "I had no choice. It's not in the cards to quit. We weren't happy having to go to the back but it is what we were dealt and I made the best of it."

After a disappointing end to 2013, Schatz was a man on a mission in 2014, determined not to let the mistakes of the previous year derail another shot at the title. He ultimately compiled 26 wins, the most of any single season in his career, 63 top-fives, 80 top-tens and eight quick time awards.

At the end of Saturday night, Schatz was finally able to hoist the 2014 championship trophy above his head and salute his whole STP / Armor All team.

"Hats off to the whole STP team. They put us in this position where we came here and we didn't have to race for the win to win the championship but that doesn't change how we race and tonight proves it.

"It was a great year winning wise but when you sit there and look at the stats of this car, it wasn't in the work area but twice all year and it was last night and tonight, that's just tremendous. It's what these STP guys do. They're just phenomenal at their jobs - they don't let anything undone."

The night also marked the end of an era for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series as 20-time champion and 577-time winner Steve Kinser concluded his Salute to the King Tour and his tenure as a full-time touring driver with the series.

After pacing the four-wide salute before the start of the feature, Kinser took the checkered flag in 23rd.

Kinser's Tony Stewart Racing teammate Schatz summed it up after being crowned champion.

"Tonight's a sad night to have the last, final night of Steve Kinser full-time," Schatz said. "It's been an honor and a privilege to be able to watch him, as a child racing and then grow up and race next to him - be his teammate, have arguments with him, have a few drinks with him and enjoy it… Just an honor to be a part of it. It's going to be different when we get to the next race in a couple of months and he's not there."

With the conclusion of World Finals, the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship has come to a close. Ticket renewals for the World Finals and other announced events on the series schedule are available for sale today. For more information or to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com.

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WORLD FINALS NOTES: With his win Saturday night, Brian Brown became the 24th different winner of the season and the seventh first-time winner of the season… Donny Schatz was crowned the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Saturday night. It was his sixth series championship - he has won six of the last nine seasons… 20-time champion Steve Kinser concluded his Salute to the King Tour Saturday night, officially ending his career as a full-time touring driver… After early troubles in the A main, Donny Schatz advanced 21 positions to finish in fourth… Cody Darrah received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in ninth.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 14 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15, Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Brian Brown - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 9);Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Ryan Smith - 1 (Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 8, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$12,000]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$2,500]; 6. 2D-Danny Lasoski [14] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [13] [$2,100]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [9] [$2,000]; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu [12] [$1,500]; 12. 14K-Dale Blaney [17] [$1,200]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [23] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$1,050]; 15. 14-Lance Dewease [15] [$1,000]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [10] [$1,000]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$1,000]; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett [20] [$1,000]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [26] [$]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks [19] [$1,000]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [25] [$]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [24] [$1,000]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [18] [$1,000]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [22] [$1,000]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [$1,000]; 26. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-26, 28-30, Daryn Pittman 27. KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cody Darrah [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 83-David Gravel [6]; 7. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [8]; 8. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [10]; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree [11]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [9]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [7]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 49X-Cole Duncan [8]; 8. RG3-Logan Wagner [9]; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan [7]; 10. 4C-Tyler Courtney [10]; 11. 25-Chris Myers [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [2]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 16-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 8. 24B-Justin Barger [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [11]; 11. 63-Kody Swanson [3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [8]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 11. 4S-Danny Smith [10]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 5. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [10]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the C-Feature) - 1. 4C-Tyler Courtney [1] [-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [-]; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [4] [$100]; 4. 25-Chris Myers [6] [$100]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [8] [$100]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [9] [$100]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [5] [$100]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [3] [$100]; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [7] [$100]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [10] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver [1] [-]; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2] [-]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6] [$125]; 4. RG3-Logan Wagner [8] [$125]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [3] [$125]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [10] [$100]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$100]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11] [$100]; 9. 24B-Justin Barger [9] [$100]; 10. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [5] [$100]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [12] [$100]; 12. 4C-Tyler Courtney [13] [$100]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$100]; 14. 16-Jac Haudenschild [4] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [-]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [4] [-]; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3] [-]; 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [6] [-]; 5. 83-David Gravel [7] [$200]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9] [$180]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$175]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [14] [$160]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [10] [$150]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$150]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [11] [$150]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver [15] [$150]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$150]; 14. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [16] [$150]; 15. 63-Kody Swanson [2] [$150]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [8] [$150]

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

12427

0

26

63

80

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12146

-281

14

50

76

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11930

-497

5

42

75

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11780

-647

6

44

69

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11725

-702

7

37

60

24

6

49

Brad Sweet

11499

-928

5

29

59

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

11063

-1364

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10813

-1614

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10483

-1944

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10460

-1967

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9997

-2430

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9326

-3101

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7973

-4454

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6437

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4962

-7465

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7949

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8275

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3425

-9002

1

6

13

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3337

-9090

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2880

-9547

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Pulls Off World Finals Victory

Claims his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season after winning on night two of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - In front of a packed house at Friday night's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Rico Abreu tried to hold off an insurgent Daryn Pittman, but the past champion's push proved too much for the young driver.

With seven to go, Pittman got around the 22-year-old Abreu and scored his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"Hats off to my crew. (Crew Chief) Kale Kahne - he's just been working really hard to try to get us that next little step that we need to win more races and win races from not on the front row," said Pittman who started the A main in sixth. "We've been creeping up on it. We had a really good car."

"(Crew members) Kale, Kolten and David - I just couldn't do it without them…. I'm only as good as the people around me and I've got some of the best. It's just a lot of fun to come out here and try to finish the year off on a good note."

Pittman entered the night with the quick time award under his belt, but after the dash inversion left him in eighth, he set to work. In the Dash he advanced his No. 9 Great Clips car up to sixth. When the green flag fell on the feature, Pittman quickly advanced through the field, challenging for third by lap two. He eventually passed Terry McCarl for the position on lap seven.

Working the low-side of the track, Pittman got around Danny Lasoski following a mid-race restart and quickly reeled in Abreu, who worked the high side of the track much of the night.

As the two drivers rounded the .4 mile oval into turns three and four with just eight laps to go, Pittman rode the bottom and was able to take over the lead from Abreu on the front stretch.

Even as the race extended beyond the scheduled distance due to a late race caution, Pittman was never seriously challenged for the lead again.

Pittman said by the end of the night that he and his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb crew were surprised by the track conditions.

"Everybody was pretty much banking that it was going to lay rubber and went with harder tires, and we went with harder tires also and it just didn't lay rubber," said Pittman, an Owasso, Okla. native. "Hats off to the track crew for this to run this many cars and this many laps, and start when the sun was up and they never touched the track and they never went out and did any track prep at all."

Pittman maintained his second place position in the championship standings.

Abreu, who is making his first appearance at the Dirt Track at Charlotte this weekend, started on the front row with polesitter McCarl. Before the field could make a full lap, Abreu had charged to the lead in his No. 24R Abreu Vineyards car. Through lapped traffic, Abreu held off challenges from Lasoski and then Pittman.

Ultimately though, Pittman proved too strong. Abreu finished the night in second.

"The bottom just got really clean there at the end and I knew (Pittman) was going to be there at some point, I just wasn't sure when," Abreu said. "I was trying to watch and judge off of lap cars. I thought I did really good running in lap traffic… I thought I had a really good car tonight. I felt like I just needed to make some better decisions just judging cars.

Abreu said a season of success, good equipment and his strong faith in his crew members has given him the confidence to come into a place like Charlotte with no-experience and finish on the podium.

"I'm so confident in my cars this year so I feel like everywhere we go we've got a good baseline and we just roll out of the trailer good," said Abreu, who has one World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win this season. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow night… obviously this race wasn't won from the front row so if you've got a good car you're going to go to the front."

Brad Sweet, Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing teammate, had one of the more impressive performances of the night. After a heat race run that left him outside of the transfer, Sweet raced his No. 49 Surepoint Medical car into the A main from the Last Chance Showdown and took home a podium finish.

After starting in 12th, Sweet was able to use the high line on the track to gain the spots he needed to advance through the field. Through restart after restart, Sweet was able to make strong runs off of turns one and two onto the backstretch that gave him the momentum he needed. In the closing laps it helped propel him past Danny Lasoski, who spent the whole night up front, and put him in position to battle Abreu for the second spot.

On the final lap Sweet tried to get around Abreu for second, but Abreu closed the door.

"Yeah, we'll take (third)," Sweet said. "Hats off to my guys. They gave me a great car. You can't run that close to the wall without a good racecar. I made a lot of mistakes and I still ran third. That just shows you how good our car was."

"I've got to thank my guys - Mike Carber is my new crew chief, so it was nice to come out here and run top-three. We've got a new guy, Austin, and George has been with us all year long. It just shows with Daryn winning and us running third, (Kasey Kahne Racing is) real strong."

David Gravel was the KSE Hard Charger recipient of the night. After being forced to use a provisional to start the feature, Gravel advanced 16 positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals, the final race of the season.

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WORLD FINALS NOTES: Daryn Pittman claimed his 14th win of the season - the most single season Outlaws wins of his career… Following Thursday night's qualifying session, Pittman took the quick time for Saturday night… Terry McCarl, Joey Saldana, Kody Swanson, Bill Balog and Rico Abreu all won their heat races… Abreu scored a second place finish in his first ever start at The Dirt Track at Charlotte… Brad Sweet finished third after advancing into the feature from the Last Chance Showdown… David Gravel received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in ninth.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 14 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15, Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway);Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2);Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Ryan Smith - 1 (Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 7, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$12,000]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$3,200]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [4] [$2,800]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5] [$2,500]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [14] [$2,300]; 7. 51S-Stevie Smith [8] [$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [25] [$1,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [1] [$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [23] [$1,500]; 12. 63-Kody Swanson [10] [$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$1,100]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [17] [$1,050]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [21] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$1,000]; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$1,000]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [26] [$]; 19. 7-Craig Dollansky [11] [$1,000]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [9] [$1,000]; 21. 4-Cody Darrah [24] [$1,000]; 22. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$1,000]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [19] [$1,000]; 24. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$1,000]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer [20] [$1,000]; 26. 14-Lance Dewease [22] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-22, Daryn Pittman 23-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+16]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 12.591; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.627; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. 63-Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. 14-Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. 21-Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 12.988; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.229; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. 83-David Gravel, 13.283; 45. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. 25-Chris Myers, 13.445; 51. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 13.713; 55. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 13.910

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 40-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 9. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 11. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [12]; 12. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [10]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 9. 16-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [9]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 63-Kody Swanson [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [4]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [8]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 10. 24B-Justin Barger [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 14-Lance Dewease [6]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 6. 83-David Gravel [9]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 8. 4C-Tyler Courtney [8]; 9. RG3-Logan Wagner [10]; 10. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [7]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan [5]; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver [9]; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree [11]; 11. 25-Chris Myers [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 8. 51S-Stevie Smith [7]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [10]; 10. 63-Kody Swanson [9]

D-Main - (6 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the C-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1] [-]; 2. 24B-Justin Barger [2] [-]; 3. 25-Chris Myers [4] [$100]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5] [$100]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree [8] [$100]; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [9] [$100]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [7] [$100]; 8. RG3-Logan Wagner [3] [$100]; 9. 16-Jac Haudenschild [6] [$100]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [10] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 2. 49X-Cole Duncan [4] [-]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3] [$125]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6] [$125]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$125]; 6. 83-David Gravel [10] [$100]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8] [$100]; 8. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [7] [$100]; 9. 24B-Justin Barger [14] [$100]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver [11] [$100]; 11. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [2] [$100]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$100]; 13. 4C-Tyler Courtney [5] [$100]; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard [9] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [-]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [-]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [5] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4] [$200]; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [8] [$180]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms [6] [$175]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$160]; 9. 14K-Dale Blaney [12] [$150]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [15] [$150]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [10] [$150]; 12. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [7] [$150]; 13. 49X-Cole Duncan [16] [$150]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [13] [$150]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9] [$150]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [14] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

12285

0

26

62

79

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12002

-283

14

49

75

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11795

-490

5

42

74

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11639

-646

6

43

68

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11584

-701

7

37

59

23

6

49

Brad Sweet

11365

-920

5

29

58

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

10939

-1346

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10709

-1576

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10408

-1877

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10385

-1900

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9875

-2410

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9218

-3067

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7861

-4424

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6295

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4846

-7439

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7807

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8133

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3269

-9016

0

5

12

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3262

-9023

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2805

-9480

0

0

0

0

 

Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana Score Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Quick-Time Awards

Donny Schatz clinches the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Thursday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana kicked off the opening night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by scoring qualifying quick-time awards.

Pittman out-qualified the 56-car World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series field by turning a lap of 12.579 in his No. 9 Great Clips car during the first qualifying session which set the field for Friday's event. It was the sixth quick-time award of the season for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver.

Pittman credited his team as they work to end the season on a high note.

"It just shows how hard the guys kept working - it doesn't matter if it's the last race, they put in the same effort for it as they do for the first," Pittman said. "Good to get quick time and we qualified really solid for the second night too. Hopefully that's a good sign for how our weekend will roll, and we'll just try to stay on top of the race track and get this team a victory."

As it happened, Pittman and Stevie Smith turned the same quick lap of 12.579 during the session, but Pittman had the tie-breaker with the faster second qualifying lap.

Saldana, who went out 12th in the second qualifying session which set the field for Saturday's event, scored his 24th quick-time award of the season. The driver of the Motter Equipment No. 71M turned a lap of 13.118. Brian Brown, who went out late in the session, made a challenge to Saldana but came up short with a second-best lap of 13.256.

"[Our quick time success this season is] a testament to our engine program," Saldana said. "Rick Long does a great job - I've been a part of Rick's program for a long time so I know horsepower-wise we've got it. We've just got to get a better race package. When we do get it we're good but we're not consistently doing it. Hopefully we can do it this weekend."

Saldana, who won the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in May, enters the weekend fifth in points with seven wins on the season.

After cinching up his points lead two weeks ago at Port Royal Speedway, Donny Schatz officially became the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Thursday afternoon after he and his team signed in for the World Finals. It is the sixth championship for the Tony Stewart Racing driver.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 1 (Friday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 12.591; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.627; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. 63-Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. 14-Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. 21-Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 12.988; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.229; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. 83-David Gravel, 13.283; 45. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. 25-Chris Myers, 13.445; 51. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 13.713; 55. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 13.910

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 2 (Saturday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

 

 

 

Busy 2015 Speedweeks Schedule Features Action in Four DIRTcar Racing Divisions at Five Tracks

DIRTcar Racing action scheduled at four Florida tracks and one Georgia oval during January and February

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - The 2015 DIRTcar Racing season will get off to a hot start this winter with Speedweeks action in four divisions spread among five dirt tracks and two months.

The traditional stretch of early-season racing begins in late January with Winternationals and culminates with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment in mid-February.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds kick off Speedweeks with the Winternationals at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Fla., Jan. 29 to 31. The series then makes stops at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for 15 total nights of racing.

Jan. 29-31 - Winternationals, East Bay Raceway, Gibsonton, Fla.
Feb. 5 and 6 - Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 7 and 8 - North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla.
Feb. 10-17 - DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, plus the Gator Championship, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar Late Models

For 12 nights at tracks in Georgia and Florida, the DIRTcar Late Models and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series compete during Speedweeks.

Feb. 6 and 7 �Winter Freeze, Screven Motorsports Park, Sylvania, Ga.
Feb. 8 � North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla.
Feb. 13-15 � Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 16-21 � DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Barberville, Fla.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Joining the modifieds and late models during Speedweeks are the sprint cars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The two series make stops at Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba's Raceway Park.

Feb. 5-7 � Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. (All Star)
Feb. 11-13 � DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (All Star)
Feb. 13-15 � DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (WoO Sprint Cars)

Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series

The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds take on Volusia during DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 18-21 with a $5,000-to-win feature on the final night.

Feb. 18-21 � DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla.

A full schedule and ticket information for each event is available online at http://www.DIRTcar.com.

DIRTcar racing action is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Penske Shocks, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.
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Brad Sweet Bringing World of Outlaws to Placerville Speedway

California native returns The Greatest Show on Dirt to his favorite California track for the first time since 1992

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 4, 2014 - Brad Sweet and the World of Outlaws announced Tuesday they would partner to return the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway during the 2015 season.

The event, Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown, will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, as part of a robust tour through the West Coast that will be announced later this fall.

"Placerville Speedway has always been a special place for me," said Sweet, a native of nearby Grass Valley, Calif. "It is where I grew up competing and where my passion for sprint car racing developed. The opportunity to partner with the World of Outlaws in returning the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville is exciting. I look forward to making the event a success for the fans and my fellow competitors."

Sweet drives the No. 49 Surepoint Medical car for Kasey Kahne Racing in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

This is not the first time the series has competed at the quarter mile, high-banked oval. From 1985 to 1992 the series made four starts at Placerville. Jac Haudenschild is the most recent winner at the track and, along with Sammy Swindell, has two Outlaw wins there.

"Partnering with Brad to return the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville was a no-brainer," said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. "His passion for the series and for his home track is evident and made for a perfect combination in bringing the Outlaws back after more than two decades. We look forward to what is certain to be a great event."

The partnership marks the first co-promotion of an event between the Outlaws and Sweet.

Tickets for Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Reserved seating is $45. All advance reserved ticket purchases will include a pit pass upgrade. For more information and to order tickets call 877-395-8606 or click here.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: 2014 Defined By the Domination of Donny Schatz

With just the World of Outlaws World Finals in front of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the 2014 season comes into focus

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 3, 2014 - When the checkered flag fell on the final night of the 2013 World Finals just 14 points separated Donny Schatz from Daryn Pittman and his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.
 

It had become clear earlier that night that it would be mathematically impossible for Schatz to catch Pittman. Afterward, a dejected Schatz concluded, "that's the way it goes sometimes."

It was a moment that would set the stage for the season to come and challenge every series competitor to stop the momentum of a determined driver who now had something to prove.

When the series rolled into Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment in February, kicking off the 2014 season, the championship was not on anyone's mind. What was on everyone's mind was the announcement that 20-time champion Steve Kinser, 'The King of the Outlaws,' would conclude full-time competition with the series at the end of the year.

Kinser quickly proved he was not yet done, battling the defending champion Pittman and winning on the third night of DIRTcar Nationals. It was the 577th win of his career.

Volusia also gave Schatz a platform to make his case for 2014 - he won on night two and finished third on night three.

As the series headed to the west coast early on, the Kasey Kahne Racing teams looked to make their mark on the season. Brad Sweet, the leading candidate for the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, won the season opener in Florida and then picked up victories at Tucson and Calistoga. His teammates were not far behind - Pittman won at Thunderbowl and Calistoga, where he also led a KKR sweep of the podium, and Cody Darrah picked up his first win of the season at Kings Speedway.

Pittman hit his stride as the series took on the Pennsylvania Posse for the first time. After being bested by Stevie Smith at Lincoln Speedway, Pittman went on to score four wins in a row - both nights at Williams Grove, then east to Orange County Fair Speedway and New Egypt Speedway.

At the time, Pittman's streak was the longest since Jason Meyers' five win streak in 2011. It was not the last win streak of the season.

David Gravel began the 2014 season unsure of what was to come. By May, he had been signed up by California-based Roth Motorsports which was in need of a full time driver. Gravel did not disappoint, scoring a win in just his second run with the team on night two at Eldora Speedway.

Eldora also served as a launching pad in 2014 for Shane Stewart and the inaugural season of his Larson Marks Racing team as he scored his first win with the team and the first win for Justin Marks and Kyle Larson as team owners the night before Gravel's win. In a partial schedule with the series, Stewart picked up two more wins - one in a non-points qualifier at Knoxville Raceway and another at Southern Oregon Speedway.

As Pittman's performance slowed down through June, Schatz and Joey Saldana capitalized.

In just his second season with Dan Motter and the Motter Equipment 71m, Saldana racked up three wins by the beginning of June. The Upper Midwest was good to him to start the month where he won at I-80 Speedway and Jackson Speedway.

With five wins, Saldana was in the hunt for the championship.

Another driver with the championship in his sights was Paul McMahan, who may not have had the wins of some of his competitors in 2014 but had a consistency throughout that was rivaled by few. In what McMahan described as one of the biggest wins of his career, he won the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in early July.

"I tell you what, it took me a little bit to collect my thoughts before I got out of this racecar because this just means the world to me," McMahan said in victory lane that night. "Brad Doty, like I said, is my hero and I've come here many times and never been able to get a win. It's a normal win, but this is the Brad Doty Classic. This takes every win I've ever won away and this is right up top."

When the Outlaws returned to Eldora Speedway in July for the King's Royal, the event would be defined by victories for a legend and one of the stars of the sport.

Three-time champion Sammy Swindell, who had one other win in 2014, held off polesitter Tim Shaffer to take home the win at the Knight Before the King's Royal.

With his retirement from the sprint car racing announced just over a month later it would be his last World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory. The win was the 294th of his career, solidly cementing him as the second-winningest driver in Outlaws history.

The next night at Eldora, Kerry Madsen, who had previous wins at the track but had come short in previous King's Royal attempts, won the race that he had so long coveted.

As he climbed from his car after the big win, Madsen was nearly speechless.

"I just want to thank Eldora Speedway for just letting me be part of this fantastic race," Madsen told the Eldora crowd. "I moved over from Australia and this is pretty much the race that hooked me on American racing."

Enter Schatz.

With the 'Month of Money' underway, Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team were ready to hit their stride. At the beginning of July, Schatz already had eight wins under his belt.

Schatz swept the Outlaws events in Canada, taking home wins at Autodrome Drummond, Cornwall Motor Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway and Castrol Raceway Park. Five wins in all - Schatz was the first Outlaw driver ever to sweep the Outlaws' Canadian events.

As the series headed back to Knoxville, Iowa for the biggest event of the season, the Knoxville Nationals, Schatz and his team had 12 wins and eight straight podium finishes.

Madsen led the points early for the Knoxville championship, but Schatz came around and on the last night the only thing that stood between him and his eighth Knoxville Nationals win was Brian Brown. For the third straight year he and Brown did battle, exchanging the lead and attempting to deny the other one the win.

Ultimately though, it was Schatz who hoisted the trophy in victory lane.

"It's unbelievable - it feels so unreal, like it's not happening," Schatz said after the win.

Schatz was not done. He won the next event at Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska and then, beginning at Nodak Speedway, started what would become a six race winning streak. From Aug. 17 to Sept. 1, through two countries and two states, Schatz racked up win after win.

When Shane Stewart ended Schatz's streak at Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2, Schatz had 20 wins, an 18-race podium streak and a 215-point lead in the championship race.

The dominance of Donny Schatz did not stop breakthrough performances throughout the season and a total of 23 different winners and six first-time winners.

Carson Macedo and Jonathan Allard had wins at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease stopped the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway during Summer Nationals. Young guns Christopher Bell, Shane Stewart and Rico Abreu all scored wins. And 26-year-old Ryan Smith welcomed the Outlaws back to Port Royal Speedway after a decade by taking home his first ever Outlaws win.

Perhaps no first time win was more incredible though than Roger Crockett's at I-94 Speedway in late June. After battling past Sweet and leading much of the feature, in turn two on the last lap, Crockett's right rear tire let go. As Sweet tried to catch up, Crockett limped the car down the backstretch, through turns three and four and won his first ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

The milestones of 2014 were many and made the season one for the record books. The season saw just two rainouts all year, completing an incredible 98 percent of events, the top-six in the championship standings surpassed the total for the most points ever earned in a single season (the past record was 11,236, set by Steve Kinser in 1991), Schatz became the first driver since Steve Kinser in 2002 and 2003 to score back-to-back 20 win seasons, Madsen had the closest finish in series history, besting Kyle Hirst at Antioch Speedway by just .005 seconds and two of the greatest drivers the sport has known - Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell - retired from full-time competition.

With just the World Finals in Charlotte before the close of the 2014 season, the successes of the season are in focus. Defending champion Pittman had 13 wins, the winningest season of his career, and sealed a second place finish in the points. McMahan too set a new single season win record for himself with five wins and maintained a consistency almost unrivaled, finishing the season in third with his CJB Motorsports team. Madsen had a breakout season, adding six wins to his career total and racking up some of the most coveted trophies on the schedule - the Kings Royal and Ironman 55. And, with seven wins, Saldana showed the strength of his Motter Equipment team.

As others surged throughout the season and then faded, Donny Schatz maintained the consistency of a driver with a championship in his sights. 26 wins, 62 top-fives, 79 top-tens and eight quick times. 2014 will go down as one of the best seasons of Schatz's career to date - he became the third-winningest driver in series history, surpassing Mark Kinser, and had the most single season wins of his career.

The disappointment of 2013 now a distant memory, Schatz needs only to take a trip to Charlotte for The World Finals and sign-in to claim his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

ABOUT THE TRACK
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
is a progressively banked four-tenths-mile oval. The track record of 11.880 seconds was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001. For more information, visit http://www.WorldofOutlawsWorldFinals.com.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Joey Saldana on May 23
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

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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