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‘Brownsburg Bullet’ wins at Perris Auto Speedway for second time in three years
 

PERRIS, Calif. — April 12, 2014 — Joey Saldana converted his seventh quick time of the season into his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Saturday night in the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway.

 

Daryn Pittman made him earn it. Saldana was forced to hold off repeated slide job attempts by the defending series champion before eventually taking the checkered flag. Pittman wound up second with his KKR teammate Brad Sweet in third. Sammy Swindell and Paul McMahan rounded out the top five.

Saldana has been remarkable in qualifying this season, setting the pace for the night by earning his seventh quick time in 14 events behind the wheel of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M to guarantee him a starting position in the dash, where for the second consecutive night a “0” was drawn for the invert.

The 30-lap A-main showcased a battle between Saldana, who won in 2012 at Perris, and Pittman, who won last season at Perris. Saldana won the original start, but a spin in turn one by Friday night winner Cody Darrah forced a complete restart. Pittman, who was on the pole, took a run into turn one to try a slide job on Saldana, but as Pittman slid up the track Saldana again powered around him for the lead.

A caution on lap 2 gave Pittman another chance, and on the restart on Saldana chose the top line, but Pittman used some grip on the bottom to power to the lead in the Great Clips #9 Kasey Kahne Racing machine. Pittman was forced into a defensive stance as Saldana threw a slide job in turn two on the following lap. Saldana, too, slid up the track allowing Pittman to hold the lead.

Then a caution flew again on with five laps complete. Pittman chose the bottom, which put to the outside Saldana. Pittman looked for the grip, but Saldana got a strong run as well. Pittman led into the corner on the bottom, but Saldana surged to the lead to make the pass to go in front, where he remained for the rest of the way.

Pittman and Sweet closed the gap to Saldana on lap 11, and pulled to Saldana’s bumper on lap 13 before another caution flew. Saldana chose the top and used a great restart to cruise to the win.

Saldana and his team celebrated its first victory of the year with a few special guests with the team.
 

“We have Workshops for Warriors here tonight and we owe a lot to them or we couldn’t be out here racing,” said Saldana, of the Brownsburg, Ind. “If it wasn’t for all the veterans out there that work hard for us, I couldn’t do what I love to do, which is race. A great night for us, we’ll take it Daryn definitely made me work for it, it was tough. It was just a good night. Thanks to Dan Motter, he’s is in Chile at the moment, but I’m sure he was pretty excited. Actually Daryn pretty much showed me the track was kind of moving down a little bit and had some drive, but up until that point it was crazy on those restarts.”

Pittman kept the pressure on Saldana all night, really closing the gap in the waning laps.

“I felt like we probably had the best car, even after he got the lead we could run him back down,” said Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion from Owasso, Okla. “Unless he made a mistake and I was able to get some speed on him on the straight away it was hard to pull the trigger and slide him, the track was just tough. We had a good car, really felt like those restarts were critical and just didn’t know what to do. I probably could have used more race track on the front stretch to slow down his momentum on the starts and a couple of the ones I bailed out on maybe I didn’t have to.”

After winning last weekend in Calistoga, Sweet was the lone native of the Golden State on the podium on the final night of the California Spring Break Tour, which has featured eight races in California over the past several weeks. Sweet held off a late-race charge from Swindell to put the SureTestSupplies.com #49 of Kasey Kahne Racing on the podium.

“We’ll take it after last night,” said Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., who had a rough night on Friday at Kings Speedway. “We were good all night, like Daryn said it was just tough to get a run. I’ve got my grandparents here and some friends and family so it’s always good to run in front of them. I’m pretty happy to come home in third. I raced pretty hard with Sammy [Swindell] for third and fourth and we were able to bring it out here on the front stretch so that’s all you can ask for tonight and we’ll go on to the next one.”

Five-time champion Donny Schatz continues to lead the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, taking a seven-point advantage into Tuesday’s race in El Paso, Texas. McMahan is hanging tough in second as Pittman gained ground and trails Schatz by only 12 points. Saldana is in the fourth place only 39 points behind while Sweet rounds out the top five trailing by 46 points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Tuesday night, April 15, at El Paso Speedway Park, where last year Steve Kinser picked up his first win of the season.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY NOTES – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Perris Auto Speedway with a time of 13.997 seconds and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Brad Sweet (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Paul McMahan (1). Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, and Sammy Swindell won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the third time this year and the second time in as many nights. ... Daryn Pittman won the dash for the third time this year. ... Through 14 events, Saldana has set quick time in seven events, and has earned qualifying points on all but two race nights.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Perris Auto Speedway; Perris, Calif.; April 12, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,300]; 7. 83-Tim Kaeding [6] [$2,200]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,050]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14] [$2,000]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [16] [$1,050]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9] [$1,000]; 16. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$900]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1, 6-30; Daryn Pittman 2-5. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+6]

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.997; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.282; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.296; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.332; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 14.347; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.388; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.437; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.454; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.455; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.490; 11. 83-Tim Kaeding, 14.550; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.552; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.559; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.655; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.694; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.846

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

1966

0

2

9

12

0

2

51

Paul McMahan

1959

-7

1

7

12

3

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1954

-12

2

6

11

1

4

71M

Joey Saldana

1927

-39

1

8

11

7

5

49

Brad Sweet

1920

-46

3

8

11

1

6

29

Kerry Madsen

1879

-87

1

5

11

0

7

83

Tim Kaeding

1856

-110

0

3

9

0

8

11

Steve Kinser

1854

-112

1

4

9

0

9

4

Cody Darrah

1789

-177

1

3

8

0

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

1734

-232

0

0

3

0

11

1

Sammy Swindell

1722

-244

0

2

5

0

12

7s

Jason Sides

1643

-323

0

1

2

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

1478

-488

0

1

3

0

14

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-576

1

3

5

0

15

5W

Lucas Wolfe

1288

-678

0

0

2

0

16

24

Terry McCarl

1161

-805

0

2

5

1

17

21

Brian Brown

1145

-821

0

1

2

0

18

1Z

Jacob Allen

1128

-838

0

0

0

0

19

0

Bud Kaeding

1029

-937

0

1

2

0

20

83SA

David Gravel

1015

-951

1

1

3

1

 

 

 

 

Darrah Delivers at Kings Speedway for His First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of 2014

Victory is third consecutive win for Kasey Kahne Racing

HANFORD, Calif. — April 11, 2014 — Cody Darrah drove Kasey Kahne Racing to its third consecutive World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night at Kings Speedway.

 

Darrah slid in front of Joey Saldana coming out of turn two on lap 16, then held him off to the checkered flag to earn his first victory of the season. Darrah and his Ollie’s Bargain Outlets car becomes the third different KKR driver to win in the past three races, joining last weekend’s Calistoga feature winners Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman.

Saldana led the field to the green and maintained the lead over the first 15 laps after collecting his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series quick-time award. Saldana held onto second for his fifth consecutive top-five finish with Paul McMahan in third, Tim Kaeding charging from 13th to fourth and Donny Schatz earning the KSE Hard Charger Award by finishing fifth after starting 18th.

Saldana took the early lead in the Motter Equipment/HE&M Saw #71M. California’s Kyle Hirst picked up two positions in the first two laps going from fourth to second. Caution flew on lap 8 for Kraig Kinser spinning in turn one, but Saldana again returned the lead on the restart.

Mayhem ensued on a lap 15 restart. Saldana chose the bottom on the double-file restart with the KKR trio of Sweet, Darrah and Pittman filed in behind. Saldana and Sweet were locked side-by-side down the front stretch when they made contact slowing Sweet. Pittman ran up the back of Sweet’s #49 car and tipped over to bring out a red.

On the ensuing restart, Saldana led the field single-file down the front stretch. He went to the top of turn one while Darrah dove to the bottom. Darrah charged through the corner to steal the lead in what wound up being the pass for the victory.

“This win means so much for us, for my team,” said Darrah, of Red Lion, Pa. “First and foremost I’ve got to thank Kasey, he’s given me such an opportunity to come out here and drive this car. A couple of weeks ago he called me up and said if we don’t run any better we might have to pull off the road. We’re out here racing for more than a win, we’re racing for a job and to make him proud and show him we can do it.

“On these restarts I had a little more drive than Joey did. It’s hard to slide Joey Saldana, it’s hard to get through the next corner without getting slid again, but we did it.”

Saldana held off McMahan to secure a second-place finish.

“We had a decent car, we just got to free there, but I want to apologize to the 49 guys, Brad Sweet,” said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. “I got some traction and we got together. That’s not how you want to race and I’m sure they’re pissed off about it. Congratulations to Cody Darrah, he had a hell of a run tonight he did exceptionally well. This track was pretty demanding, pretty tricky. We just came up short on that one single-file restart, don’t know why I went to the top. I’d been running the bottom all night. But we’ll take it and head on to Perris.”

McMahan battled Hirst for the third spot on the lap-15 restart. Hirst held off McMahan for a bit but McMahan was able to make his way around the bottom to earn a podium finish in the CJB Motorsports Bair’s Tree Service #51.

“It’s always great to see Cody winning, but I’d rather see me winning,” joked McMahan, a native of Elk Grove, Calif., who now lives near Nashville. “Everybody at CJB motorsports gave me a great race car. I was working the bottom for a little bit and that gave up on me and I had to get up top. Once you get up there you’ve got to be right on their bumper to slide somebody, but then you’ve got to get it ‘whoaed’ up a bit so you don’t blow it off the top.”

Five-time champion Donny Schatz’s consistency is beginning to pay off as he increased his lead in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings to 12 points over McMahan and 24 points of Pittman.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finishes off its California Spring Break on Saturday night in Southern California at Perris Auto Speedway.

KINGS SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8th-mile of Kings Speedway with a time of 13.128 seconds and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Brad Sweet (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Kraig Kinser (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Jason Sides, Kyle Hirst, and Cody Darrah won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the 2nd time this year... Joey Saldana won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Kings Speedway; Hanford, Calif.; April 11, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$5,500]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$3,200]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [13] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [18] [$2,500]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [$2,300]; 7. OOX-Cory Eliason [17] [$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15] [$2,100]; 9. 83SA-David Gravel [9] [$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 11. 21M-Jason Meyers [19] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [11] [$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$1,050]; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell [10] [$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [16] [$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$800]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [21] [$800]; 19. OO-Jason Statler [20] [$800]; 20. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$800]; 21. 4F-Mike Faria [22] [$800]; 22. 88N-DJ Netto [24] [$800]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen [14] [$800]; 24. 44W-Austen Wheatley [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-15, Cody Darrah 16-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.128; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.130; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.148; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.160; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.166; 6. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.189; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.245; 8. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.281; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.292; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.304; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 13.308; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.393; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.398; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.421; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.435; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.468; 17. OOX-Cory Eliason, 13.472; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.496; 19. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.579; 20. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.631; 21. OO-Jason Statler, 13.672; 22. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.679; 23. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.732; 24. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.765; 25. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.840; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.984; 27. 99-Shawn Wright, 14.015; 28. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.017; 29. 2-Todd Wanless, 14.148; 30. 5-Collin Markle, 14.523; 31. 78-Mark Barroso, 15.541

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [9]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam [10]; 11. 78-Mark Barroso [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [7]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 4F-Mike Faria [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [10]; 10. OOX-Cory Eliason [6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [3]; 6. OO-Jason Statler [7]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 9. 99-Shawn Wright [9]; 10. 5-Collin Markle [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. OOX-Cory Eliason [2] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4] [-]; 4. 4F-Mike Faria [5] [-]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7] [-]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [3] [-]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6] [$200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$180]; 9. 99-Shawn Wright [9] [$175]; 10. 2-Todd Wanless [11] [$160]; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam [10] [$150]; 12. 78-Mark Barroso [13] [$150]; 13. 5-Collin Markle [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1 15 Donny Schatz 1828 0 2 9 11 0
2 51 Paul McMahan 1816 -12 1 6 11 3
3 9 Daryn Pittman 1804 -24 2 5 10 1
4 49 Brad Sweet 1776 -52 3 7 10 1
5 71M Joey Saldana 1770 -58 0 7 10 6
6 29 Kerry Madsen 1747 -81 1 5 10 0
7 11 Steve Kinser 1736 -92 1 4 9 0
8 83 Tim Kaeding 1720 -108 0 3 8 0
9 4 Cody Darrah 1659 -169 1 3 8 0
10 11k Kraig Kinser 1610 -218 0 0 3 0
11 1 Sammy Swindell 1580 -248 0 1 4 0
12 7s Jason Sides 1517 -311 0 1 2 0
13 24A Rico Abreu 1390 -438 1 3 5 0
14 1S Logan Schuchart 1358 -470 0 1 3 0
15 24 Terry McCarl 1161 -667 0 2 5 1
16 5W Lucas Wolfe 1158 -670 0 0 1 0
17 0 Bud Kaeding 1029 -799 0 1 2 0
18 83SA David Gravel 1015 -813 1 1 3 1
19 21 Brian Brown 1010 -818 0 1 1 0
20 1Z Jacob Allen 1006 -822 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

Pittman leads Kasey Kahne Racing Sweep at Calistoga Speedway

Earns second win of the season to complete dominating weekend for team

CALISTOGA, Calif. – April 6, 2014 – Daryn Pittman slid past Cody Darrah on Lap 18 and led a Kasey Kahne Racing sweep of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series podium on Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway with Brad Sweet and Darrah finishing second and third, respectively.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway; April 6, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$5,000]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$3,000]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [7] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [16] [$2,200]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,000]; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$1,800]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$1,600]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11] [$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$1,300]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$1,100]; 14. 83SA-David Gravel [12] [$1,000]; 15. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [22] [$850]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto [21] [$750]; 19. O-Bud Kaeding [18] [$725]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$700]; 21. 3C-Jonathan Allard [20] [$700]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$700]; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley [23] [$700]; 24. 21M-Jason Meyers [3] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Cody Darrah 1-16, Daryn Pittman 17-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+11]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.457; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.513; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.725; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.777; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 16.781; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.808; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.843; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.934; 9. 21M-Jason Meyers, 17.021; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.031; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.067; 12. 83SA-David Gravel, 17.068; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.068; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.069; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.088; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.132; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.139; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 17.189; 19. 83-Tim Kaeding, 17.202; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 17.210; 21. 88N-DJ Netto, 17.228; 22. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 17.309; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 17.331; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.500; 25. 2-Todd Wanless, 17.551; 26. 98-Matt Jensen, 17.924; 27. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 18.506

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 8. 2-Todd Wanless [9]; 9. 83-Tim Kaeding [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [8]; 9. 98-Matt Jensen [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21M-Jason Meyers [2]; 2. 83SA-David Gravel [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [-]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [2] [-]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [-]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [3] [-]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] [-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [-]; 7. 2-Todd Wanless [7] [$200]; 8. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$180]; 9. 98-Matt Jensen [8] [$175]

 

 

Brad Sweet Surges to Third Victory in Thriller at Calistoga Speedway

California native wins back-and-forth battle with Brian Brown

CALISTOGA, Calif. — April 5, 2014 — It was friends and family night for California native Brad Sweet on Saturday at Calistoga Speedway after he held off Brian Brown in a thriller for his third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Sweet and Brown flipped the lead several times in traffic before Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., pulled ahead for the victory in the waning laps, kicking off a victory celebration that included several of his friends and family members from his native Golden State.

Brown, who lost the lead while working through lapped traffic, held on for the runner-up finish. Joey Saldana started and finished in third while Donny Schatz was fourth and another hometown hero, Rico Abreu, rounded out the top-five on the first of two nights of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series action at Calistoga.

Brown jumped out to a quick lead over pole-sitter Schatz. Brown continued to lead on lap six when the caution flew for David Gravel, winner of the previous event at Merced Speedway last Friday night. On the restart, a red flag would fly for contact with Bud Kaeding and Austin Wheatley. The ensuing restart was single-file as Brown continued to lead. On lap 11 the leaders hit lapped traffic at the half-mile oval. A bobble in traffic on lap 12 cost Brown the lead as Sweet, behind the wheel of the Kasey Kahne Racing SurePointMedical.com #49 drove by him in turn four.

Brown regained his composure and continued to track Sweet with virtually no distance between the two around the half-mile oval. Brown’s persistence paid off on lap 14 when Sweet had to check up for a lapped car on the backstretch allowing Brown to blow by him on the inside.

Sweet continued to push for the lead and made the pass for the win on lap 16. Brown had a final chance to battle for victory after a caution on lap 21 for Paul McMahan with a flat right rear tire. On the restart Brown began to get a run on Sweet when the red flag was thrown for DJ Netto and Lucas Wolfe making contact. Brown slung the FVP/Casey’s General Store #21 to the top of the track to try to pass while Sweet drove to the bottom and was able to maintain his advantage.

Sweet held on for the remaining few circuits to collect the victory in the 25-lap A-main.

“Holy cow that was tough!” Sweet said. “The track guys worked their butts off and gave us a good race track. I was lucky enough to get that caution (lap 21) because I was really hanging on for a minute. We were able to get through the dash and gain a row, then got really good starts in the A. Thank you to all my friends and family that are here, I’m glad you got to see me win and thanks to all the fans for coming out.”

Brown continues to close in on his first victory with the series, missing by one position on Saturday night.

“It was kind of tough you know when you got to traffic,” said Brown, of Grain Valley, Mo. “I think we had the fastest car out in clean air, but when you get to traffic and just slow down and hit the holes wrong, you’re just along for the ride. After the month we’ve had a second feels like a win. We’re disappointed, but we’re definitely not ungrateful.”

Saldana began the night by shattering Mark Kinser’s 1997 track record with a lap of 15.731 seconds then finishing third in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M.

“I race these things, but I’m also a fan, and that was an awesome race,” said Saldana, of Brownburg, Ind. “I just wish I was in it. Lapped traffic I knew would be a key and just whoever hit it at the right time, and that yellow flew just right for Brad. If I was going to have a chance I didn’t need that yellow. It was a good race and a solid night for us, I’ll take it. I’m very happy with that and come back tomorrow and hopefully do a little better.”

McMahan after changing a tire and bringing out a caution late in the race settled for an 18th-place finish that led to five-time champion Schatz recapturing the point lead by solid 23 points over McMahan. The 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, sits just one point back of McMahan with Brad Sweet in the fourth position, 45 points outside of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Calistoga Sunday night to complete the weekend. Action will be moved up one hour with racing starting at 6 p.m.

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Calistoga Speedway with a time of 15.731 seconds to set a new track record and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Brian Brown (3), Kerry Madsen (2) and Kraig Kinser (1). Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 5th time this year... Donny Schatz won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway; April 5, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$2,700]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,200]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,000]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$1,800]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [9] [$1,600]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,450]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$1,300]; 12. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$1,200]; 13. 3C-Jonathan Allard [20] [$1,100]; 14. 21M-Jason Meyers [14] [$1,000]; 15. 83SA-David Gravel [13] [$950]; 16. 41-Dominic Scelzi [23] [$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [15] [$850]; 18. 51-Paul McMahan [17] [$750]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [22] [$725]; 20. 88N-DJ Netto [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [21] [$700]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16] [$700]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$700]; 24. O-Bud Kaeding [12] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-12, 15-16; Brad Sweet 13-14, 17-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 15.731; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.935; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.975; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.988; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.989; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.999; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.024; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.025; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.046; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.052; 11. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.062; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.082; 13. 83SA-David Gravel, 16.085; 14. 21M-Jason Meyers, 16.103; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.113; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.151; 17. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.222; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.288; 19. 83-Tim Kaeding, 16.305; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 16.402; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 16.585; 22. 98-Matt Jensen, 16.654; 23. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 16.692; 24. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 16.753; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.778; 26. 2-Todd Wanless, 16.848; 27. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.864; 28. 68-Jason Toft, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [7]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 83SA-David Gravel [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 10. 68-Jason Toft [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 21M-Jason Meyers [5]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 8. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. 3C-Jonathan Allard [2] [-]; 3. 44W-Austen Wheatley [3] [-]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6] [-]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5] [-]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [9] [-]; 7. 98-Matt Jensen [4] [$200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7] [$180]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [8] [$175]; 10. 68-Jason Toft [10] [$160].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

1556

0

2

8

9

0

2

51

Paul McMahan

1533

-23

1

5

9

3

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1532

-24

1

4

9

1

4

49

Brad Sweet

1511

-45

3

6

9

0

5

29

Kerry Madsen

1505

-51

1

5

9

0

6

11

Steve Kinser

1486

-70

1

4

8

0

7

71M

Joey Saldana

1475

-81

0

5

8

5

8

83

Tim Kaeding

1444

-112

0

2

6

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

1368

-188

0

0

3

0

10

4

Cody Darrah

1363

-193

0

1

6

0

11

1

Sammy Swindell

1334

-222

0

1

4

0

12

7s

Jason Sides

1263

-293

0

1

2

0

13

24A

Rico Abreu

1246

-310

1

2

4

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

1161

-395

0

2

5

1

15

1S

Logan Schuchart

1114

-442

0

1

2

0

16

5W

Lucas Wolfe

914

-642

0

0

0

0

17

1Z

Jacob Allen

825

-731

0

0

0

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

799

-757

0

1

2

0

19

21M

Jason Meyers

771

-785

0

2

3

0

20

83SA

David Gravel

761

-795

1

1

2

1

 

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, 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.

 

 

 

Homecoming

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born in 1978 at Devils Bowl Speedway. It returns to Mesquite on April 18-19 for the Texas Outlaw Nationals featuring a reunion of Original Outlaws

MESQUITE, Texas - April 4, 2014 - None of them knew what was ahead back in March of 1978. Ted Johnson gathered a collection of racers from around the country at Lanny Edwards' Devil's Bowl Speedway for the track's spring nationals. Johnson got them the buy in, literally, in some cases, to a vision he had. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born that weekend in Texas. Now, 37 years later and more than a decade since it last competed at the unique half-mile oval, they're coming home to the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 18-19.

Two of today's stars were there that weekend: Steve Kinser, who would eventually win 20 championships and become known as the King of the Outlaws, and Sammy Swindell, a standout on quarter-miles around western Tennessee who had never raced on a track as big as Devil's Bowl but would go on to win three championships and rank behind only Kinser in all-time wins.

Kinser, a winner of 577 full-points features in his Outlaw career, finished last that day. He never envisioned 20 titles, 12 Knoxville Nationals wins, starts in the Indianapolis 500 or the Daytona 500. The son of Bob Kinser, a legendary sprint car racer in his own right, Steve was just hoping for a chance to race on the weekends around his native Bloomington, Ind. Now he's celebrating his "Salute to the King" season with one last run at winning a 21st crown.

Johnson banded together Kinser and a handful of other sprint car racers and started barnstorming the country. The popularity of the Outlaws grew quickly, but its roots were firmly entrenched in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, in Johnson's adopted home state of Texas. Fans from all around the plains would make the trek to Devil's Bowl, including a kid from suburban Tulsa, Okla., named Daryn Pittman, who would grow up to not only race against the stars he watched but eventually become their champion.

That March weekend was a beginning, but to what nobody really knew. Johnson collected some money for a point fund, put a schedule together and the rest is history.

"The first weekend we ran Devil's Bowl I ran a red #86 car owned by Jerry Smith out of Missouri, and then after we left there I started running Karl's car," said Kinser, who was an Indiana state wrestling champion and the son of one of the sport's greatest racers of all-time. "I just remember the first weekend Ted Johnson came up and said we needed $40 or $50 to start a point fund … nobody really knew what we were getting into but it just took off from there. All I was trying to do then was hope that I could race on the weekends somewhere. I knew when I left there I had a pretty good shot at getting into Karl's car. I knew that was a good fast race car and I would have an opportunity to do some good."

He did a lot of good driving for Karl Kinser. He's known in racing circles the world over. He's inspired nearly every sprint car driver behind the wheel of a car today.

A couple of years later, Swindell was able to find owners who could field a car for him full-time on the circuit, and just like that he won two championships and sparked one of racing's greatest rivalries: Kinser vs. Swindell.

"Devil's Bowl was one of the first places that we went that was quite a ways from home," said Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn. "It was a big track for me, it was a lot larger than all the quarter-miles at home. It gave me a chance to learn to race a little different. It's kind of a place where I sort of grew up a little bit. We ran there quite a bit. It will be nice to go back. The owners, Lanny Edwards and his family, have always been really nice and been really good to us and really supported sprint car racing."

For kids like Pittman, who was born the year Johnson started the series, and five-time Outlaw champion Donny Schatz, who was born one year earlier and cheered for Doug Wolfgang while growing up in North Dakota, the Outlaws stirred a passion.

"It was what you looked forward to every year as a kid," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "We used to always try to make one trip if not two trips down to Devil's Bowl every year for the spring and the winter nationals. I went there a lot as a fan when I was a kid to watch. Obviously as a kid it helped spark your interest in what you wanted to become, what you wanted to do by watching those guys race four or five times a year."

Schatz is coming off a season in which he won 23 times, including his seventh FVP Knoxville Nationals title. With a couple of wins already this season, he's only four victories behind Mark Kinser for third all-time, and he's well-aware of his place in the history of the sport and those who came before him.

"When I was five years old I dreamed of doing this, now I'm 36 and I get to I live my dream every day," said Schatz, who earned the 149th feature win of his career last month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track. "To see those guys who still have a love for the sport and they come and see the fans and be a part of the festivities and all the things that go on at the racetracks, it's definitely very humbling. I'm sure there will come a day when I get to that point when I get that opportunity too, at this time I just enjoy being a race driver and being part of the show."

While Kinser and Swindell will be behind the wheel when the Outlaws return to Devil's Bowl later this month, many of their former competitors will also be in attendance, celebrating the origin of the series that launched so many careers that have earned a place in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Doug Wolfgang will be there. Rick Ferkel will be there. Norman Martin, who won the first of two prelim nights, will be there. Bobby Marshall and Steve Perry will be there. Car owner CK Spurlock will be there as will his driver in that race, Charlie Swartz. Shane Carson, the racer turned promoter turned race director who is working to reunite all of these great drivers at Devil's Bowl, will be there. Even Jimmy Boyd's feature-winning car will journey from the Woodland Auto Display museum in California to Devil's Bowl for the event. Carson has nearly everybody involved in that first event in 1978 returning for this weekend, with the "Original Outlaws" signing autographs on Saturday afternoon.

Ultimately, there's just something about the unique half-mile that brings a smile and a distant look of fondness to the drivers' faces, as if they're answering questions but thinking ahead to the challenge of racing at the same time.

"It's a little different track," said Kinser, a 10-time winner Devil's Bowl. "It's got the frontstretch a little lower and the backstretch a little higher. You sort of run uphill going into 1 and 2, then you sail off into 3 and downhill into a lower straightaway. It's a little different racetrack and always a fun track to run on."

Swindell's 12 feature victories are the most of any World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver at Devil's Bowl.

"It's always challenging track because both ends are different and you're going uphill and downhill, you don't get that a lot of places," Swindell said. "The experience comes into play there so that helps. I look forward to the challenge."

Schatz started running on the Outlaw tour in earnest in 1997, when he was named rookie of the year. None of his 149 victories came at Devil's Bowl but he's certainly looking forward to changing that in a couple of weeks.

"I remember when I first went there," Schatz said. "It's definitely a unique surface, it's tricky to be able to race there. You look forward to that. It's where you can be better than someone else because it's not an easy place to get around. I look forward to trying to have a great run."

The history that will surround the two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals will be unparalleled. On Friday night, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Devil's Bowl will honor Kinser as part of the "Salute to the King" tour. Then on Saturday, the original Outlaws will participate in a one-of-kind autograph session with some of the greatest drivers to have ever wheeled a sprint car.

All seats for the event are reserved and available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 877-395-8606.

For more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

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, 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.

 

 

Gravel Powers to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory at Merced

Roth Motorsports teammates Kaeding, Hirst round out podium at California bullring

MERCED, Calif. — March 28, 2014 — East Coaster David Gravel doesn’t have many laps around Merced Speedway, but after Friday night at the central California bullring you would think he grew up at the track. Gravel charged around the outside of Kyle Hirst on lap 25 and led the remaining 15 circuits to earn the third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career.

Gravel, last season’s Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, put his ART Enterprises/FMR racing #83SA in the winner’s circle ahead of Tim Kaeding, who stormed past several cars in the waning laps of the event to earn a runner-up finish in his Roth Motorsports #83 while Kaeding’s teammate Hirst finished third in the #83JR car, creating a podium sweep for the 83s. Joey Saldana was fourth while World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Paul McMahan rounded out the top-five.

Gravel, whose car honored the late Stephen Allard, was quick from the beginning, resetting the track record and qualifying atop the 32-car field. A fifth-place dash finish set his starting position in the feature.

Early in the A-main, Hirst jumped to the lead from the pole position. Kerry Madsen slowly began to run down Hirst and was on his bumper on lap nine when a caution waved for Sammy Swindell, whose impressive attempt to run his unbeaten World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series streak at Merced came to an unfortunate end.

On the ensuing restart, Madsen shadowed Hirst and began to look for the lead on lap 12. Two laps later Madsen went around Hirst to lead lap 14.

Mason Moore and Steve Kinser made contact exiting turn two in front of the field on lap 18. Madsen was beginning to cruise and was trying to lap cars when Moore and Kinser got together, leaving Madsen with nowhere to go but upside down to bring out a red flag. Madsen, who won last week at Stockton in his American Racing Custom Wheels car, would rejoin the field, but in a heavily damaged car that resulted in a 20th-place finish.

On the lap 18 restart, Hirst inherited the lead. Brad Sweet pushed through the field and picking up a pair of positions and charging to the third position, but a spin in turn four triggered another full restart. That’s when Gravel began to shadow second-place-running Saldana. Gravel snuck by on lap 20, then on 23 with was Hirst leading, Gravel and Saldana all went for the lead. Gravel stole the advantage on lap 24 around the outside of three and four. Immediately after Gravel crossed the line with the lead on lap 25 the caution was thrown for a stopped Madsen.

Gravel handled the next restart and went on to lead the remainder of the race to earn third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory. He’s also won at the Talladega (Ala.) Dirt Track and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn.

“Brad (Sweet) showed me the way around, then the yellow came out and I got real lucky there,” admitted the young driver from Watertown, Conn. “Starting out the race in fifth, I got into fourth in the beginning and I just road around. Madsen used the top in three and four and got the lead and I figured I had to do that at some point. I had to wait until it was the right time. Everything worked out and we got the lead. Lap traffic worked our way, cautions worked our way and we got the victory.”

Tim Kaeding thrilled the crowd with a huge move in the closing laps of the race in an effort that eventually moved the San Jose, Calif., native up to second place after starting 12th. Kaeding used the outside of the track to charge from fifth to second from laps 36 to 39.

“We had a great race car all night, just kind of started in the back there,” Kaeding said. “We moved up a little bit and did the big pray and hoped that it stuck. Somehow it did and we ended up in second. I’m trying to figure out how. It’s great for the season we’ve been having.”


Kaeding’s teammate, Hirst, rounded out the top three after leading the event early.

“You hate when people go around you, I’m okay with people going underneath me,” said the Elk Grove, Calif., native. “When they go around you it sucks, I’m not sure if I should’ve moved up, but that’s something I need to do as a driver and just move around. They outdrove me to tonight, congratulations to them and we’ll try again tomorrow.”

McMahan maintains the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead with his fifth-place finish. Five-time champion Donny Schatz trails McMahan by nine points with last year’s champion Daryn Pittman running in third, only 25 points back.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its Spring Break Tour Saturday night for the Mini Gold Cup on March 29 at Silver Dollar Speedway.

MERCED SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK – David Gravel was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, quarter-mile of Merced Speedway with a time of 10.589 seconds to set a new track record and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), Brad Sweet (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Paul McMahan (1). Kyle Hirst, Kerry Madsen, Tommy Tarlton and Sammy Swindell won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 4th time this year... Kyle Hirst won the dash for the first time this year...This was the first race under a new dash format, limiting the cars in the race to six (heat winners and quick qualifiers).

                                                                                                                      

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Merced Speedway; Merced, Calif.; March 28, 2014

 

A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 83SA-David Gravel [5] [$10,000]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [12] [$5,500]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [1] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$2,100]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [13] [$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [15] [$2,000]; 11. 3C-Jonathan Allard [17] [$1,500]; 12. OO-Jason Statler [24] [$1,200]; 13. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [6] [$1,100]; 14. O-Bud Kaeding [23] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,000]; 16. 88N-DJ Netto [11] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21] [$800]; 18. OOX-Cory Eliason [20] [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$800]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$800]; 22. 22-Mason Moore [19] [$800]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$800]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kyle Hirst 1-13, 19-24; Kerry Madsen 14-18; David Gravel 25-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: OO-Jason Statler [+12]

Qualifying: 1. 83SA-David Gravel, 10.589; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.617; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.726; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.814; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.819; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.870; 7. 88N-DJ Netto, 10.883; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding, 10.897; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.909; 10. 88-Terry McCarl, 10.911; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.914; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 10.915; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.916; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell, 10.921; 15. 21T-Tommy Tarlton, 10.940; 16. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.949; 17. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 10.961; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.983; 19. 22-Mason Moore, 11.022; 20. OOX-Cory Eliason, 11.030; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.061; 22. 21-Brian Brown, 11.085; 23. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.098; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.102; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.176; 26. 121-Shane Golobic, 11.247; 27. 98-Matt Jensen, 11.366; 28. OO-Jason Statler, 11.387; 29. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 11.672; 30. 26-Sean McMahan, 11.715; 31. 78-Mark Barroso, 12.075; 32. 68-Jason Toft, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 5. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 88-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 121-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 26-Sean McMahan [8]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [6]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [3]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 98-Matt Jensen [7]; 7. 22-Mason Moore [5]; 8. 78-Mark Barroso [8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. OO-Jason Statler [7]; 6. OOX-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 68-Jason Toft [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 6. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 22-Mason Moore [1] [-]; 2. OOX-Cory Eliason [2] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [-]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4] [-]; 5. 121-Shane Golobic [7] [$200]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$180]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$175]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen [8] [$160]; 9. 78-Mark Barroso [11] [$150]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$150]; 11. 26-Sean McMahan [10] [$150]; 12. 68-Jason Toft [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1

Paul McMahan

1419

0

1

5

9

3

2

Donny Schatz

1410

-9

2

7

8

0

3

Daryn Pittman

1394

-25

1

4

8

1

4

Kerry Madsen

1367

-52

1

5

8

0

5

Brad Sweet

1359

-60

2

5

8

0

6

Steve Kinser

1356

-63

1

4

7

0

7

Joey Saldana

1326

-93

0

4

7

4

8

Tim Kaeding

1318

-101

0

2

6

0

9

Kraig Kinser

1239

-180

0

0

3

0

10

Cody Darrah

1229

-190

0

1

5

0

11

Sammy Swindell

1202

-217

0

1

3

0

12

Terry McCarl

1161

-258

0

2

5

1

13

Jason Sides

1159

-260

0

1

2

0

14

Rico Abreu

1106

-313

1

1

3

0

15

Logan Schuchart

1008

-411

0

1

2

0

16

Lucas Wolfe

802

-617

0

0

0

0

17

Jacob Allen

750

-669

0

0

0

0

18

Bud Kaeding

697

-722

0

1

2

0

19

Danny Lasoski

678

-741

0

0

0

0

20

Jason Meyers

649

-770

0

2

3

0

 

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Merced & Silver Dollar

Outlaws caged in California bullrings on Friday and Saturday

 

MERCED, Calif. - March 25, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break tour this weekend starting Friday night at Merced Speedway then shifting Saturday night to the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Sammy Swindell will be the driver to beat Friday night at Merced. The Germantown, Tenn., native has won all three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at the track, in fact he's the only driver to finish in the top five all three years.
 

Current championship points leader Paul McMahan, who grew up on the California bullrings, will be attempting to win the Mini Gold Cup for the second consecutive year after an emotional win last season.

WHEN

· Friday, March 28, at the Stockton Dirt Track. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

· Saturday, March 29, at Silver Dollar Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE

· Merced Speedway is located in Merced, Calif., five blocks southwest of SR99 on SR 59, at the fairgrounds. Take State Route 99 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to fairgrounds on left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/OPYdL)

· Silver Dollar Speedway is located on Park Avenue, 0.6 miles south of SR 99, then 0.1 miles west. Click on the link for a map ( https://goo.gl/maps/yPBrw)

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Merced Speedway is a semi-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.823 seconds by Joey Saldana on March 29, 2013

Previous winners at Merced Speedway:

2013 - Sammy Swindell on March 29

2012 - Sammy Swindell on March 30

2011 - Sammy Swindell on April 1

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.918 seconds by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013

Previous winners at Silver Dollar Speedway:

2013 - Paul McMahan on March 23, Joey Saldana on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 7

2012 - Donny Schatz on March 23, Donny Schatz on Sept. 6, Sean Becker on Sept. 7, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8

2011 - Craig Dollansky on March 12, Paul McMahan on Sept. 9, Kyle Larson on Sept. 10

2010 - Jason Meyers on Sept. 11

2009 - Joey Saldana on March 13, Jason Meyers on March 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 12

2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 6

2007 - Joey Saldana on Sept. 8

2006 - Daryn Pittman on Sept. 9

2005 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 10

2004 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 11

2003 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 6

2002 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 7

2001 - Mark Kinser on Sept. 8

2000 - Danny Lasoski on Sept. 16

1999 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 18

1998 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 19

1997 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 20

1996 - Jeff Swindell on Sept. 21

1995 - Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 16

1994 - Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 17

1993 - Stevie Smith on Sept. 18

1992 - Steve Kinser on March 13, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1991 - Brent Kaeding on March 16, Joe Gaerte on Sept. 14

1990 - Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 11, Steve Kinser on Sept. 15

1989 - Jac Haudenschild on March 11, Darrell Hanestad on Sept. 20

1988 - Jimmy Sills on March 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 17

1987 - Jac Haudenschild on March 7, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1986 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 21

1985 - Danny Smith on Sept. 21

1984 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 22

1983 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24

1982 - Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 25

1981 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 26

1980 - Steve Kinser on June 8, Wayne Sue on Sept. 25, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 26, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 27

1979 - Steve Kinser on June 10

 

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Tim Kaeding - TKaedingRacing.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

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6), Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8), Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15),Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen - 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Daryn Pittman - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14)

DASH TWIST: Beginning with Friday's Merced Speedway event, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will use a new format for the dash, which will be comprised of six cars. The dash will include the heat race winners plus the next fastest cars in qualifying that transfer from their heat to the A-main. The number of heat races will dictate the number of qualifiers that will join the dash, which will set the first three rows of the A-main.

 

STOCKTON FINISH REVISED: An officials' review of the finish from Saturday night's event at the Stockton Dirt Track revealed on Monday that Sammy Swindell's car sustained a transponder failure during the A-main, resulting in Swindell's car being scored incorrectly behind Brad Sweet after the two made contact on lap 15 with Swindell ahead. Neither car was able to continue. By World of Outlaws rules, since Swindell was ahead at the time of the incident, he will be awarded 20th position with Sweet finishing 21st.

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP 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.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Paul McMahan

1278

0

1

4

8

3

2 Donny Schatz

1272

-6

2

7

7

0

3 Daryn Pittman

1258

-20

1

4

7

1

4 Kerry Madsen

1257

-21

1

5

8

0

5 Steve Kinser

1248

-30

1

4

7

0

6 Brad Sweet

1220

-58

2

5

7

0

7 Joey Saldana

1180

-98

0

3

6

4

8 Tim Kaeding

1172

-106

0

1

5

0

9 Kraig Kinser

1123

-155

0

0

3

0

10 Cody Darrah

1117

-161

0

1

5

0

11 Sammy Swindell

1098

-180

0

1

3

0

12 Jason Sides

1039

-239

0

1

2

0

13 Terry McCarl

1029

-249

0

2

4

1

14 Rico Abreu

976

-302

1

1

2

0

15 Logan Schuchart

933

-345

0

1

2

0

16 Lucas Wolfe

802

-476

0

0

0

0

17 Danny Lasoski

678

-600

0

0

0

0

18 Jacob Allen

675

-603

0

0

0

0

19 Jason Meyers

649

-629

0

2

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

626

-652

0

0

1

0

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been nine World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

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

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2

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

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

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

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

Total Laps Led (12 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 37

2 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 35

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 29

4 - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 28

5 - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 26

6 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 24

7 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 22

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 22

9 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 20

10 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 14

11 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 11

12 - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 7

Pole Positions (8 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

2 - BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

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

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 3

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

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

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

- DARRYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

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

Time Trial leaders (4 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4

2 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 3

3 - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

Bonus Points Earned (19 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Points

1 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 29

2 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 25

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 16

4 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 13

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

6 - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 5

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

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 4

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 4

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4

12- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 3

- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. - 3

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

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

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

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

Heat Race Winners (18 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 4

2 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3

- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 3

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

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2

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

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 2

9 - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 2

- DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 1

- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. - 1

- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1

- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

2 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1

- MIKE FARIA, Tipton, Calif. - 1

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1

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

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (9 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

0 - 1

4 - 3

6 - 3

8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - $40,850

2 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $34,100

3 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $32,200

4 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $31,050

5 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $30,900

6 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - $29,300

7 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $17,600

8 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - $15,500

9 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - $15,250

10 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $11,900

11 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - $11,700

12 - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $10,260

13 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $10,050

14 - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $785

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2013)

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)

 

 

Madsen Steals FVP Western Spring Shootout Win at Stockton

Aussie uses final-lap pass for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory

 

STOCKTON, Calif. - March 22, 2014 - Kerry Madsen led just a single lap in the FVP Western Spring Shootout on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, but he made it count. Madsen surged ahead of Donny Schatz in the final corner, then won a drag race with the five-time champion in front of the packed grandstands to earn his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season by about half a car-length.

An ecstatic Madsen joked in victory lane, "I'd have done some doughnuts, but I didn't even know the race was over."

Schatz crossed the line just 0.115 seconds behind Madsen with Joey Saldana, who led the most laps, in third. Jason Meyers was fourth and polesitter Bud Kaeding was fifth.

Saldana drove around Kaeding to take the early lead before a caution fell on the second lap when defending series champion Daryn Pittman, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet and current points leader Paul McMahan all got together. Another incident on the ensuing restart then forced a single-file restart.

Schatz took his first lead seven laps into the 30-lap A-main, cruising around Saldana through the middle of the track. Schatz built a strong advantage until lap 13, when red flag flew. Schatz chose the outside lane on the double-file restart and Saldana powered back into the lead on the bottom of the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Saldana grew his lead for several laps until Schatz made another started to close the gap with eight laps to go. Schatz challenged Saldana for several circuits with several pushes to take the lead. Finally, with two to go, Schatz charged to the bottom of turn one to reclaim the lead.

Madsen followed Schatz into second with one to go after running third much of the race. Then, on the final lap, Madsen put his American Racing Custom Wheels car on the tail of Schatz's STP/Armor All machine. Entering turn three Madsen went to the bottom as Schatz battled lapped traffic and the two were in a straight-line race to the checkered flag with Madsen taking the win by about half a car length.

"That was actually really exciting because Donny and Joey were just battling and I'm like I think I've got a shot here,'" said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, N.S.W., Australia. "It was one of those races where I think it paid to be behind the leader, because I found that line and I just got patient with it. I'm just rattled that we won that, I just did not expect that, that's cool."

After starting eighth, Schatz gave it all he could to win in his Tony Stewart Racing.

"Naturally I thought I won," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "I guess you always think that. I did everything I could, but Joey got us on the start. I didn't expect anyone to come there on the bottom. I guess Kerry snuck by us on the bottom and got the win, good for him. I'd like to leave here with a win, but third last year, second tonight, may be next time we'll get a win."

Saldana was pleased with a top-three finish in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M.

"It's just so hard to win one of these races," said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. "You can see how much effort you put into these cars. I definitely got some gifts there on some restarts. I was thinking Donny had the right groove there for the middle, but definitely there in lapped traffic you had to be right on the bottom and [Kerry Madsen] got us both."

McMahan recovered from the early spin to finish 11th and maintain the championship lead, down to a six-point advantage over Schatz. Pittman is third with Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser rounding out the top five. The top five drivers are separated by only 30 points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break on Friday, March 28, at Merced Speedway, and Saturday, March 29, in the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

THE FVP WESTERN SPRING SHOOTOUT at THE STOCKTON DIRT TRACK NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8-mile of the Stockton Dirt Track with a time of 12.869 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kerry Madsen (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Rico Abreu, DJ Netto, Terry McCarl and Donny Schatz won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the third time this year... Bud Kaeding won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track (FVP Western Spring Shootout); March 23, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$3,200]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers [5] [$2,800]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [1] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [15] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [13] [$2,100]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [9] [$2,050]; 10. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [20] [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,500]; 12. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [10] [$1,050]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [18] [$1,000]; 16. 121-Shane Golobic [21] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24] [$800]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [16] [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$800]; 20. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$800]; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell [14] [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23] [$800]; 23. 33E-Evan Suggs [17] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-6, 14-27; Donny Schatz 7-13, 28-29; Kerry Madsen 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.869; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.125; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.176; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.186; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.186; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.193; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.237; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 13.245; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.270; 10. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.271; 11. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.310; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.331; 13. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.340; 14. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.343; 15. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.383; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.434; 17. 33E-Evan Suggs, 13.461; 18. 55-Trey Starks, 13.534; 19. OO-Jason Statler, 13.572; 20. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.609; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.609; 22. 121-Shane Golobic, 13.612; 23. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.716; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.739; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.877; 26. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.956; 27. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.133; 28. 68-Jason Toft, 14.176; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.417; 30. 89-Branden Mansfield, 14.655; 31. 77-Chris Magoon, 14.842; 32. 7-Clayton Snow, 15.014; 33. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr., 15.808; 34. 22-Mason Moore, nt; 35. 27-Sean Becker, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 3C-Jonathan Allard [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 33E-Evan Suggs [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr. [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 121-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 89-Branden Mansfield [8]; 9. 22-Mason Moore [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 88-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 21M-Jason Meyers [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. OO-Jason Statler [5]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 8. 77-Chris Magoon [8]; 9. 27-Sean Becker [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 7. 7-Clayton Snow [8]; 8. 68-Jason Toft [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. O-Bud Kaeding [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [9]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [-]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [3] [-]; 3. 55-Trey Starks [1] [-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [-]; 5. OO-Jason Statler [2] [$200]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6] [$180]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$175]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7] [$160]; 9. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr. [13] [$150]; 10. 89-Branden Mansfield [10] [$150]; 11. 77-Chris Magoon [11] [$150]; 12. 7-Clayton Snow [12] [$150]; 13. 68-Jason Toft [8] [$150]; 14. 27-Sean Becker [15] [$150]; 15. 22-Mason Moore [14] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1 Paul McMahan

1278

0

1

4

8

3

2 Donny Schatz

1272

-6

2

7

7

0

3 Daryn Pittman

1258

-20

1

4

7

1

4 Kerry Madsen

1257

-21

1

5

8

0

5 Steve Kinser

1248

-30

1

4

7

0

6 Brad Sweet

1222

-56

2

5

7

0

7 Joey Saldana

1180

-98

0

3

6

4

8 Tim Kaeding

1172

-106

0

1

5

0

9 Kraig Kinser

1123

-155

0

0

3

0

10 Cody Darrah

1117

-161

0

1

5

0

11 Sammy Swindell

1096

-182

0

1

3

0

12 Jason Sides

1039

-239

0

1

2

0

13 Terry McCarl

1029

-249

0

2

4

1

14 Rico Abreu

976

-302

1

1

2

0

15 Logan Schuchart

933

-345

0

1

2

0

16 Lucas Wolfe

802

-476

0

0

0

0

17 Danny Lasoski

678

-600

0

0

0

0

18 Jacob Allen

675

-603

0

0

0

0

19 Jason Meyers

649

-629

0

2

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

626

-652

0

0

1

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, 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 STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Stockton Dirt Track

Californians aim to keep up momentum heading to FVP Western Spring Shootout

 

STOCKTON, Calif. - March 19, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will storm the Stockton Dirt Track for the second time in series history on Saturday night for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

Californian Rico Abreu will be seeking his second consecutive win after he earned the first Outlaw victory of his career last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway. Kyle Larson, Abreu's friend and current NASCAR star, earned the victory at the inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event last year at the semi-banked, 3/8 mile oval.

Paul McMahan, whose roots are in California, owns the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead through the first eight races over the series' previous two champions, Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz.

WHEN

· Saturday, March 22, at the Stockton Dirt Track. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE

· The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. Take State Route 99 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to fairgrounds on left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/4Rk82)

 

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Stockton Dirt Track is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 13.278 seconds by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013

Previous winners at the Stockton Dirt Track:

2013-Kyle Larson on March 22

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Tim Kaeding - TKaedingRacing.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

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

 

WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6) Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8), Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15), Daryn Pittman - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14).

DASH TWIST: Beginning with Saturday night's FVP Western Spring Shootout, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will use a new format for the dash, which will be comprised of six cars. The dash will include the heat race winners plus the next fastest cars in qualifying that transfer from their heat to the A-main. The number of heat races will dictate the number of qualifiers that will join the dash, which will set the first three rows of the A-main.

 

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP 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.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into Merced Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28-29.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Paul McMahan

1147

0

1

4

8

3

2 Donny Schatz

1126

-21

2

6

6

0

3 Daryn Pittman

1123

-24

1

4

6

1

4 Steve Kinser

1112

-35

1

4

6

0

5 Brad Sweet

1110

-37

2

5

7

0

6 Kerry Madsen

1101

-46

0

4

7

0

7 Tim Kaeding

1034

-113

0

1

4

0

8 Joey Saldana

1031

-116

0

2

5

3

9 Kraig Kinser

1007

-140

0

0

3

0

10 Cody Darrah

1005

-142

0

1

5

0

11 Sammy Swindell

988

-159

0

1

3

0

12 Jason Sides

915

-232

0

1

2

0

13 Terry McCarl

897

-250

0

2

3

1

14 Rico Abreu

874

-273

1

1

2

0

15 Logan Schuchart

827

-320

0

1

2

0

16 Lucas Wolfe

802

-345

0

0

0

0

17 Danny Lasoski

678

-469

0

0

0

0

18 Jac Haudenschild

626

-521

0

0

1

0

19 Bryan Clauson

614

-533

0

0

0

0

20 Jacob Allen

600

-547

0

0

0

0

 

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been eight World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (6 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

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

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2

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

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (11 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 35

2 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 29

3 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 28

- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 28

5 - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 26

6 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 24

7 - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 22

8 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 21

9 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 14

10 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 11

11- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 7

Pole Positions (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

2 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

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

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

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

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

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

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

- DARRYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

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

Time Trial leaders (4 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 3

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

Bonus Points Earned (15 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Points

1 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 24

2 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 23

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 15

4 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 9

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

6 - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 5

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

- BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 4

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 4

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4

11- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 3

- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. - 3

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

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

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

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

Heat Race Winners (18 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 4

2 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3

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

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2

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

- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 2

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

- DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 1

- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. - 1

- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (6 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

2 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1

- MIKE FARIA, Tipton, Calif. - 1

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

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (8 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

0 - 1

4 - 2

6 - 3

8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $33,300

2 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - $35,350

3 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $30,000

4 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $29,400

5 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $21,050

6 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - $27,200

7 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - $14,700

8 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $14,400

9 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - $12,950

10 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $11,100

11 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $8,950

12 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - $10,900

13 - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $9,460

14 - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $610

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2013)

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)

 

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, 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 STP Sprint Cars Set to Sling Dirt at Berlin Raceway

Paved track’s dirt schedule grows with world’s premier sprint car series on Sept. 27

CONCORD, N.C. - March 18, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is set to invade Berlin Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Marne, Mich.

It marks the first time "The Greatest Show on Dirt" will race at Berlin, a semi-banked asphalt oval near Grand Rapids, Mich., that will be covered in dirt for a series of special events this fall, including the World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Keyser Manufacturing Down & Dirty Weekend on Sept. 12-13. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will take their shot at the storied venue two weeks later.

"The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars is something that the fans have wanted to see here ever since the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race was announced two years ago," stated Mike Bursley, Promoter of Berlin Raceway.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event has yet to be named, and Bursley is enlisting the fans' help to give it an identity.

"This is such a special event we want our fans to have a direct impact by letting them help choose the name for the event," Bursley said. Details on the event-naming process will be announced soon. "We received many excellent submissions for the Late Model race in 2012; we are excited to see what the fans will come up with this year."

The event will mark the final time the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will race in the Wolverine State in 2014, and the last chance Michigan fans will have to see 20-time champion Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour, marking his final run at a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014 and can be purchased by visiting www.berlinraceway.com or by calling Berlin Raceway at 616-677-5000.

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, 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.

 

 

Abreu Claims First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory

Californian cruised into victory lane at Thunderbowl Raceway

 

TULARE, Calif. - March 15, 2014 - Rico Abreu earned the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night when he powered to the checkered flag at Thunderbowl Raceway for his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

Abreu took the lead from Terry McCarl on lap eight, and then had to hold off veterans McCarl and Joey Saldana to earn the victory.

Rookie Logan Schuchart followed up a strong run on Friday night by eventually finishing second after making a daring late pass to the outside of McCarl on the banked one-third mile dirt oval. McCarl, who set quick time and then became the first driver to benefit from the "0" being pulled in the dash draw, settled for third after coming back from a near wreck on a restart. Sammy Swindell finished a season-best fourth while two-time event winner in 2014, Brad Sweet, was fifth.

Abreu made the pass on McCarl for the lead on lap 8 in turn one in his Abreu Vineyards #24. Abreu then had to defend the position on a restart for the first time on lap 11 after Cody Darrah brought out a red with a wreck in turn one.

Abreu restarted on the inside and has a strong jump while McCarl went high and bicycled the Country Builder #88 in turn one and fell to fourth.

The red flew again on lap 13 for a multiple car incident in turn one. McCarl was working to come back through the field on the following restart and was racing Schuchart for third before another stoppage, for the 41 entry of Dominic Scelzi with a flat right rear. On the ensuing restart Abreu surged to a strong advantage followed by Saldana and McCarl with Schuchart falling to fourth.

Saldana continued to run second and was reeling in Abreu when he was collected in a spin in turn four, forcing him to surrender his position on the restart and moving Schuchart into the third.

A final five-lap dash to the checkered flag unfolded with a single-file restart. Abreu again pushed to the lead followed by McCarl, Schuchart, Swindell and Sweet. Swindell tried to slide around Schuchart, but the rookie held his line and maintained the position and went after McCarl.

Schuchart built a run going into turn three to drive the Your Auto Source #1s Shark Racing entry around McCarl for the second position coming to the line with two to go, but nobody was going to touch Abreu, who cruised under the checkered flag to win for the first time.

"That was incredible," said Abreu, of St. Helena, Calif. "The pressure built up was huge, lining up next to Joey and my restarts this year have been terrible. Those were some pretty damn good starts. You race with the Outlaws so you can't over think things and that's what I tend to do. I was getting winded and I started breathing and slowing my arms down and slowing everything down and that was the key to winning this race tonight."

Schuchart rebounded from a bitter sweet finish on Friday night when he led 22 laps before falling outside the top five with an ill-handling car.

"It definitely feels good to come out here run good with these guys," said Schuchart, of Hanover, Pa. "We had doubts in our mind that we could come out here and run good. To come out here and run good and up front with these guys is good for our team. I wish I would have had a couple more laps and been able to race with Rico, but he's very fast and he's hard on these types of race tracks."

McCarl, of Altoona, Iowa, represented the Midwest and fought back from near disaster for a third-place finish.

"I left the same two tires all night long, we just cut them and siped them. I've lost a lot more races getting this thing too tight here. I almost dumped it on that restart to come back up and contend for a win was great. I've got to congratulate Rico and Paul Silva."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series spring break in California returns to action on Saturday, March 22, at the Stockton Dirt Track.

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

Terry McCarl was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, one-third-mile of Thunderbowl Raceway with a time of 13.049 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), David Gravel (3), Rico Abreu (2) and Donny Schatz (1). Bryan Clauson, Logan Schuchart and Bud Kaeding won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the first time this year... Terry McCarl won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 15, 2014

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 15, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$5,000]; 3. 88-Terry McCarl [1] [$3,000]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$2,500]; 6. 3-Craig Stidham [9] [$2,200]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [13] [$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$1,800]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [14] [$1,600]; 10. 83SA-David Gravel [5] [$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [23] [$1,300]; 12. 83-Tim Kaeding [21] [$1,200]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$1,100]; 14. 82-Bryan Clauson [8] [$1,000]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$950]; 16. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$900]; 17. 21M-Jason Meyers [20] [$850]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$750]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$725]; 20. O-Bud Kaeding [7] [$700]; 21. 4F-Mike Faria [15] [$700]; 22. 41-Dominic Scelzi [18] [$700]; 23. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [24] [$700]; 24. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Terry McCarl 1-7, Rico Abreu 8-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.049; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.127; 3. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.151; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.154; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.178; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.246; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.266; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.268; 9. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.273; 10. 82-Bryan Clauson, 13.361; 11. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.368; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.395; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.406; 14. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 15. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.426; 16. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.430; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.430; 18. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.457; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.486; 20. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.492; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.507; 22. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.522; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.541; 24. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.567; 25. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.591; 26. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.612; 27. 55-Trey Starks, 13.715; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.719; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.793

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 82-Bryan Clauson [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [4]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [9]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10]; 10. OO-Cory Eliason [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 3-Craig Stidham [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [9]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 8. 4F-Mike Faria [5]; 9. 21M-Jason Meyers [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 88-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 8. 82-Bryan Clauson [8]; 9. 3-Craig Stidham [9]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4F-Mike Faria [1] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [-]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [-]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers [8] [-]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [-]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5] [-]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$200]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10] [$180]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [9] [$175]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [11] [$160]; 11. OO-Cory Eliason [6] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver Total Diff Wins T-5 T-10 QT
1 Paul McMahan 1147 0 1 4 8 3
2 Donny Schatz 1126 -21 2 6 6 0
3 Daryn Pittman 1123 -24 1 4 6 1
4 Steve Kinser 1112 -35 1 4 6 0
5 Brad Sweet 1110 -37 2 5 7 0
6 Kerry Madsen 1101 -46 0 4 7 0
7 Tim Kaeding 1034 -113 0 1 4 0
8 Joey Saldana 1031 -116 0 2 5 3
9 Kraig Kinser 1007 -140 0 0 3 0
10 Cody Darrah 1005 -142 0 1 5 0
11 Sammy Swindell 988 -159 0 1 3 0
12 Jason Sides 915 -232 0 1 2 0
13 Terry McCarl 897 -250 0 2 3 1
14 Rico Abreu 874 -273 1 1 2 0
15 Logan Schuchart 827 -320 0 1 2 0
16 Lucas Wolfe 802 -345 0 0 0 0
17 Danny Lasoski 678 -469 0 0 0 0
18 Jac Haudenschild 626 -521 0 0 1 0
19 Brian Clauson 614 -533 0 0 0 0
20 Jacob Allen 600 -547 0 0 0 0

 

 

Pittman Surges to His First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory of Season

Defending champ takes checkered flag at Thunderbowl Raceway

 

TULARE, Calif. - March 15, 2014 - Daryn Pittman charged to his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway after a thrilling battle with polesitter Logan Schuchart.

After 22 laps, Pittman finally surged ahead of Schuchart, with Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan also motoring ahead of the rookie for podium finishes. Kerry Madsen followed his runner-up finish at Tucson with a fourth-place finish and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

Schuchart started the 35-lap main event from the pole at the high-banked, third-mile oval and jumped to the early lead over second starting Schatz. In the early going the battle was for third as Brad Sweet, a two-time winner this season, moved up to battle McMahan and the CJB Motorsports #51 for fourth. Sweet earned the position and immediately set his eyes on third, a position he quickly captured from Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Pittman. Schuchart continued to lead as the laps clicked away.

Pittman fired back in his Great Clips #9 car as a lapped car slowed Schatz's Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All #15 car. As Schuchart was faced with lapped traffic, Pittman and Schatz swept through to pass Schuchart and the race was on for the win with just 13 circuits remaining. Pittman was determined not to let the win slip away as it was his first victory since last July.

"I hated to admit how bad this has been burning me up personally and I'm sure this whole team how long it's been since we've won a race," admitted Owasso, Okla., native Pittman. "We had such a good year last year that I can't complain about anything … but we haven't won a race since July of last year. This has been the kind of voodoo place for me that I've never felt comfortable, and last year we came here and ran third and fifth and real well. To snap our non-winning streak here in Tulare, I'll tell you what, I couldn't be any happier."

On the tight track, Schatz was in constant traffic as he sought a way past Pittman.

"We weren't biding any time we were going for it. Logan was setting a really good pace and I was doing everything I could to chase him," said Schatz, a five-time series champion from Fargo, N.D. "We just needed lapped traffic to do that. We got going there and made some [spots] up there at the end."

McMahan, who had been under the weather all week, extended his championship points lead with his podium finish.

"It's been a heck of week, I've been sick all week," said the Elk Grove, Calif., native McMahan. "To come out here and put 35 laps together is pretty tough on me. The top started getting cleaned off a little bit the more cars got up there to clean it off. We were having a little problem getting off the corners with the motor stumble a little bit, but we'll get that fixed up and come back and try again tomorrow night. "

Schuchart held on to finish eighth, marking his first top-10 finish of the season.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion celebrating his Salute to the King tour, was seventh for his sixth top-10 in seven starts this season.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car touring drivers from California registered strong runs as McMahan earned the third place and Tim Kaeding who finished sixth and earned the KSE Hard Charger award picking up 11 spots in the feature event. Brad Sweet was running third until he had a motor let go forcing him off of the track.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns Thunderbowl Raceway Saturday night March 15. All of the action can be seen on www.DIRTVision.com.

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

Joey Saldana, who celebrated his 42nd birthday on Friday, was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, third-mile of Thunderbowl Raceway with a time of 12.800 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Paul McMahan (4 points), Trey Starks (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Kraig Kinser (1). Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Kerry Madsen won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the third time this year... Logan Schuchart won the dash for the first time this year and his career... McMahan is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all seven events so far this season, and he leads the championship.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tulare (Calif.) Raceway; March15, 2014

 

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [17] [$2,200]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$1,800]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [8] [$1,600]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$1,450]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [20] [$1,300]; 12. 83SA-David Gravel [14] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [21] [$1,000]; 15. 82-Bryan Clauson [24] [$950]; 16. 88-Terry McCarl [18] [$900]; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$750]; 19. 21M-Jason Meyers [23] [$725]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15] [$700]; 22. 88N-DJ Netto [22] [$700]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$700]; 24. 55-Trey Starks [6] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-22, Daryn Pittman 23-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.800; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.944; 3. 55-Trey Starks, 12.951; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.953; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.953; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.988; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.005; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.005; 9. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.039; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.051; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.070; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.081; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.101; 14. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.116; 15. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.117; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.130; 17. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.158; 18. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.165; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.181; 20. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.184; 21. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.217; 22. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.254; 23. 82-Bryan Clauson, 13.267; 24. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.334; 25. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.357; 26. 21-Brian Brown, 13.377; 27. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.463; 28. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.509; 29. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.600; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.672; 31. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.889

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. OO-Cory Eliason [10]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 10. 3-Craig Stidham [9]; 11. 4F-Mike Faria [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 83SA-David Gravel [5]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi [10]; 10. 82-Bryan Clauson [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 7. 21M-Jason Meyers [7]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 9. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [9]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [10]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83SA-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [-]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [5] [-]; 6. 82-Bryan Clauson [6] [-]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9] [$200]; 8. OO-Cory Eliason [10] [$180]; 9. 3-Craig Stidham [7] [$175]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi [11] [$160]; 11. 4F-Mike Faria [13] [$150]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$150]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$150]

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Paul McMahan

1015

0

1

4

7

3

2 Donny Schatz

1005

-10

2

6

6

0

3 Daryn Pittman

995

-20

1

4

6

1

4 Steve Kinser

988

-27

1

4

6

0

5 Brad Sweet

970

-45

2

4

6

0

6 Kerry Madsen

965

-50

0

4

6

0

7 Joey Saldana

909

-106

0

2

5

3

8 Tim Kaeding

908

-107

0

1

4

0

9 Cody Darrah

891

-124

0

1

5

0

10 Kraig Kinser

873

-142

0

0

2

0

11 Sammy Swindell

846

-169

0

0

2

0

12 Jason Sides

840

-175

0

1

2

0

13 Terry McCarl

748

-267

0

1

2

0

14 Rico Abreu

720

-295

0

0

1

0

15 Lucas Wolfe

690

-325

0

0

0

0

16 Logan Schuchart

681

-334

0

0

1

0

17 Danny Lasoski

678

-337

0

0

0

0

18 Jac Haudenschild

626

-389

0

0

1

0

19 Jacob Allen

525

-490

0

0

0

0

20 Greg Wilson

516

-499

0

0

0

0


 

 

 

Brad Sweet Strikes at NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout in Tucson

Tames windy conditions for second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car victory of season

 

 

TUCSON, Ariz - March 8, 2014 - Brad Sweet drove to victory in the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on Saturday night at Tucson International Raceway for his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of 2014.

Sweet surged into the lead past Kerry Madsen on the fourth lap of the 25-lap main event at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Madsen held on for second while Steve Kinser was third for his fourth consecutive podium finish during his "Salute to the King" tour. Past champions Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz rounded out the top five.

High winds that developed during the course of the event made it challenging for all of the drivers, forcing Sweet his Kasey Kahne Racing team to adjust to the conditions in order to remain competitive.

Following a special parade lap honoring Steve Kinser, Sweet closed the gap on Madsen during lap three entering turn two and drove the Kasey Kahne Racing machine into turn three and pulled underneath Madsen to complete the slide job on lap four.

Sweet pulled away from the field until the caution flew on lap eight for a car stopped on the outside of turn four. Sweet and the SureTestSupplies.com #49 then shot to the lead and drove away from the rest of the field.

"It's nice to get off to such a good start," said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., who is making his first run at a series championship. "The track was a little tough with that wind, and traffic was a little sketchy tonight too. I knew Kerry [Madsen] was probably going to get the jump with the way the track was with the top a little better. He didn't just get off two too well one time and I was able to get just enough of a run. I knew I was going to be close with the way slide jobs are here, but we had to go for it and I went for it."

Madsen did best to follow suit, and though his American Racing Custom Wheels #29 machine had a gap on third place he could not run down Sweet.

"We had some issues in the dash and the cars were quite hard to control, however, it actually wasn't too bad in the A-main," said Madsen, of St. Marys, N.S.W. native. "I was probably just a little too conservative there and Brad was really aggressive and drove by me. He was driving a much more aggressive line than I was and I'm kind of kicking myself a little bit. It was still a great result. A big hats off to Brad and team, they were very quick there so I'd have to say they deserve that."

The battle moved to third place as Kinser held the position, but had to fend off Pittman and Schatz. On lap nine Schatz was on the rear bumper of Pittman, but was unable to complete the pass. Pittman's car began to come to life then as he caught Kinser on lap 13. For the final 20 laps the three remained in a heated battle, but from one line to the next no one could get past Kinser's Tony Stewart Racing Bad Boy Buggies #11.

A happy 20-time champion, Kinser was joking in victory lane, "It's a little windy and a little chilly," noted Kinser with a smile. He jokingly added, "I try to stay out of it in the wintertime. ... Once we got on the top, the wind wasn't terrible. We just got our car laying over a little bit too much to be able to run so we were just hanging on to where we were, and it was a good thing we started up front. I was tight getting in and I was just slinging the car in and spinning the right rear and when I did it would free the car up and working on [the right rear] a little bit."

Paul McMahan leaves Tucson with a 1-point advantage over Sweet in the championship points. Schatz sits in third position trailing by eight points with Steve Kinser a slim 14 points out of the championship lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invades Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14-15 in Tulare, Calif., as the Spring Break Tour enters California, where it will compete through April 12.

THE NAPA AUTO PARTS WILDCAT SHOOTOUT presented by RIDENOW POWERSPORTS at TUCSON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8-mile of Tucson International Raceway with a time of 12.523 seconds to earn five championship points. It was McMahan's third quick time in six races this season. Also earning points were Danny Lasoski (4 points), Brian Brown (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Cody Darrah (1). Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana and Steve won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 2nd time this year... Brad Sweet won the dash for the first time this year... McMahan and Sweet are the only drivers to finish in the top 10 in all six events so far this season, and they're also first and second in the championship.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tucson (Ariz.) International Raceway; March 8, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,200]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14] [$2,050]; 10. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [18] [$2,000]; 11. 83-Tim Kaeding [11] [$1,500]; 12. 82C-Bryan Clauson [15] [$1,200]; 13. 55-Trey Starks [21] [$1,100]; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera [24] [$1,050]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [10] [$1,000]; 16. O5-Brad Loyet [22] [$900]; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$800]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$800]; 21. 94-Jeff Swindell [19] [$800]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [20] [$800]; 23. 33-Danny Lasoski [8] [$800]; 24. 82-Sam Hafertepe [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-3, Brad Sweet 4-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 45X-Johnny Herrera [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.523; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski, 12.683; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 12.689; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.733; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.760; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.768; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.781; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.789; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.806; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.815; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.832; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.853; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 12.872; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.911; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.929; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.030; 17. 82C-Bryan Clauson, 13.088; 18. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.106; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.130; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.163; 21. 82-Sam Hafertepe, 13.170; 22. 17W-Cole Wood, 13.247; 23. 55-Trey Starks, 13.290; 24. 94-Jeff Swindell, 13.319; 25. O5-Brad Loyet, 13.329; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.340; 27. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 13.367; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.371; 29. 74X-Josh Hodges, 13.461

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet [9]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10]; 10. 17W-Cole Wood [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 82C-Bryan Clauson [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 74X-Josh Hodges [10]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 10. 55-Trey Starks [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell [8]; 7. 82-Sam Hafertepe [7]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera [9]; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [10]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [9]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 8. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2] [-]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1] [-]; 3. O5-Brad Loyet [6] [-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3] [-]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [5] [-]; 6. 82-Sam Hafertepe [4] [-]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$200]; 8. 74X-Josh Hodges [10] [$180]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [9] [$175]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7] [$160]; 11. 17W-Cole Wood [11] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1 Paul McMahan

867

0

1

3

6

3

2 Brad Sweet

866

-1

2

4

6

0

3 Donny Schatz

859

-8

2

5

5

0

4 Steve Kinser

852

-15

1

4

5

0

5 Daryn Pittman

841

-26

0

3

5

1

6 Kerry Madsen

823

-44

0

3

5

0

7 Tim Kaeding

770

-97

0

1

3

0

8 Joey Saldana

764

-103

0

1

4

2

9 Cody Darrah

761

-106

0

1

4

0

10 Kraig Kinser

748

-119

0

0

2

0

11 Sammy Swindell

736

-131

0

0

2

0

12 Jason Sides

726

-141

0

1

2

0

13 Danny Lasoski

678

-189

0

0

0

0

14 Terry McCarl

630

-237

0

1

2

0

15 Jac Haudenschild

626

-241

0

0

1

0

16 Rico Abreu

592

-275

0

0

1

0

17 Lucas Wolfe

574

-293

0

0

0

0

18 Logan Schuchart

547

-320

0

0

0

0

19 Greg Wilson

516

-351

0

0

0

0

20 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

472

-395

0

0

0

0

 

 

Donny Schatz Hits Jackpot in FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas

Tony Stewart Racing star earns his eighth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victory at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

 

LAS VEGAS - March 6, 2014 - Donny Schatz became the first repeat winner in the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season when he bested 20-time champion and his Tony Stewart Racing teammate, Steve Kinser, to win the FVP Outlaw Showdown on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The win means Schatz is four victories from tying Mark Kinser for third all-time.

It was an all TSR front row as Kinser started on the pole of the 30-lap feature with Schatz to his outside. Kinser took the early lead with Schatz close in tow. Kinser was able to gain some distance over the next few laps as Jason Sides would enter the battle on lap 3, passing Schatz for second place.

Sides caught Kinser on lap five and in turn three, he shot to the bottom. Kinser powered off of four to hold the lead and moved to the bottom the next lap to defend the position.

Caution flew on lap 7 as Bud Kaeding rolled to a stop on the back stretch with a flat left rear. On the restart Kinser's car again shot to the lead. Schatz shot around Sides to take back the second position. Schatz took the lead for the first time on lap 10 around the top in turn four. Kinser fired back the next lap on the bottom to regain the lead.

Schatz made the pass for the win the next lap on the bottom. Kinser had a final chance to battle back on a lap 17 restart. Kinser kept Schatz on the inside as far as he could coming out of turn four and the pair were even for several car lengths until Schatz's STP/Armor All #15 machine found moisture and took off to the lead.

"It makes this a little more sweet to beat the king on his final trip to Vegas here with the Outlaws," said Schatz, a Fargo, N.D. resident who now has 149 features wins in his career. "We weren't so good last night, they kept finding problems and little things that helped. Our car wasn't so good at the start, but at the end it was just going and that's what you want."

The 20-time champion, Kinser, held on for second after battling two-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Jason Meyers late in the race to give the Bad Boy Buggies #11 the second spot on the podium.

"I was real free to start with and I knew I was in trouble," admitted Bloomington, Ind., native Kinser. "We made some changes in the red and we felt a little better. We could sort of hold our own at the end, but he was just faster than we are.

Jason Meyers picked up eight positions in the feature coming from the 11th position in the Elite Landscaping/Tarlton & Sons machine.

"We had a great car here tonight, we only decided a month ago to run these races," said Meyers of Clovis, Calif. "I had a great team on the road and I miss them dearly, but being here at home an racing with all the guys that helped me over the years, we have a great time."

Paul McMahan now holds a nine point lead over Schatz in the championship standings with Brad Sweet rounding out the top three. Kinser sits in the fourth position 20 points behind with 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Champion, Daryn Pittman in the fifth place.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Tucson International Raceway on Saturday Night for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

THE FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN at THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with a time of 14.635 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Jason Meyers (3), Paul McMahan (2) and Brian Brown (1). Kraig Kinser, Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski and Rico Abreu won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 8 for the 2nd time this year... Steve Kinser won the dash for the first time this year... Joey Saldana was transported to a local hospital after the dash to be treated for what the team said was an arm injury. He was later released.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (FVP Outlaw Showdown); Las Vegas; March 6, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$5,000]; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers [11] [$3,000]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,700]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [12] [$2,200]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [14] [$2,000]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5] [$1,800]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,600]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [20] [$1,450]; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [24] [$1,300]; 12. 82C-Bryan Clauson [17] [$1,200]; 13. 33-Danny Lasoski [10] [$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$1,000]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [13] [$950]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [23] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$850]; 18. 82-Sam Hafertepe [16] [$750]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [21] [$725]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [7] [$700]; 21. 83-Tim Kaeding [22] [$700]; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu [9] [$700]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15] [$700]; 24. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$700] Lap Leaders: Steve Kinser 1-9, 11; Donny Schatz 10, 12-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.635; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.665; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers, 14.832; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.842; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 14.847; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.858; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.870; 8. 82-Sam Hafertepe, 14.896; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.907; 10. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.928; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.943; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.953; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.959; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.973; 15. 33-Danny Lasoski, 14.975; 16. 24A-Rico Abreu, 14.987; 17. 82C-Bryan Clauson, 14.995; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.007; 19. 4-Cody Darrah, 15.010; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.010; 21. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.026; 22. 41J-Jason Johnson, 15.051; 23. 83-Tim Kaeding, 15.088; 24. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.093; 25. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 15.095; 26. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.142; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 15.148; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 15.171; 29. O5-Brad Loyet, 15.196; 30. 17W-Cole Wood, 15.240; 31. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 15.329; 32. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.461; 33. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.468; 34. 55-Trey Starks, 15.589; 35. 33V-Henry VanDam, 15.652; 36. 91-Casey Buckman, 16.891

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 21-Brian Brown[3] ; 5. 82C-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 8. O5-Brad Loyet[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Terry McCarl[2] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 6. 41J-Jason Johnson[6] ; 7. 55-Trey Starks[9] ; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 9. 17W-Cole Wood[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding[6] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3] ; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[5] ; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24A-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 82-Sam Hafertepe[3] ; 5. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 6. O-Bud Kaeding[6] ; 7. 88N-DJ Netto[8] ; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley[7] ; 9. 91-Casey Buckman[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[1] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana[8] ; 7. 24-Terry McCarl[5] ; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 9. 24A-Rico Abreu[10] ; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski[9]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Cody Darrah[1] [-] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[2] [-] ; 3. O-Bud Kaeding[4] [-] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[5] [-] ; 5. O5-Brad Loyet[9] [$200] ; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] [$180] ; 7. 41J-Jason Johnson[3] [$175] ; 8. 55-Trey Starks[14] [$160] ; 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi[11] [$150] ; 10. 88N-DJ Netto[12] [$150] ; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley[8] [$150] ; 12. 17W-Cole Wood[10] [$150] ; 13. W20-Greg Wilson[13] [$150] ; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam[15] [$150] ; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] [$150] ; 16. 91-Casey Buckman[16] [$150]

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5's

T 10's

QT

1 Paul McMahan

728

0

1

3

5

2

2 Donny Schatz

719

-9

2

4

4

0

3 Brad Sweet

712

-16

1

3

5

0

4 Steve Kinser

708

-20

1

3

4

0

5 Daryn Pittman

699

-29

0

2

4

1

6 Kerry Madsen

677

-51

0

2

4

0

7 Cody Darrah

646

-82

0

1

4

0

8 Tim Kaeding

642

-86

0

1

3

0

9 Terry McCarl

630

-98

0

1

2

0

10 Joey Saldana

626

-102

0

1

3

2

11 Sammy Swindell

620

-108

0

0

2

0

12 Jason Sides

614

-114

0

1

2

0

13 Kraig Kinser

612

-116

0

0

1

0

14 Rico Abreu

592

-136

0

0

1

0

15 Danny Lasoski

570

-158

0

0

0

0

16 Jac Haudenschild

496

-232

0

0

0

0

17 Logan Schuchart

472

-256

0

0

0

0

18 Lucas Wolfe

464

-264

0

0

0

0

19 Wayne Johnson

447

-281

0

0

0

0

20 Greg Wilson

410

-318

0

0

0

0

 

 

McMahan Shrinks His Bucket List with Las Vegas World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory

Takes lead on lap 19 of FVP Outlaw Showdown, holds off Kinser in the final laps for first win of 2014

LAS VEGAS - March 5, 2014 - Paul McMahan charged to victory on Wednesday's opening night of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

McMahan surged to the lead past Kerry Madsen in traffic on lap 18, then held off Steve Kinser on a green-white-checkered finish to become the fourth different winner this season in four events.

Kinser gave it everything he had but was unable to drive past McMahan, settling for a runner-up finish as Brad Sweet blew through the field and finished third after starting 16th. Joey Saldana was fourth after spending much of the night battling for a podium position and Donny Schatz rounded out the top five.

Madsen jumped to a strong lead, but a spin caused a caution and a complete restart. On the second start McMahan was ready and able to keep pace with Madsen before a caution on the next lap.

Kinser worked his way up into a battle with McMahan for second as Madsen continued to lead. Then McMahan made his first charge for the lead after a lap-five restart, working the bottom of the track with Madsen working the top.

A long green run saw the field enter lapped traffic beginning on lap 15. On lap 18, a lapped car on the top of the track gave McMahan the hole he was looking for. With Madsen slowed on the top, McMahan and his CJB Motorsports #51 machine charged on the bottom to lead lap 19.

McMahan would not go unchallenged in the waning laps of the race as Steve Kinser tracked down the California native. However, McMahan was able to hold off Kinser and take the win in the 30-lap feature as early leader Madsen was forced out of the event after contact sent him into the wall, collecting Jason Sides at the same time.

"We weren't really good in the heat race, and I just came in and told them what we needed to do and they made the adjustments and it made my job real easy," said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn. "We had a good restart and come around to get the white and we had a crash and I had to do it all over again. It's pretty cool, I can check Vegas off my bucket list now and I've got a little more money to play slot machines this weekend."

For Kinser it was the second consecutive race where he was running up front following his victory last month in Florida.

"We were in the race and as long as we're in the race, I'm not going to complain," said Kinser, driver of the Bad Boy Buggies #11 from Bloomington, Ind. "I didn't make any changes [under red for Jason Johnson], I felt about as good I was going to do. I didn't know what to change so I just left it alone. We've made chassis changes, a lot of motor changes and all different combinations to feel what helps these tires."

Sweet was definitely on the move in the feature, looking for his second win after capturing the season opener.

"The track was awesome tonight," said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. "The SureTestSupplies.com #49 is optimistic after the strong run through the field that they have a starting place for tomorrow. "I'm happy that we've got something to tune on for tomorrow."

Contact between Sweet and Madsen brought out the green-white-checkered finish for the event. In victory lane, Sweet admitted his fault, "I've got to apologize to Kerry Madsen. We got together late in the race. I didn't mean to run over him. I changed lanes a little faster than I wanted to and it's my fault. I take the blame for that one."

Sweet's 13-place charge through the field would not earn him the KSE Hard Charger Award as Rico Abreu charged from the 21st starting position to finish seventh and pick up 14 positions in the process.

The win allowed McMahan to take the sole lead in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship point standings. Sweet trails by 12 with 2013 World of Outlaws champion, Daryn Pittman 15 behind. Donny Schatz trails by 21 and Steve Kinser 26 points out.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wraps up the FVP Outlaw Showdown tomorrow night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. Gates for the event open at 5 p.m.

THE FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN at THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with a time of 14.267 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Kerry Madsen (3), Paul McMahan (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Kraig Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Steve Kinser and Wayne Johnson won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 1st time this year... Kerry Madsen won the dash for the first time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (FVP Outlaw Showdown); Las Vegas; March 5, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [16] [$3,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,700]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [11] [$2,200]; 7. 24A-Rico Abreu [21] [$2,000]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$1,800]; 9. 21M-Jason Meyers [19] [$1,600]; 10. 83-Tim Kaeding [23] [$1,450]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$1,300]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl [14] [$1,200]; 13. O5-Brad Loyet [17] [$1,100]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [12] [$1,000]; 15. 82C-Bryan Clauson [13] [$950]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [24] [$900]; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$750]; 19. 41J-Jason Johnson [22] [$725]; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson [10] [$700]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$700]; 22. 82-Sam Hafertepe [15] [$700]; 23. 33-Danny Lasoski [7] [$700]; 24. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [20] [$700] Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-18, Paul McMahan 19-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 24A-Rico Abreu [+14]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.267; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.331; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.374; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.397; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.399; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 14.503; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.542; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.557; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.564; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski, 14.576; 11. 82C-Bryan Clauson, 14.582; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.624; 13. 82-Sam Hafertepe, 14.668; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.670; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.699; 16. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 14.702; 17. O5-Brad Loyet, 14.702; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.708; 19. 21M-Jason Meyers, 14.764; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.773; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 14.802; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu, 14.812; 23. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.813; 24. 17W-Cole Wood, 14.816; 25. 41J-Jason Johnson, 14.840; 26. O-Bud Kaeding, 14.844; 27. 83-Tim Kaeding, 14.857; 28. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.873; 29. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 14.876; 30. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.903; 31. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.963; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.995; 33. 33V-Henry VanDam, 15.115; 34. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.168; 35. 55-Trey Starks, 15.182; 36. 91-Casey Buckman, 15.302; 37. 44W-Austen Wheatley, .006

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 82-Sam Hafertepe [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 41J-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. O5-Brad Loyet [5]; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [7]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers [5]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [9]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 8. 82C-Bryan Clauson [2]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 17W-Cole Wood [6]; 9. 91-Casey Buckman [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 7. 33-Danny Lasoski [8]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson [10]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 2. O5-Brad Loyet [3] [-]; 3. 82C-Bryan Clauson [2] [-]; 4. 41J-Jason Johnson [7] [-]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [8] [$200]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [10] [$180]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11] [$175]; 8. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$160]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [5] [$150]; 10. 55-Trey Starks [15] [$150]; 11. 17W-Cole Wood [6] [$150]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$150]; 13. 91-Casey Buckman [16] [$150]; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam [13] [$150]; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier [4] [$150]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$150]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver Total Diff Wins T 5's T 10's QT

1 Paul McMahan 588 0 1 3 4 2

2 Brad Sweet 576 -12 1 3 4 0

3 Daryn Pittman 573 -15 0 2 4 1

4 Donny Schatz 567 -21 1 3 3 0

5 Steve Kinser 562 -26 1 2 3 0

6 Joey Saldana 546 -42 0 1 3 1

7 Kerry Madsen 537 -51 0 1 3 0

8 Tim Kaeding 534 -54 0 1 3 0

9 Terry McCarl 520 -68 0 1 2 0

10 Cody Darrah 514 -74 0 1 3 0

11 Kraig Kinser 496 -92 0 0 1 0

12 Sammy Swindell 490 -98 0 0 1 0

13 Rico Abreu 486 -102 0 0 1 0

14 Jason Sides 472 -116 0 0 1 0

15 Danny Lasoski 446 -142 0 0 0 0

16 Lucas Wolfe 389 -199 0 0 0 0

17 Danny Holtgraver 378 -210 0 0 1 0

18 Wayne Johnson 372 -216 0 0 0 0

19 Jac Haudenschild 368 -220 0 0 0 0

20 Logan Schuchart 368 -220 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, 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.

 

 

Ron Shuman Named Grand Marshal of NAPA Wildcat Shootout

RideNow Powersports new partner for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Tucson International Raceway

TUCSON, Ariz. - Mar. 1, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is set for its March 8 invasion of Tucson International Raceway, where on Friday Arizona open-wheel legend Ron Shuman was named grand marshal of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout and RideNow Powersports joined the event as a sponsor.

Shuman, a native of Mesa, Ariz., better known as the "Flying Shu" behind the wheel, had a several decade career rooted in open wheel racing including World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, super modifieds, non-wing sprint cars and midgets. With 14 World of Outlaws wins, Shuman holds the 23rd position in all-time wins with the series. He will be joined by his brother, Billy, as the entire Shuman family has supported open-wheel racing in Arizona and around the country.

RideNow Powersports and Tucson Harley-Davidson are one of the Southwest's leading Powersports dealers, making them a perfect fit to join the race in Tucson.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who is celebrating his "Salute to the King" season, earned a victory in March 2007 at Tucson. The 2014 running of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout Presented by RideNow Powersports will mark Arizona fans' last chance to see the "King of the Outlaws" compete in their home state for an Outlaw championship.

The 3/8-mile oval saw Daryn Pittman defeat Joey Saldana in 2013, which helped to propel Pittman to the series championship last year for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Tickets can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

Fans can get $5 off of their race-day ticket purchase by bringing a valid receipt from any area NAPA Auto Parts store.

For information on Tucson International Raceway click www.TucsonInternationalRaceway.com, and for more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter@WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Stat Attack

Three races, three winners after opening weekend at DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb 20, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series opened the season with three nights of racing last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

The event saw a different driver in victory lane each night. Brad Sweet took the win in his opening night of his first season as a touring driver with the Outlaws. Five-time champion Donny Schatz captured the second night of racing in dominant fashion on Saturday by surging from the 11th starting position. Steve Kinser capped off the weekend with a win on Sunday night after a fierce battle with 2013 Outlaw champion, Daryn Pittman.

Paul McMahan left Volusia Speedway Park with two top five finishes, and as event champion to take home the coveted Gator. Sweet was the only driver to win heat races on all three nights of racing. The three features combined for ninety laps of racing and 12 official lead changes.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars are on track at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5-6 to kick off the Spring Break Tour that takes the series from Las Vegas through Southern California from March 5 to April 12 at Perris Auto Speedway.

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been 3 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (3 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

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

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Total Laps Led (7 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1 - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 26

2 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 25

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 16

4 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 11

5 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 8

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

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 2

Pole Positions (2 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

2 - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

Hard Charger Award (3 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 1

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

Time Trial leaders (2 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 2

2 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

Bonus Points Earned (10 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Points

1 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 10

2 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 8

3 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7

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

5 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4

6 - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3

7 - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 2

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

10 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 1

Heat Race Winners (9 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3

2 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2

3 - DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 1

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

- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1

- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburg, Pa. - 1

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 1

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

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (2 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

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

Dash Draw Selection (3 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

0 - 0

4 - 0

6 - 2

8 - 1

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $15,100

2 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - $14,400

3 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $13,700

4 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $10,500

5 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - $9,900

6 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - $8,300

7 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $7,500

8 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - $5,900

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

10 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - $4,350

11 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $3,850

12 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $3,750

13 - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $1,100

14 - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $150

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)

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver Total Diff Wins T-5 T-10 QT

1 Paul McMahan 434 0 0 2 3 2

2 Daryn Pittman 434 0 0 2 3 1

3 Brad Sweet 432 -2 1 2 3 0

4 Donny Schatz 423 -11 1 2 2 0

5 Kerry Madsen 418 -16 0 1 3 0

6 Steve Kinser 416 -18 1 1 2 0

7 Tim Kaeding 404 -30 0 1 2 0

8 Joey Saldana 399 -35 0 0 2 0

9 Terry McCarl 394 -40 0 1 2 0

10 Cody Darrah 380 -54 0 1 2 0

11 Danny Holtgraver 378 -56 0 0 1 0

12 Sammy Swindell 372 -62 0 0 1 0

13 Kraig Kinser 368 -66 0 0 1 0

14 Jason Sides 358 -76 0 0 1 0

15 Dave Blaney 352 -82 0 0 0 0

16 Rico Abreu 350 -84 0 0 0 0

17 Danny Lasoski 342 -92 0 0 0 0

18 Chad Kemenah 332 -102 0 0 0 0

19 Bronson Maeschen 328 -106 0 0 0 0

20 Lucas Wolfe 314 -120 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, 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.

 

 

Hail to the King: Kinser Holds Off Pittman at DIRTcar Nationals

Legendary racer kicks off ‘Salute to the King’ tour with thriller at Volusia

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 16, 2014 - Steve Kinser might be winding down his career this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, but on Sunday night at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Kinser was wound up in a huge victory celebration after he won a thriller in front of a packed house at Volusia Speedway Park.

Kinser showed his competitive fire still burns when he and defending series champion Daryn Pittman waged an incredible duel over the final eight laps before Kinser slid to the lead and grabbed the checkered flag for the 577th feature victory in his hall-of-fame career.

Coming off a restart with 22 laps down, Kinser chose the high side in his Tony Stewart Racing Bad Boy Buggies ride while Pittman settled into the bottom line in his Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips car. Pittman charged out quickly and reclaimed the lead as Kinser dove to the bottom in turn one and tried to slide in front. The two traded slide jobs, Kinser wouldn't be denied and by lap 24 he was back in front.

"I didn't know where to go on the restart and I decided to take the top line and just carry some speed and just have it," said Kinser, 59, of Bloomington, Ind. "He beat me out of there and it was a good race. You hate to lose one on the restart. I didn't think anyone could pass me when I had a clear track. It doesn't matter, we got the win that's all that counts."

Pittman held on to finish second with Donny Schatz, Saturday's DIRTcar Nationals winner, in third and Friday's winner, Brad Sweet, in fourth. Tim Kaeding earned the KSE hard charger award after charging from his 12th to finish fifth.

Pittman started on the pole, but Bronson Maeschen flipped in turn four before a lap could be completed to force a complete restart. Pittman jumped to the lead on the restart with Kinser in tow. Caution flew on lap four for Cody Darrah as he rolled to a stop in turn one.

Pittman chose the bottom on the restart, and as the pair drag raced down the front stretch Kinser took led the lap by a car length. Kinser stretched the lead over the next several laps before entering lap traffic on lap 8. Kinser picked his way through traffic with a healthy lead until caution flew on lap 22 for a spinning Christopher Bell.

The caution initiated the eight lap battle between Kinser and Pittman that would eventually decide the event.

"It felt good, we got her rolling out there and she was a pleasure to drive," said Kinser, also known as the King of the Outlaws. "I could hit the choppy stuff and get through it, and that's where I've been struggling. A bump in turn four bounced us around quite a bit, but it was keeping the car in the right spot. It would get bouncing then jumping out of there. It was a solid weekend and we had a bad run the first night. This is just one night, things change around this stuff real quick."

Pittman finished the season-opening three race segment with two top-five's and a quick time, and on Sunday night he raced Kinser hard and clean to bring the capacity crowd to its feet.

"That was a hell of a race, I had fun, hats off to the king," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "You know he's hungry, he always is. He's not going to give me an inch and he doesn't expect you to give him one either. I'll run this through my head probably a hundred times before I go to sleep. This car is too good not to win a race."

After winning on Saturday night in the STP/Armor All Tony Stewart Racing car, Schatz was strong again on Sunday, finishing third.

"It was the best we could do," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "There was a pretty good race in front of us and we were about the same speed, but we couldn't hit traffic right to get in there. It feels good to be running good and we'll keep plugging along and trying to win races."

Schatz knows Kinser is still looking for wins.

"Anybody who ever counts him out is a fool," he said. "He's still got that burning desire, and watching him go after it was pretty fun."

Paul McMahan won the overall event championship and is taking home the Big Gator after a consistent week that included feature finishes of second-, fourth- and seventh-place behind the wheel of the CJB Motorsports GF1. Points were awarded for qualifying, heat races and feature finishes.

"You know this is pretty cool, all weekend long all I wanted is to get me a gator and I'm taking daddy home," said McMahan, a California native who now resides near Nashville. "It's a big confidence booster leaving here running well all week. This is a big wild card coming down here because you can be really good or really bad real easy. We'll take home another top-10 and head to the next race in Vegas."

McMahan and Pittman currently sit atop the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car championship with 434 points. Pittman's KKR teammate Sweet is only two points back in third.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has a short break as the drivers take off across the country and head to Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 5-6 to kick off the Sprint Break Tour.

 

THE DIRTcar NATIONALS PRESENTED BY SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT

NOTES - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Volusia Speedway Park with a time of 12.890 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), Daryn Pittman (3), Kerry Madsen (2) and Tim Kaeding(1). Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Bronson Maeschen and Brad Sweet won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 2nd time this year... Daryn Pittman won the dash for the second time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 16, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,800]; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding [12] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$2,050]; 10. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [14] [$2,000]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$1,500]; 12. 83X-Christopher Bell [18] [$1,200]; 13. 24A-Rico Abreu [5] [$1,100]; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney [9] [$1,050]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [13] [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [22] [$900]; 17. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [21] [$800]; 18. 33-Danny Lasoski [23] [$800]; 19. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24] [$800]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [20] [$800]; 21. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [16] [$800]; 22. 27-Greg Hodnett [19] [$800]; 23. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$800]; 24. 96-Bronson Maeschen [7] [$800] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-4, 23; Steve Kinser 5-22, 24-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+7]

 

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.943; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.058; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.070; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.110; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.119; 6. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.122; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.124; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.127; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.134; 10. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.165; 11. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.182; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.202; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.205; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.222; 15. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 13.224; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.227; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.234; 18. 83X-Christopher Bell, 13.250; 19. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.251; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.259; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.262; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.285; 23. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.324; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.327; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.347; 26. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.378; 27. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.379; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.410; 29. 59-David Gravel, 13.430; 30. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.445; 31. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.475; 32. 6-Bill Rose, 13.491; 33. HO7-Justin Henderson, 13.512; 34. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.806

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 6. 59-David Gravel [8]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 9. HO7-Justin Henderson [9].

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 83X-Christopher Bell [5]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [9].

 

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 96-Bronson Maeschen [1]; 2. 24A-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [6]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 7. 80-Trey Gustin [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8].

 

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [6].

 

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [8]; 5. 24A-Rico Abreu [2]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 7. 96-Bronson Maeschen [9]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [1].

 

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [-]; 2. 83X-Christopher Bell [2] [-]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] [-]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5] [-]; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer [4] [$200]; 6. 59-David Gravel [8] [$180]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [9] [$175]; 8. 80-Trey Gustin [6] [$160]; 9. HO7-Justin Henderson [11] [$150]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [10] [$150]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7] [$150]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$150]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [13] [$150]; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [14] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Paul McMahan

434

0

0

2

3

2

2 Daryn Pittman

434

0

0

2

3

1

3 Brad Sweet

432

-2

1

2

3

0

4 Donny Schatz

423

-11

1

2

2

0

5 Kerry Madsen

418

-16

0

1

3

0

6 Steve Kinser

416

-18

1

1

2

0

7 Tim Kaeding

404

-30

0

1

2

0

8 Joey Saldana

399

-35

0

0

2

0

9 Terry McCarl

394

-40

0

1

2

0

10 Cody Darrah

380

-54

0

1

2

0

11 Danny Holtgraver

378

-56

0

0

1

0

12 Sammy Swindell

372

-62

0

0

1

0

13 Kraig Kinser

368

-66

0

0

1

0

14 Jason Sides

358

-76

0

0

1

0

15 Dave Blaney

352

-82

0

0

0

0

16 Rico Abreu

350

-84

0

0

0

0

17 Danny Lasoski

342

-92

0

0

0

0

18 Chad Kemenah

332

-102

0

0

0

0

19 Bronson Maeschen

328

-106

0

0

0

0

20 Lucas Wolfe

314

-120

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, 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 Charges Through Field for First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Win of 2014

Tony Stewart Racing driver pushes from 11th to win at DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2014 - Donny Schatz , a 23-time event winner in 2013, has picked up where he left off, driving from 11th to victory Saturday in just the second night of the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season.

Schatz powered past leader Cody Darrah on lap 23 and pulled away over the final eight laps to capture victory during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

Kasey Kahne Racing teammates, Darrah and Daryn Pittman, battled for the lead early in the race, with Pittman out front for the opening 11 laps and Darrah the next 11. Darrah held on for second with Pittman taking the final spot on the podium. Paul McMahan registered his third consecutive top-five finish at the DIRTcar Nationals going back to Thursday night.

The front row featuring Pittman and Darrah were glued together for the opening lap of the main event with Pittman on the bottom in one and two then to the top in three and four. At the start-finish line it was Pittman to lead the opening lap. Pittman held off charges from Darrah.

Schatz started 11th but wasted little time moving forward. In two laps he already was seventh and looking for more. He stalked his way through the field, taking sixth on lap seven before a caution flew on lap 11 for a spinning Rico Abreu.

On the restart, Darrah stuck the Ollie's Bargain Outlet to the middle of turns one and two to power around Pittman for the lead. Meanwhile Schatz picked up a pair of spots to get to the fourth position. Darrah put a healthy lead on Pittman early, while Schatz continued to work the bottom.

Schatz worked into the top three on lap 17, passing McMahan, and began to close on Pittman. Schatz eliminated the gap by lap 20 and on lap 22 took the position. The next lap, the STP Armor All machine of Schatz stole the lead from Darrah and cruised to the win and earned the KSE Hard Charger award in the process.

"It was a lot of fun and you kind of had to pass everywhere," said Fargo, N.D., resident Schatz. "We didn't have the greatest night last night, but you'll have that in racing. It's how quick you rebound. Every time we made changes we went in the right direction. It was a fun race, it was awesome fast and sometimes I didn't know where I was going to end up."

Darrah sat on the outside of the front row in the Kasey Kahne Racing #4, and after running second to teammate Pittman, took the lead before succumbing to the charging Schatz.

"I was a little unsure if I could get the lead after the first start did not really go my way," said the Red Lion, Pa., native Darrah. "Then we had the caution and I was confident about the top. I had a good start and we went to the middle of one and two. They were running the bottom real hard and it left a lot of dirt out there and gave us enough grip to get by Daryn on the start to get clean air."

A minor miscalculation by the young driver gave him an uphill battle late, "We got into lap traffic and I had my wing back a little too much which made us a little too tight."

2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Champion, Daryn Pittman, led the event early in the Great Clips #9, and would finish the night in third place.

"I just didn't get a good enough corner in one and two," said the Owasso, Okla., native Pittman about the lap 11 restart. "I knew the bottom was faster than top, but I just did not expect Darrah to sail through the middle and stick like that.

Pittman knows it will take more to repeat his championship success of last year, "One of my main goals this year is we have to win more races when we put ourselves in position and start in the first couple rows. To start on the pole and finish third tonight does not sit real well right now."

Through two nights of racing McMahan leads the World of Outlaws Championship with 193 points. Sweet and Pittman run second and third early in the season.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wraps up their portion of the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment tomorrow night. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30. For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment click www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

THE DIRTcar NATIONALS PRESENTED BY SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT

NOTES - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Volusia Speedway Park with a time of 12.890 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Sammy Swindell (4 points), Joey Saldana (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Donny Schatz(1). Cody Darrah, Holtgraver, Brad Sweet and Terry McCarl won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 1st time this year... Daryn Pittman won the dash for the first time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 15, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[11][$10,000]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah[2][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[1][$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[4][$2,800]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl[7][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet[5][$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser[13][$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana[3][$2,100]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell[6][$2,050]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen[18][$2,000]; 11. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[8][$1,500]; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[14][$1,200]; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding[20][$1,100]; 14. 96-Bronson Maeschen[12][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser[19][$1,000]; 16. 24A-Rico Abreu[15][$900]; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney[10][$800]; 18. 19M-Brent Marks[24][$800]; 19. HO7-Justin Henderson[21][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson[23][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides[17][$800]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski[22][$800]; 23. 63-Chad Kemenah[16][$800]; 24. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[9][$800] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-11, Cody Darrah 12-22, Donny Schatz 23-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+10]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.890; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.957; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.961; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.004; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.054; 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 13.068; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.092; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.095; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.148; 10. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.171; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.171; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.182; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.195; 14. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.205; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.212; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.212; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.220; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.231; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.236; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.252; 21. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.255; 22. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.284; 23. HO7-Justin Henderson, 13.288; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.306; 25. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.315; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.320; 27. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.326; 28. 1A-Rodney Westhafer, 13.327; 29. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.345; 30. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.359; 31. 59-David Gravel, 13.364; 32. 6-Bill Rose, 13.377; 33. 83X-Christopher Bell, 13.422; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.437; 35. 19-Klint Angelette, 13.466; 36. 1S-Logan Schuchart, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Cody Darrah[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 6. 33-Danny Lasoski[7] ; 7. 83X-Christopher Bell[9] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding[6] ; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu[1] ; 5. 96-Bronson Maeschen[3] ; 6. 19M-Brent Marks[8] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[9] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 5. HO7-Justin Henderson[6] ; 6. 59-David Gravel[8] ; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 8. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 9. 19-Klint Angelette[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Terry McCarl[1] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9] ; 8. 6-Bill Rose[8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 2. 4-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[8] ; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 7. 24-Terry McCarl[10] ; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 9. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] [-]; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski[4] [-]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[8] [-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5] [-]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[12] [$200]; 6. 59-David Gravel[9] [$180]; 7. 83X-Christopher Bell[11] [$175]; 8. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6] [$160]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] [$150]; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] [$150]; 11. 19-Klint Angelette[13] [$150]; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[2] [$150]; 13. 6-Bill Rose[10] [$150]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart[14] [$150]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[15] [$150]; 16. 1A-Rodney Westhafer[16] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings, through Feb. 15

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1 Paul McMahan

293

0

0

2

2

1

2 Brad Sweet

290

-3

1

1

2

0

3 Daryn Pittman

285

-8

0

1

2

1

4 Donny Schatz

279

-14

1

1

1

0

5 Kerry Madsen

278

-15

0

1

2

0

6 Cody Darrah

276

-17

0

1

2

0

7 Terry McCarl

274

-19

0

1

2

0

8 Steve Kinser

264

-29

0

0

1

0

9 Tim Kaeding

263

-30

0

0

1

0

10 Joey Saldana

261

-32

0

0

1

0

11 Danny Holtgraver

248

-45

0

0

0

0

12 Sammy Swindell

244

-49

0

0

1

0

13 Jason Sides

240

-53

0

0

1

0

14 Kraig Kinser

236

-57

0

0

0

0

15 Dave Blaney

230

-63

0

0

0

0

16 Danny Lasoski

228

-65

0

0

0

0

17 Rico Abreu

226

-67

0

0

0

0

18 Bronson Maeschen

226

-67

0

0

0

0

19 Justin Henderson

224

-69

0

0

0

0

20 Chad Kemenah

222

-71

0

0

0

0

 

 

Sweet Thrills in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Opener

Kasey Kahne Racing driver edges McMahan to win at Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2014 - In a race where three drivers exchanged the lead five times, it was Brad Sweet who led the final two laps to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season opener during the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

Paul McMahan was in contention for the victory much of the night, but Sweet was able to drive to the front late, relegating McMahan to a runner-up finish. Kerry Madsen pushed to a late-race third-place finish while Tim Shaffer, who led 26 of the 30 laps before fading late, and Dale Blaney rounded out the top five.

Dash winner Shaffer jumped out to the early lead after starting on the pole. Behind Shaffer the battle was for second between McMahan and Sweet. McMahan held the position for two laps when Sweet took the spot. Sweet held the position for six more laps before McMahan took it back.

McMahan pushed forward and caught Shaffer on lap 15. Two laps later McMahan made the pass for the lead. Seconds later the lone caution of the feature flew for a spin in turn three. McMahan chose to restart on the bottom with Shaffer on top.

On the restart Shaffer used the momentum on the top side of the racetrack to take the lead back in turn one. Shaffer gained a small lead while Sweet got around McMahan with Sweet powering around the top and McMahan patiently working the bottom of the track.

Shaffer's lead began fading on lap 22 with Sweet, McMahan and Madsen slowly reeling him in. Shaffer's lead continued to dwindle and on lap 26 as McMahan slid past Sweet for second, then made his move to lead lap 28. The lead did not last long as the top four were separated by less than a straightaway. Going into turn one Sweet and SureTestSupplies.com Kasey Kahne Racing #49 made the move and took the lead for the fifth and final lead change.

Sweet held the lead and took the checkered flag for night one of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season, replicating his teammate Daryn Pittman's effort in 2013 after rejoining the tour full time.

"We made a lot of improvements from last night and it showed," said the Grass Valley, Calif., native Sweet. "The bottom was a little better, but if you got too close behind a car you got bad air and it would take away the nose. That's what happened getting into one with Tim and I about hit the wall. I knew I had one more chance and Paul [McMahan] snuck up on me, but I never gave up on the top. We got lucky the bottom gave up a little and we were able to bring it home."

McMahan ran second much of the race and after a late race battle with Shaffer and Sweet, that's where the CJB Motorsports car finished for the second night in a row at Volusia Speedway Park.

"It was a solid run for us and it was a hell of a race," said the Nashville, Tenn., resident. "The laps wound down too fast for us. We ran him back down, but Sweet got under the checkered flag first. I got on the bottom, and that's where I made up all my ground when I started running him back down.

McMahan knows it wasn't a perfect race, "It was my own mistake on the restart trying to run the bottom. I should have got up on the top to get the car to turn left. Driver error cost us the race tonight."

Heat race winner, Madsen, moved past Shaffer for the third position on lap 28 to earn the final podium position for the American Racing Custom Wheels /Keneric Racing #29.

"I had a ball," admitted the St. Mary's, N.S.W., native. "Tyler Swank gave me an unbelievable race car. It was so much fun to drive. I just thought at some point I was going to sneak past them, but it just never happened. Honestly we're excited and we hope we can keep this momentum swinging."

Shaffer held on for a fourth place finish after fading late in the race while Blaney ultimately finished the event in his starting position of fifth place.

Sweet leaves the event with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead with Madsen in second after earning four qualifying bonus points. Paul McMahan holds third place after opening night in the championship standings.

2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Champion Daryn Pittman finished the event seventh while five-time champ Donny Schatz finished 12th after transferring through the Last Chance Showdown.

Steve Kinser kicked off his "Salute to the King" Tour with an 11th place finish.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to the Volusia Speedway Park tomorrow for the second night of the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment alongside the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30. For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment click www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

THE DIRTcar NATIONALS PRESENTED BY SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT

NOTES - Daryn Pittman was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Volusia Speedway Park with a time of 13.068 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kerry Madsen (4 points), Dale Blaney (3), Rico Abreu (2) and Tim Kaeding(1). Dave Blaney, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet and Steve kinser won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 8 for the 1st time this year... Tim Shaffer won the dash for the first time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series night one at the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 14, 2014

A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$3,200]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [1] [$2,800]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [11] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,200]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [8] [$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$2,050]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [14] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$1,500]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [20] [$1,200]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [18] [$1,100]; 14. 33-Danny Lasoski [24] [$1,050]; 15. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [12] [$1,000]; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah [17] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23] [$800]; 18. 98H-Dave Blaney [10] [$800]; 19. HO7-Justin Henderson [19] [$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22] [$800]; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell [21] [$800]; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu [9] [$800]; 23. 96-Bronson Maeschen [16] [$800]; 24. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [13] [$800]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [25] [$] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-16, 18-27; Paul McMahan 17, 28; Brad Sweet 29-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 33-Danny Lasoski [+10].

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.068; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.133; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.144; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.171; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.174; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.179; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.185; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.214; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.223; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.244; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.255; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.260; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.263; 14. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.272; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.275; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.298; 17. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 13.298; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.318; 19. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.356; 20. HO7-Justin Henderson, 13.362; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.364; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.369; 23. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.370; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.380; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.408; 26. 59-David Gravel, 13.437; 27. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.481; 28. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.514; 29. 6-Bill Rose, 13.524; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.547; 31. 83X-Christopher Bell, 13.579; 32. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.591; 33. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.600; 34. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.759; 35. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.779; 36. 1A-Rodney Westhafer, 14.004; 37. 94-Brandon Thone, 14.250; 38. 19-Klint Angelette, nt; 39. 48-Danny Dietrich, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 5. 96-Bronson Maeschen [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [9]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 10. 94-Brandon Thone [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 59-David Gravel [7]; 8. 80-Trey Gustin [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 19-Klint Angelette [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [7]; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [9]; 8. 83X-Christopher Bell [8]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 4. HO7-Justin Henderson [5]; 5. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 8. 1A-Rodney Westhafer [9]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [9]; 9. 24A-Rico Abreu [5]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [10]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2] [-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [-]; 5. 83X-Christopher Bell [10] [$200]; 6. 59-David Gravel [6] [$180]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9] [$175]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett [14] [$160]; 9. 1A-Rodney Westhafer [15] [$150]; 10. 80-Trey Gustin [13] [$150]; 11. 6-Bill Rose [8] [$150]; 12. 19-Klint Angelette [17] [$150]; 13. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [3] [$150]; 14. 94-Brandon Thone [16] [$150]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7] [$150]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$150]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [18] [$150]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$150]; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [11] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Po. Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT

1 Brad Sweet 152 0 0 1 1 0

2 Kerry Madsen 148 -4 0 1 1 0

3 Paul McMahan 146 -6 0 1 1 0

4 Dale Blaney 143 -9 0 1 1 0

5 Tim Shaffer 142 -10 0 1 1 0

6 Daryn Pittman 141 -11 0 0 1 1

7 Tim Kaeding 139 -13 0 0 1 0

8 Terry McCarl 134 -18 0 0 1 0

9 Jason Sides 132 -20 0 0 1 0

10 Cody Darrah 130 -22 0 0 1 0

11 Steve Kinser 128 -24 0 0 0 0

12 Donny Schatz 126 -26 0 0 0 0

13 Joey Saldana 124 -28 0 0 0 0

14 Danny Lasoski 122 -30 0 0 0 0

15 Danny Holtgraver 120 -32 0 0 0 0

16 Chad Kemenah 118 -34 0 0 0 0

17 Kraig Kinser 116 -36 0 0 0 0

18 Dave Blaney 114 -38 0 0 0 0

19 Justin Henderson 112 -40 0 0 0 0

20 Logan Schuchart 110 -42 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, 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.

 

Strong Storm Forces Volusia Speedway Park to Cancel Wednesday Night's DIRTcar Nationals Action

UNOH All Star Sprint Cars, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Return to Action Thursday

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 12, 2014 — A strong, late afternoon thunderstorm with dangerous winds has forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel Wednesday night’s action at the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

Fans who purchased a ticket for Wednesday night’s races can exchange its value for another ticket during the remaining 10 days of the event.

Racing returns Thursday night at Volusia with UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will join the UMP Modifieds beginning Friday. On Monday, DIRTcar Late Models will begin competing at Volusia followed by Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and World of Outlaws Late Models.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

For ticket questions, call the track at 386-985-4402.

 

 

Don’t Miss LIVE VIDEO from the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

WATCH LIVE AT DIRTVISION.COM. The off-season is almost over! Tonight is the kickoff to the 43rd annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Can’t be here in Florida to see it in person? DIRTVision.com has you covered. We’ve created two packages to cover the bases for fans of all the different series. Package one covers the full week of sprint car and UMP modified racing. Package two covers the late models and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Each package is just $69.99, so for just over $10 a day, you can watch the season kick-off in the comfort of your own home. Fans will also have the option to buy the nightly viewing passes for just $21.99 per night. Don’t forget, every night is a doubleheader!

Racing is scheduled to begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. EST, and DIRTVision will be on air at that time. If you can’t watch each show live, the video will be available in the archive shortly after the event.

Check out the daily schedule:

Date / Series

2/11 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / Sprint Car Open Practice

2/12 UNOH All Star Sprints / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

2/13 UNOH All Star Sprints / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

2/14 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

2/15 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars / UMP Modifieds Gator Qualifying 1

2/16 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars / UMP Modifieds Gator Qualifying 2

2/17 UMP Late Models / UMP Modifieds Gator Championship

2/18 UMP Late Models / UMP Modifieds Triple 20s

2/19 UMP Late Models Swamp King Championship/ Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

2/20 World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

2/21 World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

2/22 World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

Subscribe today at www.dirtvision.com!

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment

‘Salute to the King’ plus Pittman’s title defense kick off Friday at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 10, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2014 season on Feb. 14 during the DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

This also marks the beginning of Steve Kinser's "Salute to the King" tour marking the 20-time champion's final run at a series title. Four of Kinser's 576 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-main victories have come at Volusia, including two in 2011.

Last season's eventual champion, Daryn Pittman, earned the victory on opening night at Volusia in his Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips car. This time around, Pittman will begin his title defense on the fastest half-mile dirt oval in the country.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars compete Friday (Feb. 14), Saturday (Feb. 15) and Sunday (Feb. 16) for three nights in the 12-night DCN line up with the World of Outlaws Late Models, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and UMP DIRTcar Modifieds.

WHEN

· Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at Volusia Speedway Park. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. nightly with hot laps and qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE

· Volusia Speedway Park is located just 15 miles west of Ormond Beach on S.R 40. From I-95, take exit 268 west on State Rd. 40. From Highway 17, take S.R. 40, 5 miles east of Barberville. Click on the link for a map (http://goo.gl/maps/9BH8h)

ABOUT THE TRACK

Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record is 12.569 seconds by Paul McMahan on Feb. 10, 2011

Previous A-Feature winners at Volusia Speedway Park:

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

TICKETS

· Tickets for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can be purchased by visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Tim Kaeding - TKaedingracing.com

Chad Kemenah - ChadKemenah.com

Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com

Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com

Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com

Bill Rose - BillRoseRacing.com

Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com

Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com

Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

WATCH LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action for all of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with live streaming video available every night from Volusia at DIRTVision.com.

FOLLOW ONLINE: Live updates are available all night long via Twitter by following @WorldofOutlaws or by following real-time timing-and-scoring at http://www.WoOSprint.com. Fans can interact with each other through the new chat function at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into The Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 5-6.

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, 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.

 

 

COMP Cams® Renews Partnership With DIRTCar HP For Upcoming Season

Memphis, TN - COMP Cams® will serve as a major sponsor of DIRTCar HP in 2014, marking the valve train leader's fourth consecutive season of involvement with the unique dirt engine builder/manufacturer alliance. The program, of which COMP® was a founding partner, provides a direct line of communication between manufacturers and builders to help create better and more cost-effective engine components.

DIRTCar HP includes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Super DIRTCar Series and UMP DIRTCar Summer Nationals "Hell Tour." Since its inception in 2011, the program has grown from an original membership of 200 engine builders to more than 550 at the start of the 2014 season. Throughout the year COMP Cams® provides product certificates to drivers and engine builders competing in each of the 200 races across all four traveling circuits. The result is a variety of relationships with racers and builders in every corner of the country.

"We're proud to support the talented teams and engine builders that take part in all of these grueling series," said COMP Cams® VP of Marketing, Chris Douglas. "It's a major accomplishment to win a race on these tours, let alone a championship. The passion and dedication that these individuals show is a perfect fit for COMP Cams® - a place where similarly driven employees turn out the world's best valve train components on a daily basis."

DIRTCar HP hosts five engine builder luncheons during the calendar year to bring engine builders and manufacturers even closer together. Newsletters and other promotional material are also distributed throughout the season to keep members abreast of the latest technology. In addition, COMP Cams ® banners are present at every track and cars must run COMP® decals to be eligible for contingency awards. Nearly 1,500 unique entries compete in one of the four DIRTCar HP-sanctioned touring series each year.

"Both the number of cars that compete and the breadth and scope of tracks visited are major reasons for the continued involvement of COMP Cams ® in this program," Douglas explained. "Being able to reach so many racers and fans at the track, along with millions more on television and online, is a great opportunity for our brand."

The COMP Cams® brand features the industry's largest and most highly trained engineering staff, revolutionary manufacturing techniques and extensive testing in the shop and at the track. That commitment to excellence for more than 35 years has made the company The Absolute Leader In Valve Train Technology today.

 

 

DIRTVision.com Kicks Off Season with New User-Friendly Interface

Bright and bold, online streaming site set to broadcast Feb. 11 at DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 3, 2014 – DIRTVision.com got a makeover this winter and will be big and bright for the 2014 season, which kicks off Feb. 11-22 with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

DIRTVision.com’s new look comes with a more user-friendly design, giving fans the best experience available when navigating the site. Plus, there will be more Cybercasts on the schedule than ever before, including several new tracks and some fan favorites. The “chat” feature is back with new-and-improved user access. Fans will now be able to watch or listen to the live coverage and chat with other race fans.

As always, audio broadcasts on DIRTVision’s Dirt Radio Network featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series , the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series are free. This year’s schedule of live streaming video events will be offered on the industry-standard pay-per-view basis. Events can be purchased on an individual basis through the website, with weekend packages and event packages available throughout the season.

The new DIRTVision.com will require fans to register to gain access. The process is now easier than ever. Simply go to www.dirtvision.com and click the “Sign Up” button. After you register, an email verification code will be sent to the email address the user provided. The user can click the link from the email to complete the registration process. It’s that simple. The user will then be able to purchase any event. Users struggling with the process can email dirtvision@dirtcar.com for technical assistance.

The first Cybercast begins Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Volusia Speedway Park with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Daily subscriptions during the event are $21.99. The entire sprint car/DIRTcar UMP Modified week (Feb. 11-16) is $69.99, or for the full Late Model/Super DIRTcar Series week (Feb. 17-22) is $69.99. Each night’s action will feature multiple cameras, instant replays and driver interviews.

 

 

Huge Crowd Expected When World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Invade Stockton for FVP Western Spring Shootout

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 31, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series' inaugural event last season at the Stockton Dirt Track at California's San Joaquin Fairgrounds was one of the highlights of 2013, this year expectations are even greater for the FVP Western Spring Shootout on Saturday, March 22, at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Three California natives shared the lead - Paul McMahan, Tim Kaeding and Kyle Larson - before Larson finally earned the victory in front of the sellout crowd. McMahan and Kaeding will be eager to notch a victory this time around.

Adding to the anticipation for this event is new title sponsor FVP, a leading provider of OE-quality aftermarket automotive parts.

"FVP is passionate about sprint car racing and after seeing how big last year's event was at Stockton we had to partner with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars this year," FVP's Joel Quetschenbach said. "We can't wait to see the packed grandstands once again. The FVP Western Spring Shootout is going to be a huge event and we are excited to be part of it."

Steve Kinser will try to add Stockton to the list of tracks where he's earned victories in his legendary career. Kinser's "Salute to the King" tour will mark his final season chasing a 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship, and a win at Stockton would no doubt go a long way toward being a title contender as the season takes shape.

Tickets for the show are going fast, but great seats are still available and can be ordered online by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

Camping spots with hooks ups are available on the carnival midway, located behind the main grandstands at the Stockton Dirt Track. To reserve your camping spot call 916-370-9417, to view a map of camping information click http://stocktondirttrack.com/rv_camping.pdf.

For information on Stockton Dirt Track click www.StocktonDirtTrack.com , and for more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars click www.WorldofOutlaws.com , follow the series on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws

 

 

Lincoln Electric Welds Partnership with World of Outlaws

CONCORD, N.C. (January 31, 2014) - Lincoln Electric is pleased to announce a partnership for 2014 with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, signaling a commitment by the welding products giant to a passion shared by more than a million fans.

"There are more than 800 dirt tracks in the United States and Lincoln Electric is very excited to partner with the premier dirt racing sanction in the World of Outlaws," said Mickey Holmes, Manager, Sports Marketing. "The fans are extremely passionate and loyal to their drivers and sponsors. We are thrilled to get the 'Lincoln Welders' brand in front of these passionate fans."

Lincoln Electric will be known as the Official Welder of the World of Outlaws.

"Lincoln Electric is the industry leader and the brand you think of when it comes to all things welding," World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. "Our racers and fans will be happy with the program Lincoln Electric and the World of Outlaws have put in place for 2014."

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

"Safety is everyone's top priority and welding certainly plays a critical role in the safety of drivers and fans," Holmes said. "We look forward to not only providing the teams with the best equipment and consumables, but also proper welding techniques and procedures to produce a quality weld."

About Lincoln Electric

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 42 manufacturing locations, including operations, manufacturing alliances and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric, its products and services, visit the Company's website www.lincolnelectric.com.

About World of Outlaws

The World of Outlaws®, a sports entertainment company based in Concord, N.C., is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, and owns and operates the highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The World of Outlaws sanctions nearly 150 events annually at dirt tracks across the United States and Canada. In addition, World of Outlaws races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com ®. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com

 

 

Bright Lights of Las Vegas to Shine on FVP Outlaw Showdown

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars invade entertainment capital March 5-6

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 24, 2014 - The bright lights of Las Vegas will shine on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series when it invades one of the biggest entertainment cities on the planet for the two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown March 5-6 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

FVP and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will get top billing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday during the city's biggest racing week of the year. Tony Stewart Racing's Donny Schatz is a seven-time winner at Las Vegas but Daryn Pittman of Kasey Kahne Racing will be seeking a victory to help him defend his series championship.

FVP Outlaw Showdown March 5-6 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

In addition, the FVP Outlaw Showdown will mark the final time the legendary Steve Kinser will be competing for a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crown during his "Salute to the King" season at the Las Vegas dirt track. Kinser is a 20-time champion who has earned four of his 576 career victories at the half-mile speedway just north of The Strip.

FVP, a leading provider of OE-quality aftermarket automotive parts, is title sponsor of the event and excited to join the fans for an incredible event.

"FVP has long been involved in sprint car racing and we're pleased to partner with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a world-class facility like Las Vegas," FVP's Joel Quetschenbach said. "The FVP Outlaw Showdown is going to be a huge two days in the country's most electric city."

Also on the card with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will be West Coast Late Models and IMCA Modifieds on Wednesday, and West Coast 360 non-wing sprint cars and IMCA Modifieds on Thursday.

Grandstands are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with qualifying events at 6:15 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be ordered online by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

 

For information on The Dirt Track at Las Vegas click www.lvms.com/dirt, and for more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter@WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

Previous Las Vegas Feature Winners:

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

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014  
12:00 p.m. Ticket sales begin/Will Call window opens
2:00 p.m. Pit gate opens
  Competitor pit pass sales begin (main pit gate)
  Event credential window opens (main pit gate)
4:00 p.m. Ticket Booth opens
5:00 p.m. Grandstands Open
6:15 p.m. West Coast Late Model Heat Races
6:35 p.m. IMCA Modifieds Heat Races
7:15 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Hot Laps
7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:40 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Qualifying
8:10 p.m. IMCA Modified Last Chance Showdown
  West Coast Late Model Last Chance Showdown
8:30 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Heat Races
9:10 p.m. IMCA Modified A-Main
9:30 p.m. WoO STP Sprint Cars Last Chance Showdown (12 laps)
  WoO STP Sprint Cars Dash (6 laps)
9:50 p.m. West Coast Late Model A-Main (25 laps)
10:15 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars A-Main
10:45 p.m. End of Show
   
   
Thursday, March 6, 2014  
12:00 p.m. Ticket sales begin/Will Call window opens
2:00 p.m. Pit gate opens
  Competitor pit pass sales begin (main pit gate)
  Event credential window opens (main pit gate)
4:00 p.m. Ticket Booth opens
5:00 p.m. Grandstands Open
6:15 p.m. West Coast 360 Sprints Heat Races
6:35 p.m. IMCA Modified Heat Races
7:15 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Hot Laps
7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:40 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Qualifying
8:10 p.m. IMCA Modified Last Chance Showdown
8:30 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Heat Races
9:10 p.m. West Coast 360 Sprints Last Chance Showdown
9:20 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Last Chance Showdown (12 laps)
  WoO STP Sprint Cars Dash (6 laps)
9:40 p.m. West Coast 360 Sprints A-Main (25 laps)
10:10 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars A-Main
10:40 p.m. IMCA Modified A-Main
11:00 p.m. End of Show

 

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

Champion Pittman Seeks Repeat Win When World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Invade Tucson for NAPA Wildcat Shootout

‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ rolls March 8 into Arizona’s Tucson International Raceway

TUCSON, Ariz. - Jan. 23, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Tucson International Raceway on Saturday, March 8, for the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout.

The action is always fast and fierce on the banked 3/8-mile oval in southern Arizona. Daryn Pittman held off Joey Saldana to win last season in Tucson. Pittman used the victory to extend his early-season points lead en route to winning the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship for Kasey Kahne Racing.

"I really love Tucson," Pittman said. "I told Kasey last year I was really excited about Tucson. I had never won there before, but it's a really a fun track that suits me. It's pretty flat and wide and somewhere I really enjoy."

In addition to the on-track action, NAPA Auto Parts is now title sponsor of the event and, in conjunction with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, will enhance the entire race experience for fans during the series' only trip this season to Arizona. Also, fans can get $5 off their race-day ticket purchase by bringing a valid receipt from any area NAPA Auto Parts store.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who is celebrating his "Salute to the King" season, earned a victory in March 2007 at Tucson. The 2014 running of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout will mark Arizona fans' last chance to see the "King of the Outlaws" compete in their home state for an Outlaw championship.

Paul McMahan and five-time series champion Donny Schatz each won a race at Tucson International Raceway in 2006.

Tickets can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

For information on Tucson International Raceway click www.TucsonInternationalRaceway.com, and for more on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter@WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

Ontario’s Cornwall Motor Speedway Returns to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Tour in 2014

CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 22, 2014 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series’ 2014 schedule continues to grow with the addition of Cornwall Motor Speedway to the tour on Sunday, July 27.

This will mark the second time the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has invaded the quarter-mile oval in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, where five-time series champion, Donny Schatz, won on July 29, 2012.

Ticket information for the event can be found at www.slspromotions.com.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway is part of a Northeastern swing that starts on July 15 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. The swing continues through Pennsylvania with stops at Lincoln Speedway on July 17 in Abbottstown and at Williams Grove Speedway on July 18 and 19 in Mechanicsburg. From there the series heads north through New York invading Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 in West Lebanon and Fulton Speedway on July 23.

The World of Outlaws makes its first stop of the 2014 season in Canada on July 26 at Autodrome Drummond near Montreal. The series then moves into Ontario for Cornwall Motor Speedway’s event on July 27 and caps off the swing on July 29 at Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway.

This swing through the Northeast will also mark the only chance World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series fans in Quebec and Ontario will have to see Steve Kinser during his “Salute to the King” tour as he chases his 21stseries championship.

For information on Cornwall Motor Speedway, click www.cornwallspeedway.com, and for more information on SLS Promotions, click www.SLSPromotions.com. For more on the World of Outlaws, clickwww.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter@WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Adds Steve Kinser’s Hometown Bloomington Speedway to His “Salute to the King” Season

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 17, 2014 - It's only fitting that during Steve Kinser's "Salute to the King" season on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series circuit there will be an event at his hometown Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway.

Indy Race Parts will present the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Bloomington on Friday, Sept. 26, in an event that will give Kinser's hometown fans their last chance to see him race for his 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Kinser won the inaugural World of Outlaws event at the quarter-mile dirt oval on Aug. 18, 1978, but that was just the beginning for King of the Outlaws. He went on to win another seven times at Bloomington, which has been host to 25 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events.

The race will be the series' fifth trip of the season to the Hoosier State, a hot bed for short-track, open-wheel racing. The series also will race in Indiana May 10 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, May 26 at Lawrenceburg Speedway, June 4 at Kokomo Speedway and Sept. 17 at Terre Haute Action Track. Tim Kaeding won at Tri-State and Kokomo last season while Donny Schatz took the win at Lawrenceburg. The Outlaws are returning to Terre Haute for the first time since Joey Saldana won there in 2006.

The Outlaws last raced at Bloomington on Aug. 3, 2012, when Lucas Wolfe earned his first series victory. Steve Kinser's eight World of Outlaws wins at Bloomington are the most in series history, while Sammy Swindell's five wins are second-most.

Tickets are on sale beginning today by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or calling 877-395-8606.

For information on Indy Racing Parts, click www.IndyRaceParts.com. For more on Bloomington Speedway, clickwww.BloomingtonSpeedway.com, and for more on the World of Outlaws, clickwww.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow the series on Twitter@WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

Previous World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Feature Event Winners at Bloomington Speedway:

2012 - Lucas Wolfe on Aug. 3; 2011 - Donny Schatz on Aug. 5; 1999 - Sammy Swindell on May 19, Sammy Swindell on May 19;1998 - Steve Kinser on October 8; 1997 - Dave Blaney on June 13; 1996- Stevie Smith on June 14;1995 - Danny Lasoski on April 21; 1994 - Sammy Swindell on April 15; 1993 - Steve Kinser on April 23;1992 - Stevie Smith on April 17; 1991 - Steve Kinser on May 1; 1990 - Joe Gaerte on April 25;1989 - Doug Wolfgang on April 7, Doug Wolfgang on May 13; 1988 - Sammy Swindell on April 8, Steve Kinser on August 30; 1987 - Bobby Allen on April 29, Steve Kinser on September 26; 1986 - Bobby Davis, Jr., on April 18; 1984 - Steve Kinser on May 18; 1983 - Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on August 19; 1979 - Rick Ferkel on May 18; 1978 - Steve Kinser on August 18.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Returning July 23 to New York’s Fulton Speedway for First Time Since 2010

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 16, 2014 -The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is returning to Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The event will mark the fourth time the Outlaws have invaded the 3/8-mile high-banked oval in upstate New York.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion who will be making his final run at a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crown in 2014 during the "Salute to the King," is the series' most recent winner at Fulton, taking the checkered flag on Aug. 3, 2010. Donny Schatz (2006) and Brooke Tatnell (2005) have also earned victories at Fulton.

"We are honored and excited to be a host track during the "Salute to the King" season," Fulton Speedway owner John Wight said. "He won the last one here in 2010 and it would only be fitting for it to happen again on July 23. The King deserves a royal sendoff and we will do our best to make sure the fans see something special."

Tickets for this event are on sale now at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at 877-395-8606. In addition to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, there also will be a $1,000-to-win Industrial Tire of CNY Shootout Series event for the SUNY Canton Sportsman division.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series visits Fulton as part of a late-July swing during the Month of Money that takes the tour from Ohio through Canada beginning July 11-12 with the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway and continuing into Pennsylvania July 15 at Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, a second stop on July 17 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., the July 18-19 Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals, the annual event on July 20 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., the return to Fulton on July 23 and then into Canada on July 26 at Autodrome Drummond near Montreal and July 29 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2014 season on Feb. 14 at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

For tickets and information about Fulton Speedway, click www.FultonSpeedway.com. For more on the World of Outlaws, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars to Invade Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 25

Series returns to Pennsylvania half-mile dirt oval for first time in 10 years

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 15, 2014 -The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will invade Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25, for the first time since 2004.

The event at the half-mile dirt oval in central Pennsylvania will be the final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship race in the Keystone State for 20-time series champion Steve Kinser during his "Salute to the King" season. The race will be the eighth in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history at Port Royal, with winners including Donny Schatz (2004), Jason Meyers (2003) Brad Furr (2002), Danny Wood (2001), Doug Wolfgang (1987), Don Kreitz Jr. (1986), and Lynn Paxton (1979).

"We are proud to announce this show as the culmination of years worth of negotiations to bring the best in the sprint car business all back together again at Port Royal Speedway," says PRS Promotions pointman and Port Royal promoter Steve O'Neal. "Port Royal has the greatest fans anywhere and they've really supported us and come back to us over the last three years as we all have worked together to make Port Royal the kind of venue that can now host the World of Outlaws again."

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public Feb. 4 at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets.

"Some of the most passionate sprint car fans anywhere in the world are in Pennsylvania, so we're looking forward to bringing the Outlaws back to Port Royal for the first time in 10 years," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "The fans have been asking to see the Outlaws at Port Royal for a long time. We're very excited to return and expand our schedule in Pennsylvania."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Port Royal Speedway is part of the final Northeast swing of the season that includes the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Lernerville Speedway; the National Open weekend Oct. 3-4 at Williams Grove Speedway; and the World of Outlaws Showdown on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

The Port Royal event will set the stage for the championship-deciding World Finals Nov. 6-7-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2014 season Feb. 14 at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

For information about Port Royal Speedway, click www.PortRoyalSpeedway.com. For more on the World of Outlaws, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

Eastern Motorsport Press Association Names World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Champion Daryn Pittman the Al Holbert National Driver of the Year

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Jan. 4, 2014 - Daryn Pittman continues to garner praise for his remarkable 2013 championship-winning World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series performance. On Saturday night at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, Pittman was honored by the Eastern Motorsport Press Association as the Al Holbert National Driver of the Year.

Pittman drove the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips-sponsored car to his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crown, leading wire-to-wire and holding off Donny Schatz in the closest championship finish in series history. It was also the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Pittman joins a list of previous winners dating back to 1973 that includes drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Mario Andretti, Tony Stewart, Dario Franchitti, Jeff Gordon, John Force and last year's winner Brad Keselowski.

"It truly is an honor to be associated with so many of the drivers who have won this award before me," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. "I was just very thankful to be back on the road with the World of Outlaws and for us to be as strong from the beginning all the way to the end was truly just an amazing season with a great team behind me at Kasey Kahne Racing."

Pittman is only the second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver to earn the award, joining 2007 winner Donny Schatz.

"Besides the fact that he joins Mario Andretti and a host of other superstars from the past, Daryn Pittman had a terrific year," said EMPA President Ron Hedger. "The guys he beat in the voting were John Force and Scott Dixon, two of the greatest racers in their divisions. Pittman had a year that certainly deserved this award."

Pittman will begin his quest for a second consecutive championship next month when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series kicks off the season during the Feb. 11-22 DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

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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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Announce Huge 2014 Schedule

At least 52 tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces will offer a ?Salute to the King? as Steve Kinser makes one more run at a 21st series championship

 

INDIANAPOLIS - Dec. 12, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series announced a huge 2014 schedule on Thursday during the Performance Racing Industry trade show at the Indiana Convention Center, highlighting the "Salute to the King" as the legendary Steve Kinser makes his final run at winning a 21st championship beginning in February at the DIRTcar Nationals.

The 2014 tour will feature 92 race nights at 52 different tracks across 24 states and three Canadian provinces.

It all gets underway Feb. 14-15-16, 2014, during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park, where Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman won on opening night last season and held off Tony Stewart Racing's Donny Schatz in November at the World Finals to win the championship by the narrowest margin in series history.

The Outlaws will then head west March 5-6 to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the mid-week Sin City Showdown during the track's NASCAR event week. From there the series will roll south to Arizona for the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout at Tucson International Raceway before spending the next five weeks competing in California, including March 22 at the Stockton 99 Dirt Track and a special two-day event April 5-6 at scenic Calistoga Speedway.

A major new event to the schedule returns the series to its Texas roots. Following April 15 at El Paso Speedway Park, the April 18-19 Texas Outlaw Nationals brings the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars back to the place where it all began in 1978 at Devil's Bowl Speedway. It marks the first time in more than a decade since the Outlaws invaded the suburban Dallas city of Mesquite, where the World of Outlaws got their start nearly 37 years ago.

One of Kinser's favorite venues is Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, where the Outlaws race five times in 2014 with the first two events on May 2-3. Following Eldora, which was one of the venues on the series' original 1978 tour, the Outlaws will make their inaugural appearance at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 7. There are 14 events in May, many primarily in the east.

A 10-race June schedule includes a run through the Midwest that wraps up with a big three-day weekend when the Outlaws invade 34 Raceway on Friday, June 27, in Burlington, Iowa; Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, June 28; and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 in New Richmond, Wis.

Fans came out in droves last season to see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where the series returns on Wednesday, July 2, to kick off its busiest month of the year with 15 race nights. The storied Boot Hill Showdown on July 4-5 at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park will give the Outlaws a chance to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in the Old West.

The Brad Doty Classic on July 9 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, sets the stage for the proverbial "Month of Money" kickoff July 11-12 at Eldora Speedway with the Kings Royal weekend. A swing through Pennsylvania, including a second event at Lincoln Speedway, and the Northeast, with races in Quebec and Ontario, ramps up the intensity for the Ironman 55 on Aug. 1-2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 before the sprint car world descends on Knoxville, Iowa, for the week-long FVP Knoxville Nationals, Aug. 6-9.

The championship picture will become more clear as the August tour through the Pacific Northwest, including Washington's Skagit Speedway, gives way to September and shifts into California and the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Sept. 5-6 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

A run back through the Midwest, with a return to Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the first time since 2006, and the huge National Open at Williams Grove Speedway will lead to what's quickly becoming the most anticipated event on the schedule, the Nov 6-7-8 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where Kinser's Salute to the King will conclude with what he is no doubt hoping will be a remarkable 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

For more information on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, click www.WorldofOutlaws.com, follow on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

The full schedule, which includes several events yet to be announced, is below:

 

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule (12-12-13, Subject to Change)

Date Day Track Location
February 14 Friday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
February 15 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
February 16 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
       
March 5 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 6 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 8 Saturday Tucson International Raceway Tucson, AZ
March 14 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 15 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 22 Saturday Stockton 99 Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 28 Friday Merced Speedway Merced, CA
March 29 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
       
April 5 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 6 Sunday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 11 Friday Kings Speedway Hanford, CA
April 12 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA
April 15 Tuesday El Paso Speedway Park El Paso, TX
April 18 Friday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 19 Saturday Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 25 Friday Salina Highbanks Salina, OK
April 26 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
       
May 2 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 3 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 7 Wednesday Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL
May 9 Friday Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI
May 10 Saturday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
May 14 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA
May 16 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 17 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 18 Sunday Orange County Fair Speedway Middletown, NY
May 20 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ
May 23 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
May 26 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN
May 30 Friday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
May 31 Saturday I-96 Raceway Lake Odessa, MI
       
June 4 Wednesday Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN
June 6 Friday I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE
June 7 Saturday Lakeside Speedway Lakeside, KS
June 13 Friday Jackson Speedway Jackson, MN
June 14 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
June 20 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
June 21 Saturday I-94 Speedway Fergus Falls, MN
June 27 Friday 34 Raceway Burlington, IA
June 28 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI
June 29 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
       
July 2 Wednesday Huset's Speedway Brandon, SD
July 4 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 5 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS
July 9 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park Lima, OH
July 11 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 12 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 15 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
July 17 Thursday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA
July 18 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 19 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 20 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY
July 23 Wednesday TBA  
July 26 Saturday Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE
July 27 Sunday TBA  
July 29 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, ONT
       
August 1 Friday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
August 2 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
August 6 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
August 7 Thursday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
August 8 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
August 9 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
August 12 Tuesday TBA  
August 15 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
August 17 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND
August 22 Friday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
August 23 Saturday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB
August 29 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
August 30 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
       
September 1 Monday TBA  
September 3 Wednesday Southern Oregon Speedway Medford, OR
September 5 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
September 6 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
September 7 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA
September 10 Wednesday TBA  
September 12 Friday Clay County Fairgrounds Spencer, IA
September 13 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN
September 17 Wednesday Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN
September 19 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
September 20 Saturday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
September 26 Friday TBA  
September 27 Saturday TBA  
       
October 3 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
October 4 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
October 11 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, NY
October 18 Saturday TBA  
October 25 Saturday TBA  
       
November 6 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
November 7 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
November 8 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Charlotte, 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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

CBS Sports Network Broadcasts World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1, from Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Don’t miss the intensity of a championship battle surrounded by the race to win at one of the biggest, fastest tracks on the Outlaws tour



CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 26, 2013 - CBS Sports Network has garnered rave reviews for its coverage of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this season. The sights, sounds, colors, pageantry and downright high-speed thrills return at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday night, Dec. 1, from one of the Outlaws' biggest, fastest tracks - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

Watch as the CBS Sports Network cameras capture the intensity of a championship battle between Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz, see how local and regional racers rise up when the lights shine brightest, and feel for the teams trying to conquer adversity all in a two-hour broadcast on Sunday night.



The show is the latest in a special series airing on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. on Sundays showcasing the excitement of dirt track racing. Following Rolling Wheels, the cameras stay in New York for the Dec. 8 broadcast of the Syracuse 200 during NAPA Super DIRT Week before heading to Charlotte for two three-hour special events on Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 covering the World Finals.

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 .

If you don't have CBS Sports Network, make sure to reach out to your local cable/satellite provider to find out how you can add the channel to your system.

Follow CBS Sports Network on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBSSportsNet (@CBSSportsNet) or like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cbssportsnetwork. For more on the World of Outlaws, click www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars: Season Recap

Pittman wins closest championship battle in series history as battle goes to final lap

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 15, 2013 - Daryn Pittman is the ninth different driver in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history to win the championship, leading wire-to-wire with an incredible level of consistency.

Only once in 73 events was Pittman unable to complete the A-main in his Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips car. Never did he have an engine failure. In fact, he finished the season with 59 top-10 runs to join Steve Kinser (20), Donny Schatz (5), Sammy Swindell (3), Mark Kinser (2), Jason Meyers (2), Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr., and Danny Lasoski as the only drivers to win a championship in the 36-year history of the series.

Schatz was almost unbeatable the second half of the season in the Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All machine. He amassed 61 top-10 finishes en route to winning a career-best 23 A-mains. Not since Steve Kinser won 25 races in 2003 had any driver been to victory lane as many times as Schatz was this year.

By the time the final checkered flag of the season waved at the World Finals, it was Pittman in front by 14 points in the closest finish in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history.

"It was pretty emotional when we first got it, and then it became fun," said the 35 year-old Pittman, who also became the first driver from Oklahoma to win the championship. "This is a goal that I've been working towards for the last 15 years. I really wanted to enjoy this one, but already before I went to bed last night, I was thinking about next year."

One of the most unique parts to the 2013 championship race was new faces in new places. While Pittman returned to the series after four years of racing primarily in Central Pennsylvania, Paul McMahan returned in the CJB Motorsports car with Pennsylvania roots and Joey Saldana helped to return the Motter Motorsports car to the tour for the first time in more than a decade.

McMahan, who won the season finale, finished third in championship and recorded a remarkable 17 quick time awards. Saldana and his team started with almost nothing last offseason and wound up fourth in the championship, a feat that should have them excited for 2014.

Big Game Motorsports teammates Craig Dollansky and Sammy Swindell finished fifth and sixth in the championship and combined for nine victories. Pittman's KKR teammate, Cody Darrah, earned a pair of victories on his way to a seventh-place championship finish. Steve Kinser was eighth in points also with two victories while Jason Sides finished ninth. Kerry Madsen rounded out the top 10 after a season where he earned two victories at Eldora Speedway and another Castrol Raceway.

David Gravel's rollercoaster season ended on a high note. After earning the final KSE Hard Charger award at night two of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with an incredible charge from 24th to sixth, Gravel was presented the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

With the 2013 season in the books all eyes already are looking toward 2014. Can Pittman repeat? Will Schatz be more determined than ever in his quest for a sixth crown? Can Kinser and Swindell make another run at the title? All those questions will be answered soon enough, in the meantime here's how the season looked by the numbers:

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STP SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

10,116

0

8

45

59

13

2 Donny Schatz

10,102

-14

23

46

61

3

3 Paul McMahan

9,780

-336

4

32

54

17

4 Joey Saldana

9,485

-631

1

21

43

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9,405

-711

6

19

39

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9,296

-820

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

9,104

-1,012

2

12

28

2

8 Steve Kinser

9,039

-1,077

2

10

32

0

9 Jason Sides

8,924

-1,192

0

14

33

1

10 Kerry Madsen

8,879

-1,237

3

14

36

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8,805

-1,311

1

10

34

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8,737

-1,379

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7,656

-2,460

1

7

26

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6,796

-3,320

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

5,112

-5,004

0

0

2

0

16 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3,984

-6,132

0

1

8

1

17 Brian Brown

3,890

-6,226

0

6

15

0

18 Brad Sweet

3,816

-6,300

1

10

13

2

19 Greg Wilson

3,210

-6,906

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

3,152

-6,964

0

8

11

0

 

2013 STAT ATTACK

There were 73 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (22 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 23

2 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 9

3 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 8

4 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 6

5 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 4

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

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3

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

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2

- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2

11 - DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. -1

- SHANE GOLOBIC, Fremont, Calif. - 1

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

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

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 1

- FRED RAHMER, Salfordville Pa. -1

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Total Laps Led (35 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Laps

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 427

2 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 226

3 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 225

4 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 185

5 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 113

6 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 89

7 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 80

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 80

9 - KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 75

10 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 74

11 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 73

12 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 69

13- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 67

14 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 55

15 - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 53

16 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 44

17 - DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. - 43

18 - TONY STEWART, Columbus, Ind. - 34

19 - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 32

20 - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 30

- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 30

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 30

23 - JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 28

24 - STEVE BUCKWALTER, Royersford, Pa. - 27

- FRED RAHMER, Salfordville Pa. -27

26 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 25

27 - SHANE GOLOBIC, Fremont, Calif. - 21

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 21

29 - JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 18

30 -LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 16

31 - JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 9

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 9

33 - CALEB GRIFFITH, Castalia, Ohio - 8

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

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

Pole Positions (28 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 9

2 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 5

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

4 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 4

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 4

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 4

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

- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio -3

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 3

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3

12 - JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 2

- STEVE BUCKWALTER, Royersford, Pa. - 2

- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

17 - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1

- DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. -1

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1

- CALEB GRIFFITH, Castalia, Ohio - 1

- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 1

- TONY STEWART, Columbus, Ind. - 1

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

- BRANDON WIMMER, Fairmont, Ind. - 1

Hard Charger Award (28 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 11

2 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 8

3 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 6

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

5 - KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 4

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

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3

9 - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2

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

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 2

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

- BILL ROSE, Plainfield, Ind. - 2

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

16 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 1

- DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. -1

- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Loomis, Calif. - 1

- ALAN KRIMES, Denver, Pa. - 1

- KELLY MILLER, Lethbridge, Alb. - 1

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 1

- AUSTEN WHEATLEY, Lake Stevens, Wash. - 1

- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

- ADAM WILT, York, Pa. - 1

Time Trial leaders (28 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 17

2 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 13

3 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7

4 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4

5 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 3

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

- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 2

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2

- DAVE ELY, Sinking Springs, Pa. - 2

- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. -2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

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

- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Cal. - 1

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Ok. - 1

- COLBY COPELAND, Roseville, Cal. - 1

- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Loomis, Calif. - 1

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

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

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

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1

- JAMES McFADDEN, Brisbane, QLD - 1

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 1

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

- TONY STEWART, Rushville, Ind. - 1

Bonus Points Earned (56 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Points

1 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 156

2 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 152

3 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 106

4 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 96

5 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 57

6 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 50

7 - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 35

8 - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 34

9 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 30

10 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 27

11 - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 26

12 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 25

13 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 23

- TONY STEWART, Rushville, Ind. - 23

15 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 21

16 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 17

17 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 14

18 - GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. -13

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 13

20 - JAMES McFADDEN, Brisbane, QLD - 12

- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 12

22 - SAM HAFERTEPE JR, Sunnyvale, Texas - 10

23 - FRED RAHMER, Salfordville Pa. - 9

24 - KYLE HIRST, Loomis, Calif. - 8

25 - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 7

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 7

27 - DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburg, Pa. - 6

- DAVID HESKIN, St. Michael Minn. - 6

29 - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 5

- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Cal. - 5

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Ok. - 5

- COLBY COPELAND, Roseville, Cal. - 5

- DAVE ELY, Sinking Springs, Pa. - 5

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 5

- ED LYNCH JR., Apollo, Pa. - 5

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 5

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 5

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 5

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 5

40 - BRIAN MONTIETH, Phoenixville, Pa. -4

- BRANDON WIMMER, Fairmont, Ind. - 4

42 - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3

- BLAKE BREEN, Savannah, N.Y. - 3

- SHANE GOLOBIC, Fremont, Calif. - 3

- DON KREITZ JR., Sinking Springs, Pa. - 3

- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 3

- SCOTT WINTERS, Butterfield, Minn. - 3

48 - CALEB HELMS, Findlay, Ohio - 2

- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 2

- AUSTEN WHEATLEY, Lake Stevens, Wash. - 2

51 - BOBBY McMAHAN, Elk Grove, Cal. - 1

- ANDY GREGG, Placerville, Calif. - 1

- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 1

- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- TODD HODDICK, Cheektowaga, N.Y. - 1

- BRIAN PAULUS, Mooresville, Ind. - 1

Heat Race Winners (65 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 24

2 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 21

3 - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 17

4 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 15

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 15

6 - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 12

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 12

8 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 11

9 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10

- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 10

11 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 8

12 - JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 7

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

14 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 6

15 - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 5

16 - JONATHAN ALLARD, Chico, Calif. - 4

- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4

- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown Pa. -4

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 4

- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4

- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valey, Calif. - 4

- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 4

23 - SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 3

- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 3

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3

26 - DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 2

- RYAN BOHLKE, Fredon, N.J. - 2

- STEVE BUCKWALTER, Royersford, Pa. - 2

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

- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 2

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Knoxville, Iowa - 2

- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 2

- JAMES McFADDEN, Brisbane, QLD - 2

- BILL ROSE, Plainfield, Ind. - 2

- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2

- RYAN SMITH, Kunkletown, Pa. - 2

- TONY STEWART, Columbus, Ind. - 2

- BROOKE TATNELL, San Souci, New South Wales, Australia - 2

- BRANDON WIMMER, Fairmont, Ind. - 2

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2

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

- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Ok. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1

- DANNY DIETRICH, Aspers, Pa. -1

- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Cal. - 1

- SHANE GOLOBIC, Fremont, Calif. - 1

- CALEB HELMS, Findlay, Ohio - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- KYLE HIRST, Loomis, Calif. - 1

- BRIAN LEPPO, New Oxford, Pa. - 1

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

- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice La. - 1

- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Cal. - 1

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

- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 1

- FRED RAHMER, Salfordville Pa. - 1

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

- JASON SOLWOLD, Mount Vernon, Wash. -1

- JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

- CRAIG STIDHAM, Fresno, Cal. - 1

- GLENN STYRES, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - 1

- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Ok. - 1

- RODNEY WESTHAFER, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

- SCOTT WINTERS, Butterfield, Minn. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (39 Different Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1 - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5

2 - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 3

- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3

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

- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - 2

- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 2

- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2

- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2

- JAMES McFADDEN, Brisbane, QLD - 2

- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - 2

- BILL ROSE, Plainfield, Ind. - 2

- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 2

- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2

14 - BILL BALOG, Hartland, Wis. - 1

- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1

- ROGER CROCKETT, Medford, Or. - 1

- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1

- CORY ELIASON, Visalia, Calif. - 1

- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 1

- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1

- GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. - 1

- TOM HUPPENEN, Fenwick, Ont, - 1

- WAYNE JOHNSON, Knoxville, Iowa - 1

- LOU KENNEDY, Winnepeg, Mint. - 1

- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1

- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

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

- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville Iowa - 1

- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1

- DAVID MILLER, Sherwood Park, Alb. - 1

- JIM MOUGHAN, Springfield, Ill. - 1

- AUSTIN PIERCE, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1

- JUSTIN SANDERS, Watsonville, Cal. - 1

- JASON SIDES, BARTLETT, Tenn. - 1

- JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Ok. - 1

- TONY STEWART, Rushville, Ind. - 1

- T.J. STUTTS, Liverpool, Pa - 1

- AUSTEN WHEATLEY, Lake Stevens, Wash. - 1

- BRANDON WIMMER, Fairmont, Ind. - 1

- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg Pa. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (71 Dashes)

Number - Times Picked

4 - 16

6 - 37

8 - 18

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank - Driver, Hometown - Winnings

1 - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - $475,400

2 - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. - $247,200

3 - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - $221,660

4 - CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. - $178,750

5 - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $162,770

6 - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $142,250

7 - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - $137,800

8 - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - $134,005

9 - STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $129,430

10 - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - $125,135

11 - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $124,855

12 - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $118,450

13- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $107,330

2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2013)

1. Friday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Terry McCarl (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 17 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Danny Lasoski (1)

4. Wednesday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)

5. Thursday, March 7 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Kaeding (1)

6. Saturday, March 9 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (2)

7. Friday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Tim Kaeding (2)

8. Saturday, March 16 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Craig Dollansky (1)

9. Friday, March 22 / Stockton 99 Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kyle Larson (1)

10. Saturday, March 23 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Paul McMahan (1)

11. Friday, March 29 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / Sammy Swindell (1)

12. Friday, April 5 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)

13. Friday, April 12 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Donny Schatz (2)

14. Saturday, April 13 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (3)

15. Tuesday, April 16 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Steve Kinser (1)

16. Saturday, April 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Tim Kaeding (3)

17. Saturday, April 27 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Ok. / Craig Dollansky (2)

18. Friday, May 3 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)

19. Saturday, May 4 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (4)

20. Friday, May 10 / Elko Speedway / Elko, Minn. / Tim Kaeding (4)

21. Saturday, May 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (3)

22. Thursday, May 16 / Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pa / Danny Dietrich (1)

23. Friday , May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa / Donny Schatz (4)

24. Monday, May 20 / Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY / Kraig Kinser (1)

25. Tuesday, May 21 / New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ / Daryn Pittman (5)

26. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC / Paul McMahan (2)

27. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Donny Schatz(5)

28. Saturday, June 1 / I-96 Speedway, Lake Odessa, Mich. / Paul McMahan (3)

29. Wednesday, June 5 / Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Ind. / Tim Kaeding (5)

30. Friday, June 7 / 34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa / Craig Dollansky (3)

31. Saturday June 8 / Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. / Craig Dollansky (4)

32. Friday June 14 / Jackson Speedway, Jackson, Minn. / Donny Schatz (6)

33. Saturday June 15 / Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville Iowa / Donny Schatz (7)

34. Friday June 21 / River Cities Speedway, Grand Fork, N.D. / Cody Darrah (1)

35. Saturday June 22 / I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn. / David Gravel (1)

36. Friday June 28 / LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, Ill. / Tim Kaeding (6)

37. Saturday June 29 / Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. / Craig Dollansky (6)

38. Sunday June 30 / Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. / Sammy Swindell (2)

39. Wednesday July 3 / Huset's Speedway, Brandon, S.D. / Tim Kaeding (7)

40. Friday July 5 / Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, Kans. / Donny Schatz (8)

41. Saturday July 6 / Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, Kans. / Daryn Pittman (6)

42. Thursday, July 11 / Limaland Motorsports Park, Lima, Ohio / Donny Schatz (9)

43. Friday, July 12 / Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)

44. Saturday, July 13 / Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (1)

45. Tuesday, July 16 / Lernerville Speedway #1, Sarver, Pa. / Donny Schatz (10)

46. Tuesday, July 16 / Lernerville Speedway #2, Sarver, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (7)

47. Saturday, July 20 / Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg Pa. / Donny Schatz (11)

48. Sunday, July 21 / Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (12)

49. Tuesday July 24 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Elbridge, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (8)

50. Saturday, July 27 / Autodrome Dummon, Drummondville, Que. / Cody Darrah (2)

51. Tuesday, July 30 / Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (13)

52. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Pevely, Mo. / Craig Dollansky (6)

52. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Ia. / Donny Schatz (14)

53. Tuesday, Aug. 13 / Junction Motor Speedway, McCool Junction, Ne. / Steve Kinser (2)

54. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (15)

55. Sunday, Aug. 18 / Nodak Speedway, Minot, N.D. / Donny Schatz (16)

56. Friday, Aug. 23 / Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, Alb. / Kerry Madsen (3)

57. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, Alb. / Donny Schatz (17)

58. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway, Alger, Wa. / Sammy Swindell (3)

59. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway, Alger, Wa. / Donny Schatz (18)

60. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, Wa. / Donny Schatz (19)

61. Tuesday, Sept. 3 / Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, Ore. / Tim Kaeding (8)

62. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Cottage Grove Speedway, Cottage Grove, Ore. / Tim Kaeding (9)

63. Friday, Sept. 5 / Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)

64. Saturday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, Calif. / Jason Meyers (1)

65. Sunday, Sept. 7 / Antioch Speedway, Antioch, Calif. / Kyle Larson (2)

66. Friday, Sept. 13 / Clay County Fair Speedway, Spencer, Iowa / Donny Schatz (20)

67. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. / Ian Madsen (1)

68. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Fremont Speedway, Fremont, Ohio / Donny Schatz (21)

69. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Don Kreitz Jr. (1)

70. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Fred Rahmer (1)

71. Saturday, Oct 12 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Elbridge, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (22)

72. Friday, Nov. 8 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, N.C. / Donny Schatz (23)
73. Saturday, Nov. 9 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, N.C. / Paul McMahan (4)

NOTE - 12 nights were lost to rain

 

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Kasey Kahne Racing Honored at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series ‘Night of Champions’

Newly crowned series champ collects $150,000 plus crew receives new STP Team Championship trophy

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 10, 2013 - After a realizing his dream of becoming a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion on Saturday night, Daryn Pittman and his Kasey Kahne Racing team finally had the chance to celebrate on Sunday night during the "Night of Champions" Awards Banquet at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Pittman, 35, is the ninth different driver in 36 seasons to win the crown - the first from Oklahoma - and capped off the night with an emotional speech after receiving the champion's trophy, ring and a check for $150,000.

"It was pretty emotional when we first got it, and then it became fun," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., who had eight wins and 45 top-five finishes to lead the series wire-to-wire and win the championship by 14 points over Donny Schatz in the closest championship finish in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history. "We really enjoyed it last night, had a great time and woke up today and couldn't be happier. This is a goal that I've been working towards for the last 15 years. I really wanted to enjoy this one, but already before I went to bed last night, I was thinking about next year."

Pittman's championship is the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Kasey Kahne Racing and Mike Curb, who represented the team on Sunday night and shared great insight into the history of STP and racing as well as his passion for the sport. Kasey Kahne was in Arizona competing in a NASCAR Sprint Cup event.

"I want to say how proud I am to be speaking on behalf of Kasey Kahne," Curb said. "Kale Kahne, Michael Carber and Kolten Gouse, and everyone you've seen up here tonight, they're the people who made this happen. I'm just lucky to be a part of it. All I can tell you is thank you for allowing me to be a part of this sport. I cannot believe that we're standing here. This is the most exciting thing in my life to be a part of winning a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship."

Kale Kahne received the Crew Chief of the Year Award and credited his success to his team, which was also honored with a special new STP Team Championship trophy that was presented by STP Brand Director Jamie Kistner.

Our whole organization is like a family, we hang out, go to lunch, and go to dinner together, it's a great team and fun to be around," Kale Kahne said. "I don't know all the crew chiefs who have gotten this award, but there have been some great guys who have received it. I couldn't have gotten here with our crew of Kolten, Carber, Daryn and Kasey for giving us anything and everything we needed. Our first championship is awesome, but I'm already looking forward to begin working to the next one. We're working on 2014 starting in a couple of days. Kasey's pretty happy about it and wishes he were here."

David Gravel won the 2013 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

"Just to win two races this year was great," said Gravel, of Watertown, Conn. "We had a lot of ups and downs, but overall it was a good year. Just to get my name etched in the history books with anything World of Outlaws is great. For me to be in it is awesome."

Williams Grove Speedway was named the 2013 promoter of the year. Williams Grove PR Director Kevin Maloy accepted the award. "It's great to win this award and we're very appreciative that the World of Outlaws think so highly us and the effort that we put in our World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events. The competitiveness of our drivers and passionate Posse fans give all of our events a unique and special atmosphere."

In other special awards, Barry Jackson and GF1 Chassis were named the Chassis Builder of the Year while Speedway Engines was named Engine Builder of the Year. Jason Sides won a new golf cart from Jake's Carts, Daryn Pittman and Kasey Kahne Racing won the VP Racing Fuels Award, and Donny Schatz was named the KSE Hard Charger of the Year. Schatz also won a set of wheels in a drawing from American Racing Custom Wheels.

Schatz, who earned $75,000 for his runner-up finish in the championship won 23 races in 2013 and kept up the pressure until the final lap of the season on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. In a theme that echoed throughout the night, Schatz thanked Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell for paving the way for all of the racers who followed them.

Paul McMahan ($55,000), Joey Saldana ($50,000), Craig Dollansky ($45,000), Sammy Swindell ($41,000), Cody Darrah ($37,500) Steve Kinser ($34,000), Jason Sides ($32,000), Kerry Madsen, ($30,000), Kraig Kinser ($20,000), Chad Kemenah ($15,000) and Bill Rose as car owner ($6,750) were all celebrated on Sunday night.


 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

10,116

0

8

45

59

13

2 Donny Schatz

10,102

-14

23

46

61

3

3 Paul McMahan

9,780

-336

4

32

54

17

4 Joey Saldana

9,485

-631

1

21

43

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9,405

-711

6

19

39

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9,296

-820

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

9,104

-1,012

2

12

28

2

8 Steve Kinser

9,039

-1,077

2

10

32

0

9 Jason Sides

8,924

-1,192

0

14

33

1

10 Kerry Madsen

8,879

-1,237

3

14

36

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8,805

-1,311

1

10

34

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8,737

-1,379

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7,656

-2,460

1

7

26

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6,796

-3,320

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

5,112

-5,004

0

0

2

0

16 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3,984

-6,132

0

1

8

1

17 Brian Brown

3,890

-6,226

0

6

15

0

18 Brad Sweet

3,816

-6,300

1

10

13

2

19 Greg Wilson

3,210

-6,906

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

3,152

-6,964

0

8

11

0

 

 

 

Pittman Wins 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship at World Finals in Charlotte

In front of sold out stands, McMahan charges to his fourth victory in season finale

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 9, 2013 - Daryn Pittman did what he needed to do on Saturday night at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to edge Donny Schatz for the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship as Paul McMahan drove to victory for the fourth time this season.

Pittman finished 12th in the season finale at the sold-out track in the heart of NASCAR country to become the ninth different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion in 36 years, holding onto a 14-point advantage over Schatz when the final checkered flag of the season waved, making it the closest finish in series history. It is the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Pittman as well as for Kasey Kahne Racing.

"Congrats to the whole team, because that's what it is a team effort," said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., who earned eight victories, 45 top-five finishes, 59 top-10s and 13 quick times in the #9 Great Clips car this season. "That last race was not pretty. It was everything but what we were hoping it wouldn't be, but it worked out ok. I've been a mess the last few weeks, just having way too much time to think about it. At the end of the day I just had to settle down and trust the car that Kale [Kahne] gave me.

"To lead from the first race to the last race, and lead it all is something you just dream about. Thanks to Kale, Kolten (Gouse) and Michael (Carber) they do a great job and they're the ones who make this a reality. There are a lot of teams out here who have a lot of money and good equipment and we came out on top."

For the second time this season at Charlotte and the fourth time overall, McMahan found himself and the CJB Motorsports team in victory lane. McMahan worked the high-side running second most of the event while leader Jason Sides worked the bottom. On lap 25, Sides caught a lapped car and got pinched to the bottom, McMahan seized the opportunity to take the lead and win.

Sides held onto the second place to capture a strong podium finish to finish the season.

Schatz gave it his all to earn the championship with a third-place run on Saturday night. He qualified second for the event on Thursday night and started the feature in the sixth position. Schatz pushed forward, but with Pittman's 12th-place event finish Schatz had no mathematical chance of coming out with the championship.

The father-son duo of Steve and Kraig Kinser were flying the Bad Boy Buggies banner and finished fourth and fifth, with Kraig finishing fourth and Steve in fifth.

McMahan was thrilled to cap off his first full season with CJB Motorsports with a victory that he could celebrate with his family.

"I feel great, just having my wife with me when I win a race is very special to me," said McMahan, who lives near Nashville. "To win the World Finals is just amazing. Last year we ran from 22nd-to-second and came up a little short. I really enjoy coming here and this is going to make the winter much easier. This year has been really neat. When we started this season we weren't planning on running a full season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, but to come out and win four races and run third in points is real special. Congrats to Kasey Kahne Racing and Daryn Pittman, they had a phenomenal year, but we're really looking forward to next year."

Sides tied his best effort of the season at the World Finals with his second-place finish in the Wetherington Tractor Services Maxim.

"It was one of those things when we got to some lap cars you had to choose a line," said Sides, of Bartlett, Tenn. "I kept trying the bottom, and I knew he or someone was coming on the top and the once or twice I tried it, it wasn't very good. Running behind a couple of lapped cars I got squeezed off and he got by on the top and there really wasn't any recovering after that."

Schatz earned another podium finish after collecting the win in Thursday's opening night of the World Finals.

"We just needed to be a little bit closer when we caught lapped traffic," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "We weren't operating real well, and I was driving as hard as I could. I thought we were about the same speed as them, but I just couldn't catch them when I needed to, that's how it goes some times."

Rounding out the top five in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship after Pittman and Schatz were event winner McMahan, Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky.

Fans can watch this race on the CBS Sports Network at 5 p.m on Dec. 22.


With the conclusion of the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has officially moved into the off-season. As teams prepare for the 2013 season, fans can shift their focus to the season ahead. Event ticket renewals to several events are available at WoOSprint.com.

 

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE NOTEBOOK

NOTES - On Thursday Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around The Dirt Track for Saturday's portion of the event with a time of 13.410 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Ryan Smith (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Randy Hannagan(1). Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Brian Brown and Joey Saldana won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 38th time this year... Steve Kinser won the dash for the second time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 9, 2013

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$12,000]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$3,200]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$2,800]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$2,500]; 6. 89G-David Gravel [24] [$2,300]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [19] [$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [$2,100]; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [7] [$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$2,000]; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana [12] [$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$1,200]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [21] [$1,100]; 14. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$1,050]; 15. 49-Jason Meyers [23] [$1,000]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [22] [$1,000]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [15] [$1,000]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [11] [$1,000]; 19. 2-Dale Blaney [20] [$1,000]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [25] [$1,000]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [18] [$1,000]; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell [14] [$1,000]; 23. 55X-Tim Shaffer [2] [$1,000]; 24. 94-Ryan Smith [13] [$1,000]; 25. 77-Shane Stewart [17] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1, Jason Sides 2-25, Paul McMahan 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 89G-David Gravel [+18].

Qualifying: 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.410; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.450; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.452; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.519; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.533; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.535; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.544; 8. 77-Shane Stewart, 13.546; 9. 6-Bill Rose, 13.586; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.594; 11. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.624; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.637; 13. 55X-Tim Shaffer, 13.646; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.648; 15. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.650; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.651; 17. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.651; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.664; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 13.679; 20. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.683; 21. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.764; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.768; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.787; 24. 49-Jason Meyers, 13.788; 25. 89G-David Gravel, 13.797; 26. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.814; 27. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.818; 28. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.827; 29. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.829; 30. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.870; 31. 8-Tyler Courrtney, 13.892; 32. 59-Tim Kaeding, 13.926; 33. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.930; 34. 25-Jimmy Seger, 13.938; 35. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.974; 36. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.975; 37. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.996; 38. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 14.002; 39. 19-Brooke Tatnell, 14.031; 40. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.034; 41. 94X-Jack Sodeman, 14.140; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.149; 43. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.153; 44. 323-Neal Williams, 14.179; 45. 3F-Chris Fraley, 14.224; 46. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.232; 47. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.255; 48. 49H-Todd Hoddick, 14.326; 49. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 14.442; 50. 12W-Troy Fraker, 14.586; 51. 7K-Justin Henderson, 14.610; 52. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.105; 53. O-Glenn Styres, nt; 54. 22D-Josh Davis, nt; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, nt.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 7K-Justin Henderson [11]; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 8. 8-Tyler Courrtney [7]; 9. 94X-Jack Sodeman [9]; 10. 40-Caleb Helms [6]; 11. 77X-Wayne Johnson [8].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 6. 59-Tim Kaeding [7]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [9]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone [11]; 10. 19M-Brent Marks [1]; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree [10].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 55X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 77-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt [6]; 10. O-Glenn Styres [11]; 11. 49H-Todd Hoddick [10].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 49-Jason Meyers [5]; 5. 19-Brooke Tatnell [8]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 25-Jimmy Seger [7]; 8. 323-Neal Williams [9]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [3].

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 4. 89G-David Gravel [5]; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan [4]; 6. 45-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 3F-Chris Fraley [9]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [10].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 55X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [12]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [11].

D-Main - (6 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 49H-Todd Hoddick [2] [-]; 2. 7K-Justin Henderson [4] [-]; 3. 5C-Dylan Cisney [3] [$100]; 4. O-Glenn Styres [6] [$100]; 5. 10P-Jim Perricone [5] [$100]; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree [1] [$100]; 7. 3F-Chris Fraley [7] [$100]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8] [$100]; 9. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9] [$100]; 10. 22D-Josh Davis [10] [$100]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11] [$100].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1] [-]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2] [-]; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [3] [$125]; 4. 19-Brooke Tatnell [4] [$125]; 5. 4S-Danny Smith [7] [$125]; 6. 323-Neal Williams [9] [$100]; 7. 7K-Justin Henderson [12] [$100]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [10] [$100]; 9. 49H-Todd Hoddick [11] [$100]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8] [$100]; 11. 94X-Jack Sodeman [6] [$100]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan [1] [-]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [-]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [3] [-]; 4. 6-Bill Rose [2] [-]; 5. 59-Tim Kaeding [12] [$200]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [9] [$180]; 7. 8-Tyler Courrtney [11] [$175]; 8. 45-Danny Holtgraver [10] [$160]; 9. 25-Jimmy Seger [14] [$150]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [7] [$150]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [15] [$150]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [13] [$150]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog [16] [$150]; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah [4] [$150]; 15. 15A-Adam Wilt [8] [$150]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms [6] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

10,116

0

8

45

59

13

2 Donny Schatz

10,102

-14

23

46

61

3

3 Paul McMahan

9,780

-336

4

32

54

17

4 Joey Saldana

9,485

-631

1

21

43

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9,405

-711

6

19

39

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9,296

-820

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

9,104

-1,012

2

12

28

2

8 Steve Kinser

9,039

-1,077

2

10

32

0

9 Jason Sides

8,924

-1,192

0

14

33

1

10 Kerry Madsen

8,879

-1,237

3

14

36

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8,805

-1,311

1

10

34

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8,737

-1,379

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7,656

-2,460

1

7

26

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6,796

-3,320

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

5,112

-5,004

0

0

2

0

16 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3,984

-6,132

0

1

8

1

17 Brian Brown

3,890

-6,226

0

6

15

0

18 Brad Sweet

3,816

-6,300

1

10

13

2

19 Greg Wilson

3,210

-6,906

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

3,152

-6,964

0

8

11

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

Schatz Drives to 23rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of the Season, Tightens Championship Battle

Tony Stewart Racing star becomes winningest driver in The Dirt Track at Charlotte history

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2013 - Donny Schatz knows what it takes to win a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship and he's not going to make it easy on Daryn Pittman, who's trying to win his first crown. Schatz, a five-time champ, worked past Brian Brown on Friday night at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win for the 23rd time this season, and slice into Pittman's lead in the championship with only Saturday's race remaining.

Schatz trails Pittman, who was sixth on Friday night, by 36 points or 18 positions on the track. However, Schatz has already earned four qualifying points for Saturday night's race and owns the tiebreaker with the win total he's amassed this season. All factored in, if Pittman finishes no worse than 15th he will clinch his first championship and the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Schatz powered his STP/Armor All number 15 to the lead on lap 13 as he drove around leader Brian Brown. Schatz tried to open his advantage and run away until late in the race when lapped cars eventually tightened up the top two again. Schatz worked flawlessly through the traffic to earn a track record seventh feature win.

Behind Schatz was Brown who collected his fifth second-place finish in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition in the 2013 season. Joey Saldana earned his 21st top-five finish of the season with a third-place run to round out the podium. Shane Stewart, of Bixby, Okla., finished fifth driving the Ohsweken Speedway #77 while Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tenn., finished fifth.

Brown started on the pole of the event alongside Joey Saldana and when the green flag dropped Brown darted to the early lead. Schatz started fourth in the event and by lap 10 was up to second. While Schatz was running strong Pittman, who started the event sixth, fell back to just barely inside the top ten. By lap 11, Schatz was knocking on the door of the lead as he had handily caught Brown and was looking for a way around. Schatz was looking to the outside in turn four of lap 12 when Kerry Madsen spun just in front of them. The leaders avoided the wreck and after another spin on the restart they would restart single file.

Schatz powered to the topside of the track and drove around Brown on the outside for the lead and led the remaining 17 laps of the feature event. Pittman's run wasn't done as he would also pick up several positions starting on the final restart and concluding with a tight three-way finish for the fifth position where Sides would win the position while Pittman would just barely get around Cody Darrah.

"The way we're running right now we really don't want this season to end," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "I'm not going to lie, if we can't get the job done in the championship I'm going to be disappointed. We came and had a good night to win and we're going to come back tomorrow night and try to do the same thing. We're going to stay positive and try to do everything we can for tomorrow."

Brown came up one position short in his quest for his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win.

"When there are 55 cars here and only one guy can win and we just ran second again," said Brown, of Grain Valley, Mo., and driver of the FVP Casey's General Store entry. "It's better than third and we'll take what we learned and come back tomorrow. I was able to win the dash pretty handily and felt we were pretty good in the feature but sometimes those restarts it's a double-edged sword, if you go to the top they may drive around you on the bottom. The good news is we kept him in our sights and I really felt like at the end we would have a shot to sneak back by, but it just wasn't meant to be."

Saldana credited his incredible second half surge to a car change.

"Definitely since changing to a GF1 chassis it has really changed our program," said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. "It's tough out here. All these guys are prepared every single night. Tonight was a good solid run for us and we learned from what we did wrong so hopefully tomorrow we get a little bit better. Donny's definitely on his game right now and just seeing him at the end of the race you did something good, so hopefully we can get a little better and get him behind us."

Saturday night concludes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 2013 season with the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a full event. Hot laps for Saturday are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series then going into heat racing action with a full event for the series.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/tickets/world_of_outlaws_world_finals/

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE NOTEBOOK

NOTES - On Thursday, Jason Meyers was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 4/10-mile oval with a time of 12.912 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Brian Brown (2) and Sam Hafertepe Jr.(1). Jason Sides, Joey Saldana, Cody Darrah, Caleb Helms and Greg Wilson won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 37th time this year... Brian Brown won the dash for the fourth time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 8, 2013

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$12,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$3,200]; 4. 77-Shane Stewart [5] [$2,800]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$2,200]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [14] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Jason Meyers [7] [$2,050]; 10. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [11] [$1,500]; 12. 55X-Tim Shaffer [16] [$1,200]; 13. 6-Bill Rose [15] [$1,100]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [13] [$1,050]; 15. 11-Steve Kinser [25] [$]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms [12] [$1,000]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo [20] [$1,000]; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky [17] [$1,000]; 19. 63-Chad Kemenah [19] [$1,000]; 20. 15A-Adam Wilt [21] [$1,000]; 21. 2-Dale Blaney [8] [$1,000]; 22. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$1,000]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26] [$]; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan [24] [$1,000]; 25. 94-Ryan Smith [23] [$1,000]; 26. 22-Cole Duncan [22] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-12, Donny Schatz 13-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Steve Kinser [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 49-Jason Meyers, 12.912; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.957; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.974; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.978; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.984; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.059; 7. 6-Bill Rose, 13.107; 8. 55X-Tim Shaffer, 13.121; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.152; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.169; 11. 77-Shane Stewart, 13.185; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.196; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.221; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.237; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.239; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.242; 17. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.244; 18. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.254; 19. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.256; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.261; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.261; 22. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.278; 23. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.302; 24. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.307; 25. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.316; 26. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.328; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.331; 28. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.356; 29. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.379; 30. 19-Brooke Tatnell, 13.400; 31. 59-Tim Kaeding, 13.410; 32. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.441; 33. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.461; 34. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.481; 35. O-Glenn Styres, 13.494; 36. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.495; 37. 7K-Justin Henderson, 13.509; 38. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.547; 39. 89G-David Gravel, 13.573; 40. 8-Tyler Courrtney, 13.574; 41. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.590; 42. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.620; 43. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.710; 44. 94X-Jack Sodeman, 13.757; 45. 49H-Todd Hoddick, 13.789; 46. 25-Jimmy Seger, 13.817; 47. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.825; 48. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.847; 49. 323-Neal Williams, 13.950; 50. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 13.995; 51. 3F-Chris Fraley, 14.509; 52. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.558; 53. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.817; 54. 22D-Josh Davis, nt; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 77-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 49-Jason Meyers [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [3]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 8. 59-Tim Kaeding [7]; 9. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9]; 10. 25-Jimmy Seger [10]; 11. 3F-Chris Fraley [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 15A-Adam Wilt [1]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 8. 7K-Justin Henderson [8]; 9. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [10]; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney [5]; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 55X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier [8]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree [10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 40-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan [6]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 6. 89G-David Gravel [8]; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 8. 94X-Jack Sodeman [9]; 9. 323-Neal Williams [10]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 6. 8-Tyler Courrtney [8]; 7. O-Glenn Styres [7]; 8. 49H-Todd Hoddick [9]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 10. 19-Brooke Tatnell [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 77-Shane Stewart [2]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 49-Jason Meyers [6]; 8. 2-Dale Blaney [12]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [9]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 12. 40-Caleb Helms [10]

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 25-Jimmy Seger [2] [-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [-]; 3. 49H-Todd Hoddick [1] [$100]; 4. 323-Neal Williams [5] [$100]; 5. 3F-Chris Fraley [7] [$100]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6] [$100]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone [8] [$100]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [4] [$100]; 9. 4S-Danny Smith [3] [$100]; 10. 22D-Josh Davis [10] [$100]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 7K-Justin Henderson [3] [-]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2] [-]; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [8] [$125]; 4. 25-Jimmy Seger [11] [$125]; 5. O-Glenn Styres [1] [$125]; 6. 89G-David Gravel [5] [$100]; 7. 8-Tyler Courrtney [6] [$100]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7] [$100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$100]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier [4] [$100]; 11. 94X-Jack Sodeman [10] [$100]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [9] [$100]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1] [-]; 2. 6-Bill Rose [2] [-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [4] [-]; 4. 55X-Tim Shaffer [3] [-]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [9] [$200]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [$180]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$175]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [13] [$160]; 9. 45-Danny Holtgraver [6] [$150]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$150]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$150]; 12. 19-Brooke Tatnell [10] [$150]; 13. 59-Tim Kaeding [11] [$150]; 14. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14] [$150]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog [8] [$150]; 16. 7K-Justin Henderson [15] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9990

0

8

45

59

13

2 Donny Schatz

9954

-36

23

45

60

3

3 Paul McMahan

9625

-365

3

31

53

16

4 Joey Saldana

9357

-633

1

21

43

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9269

-721

6

19

38

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9188

-802

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

8982

-1008

2

12

28

2

8 Steve Kinser

8899

-1091

2

9

31

0

9 Jason Sides

8778

-1212

0

13

32

1

10 Kerry Madsen

8761

-1229

3

14

36

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8663

-1327

1

9

33

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8627

-1363

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7518

-2472

1

7

25

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6721

-3269

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

5004

-4986

0

0

2

0

16 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3909

-6081

0

1

8

1

17 Brad Sweet

3816

-6174

1

10

13

2

18 Brian Brown

3760

-6230

0

6

14

0

19 Greg Wilson

3096

-6894

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

3020

-6970

0

8

10

0

 

 

Meyers on Top for Friday; McMahan Tops Saturday

Schatz comes up big with two-second place qualifying efforts in final two qualifying efforts of 2013

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2013 - Two-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers and this year's leading qualifier Paul McMahan set the pace on Thursday's qualifying night to kick off the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Meyers, in the Kasey Kahne Racing Ollie's Bargain Outlet car, topped the first round of qualifying used to line up Friday night's event with a lap of 12.912 seconds around the 4/10-mile oval. McMahan earned his 17th quick time honor of the season by posting a lap of 13.410 seconds to lead the second round of qualifying used for Saturday night's race.

"It feels great, this entire team really rallied together," said Meyers of Clovis, Calif., after setting quick time in a car he raced for the first time on Thursday. "We didn't have that good of a qualifying hot lap session, we came in, made some changes and really hit it. I honestly feel we could have been a little bit better and it is very impressive how well everyone here works together."

For Saturday's qualifying, Schatz appeared to have quick time locked up when McMahan went out fifth from last and grabbed the top spot.

"Barry Jackson and the guys had the car real good for me and we cut a good lap," said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn., and driver of the CJB motorsports GF1. "That's number 17 for quick times this year and that's pretty cool to have that many quick times this year. Going into the winter with a victory would make the winter a lot shorter. There's a lot of tough guys here and a lot of good competition, but if we can get our car right like we have here in the past we should be alright."

Five-time and defending World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz was second quick in both qualifying runs, accumulating four bonus points per night towards Friday's and Saturday's races, effectively trimming eight points off of series leader Daryn Pittman's 52- point advantage in the standings.

Friday night the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a full event. Hot laps for Friday are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series then going into heat racing action with a full event for the series.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/tickets/world_of_outlaws_world_finals/

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE NOTEBOOK

NOTES Friday - Jason Meyers was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 4/10-mile oval with a time of 12.912 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Brian Brown (2) and Sam Hafertepe Jr.(1).

NOTES Saturday - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around The Dirt Track with a time of 13.410 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Ryan Smith (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Randy Hannagan(1).

Unofficial Results:

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

First Qualifying Session

1. Jason Meyers, 12.912 seconds; 2. Donny Schatz, 12.957; 3. Paul McMahan, 12.974; 4. Brian Brown, 12.978; 5. Jac Haudenschild, 12.984; 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.059; 7. Bill Rose, 13.107; 8. Tim Shaffer, 13.121; 9. Craig Dollansky, 13.152; 10. Kerry Madsen, 13.169; 11. Shane Stewart, 13.185; 12. Joey Saldana, 13.196; 13. Chad Kemenah, 13.221; 14. Travis Philo, 13.237; 15. Daryn Pittman, 13.239; 16. Jason Sides, 13.242; 17. Adam Wilt, 13.244; 18. Cody Darrah, 13.254; 19. Caleb Helms, 13.256; 20. Greg Wilson, 13.261; 21. Sammy Swindell, 13.261; 22. Cole Duncan, 13.278; 23. Dale Blaney, 13.302; 24. Danny Holtgraver, 13.307; 25. Ryan Smith, 13.316; 26. Steve Kinser, 13.328; 27. Bill Balog, 13.331; 28, Brent Marks, 13.356; 29. Randy Hannagan, 13.379; 30. Brooke Tatnell, 13.400; 31. Tim Kaeding, 13.410; 32. Logan Schuchart, 13.441; 33. Ian Madsen, 13.461; 34. Paul Nienhiser, 13.481; 35. Glenn Styres, 13.494; 36. Kraig Kinser, 13.495; 37. Justin Henderson, 13.509; 38. Mark Dobmeier, 13.547; 39. David Gravel, 13.573; 40. Tyler Courtney, 13.574; 41. Wayne Johnson, 13.590; 42. Brandon Wimmer, 13.620; 43. Troy Fraker, 13.710; 44. Jack Soddeman, 13.757; 45. Todd Hoddick, 13.789; 46. Jimmy Seger, 13.817; 47. Danny Smith, 13.825; 48. Kory Crabtree, 13.847; 49.Neal Williams, 13.950; 50. Dylan Cisney, 13.995; 51. Josh Davis, 14.208; 52. Chris Fraley, 14.509; 53. Jim Perricone, 14.558; 54. Jacob Allen, 14.817; 55. Eric Riggins Jr., 21.307.

Second Qualifying Session

1. Paul McMahan, 13.410 seconds; 2. Donny Schatz, 13.450; 3. Ryan Smith, 13.452; 4. Sammy Swindell, 13.519; 5. Randy Hannagan, 13.533; 6. Jason Sides, 13.535; 7. Cody Darrah, 13.544; 8. Shane Stewart, 13.546; 9. Bill Rose, 13.586; 10. Craig Dollansky, 13.594; 11. Dale Blaney, 13.624; 12. Logan Schuchart, 13.637; 13. Tim Shaffer, 13.646; 14. Steve Kinser, 13.648; 15. Jac Haudenschild, 13.650; 16. Kraig Kinser, 13.651; 17. Brent Marks, 13.651; 18. Greg Wilson, 13.664; 19. Brian Brown, 13.679; 20. Joey Saldana, 13.683; 21. Chad Kemenah, 13.764; 22. Daryn Pittman, 13.768; 23. Kerry Madsen, 13.787; 24. Jason Meyers, 13.788; 25. David Gravel, 13.797; 26. Caleb Helms, 13.814; 27. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.818; 28. Adam Wilt, 13.827; 29. Danny Holtgraver, 13.870; 31. Tyler Courtney, 13.892; 32. Tim Kaeding, 13.926; 33. Ian Madsen, 13.930; 34. Jimmy Seger, 13.938; 35. Mark Dobmeier, 13.974; 36. Wayne Johnson, 13.975; 37. Bill Balog, 13.996; 38. Brandon Wimmer, 14.002; 39. Brooke Tatnell, 14.031; 40. Jacob Allen, 14.034; 41. Jack Sodeman, 14.140; 42. Danny Smith, 14.149; 43. Paul Nienhiser, 14.153; 44. Neal Williams, 14.179; 45. Chris Fraley, 14.224; 46. Travis Philo, 14.232; 47. Kory Crabtree, 14.255; 48. Todd Hoddick, 14.326; 49. Dylan Cisney, 14.442; 50. Troy Fraker, 14.586; 51. Justin Henderson, 14.610; 52. Jim Perricone, 15.105.

Did Not Qualify: Josh Davis; Glenn Styres.
- See more at: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/media/news/meyers-moyer-mcmahan-fastest-thursday-night-qualifying-for-world-outlaws-world-finals.html#sthash.4VTHQz7w.dpuf

 

 

All Dirt Roads Lead To Charlotte: DIRTVision.com Brings You LIVE World Finals Video Coverage

World Finals – Thursday, Nov. 7th @ The Dirt Track at Charlotte

World Finals – Friday, Nov. 8th @ The Dirt Track at Charlotte

World Finals – Saturday, Nov. 9th @ The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 7, 2013 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars,World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified seasons have all come down to this. All dirt roads lead to Charlotte, and tonight, the World of Outlaws World Finals kicks off at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. DIRTVision.com brings you free, live audio all weekend long. Plus, for just $49.99, you can watch all the action unfold throughout the entire weekend at DIRTVision.com. You can see qualifying, heat races and feature events all wrapped into three jam-packed nights as all three series work their way to Saturday night’s season finale.

This is it for all the series, and the frontrunners are giving it all they’ve got for a chance to win a championship. Will Donny Schatz make it two in a row by winning his sixth championship? Or will Daryn Pittman get his first championship and the first for Kasey Kahne Racing? Will Hearn keep the momentum going to earn his seventh series title? Or can Matt Sheppard make it three in a row? Only time will tell, but you can follow the entire weekend at DIRTVision.com. You won’t want to miss a second of the action as all three series crown a champion this weekend.

Fans can follow DIRTVision on Twitter by clicking http://twitter.com/dirtvision.

For technical questions about DIRTVision, please e-mail DIRTVision@dirtcar.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: World Finals

Pittman and Schatz take championship battle down to the wire

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 5, 2013 - Daryn Pittman, behind the wheel of his #9 Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips entry has led the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship since the opening night of the 2013 season. Pittman enters the World Finals with hopes of being World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion by the time the checkered flag waves on Saturday night

Donny Schatz has been working to close the gap with an incredible run of podium finishes from the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway through his most recent victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Schatz, the five-time and defending series champion, is just 52 points behind Pittman heading into this week's season finale.

WHEN

· Thursday, November 7, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for qualifying. Grandstands open at 4 p.m. and hot laps at 5 p.m.

· Friday, November 8, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for night one. Grandstands open at 3 p.m., hot laps at 4 p.m.

· Saturday, November 9, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the season finale for all three series. Grandstands open at 3 p.m. and hot laps at 4 p.m.

 

WHERE

· To get to the Dirt Track at Charlotte to I-85 to exit Bruton Smith Boulevard and head east. Click on the link for a map ( https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=Concord,+North+Carolina+(The+Dirt+Track)&hl=en&sll=35.355264,-80.683293&sspn=0.009345,0.021136&geocode=FQiIGwIdudow-yHnuxId9E3l8CnLplaYGBtUiDHnuxId9E3l8A&t=h&mra=ls&z=16)

 

ABOUT THE TRACK

The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. The track record is 11.889 seconds by Jeff Sheppard on Oct. 6, 2001

Previous A-Feature winners at The Dirt Track at Charlotte:

2013 - Paul McMahan on May 24

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

TICKETS

· Better hurry! Remaining tickets for the World Finals can be purchased at the track or by clicking http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/tickets/world_of_outlaws_world_finals/

 

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Craig Dollansky - DollanskyRacing.com

David Gravel - DavidGravel89G.com

Chad Kemenah - ChadKemenah.com

Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com

Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com

Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com

Bill Rose - BillRoseRacing.com

Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com

Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

 

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP 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.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STP SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9852

0

8

45

58

13

2 Donny Schatz

9800

-52

22

44

59

3

3 Paul McMahan

9492

-360

3

31

52

16

4 Joey Saldana

9213

-639

1

20

42

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9155

-697

6

19

38

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9113

-739

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

8846

-1006

2

12

27

2

8 Steve Kinser

8779

-1073

2

9

31

0

9 Kerry Madsen

8655

-1197

3

14

36

1

10 Jason Sides

8638

-1214

0

12

31

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8559

-1293

1

9

33

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8515

-1337

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7443

-2409

1

7

25

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6646

-3206

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

4880

-4972

0

0

2

0

16 Brad Sweet

3816

-6036

1

10

13

2

17 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3775

-6077

0

1

7

1

18 Brian Brown

3612

-6240

0

5

13

0

19 Greg Wilson

2968

-6884

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

2897

-6955

0

8

10

0

 

 

‘World of Outlaws WOW!’ Debuts Sunday Night to Launch World of Outlaws Action on CBS Sports Network

Weekly programming airs 9 p.m. ET on Sundays beginning Nov. 3

 

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 1, 2013 – The World of Outlaws kicks off its broadcast schedule on CBS Sports Network on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET with the World of Outlaws WOW! special show highlighting 10 reasons the World of Outlaws is “The Greatest Show on Dirt!”

From wild rides to local heroes, front-stretch traffic jams to slide jobs, flaring tempers to downright crazy action, the special one-hour program on Sunday night entitled World of Outlaws WOW! with hosts Dave Rieff and Shane Andrews will set the stage for coverage of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series events to come in the weeks ahead. CBS Sports Network will air coverage of events from Williams Grove Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, plus all of the thrills from NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

The broadcasts will air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network through Dec. 22. After this Sunday night’s World of Outlaws WOW! special show, the first race premieres Sunday, Nov. 10, with a two-hour telecast from Williams Grove Speedway.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com .

If you don’t have CBS Sports Network, make sure to reach out to your local cable/satellite provider to find out how you can add the channel to your system.

Follow CBS Sports Network on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBSSportsNet (@CBSSportsNet) or like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cbssportsnetwork. For more on the World of Outlaws, click www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

2013 World of Outlaws TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)

Air Date

Air Time

Show

Nov. 3 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-10 p.m.

World of Outlaws WOW! Top 10 Countdown Show
Nov. 10 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #1 on Oct. 4
Nov. 17 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #2 on Oct. 5
Dec. 1 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, N.Y., on Oct. 12
Dec. 8 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from N.Y. State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, N.Y., Super DIRT Week on Oct. 13
Dec. 15 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-Midnight

World of Outlaws World Finals Night #1 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 8
Dec. 22 (Sun.)

9 p.m.-Midnight

World of Outlaws World Finals Night #2 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 9

 

About World of Outlaws

The World of Outlaws®, a sports entertainment company based in Concord, N.C., is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, and owns and operates the highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The World of Outlaws sanctions nearly 150 events annually at dirt tracks across the United States and Canada. In addition, World of Outlaws races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com ®. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Tale of the Tape

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 23, 2013 - Daryn Pittman, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 Great Clips machine, has led the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings since winning the opening night of the 2013 season in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park. However, Donny Schatz, five-time and defending series champion driving the Tony Stewart Racing #15 STP/Armor All car, has cut the deficit to just 52 points after winning a staggering 22 races with only the two A-mains at the World Finals remaining.

The difference between finishing first and finishing last in an A-main at the World Finals can be up to 48 points. A driver can earn as many as 5 points in qualifying for setting quick time to 1 point for being fifth-quick. A pair of qualifying sessions on Thursday night will set the tone heading into the final A-mains on Friday and Saturday with a maximum of 310 points available that could tip the scale towards either driver.

The tale of the tape:

Stat

Pittman

Schatz

Number of Feature Wins

8

22

Number of Time Trial Quick Times

13

3

Laps led in feature events

185

399

Bonus Points in Qualifying

156

49

Feature Winnings

$243,700

$460,200

Points going into the World finals

9852

9800

Point lead that would clinch championship for Pittman by going into Saturday's event.

58

 

For more information on the championship point structure for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series please visit http://woosprint.com/fan-guide.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is in action again November 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the World Finals.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1. Daryn Pittman

9852

0

8

45

58

13

2. Donny Schatz

9800

-52

22

44

59

3

3. Paul McMahan

9492

-360

3

31

52

16

4. Joey Saldana

9213

-639

1

20

42

7

5. Craig Dollansky

9155

-697

6

19

38

1

6. Sammy Swindell

9113

-739

3

16

41

4

7. Cody Darrah

8846

-1006

2

12

27

2

8. Steve Kinser

8779

-1073

2

9

31

0

9. Kerry Madsen

8655

-1197

3

14

36

1

10. Jason Sides

8638

-1214

0

12

31

1

11. Kraig Kinser

8559

-1293

1

9

33

1

12. Chad Kemenah

8515

-1337

0

13

24

2

13. David Gravel

7443

-2409

1

7

25

2

14. Tim Kaeding

6646

-3206

9

26

34

1

15. Bill Rose

4880

-4972

0

0

2

0

16. Brad Sweet

3816

-6036

1

10

13

2

17. Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3775

-6077

0

1

7

1

18. Brian Brown

3612

-6240

0

5

13

0

19. Greg Wilson

2968

-6884

0

1

3

0

20. Jac Haudenschild

2897

-6955

0

8

10

0

 

 

Donny Schatz Powers to 22nd Victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Five-time champ closes gap in quest for another World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car title

 

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - Oct. 12, 2013 - Donny Schatz's remarkable World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season continued on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as he powered to his 22nd victory of the year.

Schatz, who is chasing Daryn Pittman for the series championship, put his STP/Armor All J&J on the pole for the 25-lap main event, where he was nearly untouchable in a dominating performance that sliced into Pittman's advantage. Schatz will trail Pittman, who finished fourth, by 52 points entering the World Finals on Nov. 7-8-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"It was a good night, I got qualified decent and had a good heat race, really good dash and built on it for the feature," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., who is fourth all-time in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history with 146 wins, seven behind Mark Kinser. "In the 25 laps, the car changed quite a bit, but the guys did a really good job, and they keep finding ways to make this car better and more fun for me to drive. I tried to play my lap traffic smart and get around them as quick as I could without jeopardizing anything."

Paul McMahan was the runner-up at the Saturday night event during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII at the 5/8-mile oval, holding off third-place finishing Craig Dollansky. Pittman, who is attempting to win his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crown, minimized the damage from Schatz's victory by finishing fourth in the A-main to go with a strong qualifying run. Kraig Kinser, who always seems to run well at Rolling Wheels, rounded out the top five.

"The car was pretty good, but just a little short tonight," said McMahan, who resides near Nashville, Tenn. "We were getting better as the race went on, but just didn't have enough to catch Donny. The track stays about the same every time we come here, but the key to this place is just starting up front. Hopefully in a few weeks we can pick up one more spot."

The race was covered by CBS Sports Network to air a two-hour broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1.

The lone caution of the feature flew on lap five as Joey Saldana rolled to a stop on the front stretch. On the restart, Schatz surged ahead of McMahan's CJB Motorsports machine and weaved through lapped traffic to take the win.

Dollansky, who won the second of three heat races, started the feature event in the seventh position. Five laps into 25-lap main event he was running fourth. On the restart, he first fell behind Pittman before moving to the top line and on the next lap drove his EyeCon Trail Cameras entry around Pittman to take the third position.

"There were a couple of grooves out there to work with," said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn. "It seemed like the top groove favored the way that our car was. We hated to see that yellow flag when Joey stopped. I ran the bottom a couple of different times, but I was really just trying to create different lanes where you could pass. Starting where we did and get up there and in the mix was a pretty good run for us."

Cody Darrah earned the KSE Hard Charger award with a seventh-place finish in the feature event after winning the Last Chance Showdown and starting 18th.

Steve Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa., who was on the pole for both World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway, represented the highest finishing member of the Pennsylvania Posse and continued a string of three-consecutive top-10 finishes. After posting the third-quickest time in qualifying, Blake Breen started the feature in fourth position but contact coming to the green in the A-main ended his night with suspension damage.

Next up for the the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is the World Finals Nov. 7-8-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.WorldofOutlawsWorldFinals.com.

ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK NOTEBOOK

NOTES - Dave Ely was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 5/8-mile oval with a time of 16.477 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Blake Breen (3), Kraig Kinser (2) and Donny Schatz(1). ... Sammy Swindell, Craig Dollansky and Ryan Bohlke won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6for the 35th time this year... Donny Schatz won the dash for the ninth time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Daivd Gravel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Paul McMahan;Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen UNOH ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Cody Darrah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Dave Ely; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Dave Ely; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Superflow ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Cody Darrah; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Ryan Bohlke; Armor All (case of product): Ryan Smith.; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Donny Schatz, ; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates):Jason Sides, David Gravel, Craig Dollansky ; JE Pistons (set of rings): Ryan Smith, Joey Saldana.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rolling Wheels Raceway Park; Elbridge, N.Y.; Oct. 13, 2013

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [7] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [18] [$2,200]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [12] [$2,100]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [14] [$2,050]; 10. 65-Dave Ely [9] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,500]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,100]; 14. 5-Justin Barger [17] [$1,050]; 15. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [10] [$1,000]; 16. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [21] [$900]; 17. 747-Davey Sammons [15] [$800]; 18. 69-Ryan Smith [19] [$800]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [23] [$800]; 20. O-Glenn Styres [20] [$800]; 21. 71M-Joey Saldana [16] [$800]; 22. 28F-Davie Franek [24] [$800]; 23. 8-Blake Breen [4] [$800]; 24. G6-David Gravel [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cody Darrah [+11].

Qualifying - 1. 65-Dave Ely, 16.477; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.491; 3. 8-Blake Breen, 16.524; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.568; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.589; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.676; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.682; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah, 16.695; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.722; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.752; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.787; 12. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 16.819; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.819; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.831; 15. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.834; 16. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.868; 17. 5-Justin Barger, 16.892; 18. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.924; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 16.995; 20. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.003; 21. O-Glenn Styres, 17.005; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 17.085; 23. 49-Todd Hoddick, 17.092; 24. G6-David Gravel, 17.418; 25. X-Dan Mazy, 18.007; 26. 24K-Devin Caron, 18.459; 27. 28F-Davie Franek, nt

 

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 65-Dave Ely [4]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 7. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [8]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 9. X-Dan Mazy [9]

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 6. 69-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 49-Todd Hoddick [8]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [2]; 9. 24K-Devin Caron [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 8-Blake Breen [4]; 5. 747-Davey Sammons [5]; 6. G6-David Gravel [8]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 8. O-Glenn Styres [7]; 9. 28F-Davie Franek [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 8-Blake Breen [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [9]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 9. 65-Dave Ely [6]; 10. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [10]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature: 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [-]; 2. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [5] [-]; 3. O-Glenn Styres [4] [-]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [1] [-]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [3] [-]; 6. 28F-Davie Franek [9] [-]; 7. X-Dan Mazy [7] [$200]; 8. 49-Todd Hoddick [6] [$180]; 9. 24K-Devin Caron [8] [$175]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9852

0

8

45

58

13

2 Donny Schatz

9800

-52

22

44

59

3

3 Paul McMahan

9492

-360

3

31

52

16

4 Joey Saldana

9213

-639

1

20

42

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9155

-697

6

19

38

1

6 Sammy Swindell

9113

-739

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

8846

-1006

2

12

27

2

8 Steve Kinser

8779

-1073

2

9

31

0

9 Kerry Madsen

8655

-1197

3

14

36

1

10 Jason Sides

8638

-1214

0

12

31

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8559

-1293

1

9

33

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8515

-1337

0

13

24

2

13 David Gravel

7443

-2409

1

7

25

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6646

-3206

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

4880

-4972

0

0

2

0

16 Brad Sweet

3816

-6036

1

10

13

2

17 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3775

-6077

0

1

7

1

18 Brian Brown

3612

-6240

0

5

13

0

19 Greg Wilson

2968

-6884

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

2897

-6955

0

8

10

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

CBS Sports Network to Air 2013 World of Outlaws and Super DIRT Week Action

Programming airs Sundays at 9:00 PM, ET beginning Sunday, Nov. 3

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 7, 2013 - CBS Sports Network will air six major events from the World of Outlaws and Super DIRT Week, as well as a special countdown show, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 3 and continuing each Sunday at 9:00 PM, ET through Dec. 22.

Coverage on CBS Sports Network kicks off with a one-hour special program entitled World of Outlaws WOW!, documenting the "Top 10 reasons why they call it 'The Greatest Show on Dirt!'" The show features wild flips, great championship battles and much more.

The first race premieres Sunday, Nov. 10, with a two-hour telecast from Williams Grove Speedway.

CBS Sports Network "This is big news for our sport. CBS Sports Network is available to a wide audience and will consistently deliver an enhanced, high-quality production," said World of Outlaws/DIRTcar CMO Ben Geisler. "It was important for us to get back to a consistent time slot, and we are excited to make that happen for our fans."

The coverage includes World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events this fall from Williams Grove Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, in addition to the crown jewel 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds, and the World of Outlaws World Finals from The Dirt Track at Charlotte featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

Nationally acclaimed drag racing announcer Dave Rieff will anchor the broadcasts, returning to his dirt track roots. Prior to a long career broadcasting NHRA events, Dave got his start at short tracks in Iowa, eventually becoming the lead announcer at Knoxville Raceway. The broadcast team will also include sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty providing analysis in the booth and Bobby Gerould interacting with drivers in the pits, with cameos from other experts along the way.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com .

2013 World of Outlaws TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)

Air Date Air Time Show

Nov. 3 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-10 p.m. World of Outlaws WOW! Top 10 Countdown Show

Nov. 10 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #1 on Oct. 4

Nov. 17 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #2 on Oct. 5

Dec. 1 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, N.Y., on Oct. 12

Dec. 8 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from N.Y. State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, N.Y., Super DIRT Week on Oct. 13

Dec. 15 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-Midnight World of Outlaws World Finals Night #1 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 8

Dec. 22 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-Midnight World of Outlaws World Finals Night #2 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 9

About World of Outlaws

The World of Outlaws®, a sports entertainment company based in Concord, N.C., is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, and owns and operates the highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The World of Outlaws sanctions nearly 150 events annually at dirt tracks across the United States and Canada. In addition, World of Outlaws races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com ®. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

Fred Rahmer Earns His First Williams Grove Speedway National Open Victory in Final Attempt of His Career

Pennsylvania legend earns $50,000 at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car crown jewel

 

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. ? Oct. 5, 2013 ? Fred Rahmer sure knows how to throw a retirement party. Rahmer, the leader of the Pennsylvania Posse competing on Saturday in what is widely expected to be his final National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, won the historic event for the first time in his hall-of-fame career.

Rahmer and Steve Buckwalter swapped the lead before Rahmer moved to the front for good on lap 14 of the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win crown jewel event.

?It?s absolutely incredible,? said Rahmer, of Salfordville, Pa. ?I don?t know what to say. It sure felt good going across the scales and all the Outlaw guys coming up and congratulating me, that meant more than the 50 grand. One of my goals this year was to win an Outlaw race, and it?s a high goal to set. Everyone had me dead and buried and washed up. This proves them wrong.?

The victory is his eighth against the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Rahmer announced his retirement effective at the end of this season a few months ago and though has won World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car races at Williams Grove, he had never accrued a National Open feature win. The fans gave the eight-time Williams Grove track champion a standing ovation as he cruised around the half-mile after clearing the scales and heading to victory lane.

Rahmer first took the lead from Buckwalter on lap nine, but on the next lap Buckwalter regained the top spot. Finally, on lap 14, Rahmer made the final pass for the lead, and led the final 26 laps to cap his storied career.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader, Daryn Pittman, charged to a second-place finish and regained the points he lost on Friday night at Williams Grove. Lance Dewease, Paul McMahan and Craig Dollansky rounded out the top five while Buckwalter settled for sixth after losing a cylinder.

Rahmer?s Truline Contractors XXX started outside of early race leader Buckwalter for an all PA Posse front row. Buckwalter jumped to the early lead, but Rahmer kept close tabs on Buckwalter?s Sunny Hill Farm Trucking Maxim.

Buckwalter briefly stumbled on lap 8 allowing Rahmer his first taste of the lead, but a strong slidejob the next corner would regain him the top spot. On lap 14 Rahmer finally captured the lead. On lap 25, a caution led to an open red flag, allowing the leaders a chance to fine tune their machines.


On the restart Rahmer surged back into the lead and was able to cruise off to victory.

Pittman earned his 44th top five-finish while bringing home second on Saturday night. He also earned some very important points and leaves Williams Grove with a 57-point lead in the standings with three A-mains left in the season.

?We learned something when McMahan got around us on the bottom so I moved down there and felt pretty good, but I just had nothing for Fred,? said Pittman an Owasso, Okla., native. ?I?ve probably never been so happy to not have anything for Fred. I was cheering for him all night. He?s a guy who has meant a lot to me over the last four years racing up here and I?ve got a lot of respect for the guy. But for our Great Clips team it was a good run to start sixth and finish second. This is probably the happiest second I?ve had all year, that?s for sure.?

Dewease ran strong much of the race, including a long run in second, but would ultimately round out the podium.

?I?m really happy for Fred, we talked about this a month ago and I told him that if I couldn?t win this race, and this race means everything to me, he deserves this race,? admitted Dewease, of Fayetteville, Pa. ?And I?m really happy to see him get it. I could run the bottom for a little a bit, but then I needed to get back to the top and at the end I knew someone could be coming. He was just better than us and he deserved to be second and we deserved third. I?m really happy for our team and the effort that they put forth, last night was a miserable night, but tonight was a whole lot better.?

Next up is Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES ? Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 1/2-mile oval with a time of 17.192 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Greg Hodnett (4 points), Daryn Pittman (3), Craig Dollansky (2) and Paul McMahan(1). ... Fred Rahmer, Sammy Swindell, David Gravel, Rodney Westhafer and Logan Schuchart won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 8 for the 18th time this year... Steve Buckwalter won the dash for the second time this year.

TV ? Fans will be able to watch all of the action from Williams Grove Speedway by tuning into CBS Sports Network. Friday?s action will air at 9 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Nov. 10, and Saturday?s action will air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 15, 2013

A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer [2] [$50,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$12,000]; 3. 27-Lance Dewease [4] [$7,500]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$4,000]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [3] [$3,500]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1] [$3,000]; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett [13] [$2,700]; 8. 6G-David Gravel [10] [$2,500]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,200]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [21] [$2,100]; 11. 19M-Brent Marks [14] [$2,000]; 12. 21P-Brian Montieth [24] [$1,650]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [28] [$650]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [27] [$300]; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver [16] [$1,100]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [7] [$1,050]; 17. 4-Cody Darrah [25] [$100]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$950]; 19. 63-Chad Kemenah [8] [$950]; 20. 3-Pat Cannon [17] [$950]; 21. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [12] [$900]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [15] [$900]; 23. 55-Trey Starks [18] [$900]; 24. 5-Justin Barger [22] [$900]; 25. 7M-Chad Layton [23] [$900]; 26. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [26] [$]; 27. 55X-Tim Shaffer [20] [$900]; 28. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$900]. Lap Leaders: Steve Buckwalter 1-8, 10-13; Fred Rahmer 9, 14-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 48-Danny Dietrich [+15].

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 17.192; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 17.281; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.301; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky, 17.448; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.457; 6. 27-Lance Dewease, 17.462; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah, 17.477; 8. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.489; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 17.521; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.524; 11. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 17.526; 12. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.531; 13. 55-Trey Starks, 17.545; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.550; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.556; 16. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.566; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.577; 18. 6G-David Gravel, 17.595; 19. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.620; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.637; 21. 55X-Tim Shaffer, 17.644; 22. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.645; 23. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.688; 24. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.694; 25. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 17.703; 26. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.717; 27. 5-Justin Barger, 17.720; 28. 7M-Chad Layton, 17.727; 29. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.731; 30. M1-Mark Smith, 17.736; 31. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.754; 32. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.757; 33. 2-Dale Blaney, 17.757; 34. 92-Tyler Ross, 17.788; 35. 1W-Brian Paulus, 17.798; 36. O7-Justin Henderson, 17.803; 37. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.813; 38. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 17.814; 39. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.819; 40. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.846; 41. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 17.850; 42. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.874; 43. 27H-Lucas Wolfe, 17.912; 44. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.936; 45. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.952; 46. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.963; 47. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.965; 48. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.979; 49. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.992; 50. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.996; 51. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.014; 52. 1Z-Brian Leppo, 18.027; 53. 29-Kerry Madsen, 18.039; 54. 1A-Jacob Allen, 18.045; 55. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18.057; 56. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.070; 57. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 18.082; 58. 6-Bill Rose, 18.108; 59. 11C-Cory Haas, 18.190; 60. 59S-Jim Siegel, 18.281; 61. 5A-Mark Bitner, 18.657; 62. 49-Bradley Howard, 19.607.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 27-Lance Dewease [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [10]; 7. 55X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 8. O7-Justin Henderson [8]; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt [7]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 11. 25J-Jimmy Seger [9]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [11]; 13. 5A-Mark Bitner [13].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 3-Pat Cannon [2]; 4. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [4]; 6. 1Z-Brian Leppo [11]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [5]; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild [12]; 10. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [10]; 11. 49-Bradley Howard [13]; 12. 69-Ryan Smith [9]; 13. 25-Aaron Ott [8].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6G-David Gravel [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 7M-Chad Layton [6]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney [7]; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 8. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [8]; 9. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [11]; 12. 6-Bill Rose [12].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [1]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. O-Rick Lafferty [6]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [8]; 7. 2T-T.J. Stutts [9]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [7]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [12]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 11. 5G-Curt Michael [10]; 12. 87-Alan Krimes [5].

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 4. 21P-Brian Montieth [10]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [5]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11]; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 11. 1W-Brian Paulus [7]; 12. 59S-Jim Siegel [12].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer [2]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 4. 27-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [3]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 10. 6G-David Gravel [10]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12]; 12. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [11].

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [-]; 2. 1Z-Brian Leppo [1] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$100]; 4. 11C-Cory Haas [8] [$100]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3] [$100]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5] [$100]; 7. 5A-Mark Bitner [9] [$100]; 8. 49-Bradley Howard [10] [$100]; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild [6] [$100]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [7] [$100]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [11] [$100]; 12. 59S-Jim Siegel [12] [$100].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. O7-Justin Henderson [1] [-]; 2. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [2] [-]; 3. 747-Davey Sammons [3] [$125]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [4] [$125]; 5. 69-Ryan Smith [6] [$125]; 6. 25J-Jimmy Seger [5] [$100]; 7. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [11] [$100]; 8. 2T-T.J. Stutts [8] [$100]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$100]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [15] [$100]; 11. 5C-Dylan Cisney [12] [$100]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [14] [$100]; 13. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [7] [$100]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [9] [$100]; 15. 5G-Curt Michael [13] [$100]; 16. 1Z-Brian Leppo [16] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 39-Greg Hodnett [1] [-]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2] [-]; 3. 55X-Tim Shaffer [4] [-]; 4. 7M-Chad Layton [9] [-]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [6] [$200]; 6. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [3] [$180]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [11] [$175]; 8. 2-Dale Blaney [14] [$160]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [8] [$150]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$150]; 11. 92-Tyler Ross [15] [$150]; 12. O7-Justin Henderson [17] [$150]; 13. O-Rick Lafferty [10] [$150]; 14. 1W-Brian Paulus [16] [$150]; 15. 20-Ryan Taylor [5] [$150]; 16. 87-Alan Krimes [7] [$150]; 17. 15A-Adam Wilt [12] [$150]; 18. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [18] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9706

0

8

44

57

13

2 Donny Schatz

9649

-57

21

43

58

3

3 Paul McMahan

9346

-360

3

30

51

16

4 Joey Saldana

9105

-601

1

20

42

7

5 Craig Dollansky

9011

-695

6

18

37

1

6 Sammy Swindell

8987

-719

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

8710

-996

2

12

26

2

8 Steve Kinser

8651

-1055

2

9

31

0

9 Kerry Madsen

8517

-1189

3

14

35

1

10 Jason Sides

8514

-1192

0

12

31

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8417

-1289

1

8

32

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8381

-1325

0

13

23

2

13 David Gravel

7341

-2365

1

7

25

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6646

-3060

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

4880

-4826

0

0

2

0

16 Brad Sweet

3816

-5890

1

10

13

2

17 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3775

-5931

0

1

7

1

18 Brian Brown

3612

-6094

0

5

13

0

19 Greg Wilson

2968

-6738

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

2897

-6809

0

8

10

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake?s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

Kreitz Edges Dietrich to Lead Pennsylvania Posse Sweep in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Event at Williams Grove

Series championship race tightens after Schatz finishes in fourth, Pittman 11th

 

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 4, 2013 - Don Kreitz Jr. surged past Danny Dietrich on the final lap Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to win his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event of the season and lead a Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium.

Dietrich held on to finish second with Brian Montieth in third. Fourth-place Donny Schatz was the top-finishing World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver with Greg Hodnett rounding out the top five. It's the third time in three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races this season at Williams Grove that Hodnett has finished one spot behind Schatz, who won the series' previous two events this season at the half-mile dirt oval.

Dietrich, who beat the Outlaws earlier this season at Lincoln Speedway, was a bittersweet runner-up in his Sandoes Fruit Market Maxim after leading the field to the white flag on lap 24 then losing his advantage through turns one and two.

Steve Buckwalter won the dash and led the field to the green. He jumped out to an early, but uncomfortable, lead with Dietrich quickly working his way up from the fourth position to second. Dietrich ran hard on Buckwalter, but the seasoned veteran held his ground. On lap 16, Buckwalter faltered and Dietrich capitalized to take the lead. In the process, top Kreitz and Montieth closed the gap for a four-way race for the lead.

Dietrich held the lead for the next seven laps, including a restart on lap 19 after Cody Darrah brought out a caution with a blown right rear tire. Coming to the white flag it looked like Dietrich had sealed his second win of the season until Kreitz's Sharman Builders Maxim powered around him through turns one and two. Dietrich tried to counter in three and four, but could not make a pass.

"I guess I didn't know what I was going to do until he went down to the bottom and it was our only move to go around him and the car stuck." said Kreitz of Sinking Springs, Pa. "I really didn't know where he was going, but I knew either way I was just going to haul it in there. I was preparing myself to go around him and I guessed he would go to the bottom and it just worked out."

Saturday night, Dietrich might take a different approach.

"I wish I could do it over again, but that's racing and we've got tomorrow night yet and hopefully I can pull it off then," said Dietrich, of Aspers, Pa. "He was going where I didn't go, and I wish that there were lapped cars, but it is what it is and we'll take a second. I knew he was down there so I figured that I could take his line away maybe he couldn't get past me. He was good, he just rolled the right rear past me and at that point in time there just wasn't anything I could do."

Montieth was closing from his seventh-starting position, but could only reach third in the 25-lap A-main.

"I didn't want to see that yellow, lapped traffic would have had everything jammed up," said Montieth, of Phoenxiville, Pa., "Here on a regular Friday night you need lapped traffic to break up the clean air. We didn't shake the rabbit foot too bad tonight so may be it has something left for Saturday."

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Daryn Pittman started the A-main in the 16th-position and finished 11th. He'll take a 38-point lead in the standings into Saturday night's race.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns on Saturday night to Williams Grove for the National Open.

 

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 1/2-mile oval with a time of 16.961 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Greg Hodnett (4 points), Don Kreitz Jr. (3), Fred Rahmer (2) and Cody Darrah(1). ... Jason Sides, Steve Buckwalter, Brian Leppo, Donny Schatz and Dale Blaney won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 35th time this year... Steve Buckwalter won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 4, 2013

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [2] [$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4] [$4,000]; 3. 21P-Brian Montieth [7] [$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [12] [$2,100]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1] [$2,000]; 7. 20S-Fred Rahmer [13] [$1,800]; 8. 1Z-Brian Leppo [3] [$1,600]; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt [22] [$1,500]; 10. 2-Dale Blaney [8] [$1,300]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$1,200]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$1,100]; 13. 51-Paul McMahan [19] [$1,000]; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor [17] [$700]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$600]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$600]; 17. 87-Alan Krimes [26] [$]; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky [20] [$600]; 19. 19M-Brent Marks [24] [$600]; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$600]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser [27] [$]; 22. 5-Justin Barger [10] [$600]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell [25] [$]; 24. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [15] [$600]; 25. 55-Trey Starks [21] [$600]; 26. 4-Cody Darrah [14] [$600]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [28] [$]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [23] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Steve Buckwalter 1-16, Danny Dietrich 17-24, Don Kreitz Jr. 25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15A-Adam Wilt [+13].

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.961; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 16.994; 3. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.051; 4. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 17.074; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.079; 6. 55XM-Tim Shaffer, 17.098; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.135; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.143; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.151; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.158; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.167; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.200; 13. 1Z-Brian Leppo, 17.212; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.230; 15. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.248; 16. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.257; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.271; 18. 21-Brian Brown, 17.275; 19. 5-Justin Barger, 17.295; 20. 2-Dale Blaney, 17.296; 21. 27H-Lucas Wolfe, 17.304; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky, 17.307; 23. 55-Trey Starks, 17.332; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.350; 25. O7-Justin Henderson, 17.387; 26. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 17.389; 27. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.397; 28. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.421; 29. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.472; 30. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 17.477; 31. M1-Mark Smith, 17.484; 32. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.485; 33. 1W-Brian Paulus, 17.492; 34. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.494; 35. 6G-David Gravel, 17.504; 36. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 17.549; 37. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.559; 38. 7M-Chad Layton, 17.560; 39. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.574; 40. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.592; 41. 27-Lance Dewease, 17.595; 42. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.610; 43. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.611; 44. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.638; 45. 6-Bill Rose, 17.677; 46. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.684; 47. 63-Chad Kemenah, 17.706; 48. 92-Tyler Ross, 17.724; 49. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.751; 50. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 17.789; 51. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.817; 52. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.823; 53. 19-Stevie Smith, 17.866; 54. 323-Neal Williams, 17.873; 55. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.879; 56. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.893; 57. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.914; 58. 5G-Curt Michael, 18.015; 59. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.039; 60. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.212; 61. 5A-Mark Bitner, 18.529; 62. O-Rick Lafferty, nt; 63. 12W-Troy Fraker, nt.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 4. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 6. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [6]; 7. 3-Pat Cannon [10]; 8. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 9. 27-Lance Dewease [9]; 10. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 11. 69-Ryan Smith [12]; 12. 5A-Mark Bitner [13]; 13. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [4].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 8. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 10. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [11]; 12. 5C-Dylan Cisney [12] 13. 0-Rick Lafferty [13].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1Z-Brian Leppo [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 15A-Adam Wilt [6]; 4. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [4]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 7. 7M-Chad Layton [8]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [10]; 9. 19-Stevie Smith [11]; 10. 1W-Brian Paulus [7]; 11. 5G-Curt Michael [12]; 12. 747-Davey Sammons [9] 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [13].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer [4]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 8. 2T-T.J. Stutts [7]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 11. 323-Neal Williams [11]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [12].

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 21P-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 5. 25-Aaron Ott [8]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 7. 6G-David Gravel [7]; 8. O7-Justin Henderson [5]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [12]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [9]; 11. 11C-Cory Haas [11]; 12. 25J-Jimmy Seger [10].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [4]; 3. 1Z-Brian Leppo [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 7. 21P-Brian Montieth [7]; 8. 2-Dale Blaney [11]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 10. 5-Justin Barger [10]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [12]; 12. 39-Greg Hodnett [5].

D-main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to C-main): 1. 69-Ryan Smith [15] [$0]; 2. 5G-Curt Michael [6] [$0] 3. 75-Nicole Bower [7] [$100]; 4. 323-Neal Williams [3] [$100]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5] [$100]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [1] [$100]; 7. 19-Stevie Smith [2] [$100]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8] [$100] 9. 5A-Mark Bitner [9] [$100] 10. 0-Rick Lafferty [10] [$100].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 7M-Chad Layton [2] [-]; 2. 27-Lance Dewease [4] [-]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$125]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$125]; 5. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [5] [$125]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$100]; 7. 69-Ryan Smith [15] [$100]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [11] [$100]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10] [$100]; 10. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [14] [$100]; 11. 3-Pat Cannon [9] [$100]; 12. 6-Bill Rose [8] [$100]; 13. 747-Davey Sammons [6] [$100]; 14. 5G-Curt Michael [16] [$100]; 15. 25-Aaron Ott [3] [$100]; 16. 25J-Jimmy Seger [13] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [-]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3] [-]; 3. 55-Trey Starks [7] [-]; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor [2] [-]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [5] [$200]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [12] [$180]; 7. 27-Lance Dewease [18] [$175]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4] [$160]; 9. 6G-David Gravel [15] [$150]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$150]; 11. 1W-Brian Paulus [13] [$150]; 12. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [9] [$150]; 13. 2T-T.J. Stutts [14] [$150]; 14. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$150]; 15. 7M-Chad Layton [17] [$150]; 16. O7-Justin Henderson [8] [$150]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$150]; 18. 59-Jac Haudenschild [16] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T - 5

T - 10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9557

0

8

43

56

13

2 Donny Schatz

9519

-38

21

43

57

3

3 Paul McMahan

9203

-354

3

29

50

16

4 Joey Saldana

8968

-589

1

20

41

6

5 Craig Dollansky

8869

-688

6

17

36

1


 
Sammy Swindell

8869

-688

3

16

41

4

7 Cody Darrah

8594

-963

2

12

26

2

8 Steve Kinser

8549

-1008

2

9

31

0

9 Kerry Madsen

8442

-1115

3

14

35

1

10 Jason Sides

8392

-1165

0

12

31

1

11 Kraig Kinser

8342

-1215

1

8

32

1

12 Chad Kemenah

8269

-1288

0

13

23

2

13 David Gravel

7207

-2350

1

7

24

2

14 Tim Kaeding

6646

-2911

9

26

34

1

15 Bill Rose

4805

-4752

0

0

2

0

16 Brad Sweet

3816

-5741

1

10

13

2

17 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3700

-5857

0

1

7

1

18 Brian Brown

3506

-6051

0

5

13

0

19 Greg Wilson

2968

-6589

0

1

3

0

20 Jac Haudenschild

2822

-6735

0

8

10

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Williams Grove Speedway

Slugfest for championship continues with five races remaining



MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 1, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to the historic half-mile of Williams Grove Speedway Friday and Saturday night for the National Open weekend.

This weekend marks the final time this season the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will take on the Pennsylvania Posse in the Keystone State, with the Outlaws owning a 2-1 edge thanks to a pair of Donny Schatz wins at Williams Grove for the Outlaws. Danny Dietrich's victory in the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway is the lone PA Posse victory.

As the series schedule winds down to just five events left in the 2013 championship, Daryn Pittman owns a 52-point lead over Schatz.

WHEN

· Friday & Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, at Williams Grove Speedway. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE

· Williams Grove Speedway is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., 15 miles southwest of I-76 on U.S. 15. Then 1.5 miles northwest on SR 74, then west on Park Place. ( https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=1+Speedway+Drive,+Mechanicsburg,+PA+17055-9514+(Williams+Grove+Speedway)&hl=en&sll=40.154941,-77.031755&sspn=0.005486,0.012703&geocode=CdZk7CfzI_j1FeiuZAIdRIto-yH1gLqmtXQYVw&mra=mift&t=h&z=17)

ABOUT THE TRACK

Williams Grove Speedway is a semi-banked, ˝ mile oval. The track record is 16.140 seconds by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002

Previous A-Feature winners at Williams Grove Speedway:

2013 - Donny Schatz on May 17 and Donny Schatz on July 20

2012 - Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29

2011 - Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7

2010 - Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2

2009 - Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)

2008 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19

2007 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29

2006 - Fred Rahmer on May 27, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Doug Esh on Sept. 30

2005 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1

2004 - Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2

2003 - Donny Schatz on July 26, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 16, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 - Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29

2000 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30

1999 - Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 30, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2

1998 - Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2

1997 - Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4

1996 - Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5

1995 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30

1994 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1

1993 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3

1992 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 - Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6

1990 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29

1989 - Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30

1988 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Steve Kinser on July 29

1987 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31

1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Bobby Allen on Aug. 1

1985 - Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2

1984 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3

1983 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5

1982 - Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21

1981 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12

1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26

1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 27

1978 - Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

TICKETS

· Tickets for the National Open can be purchased by visiting http://www.williamsgrove.com/index.htm

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Craig Dollansky - DollanskyRacing.com

David Gravel - DavidGravel89G.com

Chad Kemenah - ChadKemenah.com

Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com

Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com

Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com

Bill Rose - BillRoseRacing.com

Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com

Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, including this week's Knoxville Nationals. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP 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.

 

 

Schatz Tightens Championship Battle with Victory at Fremont

Defending champ earns 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car win of year

FREMONT, Ohio - Sept. 28, 2013 - Donny Schatz started sixth on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway and charged to his 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Schatz needed only nine laps to make it to the front of the 28-car A-main. He held off Caleb Griffith on restart after restart in the 40-lap feature to earn the win and cut his deficit to 52 points in the overall World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship battle.

Ohio natives dominated the top five, with Griffith holding on to finish second with Bryan Sebetto in third, Dale Blaney in fourth and fan favorite Jac Haudenschild fifth.

Schatz drove the STP/Armor All J&J to fourth after just one lap as Griffith jumped to the lead over second-place starter and series championship leader Daryn Pittman.

Only six events remained in the season going into the night so the race-within-the-race for the championship was in full swing as Schatz worked his way around Pittman on a restart with six laps complete and set his sights on Griffith. By lap nine Schatz was in command but Pittman was keeping pace.

Then, on a restart with 14 laps complete and the two championship contenders on the front row, disaster struck Pittman as he spun to a stop, bringing out a caution. Luckily the rest of the field was able to avoid him and he restarted at the tail of the field and would drive his way back up to finish ninth, minimizing the damage in the standings.

Schatz continued to lead as Griffith kept close tabs on the five-time series champion. Schatz maintained an advantage and by the checkered flag he was 1.234 seconds ahead of Griffith. Sebetto, Blaney and Haudenschild finished the race strong running 3-4-5 with Haudenschild and Blaney both making runs at Sebetto.

The A-main drivers certainly were aggressive. It took three tries to get the feature started as the race included 12 cautions.

Not only is the victory Schatz's 21st of the season - he had never won more than 19 before this year - but it also is the 145th win of his career, moving him to within eight victories of tying Mark Kinser (153) for third all-time.

Schatz picked up 18 points in the championship battle, slicing Pittman's lead to 52 points as the series enters Williams Grove Speedway on Friday for the National Open weekend. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars have completed two events this season at Williams Grove and Schatz has won both of them despite leading only a total of five laps.

"These guys keep building great race cars," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "I started sixth and kept picking them off, I had to kind of wait for the right time. People were kind of aggressive early and bouncing off of each other. The way my car was working it felt like it got more drive if I got the wheels spinning. It sure was a long race. I was a bit nervous with all the yellows and the red with the stop and start and stop and start just waiting for something to go, but it didn't."

Griffith, a former track champion who was fifth in Fremont points this year, represented the locals well with his runner-up finish.

"Donny certainly had a better car and has a ton more experience than me," said Griffith, of Castalia, Ohio. "So to get beat by him here, I'm not too worried about it. We'll take it and feel pretty good about it. If he would have got himself jammed up in traffic was the only way we could have caught him, but he's smart enough he's not going to let that happen as the cautions fell the way he needed them to."

Sebetto brought home a strong finish in what was his final run in the 24H Hammer team.

"We've had a pretty rough year this year and to get a top three with these guys means a lot," said Sebetto, of Fremont, Ohio. "It means a lot to me parting ways with these guys next year. There are a lot of eyes here tonight and maybe it will lead into something next year."

David Gravel proved he was back to form after missing several events fighting mononucleosis, finishing the night in 11th position.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Williams Grove next Friday and Saturday for the historic National Open. Only five A-mains are left to decide this year's champion, with the upcoming weekend at Williams Grove followed races on Saturday, Oct. 12, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., and then the Nov. 7-9 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

FREMONT SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES - David Gravel was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 1/3-mile oval with a time of 12.154 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Cole Duncan (4 points), Dale Blaney (3), Caleb Helms (2) and Joey Saldana(1). ... Daryn Pittman, Christopher Bell, Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz and Greg Wilson won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 17th time this year... Caleb Griffith won the dash for the first time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Craig Dollansky; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Paul McMahan UNOH ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Superflow ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Jason Sides;KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Tim Shaffer; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): David Gravel;Armor All (case of product): Tim Shaffer.; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Donny Schatz, ; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates):Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky ; JE Pistons (set of rings): Jason Sides, Craig Dollansky.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Fremont (Ohio) Speedway; Sept. 28, 2013

A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$10,000]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [1] [$5,500]; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [3] [$3,200]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney [15] [$2,800]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [11] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$2,300]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [19] [$2,200]; 8. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [24] [$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$2,050]; 10. 3G-Shane Stewart [9] [$2,000]; 11. 6G-David Gravel [13] [$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [8] [$1,200]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [25] [$300]; 14. 22-Cole Duncan [14] [$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$1,000]; 16. 9X-Rob Chaney [18] [$900]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser [16] [$800]; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen [27] [$]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$800]; 20. 97-Dean Jacobs [17] [$800]; 21. 7-Craig Dollansky [22] [$800]; 22. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [10] [$800]; 23. 60-Jody Keegan [12] [$800]; 24. 53-Christopher Bell [5] [$800]; 25. 54-Cap Henry [20] [$800]; 26. 53X-D.J. Foos [28] [$]; 27. 5R-Byron Reed [26] [$]; 28. 4-Cody Darrah [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Caleb Griffith 1-8, Donny Schatz 9-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 55XM-Tim Shaffer [+16].

Qualifying: 1. 6G-David Gravel, 12.154; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.166; 3. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.203; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.217; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.240; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.242; 7. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.269; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.286; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.309; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.318; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.328; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.330; 13. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 12.341; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.349; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.352; 16. 3G-Shane Stewart, 12.379; 17. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 12.392; 18. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.421; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.426; 20. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.437; 21. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.460; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.469; 23. 54-Cap Henry, 12.481; 24. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.486; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.489; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.493; 27. 53-Christopher Bell, 12.507; 28. 9W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.508; 29. 53X-D.J. Foos, 12.516; 30. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.516; 31. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.524; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.549; 33. 83M-Brock Martin, 12.573; 34. 71-Kevin Swindell, 12.589; 35. 55XM-Tim Shaffer, 12.612; 36. 6-Bill Rose, 12.631; 37. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.666; 38. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.711; 39. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.713; 40. 81-Paige Polyak, 12.745; 41. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.770; 42. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.780; 43. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.799; 44. 70-Danny Mumaw, 12.936; 45. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.084; 46. 3F-Rick Fraley, 13.398.

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [3]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 6G-David Gravel [4]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 9. 3F-Rick Fraley [10]; 10. 80-Trey Gustin [9].

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 53-Christopher Bell [6]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 7. 45L-Brian Lay [9]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 9. 22-Cole Duncan [4].

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 60-Jody Keegan [1]; 3. 54-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney [4]; 7. 83M-Brock Martin [7]; 8. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [9].

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs [3]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms [4]; 6. 71-Kevin Swindell [7]; 7. 53X-D.J. Foos [6]; 8. 70-Danny Mumaw [9].

Heat 5 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [7]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 5. 81-Paige Polyak [8]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 8. 55-Brad Bowman [6]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [4]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 5. 53-Christopher Bell [12]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 9. 3G-Shane Stewart [8]; 10. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [11]; 11. 59-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 12. 60-Jody Keegan [9].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [-]; 2. 71-Kevin Swindell [1] [-]; 3. 81-Paige Polyak [5] [$125]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [3] [$125]; 5. 80-Trey Gustin [6] [$125]; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah [8] [$100]; 7. 45L-Brian Lay [7] [$100]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [10] [$100]; 9. 70-Danny Mumaw [9] [$100]; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley [11] [$100]; 11. 6-Bill Rose [2] [$100]; 12. 16-Chris Andrews [12] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6G-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [-]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [3] [-]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [2] [-]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [12] [$200]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [15] [$180]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$175]; 8. 71-Kevin Swindell [16] [$160]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms [4] [$150]; 10. 83M-Brock Martin [14] [$150]; 11. 53X-D.J. Foos [10] [$150]; 12. 45-Danny Holtgraver [7] [$150]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker [13] [$150]; 14. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [9] [$150]; 15. 55-Brad Bowman [11] [$150]; 16. O9-Craig Mintz [6] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver Total Diff Wins T-5 T-10 QT

1 Daryn Pittman 9429 0 8 43 56 13

2 Donny Schatz 9377 -52 21 42 56 3

3 Paul McMahan 9079 -350 3 29 50 16

4 Joey Saldana 8837 -592 1 20 41 5

5 Sammy Swindell 8765 -664 3 16 41 4

6 Craig Dollansky 8755 -674 6 17 36 1

7 Cody Darrah 8491 -938 2 12 26 2

8 Steve Kinser 8441 -988 2 9 31 0

9 Kerry Madsen 8367 -1062 3 14 35 1

10 Jason Sides 8272 -1157 0 12 31 1

11 Kraig Kinser 8267 -1162 1 8 32 1

12 Chad Kemenah 8194 -1235 0 13 23 2

13 David Gravel 7132 -2297 1 7 24 2

14 Tim Kaeding 6646 -2783 9 26 34 1

15 Bill Rose 4730 -4699 0 0 2 0

16 Brad Sweet 3816 -5613 1 10 13 2

17 Sam Hafertepe Jr. 3598 -5831 0 1 7 1

18 Brian Brown 3388 -6041 0 5 13 0

19 Greg Wilson 2968 -6461 0 1 3 0

20 Jac Haudenschild 2747 -6682 0 8 10 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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

Rain Forces Cancellation of Night One Four Crown Nationals Events at Eldora Speedway

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Series heads to Lernerville Saturday night for Commonwealth Clash

ROSSBURG, Ohio - Sept 20, 2013 - Late afternoon rain fronting a growing and unstable weather system has forced the cancellation of night number one of the Four Crown Nationals and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series portion of the event.

Night one events will not be rescheduled. Saturday's Four Crown Nationals portion of USAC Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget event at Eldora Speedway are still on as scheduled.

For ticket and rain check information visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

Daryn Pittman leads the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship over five-time champion Donny Schatz. Pittman enters tomorrow night's Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway with an advantage of 70 points.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2014

Homecoming for Outlaws next April at site of inaugural event in suburban Dallas

MESQUITE, Texas – Sept. 19, 2013 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is returning to the place where it all began, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, with a weekend that immediately stands out as a must-see event on the 2014 schedule.

The Texas Outlaw Nationals will feature two complete shows and plenty of off-track activities for the fans on Friday, April 18, 2014, and Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the track where the series ran its first race on March 18, 1978. Some of the greatest sprint car drivers in history have competed on the Devil’s Bowl banked half-mile dirt oval through the years, but “The Greatest Show on Dirt” last raced there on March 15, 2003.

“It’s been a long time since the Outlaws raced where it all began, we’re excited for their return,” Devil’s Bowl owner Lanny Edwards said. “This weekend is going to be big.”

Devil’s Bowl played a key role in the history of the series, and on Saturday, April 19, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will honor its founder by awarding the first Ted Johnson Cup to the winner.

“Coming home to Devil’s Bowl in Mesquite is exciting, and honoring Ted is also very important to us,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “To race in Ted’s honor at the site of his first World of Outlaws event will be a highly emotional night, for sure. The Texas Outlaw Nationals will be a huge homecoming for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and an event to remember.”

Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Sammy Swindell earned 12 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins at Devil’s Bowl while Steve Kinser has 10 wins at the semi-banked half-mile oval in suburban Dallas. Swindell, Kinser and the rest of the Outlaws will battle the best of Texas and travelers from across the country in the richest race the state has ever seen. Saturday night’s feature will pay $20,000 to the winner and $1,000 to start while Friday night’s show will pay $8,000-to-win for a total weekend payout in excess of $100,000.

Reserved seating in advance will be available for this historic event. The entire front grandstand will be reserved assigned seating. A special fan bonus will allow access to the pits with a “Fan Pit Pass” available only with tickets purchased in advance.

Two-day reserved tickets are $69 and premium reserved tickets are $79, both include the free fan pit pass if purchased by March 15, 2014. Reserved two-day tickets for children ages 12-and-under are $30. Reserved camping sites will also be available immediately for $19.

Pit passes will be $35 each day for DIRTcar and Devil’s Bowl Speedway members, $40 for non-members.

Rounding out the event will be the Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modifieds on each night.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. Eastern by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or calling 877-395-8606.

For more information on the Texas Outlaw Nationals, click www.WoOSprint.com or visit www.DevilsBowl.com.

Previous World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winners at Devil’s Bowl Speedway :

2003 – Tyler Walker on March 15

2002 – Joey Saldana on March 16

2001 – Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on Oct. 27

2000 – Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 28

1999 – Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nationals finale), Gary Wright on Oct. 15

1998 – Steve Kinser on March 21

1997 – Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on Oct. 18

1996 – Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on Oct. 19

1995 – Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on Oct. 21

1994 – Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 23

1993 – Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on Oct. 23

1992 – Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on Oct. 24

1988 – Dave Blaney on March 19, Steve Kinser on June 18

1987 – Sammy Swindell on March 15, Bobby Davis Jr., on June 20

1986 – Bobby Allen on March 9, Sammy Swindell on June 21

1985 – Steve Kinser on March 3, Sammy Swindell on June 21

1984 – Steve Kinser on March 4, Bobby Davis, Jr., on May 4, Jeff Swindell on June 22

1983 – Doug Wolfgang on April 22, Ron Shuman on June 24

1982 – Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 20, Steve Kinser on June 25

1981 – Danny Smith on March 14, Doug Wolfgang on March 21, Ron Shuman on June 26

1980 – Doug Wolfgang on March 15, Sammy Swindell on March 22, Sammy Swindell on June 27, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 13

1979 – Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 8

1978 – Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 16

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), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.

 

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Eldora & Lernerville

‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ heads to Four Crown Nationals and Commonwealth Clash

ROSSBURG, Ohio - Sept. 18, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series thunders into a two legendary tracks this weekend, Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway.

Friday night the series kicks off the Four Crown Nationals at famed half-mile Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. On Saturday night the series invades Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash.

Daryn Pittman has maintained the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead as the season enters its final stretch of events. Pittman owns a 70-point advantage over five-time and defending champion Donny Schatz.

WHEN

· Friday, Sept. 20, at Eldora Speedway. Hot laps begin at 6:00 P.M.

· Saturday, Sept. 21, at Lernerville Speedway. Hot laps begin at 7:30 P.M.

WHERE

· Eldora Speedway is located 2 1/2 miles north of Rossburg on SR 118 (60 miles

· northwest of Dayton). Click on the link for a map ( https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=13929+State+Route+118,+New+Weston,+OH+45348+(Eldora+Speedway)&hl=en&sll=40.319048,-84.634852&sspn=0.002736,0.006351&geocode=CVzK_UE19ZSRFSc4ZwId4JX0-iHeHKTj4HCHQA&mra=mift&t=h&z=18)

· To get to Lernerville Speedway take SR 28 north of I-76 to exit 17, then go 4.6 miles north on SR 356. Click on the link for a map ( http://goo.gl/maps/jcThp)

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Eldora Speedway is a high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record is 12.707 seconds by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002

Previous A-Feature winners at Eldora Speedway:

2013 - Kerry Madsen on May 3, Daryn Pittman on May 4, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Brad Sweet on July 13

2012 - Chad Kemenah on May 4, Sammy Swindell on May 5, Joey Saldana on July 13, Sammy Swindell on July 14

2011 - Joey Saldana on May 8, Tim Shaffer on July 15, Tyler Walker on July 16, Joey Saldana on Sept. 23

2010 - Joey Saldana on May 8, Paul McMahan on May 9, Joey Saldana on July 16, Steve Kinser on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 24

2009 - Donny Schatz on May 9, Terry McCarl on July 17, Donny Schatz on July 18, Jason Sides on Sept. 25

2008 - Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman on July 13, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19

2007 - Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 21

2006 - Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana on July 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4

2005 - Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5

2004 - Steve Kinser on April 10, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Dale Blaney on July 16, Jason Sides on July 17, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6

2003 - Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8

2002 - Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana on July 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2

2001 - Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3

2000 - Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4

1999 - Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6

1998 - Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7

1997 - Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8

1996 - Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera on July 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9

1995 - Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11

1994 - Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12

1993 - Dave Blaney on April 18, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13

1992 - Sammy Swindell on April 12

1991 - Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8

1990 - Steve Kinser on April 22, Steve Kinser on June 9

1989 - Jeff Swindell on April 23, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5

1988 - Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27

1987 - Steve Kinser on April 12, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8

1986 - Bobby Allen on Aug. 9

1985 - Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10

1984 - Ron Shuman on April 8

1983 - Brad Doty on May 22

1982 - Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17

1981 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18

1980 - Sammy Swindell on April 13, Steve Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on July 5, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19

1979 - Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21

1978 - Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29

Lernerville Speedway is a high-banked, 4/10-mile oval. The track record is 12.334 seconds by Joey Saldana on May. 15, 2002

Previous A-Feature winners at Lernerville Speedway:

2013 - Daryn Pittman on July 16, Donny Schatz July 16

2012 - Craig Dollansky on July 17, Tony Stewart on July 17, Dale Blaney on Sept. 22

2011 - Dale Blaney on July 19, Tim Shaffer on July 19, Jason Meyers on Sept. 24

2010 - Lance Dewease on July 20, Joey Saldana on July 20, Donny Schatz on Sept. 25

2009 - Danny Lasoski on July 22, Stevie Smith on July 22

2008 - Jason Meyers on May 13, Steve Kinser on July 15

2007 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Donny Schatz on July 17

2006 - Dean Jacobs on May 19; Donny Schatz on July 18

2005 - Steve Kinser on May 21, Tim Shaffer on July 19

2004 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 20

2003 - Donny Schatz on May 21

2002 - Stevie Smith on May 15, Ed Lynch, Jr., on July 23

2001 - Mark Kinser on July 24, Danny Wood on Sept. 25

2000 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Sammy Swindell on July 25, Stevie Smith on Sept. 26

1999 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Mark Kinser on July 27

1998 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Mark Kinser on July 28

1997 - Sammy Swindell on May 20, Mark Kinser on July 29

1996 - Mark Kinser on May 21, Mark Kinser on July 30

1995 - Steve Kinser on May 23, Stevie Smith on Aug. 1

1994 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 2

1993 - Kenny Jacobs on May 25, Jeff Swindell on Aug. 3, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30

1992 - Sammy Swindell on May 20, Sammy Swindell on July 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 30

1991 - Jeff Swindell on May 22, Bobby Davis, Jr., on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 14

1990 - Sammy Swindell on May 23, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Oct. 8

1989 - Dave Blaney on May 24, Tim Green on July 31, Dave Blaney on Oct. 11

1988 - Dave Blaney on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 27

1987 - Steve Kinser on May 20, Steve Kinser on July 29

1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 21, Steve Kinser on July 30

1985 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Sammy Swindell on July 31

1984 - Sammy Swindell on June 8, Brad Doty on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 9

1983 - Sammy Swindell on June 10, Sammy Swindell on June 11, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Aug. 3

1982 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Rick Ferkel on Oct. 12

1981 - Steve Kinser on June 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 1

1980 - Doug Wolfgang on May 14, Rick Ferkel on July 16

1979 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 29

TICKETS

· Tickets for Eldora Speedway can be purchased by visiting http://eldoraspeedway.ticketforce.com/

· Tickets for Lernerville Speedway can be purchased by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com

Craig Dollansky - DollanskyRacing.com

David Gravel - DavidGravel89G.com

Chad Kemenah - ChadKemenah.com

Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com

Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com

Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com

Bill Rose - BillRoseRacing.com

Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com

Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com

Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

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Ian Madsen Earns First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win

Ian Madsen Earns First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win

 

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - Sept. 14, 2013 - Ian Madsen cruised to the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway's Clash at the Creek.

The Australia native and brother of Kerry Madsen was chasing Craig Dollansky in the early going at the 3/8-mile banked oval when Dollansky's car had a mechanical issue on lap 6 of the 35-lap main event. Ian Madsen surged into the lead as Dollansky pulled into the infield, then he had to hold off championship leader Daryn Pittman on two restarts in a light rain.

Both times Madsen pulled away from Pittman to finally earn his first series victory, and together with Kerry become only the fifth set of brothers to win World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races. The Madsens join Bobby and Joey Allen, Dave and Dale Blaney, Kenny and Dean Jacobs, and Sammy and Jeff Swindell as brothers with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car wins.

Pittman advanced from fifth to second in the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips GF1 to increase his lead in the overall championship standings to 70 points with eight A-mains remaining in the season. Paul McMahan was quickest in qualifying for the 16th time this season and finished right behind Pittman in third. Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

Madsen, in his Stepping Stone Genetics KPC, is the 20th different driver to earn a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory this season and joins Shane Golobic as the only two drivers to earn the first series wins of their careers in 2013. Ian Madsen, the younger of the two Madsen brothers from St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia, qualified seventh before winning his heat race, dash and the feature.

"It's always been a dream of mine to win one of these races and to come out tonight and do it is just unbelievable," Ian Madsen said. "This car has been a pleasure to drive. I've been out here a number of years trying to get a win and it is awesome to get it done. I just tried to get the best restarts I could and go as hard I could. I can't really put it into words right now, it's just really special.

McMahan tracked down Pittman late in the race, but couldn't get around the points leader.

"We were pretty good, but I messed up on a double-file restart and fell back to sixth and had to battle our way back to third," said McMahan, the CJB Motorsports driver from Nashville, Tenn. "When we got into lapped traffic, that was our only shot at getting past Daryn, but I didn't think I would get all the way clear of him. It's been a rough few weeks for us out on the West Coast swing."

The championship battle continues to swing towards Pittman with Donny Schatz finishing sixth on Saturday night. With his runner-up finish and three qualifying points, Pittman now commands a 70-point lead with eight events to go.

The entire race, including caution periods, ran in just 14 minutes as track and series officials pushed the program forward with inclement weather in the area.


On Friday, Sept. 20, the series returns Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the 4 Crown Nationals with hot laps are scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Eastern. The series then continues east on Saturday, Sept. 21, for the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

For a complete schedule and results from all of the events this season, click www.WoOSprint.com.

 

DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES - For a series-leading 16th time this year and second night in a row, Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval with a time of 11.727 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Steve Kinser (4 points), Daryn Pittman (3), David Heskin (2) and Terry McCarl(1). ... Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky and Scott Winters won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 38th time this year... Ian Madsen won the dash for the first time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Craig Dollansky; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; STP ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana UNOH ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Superflow ($50 cash): David Gravel; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Bill Rose;KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Ian Madsen;Armor All (case of product): Matt Waslund.; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Daryn Pittman, ; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates):Paul McMahan, David Gravel, Craig Dollansky ; JE Pistons (set of rings): Bill Rose.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Deer Creek Speedway; Spring Valley, Minn.; Sept. 14, 2013

A-Main - (35 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$5,500]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$3,200]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [6] [$2,800]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,300]; 7. 56-David Heskin [3] [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [13] [$2,050]; 10. 1M-Danny Lasoski [16] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$1,500]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl [11] [$1,200]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [17] [$1,100]; 14. 6G-David Gravel [7] [$1,050]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [19] [$1,000]; 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska [18] [$900]; 17. 82-Scott Winters [10] [$800]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell [15] [$800]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [21] [$800]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [23] [$800]; 21. 19-Donovan Peterson [24] [$800]; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [20] [$800]; 23. 7K-Dustin Selvage [22] [$800]; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-5, Ian Madsen 6-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+6].

Qualifying: 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.727; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.744; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.772; 4. 56-David Heskin, 11.776; 5. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.800; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.803; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.829; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.851; 9. 82-Scott Winters, 11.873; 10. 6G-David Gravel, 11.897; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.907; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.909; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.912; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.930; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.976; 16. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 11.976; 17. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.001; 18. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 12.024; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 12.046; 20. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 12.067; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 12.088; 22. 7K-Dustin Selvage, 12.172; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer, 12.396; 24. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 12.419; 25. 19-Donovan Peterson, 12.541; 26. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.587; 27. 63-Chad Kemenah, 21.616.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 6G-David Gravel [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 56-David Heskin [3]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski [6]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 7K-Dustin Selvage [8]; 9. 19-Donovan Peterson [9].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [7]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9]; 9. 91-Dusty Zomer [8].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 82-Scott Winters [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 8. 4W-Matt Wasmund [8]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [9].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 3. 56-David Heskin [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 7. 6G-David Gravel [8]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [9]; 10. 82-Scott Winters [7].

Last Chance Showdown - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 2. 6-Bill Rose [3] [-]; 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [2] [-]; 4. 7K-Dustin Selvage [4] [-]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [9] [-]; 6. 19-Donovan Peterson [7] [-]; 7. 97-Alan Gilbertson [8] [$200]; 8. 4W-Matt Wasmund [6] [$180]; 9. 91-Dusty Zomer [5] [$175].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T- 5

T - 10

QT

1 Daryn Pittman

9297

0

8