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Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next week at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway

PEVELY, Mo. - April 30, 2016 - Rain and heavily saturated grounds at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 have forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event scheduled for today.

The event will not be rescheduled.

Fans who purchased advance tickets have several options available to them. Tickets can be converted to Ironman 55 weekend (Aug. 5 and 6) tickets at face value. They can be converted to 2017 Spring Classic tickets. Or tickets can be exchanged for another event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event on July 2.

The ticket office at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST). All buyers who purchased tickets through the track should call (636) 479-3219.

The World of Outlaws ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and will handle all ticket requests made by those who purchased online or over the phone with the World of Outlaws. To reach the World of Outlaws ticket office, call 844 DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Wednesday, May 4 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. To find out more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Jacksonville-Speedway.

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

 

 

Heavy Rain Postpones World of Outlaws at Salina Highbanks

Persistent rain forces race to be rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 22

SALINA, Okla. - April 29, 2016 - Heavy and persistent rain has forced the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to postpone the series event at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway scheduled for today.

The event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. All advance ticket purchasers for Salina will be able to use their tickets for the makeup event.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the annual Spring Classic. For more information on the Spring Classic, visit WoOSprint.com/Spring-Classic. Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased at the track box office.

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

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

 

 

 

At A Glance: Outlaws Storm Into Midwest for First Time in 2016

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series head to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Spring Classic on Saturday, April 30

CONCORD, N.C. - April 28, 2016 - For the first time in 2016, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will venture into the heartland of the United States as they travel to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and then the annual Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 30.

Just two months into the grueling 10-month long 2016 season, there have already been eight different winners in just 20 races, which is on par with the 2015 season that had nine different winners at this same point.

Emotions Running Wild

Jason Sides is the most recent World of Outlaws competitor to claim a checkered flag, as he did so at his home race track of I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. just two days ago. Sides continues a trend of drivers claiming emotional wins, as Shane Stewart and Joey Saldana each had a tough time putting into words how much their wins at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas meant last weekend.

Home Track Advantage

Stewart, who sits second in the points standings and is a Bixby, Okla. -native, will be returning to his home racetrack on Friday night at Salina Highbanks, as the series returns to the track located in northeast Oklahoma for the fifth time in six years.

Another Oklahoma native is 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman. Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., has never won at his home track in series action, but has scored two third-place finishes in 2014 and 2012, and has never finished outside the top seven.

Overnight Delivery

Following action at Salina Highbanks, the the series will travel 350 miles overnight into The Show Me State, where the Outlaws will return to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the 20th consecutive year, and 26th time since 1987.

In 2015, current NASCAR driver Christopher Bell captured the checkered flag at the Spring Classic after fighting with Jason Sides and Sammy Swindell for much of the feature, then holding them off late for the thrilling victory.

No Place Like Home

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Clyde Knipp has rejoined the Outlaws after he missed most of the first of the season due to school. Knipp, a California, Mo. -native, will be competing at his home track with the Outlaws for the first time ever after a tough finish at I-30 Speedway, in which the rookie ended his night in the Last Chance Showdown after flipping multiple times.

Knipp is the only Outlaws regular who will be at home in the state of Missouri, but Hunter Scheurenberg (Sikeston) and Joe B. Miller (Millersville) are also from The Show Me State and competed with the Outlaws at I-30 Speedway.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29 visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Salina-Highbanks-Speedway, and for the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 30 visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/I-55-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
SALINA HIGHBANKS SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 11.177 seconds and was established by Craig Dollansky on April 26, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winner:
2015 - Shane Stewart on May 1
2014 - Joey Saldana on April 25
2013 - Craig Dollansky on April 26
2011 - Craig Dollansky on May 3

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 is a high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. The track record is 10.189 seconds and was established by Stevie Smith on March 30, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Christopher Bell on May 2, Donny Schatz on Aug. 7, Shane Stewart on Aug. 8
2014 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Paul McMahan on Aug. 1, Kerry Madsen on Aug. 2
2013 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 3
2012 - Craig Dollansky on Oct. 13, Jason Sides on Oct. 13
2011 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 5
2010 - Joey Saldana on April 17, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 6, Jason Meyers on Aug. 7
2009 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 7, Joey Saldana on Aug. 8
2008 - Jason Meyers on April 5
2007 - Joey Saldana on July 7
2006 - Donny Schatz on April 1, Brooke Tatnell on July 8
2005 - Kraig Kinser on April 2, Chad Kemenah on July 8
2004 - Craig Dollansky on April 17, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 7
2003 - Steve Kinser on April 12, Tyler Walker on July 12
2002 - Jac Haudenschild on March 30, Daryn Pittman on July 13
2001 - Randy Hannagan on March 24, Stevie Smith on July 14
2000 - Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1999 - Jac Haudenschild on July 24
1998 - Stevie Smith on July 25, Andy Hillenburg on Oct. 10
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 18, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 11
1996 - Mark Kinser on June 12
1992 - Steve Kinser on June 10
1991 - Sammy Swindell on May 4
1990 - Sammy Swindell on April 14
1989 - Doug Wolfgang on April 15, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 11
1988 - Steve Kinser on April 23
1987 - Brad Doty on April 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 25

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

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

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for FREE on the DIRTVision Radio Network to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29 and the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 30.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series crosses into the state of Illinois for the first time in 2016, as the series returns to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway for the first time since 2014.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 2817 0 5 17 19 3
2 2 Shane Stewart 2720 -97 2 12 19 0
3 15 Donny Schatz 2712 -105 5 13 18 2
4 83 Joey Saldana 2699 -118 2 11 16 3
5 9 Daryn Pittman 2693 -124 3 12 15 3
6 5 David Gravel 2638 -179 1 9 15 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 2592 -225 1 6 14 2
8 7s Jason Sides 2487 -330 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2432 -385 0 0 5 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2374 -443 0 1 5 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2232 -585 0 0 1 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 2082 -735 0 1 1 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 1970 -847 0 4 9 0
14 88 Terry McCarl 1964 -853 0 0 2 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1769 -1048 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1328 -1489 0 1 5 0
17 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1609 0 1 2 0
18 0 Bud Kaeding 1004 -1813 0 0 2 0
19 88N D.J. Netto 978 -1839 0 0 0 0
20 26 Willie Croft 978 -1839 0 1 2 0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK 
There have been 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 106
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 84
4. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
5. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
6. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
8. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
9. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
10. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
11. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
12. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
13. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 8
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
15. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
5. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

Time Trial leaders (11 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
6. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (18 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 8
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 9
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
3. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 7
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 7
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 4
8. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
13. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (20 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 6
4 - 6
6 - 6
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $93,500
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $88,000
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $83,900
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $75,900
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $66,500
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $54,550
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $45,150
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $36,800
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $27,600
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $25,500
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $16,550
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $15,175
13.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $14,450

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

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

 

 

 

Sides Scores Home Track Victory at I-30 Speedway

Captures first victory of the season in front of hometown crowd

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - April 26, 2016 - With friends and family standing next to him in victory lane, Jason Sides exited his car after scoring the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win on Tuesday night at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

The victory, his first since night one of the Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park in July 2015, was especially memorable for Sides, who is just over a two hour drive from his hometown of Bartlett, Tenn.

"I am glad everyone made it over from the Memphis, Tenn. area," Sides said. "I guess Pevely (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55) is the next closest to home, but this is our home track now and I just appreciate everybody coming out on a Tuesday night."

In the closing laps of the 40-lap feature, Sides had to hold off a late race charge from the Big Game Tree Stands/Nyce Crete & Landis No. 5 of David Gravel, who had overcame a deficit of over a second to get to Sides' back bumper. Gravel, who tried a last lap dive bomb for the lead, came up just short and settled for a second-place finish.

"I thought we had something for him," Gravel said. "A couple more laps with those lapped cars and we maybe could've gotten him. But we will take a second, it was a good run for us and we will see what happens in the future.

"We were just trying to do some things different. Sometimes people get too tentative and just run around the bottom, so you just got to keep your momentum up and keep your wing speed up."

Added third place finisher Daryn Pittman on Sides' home track victory:

"I was probably Jason's biggest fan there the last four laps cheering him on. I knew this would be a pretty big win for him, obviously being from close to here, and one of his home tracks. Pretty cool to see him win in front of all the people he has here - his friends and family."

To start the night, Gravel's CJB Motorsports teammate and World of Outlaws champion, Sammy Swindell, set quick-time at the track he has won at three times in series action: twice in 1981 and again in 1992.

Swindell continued his early-night dominance as he led every lap of his heat race and easily earned a spot in the dash.

The invert draw proved to be unlucky for Swindell, as he had to start at the rear of the six-car field following an invert of six. To make matters worse, Swindell eventually lost a motor on the opening laps of the eight-lap dash, and had to take his car to the pits where his team hastily started replacing the motor for the feature.

Oklahoma driver, Brady Bacon, won the dash, which gave him the best view of the green flag for the feature. Unfortunately for Bacon, he lost the lead to the King Racing Products/East Coast Logistics No. 7S of Sides on the opening lap, as the second-place starter easily rocketed to the top spot.

Sides dominated the feature as he led all 40 laps, the victory did not come easy for the 43-year-old driver. Multiple cautions early in the feature never allowed the leader to build up a lead, but also kept Sides from encountering heavy lapped traffic at the 1/4-mile track.

Sides held off challenges from Bacon on the early restarts, then had to fight off challenges from Pittman in the No. 9 Great Clips/Sage Fruit car, who had started third and stayed glued to the front of the field all race long.

Pittman eventually lost the runner-up position to Gravel on a late-race restart, as Gravel jumped from fifth to second in one lap.

"The caution flags hurt and helped, I hated the restarts but it kept us out of lapped traffic," Sides said. "I didn't know [David Gravel] was out there in the closing laps. I saw Daryn [Pittman] on the restarts but I never knew that [David] Gravel got by him on the restart.

"That's good for him, but I am just happy we got the win here. It's as close as we get to home, and I love this place!"

Gravel tried everything he could to rattle Sides for the lead, but Sides held firm at the front of the field, as Gravel settled for second, his first podium finish since Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on April 15.

"You can't complain with second," Gravel said. "We had a really good car there early, it got tight and scared me a little bit, but I got a few more laps under me and got more confident.

"We got a little free in one and two on those last three laps. We had something there but came up just a little bit short. It really would've been good to get a win there. My buddy Tyler back home got in a real bad car accident and he's still in a coma, so we were trying to get a win here for him but we will get one soon."

Pittman continued his recent podium domination, as he picked up his fourth top-three finish in the last four races.

"It was a good race, we kept making gains on our car all night," Pittman said. "This is a track I have never had a lot of success at, so we were able to run up front and contend for the win.

"That last restart we kind of got pinched on the bottom and just didn't get a good start and got beat, and then [David] Gravel got by us. The car just went away on us a little bit at the end, but all-in-all a great night for our Great Clips team. We will take third and go on to Friday. [Salina Highbanks Speedway] is a really cool track and one that I look forward to going to and hopefully we will be able to improve a few spots there."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series make their annual return to north eastern Oklahoma, as they travel to Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29. For ticket purchasing options and event information visit www.WoOSprint.com/Salina-Highbanks-Speedway.

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

I-30 Speedway Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Jason Sides, leading his first laps of the season, became the eighth different winner in 20 races in 2016...Daryn Pittman tied teammate Brad Sweet with most podium finishes at 11 on the season...David Gravel ties Jason Johnson with third most heat wins on the season at seven.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Brady Bacon;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): N/A; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Aaron Reutzel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; I-30 Speedway; Little Rock, Ark.; April 26, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,500]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [1][$2,300]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [14][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [9][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [16][$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [11][$1,500]; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson [19][$1,200]; 13. 31B-Carson Macedo [22][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$1,050]; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$1,000]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [6][$900]; 17. 4-Danny Smith [17][$800]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks [20][$800]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10][$800]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [21][$800]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$800]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 23. 51B-Joe B Miller [15][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]. Lap Leaders: Jason Sides 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 31B-Carson Macedo [+9].

Qualifying - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.835; 2. 5-David Gravel, 11.881; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.903; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.911; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.918; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.975; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.060; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.067; 9. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.082; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.096; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.101; 12. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.121; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.131; 14. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.156; 15. 51B-Joe B Miller, 12.165; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.166; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.185; 18. 31B-Carson Macedo, 12.190; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.197; 20. 4-Danny Smith, 12.268; 21. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.274; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.289; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.297; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.308; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.406; 26. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 12.412; 27. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.978

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [8]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [5]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7]; 8. 31B-Carson Macedo [6]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17W-Bryan Clauson [4][-]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks [1][-]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6][-]; 4. 31B-Carson Macedo [2][-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [5][-]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$200]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera [8][$200]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

2817

0

5

17

19

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

2720

-97

2

12

19

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

2712

-105

5

13

18

2

4

83

Joey Saldana

2699

-118

2

11

16

3

5

9

Daryn Pittman

2693

-124

3

12

15

3

6

5

David Gravel

2638

-179

1

9

15

0

7

41

Jason Johnson

2592

-225

1

6

14

2

8

7S

Jason Sides

2487

-330

1

1

8

1

9

7

Paul McMahan

2432

-385

0

0

5

0

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

2374

-443

0

1

5

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

2232

-585

0

0

1

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

2082

-735

0

1

1

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

1970

-847

0

4

9

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

1964

-853

0

0

2

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1769

-1048

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1328

-1489

0

1

5

0

17

41X

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-1609

0

1

2

0

18

O

Bud Kaeding

1004

-1813

0

0

2

0

19

26

Willie Croft

978

-1839

0

1

2

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

978

-1839

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Outlaws Make Triumphant Return to I-30 Speedway

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invade track located in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday April 26 after 20-year hiatus

CONCORD, N.C. - April 25, 2016 - For the first time since 1994, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to I-30 Speedway located in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday, April 26, as the series heads east following the two month-long western swing.

The last time the World of Outlaws battled on the clay of I-30, Mark Kinser wrapped up his third win at the track in four years after capturing the flag in 1991, '92 and '94. Kinser's cousin, and 20-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser, won the first event at the track during the Outlaw's inauguraul season in 1979.

This season there have been seven different winners in 19 races, with seven-time champion Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet leading the way with five wins apiece. Shane Stewart and Joey Saldana also have multiple wins after each claiming a win the last time the Outlaws were on track at the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

In the standings, Sweet continues to lead over Stewart, but the top seven spots are separated by less than 200 markers with more than 70 races left in the season.

Discount General Admission tickets can be purchased at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each ticket purchased at an O'Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O'Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/I-30Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
I-30 SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 1/4-mile clay oval. The track record is 13.571 seconds was established by Mark Kinser on Sept. 21, 2000.

Previous A-Feature Winners:
1994 - Mark Kinser on April 23
1993 - Mark Kinser on April 2
1992 - Sammy Swindell on May 1
1991 - Mark Kinser on May 16
1981 - Sammy Swindell on March 25, Sammy Swindell on May 27
1980 - Bobby Allen on Sept. 3
1979 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 5

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

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

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for FREE on the DIRTVision Radio Network to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at I-30 Speedway on Tuesday, April 26.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travel into that state of Oklahoma for their only visit of the season when they swarm Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 2677 0 5 16 18 3
2 2 Shane Stewart 2590 -87 2 12 18 0
3 15 Donny Schatz 2570 -107 5 12 17 2
4 83 Joey Saldana 2565 -112 2 11 15 3
5 9 Daryn Pittman 2549 -128 3 11 14 3
6 5 David Gravel 2492 -185 1 8 14 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 2484 -193 1 6 14 2
8 7s Jason Sides 2337 -340 0 0 7 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2304 -373 0 0 5 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2284 -393 0 1 5 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2110 -567 0 0 1 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 1980 -697 0 1 1 0
13 88 Terry McCarl 1914 -763 0 0 2 0
14 29 Kerry Madsen 1834 -843 0 4 8 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1650 -1027 0 2 5 0
16 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1469 0 1 2 0
17 17W Bryan Clauson 1202 -1475 0 1 5 0
18 0 Bud Kaeding 1004 -1673 0 0 2 0
19 88N D.J. Netto 978 -1699 0 0 0 0
20 26 Willie Croft 978 -1699 0 1 2 0

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 19 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1

Total Laps Led (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 106
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 84
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
7. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
8. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
9. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
10. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
11. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
12. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 8
13. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
14. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
5. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

Time Trial leaders (10 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
6. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Podium Finishes (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 11
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 8
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 9
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
3. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 7
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
6. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 4
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
13. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (19 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 6
4 - 6
6 - 5
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $91,000
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $85,200
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $80,700
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $73,900
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $64,400
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $49,050
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $44,350
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $27,400
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $26,800
10. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $24,000
11. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $15,500
12. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $14,450
13. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $14,375

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Earns Emotional Texas Outlaw Nationals Victory

Captures Ted Johnson Memorial trophy at Devil's Bowl Speedway

MESQUITE, Texas - April 23, 2016 - An emotional Shane Stewart climbed from his car and wiped away tears of joy after he fought his way to the front of the field and claimed Saturday night's Texas Outlaw Nationals $20,000 to-win finale at Devil's Bowl Speedway, his second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Stewart is just the third driver to chisel his name into the Ted Johnson Memorial trophy, after Daryn Pittman claimed the inaugural event in 2014 and Donny Schatz won in 2015.

"I'm a little choked up, this is a big win for me," Stewart said. "A lot of people have helped me get to this point. I drove for a lot of good car owners, like my mom and dad who are here.

"It's been a long road to get here that's for sure, and some days you don't think you're ever going to get here but when you finally do it makes it really special. There were plenty of times I thought "this is it, I am going to have to get a regular job" but people kept believing in me and giving me opportunities - [team owners] Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] are a great example of that."

Stewart's victory was not due to a lack of competition, as the Bixby, Okla. -native fought his way around Pittman, who owned the top spot for much of the night after leading the opening 23 laps, then held off Joey Saldana for the victory.

"This year we are believing in each other and doing a good job," Saldana said. "Dennis [Roth] is providing us with all the great equipment we need to compete at a high level and that is showing out here on the racetrack, so hopefully we can continue this and keep the Roth family happy."

To start the night, Jason Sides captured the quick-time award, which is his first of the season, then won his heat race to qualify for the dash. Unfortunately for Sides, the dash invert hurt his chances, as he had to start the six-lap race in the sixth position and never returned to the front of the field.

The winner of the dash and first place starter went to Jason Johnson, who started third Friday night and finished fifth. Unfortunately for the Eunice, La. -native, he never led a lap in the 30-lap feature, as Pittman, who started second, rocketed around him for the lead on the opening lap.

Pittman, in the No. 9 Great Clips/Sage Fruit car, appeared to have control over the top spot, much the same way he did Friday night, as he easily pulled away from second place Joey Saldana, who had worked his way up from the fourth position.

Early in the feature Pittman and Saldana stayed nose-to-tail, but it wasn't until a spree of late race cautions that Stewart would enter the picture in his American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2.

Stewart started the feature in the third position and lurked in the top-five the entire race, biding his time and waiting for a chance to challenge the leaders.

That chance came following a red flag with six laps to go.

Stewart worked his way around Saldana on the ensuing restart, then set his sights on the Pittman who was leading. Stewart got by Pittman for the lead just before the race-long leader suffered a flat left rear tire, which all but ended his chances of claiming the win.

Stewart held off challenges from both Saldana in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83 and Kerry Madsen in the Keneric Healthcare/American Racing Wheels No. 29 in the final few laps to capture the victory, one that he was able to share with his family, who was present for the race.

"Restarting on the outside just saved me," Stewart said. "I'll humbly accept this win - we didn't have the best car tonight. We didn't have anything for Daryn [Pittman], and you never want to see a competitor go out with a flat tire, but we were just in the right place at the right time and took full advantage of it."

Saldana, winner of Friday night's feature at Devil's Bowl, finished the runner-up position after again contending for the win, but just coming up one spot short of sweeping the weekend.

"On that last double-file restart, Pittman had a flat tire and you know that tire is going to go down and have an issue," Saldana said. "I ran my car too safe there and got snookered there by Shane [Stewart] and got tight.

"Definitely felt like I had a second place car. I was right there with Daryn [Pittman] on that restart, and you hate losing races on restarts - I lost one last week at Bakersfield Speedway...I have got to get better at that if I am going to win these races like this."

Madsen managed a third place finish after he started the feature in the 10th position and charging his way to the front of the field.

"The car was great," Madsen said. "I had a great time coming from mid-pack to the podium. The track was fantastic and the car was great, my guys did a great job.

"I have two good race cars and I keep letting the guys down. Hopefully, if we continue to get this thing up front, people put so much into this team, and the team deserves better than what I am giving them at the moment."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continue to march east, as they head to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday, April 26. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/I-30Speedway.

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Devil's Bowl Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman continues to lead the series in laps led at 173...Shane Stewart becomes the fifth multi-race winner in 2016...Brad Sweet finished outside of the top-five for only the third time this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Travis Rilat; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): N/A; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Wayne Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Ray Kulhanek; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Devil's Bowl Speedway; Mesquite, Texas; April 23, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$20,000]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [4][$6,000]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [10][$3,750]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5][$3,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,750]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$2,500]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,400]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$2,300]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [8][$2,200]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19][$2,100]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$1,700]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$1,400]; 13. 17-Josh Baughman [12][$1,300]; 14. 95-Matt Covington [7][$1,200]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [18][$1,100]; 16. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [17][$1,000]; 17. 7-Paul McMahan [11][$1,000]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [23][$1,000]; 19. 45X-Johnny Herrera [16][$1,000]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$1,000]; 21. 12W-Dale Wester [21][$1,000]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9][$1,000]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$1,000]; 24. 29T-Travis Rilat [15][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-23, Shane Stewart 24-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2C-Wayne Johnson [+12].

Qualifying - 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.143; 2. 5-David Gravel, 14.224; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.269; 4. 95-Matt Covington, 14.315; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.321; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.347; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.355; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.447; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.457; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.499; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.509; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.525; 13. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 14.575; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.661; 15. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.662; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.707; 17. 21T-Ray Kulhanek, 14.740; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.791; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.810; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.866; 21. 29T-Travis Rilat, 14.975; 22. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.027; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.370; 24. 12W-Dale Wester, 15.779; 25. 3-Raven Culp, 16.559

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington [2]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera [5]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 9. 3-Raven Culp [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [6]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 29T-Travis Rilat [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 12W-Dale Wester [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3][-]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4][-]; 3. 12W-Dale Wester [6][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][-]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 7. 3-Raven Culp [7][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 2677 0 5 16 18 3
2 2 Shane Stewart 2590 -87 2 12 18 0
3 15 Donny Schatz 2570 -107 5 12 17 2
4 83 Joey Saldana 2565 -112 2 11 15 3
5 9 Daryn Pittman 2549 -128 3 11 14 3
6 5 David Gravel 2492 -185 1 8 14 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 2484 -193 1 6 14 2
8 7s Jason Sides 2337 -340 0 0 7 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2304 -373 0 0 5 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2284 -393 0 1 5 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2110 -567 0 0 1 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 1980 -697 0 1 1 0
13 88 Terry McCarl 1914 -763 0 0 2 0
14 29 Kerry Madsen 1834 -843 0 4 8 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1650 -1027 0 2 5 0
16 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1469 0 1 2 0
17 17W Bryan Clauson 1202 -1475 0 1 5 0
18 0 Bud Kaeding 1004 -1673 0 0 2 0
19 88N D.J. Netto 978 -1699 0 0 0 0
20 26 Willie Croft 978 -1699 0 1 2 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saldana Outduels Pittman for Texas Outlaw Nationals Victory

Captures lead with two laps to go to win opening night at Devil�s Bowl Speedway

MESQUITE, Texas - April 22, 2016 - Joey Saldana charged from his fifth starting position to rocket around a red-hot Daryn Pittman with just two laps remaining to claim the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday night.

Saldana returned to victory lane for the first time since the opening night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3.

"We've had a really good car this year, but the driver's made a lot of mistakes," Saldana said. "Tonight everything hit on all cylinders and it was just an awesome night...I can't thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for this opportunity.

"It was just a great effort by everybody tonight, they worked really hard and I am proud of what we have done tonight. It shows that we should have done more of this but I have got to do a better job, and tonight I feel like I did a pretty good job."

Pittman, after leading the majority of the 25-lap feature, settled for a second-place finish, the seventh time he has finished in the runner-up position this season.

"We were sniffing three in-a-row, but just got beat at the end of the race," Pittman said. "I got in traffic and got tighter as the race went on and I guess I was just kind of afraid to try a different line.

"I wasn't really close enough to a lapped car to try the bottom and so I just got tight behind a lapped car there and got rolled up and Joey [Saldana] drove by us on the bottom in one and two. I don't know if he was running down there the whole time, but he stayed down there the rest of the race."

 

To start the night, Sam Haftertepe Jr. in the Wells Engines/Highway 79 Collision Center No. 15H, looked to have the car to beat as he paced qualifying and captured the win in his heat to gain admittance to the dash. Hafertepe started on the pole-position for the six-lap dash after drawing a zero for the invert.

The Texas native continued his early night dominance, as he rolled to the victory in the dash after leading every lap and holding off a challenge from Kerry Madsen.

Once the green flag fell to start the feature event, Madsen, in the Keneric Healthcare/American Racing Wheels No. 29, accomplished what he could not do in the dash, and made his way around Haftertepe to claim the top spot.

Madsen's grip on the top spot was short lived and slipped away following an early race caution that allowed Pittman, who started the race in the third position and worked his way into second, to restart next to the leader and eventually complete the pass for the lead on lap nine.

As the race reached the latter portions, it appeared Pittman was staring at a three-peat after winning the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Showdown at USA Raceway.

Pittman led a race-high 13 laps but Saldana, in the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, continued to lurk behind the leader. Saldana never allowed the leader to escape his grasps, even as the leaders reached the tail end of the field and started lapping slower cars.

With just a handful of laps remaining, Saldana closed on the leader. With just two laps remaining, the "Brownsburg Bullet" completed the pass on Pittman for the top spot.

Saldana pulled away from Pittman and third-place finisher Brad Sweet to claim the victory on the opening night of the Texas Outlaws Nationals at the historic Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"I moved around a little bit through the top and the middle and I could see Daryn [Pittman] was staying on the bottom and then moved to the top," Saldana said. "For some reason I decided to run the bottom through three and four and I caught some ground on him, so I knew if we got to lapped traffic I could use that. It just worked out, it was a great race, and the fans saw a great race - a lot of different lead changes with people moving all over the place."

Even though Pittman didn't capture the victory, he was still excited to continue their recent momentum and looks forward to tomorrow's race at Devil's Bowl.

"We just got beat, nothing to be disappointed about, we had a great race car," Pittman said. "We were up front tonight and that's all you can ask for. We will come back tomorrow night and try again and try to improve one spot."

Picking up his series leading 16th top-five of the season, Sweet in the Razorback Professional Tools/Riebes Auto Parts No. 49 managed to charge his way from the 11th starting position to score a podium finish.

"My guys have given me great race cars all year and we seem to shine in the A-mains," Sweet said. "These are the nights we need to have, big picture-wise, coming from 11th to third.

"We were really coming on strong there, but it was a short race - 25 laps went by really quick. We got caught in lapped traffic and were able to maneuver around a little bit. We got to get the car better for tomorrow night, big money is on the line and a few more laps."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will resume action tomorrow night for round two of the Texas Outlaw Nationals double-header at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Great seats are still available, and can be purchased at the track box office.

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Devil's Bowl Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his fifth KSE Hard Charger Award after gaining 11 spots in the feature...Brad Sweet picked up his series-leading 11th podium finish of the season...Daryn Pittman led 13 laps and continues to lead the series in laps lead at 150.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Ray Kulhanek; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Sam Hafertepe Jr.; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Ray Kulhanek; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Devil's Bowl Speedway; Mesquite, Texas; April 22, 2016.

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [5][$8,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$4,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,500]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2][$2,200]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,100]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,000]; 7. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,800]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [19][$1,600]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [10][$1,500]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1][$1,300]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [15][$1,200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$1,100]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$1,000]; 14. 29T-Travis Rilat [16][$700]; 15. 95-Matt Covington [13][$600]; 16. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [17][$600]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$600]; 18. 17-Josh Baughman [6][$600]; 19. 12W-Dale Wester [23][$600]; 20. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$600]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$600]; 22. 3-Raven Culp [22][$600]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$600]; 24. 45X-Johnny Herrera [24][$600]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-8, Daryn Pittman 9-22, Joey Saldana 23-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+11].

Qualifying - 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.118; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.123; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.169; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.197; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.201; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.206; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.283; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.305; 9. 5-David Gravel, 14.309; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.319; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.347; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.378; 13. 95-Matt Covington, 14.411; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.474; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.557; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.583; 17. 21T-Ray Kulhanek, 14.624; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.654; 19. 29T-Travis Rilat, 14.655; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.771; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.872; 22. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 14.968; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.383; 24. 12W-Dale Wester, 15.714; 25. 3-Raven Culp, 16.143

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 95-Matt Covington [5]; 6. 29T-Travis Rilat [7]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera [8]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 9. 3-Raven Culp [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 6. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [3]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [4]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 4. 3-Raven Culp [7][-]; 5. 12W-Dale Wester [6][-]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera [4][-]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][$300].

 

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

2539

0

5

16

17

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

2440

-99

1

11

17

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

2430

-109

5

11

16

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

2423

-116

3

11

14

3

5

83

Joey Saldana

2419

-120

2

10

14

3

6

41

Jason Johnson

2356

-183

1

6

14

2

7

5

David Gravel

2350

-189

1

7

13

0

8

7s

Jason Sides

2200

-339

0

0

6

0

9

7

Paul McMahan

2188

-351

0

0

5

0

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

2180

-359

0

1

5

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

1990

-549

0

0

1

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

1870

-669

0

1

1

0

13

88

Terry McCarl

1864

-675

0

0

2

0

14

29

Kerry Madsen

1690

-849

0

3

7

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1518

-1021

0

2

4

0

16

41

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-1331

0

1

2

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-1337

0

1

5

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

1004

-1535

0

0

2

0

19

88N

D.J. Netto

978

-1561

0

0

0

0

20

26

Willie Croft

978

-1561

0

1

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Outlaws Return to Their Roots

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series heads to historic Devil�s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals double-header on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23

CONCORD, N.C. - April 21, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will cross out of the Pacific time zone for the first time since early March, as the series treks east to historical Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals this weekend.

Devil's Bowl has a special place in the history of the World of Outlaws. The 1/2-mile track, located just 20 miles from Dallas, Texas, was the site of the first ever World of Outlaws race on March 18, 1978, after former racer, Ted Johnson, organized a group of sprint car drivers to form a national touring series.

The Outlaws again invade its birthplace on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 for a two-night showdown with racing legend and Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford on hand as the Grand Marshal on Saturday. Star of the hit Discovery Channel show "Moonshiners", Tyler Wood, will also be on hand throughout the weekend.

In 2015, Donny Schatz captured the victory on night two. Schatz, who is tied with points-leader Brad Sweet with most wins so far this season at five apiece, also scored a victory at Devil's Bowl in 2014 along with Sweet's teammate Daryn Pittman.

Schatz, Pittman and Sweet each value their annual trip to the historic track, and look forward to this weekend's double-header:

Daryn Pittman, No. 9 Great Clips/Sage Fruit, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb

What does it mean to you as a driver and for the series as a whole to return to such a historical track?

"It's cool to go back to the place where it all started. Lanny [Edwards, the track owner] has been really good to me in my career, and he's personally helped me out when I had my own team and sponsored me with Devil's Bowl and Chili Bowl, when he knew we were just trying to get our name out here. I also like going to Devil's Bowl because I am from pretty close to there - Tulsa - and grew up racing there a lot, and won the first time back in 2013, so that was pretty special too."

After capturing your first win of the season earlier this year in the state of Texas, then winning back-to-back events within the last week, what will it take to carry the momentum into this weekend?

"I felt like we have had momentum all year. We have taken ourselves out of some races and had some finishes that were a little uncharacteristic of our team. But we have been fast and consistent, we just have to keep putting it together. We haven't been struggling at all for speed or any of that - we have been fast everywhere we go."

Donny Schatz, No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance, Tony Stewart Racing

What does it mean to you as a driver and for the series as a whole to return to such a historical track?

"It's an incredible place. We have the luxury of going to a lot of great dirt tracks across the country, but pulling into the gate, with all the history and heritage that's happened there back in the day, and even today, with Lanny Edwards still operating Devil's Bowl. Things stick out in your mind about Lanny - he's a wild operator some days. But the history and heritage is something that's heartfelt and hard to explain to anybody."

After winning at Devil's bowl in both 2014 and 2015, what does it take to be consistently at the front there?

" I don't know if you can say we have been consistent. We had a long absence from Devil's Bowl, so I am excited to be going back there again, it's a place that has a lot of history: the first World of Outlaws race and hometown of Ted Johnson. Those are the sort of things that stick out in your mind when you go there. Getting the win was great, I've missed racing there, so you when you go back to a place your miss, it seems like you always run well there, so we're looking forward to going back."

Brad Sweet, No. 49 Razorback Professional Tools/Riebes Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb

What does it mean to you as a driver and for the series as a whole to return to such a historical track?

"For me, I am a little younger so I wasn't around when the Outlaws started. It's obviously a very prestigious track being the place the Outlaws started. I always heard about some of the shows that Steve [Kinser], Sammy [Swindell], Doug Wolfgang and all those older guys had, so the fact that we get to go back there and keep the series going there after all these years is pretty awesome. It's a historical racetrack so anytime you can win there and put your name on that list of winners is an honor."

How excited are you to return to the Lone Star State after capturing a victory earlier this season at Cotton Bowl Speedway?

"We've just been really good this year, so right now we're excited to go to all of the racetracks. Devil's Bowl hasn't been one of my best tracks, I think my best finish there in a couple of years is fifth or sixth, but I think with this year our car has been a little faster, so we're excited to get back into Texas. After Texas, that leads us into the midpoint of the season, the prime months that can make or break you for sure."

Tickets remain for the both nights of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

ABOUT THE TRACK
DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, 1/2-mile dirt oval. The track record is 13.530 and was established by Mark Kinser on April 24, 1999.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on April 25
2014 - Donny Schatz on April 18, Daryn Pittman on April 19
2003 - Tyler Walker on March 15
2002 - Joey Saldana on March 16
2001 - Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on October 27
2000 - Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on October 28
1999 - Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nat'ls finale), Gary Wright on October 15
1998 - Steve Kinser on March 21
1997 - Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on October 18
1996 - Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on October 19
1995 - Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on October 21
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on October 23
1993 - Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on October 23
1992 - Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on October 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 September 13
1979 - Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on September 8
1978 - Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on September 16

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

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

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch the Texas Outlaw Shootout live at Devil's Bowl Speedway on both Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at DIRTVision.com for $44.99 for both nights.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series heads to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday April 26.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

2395

0

5

15

16

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

2302

-93

1

11

16

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

2296

-99

5

11

15

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

2277

-118

3

10

13

3

5

83

Joey Saldana

2269

-126

1

9

13

3

6

41

Jason Johnson

2216

-179

1

5

13

2

7

5

David Gravel

2214

-181

1

7

12

0

8

7s

Jason Sides

2074

-321

0

0

6

0

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

2056

-339

0

1

5

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

2056

-339

0

0

4

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

1874

-521

0

0

1

0

12

88

Terry McCarl

1814

-581

0

0

2

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

1766

-629

0

1

1

0

14

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-847

0

2

6

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-1005

0

2

4

0

16

41

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-1187

0

1

2

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-1193

0

1

5

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

1004

-1391

0

0

2

0

19

88N

D.J. Netto

978

-1417

0

0

0

0

20

26

Willie Croft

978

-1417

0

1

2

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 17 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 137
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 103
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 84
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
7. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
8. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
9. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
10. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
11. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
12. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
13. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
5. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
6. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

Podium Finishes (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 10
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 9
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 9
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
3. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 6
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
13. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (17 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 5
4 - 6
6 - 4
8 - 2

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

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $86,000
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $80,850
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $75,300
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $51,900
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $50,400
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $44,000
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $40,550
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $25,400
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $23,300
10. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $21,500
11. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $14,450
12. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $13,800
13. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $12,775

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

Racing Legend Johnny Rutherford Named Texas Outlaw Nationals Grand Marshal

Joins Moonshiners star Tyler Wood as the Outlaws and Legends headlining the annual event at Devil�s Bowl Speedway

MESQUITE, Tex. - April 20, 2016 - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford has been named the Grand Marshal for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.

The Texan, nicknamed 'Lonestar JR,' is a Hall of Fame racer with experience that crosses the vast landscape of motorsports. In addition to winning the 500 in 1974, 1976 and 1980, Rutherford is a past USAC National Sprint Car Champion, IndyCar Series champion and winner at NASCAR's highest level.

"Since the first Texas Outlaw Nationals in 2014, we have been fortunate every year to bring together some of the biggest legends in motorsports," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "To have the opportunity to salute the great Johnny Rutherford at this marquee event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is thrilling. His experience and success spanned the decades and made him one of the greatest drivers to ever climb behind the wheel of a racecar."

Rutherford will be on hand on Saturday, April 23 to greet fans and sign autographs.

Joining Rutherford as a headliner for the weekend's events at Devil's Bowl is Tyler Wood, a star of the hit Discovery Channel television show, " Moonshiners." Wood will sign autographs, serve as an honorary starter and sing the national anthem both nights.

"There's gonna be two different breeds of Outlaws crossing paths in Mesquite, Texas," Wood said.

The legend and the Outlaw join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the historic Devil's Speedway, birthplace of the World of Outlaws, on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Two days of wheel-to-wheel racing leads into Saturday's $20,000-to-win feature. The USA Limited Modifieds will compete with the Outlaws both nights.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the track box office on both days of the event.

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

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

 

 

 

Pittman Powers to NAPA Wildcat Shootout Win at USA Raceway

Extends Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb dominance to three wins in-a-row

TUCSON, Ariz. - April 18, 2016 - Daryn Pittman pulled out to an early lead then held off challenges from both Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz to capture the NAPA Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway, his second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in-a-row, and third this season.

Pittman's win continues Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb's hot-streak to three wins in-a-row after he captured the victory at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday and teammate Brad Sweet won at Bakersfield Speedway on Friday.

"It was just a great win," Pittman said. "I am a lot happier about the win tonight than I was at Perris, I felt pretty bad there about getting together with Paul [McMahan].

"These guys have worked hard this whole west coast swing, we have had really good cars. I am really happy with how our car performed as I feel this is one of my weak spots on the tour, and it just shows that hopefully we can be this strong all year."

Pittman, piloting the No. 9 Great Clips/Sage Fruit car, showed his speed early in the night, capturing the quick-time award and dominating his heat race to gain access to the 6-lap dash.

The Owasso, Okla. native held off a challenge from Saldana in the dash to claim the win and the first-place starting position for the 30-lap feature. Saldana, in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock settled for second, and started to Pittman's outside.

Once the feature kicked-off, it appeared as if Pittman's control over the top spot could come under fire early. Saldana stayed glued to the leader's bumper as well as fourth-place starter Shane Stewart, who drove around Jason Johnson on the opening lap for the third position.

The top four remained consistent for much of the feature, but a hard-charging Donny Schatz, in his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, quietly made his presence known, as he worked around Johnson for the fourth position just past halfway.

Schatz, who started the feature in the fifth position, closed the gap and passed Stewart after the third-place driver encountered issues working around a lapped car. Schatz then set his sights on Saldana for the second position.

With just a few laps remaining, the top three were only separated by less than a second. The seven-time World of Outlaws champion Schatz, made his move on second place Saldana but did not have enough laps to catch up to the leader.

"It was a respectable finish," Schatz said. "We had a legitimate shot at winning the race if everything would've went the right way.

"It's just the way it is. We have still managed to come forward every time we have had these situations and that's what it takes to win a championship - you just keep digging and clawing and motor through there.

The first feature in the state of Arizona since early March went caution free, as Pittman pulled out front early and led flag-to-flag to capture the victory. He joined Schatz as only other driver to win back-to-back races. Pittman's third win of the season comes on crew chief Kale Kahne's birthday.

"It was just a flawless night for our whole team," Pittman said. "We started out unloading fast - quickest in hot laps, time trials, won our heat, dash and the A-Main, so it couldn't of gone any better.

"Our car was really good and it was Kale's [Kahne] birthday today, so we got a win for him which is pretty special too."

Schatz battled his way to a second place finish, bettering his two fifth-place finishes from last weekend's action at Bakersfield and Perris.

"We did the best we could tonight with a second, but I think we had a little bit faster car there at the end with the way the race track changed," Schatz said. "That's the way it goes - you win some and you lose some. We just have to keep digging and that's what these guys do, they are already preparing for the next race."

Saldana brought his car home third, continuing his week-long streak on top three finishes that includes a third at Perris and second at Bakersfield.

"These last three races - a third, third and second - have been better than the week before where we had a blown tire, a 10th and a 12th," Saldana said. "It's a new team, new crew and we just had a hiccup there for three races but we definitely learned a lot with our race car and are getting better.

"It's just a shame because we capitalized on the dash and got us a front row start, but we just couldn't get our motor to take off very well. Every time we needed to, I could run Daryn [Pittman] back down. I felt like I had a better car than him but I just used my tires and my car up to get him and I just couldn't get it done. Definitely a good solid run for us, just need to be patient and not wear my car out before the end of the race."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invades the Lone Star State for the Texas Outlaw Nationals double-header at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23. Great seats are still available, and can be purchased at 844-DIRT-TIX or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/DevilsBowl.

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

USA Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman ties teammate Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana with a series-leading three quick-time awards this season...Logan Schuchart becomes the ninth different driver to win the KSE Hard Charger Award after he gained five spots in the feature...Daryn Pittman scored his series leading sixth feature pole-position start of the season, which is four more than any other driver.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Randy Waitman; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides ; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Randy Waitman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): N/A.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; USA Raceway; Tucson, Ariz.; April 18, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$5,500]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [2][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [8][$2,200]; 8. 7-Paul McMahan [6][$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [12][$2,050]; 10. 82-Dusty Zomer [11][$2,000]; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [10][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 16. 12-James Mosher [16][$900]; 17. 69-Randy Waitman [15][$800]; 18. 90-Lance Norick [17][$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+5]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.061; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.176; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.179; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.198; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.217; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.219; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.305; 8. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.322; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.333; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.459; 11. 82-Dusty Zomer, 13.487; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.502; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.531; 14. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.609; 15. 90-Lance Norick, 13.991; 16. 12-James Mosher, 14.298; 17. 69-Randy Waitman, 14.699; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.797

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 69-Randy Waitman [9]; 9. 90-Lance Norick [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 8. 12-James Mosher [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [-]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [-]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [-]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [-]; 6. 69-Randy Waitman [-]; 7. 90-Lance Norick [-]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [-]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [-]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [-]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [-]; 6. 12-James Mosher [-]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [-]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [-]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [-]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [-]; 8. 5-David Gravel [4]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 2395 0 5 15 16 3
2 2 Shane Stewart 2302 -93 1 11 16 0
3 15 Donny Schatz 2296 -99 5 11 15 2
4 9 Daryn Pittman 2277 -118 3 10 13 3
5 83 Joey Saldana 2269 -126 1 9 13 3
6 41 Jason Johnson 2216 -179 1 5 13 2
7 5 David Gravel 2214 -181 1 7 12 0
8 7S Jason Sides 2074 -321 0 0 6 0
9 7 Paul McMahan 2056 -339 0 0 4 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2056 -339 0 1 5 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 1874 -521 0 0 1 0
12 24 Terry McCarl 1814 -581 0 0 2 0
13 1A Jacob Allen 1766 -629 0 1 1 0
14 29 Kerry Madsen 1548 -847 0 2 6 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1390 -1005 0 2 4 0
16 41X Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1187 0 1 2 0
17 17W Bryan Clauson 1202 -1193 0 1 5 0
18 O Bud Kaeding 1004 -1391 0 0 2 0
19 26 Willie Croft 978 -1417 0 1 2 0
20 88N DJ Netto 978 -1417 0 0 0 0

 

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

 

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Perseveres to Score Perris Win

Joey Saldana finishes third with pass on last turn of last lap

PERRIS, Calif. - April 16, 2016 - Daryn Pittman dominated Saturday night's SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway to claim his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season. The win came one night after a crash ended his night while he led at Bakersfield Speedway.

"Last night was dumb," Pittman said of his Bakersfield Speedway run. "I ran over Joey [Saldana] and took ourselves out of contention for a win there and tore up a lot of equipment."

Pittman, who claimed his first ever series win at Perris, said perseverance is the motto of his No. 9 Great Clips team.

"This car has been so fast and we're right there in the hunt every night," Pittman said. "We've just got to put it together and that starts with me.

"This track has been really good to me and I got my very first Outlaw win here beating Steve Kinser to the line by I don't know how close - it was really close. It's one I'll never forget so I always enjoy coming here."

Pittman, who led the feature flag-to-flag, had to contend much of the night with traffic and perhaps more pressing, his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate Brad Sweet behind him.

The all KKR front row, was in charge early, as Pittman took the lead on the first lap. As he worked his way through lappd traffic, he built up an impressive multi-second lead over Sweet and Shane Stewart.

Sweet held firm in second as Stewart worked to close the gap on the second place position. The two were within a car length of each other much of the night.

With one lap to go, Pittman made contact with Paul McMahan that sent McMahan spinning. The caution flag waved. Pittman later apologized to McMahan in victory lane.

The reset field, with a green-white-checkered finish ahead, looked for one last chance to make a move.

Stewart, looking for the second position, made a bold charge on Sweet through one and two but was not able to get around the No. 49 Razorback Professional Tools car. The move opened the door for fourth-place running Saldana to close the gap with his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car.

"I think Brad had his tires going down a little and Shane had a good racecar so he was trying really hard to get by him and he just used his tires up there or had his tires going down there and missed the rubber going into three," Saldana said. "That was the only shot I had so I went for it and luckily we were on the front straightaway."

Saldana completed the pass on the final lap coming off of turn four.
 

Pittman claimed his second series win of the season - the first driver not named Schatz or Pittman to score a repeat win - and Sweet picked up his tenth podium finish of the season.

"We're running up front every night and it's just a good team effort," Sweet said. "We've got momentum on our side and a little bit of luck here and there but the car has been really fast… We're happy for Daryn and his team. It's a KKR 1-2. You can't beat that."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action on Monday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Tickets remain for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout and are available at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by visiting the track box office on the day of the event. Learn more information at http://woosprint.com/usa-raceway.

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Perris Auto Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman became the third different repeat winner of the 2016 season joining Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet as the only drivers with the distinction. Seven different drivers have stood in victory lane throughout the season… Brad Sweet picked up his 10th podium finish of the year… Donny Schatz got the night's quick time award, his second of the season.

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

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Perris Auto Speedway; Perris, Calif.; April 16, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 5-David Gravel [7]; 7. 82-Dusty Zomer [9]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [10]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [13]; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl [8]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 15. 26-Willie Croft [11]; 16. 99T-Skylar Gee [16]; 17. 69-Randy Waitman [18]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 19. 55-Tony Everhart [19]; 20. 7SP-Paul Sides [20]; 21. 22-Bill Andrews [21]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Joey Saldana [+3]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.607; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.672; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.694; 4. 5-David Gravel, 15.803; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.829; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.858; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.900; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.926; 9. 82-Dusty Zomer, 15.933; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.006; 11. 26-Willie Croft, 16.021; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 16.054; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.200; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.240; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.350; 16. 99T-Skylar Gee, 16.595; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.836; 18. 69-Randy Waitman, 17.853; 19. 55-Tony Everhart, 18.118; 20. 7SP-Paul Sides, 18.538; 21. 22-Bill Andrews, 21.046

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 99T-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 55-Tony Everhart [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 4. 26-Willie Croft [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 7SP-Paul Sides [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer [3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 69-Randy Waitman [6]; 7. 22-Bill Andrews [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [5]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

2253

0

5

14

15

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

2162

-91

1

10

15

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

2150

-103

5

10

14

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

2126

-127

2

9

12

2

5

83

Joey Saldana

2125

-128

1

8

12

3

6

5

David Gravel

2078

-175

1

7

11

0

7

41

Jason Johnson

2078

-175

1

5

12

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

1948

-305

0

0

6

0

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

1932

-321

0

1

5

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1922

-331

0

0

3

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

1752

-501

0

0

1

0

12

88

Terry McCarl

1682

-571

0

0

1

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

1646

-607

0

1

1

0

14

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-705

0

2

6

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-863

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-1051

0

1

5

0

17

41

Dominic Scelzi

1080

-1173

0

1

2

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

1004

-1249

0

0

2

0

19

88N

D.J. Netto

978

-1275

0

0

0

0

20

26

Willie Croft

978

-1275

0

1

2

0

 

 

 

PERRIS, Calif. — April 16, 2016 — Daryn Pittman scored a dominant win Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway's SoCal Showdown one day after a crash ended a near victory for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team at Bakersfield Speedway. Pittman's KKR teammate finished a close second with Joey Saldana scoring a last lap pass of Shane Stewart for third.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 5-David Gravel [7]; 7. 82-Dusty Zomer [9]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [10]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [13]; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl [8]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 15. 26-Willie Croft [11]; 16. 99T-Skylar Gee [16]; 17. 69-Randy Waitman [18]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 19. 55-Tony Everhart [19]; 20. 7SP-Paul Sides [20]; 21. 22-Bill Andrews [21]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Joey Saldana [+3]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.607; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.672; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.694; 4. 5-David Gravel, 15.803; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.829; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.858; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.900; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.926; 9. 82-Dusty Zomer, 15.933; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.006; 11. 26-Willie Croft, 16.021; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 16.054; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.200; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.240; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.350; 16. 99T-Skylar Gee, 16.595; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.836; 18. 69-Randy Waitman, 17.853; 19. 55-Tony Everhart, 18.118; 20. 7SP-Paul Sides, 18.538; 21. 22-Bill Andrews, 21.046

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 99T-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 55-Tony Everhart [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 4. 26-Willie Croft [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 7SP-Paul Sides [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer [3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 69-Randy Waitman [6]; 7. 22-Bill Andrews [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [5]

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Scores Five On Late Race Pass at Bakersfield

Red flags and flared tempers color series return after 11-year absence

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - April 15, 2016 - Brad Sweet claimed his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season through red flags and flared tempers at Bakersfield Speedway on Friday night.

Sweet, who passed Joey Saldana on a late restart in the Budweiser Bash feature, tied Donny Schatz for the most wins on the season.

"It seemed like every time the race started getting good the caution came out," Sweet said. "The track was getting really really tricky but in great racing shape… It's awesome. We got a great start to the season, my guys behind me have given me great cars all throughout the year. Can't thank them enough. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going."

Daryn Pittman, who was forced to change an engine earlier in the night, led the field to the green flag as the Outlaws returned to Bakersfield for the first time since 2005. Jason Johnson battled early for the lead but Saldana charged forward.

By lap nine, Pittman worked his way through traffic as Saldana closed the gap and began to challenge for the top spot. As the two drivers completed the next lap, Saldana pulled side-by-side with Pittman in his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car off of turn two, down the back straight and into turns three and four. Pittman took on the high side as Saldana stayed wheel-to-wheel with Pittman through the middle. In the middle of three, Saldana and Pittman made contact sending Pittman into the cushion which caused Pittman's car to tumble into the turn four catch fence.

"Obviously my right rear hit his front end," Saldana said of the contact with Pittman. "I didn't see him at all. I got the lead there and the 98 car was going to the bottom and he turned right in front of me so I was sliding back to the cushion. (Pittman) must have tried to get a run on the outside and my right rear hit him. I hate it for him, it was a good race."

With Pittman's night ended, Saldana took over the lead. Saldana pulled away while Jason Johnson and Sweet battled for the second position.

As the field worked to complete lap 18 D.J. Netto and Terry McCarl made contact into turn one and both flipped. McCarl's car came to a rest on its wing at the top of the track exit ramp in turn one. Netto's car was upside down in turn one. McCarl, visibly frustrated by the crash exited his car and sought to confront Netto. McCarl did not however get the chance as the scene was cleared and he headed to the pits.

The fireworks were not yet over.

The battle up front continued when the feature returned to green. Saldana maintained the lead as Sweet took over the second position in his No. 49 Razorback Professional Tools car from Johnson.

The final caution of the night fell on lap 28 as Jacob Allen got turned around in the middle of turns three and four. The first restart attempt was called back by series officials after a jumbled start by the front row and the field was reset for a second attempt. When the green flag did fall, Sweet battled past Saldana on the exit of turn two and took over the lead.

"Getting into lapped traffic was pretty dicey there," Saldana said. "We had a good car there all night. I'm kind of confused why they called back that first restart and then made us go again. (The 49 team is) smart and (Brad) knew where he had to go to hold me down, down into one."

Sweet said a lot of the night was about staying out of trouble.

"Those restarts are tough," Sweet said. "We're so wide, we were just trying to time when Joey was going to takeoff and luckily we came out side-by-side and I was able to beat him into one and hold him off there. Once I got to clean air, the Razorback car was really good."

With Johnson slipping back, David Gravel and Shane Stewart battled for the final podium position. Gravel had the advantage in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands Car and made sure to keep Stewart behind. Several laps of fierce back-and-forth competition pushed passions high. As Sweet won the feature with Saldana close behind, Stewart, unhappy with the way Gravel ran the remaining laps, got behind Gravel and tapped his rear bumper bar. Gravel finished the night in third.

"It just looked like the outside ended up being faster there at the end," Gravel said. "Brad and me were rolling pretty good on the bottom and it just seemed like the bottom gave up and the top was the place to be and that's where I restarted. It was a great run."

Sweet's win also gave his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team its ninth podium finish of the season, the most of any driver.

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

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Tickets remain for the SoCal Showdown. Find out more information here: http://woosprint.com/perris-auto-speedway.

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Bakersfield Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet tied reigning series champion Donny Schatz for the most wins so far this season. Of the seven drivers who have won in 2016, Sweet and Schatz are the only drivers with multiple wins… Donny Schatz was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in fifth… Joey Saldana's quick time tonight was his third quick time of the season. He and Brad Sweet are tied for the most quick time awards on the season… Tonight's win gave Brad Sweet his ninth podium finish of the season. There have been 15 features total.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Bakersfield Speedway; Bakersfield, Calif.; April 15, 2016.

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$10,000]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [9] [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [3] [$2,300]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [13] [$2,200]; 8. 26-Willie Croft [8] [$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$2,050]; 10. O-Bud Kaeding [11] [$2,000]; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12] [$1,500]; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [14] [$1,200]; 13. 98-Sean Watts [19] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [22] [$1,050]; 15. 68-Chase Johnson [21] [$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$900]; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer [7] [$800]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$800]; 19. 99T-Skylar Gee [20] [$800]; 20. 88-Terry McCarl [15] [$800]; 21. 88N-DJ Netto [10] [$800]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-10, Joey Saldana 11-29, Brad Sweet 30-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 10.902; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.997; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.062; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.114; 5. 26-Willie Croft, 11.126; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.172; 7. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.195; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.206; 9. 68-Chase Johnson, 11.210; 10. 82-Dusty Zomer, 11.222; 11. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.224; 12. 88-Terry McCarl, 11.261; 13. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.273; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 11.291; 15. 5-David Gravel, 11.304; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.309; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.393; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.493; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.551; 20. 99T-Skylar Gee, 11.588; 21. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.685; 22. 98-Sean Watts, 11.807

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer [4]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [3]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [2]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 99T-Skylar Gee [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [3]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

2107

0

5

13

14

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

2020

-87

1

9

14

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

2009

-98

5

9

13

1

4

83

Joey Saldana

1981

-126

1

7

11

3

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1976

-131

1

8

11

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1944

-163

1

5

11

2

7

5

David Gravel

1940

-167

1

7

10

0

8

7S

Jason Sides

1816

-291

0

0

5

0

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

1808

-299

0

1

5

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1792

-315

0

0

2

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

1630

-477

0

0

1

0

12

24

Terry McCarl

1556

-551

0

0

1

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-559

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1532

-575

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-717

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-905

0

1

5

0

17

O

Bud Kaeding

1004

-1103

0

0

2

0

18

88N

DJ Netto

978

-1129

0

0

0

0

19

41X

Dominic Scelzi

952

-1155

0

1

2

0

20

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1162

0

1

2

1

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Netto Heads Home after Heartbreak

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on April 15, Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on April 16 and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on April 18

CONCORD, N.C. - April 12, 2016 - The last time Hanford, California's DJ Netto competed in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race he dominated the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, as he led 31 of the 40 laps, but ran out of fuel a handful of laps before the checkered flag fell.

"It definitely was a heartbreak for the team," said Netto, who sits 20th in the standings while only running a limited schedule. "It's nothing to get down about, we definitely had speed all night. As soon as we unloaded, from the hot laps until the end, we were fast. We got out front early and I didn't want to try to do too much that night and push it too hard and make a mistake myself.

"We're not sure what exactly happened with the fuel issue, we are still looking into it. We should've been fine but we aren't sure - things happen. We're all still kind of jazzed about it, it was a great run for the whole team."

Fast forward two weeks, as the series prepares to wrap up the California portion of the Western swing, Netto has his sights set on redemption at Bakersfield Speedway, a track located just over an hour drive on Highway 99 from his hometown.

"We were using [the race at Silver Dollar] as momentum going into last weekend at Calistoga, but Mother Nature had other plans for us," Netto said. "Bakersfield, I have never been there, but its dirt and we should be able to make something happen.

"The main key is time-trialing in. You time-trial in and it sets you up for a very smooth night, as long as you make it through your heat race. Our goal is to time-trial in well this weekend and let our night begin from there."

Following action Friday night at Bakersfield, the series will voyage 180 miles south to Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown on Saturday night April 16.

The race in Perris will be the final California Outlaws race until the series returns to Chico for the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 9 and 10.

After a day for travel on Sunday, the Outlaws will return to Arizona when they invade Tucson's USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout on Monday, April 18.

USA Raceway has held an Outlaws race five times in the last 10 years, including each of the last three seasons. In those five events, no driver has ever repeated as winner at the track.

As for Netto, he's looking forward to the season ahead.

"Bakersfield will be our last one [with the Outlaws] for now," Netto said. "The plan is we are going to start off running the King of the West out here and see how that goes. If we are doing well, we will probably stay with it. If we start off with a rocky start and have a couple of things happen that are out of our control, and we aren't there as far as points wise, then we may take off and head to the Midwest.

"We are definitely going to come for the Knoxville Nationals. We are trying to figure some things out with my uncle, who owns the team - his daughter is getting married. So we are trying to figure out a way that we can race our way back with the Outlaws through Washington, and get back for the Gold Cup [at Silver Dollar Speedway]."

Tickets remain for the Budweiser Bash at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, April 15, SoCal Showdown at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 16 and NAPA Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, April 18, and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked 1/3-mile dirt oval. The track record is 10.342 and was established by Jason Sides on March 18, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2005 - Craig Dollansky on Feb. 26
1995 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 10
1992 - Steve Kinser on Feb. 29
1991 - Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 22
1990 - Dave Blaney on Feb. 16, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 2
1989 - Bobby Davis Jr. on Sept. 3

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY is a semi-banked, half-mile dirt oval. The track record is 13.875 and was established by Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on April 18
2014 - Joey Saldana on April 12
2013 - Daryn Pittman on April 13
2012 - Joey Saldana on March 10
2007 - Kerry Madsen on Oct. 20
2004 - Jason Meyers on Feb. 28
2003 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23
2002 - Daryn Pittman on Feb. 23
2000 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 26
1999 - Johnny Herrera on Feb. 20, Craig Dollansky on Oct. 30
1998 - Mark Kinser on Oct. 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 31
1997 - Mark Kinser on Feb. 15, Mark Kinser on Oct. 26
1996 - Mark Kinser on Nov. 1

USA RACEWAY semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval. The track record is 12.076 and was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Brian Brown on March 7
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for free to the Budweiser Bash at Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway on April 16 and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway on April 18 on the DIRTVision Radio Network at DIRTVision.com.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals double-header at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1957

0

4

12

13

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

1878

-79

1

8

13

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1870

-87

1

8

11

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1869

-88

5

8

12

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1834

-123

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1806

-151

1

5

10

2

7

5

David Gravel

1796

-161

1

6

9

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1690

-267

0

1

5

0

9

7S

Jason Sides

1684

-273

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1656

-301

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-409

0

2

6

0

12

W20

Greg Wilson

1516

-441

0

0

1

0

13

24

Terry McCarl

1446

-511

0

0

1

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1410

-547

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-567

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-755

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1012

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-1065

0

0

1

0

19

O

Bud Kaeding

874

-1083

0

0

1

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

870

-1087

0

0

0

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 84
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 78
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
7. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
8. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
9. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
10. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
11. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
12. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
13. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
5. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
5. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Podium Finishes (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 8
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
11. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (14 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 4
4 - 5
6 - 3
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $70,350
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $67,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $54,500
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $43,800
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $38,500
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $36,300
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $33,850
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $22,300
9. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $19,650
10. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $18,000
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $15,200
12. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $10,900
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $10,400
14. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $9,925

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)

 

 

Persistent Moisture Cancels Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Weekend

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next weekend at Bakersfield Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 10, 2016 - Persistent moisture at Calistoga Speedway has forced the cancellation of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown weekend. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event is not expected to be rescheduled.

Ticket purchasers can exchange their tickets at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, April 15 or Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Tickets will only be exchanged at the track box offices.

Tickets can also be mailed back for a refund to the address on the back of the tickets. For those with tickets in Will Call, call 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849) beginning on Monday.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at Bakersfield Speedway for the Budweiser Bash on Friday, April 15. The series then takes on the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 16.

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

 

 

 

Persistent Rain Cancels Night One of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway for the final night of the event

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 9, 2016 - Persistent rain overnight and forecast throughout the day Saturday has forced the cancellation of night one of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series' Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway.

Ticket purchasers can exchange their Saturday tickets for Sunday tickets at the track box office. See NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu battle the World of Outlaws regulars and tough California competition on Sunday.

Tickets can be used as a credit for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, April 15 or Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 16.

Tickets can also be mailed back for a full refund to the address on the back of the tickets. For those with tickets in Will Call, call 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway for the conclusion of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office in front of the speedway.

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

 

 

 

At A Glance: Sharks Stalking ‘Stoga

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown double-header on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10

CONCORD, N.C. - April 6, 2016 - As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its trek through California, the series will make its annual stop at Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

Heading into last weekend's action at Ocean Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway, the Shark Racing teammates of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart had not recorded a top-five yet this season.

That stat changed when both drivers secured the first ever two-three finish for Shark Racing at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, including a career-best third for Allen and a second-place finish for Schuchart.

Allen's third-place finish is his first ever World of Outlaws top five and his fourth top 10 so far in his short career. Allen captured two top-10 finishes last season and one in his first season in 2014.

"[The finish] means a lot to me, being my best finish with the Outlaws," Allen said. "Any time, whether it's with the Outlaws or just racing, everybody always talks about going one-two with Logan and that kind of thing.

"It's surreal how it all played out - being on the front row and having Kasey Kahne Racing behind us. It's just great for our team, family, sponsors and everyone that helps us out. It was something that was a lot of fun and I'm really thankful for and won't ever forget."

Schuchart's runner-up finish is the second time he has finished second, with his first being at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2014. Schuchart had 11 top-fives and 45 top-10s heading into the 2016 season, in which he has already accumulated one top-five and five top-10s.

"Anytime you get to run in the top-five and race for the lead, it's good for the team," Schuchart said. "To have both cars starting on the front row is a pretty cool honor for our organization, everyone involved and everyone back home watching - our family, sponsors and friends.

"It's cool for Jacob and I to be up here racing. It's hard to be out here [competing with the Outlaws]. We didn't know if we were going to be able to do it the first year, but here we are in the third year and to be able to see the improvements year after year, every time we hit the track, is awesome. We are very thankful to be out here."

The California stretch has been especially nice for Schuchart, who has earned three of his five top-10s this season since the series hit the Golden State on March 11, with his worst finish in that stretch being two 16th place finishes.

Allen has had mixed results over the last month. Allen started off the California stretch missing the feature at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, but has since made every race and won the dash at Ocean.

With less than three full seasons under their belts, Shark Racing has catapulted from an up-and-coming organization to a weekly competitor that can capture their first World of Outlaws win at any event.

"If you get your car right and get the driver feeling comfortable, the wins are going to come," Schuchart said. "Even though we ran second [at Ocean Speedway], I feel like we have a lot of room for improvement.

"If we get the car right and I make the right decisions as a driver, then the wins will come. It's just a learning experience and getting better every time I hit the race track."

Allen, taking a more critical stance on himself, also feels like Shark Racing has the ability to score their first win as a team, and hopes it occurs sooner rather than later.

"[At Ocean] I thought I had a good shot at getting our first win," Allen said. "We had a good shot at it, and I don't know how often those opportunities come around. I hope they come around a lot more often for us.

"I think with some better restarts from myself and fix a couple of little mistakes I made, I could've won at Ocean. It's going to take one of those moments again, and when you get it, you have to be able to take it and excel in it and make things happen."

Tickets remain for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.com. Watch both nights of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown live on DIRTVision.com pay-per-view.

ABOUT THE TRACK
CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY
is a semi-banked half-mile dirt oval. The track record is 15.731 and was established by Joey Saldana on April 5, 2014.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Brad Sweet on April 11, Donny Schatz on April 12
2014 - Brad Sweet on April 5, Daryn Pittman on April 6
2012 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 9
2011 - Jason Sides on April 2
2007 - Danny Lasoski on Sept. 1, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2
2006 - Craig Dollansky on Sept. 3
2005 - Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
2004 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 4
2003 - Danny Lasoski on Aug. 31
2002 - Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1
2001 - Jeff Shepard on Sept. 2
2000 - Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
1999 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 5
1998 - Stevie Smith on Sept. 6
1997 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 31
1996 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 1
1995 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 3
1994 - Jeff Swindell on Sept. 4
1993 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 5
1992 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
1991 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 1
1990 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 9
1989 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 10
1987 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 20
1986 - Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 19
1978 - Rick Ferkel on June 10, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 23

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch or listen live to the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway on April 9 and 10 at DIRTVision.com .

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway for the Budweiser Bash on Friday April 15.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1957

0

4

12

13

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

1878

-79

1

8

13

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1870

-87

1

8

11

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1869

-88

5

8

12

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1834

-123

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1806

-151

1

5

10

2

7

5

David Gravel

1796

-161

1

6

9

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1690

-267

0

1

5

0

9

7S

Jason Sides

1684

-273

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1656

-301

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-409

0

2

6

0

12

W20

Greg Wilson

1516

-441

0

0

1

0

13

24

Terry McCarl

1446

-511

0

0

1

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1410

-547

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-567

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-755

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1012

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-1065

0

0

1

0

19

O

Bud Kaeding

874

-1083

0

0

1

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

870

-1087

0

0

0

0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 84
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 78
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
7. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
8. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
9. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
10. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
11. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
12. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
13. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
5. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
5. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Podium Finishes (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 8
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
11. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (14 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 4
4 - 5
6 - 3
8 - 2

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $70,350
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $67,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $54,500
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $43,800
5. JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $38,500
6. DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $36,300
7. JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $33,850
8. LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $22,300
9. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $19,650
10. JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $18,000
11. PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $15,200
12. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $10,900
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $10,400
14. JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $9,925

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
 

 

 

 

 

Schatz Gets Mini Gold CUp Win after Bad Luck for Netto

California driver leads most laps but comes up five laps short at Silver Dollar Speedway

 

 

CHICO, Calif. - April 2, 2016 - DJ Netto led the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night with five laps left when he ran out of fuel and allowed Donny Schatz, who started 14th, to capitalize on his misfortune and score his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the season.

"The guys have given me a great car every time we unload here at Chico," Netto said. "Tonight, right out of the box we were good...the main event I knew we were going to be good. We got to the top early and were able to make some moves early before anybody else found it.

"We got out to the lead and I felt good. Then we had all those yellows, I was running the fuel valve, bleeding it down, but I guess it just wasn't enough. I felt it stumbling coming down the back stretch and it's a tough way to lose one, but we win as a team and lose as a team and we will come back and try again next week."

Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, captured his series leading fifth victory of the season, four of which have come within the last month.

"On the restart, I'm assuming [DJ Netto] ran out of fuel and was right in the middle of the track, and Daryn [Pittman] didn't get a very good start and I was able to capitalize on that" Schatz said. "Passing is such a premium, everybody's got good cars. If there's an opportunity you have to take it - make it or break it."

The Fargo, N.D -native struggled with his car early in the night, as he posted one of the slowest times in qualifying.

The California drivers appeared to be the ones to beat early on, as both Netto and Tyler Walker passed quick-time recipient, and Friday night's winner, Brad Sweet in their heat race to qualify for the 6-lap Dash.

Walker started on the pole-position of the Dash and dominated as he held off Daryn Pittman, who finished second and accompanied him on the front row for the 40-lap feature event.

When the green flag dropped on the 40 lap feature, Walker rocketed away from Pittman and Netto, who started the feature in fourth place in the Netto Agricultural/Penny-Newman Grain No. 88N.

Walker's lead proved to be short lived, as a hard charging Netto powered by both the leader and Pittman on the outside following an early race caution on lap three.

The feature was slowed by a flurry of cautions early, allowing many drivers such as Kerry Madsen, who started 11th, and Schatz to climb their way to the front of the field.

One of the cautions that slowed the field early was for Jason Johnson as he hit the cushion and flipped multiple times. Johnson was OK, but his car had to be pushed to the work area, where his crew hastily changed a front axle and got him back into the race.

Their quick work allowed Johnson to rebound for a hard fought seventh place finish at the end of the night.

With less than 10 laps remaining, Netto had firm control on the top spot as he led Madsen and Pittman by over two seconds. Lurking just behind the leaders was Schatz, who had quietly marched from his 14th starting position to crack the top five.

Nearing the closing laps, another rash of cautions slowed the race. As the field prepared for the final restart, Netto led Pittman and Schatz to the green flag.

Shortly after taking the green, Netto's car sputtered on the back stretch, leaving his first World of Outlaws win out of reach.

Netto pulled off the track and into the pits, handing the lead to Schatz who made his way around Pittman for second just before the leader encountered his issues.

Schatz controlled the top spot for the remaining handful of laps, as he defeated Pittman and Shane Stewart for his series-leading fifth victory of the season.

"This race team doesn't give up," Schatz said. "We haven't showed what we are capable of qualifying, but you have to think outside the box a little bit and I think we just eliminated the box.

"We had to come a long way to get to that spot. At the end of the race, guys kept doing different things...A lot of scenarios were going on, we had a lot of yellow flags, but that's the way it goes and I am just glad to be here."

Pittman had one of the more consistent cars of the night as he qualified third, won his heat, finished second in the dash and ran inside the top three for most of the night, resulting in a second place finish in the feature.

"I was just trying to get to the checkered flag," Pittman said. "We got a lot of damage on the front end...I just had to run the bottom because I didn't trust the damage I had. We had nothing for Donny [Schatz] at that point with a wounded car, so I am happy with second.

"My biggest mistake was going slow through turns one and two on that restart because I thought the yellow was coming out for [DJ] Netto...but it is what it is, I don't think with a wounded car it would've changed the outcome of the race if we had a yellow and restarted with the lead or not."

Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, quietly came home with another podium finish, his fifth of the season.

"It was a solid third place night and I really feel bad for DJ [Netto], it really stinks to lead a race like that and run out of gas," Stewart said. "It was a wild race, it typically is here at Chico. That's the crazy thing about this racetrack is you never know what you're going to get here."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series resumes the California swing at Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown double-header next Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. Find out more information by visiting WoOSprint.com/Calistoga-Speedway.

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

Silver Dollar Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet finished outside of the top five for only the second time this year...Shane Stewart captured his fifth podium finish of the season...Donny Schatz's 14th place starting position is the furthest back any driver has started and won in 2016.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Bud Kaeding; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Willie Croft; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Tyler Walker;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Silver Dollar Speedway; Chico, Calif.; April 2, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$3,200]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [5][$2,200]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [16][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$2,050]; 10. 77-Kyle Hirst [6][$2,000]; 11. 26-Willie Croft [17][$1,500]; 12. 83-Joey Saldana [9][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$1,050]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [4][$1,000]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [11][$900]; 17. 73-Tyler Walker [1][$800]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan [3][$800]; 19. 22-Shane Golobic [18][$800]; 20. 75-Sean Becker [19][$800]; 21. 92-Andy Forsberg [22][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 23. 3C-Jonathan Allard [23][$800]; 24. 98-Sean Watts [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: Tyler Walker 1-3, DJ Netto 4-34, Donny Schatz 35-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.580; 2. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.603; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.649; 4. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.649; 5. 99T-Skylar Gee, 11.651; 6. 77-Kyle Hirst, 11.700; 7. 73-Tyler Walker, 11.732; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.732; 9. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.779; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.798; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.803; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.805; 13. 5-David Gravel, 11.808; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.813; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.817; 16. 75-Sean Becker, 11.831; 17. 26-Willie Croft, 11.838; 18. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.893; 19. 92-Andy Forsberg, 11.919; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.020; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.058; 22. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.075; 23. 98-Sean Watts, 12.129; 24. 22-Shane Golobic, 12.147; 25. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 12.167

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 2. 73-Tyler Walker [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 7. 75-Sean Becker [6]; 8. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9]; 9. 92-Andy Forsberg [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 6. 26-Willie Croft [6]; 7. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 8. 99T-Skylar Gee [2]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1 . 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst [2]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 22-Shane Golobic [8]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 73-Tyler Walker [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [4]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 77-Kyle Hirst [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 75-Sean Becker [3][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5][-]; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg [4][-]; 5. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7][-]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [6][-]; 7. 99T-Skylar Gee [1][$200].

 

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1957

0

4

12

13

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

1878

-79

1

8

13

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1870

-87

1

8

11

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1869

-88

5

8

12

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1834

-123

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1806

-151

1

5

10

2

7

5

David Gravel

1796

-161

1

6

9

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1690

-267

0

1

5

0

9

7S

Jason Sides

1684

-273

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1656

-301

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-409

0

2

6

0

12

W20

Greg Wilson

1516

-441

0

0

1

0

13

24

Terry McCarl

1446

-511

0

0

1

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1410

-547

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-567

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-755

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1012

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-1065

0

0

1

0

19

O

Bud Kaeding

874

-1083

0

0

1

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

870

-1087

0

0

0

0

 

 

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

 

 

Brad Sweet Battles Logan Schuchart for Ocean Speedway Win

Shark Racing teammates Schuchart and Allen claim second and third place finishes

 

 

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - April 1, 2016 - Logan Schuchart looked poised to claim his first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory Friday night at the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at Ocean Speedway, but a late race restart put Brad Sweet in position and Sweet battled past Schuchart with 13 laps to go and claimed his fourth win of the season.

"If everyone knew what Shark Racing goes through to run two cars up and down the road, hats off to them," Sweet said. "For both of them to be up here on the podium that's amazing and I hate to steal this win away from them, but that's racing.

"My guys have given me a great car all season long. When you run in the top five each week, you get a couple of these wins every now and then."

For Schuchart, the disappointment of coming short of his first win was tempered by his second place finish and the third place finish of his teammate, Jacob Allen.

"When we started this thing three years ago, most of these guys didn't think we wouldn't last the first year," Schuchart said. "Now we're out here in our third year. Without our sponsors and everyone that helps us out, we wouldn't be able to be out here.

"For Jacob and I we wanted to be a little bit better, a one-two would've been awesome, but Brad [Sweet] is on top of his game and they're really fast right now, but the Shark team is getting better and better."

The finish is his best since a second place finish at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2014.

Jason Johnson, fresh off a victory at Placerville Speedway, kicked off the night, the Outlaws' first appearance at the track since 2008, with the qualifying quick time.

But it was Schuchart and Allen out front after the Dash inversion draw gave the teammates the top-two starting positions in the Dash.

Allen, in the Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments No. 1A, jumped around his teammate and grabbed the early lead in the Dash, as he dominated all six laps to capture the first-place starting position for the 35-lap feature. Schuchart finished in second, setting up a Shark Racing front row.

When the green flag fell on the feature, Schuchart shot around Allen for the lead on the opening lap, and pulled away from the rest of the field as his teammate settled into the second position with Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammates Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet lurking behind.

The young, Hanover, Pa. -native controlled the top spot for much of the race, leading the opening 21 laps. Unfortunately for Schuchart, winning his first ever World of Outlaws race would not be that easy.

A restart just past the halfway point gave Sweet the opportunity he needed to gain on Schuchart. Sweet drove his Razorback Professional Tools No. 49 from fourth on the restart around Pittman and Allen to move into the second position, just behind the leader.

Schuchart did everything he could to hold off Sweet, but Sweet had too much momentum built up on the high-side of the track and rocketed around Schuchart for the lead with 13 laps left.

Sweet controlled the top spot through the final laps and held off Schuchart and Allen to capture his first victory since he won at Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26.

"That's racing in California in March and April," said the Grass Valley, Calif. -native Sweet. "It's always going to be a little more hooked up than in July or August. They gave us a great racing surface tonight, it was smooth and opening up all night, but it's hard to account for the cooler temperatures, it keeps the moisture in the dirt."

Sweet extends his championship lead to 84 points over second place Shane Stewart.

Allen completed the sweep of the podium for the Shark Racing team, as he scored a career best finish of third.

"With the lead that close to you, I was just going for it all and hoping to finish the race," Allen said. "That was a lot of fun. Being up there with everybody, it means the world to me and I can't thank everyone enough for helping us out.

"This is a huge night for me, I am just very blessed and thankful to be here."

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

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series action continues Saturday night as the series travels to Chico, Calif. for the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. Find out more information about the event at WoOSprint.com/Mini-Gold-Cup.

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Ocean Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet continues top five streak, only finishing worse than fifth once in 2016...Donny Schatz picked up his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the season...Jacob Allen secured his career best finish, besting his previous mark of sixth at Deer Creek Speedway on Sep. 19, 2015.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Ocean Speedway; Watsonville, Calif.; April 1, 2016.

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$5,500]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [18][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,100]; 9. 22-Shane Golobic [12][$2,050]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [10][$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [7][$1,500]; 12. O-Bud Kaeding [17][$1,200]; 13. 5-David Gravel [13][$1,100]; 14. 26-Willie Croft [9][$1,050]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [11][1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$900]; 17. 17-Justin Sanders [14][$800]; 18. 21-Tommy Tarlton [23][$800]; 19. OO-Cory Eliason [20][$800]; 20. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [16][$800]; 21. 68-Chase Johnson [22][$800]; 22. 98-Sean Watts [21][$800]; 23. 73-Tyler Walker [15][$800]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-21, Brad Sweet 22-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+12]

 

Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.482; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.517; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.602; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.611; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.651; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.689; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.726; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.739; 9. 26-Willie Croft, 11.754; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.790; 11. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.888; 12. 22-Shane Golobic, 11.924; 13. 5-David Gravel, 11.928; 14. 17-Justin Sanders, 11.944; 15. 73-Tyler Walker, 11.945; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.974; 17. 98-Sean Watts, 11.978; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.979; 19. OO-Cory Eliason, 11.987; 20. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.009; 21. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte, 12.017; 22. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.055; 23. 68-Chase Johnson, 12.060; 24. 21-Tommy Tarlton, 12.161; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.185

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. OO-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [4]; 5. 17-Justin Sanders [5]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [8]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [6]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 22-Shane Golobic [4]; 5. 73-Tyler Walker [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 21-Tommy Tarlton [8]; 8. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. OO-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 98-Sean Watts [2][-]; 4. 68-Chase Johnson [5][-]; 5. 21-Tommy Tarlton [6][-]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7][-]; 7. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte [4][$200]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1818

0

4

12

12

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

1734

-84

1

7

12

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1724

-94

1

7

10

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1719

-99

4

7

11

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1708

-110

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1670

-148

1

5

9

2

7

5

David Gravel

1656

-162

1

5

8

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1566

-252

0

1

5

0

9

7s

Jason Sides

1552

-266

0

0

3

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1542

-276

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1430

-388

0

2

6

0

12

88

Terry McCarl

1396

-422

0

0

1

0

13

W20

Greg Wilson

1394

-424

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-428

0

2

4

0

15

1A

Jacob Allen

1304

-514

0

1

1

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-616

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-873

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-926

0

0

1

0

19

21

Brian Brown

757

-1061

0

1

4

1

20

88N

D.J. Netto

750

-1068

0

0

0

0

 

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

 

 

 

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - April 1, 2016 - Brad Sweet rocketed around leader Logan Schuchart with 13 laps remaining to capture the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at Ocean Speedway, his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Results

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$5,500]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [18][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,100]; 9. 22-Shane Golobic [12][$2,050]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [10][$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [7][$1,500]; 12. O-Bud Kaeding [17][$1,200]; 13. 5-David Gravel [13][$1,100]; 14. 26-Willie Croft [9][$1,050]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [11][1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$900]; 17. 17-Justin Sanders [14][$800]; 18. 21-Tommy Tarlton [23][$800]; 19. OO-Cory Eliason [20][$800]; 20. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [16][$800]; 21. 68-Chase Johnson [22][$800]; 22. 98-Sean Watts [21][$800]; 23. 73-Tyler Walker [15][$800]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-21, Brad Sweet 22-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.482; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.517; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.602; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.611; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.651; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.689; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.726; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.739; 9. 26-Willie Croft, 11.754; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.790; 11. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.888; 12. 22-Shane Golobic, 11.924; 13. 5-David Gravel, 11.928; 14. 17-Justin Sanders, 11.944; 15. 73-Tyler Walker, 11.945; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.974; 17. 98-Sean Watts, 11.978; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.979; 19. OO-Cory Eliason, 11.987; 20. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.009; 21. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte, 12.017; 22. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.055; 23. 68-Chase Johnson, 12.060; 24. 21-Tommy Tarlton, 12.161; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.185

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. OO-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [4]; 5. 17-Justin Sanders [5]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [8]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [6]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 22-Shane Golobic [4]; 5. 73-Tyler Walker [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 21-Tommy Tarlton [8]; 8. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. OO-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 98-Sean Watts [2][-]; 4. 68-Chase Johnson [5][-]; 5. 21-Tommy Tarlton [6][-]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7][-]; 7. 68JR-Tommy Laliberte [4][$200].

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Greg Wilson Learns Out West, Finds Success

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on Ocean Speedway on Friday for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser and the Mini Gold Cup at Ocean Speedway

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. – March 30, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its western swing through the Golden State as the series gears up for racing along the coast at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser on Friday.

Leading rookie of the year contender Greg Wilson has his sights set on the 1/4-mile track located just south of the Bay Area, after scoring his first top-10 of the season at Placerville Speedway on March 23.

“We have struggled pretty badly up until Placerville,” Wilson said. “We just finally got to a shop, we met someone through Jason and Paul Sides...we were able to strip our racecar and found some things.

“We kind of got our baseline back I think, but it was pretty cool because we timed pretty good and ran well in the heat race and ran really well in the feature. Obviously as bad as we were running, a top 10 of any kind felt like a feature win.”

Following action on Friday, the World of Outlaws travel over 250 miles north for the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on Saturday night.

A 1/4-mile track located 80 miles north of Sacramento, Wilson last raced at Silver Dollar in 2013, in which he missed the feature race.

This season, the Benton Ridge, Ohio native has experienced an up-and-down first full-time season so far. Wilson’s season can be summed up in recent weeks as he missed the feature at Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, then rebounded with a sixth place finish at Placerville just four days later.

“It’s been a huge learning curve,” Wilson said. “We ran into some challenges early in the season that are going to help us later in the season because we changed our approach a little bit and seen some things we need to concentrate on and some things that maybe aren’t as important.

“The neat part about it is we are racing with some really good people and we have met some great fans. With the Outlaws and the other race teams, they reached out and have helped us along a little bit. This is all knew territory, you don’t know what you’re going to get. I have travelled a lot through my career but nothing at this level.”

The driver of the Hercules Tires/Ohio Logistics No. W20 has competed in years past but never as a series driver running the full season.

Wilson earned his first World of Outlaws victory last September at the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, to go along with his five top-five’s and 16 top-10’s since 2012.

Wilson, an All Star Circuit of Champions title winner in 2006 and 2007, started the season off strong at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, making the feature all three nights with a best finish of 11th on the second night.

As the series travelled west, Wilson started to encounter the growing pains that come with racing the full schedule. Over the next seven races, Wilson raced his way into three features and missed four, with his best finish being a 15th at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Feb. 26.

With the California portion of the western swing nearing its conclusion, the 2016 season is still in the beginning phase. With seven months remaining, Wilson envisions a lot of improving and growing still left to accomplish for himself and his team.

“We just need to continue to nail down some top 10s and get some consistency,” Wilson said. “This California swing, we knew, was going to be the toughest part of the schedule for us – or I hope that’s the case.

“Our goals are if we can creep our way back up into the top 10 in points and hopefully by the middle of the season we can compete for wins. At the beginning of the year we hoped to be top 10 in points, around seventh to tenth would be reasonable goal, and three to five feature wins. Obviously, we want to make shows and be competitive”

Tickets remain for both the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Mini Gold Cup and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.com.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
OCEAN SPEEDWAY
is a 1/4 mile, slightly-banked dirt oval. The track record of 10.949 seconds was established by Mark Kinser on Sept. 1, 2000

Previous A-Feature winners:
2008 - Steve Kinser on October 17
2002 - Brad Furr on September 3
2001 - Andy Hillenburg on August 29
2000 - Joey Saldana on September 9

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 10.918 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 – Donny Schatz on March 28, Shane Stewart on Sept. 11, Donny Schatz on Sept. 12
2014 - Carson Macedo on Sept. 5, Jonathan Allard on Sept. 6
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 Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Terry McCarl – TerryMcCarl.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson – GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26);David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson – 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart – 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for free to the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser at Ocean Speedway on Friday, April 1 and the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday, April 2 on the DIRTVision Radio Network at DIRTVision.com.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9 for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1668

0

3

11

11

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

1600

-68

1

7

11

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1588

-80

1

7

9

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1581

-87

4

7

10

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1578

-90

1

6

9

2

6

5

David Gravel

1532

-136

1

5

8

0

7

41

Jason Johnson

1529

-139

1

4

8

1

8

7s

Jason Sides

1434

-234

0

0

3

0

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

1420

-248

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1414

-254

0

0

1

0

11

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-278

0

2

4

0

12

88

Terry McCarl

1346

-322

0

0

1

0

13

W20

Greg Wilson

1292

-376

0

0

1

0

14

29

Kerry Madsen

1288

-380

0

1

5

0

15

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-466

0

1

5

0

16

1A

Jacob Allen

1160

-508

0

0

0

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-723

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-776

0

0

1

0

19

21

Brian Brown

757

-911

0

1

4

1

20

24

Rico Abreu

700

-968

0

0

2

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 12 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 4
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
3. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1 
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1 
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1 
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Total Laps Led (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps

1. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 84
2. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 67
3. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 64
4. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 35
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 35
6. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 33
7. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
8. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 22
9. – ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 13
10. – CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 4

Pole Positions (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 4
2. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
4. – WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 1
– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Hard Charger Award (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3
2. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 2
4. – JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas – 1
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 1 
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4. – SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. – 1
– BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

Podium Finishes (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif – 7
2. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 6
3. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 5
4. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 4
5. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 3
7. – DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1 
– ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 1
– KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Heat Race Winners (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 7
– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 3
7. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 2
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 2
11. – BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. – 1 
– BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. – 1 
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1 
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. – 2
3. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1 
– BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1 
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1 
– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1 
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (12 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 – 4
4 – 4
6 – 2
8 – 2

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

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $58,050
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $57,400
3. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $46,800
4. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $38,500
5. JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $35,300
6. DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $32,700
7. JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $29,150
8. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $15,950
9. LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $15,700
10.JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $15,050
11.PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – $12,900
12.– TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – $10,400
13.– GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $9,050
14.JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $5,925

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
 

 

 

 

Johnson Returns to Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway

Captures win one year after serious accident at same event

 

 

PLACERVILLE, Calif. � March 23, 2016 � After being involved in a horrible accident during this event last year that sidelined him for the season, Jason Johnson returned to Placerville Speedway for the 2nd Annual Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts and captured his first victory since Texas Motor Speedway in 2003.

Daryn Pittman, who was also injured in the same event last year, finished second to Johnson, as both drivers overcame their troubles from a year ago for podium finishes.

�We have a tremendously strong team right now, and things are clicking, and when they are clicking it is fun,� Johnson said. �Daryn [Pittman] and I were standing there in the dash and I was like �man I would be happy just walking out of here tonight� and then we finish one and two.

�This was a place I really wanted to redeem myself. It�s really cool we are able to come to a small track like this and be able to race and I really got to thank Brad Sweet and thank all the fans for coming out, it�s been a great night.�

Johnson, a Eunice, La. �native, showed speed early in the night, clocking in with the second fastest time, just behind quick-time recipient Sean Becker, who is a native of Chico, Calif.

Johnson then piloted his Priority Aviation/Masilla Valley Transportation No. 41 to a victory in his heat, defeating Auburn, Calif. driver Andy Forsberg, which qualified him for the dash.

Coming short of sweeping all the races during the night, Johnson finished fourth in the dash, as Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, captured the victory in the 8-lap race after he overtook Forsberg on the opening lap.

Pittman, starting in the first position, lost the top spot once the green flag fell, to second place starter Forsberg, who regained the position Pittman took from him in the dash on the opening lap.

Johnson charged from his fourth starting position early, quickly making his way to the second position just behind Forsberg, after he passed Pittman on lap four.

Johnson reeled in Forsberg and started battling with the driver of the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness No. 7C. The back-and-forth duel for the top position lasted 10 laps, with Johnson finally overtaking Forsberg on lap 14.

As the leaders hit slower lapped traffic, Johnson padded his lead on the rest of the field, but a caution near the halfway point brought both Forsberg and Pittman to his rear bumper.

On the ensuing restart, Johnson pulled away again as Forsberg lost a position to both Pittman and race promoter Sweet, who cracked the top three for the first time all night.

Sweet�s time in the top three was short lived as another local California driver, Kyle Hirst from Paradise, Calif., rocketed from his 10th starting position to the top three with less than 15 laps remaining.

Much like Sweet, Hirst�s time in the top three was short lived as he blew a tire causing a late race restart with only five laps remaining.

Unfortunately, the caution for Hirst was not the final caution of the night.

Just before the leaders took the white flag, Joey Saldana brought out the final caution, setting up a green-white-checkered finish between Johnson, Pittman and Sweet, who had reclaimed his podium position.

On the final restart, Sweet slipped off the track allowing Forsberg around him for the third position.

At the front, Pittman could not muscle his way around Johnson, who proved to be too fast for the rest of the field as he dominated the majority of the race, leading 26 laps en route to claiming the victory at Placerville.

�I had no clue [how fast we were],� Johnson said. �But I knew if we were racing with Andy [Forsberg] then we were pretty good, because I watch a lot of video, and Andy�s pretty good at this type of racing.

�It�s all about pacing yourself. You watch Donny Schatz pace himself, his fastest laps come at the end of the race so at the beginning of the race I paced myself and shopped around, then I got the and tried not to make mistakes.�

Pittman recorded his second runner-up finish in-a-row, finishing second to Donny Schatz on the final night at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday before finishing second to Johnson tonight.

�You couldn�t have scripted a better finish than that one tonight,� Pittman said. �Starting on the pole you want to win but for [Jason Johnson] to come back and win and me to finish second...It was a lot of fun to come back to a racetrack that we both had a bad night, and both got hurt, and come back and run strong.

�Our goals weren�t too high coming in here tonight. My goal was to see more of the track than I did from the Placerville hospital, so luckily we achieved that and finished second. But congrats to Jason [Johnson], he has definitely been fast this year. He has probably been the most improved and they�re in the hunt every night, so it was a great win for that team, and a good run for us.�

Forsberg brought home a third place finish after being one of the fastest cars all night and contending for the victory early in the feature.

�We were all working today until about noon so we were able to come out here today and run with the Outlaws � these guys are pros,� Forsberg said. �Am I a little disappointed I didn�t win? Of course...We�ve been here twice and been in contention twice, so I don�t know what else to say, other than I am happy to be in third place.

�It sure broke my heart to see Brad [Sweet] drive off the track and let me by him, it was definitely nice of him.�

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series head home for the Easter weekend before hitting the road again for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. on Friday April 1.

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Stockton Dirt Track Notebook

RACE NOTES: Jason Johnson scores first win since 2003, becomes seventh different winner of 2016...Donny Schatz picks up first KSE Hard Charger Award of the season...Daryn Pittman captures sixth podium finish of the year, second most behind teammate Brad Sweet.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jonathan Allard; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Sean Becker; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sean Becker; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Andy Forsberg;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz � 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); David Gravel � 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson � 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana � 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart � 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Placerville Speedway; Placerville, Calif.; March 23, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 7C-Andy Forsberg [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [13]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [12]; 10. 75-Sean Becker [9]; 11. 88-Terry McCarl [14]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [15]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 14. 22-Shane Golobic [17]; 15. 29W-Willie Croft [21]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24]; 17. 88N-DJ Netto [23]; 18. 73-Brady Bacon [7]; 19. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22]; 21. 83-Joey Saldana [19]; 22. 77-Kyle Hirst [10]; 23. O-Bud Kaeding [18]; 24. 3C-Jonathan Allard [16] . Lap Leaders: Andy Forsberg 1-13, Jason Johnson 14-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 75-Sean Becker, 10.601; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.613; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.621; 4. 5-David Gravel, 10.652; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.665; 6. 7C-Andy Forsberg, 10.724; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.732; 8. 73-Brady Bacon, 10.781; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.807; 10. 77-Kyle Hirst, 10.831; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.861; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 10.866; 13. 22-Shane Golobic, 10.883; 14. 21P-Robbie Price, 10.887; 15. 7-Paul McMahan, 10.895; 16. 29W-Willie Croft, 10.904; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox, 10.911; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.935; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.943; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 10.971; 21. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.995; 22. 88-Terry McCarl, 10.999; 23. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.052; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.054; 25. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.074; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.089; 27. 17-Justin Sanders, 11.126; 28. 22M-Mason Moore, 11.158; 29. 99T-Skylar Gee, 11.185; 30. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.259; 31. 68-Chase Johnson, 11.286; 32. 44-Chris Martin, 11.335; 33. 98-Sean Watts, 11.380

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 75-Sean Becker [1]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 22-Shane Golobic [4]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox [5]; 8. 99T-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 7C-Andy Forsberg [2]; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst [3]; 4. 88-Terry McCarl [6]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price [4]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 7. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 68-Chase Johnson [8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 73-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 29W-Willie Croft [4]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 8. 22M-Mason Moore [7]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 7C-Andy Forsberg [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 73-Brady Bacon [8]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29W-Willie Croft [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [3]; 6. 17-Justin Sanders [8]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [11]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [13]; 10. 44-Chris Martin [12]; 11. 99T-Skylar Gee [10]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 13. 22M-Mason Moore [9]

 

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1668

0

3

11

11

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

1600

-68

1

7

11

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1588

-80

1

7

9

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1581

-87

4

7

10

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1578

-90

1

6

9

2

6

5

David Gravel

1532

-136

1

5

8

0

7

41

Jason Johnson

1529

-139

1

4

8

1

8

7S

Jason Sides

1434

-234

0

0

3

0

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

1420

-248

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1414

-254

0

0

1

0

11

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-278

0

2

4

0

12

24

Terry McCarl

1346

-322

0

0

1

0

13

W20

Greg Wilson

1292

-376

0

0

1

0

14

29

Kerry Madsen

1288

-380

0

1

5

0

15

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-466

0

1

5

0

16

1A

Jacob Allen

1160

-508

0

0

0

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-723

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-776

0

0

1

0

19

21

Brian Brown

757

-911

0

1

4

1

20

24

Rico Abreu

700

-968

0

0

2

0

 

 

 

World Of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series’ Return To Bakersfield Speedway Inches Closer

Thursday Night Kick-Off Party Set To Take Place at Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the “Greatest Show on Dirt” continues to race it’s way through California, the long awaited return to the Bakersfield Speedway is coming up as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will invade the racy 1/3 mile Bakersfield Speedway during the April 15th Budweiser Bash.

With bad weather hampering the series’ visit to the Central Valley in early March, the Series’ return will give fans one final shot enjoy the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series before they head back East.

The 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season has been off to a great start, and through 11 races, it is California’s own Brad Sweet sitting atop the point standings on the strength of three wins.

The current Top-Three in series points have California ties, as Joey Saldana, who sits in second, competes for the California based Roth Motorsports while Shane Stewart sits in third and drives for Kyle Larson who hails from California and Justin Marks who spent his college days in the Golden State.

As the event nears, a limited supply of reserved tickets are still available and fans are urged to get their order in as soon as possible to ensure a seat to their liking.

The big return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will kick off on Thursday night as there is a pre race kick-off party scheduled at Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler located at 8660 Rosedale Hwy in Bakersfield, CA. Fans are encouraged to come out, enjoy some great food a drinks with the Budweiser Girls and get ready for a big night of racing with some specials guests expected to be on had.

Tickets for the Budweiser Bash are now on sale, and fans can purchase their $40 reserved seating seats by calling 1-844-Dirt-Tix (347-8849). General Admission Tickets will be available for $35 while Kids 12-Under will be admitted for just $15.

Those wishing to camp out at the Bakersfield Speedway will be able to do so at no cost, and spots are available on a first come-first serve basis.

On April 15th, the World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars will make their return to the Bakersfield Speedway and the IMCA Modifieds, as well as the IMCA Stock Cars will join them for what should be a great night of racing during the Budweiser Bash.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to the Bakersfield Speedway for more information on this event by following on twitter @BakoSpeedway, ‘Liking’ the track on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/Bakersfield.Speedway, or by clicking over to www.bakersfieldspeedway.com.

The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext. Bakersfield, CA 93308.

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At A Glance: Shane Stewart Storms into Placerville Speedway Wednesday

Carries momentum into Brad Sweet presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - March 21, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its swing through California as the series travels 90 miles north to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway for Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday.

Shane Stewart concluded the 2015 season finishing second to seven-time series champion Donny Schatz in the final championship standings. So far in 2016, Stewart has been able to pick up where he left off, as he has carried the momentum into the new season.

Currently, the Bixby, Okla. -native sits third in the championship standings after capturing one win, seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes so far, tying him with point's leader Brad Sweet for most top-10's this year.

"The biggest thing for momentum is that nobody left," Stewart said. "Our team is still intact from last year. I think that says a lot about Larson Marks Racing. Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] do a good job taking care of the guys.

"They get treated well and that's a big part of our industry - keeping everyone together - because that is hard to do. So nothing has really changed, which is a good thing."

Prior to the final night at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track, Stewart, in his American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2 had been on a roll in California. Stewart recorded a second at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. and a third on the first night at Stockton.

The final night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton, Stewart had to race his way into the feature through the Last Chance Showdown. Once in the feature, Stewart pushed forward, earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award after picking up nine positions to finish 10th.

The 10th place finish continued his top-10 streak which started over two months ago on the second night of the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13.

"Going into the winter you can be complacent," Stewart said. "You have got to keep working hard and try to find speed secrets here and there.

"The thing is we ended the year well so we didn't change a whole lot. We're running okay this year, but I feel like we should've won a few more races than what we have, but it's still early in the year and to be where we are in the points says a lot about our team."

With as many races as the series runs in a year, keeping up the momentum can become challenging for a driver and his team.

"You just have to keep up the production," Stewart said. "At the end of the day, one thing we really wanted to work hard on was our bad nights last year we were 15th, 12th or 16th. Those are the nights we have to be 10th or eighth.

"Everyone is going to have bad nights, but you just have to limit how many you are going to have. Hopefully our bad nights are an eighth to 10th place car and not a 16th. If we can keep whoever's leading the points close, I think at the end of the year, hopefully we will be battling for a championship going into Charlotte."

Stewart will face stiff competition from the Outlaws regulars and his own team owner Kyle Larson as the series takes on Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts tomorrow. Tickets remain for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.com.

ABOUT THE TRACK
PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 9.913 seconds was established by Tim Kaeding on March 27, 2004.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on April 8
1992 - Jac Haudenschild on March 11
1987 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2
1986 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3
1985 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live to free audio of the Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway on the DIRTVision Radio Network at DIRTVision.com.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. on Friday, April 1. The series then takes on Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. for the Mini Gold Cup on Saturday, April 2.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1528

0

3

10

10

2

2

83

Joey Saldana

1470

-58

1

6

9

2

3

2

Shane Stewart

1464

-64

1

7

10

0

4

15

Donny Schatz

1447

-81

4

7

9

1

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1442

-86

1

6

8

2

6

5

David Gravel

1390

-138

1

4

7

0

7

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-138

0

2

4

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

1379

-149

0

3

7

1

9

7s

Jason Sides

1324

-204

0

0

3

0

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

1302

-226

0

0

4

0

11

7

Paul McMahan

1288

-240

0

0

1

0

12

88

Terry McCarl

1218

-310

0

0

1

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

1164

-364

0

1

5

0

14

W20

Greg Wilson

1154

-374

0

0

0

0

15

17W

Bryan Clauson

1070

-458

0

1

4

0

16

1A

Jacob Allen

1070

-458

0

0

0

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-583

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-636

0

0

1

0

19

21

Brian Brown

757

-771

0

1

4

1

20

55

Trey Starks

608

-920

0

0

0

0

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 11 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 84
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 64
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 33
7. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
 

Pole Positions (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
4. - WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
4. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1

Time Trial leaders (7 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Podium Finishes (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 7
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 4
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
10. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (11 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 4
4 - 4
6 - 1
8 - 2

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $55,950
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $54,900
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $41,300
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $36,300
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $34,500
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $29,900
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $19,150
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $14,850
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $14,800
10.- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $14,250
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $11,700
12.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $8,900
13.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $6,750
13.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $5,725

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)

 

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

 

 

 

 

Schatz Scores Back-to-Back Victories at Stockton

Completes sweep of FVP Western Spring Shootout double-header

 

 

STOCKTON, Calif. � March 19, 2016 � Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz completed the sweep of the FVP Western Spring Shootout Saturday night, as he passed leader Joey Saldana with just five laps remaining en route to capturing his second win in as many nights at Stockton Dirt Track.

Schatz, who started the 30-lap feature in the sixth position, continued to rebound from the missed feature event exactly one week ago at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

�I wish this race team was standing [in victory lane], these guys are so incredible in what they do,� Schatz said. �These guys just keep working and digging and trying things.�

Schatz�s fourth win of the season did not come easy. The driver of the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 qualified in the back half of the top 10 early in the night then finished second to Daryn Pittman in heat race two, which placed him in the dash for the second consecutive night.

Schatz struggled in the dash, as fast qualifier Joey Saldana started from the pole-position and dominated early, before handing the lead over to Pittman with two laps left. Pittman captured the dash victory and the first starting position for the feature.

Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, surrendered the top spot to Saldana, who powered around the leader on the outside exiting turn two on the opening lap.

Saldana, piloting the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, jumped out to an early lead following three quick cautions early in the race, including one for point�s leader Brad Sweet. Sweet was able to continue, but struggled the rest of the night to rebound, eventually resulting in his first finish outside the top five this season.

At the front of the field, Saldana, a native of Brownsburg, Ind., appeared to have the car to beat, as he maintained a two second lead on second place Pittman at the halfway point of the feature.

At this point, Schatz had managed to climb from his sixth starting position to third, just behind the leaders who started to encounter slower lapped traffic.

As Saldana and Pittman navigated the dense, slower traffic, Schatz managed to reel in both as a three car battle for the top position began to form.

Schatz muscled his way around Pittman for second with less than 10 laps remaining, which allowed Saldana to escape to almost a second lead as the two contenders jockeyed for position.

Saldana�s lead on Schatz was short lived, as the Fargo, N.D �native closed in on the leader quickly as they both continued to fight through traffic.

With five laps remaining, Schatz made his move around Saldana for the lead, dropping Saldana to second, before both Pittman and Elk Grove, Calif. driver and teammate Kyle Hirst made their way away him for podium finishes.

Schatz held off Pittman and dominated the remaining laps to capture his second consecutive $10,000 checkered flag at Stockton Dirt Track.

�The track was really tricky in the feature,� Schatz said. �There was a little moisture on the top but it was hard to get in on it and it slicked off a little bit.

�I didn�t know if I was going to be able to get them early in the race, I was having trouble getting going, but we got into traffic and it forced everyone to move around...it doesn�t matter who you race with, you just got to find a line they�re not in and that was really tricky tonight.�

Pittman, who finished 12th on Friday night, rebounded with a second place finish which was his first podium finish since the first night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas almost three weeks ago.

�It was a decent run after how we ran last night,� Pittman said. �Second is always disappointing, but I knew with whoever hit that middle line just right was going to win the race.

�All-in-all we had a really good car, we were right there in the hunt even after Donny [Schatz] got the lead, we could hang right there with him. It was just a matter of who made the right moves at the right time in the race, but that�s what it comes down to a lot of times.�

Hirst charged from his eighth starting position to finish inside the top three, improving on his tenth place finish from the night before.

�I can�t thank my team enough,� Hirst said. �Dennis and Teresa Roth gave me a great car and the crew work their butts off.

�Congratulations to Donny [Schatz] and Daryn [Pittman], and awesome track work for the guys who got that done. I was excited to go racing tonight.�

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series take a few days off as they head just 90 miles north to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway for the Brad Sweet presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday March 23.

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

Stockton Dirt Track Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his series leading fourth win, breaking the tie with Brad Sweet who has three...Joey Saldana scored his second quick-time of the season...Brad Sweet finished outside of the top five for the first time this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Bud Kaeding; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bud Kaeding; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz � 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); David Gravel � 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana � 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart � 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton Dirt Track; Stockton, Calif.; March 19, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 9. 5-David Gravel [11]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [19]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [3]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [14]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [21]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [15]; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [16]; 16. OO-Cory Eliason [18]; 17. 3C-Jonathan Allard [22]; 18. 88-Terry McCarl [13]; 19. 7-Paul McMahan [20]; 20. 24-Rico Abreu [24]; 21. 55-Trey Starks [23]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [12]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [17]; 24. 26-Willie Croft [9]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.178; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.194; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.223; 4. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.227; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.236; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.241; 7. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.246; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.263; 9. 26-Willie Croft, 13.312; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.313; 11. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.314; 12. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.325; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.346; 14. 5-David Gravel, 13.347; 15. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.366; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.401; 17. 21-Brian Brown, 13.445; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.452; 19. 17-Justin Sanders, 13.466; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.478; 21. 55-Trey Starks, 13.490; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.491; 23. 69-Tim Kaeding, 13.503; 24. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.548; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.558; 26. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.646; 27. 44-Chris Martin, 13.724; 28. 21P-Robbie Price, 13.738; 29. 99T-Skylar Gee, 13.769; 30. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.770; 31. 98-Sean Watts, 13.991

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 8. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [10]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [11]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 69-Tim Kaeding [8]; 9. 99T-Skylar Gee [10]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 6. OO-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [10]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 10. 44-Chris Martin [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 2. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard [12]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 7. 99T-Skylar Gee [11]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [10]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [13]; 11. 17-Justin Sanders [3]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 13. 69-Tim Kaeding [7]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 

Pos.

 

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1  

49

Brad Sweet

1528

0

3

10

10

2

2  

83

Joey Saldana

1470

-58

1

6

9

2

3  

2

Shane Stewart

1464

-64

1

7

10

0

4  

15

Donny Schatz

1447

-81

4

7

9

1

5  

9

Daryn Pittman

1442

-86

1

6

8

2

6  

5

David Gravel

1390

-138

1

4

7

0

7  

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-138

0

2

4

0

8  

41

Jason Johnson

1379

-149

0

3

7

1

9  

7s

Jason Sides

1324

-204

0

0

3

0

10  

1S

Logan Schuchart

1302

-226

0

0

4

0

11  

7

Paul McMahan

1288

-240

0

0

1

0

12  

88

Terry McCarl

1218

-310

0

0

1

0

13  

29

Kerry Madsen

1164

-364

0

1

5

0

14  

W20

Greg Wilson

1154

-374

0

0

0

0

15  

17W

Bryan Clauson

1070

-458

0

1

4

0

16  

1A

Jacob Allen

1070

-458

0

0

0

0

17  

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-583

0

1

2

1

18  

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-636

0

0

1

0

19  

21

Brian Brown

757

-771

0

1

4

1

20  

55

Trey Starks

608

-920

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Schatz Scores Win on Opening Night of FVP Western Spring Shootout

Returns to victory lane less than a week after missing feature

 

 

STOCKTON, Calif. � March 18, 2016 � After missing the feature at Thunderbowl Raceway less than a week ago, seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz returned to victory lane Friday night, winning the opening night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout double-header at Stockton Dirt Track.

Schatz picked up his third victory of the season, which is his first win since winning on the second night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4. Schatz�s third win ties him with current point�s leader Brad Sweet with most victories of the season.

�This race team is incredible. I guess that�s why they work for Tony Stewart - an incredible boss and person,� Schatz said. �[Stewart] understands that things like that happen when the stars line up, and the stars lined up [last week at Thunderbowl].

�We unloaded this car tonight and made all the right adjustments. We have been playing around with a lot of things, and some days it helps and some days it hurts, but we got a win tonight and that�s big. I have always had a good time here at Stockton.�

The Fargo, N.D �native showed his speed early in the night, capturing quick time in qualifying, which put him on the pole for heat one.

Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, finished second in his heat to three-time series champion Sammy Swindell in the Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com No. 1, who was fastest in hot laps at the beginning of the afternoon.

Following an invert draw of eight, Brian Brown, driving the FVP/Casey�s General Store No. 21, started the dash from the pole and led flag-to-flag for the victory. With the victory, Brown took the pole position for the 30-lap feature, with Sweet starting to his outside and Schatz starting third.

Once the green flag fell, the caution quickly came back out as local favorite Rico Abreu lost control of his Abreu Vineyards/Alpine Star No. 24, flipping multiple times exiting turn two. Fortunately, Abreu walked away from the wreck, but would not return to action.

Brown, Sweet and Schatz led the field back to green as the three battled side-by-side for the top spot.

Brown settled into the lead but could never pull away from Sweet and Schatz, even as the two battled for the runner-up position, which Schatz eventually took control of just before the halfway point of the feature.

After he secured the second position, Schatz quickly reeled in the leader and completed the pass a few laps later. Brown continued to slide back, allowing Sweet and Shane Stewart to get around him, dropping him to the fourth position.

Schatz pulled away from the rest of the field as he approached lapped traffic. The slower traffic allowed Sweet to Stewart to close the gap on the leader but the two contenders could never pounce on the top spot.

Schatz seemed to have the victory in his grasp, eventually building a lead of over a second, but a caution with two laps remaining gave Sweet and Stewart their shot to steal away the victory.

Schatz managed to hold off both challengers on a green-white-checkered finish, as he dominated the second half of the feature and claimed the opening night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton Dirt Track.

�Brian [Brown] was a little hesitant getting around lapped cars and I was just trying to make something happen,� Schatz said. �You hate to see those restarts at the end but the Hooiser tires did a great job firing off and doing their job the way they should and that helped us get the win.

�Hats off to my guys. I know after last week they were ready to kill me but that�s how it goes some days. We are here tonight though and we�re going to celebrate the win.�

Sweet continued his dominance of the top five, as he has finished inside the top five in every event this season.

�It was a tricky track,� Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., said. �I was just riding around on Brian Brown�s right rear early in the race, but Donny [Schatz] kept sticking his nose in there, and I knew I needed to move around and find something.

�Donny was just a touch better, he was able to move around and get through lapped traffic better than us, but we were pretty close. Every time he Razorback Professional Tools car hits the track it�s really close, it�s just a matter of me making the right decisions in lapped traffic and at the start of the race.�

Stewart, who made a motor change just before the dash, continued his streak of podium finishes, as he has now finished inside the top three the last three races.

�We had a little motor issue and thank goodness it held together for that heat race win,� Stewart said. �It�s so crucial to get a first or second to get yourself in the dash.

�We just got to keep working on it. [Donny Schatz] and Brad [Sweet] are going to be tough all year long...The way the format is you got to get qualified and get through your heat race.�

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series resumes action Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track, capping off the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend double-header in Stockton, Calif.

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Stockton Dirt Track Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz ties Brad Sweet with most wins this season at three...Sweet continues his top five dominance, finishing in the top five in every event so far in 2016...Dominic Scelzi picked up his first hard charger award of the season.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18); David Gravel � 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana � 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart � 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton Dirt Track; Stockton, Calif.; March 18, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [7]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [18]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [5]; 10. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [9]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [15]; 13. 5-David Gravel [10]; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen [14]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [20]; 16. 7-Paul McMahan [16]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 18. 69-Tim Kaeding [17]; 19. O-Bud Kaeding [23]; 20. OO-Cory Eliason [24]; 21. 26-Willie Croft [12]; 22. 55-Trey Starks [21]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [19]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [11]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-16, Donny Schatz 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.592; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.623; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.670; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.730; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.738; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.740; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.753; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.761; 9. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.764; 10. 5-David Gravel, 13.779; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.805; 12. 26-Willie Croft, 13.808; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.882; 14. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.947; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.954; 16. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.965; 17. 55-Trey Starks, 13.986; 18. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.995; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.023; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.063; 21. 69-Tim Kaeding, 14.108; 22. OO-Cory Eliason, 14.137; 23. 99T-Skylar Gee, 14.145; 24. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 14.177; 25. O-Bud Kaeding, 14.198; 26. 17-Justin Sanders, 14.212; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.445; 28. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.459; 29. 22-Mason Moore, 14.559; 30. 44-Chris Martin, 14.572; 31. 21P-Robbie Price, 15.061; 32. 98-Sean Watts, 15.172

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 69-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 22-Mason Moore [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 88-Terry McCarl [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 7. OO-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 8. 99T-Skylar Gee [6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [6]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 55-Trey Starks [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 4. OO-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 98-Sean Watts [12]; 6. 22-Mason Moore [9]; 7. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [11]; 9. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 10. 99T-Skylar Gee [4]; 11. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 12. 88N-DJ Netto [8]

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

1

49

Brad Sweet

1404

0

2

2

Shane Stewart

1334

-70

3

83

Joey Saldana

1327

-77

4

15

Donny Schatz

1297

-107

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1296

-108

6

1

Sammy Swindell

1264

-140

7

5

David Gravel

1258

-146

8

41

Jason Johnson

1241

-163

9

7S

Jason Sides

1190

-214

10

7

Paul McMahan

1176

-228

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

1166

-238

12

24

Terry McCarl

1104

-300

13

17W

Bryan Clauson

1070

-334

14

W20

Greg Wilson

1064

-340

15

29

Kerry Madsen

1024

-380

16

1A

Jacob Allen

964

-440

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-459

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-512

19

21

Brian Brown

653

-751

20

82

Dusty Zomer

532

-872

 

 

At A Glance: Outlaws Continue Battle with California Crew at Stockton

The Series takes on the Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 18 and 19

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - March 16, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its month-long battle with the California crew this weekend as it takes on the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19.

While Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver Brad Sweet continues his roll through the early part of the 2016 season, he and all of the other World of Outlaws regulars face fierce competition from the California competitors.

Drivers like Rico Abreu, Carson Macedo, Dominic Scelzi, Bud Kaeding and Jonathan Allard, among others, are well seasoned on the unique tracks that make the Golden State especially challenging. And in recent seasons, they have seen success with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Heading into the 3/8 mile oval of the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend, one driver looking for repeat success is Abreu, a native of St. Helena, Calif. One year ago, Abreu battled veteran driver Terry McCarl to score his second win of that season. In addition to his Outlaws win at the track, Abreu has three other wins - one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, one with the Civil War 360 Series and another in a non-sanctioned 360 event.

The three-time World of Outlaws series winner, comes into Stockton with two top-ten finishes in three series starts, including a season best, so far, of sixth at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Among the Outlaws regulars, Paul McMahan and Sweet bring a unique perspective to racing in California as both are natives of the state. McMahan, from Elk Grove, and Sweet, from Grass Valley, are annually two to watch through the swing.

In addition to the World of Outlaws and the accompanying non-sanctioned 360 winged sprint cars on Friday and Saturday, a full weekend schedule of events kicks off on Thursday night at Delta Speedway, on the property of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, with Super 600's, Non-Wing, Restricted, Jr. Sprints and Outlaw Karts (Open division 500's). Following Friday night's events there will a post-race party open to the public on the VIP Upper Deck of the main grandstand. A pancake breakfast follows on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Building 2.

To purchase tickets for the FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track, call 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visit WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.com.

ABOUT THE TRACK
STOCKTON DIRT TRACK
is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.566 seconds was established by Donny Schatz on March 21, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on March 21, Rico Abreu on March 22
2014 - Kerry Madsen on March 22
2013 - Kyle Larson on March 22

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

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12);Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live to free audio of the FVP Western Spring Shootout from the Stockton Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 on the DIRTVision Radio Network.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on Placerville (Calif.) Speedway for the Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday, March 23. The event will feature NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1258

0

3

9

9

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

1190

-68

1

6

8

0

3

83

Joey Saldana

1187

-71

1

4

7

1

4

9

Daryn Pittman

1170

-88

1

5

7

2

5

15

Donny Schatz

1146

-112

2

5

7

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

1136

-122

0

2

4

0

7

5

David Gravel

1134

-124

1

4

6

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

1099

-159

0

2

5

1

9

17W

Bryan Clauson

1070

-188

0

1

4

0

10

7s

Jason Sides

1070

-188

0

0

2

0

11

7

Paul McMahan

1058

-200

0

0

1

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

1028

-230

0

0

2

0

13

88

Terry McCarl

972

-286

0

0

0

0

14

W20

Greg Wilson

948

-310

0

0

0

0

15

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-313

0

1

2

1

16

29

Kerry Madsen

902

-356

0

0

4

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-366

0

0

1

0

18

1A

Jacob Allen

860

-398

0

0

0

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

532

-726

0

0

0

0

20

21

Brian Brown

517

-741

0

1

3

1

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 9 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 64
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 59
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
6. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 19
7. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 14
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4

Pole Positions (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Time Trial leaders (6 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

Podium Finishes (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 6
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
7. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
8. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (9 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 3
4 - 4
6 - 1
8 - 1

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

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $49,600
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $35,950
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $34,500
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $31,700
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $29,400
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $26,750
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $14,550
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $11,550
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $11,450
10.- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $10,500
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $10,300
12.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $5,950
13.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $6,550
14.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $4,325

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)

 

 

 

2017 DIRTcar Nationals Date Changes Announced

46th Annual event shifts one week to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - March 14, 2016 - The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. kicks off 'Florida in February' one week later in 2017 as the event shifts to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017.

"It is important to the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar that we continue to align this event with all of the great motorsports events in Florida during the month and provide as much accessibility to our fans as possible," said World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery. "While the 2016 DIRTcar Nationals has been over for less than a month we are working hard to plan and prepare for next year. 2017's event promises to be better than ever."

The annual event features 12 nights of doubleheader racing with the World's premier dirt track racers and series including the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar modifieds and late models.

The 2016 DIRTcar Nationals, the most fan friendly and accessible motorsports event in Florida during February saw drivers like Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Josh Richards and Stewart Friesen take trips to victory lane and claim one of the coveted gator trophies. 'Florida in February' featured thrilling side-by-side, ground pounding action on the World's fastest half-mile dirt oval.

Ticket renewals for the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals are on sale now through Thursday, March 31. Renewals are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 1 are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

For more information on DIRTcar Nationals, visit DIRTcarNationals.com.

 

 

 

David Gravel Wins at Thunderbowl, Scores First of the Season

Reigning champion Donny Schatz does not race in feature for the first time since 2012

 

 

TULARE, Calif. - March 12, 2016 - David Gravel claimed his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway as he held off Shane Stewart through the 35-lap feature.

The win was the first series win for Gravel since he won the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in 2014 and the first for him with his new team, CJB Motorsports.

"It's awesome to win this early in the season," Gravel said. "Running second last week and now a win is great. The track was narrow but I had to take advantage of our track position. I didn't want to give up a win there - you never want to give up wins. I tried to be aggressive when I was supposed to be aggressive and be passive when I was supposed to be passive but it worked out."

Saturday's action at Thunderbowl came one day after rain forced the cancellation of the first night of racing at the track in Tulare, Calif.

Brad Sweet, the current championship point leader, kicked off the night by scoring the quick time and setting a new track record of 12.327 seconds in his No. 49 Razorback Professional Tools car. Sweet set the previous track record of 12.582 seconds at Thunderbowl last season with the Outlaws.

Roseville, Calif.'s Willie Croft took the pole after winning the dash with Gravel starting on his outside.

Notable before the start of the feature was the absence of reigning series champion Donny Schatz in the main event. After missing the transfer in his heat race, Schatz started in seventh in the Last Chance Showdown and was unable to advance beyond sixth place. With the new provisional rule in place that does not let drivers improve their points position if they run in the feature, Schatz opted not to take the provisional and start the feature. It was the first time since Nov. 2, 2012 that Schatz has not started a World of Outlaws feature.

When the green flag fell on the night's main event, Gravel quickly jumped to the lead in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands car on the start as Croft stumbled. Stewart also battled by. Gravel quickly caught the back of the field and had to contend with a hard-charging Stewart, who looked up and down the track for a line around the No. 5.

Through several cautions and restarts, including a red flag stoppage on lap 15 that involved four cars and ended the night for Joey Saldana, Stewart tried to get the position from Gravel, but Gravel held the lead.

"I'm sure Shane was right on me there late with me behind Kerry (Madsen)," Gravel said. "I was just protected. I knew he wouldn't be able to pass me with the line I was running and just tried to do the right things."

When the checkered flag fell, it was all David Gravel - a flag-to-flag win for the Watertown, Conn.-native.

"I love this place though," Gravel said. "Ever since the first time I came here it's always been awesome and I've always been fast. I'm glad I got a win here."

Stewart, who currently sits second in the series championship standings, was visibly disappointed to not get the win for his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing/Eneos team but said he was happy for another podium finish.

"We were able to take advantage of our starting spot," Stewart said. "It was just really tough to pass. I actually got a little tight after that red and I'm not really sure why. David did a good job. I had a few shots at him but he just didn't screw up enough for me to get by him. So good job to him - these wins are really hard to come by."

Croft, driving the No. 26 car for Rudeen Racing, said he was pleased to kick off his 2016 run with the team as well as he did.

"We had a great night all night," Croft said. "I was a little bit tighter than I expected for the main event. We kind of loosened up on the red which got me to rotate a little better to hold on for third. I can't complain at all running third with these guys. It's a huge accomplishment for myself."

"To start off third place with the Outlaws, I'll take it. I'm just super stoked."

Jason Johnson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 12th.

Sweet, who finished the night in the fourth position, extended his points lead to 68 over now second place Stewart.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next weekend at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track. The series kicks off the FVP Western Spring Shootout on Friday night, March 18 and wraps it up on Saturday, March 19. Great seats remain and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

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Thunderbowl Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet picked up the quick time of the night and the new track record after a lap of 12.327. He broke his previous track record, set last year, of 12.582… Tonight was first time since November 2012 (World Finals) that Donny Schatz did not start a World of Outlaws feature. The last time he did not qualify or race into a feature was at Lincoln Speedway last season… David Gravel scored his first win since the National Open in October 2014.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Terry McCarl; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart;Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Willie Croft; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jason Johnson;Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 12, 2016

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$5,500]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [1] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,800]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [12] [$2,500]; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3] [$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$2,100]; 9. 73-Brady Bacon [9] [$2,050]; 10. 21X-Carson Macedo [18] [$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [21] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [23] [$1,200]; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [15] [$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [19] [$1,050]; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [16] [$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$900]; 17. 83-Joey Saldana [5] [$800]; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$800]; 19. 68-Chase Johnson [13] [$800]; 20. 55-Trey Starks [24] [$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [22] [$800]; 22. 24-Rico Abreu [14] [$800]; 23. 17-Justin Sanders [17] [$800]; 24. 88-Terry McCarl [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+11]

Qualifying Flight 1 - 1. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.671; 2. 5-David Gravel, 12.675; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.706; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.775; 5. 68-Chase Johnson, 12.928; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.937; 7. 73-Brady Bacon, 12.941; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.971; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.051; 10. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.115; 11. 55-Trey Starks, 13.171; 12. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 13.187; 13. 17-Justin Sanders, 13.208; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.237; 15. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.248; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.343; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox, 13.389; 18. 12P-Scott Parker, 13.626; 19. 98-Sean Watts, 13.928; 20. 12-Jarrett Soares, 14.370;

Qualifying Flight 2 - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.327; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 12.546; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.562; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.624; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.636; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 12.670; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.693; 8. 26-Willie Croft, 12.705; 9. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.727; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.798; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 12. 88-Terry McCarl, 12.861; 13. 22-Shane Golobic, 12.958; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.975; 15. O1-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.100; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.119; 17. 69-Tim Kaeding, 13.228; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.237; 19. 44-Chris Martin, 13.586

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17W-Bryan Clauson [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 73-Brady Bacon [4]; 4. 68-Chase Johnson [3]; 5. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [6]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox [9]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [10]; 10. 3C-Jonathan Allard [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [6]; 8. 12P-Scott Parker [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 10. 12-Jarrett Soares [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 21X-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. O1-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 8. 69-Tim Kaeding [9]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 10. 22-Shane Golobic [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 26-Willie Croft [4]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [3]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 26-Willie Croft [8]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [1]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [4]

C-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 69-Tim Kaeding [2] [-]; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox [1] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [$150]; 4. 12P-Scott Parker [3] [$150]; 5. 44-Chris Martin [6] [$150]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [5] [$125]; 7. 12-Jarrett Soares [7] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [2] [-]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1] [-]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [-]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [3] [$300]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$250]; 7. 22-Shane Golobic [6] [$225]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [5] [$200]; 9. 69-Tim Kaeding [13] [$200]; 10. O-Bud Kaeding [12] [$200]; 11. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9] [$200]; 12. O1-Sheldon Haudenschild [10] [$200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [11] [$200]; 14. 31C-Justyn Cox [14] [$200]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1258

0

3

9

9

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

1190

-68

1

6

8

0

3

83

Joey Saldana

1187

-71

1

4

7

1

4

9

Daryn Pittman

1170

-88

1

5

7

2

5

15

Donny Schatz

1146

-112

2

5

7

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

1136

-122

0

2

4

0

7

5

David Gravel

1134

-124

1

4

6

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

1099

-159

0

2

5

1

9

17W

Bryan Clauson

1070

-188

0

1

4

0

10

7s

Jason Sides

1070

-188

0

0

2

0

11

7

Paul McMahan

1058

-200

0

0

1

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

1028

-230

0

0

2

0

13

88

Terry McCarl

972

-286

0

0

0

0

14

W20

Greg Wilson

948

-310

0

0

0

0

15

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-313

0

1

2

1

16

29

Kerry Madsen

902

-356

0

0

4

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-366

0

0

1

0

18

1A

Jacob Allen

860

-398

0

0

0

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

532

-726

0

0

0

0

20

21

Brian Brown

517

-741

0

1

3

1

 

 

Brad Sweet Takes on Year Two as a Promoter at Placerville

NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu join Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown on March 23

CONCORD, N.C. - March 11, 2016 - As if winning World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series races and competing for the series championship was not enough of a challenge, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb's Brad Sweet is looking to his second year as the promoter of the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts.

The event, now in its second year at California's Placerville Speedway, was the brain child of Sweet who grew up in nearby Grass Valley. For year two, Sweet is adding some star power and a new division.

"We've got Kyle Larson coming, which he grew up racing at Placerville and everybody obviously knows the success he has had," Sweet said of the NASCAR star. "It seems like just yesterday he was racing at Placerville with the King of the West Series or the local 360 series. Now he is in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It will be neat to have him come back and race in front of the hometown crowd. He's going to race a midget and a sprint car.

"We're excited about adding the USAC Western Midgets this year. It's going to be a great show. There are so many talented drivers on both sides."

In addition to the USAC midgets and Larson, NASCAR truck series driver and three-time Outlaws winner, Rico Abreu, will join the field as the feature lap count bumps up to 40 laps and the purse becomes $10,000-to-win.

The challenge of promoting was one Sweet said he never really had much interest in. But the challenge of bringing the Outlaws to the track he grew up at swayed him to give it a chance.

"Racing is what I do, so you're always looking at the other side of it," Sweet said. "I've always been on the driving side of things, never on the promoting side. I never really had a desire to do it. The older I got, the more I'm looking for opportunities to do things and just saw a good opportunity with Placerville. It has such a good following in California and it's such a neat little race track. It's where I grew up racing sprint cars, it's where a lot of people grew up racing sprint cars. It seems like it is always exciting. It's a tight quarter mile. I always, as a fan, wanted to see the Outlaws go there."

So Sweet made the event happen last year - it was the first time since 1992 that the Outlaws had been at the track.

The 30-year-old driver who has been the class of the 2016 season so far, racking up three wins and sitting atop the championship points chase after eight events, said he did not realize how much went into putting on one night of racing. The learning curve was immense but he enjoyed it he said. Enhancing the experience for Sweet was the opportunity to do it with his family and friends, including fiancé Rachel Jacobs.

"It's a lot of learning so you don't know what to expect," Sweet said. "There were a lot of things I want to improve on. I want the fan experience to be that much better. I want the show to be a little bit better. I want the race track to be a little bit better. That's just me. I'm kind of a perfectionist - I really enjoy putting on events and shows for people. I've always done it from inside the race car and now I get to do it from outside the racecar."

On race day, when the focus shifts from being a promoter to a racer, Sweet said he plans on having everything taken care right to the minute so that when he gets in his No. 49 car, he is not worried about the event happening the way he wants.

"As long as my vision and my handprint is all over everything, so to speak, then I have to leave it up to everybody to do all the race day stuff that we've setup," Sweet said. "Preparation is huge for me these next two weeks. We'll just be making sure we have every duck in a row."

Tickets for Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway on March 23 are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

 

 

BUY WORLD OF OUTLAWS TICKET IN ADVANCE AND GET FREE FAN PIT PASS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, March 10, 2016) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series appearance at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing, Perris Auto Speedway, is a little over five weeks away on Saturday, April 16th. Fans who purchase reserved seat tickets in advance will receive a free World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass. Advance tickets are available 24-hours a day at: http://www.woosprint.com/. Fans can also purchase advance tickets by calling: 844-DIRT-TIX (844-347-8849).

The April 16th date will mark the only time the World of Outlaws race in the greater Los Angeles area in 2016. In addition, it will mark the third straight year that the World of Outlaws and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will compete on the same card at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. They will also be joined by The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Car Series.”

“This is a great opportunity for fans to see the disciplines of both winged and non-wing sprint cars at the same,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “And, the World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass is an added bonus. It will allow local fans an up close and personal look at the traveling World of Outlaws teams during the heat of the battle throughout the night. They will be able to see crews working on the cars, get autographs, take photos and buy merchandise including shirts and caps directly from the teams.”

With four divisions racing, fans will get a big bang for their racing bucks. Both the World of Outlaws and USAC/CRA teams will qualify, run heat races, preliminary and A main events. In addition, the World of Outlaws will also contest a dash. The Senior and Young Gun’s will run heat races and main events.

“It is going to be wall to wall sprints cars all night long on April 16th,” Kazarian said with a smile. “It is always a great show. Once the Outlaws head out of town after the race, they will not be back in the Los Angeles/San Diego area until 2017.”

The complete 2016 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

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At A Glance: Joey Saldana Leads His Roth Team Back Home

The Series takes on Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California on March 11 and 12

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - March 10, 2016 - With one World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win on the season and a second place position in the championship standings, Joey Saldana has started the season off right with his new team, Roth Motorsports. As the series heads to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on Friday and Saturday, the team looks for a second win - this time, on home turf.

With four wins over the years at the third-mile oval, Saldana hopes to add another to the record books for his Fresno-based team.

"I'm definitely looking forward to going to Tulare, just down the road from the Roth shop," Saldana said. "Definitely a lot of Roth people will be there and (team owners Dennis and Teresa Roth) will be there, so looking forward for that. And we've had some success driving for other teams at Tulare and we'll take that momentum and get a good result with this car."

At Tulare, the Roth team has found that success in recent years. Tim Kaeding battled Terry McCarl last season to score a win for the No. 83JR Roth team.

Saldana said for his team owners, the desire to win burns strong and is backed up by a commitment to supply the best equipment and support.

"Obviously to win a World of Outlaws race anywhere is a great accomplishment," Saldana said. "And I think Dennis and Teresa both appreciate the fact when you put the effort in and win a race. Having them there and witnessing what you just accomplished is pretty special for the team. Definitely keeps everybody happy and elevated and wanting to achieve more."

Since the start of the season, Saldana has one win, three podium finishes, four top-fives and has finished outside the top ten just one time. The record is a good one considering Saldana is working with newly minted crew chief Eric Prutzman - a veteran of Donny Schatz's No. 15 team. While the team still has progress to make, Saldana said the pieces are there and the communication between he and Prutzman, whom he had never worked with, is coming together.

"That itself is encouraging knowing you're close," Saldana said. "We're just off a little bit and we really don't know each other and what we've done together in the first seven races. We're definitely learning fast - it's easy to learn fast when you're provided equipment that's competitive. Right off the bat Dennis (Roth) has provided us the car, the motor, the truck, the trailer - everything that we need to be competitive. We just need to take all of those resources and make it happen. It's coming along really well for us."

Unlike the competition, Saldana and Roth are in the unique position of having both Fresno and Brownsburg, Ind. as a home base. Saldana said it helps the team stay energized and close to home throughout the most grueling stretch of the season in June, July and August. It is also helpful for them to have a base during the month-long California swing.

Now in the midst of his 21st season with the Outlaws and closing in on 100 wins, Saldana said he has learned that having fun is the key to staying focused and maintaining momentum.

"I'm looking forward to every night I get to drive this racecar," Saldana said. "That's one thing as a driver - you have to have confidence and want to be at the race track. Right now, everything is in place for us to be successful at the race track."

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12 are available by visiting TulareThunderbowl.com or by calling (559) 688-0909.

ABOUT THE TRACK
THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY
is a high-banked, third-mile oval track. The track record of 12.582 seconds was established by Brad Sweet on March 13, 2015

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Tim Kaeding on March 13, Rico Abreu on March 14
2014 - Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15
2013 - Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16
2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16
2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19
2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6
2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21
2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18
2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13
2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15
2004 - Terry McCarl on Nov. 1
2003 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 2

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

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series from Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on DIRTVision.com. Listen live to free audio the DIRTVision Radio Network

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout on March 18 and 19.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1115

0

3

8

8

1

2

83

Joey Saldana

1071

-44

1

4

7

1

3

15

Donny Schatz

1056

-59

2

5

7

0

4

2

Shane Stewart

1044

-71

1

5

7

0

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1036

-79

1

5

6

2

6

1

Sammy Swindell

996

-119

0

1

3

0

7

5

David Gravel

984

-131

0

3

5

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

973

-142

0

2

5

1

9

7s

Jason Sides

962

-153

0

0

2

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-170

0

1

2

1

11

17W

Bryan Clauson

932

-183

0

1

3

0

12

7

Paul McMahan

930

-185

0

0

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

910

-205

0

0

2

0

14

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-223

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

870

-245

0

0

0

0

16

W20

Greg Wilson

858

-257

0

0

0

0

17

29

Kerry Madsen

788

-327

0

0

4

0

18

1A

Jacob Allen

770

-345

0

0

0

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

532

-583

0

0

0

0

20

17

Josh Baughman

480

-635

0

0

0

0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 8 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.

Winners (5 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 64
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 59
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 19
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 14
7. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4

Pole Positions (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Time Trial leaders (6 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Podium Finishes (10 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 6
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
7. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
7. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (8 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 3
4 - 3
6 - 1
8 - 1

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

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $46,800
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $35,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $32,400
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $28,600
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $26,200
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $16,750
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $13,350
8. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $10,750
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $10,650
10.- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $9,600
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $8,800
12.- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $8,750
13.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $5,800
13.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $5,750
14.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $4,125

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Stewart Snags Inaugural NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway

Returns to World of Outlaws victory lane for first time since September 2015

 

 

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. � March 6, 2016 � Shane Stewart overtook Joey Saldana early in the inaugural 30-lap NAPA Desert Shootout feature on Sunday night at Arizona Speedway then dominated the remaining laps to score his first victory of the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series season.

Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, battled his way from the third starting position for his first victory since September 2015.

�We had a really good season last year,� said Stewart, who finished second in the series points after scoring nine wins. �We felt like we built on it over the winter, then we came out here and struggled a little bit in Florida in qualifying the first couple of nights, but hopefully we stumbled across something here where we can get qualified better.

�The new format is tough when you�re not the best qualifier and I never have been, so when you know you have to qualify in the top six or eight it makes it tough. But the good part is, if your car is good then you are able to race yourself into the dash if you�re good enough.�

The Bixby, Okla.�native was fifth fastest in qualifying that was paced by Brian Brown. Then he finished second to Joey Saldana in heat race two to place him in the dash.

Saldana, in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83, had one of the fastest cars early after finishing with the second fastest lap in qualifying, winning his heat and running second in the dash to David Gravel.

Gravel started from the pole-position for the 30-lap feature but lost the lead to Saldana on the initial start. Saldana rocketed out to an early advantage over the rest of the field.

Saldana hit slower traffic early at the 3/8-mile track which allowed Stewart to catch up to the leader after he overtook Gravel for the second position just the lap before.

It did not take Stewart long to work his way around Saldana for the lead as he passed Saldana just a lap after catching him. Immediately after, a caution flew for Daryn Pittman.

�I was able to make the bottom work in the dash and I knew it was going to come into play at some point in the race,� Stewart said. �Early on the cushion was the place to be, but once we got into lapped traffic, I knew the bottom was going to come into play and it did.�

On the ensuing restart, Stewart pulled away from Saldana and Gravel, who started battling for the second position while the leader built a gap between the three.

Near the halfway point, the leaders encountered heavy traffic once again which allowed fourth place Danny Lasoski in the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Tree Stands No. 2L to join the battle for the top three spots.

Lasoski, the 2001 series champion, saw an opening as Saldana and Gravel battled for the runner-up spot and shot around both to claim the position with less than five laps remaining. Saldana slipped back to the fourth position with Gravel sliding in behind Lasoski.

As Stewart took the white flag, the battle between Lasoski and Gravel began to heat up.

Lasoski approached slower traffic which allowed Gravel to challenge for the position. As the field came to the checkered flag, Gravel made his way back around Lasoski securing the runner-up position to race winner Stewart, who won by more than two seconds.

�[This year] we have been struggling early in the night and putting it together later in the night,� Stewart said. �But it�s good for everyone at Larson Marks Racing � Justin and Kyle � to finally put together a full, solid night.

�You can�t start 12th or 15th and win these races because it�s just so darn competitive. Finally we were able to get some spots in the dash and put ourselves in contention to win.�

Gravel�s second place finish was his best finish of the young season, but was not the result he was looking for after winning the dash.

�I had a good start to the race, but I shouldn�t have ran the bottom on the opening lap and gave Joey the lead,� Gravel said. �I messed around with Joey for quite a while when I knew I had a better car than him. It was just a little too late.

�I had a really good car, I don�t know if it was as good as Shane�s. If I was in second I could�ve closed on him in lapped traffic and see what I could do. You can�t complain about a second place finish, it was an awesome night for us after struggling at Vegas, so it�s good to get a good run.�

Lasoski also captured his best finish of the short season, finishing on the podium for the first time in 2016.

�We always want to win,� Lasoski said. �I just want to thank Tod Quiring for putting this great team together. This GoMuddy.com car has struggled so far this year.

We didn�t have the luck we wanted in Vegas after we put ourselves in position to capitalize...but all these guys work really hard and kept their head up. That�s all it is in this sport, each night can change really quick.�

Following a short five day break, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action in the Golden State, as the series returns to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on March 11 and 12.

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Arizona Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brian Brown set the track record at 12.531 seconds...Shane Stewart becomes the fifth different winner of 2016...For the first time this season, both Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb cars finished outside the top three, ending their podium streak.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kraig Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Super Flow ($50 cash): Austin Wheatley; Craftsman ($100 cash): Danny Lasoski;Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Josh Baughman;Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz � 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana � 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart � 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Arizona Speedway; Queens Creek, Ariz.; March 6, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1] [$5,500]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,500]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [16] [$1,200]; 13. 17W-Bryan Clauson [12] [$1,100]; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22] [$1,050]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [24] [$1,000]; 16. 7-Paul McMahan [20] [$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [17] [$800]; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$800]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [15] [$800]; 20. 55-Trey Starks [19] [$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$800]; 22. 2LX-Logan Forler [21] [$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$800]; 24. 73-Brady Bacon [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-8, Shane Stewart 9-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Josh Baughman [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 21-Brian Brown, 12.531; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.563; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 12.600; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.635; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.670; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.684; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.707; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.709; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.710; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.711; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.754; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.830; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.837; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.864; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.867; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.908; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.955; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.970; 19. 55-Trey Starks, 12.976; 20. 82-Dusty Zomer, 13.055; 21. 2LX-Logan Forler, 13.099; 22. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.129; 23. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.167; 24. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.210; 25. 90-Lance Norick, 13.351; 26. 73-Brady Bacon, 13.432

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 90-Lance Norick [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 73-Brady Bacon [9]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [8]; 9. 82-Dusty Zomer [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson [2]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [7]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 55-Trey Starks [1] [-]; 2. 7-Paul McMahan [4] [-]; 3. 2LX-Logan Forler [3] [-]; 4. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6] [-]; 5. 73-Brady Bacon [8] [-]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [5] [-]; 7. 90-Lance Norick [7] [$300]; 8. 82-Dusty Zomer [2] [$250]

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1115

0

3

8

8

1

2

83

Joey Saldana

1071

-44

1

4

7

1

3

15

Donny Schatz

1056

-59

2

5

7

0

4

2

Shane Stewart

1044

-71

1

5

7

0

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1036

-79

1

5

6

2

6

1

Sammy Swindell

996

-119

0

1

3

0

7

5

David Gravel

984

-131

0

3

5

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

973

-142

0

2

5

1

9

7s

Jason Sides

962

-153

0

0

2

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-170

0

1

2

1

11

17W

Bryan Clauson

932

-183

0

1

3

0

12

7

Paul McMahan

930

-185

0

0

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

910

-205

0

0

2

0

14

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-223

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

870

-245

0

0

0

0

16

W20

Greg Wilson

858

-257

0

0

0

0

17

29

Kerry Madsen

788

-327

0

0

4

0

18

1A

Jacob Allen

770

-345

0

0

0

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

532

-583

0

0

0

0

20

17

Josh Baughman

480

-635

0

0

0

0

 

LAS VEGAS ? March 4, 2016 ? Donny Schatz fell out of the top five on the initial start of the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, but he battled his way back to the front and took the lead with four laps remaining to score his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

The seven-time and reigning series champion improved on his finish of seventh on the opening night of the double-header at Las Vegas.

?This race team needs to be standing here taking the credit for this win, they are incredible,? the Fargo, N.D.-native said. ?I know I am probably the hardest guy in the pit area to work for. They demand a lot out of me and I try to give them my best.?

Thursday night?s winner Joey Saldana wheeled his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83 to the night?s overall quick time after he was the first car to hit the track in qualifying and held on while the rest of the 36-car field took times.

Saldana cruised to a victory in his heat, putting him at the front of the field for before the dash inversion draw.

Following an inversion draw of six, Rico Abreu started from the pole-position in his Abreu Vineyards/Alpine Star No. 24R for the six lap dash. Abreu lost the lead as soon as the green flag fell to Brad Sweet who started in the third position.

Sweet dominated the dash feature, placing him at the front of the field for the 30-lap feature in his Razorback Professional Tools/Reibes Auto Parts No. 49 with Schatz and Saldana starting inside the top three.

Once the green flag dropped, third place starter Saldana rocketed to the lead as Sweet settled into second and Schatz?s Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 slipped back to sixth.

WATCH DONNY SCHATZ'S THRILLING VICTORY AS WELL AS OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT'S ACTION

Saldana controlled the opening eight laps but never quite escaped from Sweet who completed a pass for the lead on lap nine.

Sweet pulled away from the field and seemed to have the car to beat early in the feature, but Schatz continued to make progress back to the front of the field, getting to the fourth position when a caution came out on lap 10.

On the ensuing restart, Schatz made the move of the race as he shot around third place Brian Brown and made his way to the inside of second place Saldana. A few laps later, Schatz had completed the pass on Saldana for second and had his sights set on the leader.

With 10 laps remaining the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic, resulting in leader Sweet changing his line to navigate the gaggle of cars. This allowed Schatz and Saldana to close in on the bumper of the leader, cutting his lead down to just a second and a half.

Schatz wasted no time in challenging Sweet for the top spot. Sweet had to slow and change his line as he approached slower cars allowing Schatz to complete the pass for the lead, while also opening the door for Saldana to slide by for second with just four laps left.

?You race the same way whether you?re in traffic or out of traffic, you just try to keep your car underneath you,? Schatz said. ?There were two grooves out there - the race track was pretty good. The bottom got a little tricky and my car wasn?t very good at the beginning, but we expected that and we sacrificed a little at the start to be better at the end.?

With just two laps remaining, a caution came out, setting the race up for a green-white-checkered finish between three of four different winners in 2016.

On the restart, Sweet tried to slide his way around Schatz and Saldana to steal the win away but came up just short, as he fell back to the third position.

Schatz held off Saldana through the final two lap shootout as Saldana finished the double-header at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a first and a second place finish.

?We did everything right tonight,? Saldana said. ?Everything was going good and there was a point where I thought I might have a shot, and then it went away because these guys are so tough and so good and they don?t make a lot of mistakes.

?I didn?t want the yellow at the end of the race. I had a little harder tire on tonight and it took me longer to get going. Before we got to the lapped traffic, [Schatz] was running the middle and the bottom and I was running him back down, but once we got to the traffic he moved up.?

After leading the majority of the race, Sweet settled for a third place finish, extending the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb podium streak.

?We got the lead and had a really good car,? Sweet said. ?We just made too many mistakes and you can?t do that with Donny breathing down your throat, then Joey got by me too. There were just too many driver errors.

?It?s still early in the year and the Razorback car is fast every time it hits the racetrack so there?s nothing to really hang my head about. I have to get a little better in lapped traffic if I want to run with Donny.?

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads south to Phoenix for the first time since 2009 for the inaugural Napa Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek on Sunday.

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The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz becomes only the second repeat winner of 2016...Kasey Kahne Racing extends its podium streak to one car inside the top three in all seven events...Jason Johnson picks up his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the season...Joey Saldana became the fifth different driver to pick up a quick time award so far this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS ? MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Donny Schatz; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Jason Sides; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman ($100 cash): Rico Abreu;Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jason Johnson;Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): David Gravel.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet ? 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz ? 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); Daryn Pittman ? 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana ? 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3);

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 4, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [3] [$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$3,000]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [5] [$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$2,500]; 6. 24R-Rico Abreu [4] [$2,200]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$2,000]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$1,800]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [8] [$1,600]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$1,450]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$1,300]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$1,200]; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer [16] [$1,100]; 14. 55L-Aaron Reutzel [14] [$1,000]; 15. 7-Paul McMahan [20] [$950]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24] [$850]; 18. 24-Terry McCarl [11] [$750]; 19. 2L-Danny Lasoski [18] [$725]; 20. 73-Brady Bacon [15] [$700]; 21. 5-David Gravel [21] [$700]; 22. 18S-Jason Solwold [23] [$700]; 23. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$700]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-8, Brad Sweet 9-25, Donny Schatz 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+9]

 

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.437; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.562; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.665; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.672; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.677; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.679; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.689; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.732; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.786; 10. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.804; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.915; 12. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.922; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.938; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.950; 15. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.953; 16. 55-Trey Starks, 14.978; 17. 18S-Jason Solwold, 14.980; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.999; 19. 73-Brady Bacon, 15.031; 20. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.052; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.073; 22. 55L-Aaron Reutzel, 15.079; 23. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.101; 24. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.105; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.111; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.157; 27. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.192; 28. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.234; 29. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 15.290; 30. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.339; 31. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.393; 32. 2LX-Logan Forler, 15.461; 33. 44-Chris Martin, 15.495; 34. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.542; 35. 17-Josh Baughman, 15.672; 36. 90-Lance Norick, 15.989

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 6. 18S-Jason Solwold [5]; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 55L-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 7. 5-David Gravel [2]; 8. 68-Chase Johnson [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 4. 73-Brady Bacon [5]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [4]; 7. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [3]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [8]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 9. 90-Lance Norick [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 4. 24R-Rico Abreu [1]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 17W-Bryan Clauson [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [3] [-]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold [4] [-]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14] [-]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [11] [$300]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7] [$250]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2] [$225]; 8. 2LX-Logan Forler [12] [$200]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$200]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [15] [$200]; 11. 68-Chase Johnson [10] [$200]; 12. 44-Chris Martin [13] [$200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$200]; 14. 90-Lance Norick [16] [$200]; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier [8] [$200]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [6] [$200]

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

975

0

3

7

7

1

2

83

Joey Saldana

933

-42

1

4

6

1

3

9

Daryn Pittman

922

-53

1

5

6

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

914

-61

2

4

6

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

894

-81

0

4

6

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

870

-105

0

1

3

0

7

5

David Gravel

838

-137

0

2

4

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

837

-138

0

2

4

1

9

7s

Jason Sides

834

-141

0

0

2

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

812

-163

0

0

1

0

11

17W

Bryan Clauson

808

-167

0

1

3

0

12

2L

Danny Lasoski

801

-174

0

0

1

1

13

11k

Kraig Kinser

788

-187

0

0

1

0

14

1S

Logan Schuchart

778

-197

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

754

-221

0

0

0

0

16

W20

Greg Wilson

746

-229

0

0

0

0

17

1A

Jacob Allen

662

-313

0

0

0

0

18

29

Kerry Madsen

654

-321

0

0

3

0

19

13

Clyde Knipp

450

-525

0

0

0

0

20

55L

Aaron Reutzel

448

-527

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

Saldana Hits Jackpot on First Night of Las Vegas Double-Header

Inherits lead with ten laps left en route to capturing first win of the year

 

 

LAS VEGAS � March 3, 2016 � Brian Brown led the way early in Thursday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, but after some bad luck for Brown, Joey Saldana seized the lead and scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

The win is the first for Saldana with his new team, Roth Motorsports, and for newly minted crew chief Eric Prutzman.

�I haven�t been doing very good as a driver lately,� Saldana said. �Tonight it was all about staying patient and not doing anything stupid, and I didn�t make any mistakes so we are standing here on the front straightaway.�

The Brownsburg, Ind.-native started the 30-lap feature event in the third position in his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83, as Brown led the field to the green in his FVP/Casey�s General Store No. 21.

Brown, who dominated the dash after he started from the pole-position, appeared to be the man to beat in the feature as well.

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Saldana slid his way into the runner-up position after he passed second place starter and current series point leader Brad Sweet. Sweet settled into the third position just in front of teammate Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson.

The top five remained consistent throughout the early part of the race, with Brown pulling out to a substantial lead early. Brown faced his biggest challenge once he approached lapped traffic as it brought second and third to his rear bumper.

Charging his way through the field, Shane Stewart piloted his American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2 from his 15th place starting position to crack the top five. Stewart took advantage of the outside line as he gained 11 positions by the time the checkered flag fell. It was good enough for Stewart to claim the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award.

Up front, Brown continued to dominate the feature event until mechanical issues struck the leader on lap 19. With only 11 laps to go, Brown retired from the race handing the lead over to Saldana who had been running second the entire feature.

In a city built around luck and fortunes, it would be Brown�s misfortune that proved to be Saldana�s jackpot. Saldana took the lead on the restart, holding back the Kasey Kahne Racing teammates of Pittman and Sweet who had combined to win four of the first five races of the season.

Saldana stretched his lead on Pittman, who had made his way around teammate Sweet, as the laps winded down. Pittman never could get close enough to the leader to make a move as Saldana led the final 10 laps and claimed his first victory of the season and first since the final night of last season�s Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

�It was a great effort by everyone on this Roth Motorsports team,� Saldana said. �We qualified well, heat raced well and everything just went the way it was planned. And, as a driver, you have to be able to finish these things off and I haven�t been doing that.�

Finishing second for the third time this year, Pittman continued Kasey Kahne Racing�s streak of at least one car finishing on the podium.

�We�ll take second, we gave it all we had,� Pittman said. �We got a decent restart to get past Brad (Sweet), but that was all about where I was, the bottom was definitely better.

�The Great Clips guys did a heck of a job...we continue to unload fast race cars and be in the hunt. We have had a lot of really disappointing second place finishes this year but this isn�t one. We will take it as a good night.�

Rounding out the top three was Sweet who only has one finish outside of the top three all season long, which was a fourth place finish last weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

�It�s good when you can say you�re disappointed with third,� Sweet said. �It shows just how good the team has been...I knew if I covered the bottom it was going to be really hard to pass.

�I just have to thank all my guys, Razorback Professional Tools and our new sponsor that just came on board Reibes Auto Parts. Without all those guys this wouldn�t be possible and as long as we are standing on the front stretch, we will be happy.�

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night for the finale of the FVP Outlaw Showdown Presented by Dollar Loan Center double-header.

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The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kasey Kahne Racing continued a podium streak, as they have placed at least one car in the top three in all six events in 2016...Jason Johnson scored his first quick time of the year with a lap of 14.311,,,Saldana became the fourth different winner of 2016.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): 44W-Austin Wheatley; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): 83-Joey Saldana; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): N/A; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): 15-Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): 7S-Jason Sides; JE Pistons ($50 cash): 7S-Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): 29-Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): 24-Rico Abreu;Comp Cams ($50 cash):; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): 5-David Gravel; Super Flow ($50 cash): 5-David Gravel;Craftsman ($100 cash): 21-Brian Brown; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): 9-Daryn Pittman;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): 2-Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): 83-Joey Saldana;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): 7-Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): 11K-Kraig Kinser; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): 7-Paul McMahan.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana � 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Donny Schatz � 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14);

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 3, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [3] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$3,000]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [15] [$2,700]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [7] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$2,200]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$2,000]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$1,800]; 9. 24R-Rico Abreu [11] [$1,600]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [16] [$1,450]; 11. 24-Terry McCarl [17] [$1,300]; 12. 82-Dusty Zomer [5] [$1,200]; 13. 18S-Jason Solwold [20] [$1,100]; 14. 5-David Gravel [12] [$1,000]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$950]; 16. 2L-Danny Lasoski [9] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [$850]; 18. 73-Brady Bacon [21] [$750]; 19. 17W-Bryan Clauson [10] [$725]; 20. 7-Paul McMahan [24] [$700]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$700]; 22. 55L-Aaron Reutzel [22] [$700]; 23. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [19] [$700]; 24. 44W-Austen Wheatley [23] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-19, Joey Saldana 20-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.311; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.418; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.495; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 14.532; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.595; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.595; 7. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.631; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.632; 9. 73-Brady Bacon, 14.678; 10. 55L-Aaron Reutzel, 14.778; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.796; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.888; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.897; 14. 2LX-Logan Forler, 14.956; 15. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.971; 16. 33V-Henry VanDam, 14.971; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.035; 18. 90-Lance Norick, 15.444; 19. 3F-Colton Slack, 15.785; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.623; 21. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.651; 22. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.669; 23. 5-David Gravel, 14.671; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.706; 25. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.759; 26. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.787; 27. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.809; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.884; 29. 18S-Jason Solwold, 14.892; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.958; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.959; 32. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.130; 33. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.150; 34. 17-Josh Baughman, 15.169; 35. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.235; 36. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.308; 37. 44-Chris Martin, 15.319; 38. 55-Trey Starks, 15.348

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 73-Brady Bacon [5]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier [9]; 10. 3F-Colton Slack [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu [1]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 6. 55L-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [7]; 8. 90-Lance Norick [9]; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [10]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [8]; 10. O-Bud Kaeding [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 82-Dusty Zomer [3]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 18S-Jason Solwold [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 8. 68-Chase Johnson [8]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 82-Dusty Zomer [8]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 73-Brady Bacon [1] [-]; 2. 55L-Aaron Reutzel [3] [-]; 3. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2] [-]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [9] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$300]; 6. 2LX-Logan Forler [7] [$250]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [18] [$225]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [6] [$200]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13] [$200]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [$200]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto [8] [$200]; 12. O-Bud Kaeding [14] [$200]; 13. 68-Chase Johnson [12] [$200]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [10] [$200]; 15. 44-Chris Martin [16] [$200]; 16. 90-Lance Norick [15] [$200]; 17. 3F-Colton Slack [17] [$200]; 18. 33V-Henry VanDam [11] [$200]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

831

0

3

6

6

1

2

9

Daryn Pittman

786

-45

1

5

5

2

3

83

Joey Saldana

786

-45

1

3

5

0

4

15

Donny Schatz

764

-67

1

3

5

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

754

-77

0

3

5

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

742

-89

0

1

3

0

7

5

David Gravel

730

-101

0

2

4

0

8

7s

Jason Sides

716

-115

0

0

2

0

9

41

Jason Johnson

707

-124

0

2

3

1

10

7

Paul McMahan

692

-139

0

0

1

0

11

2L

Danny Lasoski

689

-142

0

0

1

1

12

11k

Kraig Kinser

686

-145

0

0

1

0

13

17W

Bryan Clauson

676

-155

0

1

2

0

14

1S

Logan Schuchart

662

-169

0

0

1

0

15

W20

Greg Wilson

656

-175

0

0

0

0

16

24

Terry McCarl

640

-191

0

0

0

0

17

1A

Jacob Allen

572

-259

0

0

0

0

18

29

Kerry Madsen

528

-303

0

0

3

0

19

13

Clyde Knipp

450

-381

0

0

0

0

20

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-411

0

2

3

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Big Momentum for Kasey Kahne Racing as the Series Heads to Vegas, Phoenix

This week the Series takes on the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - March 2, 2016 - As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its march west this week to the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway near Phoenix, one team has staked its claim early as one to watch - Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb.

The two cars of Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet rolled through DIRTcar Nationals with precision and speed and carried the momentum to Cotton Bowl Speedway and Royal Purple Raceway Park last weekend.

Together, they have claimed four of the five series wins and three quick times. Sweet has finished in the top-five all five nights so far this season with four podium finishes while Pittman has done it four times with three podium finishes.

The early dominance gives the teammates big momentum as they head into this weekend and the month-and-a-half-long western stretch.

"We have had a good start with Daryn winning one and me winning three. That puts us four out of five to start the year," Sweet said. "It's great to have momentum and start the year strong, it means a lot because it shows how hard the guys have worked in the offseason and how great the equipment is that Kasey gives us to race with."

Pittman said he and his team are focused on being the best that they can be every night and not taking anything for granted.

"We're confident but it doesn't do you any good to get over confident because things change in a hurry and it's hard to win races," Pittman said. "But we have been really fortunate that our cars have been fast and the way the format works out, both of us have been able to start close to the front and battle for the win."

After running well out West in 2013 and 2014, last season, Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, struggled and was sidelined for one weekend after an injury at Placerville.

"I am looking forward to getting back and redeeming ourselves a little bit out there," Pittman said.

As for Las Vegas, it is a place where he and his team have seen some speed but have had problems that resulted in bad finishes. In spite of that, he said he looks forward to coming to Las Vegas every year.

For Sweet, his success comes as he and crew chief Lee Stauffer take on their first full season together. Stauffer replaced Mike Carber in the role late last summer. Sweet said getting more experience and developing a working relationship with Stauffer helped through the end of last season and into the early part of this season.

"It's great how we finished last year and we felt like we finished strong," Sweet said. "It seems like in sprint car racing the older you get, the better you get and it feels like I'm starting to get more into the prime and where I would like to be."

After the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series leaves Las Vegas and Phoenix, the series heads to California for 11 nights of racing, kicking off at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on March 11 and ending at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on April 16.

Sweet said he is keeping everything in prospective as the grueling 90-race season takes shape.

"It is a long season, and I know by the time July and August comes around, the west coast swing feels like forever ago," Sweet said. "Also I have a little more experience this year and realize how long a season is and I am a lot more prepared for it for sure."

Tickets for the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway on Sunday, March 6 are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway Park); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch live pay-per-view of the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center onDIRTVision.com. Listen live for free on the DIRTVision Radio Network as the Outlaws take on both the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads west to California as it takes on Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare for two nights on March 11 and 12.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

687

0

3

5

5

1

2

9

Daryn Pittman

640

-47

1

4

4

2

3

83

Joey Saldana

636

-51

0

2

4

0

4

15

Donny Schatz

628

-59

1

3

4

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

612

-75

0

2

4

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

612

-75

0

1

2

0

7

5

David Gravel

608

-79

0

2

4

0

8

7

Paul McMahan

582

-105

0

0

1

0

9

7s

Jason Sides

578

-109

0

0

1

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

571

-116

0

0

1

1

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

570

-117

0

0

1

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

566

-121

0

1

2

0

13

W20

Greg Wilson

566

-121

0

0

0

0

14

17W

Bryan Clauson

564

-123

0

1

2

0

15

1S

Logan Schuchart

542

-145

0

0

1

0

16

24

Terry McCarl

512

-175

0

0

0

0

17

1A

Jacob Allen

482

-205

0

0

0

0

18

13

Clyde Knipp

450

-237

0

0

0

0

19

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-267

0

2

3

0

20

1B

Dale Blaney

410

-277

0

1

3

0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 5 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.

Winners (3 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Total Laps Led (5 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 47
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 32
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
5. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4

Pole Positions (3 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
3. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1

Hard Charger Award (4 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Austrailia - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

Time Trial leaders (3 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1

Podium Finishes (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 4
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
4. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
5. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (5 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (5 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 2
4 - 2
6 - 0
8 - 1

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

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $38,300
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $24,600
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $20,900
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $11,300
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $11,000
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $9,550
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $7,200
8. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $6,400
9. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $6,250
10.- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $6,050
11.- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $5,750
12.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $4,600
13.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $2,900
14.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $2,825

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
 

 

 

 

 

FVP Extends Sponsorship of World of Outlaws Events at Las Vegas, Stockton


 

�The Greatest Show on Dirt� invades Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 3 and 4 and California for the FVP Western Spring Shootout on March 18 and 19

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. � March 1, 2016 � The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series announced today that FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, will continue as the title sponsor for the spring weekend destination events at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 and at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19.

The FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas moves to Thursday and Friday which better coincides with the weekend�s NASCAR events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton shifts to Friday and Saturday.

�FVP is excited to partner with the World of Outlaws organization again in 2016,� said FVP Marketing Manager Amber Misunas. �We look forward to building our FVP brand presence through our partnership and provide some great events to our customers.�

World of Outlaws Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler said the series is thrilled to continue a long and fruitful partnership with FVP.

�FVP has a long history of supporting sprint car racing throughout the United States,� Geisler said. �With FVP�s support, we are able to bring fans these great destination events at some of the most thrilling dirt tracks in the country. We look forward to the continuation of this great partnership now and into the future.�

To purchase tickets for the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas or the FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track, visit http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or call 1-844-DIRT-TIX.

 

 

 

 

Pittman Pulls off Win at Royal Purple Raceway

Completes Kasey Kahne Racing Sweep of Texas Double Header

 

 

BAYTOWN, Texas � Feb. 27, 2016 � After coming just short the night before, Daryn Pittman was redeemed Saturday night as he scored the O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway Park, his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

�This is a big relief,� Pittman said. �I have had a lot of races slip away from me as the driver. My cars have been fast and we have been up front, but these races are just so hard to win so when you put yourself in position you�ve got to get the job done. We�ve let too many of these slip away.�

Pittman�s Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate Brad Sweet passed him on the final turn of the final lap for the win on Friday night at Cotton Bowl Speedway. It was the second time since the start of the season Sweet had passed Pittman on the final lap for a win.

The wins by Sweet and Pittman capped off a Kasey Kahne Racing sweep of the Texas weekend.

Pittman took the feature green flag in his Great Clips/Team ASE No. 9 from the front row with Sheldon Haudenschild starting on his outside.

Pittman pulled out to an early lead over Haudenschild, as fifth place starter Jason Johnson in the Priority Aviation/MVT No. 41 made his way to the third position, passing reigning series champion Donny Schatz.

An early caution allowed Johnson and Schatz to pass Haudenschild who began to slip back.

With a track that allowed two and three lanes of racing, Johnson, Schatz and fourth-place starter Shane Stewart swapped the runner-up position back-and-forth, allowing Sweet to join the battle.

As Pittman started to encounter lapped traffic, the rest of the top five closed the gap on the leader creating a five-car battle for the lead near the halfway point in the feature.

Pittman increased the margin between he and the rest of the top five as Schatz worked his way past Johnson who slipped back to fifth after bobbling on the bottom of the race track. As Schatz claimed the second position, the leader controlled a one second lead with just 10 laps left.

With 5 laps remaining, Schatz reeled in the leader as he set up a shootout that Pittman has seen many times already this season. Schatz tried multiple times to complete a pass for the lead on the inside, but could not build up enough momentum to complete the pass.

Pittman fought off the hard charges from Schatz as he held on for his first victory of the World of Outlaws season.

�[Jason] Sides gave me a heart attack there at the end,� Pittman said. �He beat me off of turn four to the line and I didn�t see who it was until we had already passed the flag stand. I don�t remember lapping him so I just thought we lost again off of turn four coming to the checkered. I�m not sure how I would�ve dealt with another one like that back-to-back.�

�That�s all I had physically. I�m probably in the best physical shape that I�ve ever been in my life to start a season but the race track was just so physically demanding, especially up top where I was running most of the race.�

Schatz finished second after fending off a late-race challenge from Stewart. After the feature, Schatz said his car was good and that he tried everything to get the victory but Pittman was really good tonight and they had the best car.

Stewart�s third-place finish was his best so far of the season.

�A podium finish is good because we have been struggling a little bit this year,� Stewart said. �Last year we struggled in Florida then went to Vegas and were able to win the first night out, and last night we weren�t able to do that. We got our work cut out for us. The KKR (Kasey Kahne Racing) guys have stepped their program up from last year and we have to get a little bit quicker.�

Statement Regarding the Qualifying Change at Royal Purple Raceway Park

Due to a critical failure of the electronic timing and scoring system during qualifying time trials at Royal Purple Raceway Park on Saturday night, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials made to the decision to line up Heat races based on the qualifying pill draw. The extraordinary circumstance is covered by Rule 5.6C.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will continue the western swing when the series travels to Sin City for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Nev.) for a double header on Thursday, March 3 and 4.

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

Royal Purple Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kasey Kahne Racing has won four of five events so far in 2016. Donny Schatz has the only other victory... Brad Sweet snapped his streak of only top two finishes this season, but kept alive his top five finish streak... Joey Saldana picked up his first KSE Hard Charger Award after winning the last chance showdown to get into the feature.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Ray Allen Kulhanek; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): N/A; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Jason Sides; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Ray Allen Kulhanek; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Travis Rilat; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Ray Allen Kulhanek.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Daryn Pittman � 1 (Royal Purple Raceway Park); Donny Schatz � 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Royal Purple Raceway; Baytown, Texas; Feb. 27, 2016

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [13]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 5-David Gravel [15]; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson [6]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16]; 9. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [21]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18]; 12. 87-Aarin Reutzel [9]; 13. 7-Paul McMahan [10]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [12]; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 16. 29-Travis Rilat [23]; 17. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 18. 1A-Jacon Allen [19]; 19. 8M-T.J. Michael [17]; 20. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [22]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [11]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski [20]; 23. 82-Dusty Zomer [24]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [14]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Joey Saldana [+11]

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 3. 87-Aarin Reutzel [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael [4]; 6. 17X-Dustin Gates [8]; 7. 33M-Jon Agan [6]; 8. 1M-Freddie McCall [9]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson [1]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 7. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [6]; 8. 45X-Johny Herrera [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 1A-Jacon Allen [4]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [9]; 7. 82-Dusty Zomer [7]; 8. 19-Klint Angelette [6]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [6]; 6. 29-Travis Rilat [5]; 7. 88-Scottie McDonald [7]; 8. 2M-Wes Miller [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [6]; 3. 29-Travis Rilat [4]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [7]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [14]; 6. 17X-Dustin Gates [1]; 7. 45X-Johny Herrera [10]; 8. 19-Klint Angelette [11]; 9. 88-Scottie McDonald [8]; 10. 33M-Jon Agan [5]; 11. 1M-Freddie McCall [9]; 12. 2M-Wes Miller [12]; 13. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [13]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [15]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

739

0

3

5

5

1

2

9

Daryn Pittman

700

-39

1

4

4

2

3

15

Donny Schatz

684

-55

1

3

4

0

4

83

Joey Saldana

676

-63

0

2

4

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

666

-73

0

2

4

0

6

5

David Gravel

656

-83

0

2

4

0

7

1

Sammy Swindell

642

-97

0

1

2

0

8

41

Jason Johnson

616

-123

0

1

2

0

9

7

Paul McMahan

616

-123

0

0

1

0

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

614

-125

0

0

1

0

11

17W

Bryan Clauson

610

-129

0

1

2

0

12

7s

Jason Sides

610

-129

0

0

1

0

13

2L

Danny Lasoski

587

-152

0

0

1

1

14

1S

Logan Schuchart

580

-159

0

0

1

0

15

W20

Greg Wilson

566

-173

0

0

0

0

16

24

Terry McCarl

512

-227

0

0

0

0

17

1A

Jacob Allen

506

-233

0

0

0

0

18

13

Clyde Knipp

450

-289

0

0

0

0

19

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-319

0

2

3

0

20

1B

Dale Blaney

410

-329

0

1

3

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.


 

 

 

Sweet Surges to Victory in Inaugural Outlaws Race at Cotton Bowl Speedway

Beats teammate Daryn Pittman in epic photo finish

 

 

PAIGE, Texas � Feb. 26, 2016 � Brad Sweet led just the final lap of the inaugural ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout feature at Cotton Bowl Speedway Friday night as he outdueled teammate Daryn Pittman on the final turn to capture his third World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the season in a thrilling photo finish.

Sweet, who led the series points coming into the night after he piloted his Razorback/Sage Fruit No. 49 to two victories at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, posted the sixth fastest time in qualifying then finished second in his heat, putting him in the dash.

The Grass Valley, Calif.-native finished fifth in the dash, while Joey Saldana claimed the top spot in his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83, putting him on the pole for the feature event.

Once the green flag fell, Saldana pulled out to an early lead over Daryn Pittman in the Great Clips/Team ASE No. 9. Pittman, who started in the third position, passed the second place starter David Gravel on the initial start.

The race was slowed by three cautions early which gave Pittman the chances he needed to challenge race leader Saldana. Saldana fought Pittman off each time the 2013 series champ tried to muscle his way to the lead. Saldana led the opening 23 laps but was eventually slowed just enough by lapped traffic for Pittman to complete the pass with less than 10 laps remaining.

Pittman enjoyed the top spot for only a few laps as his teammate Sweet applied pressure after he quickly made his way around Saldana for second. Sweet lurked behind Pittman but the leader looked to be the car to beat as the laps winded down.

As the white flag waived, Sweet utilized a run off of turn two to power his way to Pittman�s inside as the leader encountered issues lapped traffic.

Sweet pulled even with Pittman as they entered the final turn. Sweet caught the inside cushion just enough to send his car into Pittman�s as the two made slight contact at the checkered flag.

Sweet bested his teammate by a tenth of a second.

�I just got a really good run off of turn two and I couldn�t really pass it up,� Sweet said. �It�s good that we�re both racing for the win, but I hate to make contact and hopefully there are no hard feelings because I didn�t mean to do that.�

�It�s a long season and we�re off to a good start...(this win) says a lot about Kasey Kahne Racing. It seems like me and Daryn are racing for the win every single night and it�s a testament to our good guys.�

Pittman settled for the runner up position, the second time he has finished second to his teammate with the first coming on the first night of the DIRTcar Nationals.

�We got beat, there�s just no other way to say it,� Pittman said. �Second sucks. There�s too many of these races where our car is good enough to win and I am not finishing the job. I need to figure out what�s wrong and where I am making mistakes to put myself in this position on the last lap.

�This is unacceptable to me. Volusia was unacceptable and here we are two races later letting it happen again. This team deserves better and I am not going to quit or get mad. That�s four races in the last three or four months that I lost off of turn four, leading and being able to see the checkered flag and not getting there first.�

Rounding out the top three was second place starter David Gravel in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5.

�I am so lucky to drive such a good race car,� the native of Watertown, Conn. said. �This early in the year we are running really strong, so I am really looking forward to the rest of the year. We were really close at the end but it�s one of those things where we�ll get a win here shortly.�

Danny Lasoski set the new track record at Cotton Bowl Speedway during time trials with a lap of 13.517 seconds.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series cap off their Texas double header as they head to Royal Purple Raceway located in Baytown, Texas for the O�Reilly Auto Parts presents the World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne on Saturday night.

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

Cotton Bowl Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet picked up his third win in four features so far during the 2016 season. Reigning series champion Donny Schatz has the only other series win... Danny Lasoski set the new track record at Cotton Bowl Speedway during time trials with a lap of 13.517...The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at Cotton Bowl Speedway featured the largest ever crowd for the four year old track...Brad Sweet is the only driver so far this season to finish on the podium every night. He is also the season�s laps led leader so far with 47 out front...Paul McMahan has two KSE Racing Hard Charger Awards so far this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS � MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): 21T-Ray Kulhanek; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): 49-Brad Sweet; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): N/A; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): 1S-Logan Schuchart; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): 83-Joey Saldana; JE Pistons ($50 cash): 2-Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): 41-Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): 87-Aaron Reutzel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): 87-Aaron Reutzel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): 7-Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): W20-Greg Wilson; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): 49-Brad Sweet; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): 7-Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): 49-Brad Sweet; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): 21T-Ray Kulhanek; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): 7S-Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): 21T-Ray Kulhanek.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet � 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz � 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Cotton Bowl Speedway; Paige, Texas; Feb. 26, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [13]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 9. 33-Danny Lasoski [6]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson [15]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [22]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [19]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [11]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [18]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [12]; 18. 8M-T.J. Michael [20]; 19. 24-Terry McCarl [14]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21]; 21. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [10]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [24]; 23. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild [17]; 24. 82-Dusty Zomer [16]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-23, Daryn Pittman 24-29, Brad Sweet 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Paul McMahan [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.517; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.558; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.656; 4. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.678; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.681; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.746; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.788; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.792; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.803; 10. 21T-Ray Kulhanek, 13.808; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.852; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.881; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.921; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.982; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.006; 16. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.020; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.077; 18. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.096; 19. 19-Klint Angelette, 14.107; 20. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.173; 21. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.219; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.222; 23. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.340; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.364; 25. 88-Scottie McDonald, 14.370; 26. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 14.371; 27. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.431; 28. 8M-T.J. Michael, 14.482; 29. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.517; 30. 33M-Jon Agan, 14.826; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.257; 32. 17X-Dustin Gates, 16.012.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 31B-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [8]; 8. 88-Scottie McDonald [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 21T-Ray Kulhanek [3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 33M-Jon Agan [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson [1]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 19-Klint Angelette [5]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson [3]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [5]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 8. 17X-Dustin Gates [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 33-Danny Lasoski [4]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 7-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera [7]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [8]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 17X-Dustin Gates [12]; 9. 19-Klint Angelette [3]; 10. 33M-Jon Agan [10]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]; 12. 88-Scottie McDonald [6]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

597

0

3

4

4

1

2

9

Daryn Pittman

550

-47

0

3

3

2

3

83

Joey Saldana

546

-51

0

2

3

0

4

15

Donny Schatz

538

-59

1

2

3

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

522

-75

0

1

3

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

522

-75

0

1

2

0

7

5

David Gravel

518

-79

0

2

3

0

8

7

Paul McMahan

492

-105

0

0

1

0

9

7s

Jason Sides

488

-109

0

0

1

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

481

-116

0

0

1

1

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

480

-117

0

0

0

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

476

-121

0

0

1

0

13

W20

Greg Wilson

476

-121

0

0

0

0

14

17W

Bryan Clauson

474

-123

0

1

1

0

15

1S

Logan Schuchart

452

-145

0

0

1

0

16

24

Terry McCarl

422

-175

0

0

0

0

17

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-177

0

2

3

0

18

1B

Dale Blaney

410

-187

0

1

3

0

19

29

Kerry Madsen

394

-203

0

0

2

0

20

1A

Jacob Allen

392

-205

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Greg Wilson Goes West with the Outlaws

The Series takes on Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26 and Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 24, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series added a familiar name in the off-season to its roster of full-time competitors - Greg Wilson.

Wilson, a two-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion, leaves Volusia Speedway Park and DIRTcar Nationals with his eyes open and excitement over the challenge ahead.

The opportunity to compete full-time with the series began last July as Wilson talked with longtime sponsor Hercules Tire. Through months of discussions toward renewal and several high points last summer, including his first World of Outlaws win which came at Eldora Speedway's 4 Crown Nationals, Wilson and Hercules agreed it was time to make the move.

Together, they made the announcement in December at the Performance Racing Industry trade show.

"From the time I could remember I've always wanted to drive a sprint car," Wilson said. "To get the opportunity to do that in and of itself is pretty cool. Every sprint car driver has dreams and hopes of running with the World of Outlaws and to be able to do that at 40 years old, I wish it would have happened a little quicker, but to do that with my own team and with my wife and kids at the age I am, I'm excited."

Wilson kicked off the season with 15th, 11th and 21st place finishes at DIRTcar Nationals. He said he was happy with the team's efforts at the event.

As he and his team head west to Texas and on to the first stretch of the season, Wilson said he feels like, given his experience, he and his team have a little better understanding of what is to come through the 91-race schedule but said he is realistic about the first year.

"For the biggest part it's logistics," Wilson said of the top challenge. "For my team to travel back and forth to our shop in Ohio, we're going to stay out on the road a lot. We've got to be prepared a little differently than if you get back to your own shop. We weren't really ready and we stayed at home longer trying to prepare so we were more ready."

What is he most excited about? Wilson said the answer is two-fold - getting the chance to go back home to Ohio and the familiar tracks of the Midwest after some experience with the Outlaws and trying his hand at new tracks around the country.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back up into our area after we get some races under our belt," Wilson said. "Racing with these guys, going wheel-to-wheel with them, dicing through traffic, and being aggressive - racing with the best makes you better. I'm excited because maybe when we get back to some of those places that we race at, or are more familiar with, maybe it will make us that much better.

"I'm looking forward to getting up into Washington for a number of reasons. (My longtime crew member Zach Holloway) is from there. I've read a lot about Skagit. I've been to the west coast once so I know a little bit about what I'm getting into there. To go to some places I've never been to before, I always enjoy going to new places."

Wilson said that in addition to Holloway, he is being helped through the opening months of the season by friends and family. The plan is to bring on a new crew member in May to support them and make sure that the grueling schedule is manageable.

"To get this opportunity, Hercules, Ohio Logistics, Gear Alloy, DNC Hydraulics and All Star Plumbing, those people were key to getting me to this point and growing our team," Wilson said. "We're hoping we do a good job for them."

Wilson and the rest of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continue the 2016 season at Cotton Bowl Speedway for the ATX Outlaw Shootout on Friday and O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Puple Raceway Park on Saturday.

Tickets for the ATX Outlaw Shootout at Cotton Bowl Speedway are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. Tickets for the O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway Park are available by visiting SLSPromotions.com.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 12, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live on DIRTVision Radio Network as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on Cotton Bowl Speedway and Royal Purple Raceway Park this weekend. The live stream is available for free on DIRTVision.com.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws® Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center on March 3 and 4 and then heads south to Queens Creek, Ariz. for the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway on March 6.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

447

0

2

3

3

1

2

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-27

0

2

3

0

3

1B

Dale Blaney

410

-37

0

1

3

0

4

9

Daryn Pittman

404

-43

0

2

2

2

5

83

Joey Saldana

404

-43

0

1

2

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

400

-47

0

1

2

0

7

15

Donny Schatz

398

-49

1

1

2

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

394

-53

0

0

2

0

9

2

Shane Stewart

384

-63

0

1

2

0

10

5

David Gravel

374

-73

0

1

2

0

11

10H

Chad Kemenah

370

-77

0

0

2

0

12

11k

Kraig Kinser

370

-77

0

0

0

0

13

7s

Jason Sides

370

-77

0

0

1

0

14

7

Paul McMahan

366

-81

0

0

1

0

15

W20

Greg Wilson

356

-91

0

0

0

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

354

-93

0

1

1

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

348

-99

0

0

0

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

346

-101

0

1

1

0

19

41

Jason Johnson

342

-105

0

0

0

0

20

71M

Dave Blaney

342

-105

0

0

1

0

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 3 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (2 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Total Laps Led (5 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 46
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 21
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
5. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4

Pole Positions (3 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1

Hard Charger Award (3 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Austrailia - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1

Time Trial leaders (2 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
 

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Podium Finishes (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 3
2. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
6. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCA WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (6 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (3 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1

Dash Draw Selection (3 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 2
4 - 1
6 - 0
8 - 0

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

1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $25,500
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $12,900
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $9,100
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $6,500
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $5,650
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $5,500
7. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $4,100
8. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $4,050
9. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $3,950
10.- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - $3,500
11.- DAVE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - $3,300
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $3,300
13.- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $2,600
14.- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $2,050
15.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $1,900
16.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $1,825

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Cotton Bowl Speedway Welcomes the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series for the First Time Ever

Series takes on the track east of Austin, Texas on Feb. 26

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 22, 2016 - For the first time ever the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will take on Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

The quarter-mile track, 35 miles east of Austin, plays host to the ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout on Friday, Feb. 26.

"We are always excited to return the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to Texas, where the series was born," said Series Director Carlton Reimers. "To have the opportunity to do that in a great new venue like Cotton Bowl Speedway only adds to the excitement. The World of Outlaws looks forward to writing a new chapter as it heads to the Lonestar State."

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series' inaugural ATX Rentals Outlaws Shootout at Cotton Bowl Speedway are on sale now and available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849) or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

The 'Greatest Show on Dirt' kicked off the season last week during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman were dominant throughout with Sweet taking home two of three series wins and the coveted 'Big Gator'.

In spite of his first DNF since 2013, reigning series champion, Donny Schatz rebounded on night two of DIRTcar Nationals, holding off Pittman to win his first feature of the season.

Cotton Bowl is the first of two nights for the Outlaws in Texas that weekend. After taking on Cotton Bowl, the Outlaws roll east to Baytown, Texas to compete at Royal Purple Raceway Park on Saturday, Feb. 27. It will be the Outlaws' first appearance at Royal Purple since the 2011 season.

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

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Gator Love: Brad Sweet Claims Victory, Big Gator Trophy

Rolls west with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series championship points lead

 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2016 - Brad Sweet continued his DIRTcar Nationals dominance Sunday night as he scored his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season and claimed the coveted 'Big Gator' trophy by winning the Sprint Week championship.

"It's unbelievable," Sweet said. "The competition is so stiff that you have to put yourself in position each and every time you're on the race track and it's not easy, one mistake and you're behind the eight ball. Tonight we did pretty much everything right, and luckily the dash draw helped us there because it was going to be a tough track to pass on."

Sweet, who won the season opening series event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night, edged Greg Hodnett, who had been the picture of consistency all week, by just four points to win the 'Big Gator.' With Daryn Pittman's 2015 Sprint Week championship, it is the second year in a row Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb has claimed the 'Big Gator' trophy.

The win rounded out a good night for Sweet who kicked it off by scoring the quick time in his No. 49 Razorback Professional Tools car. It was a DIRTcar Nationals quick time sweep for KKR after Sweet's teammate, Pittman, picked up the award the first two nights.

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DIRTCAR NATIONALS SPRINT WEEK FINALE

Joey Saldana, in his opening week with new team Roth Motorsports, led the field to the green flag. Before a lap could be completed there was a yellow flag for a crash and when the 30-lap feature got underway again a red flag flew.

As the feature got underway, Saldana led early with Sweet on his heels. Saldana caught traffic in his No. 83 car on lap eight. A caution again flew, this time on lap nine. The moment proved pivotal for Sweet as he battled past Saldana when the race returned to green. Through the next 20 laps, Sweet was the class of the field, adeptly maneuvering through the field and building distance between he and Saldana.

As the laps wound down, Saldana had his hands full with the No. 1Z of Lucas Wolfe. After a multi-lap battle, Wolfe, the 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, got side-by-side with Saldana in turn one and completed the pass on the back straight.

Through the closing laps Saldana worked to hold off David Gravel, as Wolfe tried to run down Sweet. When the final checkered flag fell on sprint week, it was another Sweet victory.

"Hats off to these guys, it's an unbelievable car to driver," Sweet said. "To show up down here like that, and we had a chance to win every single night, and all three of the Outlaw nights. Tonight going fast time, winning the heat and the main event, the only thing we didn't do is win the dash, so it's a hat off to [my crew]."

Through the first three features of the very young 2016 season, Sweet leads the championship standings by 27 points over Hodnett.

For Wolfe, a second place showing Sunday night was a rebound over Saturday where he failed to make the feature.

"It was a great way to end the whole week for all of us at Zemco racing," Wolfe said. "It was a good race for us, we were able to catch a few breaks there at the start moving us up a row, and I was competitive the whole race which was good. I was able to get by Joey and Brad getting caught behind the lapped car there allowed me to catch up, but once he got around him I was faced with the same thing and never got quite clear of him. It was a good result for us, I think we were strong enough to challenge Brad at the end there just could never get to him. So we're going to go back home and get everything ready for our season back down there."

Wolfe finished Sprint Week 11th in the overall standings.

Saldana, who closed out Sprint Week fifth overall in the standings, worked through the week to find a rhythm with his new team and build toward the season ahead.

"Tonight we put the whole night together, we qualified well and did everything right, we just got a little free and messed up on a restart," Saldana said. "I think even if I choose the outside, I would get beat on the bottom. But hats off to Brad, he had the speed. When we got to the lapped cars at the end I could hang with him, but when we had to move around I couldn't move, I was kinda stuck on the cushion. It was a great effort by the whole Roth team, I can't thank Theresa and Dennis enough for the opportunity and their commitment to the Outlaws. Hopefully we can do better than we did tonight in a couple of weeks."

Jason Johnson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing six positions to finish 12th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series begins the march west with a stop at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Feb. 26 and Royal Purple Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas on Feb. 27.

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

Volusia Speedway Park Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet picked up two wins during DIRTcar Nationals. The first came on the opening night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series on Friday… This is the second year in a row Kasey Kahne Racing has picked up the Sprint Week championship at DIRTcar Nationals… Jason Johnson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing six positions to finish in 12th… Kasey Kahne Racing swept the qualifying quick times all three Outlaws nights. Daryn Pittman won the first two and Brad Sweet won tonight.

SPRINT WEEK FINAL POINTS: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 2572; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 2568; 3. 15-Donny Schatz,2550; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney, 2538; 5. 83-Joey Saldana, 2503; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 2461; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 2444; 8. 5-David Gravel, 2410; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney, 2387; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 2371; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 2328; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 2319; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 2316; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 2300; 15. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 2253; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 2249; 17. 7-Paul McMahan, 2247; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 2225; 19. O7-Doug Esh, 2089; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 1874; 21. 4-Danny Smith, 1841; 22. 71MX-Paul May, 1815; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 1750; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 1729; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer, 1653; 26. 59-Austin McCarl, 1637; 27. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 1611; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 1601; 29. 24-Terry McCarl, 1600; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 1290; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 1051; 32. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 825; 33. 8M-T.J. Michael, 778; 34. 11-Steve Kinser, 471; 35. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 146.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Chad Kemenah; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart;Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Lucas Wolfe; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet;Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 14, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [10]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [12]; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 10. 1B-Dale Blaney [7]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [11]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [18]; 13. 7-Paul McMahan [13]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [15]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [23]; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 19. 59-Austin McCarl [19]; 20. 2L-Danny Lasoski [20]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [16]; 23. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 24. O7-Doug Esh [22]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-9, Brad Sweet 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.913; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.020; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.040; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.049; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.065; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.076; 7. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.138; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.139; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.145; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.151; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.155; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.167; 13. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.178; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.213; 15. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.254; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.272; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.281; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.297; 19. 71MX-Paul May, 13.332; 20. 59-Austin McCarl, 13.350; 21. O7-Doug Esh, 13.354; 22. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.369; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.375; 24. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.384; 25. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.451; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.506; 27. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 13.666; 28. 4-Danny Smith, 13.957; 29. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.194; 30. 17W-Bryan Clauson, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [10]; 9. 71MX-Paul May [7]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 71M-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 59-Austin McCarl [7]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 9. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9]; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [3]; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 59-Austin McCarl [2]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. O7-Doug Esh [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [9]; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson [11]; 12. 71MX-Paul May [12]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

447

0

2

3

3

1

2

27

Greg Hodnett

420

-27

0

2

3

0

3

1B

Dale Blaney

410

-37

0

1

3

0

4

9

Daryn Pittman

404

-43

0

2

2

2

5

83

Joey Saldana

404

-43

0

1

2

0

6

1

Sammy Swindell

400

-47

0

1

2

0

7

15

Donny Schatz

398

-49

1

1

2

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

394

-53

0

0

2

0

9

2

Shane Stewart

384

-63

0

1

2

0

10

5

David Gravel

374

-73

0

1

2

0

11

10H

Chad Kemenah

370

-77

0

0

2

0

12

11k

Kraig Kinser

370

-77

0

0

0

0

13

7s

Jason Sides

370

-77

0

0

1

0

14

7

Paul McMahan

366

-81

0

0

1

0

15

W20

Greg Wilson

356

-91

0

0

0

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

354

-93

0

1

1

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

348

-99

0

0

0

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

346

-101

0

1

1

0

19

41

Jason Johnson

342

-105

0

0

0

0

20

71M

Dave Blaney

342

-105

0

0

1

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Rebounds, Picks Up Second Win at DIRTcar Nationals

Brad Sweet continues his DCN roll with second place run

 

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2016 - One night after his first did-not-finish result since September 2013, Donny Schatz rebounded at DIRTcar Nationals as he battled with Brad Sweet on Saturday night to score his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the 2016 season.

"It's kind of a relief to be over that hill of having that DNF that's been haunting us for I guess 180 races or whatever," Schatz said. "Now we can just focus on trying to win races."

The win is Schatz's second of DIRTcar Nationals after he won the second All Star Circuit of Champions night.

Schatz started the night by being second quick in qualifying but it was Daryn Pittman who took the quick time for the second straight night.

Chad Kemenah led the field to the green flag in but Sweet quickly overpowered him, taking over the lead after a short battle on lap four.

As Sweet built a several second lead in front of the field, the fight was on for the second, third and fourth positions. Kemenah, in second had Pittman behind him and Schatz in fourth. The three drivers engaged in a multi-lap fight, with Pittman taking over second on lap 11.

With lapped traffic in play, Schatz got around Kemenah for third and then Pittman in second.

The caution flag flew for the first time on lap 16 and when the field returned to green, Schatz and Sweet raced wheel-to-wheel for the lead. With the inside advantage, Sweet held off Schatz. When the caution flag flew again five laps later, Sweet was not as lucky. As the two drivers worked to complete lap 22, Schatz entered the front straight off turn four and dove to the low side, cutting off the line for Sweet and propelling his No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance car to the lead.

"I beat him to the line. He stepped outside on me there," Sweet said. "I knew he was going to be tough."

The final restart proved pivotal for Dale Blaney, the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions champion. After running much of the night in the top-five, Blaney had Pittman in sight. He passed Pittman on lap 27 but lost the position the next time by. As the two drivers made the final circuit, Blaney battled past Pittman for the third position.

Schatz cruised to victory with Sweet in second.

"I'd be even better if we could win all of them," Schatz said. "That's what this team shoots for, that's what they aim for, and that's what they work hard for. We're here tonight and that's all that matters… Another good night, lots of people in the stands, glad to see everybody."

Sweet, who won Friday night's season opening World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature at Volusia Speedway Park, was disappointed with the finish but said he was pleased with his team's performance.

"You know there's a few things on our car that we can maybe get a little bit better and hopefully this is a sign for things to come throughout the season," Sweet said. "It's not bad losing to the best in the world. As long as we can keep giving him a run for his money you know we'll win some of these."

Blaney, who along with Schatz, Sweet and Greg Hodnett has been consistent throughout the five nights said he struggled early with the restarts but was able by the end of the night to get the run he needed to put his No. 1B GoMuddy.com car in position.

As the series heads into the final night of sprint week at DIRTcar Nationals, Greg Hodnett leads Schatz by one point in the championship standings. Blaney is in third, 12 points out of the lead and Sweet is in fourth, 32 points out of the lead. The winner will hoist the coveted 'Big Gator' on Sunday night.

Kerry Madsen was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns action Sunday night at DIRTcar Nationals for the final night of sprint week.

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

Volusia Speedway Park Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman picked up his second quick time of the season. He is the only driver so far this season to have a quick time… Greg Hodnett leads Donny Schatz in the DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week championship standings by one point… Donny Schatz now has two wins during DIRTcar Nationals. He picked up his first win on the second All Star Circuit of Champions night… Kerry Madsen was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in ninth… Brad Sweet leads his teammate Daryn Pittman in the championship standings after two features.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Logan Schuchart; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides;Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Kerry Madsen;Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 13, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [10]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [9]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [8]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [18]; 10. 5-David Gravel [3]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [17]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22]; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver [21]; 15. 71M-Dave Blaney [14]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [12]; 17. 17W-Bryan Clauson [23]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski [24]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [13]; 20. 7-Paul McMahan [15]; 21. O7-Doug Esh [16]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [19]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]. Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-4, Brad Sweet 5-21, Donny Schatz 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.197; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.226; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.261; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.286; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.303; 6. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.349; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.377; 8. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.402; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.473; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.489; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.499; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.517; 13. O7-Doug Esh, 13.518; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.527; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.534; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.538; 17. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.550; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.555; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.585; 20. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.591; 21. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.595; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.601; 23. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.607; 24. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.640; 25. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.674; 26. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.722; 27. 71MX-Paul May, 13.902; 28. 4-Danny Smith, 13.946; 29. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 14.038; 30. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.612

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 6. O7-Doug Esh [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 8. 17W-Bryan Clauson [9]; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski [8]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [9]; 10. 71A-R.J. Johnson [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 9. 71MX-Paul May [9]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 1B-Dale Blaney [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6]; 7. 24-Terry McCarl [8]; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 9. 71MX-Paul May [9]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [10]; 11. 71A-R.J. Johnson [11]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [12]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

296

0

1

2

2

0

2

9

Daryn Pittman

290

-6

0

2

2

2

3

27

Greg Hodnett

280

-16

0

1

2

0

4

1B

Dale Blaney

280

-16

0

1

2

0

5

29

Kerry Madsen

266

-30

0

0

2

0

6

10H

Chad Kemenah

266

-30

0

0

2

0

7

15

Donny Schatz

264

-32

1

1

1

0

8

1

Sammy Swindell

262

-34

0

1

1

0

9

83

Joey Saldana

260

-36

0

0

1

0

10

17W

Bryan Clauson

256

-40

0

1

1

0

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

252

-44

0

0

0

0

12

7s

Jason Sides

250

-46

0

0

1

0

13

2

Shane Stewart

248

-48

0

1

1

0

14

W20

Greg Wilson

248

-48

0

0

0

0

15

70

Danny Holtgraver

244

-52

0

0

0

0

16

7

Paul McMahan

242

-54

0

0

1

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

238

-58

0

0

0

0

18

5

David Gravel

232

-64

0

0

1

0

19

41

Jason Johnson

216

-80

0

0

0

0

20

O7

Doug Esh

214

-82

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

Brad Sweet Battles Teammate Pittman to Take World of Outlaws Season Opener

Donny Schatz’s DNF streak ends at 178 races

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 12, 2016 - In front of one of the largest crowds in DIRTcar Nationals history, Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman fought a pitched battle for the season opening World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature on Friday night. When the checkered flag fell, it was Sweet who took the win.

"It feels good to win any of these Outlaw races," Sweet said. "This is my third season, so I understand how grueling these years are and how important it is to start the year off strong. I also know that just because you win tonight doesn't mean anything for the future. We just have to keep digging and hopefully this is our year to win a lot of races."

Pittman took the first quick time of the season in his No. 9 Great Clips car as the series implemented a new format.

Sweet and Pittman started side-by-side in the 30-lap main event at Volusia Speedway Park. As the green flag fell, Pittman and Sweet battled as Greg Hodnett rolled into the third position. Sweet got around Pittman on lap six as the two drivers made their way into lapped traffic.

In spite of a 17th place starting position, Donny Schatz was the driver on the move as he powered his No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance car through the field. By lap four he had moved into the top-ten and nine laps later he was in the top five.

On lap 13, the field reset from a caution with Sweet leading Pittman and Hodnett - Schatz was in fourth. On the restart, Pittman battled past Sweet as Schatz moved into third and then got around Sweet on the exit of turn two as the two drivers made lap 14.

Through the succeeding laps, Pittman and Schatz battled wheel-to-wheel for the lead - each driver using every inch of the track in search of the fast line.

On lap 20, disaster struck for Schatz. The reigning series champion's car slowed as it entered the back straight and then lost power into turn three. An engine issue ended Schatz's night, his first DNF since September, 2013.

As Schatz faded away, three-time series champion Sammy Swindell was on the march. From fifth on lap 20, he passed Greg Hodnett two laps later to take over the third position.

The battle though was back up front as the teammates continued to fight for the lead. More wheel-to-wheel action continued through the closing laps as Pittman held on to the lead. With lapped traffic in play, Sweet and Pittman made the final circuit. Sweet got the run off of turn two and passed Pittman onto the back straight. Sweet drove his No. 49 car across the line in first.

"I'll tell you what, we definitely needed that lap traffic," Sweet said. I was pretty calm and I knew that nine laps was just long enough that we could maybe get some lap traffic and the track stayed pretty fast but it was still pretty racey. There was two grooves. I know Daryn was searching for the right spot and I was searching. You know sometimes it's better to be in second in those situations."

"Daryn did a great job, you know. It's pretty awesome for Kasey Kahne Racing to be battling for first and second. I know what it's like to lose on the last lap. I've won some like that; I've lost some like that. Hats off to those guys, they did a great job all night."

For Pittman, the frustration of losing the lead on the final lap was tempered by the fact that it was his teammate who got around.

"It is what it is. At the end of the day I got out-drove," Pittman said. "My plan was just to run the top the last nine laps, and that didn't work out because he about passed me on the restart. I went back to the top and I actually got off two pretty good every lap except the white flag lap. I got way too high and lost my speed and saw him going down the backstretch underneath me and I knew we were in trouble. Hats off to him, that's a great team. If we're going to lose to somebody I guess that's the team we want to pick to lose to."

Swindell, running a scattered schedule with CJB Motorsports in 2016, got his best finish of DIRTcar Nationals Friday night.

"I kind of got a little fouled up on the start there with David when he had a problem. I thought he was taking back off and I got behind him, and then I went back to 12th," Swindell said. "This has been a blessing for this to come along for me at this age. After last night, we had some issues so we sat down as a team and made some really good decisions and changes for tonight. I look for us to have a really good season because this is a great bunch of guys to work with."

Paul McMahan was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday for night five of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

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Volusia Speedway Park Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet became the first winner of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series season… Donny Schatz's streak without a DNF ended Friday night at 178 races. His last DNF came in September 2013… Daryn Pittman scored the first quick time award of the season on Friday night… Paul McMahan was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in ninth.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): David Gravel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Jason Sides; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Greg Hodnett; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13)

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 13, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson [14]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 1B-Dale Blaney [18]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [12]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [21]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [15]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16]; 12. 83-Joey Saldana [11]; 13. 2L-Danny Lasoski [13]; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver [23]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 17. 71MX-Paul May [20]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [17]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 20. 59-Austin McCarl [19]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 22. O7-Doug Esh [10]; 23. 24-Terry McCarl [22]; 24. 5-David Gravel [5]. Lap leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-5, 14-29; Brad Sweet 6-13, 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Paul McMahan [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.188; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.217; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.220; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.231; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.240; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.240; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.246; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.401; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.416; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.463; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.474; 13. 5-David Gravel, 13.486; 14. O7-Doug Esh, 13.509; 15. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.541; 16. 71MX-Paul May, 13.589; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.595; 18. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.619; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.621; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.634; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.636; 22. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.653; 23. 59-Austin McCarl, 13.662; 24. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.671; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.713; 26. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.724; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.731; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.938; 29. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 14.028; 30. 4-Danny Smith, 14.251; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 16.998; 32. 45-Tim Shaffer, .000

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [7]; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. O7-Doug Esh [4]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson [6]; 5. 1B-Dale Blaney [7]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 59-Austin McCarl [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 71MX-Paul May [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 45-Tim Saffer [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [10]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]; 8. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 12. 45-Tim Saffer [12]

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

150

0

1

1

1

0

2

9

Daryn Pittman

147

-3

0

1

1

1

3

1

Sammy Swindell

144

-6

0

1

1

0

4

27

Greg Hodnett

142

-8

0

1

1

0

5

17W

Bryan Clauson

140

-10

0

1

1

0

6

7s

Jason Sides

138

-12

0

0

1

0

7

1B

Dale Blaney

136

-14

0

0

1

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

134

-16

0

0

1

0

9

7

Paul McMahan

132

-18

0

0

1

0

10

10H

Chad Kemenah

130

-20

0

0

1

0

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

128

-22

0

0

0

0

12

83

Joey Saldana

126

-24

0

0

0

0

13

2L

Danny Lasoski

124

-26

0

0

0

0

14

70

Danny Holtgraver

122

-28

0

0

0

0

15

W20

Greg Wilson

120

-30

0

0

0

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

118

-32

0

0

0

0

17

71MX

Paul May

116

-34

0

0

0

0

18

15

Donny Schatz

114

-36

0

0

0

0

19

11

Steve Kinser

112

-38

0

0

0

0

20

59

Austin McCarl

110

-40

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2016 – A family feud defined the opening night of the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season as Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman, both Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb drivers battled it out through the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park during DIRTcar Nationals sprint week. Ultimately it was Sweet who captured the first win with a last lap pass of his teammate. Pittman finished second with Sammy Swindell in third. Donny Schatz ended a DNF streak that started in September 2013 - 178 races in total.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson [14]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 1B-Dale Blaney [18]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [12]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [21]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [15]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16]; 12. 83-Joey Saldana [11]; 13. 2L-Danny Lasoski [13]; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver [23]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 17. 71MX-Paul May [20]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [17]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 20. 59-Austin McCarl [19]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 22. O7-Doug Esh [10]; 23. 24-Terry McCarl [22]; 24. 5-David Gravel [5]. Lap leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-5, 14-29; Brad Sweet 6-13, 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Paul McMahan [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.188; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.217; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.220; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.231; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.240; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.240; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.246; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.401; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.416; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.463; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.474; 13. 5-David Gravel, 13.486; 14. O7-Doug Esh, 13.509; 15. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.541; 16. 71MX-Paul May, 13.589; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.595; 18. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.619; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.621; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.634; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.636; 22. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.653; 23. 59-Austin McCarl, 13.662; 24. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.671; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.713; 26. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.724; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.731; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.938; 29. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 14.028; 30. 4-Danny Smith, 14.251; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 16.998; 32. 45-Tim Saffer, .000

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [7]; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. O7-Doug Esh [4]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson [6]; 5. 1B-Dale Blaney [7]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 59-Austin McCarl [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 71MX-Paul May [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 45-Tim Saffer [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [10]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]; 8. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 12. 45-Tim Saffer [12]

 

 

Donny Schatz Delivers DIRTcar Nationals All Star Win

Tyler Nicely holds off Dillon to win DIRTcar UMP Modified feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2016 - Donny Schatz battled through the field Thursday night to win the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at DIRTcar Nationals.

Schatz, who drives for NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, started in 10th position and quickly moved forward. He caught the top-three drivers by lap 15 and passed leader Jason Johnson on lap 20. As Johnson worked to hold off Dale Blaney, Schatz built an insurmountable lead in the final 10 laps.

"It's an incredible race team," said Schatz, a seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion. "I didn't want to have to call the boss tonight and tell him I left anything on the table - just an incredible effort from these guys."

"You have to go where everyone else isn't," Schatz said. "I just had to find a way around. Once we got going, it was just awesome."

Tyler Nicely fought a wheel-to-wheel battle with Brian Ruhlman and held off NASCAR star Ty Dillon to pick up his first DIRTcar UMP Modified win of DIRTcar Nationals. The win ended the two race streak for Nick Hoffman, but Hoffman had reason to celebrate as the builder of Nicely's Elite Chassis.

Jason Beaulieu battled with Ruhlman through the first half of the 20-lap feature. Nicely worked his way forward and by lap 11 took over the lead. Nicely and Ruhlman traded position through the next eight laps. As lapped traffic came into play, Dillon closed the gap and passed Ruhlman for second. Off the final turn, Dillon was side-by-side with Nicely, but Nicely held the lead and took the checkered flag.

"It's awesome to be able to race with someone you trust and not tear up your equipment," Nicely said of Ruhlman. "I just knew if I could keep it down there in the good dirt, hopefully I could get a good enough run to clear him."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Saturday, Feb. 20. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicks off its 2016 season and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds return on Friday for night four of DIRTcar Nationals.

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

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 11, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz ($5,000), 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 6. 71M-Dave Blaney, 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11. 5-David Gravel, 12. 83-Joey Saldana, 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 17. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 18. 24-Terry McCarl, 19. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 21. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 22. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 23. 7-Paul McMahan, 24. 07-Doug Esh.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 56-Tyler Nicely ($1,000), 2. 41-Ty Dillon, 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 4. 90-Jason Beaulieu, 5. 2-Nick Hoffman, 6. 33-Jeff Matthews, 7. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 8. 36-Kenny Wallace, 9. 14T-Tyler Clem, 10. 35-David Stremme, 11. 77-Ray Bollinger, 12. 9-Ken Schrader, 13. 3-Austin Dillon, 14. 13-Jacob Hawkins, 15. 16C-Josh Harris, 16. K9-Will Krup, 17. 10-A.J. Fike, 18. 10Y-Trent Young, 19. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 20. 72X-Brian Papiez, 21. 0J-Bryce Jewell, 22. 51-Brandon Green, 23.01L-Patrick Lyon, 24. 12H-Mike Hansen, 25. D4B-Jackie Boggs, 26. 22T-Tony Anderson, 27. 28B-Chad Boone, 28. 27-Michael Turner

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)
Friday, Feb. 12 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modifieds
Saturday, Feb. 13 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 1
Sunday, Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2
Monday, Feb. 15 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Gator Championship
Tuesday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Triple 20's
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models Swamp King Champ & Super DIRTcar Series
Thursday, Feb. 18 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Friday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Saturday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series

 

 

Dave Blaney Wins All Star Circuit of Champions Feature at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 10, 2016 - Dave Blaney held off Donny Schatz to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature win on Wednesday night at DIRTcar Nationals.

Blaney, a former NASCAR driver and the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, started the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park in the second position and battled with polesitter Joey Saldana early. Blaney took the lead and had to contend with Schatz who charged forward from a sixth place starting position.

The two drivers battled in lapped traffic with Schatz getting around Blaney at one point for the lead. After a restart, Blaney pulled ahead in clean air and built a sizable lead over Schatz. It was Blaney's 47th career All Star victory.

"If I could just not make a mistake I felt like I had a fair chance," Blaney said. "We did get fortunate with that caution, the driver was wearing out a little bit, and I can't believe we won this race. I'm thrilled to be driving for Dan Motter. I was really glad we were out here and competitive tonight and in the hunt. Then to win it is awesome. I can't thank my guys enough and Dan for putting this together."

In the 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature, Nick Hoffman made it two wins in a row, battling former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Stremme early and holding off other NASCAR notables Ty Dillon and Kenny Wallace through the feature.

Wallace kept Hoffman within striking distance but was never able to get close enough to complete a pass for the lead.

"[Kenny Wallace] is tough everywhere we go. I knew he would race us clean when I looked up at the scoreboard and saw he was in second. They told me in the infield to hustle it for three more laps at the end, so I gave it everything I had," Hoffman said. "Everything held together and we got us another Gator (trophy)."

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Sunday, Feb. 20. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds return on Thursday for night three of DIRTcar Nationals.

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

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 10, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 71M-Dave Blaney ($5,000), 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 5. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 6. 1-Dale Blaney, 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 12. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14. 7-Paul McMahan, 15. 5-David Gravel, 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18. 59-Austin McCarl, 19. 8M-TJ Michael, 20. 07-Doug Esh, 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 22. 4-Danny Smith, 23. 71A-RJ Johnson, 24. 49-Brad Sweet.

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman ($1,000), 2. 36-Kenny Wallace, 3. 90-Jason Beaulieu, 4. 41-Ty Dillon, 5. 35-David Stremme, 6. 33-Jeff Matthews, 7. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 8. 77-Ray Bollinger, 9. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 10. D4B-Jackie Boggs, 11. 72X-Brian Papiez, 12. K9-Will Krup, 13. 54-Larry Burkins, 14. 51-Brandon Green, 15. 56-Tyler Nicely, 16. 12H-Mike Hansen, 17. 27-Michael Turner, 18. 1S-Brian Shaw, 19. 64-Billy Workman Jr, 20. 101-Jesse Wisecarver, 21. 96-Cory Daugherty, 22. 77S-Stephen Schnapf, 23. 10Y-Trent Young, 24. 10-A.J-Fike.

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.) Thursday, Feb. 11 - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints & UMP Modifieds Friday, Feb. 12 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modifieds Saturday, Feb. 13 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 1 Sunday, Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2 Monday, Feb. 15 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Gator Championship Tuesday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Triple 20's Wednesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models Swamp King Champ & Super DIRTcar Series Thursday, Feb. 18 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series Friday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series Saturday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series

2016 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Daytona Harley-Davidson, Hampton Inn-Palm Cost, Ring Power CAT, and Safety-Kleen. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans by official partners: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), and VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel). Additional support is provided by Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company of WoO Late Model), DirtonDirt.com (WoO Late Model Hard Charger Award), McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award-WoO Late Model), and Chevrolet Performance. Contingency sponsors include: ASI, Beyea Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Ohlins Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum Manufacturer. Sponsors include: Capital Race Cars, Club 29 Chassis, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Motorsports Safety Systems, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, S&S Volvo, and TNT Rescue.

 

 

David Gravel Leads Open Practice on Night One of DIRTcar Nationals

Practice kicks off sprint week, Feb. 10 to 14, at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 9, 2016 - David Gravel kicked off sprint week at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday night by turning the fastest lap in the open practice session.

The Connecticut native turned the fast lap of 13.814 seconds during the first hot laps session. It is Gravel's first outing driving the No. 5 Big Game Treestands car for CJB Motorsports.

"It's definitely something that takes time, but so far so good," Gravel said of his new team. "We made good adjustments tonight and it seemed like we were all on the same page. If we keep that going I think we'll have a good week."

Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet was second fastest with a lap of 13.831 which also came during the first practice session.

The optional practice session, which comes the night before the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions take on Volusia Speedway Park for the first of two nights, had 21 cars checked in. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues sprint week on Friday with the first of three nights of racing.

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night when the All Stars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds compete on the half-mile oval. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

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

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series/Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Car Practice Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 9, 2016

Practice Session #1 - 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.814; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.831; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.021; 4. 71M-Dave Blaney, 14.061; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.068; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.102; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.103; 8. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 14.164; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.283; 10. 59-Austin McCarl, 14.285; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.288; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.306; 13. i07-Doug Esh, 14.322; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.381; 15. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.446; 16. 2-Danny Lasoski, 14.461; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.542; 18. 71A-RJ Johnson, 14.843; 19. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.025; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.042; 21. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.411.

Practice Session #2 - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.393; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.515; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.641; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.644; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.693; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.799; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.926; 8. 59-Austin McCarl, 14.979; 9. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.999; 10. 2-Danny Lasoski, 15.042; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.057; 12. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 15.081; 13. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.093; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.100; 15. i07-Doug Esh, 15.106; 16. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.211; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.222; 18. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.447; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.711; 20. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.718; 21. 71A-RJ Johnson, 16.041.

Practice Session #3 - 1. 5-David Gravel, 15.050; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.067; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.068; 4. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.198; 5. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.255; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson; 7. 1-Dale Blaney, 15.346; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.416; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.432; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.506; 11. 2-Danny Lasoski, 15.561; 12. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 15.608; 13. i07-Doug Esh, 15.758; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong; 15. 71A-RJ Johnson, 15.988; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.069.

 

 

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DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Schedule:

February 9, 2016 - UMP Modifieds, Sprint Car Open Practice

February 10, 2016 - All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, UMP Modifieds

February 11, 2016 - All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, UMP Modifieds

February 12, 2016 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, UMP Modifieds

February 13, 2016 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, UMP Modifieds

February 14, 2016 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, UMP Modifieds

Live video coverage on DIRTVision MAX is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 9th. For a complete DIRTVision MAX broadcast schedule, visit www.dirtvision.com. Click here to subscribe now!

 

 

Morton Buildings Joins World of Outlaws as Official Partner

Will be the Official Building of the World of Outlaws

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 9, 2016 - Morton Buildings, a national leader in the construction of high-quality, long-lasting structures, has signed an agreement to become the 'Official Building of the World of Outlaws.'

Since 1903, Morton Buildings has specialized in attractive, custom buildings for residential and commercial clients across the United States. With more than 100 construction centers in 43 states, Morton builds thousands of structures every year including farm buildings, garages, general storage buildings, airplane hangars, homes and churches.

"Morton Buildings is thrilled to team up with World of Outlaws for its Sprint Car Series and its Late Model Series," Morton marketing manager Brian Haraf said. "We know our partnership is an outstanding fit and we share a common goal to deliver the best experience for fans of dirt track racing across North America."

The partnership brings together the toughest buildings in the industry and the toughest series and drivers in motorsports. Morton Buildings will be a visible presence on both the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series in 2016 and beyond.

This season, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will bring the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' to 93 scheduled events including the season opening DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. on February 12. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, where 'Every Night's a Shootout', features nearly 50 events across more than 30 tracks in the United States during the 2016 season, kicking off its season at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. on February 12.

"It is exciting to be able to add a company like Morton Buildings, known nationwide for its high-quality product," said Ben Geisler, World of Outlaws chief marketing officer. "Our fans from coast to coast include small business owners, farmers, racers and hobbyists and we are proud to help Morton Buildings showcase its products and increase its reach to the dirt track racing community."

To learn more about Morton Buildings, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com. Follow the company on Facebook athttp://www.Facebook.com/MortonBuildings, and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/MortonBuildings.

To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Craftsman® Car Series on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws. Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsLateModelSeries and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels.

About Morton Buildings
Boasting top-of-the-line service as the industry leader in custom timber-frame construction, Morton Buildings constructs thousands of farm, equestrian, residential and commercial buildings in all sizes and styles each year. With more than 100 locations nationwide, Morton has nearly a half-million satisfied customers since its founding in 1903.

 

 

Looking Forward to the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Season

Donny Schatz leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series into DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 8, 2016 - Donny Schatz drove to the infield of The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in November and claimed his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series championship. The win came at the end of a season that was one for the record books - Schatz recorded 31 wins, including his ninth Knoxville Nationals title and crossed over the 200 wins mark on the way to one of the widest championship win margins in 20 years.

Will a new wind blow in 2016? Or will the dominating performances that have come to define the greatest driver of his generation continue?

Under the sunny Florida skies at DIRTcar Nationals, the tone and tenor for the 2016 season will begin to form and familiar faces will look to unseat the No. 15.

If past performance is any indication, Shane Stewart will be one to watch. The Larson Marks Racing driver enters his second full-season back with the World of Outlaws with momentum in his favor. He and crew chief Scotty Martin picked up seven wins in 2015, including the Kings Royal and Ironman 55. Stewart closed out 2015 second in the championship standings.

With a close finish, Stewart comes into 2016 looking to be more than just Schatz's foil - he wants to be the driver on top. Stewart and Schatz though are going to have to battle with another driver who has been there before and been successful.

Daryn Pittman, who inched past Schatz to claim the 2013 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship, drives into 2016 looking to reclaim the magic. Pittman won five times in 2015 and finished fourth in the championship standings.

Pittman returns to Volusia Speedway Park looking to defend his DIRTcar Nationals title. It was Pittman who hoisted the 'Big Gator' last year. Pittman was not the only Kasey Kahne Racing driver to find success during last year's DIRTcar Nationals.

Brad Sweet, who finished 2015 third in the championship standings, his best ever points finish, returns to Kasey Kahne Racing for his third full season. He kicked off 2015 with a bang by winning the last night of DIRTcar Nationals. Sweet went on to win four more times including an emotional victory at Calistoga and one of the final events at Port Royal. Sweet looks to repeat his DIRTcar Nationals performance and improve upon his 2015 season.

Series fixture Jason Sides makes his World of Outlaws return in 2016. Sides scored one win in 2015 and added to his 14 career series wins.

There are three drivers entering 2016 with new teams.

Joey Saldana joins Roth Motorsports for 2016. The veteran World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series driver scored three wins in 2015, including the final night of the season at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. Roth rejoins the series for its first full campaign since 2014. With 94 career World of Outlaws wins and a sixth place position on the all-time wins list, Saldana is annually one of the most formidable drivers on the tour.

Paul McMahan starts 2016 with a move to Destiny Motorsports. The team, in its second full season with the series, welcomes on the veteran McMahan who has 26 career wins. He was the winner of the 2014 DIRTcar Nationals title.

David Gravel, the 2013 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, moves to CJB Motorsports. The 23-year-old Connecticut-native, has seven-career series wins and is one of the rising stars in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Two rising stars joining David Gravel in their return to the series in 2016 are Shark Racing teammates Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart. Both drivers, in their third full seasons, are on the cusp of their first series wins with their family owned team.

In his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws, Jason Johnson, the 2015 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, returns with intense focus and a strong drive to build on his first year.

Joining the Outlaws regulars in 2016 is Greg Wilson. Wilson, a two-time All Star Circuit of Champions championship winner, joins the series for his rookie campaign after winning his first ever Outlaws feature at Eldora Speedway's 4 Crown Nationals in 2015. The Benton Ridge, Ohio-native looks to build on his success from the last year as he contends for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award.

As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series enters 2016, it continues a period of great parity. For the last four seasons there have been more than 20 different winners, including 23 last season, every season. >From rookie drivers to series veterans, it is a challenge to win every night the Outlaws take to the track.

With the short off-season at an end, Schatz remains firmly in the sights of his fellow competitors. But with competition as fierce as it has ever been, the seven-time champion will not have an easy road ahead.

Tickets for DIRTcar Nationals start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Infield parking will be available on a first come, first served basis to all fans with a pit pass. The cost of the infield parking pass is $10 and will be available at the pit gate off of turn four.

Visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com for the latest news and information from the event. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Morton Buildings (Official Building) and The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 

 

World Racing Group and Racing Electronics Announce Scanner Up Program

Unprecedented move in dirt track racing will allow fans more at-track options on race day

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 5, 2016 - World Racing Group will expand its partnership with Racing Electronics in 2016 to bring fans even closer to the racing action at World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series events.

Starting at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., fans will be able to listen directly to driver receiver communication, race control and the announcers for all three series, Johnny Gibson, Shane Andrews, Matt Prieur and Rick Eschelman.

Fans will be able to purchase Racing Electronics scanner and headphone packages at World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series events by visiting the series merchandise trailers as well as Racing Electronics' trackside vendors at select events. For those interested in purchasing new scanner and headphone packages online, visit www.RacingElectronics.com and use the promotional code "ILoveDirtRacing" at checkout to receive a discount.

"Racing Electronics has been an outstanding partner over the years," said Tom Deery, World Racing Group's chief operations officer. "By offering the "Scanner Up" program at our races, it will allow fans of all ages the opportunity to experience events from all sides - the on-track action, the race play-by-play and the behind-the-scenes race control. It is a fantastic addition to our events. We are excited to launch it at DIRTcar Nationals."

Racing Electronics offers a variety of scanner and headphone packages for all price ranges. The "Scanner Up" program can be utilized on all Racing Electronics scanners. To accompany the scanners, Racing Electronics also offers noise reducing headphones that allow fans to tune into broadcasts while still being able to experience the action on the track.

"Racing Electronics is extremely proud of our long-term partnership with WRG and look forward to many more years to come," said Kevin Hughes, Director of Motorsports Communications Services at Racing Electronics. "We are always looking at opportunities to better engage the fan and the opportunity to provide this new service will greatly enhance their at-track experience."

Racing Electronics was founded in 1988 and has a long standing relationship as a proud sponsor of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar. Through their partnership, the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series have been able to bring some of the best dirt racing in the world to fan's local home tracks.

About Racing Electronics (A FanVision Company) Racing Electronics is the number one supplier of race communications worldwide. Founded in 1988, the company services and sells the finest communications equipment to sanctioning bodies, race tracks, professional and amateur racers, and race fans. Racing Electronics is headquartered in Concord, North Carolina with manufacturing facilities on site. The company is a proud full-line Motorola dealer, and manufactures and sells its own line of headsets, wiring products, race scanners, headphones and accessories. For more information about Racing Electronics, visit www.racingelectronics.com .

About FanVision Entertainment FanVision Entertainment, LLC is the leader in fan technology and in-venue digital content delivery. The company develops innovative solutions to enrich the in-stadium experience by producing and wirelessly delivering audio, video, stats, and sponsorship content to screens of all sizes. FanVision was founded in 2010 and is a property of RSE Ventures, a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm. For more information about FanVision, visit www.fanvisionentertainment.com .

About World Racing Group World Racing Group, Inc., a sports entertainment company, is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing. WRG, based in Concord, N.C., owns and operates the three highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the United States: The World of Outlaws® Sprint Car Series; The World of Outlaws Late Model Series(SM); and The Super DIRTcar Series™ Big-Block Modified Series. World Racing Group sanctions more than 4,900 local and regional dirt track racing events in the United States and Canada at 126 tracks each year under the DIRTcar™ Racing brand. WRG also offers live streaming of its events to fans around the World on www.DIRTVision.com . To learn more about World Racing Group, visit WorldRacingGroup.com .

 

 

THE CRAFTSMAN® BRAND RETURNS TO MOTORSPORTS

AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Sears® and Craftsman® Brand Sign Three-year Agreement That Renames the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Feb. 1, 2016 – Sears® and the Craftsman® brand, America’s most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®.

The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the “World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series” and “World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.” This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.

“The Craftsman brand has been trusted for generations by those who take pride in working on their car,” said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands at Sears Holdings. “Our Craftsman Club members are passionate about building, improving and even racing their own cars. That’s why we’re excited for the Craftsman brand and Sears to team up with the World of Outlaws, which has over one million fans who are working on their cars every week and reaches tens of thousands of racers who are competing at dirt tracks across the country. These individuals exemplify what it means to be a craftsman and we are honored to be part of their lives as the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws.”

“Sears offers a true one stop shop for World of Outlaws racers, fans and auto enthusiasts all over the country to unleash the potential of their own cars,” said Dean Schwartz, vice president of tools, lawn and garden at Sears Holdings. “That’s because Sears offers an unsurpassed selection of accessible, quality mechanics tools and storage, and the Craftsman brand delivers innovative products like our new Extreme Grip Series of hand tools. With their know-how and Craftsman tools, local racers may even compete against the best dirt track drivers in the country when the World of Outlaws comes to town. Craftsman hand tools at Sears are guaranteed to perform with our full lifetime warranty on hand tools or we’ll replace them.”

Through its relationship with the World of Outlaws, the Craftsman brand will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Craftsman Club by giving its members the chance to earn free tickets to series events, as well as Craftsman gear and other great prizes.

The relationship with the Craftsman brand is a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the World of Outlaws. The deal is one of the largest agreements in grassroots racing and connects the Craftsman brand with both sprint car and late model fans at nearly 140 events across the United States and Canada.

“We are beyond excited to begin 2016 with an incredible partner like the Craftsman brand,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “For 87 years, the Craftsman brand has built a reputation as solid as the products it sells. To bring together the Craftsman brand and the World of Outlaws is a phenomenal opportunity. We look forward to showcasing the Craftsman brand and tools to our dedicated fans all across the country.”

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series enters 2016 with one of the busiest schedules ever which kicks off during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series will travel coast-to-coast to more than 90 events. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competes nearly 50 times at 30 different venues including the season opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

“The World of Outlaws is one of the most recognizable and enduring brands in all of motorsports with a fan base that is unsurpassed in their dedication,” said World of Outlaws Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. “Every year, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series deliver edge-of-your-seat racing to every corner of the country. It is a natural fit to bring together one of the largest concentrations of DIY’ers in all of sports, with America’s most trusted tool brand. The Craftsman brand makes a statement and we are thrilled they have chosen the World of Outlaws as the platform for their return to motorsports.”

To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, #WoOCraftSCS. Follow the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/WoOLMS and on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/WoOLMS, #WoOCraftLMS.

To learn more about Craftsman, visit http://www.Craftsman.com. Follow Craftsman on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/Craftsman, on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/Craftsman and on Instagram at http://www.Instagram.com/Craftsman.

About Craftsman

The Craftsman brand is America's most trusted tool brand. For 87 years, the Craftsman brand has developed innovative tools and products, earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability, trusted for generations. The Craftsman brand offers a full range of hand and power tools that meet the needs of the DIY user to the demanding professional. In addition, the Craftsman brand also offers lawn and garden products and tool storage. The Craftsman brand also has a free membership program called Craftsman Club which gives tool enthusiasts access to exclusive deals, members-only projects, expert tips and news on the latest tool innovations from the brand. Craftsman Club® is part of the Shop Your Way® network, so points can be redeemed for purchases at Sears and Kmart and online at Craftsman.com. For more information, visit www.CraftsmanClub.com.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.

About World of Outlaws

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws ® , based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws® Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series(SM). Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision.com ® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws ® events over the Internet to fans around the world. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

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