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Schuchart Dominates Weedsport, Schatz Steals Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Weedsport Speedway Notebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Outlaws Continue Trek Through Northeast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

3747

0

6

19

24

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

3696

-51

6

17

25

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

3651

-96

3

16

21

3

4

83

Joey Saldana

3612

-135

3

13

20

6

5

2

Shane Stewart

3606

-141

2

14

23

0

6

5

David Gravel

3543

-204

2

13

19

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3422

-325

1

6

16

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

3317

-430

1

1

8

1

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

3256

-491

0

2

9

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

3214

-533

0

0

6

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3102

-645

0

1

4

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

2762

-985

0

1

1

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-1113

2

7

13

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-1535

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-1556

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-1829

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1392

-2355

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1306

-2441

0

1

4

0

19

41

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-2539

0

1

2

0

20

82

Dusty Zomer

1164

-2583

0

0

3

0

                 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Consistent Rain Cancels Saturday Night of Morgan Cup at Williams Grove

Morgan Cup battle moves to Saturday, July 23

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

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

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

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

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Dewease Dominates Opening Night at Williams Grove Speedway

Defeats Outlaws to even the score in fiercely contested annual feud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

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

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

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

 

Williams Grove Speedway

Results:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Schatz Captures Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lincoln Speedway Notebook

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

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

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

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

 

Persistent Moisture Postpones Gettysburg Clash

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The dash field was split evenly with the three non-Outlaw drivers versus the three Outlaw drivers of Gravel, Schatz and Brad Sweet, for a six-lap showdown to determine the starting six positions in the feature.

Gravel's luck started with the dash invert draw, as the top four were inverted, catapulting him to the pole-position. Gravel could not capitalize on the lucky draw however, as Madsen, who started on the outside of Gravel, was able to capture the victory in the dash, which placed him on the pole for the feature.

When the green-flag dropped for the feature, Gravel, from the second starting position, powered around Madsen's outside on the opening lap to claim the lead.

Gravel maintained a steady lead early over Madsen and Price-Miller in the Flying AG/360 Yield Center No. 2x, who had started fourth and made his way around third-place starter Schatz.

For the second night in-a-row, the leader was never able to escape his pursuers and build a large lead on the field. Instead, Gravel fought his way through lapped traffic at the tight, quarter-mile track all night, allowing Madsen and Price-Miller to stay glued to his bumper.

As the laps ticked off, Bacon, in the Fatheads Eyewear/Telstar No. 99, managed to charge his way from the fifth starting position to the second spot, as he made his way around both Madsen and Price-Miller near the halfway point in the race.

Bacon reeled in the leader and applied pressure, as he tried to force Gravel to change his line while the two battled through slower lapped traffic.

"[Gravel] just caught a couple of breaks late in the race in traffic when a couple of guys pinched me up into the wall, and I lost just enough ground," Bacon said. I think in open track I could catch right back up to him but the leader sometimes has an advantage when second place shows him their nose, they kind of hesitate a little bit.

With just 10 laps to go, Gravel jumped to the bottom of the race track to stall Bacon's momentum.

"I saw Brady [Bacon] on the bottom, so I had to move down and protect it," Gravel said. "I thought in lapped traffic we were pretty good but it was hard to pass lapped cars, so I was just happy that I could move down and hold him off."

When the checkered flag fell, it was World of Outlaws driver David Gravel that led all 40 laps of the feature to claim the highly contested $10,000 to-win prize at Tri-State Speedway.

"I thought it was big when I cleared two guys on the bottom when Brady was running the bottom, and I know that gave me a little bit of time," Gravel said. "I was just trying to move around and make them guess where I was going, because running first you don't always know what is going on behind you and it's a disadvantage."

Bacon, for the second year in-a-row, finished in the runner-up position to a CJB Motorsports car at Tri-State after finishing behind Paul McMahan in 2015.

"We had a really good car, and we have had a really good car all year," Bacon said. "This is my best chance every year to get a chance to win, and we were really close. It is easier to swallow after last year leading most of the race - tonight we were charging, but just couldn't get there."

Price-Miller held on for a third place finish, which is his best World of Outlaws finish.

"Haubstadt is probably one of my favorite tracks in a winged car," Price-Miller said. "We had a fast car...I think we had a car that could've won, but I just made too many mistakes and lapped traffic was really hectic. I got a little tight in the dirty air, but I'll take it, it was a good run.

"The World of Outlaws are the greatest out there and the toughest in the business...if you can run with them and finish on the podium, it's a good night."

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will cross into Pennsylvania for the first time in 2016 for a midweek showdown at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 18. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.LincolnSpeedway.com.

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

Tri-State Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel picked up his first quick-time, and second victory of the year...Paul McMahan ended his two-year winning streak at Tri-State Speedway, finishing in the 14th position...Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz have now both eclipsed the $100,000 winnings mark for the 2016 season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Critter Malone; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jamie Veal; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Cody Kinser.

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

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; May 14, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$5,500]; 3. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [10][$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [15][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$1,500]; 12. 7X-Critter Malone [13][$1,200]; 13. 71-Jamie Veal [20][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [11][$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$1,000]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [22][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$800]; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson [17][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 20. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser [21][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 23. 71M-Paul May [23][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71-Jamie Veal [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.155; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.280; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.293; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.324; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.326; 6. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.342; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.390; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.394; 9. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.436; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.476; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.530; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.584; 13. 7X-Critter Malone, 12.599; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.605; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.618; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.627; 17. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.656; 18. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.682; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.778; 20. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.823; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.880; 22. 71M-Paul May, 12.930; 23. 71-Jamie Veal, 13.080; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.153; 25. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.173; 26. 3-Dakota Jackson, 13.212; 27. 1M-Jim Moughan, 13.384; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.519; 29. 79J-Jacob Patton, 13.667; 30. 85-Mike Terry Jr, 13.996

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 7X-Critter Malone [5]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [10]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 9. 71M-Paul May [8]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson [5]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 71-Jamie Veal [8]; 9. 79J-Jacob Patton [10]; 10. 3-Dakota Jackson [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 1M-Jim Moughan [9]; 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr [10]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][-]; 2. 71-Jamie Veal [6][-]; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser [1][-]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [3][-]; 5. 71M-Paul May [5][-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][-]; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan [8][$200]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7][$200]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9][$200]; 10. 85-Mike Terry Jr [11][$200]; 11. 79J-Jacob Patton [10][$200]; 12. 3-Dakota Jackson [12][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

3507

0

6

19

23

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

3402

-105

5

15

23

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

3379

-128

3

15

19

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

3368

-139

2

14

22

0

5

83

Joey Saldana

3345

-162

3

13

19

5

6

5

David Gravel

3309

-198

2

13

19

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3184

-323

1

6

15

2

8

7S

Jason Sides

3095

-412

1

1

8

1

9

7

Paul McMahan

3034

-473

0

0

6

0

10

1S

Logan Schuchart

3002

-505

0

1

8

2

11

W20

Greg Wilson

2894

-613

0

1

4

0

12

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-873

2

7

13

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

2582

-925

0

1

1

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-1295

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1989

-1518

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-1589

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1392

-2115

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1306

-2201

0

1

4

0

19

41X

Dominic Scelzi

1208

-2299

0

1

2

0

20

82

Dusty Zomer

1164

-2343

0

0

3

0

 

 

 

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Sweet Surges for Inaugural Plymouth Speedway Win

Picks up series-leading sixth World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - May 13, 2016 - Brad Sweet captured the lead from pole-sitter Joey Saldana early, then held off a challenge from teammate Daryn Pittman late in the race to claim the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series inaugural race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway Friday night.

Sweet's victory, his first since Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, is his sixth of the season which breaks a tie with seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz for most in 2016.

"Typically, I'm not that great on these quarter-mile tracks, but for whatever reason, this year with this package we built it seems we are better on the short tracks but need to get better on the half-miles," Sweet said. "That's part of racing - you're always searching and trying to find things. It's great to get another win under our belts and build momentum."

The Grass Valley, Calif. -native was never able to build a large lead during the 30-lap feature as he had to fight around Saldana early, then fend off tonight's quick-time Logan Schuchart during the middle stages of the race, and finally hold off Pittman at the end for the win.

"It was a great effort by our Great Clips team - congrats to Brad, he did a heck of a job," Pittman said. "We have been running good, just have a lot of second place finishes and we want a win. Kale [Kahne] and Michelle had their baby boy on Tuesday so that was a pretty awesome week for them, just would've liked to get them a win."

At the beginning of the day, Schuchart appeared to be the man to beat after setting a new track record during qualifying.

Unfortunately for Schuchart, the dash draw did not work out in his favor as he had to start at the rear of the six-lap race. Saldana, in the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, started from the first position and dominated his way to the victory and the pole position for the feature.

Once the green flag fell, Saldana pulled out to an early lead, then held off second-place starter Sweet on an early race restart.

Following a second early-race caution, Sweet, in the No. 49 Ollies Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit car, was able to get the jump on the leader for the top spot, as Saldana slid back into the field. When his slide ended, Saldana was marred in the fourth position behind Sweet, Pittman and Schuchart.

As the laps winded down, Sweet maintained his lead but his teammate in the Great Clips/Team ASE No. 9 remained glued to his bumper.

"Daryn [Pittman] would shorten the corner up and gain ground on me and put pressure on me," Sweet said. "I knew I had the lane covered, I just needed to not make a mistake.

"My guys gave me a great race car all night. Once we got the lead, I had a really good car, I just needed to move around a bit there in lapped traffic."

Pittman tried on several occasions to muscle his way around Sweet but could never complete the pass as the leaders navigated through slower traffic.

As Sweet and Pittman fought lapped traffic and each other, a hard charging David Gravel had managed to claw his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top three. Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, joined the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb cars in the battle for the top spot but came up just short of claiming his second win of the season.

"The track changed and I was able to kind of find the line but Brad had the advantage because he was leading," Pittman said. "We were so much better than him in the middle of three and four that I thought that was going to be the corner I was going to get him, so I was just trying to maintain in one and two.

"He must've really messed up on the cushion in one and two and I got beside him. It must've looked like I was trying to pull a slider on him but I wasn't trying to pass him at that point, I was just trying to get close enough so I could pass him in three and four. Once I showed him my nose, he moved down and that was pretty much the end of the race."

When the checkered flag dropped, it was Sweet who was able to lead a race-high 21 laps and hold off Pittman and Gravel at the end to claim the $10,000 to-win inaugural victory at Plymouth Speedway.

"I can't thank Ollie's Bargain Outlets enough, they have been sponsoring me for about six or seven years," Sweet said. "After I won all those races with Razorback Professional Tools, they were giving me grief saying I need to get the Ollie's car back in victory lane, so it was nice to do that."

Gravel captured tonight's KSE Hard Charger Award after picking up 11 spots to finish in the top 3.

"The track was awesome - it widened out, there was a cushion and you could just run everywhere," Gravel said. "It's awesome running this car, starting in 14th and getting on the podium, I can't complain."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contended Greg Wilson finished fourth, his best finish so far this year.

Tomorrow the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will travel over 250 miles south to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

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Plymouth Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Logan Schuchart sets a new track record at 11.526 seconds...Brad Sweet claims his series leading sixth victory in 2016...David Gravel scored his first KSE Hard Charger Award of season after picking up 11 spots.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brady Bacon; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Jamie Veal; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kody Kinser.

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

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway; May 13, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [14][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$2,800]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [1][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7][$2,050]; 10. 71-Jamie Veal [5][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [22][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [16][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [8][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [21][$800]; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs [24][$800]; 19. 4K-Kody Kinser [20][$800]; 20. 19-Paige Polyak [23][$800]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [18][$800]; 22. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [19][$800]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [9][$800]; 24. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-9, Brad Sweet 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel [+11].

Qualifying - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.526; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.528; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.573; 4. 71-Jamie Veal, 11.605; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.631; 6. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.651; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.682; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.699; 9. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 11.703; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.719; 11. 6-Bill Rose, 11.730; 12. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.736; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.804; 14. 5-David Gravel, 11.808; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.838; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.917; 17. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.917; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.923; 19. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.924; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.930; 21. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.010; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.045; 23. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.108; 24. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.140; 25. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.150; 26. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 12.273; 27. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.297; 28. O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.335; 29. 23B-Russell Borland, 12.465; 30. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.659

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 71-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [9]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 6-Bill Rose [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs [8]; 8. 23C-Tyler Courtney [9]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [6]; 10. 23B-Russell Borland [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 7. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [10]; 9. 64-Scotty Thiel [9]; 10. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [3]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 71-Jamie Veal [3]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 2. 4K-Kody Kinser [2][-]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [5][-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][-]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [3][-]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs [7][-]; 7. 23C-Tyler Courtney [8][$200]; 8. 23B-Russell Borland [11][$200]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [10][$200]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [12][$200]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [4][$200]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [9][$200].

Unofficial World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 3369 0 6 19 22 3
2 9 Daryn Pittman 3263 -106 3 15 19 3
3 15 Donny Schatz 3260 -109 5 14 22 2
4 2 Shane Stewart 3238 -131 2 14 21 0
5 83 Joey Saldana 3211 -158 3 13 18 5
6 5 David Gravel 3158 -211 1 12 18 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 3064 -305 1 6 15 2
8 7S Jason Sides 2983 -386 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2912 -457 0 0 6 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2896 -473 0 1 8 2
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2766 -603 0 1 4 0
12 29 Kerry Madsen 2494 -875 2 6 12 0
13 1A Jacob Allen 2480 -889 0 1 1 0
14 24 Terry McCarl 2080 -1289 0 0 2 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1989 -1380 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1804 -1565 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1256 -2113 0 1 3 0
18 41X Dominic Scelzi 1208 -2161 0 1 2 0
19 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -2205 0 0 3 0
20 99 Brady Bacon 1160 -2209 0 0 3 0

 

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

 

 

 

 

At A Glance: Hoosier Havoc Weekend

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will battle at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, May 14

CONCORD, N.C. - May 10, 2016 - This weekend the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will enter the Hoosier State for the first time in 2016 as the series makes its inaugural trip to Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and returns to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. for the 13th consecutive year and 27th year overall on Saturday, May 14.

The Brownsburg Bullet

Brownsburg, Ind. -native Joey Saldana will be returning to his home state this weekend, as he is the only World of Outlaws regular from Indiana. In 2015, Saldana captured the pole position at two of the three races held in the Hoosier State, while also scoring a victory at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on June 3.

Saldana rides a hot streak into the "Hoosier Havoc Weekend," as he has scored two of his three series wins in the last two weeks, with one coming at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22 and the other at Jacksonville Speedway on May 4. Before last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway, Saldana only had one finish outside of the top five since the beginning of April.

Hoosier Daddy

Speaking of hot streaks, Paul McMahan will be carrying his own into this weekend. In 2015, McMahan dominated the state of Indiana as he captured the victory at Tri-State Speedway for the second year in-a-row on May 3, and also won at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Oct. 16. McMahan only missed out on one checkered flag in the Hoosier State, as he finished eighth at Kokomo Speedway.

Speaking recently on his return to Tri-State, McMahan said:

"One sure win I would love to have this year is at Tri-State. It would be a cool win because it's a place that I won at the last two years and have been really good at in the past, and I just love going there."

Cashing In

This weekend Brad Sweet has a chance to become the first World of Outlaws driver to cross the $100,000 winnings mark in 2016. Currently, Sweet sits at $98,300 which puts him only $1,700 away from the six-digit money mark. Both of this weekend's races have $10,000 to-win purses, which means Sweet can finish in the top 11 at either race to cross the threshold.

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz also has a chance to cross the illustrious $100,000 mark, as he sits second on the season winnings list at $93,400.

Point Guard

It's fair to say Daryn Pittman has had the best view of the green flag this season. Pittman leads the Outlaws in feature pole positions with seven, with one of those coming in last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway. The next closest competitor for pole positions is Joey Saldana, who has three with his most recent coming last Wednesday at Jacksonville Speedway.

Pittman will need his recent qualifying success heading into this weekend's action, as last year his best starting position in the three Indiana races was a fourth, to go with a 21st and 17th in the other two races. In those same three races the winner started from inside the top five in all three.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13, visitwww.WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway, and for the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, dirt clay oval. The track record is 13.982 seconds and was established by Greg Wilson in 2015.

There have been no previous A-Feature winners

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 1/4-mile oval. The track record is 11.110 seconds and was established by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on May 3
2014 - Paul McMahan on May 10
2013 - Tim Kaeding on April 20
2012 - Craig Dollansky on April 21
2011 - Sammy Swindell on May 30
2010 - Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
2009 - Steve Kinser on June 25
2008 - Craig Dollansky on July 6
2007 - Steve Kinser on April 21
2006 - Craig Dollansky on April 15
2005 - Steve Kinser on April 16
2004 - Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
1999 - Mark Kinser on May 16
1998 - Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1997 - Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 12
1995 - Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
1993 - Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
1992 - Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
1991 - Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 13
1989 - Steve Kinser on May 14
1988 - Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
1980 - Steve Kinser on May 11
1979 - Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2);Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15);Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18);Joey Saldana - 3(The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway on May 7); Shane Stewart - 2(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12);Jason Johnson - 1(Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race LIVE at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13, and listen LIVE to the race at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, May 14 on DIRTVision.com!

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head east into Pennsylvania for action-packed racing in the Keystone State, as the series invades Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 18, and then kicks-off a double header weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 49 Brad Sweet 3087 0 5 18 20 3
2 15 Donny Schatz 2986 -101 5 14 20 2
3 2 Shane Stewart 2978 -109 2 13 20 0
4 9 Daryn Pittman 2973 -114 3 13 17 3
5 83 Joey Saldana 2968 -119 3 12 17 4
6 5 David Gravel 2872 -215 1 10 16 0
7 41 Jason Johnson 2800 -287 1 6 14 2
8 7s Jason Sides 2739 -348 1 1 8 1
9 7 Paul McMahan 2674 -413 0 0 6 0
10 1S Logan Schuchart 2645 -442 0 1 7 1
11 W20 Greg Wilson 2494 -593 0 0 2 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 2262 -825 0 1 1 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 2210 -877 1 5 10 0
14 88 Terry McCarl 1964 -1123 0 0 2 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 1879 -1208 0 2 5 1
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1546 -1541 0 1 5 0
17 41 Dominic Scelzi 1208 -1879 0 1 2 0
18 82 Dusty Zomer 1164 -1923 0 0 3 0
19 11k Kraig Kinser 1122 -1965 0 1 2 0
20 0 Bud Kaeding 1004 -2083 0 0 2 0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 23 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 5
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
7. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 174
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 146
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 84
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
5. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
9. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
10. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 29
11. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
12. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
13. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
15. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

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

Hard Charger Award (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
6. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (12 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
6. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1 

Podium Finishes (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 12
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2
9. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
3. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8 
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 6
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
14. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1 

Last Chance Showdown Winners (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1 

Dash Draw Selection (23 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 8
4 - 6
6 - 7
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $98,300
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $93,400
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $91,000
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $82,625
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $74,100
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $60,450
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $48,600
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $39,750
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $31,800
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $28,400
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $20,800
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $15,625

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Sweeps #LetsRaceTwo Weekend at Eldora

For the second night in a row, Chad Kemenah finds himself in second

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 7, 2016 - It was déjŕ vu at Eldora Speedway Saturday night, as Friday's battle between Kerry Madsen and Chad Kemenah seemed to play out again in front of a large crowd at the #LetsRaceTwo finale.

After a pitched battle through the middle and late portions of the feature between the former Outlaw regular Madsen and All Star Circuit of Champions driver Kemenah, Madsen claimed his second World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the weekend sweep.

"We've been quick all year and we just haven't showcased it. The guys just stepped it up - the car was a rocket ship all weekend," Madsen said. "Just to get this up here the last two nights is fantastic. It was a hell of a race."

Madsen battled from fourth in the Dash to share the front row with Daryn Pittman for the feature. As the green flag fell on the 30-lap main event the two drivers engaged in a multi-lap back and forth. By lap two, Madsen was able to get breathing room from Pittman and pull away.

As Madsen began to run down traffic, the battles heated up behind him. Joey Saldana worked for a line around David Gravel for fourth. As the field worked it's way around, Saldana threw a slider in turns three and four. As he drifted off the turn at the exit of four, contact was made between he and Gravel that sent Saldana tumbling. The crash ended Saldana's night.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS AND WATCH VICTORY LANE INTERVIEWS FROM NIGHT TWO OF #LETSRACETWO AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

When the race returned to green, Gravel continued to have his hands full. Donny Schatz worked the track for the right line around but was not able to close the deal.

The driver on the move though was Kemenah, himself a former Outlaws regular, who started the feature in 11th. By lap 12, as Madsen began working his way through traffic, Kemenah found the bottom and began passing cars. He got around Gravel for fourth off of turn two, then around Jason Johnson for third, and then again, on the bottom of turn four, he got around Pittman.

With just Madsen separating him from the win, Kemenah charged ahead. By lap 20 Kemenah had closed the gap to a second and a half. By the next lap he was on Madsen's bumper. And by lap 22, Madsen was fighting for the lead.

"I didn't know who it was but I knew he was there so I stepped it up and nearly junked the thing in two," Madsen said. "I thought, I better not do that again. I definitely upped the tempo when I saw him and I knew if there was one hiccup, the line he was running, he would drive right by me. It was intense."

Kemenah gave it one more shot on lap 24, getting side-by-side with Madsen, but Madsen pulled away and scored the weekend sweep.

"I could hit right through the middle of the race track, I don't know why," said Kemenah, who finished second for the second night in a row. "I could go wherever I needed to go. I probably showed (Madsen) my nose there too soon there with Kerry and he knew I was there. Hats off to them guys, they did a really good job both nights. When you start up there, you need to capitalize and I did."

Pittman maintained his third place finish through the remainder of the feature with a tough battle ongoing through much of the night behind him.

"Luckily, I was in third the whole time and didn't see what was happening behind me. I could hear them and somebody would show me their nose every once in a while so I figured it was getting pretty heated.

"We had a good weekend. Our car is close. We're just a little off. Kerry and Chad both were kind of in a class their own this weekend."

Joining the drivers with weekend sweeps was Saldana who was fast qualifier both nights at Eldora. He is now the leading fast qualifier on the season with a total of five.

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, May 13 as the series makes its first ever appearance at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway.

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

Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz are the only two drivers this season to sweep a double-header event. Schatz did it at Stockton… Prior to Friday night, Madsen was winless since since August 2015… Joey Saldana was again the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 13.160. He is the season's leading qualifier.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Joey Saldana; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tim Shaffer; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway on May 7); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 

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

 

Kerry Madsen Beats Outlaws in #LetsRaceTwo Opener at Eldora

All Star regular Chad Kemenah scores second place finish after battle with Madsen

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 6, 2016 - Kerry Madsen dominated Friday night's #LetsRaceTwo opener at Eldora Speedway as he bested his former World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series colleagues and beat back a challenge from All Star Circuit of Champions regular Chad Kemenah to score his first series win since August 2014.

Madsen was on a mission in the night's feature, after starting on the pole in his No. 29 Keneric Health car, he was the class of the field. Kemenah, who charged forward from a 10th place starting position, got within one half second at one point, but was never able to make the pass on the Aussie.

"I've never ran a race out there where it was so slow out there - not typically our strong suit," Madsen said. "So the guys worked so hard on the car all night. The car was unbelievable. Just couldn't be happier with the win."

After winning the Dash, Madsen joined reigning series champion Donny Schatz on the front row of the 30-lap feature. As main event kicked off, Madsen jumped out to sizable early lead as Kemenah began his run forward. He very quickly picked off several cars and by lap one was in sixth. By lap two, he was in fourth.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap six and Kemenah took advantage as he closed in on Donny Schatz in second. A two lap battle commenced with Kemenah eventually using a lapped car as a pick. He dove low off of four and got around Schatz as they crossed the start/finish line. Schatz fired back, running back to Kemenah and getting wheel-to-wheel off turn four, but the No. 10H Brilex/Seneca Energy car pulled away.

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With Madsen slowed by traffic, Kemenah closed the gap to under one half second. He looked for the opportunity but as traffic cleared, Madsen again pulled away from him, widening the gap again by a second.

"When I got to lapped cars, I couldn't quite rip around them and then I knew it was time to move but I'm not patient enough to stay down there," said Madsen, a St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia native. "It doesn't feel very fast."

Back in third, Schatz had his hands full with the driver he had passed to take over that position initially, David Gravel. Gravel drove his No. 5 Big Game Treestands car to Schatz on lap 15 and cleared him to take the spot on lap 16.

Through the remaining laps, Kemenah tried to run down Madsen as Gravel tried to do the same to Kemenah. Ultimately, it was Madsen who became the ninth different series winner of the season.

"It was a great win," said Madsen, who led flag-to-flag. "The guys worked so hard. We've been pulling our hair out trying to get fast and it's nice to get it done tonight. This thing was a rocket ship."

The win was the 18th series win of Madsen's career. His last series win came in August 2015 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

For Kemenah, a former series regular and native of Elvada, Ohio, the second place run was a boost for his team.

"I've got a really, really good race team right now," Kemenah said. "I've got quite a bit of confidence and that pays huge dividends for me. We're just having fun right now and that's what matters.

Gravel's third place run was a rebound from Wednesday at Jacksonville when he failed to make the feature. The 23-year-old driver said Eldora has always been good to him.

"It was a really good rebound from the other night," Gravel said. "Our balance was a little off early but once we burned that fuel load off and learned how to run one and two, the car came on really good. I thought we probably had the best car those last couple of laps. King's Royal is 40 laps, so I'm looking forward to that, but I really can't complain with a podium finish."

Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh while Joey Saldana picked up his fourth quick time award of the season, the most of any series drivers.

Earlier in the night, Dave Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws champion, had a violent crash in turn one during qualifying. Blaney was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and was subsequently released.

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for the finale of #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

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

Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kerry Madsen's last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory came at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 18, 2015… Madsen is the ninth different winner of the season… The win is Madsen's first at Eldora since winning the King's Royal in 2014… Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh… Joey Saldana now has four quick time awards, the most of any driver so far this season… Jason Johnson became the first driver of the season to use a provisional.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jason Johnson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Bryan Clauson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Super Flow ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

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

 

 

Rockford. Clay. Outlaws. One Time Only. Summer 2016.

For the first and only time, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will take on the historic paved track

CONCORD, N.C. - May 6, 2016 - Every so often an idea so ridiculous, so unbelievable takes hold and morphs into the can't miss event of the year. It is a moment that friends and neighbors talk about for years - and everyone who missed it, regrets forever.

That event is coming... And all it took was tons of clay, literally tons and tons of clay… and permission from Mom.

America's favorite paved short track will meet the "Greatest Show on Dirt" when the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Late Model Series take on Rockford (Ill.) Speedway for the once-in-a-lifetime Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29 (Sprint Cars) and Thursday, June 30 (Late Models).

Eight inches of Illinois river clay will turn the legendary high banks at Rockford into America's newest dirt track - the first and last time in the track's 68-year history that this will happen.

The mastermind? The World of Outlaws' President, Tom Deery who had to convince a skeptical owner that the crazy idea just might work.

"Rockford Speedway's owner is one of the toughest promoters in America," Tom Deery said of Jody Deery - who also happens to be his mother. "I have spent my entire life around Rockford Speedway and never before have I seen anything like this. And let's be honest, it will be a miracle if she lets us do this again."

The can't-miss Outlaw Clay Classic will be one of the only opportunities this year to see the nation's two premier dirt racing series compete at the same venue. Back-to-back nights of World of Outlaws racing features the sprint cars on Wednesday, June 29 and the late models on Thursday, June 30. Every advance ticket purchase receives a free fan pit pass to see all the stars and cars up close and personal.

Rockford Speedway's famous pavement rests less than an hour from SEARS and Craftsman's world headquarters located in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Outlaw Clay Classic will give both World of Outlaws series the opportunity to showcase their high speed thrills and spills brand of racing to many SEARS and Craftsman employees and their families for the first time ever. It will no doubt be a special event for everyone involved.

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

About World of Outlaws

Founded in 1978, the World of OutlawsŽ, 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 CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 Ž also broadcasts all World of Outlaws Ž events over the Internet to fans around the world. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com .

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Saldana Scores Win in Battle at Jacksonville Speedway

Scores his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - May 4, 2016 - The road to Joey Saldana's third World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season was not an easy one, but Saldana did what he had to, overcoming fierce challenges and near misses Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

"It was one thing I learned here tonight - if you do get into trouble, just be patient with the bottom," Saldana said. "Just stick with it. So I just tried to do a better job than what I've been doing in the past and it paid off tonight."

Saldana, who started from the pole after a Dash inversion of eight put him in position, lost the lead in the feature on lap eight to Aaron Reutzel and slipped back to third. He battled back around Shane Stewart and then Reutzel to regain the lead ten laps later and avoided getting tangled in the various cautions and red flags.

Saldana said the win is a big boost for his No. 83 Roth Motorsports team on a challenging short track following struggles in California through the last two months.

"Luckily Dennis and Teresa (Roth) were patient with us and with me and we've definitely turned it around here because this is a true short track," Saldana said. "We did everything right tonight and I can't thank everyone at Roth enough for what they do for us - giving the opportunity to compete at this level."

Saldana joins Christopher Bell as the only two winners of a World of Outlaws event at Jacksonville.

Logan Schuchart kicked off the night's action after taking the qualifying quick time with a lap of 10.805 over 45 other entered cars - the largest field of the season, so far.

Saldana and Reutzel led the field to the green flag on the tight, 1/4 mile bullring. Saldana jumped out to the early lead through the first three laps until a caution flag flew. Back to green, Reutzel needed just four laps and a slip up from Saldana as he exited turn four to take over the lead.

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Stewart followed up Reutzel and threw a slider on Saldana as the two drivers worked their way through turns three and four to take over the second position on lap 10. The move for Stewart was short-lived though as Saldana used a lapped car as a pick and got back around Stewart's No. 2 Eneos/Larson Marks machine.

"I went from first to third. I just had to be real patient on the bottom," Saldana said. "It was easy to miss it, so I just started running on the bottom, patient with that. And then just run the top in open track. I figured if I hit my marks it was going to be tough for them to get by me."

With Reutzel back in Saldana's sights, he began to close back on the lead. Just short of halfway, Saldana made his move, getting around Reutzel to retake the lead as the two drivers drove off of turn four. The next lap by, Stewart got around Reutzel for second.

With traffic in play, the leaders stayed close to each other, with Stewart looking for a line around Saldana.

Back in the field, Brad Sweet, who started in fifth and Donny Schatz, who started in 16th and would go on to take the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger Award, were moving forward. Sweet was in fourth and Schatz was picking off his opponents, moving into third by lap 26.

As the battle intensified up front, multiple cautions and a red flag changed the complexion of the night as it tightened the field back up and forced Saldana to go on defense.

One final caution came out with three laps remaining as Sheldon Haudenschild spun in front of the leaders - all were able to avoid the No. 93 car.

On the final restart, Saldana jumped out to a safe lead as Stewart and Sweet battled for the second position with Schatz just behind. Ultimately, it was Stewart who took the position. Sweet finished in third in his No. 49 Razorback Professional tools car and Schatz fourth.

"Brad kind of snookered me there on that one restart and got by me," Stewart said. "I felt like I had five or six bad laps there and I felt like if I could have done that differently, the outcome may have been a little different. Once you get out front your car acts so different. Joey had a great car so congrats to him and his team."

Stewart, who sits in second in the championship standings has been the picture of consistency throughout the season. He has two wins, including seven podium finishes, as well as 13 top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes.

Sweet, the current championship points leader, picked up his 12th podium finish of the season, the most of any driver. Tonight, Sweet said, was all about finding the right line.

"You're always searching for grip and the right line and they're hard to win because of that," Sweet said. "There's always someone behind you searching for the right line. We had a good car. We had a car capable of winning, I just didn't do a good job on that last restart and let Shane get back by me. We'll take a top three out of here. There's a lot of cars here, a lot of competition, a lot of mayhem and that's short track racing at its finest."

Saldana's win tonight was his 97th career World of Outlaws victory. That mark, which places him sixth on the all-time wins list, puts him just 10 wins short of Doug Wolfgang, who sits fifth with 107 wins.

"I'm just thankful to be here and now we're off to one of my favorite tracks," Saldana said. "Hopefully we can carry this momentum into Eldora."

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returns to action at Eldora Speedway for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

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

Jacksonville Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana's win tonight makes him just the second ever series winner at the track. In the series' only ever appearance at Jacksonville Speedway, Christopher Bell won… Donny Schatz was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 12 positions to finish in fourth… Logan Schuchart picked up his first quick time award of the season after a lap of 10.805 seconds around the small bullring… After tonight, Brad Sweet has 12 podium finishes so far this season - the most of any driver.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kody Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Aaron Reutzel; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kody Kinser.

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 Head to Illinois and Ohio

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series travel to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 and return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the #LetsRaceTwo doubler-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7

CONCORD, N.C. - May 3, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series resumes action when they head to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4. After the midweek action in Illinois, the series will head to the historical Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 38th consecutive season, and the first time in 2016 for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

Firing on all cylinders

Before last weekend's rainouts, the last time Mother Nature prevented the Outlaws from hitting the track was the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on April 9 and 10. In the six races since, Joey Saldana has reeled off two third-place finishes, two second-place finishes and a victory at the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22. Saldana's worse finish in that span was an eighth the last time the series was on track at I-30 Speedway on April 26.

Saldana will need his recent consistency when he heads to Eldora, a track that he scored two fourth-place finishes, a 17th, 19th and 24th at in 2015.

Home is where the heart is

No World of Outlaws regulars will have home track advantage in the Land of Lincoln. After the stand alone event in Illionois and a couple of days for travel, the series will enter The Buckeye State for a weekend of action at Eldora.

Greg Wilson, a resident of Benton Ridge, Ohio, is the only Outlaws regular who won't have to go far from home to compete at Eldora. Wilson's sponsors, Hercules Tires and Ohio Logisitcs, are also based out of Ohio and will be able to experience the Outlaws in their backyard for the first time in 2016.

You Schatz to be kidding?

Donny Schatz, who currently leads the World of Outlaws in KSE Hard Charger Awards with five, has scored two of those awards within the last three weeks - one at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on April 15 after gaining 12 spots to finish fifth, and the other at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22 after picking up 11 spots to finish eighth. In that span of races, Schatz has only scored one podium finish, which came at USA Raceway on April 18.

Schatz swept both May races at Eldora in 2015 and will be looking to get back in championship form this week.

Jacksonville Jive

In 2014, which was the Outlaws' only other appearance at Jacksonville Speedway, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb placed all three cars in the top five finishing positions. Daryn Pittman finished second, Brad Sweet finished fourth and Cody Darrah finished fifth to complete the top-five sweep.

Future NASCAR driver Christopher Bell captured the victory in the inaugural race, which was his first career Outlaws victory. Donny Schatz finished third and was the other non-KKR driver in the top-five.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 visit www.WoOSprint.com/Jacksonville-Speedway, and for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 visit www.WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
is a 1/4-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 11.544 seconds and was established by Donny Schatz on May 7, 2014.

Previous A-Feature winner:
2014 - Christopher Bell on May 7

ELDORA SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record is 12.707 seconds and was established by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 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 Jacksonville Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 and the #LetsRaceTwo double-header at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series travel into The Hoosier State for a weekend of action-packed racing at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, May 14.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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

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

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)

 

 

 

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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series heads to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Tuesday April 26.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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.

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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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.

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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returns to action at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway for the Budweiser Bash on Friday April 15.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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.

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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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: 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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)

 

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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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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.

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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout on March 18 and 19.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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.

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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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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