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National Open Rescheduled for October 14

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Sept. 30, 2016 - Due to persistent rain, the running of the Champion Racing Oil National Open has now been postponed to Friday, October 14.

The event will become a one-day World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series event with a $25,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start payoff for the 40-lap feature. Start time will be 7:30PM on Friday, October 14.

Fans who hold tickets to the National Open can either exchange them or use them for the new rain date. All tickets will be refunded as per back of ticket, and this week's camping passes will be honored on the rescheduled National Open date.

Please note, however, that the joint National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF)/Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) benefit auction will continue as planned, tomorrow, Saturday, October 1, rain or shine.

Meanwhile, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series resumes its regular schedule on Saturday, October 8, at Fulton Speedway as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

 

 

Schatz Settles the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville
Schuchart records second consecutive runner-up performance
SARVER, Pa. - Sept. 24, 2016 - Donny Schatz continued his historic season Saturday night, claiming his 23rd World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series win at Lernerville Speedway. The series had not competed in the track's Commonwealth Clash presented by Classic Ink since 2014, and thousands of fans rallied behind its drivers as if they never left.
"This was a fun car to drive," Schatz said. "The racetrack changed, and I didn't know whether or not that top groove was going to come in. But it did. It was pretty decent all over. [Turns] One and two stayed really good around the bottom, and in some spots you could run through the middle. It's a great racetrack. We didn't get the win at Silver Cup, and I felt like we had a great chance. But, we got the job done tonight. I wish [my crew] was standing here instead of me."
The 26-car feature lineup was set to endure 35 laps on the famed 4/10-mile oval for a $10,000-to-win purse. Logan Schuchart, who finished second the previous night, led the field into the green flag. But similar to the night before, the opening lap was plagued by a caution that escalated into a red flag entering turn one.
Within the opening lap of the feature, a red put the race on standby. Notably, Paul McMahan's No. 7 Destiny Motorsports Maxim car somersaulted off the cushion of the first lap along with another car. However, when the red flag was upgraded to yellow, several World of Outlaws teams pitched-in to get his car back on the track. Repairing both wings and an axle, McMahan found his way back on the track. The crowd erupted and applauded the collective effort in the pits.
On the restart Schatz, who started fourth in the feature, undertook Tim Shaffer for third in turn three. Early into the next lap, another caution regrouped the field. Yet another strong restart from Schatz boosted his No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing J&J car passed Brad Sweet for second position before another red flag. On lap 10, an "open red" allowed drivers to repair and ready their cars for the next 25 laps.
"A little bit of weight here and there but nothing major," said Schatz, when asked if he made any adjustments during the open red. "Anytime you give this race team the opportunity to change something, it's always for the better. We just had to bide our time there. Everyone put so much emphasis on the starts, but they never pay a race off the starts. You have to make sure you're good at the end. That's something these guys do an awesome job at."
Though his team made adjustments, Schatz's pursuit to the lead did not change. He used the restarts to his advantage. He was able to come within one-second of Schuchart's No. 1S Bobby Allen Triple X car on the restart. Schuhart, also using the cushion, fended-off Schatz's advances momentarily. That is, until Schatz used heavy lapped traffic to get by the race leader on lap 13.
Schatz never looked back. With 10 laps remaining, Schatz increased his lead to 3.523 seconds. In the next seven laps, he nearly doubled his lead to 6.313 seconds. The seven-time Series Champion took the checkers with by a 7.620 margin. He lapped up to eighth position.
Schuchart recorded his second consecutive runner-up performance in two nights, while Sweet's No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing GF1 car rounded-out the podium. Schuchart recorded his best performance at Lernerville Speedway. He finished ninth in his first Commonwealth Clash as a Platinum driver in 2014.
"We got second last night and second tonight," Schuchart said. "It's hard to complain when you're running podium finishes up front. It's hard to beat the [No.] 15. I mean, I felt pretty good at times and there were other times when I didn't. Obviously, he pulled away when he passed me, and those guys are pretty good. We have a little bit to work on, but we're fast and we don't have anything to complain about. We're happy and proud of our guys, and everyone who's here."
Sweet finished the night recording his 41st top five performance of the season. He currently ranks fourth in the points race. Though Sweet has consistently finished on the podium this season, he has not won since July 2.
"Anytime you can get up here in the World of Outlaws it's good," Sweet said. "We would've liked to win one of these every now and then. It seems like we've been on the podium, but [we] haven't been able to win in a long time. We're really trying hard."
Schatz changed his paint scheme for the past couple races to pink for breast cancer awareness. Schatz's Tony Stewart Racing Bad Boy Off Road/ Chevrolet Performance team has continued this three-year tradition with the emphasis of "it takes a team to make the dream."
"It's neat when you get to do these different paint schemes," Schatz said. "Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming up, and we brought this car out a little early because we're all for it. To be able to get it in victory lane, it means a lot to me."
Lernerville Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz used a series of restarts in Saturday night's victory to claim the No. 1 spot from a fourth place start. Schatz picked-off those in front of him one by one, ultimately claiming the lead on lap 13. Thereon, he began to pull away from pole-sitter Logan Schuchart and Brad Sweet, and won by more than a seven-second margin.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS:MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sye Lynch; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Tim Shaffer; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Travis Philo; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana Craftsman/Sears: Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Carl Bowser; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 23 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16, Lernerville Speedway on September 24); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart - 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lernerville Speedway, Pa.; Sept 24, 2016
Feature - (35 Laps)- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [9] [$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,300]; 7. 83-Joey Saldana [8] [$2,200]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3] [$2,100]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [15] [$2,050]; 10. 10-Carl Bowser [17] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [16] [$1,200]; 13. O7-Doug Esh [14] [$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$1,000]; 16. 7W-Logan Wagner [20] [$900]; 17. 7-Paul McMahan [11] [$800]; 18. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [21] [$800]; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler [19] [$800]; 20. O8-Dan Kuriger [23] [$800]; 21. 33M-Brent Matus [26] [$]; 22. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [24] [$800]; 23. 51-John Garvin [25] [$]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [22] [$800]; 25. 58-Jimmy Seger [10] [$800]; 26. 24X-Sye Lynch [7] [$800];Lap Leaders:Logan Schuchart 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-35;KSE Hard Charger Award:10-Carl Bowser [+7]
Qualifying- 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.787; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.818; 3. 24X-Sye Lynch, 12.819; 4. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.826; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.831; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.895; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.896; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.905; 9. 5-David Gravel, 12.907; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.911; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.984; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.021; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.022; 14. 58-Jimmy Seger, 13.028; 15. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.045; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.056; 17. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.067; 18. O7-Doug Esh, 13.097; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.167; 20. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 13.245; 21. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.276; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.302; 23. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.303; 24. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.334; 25. 13X-Brandon Matus, 13.470; 26. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.475; 27. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 13.494; 28. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.617; 29. 55W-Michael Wagner II, 13.741; 30. 51-John Garvin, 13.741; 31. 33M-Brent Matus, 13.900; 32. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.201; 33. 4K-William Kiley, 14.851; 34. 1R-Gale Ruth, nt; 35. 76-David Jones, nt; 36. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, nt
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 10-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [5]; 7. 55W-Michael Wagner II [8]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [9]; 9. 13X-Brandon Matus [7]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 58-Jimmy Seger [4]; 4. O7-Doug Esh [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 24X-Sye Lynch [1]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 2F-A.J. Flick [6]; 7. 33M-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 56-Ralph Spithaler [7]; 9. 76-David Jones [9]
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner [6]; 6. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [5]; 7. 23-Darren Pifer [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature)- 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 7. 24X-Sye Lynch [7]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [8]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [1] [-]; 2. 2F-A.J. Flick [4] [-]; 3. O8-Dan Kuriger [6] [-]; 4. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [2] [-]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [8] [$300]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [3] [$250]; 7. 55W-Michael Wagner II [9] [$225]; 8. 23-Darren Pifer [12] [$200]; 9. 51-John Garvin [10] [$200]; 10. 33M-Brent Matus [11] [$200]; 11. 4K-William Kiley [13] [$200]; 12. 13X-Brandon Matus [5] [$200]; 13. 56-Ralph Spithaler [7] [$200]; 14. 1R-Gale Ruth [14] [$200]; 15. 76-David Jones [15] [$200]; 16. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [16] [$200]
 

Stewart Walks Tall At Eldora

Schuchart slides in for second in the final laps

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 23, 2016 – Shane Stewart successfully fended off the field Friday night, ultimately winning opening night of Four Crown Nationals Weekend at Eldora Speedway. Though the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series was only scheduled to compete in a one-day, 30-lap feature that paid $10,000, Stewart and company set the tone for the track’s 35th-running of the storied event.

The opening day of the two-day blockbuster began with the inaugural “BeFour The Crowns Showdown,” featuring the Outlaws and the region’s best Sprint car drivers. In a dramatic series of cautions, the 24 determined drivers tested the limits of their winged-sprints in the race’s opening laps.

On the “Big E’s” half-mile, two red flags and a yellow ultimately waved the feature into an “open red,” allowing teams to make certain adjustments to the car. The No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Cool racecar, which started fifth in the feature, shot out of a cannon on the final restart of the first lap. Stewart eventually solidified second place within the first three laps.

“I don’t know what to say,” Stewart said. “I was actually nervous in that race. I had one good restart, one bad restart and [finally] one good restart. On the open red I told my guys, ‘I don’t know if my car is going to be good enough or not.’ Usually you’re pretty good starting up-top, but the cushion was so high that if I started up there, [Pittman] would get a run on me coming out of [turn] one. It’s just all about hitting your marks after that.”

It did not take Stewart long to reel-in 2013 Series Champion Daryn Pittman, who led the lineup into the green flag courtesy of the CraftsmanŽ Club Dash. Stewart, sweeping under Pittman, became the new race leader on the 11th lap. Thereon, Stewart made his time on the top of the cushion.

With 10 laps remaining, Stewart increased his advantage to 2.570 seconds, and he led by as many as 3.573 seconds. That was, until the race’s final red flag regrouped the field double-wide. Stewart held-off Pittman’s No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb GF1 car once more, and Logan Schuchart got a jump on Defending Series Champion Donny Schatz for third.

“Yeah some restarts were good and some were bad,” Schuchart said. “I was surprised Shane took the bottom [on the final restart]. It was better for me to start on the outside. I feel like at Eldora last time we got to run down the hill and it really helps you. I just kind of got in my own way on the restart. It felt good behind Daryn running my line, seeing where he goes for a few laps before I felt like I could make a move. We weren’t good enough to beat Shane, but we’re happy to get a top three.”

Stewart extended his lead again to more than two seconds, finishing 2.359 seconds ahead of Schuchart. Schuchart made a last push on a fading Pittman with his No. 1S Bobby Allen Triple X car, eventually making the move in the final laps. Schuhart won his heat race earlier in the program.

“It just took forever to get going,” Pittman said. “I kind of figured how the track was and the way we were going, that we were almost going to go green-checked.We had nothing for the No. 2 car. Once he was in the lead, he checked out. We’ll just keep working hard and keep digging.”

The victory was Stewart’s second consecutive series win and his eighth of the season.

“To win two in a row, it’s just very special,” Stewart said. “It’s obviously pretty special to win here…any time you can win here. I just have to thank Tony Stewart and all the hardworking crew that takes care of this place. They always do a great job. I just have to thank everyone who’s involved with this team. Everyone puts in their little bits and pieces here, and I’m just blessed to be the driver.”

Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: In a stretch of four restarts with no completed laps, a three-way battle between Stewart, Pittman and Schatz ensued. But it was the strong restarts at the right times that catapulted Stewart into more than a three-second lead. Though late pushes from other series drivers chipped-away at his lead, Stewart ultimately won his eighth win of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart, David Gravel Craftsman/Sears: Ian Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart - 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway, Pa.; Sept 23, 2016

Feature - (30 Laps)- 1. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [7] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,300]; 7. 17W-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [3] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [20] [$2,050]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13] [$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [15] [$1,500]; 12. 35-Jac Haudenschild [16] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [21] [$1,050]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [17] [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$900]; 17. 23C-Tyler Courtney [24] [$800]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan [14] [$800]; 19. 1ST-Gary Taylor [8] [$800]; 20. 1B-Dale Blaney [23] [$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$800]; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12] [$800]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [19] [$800]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [22] [$800];Lap Leaders:Daryn Pittman 1-10, Shane Stewart 11-30;KSE Hard Charger Award:49-Brad Sweet [+11]

Qualifying- 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.036; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.108; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.135; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.153; 5. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.163; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.186; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.193; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.198; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.202; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.241; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.276; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.289; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.307; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.314; 15. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 13.320; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.325; 17. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.349; 18. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.361; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.460; 20. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.374; 21. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 13.486; 22. 21C-Cap Henry, 13.495; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.508; 24. 35-Jac Haudenschild, 13.531; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.570; 26. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.583; 27. O9X-Carson Macedo, 13.588; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.637; 29. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.638; 30. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.643; 31. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.649; 32. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.660; 33. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.664; 34. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.672; 35. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.690; 36. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.743; 37. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.833; 38. 59-Ben Schmidt, 13.841; 39. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.860; 40. 5B-Chad Blonde, 14.103; 41. 4-Danny Smith, nt; 42. 57X-Andrew Palker, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 6. 1B-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 23C-Tyler Courtney [6]; 8. 23-D.J. Foos [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [11]; 11. 99-Brady Bacon [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [10]; 10. 8M-T.J. Michael [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 17W-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 21C-Cap Henry [6]; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]; 9. 59-Ben Schmidt [10]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [7]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker [11]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 35-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]; 9. O9X-Carson Macedo [7]; 10. 5B-Chad Blonde [10]

Craftsman ClubDash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature)- 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 17W-Kerry Madsen [2]; 7. 5-David Gravel [1]; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown)- 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [2] [-]; 2. 59-Ben Schmidt [6] [-]; 3. 13-Clyde Knipp [1] [$150]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson [7] [$150]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael [3] [$150]; 6. 5B-Chad Blonde [8] [$125]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer [4] [$125]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon [5] [$125]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [9] [$125]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [10] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2] [-]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [5] [-]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney [1] [-]; 4. 23C-Tyler Courtney [3] [-]; 5. 21C-Cap Henry [4] [$300]; 6. O9X-Carson Macedo [8] [$250]; 7. 23-D.J. Foos [9] [$225]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [7] [$200]; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc [11] [$200]; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13] [$200]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [10] [$200]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12] [$200]; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson [6] [$200]; 14. 59-Ben Schmidt [14] [$200]

 

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience Sponsors World of Outlaws Sprint Car Saturday Night Special at Fulton Speedway
Plus Super DIRTcar Series "Win and You're In" will decide final transfer to Super DIRT Week Bud Light 300
CONCORD, N.C. - Sept. 22, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will take the stage at Fulton Speedway during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week for the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience Saturday Night Special.
"Everyone at Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience is excited to be a part of The Outlaws returning to Fulton Speedway. We look forward to seeing a great crowd on-hand for what undoubtedly will be a spectacle of racing. We encourage everyone to stop by our display to learn about the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience in the New York area," said Mark Ebert, President and CEO of Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience.
Fulton Speedway is a super-fast 3/8-mile clay high-banked track in Fulton, N.Y. The event is among the final four of the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car season prior to the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
For the past two years, seven-time Series Champion Donny Schatz has dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car races in Central New York. Last year he was victorious in each of the Outlaws' three stops in New York - Weedsport Speedway in May, Lebanon Valley Raceway in July and Rolling Wheels in October. The Northeast sweep boosted his wins tally to 31, giving him the extra boost to win the 2015 Series Championship.
The series will be bringing its high-flying winged-sprints to Fulton Speedway for the first time since 2014. Leading the stout field into the green flag for 25 laps, Daryn Pittman eclipsed his single-season win mark that year. Holding off late pushes from the Platinum drivers, he recorded his 11th win of the season. The 14 total victories that season is still the 2013 series champion's personal best.
In addition to the attracting the world's best sprint car drivers, many of the big-block modified drivers will also be on hand for the "Win and You're In" race where the winner will earn the 41st and final starting spot for the NAPA Super DIRT Week Bud Light 300 on Sunday, October 10 at Oswego Speedway.
Cory Reed, the General Manager for Fulton and Brewerton Speedway, said the excitement of Saturday's show will set the tone for the weekend finale, which is set to happen just a "crow's walk" away. He said the combination of the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series will deliver the one-two punch fans will remember.
"I think the biggest thing is it just makes sense for Fulton to host that event because of its proximity to Oswego," Reed said. "We share a lot of fans and attention in this area. So to have both tracks operating in the biggest racing spectacle in the Northeast, it just makes sense."
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Flag to Flag: Shane Stewart Dominates Hartford Speedway
by Tony Veneziano
HARTFORD, Mich. - September 21, 2016 - Shane Stewart knew that the initial start and any restarts would be crucial on Wednesday night at Hartford Speedway in Michigan, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returned to the "Wicked Fast Half-Mile." Stewart wound up mastering the initial start and a pair of double-file restarts en route to picking up his seventh A-Feature win and eighth overall triumph of the season. Stewart led all 25 laps of the event, which was originally postponed by rain back on July 29.
The veteran driver started on the outside of the front row in the main event and used a strong start to power his way past pole sitter Donny Schatz on the high side in turn two. Stewart quickly pulled away, after taking the lead, before the first caution flag of the night flew on the second lap.
"The starts and restarts were everything tonight, especially being beside the (No) 15 car," said Stewart, who drives the Eneos machine for Larson Marks Racing. "I didn't think I would get that good of a start on the initial start. I was off a little in the dash and we made some good changes to our Cool Chassis that brought it back to life for the feature. I can't thank my crew enough. This team has been through some trying times this summer. To finally get on a little roll feels great. We have a few races left and some big races coming up that we want to run well at."
Stewart had a close call coming off turn four on the eighth circuit, as he was about to enter lapped traffic, jumping the cushion and nearly getting sideways. He packed the right rear with mud in the process, which led to a strong vibration for the rest of the race. As the leaders negotiated lapped traffic, Schatz was able to close in on the 10th lap and stuck with Stewart in traffic for a few circuits.
"It was so dirty in the middle (of the track) that I figured if I spun my tires at all Donny (Schatz) would get a good run on me," said Stewart. "If he could get along side of me in turn one, I knew he would slide me. It just worked out good for us. Sometimes those restarts work in your benefit and sometimes they don't. Tonight we were able to get good, clean starts. When you race Donny, you know he is always going to give you enough room. He could have slid me up there on the initial start pretty heavily on the back straightaway and he never does. It's always a joy and pleasure to race with him."
Schatz had one final shot at Stewart on a lap-18 restart. He dove low in turns one and two, making a bid for the lead, but to no avail. Stewart was then able to pull away and again quickly open a several car length lead. Schatz ended up finishing second as he continues to chase his eighth series championship for his Bad Boy Off Road team.
"Shane was definitely better tonight," said Schatz. "I knew we were going to be a little off the first couple laps. About eight laps in, I thought we would get going and just never did. It felt like the left rear was flat, but the tire is not flat. We have something going on there, but it was a respectable finish."
After winning the Craftsman Club Dash, Schatz started on the pole for the 25-lap race, with Stewart to his outside. On each of the double-file restarts, Schatz lined up on the outside of the sprawling half-mile. For Schatz, the runner-up performance was his 53rdtop-five finish of the season.
"It was a fast track and you just had to get up there and hammer down," Schatz noted. "We got on the bottom a few times and just weren't able to finish the corner. I guess sometimes when you get going and something doesn't feel quite right, it's better to not push the issue, with how fast you are going around here and get yourself in trouble. We've definitely torn up enough stuff in the last month. It was a respectable finish for these guys and a great job. We'll go on to Friday and try to win one."
Tim Shaffer finished third to record his best World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series finish of the season. The native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania started sixth and gained a couple of spots on the opening lap. He then worked his way around Ian Madsen for the third position. At one point, Shaffer, Madsen and Daryn Pittman were three-wide, battling for the third spot.
"The team has given me great cars," said Shaffer. "Cody Jacobs came along tonight and really turned the wrenches well and we were fast. We had three crew guys and they all did their job. It was up to me to do my job, too. You had to make something happen on the restart. The car was very good on the restarts. We got strung out a bit in open track, but everyone on the team did a great job."
David Gravel finished fourth in the Big Game Treestands machine as he kept pace in the battle for the second spot in points. Pittman crossed the line fifth in the Great Clips No. 9 and holds a single-point advantage over Gravel. Brad Sweet was sixth aboard the Ollie's Bargain Outlet car. Jason Sides worked his way from the 19th starting spot to finish seventh. Ian Madsen was eighth, followed by Joey Saldana in ninth and Jason Johnson rounding out the top-10.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday at the famed Eldora Speedway for the opening night of the Four Crown Nationals.
Hartford Speedway Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart in the Larson Marks Racing machine fends off a late-race charge from Donny Schatz to lead all 25-laps at Hartford Speedway. The race got excited with just under 10-laps remaining when a great three-wide battle for third-place took shape between Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Tim Schaffer. It was Schaffer winning that battle to round out the podium behind Stewart and Schatz as your top-three finishers. This win marks number seven on the 2016 World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series for Stewart.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 7 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Hartford Speedway; Sept 21, 2016
Feature - (25 Laps)1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6] [$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [7] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [4] [$2,100]; 9. 83-Joey Saldana [14] [$2,050]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [13] [$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [5] [$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$1,200]; 13. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [21] [$1,100]; 14. 19-Paige Polyak [9] [$1,050]; 15. 11R-Chase Ridenour [22] [$1,000]; 16. 2M-Dustin Daggett [16] [$900]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$800]; 18. 10V-Matt Vandervere [24] [$800]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$800]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$800]; 21. 25M-Kenny Mackey [23] [$800]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [20] [$800]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [15] [$800]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10] [$800]Lap Leaders:Shane Stewart 1-25 KSE Hard Charger Award:7S-Jason Sides [+12]
Qualifying -1. 5-David Gravel, 15.623; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.687; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.788; 4. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.842; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.853; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.859; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.945; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.963; 9. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.988; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.028; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.056; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.118; 13. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 16.130; 14. 83-Joey Saldana, 16.176; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.199; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.211; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.229; 18. 4-Danny Smith, 16.251; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.330; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 16.389; 21. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.390; 22. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 16.476; 23. 25M-Kenny Mackey, 16.804; 24. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 17.525
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 7-Paul McMahan [2] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [1] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6] ; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett [5] ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour [8]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 18-Ian Madsen [1] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] ; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [5] ; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] ; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7] ; 8. 25M-Kenny Mackey [8]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2] ; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [7] ; 8. 10V-Matt Vandervere [8]
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature)1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3] ; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [4] ; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]
 

 

Hard-Fought Win: Joey Saldana victorious for second straight time in FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals
OSBORN, Mo. - Sept. 17, 2016 - Joey Saldana has long been known as one of the most fit drivers on the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series. All of that fitness came in handy on Saturday night as Saldana was victorious over Jason Johnson, another driver that puts a large emphasis on physical training. The pair waged a thrilling duel late in the race on a blazing fast and very physically demanding track at U.S. 36 Raceway in the FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League.
The win for Saldana was his second straight at U.S. 36 Raceway and the fifth of the 2016 season. Also, it was his first victory since June 22. Saldana now has 99 career A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as he looks to become just the sixth driver in series history to cross the century mark. The win was also special for Saldana as it was his son, Ragan's, sixth birthday.
"This is unbelievable," said Saldana. "I've been struggling as of late. Actually, I've been struggling all year, not as of late. We' had some really good cars and Dennis and Teresa Roth give me great equipment to come out here and compete at a high level. This is what I wanted I just haven't been doing a good enough job. At least tonight, we did a good job and finished the whole night off. I'm here racing and he's not here at least I can take him home a trophy."
Saldana started second and took the lead from Danny Lasoski on a lap-five double-file restart. He charged to the high side in turns one and two, after restarting on the top-side of the ultra-high-banked three-eighths-mile. Saldana then encountered lapped traffic for much of the remainder of the 35-lap contest.
The final caution of the night came out on lap-16, with Saldana choosing the high line for the double-file restart. Lasoski dove low in turns one and two and nearly took the lead on the restart. A couple of laps later, Johnson closed on Lasoski and the pair battled for second.
Once Johnson moved to second, he quickly closed on Saldana and nearly took the lead a couple of times, while bouncing through some holes in turns one and two. Over the final five laps, Johnson nearly took the top spot from Saldana on several occasions. Both drivers were very complimentary of each other in terms of their physical prowess.
"Jason Johnson has been working out this year, and I've been working out quite a bit, and I've always worked out a lot since I got hurt," noted Saldana. "It definitely pays off in situations like this. Really, the biggest thing was making sure you didn't make a mistake. At the end, I knew if I tried too hard and did something stupid I would lose the race. I just to be patient, be smart and got it done tonight."
The win for Saldana was the first since veteran crew chief Tyler Swank joined the Roth Motorsports team towards the end of the West Coast Swing. Swank previously had a successful run with Kerry Madsen, who was Saldana's teammate in the Gold Cup Race of Champions last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in California.
"We're actually running the KPC that [Kerry] Madsen ran at Chico [Silver Dollar Speedway]," said Saldana. "I think it's a little better fit for Tyler Swank, who we have turning the wrenches on this thing. Tonight it paid off and it definitely was a nice piece to drive."
Johnson continued his strong second half of the season in the Priority Aviation/ Mesilla Valley Transportation machine, finishing second. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, started fourth and ran among the top-four for the entire 35-lap distance. At some points in the late going, he had a couple of wheels off the ground as he battled the challenging track.
"That was a lot of fun," said Johnson. "Look at Joey, he's as fit as can be. He does CrossFit and works out. He wasn't going to lay down for sure. I stuffed it in there a few times and gave it my best effort. I want to thank all of the great Missouri fans as well for coming out tonight."
Dating back to the end of July, Johnson has now finished in the top-10 in 16 of the last 17 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races. During that stretch he has three wins and six top-three finishes.
"Everyone has worked their tails off all year and it seems like we have come into form the last month and have been picking up speed," noted the winner of this year's Knoxville Nationals. :It's a lot of fun from our standpoint. I couldn't be more of my entire team."
David Gravel used a late race charge to finish on the podium in the third position aboard the Big Game Treestands machine on Saturday night. The 24-year-old had a close call on the opening lap as he got some airtime, with his left rear wheel getting off the ground. He recovered from that and was able to run consistent laps to stay among the lead pack.
"It was real physical tonight," said Gravel. "I normally don't get tired with my hands and tonight I was gripping (the steering wheel) so hard to just not let go. We did a lot to free up the car and it seemed like we did it all. The crew gave me an awesome car. You just had to 'Man up' there. It was just one of those things where you had to 'Man up' and drive the car. We'll take third after where we ran last night and move on."
Shane Stewart finished fourth on Saturday night, using a strong surge on the final restart to work his way into the top-five. Brad Sweet finished fifth and is now tied with Gravel for the third spot in points. Lasoski, who led the first four laps finished sixth, with Donny Schatz seventh, and Kraig Kinser eighth. Daryn Pittman crossed the line ninth and holds a slim three-point edge over Gravel and Sweet in the battle for second in points. Kerry Madsen rounded out the top-10.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Wednesday, September 21 at Hartford Speedway in Michigan, for an event that was postponed by rain back in July.
U.S. 36 Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana repeats what he did the last time the World of Outlaws Craftsman@ Series was at U.S. 36 Raceway in 2009, and wins the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals. From the very start Saldana battled Danny Lasoski for the lead, taking it from him on a restart 4 laps in. Jason Johnson and David Gravel followed him into Victory Lane.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; U.S. 36 Raceway; Sept 17, 2016
A-Main - (35 Laps) 1. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [4] [$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3] [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [8] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,500]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [18] [$2,050]; 10. 17W-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [16] [$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [13] [$1,200]; 13. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [11] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$1,050]; 15. 55-Brooke Tatnell [19] [$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [17] [$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9] [$800]; 18. 17-Josh Baughman [14] [$800]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12] [$800]; 20. 75-Glen Saville [23] [$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [15] [$800]; 22. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [21] [$800]; 23. 7W-Tasker Phillips [22] [$800]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20] [$800]; Lap Leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-4, Joey Saldana 5-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+10]
Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.636; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.646; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 10.649; 4. 5-David Gravel, 10.651; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.659; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 10.712; 7. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 10.730; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.740; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.762; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 10.788; 11. 2KS-Craig Dollansky, 10.800; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.815; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.817; 14. 17-Josh Baughman, 10.834; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.834; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.871; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.910; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 10.958; 19. 7-Terry McCarl, 10.962; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.985; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 11.013; 22. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 11.022; 23. 10-Dakota Hendrickson, 11.131; 24. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.142; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.223; 26. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 11.251; 27. 19W-Bobby Weuve, 11.421; 28. 75-Glen Saville, 11.563; 29. 7S-Jason Sides, nt
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 7-Terry McCarl [7]; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]; 10. 75-Glen Saville [10]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9]; 9. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [8]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 9. 19W-Bobby Weuve [9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3] [-]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2] [-]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6] [-]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips [4] [-]; 5. 75-Glen Saville [10] [-]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [-]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8] [$300]; 8. 19W-Bobby Weuve [9] [$250]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [7] [$225]; 10. 7-Terry McCarl [1] [$200]; 11. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [5] [$200]

 

Fiver Finger Victory: Donny Schatz Steals Win in the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway
SPENCER, Iowa - Sept. 16, 2016 - Donny Schatz only led two laps on Friday night in the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway, but they were the most important two - the final two - as he picked up his fifth-career win at the track. Schatz used a strong restart on a green-white-checker finish to snatch the win from Daryn Pittman, who paced the opening 28 laps.
Pittman started on the pole and was the dominant car for the majority of the 30-lap race, opening big leads in lapped traffic on several occasions. On the green-white checker restart, Schatz dove low in turns one and two and cleared Pittman to take the lead. Pittman looked to the high side of turn four and then low in turns one and two on the white flag lap, to no avail as he tried to get back by Schatz.
"There was no game plan on the restart," said Schatz. "The 9-car was a lot better than we were. He had a lot different line. He was going out in one and coming back across. I got the wing back on that last restart and figured if I could get the bottom, maybe he'd slip up and I could get there before he got back down. Then it was just do whatever you can to carry as much speed as you could. Without the restart, I definitely wouldn't have won that thing."
Schatz was part of a torrid battle for third early in the race with Jason Johnson and Danny Lasoski. The trio went three-wide into turn three on one occasion. After winning that round, Schatz then worked on Logan Schuchart for the second spot, before getting a chance at Pittman, when the second and final caution flag of the night flew.
"At one point, you couldn't even see him, he was so far out front in traffic," noted Schatz of Pittman's lead. "When your car is as good as his was, you hate to see those yellows. You can't control these yellows in racing. That's the nature of the beast. Some days it bites you and some days it doesn't. This race team does an amazing job. The car felt really good in the dash and we made some changes and maybe went the wrong way. That's racing. We'll get another shot at it tomorrow and we'll try again."
For Schatz, it was his fifth career win in the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway and his series-leading 22nd of the season as he continues to chase his eighth series title aboard the Bad Boy Off-Road J&J for Tony Stewart Racing. The veteran driver has finished in the top-10 at Clay County in all 10 World Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series events at the track, dating back to 2007.
"The atmosphere here is incredible," said Schatz. "I can remember the first time I came here in 1993 and was intimidated. The race track was a lot bigger and more flat back then. This is an incredible facility and the atmosphere at the fair is great. We were able to go out and enjoy some fair food before the races. The fans have always been great here and it's great to come here."
Pittman had to face a pair of restarts on Friday night. The first was of the double-file variety and he chose the low side, with Logan Schuchart lining up next to him. Schuchart looked low in turns one and two for the lead to no avail. On the green-white-checker finish, Pittman had Schatz starting on his bumper as the pair of champions battled for the $10,000 top prize.
"I was just thinking, 'Finish the race and get the win,'" said Pittman of the green-white-checker finish. "We just didn't get it done. It is what it is. The guy wins 30 races a year, because the rest of us aren't smart enough to figure out how to win a race, myself included. We had a dominant car and just didn't finish the job. At some point, hopefully we can learn something from it and get better. At this point, it's just hard to swallow and we'll move on."
With his runner-up finish, Pittman moved to second in points. The driver of the Great Clips No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing has racked up 19 straight top-10 finishes, with 14 of those being top-five performances, with five runner-up finishes.
"The guys gave me a good car," shared Pittman. "We had a really good car. I thought we were getting through traffic pretty well and it didn't matter, because we finished second."
Brad Sweet used a strong restart with two laps to go, as he got around Schuchart to take third. Sweet has now finished in the top-three in four of the last six races in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet machine. He kept pace with his teammate Pittman, as the pair, along with David Gravel continues to battle for the second spot in points.
"It was a good race," Sweet said. "The last two laps it was going to be tough. Donny (Schatz) got up on the wheel and Daryn (Pittman) had been very fast. We were able to get a good restart and got to third. We struggled in (turns) one and two. I just didn't have the car to get down the back straightaway there. We were pretty good in (turns) three and four up on top. Hats off to my guys. We keep getting these top-three finishes and we'll get the wins. We'll move on to the next one tomorrow and hopefully we can get it done."
Logan Schuchart, who was involved in great battles throughout the race, ended up fourth for the Shark Racing team. Shane Stewart crossed the line fifth, with Danny Lasoski, the reigning National Sprint League champion, in sixth. Jason Sides was seventh, followed by Jason Johnson in eighth, Kerry Madsen, picked up the the KSE Hard Charger Award, coming from 22nd to ninth, after having to change an engine, following a heat race. Terry McCarl rounded out the top-10.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League return to action on Saturday, September 17 at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., for the running of the FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals.
Clay County Fair Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Series points leader and defending champ Donny Schatz stole the finish from Daryn Pittman on a single-file restart with two laps to go. Pittman, who had held the lead throughout the race, staving off multiple attacks from Logan Schuchart, finished second, with Brad Sweet in third.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brian Brown; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): David Gravel; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart; Craftsman/Sears: Danny Lasoski; KSE Hard Charger: Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Miller.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Clay County Fair Speedway; Sept 16, 2016
Feature - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$2,500]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6] [$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$2,200]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [2] [$2,100]; 9. 17W-Kerry Madsen [22] [$2,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [13] [$2,000]; 11. 3-Tim Kaeding [23] [$1,500]; 12. 5-David Gravel [8] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$1,100]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [10] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Alen [21] [$1,000]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [20] [$900]; 17. 83-Joey Saldana [9] [$800]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [24] [$800]; 19. 7-Parker Price Miller [18] [$800]; 20. 7D-Dustin Selvage [14] [$800]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [15] [$800]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [11] [$800]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [19] [$800]; 24. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [17] [$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-28, Donny Schatz 29-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17W-Kerry Madsen [+13]
Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 17W-Kerry Madsen; 3. 2-Shane Stewart; 4. 49-Brad Sweet; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski; 6. 17-Josh Baughman; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson; 8. 5-David Gravel; 9. 24-Terry McCarl; 10. 15-Donny Schatz; 11. 17B-Bill Balog; 12. 7S-Jason Sides; 13. 1A-Jacob Alen; 14. 7D-Dustin Selvage; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman; 16. 18-Ian Madsen; 17. 2KS-Craig Dollansky; 18. 7-Parker Price Miller; 19. 21-Brian Brown; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 21. 83-Joey Saldana; 22. 7X-Kaley Gharst; 23. O9-Matt Juhl; 24. 3-Tim Kaeding; 25. 7W-Tasker Phillips; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 27. 55-Brooke Tatnell; 28. 17BX-Ryan Bickett; 29. 10-Dakota Hendrickson; 30. 13-Clyde Knipp; 31. 19-Paige Polyak; 32. W20-Greg Wilson; 33. 71A-R.J. Johnson; 34. 22-Rager Phillips; 35. O-Branden Stevenson; 36. 19W-Bobby, nt
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6] ; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [3] ; 5. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [5] ; 6. 1A-Jacob Alen [4] ; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips [7] ; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9] ; 9. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [8]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] ; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7] ; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [2] ; 4. 7D-Dustin Selvage [4] ; 5. 7-Parker Price Miller [5] ; 6. 7X-Kaley Gharst [6] ; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [8] ; 8. 22-Rager Phillips [9] ; 9. 17W-Kerry Madsen [1]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] ; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2] ; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [3] ; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5] ; 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7] ; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [6] ; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [8] ; 9. O-Branden Stevenson [9]
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] ; 2. 5-David Gravel [2] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [4] ; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8] ; 8. 17BX-Ryan Bickett [7] ; 9. 19W-Bobby [9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [8] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5] ; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski [4] ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [6] ; 8. 5-David Gravel [1]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Alen [2] [-]; 2. 17W-Kerry Madsen [1] [-]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [5] [-]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [4] [-]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7] [$300]; 6. 7X-Kaley Gharst [3] [$250]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$225]; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips [6] [$200]; 9. 71A-R.J. Johnson [13] [$200]; 10. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [9] [$200]; 11. 19-Paige Polyak [11] [$200]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [10] [$200]; 13. 17BX-Ryan Bickett [8] [$200]; 14. 22-Rager Phillips [14] [$200]; 15. O-Branden Stevenson [15] [$200]; 16. 19W-Bobby [16] [$200]

 

Johnson King of the Mountain at El Paso
Schatz recovers from early trouble for second
CALHAN, Colo. - Sept. 14, 2016 - Jason Johnson dominated the 24-car field Wednesday night, winning The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series' inaugural stop at El Paso County Raceway. Johnson led all 40 laps to take home the $10,000 purse.
In the series' first stop in the state of Colorado since 2005, Johnson's consistent performance landed him in the Craftsman ClubŽ Dash. By virtue of the invert, Johnson's No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing Maxim car led the six-car dash into the green flag; he did not forfeit his top-spot, which put him in the lead spot for the feature.
"I'm surrounded by a great group of guys..." said Johnson, beaming ear-to-ear. "...including Tim Engler. Because the altitude is so different here, we worked with Tim all last week preparing for tonight. He definitely helped us out to get our Kistler engine running pretty good."
In a 40-lap thriller that had the track's record-breaking crowd on the edge of their seats, the 2015 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year held his ground. But it was the unexpected that had the crowd in awe on the opening lap of the race. In a five caution showdown, the first caution included one of the series' top juggernauts.
Defending Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz had a rare miscue barreling into turn four, overshooting the cushion. This set Schatz back. Schatz, who had 64 top ten finishes entering the day, was an outsider looking into the top ten at 15th place.
On the restart, Brad Sweet catapulted his No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing GF1 racecar into second position from fourth. Sweet became the utmost threat for Johnson at this point in the race, as he began to chip away at Johnson's lead. Like a teeter-totter, Johnson recovered his lead. He led by a 1.261-second margin 10 laps into the feature.
Sweet again charged ahead, diminishing Johnson's lead to .657 seconds on lap 18. Schatz, who made his way to 12th, continued to rise up to seventh position before the race's third caution. On the restart, the swiftness of Schatz's No. 15 Tony Stewart/ Curb-Agajanian Racing J&J machine landed him a podium spot. While Schatz moved through the field, Johnson fended-off Sweet's advances.
"I just stayed consistent and changed-up where I started," Johnson said. "Brad was doing a hell of a job. Hats off to his race team. I saw Brad there the first restart in turns three and four, and he raced me clean. He's a class-act. I can't thank him enough. I want to thank the crowd. It's nice to come to Colorado."
With 15 laps remaining, 1.527 seconds separated Johnson from Sweet. Schatz, still gaining ground, was a within .400 seconds of Sweet. Though the race's fourth caution regrouped the field - and more importantly the podium - the splits foreshadowed the impending battle between Sweet and Schatz.
"Jason always got a good run, and for the time we waited off turn two, with the angle of the track we just about ran into him," Sweet said. "Then Donny snuck up on us at the end. We were just a little bit off. We didn't know it was going to be this slick. [The track] slicked-off pretty early."
Sweet and Schatz found themselves in a battle for the runner-up position. The two drag-raced side-by-side down the stretches of the quarter-mile oval, but it took Schatz seven more laps to get under Sweet. Schatz solidified second, while Johnson was on his way to a victory.
"I'm stuck in West Coast mode, I guess," Schatz said. "I just made a mistake getting in there, and I'm lucky I didn't go into the wall. I got back going, and it would have been nice to see that go without all the yellows. I started to pick them off pretty good. You make mistakes like that, and you get fired for mistakes like that. But, we got to rebound."
Schatz, who cut Johnson's lead from .665 seconds to .371 seconds in two laps, took a shot at the checkers. The fans cheered on the two 900-horsepower cars thundering down the front-stretch. But it was Johnson who got the best of Schatz. Sweet rounded-out the podium. Johnson was able to scale his car in victory lane with his son Jaxx, slapping a big smooch on the side of his face. The victory was Johnson's third of the season.
"It's fun to compete with the World of Outlaws and guys like Donny Schatz," said Johnson. "The guys you look up to. It's a great honor, and I want to thank you all for coming out."
El Paso County Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Jason Johnson led every lap of the 40-lap feature Wednesday night, enjoying his third win of the season. The victory was Johnson's 16th top-five performance of 2016. His last victory was on August 13 at the famed 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, where he also survived a push by Schatz.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Bud Kaeding; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kalib Henry; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides, Justyn Cox; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen; Craftsman/Sears: Austen Wheatley; KSE Hard Charger: Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brad Sweet.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 21 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; El Paso County Raceway, Colo.; Sept. 14, 2016
Feature - (40 Laps) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$2,800]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [3] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,200]; 8. 9X-Jake Bubak [15] [$2,100]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [14] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Parker Price-Miller [8] [$2,000]; 11. 83-Joey Saldana [12] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$1,100]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [11] [$1,050]; 15. OJ-Jeremy McCune [18] [$1,000]; 16. 24-Rich Martin [20] [$900]; 17. O5-Justin Wolfe Medlock [19] [$800]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [13] [$800]; 19. 77-Damon McCune [17] [$800]; 20. 4P-JR Nelson [21] [$800]; 21. 14J-Jeff Hefner [16] [$800]; 22. 24X-Leroy Brush [22] [$800]; 23. 2N-Shad Peterson [23] [$800]; 24. 4N-John Nelson [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9X-Jake Bubak [+7]
Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.608; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.656; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.697; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.716; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.743; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.761; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.805; 8. 7-Parker Price-Miller, 12.842; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.859; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.887; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 13.044; 12. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.057; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.101; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.196; 15. 9X-Jake Bubak, 13.330; 16. 14J-Jeff Hefner, 13.374; 17. 24-Rich Martin, 13.500; 18. OJ-Jeremy McCune, 13.571; 19. O5-Justin Wolfe Medlock, 13.902; 20. 77-Damon McCune, 14.067; 21. 4P-JR Nelson, 14.685; 22. 24X-Leroy Brush, 13.981; 23. 2N-Shad Peterson, 14.341; 24. 4N-John Nelson, 25.928
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] ; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] ; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [5] ; 6. 14J-Jeff Hefner [6] ; 7. O5-Justin Wolfe Medlock [7] ; 8. 24X-Leroy Brush [8]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ; 3. 7-Parker Price-Miller [3] ; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5] ; 6. 77-Damon McCune [7] ; 7. 24-Rich Martin [6] ; 8. 2N-Shad Peterson [8]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [2] ; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [4] ; 5. 9X-Jake Bubak [5] ; 6. OJ-Jeremy McCune [6] ; 7. 4P-JR Nelson [7] ; 8. 4N-John Nelson [8]
Craftsman Club Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [4] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3] ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

 

Bud Light and Ricelli-Northern Join NAPA Super DIRT Week

Schedule Highlights and Format for Racing's Biggest Party

CONCORD, N.C. - (September 13, 2016) - DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce partnerships with Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern for the naming rights of the two most storied events on the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week schedule, now the Bud Light 300 and the Ricelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150.

"Bud Light is pleased to partner with DIRTcar Racing as the headline sponsor for one of the biggest races in New York State," said Dan Dorsey, Jr., owner of Eagle Beverage, Oswego, NY. "Super DIRT week is so rich in history, and we're glad to be a part of the event as it starts its next chapter with the new racing venue."

The Bud Light 300 will headline the week of on-track activities at the famed Oswego Speedway.

"Everyone at DIRTcar Racing is very excited to have Bud Light and Riccelli-Northern join an already great list of partners for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. Adding these brands truly shows that this is a world-class event. NAPA Super DIRT Week is bound to go down as one of the most exciting weeks in racing to date," said Chief Executive Officer of DIRTcar Racing Brian Carter.

NAPA Super DIRT Week has a new home at the historic Oswego Speedway this year. The "Steel Palace" is a 0.625-mile asphalt-oval that will be transformed by nearly 600 truckloads of clay. The week will kick-off with early-parking for campers starting on Sunday, October 2. One of the many new additions to the schedule this year is the "Early Bird" tech inspection for all classes and competitors starting on Monday, October 3.

The format and schedule for NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway will remain the same as previous years with on-track action every day from October 5 through 9 at Oswego Speedway - including the return of Friday Night Lights. Friday evening's program will feature DIRTcar 358 Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Qualifying Races.

Several surrounding tracks will get in on the action with traditional nighttime events slated at Weedsport Speedway on Wednesday, October 5; Brewerton Speedway on Thursday, October 6; and Fulton Speedway on Saturday, October 8 featuring The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series.

Saturday will feature a full morning of practice for the various divisions. The day-action at the Oswego Speedway will be sealed with the DIRTcar 358 Modified Riccelli-Northern Salute the Troops 150, scheduled to roll-off the grid at 2:00pm EST. The nightcap will follow as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Fulton Speedway. Also up for grabs at Fulton Speedway is the 41st spot in Saturday night's Big Block Modified feature with the "Win and You're In" race.

The Bud Light 300-lap main event is scheduled to go green at 2:00pm on Sunday at Oswego Speedway, with the infield hot pit gates opening at 8:30am and the grandstands opening at 10:00am.

Close to 300 competitors will be vying for the winner's share of the Bud Light 300 - $50,000 dollars. Stewart Friesen has taken the checkers the last two years, including The Finale at the Fairgrounds in 2015. A total payout of more than $350,000 in both cash and prizes will be awarded over the course of the week. For more information, visit SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week - Oswego is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: NAPA Auto Parts, I Love New York, Bud Light, Riccelli-Northern. Other Super DIRT Week sponsors include: Adecco, A-Verdi, Bart Contracting Inc, Beyea Headers, Bibbens Sales & Service, Camping World, Chevy Performance, CNY Golf Carts, Fast Shafts, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, FX Caprara, Gypsum Express, Henry's Exhaust Systems, Pole Position Raceway, Wrisco Aluminum.

Super DIRT Series sponsors include: ASI, Bicknell, Bilstein, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Henry's Exhaust Systems, Impact Race Products, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, KSE, Mike's Racing Heads, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow, Wrisco Aluminum. DIRTcar sponsors include: Chevy Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, TNT Rescue, VP Racing Fuel. DIRTcar HP sponsors include: Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, MSD, Superflow, VP Racing Fuel. 358 Modified sponsors include: Beyea Headers, Bicknell, Bilstein, Fox Shocks, Henry's Exhaust Systems, MSD. Sportsman Modified sponsors include: Beyea Headers, Fox Shocks, Henry's Exhaust Systems. BB Modified sponsors indlude: Cometic Gasket, Dig Safely NY, Fox Shocks.

 

 

 

Outlaws and Posse will Settle the Score at the National Open

CONCORD, N.C. - Sept. 12, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returns to the Keystone State September 29 through October 1 for the historic Champion Racing Oil National Open. With 54 years of history, this three-day showdown brings some of the biggest names in motorsports to the half-mile legendary Williams Grove Speedway to settle a timeless rivalry between the Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse.

The Champion Racing Oil National Open is Williams Grove Speedway's cornerstone event, with more than 40 winged-beasts soaring on the famed half-mile oval, battling side-by-side for three straight nights, all vying for the east coast's best 3-day purse, with $275,000 in total payouts. Last year's finale featured 48 of the best wheelmen in the business, and they mean business at the tail-end of the 2016 Outlaws season.

The Outlaws-PA Posse rivalry is currently even, 2-2, and this culminating three-day spectacular will decide where the bragging rights fall. Lance Dewease has led the charge with two Posse victories, but Dewease and company will clash with current points leader Donny Schatz and a star-studded group of Platinum drivers in just over two weeks. With more reward and a chance at the ultimate payback, who will take this round on the Outlaws' final trip to The Grove in 2016?

Last year, Steve Smith picked up his third career event win - his first in 24 years - with Schatz coming in second. But the year before he was beat out by David Gravel in his first track win, with Schatz in second again. The three-day program ends Saturday night with the big 40-lap feature paying $50K-to-win. Thursday and Friday feature a pair of 25-lap, $10,000-to-win mains. But more money is on the line for some special competitors.

The Beer Hill Gang has sponsored a minimum $2,000 bonus to the highest finishing rookie on Saturday night. DirtTrackDigest.com and Camp Mayhem have joined forces for the first ever "Just Missed" award, to be presented to the highest finishing driver in the Last Chance Showdown that does not earn a provisional starting spot for Saturday night's $50,000 feature. And Williams Grove Speedway, BMJ Property Management, K.R.S. Graphics and Miller's Racing Parts have added a Best Appearing Car Award this year that includes $500 plus a new set of front Hoosier tires for the winning team and an additional $500 to the winning car's graphic designer. 2016 Champion Racing Oil National Open - On Track Events:

Thursday, September 29th:

World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series Complete Program including Time Trials 25 Lap Feature paying $10,000 to win Gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30

Friday, September 30th:

World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series Complete Program including Time Trials 25 Lap Feature paying $10,000 to win Awesome Fireworks Display Gates open at 5:00 with racing at 7:30

Saturday, October 1st: (rain date Sunday, October 2nd)

World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series No Time Trials - Heat races set up by combined Thursday & Friday point values. 40 Lap Feature paying $50,000 to win Awesome Fireworks Display Final 2016 Williams Grove Point Race - $16,000 Speedway Champion will be crowned. Gates open at 4:00 with racing at 6:30

 

 

California Native Rico Abreu Wins a Wild Gold Cup Race of Champions Finale at Silver Dollar Speedway
CHICO, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2016 - For the sixth time in seven years the Gold Cup Race of Champions trophy is staying in the Golden State after Rutherford, California's Rico Abreu dominated much of the feature on Saturday, before holding off a late charge from Daryn Pittman to score his first career win in the 63rd running of the prestigious event.
A wild and intense 40-lap Gold Cup finale was presented to fans on Saturday night in Chico. The victory marked Abreu's fifth career World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series triumph aboard the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 machine. It was his second win of the season to go along with his victory at the Ironman 55 in Pevely during the month of August.
"This is pretty awesome and a special feeling to win the Gold Cup," Abreu commented with a big smile after the race. "Hats off to my guys for all their hard work and for giving me a great car tonight. The track changed a lot over the course of the race and the cautions definitely fell our way. Daryn [Pittman] was fast and gave me a good run there at the end. Moving up top on those later restarts helped us win this race. I'm glad to be back home racing in California and excited we could park it tonight in Chico."
The main event started out with pole sitter and dash winner Paul McMahan of Nashville, Tennessee jumping into the lead of the race. Abreu showed his muscle early on however, by moving into second on lap-two and then claimed the top-spot on a lap five restart. Pittman battled his way forward at the same time to overtake McMahan for the runner up position on lap 12, before setting his sights on the leader. The track had widened out nicely for the main event and featured multi-groove racing throughout the field.
Pittman would challenge Abreu for the lead on lap 17, prior to a caution waving, which took the leaders out of traffic.
A number of stoppages plagued the flow of the feature, but through it all Abreu kept his composure out front. Towards the end of the race Pittman did find new life though and made a few bids at the lead, only to have the yellow flag wave on three separate occasions. Abreu wisely moved up to run the high-line on the final two restarts, giving him the chance to pull out to a large enough lead, ultimately coming out on top by just under half a second for the victory.
Dating back to 2010, he becomes the fourth different driver from California to win the Gold Cup Race of Champions.
Pittman crossed the stripe in second to cap a solid night for the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 team. The 2006 Gold Cup winner came close to adding a second victory at the event. The finish also moved him to third in the World of Outlaws standings and he now sits just three-points out of second.
"We kept making gains on those restarts, but the cautions just didn't fall my way tonight. Rico [Abreu] did a great job on the restarts though throughout the race so I have to congratulate him on the win. My guys gave me a great car tonight ,and I gave it my all in the feature, but just came up a little short. We've been working hard all year, and I'm just trying to keep up with these kids out here. Huge thanks to everyone with KKR for allowing me to drive this car."
Auburn, California's Andy Forsberg had a tremendous run in the main event to round out the podium at the helm of the A&A Stepping Stone No. 92 mount. The former Silver Dollar Speedway track champ pressured Pittman at one point for second, before claiming third at the finish. It marked his second career podium result at the Gold Cup.
"This is almost unreal to be up here on the podium again at the Gold Cup Race of Champions," Forsberg said. "To do this with the World of Outlaws is a big deal. I can't thank my car owners enough for letting me come out and have fun with these guys. Thanks also to the fans that came out and supported this event."
Bixby, Oklahoma's Shane Stewart earned the KSE Hard Charger Award with a fine run from 16th to fourth in the feature, while Washington driver Austen Wheatley recorded his best career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finish in fifth. The top-10 was rounded out by Watertown, Connecticut's David Gravel; Wooster, Ohio's Jac Haudenschild; St. Mary's NSW, Australia's Kerry Madsen; Hanover, Pennsylvania's Logan Schuchart and Hanford, California's DJ Netto.
The most serious incident during the feature occurred on lap 35 when McMahan got upside down in turn one after contact from another competitor. He emerged from the car alert, but complaining of neck pain. McMahan was then transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Paradise, California's Kyle Hirst won the night's Last chance Showdown, with British Columbia driver Robbie Price bringing home the win in the C-main. Four 10-lap heat races were held during the night and claimed by Rico Abreu, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan and Austen Wheatley. Sweet's night would come to a premature end when he lost a motor while battling in the top-five during the feature. Abreu started out the night by setting fast time with a blistering lap of 11.150 around the quarter-mile.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to action this coming Wednesday night at the El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colorado.
Silver Dollar Speedway Notebook - Gold Cup Race of Champions, Night Two
RACE NOTES: California native Rico Abreu added his name to the list of Gold Cup Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night after a long, collision-filled race. Daryn Pittman, all over Abreu for much of the 40-lap feature, finished second, bringing him back up to third in points standings. Local driver Andy Forsberg finished third.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Bud Kaeding; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kalib Henry; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides, Justyn Cox; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen; Craftsman/Sears: Austen Wheatley; KSE Hard Charger: Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brad Sweet.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 21 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Silver Dollar Speedway, Calif.; Sept 10, 2016
Feature - (40 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [4] [$12,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$5,700]; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg [6] [$3,500]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [16] [$3,000]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2] [$2,600]; 6. 5-David Gravel [10] [$2,400]; 7. 57-Jac Haudenschild [9] [$2,300]; 8. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [15] [$2,200]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$2,150]; 10. 3C-DJ Netto [20] [$2,100]; 11. 83-Joey Saldana [19] [$1,600]; 12. M21-Kalib Henry [22] [$1,350]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [7] [$1,300]; 14. 31BC-Justyn Cox [12] [$1,200]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,100]; 16. OO-Cory Eliason [24] [$1,000]; 17. 77-Kyle Hirst [21] [$900]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$850]; 19. 7-Paul McMahan [1] [$800]; 20. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$800]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [14] [$800]; 22. OOX-Jason Statler [18] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$800]; 24. O-Bud Kaeding [23] [$800]; Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-5, Rico Abreu 6-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+12]
Qualifying - 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.150; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.393; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst, 11.467; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.477; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.486; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg, 11.487; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.495; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.504; 9. 57-Jac Haudenschild, 11.578; 10. 5-David Gravel, 11.579; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.635; 12. 3C-DJ Netto, 11.648; 13. M21-Kalib Henry, 11.676; 14. OO-Cory Eliason, 11.683; 15. 83JR-Kerry Madsen, 11.688; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.689; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.729; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.741; 19. 29-Willie Croft, 11.749; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.780; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.822; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.842; 23. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.853; 24. 31BC-Justyn Cox, 11.880; 25. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.893; 26. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen, 11.952; 27. 12C-Brian Mcgahan, 11.998; 28. 75-Sean Becker, 12.001; 29. 22-Shane Golobic, 12.016; 30. OOX-Jason Statler, 12.025; 31. 19-Chase Majdic, 12.034; 32. 21-Robbie Price, 12.140; 33. 12-Jarrett Soares, 12.152; 34. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.188; 35. 1H-Billy Wallace, 12.348; 36. 98-Sean Watts, 12.569; 37. 22A-Cori Andrews, 13.444
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 57-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. M21-Kalib Henry [4]; 7. 22-Shane Golobic [8]; 8. 12-Jarrett Soares [9]; 9. 22A-Cori Andrews [10]; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 5. OOX-Jason Statler [8]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. OO-Cory Eliason [4]; 9. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen [7]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 77-Kyle Hirst [1]; 7. 19-Chase Majdic [8]; 8. 1H-Billy Wallace [9]; 9. 12C-Brian Mcgahan [7]
Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 31BC-Justyn Cox [6]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 3C-DJ Netto [3]; 6. 21-Robbie Price [8]; 7. 75-Sean Becker [7]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg [6]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]
C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 21-Robbie Price [1] [-]; 2. 12-Jarrett Soares [2] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3] [$150]; 4. 1H-Billy Wallace [4] [$150]; 5. 22A-Cori Andrews [6] [$150]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [5] [$125]; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [7] [$125]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 77-Kyle Hirst [1] [-]; 2. M21-Kalib Henry [2] [-]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [4] [-]; 4. OO-Cory Eliason [3] [-]; 5. 22-Shane Golobic [9] [$300]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [5] [$250]; 7. 75-Sean Becker [8] [$225]; 8. 21-Robbie Price [11] [$200]; 9. 19-Chase Majdic [10] [$200]; 10. 12C-Brian Mcgahan [7] [$200]; 11. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen [6] [$200]; 12. 12-Jarrett Soares [12] [$200]

 

Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart Kicks Off Gold Cup Race of Champions in Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway

By Gary Thomas

CHICO, Calif. — Sept. 9, 2016 — Putting a recent string of bad luck behind him Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart proceeded to score an emphatic victory on opening night of the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series sanctioned Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday.

Stewart has shown immense speed during the Western Swing, and it paid off with his sixth victory of the 2016 season aboard the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 machine. It was also the second straight season he opened the Gold Cup Race of Champions in victory lane.

“This has always been one of those events that I’ve wanted to win, so hopefully we can come back tomorrow and do the same,” Stewart commented following the race. “We’ve had some tough luck, but have gained a lot of speed lately, which has given me a lot of confidence. These races are so hard to win with the competition that it’s always a big deal when you can do it. My guys have worked really hard so I can’t thank them enough. We got through traffic pretty well in the main event, and the cautions fell our way. We’ll now try and do it again tomorrow.”

Stewart took the lead from Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana on lap 11 in traffic and led the remaining distance without worries, except for one slight moment with a couple laps left when he got over the back stretch. It allowed Saldana to close, but Stewart was able to hang on and take the checkered flag by 0.680 seconds.

Saldana himself was locked in a closely fought battle with Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild. The two former Gold Cup champions ran closely together the final half of the race, which ended with Saldana claiming second at the stripe.

Saldana had taken the lead at the waving of the green flag over pole sitter Mason Moore of Princeton, California. “My guys worked really hard tonight and it’s nice to be back up here on the front stretch,” said the driver of the Roth Motorsports No. 83 mount.

“Having a shot to win is all you can ask for and we were right there tonight. Shane [Stewart] did a good job in traffic and he had some really nice restarts. We’ll come back tomorrow and try to get one spot better.”

Haudenschild came home in third to continue what has been a solid week driving for California car owner Paul Silva. He hounded Saldana’s rear bumper for a number of laps, but couldn’t quite find a way by.

“Paul Silva gave me a great car again, so I want to give him a huge thanks. It’s nice to be back at the Gold Cup. I’ve always loved coming here to Chico over the years. It would mean a lot if we can get another one tomorrow.”

Owasso, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman claimed a fourth place finish for the second race in a row, with Fargo North, Dakota’s Donny Schatz rounding out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was completed by Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet; Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic; St. Mary’s NSW, Australia’s Kerry Madsen; Eunice, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson and Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel.

One red flag period occurred during the feature when a multi-car pileup was seen in turn three on lap 12. Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu and Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan both got upside down during the melee, but were okay. Also involved were Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart, Kyle Hirst and Jason Johnson.

As noted, Mason Moore won the Craftsman ClubŽ Dash, while Hanford, California’s DJ Netto captured the C-main and Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox claimed the Last Chance Showdown. Four 10-lap heat races were held during the night, with victories going to Joey Saldana, Mason Moore, Jac Haudenschild and Shane Stewart.

With 38 cars signing in for opening night of the Gold Cup, split qualifying was used. Daryn Pittman set fast time in the opening group, while Rico Abreu set fast time in group two. Abreu’s lap of 11.652 was the overall quick time for the night.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to action tomorrow night for the finale of the 63rd annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Silver Dollar Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart scored his sixth win of the season on the first night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The battle with Joey Saldana was on from the getgo, with Stewart taking the lead on lap 11 and holding it for the remaining 19 laps with numerous cautions throughout. "Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild takes third.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Paul McMahan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Dominic Scelzi; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Bud Kaeding; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, David Gravel; Craftsman/Sears: Mason Moore; KSE Hard Charger: Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 21 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Silver Dollar Speedway, Calif.; Sept 9, 2016

Feature - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$8,000]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$4,000]; 3. 57-Jac Haudenschild [3] [$2,500]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$2,100]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,000]; 7. 22-Shane Golobic [10] [$1,800]; 8. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [12] [$1,600]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [24] [$1,500]; 10. 5-David Gravel [8] [$1,300]; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [11] [$1,200]; 12. OO-Cory Eliason [13] [$1,100]; 13. O-Bud Kaeding [17] [$1,000]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$700]; 15. 92-Andy Forsberg [15] [$600]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22] [$600]; 17. 31BC-Justyn Cox [21] [$600]; 18. 22M-Mason Moore [1] [$600]; 19. M21-Kalib Henry [20] [$600]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [19] [$600]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [7] [$600]; 22. 77-Kyle Hirst [14] [$600]; 23. 7-Paul McMahan [18] [$600]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [16] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-11, Shane Stewart 12-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+15].

Qualifying - 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.652; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.699; 3. 57-Jac Haudenschild, 11.826; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.885; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.928; 6. 22M-Mason Moore, 11.956; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.968; 8. 77-Kyle Hirst, 12.012; 9. 5-David Gravel, 12.016; 10. 29-Willie Croft, 12.023; 11. 22-Shane Golobic, 12.056; 12-13. 83JR-Kerry Madsen and OO-Cory Eliason, 12.084; 14-15. 31BC-Justyn Cox and 7-Paul McMahan, 12.088; 16. M21-Kalib Henry, 12.099; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.101; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.106; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.114; 20. 21-Robbie Price, 12.131; 21. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.132; 22-23. O-Bud Kaeding and 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.141; 24. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen, 12.142; 25. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.188; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.215; 27. 75-Sean Becker, 12.222; 28. 19-Chase Majdic, 12.255; 29. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.268; 30. 12-Jarrett Soares, 12.296; 31. 3C-DJ Netto, 12.318; 32. 98-Sean Watts, 12.406; 33. OOX-Jason Statler, 12.591; 34. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.645; 35. 1H-Billy Wallace, 12.740; 36. 12C-Brian Mcgahan, 12.824; 37. 22A-Cori Andrews, 13.256; 38. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.432

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. OO-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 9. OOX-Jason Statler [9]; 10. 22A-Cori Andrews [10]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 22M-Mason Moore [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 19-Chase Majdic [7]; 7. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 8. 12C-Brian Mcgahan [9]; 9. 31BC-Justyn Cox [3]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 57-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 22-Shane Golobic [4]; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst [3]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 21-Robbie Price [6]; 7. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen [7]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 10. 12-Jarrett Soares [8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 29-Willie Croft [3]; 5. M21-Kalib Henry [5]; 6. 3C-DJ Netto [8]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 8. 75-Sean Becker [7]; 9. 1H-Billy Wallace [9]

Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 22M-Mason Moore [3]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 57-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 8. 5-David Gravel [7]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 3C-DJ Netto [2] [-]; 2. 98-Sean Watts [1] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [$150]; 4. OOX-Jason Statler [3] [$150]; 5. 12C-Brian Mcgahan [5] [$150]; 6. 22A-Cori Andrews [7] [$125]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [8] [$125]; 8. 1H-Billy Wallace [6] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 31BC-Justyn Cox [1] [-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [9] [-]; 5. 21-Robbie Price [2] [$300]; 6. 3C-DJ Netto [11] [$250]; 7. 19-Chase Majdic [7] [$225]; 8. 75-Sean Becker [8] [$200]; 9. 12-Jarrett Soares [10] [$200]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [12] [$200]; 11. 11AU-Toby Bell Bowen [6] [$200]; 12. 44W-Austen Wheatley [3] [$200]

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Invades U.S. 36 Raceway for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals

'The Greatest Show on Dirt' marks their return to U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17 for the first time since 2009

CONCORD, N.C. - (September 8, 2016) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series attacks the blazing-fast Missouri high-banks of U.S. 36 Raceway for the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

The 0.375-clay oval of U.S. 36 Raceway features High Banks, High Speed and a High Trophy. "Big Bertha" has become one of the most sought after trophies in Dirt Track Racing, measuring in at a staggering six-feet, three-inches tall, all capped with a cup that is 12-inches in diameter. The trophy stands taller than most of the drivers trying to capture it.

The 2016 FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals will mark the Outlaws' return to U.S. 36 Raceway for the first time since 2009 when Joey Saldana captured the victory in thrilling fashion over Johnny Herrera after leading only three laps, with one of those laps being the most important lap - the last lap. Also up for bragging rights is the chance to lower the already blistering-quick sub-10-second track record of 9.846-seconds averaging 120.658-MPH, established by Paul McMahan in May of 2006.

"We continue to be excited to showcase FVP to great World of Outlaws fans at these premier events throughout the United States," said FVP Marketing Manager Amber Misunas. "We are thrilled to part of the Outlaws return to U.S. 36 Raceway and all the excitement that is sure to come with this great event." Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

Donny Schatz, the reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series enters the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals atop the championships standings on the strength of the four of the last six series wins at the helm of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 machine. Will Schatz be able to put a check in the win column at a track he's never won at before or will Missouri's own hometown heroes, Brian Brown and Danny Lasoski or the rest of the Outlaws be able to steal the victory?

For more event info visit www.SLSpromotions.com and for tickets visit www.WoOSprint.com.


 

 

Schatz Picks Up World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Season Win 21 during a Non-Stop Affair at Willamette Speedway

LEBANON, Ore. - Sept. 7, 2016 - After taking the lead early on, Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz proceeded to dominate the final half of the feature on Wednesday night at Willamette Speedway to score his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series leading 21st victory of the season.
With the win Schatz has now captured five of the seven World of Outlaws events held since the Knoxville Nationals aboard his Tony Stewart Racing/ Bad Boy Off Road No. 15 machine. The triumph came during a non-stop 30-lap affair that was completed in just over seven minutes.
"What a great job by this whole Tony Stewart Racing team once again so I can't say enough about them," Schatz commented. "I felt like I wasted a little time in traffic early, but then started getting through it really well. I know that if you stumble at any moment the guys we race with are so good that they will pounce on you. It's always special to come back to Oregon also, since I won my first World of Outlaws race in this state back in 1998. It was definitely a demanding track, and going 30-laps non-stop is never easy to do. I know that I can definitely use a drink about right now."
Schatz started on the outside of the front row, but lost the early lead at the waving of the green flag to pole sitter Brad Sweet. The Grass Valley, California driver rolled the bottom side, while Schatz utilized the high-line to sweep around for the lead on lap four. Once entering traffic Sweet stayed close and made a bid for the lead on lap 11. Schatz was able to hang on though and stretched his lead from there on out, leading much of the time by a full straightaway.
The battle for second turned out to be an entertaining one between Sweet and Bixby, Oklahoma's Shane Stewart in traffic.
Stewart sliced his way past Sweet at the halfway point of the 30-lap contest, only to have him return the favor for the spot four-laps later. The duo continued to race closely together while battling through the slower cars, until Stewart took back the runner up position that he would never relinquish on lap 22. The second place result was a great rebound for Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team after tough luck has plagued them in recent weeks.
"We had a really good car in the feature and this is a great finish for our whole team," Stewart said. "We've been real good lately, but have fought through a lot of bad luck, so hopefully this will get the monkey off our backs. We've worked really hard to gain speed over the course of the season and I think we have done that, so I definitely want to thank all my guys for their support. I wish I would have moved up a little quicker, but hats off to Donny [Schatz] and his guys because they are always tough. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into Chico this weekend."
Sweet's bid at a clean sweep for the night came up just short, with him crossing the stripe in third at the helm of the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 49 mount. He began the evening by setting a new Willamette Speedway track record in qualifying, before winning his heat race and the dash. It marked Sweet's second straight podium finish in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.
"We would have liked to win the feature tonight, but that's racing," Sweet commented following the race. "It was a lot of fun battling with Shane [Stewart] through lapped traffic. We just needed to be a little bit better on the top, but I can't complain about a podium finish. We had really fast car all night long, so I want to thank my whole team for giving me great stuff again. I look forward to heading back home to California this weekend for the Gold Cup in Chico. That's one event I definitely want to get under my belt so we'll give it our best shot."
Owasso, Oklahoma's Daryn Pittman gave second & third a strong run in traffic, before settling for a fourth place finish at the checkered. The former Outlaw champ looked solid in the feature aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 Sprinter. After winning the last two events Watertown, Connecticut's David Gravel brought home a fifth place finish on Wednesday behind the wheel of the CJB Motorsports No. 5.
The remainder of the top-10 was completed by Bartlett, Tennessee's Jason Sides; Eunice, Louisiana's Jason Johnson; Fresno, California's Dominic Scelzi; Brownsburg, Indiana's Joey Saldana and Hanover, Pennsylvania's Logan Schuchart.
As noted, Sweet captured the dash and the opening heat race, while Daryn Pittman claimed the other heat race held. Paul McMahan won the night's 10-lap qualifying race. Sweet's new Willamette Speedway track record of 11.513 to open the night was also his series-leading 12th fast time of the season.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will now head south to California for the 63rd annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico this Friday & Saturday September 9 & 10. Get more info on the prestigious event.
Willamette Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his first-ever win at Willamette Speedway in a non-stop, 7:03-minute, 30-lap feature. Meanwhile, a tough battle was fought for second and third, with 2014 Willamette winner Shane Stewart taking second, and Brad Sweet finishing behind him for third.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan; KSE Hard Charger: Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 21 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Willamette Speedway, Ore.; Sept 7, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$6,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$3,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$2,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$1,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [9] [$1,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [$1,400]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [12] [$1,350]; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [10] [$1,300]; 9. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$1,250]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8] [$1,200]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [6] [$900]; 12. 44W-Austen Wheatley [11] [$800]; 13. 33V-Henry VanDam [14] [$700]; 14. 55-Trey Starks [15] [$650]; 15. 18-Jason Solwold [16] [$600]; 16. 21-Robbie Price [18] [$550]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$500]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$500]; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp [19] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-2, Donny Schatz 3-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+5].

Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.513; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.602; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.656; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.695; 5. 5-David Gravel, 11.753; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.764; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.804; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.807; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.827; 10. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.839; 11. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.858; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.876; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.891; 14. 18-Jason Solwold, 11.892; 15. 33V-Henry VanDam, 11.904; 16. 55-Trey Starks, 11.944; 17. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.273; 18. 21-Robbie Price, 12.352; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.420

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam [8]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [8]; 8. 18-Jason Solwold [7]; 9. 21-Robbie Price [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [11]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 10. 33V-Henry VanDam [13]; 11. 55-Trey Starks [10]; 12. 18-Jason Solwold [12]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 14. 21-Robbie Price [14]; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp [15]

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

 

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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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. 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. DIRTVisionŽ also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

David Gravel Gets Out the Broom & Sweeps the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway
ALGER, Washington - September 3, 2016 - After winning on opening night at the Skagit Speedway, Watertown, Connecticut's David Gravel returned on Saturday with confidence and raced to an entertaining late-race victory for the second evening in a row with the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series.
The opener of the Outlaw Energy Showdown on Friday had seen Gravel claim a final corner thriller, and on Saturday he was able to take advantage of heavy lapped traffic with just six-laps remaining, scooping up the lead that he would never relinquish. It marked the ninth triumph of the season for the CJB Motorsports/ Big Game Tree Stands No. 5 team. The 35-lap feature went green for 33-laps and showcased some outstanding racing in traffic on the well prepared Skagit oval.
"The track was awesome tonight, I don't think you can ask for anything better," Gravel commented. "It's been such a great year for us that it almost feels unreal. I want to thank the whole CJB Motorsports team for giving me the opportunity to drive the 5 car this season. Tonight I could put this thing anywhere on the track and that's a testament to Barry Jackson and my team. The cushion was the place to be, but to win these races you have to be capable of moving around. Luckily we had a break when Joey (Saldana) got caught up in traffic and were able to take advantage it."
Gravel started on the inside of the second row during the feature and settled into third on the start. He then hounded the rear bumper of Grass Valley's Brad Sweet, before making the move around him on lap 11. The duo proceeded to then tussle for the runner up spot, all the while racing closely behind leader Joey Saldana. The Brownsburg, Indiana competitor was looking for his fifth victory of the season and held the field at bay for much of the contest.
On lap 27 Gravel & Sweet exchanged the second position, which saw Gravel get the better of it. Two-laps later the complexion of the race changed when Saldana got slowed up by a lapped car on the front stretch, giving Gravel the opportunity he needed to pounce for the lead. Sweet was also able to come through for second, as Saldana regained his momentum in third.
The only stoppage of the race then occurred with 33-laps complete, when fifth running Shane Stewart got upside down in turn three. Just ahead of that, a multiple-car pileup also occurred, that saw Austen Wheatley get upside down. Paul McMahan, Trey Starks and Jacob Allen were also involved.
The green white checkered restart was all Gravel as he rocketed away to claim the victory by 1.284 seconds over Sweet, who earned another solid finish aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing/ Ollie's Bargain Outlets No. 49 machine. Both Sweet & Gravel are locked in an ultra close race for the second spot in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings.
"The track was really good tonight and definitely a lot of fun racing through traffic," said Sweet, who earned his 38th top-five finish of the season. "David (Gravel) did a great job in traffic so I have to congratulate him on winning again. He got by me early in the race and I knew it would be hard to get back by him. We had a great car tonight and showed a lot of speed all weekend. Huge thanks to my team for all their support. We're certainly out here to win races, but it's hard to be disappointed with a second place finish. We just have to get a little better and we'll move on to Elma Monday."
After leading the first 28-laps in the feature Saldana was forced to settle for a third place finish at the helm of the Roth Motorsports/ HR Livestock No. 83 Sprinter. Like the other two drivers the veteran also commented on the well prepared surface, which saw track crews stay up till 2am the night before to help get it into shape.
"The track was awesome and we did pretty much everything right tonight, but just got a bad break in traffic. I hate it for my guys, because we were really good in the main event. These races are often won or lost in traffic and unfortunately for us it didn't go our way tonight. We'll look forward to Elma now on Monday. I want to thank Dennis & Teresa Roth for giving me the chance to drive this car. Hopefully we can give them a win real soon."
Eunice, Louisiana's Jason Johnson had a great restart on lap 33 to go from sixth to fourth, making a couple of strong moves to get around Owasso, Oklahoma's Daryn Pittman & Hanover, Pennsylvania's Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth & sixth respectively.
Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz earned the KSE Hard Charger Award by carving his way from 20th to seventh. The current point leader was stuck deep in the field after getting upside down and suffering a DNF in his heat race. Mount Vernon, Washington's Jason Solwold; Puyallup, Washington's Trey Starks and Jacob Allen completed the top-10.
Joey Saldana captured the night's dash, while the three 10-lap heat races were picked off by David Gravel, Saldana and Brad Sweet. Gravel opened the night by setting his sixth fast time effort of the season by touring the Skagit Speedway in 10.967 seconds.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to action on Monday night at the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington for the Lucky Eagle Casino Grays Harbor Grudge Match presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Skagit Speedway Notebook

RACE REPORT: After winning on opening night at the Skagit Speedway, Watertown, Connecticut's David Gravel returned on Saturday with confidence and raced to an entertaining late-race victory for the second evening in a row with the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series. Outlaws Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana shared the spotlight with second and third place.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Luke Didiuk; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash):Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet; David Gravel, Daryn Pittman; KSE Hard Charger: Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Luke Didiuk.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Skagit Speedway, Wash.; Sept 3, 2016
A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [3] [$12,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$5,700]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [1] [$3,500]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [12] [$3,000]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8] [$2,600]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,400]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [20] [$2,300]; 8. 18-Jason Solwold [7] [$2,200]; 9. 55-Trey Starks [4] [$2,150]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$2,100]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [16] [$1,600]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$1,350]; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [15] [$1,300]; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam [14] [$1,200]; 15. 39C-Travis Rilat [13] [$1,100]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$1,000]; 17. 21-Robbie Price [19] [$900]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [22] [$850]; 19. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$800]; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6] [$800]; 21. 9A-Luke Didiuk [21] [$800]; 22. 22X-Trevor Cook [17] [$800] . Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-29, David Gravel 30-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+13] .
Qualifying - 1. 5-David Gravel, 10.967; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.986; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.006; 4. 55-Trey Starks, 11.020; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.043; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.079; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, 11.106; 8. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.119; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.156; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.242; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.265; 12. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.281; 13. 21-Robbie Price, 11.305; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam, 11.312; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.350; 16. 39C-Travis Rilat, 11.367; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.428; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.434; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.626; 20. 22X-Trevor Cook, 11.756; 21. 9A-Luke Didiuk, 12.120; 22. 7-Paul McMahan, nt
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 18-Jason Solwold [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 39C-Travis Rilat [6]; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 21-Robbie Price [5]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam [5]; 6. 22X-Trevor Cook [7]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [1]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 9A-Luke Didiuk [7]
Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]
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David Gravel Steals One from Logan Shuchart on the Final Corner to Claim Opening Night of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway on Friday
Alger, Washington - September 2, 2016...The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series return to the Pacific Northwest on Friday culminated in thrilling fashion, with David Gravel carving his way under Logan Schuchart in traffic to claim a final corner victory on opening night at the Skagit Speedway.
Gravel had stalked Schuchart's bumper over the final half of the race, before finally making the outstanding move coming down for the checkered flag, winning by just 0.249 seconds. It was a great way for the Watertown, Connecticut native to open the Western Swing, as he is currently locked in a tight three-way battle for the runner spot in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings.
"That sure was an exciting finish tonight so I hope all the fans enjoyed that one," commented the driver the CJB Motorsports/ Big Game Tree Stands No. 5 machine. "I got a run and saw the opening, so I just went for it. I'm pretty pumped we were able to finally park it for BC tonight. I can't Barry Jackson, my entire crew and all our sponsors enough for working so hard and giving me great cars. I haven't competed here at Skagit Speedway a whole lot, but it hasn't seemed to be my best track. Tonight the third time was the charm I guess. If we get a similar track tomorrow that keeps our confidence up and I think we'll have a good shot to be back up here."
The 25-lap main event started out with Schuchart getting the jump on the field, before a yellow flag waved on lap three when six-cars piled up in turn four. Day time rains had left the surface soft & rough in certain areas, which forced officials to utilize single-file restarts in the feature.
Another caution on lap-five then set up a dramatic restart that saw Bixby, Oklahoma's Shane Stewart power his way to the inside through the first corner and grab the lead heading down the back stretch. As Stewart entered the third & fourth corners however, Schuchart tried to make a move back to his inside, which saw contact ensue, leaving the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 stopped on the high-side with front end damage.
When going back green Schuchart found himself out front once again with Gravel now breathing down his neck. Lapped traffic then made things hectic for the leaders, until the final caution of the night flew on lap 13. The last 12-laps clicked off without incident and featured Schuchart looking to hold on for his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win.
The Hanover, Pennsylvania wheel-man had done a phenomenal job out front, but with the white flag waving Gravel got the run he needed to tuck up behind the Shark Racing No. 1s mount. He then proceeded to cut a perfect set of corners, rocketing to the inside of Schuchart to steal the win away and earn his eighth triumph of the 2016 campaign. Gravel becomes the second driver to reach at least eight wins this season in World of Outlaws competition.
Despite the tough ending it was still a great outing for Schuchart, who has shown lots of speed over the second half of the season.
"First off I want to apologize to Shane Stewart, because I feel bad about getting into him. He had passed me on that restart and I thought I could make a similar move, but once I started bouncing I just couldn't stop. It was definitely a demanding track tonight and I want to congratulate David Gravel & CJB Motorsports on the win. Huge thanks to my team and all of our supporters. Any time you can get on the podium with the World of Outlaws it's a good thing, but I certainly hate losing it like that. We'll get them next time."
Recent Knoxville Nationals winner Jason Johnson of Eunice, Louisiana had a strong outing to claim the final spot on the podium aboard the Priority Aviation No. 41 Sprinter.
"I felt like we had a good spot in the dash getting on the front row, but we were just a little too free and lost a front row starting spot there for the feature. You pretty much have to be perfect to win one of these races, but with how rough the track was it's definitely a feat to be standing up here on the podium. It was the type of track where you really had to be aggressive so I'm happy with our finish. Thank you to all the fans for coming out tonight and be sure to invite all your friends tomorrow."
Grass Valley's Brad Sweet came home in fourth, with current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota rounding out the top-five. Brownsburg, Indiana's Joey Saldana crossed the stripe in sixth, with Shane Stewart making a nice recovery from the early incident to finish seventh. Owasso, Oklahoma's Daryn Pittman, Fresno's Dominic Scelzi and Forni, Texas driver Travis Rilat completed the top-10.
Logan Schuchart captured the night's dash, while the three eight-lap heat races were picked off by Shane Stewart, David Gravel and Jason Johnson. Stewart opened the night by setting a brand new all-time Skagit Speedway track record with a blistering lap of 10.697.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Skagit Speedway on Saturday night to finish off the 2016 Outlaw Energy Showdown.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Luke Didiuk; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Darryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sowold; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart; David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet; KSE Hard Charger:Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Luke Didiuk.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28); David Gravel - 8 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Skagit Speedway, Wash.; Sept 2, 2016
A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel [3] [$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$4,000]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4] [$2,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$2,100]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,000]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$1,800]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$1,600]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$1,500]; 10. 39C-Travis Rilat [12] [$1,300]; 11. 18-Jason Solwold [8] [$1,200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$1,100]; 13. 21-Robbie Price [14] [$1,000]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [22] [$700]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [11] [$600]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$600]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [23] [$600]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan [20] [$600]; 19. 22X-Trevor Cook [16] [$600]; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13] [$600]; 21. 33V-Henry VanDam [15] [$600]; 22. 9A-Luke Didiuk [19] [$600]; 23. 26-Tayler Malsam [21] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-24, David Gravel 25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen [+8]
Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.697; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.729; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam, 10.778; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.821; 5. 5-David Gravel, 10.872; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.920; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 10.941; 8. 55-Trey Starks, 10.941; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.958; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.967; 11. 18-Jason Solwold, 11.044; 12. 33V-Henry VanDam, 11.094; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.150; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.189; 15. 39C-Travis Rilat, 11.273; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.364; 17. 21-Robbie Price, 11.451; 18. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.480; 19. 22X-Trevor Cook, 11.545; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.549; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.727; 22. 9A-Luke Didiuk, 11.973; 23. 7-Paul McMahan
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1] ; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4] ; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] ; 6. 22X-Trevor Cook [7] ; 7. 9A-Luke Didiuk [8] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5-David Gravel [2] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1] ; 3. 18-Jason Solwold [4] ; 4. 55-Trey Starks [3] ; 5. 21-Robbie Price [6] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5] ; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [8] ; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] ; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [6] ; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat [5] ; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam [4] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7] ; 7. 26-Tayler Malsam [1]
Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [3] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [2] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]

 

 

World of Outlaws Brings 410 Sprint Cars Back to Colorado

Series takes on El Paso County Raceway for the first time ever on Sept 14

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 29, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series has partnered with Blood, Sweat and Tears (BST) Racing to bring 410 sprint car racing to El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The event will be the Outlaws' first time in Colorado since 2005, and the first-ever appearance at the semi-banked quarter-mile track.

"We are excited to join BST Racing for this great event and the opportunity to see the Outlaws take on El Paso County Raceway," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "It's been a long time since we've been in Colorado, and we're excited to bring 410 sprint cars back to them."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hasn't been to Colorado since the Rocky Mountain National Speedway closed its doors (and was leveled for a housing project) at the end of the 2005 season. Danny Lasoski established the single-lap record of 12.014 seconds at the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval on Aug. 17, 2004. World of Outlaws A-feature winners include Craig Dollansky (2004), Donny Schatz (2003), Sammy Swindell (1995), Steve Kinser (1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1983), Dave Blaney (1993), Kenny Jacobs (1992), and Bobby Davis, Jr. (1990).

"This is five or six years of blood, sweat, and tears," said Raceway Manager and BST Racing Promoter Joe Bellm. "So it's nice to see this finally come to be. Plenty of times I was ready to throw in the towel. You know the obstacles we were all up against. But stubborn heads prevail!"

While 410 sprint car racing has been absent from the track in recent years, several local standouts are expected to make a play against the Outlaws, including local driver Jeff Heffner (a Knoxville 360 regular) and Justin Wolf Medlock (an ASCS local). Jeremy McCune, from Billings, Mont., has committed to going and is bringing up to four other cars with him. And word has it a couple of cars are coming from Wyoming as well.

Sharing the playing field with the Outlaws are the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) and the The Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints (RMLSA).

The Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association began in 1940, and is the second oldest midget racing club in the country. Based out of Colorado, the RMMRA has a long standing fan base, history, and deep roots in open wheel competition allowing them to experience the evolution of midget racing.

"We are honored to run in support of the World of Outlaws and BST Promotions as they make their return to Colorado," said RMMRA President Chris Sheil. "It is nice to see Mr Bellm's hard work prevail in getting this show to reality here in Colorado. I know he has been working on it for some time now. And our great car count is due to all of his organization with the Colorado Dirt Track Alliance he put together. I can not say enough about the continued improvements Joe has done with El Paso County Raceway. It has truly become the greatest venue to race at in Colorado."

The Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints is an association formed in 2011 by the merging of the RMMSA and COMSA to manage the 1000cc motorcycle-based winged and non winged open wheel division in Colorado and western Kansas. These cars use a midget chassis, powered by 1000-1200cc motorcycle engines. These are a great class for those drivers that later may want to race Midgets and Sprint cars.

"We race at several tracks in Colorado and Western Kansas, and were honored to be the support class," said RMLSA President Steve Becker. "El Paso County raceway is our home track, and we are excited to race at this improved facility operated by BST Promotions. With the continued support of our great car owners and drivers, as well as our local track promoters, we have had great car counts often exceeding 20 cars per night."

Race Central Television and Radio host Kurt Hansen - synonymous with all forms of local, national and international motor sports, and BST Racing's Official Dirt Track Announcer for all Colorado and BST Races - will share his usual post in the Tower with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announcer Johnny Gibson for this epic event.

"Kurt's edgy attitude and extensive racing knowledge will certainly bring a spark, energy, and angle never heard before at this event or any other," said Bellm. "It is no doubt that Kurt's enthusiasm and passion certainly made him our first choice for this Fall Classic not-to-be-missed Show."

Hansen and Bellm are expecting many gearhead fans to come out and see all Stars and Cars of the "The Greatest Show on Dirt."

"A lot of people are excited", said Bellm. "This is definitely going to be a big show."

Ticket Information can be found at woosprint.com.

 

 

High Five: Donny Schatz Wins Gerdau Magic City Showdown for Fifth Straight Year at Nodak Speedway
MINOT, N.D. - August 28, 2016 - It took Donny Schatz until his seventh start to win at his home track of Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Since that victory in 2012, he been undefeated in the Gerdau Magic City Showdown. Schatz extended his win streak at Nodak Speedway to five, after leading flag-to-flag on Sunday night at the three-eighths-mile.
Schatz started second and on the initial start ran second to pole sitter Logan Schuchart, but the first caution flag of the night flew before the lap was complete. That led to a complete restart and on the second start, Schatz was able to dive under Schuchart on the front straightaway to officially lead the first lap. Schatz was in traffic just five laps into the race and like his win on Friday night at River Cities Speedway, he masterfully weaved his way through the lapped machines.
"They are all special and they are all good," said Schatz of his five wins at Nodak Speedway. "The trophies here are awesome and so are the people. Everything about this place is great. I'll tell you what's really great, and that is this race team. These guys (on my crew) deserve to be standing here. The race car they prepare each day is incredible. I'm the lucky guy that gets to drive it and looks good. Their hard work is what pays off and gets us to victory lane."
With just two laps remaining in the 35-lap contest, a red flag flew, setting up a green-white-checker restart to determine the outcome. Schatz would use a strong restart to stay out front and opened a bit of a lead on the final circuit.
"I was thinking, 'Air don't go out of these tires,'" said Schatz, of the red flag. "We run bleeders and when you get heat in the tires it lets the air down and the tires then cool down. They get a little wormy after that. They were a little wormy after that red flag, but they were able to get us a win anyway."
The win for Schatz helped him complete a sweep of the three races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his home state of North Dakota for the second straight. Schatz now has won 18 times overall with the series in North Dakota. The win was the 20th of the season for the seven-time and defending series champion, who has now won at least 20 races in four consecutive years.
"It doesn't get any better than that," said Schatz of winning in North Dakota. "When you are a kid, like these kids here in the crowd and you dream of doing something, that's me. I'm standing here living my dream. Everybody all the times asks me how I am doing and I'm living my dream. Thank you fans for being part of it."
Jason Johnson lined up eighth and used a late-race charge to finish second. A strong restart on lap-10, moved him up a couple of spots and pit him in a torrid battle with David Gravel for third. Johnson was able to take third on lap-15 and began to work on Schuchart for second. Another strong restart propelled Johnson to second as he set his sights on Schatz.
"We started a little bit further back, so we gambled with set-up," said Johnson of his Priority Aviation team. "We've been searching a little bit and the guys definitely hit it right tonight. We had a really fast Maxim race car. Once we got to second, I was definitely wanting a restart. Donny (Schatz) is one of the best in the industry right now and he's tough. He definitely makes us step up our game each night."
On the green-white-checker restart, Johnson was able to look under Schatz in turns one and two, as he about pulled even with the leader, but could quite get enough of a run to attempt a pass. The second-place finish for Johnson was his 13thtop-five finish of the season.
"I needed to get to him and I couldn't quite clear him," shared the 2016 Knoxville Nationals winner. "One thing about Donny is that he'll race you clean, so I wanted to race him clean. Once we came down the back straightaway he had a little more momentum and our only chance was maybe if he would have bobbled, but that doesn't happen very often."
Daryn Pittman, who fell back to seventh at one point, during the 35-lap race, also made a late-race charge to finish third in the Great Clips No. 9. Pittman started sixth and over the second half of the race was able to pick up a number of positons on his way to his 36th top-five finish of the season.
"That was a fun race tonight," said Pittman. "It was great track prep. From the driver's seat it was pretty exciting and a lot of fun to drive. It took me too long to run the top in (turns) one and two. Once I was able to do that, I was making a lot of speed and down the back straight with a lot more mile an hour."
Logan Schuchart continued his strong 2016 season by finishing fourth, which was his 10th top-five finish of the season. David Gravel crossed the line fifth, with Brad Sweet sixth. Joey Saldana was seventh, followed by Jacob Allen, who turned in an eighth-place run to put both Shark Racing cars in the top-10. Paul McMahan was ninth, with Dominic Scelzi rounding out the top-10.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 in the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington.
Nodak Speedway Notebook

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jordon Adams; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Shane Stewart; Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kyle Fedyk; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28); David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Nodak Speedway, N.D.; Augst 28, 2016
A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$2,300]; 7. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$2,100]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,050]; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [13] [$2,000]; 11. 20A-Jordan Adams [11] [$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [17] [$1,200]; 13. 5G-Dave Glennon [19] [$1,100]; 14. 99-Jordan Graham [21] [$1,050]; 15. 7T-Trent Stengl [16] [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$900]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$800]; 18. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [18] [$800]; 19. 21-Ryder Olson [20] [$800]; 20. 8B-Jack Croaker [22] [$800]; 21. 20-Kevin Lawson [23] [$800]; 22. 20L-Dusty Lawson [24] [$800]; 23. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [14] [$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [15] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 99-Jordan Graham [+7]
Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.039; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.072; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.112; 4. 5-David Gravel, 13.123; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.155; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.247; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.281; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.311; 9. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.335; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.343; 11. 20A-Jordan Adams, 13.469; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.482; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.523; 14. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.611; 15. 91K-Kyle Fedyk, 13.882; 16. 21-Ryder Olson, 13.966; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.006; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.103; 19. 7T-Trent Stengl, 14.117; 20. 5G-Dave Glennon, 14.207; 21. 99-Jordan Graham, 14.345; 22. 20-Kevin Lawson, 14.697; 23. 17M-Todd Mickelson, 14.825; 24. 8B-Jack Croaker, 15.059; 25. 90-Randy Blotsky, 15.254; 26. 20L-Dusty Lawson, 15.375
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1] ; 2. 5-David Gravel [2] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3] ; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4] ; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5] ; 6. 7T-Trent Stengl [7] ; 7. 21-Ryder Olson [6] ; 8. 90-Randy Blotsky [9] ; 9. 20-Kevin Lawson [8]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3] ; 4. 20A-Jordan Adams [4] ; 5. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [5] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6] ; 7. 5G-Dave Glennon [7] ; 8. 17M-Todd Mickelson [8] ; 9. 20L-Dusty Lawson [9]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] ; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] ; 3. 7-Paul McMahan [3] ; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] ; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [6] ; 6. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [5] ; 7. 99-Jordan Graham [7] ; 8. 8B-Jack Croaker [8]
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] ; 4. 5-David Gravel [3] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]
B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5G-Dave Glennon [2] [-]; 2. 21-Ryder Olson [1] [-]; 3. 99-Jordan Graham [3] [-]; 4. 8B-Jack Croaker [6] [-]; 5. 20-Kevin Lawson [4] [-]; 6. 20L-Dusty Lawson [8] [-]; 7. 90-Randy Blotsky [7] [$300]; 8. 17M-Todd Mickelson [5] [$250]
Unofficial World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings


 


Home State Sweep
Donny Schatz Wins for Eighth Time at River Cities Speedway
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - August 26, 2016 - Donny Schatz scored a pair of sweeps on Friday night with the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota. First, he completed a clean sweep of the night, setting fast time, winning a heat race, winning the dash and winning the 40-lap A-Feature. Second, he completed a sweep of both legs of the Gerdau Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway for 2016.
The win for Schatz was his fourth straight with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the high-banked, action-packed bullring. In his career, the seven-time and defending Outlaws champion has now won eight times with the series at the track.
"This race team is incredible, it's not me," said Schatz of his success at River Cities Speedway. "The things they think of to make this race car better is amazing. I just have a habit of having a dumb way of driving it. I like it laying on the right rear like the late model. It really works, especially here. Sunday at Angell Park, I thought I had the best race car I had ever driven. That thing was awesome, but tonight, it was unbelievable. I think one of my eight-year-old nieces could have won that race in that race car. This race team is on their game. It's what they do, day in and day out. I'm just the lucky guy that gets to drive it."
Schatz started on the pole and led from the drop of the green flag. The first caution of the night fell on the second lap. He chose the low side of the track on the double file restart and opened a quick lead, as Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet and David Gravel waged a side-by-side battle for the second spot for several laps. The second and final yellow flag of the night flew on lap-13, with the remainder of the race going green, putting Schatz in heavy lapped traffic for most of the duration of the 40-lap contest in his Bad Boy Off-Road J&J.
"It was fun in traffic," said Schatz. "If you're not leading and in second or third, you want to use that traffic to your advantage to try to move around. When you are leading, it's what you look forward to and try not to make mistakes, because it can gap you between yourself and the field. I could run the top and the bottom and threw enough stuff off the bottom that you could run in the middle. We were lapping some really, really good cars."
Schatz now has won 17 A-Feature events in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his home state of North Dakota, at four different tracks. He has one more chance to add to that on Sunday at his home track of Nodak Speedway in Minot.
"I'm a damn proud North Dakotan," said Schatz. "This state is where I grew up. We are fortunate in North Dakota to have a lot of great race tracks. Everybody needs to keep that in mind and keep supporting them. This is a part of the country that still has a lot of dirt track racing and it's disappearing in other parts of the country. It's strong here and let's keep it that way."
Brad Sweet picked up his third consecutive podium finish over the last week and a half, as he crossed the line second. After battling Schuchart and Gravel in the early going, Sweet moved into second on the seventh lap. He was able to gain a little ground on Schatz in traffic in the middle portions of the race, but was never able to gain enough ground to make a bit for the lead.
"Donny (Schatz) was awfully good, like he's been the last four or five times here," Sweet shared. "It's tough to beat him at one of his home state tracks, just like any other place. We are pretty happy with how the car handled tonight. To be up here on the front straightaway with Donny is all good. We are still chasing him and trying to get our program a little better so we can win these races."
Sweet started fourth and was able to quickly move forward and maintain his spot near the front of the field aboard the Ollie's Bargain Outlet machine. With his runner-up finish, Sweet moved into the second spot in points.
"We had great speed all night," said Sweet. "Getting through lapped traffic, Donny was just a little bit better. He was able to go in the middle and do a few things we weren't able to do. We'll go back and do our homework. I have to thank my guys for working hard."
Mark Dobmeier, who hails from Grand Forks, made a late-race charge to finish third. Dobmeier started seventh and fell back a few spots early in the race, before gaining quite a few positions in the final 20 laps of the 40-lap race.
"About halfway through, the car really came on," explained Dobmeier. "I knew it was a long race and I had to save my (right rear) tire a little bit. I saved it up for a bit. I don't know if it was me getting on the gas or these fans, but we got some electricity going and this thing was charging forward. We turning as fast of laps as we could. We just needed a caution or something at the end to bunch them up again. That's what you get for starting sixth, but I got up on the wheel and got it going."
Dobmeier, who is the winningest sprint car driver in River Cities Speedway history, has been close on several occasions to scoring a win with the series at his home track. While he has three career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins on his resume, one at River Cities is what still eludes him.
"I would give up a Knoxville Nationals win to win one here with the Outlaws," said Dobmeier. "I've won a couple in Sioux Falls, which is kind of a second home track to me, and the crowd gets electric, but it cannot beat the crowd at Grand Forks when these guys get on their feet and cheering."
Logan Schuchart finished fourth on Friday night to earn his second straight top-five finish at River Cities. Joey Saldana was fifth, with Daryn Pittman coming home sixth. Jason Johnson was seventh, while David Gravel was eighth, Shane Stewart ninth and Dusty Zomer 10th.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday, August 28 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota, with the running of the Gerdau Magic City Showdown.
River Cities Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz's dominance of River Cities Speedway continued Friday night as he led every lap of the feature en route to his 19th World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of 2016. Brad Sweet, Mark Dobmeier, Logan Schuchart, and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Aaron Reutzel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Joey Saldana, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Shane Stewart; Craftsman/Sears($100 cash): Mark Dobmeier; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Cory Mack.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 19 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26); David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; River Cities Speedway, N.D.; Augst 26, 2016
A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[4][$5,500]; 3. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[6][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3][$2,800]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana[2][$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[10][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[12][$2,200]; 8. 5-David Gravel[5][$2,100]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart[8][$2,050]; 10. 82-Dusty Zomer[7][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[19][$1,500]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan[16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen[21][$1,100]; 14. 2A-Austin Pierce[24][$1,050]; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[23][$1,000]; 16. 8-Casey Mack[15][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl[17][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides[18][$800]; 19. 3-Tim Kaeding[14][$800]; 20. 20A-Jordan Adams[20][$800]; 21. 25-Cory Mack[13][$800]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard[9][$800]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel[22][$800]; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[11][$800] Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2A-Austin Pierce[+10].
Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.027; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 10.064; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer, 10.065; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.161; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 10.180; 6. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 10.212; 7. 25-Cory Mack, 10.287; 8. 2L-Logan Forler, 10.316; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.339; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.342; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 10.430; 12. O-Nick Omdahl, 10.554; 13. 7T-Trent Stengl, 10.614; 14. 8-Casey Mack, 10.670; 15. 13T-Ty Hanten, 10.716; 16. 8B-Jack Croaker, 10.863; 17. 91M-Jackson Moffett, 10.936; 18. 99-Jordan Graham, 11.092; 19. 14-Tom Egeland, 11.301; 20. 83-Joey Saldana, 10.177; 21. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.187; 22. 5-David Gravel, 10.190; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.224; 24. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.240; 25. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.282; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.323; 27. 7-Paul McMahan, 10.329; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.414; 29. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.422; 30. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 10.486; 31. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 10.530; 32. 3-Tim Kaeding, 10.543; 33. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.586; 34. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.681; 35. 5G-Dave Glennon, 10.840; 36. 13-Clyde Knipp, 10.987; 37. 8H-Jade Hastings, 11.057; 38. 31-Shane Roemeling, 11.250; 39. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 11.330; 40. 26-Blake Egeland, 11.453
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer[2] ; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard[3] ; 4. 25-Cory Mack[4] ; 5. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl[5] ; 7. 14-Tom Egeland[10] ; 8. 91M-Jackson Moffett[9] ; 9. 13T-Ty Hanten[8] ; 10. 7T-Trent Stengl[7]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[2] ; 2. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 4. 8-Casey Mack[7] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 6. O-Nick Omdahl[6] ; 7. 8B-Jack Croaker[8] ; 8. 99-Jordan Graham[9] ; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding[7] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6] ; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko[8] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[4] ; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp[9] ; 10. 31-Shane Roemeling[10] ; 11. 26-Blake Egeland[11]
Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[2] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[3] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[4] ; 5. 20A-Jordan Adams[5] ; 6. 10TRB-Bob Martin[10] ; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[6] ; 8. 8H-Jade Hastings[9] ; 9. 5G-Dave Glennon[8] ; 10. 2A-Austin Pierce[7]
Craftsman Club Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 83-Joey Saldana[2] ; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 5. 5-David Gravel[6] ; 6. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[7] ; 7. 82-Dusty Zomer[5] ; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[8]
C Main - (10 laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-Feature) - 1. 8B-Jack Croaker[1] [-]; 2. 5G-Dave Glennon[2] [-]; 3. 91M-Jackson Moffett[3] [$150]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings[6] [$150]; 5. 10TRB-Bob Martin[9] [$150]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp[4] [$125]; 7. 99-Jordan Graham[5] [$125]; 8. 31-Shane Roemeling[8] [$125]; 9. 14-Tom Egeland[7] [$125]; 10. 26-Blake Egeland[10] [$125]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen[2] [-]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1] [-]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4] [-]; 4. 2A-Austin Pierce[8] [-]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[6] [$300]; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl[3] [$250]; 7. O-Nick Omdahl[5] [$225]; 8. 6N-Greg Nikitenko[10] [$200]; 9. 8B-Jack Croaker[11] [$200]; 10. 13T-Ty Hanten[9] [$200]; 11. 5G-Dave Glennon[12] [$200]; 12. 7T-Trent Stengl[7] [$200]
 

 

 

Ripple-Effect: Gravel Seeks to Double-up at Lernerville Seeks to finish business at Commonwealth Clash next month

CONCORD, N.C.. - August 24, 2016 - Lernerville Speedway is a place of both triumphant memories and unfinished business for World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Platinum driver David Gravel. With more recent successes than shortcomings at the 4/10-mile, Gravel will go head-to-head against the latter at Lernerville's Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 24. Flashback to the 2014 season, the last time the World of Outlaws had the Commonwealth Clash on its schedule: Gravel was in contention to beat the field into the checkers like he had in his heat race earlier in the night. There was one man standing in his way: Joey Saldana. Saldana, a fellow Platinum driver, won the $10,000 purse that night. It was only fitting the two drivers - starting the feature in third and fourth - would clash. Though Gravel finished runner-up in the last Commonwealth Clash, the DDR Motorsports wheelman found his silver lining at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup this year. Here Gravel won his first series race at Lernerville, along with the $25,000 prize for the track's crown-jeweled sprint show dedicated to the former track owner. He will now seek to carry that momentum into a show he was close to winning just two seasons ago. "My first win there happened to be the Silver Cup," said Gravel, who competed in a handful of unsanctioned shows at the track. "It was a big payday, and there's lot of history to the event. It was definitely great. I always look forward to coming to Lernerville because it's always good racing." He had to wait nearly two years to see Victory Lane at Lernerville. At the last Commonwealth Clash, Gravel was side-by-side with Saldana for 15 of the 35 laps. Saldana said he was able to fend off Gravel because he was able to get more traction at the bottom of the track. The win was Saldana's second consecutive trip to Victory Lane. "Lernerville has always been one of my favorites," Gravel said. "That night we were really good and had an awesome battle with Joey, but came up just a little short. But you know, it was a really good show for the fans and to finish first or second, you really can't complain." The series' return for the Commonwealth Clash is one Gravel anticipates being another instant-classic. At the Silver Cup, Gravel said he laid down a "pretty good" qualifying lap - registering the quick time of the night with a 13.176. The track record of 12.334 seconds was established by Saldana on May 15, 2002. "We did a lot of good things there," Gravel said. "I'm ready to go back and see what we can do." Gravel has a lot on the line as the season wraps up. He is currently 250 points behind leader Donny Schatz, and the track attracts the biggest drivers and super-fans across the region. "It's going to be an extremely fun weekend a lot of us will be looking forward to," Gravel said. "And you know, we don't get to go to Lernerville all that often, so anybody who wants to see us put on a great show, that's what we're going to do."

 

 

At a Glance: Schatz on the Homefront
Outlaws to engage in Midwestern Melee in North Dakota
CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 23, 2016 - Current points leader and season-standout Donny Schatz is headed home for a tour through North Dakota. Schatz, a Grand Forks, N.D. native, will lead the charge as the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series invades River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26 and Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28.
During Schatz's 2015 31-win season, three of his wins came from his home state. Schatz swept the board, winning River Cities Speedway twice and capping-off the Outlaws' tour through North Dakota with a trip down victory lane at Nodak Speedway. From there, Schatz extended his winning streak to four.
Though Schatz has been victorious in one-third of the trips to River Cities since 2007, five other drivers have beaten the pack to the checkers. Schatz is seeking his fifth consecutive win at Nodak since 2012.
Schatz is streaking in 2016, having won more than one-quarter of the events. Finding himself in a similar situation, Schatz will seek to extend his two-race win streak in the Midwest's weekend swing. Despite being in familiar territory, Schatz does not see these races as any more important than the rest.
"There's not any [race] that stands out to win," Schatz said. "You have to have the attitude that you can win them all. Reality says you can't win them all, but you never tell yourself that before you walk out of the gate at the end of the night."
Fellow Platinum driver Joey Saldana was one of the last drivers to win at Nodak before Schatz's four-year streak, and he sees the defending series champion as the man to beat. Saldana is currently in the top five in points, but has his eyes locked-in on a top three performance in 2016.
"Everyone's main competition has to be Donny Schatz because he is the class of the field," Saldana said. "But you can't focus on one driver or one car. You just have to race your own car every night."
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ABOUT THE TRACK:
RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/10-mile oval. The track record of 9.269 seconds was established by Jason Meyers on October, 21, 2009.
Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 29
2014 - Daryn Pittman on August 15
2013 - Cody Darrah on June 21
2012 - Kraig Kinser on June 15
2011 - Craig Dollansky on June 15, Craig Dollansky on June 16; Steve Kinser on August 19
2010 - Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on August 21
2008 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 - Joey Saldana on June 29
NODAK SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.991seconds was established By Paul McMahan on August 18, 2014.
Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 23
2014 - Donny Schatz on August 17
2013 - Donny Schatz on August 18
2012 - Donny Schatz on August 19
2010 - Joey Saldana on August 20, Craig Dollansky on August 21
2009 - Danny Lasoski on June 21
2008 - Jason Meyerson August 17
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 - 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21);David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Raceway on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
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World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 8466 0 18 45 58 4
2 5 David Gravel 8216 -250 7 35 50 4
3 49 Brad Sweet 8213 -253 7 34 47 11
4 9 Daryn Pittman 8212 -254 7 35 48 6
5 83 Joey Saldana 8078 -388 4 24 45 10
6 2 Shane Stewart 8058 -408 5 28 51 2
7 41 Jason Johnson 7578 -888 2 12 33 2
8 1S Logan Schuchart 7448 -1018 1 8 24 2
9 7s Jason Sides 7362 -1104 1 4 22 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 7228 -1238 0 1 17 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 6852 -1614 1 4 11 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 6560 -1906 0 2 8 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 5371 -3095 2 12 24 2
14 13 Clyde Knipp 4054 -4412 0 0 0 0
15 1 Sammy Swindell 2947 -5519 0 2 5 1
16 24 Terry McCarl 2890 -5576 1 1 4 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 2770 -5696 0 3 7 0
18 17W Bryan Clauson 2456 -6010 0 1 6 0
19 18 Ian Madsen 2427 -6039 0 0 9 1
20 41 Dominic Scelzi 2218 -6248 0 1 2 0

 

 

History Maker:

Schatz Wins Inaugural World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Event at Angell Park Speedway

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. - August 21, 2016 -Donny Schatz has won at some of the most historic tracks in sprint car racing over the course of his 20 seasons on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The seven-time and defending series champion added the legendary Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to that list on Sunday night as he picked up the win in the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series in a co-sanctioned event.
For Schatz, it was his series-leading 18th win of the season as he added to his point lead, as he chases his eighth series title. Schatz has now won at 79 different tracks in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. In five starts in the state of Wisconsin this year, he finished on the podium in all five, including picking up a pair of wins.
"This place has a ton of history and is very unique," said Schatz. "It threw us for a loop with gear and everything. This race team is unreal with what they do with this race car when they unload every night. It was fast right out of the box and got us qualified well and we normally don't qualify that well. It feels good to finally have your name on a track record."
Schatz started second and battled Daryn Pittman in the early going, nearly taking the lead a couple of times. Schatz got by Pittman on the back straightaway on lap-17, but Pittman re-took the top spot before that lap was official. On the following circuit, Schatz used a strong restart, following a red flag, to power his way to the lead, on the low side of the track, exiting turn-two. He would pace the remainder of the 40-lap contest.
"The car worked better on the bottom," he noted. "The top, I would get rolled over and a little bit too tight. I've been driving a late model the last three nights and I think that gave me a heads up on what rolling on the right rear feels like. The top was tricky. In (turns) one and two it was right up against the fence and you had to hit it just right to be able to keep your speed. The race track was just awesome. We had a good race with Daryn (Pittman). He had a good pace early and I wasn't sure if we would be able to keep up with him. The longer we went, the better the car got."
The 40-lap main event got off to a slow start, with a caution flag flying on the second lap, followed by a red flag, after a restart on that same circuit. Pittman led from the pole on the initial start as well as the ensuing two restarts. Schatz, who started third, moved into second on the opening lap and kept pace with Pittman, as the leaders encountered lapped traffic just five laps into the race.
"This is a fun place," said Schatz. "I didn't really know what the track was going to do. There was a top for a little bit and then a bottom. We were actually able to make the middle work as well. It was great to see a great crowd here tonight on such a short notice for a race. It was great to see all of the people and enthusiasm."
Just past the halfway point of the race, the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic, with Pittman closing back in on Schatz, who got hung up by a couple of slower machines. With 10 laps to go, Pittman was right on Schatz, but once the latter was able to clear a couple of lapped machines, he was able to pull away in the late going. Pittman led the first 17 laps from the pole.
"I just got beat," said Pittman. "I had a good car early and a pretty decent car late and the track changed a lot and got really slick on the top to a huge curb. Like Donny (Schatz) said, it just wanted to get you rolled up into it, especially off (turn) two. We hung with him for the longest time and then he cleared a few of those lapped cars with five or six (laps) to go and pulled away. This is a fun race track. It was great to see a big crowd. It's always fun to run in front of capacity crowds at these race tracks."
Brad Sweet started on the outside of the front row and fell back a spot on the opening lap. For the second straight race, he had a spirited battle with David Gravel. This time it was for the third position. Sweet would claim the spot to secure two position on the podium for Kasey Kahne Racing.
"This place is known for getting that huge curb, right up by the wall," said Sweet. "That creates great racing. It was really technical and you had to really watch for the lapped cars and try not to mess up. It seemed like with that curb, if you messed up you were basically in the wall. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out on short notice. We appreciate it."
Gravel finished fourth to pick up his 35th top-five finish of the season. Logan Schuchart charged from the 11th starting spot to finish fifth. Shane Stewart crossed the line sixth, with Jason Johnson in seventh. Joey Saldana was eighth, with Jacob Allen ninth, to put both Shark Racing cars in the top-10. Paul McMahan rounded out the top-10. Mike Reinke was the highest finishing Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series driver, crossing the line 12th.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, August 26 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour.
Angell Park Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman battled it out for the lead at the World of Outlaw CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series debut visit to Angell Park Speedway. Ultimately, it was Schatz who broke away from Pittman and claimed his 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season, along with a new track record.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Scotty Thiel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Scotty Thiel.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21); David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Angel Park Speedway, Wisc.; Augst 21, 2016
A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[1][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel[4][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[11][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart[8][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[7][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana[5][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[10][$2,050]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan[13][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides[6][$1,500]; 12. O2-Mike Reinke[15][$1,200]; 13. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[9][$1,100]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog[19][$1,050]; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[20][$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson[23][$900]; 17. 80K-Mike Kertscher[16][$800]; 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[21][$800]; 19. 99-Kyle Marten[24][$800]; 20. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[18][$800]; 21. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[12][$800]; 22. 64-Scotty Thiel[17][$800]; 23. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[22][$800]; 24. 73-Brandon McMullen[14][$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-17, Donny Schatz 18-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+7].
Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.718; 2. 5-David Gravel, 11.812; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.881; 4. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.926; 5. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.977; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.004; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.016; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.031; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.036; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.052; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.067; 12. 65-Jordon Goldesberry, 12.090; 13. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.195; 14. 73-Brandon McMullen, 12.208; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.281; 16. 80K-Mike Kertscher, 12.308; 17. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.319; 18. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.331; 19. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.405; 20. 59-Ben Schmidt, 12.426; 21. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.341; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.452; 23. 1M-Phillip Mock, 12.465; 24. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.469; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.578; 26. 99-Kyle Marten, 12.623; 27. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.666; 28. 23B-Russell Borland, 12.675; 29. 7U-Scott Uttech, 12.732; 30. 53W-Bill Wirth, 12.751; 31. 12-Mike Decker, 12.772; 32. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.844; 33. 79-Blake Nimee, 12.944; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.967; 35. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.099; 36. 41D-Dennis Spitz, 13.155; 37. 7V-Tim Vandervere, 13.260
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[5]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[2]; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel[4]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 7U-Scott Uttech[8]; 9. 79-Blake Nimee[9]; 10. 7V-Tim Vandervere[10]
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel[1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[3]; 4. 73-Brandon McMullen[4]; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[5]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[6]; 7. 99-Kyle Marten[7]; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp[9]
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3]; 4. O2-Mike Reinke[5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog[4]; 6. 1M-Phillip Mock[6]; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere[9]; 8. 68-Dave Uttech[7]; 9. 12-Mike Decker[8]
Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana[1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[2]; 3. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[3]; 4. 80K-Mike Kertscher[4]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6]; 6. 59-Ben Schmidt[5]; 7. 23B-Russell Borland[7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz[8]; 9. 41D-Dennis Spitz[9]
Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[6]; 4. 5-David Gravel[5]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana[3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[8]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[4]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[2] [-]; 2. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[3] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[5] [-]; 4. 99-Kyle Marten[6] [-]; 5. 59-Ben Schmidt[1] [$300]; 6. 1M-Phillip Mock[4] [$250]; 7. 7U-Scott Uttech[9] [$225]; 8. 79-Blake Nimee[13] [$200]; 9. 23B-Russell Borland[8] [$200]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp[14] [$200]; 11. 10V-Matt Vandervere[15] [$200]; 12. 53W-Bill Wirth[10] [$200]; 13. 4K-Kris Spitz[12] [$200]; 14. 41D-Dennis Spitz[16] [$200]; 15. 7V-Tim Vandervere[17] [$200]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech[7] [$200]; 17. 12-Mike Decker[11] [$200]

 

 

 

Schatz wins at Junction Motor Speedway

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — August 16, 2016 — Entering the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series event at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Donny Schatz had never finished off the podium in five career starts at the 3/8-mile. The seven-time and defending series champion extended that streak, while adding to his win total at the track, as he dominated the 30-lap main event.

Schatz started second and took the lead on the top side of the track from pole sitter Joey Saldana. Schatz would go on to lead all 30 laps aboard the Bad Boy Off-Road J&J for Tony Stewart Racing.

“You definitely had to be up front tonight, because the track was so fast,” said Schatz. “When it started moving it went right to the top. When we got to lapped traffic we had trouble getting by guys, but they were fast cars we were trying to get by. The start is always important and you never really try to push the issue.”

The race was slowed by a pair of cautions, both on the second lap. On the first restart, which was a double file restart, Schatz chose the high side of the track and shot out to a lead. Following the second caution, officials elected to go with single file restarts the remainder of the night. On that restart, Schatz again used a strong run to quickly open a gap on David Gravel, who had moved into second, after Joey Saldana suffered a broken rear end while running second.

Late in the race, Schatz caught lapped traffic, and with how fast the track was it took several laps to get around a couple of cars. That allowed Gravel to close as the leader was not able to get around those machines. With six laps remaining, Schatz was able to get around the two cars he had been trying to lap and pulled away.

“My crew did a great job,” he said. “Tony Stewart Racing has such a good group of guys and they keep doing such a great job with the race car. When the race car is like that, they are fun to drive. It helps when you get yourself in a good position on the front row.”

For Schatz, the win was his 17th of the season and his third triumph at Junction Motor Speedway. He is the only driver that has won more than once at Junction Motor Speedway. The win also helped him extend his lead in the championship standings as he chases his eighth title.

“There is a lot expected out of us, and I expect a lot out of myself as well as my race team at any race track we go to,” noted Schatz. “After 20 years, you’d think you’d be able to figure some stuff out. I think it’s more of that than anything. It’s not a confidence thing. These guys know what they are doing. Some days I may look like I know what I am doing, and some days I actually know what I’m doing. Today we seemed to get everything lined up just right.”

Gravel was able to get side-by-side with Schatz coming off turn-four on lap-23, but was not able to make a pass. Late in the race, Gravel had to fend off several charges by Brad Sweet as the pair battled for the second spot. The runner-up finish for Gravel was his 34th top-five finish of the season.

“I had a shot for one lap and then Donny (Schatz) got by Paul (McMahan) and set sail,” said Gravel. “I think we got a little free at the end and I got the wing back probably too far to roll that fast of a race track. We’re happy with second. We started second in the dash and gained a row there and gained another row in the feature, so I can’t complain with that. I would have liked to have won, but it just wasn’t in the cards tonight, so we’ll move on to Sunday.”

Sweet started third and fell back to fifth early, before making a late-race charge. While the lead duo was negotiating the couple of lapped cars during the last 10 laps, Sweet was able to close in on Gravel, but couldn’t quite get enough of a run to make a pass.

“It was awfully hard to get by the traffic, because there was so much grip there, three-quarters of the way up the track with that cushion,” explained Sweet. “The lapped cars were just fast enough that you couldn’t clear them. I would get a run on David (Gravel), but he covered it up pretty good and he was getting good enough runs off the exit that we weren’t able to get the right run to make the pass.”

The third-place finish for Sweet was his 33rd top-five of the season as he kept pace with Gravel in the point standings. The pair is separated by just three markers.

“You’ll have nights like these and you have to be happy with a podium finish,” Sweet said. “The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car has been fast and we didn’t get the right draw, but Donny (Schatz) did a great job in traffic clearing those couple guys. It got close for a second. That’s what he does really well and we have to do a little better. We’ll keep working on it and hopefully we can get some wins.”

Daryn Pittman finished fourth, after a side-by-side battle with Shane Stewart, who crossed the line fifth. Logan Schuchart finished sixth, with Jason Sides seventh and Jason Johnson eighth. Ian Madsen, who opened the night by setting a new track record in time trials finished ninth. Paul McMahan rounded out the top-10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday, August 21 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, along with Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints.

Junction Motor Speedway Notebook:

RACE REPORT: With Joey Saldana on the pole, Donny Schatz took the lead during the first lap of the Junction Motor Speedway Feature and carried it all the way through the 30 laps for his seventeeth win of the season. While David Gravel and Brad Sweet pushed on him, threatening to make it a three-way race to the finish, they trailed behind for their respective podium spots.

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$6,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4] [$3,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$2,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$1,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$1,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$1,400]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$1,350]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [16] [$1,300]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [9] [$1,250]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,200]; 11. 1M-Danny Lasoski [12] [$900]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$800]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$700]; 14. 53-Jack Dover [15] [$650]; 15. 83-Joey Saldana [1] [$600]; 16. 1X-Don Droud Jr [10] [$550]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [14] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+8]

Qualifying - 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.518; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.561; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.563; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.619; 5. 5-David Gravel, 13.668; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.693; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.706; 8. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.712; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.725; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.756; 11. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 13.781; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.830; 13. 1X-Don Droud Jr, 13.924; 14. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.048; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.061; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.519; 17. 53-Jack Dover, 15.019.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5] ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [1] ; 6. 1X-Don Droud Jr [7] ; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski [6] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8] ; 9. 53-Jack Dover [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] ; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [4] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6] ; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [7] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] ; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] ; 2. 5-David Gravel [1] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5] ; 6. 1X-Don Droud Jr [7] ; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [8] ; 8. 1M-Danny Lasoski [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [11] ; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [12] ; 11. 53-Jack Dover [13] ; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [4] ; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

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


 

 

Johnson Outduels Schatz for First Knoxville Nationals Title
Outlaws Take over Victory Lane at 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 13, 2016 - The 56th running of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store culminated Saturday night with the grandstands on their feet as the Ragin' Cajun took home the win in one of the most exciting Knoxville Nationals in recent history, depriving fellow-Outlaw Donny Schatz of his tenth Nationals win.
With fireworks ablaze behind him, Jason Johnson stood on the back of his Priority Aviation #41 Maxim pounding his fists in the air as he celebrated his first-ever Nationals win and claimed the $150,000 prize.
It was a big night for the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series as three Outlaws took over Victory Lane: Johnson, Schatz and Shane Stewart. As outlaws are wont to do, they rode in, took the loot, and left nothing but dust in their trail.
"I gave it my all," said Johnson. "I wanted to win just as bad as Donny wanted to win, just as bad as Shane wanted to win - and probably everybody that started in A-Main. My guys gave me a great race car and I got very fortunate."
 

After his runner-up finish on Night 2, the Cajun Sensation was the high point driver of the night, earning him the spot beside another fellow-Outlaw, Daryn Pittman, who started on the pole. Kerry Madsen and Jamie Veal followed, with Schatz in fifth.
By Lap 2, the battle between Schatz and Johnson was on as Schatz came up to third. Meanwhile, Outlaws Shane Stewart and Brad Sweet battled it out for sixth, with Stewart holding his ground.
Pittman hit traffic by Lap 9, and Johnson battled him from the cushion - from where he won the race - for the next couple of laps, taking the lead off the fourth turn in Lap 11. But it was short lived. Lap 12 saw Pittman and Schatz pass Johnson. And in the next two laps Schatz and Johnson charged past Pittman.
By Lap 15, the race looked as expected, with the nine-time champ a half stretch ahead.
A caution for Craig Dollansky allowed Madsen to get past Pittman, and Stewart worked his way to fifth, but Schatz held a strong lead when the mandatory caution was called after Lap 25.
The real battle began on the restart with Johnson on the cushion and Schatz down low. Johnson took the lead with a slide job off turn 4 and continued to ride the cushion so high he nearly climbed the wall in Lap 34.
Meanwhile, Madsen made a play for second, taking it from Schatz for three laps; and another three laps later, in Lap 44, Schatz took the lead back from Johnson. They battle was on as they worked the half-mile Knoxville Raceway. Jason. Donny. Jason. Donny. They battled hard, but the victory was just not meant to be for the reigning champ as Johnson "Parked It" .168 seconds earlier for the win.
"I didn't think he could race that hard for 50 laps, but he did,"said Schatz, who didn't think the race could be won from the top. "He did one hell of a job. I mean to run the last ten laps, or last lap - any lap during this race - it means the worlds toughtest spot in sprint car racing. And he figured out how to make it work and get there first, so hats off to him. Next year I'd like to be the one to win. But he won. He earned it. He did one hell of a job, and he figured out how to do it."
"I know Donny wasn't happy with me after the checkers, and that really kind of bothers me because I respect Donny as a driver and I want his respect as well," said Johnson. "I don't want to wreck nobody, and I want to race people clean, but like I told him, 'God damn, dude, this is Knoxville Nationals!'"
The winning outlaw trio showed a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for each other in post-race interviews. Johnson stated he got a lesson from Stewart before the race and spent a lot of time talking with him about how to race the track. "All in all it's a testament to friendship, to what life is all about, and to B.C.," he said.
This important win for Johnson, flanked by Stewart and Schatz during the post-race press conference, is a great nod to his 2016 drivers interview at the start of season: "The biggest competition has to be Donny Schatz because he has set the standard," said Johnson back in February. "But as a team, we measure ourselves up to Shane Stewart and Larson-Marks Racing because he comes from the same background as I do and he's with a team that's only been out here for a couple years as well."
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway. To find out more information and to learn how to buy tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/junction-motor-speedway

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2016 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Notebook:
Jason Johnson's epic win over Donny Schatz at the 56th running of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores will go down as one of the best ever. Over the race's final 25 lap segment the two drivers traded slide jobs and the lead on several occasions, even making contact at one point. In the end, Johnson was too strong and held on for his first ever Knoxville Nationals win. Schatz was second followed by Shane Stewart in third.
A Main - 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Donny Schatz (5); 3. Shane Stewart (8); 4. Daryn Pittman (1); 5. Kyle Larson (21); 6. Jamie Veal (4); 7. Chad Kemenah (6); 8. Greg Hodnett (18); 9. Ian Madsen (23); 10. David Gravel (11); 11. Brad Sweet (7); 12. Rico Abreu (17); 13. Danny Lasoski (19); 14. Tim Kaeding (9); 15. Kraig Kinser (25); 16. Logan Schuchart (24); 17. Terry McCarl (10); 18. Sammy Swindell (12); 19. Lucas Wolfe (20); 20. Dusty Zomer (14); 21. Jeff Swindell (16); 22. Kerry Madsen (3); 23. Dale Blaney (22); 24. Craig Dollansky (15); 25. James McFadden (13). Hard-charger: Larson.
E main - 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Tyler Courtney (1); 3. Byron Reed (6); 4. Danny Smith (4); 5. Chad Trout (5); 6. Scott Bogucki (15); 7. Glen Saville (3); 8. Mike Reinke (11); 9. Brian Paulus (7); 10. Bobby Mincer (12); 11. Joe Swanson (8); 12. Clyde Knipp (10); 13. Bob Weuve (13); 14. Adam Cruea (16); 15. Robert Bell (14); 16. Kody Kinser (9)
D main - 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Jason Solwold (10); 3. Paige Polyak (2); 4. Greg Wilson (7); 5. Dean Jacobs (6); 6. Josh Baughman (12); 7. Kaley Gharst (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (13); 9. Daniel Harding (11); 10. Johnny Herrera (5); 11. Parker Price-Miller (14); 12. Josh Schneiderman (9); 13. Chris Martin (15); 14. Chase Johnson (18); 15. Tyler Courtney (22); 16. Ray Allen Kulhanek (20); 17. Byron Reed (23); 18. Jon Agan (21); 19. Danny Holtgraver (1); 20. Logan Wagner (4); 21. RJ Johnson (19); 22. Hunter Schuerenberg (17); 23. AJ Moeller (16); 24. Danny Smith (24)
C main - 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Dakota Hendrickson (5); 4. Matt Juhl (3); 5. Dave Blaney (4); 6. Randy Hannagan (10); 7. Cory Eliason (11); 8. Jacob Allen (6); 9. Jason Sides (12); 10. Brandon Wimmer (18); 11. Paul McMahan (19); 12. Willie Croft (7); 13. DJ Netto (17); 14. Brian Brown (8); 15. Rager Phillips (15); 16. Trey Starks (9); 17. Colby Copeland (14); 18. Billy Alley (13); 19. Aaron Reutzel (16)
B main - 1. Kyle Larson (3); 2. Dale Blaney (2); 3. Ian Madsen (1); 4. Logan Schuchart (12); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 6. Mark Dobmeier (8); 7. Wayne Johnson (4); 8. Stevie Smith (14); 9. Brooke Tatnell (5); 10. Joey Saldana (13); 11. Brent Marks (7); 12. Tim Shaffer (11); 13. Gary Taylor (6); 14. Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 15. Dustin Selvage (18); 16. Matt Juhl (24); 17. Cap Henry (20); 18. Bill Balog (19); 19. Brady Bacon (16); 20. Matt Moro (22); 21. Tasker Phillips (17); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (23); 23. Davey Heskin (21); 24. Danny Dietrich (10)


 

Rico Abreu Parks It Hard on Hard Knox Friday - for B.C.
A great night for Pennsylvania drivers
KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 12, 2016 - A year ago, on FVP Hard Knox Friday Night of the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, Bryan Clauson won the non-qualifier feature starting from third position and earned his 17th spot in the A Main the following night. Tonight, it was Rico Abreu who did the same - and he did it for Clauson.
"We just parked it for B.C.," said Abreu from Victory Lane. "I've been waiting to get that one for Brian. We've raced a few times since he passed, and I've been waiting to say those words - 'parked it' - which is definitely something he created and now is something that we're all racing to do. It's very special, and we're all racing with heavy hearts."
With this win, his first ever at Knoxville, Abreu will start seventeeth in the A Main tomorrow night. "This is my fourth season racing with Paul Silva," said Abreu. "He's built phenomenal race cars. We switched to Eagle [Motorsports | Sprint Car] Chassis this year, and it's taken a little bit for us to get going, but now I feel like we have a really big head of steam, and we've had a lot of accomplishments."
 

Coming off his Ironman win at Pevely last week, Abreu grabbed the lead in the 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals FVP/Speed Sport Night A Main in the first lap and held it all the way through to the end. Behind him, a battle ensued for the remaining three spots between Lucas Wolfe (who started on the pole), Greg Hodnett, Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski and Logan Schuchart.
Lasoski, who had tailed Abreu into second in Lap 1, held his position until Hodnett took it from him in Lap 10 after making his way back up from fifth. Meanwhile, Brown, pushed to fourth when Hodnett passed him in Lap 8, held his position until Lap 21. With Schuchart pushing on him, Brown climbed the wall to avoid Trey Spark's 23S after a spin. Both Brown and Spark were towed off the field.
On the restart, Wolfe and Schuchart battled for fourth, with Wolfe finally taking it in Lap 23.
Hodnett, Lasoski, and Wolfe will take positions 18, 19, and 20 in Saturday's feature.
"Making it to Knoxville Nationals is what every sprint car driver gears up for," said Hodnett. "It makes it tough, a tough deal like tonight. Our non-qualifiers race was brutal."
Hodnett wasn't the only Pennsylvania driver to score a win tonight, however. Quicktime in both time trials (A&B) went to Pennsylvania, with Wolfe coming in at 15.096 and Jacob Allen coming in at 15.294. And fifth and sixth positions in the A Main went to Pennsylvania's Tim Shaffer and Logan Schuchart respectively.
Another big win for the evening went to Kraig Kisner, who won the Speed Sport World Challenge, securing position 25 in Saturday's championship, along with a check for $10,000. This is Kisner's fifth Knoxville win.
The 56th 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores concludes tomorrow night with a much coveted $150,000 win. To find out more information and to learn how to buy tickets, visit http://www.woosprint.com/knoxville-nationals.
2016 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals FVP/Speed Sport Night Notebook:
Rico Abreu and Kraig Kinser both put on dominating performances to win the features on FVP Hard Knox Friday Night, and both punched their tickets into the final field for the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. Abreu won the non-qualifier feature and transferred into Saturday night's A-Main with Greg Hodnett, Danny Lasoski, and Lucas Wolfe. Kinser led wire-to-wire in the Speed Sport World Challenge.
A Main - 1. Rico Abreu (3); 2. Greg Hodnett (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Lucas Wolfe (1); 5. Tim Shaffer (16); 6. Logan Schuchart (8); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Stevie Smith (5); 9. Sheldon Haudenschild (13); 10. Brady Bacon (11); 11. Tasker Phillips (17); 12. Dustin Selvage (19); 13. Bill Balog (15); 14. Cap Henry (22); 15. Davey Heskin (24); 16. Matt Moro (18); 17. Kraig Kinser (21); 18. Matt Juhl (12); 19. Dave Blaney (9); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 21. Jacob Allen (20); 22. Willie Croft (14); 23. Brian Brown (4); 24. Trey Starks (23).
Lap Leaders: Abreu 1-25.
Hard-charger: Shaffer.
SPEED SPORT World Challenge - 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Ian Madsen (9); 3. James McFadden (10); 4. Danny Dietrich (6); 5. Jamie Veal (13); 6. Jason Sides (4); 7. Brooke Tatnell (8); 8. Terry McCarl (11); 9. Kerry Madsen (14); 10. Paul McMahan (3); 11. Daniel Harding (5); 12. Brad Sweet (12); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 14. Scott Bogucki (2); 15. Randy Hannagan (16); 16. Danny Smith (17); 17. Glen Saville (15)
Group A Qualifying - 1. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (38), 15.096; 2. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (25), 15.198; 3. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.229; 4. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 15.237; 5. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 15.26; 6. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.275; 7. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (5), 15.288; 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (18), 15.334; 9. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12), 15.435; 10. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 15.438; 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 15.465; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.47; 13. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16), 15.505; 14. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (15), 15.523; 15. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 15.526; 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (20), 15.561; 17. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (1), 15.684; 18. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 15.711; 19. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (29), 15.73; 20. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (21), 15.752; 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 15.763; 22. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (33), 15.787; 23. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (14), 15.79; 24. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (35), 15.802; 25. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (39), 15.837; 26. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (6), 15.851; 27. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (27), 15.873; 28. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (9), 15.91; 29. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (26), 15.932; 30. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (11), 15.991; 31. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 16.013; 32. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (17), 16.1; 33. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (19), 16.193; 34. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7), 16.28; 35. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (36), 16.362; 36. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (31), 16.54; 37. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (30), 17.002; 38. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (34), 17.469; 39. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (10), 16.41
Group B Qualifying - 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (3), 15.294; 2. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (5), 15.316; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (38), 15.34; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (12), 15.364; 5. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (29), 15.445; 6. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (19), 15.455; 7. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.466; 8. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2), 15.506; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 15.573; 10. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.629; 11. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (14), 15.653; 12. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (6), 15.686; 13. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (34), 15.738; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.746; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.785; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 15.788; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 15.795; 18. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (18), 15.803; 19. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 15.82; 20. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (30), 15.831; 21. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (9), 15.839; 22. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Au (4), 15.859; 23. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 15.873; 24. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.927; 25. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (26), 15.965; 26. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.993; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 16.001; 28. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (32), 16.025; 29. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (24), 16.14; 30. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (25), 16.169; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (37), 16.171; 32. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 16.194; 33. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (36), 16.227; 34. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (28), 16.229; 35. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (33), 16.386; 36. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (35), 16.422; 37. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 16.467; 38. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (13), No Time
Group A Heat 1 - 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 2. Lucas Wolfe (4); 3. Dave Blaney (2); 4. Jason Solwold (8); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Jason Sides (6); 7. Josh Baughman (9); 8. Parker Price-Miller (11); 9. Paige Polyak (3); 10. Kaley Gharst (7); 11. Jimmy Light (10); 12. Clyde Knipp (12)
Group A Heat 2 - 1. Bill Balog (1); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Stevie Smith (3); 4. Kraig Kinser (2); 5. Randy Hannagan (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (7); 7. Dean Jacobs (8); 8. Logan Wagner (6); 9. Glen Saville (9); 10. Kody Kinser (11); 11. Chad Trout (10); 12. Brian Paulus (12)
Group A Heat 3 - 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Joey Saldana (3); 4. Dustin Selvage (4); 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Clint Garner (7); 7. Chase Johnson (9); 8. Colby Copeland (6); 9. AJ Moeller (8); 10. Danny Smith (10); 11. Shane Golobic (11); 12. Bobby Mincer (12)
Group B Heat 1 - 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (3); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Daniel Harding (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 7. Don Droud Jr. (10); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Billy Alley (7); 10. Byron Reed (12); 11. Danny Holtgraver (5); 12. Jacob Allen (4)
Group B Heat 2 - 1. Willie Croft (1); 2. Greg Hodnett (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Cory Eliason (2); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Paul McMahan (8); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Johnny Herrera (10); 9. Jon Agan (9); 10. Jac Haudenschild (11); 11. Joe Swanson (12); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6)
Group B Heat 3 - 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (1); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Cap Henry (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. DJ Netto (7); 7. RJ Johnson (9); 8. Greg Wilson (6); 9. Ray Allen Kulhanek (10); 10. Scott Bogucki (11); 11. Mike Reinke (12); 12. Tyler Courtney (8)
C Main - 1. Parker Price-Miller (3); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek (2); 4. Danny Smith (1); 5. Byron Reed (10); 6. Brian Paulus (11); 7. Joe Swanson (12); 8. Kody Kinser (5); 9. Clyde Knipp (9); 10. Mike Reinke (14); 11. Bobby Mincer (13); 12. Bob Weuve (16); 13. Jac Haudenschild (6); 14. Robert Bell (17); 15. Scott Bogucki (8); 16. Adam Cruea (15); 17. Shane Golobic (7); 18. Jonathan Cornell (18); 19. Dane Lorenc (19)
Group A LCS - 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Kraig Kinser (3); 3. Trey Starks (6); 4. Randy Hannagan (5); 5. Jason Sides (7); 6. Colby Copeland (9); 7. Aaron Reutzel (4); 8. Brandon Wimmer (11); 9. Clint Garner (12); 10. Paige Polyak (2); 11. Logan Wagner (8); 12. Dean Jacobs (14); 13. Kaley Gharst (10); 14. Jason Solwold (13); 15. Josh Baughman (16); 16. Parker Price-Miller (21); 17. AJ Moeller (15); 18. Chase Johnson (18); 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek (22); 20. Jimmy Light (19); 21. Glen Saville (17); 22. Chad Trout (20)
Group B LCS - 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Cap Henry (2); 3. Davey Heskin (6); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Billy Alley (10); 6. Rager Phillips (4); 7. DJ Netto (12); 8. Paul McMahan (14); 9. Danny Holtgraver (5); 10. Austin McCarl (7); 11. Johnny Herrera (20); 12. Greg Wilson (9); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Daniel Harding (13); 15. Don Droud Jr. (19); 16. Chris Martin (21); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (16); 18. RJ Johnson (18); 19. Tyler Courtney (15); 20. Jon Agan (17); 21. Danny Smith (22); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8)

 

Tim Kaeding Takes Knoxville Nationals by Storm on Night 2

Outlaw Jason Johnson takes the night in points standings

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 11, 2016 - Night two of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores was more than a race to the finish on the A-Main; it was a race in time to beat the impending storms. And Tim Kaeding nailed it. "King of California" Kaeding took to Victory Lane just before severe thunderstorms storms descended on Knoxville.

"I've got to give this one to B.C.," said Kaeding, dedicating his win to Bryan Clauson. "Here's another one towards your 200. I grew up racing with his Dad. Just a great family and a hell of a racecar driver." It was an emotional night with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leading the field under parade laps driving Bryan Clauson's 17W.

Thursday's 25-lap A-Main is Kaeding's third career Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature. "It's so unbelievable," said Kaeding. "We've struggled so bad here at Knoxville the last few years, especially in this 3[K] car. We had a win taken away last year, because we had a muffler that was tampered with more than anything. You know, we've been fast. We just haven't been as fast as we need to be, so for us to be able to come out tonight and win prelim night at Knoxville is a feat within itself."

With 20 World of Outlaws Craftsman@ Sprint Car Series victories under his belt, Kaeding charged from fourth position to second at the wave of the green, tailing Dale Blaney and finally passing him in Lap 8.

A later caution for Justin Henderson, then in third, cleared the field for Outlaw Jason Johnson and last year's Knoxville Nationals Night 2 winner Terry McCarl to pass Blaney and duke it out for second in the final laps. McCarl managed to take it for a moment in Lap 22, but couldn't hold it, and Johnson shot forward, looking to Kaeding just a little too late.
Coming out of Heat 1, where McCarl scored the fourth spot, the Price Chopper No. 7x had a quick engine change. "We were kind of in a hurry there, and I didn't get the car set up exactly the way I wanted to,"said McCarl. "I think we can definitely be a lot better come Saturday night."
Meanwhile, it was a good night for the Outlaws in Time Trials with Brad Sweet making quicktime at 15.465 seconds (and winning the Last Chance Showdown), followed by Outlaws Joey Saldana and David Gravel, former Outlaw Kerry Madsen, and Outlaw Jason Johnson, who later scored his second place spot in the A-Main.
"It's great confidence for my race team," said Johnson. "To be part of the World of Outlaws category you've got to defend your territory. Obviously we wanted to win, but I felt like we had a really good run."
Two Outlaws will lead the field to green on Saturday night, Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson.
Going into Friday's 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, Daryn Pittman holds the lead in points standings with 485 points. Jason Johnson holds a close second with 481, followed by Kerry Madsen at 479, and Jamie Veal at 477. Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah are tied for the fifth spot at 476.
The 56th 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores continues tomorrow night. To learn more or buy tickets, visit http://www.woosprint.com/knoxville-nationals.
2016 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Night 2 Notebook:
RACE NOTES: Tim Kaeding took the lead on lap eight from Dale Blaney and never looked back to earn the win on qualifying night two of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. It was an emotional night with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leading the field under parade laps driving Bryan Clauson's 17W. Jason Johnson finished second, with Terry McCarl rebounding from an engine change after his heat to finish third.
A Main - 1. Tim Kaeding (4); 2. Jason Johnson (7); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Dale Blaney (1); 6. Brent Marks (11); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Brad Sweet (21); 9. Mark Dobmeier (9); 10. Cap Henry (16); 11. David Gravel (22); 12. Jac Haudenschild (12); 13. Bill Balog (10); 14. Kyle Larson (23); 15. Dustin Selvage (13); 16. Brooke Tatnell (3); 17. Gary Taylor (24); 18. Clint Garner (17); 19. Chris Martin (18); 20. Jason Solwold (20); 21. Ryan Bunton (15); 22. Justin Henderson (2); 23. Rager Phillips (14); 24. RJ Johnson (19)
Qualifying - 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (3), 15.465; 2. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (56), 15.52; 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.527; 4. 1AUS, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (30), 15.541; 5. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (54), 15.595; 6. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (2), 15.626; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (21), 15.654; 8. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (26), 15.656; 9. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1), 15.676; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (29), 15.678; 11. 7X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (46), 15.68; 12. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (59), 15.686; 13. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (28), 15.693; 14. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (33), 15.695; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (19), 15.705; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 15.715; 17. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (39), 15.729; 18. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.74; 19. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (31), 15.749; 20. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (23), 15.763; 21. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.771; 22. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (25), 15.799; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (43), 15.8; 24. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (48), 15.8; 25. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.811; 26. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (45), 15.811; 27. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12), 15.831; 28. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (51), 15.841; 29. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 15.853; 30. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.857; 31. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.87; 32. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (27), 15.873; 33. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (17), 15.877; 34. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (10), 15.916; 35. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (47), 15.944; 36. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (41), 15.957; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15), 15.979; 38. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (37), 15.985; 39. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (50), 15.991; 40. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (18), 16.043; 41. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (34), 16.08; 42. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (42), 16.114; 43. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (16), 16.135; 44. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (4), 16.151; 45. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.176; 46. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (35), 16.193; 47. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (52), 16.227; 48. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (20), 16.28; 49. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (58), 16.304; 50. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (53), 16.332; 51. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (36), 16.352; 52. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (14), 16.395; 53. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (40), 16.427; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (55), 16.435; 55. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (57), 16.442; 56. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (32), 16.487; 57. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (60), 16.743; 58. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (6), 16.757; 59. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (49), 16.849; 60. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (13), 17.37
Heat 1 - 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Brad Sweet (8); 6. Don Droud Jr. (3); 7. Gary Taylor (7); 8. Kraig Kinser (5); 9. DJ Netto (9); 10. Byron Reed (10)
Heat 2 - 1. Ryan Bunton (2); 2. Dale Blaney (4); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. James McFadden (6); 5. Dave Blaney (5); 6. Joey Saldana (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Trey Starks (3); 9. Tim Shaffer (10); 10. Greg Wilson (9)
Heat 3 - 1. Brent Marks (3); 2. RJ Johnson (1); 3. Tim Kaeding (6); 4. Cap Henry (2); 5. David Gravel (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 8. Parker Price-Miller (7); 9. Joe Swanson (10); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9)
Heat 4 - 1. Jac Haudenschild (3); 2. Jason Solwold (1); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Jacob Allen (2); 7. Brady Bacon (6); 8. Tyler Courtney (7); 9. Billy Alley (10); 10. Dane Lorenc (9)
Heat 5 - 1. Brooke Tatnell (6); 2. Bill Balog (4); 3. Dustin Selvage (3); 4. Jason Johnson (8); 5. Lucas Wolfe (7); 6. Kaley Gharst (1); 7. Stevie Smith (5); 8. Cory Eliason (9); 9. Jon Agan (2); 10. Shane Golobic (10)
C Main - 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tim Shaffer (7); 3. Greg Wilson (3); 4. DJ Netto (2); 5. Byron Reed (6); 6. Shane Golobic (10); 7. Brian Paulus (13); 8. Kody Kinser (16); 9. Seth Brahmer (12); 10. Bob Weuve (14); 11. Joe Swanson (8); 12. Bobby Mincer (19); 13. Clyde Knipp (17); 14. Jimmy Light (15); 15. Adam Cruea (18); 16. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 17. Dane Lorenc (5); 18. Billy Alley (9); 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek (11); 20. Robert Bell (20)
Last Chance Showdown - 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Kyle Larson (5); 4. Gary Taylor (4); 5. Danny Lasoski (13); 6. Joey Saldana (2); 7. Stevie Smith (14); 8. Tyler Courtney (7); 9. Aaron Reutzel (12); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Trey Starks (17); 12. Jacob Allen (18); 13. Dave Blaney (11); 14. Tim Shaffer (22); 15. Greg Wilson (23); 16. Kraig Kinser (10); 17. Cory Eliason (20); 18. Kaley Gharst (19); 19. Brady Bacon (9); 20. DJ Netto (24); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 22. Lucas Wolfe (8); 23. Don Droud Jr. (16); 24. Jon Agan (21)

 

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Partner with IRA Sprint Car Series for Cornfest

Series takes on Angell Park Speedway for the first time ever on Aug. 21

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 10, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series has partnered with the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series for the Cornfest on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

The event, which takes place during the annual Sweet Corn Festival, will be the Outlaws first ever appearance at the historic, 1/3-mile Angell Park.

"We are excited to join the IRA Sprints for this great event and the opportunity to see the Outlaws take on Angell Park," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "The IRA regulars provide the Outlaw regulars some of their toughest competition all season. I have no doubt, Cornfest will be one to remember."

Earlier this season, IRA regular Bill Balog dominated the World of Outlaws event at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway, scoring his first ever series win.

"Having the Outlaws join the IRA at Cornfest marks the continuation of a great relationship between these two series," said IRA Sprint Car Series President Steve Sinclair. "We are excited at the opportunity to make Cornfest even bigger this year with the addition of the World of Outlaws."

Joining the Outlaws and IRA Sprints for Cornfest will be the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association. This will be the second time this season the series has joined the Outlaws, after taking on Rockford Speedway in June.

Tickets for Cornfest will be available soon at SLSPromotions.com.

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At a Glance: Outlaws Young Guns Target Nationals

The World of Outlaws-sanctioned 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals kicks off on Wednesday

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 9, 2016 - As the best sprint car drivers in the World converge in Knoxville, Iowa this week for the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 10 to Saturday, Aug. 13, some of the young stars of the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series look ahead as they compete for one of motorsports' most coveted titles.

David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart and Clyde Knipp, the Outlaws young guns, are ready to take their shot at winning the most coveted title in sprint car racing and the $150,000 prize.

Gravel, who has been on the rise through the summer months and the 'Month of Money' and recently took over the second position in the championship points standings enters Knoxville Nationals in his first season with CJB Motorsports. The Watertown, Conn.-native has seven series wins on the season.

Chasing Gravel is Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb's Brad Sweet who also has seven wins and has spent much of the season occupying the top-three spots in the points, including a 30+ race run at the top of the charts to start the year.

"The Knoxville Nationals is the Super Bowl of sprint car racing and a race every driver dreams of winning," Sweet said. "I feel like, in a lot of ways, you guage your season by how well you do at Nationals. Having a good run at Nationals can validate a season."

If Gravel and Sweet are on top, the Shark Racing team of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart are rising, quickly. Allen the son and Schuchart the grandson of sprint car hall of famer and 1990 Knoxville Nationals champion Bobby Allen, have found success as the summer has heated up. Schuchart scored his first ever World of Outlaws win at Cedar Lake Speedway and Allen has two podium finishes including a second place run at Ohsweken Speedway

"This is the first time we're going to Knoxville with fresh motors," Schuchart said. "I feel like our parts are pretty fresh and we were pretty decent the last time we were there for the regular Outlaws show."

"You've just got to qualify well. Do well on your qualifying night and get a starting spot up front. The best I've done is a B-Main so we're looking to improve that."

Jacob Allen echoed his teammate.

"I have good confidence going into Nationals. It is the biggest race of the year, your qualifying night has 50 some cars, but they're the best of the best," Allen said. "You've just got to go in there and make sure everything is going to perform right with your car… be on top of my game and focus really hard on what's going on."

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Clyde Knipp is gaining experience as he works his way through the World of Outlaws season. The 18-year-old from California, Mo. will enter his first Knoxville Nationals this week.

"I'm going to go there and try to put down the best qualifying lap I can and run good in the heats, just like a normal race," Knipp said. "I'm setting myself to a goal to get some laps around Knoxville and get faster."

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, visit WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Nationals.

ABOUT THE TRACK
KNOXVILLE RACEWAY
is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 14.407 seconds was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2016 - Terry McCarl on June 10, Donny Schatz on June 11
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 13
2014 - Brad Sweet on June 14
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on June 15
2012 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Kerry Madsen on June 9
2011 - Sammy Swindell on June 11
2010 - Brooke Tatnell on June 3, Jac Haudenschild on June 4
2009 - Donny Schatz on May 2, Terry McCarl on June 27
2008 - Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6, Donny Schatz on June 7
2007 - Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006 - Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 - Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 - Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 - Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 - Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 - Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16
2000 - Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 - Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 - Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 - Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 - Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 - Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 - Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24
1992 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 - Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 - Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 - Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 - Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 - Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 - Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 - Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 - Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 - Sammy Swindell on April 21

Knoxville Nationals Winners

2015 - Donny Schatz
2014 - Donny Schatz
2013 - Donny Schatz
2012 - Donny Schatz
2011 - Donny Schatz
2010 - Tim Shaffer
2009 - Donny Schatz
2008 - Donny Schatz
2007 - Donny Schatz
2006 - Donny Schatz
2005 - Kraig Kinser
2004 - Danny Lasoski
2003 - Danny Lasoski
2002 - Steve Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski
2000 - Mark Kinser
1999 - Mark Kinser
1998 - Danny Lasoski
1997 - Dave Blaney
1996 - Mark Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser
1991 - Steve Kinser
1990 - Bobby Allen
1989 - Doug Wolfgang
1988 - Steve Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser
1986 - Steve Kinser
1985 - Doug Wolfgang
1984 - Doug Wolfgang
1983 - Sammy Swindell
1982 - Steve Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser
1980 - Steve Kinser
1979 - Ron Shuman
1978 - Doug Wolfgang
1977 - Doug Wolfgang
1976 - Eddie Leavitt
1975 - Eddie Leavitt
1974 - Dick Gaines
1973 - Kenny Weld
1972 - Kenny Weld
1971 - Jan Opperman
1970 - Joe Saldana
1969 - Ken Gritz
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin
1967 - Thad Dosher
1966 - Jay Woodside
1965 - Kenny Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld
1963 - Greg Weld
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr.
1961 - Roy Robbins

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 - 16 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26); David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series rolls east to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

8075

0

16

42

55

3

2

5

David Gravel

7838

-237

7

33

47

4

3

49

Brad Sweet

7835

-240

7

32

45

11

4

9

Daryn Pittman

7834

-241

7

32

45

6

5

83

Joey Saldana

7734

-341

4

24

44

10

6

2

Shane Stewart

7690

-385

5

26

48

2

7

41

Jason Johnson

7218

-857

1

11

30

2

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

7080

-995

1

7

22

2

9

7s

Jason Sides

7008

-1067

1

4

21

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

6878

-1197

0

1

15

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

6518

-1557

1

4

11

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

6214

-1861

0

2

7

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

5281

-2794

2

12

24

2

14

13

Clyde Knipp

3758

-4317

0

0

0

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2857

-5218

0

2

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-5275

1

1

4

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

2680

-5395

0

3

7

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

2456

-5619

0

1

6

0

19

18

Ian Madsen

2204

-5871

0

0

7

0

20

24

Rico Abreu

2119

-5956

1

7

11

1

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 58 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 16
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 7
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
7. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, York, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 278
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 277
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 260
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 240
5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 158
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 118
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 95
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 44
10. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
11. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 28
14. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
15. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
16. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
17. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
18. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 21
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
20. - SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 14
21. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
22. - JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 12
23. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
24. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
26. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 8
3. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 4
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (26 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 4
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
11. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
13. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

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

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

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 28
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 24
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 23
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 19
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 15
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 14
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 6
8. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 5
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
10. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 3
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 3
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
14. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
16. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 28
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 22
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 19
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 16
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 13
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 12
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 12
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 6
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 5
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 5
12. - PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4
15. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 3
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 2
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
26. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- CALEB GRIFFITH, Castalia, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- TRAVIS PHILO, Waterville, Ohio - 1
- BYRON REED, Monclava, Ohio - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (35 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 3
6. - WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 2
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- DOUG ESH, Lancaster, Pa. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DAVEY HESKIN, Saint Michael, Minn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- DANE LORENC, Lancaster, N.Y. - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- BEN SCHMIDT, Howards Grove, Wisc. - 1
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (57 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

0 - 18
4 - 13
6 - 21
8 - 5

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $318,400
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $217,350
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $214,450
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $201,950
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $184,925
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $163,850
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $103,000
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $93,875
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $85,850
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $75,000
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $71,775
12. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $48,050
13. - CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $12,225

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 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6)
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6)
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)
48. Tuesday, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Donny Schatz (14)
49. Thursday, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (4)
50. Friday, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (5)
51. Saturday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (15)
52. Tuesday, July 19 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver Pa. / David Gravel (5)
53. Friday, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (7)
54. Saturday, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
55. Tuesday, July 26 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (16)
56. Saturday, July 30 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / David Gravel (6)
57. Friday, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / David Gravel (7)
58. Saturday, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Rico Abreu (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Rico Abreu the Strongest Man in Ironman 55 Win

Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season

PEVELY, Mo. - Aug. 6, 2016 - Rico Abreu proved to be the strongest man Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as he powered forward and battled to the lead scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker.

Abreu, a NASCAR Truck Series regular, slipped back to fifth early but battled back into the top three after a lap 26 restart. He worked his way around the No. 9 of Daryn Pittman then set his sights on the No. 49 of Brad Sweet. Sweet bobbled coming off of turn four and Abreu raced past him onto the front straight.

Through traffic, the then leader Kerry Madsen lost ground to Abreu and Sweet. On lap 38 Abreu threw a slider on Madsen through turns three and four, but Madsen held. What commenced though was a two-lap, three-way battle for the lead. Abreu eventually got around and through restarts, traffic and a brush with the wall on the final lap, Abreu cruised to the Ironman 55 win.

"It's really important. These big ones is what it comes down to. All that hard work all year that these guys have done," Abreu said. "I raced my ass off. It's fun, it all pays off."

Abreu is the 16th different winner of the season and the sixth different driver to score the Ironman 55 title. Since 2009, Craig Dollansky is the only driver to repeat.

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Sweet kicked off the night with his second straight quick time award in qualifying. His 11th quick time made him the season's leading qualifier, surpassing Joey Saldana who held the distinction through much of the year.

Madsen, the 2014 Ironman 55 winner, started on the feature pole with with 2015's Ironman winner, Shane Stewart, on his outside.

When the green flag fell, Sweet, who started fourth, battled forward, taking over third on the initial start and then racing Stewart, side-by-side on lap 10 for second. Two laps later, as Madsen worked his way through traffic, Sweet closed the gap on the leader and began challenging him for the lead.

A caution flew and on the restart Madsen pulled away, this time maintaining his top spot through the traffic. When the next caution flag fell on lap 26, Madsen had lapped up to 16th position.

Abreu, who had been sitting in fourth through much of the feature, got his chance on the restart, as he took over third from Pittman and then took advantage of Sweet's mistake on the exit of four to take over second.

On lap 39, again slowed by traffic, Abreu caught Madsen and slid him through turns three and four. It was not enough that lap, but setup a three-way battle for position with Sweet mixing it up, nearly side-by-side-by-side across the line on lap 40. Abreu displayed masterful maneuvering across the track as he took over the lead and, in spite of the strong challenge from Madsen and near disaster at the end, crossed the finish line in first.

To chants of, "Rico, Rico, Rico," from a packed Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Abreu hoisted the coveted dumbbell trophy and claimed the $20,000 prize.

"We started off pretty tight in the beginning of the race. The tighter our car is, it tends to bog our engine which makes it confusing to know what to do," Abreu said. "I was just trying to maintain my tires underneath me. When I got to those guys I made sure I didn't race them too hard. You can get in an intense battle and heat your tires up and end up running fifth or sixth. I just made sure I hit my marks. The restarts were really important tonight."

Abreu ended the two-year run of Kings Royal winners also taking the Ironman victory. The win is his fourth career series win.

Madsen, who looked to become just the second repeat winner of the Ironman 55, led the first 40 laps of the grueling 55-lap feature. In the end though, Abreu had the edge.

"The guys gave me a fantastic racecar. Just got into traffic there and I just - guy had been running the top and I thought I had him and then he chopped the front and Rico was there to take advantage. This race is always one of our favorites of the year - the fan interaction is fantastic."

Stewart battled past Sweet through the closing laps and took home the final spot on the night's podium. He said the podium finish was needed for his Larson Marks crew as their performance has not been where they want it to be.

"We've been on struggle street really badly lately," Stewart said. "It was a really great race. Normally you try to pace yourself a little but there was no pacing. This is a great event, it's a special race to win. Hats off to Rico, he does a great job."

"Hopefully we can carry this momentum, not only into Knoxville, but into the rest of the season."

Joey Saldana was the KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish fifth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into the biggest week of the season as the series takes on the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway, Wednesday, Aug. 10 to Saturday, Aug. 13. To learn more about the Knoxville Nationals, visit WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Nationals.

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Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet picked up his 11th quick time of the season after taking the qualifying quick time at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. He is now the season's leading qualifier… Rico Abreu is the 16th different series winner of 2016 and the sixth different winner of the Ironman 55 since the inaugural event in 2009. Craig Dollansky remains the only repeat winner of the event… Joey Saldana was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in fifth.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): James McFadden; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Rico Abreu; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brent Marks.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 16 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26); David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win

Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season

PEVELY, Mo. - Aug. 5, 2016 - Neither rain nor restarts could dampen David Gravel's Friday night as he dominated the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and scored his second straight and seventh overall World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Off-and-on light rain fell on the 1/3 mile, bullring in Pevely, Mo. throughout the feature, but Gravel was the class of the field in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands machine. Multiple restarts hit in the middle of the 35-lap main event, but Gravel held off the competition behind and cruised to the finish. He has led the last 75 laps of World of Outlaws competition.

"We're really rolling right now," Gravel said in victory lane. "It was a really fast race track around the top and the rain made the top even better and tighter as the race went on… We've won a rain-shortened race so you don't want to get too many of those. You want to earn them. You needed that 35-lap workout because 55 laps tomorrow is going to be tough, for sure."

Brad Sweet helped kick off the night by claiming his 10th quick time award, for being the fastest qualifier, this season. He and Joey Saldana are now tied for the most in 2016.

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Gravel was the beneficiary of the Dash inversion draw and started on the Dash pole next to Jacob Allen. The two drivers finished first and second and started in the same positions in the feature.

When the green flag waved, Gravel quickly built up a lead as Allen held off Donny Schatz. When Gravel caught the tail end of the field, he had 1.5 second lead.

The first caution flag of the night flew on lap 9 as James McFadden spun through turns one and two. On the restart, Gravel jumped forward, but the next five positions behind jumbled up as Allen and Sweet made contact, opening the door for Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman. Schatz quickly took over second as Pittman battled Allen side-by-side through turns one and two and took over third as they entered on to the back straight.

Through a spate of cautions in the middle of the feature, Daryn Pittman, who nearly lost third to his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate, Brad Sweet, battled past Schatz for second as Sweet and Schatz engaged in a multi-lap battle for the third position.

"Once Donny took a few slide jobs at me and I got my momentum going and cleared him," Sweet said. "I'm sure he was right there with me, but there wasn't much you could do with the lapped cars on the bottom."

Sweet eventually took over the position in his No. 49 Ollies Bargain Outlet car.

Through the closing laps, Pittman tried to find a line around Gravel in his No. 9 Great Clips car but was only able to slightly lessen the gap.

Gravel, Pittman and Sweet all now have seven wins on the season. Gravel sits second in the championship standings, 235 points out of the lead.

"Just glad to hang on," Gravel said. "I've got to thank (my crew) Barry, Derek and Austin, they do a great job, (my CJB Motorsports team owners) Chad and Jenn Clemens for this opportunity. It's been an awesome season. Hopefully, we can keep doing what we're doing."

Pittman said the restarts were key throughout the night - for him the most consequential was the first one that helped him into the podium positions.

"We got a good restart there on Donny and we were lucky - we had a lot of breaks go our way tonight," Pittmans said. "We had a restart where I started sixth and got to third on that one, so that helped a ton. I thought I actually had a shot on Gravel, but didn't feel like I had him cleared so I had to leave him some room. Good effort by my guys and a good finish for us."

Sweet said Schatz made it challenging through the middle portion of the race but once he got on the high line, he felt good about his position.

"There were a lot of restarts. It was just a matter of some worked for me and some didn't," Sweet said. "If we had anymore yellows or lapped traffic to get in the way of Daryn and David for us to have a shot at them - just a tricky, rough track. Glad we came out in third. We'll come back tomorrow and hopefully run a good 55 laps."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the $20,000-to-win, Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Ironman-55.

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.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel has led the last 75 laps of World of Outlaws competition. He has two straight wins where he led flag-to-flag… Brad Loyet was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in 10th… All three of the night's podium finishers, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet all have seven wins… Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana are now tied for the most quick time awards this season with 10 apiece.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Paul McMahan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Parker Price-Miller; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Loyet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brent Marks.

 

 

 

At a Glance: I Am Ironman

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series takes on the Ironman 55 weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 3, 2016 - One of the toughest World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series events of the season is here as the series prepares to take on Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman and the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker.

The Outlaws have regularly taken on the third-mile, high-banked oval in Pevely, Mo., southeast of St. Louis, since 1987. Since 2009 though the challenge of Pevely took on a new form once a year with a monster, 55-lap feature event - the Ironman 55.

Here are some of the numbers that have defined the Ironman 55:

20,000 - The winner of Saturday's Ironman 55 will leave the track $20,000 richer as the series then rolls to the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

18.3 - The number of miles traveled in 55 laps around Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

14 - Stevie Smith set the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 track record on March 30, 2002 - more than 14 years ago.

5 - Five different drivers have stood in victory lane in the seven year history of the Ironman 55.

4 - Reigning series champion Donny Schatz has finished on the podium of the Ironman 55 for four straight years. He finished second in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and third in 2015. He finished fifth in 2011, fourth in 2010 and seventh in 2009. He has two series wins at the track - one in 2015 and another in 2006.

3 - Joey Saldana is the winningest active Outlaws driver at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with three wins, including the inaugural Ironman 55 in 2009.

2 - In back-to-back years, the winner of the Kings Royal won the Ironman 55. Kerry Madsen did it in 2014 and Shane Stewart did it in 2015. If the trend is to continue, Donny Schatz will be the driver to beat on Saturday night.

1 - Craig Dollansky is the only driver to repeat as a winner of the Ironman 55. He completed that feat in three consecutive showings from 2011 to 2013.

For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets to the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55, visitWoOSprint.com/ironman-55. The entie weekend will be broadcast on live pay-per-view at DIRTVision.com.

ABOUT THE TRACK
FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 is a high-banked, third-mile oval. The track record of 10.189 seconds was established by Stevie Smith on March 30, 2002.

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

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
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


 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMANŽ PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF CRAFTSMAN CLUBŽ

Contingency Award Program Increases Cash Payouts to Teams by More than $100,000 Annually, Representing the Single Largest Increase in World of Outlaws History in over a Decade

CONCORD, N.C. - August 1, 2016 - With the 25th anniversary of Craftsman Club right around the corner this October, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Model series are amping up the celebration with the addition of the Craftsman Club Fast-Five Contingency Program. Across the course of a 92-race season with $600 awarded at every event, the Sprint Car Series cash payout will increase by $55,000; while $1,100 paid out each night across 45 events in the Late Model Series will generate a bump of nearly $50,000 in cash awards.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will award $100 to the five highest finishing Platinum Team drivers in the qualifying Dash race - now called the "Craftsman Club Dash" - which determines the top starting positions for the Feature race; while the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will award $200 to the five highest finishing Platinum Team drivers in the Feature race - now the "Craftsman Club Feature" - which determines the overall race champion. The highest finishing local drivers who do not compete with World of Outlaws on a regular basis in each Sprint Car Series Craftsman Club Dash and each Late Model Series Craftsman Club Feature will also receive a $100 cash award.

"Our Craftsman Club members are passionate about working on their cars and even racing them during Outlaw competitions," says Tom Park, President of Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. "It's only fitting that a contingency program rewarding the top performing Outlaws and our members should carry the Club name."

"It takes a special breed to be an Outlaw, and we are excited to reward our full-time travelers through the Craftsman Club Fast-Five program, while also recognizing the top-performing locals at every World Outlaws event," says World Racing Group CMO Ben Geisler. "Racers at all levels are driven by the desire to win, but a little extra cash never hurt anyone's feelings."

Since its inception in 1991, the Craftsman Club has offered members exclusive deals on America's best-selling tools at Sears. Now 25 years strong, Craftsman Club is a bustling online maker community for gearheads, builders, DIYers, and weekend warriors to get inspired, gain insider knowledge, enter to win prizes, earn points, and share projects, tips, and conversation with like-minded makers. And, of course, they still get member-exclusive deals and rewards.

The nation's premier dirt racing series and America's most trusted tool brand announced a three-year partnership in early February. The program included a rebranding of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series as well as at-track activation, prominent sponsor visibility during events and on World of Outlaws digital properties, as well as show car programs.

 

 

 

 

Wilmot Warrior: David Gravel wins O�Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway

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

By Tony Veneziano

WILMOT, Wisc. - July 30, 2016 - David Gravel has been under the weather over the course of the last week, but he didn't let that slow him down on Saturday night in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin. The native of Watertown, Connecticut, led all 40 laps to claim his sixth World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Gravel has now won in both of his starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway and has 13 career wins with the series.

"It's been a rough last six or seven days for me and I'm just starting to feel better," said Gravel, who drives the Big Game Treestands machine for CJB Motorsports. "The car was just awesome. I've only had one other car ever that has driven perfect like that. There was a lot of yellows and that gave Donny (Schatz) a lot of shots at me and chances to try to change it up a little bit."

Gravel started on the pole and withstood five cautions flags. On four of the double-file restarts, he had seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz lining up beside him. Gravel used strong restarts each time to sprint to a sizeable lead in open track.

"Some yellows helped me not have to deal with lapped traffic," explained Gravel. "There at the end, I passed a couple of lapped cars and had a pocket with about five to go. I think I saw Donny poke his nose, and I knew I had to get going and that gave me a little cushion. Our car was so good on the top that it just drove itself, really. Typically, we struggle on restarts with tire pressure and laying over on the right rear. That car was great tonight."

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The win for Gravel was his sixth of the season, which surpasses his previous career-high of five, which he set in 2014. The 24-year-old has now won four times on short tracks this year, after conquering the third-mile Wilmot Raceway.

"I wanted to beat the five wins I had a few years ago and did that tonight," he noted. "Hopefully we'll be able to keep this rolling the rest of the year."

The race got off to a rocky start, with the yellow flag waving three times in the first dozen laps. The first yellow of the race came out on the second lap, when Jacob Allen, who was running second, spun. Just past the halfway point of the race, while in traffic, Schatz was able to get his nose under Gravel in turns three and four, but wasn't able to make a pass. The final 19 laps of the race went caution-free, putting the leaders into lapped traffic, some of which was heavy at times.

Schatz, who started sixth, ran the high side of the track most of the 40-lap race. With just a handful of laps remaining he gained ground on Gravel in lapped traffic, at one point, splitting two slower machines coming off turn four, but was never quite able to get a run on the leader.

"I'm happy to get a good finish," said Schatz, driver of the Bad Boy Off-Road J&J for Tony Stewart Racing. "Riding the rim is not really my game, but I can make it my game if I have to. I just kind of bouncing off the cushion in (turns) four and two. I thought I had a good shot at him, but if I got off the cushion, I couldn't go anywhere. Getting there was one thing and passing was another."

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 wrapped up a busy month of July for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Schatz finished first or second in 10 of 13 races in the month, with his lowest finish in that span being a seventh-place effort.

"These guys did a pretty good job here and we had an incredible July," said Schatz. "Tomorrow July is over, so the next time we get to race is August and we are worried about the big races next weekend and beyond."

Joey Saldana finished third on Saturday night, after starting fourth. The veteran driver battled Schatz for the second spot throughout the second half of the race, getting several runs, but was unable to make a pass. For Saldana, the third-place showing was his third-straight top-five finish at Wilmot.

"This is a great team and I am lucky enough to drive this car," said Saldana. "Everyone is working hard and we are hanging in there. We are just missing something little. Being on the front straightaway, hopefully you can win some of these races. We'll keep doing what are doing and try to stay as positive as possible. It's easy to get down and beat up. We'll take this and go on to Pevely and hopefully get a couple of spots better."

Brad Sweet finished fourth on Saturday night, with his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman rounding out the top-five. Sweet opened the night by setting fast time for the ninth time this season. Shane Stewart finished sixth, with Jason Johnson seventh and Jason Sides, who ran in the top-three for a portion of the race, finishing eighth. Greg Wilson picked up the KSE Hard Charger Award, coming from 17th to ninth. Logan Schuchart rounded out the top-10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series enters the final stretch of the 'Month of Money' on Friday, Aug. 5 as the series kicks off the Ironman weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 weekend. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Ironman-55.

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.

Wilmot Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel scored his second career win at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night. He has the last two victories for the series at the track… Leading rookie of the year candidate Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing eight positions to finish in ninth… Brad Sweet picked up his ninth quick time award of the season. He is now one quick time away from matching the season's leading qualifier Joey Saldana… Outlaws drivers occupied all the first 12 finishing positions.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Matt Vandevere; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Super Flow ($50 cash): Ben Schmidt; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): N/A; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Dane Lorenc; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Matt Vandevere.

 

 

 

Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken

Scores his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

OHSWEKEN, Ont. - July 26, 2016 - A three-way battle for the lead dominated Tuesday night's Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway with Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen and Brad Sweet jockeying for the top spot. Ultimately, it was Schatz who broke away from the pack and claimed his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

The win was the third in the last four seasons for Schatz at Ohsweken - the series' only stop in Canada this season.

"Always good to get a win," Schatz said. "Canada has been very good to me. I love coming up here… Glad to be at Ohsweken tonight. We're going to go back to the (United) States and try to win some more."

On the drop of the green flag, Jason Johnson very quickly shot out front but the move was short-lived as Schatz battled by off of turn four and led the first lap. As Schatz moved, Sweet followed with Allen in hot pursuit.

On lap three, Allen battled past Sweet for second off of turn two as Schatz tried to gain distance on the drivers - Sweet charged back.

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As Schatz caught lapped traffic an already short-distance between first and second closed even tighter. On lap eight, Sweet took over the lead in his No. 49 Ollie's Bargain Outlet car from Schatz. Schatz was not ready to give up as the two-way battle extended to a three-way battle with Allen still in the mix. Schatz retook the lead from Sweet off turn four.

Next it was Allen's turn as he took over second in his No. 1A Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments car and began challenging Schatz for the lead. He stayed close through the succeeding laps and on lap 18, Allen took advantage of lapped traffic and pulled side-by-side with the No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance car. As the two drag raced into turns one and two, Allen threw the slider, trying to close off of two. Schatz however had the advantage on the exit and held on to the top spot.

The first and only caution of the night flew on lap 26. As the field took the green flag one last time, single-file, Schatz led Allen, Sweet, Pittman and Johnson.

Allen again tried to get around Schatz with a slider in turns one and two but Schatz again held the top spot. Two laps later, it was Sweet with the slider around Allen to take over the second position. Sweet worked to run down Schatz in the closing laps as Allen had his hands full with his teammate Logan Schuchart, who was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth.

At the line it was Schatz, Sweet and Allen, who had to close the door on the car behind him through the final distance to finish on the podium.

"There was times that we had to move around the race track and I could get by guys on the race track," Schatz said. "That's what keeps it fun. Those other guys got to us and you kind of just had to keep moving around and stay patient. I didn't want to see that yellow at the end. I knew I just to carry my speed."

Schatz extended his lead after the night's feature to 245 over second place Daryn Pittman.

For Sweet, the second-place finish was a good momentum builder after a tough month that has not gone as planned.

"Donny is always going to be tough. I got by him there for one second. In lapped traffic I was a little too committed to the top. I just couldn't quite roll the middle as good as him. Jacob had the car for maneuvering around the race track."

"It's been a long month for us, so it's nice to get some momentum on our side."

Allen rolled onto the front stretch in third after what has been a good month for his Shark Racing team, including a win for his teammate Logan Schuchart at Cedar Lake Speedway two and a half weeks ago. The finish is the second podium run of the season for Allen.

"Down in one and two at the beginning it was a little tricky. You had to slow up a lot but coming off it was really nice and it seemed like they were getting loose hanging off. That went away down in one and two and they were getting around the top really good and that was the place to be.

It was a really fun race. And I'm just really blessed to be up here and race with those guys. My team does such a great job and I can't thank my dad and those guys enough for what they do. I'm blessed to be out here and having a lot of fun."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls to Michigan as the series takes on Hartford Motor Speedway for the first time since 2011 on Friday, July 29. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Hartford-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.

Ohsweken Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's win was Donny Schatz's third win at Ohsweken Speedway in the last four seasons. He now has four total Outlaws wins at the track. Schatz stood in victory lane at the track in 2015, 2014 and 2010… NASCAR star and Outlaws team owner Kasey Kahne made his second series start this season. After winning the previous night's 360 sprint car feature, Kahne finished 14th with the Outlaws… Logan Schuchart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth… Jacob Allen picked up his second podium finish of the season with a third place run.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 16 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$5,500]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [2] [$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,100]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9] [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$2,000]; 11. 49X-Craig Dollansky [4] [$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [16] [$1,200]; 13. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [12] [$1,100]; 14. 4-Kasey Kahne [17] [$1,050]; 15. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [15] [$1,000]; 16. 35-Jared Zimbardi [10] [$900]; 17. 5D-Dave Dykstra [22] [$800]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan [13] [$800]; 19. 9X-Steve Lyons [24] [$800]; 20. 10-Mitch Brown [18] [$800]; 21. 11-Jamie Turner [21] [$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [19] [$800]; 23. 2W-Lee Winger [20] [$800]; 24. 67C-Steven Collins [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-7, 9-30, Brad Sweet 8. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.455; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.485; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.527; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.611; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.634; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.812; 7. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.837; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.851; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.880; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.882; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.917; 12. 49X-Craig Dollansky, 13.927; 13. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.934; 14. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.988; 15. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.005; 16. 80-Chris Steele, 14.027; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.049; 18. 10-Mitch Brown, 14.109; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.129; 20. 11-Jamie Turner, 14.158; 21. 2W-Lee Winger, 14.204; 22. 9X-Steve Lyons, 14.329; 23. 67C-Steven Collins, 14.350; 24. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 14.403; 25. 27H-Tom Huppenen, 14.410; 26. 77X-Alex Hill, 14.426; 27. 97-Cory Turner, 14.463; 28. 5D-Dave Dykstra, 14.838; 29. 91-Ryan Turner, 14.907; 30. 13-Clyde Knipp, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 35-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 80-Chris Steele [6]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen [9]; 9. 9X-Steve Lyons [8]; 10. 5D-Dave Dykstra [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne [4]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner [7]; 8. 67C-Steven Collins [8]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill [9]; 10. 91-Ryan Turner [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 49X-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [8]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown [6]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [9]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [3]; 9. 2W-Lee Winger [7]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 4. 49X-Craig Dollansky [1]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. OO-Dane Lorenc [1] [-]; 2. 2W-Lee Winger [4] [-]; 3. 11-Jamie Turner [3] [-]; 4. 5D-Dave Dykstra [10] [-]; 5. 67C-Steven Collins [6] [-]; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons [5] [-]; 7. 80-Chris Steele [2] [$300]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen [7] [$250]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [11] [$225]; 10. 97-Cory Turner [9] [$200]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [12] [$200]; 12. 77X-Alex Hill [8] [$200]

7/26/16 Ohsweken Speedway Event Info
7/29/16 Hartford Speedway Event Info
7/30/16 Wilmot Raceway Event Info
8/5/16 Federated Auto Parts Raceway Event Info

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At a Glance: The Outlaws Northern Exposure

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

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

Kasey In the House

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

Donny Doing His Thing

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

A Points Battle Emerging

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

Gravel Rising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for free to all of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action from Ohsweken Speedway, Hartford Speedway and Wilmot Raceway on the DIRTVision Radio Network at DIRTVision.com.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

7504

0

15

39

51

2

2

5

David Gravel

7276

-228

5

31

43

4

3

9

Daryn Pittman

7270

-234

7

29

41

6

4

49

Brad Sweet

7258

-246

7

28

41

8

5

83

Joey Saldana

7184

-320

4

22

40

10

6

2

Shane Stewart

7134

-370

5

25

44

2

7

41

Jason Johnson

6668

-836

1

10

26

2

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

6556

-948

1

6

20

2

9

7s

Jason Sides

6502

-1002

1

4

19

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

6400

-1104

0

1

14

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

6024

-1480

1

4

10

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

5694

-1810

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4999

-2505

2

11

22

2

14

13

Clyde Knipp

3398

-4106

0

0

0

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2857

-4647

0

2

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-4704

1

1

4

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

2456

-5048

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

2448

-5056

0

3

7

0

19

18

Ian Madsen

2204

-5300

0

0

7

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

2098

-5406

0

1

2

0

 

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

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

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

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

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 6
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

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

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

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

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

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 26
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 23
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 21
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
10. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 3
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 3
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
14. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
15. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- STEVIE SMITH, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

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

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

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

Dash Draw Selection (53 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

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

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

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

2016 World of Outlaws 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 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6)
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6)
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)
48. Tuesday, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Donny Schatz (14)
49. Thursday, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (4)
50. Friday, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (5)
51. Saturday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (15)
52. Tuesday, July 19 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver Pa. / David Gravel (5)
53. Friday, July 22 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (7)
54. Saturday, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals

Posse regulars Dewease and Hodnett round out the podium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

David Gravel Battles to Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lernerville Speedway Notebook

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

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: The Outlaws Return to the Keystone State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Previous A-Feature winners:
2016 - Lance Dewease on May 20
2015 - Donny Schatz on May 15, Danny Dietrich on July 24, Stevie Smith on July 25, Stevie Smith on Oct. 4
2014 - Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19, David Gravel on Oct. 4
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 - Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 - Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 - Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 - Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 - Fred Rahmer on May 27, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 - Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 - Donny Schatz on July 26, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 16, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 - Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 - Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 30, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 - Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 - Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 - Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Bobby Allen on Aug. 11985 - Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 - Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 - Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 6 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels north of the border to take on the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, July 26.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

7078

0

15

36

48

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6892

-186

7

28

40

8

3

5

David Gravel

6847

-231

4

29

40

3

4

9

Daryn Pittman

6844

-234

6

27

39

4

5

2

Shane Stewart

6818

-260

5

25

43

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6792

-286

4

21

39

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

6350

-728

1

10

26

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

6232

-846

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

6206

-872

1

6

20

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

6088

-990

0

1

14

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5754

-1324

1

4

10

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

5368

-1710

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4619

-2459

2

11

20

2

14

13

Clyde Knipp

3128

-3950

0

0

0

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2857

-4221

0

2

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-4278

1

1

4

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

2340

-4738

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

2306

-4772

0

2

6

0

19

41

Dominic Scelzi

2098

-4980

0

1

2

0

20

18

Ian Madsen

2080

-4998

0

0

7

0


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

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

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

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

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

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 6
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JAMES MCFADDEN, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
4. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 3
8. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
13. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

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

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

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 25
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 21
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 20
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
- RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
10. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
11. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
14. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (43 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

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

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

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

Dash Draw Selection (50 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

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

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

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

2016 World of Outlaws 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 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)
24. Friday, May 13 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, Ind. / Brad Sweet (6)
25. Saturday, May 14 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / David Gravel (2)
26. Thursday, May 19 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Donny Schatz (6)
27. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)
48. Tuesday, July 12 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Donny Schatz (14)
49. Thursday, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (4)
50. Friday, July 15 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Daryn Pittman (5)
51. Saturday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (15)

 

 

 

 

 

Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

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

 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 14 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 6 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

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

Will Donny Schatz Dominate Central New York Again?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 14 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); David Gravel - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

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

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

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 rolls east to Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 19.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6546

0

13

32

44

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6428

-118

7

27

39

8

3

9

Daryn Pittman

6382

-164

5

26

36

4

4

2

Shane Stewart

6378

-168

5

25

41

2

5

5

David Gravel

6376

-170

3

27

38

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6306

-240

4

21

36

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5920

-626

1

10

25

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5818

-728

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5768

-778

1

5

19

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5686

-860

0

1

13

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5354

-1192

1

3

8

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4972

-1574

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

4184

-2362

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-3746

1

1

4

0

15

13

Clyde Knipp

2768

-3778

0

0

0

0

16

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-4011

0

2

5

1

17

82

Dusty Zomer

2026

-4520

0

1

5

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-4628

0

1

6

0

19

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-4698

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1828

-4718

0

1

2

0

 

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

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

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

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

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 4
4. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
12. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1

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

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

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 22
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 19
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 19
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
9. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
10. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (38 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 24
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 18
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 16
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 12
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 4
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
12. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
14. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
21. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

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

1. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
3. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
8. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DAVEY HESKIN, Saint Michael, Minn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (47 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

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

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

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

2016 World of Outlaws 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. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)
46. Friday, July 8 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Logan Schuchart (1)
47. Saturday, July 9 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (13)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Scores his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cedar Lake Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schuchart was the 15th different winner of the season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cedar Lake Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series begins its run through the 'Month of Money' with the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6250

0

12

30

42

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

6155

-95

7

26

37

7

3

2

Shane Stewart

6106

-144

5

24

39

2

4

9

Daryn Pittman

6102

-148

5

25

34

4

5

5

David Gravel

6096

-154

3

26

36

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

6028

-222

4

20

34

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5688

-562

1

9

24

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5600

-650

1

4

19

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5480

-770

0

4

17

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5434

-816

0

1

13

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

5108

-1142

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4752

-1498

0

1

6

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

3944

-2306

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2800

-3450

1

1

4

0

15

13

Clyde Knipp

2572

-3678

0

0

0

0

16

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-3715

0

2

5

1

17

82

Dusty Zomer

2026

-4224

0

1

5

0

18

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-4332

0

1

6

0

19

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-4402

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1610

-4640

0

1

2

0

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 12
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

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

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 5
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
7. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
11. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
10. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- MATT JUHL, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 20
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 18
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 17
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 14
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 13
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
10. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (38 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 23
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 11
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 10
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 2
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
21. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1
- DUSTY ZOMER, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 2
8. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JEREMY SCHULTZ, Beaver Dam, Wisc. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (45 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

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

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

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

2016 World of Outlaws 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. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)
43. Wednesday, June 29 / Rockford Speedway / Rockford, Ill. / Donny Schatz (11)
44. Friday, July 1 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Brad Sweet (7)
45. Saturday, July 2 / Badlands Motor Speedway / Brandon, S.D. / Donny Schatz (12)

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

 

 

FVP Sponsors the Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Makes It an Even Dozen with Badlands Win

Saldana and Gravel finish second and third both nights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Badlands Motor Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Sweet Has a Good Night at Badlands Motor Speedway

Chips away at Donny Schatz�s points lead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Badlands Motor Speedway Notebook

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Holds Tough at Rockford Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Rockford Speedway Notebook

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

Lakeside Speedway Added to 2016 World of Outlaws Schedule

Lakeside joins rescheduled Salina Highbanks weekend in October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Outlaws Roll Into a Blockbuster Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicks off the 'Month of Money' at Cedar Lake Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5814

0

10

28

39

2

2

49

Brad Sweet

5736

-78

6

24

35

6

3

9

Daryn Pittman

5708

-106

5

25

32

4

4

2

Shane Stewart

5706

-108

5

22

37

2

5

5

David Gravel

5662

-152

3

23

33

2

6

83

Joey Saldana

5596

-218

4

17

31

10

7

41

Jason Johnson

5318

-496

1

9

23

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

5196

-618

1

3

17

2

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

5124

-690

0

4

16

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

5038

-776

0

0

11

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

4798

-1016

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

4426

-1388

0

1

5

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

3700

-2114

2

10

19

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2594

-3220

1

1

4

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2535

-3279

0

2

5

1

16

13

Clyde Knipp

2270

-3544

0

0

0

0

17

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-3896

0

1

6

0

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

1848

-3966

0

1

4

0

19

82

Dusty Zomer

1792

-4022

0

1

4

0

20

41

Dominic Scelzi

1610

-4204

0

1

2

0

 

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

Winners (14 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 223
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 186
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 141
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
6. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 71
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 38
11. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
12. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
13. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
14. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
15. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
16. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
17. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
18. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
19. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
20. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
21. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
23. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

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

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 10
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 4
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 8
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
11. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 7
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 6
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
11. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

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

1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 18
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 17
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 16
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 13
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 11
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 5
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
10. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BILL BALOG, Brookfield, Wis. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (36 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 22
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 9
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 9
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
19. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (29 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
7. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Dash Draw Selection (42 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked

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

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

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

2016 World of Outlaws 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. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)
34. Wednesday, June 8 / Lincoln Park Speedway / Putnamville, Ind. / Donny Schatz (8)
35. Friday, June 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Terry McCarl (1)
36. Saturday, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (9)
37. Wednesday, June 15 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Shane Stewart (4)
38. Friday, June 17 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (10)
39. Sunday, June 19 / Brown County Speedway / Aberdeen, S.D. / Shane Stewart (5)
40. Wednesday, June 22 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
41. Friday, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. ' Daryn Pittman (5)
42. Saturday, June 25 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Bill Balog (1)

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

Balog Bests Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway

Captures first series victory in Jim �JB� Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - June 25, 2016 - Hartland, Wis. -native Bill Balog outdueled 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman early, then held him off on a final green-white-checkered finish to capture his first series victory in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

Balog, who is only the fifth non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016, captured the lead from Pittman on lap three after starting the feature in the second position.

"Now I feel like I have a home track advantage," Balog said as the Wisconsin fans cheered. "We have won a few here, but not really dominating wins. I got a lot of Wisconsin people here behind me, so I got to thank all of you guys.

"Maybe they didn't think we could do it, but we did it and it's an awesome, awesome night."

Pittman, who was victorious in a green-white-checkered finish on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, tried everything possible to muscle the victory away from Balog, but came up one spot short of claiming back-to-back victories.

"I gave everything I had," Pittman said. "I had it all planned out perfectly in my head, but it didn't go that way. Nothing went the way I thought; we had that red flag, and I think my tire went down a little bit...think if my tire was low enough, I probably could've stuck it, because after the checkered I hit it really good down there, but too little, too late.

"Congrats to Bill and his team, they did a great job and he ran a great race, so they deserve to win. I just needed to make some better decisions and get to the top of the track quicker and hang on to the lead a little longer."

The night kicked-off with Joey Saldana picking up his 10th quick-time award of the season, when he paced qualifying with a lap of 11.895 seconds. Saldana continued to flash speed early as he accompanied Jason Johnson and David Gravel as heat race winners in the dash.

The dash inversion draw was not Saldana's friend, as a complete inversion of the six-car field placed Saldana at the rear and put Balog on the pole position.

Balog, in the Buesser Concrete/Extreme Stainless No. 17B, could not capitalize on the lucky break, as he lost the lead early to Pittman, who started the six-lap race in the third spot. Pittman easily scored the dash victory, which placed him on the pole position for the 40-lap feature.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM BEAVER DAM RACEWAY

As soon as the green flag dropped for the feature, Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, jumped out to an early lead on Balog. Pittman held on to the top spot for the opening two laps, but Balog charged his way back to the front of the field and retook the lead on lap three.

The race began with a 23-lap green flag run which allowed Balog to extend his lead on Pittman as the two battled through lapped traffic. Pittman kept within striking distance of the leader, before a caution with 17 to-go hampered his plans.

When the green flag came back out, Balog again escaped the grip of the World of Outlaws regulars, as Pittman suddenly fell victim to a red-hot David Gravel, who started in the third position and remained there through most of the race.

Gravel slid in front of Pittman for second before turning his attention to the leader. Gravel appeared to have the faster car as he tried the infamous dirt track slide-job for the lead, but came up just short as Balog again pulled away from the field.

The caution was displayed again with 10 laps to go, as Brad Sweet, who currently sits second in the championship standings and was running the top five, suffered a mechanical problem and had to take his car to the work area. Sweet later returned, but finished in the 19th position.

On the ensuing restart, Pittman worked his way back around Gravel for the second, but still did not have enough speed to catch the leader.

While the top three remained glued bumper-to-bumper, a familiar face lurked just behind them. Seven-time series champion Donny Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, charged his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top five with just five laps remaining. Schatz appeared to be peaking too late as the had a sizeable deficit to overcome to contend for the win, but a final caution on the white-flag lap changed the outlook of the race.

Balog restarted the race ahead of 2013 series champion Pittman, 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Joey Saldana and seven-time series champion Schatz, who have combined to win 19 races this season.

Over the final two laps, Saldana and Schatz battled hard for the third position while Pittman tried everything possible to disrupt Balog and steal the victory.

In the end, the local driver kept his car glued on the outside line, which prevented Pittman from building up enough momentum to clear him for the lead. Balog held on to the lead and defeated the World of Outlaws to score the victory in his home state of Wisconsin.

"What a race, I have to thank everybody that helped me out," Balog said. "It's a really good feeling - we were in a similar position a couple of years ago and kind of gave it away, so I wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.

"We could restart really well off of the bottom, so I knew if I could just get up to the cushion and beat the slide job - I didn't know if Daryn [Pittman] was running the bottom or not. [The Outlaws] are the best of the best, so it's a pleasure to race with them really."

Pittman held off Schatz for the runner-up position, as he picked up his 17th podium finish of the 2016 season.

"I had a plan thinking [Balog] might slide himself, or short slide himself and cheat his entry into one and I was just going to try to hit as good a lap around the top," Pittman added. "I was killing him off of four on the bottom, so if I could get close enough off of two then I could get him. He ended up having a good two or three car lengths on me off of two and there wasn't enough time to get back to him.

"I had a good run going there and tried to pull the slider too early, with probably five or six to go, and then lost a lot of ground, but made it back up. It was a good effort, but I'm frustrated to run second."

Schatz, who finished sixth on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, rebounded for his eighth top-three finish in the month of June and 18th of the season.

"Tony Stewart's guys are awesome at what they do," Schatz said. "The way the races play out, our cars just get better and better. Great job to be able to come through there and it was a respectable finish, but I think the two cars in front of us were a little better.

"You never know, the race tracks change and sometimes they change towards you and sometimes they change against you. I don't know if it went either way for us but we were lucky to pick up the spots that we did."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will invade the newly dirt renovated Rockford Speedway for the first ever Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Rockford-Speedway.

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Beaver Dam Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Bill Balog captured his first career World of Outlaws victory...Joey Saldana claimed his series-leading 10th quick-time award of the season with a lap of 11.895 seconds...Daryn Pittman continues to lead the series in feature pole positions, after he scored his 10th of the season tonight.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Russell Borland; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Scott Thiel; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bill Balog; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Russell Borland; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Scotty Neitzel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

 

 

Pittman Returns to Victory Lane at Jackson Motorplex

Scores fifth win of 2016 in the series� first trip to the track since 2014

JACKSON, Minn. - June 24, 2016 - 2013 World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, started on the pole position and captured the lead from Joey Saldana on lap two, then held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fifth victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night.

Pittman, who also claimed the quick-time award and dash victory to complete the sweep of the night, joined 20-time series champion, Steve Kinser, and seven-time series champion, Donny Schatz, as the only drivers to win multiple races at Jackson after he also won in 2005.

"I wouldn't say winning twice makes you good at a place," Pittman said. "They don't call him "Mad Man" for nothing. He's earned his nickname and you know he is going to give it everything he's got to try and get by you.

"I felt like I had a pretty good green flag lap up until coming back for the white. I slipped up a little bit in one and two and I thought I could hear him on my outside exiting two - I don't know if he was there or not, but it sounded like he was pretty close."

Pittman looked to be cruising to an easy victory until a caution with just two laps remaining brought Madsen, in the Keneric Healthcare/American Racing Wheels No. 29, to the leader's rear bumper. Madsen tried everything he could to wrestle the victory from Pittman in a green-white-checkered finish, but settled for a second-place finish following a last lap duel.

"I had such a good restart on that final one," Madsen said. "I knew I had one shot so I ripped it in there wide open, never lifted, and it caught and cut the front on me and I lost a little bit of time.

"It just wasn't enough. Everything was going to have to be absolutely perfect to get the job done. But it was a heck of a run - I couldn't have drove any harder, so it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it."

Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, flashed speed early and often, as he paced qualifying with a lap of 15.746 seconds to claim his sixth quick time of the season. Pittman continued his early night success with a victory in his heat race to earn admittance into the dash.

As if he needed it, Pittman received a lucky break when a dash inversion of zero was drawn, which kept him on the pole position for the six-lap race. Pittman led every lap to capture the dash victory and the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

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When the green flag dropped, second-place starter Saldana rocketed around Pittman for the lead on the opening lap. Saldana, who claimed the most recent victory at Jackson in 2014, led the first lap, but did not hold on to the top spot for long. On lap two, Pittman surged back to the front of the field and reclaimed the lead.

Saldana remained glued to the leader's bumper, but following cautions on lap 10 and 15, Pittman appeared to have an easy control on the top spot.

By the halfway point in the race, Madsen, who started in the 12th position, had climbed to the sixth spot. With a little over 10 laps remaining, Madsen was in the second position with the leader in his crosshairs.

Madsen, who has found victory lane twice this year with the World of Outlaws when he swept the #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7, caught a lucky break of his own when a caution came out on lap 20.

When the race restarted, following an open red flag that allowed teams to refuel their cars for the final dash to the finish, Madsen was challenged by David Gravel for the second position, which allowed Pittman to escape his pursuers.

Pittman appeared to be cruising to the $10,000 prize until a caution came out on lap 29, which set up a shootout to the finish.

On the final restart, Madsen started just behind Pittman and quickly charged to his outside in turn one. Pittman held strong and kept his car out front, but he had one more lap to hold off the "Mad Man."

Madsen tried everything he could on the final lap to throw Pittman off his line, but in the end, the Owasso, Okla. -native held on to the lead and scored the victory.

"I know [Kerry] Madsen and [David] Gravel were throwing everything they had at us tonight," Pittman added. "Hats off to this whole Great Clips crew, they have been working their tails off. I felt like we have been in a slump this last month - we have been fast but have had things happen... but it's a long season and I'm glad we could get a win.

"It feels like it's been a long time since we have been here. Our car is fast and I am looking forward to tomorrow, [Beaver Dam Raceway] is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule and I have a pretty good record there, and really looking forward to that one."

Madsen captured the KSE Hard Charger Award after started the feature in the 12th position and finished in second, his 10th top-five finish of the season on a limited schedule.

"I was thinking if I could stay up there and keep my tires warm, we would be golden when we got to traffic, but it didn't quite happen," Madsen said. "That's just racing and I am just glad we went fast."

Finishing third, Shane Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, returned to the podium following a seventh-place finish at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night.

"I'm pleased [with how things are going]," Stewart said. "I'm just really shocked we ran third tonight, to be honest. We really didn't have a third-place car, but we just had a really restart that one time and that saved us.

"My guys continue to work hard and we're okay. We keep winning races and we have some big races coming up, and hopefully we can win some of those too. I have to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] for the great opportunity, and all of our great sponsors that help us, and all of the great fans that came out tonight."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will voyage over 350 miles east overnight to Beaver Dam, Wis. for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Beaver-Dam-Raceway.

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Jackson Motorplex Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman scored his fifth win of the season and first since New Egypt on May 24...Pittman has now started on the pole position in 9 races this season, five more than any other driver...Kerry Madsen picked up his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the season after picking up 10 spots to finish second.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Saldana Scores Thrilling NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown Victory

Snaps 18-race winless streak and remains only series driver to win at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. - June 22, 2016 - Joey Saldana captured the lead on the opening lap from David Gravel and held off Donny Schatz on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season in the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night.

Saldana, who snapped an 18-race winless streak that stretched back to Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, remains the only series driver to win on the 4/10-mile track after also winning this event in 2014.

"In means a lot [to win at I-80 Speedway]," Saldana said. "Before my grandpa passed away, this was one of the last race tracks he got to come to and watch me race. I would say he was riding with me tonight because I haven't been that good all month, so to win this race, not just because I needed to win it for Roth Motorsports, but I needed to win it for my family and myself.

Saldana's victory did not come easy. After capturing the lead on the opening lap, the driver of the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83 had to hold off a hard-charging Donny Schatz, who had charged from his ninth starting position to crack the top five by the halfway point, then made his way to second with just 10 laps to go.

"[On that restart with two laps to go] I knew I was in trouble," Schatz said. "I just couldn't get off the corner, and just can't get anything to accelerate right now. That's the way it goes, these guys will work on it. Tony Stewart has a great group of guys.

"We were one guy short tonight; we had a guy burned changing an engine, so he's headed to the hospital and it kind of puts things in perspective for you as to how important each and every one of these guys are."

To start the night, Gravel paced qualifying and captured the quick-time award with a lap of 14.125 seconds. Gravel was unable to carry his speed into the heat races as he was defeated by Kerry Madsen in the first heat to join Daryn Pittman and Saldana as heat race winners.

In the dash, Gravel returned to the top spot, when he started from the pole position, after a favorable inversion draw. Gravel led every lap to capture the victory in the dash which placed him on the pole position for the 40-lap feature. Gravel became the first driver since Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway on May 24 to claim quick time and start on the pole in the feature.

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When the green flag dropped, second-place starter, Saldana, rocketed around Gravel for the top spot and quickly escaped to an early lead. By the halfway point, Saldana had built a comfortable gap of over a second on Gravel and Logan Schuchart, who started in the fourth position and ran third for much of the night.

With just 12 laps remaining, the first caution came out as third place Schuchart lost a wheel entering turn three, which sent his car tumbling into the outside fence. Fortunately, Schuchart walked away from the crash safely, but his night was over.

On the ensuing restart, Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, muscled his way into the second position, as Gravel slipped further back into the field. With just 10 laps to go, Schatz had his sights set on Saldana for the lead.

Saldana had a comfortable lead on the rest of the field by the time Schatz had made his way into the runner-up position, but a caution just a few laps later allowed Schatz to line up on the leader's rear bumper with less than 10 laps to go.

When the race went back to green, Schatz suffered an uncharacteristically bad restart, which allowed Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet to slip by. Sweet, who had started the feature in the 17th position, managed to claw his way into a battle with Schatz for the third position, until another caution came out, this time with just two laps left.

The caution was displayed when second place, Johnson, suffered a flat left rear tire, which sent him to the rear of the field and resulted in a 14th-place finish for the driver that captured a win earlier this year at Placerville Speedway on March 24.

Johnson's misfortune proved to be Schatz's lucky break, as the current point's leader had just made his way around Sweet's Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit No. 49 for third. Schatz now lined up on Saldana's rear bumper for a green-white-checkered finish.

On the final restart, Schatz pressured Saldana for the lead, but the leader adjusted his line to maintain control of the top spot. Saldana pulled away from Schatz over the final two laps to capture his fourth victory of the season, and second at I-80 Speedway in three years.

"It just builds confidence, and it's definitely easy to lose your confidence out here," Saldana added. "I've lost so many races by just going straight to the top, so I just took the bottom and the middle to take the grove away [on the final restart], so they didn't have it, then I got back on the top and held on.

"I can't thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for giving me this opportunity. There's a lot of times that you think about quitting, and you sacrifice a lot with your kids and your wife, but this definitely makes it worth your while - but there's also more to life than winning races."

Schatz, who held on to the runner-up position, claimed his seventh podium finish in nine races in the month of June.

"You have to have your driver help, and I don't have a clue as to what I am doing until you get me in the car," Schatz said. "We felt like we had a chance there, but I could not get off the corner at all. It felt like I had three or four race cars tied to the back bumper. We will work on that and try again on Friday."

Sweet, who now trails Schatz by just 20 points in the championship standings, finished in the third position and claimed the KSE Hard Charger Award after he advanced 14 spots from his 17th-place start.

"A lot of those restarts played into our favor, which is nice when you start in the back," Sweet said. "We got ourselves behind in time trials and I messed up in the heat race, so that's what teamwork is all about. We never give up on this Ollie's Bargain Outlet car, we dug deep tonight, had a few breaks go our way and I had a really fast car."

"Hats off to my guys for sticking by me and all of our sponsors. We will take the podium tonight, it feels like a win after coming from 17th, and we will try not to build such a deep hole next time."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contended, Clyde Knipp, who finished in the 17th position, improved on his previous best finish of 18th at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will utilize Thursday as a travel day, as the series returns to Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex for the first time since 2014 on Friday, June 24. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Jackson-Motorplex.

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I-80 Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana remains only World of Outlaws series driver to win at I-80 Speedway...Donny Schatz continues his podium ownership after finishing in the top-three positions in seven of nine June races...David Gravel becomes first driver since Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway on May 24 to capture quick time and the pole for the feature in same event...2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Contender, Clyde Knipp, recorded his best finish of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Tasker Phillips; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kevin Ingle.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Sizzling Start to Summer

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series starts the summer swing with the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, before heading to Jackson Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and Beaver Dam Raceway for the Jim �JB� Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25

CONCORD, N.C. - June 21, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will kick off the busy summer months with a week of action, as the series heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday, June 22.

Following action in Nebraska, the series will head to Jackson, Minn. for a Friday night showdown at Jackson Motorplex on June 24. The Outlaws will then travel over five hours overnight to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25.

In less than a week, the World of Outlaws will travel over 1,000 miles through the heartland of the United States, after the series started the voyage in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday night at Brown County Speedway, and ending on Saturday at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway.

The 2015 NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway saw an epic battle between eventual winner, 2002 series champion Danny Lasoski, and reigning series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz charged late after starting the race in the 13th position, made a move around Lasoski for the lead, but Lasoski would not settle for second. On the final lap, Lasoski powered around Schatz to capture the checkered flag.

Lasoski has claimed the victory four times at the 4/10-mile, high-banked oval, including twice in the last three visits. Before last year, Lasoski won in 2003, which was the last time the series raced at I-80 before returning in 2014 and 2015.

Following Wednesday night's race, the series will migrate back north into Minnesota for a Friday night race at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex. The series returns to Jackson for the first time since 2014.

In 2014, Joey Saldana dominated all 30 laps after starting on the pole, but his win did not come easy. Schatz, who started in the second position, stayed glued to Saldana's bumper all race, as the two battled for the victory. In the end, Saldana captured his fifth win of the 2014 season.

Once Friday night's race is completed, teams will travel over 350 miles east to Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday night.

2016 will mark the 16th straight season the World of Outlaws have competed at Beaver Dam, and the 19th year overall after the track hosted series races from 1996-1998.

Saldana is the only driver to repeat as winner at the 1/3-mile, high-banked track since 2006, after he scored the checkered flag in back-to-back seasons in 2010 an 2011. Last year, Schatz captured his series-leading 17th victory en route to a 31 win season and his seventh series title.

Schatz's win in 2015 was not easy, as he had to charge from the 10th starting position, then battle Daryn Pittman and Saldana for the checkered flag.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, visitwww.WoOSprint.com/I-80-Speedway; for the race at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, June 24, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Jackson-Motorplex; and for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 25, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Beaver-Dam-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
I-80 SPEEDWAY
is a 4/10-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 13.571 seconds and was established by Mark Kinser on Sept. 21, 2000.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Danny Lasoski on June 5
2014 - Joey Saldana on June 6
2003 - Danny Lasoski on May 3
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 4, Craig Dollansky on Sept. 18
2001 - Mark Kinser on Sept. 22
2000 - Danny Lasoski on May 6, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 23
1999 - Steve Kinser on July 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25
1998 - Stevie Smith on May 1, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 26
1997 - Mark Kinser on July 6, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 27
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 3, Mark Kinser on Sept. 28
1995 - Mark Kinser on May 5

JACKSON MOTORPLEX is a 1/2-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 14.244 seconds and was established by Ian Madsen on August 21, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2014 - Joey Saldana on June 13
2013 - Donny Schatz on June 14
2010 - Steve Kinser on May 1
2006 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2005 - Daryn Pittman on Sept. 23
2004 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1988 - Sammy Swindell on July 6, Steve Kinser on Aug. 20
1987 - Bobby Davis Jr. on July 9

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY is a 1/3-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 11.275 seconds and was established by Daryn Pittman on July 10, 2001.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2014 - Brad Sweet on June 28
2013 - Craig Dollansky on June 29
2012 - Kraig Kinser on July 7
2011 - Joey Saldana on July 9
2010 - Joey Saldana on July 10
2009 - Danny Lasoski on July 11
2008 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
2007 - Jason Solwold on Aug. 3, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 16
2006 - Jac Haudenschild on June 14
2005 - Craig Dollansky on July 6, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 24
2004 - Tim Shaffer on Sept. 25, Steve Kinser on June 12
2003 - Joey Saldana on April 22, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 3
2002 - Donny Schatz on July 10
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on June 17
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 4, Dave Blaney on June 18
1996 - Dave Blaney on May 5

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen LIVE to the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22, the race at Jackon Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 25 on the DIRTVision Radio Network at www.DIRTVision.com.

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: For the first time ever, the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will travel to Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Ill. for the Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29. Following action at Rockford, the series will head back into South Dakota for a double-header at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 5386 0 10 26 36 2
2 49 Brad Sweet 5368 -18 6 23 34 6
3 2 Shane Stewart 5288 -98 5 21 34 2
4 9 Daryn Pittman 5285 -101 4 23 30 3
5 5 David Gravel 5245 -141 3 21 30 1
6 83 Joey Saldana 5177 -209 3 15 29 9
7 41 Jason Johnson 4948 -438 1 9 22 2
8 7s Jason Sides 4808 -578 1 3 15 2
9 1S Logan Schuchart 4756 -630 0 4 15 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 4648 -738 0 0 9 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 4464 -922 1 3 7 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 4100 -1286 0 1 4 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 3280 -2106 2 8 16 0
14 1 Sammy Swindell 2429 -2957 0 2 5 1
15 24 Terry McCarl 2362 -3024 1 1 4 0
16 13 Clyde Knipp 1974 -3412 0 0 0 0
17 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -3468 0 1 6 0
18 11k Kraig Kinser 1848 -3538 0 1 4 0
19 82 Dusty Zomer 1668 -3718 0 1 4 0
20 41 Dominic Scelzi 1610 -3776 0 1 2 0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 39 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 141
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 137
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
6. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 78
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 71
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
14. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
15. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
16. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
18. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
19. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
22. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 3
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
10. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2 
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
9. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1 
- JOE HASTINGS, Grand Forks, N.D. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
10. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 16
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 15
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 15
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 12
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 4
8. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
10. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (35 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 19
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 15
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 13
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 13
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 11
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 8
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
19. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2 
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
7. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVE GLENNON, Castleton, N.D. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Dash Draw Selection (39 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 13
4 - 10
6 - 12
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $170,400
2. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $141,675
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $140,500
4. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $130,200
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $119,450
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $105,600
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $71,200
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $60,850
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $58,950
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $48,225
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $44,925
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $29,200
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $7,200

 

 

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts to Sponsor World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway

The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown takes place June 22 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

CONCORD, N.C. - June 20, 2016 - NAPA Auto Parts will be the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Wednesday, June 22.

The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown continues a long-standing relationship between the World of Outlaws and the most recognizable name in auto parts.

"We are excited to continue this great partnership that pairs NAPA with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt," Stephen Shea, District Manager of NAPA Auto Parts-Omaha said. "Annually, I-80 Speedway produces great racing and great finishes and features some of the most passionate fans cheering on the best drivers on dirt. We are thrilled to be part of this great event and look forward to seeing all the action on track."

Last season, Danny Lasoski fought a pitched, multi-lap battle with reigning series champion Donny Schatz to win the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown. The win was the 90th career feature victory for the 2001 series champion. The previous season, Joey Saldana took the top spot in the Outlaws' first return to the track in a decade.

Fans who purchase advance tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at their favorite local NAPA Auto Parts store will receive a $5 off the full price of the ticket.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway are available now by calling (815) 344-2023, or by visiting https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=160&backurl=default.asp . Fans who purchase advance reserved tickets for $40 will receive a fan pit pass and 2016 drivers poster. Tickets purchased on race day are $37.

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Stewart Scores Father�s Day Victory

Captures fifth win of the season in series return to Brown County Speedway

ABERDEEN, S.D. - June 19, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series returned to Brown County Speedway for the first time since 1985 on Sunday night, as Shane Stewart started on the pole and led wire-to-wire to claim his fifth checkered flag of the season.

Stewart, whose wife and young daughter joined him in victory lane, captured the Father's Day victory after he built sizeable lead on Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz while navigating through heavy lapped traffic all night.

"[Having my daughter and wife out here] makes it that much more special," Stewart, who now sits third in the championship standings, said. "It's my second Father's Day, so it's cool to have them with me - and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

"I wish my dad could be here to celebrate with us - but a lot of love is sending back to them. I am very happy we could get the win on Father's Day."

To start the night, Jason Sides scored his second quick-time award of the season, while also establishing a new track record at Brown County with a lap of 10.961 seconds. Sides continued to show speed early in the night, as he joined Saldana and Brad Sweet as the three heat race winners.

Sides had the speed, but the luck was not on his side, as a dash inversion draw of six placed South Dakota native, Dusty Zomer, on the pole for the six-lap race.

Zomer held on to the top spot for just the opening lap, as second-place starter, Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, muscled his way to the lead. Stewart held on to the lead for the remaining laps of the dash to earn the victory and the pole position for the 35-lap feature.

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Once the green flag dropped for the feature, Stewart rocketed out to an early lead as Zomer, who started second, quickly fell off the pace, allowing third-place starter, Pittman, to squeeze into second. Zomer's night went further downhill, as he caused the races second caution when he slipped off the track on lap four and came to a stop. The home state driver never recovered, as he finished in the 16th position.

Up front, Saldana, who started the race in the fifth position, and Schatz, who started seventh, quickly cracked the top three by lap 10. The two drivers, who have combined to win 13 of the 39 races this year, applied pressure on the leader early.

The leaders encountered slower lapped traffic early and often at the tight 1/3-mile, circular-shaped track. Stewart had an easier time slicing his way through the traffic as Saldana, in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock No. 83, and Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, not only battled lapped cars, but each other as well.

As Stewart continued to pad his lead, Saldana and Schatz swapped the runner-up position back-and-forth. Neither driver could capture the position and pull away from the other as the dense traffic played a role in the battle.

Finally, in the closing laps, Saldana put some space between him and the seven-time series champion, and set his sights on the leader. Unfortunately for Saldana, Stewart had amassed over a five second lead by that point.

In the final 10 laps, Saldana was able to shave a second off of Stewart's lead, but time was not on his side. Stewart was able join Sammy Swindell as the only drivers to win a World of Outlaws race at Brown County, as he dominated all 35 laps to capture the checkered flag.

"Track position was just everything, honestly," Stewart added. "We usually have double-file restarts, and it can create a lot of chaos in our races, but having single-file restarts tonight helped me being out front. My guys gave me a great car all night long, and we finally got a dash draw that benefitted us and we were able to take advantage of it.

"I just can't thank everyone that is involved with this team enough. We have hit on a little streak here and hopefully we can keep it going all summer. It's a pleasure to come drive this thing day-in and day-out, it's really a dream come true."

Saldana was able to score his 10th podium finish of the season and his first since winning at Jacksonville Speedway on May 4.

"Wow - for us to be standing here with these guys on the front straightaway, that's like a win," Saldana said. "I can't thank Teresa and Dennis Roth enough for giving me the opportunity; this is a tough, tough series, so when you get knocked down, it's tough to get back up.

"The longer the race went, it started to clean off a little bit in turn three and four, so you couldn't move around like you could in one and two...Just a very good effort by the whole team, they worked real hard tonight. Hopefully we can build on this and get better at I-80 Speedway in a few days."

Donny Schatz extended his slim point lead on Brad Sweet, as he continued his hot streak in the month of June with his sixth top-three finish in eight races this month.

"These guys did an awesome job, we just didn't get around here as quick as we needed to," Schatz said. "Shane [Stewart] was awful good, and we were trying to race with Joey [Saldana] there, but we just weren't quite good enough.

"That's the way it goes in racing - some day's you're good, and some days you not. A top three is still pretty respectable, like I said my guys do a remarkable job and we will get another crack at it on Wednesday."

Tonight's KSE Hard Charger, David Gravel, advanced eight positions to finish sixth, coming up one spot short of capturing his seventh top-five finish in eight June races.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their trek through the heartland of the United States, as they head to Greenwood, Neb. for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/I-80-Speedway.

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Brown County Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart captured his fifth win of the season, which is third most of any driver in 2016...Jason Sides scored his second quick-time award of the season and established a new track record at Brown County Speedway...2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Contender, Clyde Knipp, qualified for his fourth A-Main of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Casey Mack; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Aaron Reutzel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Dusty Zomer; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Cory Mack; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Trent Stengl.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

 

 

Schatz Continues River Cities Speedway Dominance

Claims 10th victory of the season and series points lead from Brad Sweet

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - June 17, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, continued his dominance of River Cities Speedway on Friday night, as he passed Logan Schuchart with 19 laps left in the First Leg of the Northern Tour to score his fifth victory in seven races at the track since 2013.

Schatz, who is a native of nearby Fargo, N.D., put on a show for his family and friends in attendance, as he started the feature in the seventh position and charged his way to the lead just past the halfway point to score his series-leading 10th victory of the season and the series points lead.

"This is what racing is all about - having your family here is cool - to be here and see it and experience it with us," an emotional Schatz said. "The fans are just as important too, so I am glad to see everyone here tonight and glad they stuck it out. It turned out to be a great night for us and I am happy to be here and look forward to Sunday."

Schatz's remarkable feat can only be matched by the driver he defeated, as David Gravel scored his fifth podium finish in seven races in the month of June.

"Donny [Schatz] was really good late in that race," Gravel said. "I thought I had one of the best cars early, but as the race went on, Donny got better. It was a good race and I am happy with second."

The night started with Brad Sweet capturing his seventh quick-time award of the season, which is second-most among all drivers in 2016, just one behind Joey Saldana. Sweet, Jacob Allen, Daryn Pittman and Gravel all scored heat wins to transfer to the dash.

In the six-lap dash, Allen's Shark Racing teammate, Logan Schuchart, in the No. 1S Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments car, started on the pole and dominated the race to score his first dash victory and feature pole-position of the season.

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When the green flag dropped for the 40-lap feature, Schuchart easily pulled away from second-place starter Pittman, but he could never get in a rhythm as the race was plagued early by accidents that caused temporary stoppages in the race. Allen, Jason Johnson and Mark Dobmeier all encountered trouble early and had to retire in the opening laps.

As the race progressed, drivers began to settle in which allowed for a green-flag run during the middle stages of the race. The run, which lasted over 20 laps, allowed Schatz to climb up the leader board, as he moved into the runner-up position just before the halfway point in the race.

On lap 21, Schatz utilized slower lapped traffic to made his way around Schuchart for the race lead. Schuchart remained glued to the defending champion's bumper, as the two diced through slowed lapped traffic.

With just seven laps remaining, another red-flag caused a stoppage in action, as Jordan Adams lost control of his car on the front stretch and flipped. Adams was fine and walked away from his car, but the red flag set the field up for a final dash for the $10,000 paycheck.

On the final restart, Schatz pulled away from Schuchart, as the Hanover, Pa. -native had his hands full with the No. 5 Big Game Treestands/JRC Transportation car of Gravel. Gravel muscled his way around Schuchart for second and set his sights on the Schatz for the lead.

Gravel did not have enough time to catch the leader, as Schatz cruised in the final seven laps to claim the First Leg of the Northern Tour victory at River Cities.

"Man, these guys worked their tails off to get this race in and thanks [to all the fans] for sticking with us, I know we had a late start but it could've been a heck-of-a lot worse," Schatz said referring to the two hour delay as track and series officials worked to prepare the track following overnight rains. "Tony Stewart's Bad Boy Off Road guys are incredible...getting through traffic was a lot of fun, being in the right spot at the right time played a role in it too. We were lucky we didn't get caught up in a crash in the first corner on the first lap - that's the way it goes, you have to be lucky some days.

"As I get older it seems like biding your time is something you try to do less and less. You just got to keep pushing. Like I said, these guys work their tails off to give me the best car they can, and I do my best to give them the best I can."

Gravel settled for the runner-up finish, the second time he has done so to Schatz in the month of June, with the other coming at Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8.

"Logan [Schuchart] was really strong tonight, but Donny just got the best of us - he's really good here," Gravel added. "We had a pretty good restart there and kept up with him for a couple of laps, but he's just so consistent hitting his marks and you can't keep up because you can't make any mistakes either.

"We'll take second tonight, you always want a win, but we'll take second and look forward to Sunday."

Schuchart captured his fourth top-five of the season and his third podium finish, with the other two coming at Ocean Speedway on April 1 and Weedsport Speedway on May 22.

"The driver didn't make good calls before the race, but we were close," Schuchart said. "It was a very good run, I felt like I really didn't need that last yellow. I felt like I was catching Donny a little bit before that last caution and then I just got a bad restart.

"I'm just proud of my guys and they deserve a win, so we're going to keep working hard and working at it. We're definitely a lot faster this year than we have been the last two years, so if we keep working at it, we're going to get there."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will travel to Aberdeen, S.D. for a Sunday showdown at Brown County Speedway. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Brown-County-Speedway.

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River Cities Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scores his series-leading 10th win of the season, and reclaims the points lead from Brad Sweet...Schatz has now won five of the last seven races held at River Cities Speedway...Brad Sweet's seven quick-time awards places him just one behind Joey Saldana for most this season...Logan Schuchart captures his first pole-position for a feature this season.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Shane Stewart - 4 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Hangs Tough at Granite City

Brad Sweet claims one-point lead after Donny Schatz has DNF

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. - June 15, 2016 - Shane Stewart proved to be like a rock Wednesday night at Granite City Speedway as he battled past Kerry Madsen and held off Brad Sweet to win his fourth World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series feature of the season.

Kerry Madsen led the first third of the feature, which was rain postponed to Wednesday, with Stewart in hot pursuit. As Madsen encountered traffic, Stewart closed the gap in his No. 2 Eneos/GoPro car. On lap 10, Stewart dove low into turn three and got around Madsen. Madsen countered, taking the spot back, sliding Stewart through turns one and two. Stewart though made a similar move as the previous lap and took the position back through turns three and four. Through one restart, Stewart held the position and scored the win.

It was a triumphant trip to victory lane following a difficult weekend at Knoxville Raceway and the knowledge that last season, he was leading at Granite City with three laps to go and did not see a similar end.

"I was actually getting really nervous," Stewart said. "The guys gave me a really great car. Obviously being out front, you're kind of a sitting duck. I felt like I was getting through lapped traffic OK, but you never can tell with the guys behind you. I know Brad is really good in lapped traffic and so is Kerry. I just had to keep my nose clean and be as patient as possible."

Second-place finisher Sweet claimed a narrow one-point lead in the championship points standings over Donny Schatz who had a did-not-finish result.

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Schatz had a mechanical issue on lap 13 and slowed on the track. Greg Wilson was caught up and had his night ended after his car ended up on its side, wedged against an infield tire. Schatz was pushed to the infield after dropping oil on the track and did not return.

Joey Saldana kicked off the night, the Outlaws' second ever event at Granite City Speedway, by claiming a season-leading ninth quick time award with a lap of 11.227 seconds.

After winning the dash, Madsen started on the pole of the feature with Stewart in second. At the green flag, Madsen jumped out to an early lead as Brad Sweet powered forward in his No. 49 Ollie's Bargain Outlet car, using the high line through turns three and four to take the third position.

Madsen caught the tail end of the field and began working his way forward. Stewart closed the gap over the next five laps and battled around Madsen. As Stewart took over the lead, Sweet got around Madsen on the next lap for second.

Following the red flag for Schatz and Wilson, Sweet tried to get around Stewart as he threw a slider through turns one and two and pulled event with the leader, but was unable to hang on to the back straight. Sweet tried again on the next lap, but Stewart again maintained the position.

Stewart caught the tail end of the field on lap 18 and Sweet briefly closed the gap but he was not able to get around.

The win was Stewart's first since Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30.

"I just know when you're leading these races you can't hesitate on lapped cars because you're going to get passed," Stewart said. "I've been able to do that a couple of other times to win a race and I felt like if I could get back to curb as quickly as I could and scrub off as little speed as I could that I'd be OK… to win these races is very hard and I'm just happy to be standing here."

Sweet said he felt like he and Stewart were on par throughout the night but lapped cars played a pivotal role and Stewart was able to clear them successfully throughout the 30 laps.

"He did a really good job of just always keeping his car in the right position," Sweet said. "A couple of times I thought he was going to slip up there off of four and he went low and I thought I would get a run high and a lapped car slid up in front of me. Lapped traffic just didn't play in our part but that's how you win and lose these races."

Madsen, who led the first 10 laps of the feature in his No. 29 Keneric Healthcare car, said he felt like he was making the right moves but realized that he could have played them differently.

"On the last red and we had a short run afoot, I got by Brad and I thought I might have something to play with but Shane had a better racecar and probably deserved to win the race," Madsen said. "We had a bit of bad luck last weekend. We've had great racecars the last two months and we're excited for the next two months… I think we'll be here a bit more often."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its swing through the Upper Midwest with a stop of River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/River-Cities-Speedway-June.

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Granite City Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet took over the points lead following a DNF for Donny Schatz during the feature. Sweet now leads Schatz by one points… Tonight's win was the fourth for Shane Stewart this season. His last win came at Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30… Joey Saldana scored a season-leading ninth quick time tonight at Granite City Speedway… Logan Schuchart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing seven positions to finish in seventh.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Ian Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kerry Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Rob Caho.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Shane Stewart - 4 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3);Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

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

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Heading North for Summer Stretch

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series kicks off the summer stretch Tuesday, June 14 at Granite City Speedway, before dueling in the Dakotas at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 17 for the First Leg of the Northern Tour and Brown County Speedway on Sunday, June 19.

CONCORD, N.C. - June 13, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will migrate north for a summer stretch that begins at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 14, then heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. for the First Leg of the Northern Tour on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19.

Tuesday's action at Granite City will kick-off a stretch of seven races in six different states over the course of 15 days to conclude the month of June.

Donny's Dakotas

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion, and Fargo, N.D. -native, Donny Schatz, has owned both North and South Dakota in recent years. In 2015, Schatz dominated all five races held in the Dakotas, including sweeping both events at River Cities. The previous year, Schatz won two of four races in the Dakotas, including the June event at River Cities.

In total, Schatz has won six of the 17 World of Outlaws races that have been held at the track located less than 80 miles from his hometown.

Sweet Return

For the first time since 1985, the World of Outlaws will return to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. In the only series race at the track, Sammy Swindell defeated 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and Bobby Davis.

Brad Sweet, who has won six races so far this season and dominated the championship standings until Schatz jumped ahead of him last week, will be eyeing his own form of a return this week. Since his most recent trip to victory lane at Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Sweet has struggled to return to the front of the field as he only has scored one podium finish (I-96 Speedway on June 4) with zero laps led in 12 races.

Podium Popularity

Speaking of podium finishes, Daryn Pittman, who sits third in the championship standings, leads all series drivers in podium finishes with 15 so far. Just behind Pittman on the list is a three-way tie between Sweet, Schatz and Gravel who each have 14 podium finishes.

The next closest competitor to these four is Shane Stewart with 10 top-three finishes.

Summer Heat

Joey Saldana, who sits sixth in the championship standings, has been the driver that has mastered the heat so far this season.

That's not a reference to the driver's ability to handle the sweltering temperatures that are associated with the summer races on the World of Outlaws schedule. Instead, it's an indication of Saldana's dominance in heat race action, as he leads the series with 17 heat race victories in 36 races so far this season.

In 2016, Saldana has a 47 percent chance of capturing the checkered flag in his heat race and transferring to the dash.

Like a Rolling Stone

Since the start of June, David Gravel has been consistently in the top five. In the five races so far this month, Gravel has scored five consecutive top-five finishes, with his worse finish being a fifth at Knoxville Raceway on June 10. The only other driver to finish in the top five in all five races is Donny Schatz.

Since the start of June, Gravel has led a lap in three of the five races, including the most at Fremont Speedway on June 3 and I-96 Speedway on June 5. The Watertown, Conn. -native, who has led a total of 116 laps so far this season, has led 41 of those in the five races this month.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the race at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 24, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Granite-City-Speedway; for the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17, visit www.WoOSprint.com/River-Cities-Speedway; and for the race at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Brown-County-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
GRANITE CITY SPEEDWAY
is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 10.720 seconds and was established by Sammy Swindell on June 17, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 17

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY is a 3/10-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 9.269 seconds and was established by Jason Meyers on Aug. 21, 2009.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 - Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 - Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 - Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 - Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 - Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 - Joey Saldana on June 29

BROWN COUNTY SPEEDWAY is a 1/3-mile high-banked clay oval. This will be the first 410 Sprint Car race on current configuration (track was previously a 1/2-mile).

Previous A-Feature winners:
1985 - Sammy Swindell

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6(Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13);Daryn Pittman - 4(Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24);David Gravel - 3(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3(The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 3(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2(Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1(Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1(Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1(Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1(The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE: Listen to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series LIVE on the DIRTVision Radio Network from Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 24, the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway on Sunday, June 19 on www.DIRTVision.com.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continue the northern swing as the series heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday, June 22, then head to Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, June 24 and Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 25.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 4988 0 9 24 34 2
2 49 Brad Sweet 4947 -41 6 22 31 5
3 9 Daryn Pittman 4861 -127 4 20 27 3
4 2 Shane Stewart 4846 -142 3 18 31 2
5 5 David Gravel 4823 -165 3 20 27 1
6 83 Joey Saldana 4768 -220 3 14 26 8
7 41 Jason Johnson 4576 -412 1 8 21 2
8 7s Jason Sides 4401 -587 1 2 12 1
9 1S Logan Schuchart 4342 -646 0 3 12 2
10 7 Paul McMahan 4258 -730 0 0 7 0
11 W20 Greg Wilson 4124 -864 1 3 7 0
12 1A Jacob Allen 3738 -1250 0 1 3 0
13 29 Kerry Madsen 3136 -1852 2 7 15 0
14 1 Sammy Swindell 2429 -2559 0 2 5 1
15 24 Terry McCarl 2362 -2626 1 1 4 0
16 17W Bryan Clauson 1918 -3070 0 1 6 0
17 11k Kraig Kinser 1848 -3140 0 1 4 0
18 13 Clyde Knipp 1670 -3318 0 0 0 0
19 41 Dominic Scelzi 1610 -3378 0 1 2 0
20 99 Brady Bacon 1434 -3554 0 1 4 0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 36 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 9
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (22 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 121
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 116
5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 25
14. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
15. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
16. - JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 21
17. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
18. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
19. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
20. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
22. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 3
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
5. - BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
8. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (20 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
9. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 15
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 14
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 14
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 14
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
7. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (34 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 17
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 13
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 12
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 12
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
8. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
18. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JUSTIN HENDERSON, Sioux Falls, S.D. - 1
- LYNTON JEFFREY, Prairie City, Iowa - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (27 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 2
5. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- IAN MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 2
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Dash Draw Selection (36 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 12
4 - 10
6 - 10
8 - 4

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $156,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $130,500
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $122,100
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $118,875
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $109,350
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $96,050
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $66,700
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $54,200
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $51,450
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $45,575
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $39,625
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $25,300
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $5,400

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Wild One for #TeamOutlaws

Claims ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 11, 2016 - Wrecked cars and flared tempers could not hold back reigning World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway as he barely avoided an early multi-car crash and battled past Jamie Veal to score his ninth series win of the season during the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom.

Schatz, who started fifth, battled Shane Stewart early for fourth. After a crash on lap five caught up several of the front runners, Schatz restarted in third and then fought his way around second place Ian Madsen. As Veal worked his way through traffic, Schatz closed the distance, then commenced to battle Veal, side-by-side, lap-after-lap for the lead. Veal held tough but Schatz got around off of turn four with just three laps remaining to take the top spot.

"This place has been very, very good to me," Schatz said. "I've been very blessed to not get hurt here and have the success I've had. This team is incredible. We can always go back to the same old setup but it's kind of fun to try new things and try to get better. We keep playing around and we make a lot of gains and we make a lot of steps backwards but the racecar just kept getting better and better as the race went on."

The win is Schatz's 24th career 410 win at Knoxville. The reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion is 11th on the all-time wins list at the track.

Brad Sweet kicked off the night, scoring his fifth quick time award of the season. Sweet, Schatz, Danny Lasoski and Shane Stewart all picked up Heat race wins, while Veal battled past Ian Madsen to take the Dash win and the pole for the night's feature.

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On the green flag, Veal, a native of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, who has just come off a red-hot sprint car season in Australia including a World Series Sprintcar championship, jumped out to an early and commanding lead over Ian Maden and Brian Brown. Schatz battled Stewart in fourth. The first caution flew on lap five as the top wing sideboard on Tasker Phillips came off in turn three.

On the restart, Madsen, in third moved down the track going into turn one, caught the right front tire of Stewart which sent Stewart into Brown and set off a multi-car crash that collected as many as 10 cars. Schatz barely made it through. Among the most heavily damaged were Brown, Stewart, Greg Wilson, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Craig Dollansky, Scott Bogucki and Davey Heskin. After a long red flag, racing resumed with four fewer cars on track.

Veal again jumped out to a strong lead as Schatz worked to get around Madsen for second. Madsen held the position after a two lap battle. Schatz though wasn't done as he got side-by-side with Madsen on lap 15 and eventually took over the position as the two drivers dove into turn three.

Schatz quickly caught Veal as he worked his way through traffic. With seven laps remaining, Schatz nearly got around Veal but Veal held the top spot and shifted his line to the bottom of the track. The position was short-lived though as Schatz's relentless pursuit paid off. As the two worked to complete lap 22, Schatz got the better of Veal off of turn four and took over the lead.

Veal, meanwhile, slipped back, giving second to Lasoski, who was charging forward and third to David Gravel.

As the Knoxville crowd booed, Schatz climbed from his No. 15 Bad Boy Off-Road J&J victorious.

"At the end of the race things changed a lot," Schatz said. "The track started moving around. The top of three and four was really good but you could even get through the middle. (The track) threw some crumbs up from time-to-time, so you just had to be cautious and not hit it too hard. I did it a few times.

"I'm pretty fortunate to be standing up here next to the Hall of Fame flagman (Doug Clark). I wanted to stand next to him last night but tonight's the night."

For Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion and all-time wins leader at Knoxville, the second place finish was part good luck, part experience.

"I want to thank (crew chief) Guy Forbrook for this thing," Lasoski said. "We've been struggling the last month, month and a half and he's definitely got it better and better. I hate to see what happened on that crash, it took a couple of good competitors out. I don't know how we would have stacked up then."

With three wins so far on the season, David Gravel and his No. 5 Big Game Treestands, CJB Motorsports team continue to build on momentum as the series heads into the crucial summer months.

"We didn't qualify like we wanted to but got through the heat race and got really lucky to get through that crash," Gravel said. "Obviously, a lot of guys wrecked. A little luck. We were sixth after the crash and we had a really good restart and got up to third but then fell back a little bit. We actually had a really good car. Took a couple of corners a little different and maybe we could have been second or maybe win the race. I'm really happy, we made improvements over last night, we finished fifth, and we're looking forward to coming back here (for the Knoxville Nationals)."

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

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Knoxville Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz claimed his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season. His last win came at Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8… Tonight's win was the 24th career win for Schatz at Knoxville. He is the reigning and nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion… Paul McMahan became the second driver of the season to take a provisional. He was also the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 14 positions to finish in 11th.

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

Terry McCarl Dominates for Knoxville Win

Donny Schatz claims the points lead from Brad Sweet who has led all season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - June 10, 2016 - Terry McCarl dominated the Outlaws and Knoxville regulars in Friday night's Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway as he scored his first World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

McCarl was the class of the field throughout much of the night in his No. 24 SnowPlow.com/Country Builders Maxim, claiming a spot in the Dash and the feature pole. McCarl held off reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz throughout the 25-lap feature.

"You know, it's David vs. Goliath," McCarl said. "We just beat the best team and driver in the world. For us to beat him one night is pretty amazing and we're pretty proud of it… This means a lot if you can win this thing. It makes you feel like you can be decent for the Nationals."

McCarl, a native of nearby Altoona, Iowa, tied Steve Kinser for third on the all-time Knoxville wins list. It was his first series win since March 5, 2015 when he won night two at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Justin Henderson kicked off the night for the Knoxville regulars as he picked up the quick time over 41 other cars. A full inversion of the Dash field put McCarl on the Dash pole, and he held off Schatz to take the top spot in the night's feature.

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McCarl and Schatz led the field to the green flag. Kerry Madsen battled past Schatz on the start but Schatz fought back on the opening lap, reclaiming his starting position. McCarl widened his lead through the early laps, running the high line against the cushion, as Schatz looked low. As McCarl caught traffic, Schatz closed the gap.

By lap 10, Schatz had issues of his own as Madsen closed the gap on his second place No. 15 Bad Boy Off-Road J&J. The move however was short-lived as Madsen found trouble in traffic and flipped, bringing out a red flag short of the halfway point.

On the restart, Schatz took his shot. On lap 15, he slid McCarl off of two and briefly took over the lead, but McCarl, battled back, retaking the position before a lap could be completed.

As the battle up front unfolded, Dusty Zomer took over the third position on the restart and briefly challenged Schatz for second. It was current Knoxville 410 points leader Brian Brown though who was on the move. From a ninth place starting position he battled forward in his No 21 FVP/Casey's General Store Maxim and, with two to go, passed Zomer coming off of turn two.

When the checkered flag flew, it was McCarl, Schatz and Brown on the podium.

"I just kept telling myself, keep the tires underneath it," McCarl said. "I know Donny is really good at keeping the tires underneath it until traffic. When I got to traffic, I was happy because I moved down and felt really, really good. I knew (Schatz) was running the bottom there in (turns) one and two but it's hard to change your line when you're leading. To beat Donny Schatz at Knoxville is something we dream about. Pretty special for this team."

Schatz, the reigning and seven-time series champion, said McCarl just had the edge tonight.

"Terry was awful good," Schatz said. "This place is tough to be out front leading. Sometimes you're in the catbird seat in second. I thought I had the catbird seat but I didn't. Terry did a great job. He made all the right moves at the right times and I learned something from that."

For Schatz, the night was a season milestone as he became just the second driver to lead the points in 35 races. After tying Brad Sweet at Putnamville, Schatz took the lead outright tonight by a 32 point margin.

For Brown, the finish was a lesson in perseverance after trouble during qualifying early in the night.

"We had a little bit of a rough night but that's just this team - they worked hard and we were able to overcome," Brown said. "I really felt like we had something for these guys on that last red and I just made a mistake as a driver and spun the tires. I had to get back by Dusty Zomer and (David Gravel). To be on the podium with these two guys is nothing to be ashamed about. We'll come back tomorrow and try to get up front."

Shane Stewart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 15 positions to finish in ninth after a wreck in his heat race forced his team to a backup.

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series return to action tomorrow night for the second race in the Knoxville double-header. The Outlaws again battle it out with the Knoxville regulars in the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/knoxville-raceway.

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Knoxville Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Terry McCarl scored his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and first series win since March 5, 2015… McCarl is the 13th different feature winner of the season and claimed in his 12th career series win… Shane Stewart was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 15 positions to finish in ninth… Brian Brown, who leads the Knoxville track 410 points, battled from ninth for his podium finish… Donny Schatz took the points lead outright following his second place finish Friday night. He now leads Brad Sweet by 32 points.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kerry Madsen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): David Gravel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Danny Lasoski; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Justin Henderson; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Ian Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Terry McCarl; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Lynton Jeffrey; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Look Forward to Dirt Racing Takeover at Rockford Speedway

Badger Midget Racing Association and Wisconsin Legends added to the slate of events

 

 

CONCORD, N.C. - June 10, 2016 - History will be made in less than three weeks as the dirt racing takeover happens at legendary Rockford Speedway for the Outlaw Clay Classic - two days of World of Outlaws racing action, Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.

The stars and challengers of the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, the nation's premier dirt racing series, will convene on the 68-year-old paved, high banks at Rockford, turning it into America's newest dirt track.

"Rockford will be transformed with tons of Illinois river clay, trucked in and spread out over the track for this special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. "We can't wait to see the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' take on America's favorite short track."

Adding to the slate of events for the Outlaw Clay Classic will be the Badger Midget Racing Association and Wisconsin Legends. The Badger Midgets join the sprint cars on Wednesday while the legends join the late models on Thursday.

The event coincides with the newly formed partnership between the World of Outlaws, Sears and the Craftsman brand. Sears' world headquarters lies a short distance from Rockford in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

"In addition to bringing this great event to fans in Rockford, we look forward to showcasing the series to our friends and fans at Sears and Craftsman," Deery said. "This thrilling special event will be one fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. Don't miss your chance to witness history."

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

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Schatz Scores Thrilling Win at Lincoln Park Speedway

Claims eighth victory of the season and ties Brad Sweet for point lead

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. - June 8, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz held off a red-hot David Gravel on a green-white-checkered finish to claim his eighth victory of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday night.

Making their first trip since 1988 to the track located just an hour from Indianapolis, the World of Outlaws returned with a thrilling show that saw Schatz hold on to the lead for all 40 laps to claim the victory and tie Brad Sweet atop the championship standings.

"I wasn't here in '88 but I am feeling old tonight," Schatz said. "This place takes its toll on you - it's a neat little place, very tricky...I'd rather it went right to the end, but I knew [David Gravel] is a racer and he is going to try something - wherever I am at he is going to try and go somewhere else.

"It's a bonus [to be tied in the championship standings]. We are here to win races, and that's what this team has always stood for...we have never been point's racers and I am not going to start that now. We're in a better position than we were a month ago and I know these guys are going to go work their hearts out."

Gravel, who captured the checkered flag the last time the series was on track at I-96 Speedway on Sunday, finished in the runner-up position after he challenged Schatz all night for the win.

"It was really fun racing with the best," Gravel said. "Kyle [Larson] gave us a run for our money there early, and Donny [Scahtz] is a really smart racer and it's hard to go around him, especially with this tight track.

"We will take second tonight, but I really would've liked to win. I would've liked to see how that last lap would've finished instead of having the red flag."

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To start the night, NASCAR star, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson, captured quick time in qualifying. Larson's time was just a tenth of a second slower than the track record for a winged 410 sprint car set by Danny Lasoski in 2006.

Larson's speed continued into his heat race in which he beat Schatz and the No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance car, who finished second. Gravel and Daryn Pittman claimed wins in the other two heat races, granting them spots in the six-lap dash.

Unfortunately for Larson, his luck did not match his speed as a four was drawn for the dash inversion, placing Schatz on the pole and sliding Larson to the fourth starting position.

In what became a preview for the feature, Schatz and Gravel battled back-and-forth for the victory in the dash, with Schatz prevailing for the win and the pole position for the feature. The only other time Schatz has started on the pole for a feature in 2016 was when he won at Lincoln Speedway on May 19.

When the green flag dropped for the 40-lap A-Main, Schatz jumped out to an early lead over Gravel, who started second in the Big Game Treestands/Nyce Crete & Landis No. 5. Meanwhile, Larson, who started in the sixth position, charged his way to the front of the field quickly. By lap five, Larson had made his way to the third position just behind Schatz and Gravel.

The three drivers remained nose-to-tail, even as they started dicing through heavy lapped traffic. Gravel eventually made his way around Schatz to lead a lap at the halfway point in the race, but Schatz motored back to the top spot the following lap.

All the while, Larson lurked behind the leaders.

The third-place car tried every move imaginable to work his way around Gravel for a shot at Schatz for the lead, but he could never build up enough speed to sling-shot around the second-place car.

Larson's willingness to try anything to get to the front became his downfall. With less than 20 to go, Larson pushed his car onto the cushion exiting turn four causing him to lose control and flip in front of oncoming traffic.

Luckily, the driver avoided collecting other cars and was okay after the crash. Larson retired to his trailer and became a spectator for the final laps.

When the green flag came back out, Schatz again held off Gravel, who stayed glued to the leader's bumper while searching for the right line to make his move to the lead.

As the laps flew by, Schatz and Gravel navigated their way through the lapped traffic while also battling for the top spot. Eventually, with just a few laps remaining the tug-of-war for the lead hit a boiling point.

As the leaders took the white flag for the final lap, Paul McMahan flipped on the front stretch, causing a red flag and a temporary stoppage to the race. McMahan was okay and continued the race, but the stoppage set up a green-white-checkered finish to conclude an already thrilling race.

Over the final two laps, Gravel tried everything he could to steal the victory from Schatz. In the end, Gravel came up just short as Schatz captured the checkered flag and the $6,000 paycheck at Lincoln Park.

"Racing in the lapped traffic was fun, that's what a driver lives for," Scahtz added. "I hope the fans had as much fun with it as I did. It's always nice to come out on the better end of it.

"Tony Stewart's guys are phenomenal, I keep getting a better race car each night and it makes it more fun for me to keep getting in it...more importantly, I think we learned more here tonight that we have in 20 races this year."

Gravel, who sits sixth in the points, just 153 markers behind Schatz and Sweet, scored his 18th top-five of the season and his 13th podium finish.

"It's been a pretty good year so far; we have been fast lately," Gravel said. "Finishing on the podium with two past champions - and I am just a kid - so hopefully we can stay up here and see what happens."

While most of the attention was on the two leaders at the end of the race, Daryn Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, quietly started and finished in the third position to pick up his series-leading 15th top-three finish of the season.

"It's always nice to race this close to home and sleep in your own bed," Pittman said, who is from Owasso, Okla. but lives less than an hour from Lincoln Park. "This is pretty cool, I came out here and watched a Midget Week race last Thursday and that was the first time I have ever seen the place. This was a cool race to watch and fun to be a part of.

"The guys worked really hard this week and built a brand new car, and we were pretty decent with it. This is the type of racetrack that isn't my best so for us to come out of here with a third, and be solid and right there as the night went on, I am pretty proud of that."

Brad Sweet, who came into the night with a slim point lead, started the feature in the 13th position and charged his way to a seventh-place finish, which earned him the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head to historical Knoxville Raceway for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Raceway.

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.

Lincoln Park Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz picks up series-leading eighth win of the season and passes Brad Sweet for the points lead...Schatz started on the pole position for the feature for just the second time in 2016...NASCAR star, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson captured his first quick time of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Bill Rose; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Kody Kinser; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Kyle Larson; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Dominic Scelzi; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Miller.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

 

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Leading the Charge Against the Outlaws

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series heads to Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday, June 8 and Knoxville Raceway on Friday, June 10 for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws and Saturday, June 11 for the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom

CONCORD, N.C. - June 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will return to the track this week on Wednesday, June 8 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnmaville, Ind., before heading to historical Knoxville Raceway for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11.

Kicking off action this week, the Outlaws will make their triumphant return to Lincoln Park for the first time since 1988, in a mid-week shootout. The last time the Outlaws set foot in Putnamville, Ind., future NASCAR star Dave Blaney came home with the checkered flag over Danny Smith and Mark Kinser.

Nine years earlier, the series made their inaugural trek to the 5/16-mile track located less than an hour from Indianapolis. In that race, 20-time series champion Steve Kinser defeated Rick Ferkel, Allen Barr and current World of Outlaws driver Joey Saldana's father, Joe.

Following mid-week action in Indiana, the series will migrate west to historic Knoxville Raceway for a weekend double-header on Friday and Saturday.

Kerry Madsen, who started the season competing for the World of Outlaws championship before deciding to concentrate on a broader schedule that includes racing at Knoxville occasionally, will join track regulars such as Brian Brown and Danny Lasoski, and try to keep the visiting Outlaws out of victory lane.

"Honestly, you don't really think about this being a Pennsylvania Posse type scenario," Madsen said. "If we win, I don't really feel like I could be a local guy. I think we're more in the middle which is great. That's right where I want to be."

Madsen, who won this event in 2012, has been one of only three drivers that have defeated the Outlaws already this season when he did so on both nights of the #LetsRaceTwo double-header at Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7.

"To win at Knoxville you got to have a good package at the start of the night - you got to qualify well," Madsen said. "For me, you have to be comfortable around the top. But there's also the bottom and middle line that you have to be able to utilize as well.

"This place is so unique and different, there's almost two different lines around the track."

In recent years seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has owned the early-season events at Knoxville, as he has won three of the last four races. He has also carried that success to later in the year and won nine of the last 10 Knoxville Nationals that takes place in August.

"Donny [Schatz] is probably the biggest threat when we come here, obviously his record speaks to that," Madsen added. "[Danny] Lasoski, [Brian] Brown and my brother [Ian] are going to be really tough too just because they are track regulars.

"Really, any one of the Outlaws are capabale of winning this weekend. This is an Outlaw race so you can almost start anywhere and win. You have to be able to move around to pass people and that's something Donny has done really well."

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Lincoln-Park-Speedway; and for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11 at Knoxville Raceway visit www.WoOSprint.com/Knoxville-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY
is a 5/16-mile, high-banked dirt oval. The track record is 11.186 seconds and was established by Danny Lasoski on Sept. 26, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
1988 - Dave Blaney on May 14
1979 - Steve Kinser on June 27

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY is a 1/2-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 14.407 seconds and was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 13
2014 - Brad Sweet on June 14
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on June 15
2012 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Kerry Madsen on June 9
2011 - Sammy Swindell on June 11
2010 - Brooke Tatnell on June 3, Jac Haudenschild on June 4
2009 - Donny Schatz on May 2, Terry McCarl on June 27
2008 - Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6, Donny Schatz on June 7
2007 - Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006 - Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 - Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 - Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 - Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 - Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 - Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16
2000 - Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 - Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 - Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 - Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 - Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 - Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 - Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24
1992 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 - Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 - Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 - Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 - Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 - Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 - Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 - Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 - Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 - Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 - Sammy Swindell on April 21

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6);Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30);Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen to the LIVE race broadcast at Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday, June 8. Watch the LIVE race broadcast from both the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11 at Knoxville Raceway on www.DIRTVision.com.

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will travel to Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 14, before invading the Dakotas for the First Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 17 and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Sunday, June 19.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

4556

0

6

21

29

4

2

15

Donny Schatz

4542

-14

7

21

31

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

4459

-97

4

19

25

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

4440

-116

3

18

28

2

5

83

Joey Saldana

4416

-140

3

14

25

8

6

5

David Gravel

4393

-163

3

17

24

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

4180

-376

1

7

19

2

8

7s

Jason Sides

4035

-521

1

1

11

1

9

1S

Logan Schuchart

3990

-566

0

3

11

2

10

7

Paul McMahan

3958

-598

0

0

7

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3820

-736

1

3

7

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

3392

-1164

0

1

2

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2894

-1662

2

7

14

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-2344

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-2365

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-2638

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1722

-2834

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1434

-3122

0

1

4

0

19

13

Clyde Knipp

1400

-3156

0

0

0

0

20

49X

Tim Shaffer

1314

-3242

0

1

1

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 33 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 114
4. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 79
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
11. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
14. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 22
15. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
16. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
17. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
18. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
20. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
4. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
8. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
8. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (18 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
9. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- ROB CHANEY, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 14
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 12
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 11
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 10
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
7. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
9. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (32 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 17
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 10
5. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 9
6. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
12. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
17. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1 
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (25 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CAP HENRY, Bellevue, Ohio - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (33 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 11
4 - 9
6 - 10
8 - 3

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $135,400
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $125,900
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $117,100
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $113,875
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $100,350
6. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $93,300
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $62,500
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $50,950
9. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $48,550
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $44,225
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $38,225
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $22,725
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $4,875

2016 World of Outlaws 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. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7)
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4)
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1)
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
32. Friday, June 3 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Chad Kemenah (1)
33. Sunday, June 5 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / David Gravel (3)

 

 

 

World of Outlaws, Craftsman Partnership Activation Unveiled

Event leads into Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway a short distance away

CONCORD, N.C. - June 7, 2016 - The World of Outlaws and Craftsman brand will unveil the full partnership activation at an event at Sears' World Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. on June 7.

The nation's premier dirt racing series and America's most trusted tool brand announced a three-year partnership in early February. The program included a rebranding of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series as well as at-track activation, prominent sponsor visibility during events and on World of Outlaws digital properties, as well as show car programs.

The June 7 event will be the first time the nearly 5,000 employees at Sears headquarters have had the opportunity to see and experience the new World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.

In addition to series transporters and merchandise trailers and the Craftsman fan vans, World of Outlaws drivers Frank Heckenast Jr., the 2014 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Rookie of the Year, and David Gravel, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, will be in attendance with their respective teams, transporters and race cars. Celebrity painter Ryan 'Ryno' Templeton will also be on hand to unveil the World of Outlaws show truck which Templeton designed and painted.

The event comes just three weeks before history will be made a short distance from Sears headquarters at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway. Both World of Outlaws series will take on the high-banked track, which will be covered in clay, for the Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.

It is the first time in the 68-year history of Rockford that the track has hosted a dirt racing event. The process to convert Rockford Speedway into America's newest dirt track begins on Saturday, June 26 and will be complete by the time the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' competes on June 29. In all, several tons of clay, enough to cover the quarter-mile paved oval in eight inches of Illinois river clay, will be placed on the surface.

Individual tickets and two-day packages for the Outlaw Clay Classic staring at $35 are on sale now. Overnight parking for campers and kids pricing will also be available. Purchase your tickets now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or visitingWorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. For more information log onto WoOSprint.com/Outlaw-Clay-Classic.

 

 

 

Mother Nature Helps Gravel to I-96 Speedway Victory

Dominates rain shortened Rumble in Michigan for third win of the season

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. - June 5, 2016 - Pesky and persistent weather did not put a damper on David Gravel's night, as he led all 17 laps and scored his third World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the season in a rain shortened Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Sunday night.

Gravel has now won the dash and led the most feature laps in two consecutive races after doing so at Fremont Speedway on Friday night.

"Crazy weekend here - getting rained out and having a rough track tonight," Gravel said. I saw the rain flying there during that red flag, so it's pretty cool that they called it early. I'll take any win I can get - it still pays the same and counts the same, so we will take it."

Gravel's victory was not easy, as he had to hold off Shane Stewart, who charged from a sixth starting position to the leader's back bumper before the rain moved in.

"I had a good car, and I felt like we had a chance if we could get to [David] Gravel in lapped traffic," Stewart said. "Obviously, when you get to lapped traffic, it's about navigating through and hitting the ruts just right.

"There was a couple of times [Gravel] bounced around a little bit and I was able to close up on him, but we never got the chance to really go after it."

Action on Sunday started a dim forecast as thick, dark clouds blanketed the sky early in the afternoon. Fortunately, before cars even hit the track, the clouds cleared and allowed rare rays of sunshine to break through and create a picturesque day.

The sunshine, coupled with an extremely fast track, allowed eventual third-place finisher finisher, Brad Sweet, in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit, to set a new track record with a time of 13.585 seconds, eclipsing Jason Sides' record of 13.746 seconds from 2015.

"Our car was really fast tonight," Sweet said. "You can't control Mother Nature, and we're disappointed we couldn't get it in, but it was still a good night for us finishing on the podium and bringing the car home in one piece."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RACE RESULTS AND WATCH DAVID GRAVEL'S POST RACE INTERVIEW

Of the three heat races, Outlaw drivers swept two of them, while All Start Circuit of Champions driver, Kraig Kinser, won the third. The heat finishes created a split of four Outlaw drivers versus two non-Outlaws in the dash.

An inversion draw of six placed non-Outlaw driver, and Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia -native, James McFadden, on the pole for the six-lap race. Eventual winner, Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, started on his outside and quickly took the lead on the start.

Gravel's dominance of the dash placed him on the pole position for the 35-lap feature. Gravel took full advantage of the front-row starting position as he jumped out to an early lead when the green flag dropped.

Only two caution flags slowed the rain-shortened feature, with the final coming on lap 17 just before the showers moved in.

Ever-changing track conditions allowed drivers like Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, and seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, who started in the tenth position, to charge to the front of the field.

As the race progressed, Stewart managed to work his way to the second position, as the leader battled through lapped traffic. Stewart closed on Gravel just as the final caution flew on lap 17, but never had the chance to challenge for the lead.

"It was getting to be a good race," Stewart added. "Obviously, we can't help Mother Nature had a different plan for us. I am happy they made it official - it was a great point night for us - we had a mishap in the dash and were able to come back and finish on the podium."

Gravel was able to control the top position for the entire feature, as he held off Stewart until the rain started to fall and secured the $10,000 to-win checkered flag at I-96 Speedway.

"Everybody that supports this team, thank you very much," Gravel said. "It's just a dream come true to get our third win of the season, and hopefully there's more to come. We have been very good over the last couple of weeks, so hopefully we keep it going."

Sweet, who has seen his point lead disappear in recent weeks, captured his best finish since New Egypt on May 24, and padded his championship lead on Schatz, who finished fourth.

"We were able to figure some things out tonight," Sweet added. "We will go back to work this week and try to build on our run tonight and get ready for Lincoln Park Speedway on Wednesday."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to the Hoosier State for the final time this season when the series invades Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Lincoln-Park-Speedway.

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

I-96 Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet set a new track record at 13.585 seconds, beating Jason Sides' record of 13.746 seconds set in 2015...David Gravel won the dash and led the most laps in the second consecutive race in-a-row...Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender, Clyde Knipp, qualified for his second feature of 2016.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): James McFadden; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

 

 

 

Kemenah Defeats Outlaws at Fremont Speedway

All Star Circuit of Champions driver holds off series regulars to win Kistler Engines Smackdown

FREMONT, Ohio - June 3, 2016 - With family and friends cheering him on, Chad Kemenah, became just the third non-World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series driver to defeat the series regulars after he held off seven-time series champion Donny Scahtz to win the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday night.

Kemenah, an Elvada, Ohio -native who had not made a World of Outlaws feature at Fremont since 1993, motored around David Gravel just after the halfway point in the 40-lap feature race, then held off a hard-charging Schatz in the final laps to capture the checkered flag.

"That was a hell of a show for the fans," Kemenah said after exiting his car. "I don't know how close it was there at the end, but I am pretty sure the fans were in the cockpit there with me. We were the first ones to the checkered flag tonight, and my wife and kids were here to watch it, so this is cool.

"I just can't thank my whole team enough, they have worked their tails off this year. I have great car owners in Rod and Rita Hunter, and unfortunately Rob wasn't here to watch this one since he has never won an Outlaw's show before."

Schatz, the 2013 and 2014 winner of this race, started fifth and charged his way to a runner-up finish, his best finish since winning at Weedsport Speedway over a week ago.

"40 laps here was enough - Chad just did a good job," Schatz said. "It's a work in progress, and every day is a new day to work on it. Tony Stewart's got the best guys in the business to do that, so we will just keep plugging away.

"All you can do is your best every night. We had a pretty solid night, obviously we wanted to win, but we just got beat. So some nights you just have to lick your wounds and learn from it."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RESULTS AND WATCH POST-RACE INTERVIEWS FROM FREMONT SPEEDWAY

Shane Stewart kicked-off the night by capturing his third consecutive quick-time award when he clocked the fastest time in flight one of qualifying at 12.734 seconds. Flight two was led by local driver, Rob Chaney at 13.141 seconds.

Qualifying set up the night-long war between the Outlaws and Ohio drivers, as the series regulars drew first blood by dominating three of the four heat races. Stewart, Joey Saldana and Gravel each won their heat race, while Kemenah was the lone Ohioan to upset the Outlaws when he won the final heat.

The Outlaws continued their early-night ownership of victory lane as Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, outdueled Kemenah to win the six-lap dash, which placed the Watertown, Conn. driver on the pole for the feature.

When the feature started, the opening laps established a precedent for the remainder of the night as drivers battled a challenging, slick track, which created cautions early and often.

Gravel, who was glued to the bottom of the track, held on to the lead through a handful of early cautions as second place starter, Kemenah, in the Brillex LLC/Seneca Energy No. 10H, challenged the leader but could never complete the pass.

While Gravel and Kemenah jockeyed over the top position, Schatz lurked in his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 just behind them in the third position.

Kemenah finally built up enough of a run on the outside of Gravel to capture the lead on lap 23, but the Ohioan's path to victory was not an easy one in the final 18 laps.

Kemenah began to approach lapped traffic, as the race began a final green-flag run. Once Kemenah hit the slower traffic, Schatz started to close in on the leader. The Fargo, N.D. -native made his way around Gravel, who slipped to third, and placed the Kemenah in his crosshairs.

A regular of the All Star Circuit of Champions, which is owned by Tony Stewart, Kemenah had to hold off Scahtz, who drives for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing over the final laps, as the reigning series champion eyed his third win at the track in four years.

Schatz closed to Kemenah's back bumper but could never get close enough to make a move, as the Ohioan controlled the top spot over the final 18 laps to become just the third non-Outlaw driver to capture the checkered flag in a series race.

"I am just speechless right now - I have to thank everyone that's here," Kemenah added. "If you're a member of this team or have been a part of it, you should be really, really proud because this is a hell of a race team.

"We've been pretty good, but last week we had a driver that didn't feel like qualifying good, which turned into a terrible weekend. I can't thank David [Gravel] and Donny [Schatz] enough, they raced here like true professionals - they're the best in the business."

Schatz, who admittedly isn't watching the point's battle just yet, has cut Brad Sweet's point lead to just 11 after Sweet struggled to a 15th-place finish.

"You guys look at the points - I don't care, I am just about winning races," Schatz said. "That's how I have won what I have won, so I am just going to do that.

"We need to get back to winning races, that's for sure. We're going to go back and figure out what we could've done to be better. We have another race tomorrow so we have another shot at it."

Gravel, who led the most laps tonight, slipped to third in the second half of the race, but still picked up his second podium finish in-a-row.

"I have never got a win here, and I really wanted one tonight," Gravel said. "We probably had the best car the first half of the race but I just faded there late. I had the wing back all the way and that was all I had there, so we will settle for a third.

"You never want to back up in the feature, but people like Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah beat you on a very slick race track, and they're some of the best on the slick tracks. We have a little bit of work to do, but we have been trying stuff and this is something new for us that we are getting better at every week. We've been running really well, we just have to keep it up and the wins will come."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson, who is a Benton Ridge, Ohio -native, rebounded from a missed feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday to finish fourth tonight, which is his third top-five finish of the season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will migrate 200 miles overnight to Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Saturday. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/I-96-Speedway.

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

Fremont Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart captured his third quick time in-a-row after also having the fastest qualifying lap at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and Lawrenceburg Speedway...Chad Kemenah made his first World of Outlaws feature at Fremont Speedway since 1993...Kemenah is just the third non-Outlaw driver to win a feature in 2016, joining Kerry Madsen and Lance Dewease.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Shaffer; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Chad Kemenah; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart.

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Season Milestone Reached

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series invades Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3 for the Kistler Engines Smackdown, and I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan on Saturday, June 4

CONCORD, N.C. - June 1, 2016 - As the World of the Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series crosses the 1/3-mark of the season, the series will head into a weekend double-header with the Kistler Engines Smackdown on Friday, June 3 at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway, and the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Saturday, June 4.

The Outlaws return to the track after two remarkable finishes at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27 and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 30. Shane Stewart led the most laps at Charlotte but was passed on the final lap by Greg Wilson for the victory, then returned to lead the most laps and win at Lawrenceburg after he exchanged slide jobs with Rico Abreu all race and held off David Gravel on the final lap.

Making a Point

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has not been nearly as dominant as he was in his 31-win 2015 campaign. Schatz, who still leads the series in wins, has only scored seven checkered flags so far this season, compared to 11 at this point last year.

Schatz currently sits second in the points standings, 37 markers behind year-long leader Brad Sweet. Sweet has seen Schatz chip away at his point lead since the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on May 19. In the two weeks since, Schatz has scored two wins, four top-fives and six top-10s compared to Sweet's zero wins, one top-five and four top-10s.

Duck, Duck, Goose

The start of the 2016 season has seen a variety of drivers capture the checkered flag, as seven drivers have multiple wins this year, while another four have one win apiece. Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet have combined to win 13 of the 31 total races, while Daryn Pittman has four wins and both Joey Saldana and Shane Stewart have three apiece.

The 2016 season has seen drivers such as Lance Dewease, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides and Greg Wilson each win a race, after those four drivers combined to win just two total races all of last year.

Only Half the Battle

2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman, who currently sits third in the standings, just 82 points behind Sweet, leads the series in pole positions and laps led, but is third in wins. Pittman has started on the pole-position for eight features, while his closest competitor, Joey Saldana has started first four times.

Starting up front has also helped Pittman lead the most laps of any driver in 2016. Pittman has controlled the top spot for 192 laps, while Saldana, who has led 155 total laps, sits second on the list.

Unfortunately for Pittman, starting up front has only been half of the battle. Even though he leads the series in both poles and laps led, he has only scored four wins, while Schatz, with his seven wins, has started on the pole just once and has led 79 total laps.

Inversion Lottery

In 31 races this season, the dash inversion draw has been as close to equal as possible. So far, a zero ball (no inversion) has been drawn the most at 10 times, while both the four and six balls have been picked nine times each. When there have been four heat races, an inversion draw of eight has happened three times, including most recently at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Weekend Road Trip

The distance between Fremont (Ohio) Speedway and I-96 Speedway is less than 200 miles, or a three hour road trip in a car. The close proximity of the two tracks will allow fans to enjoy "The Greatest Show on Dirt" all weekend, while also being able to experience the road life of teams and officials as they make the overnight trek into Michigan.

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway; and for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., visit www.WoOSprint.com/I-96-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
FREMONT SPEEDWAY
is a 1/3-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 11.732 seconds and was established by Lee Jacobs on May 3, 2003.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2014 - Donny Schatz on Oct. 18
2013 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 28
2011 - Jason Meyers on Oct. 15
1993 - Stevie Smith on May 22
1992 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 8
1991 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 10
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 19

I-96 SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 13.746 seconds and was established by Jason Sides on June 24, 2015.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Brad Sweet on June 24
2014 - Donny Schatz on May 31
2013 - Paul McMahan on June 1
2012 - Craig Dollansky on June 2
2011 - Jason Sides on May 30
2010 - Jason Meyers on May 22
2009 - Jason Meyers on May 30
2008 - Steve Kinser on July 25
2007 - Craig Dollansky on July 27
2005 - Steve Kinser on June 9
2004 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1997 - Steve Kinser on June 15, Stevie Smith on Oct. 7
1996 - Sammy Swindell on July 22
1995 - Joey Saldana on July 24

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

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

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series will travel back into the Hoosier State for a showdown at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. on Wednesday, June 8. Following action on Wednesday, the series will head to historical Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for the Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws on Friday, June 10 and the Xtreme Shootout powered by Mediacom on Saturday, June 11.

World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

4291

0

6

20

28

3

2

15

Donny Schatz

4254

-37

7

19

29

2

3

9

Daryn Pittman

4209

-82

4

19

24

3

4

2

Shane Stewart

4179

-112

3

17

27

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

4154

-137

3

14

24

8

6

5

David Gravel

4099

-192

2

15

22

1

7

41

Jason Johnson

3910

-381

1

6

17

2

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

3780

-511

0

3

11

2

9

7S

Jason Sides

3767

-524

1

1

9

1

10

7

Paul McMahan

3706

-585

0

0

7

0

11

W20

Greg Wilson

3566

-725

1

2

6

0

12

1A

Jacob Allen

3186

-1105

0

1

2

0

13

29

Kerry Madsen

2634

-1657

2

7

13

0

14

24

Terry McCarl

2212

-2079

0

0

3

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

2191

-2100

0

2

5

1

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1918

-2373

0

1

6

0

17

11k

Kraig Kinser

1504

-2787

0

1

4

0

18

99

Brady Bacon

1434

-2857

0

1

4

0

19

41X

Dominic Scelzi

1312

-2979

0

1

2

0

20

13

Clyde Knipp

1208

-3083

0

0

0

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 31 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
4. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
8. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Total Laps Led (20 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 192
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 155
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 105
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 79
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 75
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 68
7. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 51
8. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 40
9. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
10. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
11. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 82
12. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
13. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 24
14. - LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 17
15. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
16. - COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 4
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
18. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 3
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3
20. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Pole Positions (17 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 4
3. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
7. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 7
2. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
7. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1 
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN HOGUE, Manchester, Pa. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- AARON OTT, East Berlin, Pa. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1 
- GARY TAYLOR, Snohomish, Wash. - 1
- JAMIE VEAL, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Time Trial leaders (17 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 5
3. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
4. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
8. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1 
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1 
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Podium Finishes (28 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 14
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 13
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 10
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 10
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 9
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 9
7. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 2 
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 2 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
11. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. - 1 
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Meyerstown, Pa. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Heat Race Winners (30 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 15
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 11
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 11
4. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 9
5. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 8
6. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 7
8. - GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 4 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 4
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 4
11. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2 
- COLE DUNCAN, Lockbourne, Ohio - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 2
17. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- LANCE DEWEASE, Fayetteville, Pa. - 1
- DANNY DIETRICH, Gettysburg, Pa. - 1
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1 
- SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1 
- KYLE LARSON, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1 
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1 
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1 
- MARK SMITH, Tower City, Pa. - 1 
- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (24 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 3
2. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOE B. MILLER, Millersville, Mo. - 1
- PARKER PRICE-MILLER, Kokomo, Ind. - 1 
- PAIGE POLYAK, Tiffin, Ohio - 1
- FREDDIE RAHMER, Salfordville, Pa. - 1 
- KYLE REINHARDT, Neptune City, N.J. - 1
- AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1 
- JOE TRENCA, Clay, N.Y. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (31 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 10
4 - 9
6 - 9
8 - 3

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $127,100
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $121,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $114,200
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $107,575
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $89,900
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $87,150
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $58,000
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $47,400
9. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $46,650
10. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $40,625
11.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $35,825
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $21,625
13.- CLYDE KNIPP, California, Mo. - $3,950

2016 World of Outlaws 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. Friday, May 20 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1) 
28. Sunday, May 22 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedspot, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (7) 
29. Tuesday, May 24 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (4) 
30. Friday, May 27 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Charlotte, N.C. / Greg Wilson (1) 
31. Monday, May 30 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Shane Stewart (3)
 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Slides to Victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Holds off challenges from David Gravel and Rico Abreu in Memorial Day thriller

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - May 30, 2016 - After dominating on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and coming up one spot short of the win, Shane Stewart managed to overcome the heartache to score his third World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory of the 2016 season on Monday night in a Memorial Day thriller at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

Stewart, whose most recent win came at Devil's Bowl Speedway over a month ago, had to hold off challenges from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Rico Abreu, and David Gravel to capture the checkered flag.

"I try to drive hard every night, and sometimes it probably doesn't look like it," Stewart said. "I'm just happy I can win on Memorial Day - I know it's a special weekend for some and probably not so special for others, but I just got to thank all the men and women that served our country and have given us the opportunity to come out here and do what we love."

With just a handful of laps remaining, Gravel in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, muscled his way around Abreu for the second position and challenged Stewart for the win, but came up just short of the victory as he captured his second podium finish since winning at Tri-State Speedway on May 14.

"We have a lot of podium finishes this year, it seems every time we start on the front row, we win," Gravel said. "Hopefully we can get a win when we don't start on the front row, but I think we found something tonight and I am really happy how we ended the feature there."

Abreu, who joined NASCAR stars Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Christopher Bell in the feature at Lawrenceburg, finished third, which is his best World of Outlaws finish of the season.

"I was just really searching [at the end of the race]," Abreu said. "You can't really run the same line as these guys - it's really hard because of all the turbulence these wings make. You just have to search and that's the benefit of running second, because you can see what the guy in front of you is doing."

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To start the night, Joey Saldana claimed his series-leading seventh quick time award when he bested Gravel and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and Larson Marks Racing co-owner, Kyle Larson, with a lap of 12.185 seconds.

When the heat races started, the first three were dominated by the driver that started on the pole as the track continued to rubber up. The final heat race provided a better preview of the racing to come later in the night as Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, rocketed around pole-sitter Daryn Pittman to score the win.

Finishing second in the fourth heat proved to be a lucky break for Pittman, as an invert draw of eight placed the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver on the pole for the six-lap dash. Again, Pittman could not capitalize on the front-row starting position, as he finished second to Abreu, who utilized the famous dirt track slide job to score the victory and the pole for the 35-lap feature.

Abreu started on the pole for the feature race, with Pittman starting to his outside, but when the green flag dropped, it was Pittman who jumped out front. Even with two early cautions, Pittman was able to control the top spot for the beginning of the race.

Pittman led the opening four laps, but fell victim to changing track conditions, as he was passed by Stewart, who had made his way to the top spot from the third starting position.

Déjŕ vu began to set in for the native of Bixby, Okla., as he dominated the mid-stages of the race before he hit lapped traffic, which allowed second place Abreu, in the Abreu Vineyards/Alpine Stars No. 24, to close the gap.

Stewart could not hold off Abreu who took the lead on lap 25. Unlike a few nights earlier at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Stewart did not fade down the stretch, instead he stayed glued to Abreu's rear bumper and took the lead back on lap 27.Over the course of five laps, Stewart and Abreu swapped the lead back-and-forth four times before Stewart captured the lead for the final time on lap 29.

"My car was pretty good but my right rear tire was shot, and I knew that," Stewart said. "I felt pretty good in one and two, but I was a lot in three and four, and just when I thought I had a little bit of breathing room, here came Rico again, throwing me a slider.

"That's the thing, you can't relax, and I did when we got to lapped traffic. Sometimes you're a sitting duck when you're the leader and you don't know how far to pace yourself and you kind of have to judge off of lapped cars. It got to a point where I wasn't getting around them and I started taking a little rubber off the cushion one and two, and that honestly saved me."

Stewart did not have the luxury of coasting to his third World of Outlaws victory of the season, as a hard-charging Gravel made his way around Abreu for second and quickly closed in on the leader.

In the end, Stewart was able to hold off a last lap charge by Gravel to secure the checkered flag in a Memorial Day thriller at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

"These young kids are so good, and as you can tell they just have tons of talent," Stewart said. "It doesn't matter what they jump into, they're going to be competitive.

"I knew Kyle [Larson] and Christopher [Bell] were coming to run with us - they do a heck of a job and they made me earn that one for sure."

Gravel returns to the podium following a two-race skid in which the Watertown, Conn. driver failed to finish inside the top five.

"Rico and Shane were putting on a hell of a battle and I was just kind of watching those guys," Gravel said. "I found something down low - it was taking a little bit of rubber - and if we had another lap or two I think I could've gotten him. We were all over him there at the checkered, but just a little too late.

Abreu led laps early and was the highest finishing NASCAR star, as Larson (fifth), Bell (seventh) and Kahne (14th) each started the feature but did not finish as well as the St. Helena, Calif. driver.

"Thanks to all the fans, you know its Memorial Day and a Monday night and there's a lot of dedicated fans here," Abreu added. "I'm happy to be able to race in front of all you guys, and once again, thank you all for coming out."

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz continues to cut into points leader Brad Sweet's lead, as he finished sixth while Sweet finished eighth. Sweet now sits just 37 points ahead of Schatz.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will travel into the Buckeye State for the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway.

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Lawrenceburg Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana captures his series-leading seventh quick time award...Within the last two events, Shane Stewart has led 53 total laps which gives him 82 laps led so far in 2016, the fourth most among all drivers...Since winning at Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Donny Schatz has an average finish of seventh over the last three races.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Paul McMahan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Rico Abreu;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Gary Taylor; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.

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

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

 

 

 

Wilson Wins Wild Race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Captures Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown for second career series win

CONCORD, N.C. - May 27, 2016 - A caution with six-laps remaining helped propel 2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson to his second career World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series victory in the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday night.

Wilson, who won his first World of Outlaws race at the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in 2015, led just one lap of the 30-lap feature, after he passed race leader Shane Stewart on the final lap to capture the checkered flag.

"I've never dreamt in my wildest dreams that I would ever get this opportunity," Wilson said. "I have been blessed to run with the World of Outlaws this year. To do this in Charlotte, in front of all these fans, this is badass and that's all there is to it!"

Stewart, who led a race-high 25 laps, settled for a runner-up finish after he easily controlled the top spot for much of the feature.

"Greg [Wilson] is new to the Outlaw deal and it's always cool to see someone get their first Outlaw win - I'm not sure if he's won an Outlaw race before or not," Stewart said. "We hated to lose a race like that, but hats off to Greg."

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Earlier in the night, Stewart, in the No. 2 American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil car, captured his first quick-time of the 2016 season when he clocked in at 13.913 seconds. In his heat race, Stewart finished second to Wilson, which created a preview for the feature later in the night.

Both drivers earned positions in the six-lap dash, but an unfortunate invert draw of six sent Wilson to the rear and placed Paul McMahan on the pole.

McMahan did not hold the top spot in the dash once the green flag dropped, as Daryn Pittman, who started in the fourth position, rocketed to the front of the field. Pittman, the most recent winner on the World of Outlaws tour at New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, claimed the dash victory which placed him on the pole position for the feature.

Even though Pittman started on the pole-position, he never led a lap as second-place starter Cole Duncan, in the Helms Construction/Motor City Auto Transport No. 22, took the lead when the green flag fell.

Duncan, a Lockbourne, Ohio -native, controlled the top spot for the opening four laps until Stewart, who started in the fourth position, utilized the outside line to build up enough momentum to capture the lead on lap five.

Stewart opened up a sizeable lead early in the race, and held off challenges on a mid-race caution on lap 12. Stewart appeared to be cruising to his third victory in 2016, but a caution with six laps left created late-race drama.

The Hercules Tire/Ohio Logistics No. W20 driven by Wilson restarted in the third position behind Duncan and Stewart. The top three remained glued nose-to-tail with little room separating the three drivers from the top spot.

Wilson, who found grip on the bottom of the track, powered around Duncan for second and set his sights on the leader with just a few laps remaining. When the white flag was displayed, Wilson had Stewart firmly in his crosshairs for a race-winning pass.

Exiting turn two, Wilson accelerated in front of Stewart and captured the lead with only two turns to go in the feature. Wilson held off Stewart and claimed his first checkered flag of his rookie campaign in 2016.

"It's a little surreal right at the moment...I'm just in shock," An emotional Wilson said. "I am racing with the best sprint car drivers in the world, night-in and night-out. We missed that show in New Egypt and looked like maybe we shouldn't even be out here, and then we turned it around tonight.

"That's dedicated work by our team and all of the people that are a part of this. I am truly grateful. Once again, if you're not a Wilson fan, thank you for spending your hard-earned money to be here tonight."

Even though Stewart was hoping for a win, a second-place finish was well deserved after a rough stretch of races through Indiana and Pennsylvania, in which the driver wrecked his primary car and only scored two top-tens in four races.

"It was good to have Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] in the house, and to have a good finish for them," Stewart added. "There's a lot of Eneos Oil people back at the trailer too, so just a good solid finish for everybody at Larson Marks Racing. I love all these fans - it's always a joy to come here to Charlotte."

Completing an Ohioan domination of the podium, Duncan secured the third-place finish after leading laps early.

"We're just proud to be here, and thanks to all the fans for coming out," Duncan said. "We rolled across the scales with a flat tire - it was starting to go there at the end. It might've cost us one but I am happy for Greg, if anybody deserves to win one, it's him.

"We've been fast all year but just can't seem to find victory lane yet, but they got to be coming. We are pretty consistent and we keep putting the time and effort in. We'll go back to the drawing board, we don't have to change much but just try to figure out how to keep the tires on there."

Point's leader Brad Sweet finished in the 10th position, five positions behind Donny Schatz who is now just 41 markers behind Sweet for the top spot in the championship battle.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will march back into the Hoosier State for a Memorial Day showdown at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Lawrenceburg-Speedway.

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The Dirt Track at Charlotte Notebook

RACE NOTES: Greg Wilson captured his second career World of Outlaws victory and becomes the 10th different winner in 2016...Shane Stewart scored his first quick-time of the season...Brent Marks picked up 11 spots to score tonight's KSE Hard Charger Award, which is the most spots gained by a driver since David Gravel advanced 11 spots at Plymouth Speedway exactly two weeks ago.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Wayne Dadetto; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): David Gravel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Cole Duncan; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Tim Shaffer; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

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

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

 

 

 

 

At a Glance: Hometown Friday Night

The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series travels to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27, then Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30

CONCORD, N.C. - May 26, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will head to the home of the series sanctioning body, World Racing Group, as well as three series' teams when they travel to Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27. Following action at home, and a rare weekend off, the series will head back north to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for a Memorial Day showdown on Monday, May 30.

The Larson-Marks Racing's No. 2 team is one of three teams based in the Charlotte, N.C. area, with the other two being the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9 and No. 49 cars. The close proximity for these teams allows them to take their trailers and cars back to their shops to make repairs and stock up on needed parts.

"For our situation, I crashed in qualifying at Lincoln Speedway, so we're able to get back here and regroup a little bit and get that car out of the trailer and another one put upstairs," Stewart said. "It's going to be a little bit of work for the crew because of my mistake, so the timing of this race has been pretty good just from that part of it.

"Obviously we want to win it pretty bad since Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] live here now. Anytime you come to Charlotte with the NASCAR guys around, you want to run good in front of them and it's one of the few times that Kyle and Justin will be able to come to the race, so we want to run well for them."

A native of Bixby, Okla, the driver of the No. 2 American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil car admits there's added pressure racing at the track over 1,000 miles away from his hometown.

"I think there's a little bit of added pressure because of everyone associated with our team is going to be there," Stewart said. "Eneos will have a lot of guys in town to watch Kyle race the following day at the big track, so we will have some sponsors there that don't normall get to see us race.

"Also, like I said, Justin and Kyle will be there and they'll bring their families out and we will get to spend some time with them, when we don't normally get to do that. At the end of the day, it's just another race and we got to concentrate on Friday, and then once Friday is over with we have got to look forward to Monday."

If he considers the home of his team and team owners a second home, Stewart added:

"I don't know if I would look at it as a second home for me...Kyle's offerd to let us stay with him, and Justin is building a house right now. I bought a motorhome over the winter, so that's become our home away from home."

In the 2015 installment of the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown, Stewart started the 30-lap feature in the ninth position and charged his way to a fourth-place finish.

Later in the season at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Stewart qualified in the second position in his qualifying flight on the first night, but experienced trouble on the first night of racing, finishing 25th after starting third. On the final night of World Finals, Stewart started fourth and finished second, behind winner Joey Saldana.

Not only are three Outlaw teams located close to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the sanctioning body, World Racing Group, is less than five miles away from the track as well, making Friday night a hometown race for a lot of officials.

Following Friday night in Concord, N.C., the series will have a rare Saturday and Sunday off before heading back north into the Hoosier State for a Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30.

"Obviously Memorial Day is a special holiday for everyone in America, so racing is a way we can salute the people serving our country and remember them," Stewart said. "Memorial Day is a special day for all of us."

In 2015, Paul McMahan won the rain postponed event on Oct. 16 after he passed Stewart on lap 20 and led the remaining 15 laps to capture his third checkered flag of the season.

Stewart, who started second, finished in the runner-up position after leading the opening 19 laps.

"I love Lawrenceburg Speedway, I think it's a great racetrack," Stewart said. "Last year was pretty good, we definitely had the car to beat, it just came down to a couple scenarios in the race where I didn't see the rubber and [Paul] McMahan was able to catch that before I was and win the race.

"We need another win bad, this team is definitely due for another win, and deserves to be running a little better than what we are running. That would be nice if we could win on Friday and again on Monday, it would make a great weekend for us."

For more race information and ticket purchasing options for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27, visit www.WoOSprint.com/The-Dirt-Track-At-Charlotte; and for the Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Lawrenceburg-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE
is a 4/10-mile, semi-banked oval. The track record is 11.880 seconds and was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001.

Previous A- Feature winners:
2015 - Donny Schatz on May 22
2014 - Joey Saldana on May 23, Daryn Pittman on Nov. 7, Brian Brown Nov. 8
2013 - Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 - Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 - Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 - Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 - Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 - Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 - Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 - Blake Feese on May 24
2002 - Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 - Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 - Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6

LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile, high-banked oval. The track record is 11.628 seconds and was established by Spud Gustin on Sept. 13, 2008.

Previous A-Feature Winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on Oct. 16
2014 - Donny Schatz on May 26
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 27
2012 - Chad Kemenah on May 28
2009 - Joey Saldana on June 5, Donny Schatz on June 6
2006 - Jac Haudenschild on July 7
2005 - Kraig Kinser on Aug. 3
2004 - Danny Smith on May 6
2003 - Paul McMahan on May 6
1981 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 21
1979 - Steve Kinser on May 11

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

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on