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Lance Dewease Leads a Posse Sweep of Williams Grove
Dewease is the 19th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - July 19, 2014 - After a nearly three hour rain delay that pushed the start of the feature into the early morning hours of Sunday, Lance Dewease held off Donny Schatz to win night two of Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Dewease's win gave the Pennsylvania Posse a sweep of Summer Nationals and made him the 19th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season.

In the closing laps of the feature, Schatz gave Dewease a strong challenge.

"The lapped cars, I had to run the top," said Dewease, driver of the C.C. Dietz Builders car. "That was the only place I was any good at. I was trying to time the lapped cars so I could get a good run going into one so I could fly by them. I got to Chad and the 16 and they were kind of racing each other - kind of watched myself a little bit and I guess I backed off a little too much and let Donny try to slide me."

"This is special for me. It's been a while since I earned one of these flags. Anybody that knows me, this place means a lot to me and I love winning here and beating the Outlaws just makes it all the sweeter. It's a good rivalry between us and the Outlaws. They're great racers, we have great racers and that's what makes it so special."

Dewease, who ended a long drought with his win, scored the 300th win of his career. He has eight previous World of Outlaw wins.

Rain began to fall shortly after 9 p.m. bringing out red flag conditions. The Last Chance Showdown and A main had yet to be run on night two of Summer Nationals.

When track work began two hours later, most of the now wet but enthusiastic Williams Grove crowd remained at the facility. After brief hot laps sessions, the green flag fell on Last Chance Showdown. Dave Blaney went on to win with Brad Sweet, Greg Hodnett and Ryan Smith in close pursuit.

Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe led the field to the green flag in the A main. Wolfe, a Mechanicsburg, Pa. native, took an early lead as Schatz, who started fourth, challenged Shane Stewart for the third position. Following a red flag on lap two, Schatz took over the third position.

A caution on lap eight gave Dewease the opportunity he needed to get around Wolfe. Dewease led lap nine as Schatz took over the second place position from Wolfe.

On lap 18, Kraig Kinser experienced an engine failure and dropped oil onto the backstretch and into turns three and four right as the leaders caught up with him. Dewease got around, but Schatz hit the oil in his STP/Armor All car and after doing a complete 360-degree spin, kept his car going, maintaining position. A red flag flew right after, freezing the field as cleanup got underway.

Dewease jumped out to a dominate lead through much of what remained of the feature. Schatz closed the gap as the two encountered lapped traffic with just a few laps remaining. On lap 28, Schatz took one last shot at Dewease but could not get around.

"We ran him back down there at the end," Schatz said. "We needed traffic to win the race. It allowed us to get to him, got underneath him in three and four once but couldn't quite clear him. I thought we would get another run on him in the last lap but he cleared a lapped car and I didn't - just the way it worked."

After leading the first eight laps, Wolfe finished the night in the third position in his Zemco Speed Equipment car.

"It was certainly a little unusual tonight with the rain so we didn't know what the track was going to do," Wolfe said. "I just wasn't good enough there. It saved me having an open red there, I was able to work on it a little bit and salvage third.

"Disappointed to give up such a good opportunity like that, especially as good as the restarts were there on the top… but Lance did a great job. They were certainly a lot better, so congrats to them and their whole group. We'll just keep working on it and improve for the future."

Schatz extended his points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 63 points. Third place Paul McMahan is 98 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series next makes a swing through New York State, returning to the track Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Fulton Speedway hosts the Outlaws Wednesday before a three race stretch through Canada.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTES: Lance Dewease became the 19th different winner of the season… Lance Dewease, Alan Krimes, Cody Darrah and Shane Stewart all won their heat races at Williams Grove… Don Kreitz Jr. scored the quick time on night two at Williams Grove… Danny Dietrich was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 15 positions to finish in ninth.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5 and Lincoln Speedway on July 17); Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 and Lernerville Speedway in July 15); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Kerry Madsen - 4 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7 and Eldora Speedway on July 12); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Paul McMahan - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10 and Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) .

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; July 19, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease [1] [$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$12,000]; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2] [$6,000]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$5,250]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [5] [$4,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$4,000]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$3,500]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$3,000]; 9. 29D-Danny Dietrich [24] [$2,750]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,500]; 11. 51S-Stevie Smith [9] [$2,300]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [17] [$2,250]; 13. 8H-Doug Esh [22] [$2,000]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,600]; 15. 19M-Brent Marks [20] [$1,500]; 16. 27-Greg Hodnett [23] [$1,300]; 17. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,250]; 18. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [6] [$1,050]; 19. 16-Gerard McIntyre [14] [$1,050]; 20. 7M-Chad Layton [19] [$1,050]; 21. 3-Pat Cannon [18] [$1,000]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13] [$1,000]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [11] [$1,000]; 24. 94-Ryan Smith [16] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Lucas Wolfe 1-8, Lance Dewease 9-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29D-Danny Dietrich [+15]

Qualifying - 1. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 16.757; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.769; 3. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 16.858; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 16.884; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.893; 6. 51S-Stevie Smith, 16.969; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.989; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.041; 9. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.071; 10. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.072; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.079; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.092; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.095; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.106; 15. 83-David Gravel, 17.115; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.139; 17. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.142; 18. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.146; 19. 5-Justin Barger, 17.148; 20. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.165; 21. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.188; 22. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.204; 23. 7M-Chad Layton, 17.207; 24. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.210; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.223; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.241; 27. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.245; 28. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.297; 29. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.300; 30. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.303; 31. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.316; 32. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 17.329; 33. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 17.340; 34. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.355; 35. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.404; 36. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.414; 37. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 17.425; 38. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 17.440; 39. 45-Tim Shaffer, 17.459; 40. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.460; 41. 29D-Danny Dietrich, 17.515; 42. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.190; 43. 1A-Jacob Allen, 18.348

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 29D-Danny Dietrich [11]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [8]; 7. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [9]; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson [10]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt [5]; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes [2]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [3]; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 3-Pat Cannon [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [8]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart [10]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 7M-Chad Layton [6]; 5. 8H-Doug Esh [7]; 6. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [4]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 8. 11C-Cory Haas [8]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer [10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 9. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [8]; 10. 5G-Curt Michael [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [1]; 6. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [6]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]

C-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 20-Ryan Taylor [2] [-]; 2. 5G-Curt Michael [6] [-]; 3. 29W-Ryan Wilson [3] [$125]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [1] [$125]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [7] [$125]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [4] [$100]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$100]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [5] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney [2] [-]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [-]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [7] [-]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4] [-]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [5] [$200]; 6. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [1] [$180]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [14] [$175]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [3] [$160]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [10] [$150]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [6] [$150]; 11. 11C-Cory Haas [12] [$150]; 12. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [13] [$150]; 13. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [17] [$150]; 14. 25-Aaron Ott [9] [$150]; 15. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [11] [$150]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$150]; 17. 5G-Curt Michael [15] [$150]

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

 

Posse Strikes Back as Hodnett Bests Marks, Saldana at Williams Grove Speedway
Hodnett becomes the 18th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season; Hodnett and Marks give Posse 1-2 finish

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - July 18, 2014 - Greg Hodnett led the Pennsylvania Posse to a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, striking back on night one of the Summer Nationals after Outlaw Daryn Pittman won Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway.

Hodnett, who started the A main in fourth in his Lelands.com/Pasquariello's Auto Shop car, dominated the second half after getting around Outlaw Joey Saldana and fellow Posse Brent Marks on a restart. Hodnett said the double file restarts that had hurt him the night before at Lincoln, helped him at Williams Grove.

"We're just fortunate to be standing here," Hodnett said. "It's a great field of cars."

Hodnett, who has 12 previous World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins, became the 18th different winner of the season.

Saldana started on the front row with Justin Barger. Cody Darrah and Hodnett started in row two. As the green flag flew on the feature, Saldana jumped out to a large lead while Brent Marks moved from his sixth place starting position into third.

By lap 13, Marks, who had moved to second, was challenging Saldana for the lead as the two worked through lapped traffic. A red flag flew on lap 15 after contact between Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah. The wreck ended Madsen's night and relegated Darrah to the back of the field.

When the race returned to green, Hodnett, who had advanced to the third position, made his move. Hodnett got around Marks, and then battled Saldana for the next two laps.

"I had been trying the bottom and middle a couple of times through the night and I knew if I was slow enough we could do it - and off a restart usually you are," Hodnett said. "So we got a good run down the front straight off of four, off the bottom, just kind of let it take its head and stay on the back wheels and try not to slip the tires. We got down into turn one and two, and pretty much just got under Joey enough to keep moving him up and keep pushing, pushing, pushing trying to get under him to get a good, clean run off the bottom. Fortunately for us that's what happened."

Hodnett took the lead on lap 17 and was never seriously challenged again.

"We're going to make the most of this one tonight because you never know when you'll get another one!" Hodnett said."

Marks finished second in his BAPS Auto Paint Supply car after getting around Saldana shortly after the mid-race restart. Despite that, Marks, who was closing the gap on Saldana when the red flag came out, said he did not want to see the race stoppage. He said he screwed up on the restart and that allowed Hodnett to get around him.

He credited his team for providing the equipment he needed to score his best ever Outlaws finish.

"We had a great car all night," Marks said. "I give all the credit to my guys - they bust their butts all the time to get me to the racetrack and we're able to do all these Outlaw races this year which has really helped me out. It got me on the front stretch here with a podium finish - finally.

"It was fortunate we had a really good run tonight. We were able to sneak in there through the invert and win the heat race and get in the dash. Coming from [sixth] to second is pretty neat here with the Outlaws show at Williams Grove. It's a great feeling."

Saldana, who has five wins on the season, closed out the night in the third position in his Motter Equipment car. He credited the competition in Central Pennsylvania and at Williams Grove on Friday night.

"My car was getting looser as the race went on," Saldana said. "I think that's why I took off. I was pretty good way too soon. To win these you've got to be good at the end not the beginning. We just missed it a little bit. You've got to learn from your mistakes and hope that we come out tomorrow and do a better job."

Hodnett and Marks weren't the only members of the Posse to have a good night. Lucas Wolfe scored the quick time and the Posse swept the Heat races. In the first heat race of the night, Ryan Taylor fought a fierce battle with Steve Kinser, beating the 20-time champion on the last lap.

Donny Schatz's points lead continued to shrink after his ninth place finish. He now leads Daryn Pittman by 42 points. Third place Paul McMahan is 87 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to historic Williams Grove Speedway Saturday for night two of the Summer Nationals. After that, the Outlaws head to Lebanon Valley Speedway and Fulton Speedway in New York.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTES: Greg Hodnett became the 18th different winner of the season… Pennsylvania Posse members Ryan Taylor, Greg Hodnett, Justin Barger and Brent Marks won their heat races tonight… Joey Saldana was the highest finishing Outlaw of the night in third… Paul McMahan was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 10 positions to finish in sixth.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5 and Lincoln Speedway on July 17); Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 and Lernerville Speedway in July 15); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Kerry Madsen - 4 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7 and Eldora Speedway on July 12); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Paul McMahan - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10 and Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Abbotstown, Pa.; July 19, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [4] [$8,000]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [6] [$4,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$2,500]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [10] [$2,200]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [13] [$2,100]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [16] [$2,000]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [12] [$1,800]; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [5] [$1,600]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$1,500]; 10. 51S-Stevie Smith [20] [$1,300]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,200]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [19] [$1,100]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$1,000]; 14. 5-Justin Barger [2] [$700]; 15. 20-Ryan Taylor [8] [$600]; 16. 14-Lance Dewease [23] [$600]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [21] [$600]; 18. 5G-Curt Michael [18] [$600]; 19. 8H-Doug Esh [22] [$600]; 20. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [26] [$]; 21. 16-Gerard McIntyre [14] [$600]; 22. 83-David Gravel [25] [$]; 23. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [$600]; 24. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [24] [$600]; 25. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$600]; 26. 29W-Ryan Wilson [15] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-16, Greg Hodnett 17-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Paul McMahan [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.893; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.024; 3. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.029; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.079; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.105; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.112; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana, 17.212; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.238; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.243; 10. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.308; 11. 5-Justin Barger, 17.348; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.386; 13. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.387; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.429; 15. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 17.455; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.482; 17. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.484; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.493; 19. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.494; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 17.518; 21. 51S-Stevie Smith, 17.529; 22. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.531; 23. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.593; 24. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.604; 25. 52-Austin Hogue, 17.617; 26. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.626; 27. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.637; 28. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.677; 29. 7M-Chad Layton, 17.678; 30. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.689; 31. 45-Tim Shaffer, 17.691; 32. 83-David Gravel, 17.702; 33. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.715; 34. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.753; 35. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.755; 36. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.783; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.808; 38. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 17.816; 39. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 17.853; 40. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.898; 41. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.951; 42. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.150; 43. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [6]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 7. 52-Austin Hogue [7]; 8. 7M-Chad Layton [8]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 11C-Cory Haas [11]; 11. 87-Alan Krimes [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [6]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 7. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [7]; 8. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [10]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 10. 94-Ryan Smith [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease [7]; 4. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [10]; 5. 29W-Ryan Wilson [1]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 7. 3-Pat Cannon [4]; 8. 5G-Curt Michael [5]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer [8]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 11. 8H-Doug Esh [6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 83-David Gravel [8]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [6]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt [9]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1] [-]; 2. 15A-Adam Wilt [3] [-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [$125]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [2] [$125]; 5. 11C-Cory Haas [7] [$125]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [$100]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [8] [$100]; 8. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [5] [$100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$100]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [-]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [3] [-]; 3. 8H-Doug Esh [5] [-]; 4. 5G-Curt Michael [4] [-]; 5. 25-Aaron Ott [6] [$200]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [11] [$180]; 7. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [8] [$175]; 8. 52-Austin Hogue [7] [$160]; 9. 7M-Chad Layton [10] [$150]; 10. 83-David Gravel [13] [$150]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [9] [$150]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [15] [$150]; 13. 15A-Adam Wilt [16] [$150]; 14. 3-Pat Cannon [1] [$150]; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer [12] [$150]; 16. 87-Alan Krimes [14] [$150]

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

 

Outlaw Pittman Battles Posse to Win at Lincoln Speedway
Scores his 10th victory of the season, his first ever double-digit Outlaw season; closes championship points gap on Schatz

ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. - July 17, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Posse gave Daryn Pittman a run for his money Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway - ultimately though the Posse was no match for Pittman as he notched his 10th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Pittman, who earlier this season swept both nights at Williams Grove after finishing third at Lincoln in his Great Clips car, credited his crew for providing him with the car he needed Thursday night to hold off strong challenges from J.J. Grasso, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth.

"How about that crew I've got? Hats off to Kale Kahne. Man, he does a great job," Pittman said. "Kolten, Carber - these guys work their tails off every day and just give me a really good car. I'm only as good as the equipment I use and this car is pretty good every night."

20-time champion Steve Kinser led the field to the green flag but it was Pittman who led the first lap. Early on, J.J. Grasso challenged Pittman, before an issue side-lined Grasso for the night. As Kinser fell back in the field, Posse members Krimes and Montieth made their moves.

As cautions plagued the early laps of the race, Krimes, who started in fourth, advanced his way to second by lap seven. Through restart after restart, Krimes challenged Pittman but was not able to get around. Farther back in the field, Montieth, who started in 15th, had moved into the top-ten by lap eight.

As the laps ticked by, Krimes faced a challenge from Joey Saldana, but was able to hold him off. By lap 11, Montieth, who was dominate on the high-side of the track, had moved into the top-five and shortly after, found his way around Saldana. With his sights set on the lead, just a few laps later, Montieth took over the second spot.

"I knew when there was a car going around me on the outside it was more than likely him," Krimes said. "He gets going around the top pretty good around here. I tried to move up a little bit when he got around us and I was alright in three and four up there, but I wasn't very good in the top of one and two."

As Pittman ran the bottom, Montieth, dominate at the top in his Premiere Auto Works car, picked up position after position. Montieth caught Pittman in turns one and two with 18 complete. As Pittman slid to the top onto the backstretch, Montieth moved to the bottom, drag racing Pittman. Montieth took one last shot, sliding out of four, trying to hold the lead.

"Anybody who's raced here very long knows the last car number they want to see behind them with a couple of laps to go is that 21," Pittman said. "I moved to the top in one and two and the top in three and four and thought that's probably where he's at and I thought if I can make a couple of good laps here, I think we'll be OK."

Montieth was able to close the gap a couple of times as Pittman battled lapped traffic, but was never able to find a way around the Outlaws champion.

With the win, Pittman notched his first ever double-digit win season with the World of Outlaws. He is also now the winningest driver of the season, so far.

"This is a big accomplishment for me personally," Pittman said. "I've never gotten to double-digit wins in one year with the Outlaws so I'm pretty proud of that. This is a tough part of the country to come in and win, and this is probably one of the toughest racetracks to come in and win - just a great accomplishment for this team."

Montieth, a native of Phoenixville, Pa., said he has raced with Pittman enough to know not to show him his line around the track until he knew he could get around Pittman.

"He's raced with me," Montieth said. "I didn't really want to show him my nose until I knew I could get by him. If it weren't for the double restarts; I really made a lot of time up on them. We just keep finishing second a lot - we'll see what happens tomorrow night (at Williams Grove)."

Krimes, who finished the night in third in his Midnight Antiques car, said he was pleased to represent the Pennsylvania Posse fans and drivers.

"It always feels good to represent the local guys here," said Krimes, a Denver, Pa. native. "We've got a great group of guys that run here weekly and anytime you add the Outlaws to the mix there are probably 25 to 30 cars that can win on any given night here. To come out of here in the top three - we beat a lot of really good cars."

Pittman's win, combined with a 14th place finish by points leader Donny Schatz helped him continue to close the gap in the race for the Outlaws championship. Schatz's lead is now only 50 points over Pittman. Third place Paul McMahan is 93 points out of the lead.

Earlier in the night, Joey Saldana scored the quick time during time trials. It was his 18th quick time of the season.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its swing through Pennsylvania stopping next at the historic Williams Grove Speedway Friday and Saturday nights for Summer Nationals. After that, the Outlaws head to Lebanon Valley Speedway and Fulton Speedway in New York.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY NOTES: Tonight's win gave Daryn Pittman his first double digit Outlaws season… Joey Saldana scored his 18th quick time of the season… Cory Haas was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 17 positions after starting in last… The Pennsylvania Posse took three of the top-five top spots at Lincoln.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5 and Lincoln Speedway on July 17); Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 and Lernerville Speedway in July 15); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Kerry Madsen - 4 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7 and Eldora Speedway on July 12); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Paul McMahan - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10 and Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) .

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway; Abbotstown, Pa.; July 17, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [15] [$5,500]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [4] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,800]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [17] [$2,500]; 6. 83-David Gravel [10] [$2,300]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [13] [$2,200]; 8. 59J-Jim Siegel [5] [$2,100]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [26] [$1,250]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [23] [$1,500]; 12. 52-Austin Hogue [11] [$1,200]; 13. 51S-Stevie Smith [20] [$1,100]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [19] [$1,050]; 15. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [7] [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [21] [$900]; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen [25] [$]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart [18] [$800]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24] [$800]; 20. 27-Greg Hodnett [14] [$800]; 21. 16-Gerard McIntyre [12] [$800]; 22. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [$800]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [8] [$800]; 24. 35-Steve Owings [22] [$800]; 25. 37-J.J. Grasso [3] [$800]; 26. 8-Billy Dietrich [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11C-Cory Haas [+17]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.329; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.370; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.452; 4. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.487; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.561; 6. 83-David Gravel, 13.579; 7. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.598; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.605; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.608; 10. 59J-Jim Siegel, 13.630; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.638; 12. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.653; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.655; 14. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.672; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.686; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.691; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.726; 18. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.753; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.769; 20. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.782; 21. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.818; 22. 35-Steve Owings, 13.835; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.864; 24. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.867; 25. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.897; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.908; 27. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.936; 28. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.967; 29. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.982; 30. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.982; 31. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.003; 32. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 14.046; 33. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.071; 34. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.113; 35. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.116; 36. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.134; 37. 99M-Kyle Moody, 14.166; 38. 12-Mike Bittinger, 14.230; 39. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.267

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 7. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [10]; 9. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 59J-Jim Siegel [2]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 3. 83-David Gravel [3]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 14-Lance Dewease [8]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 8. 35-Steve Owings [6]; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9]; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 52-Austin Hogue [3]; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 15A-Adam Wilt [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [9]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 37-J.J. Grasso [2]; 2. 87-Alan Krimes [4]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [1]; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9]; 7. 11C-Cory Haas [7]; 8. 51S-Stevie Smith [5]; 9. 1X-Tim Wagaman [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 37-J.J. Grasso [3]; 4. 87-Alan Krimes [5]; 5. 59J-Jim Siegel [4]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith [2] [-]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1] [-]; 3. 35-Steve Owings [4] [-]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$200]; 6. 11C-Cory Haas [8] [$180]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$175]; 8. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [6] [$160]; 9. 14-Lance Dewease [10] [$150]; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt [7] [$150]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [17] [$150]; 12. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [13] [$150]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [15] [$150]; 14. 1X-Tim Wagaman [12] [$150]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9] [$150]; 16. 12-Mike Bittinger [18] [$150]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [16] [$150]; 18. 1s-Logan Schuchart [14] [$150]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

7033

0

9

32

44

5

2

9

Daryn Pittman

6983

-50

10

28

44

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

6940

-93

3

28

45

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

6805

-228

5

25

33

18

5

29

Kerry Madsen

6795

-238

4

25

41

3

6

49

Brad Sweet

6663

-370

5

18

35

2

7

11

Steve Kinser

6381

-652

1

8

26

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

6380

-653

2

11

29

2

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

6162

-871

0

2

18

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

5915

-1118

2

11

19

1

11

83

David Gravel

5696

-1337

3

11

28

5

12

7s

Jason Sides

5681

-1352

0

2

10

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

5230

-1803

0

3

8

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

4437

-2596

0

0

1

0

15

59

Tim Kaeding

3099

-3934

0

3

13

0

16

21

Brian Brown

2567

-4466

0

2

7

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2429

-4604

0

1

4

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

2297

-4736

0

0

0

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

2156

-4877

0

0

2

0

20

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1837

-5196

0

1

4

0

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

 

Schatz Wins Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIII at Lernerville Speedway
Outlaw Cody Darrah battles the Posses Danny Dietrich to win the second feature of the night

SARVER, Pa. - July 15, 2014 - Donny Schatz went back-to-back at Lernerville Speedway's Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Tuesday night, winning his second Silver Cup in as many World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series seasons and scoring his fifth overall.

Schatz, the third winningest driver in Outlaws history, tied with two-time champion Mark Kinser for the most Silver Cup wins all-time.

"I've had a lot of good runs here," Schatz said. "I've won this race several times - it's always good to get the win. I've always had a lot of fun here."

In addition to winning the $10,000 to win first feature, the five-time champion won a $5,000 bonus for taking home the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIII. This was Schatz's ninth win of the season.

As the green flag flew on the first of the twin 30-lap features, Paul McMahan led early as Ed Lynch Jr. challenged for the lead. By lap five, both Daryn Pittman and Schatz, who started fifth, got around Lynch and set their sights on McMahan. Schatz took over the second place spot in his STP/Armor All car a lap later and began to reel in McMahan. Schatz briefly took over the lead on lap 12 before taking it over for good on lap 16.

As McMahan faded through the waning laps of the first feature, Kerry Madsen charged forward, trying to catch Schatz. He had one last shot following an open red with three to go, but he wasn't able to close the gap.

Schatz said that his success at Lernerville Speedway comes in part from the fact that track fits his driving style.

"The surface has always been great here," Schatz said. "It's tough to get hold of. You have to have some finesse but yet be aggressive. That fits me."

Madsen's second place finish was his eighth straight podium finish. He won the Kings Royal last weekend at Eldora Speedway.

Cody Darrah won the second feature of the night, his first win at Lernerville and his second Outlaws win of the season. Darrah finished the first feature in 17th and through the inversion, started from the pole for the second.

As the green flag flew, the Pennsylvania Posse's Danny Dietrich jumped out to an early lead. For the first ten laps, Darrah looked for a way around Dietrich in Ollie's Bargain Outlet car and finally found it. Darrah took the lead on lap 11 and never looked back. As the two battled through lapped cars, Dietrich looked for opportunities and closed the gap several times, but was not able to make a move.

"[Getting the win] feels awesome," Darrah said. "The way this race plays out doing the full invert, that's the biggest thing that gets you into that second race to get you up front. I'd like to say I was sandbagging the first one but honestly I was racing as hard as I could for that last spot. We worked on our cars, we went off our teammates to capitalize on that front row spot."

Schatz finished seventh in the second feature, taking home the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing ten positions through the field.

As the Outlaws continue their swing through Pennsylvania, the stiff competition presented by the Posse showed up Tuesday night at Lernerville. In addition to Dietrich, Tim Shaffer, a native of Aliquippa, Pa. finished third in the second feature.

"It's just a real good feeling to come out here and run second. I thought we had a fast car, fast enough to win. It just wasn't our night," Dietrich said. The driver of the Sandoes Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards car said he and his team will go fix some of the problems they had tonight and hope to take him wins at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway in the coming days.

Schatz added slightly to his lead in the race for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship. He now has an 80 point lead on second place Daryn Pittman and a 99 point lead on third place Paul McMahan.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its swing through Pennsylvania this week, stopping next at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday before two nights, Friday and Saturday, at Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals. After that, the Outlaws head to Lebanon Valley Speedway and Fulton Speedway in New York.

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY NOTES: Tonight's win was Donny Schatz's ninth win of the season and his fifth Silver Cup… David Gravel, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen and Jason Sides all won their heat races at Lernerville Speedway… Brad Sweet took the quick time of the night… Donny Schatz received his tenth KSE Hard Charger Award of the season Tuesday night, the most of any driver... Kerry Madsen scored his eighth podium finish in a row with his second place finish in the first feature.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5); Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 and Lernerville Speedway in July 15); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Kerry Madsen - 4 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7 and Eldora Speedway on July 12);David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Paul McMahan - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10 and Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) .

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lernerville Speedway; Sarver, Pa.; July 15, 2014


A-Main - One - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$5,500]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [17] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$2,200]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [23] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [8] [$2,050]; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer [16] [$2,000]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [9] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$1,200]; 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart [20] [$1,100]; 14. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2] [$1,050]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [14] [$1,000]; 16. 10X-Carl Bowser [19] [$900]; 17. 4-Cody Darrah [12] [$800]; 18. 35-Jared Zimbardi [18] [$800]; 19. RG3-Logan Wagner [24] [$800]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [21] [$800]; 21. 71M-Joey Saldana [22] [$800]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25] [$]; 23. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [11] [$800]; 24. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [10] [$800]; 25. 49X-Cole Duncan [15] [$800]; 26. 13-Brandon Matus [26] [$]; 27. 33-Gerald (Brent) Matus [27] [$]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-11, 13-15; Donny Schatz 12, 16-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Steve Kinser [+15].

A-Main - Two - (30 Laps) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$10,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3] [$5,500]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$2,800]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [13] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [17] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,100]; 9. 14K-Dale Blaney [15] [$2,050]; 10. 51-Paul McMahan [14] [$2,000]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [7] [$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$1,200]; 13. 10X-Carl Bowser [2] [$1,100]; 14. 83-David Gravel [9] [$1,050]; 15. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [4] [$1,000]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [16] [$900]; 17. 63-Chad Kemenah [20] [$800]; 18. 71M-Joey Saldana [21] [$800]; 19. 35-Jared Zimbardi [18] [$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22] [$]; 21. RG3-Logan Wagner [19] [$800]; 22. 49X-Cole Duncan [25] [$800]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [26] [$]; 24. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$800]; 25. 33-Gerald (Brent) Matus [23] [$800]; 26. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich 1-10, Cody Darrah 11-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.580; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.597; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.630; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.703; 5. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.713; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.737; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.813; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.826; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.826; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.848; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.864; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.900; 13. 83-David Gravel, 13.902; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.956; 15. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.982; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.992; 17. 14K-Dale Blaney, 14.002; 18. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 14.048; 19. 10X-Carl Bowser, 14.080; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.082; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.087; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.092; 23. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.115; 24. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.135; 25. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.135; 26. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.159; 27. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.168; 28. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.175; 29. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.221; 30. RG3-Logan Wagner, 14.294; 31. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.324; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.332; 33. 33-Gerald (Brent) Matus, 14.649; 34. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 14.881; 35. 4K-William Kiley, 15.896

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 9. 33-Gerald (Brent) Matus [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. RG3-Logan Wagner [8]; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 35-Jared Zimbardi [5]; 9. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 49X-Cole Duncan [1]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [3]; 5. 10X-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 83-David Gravel [8]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [3] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [-]; 3. 35-Jared Zimbardi [1] [-]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [4] [-]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [5] [$200]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [11] [$180]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10] [$175]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$160]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$150]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$150]; 11. 33-Gerald (Brent) Matus [13] [$150]; 12. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [14] [$150]; 13. 4K-William Kiley [15] [$150]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2] [$150]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9] [$150]
 

Madesen Crowned King

Kerry Madsen (PHOTO-BILL MILLER)

PETERSEN MEDIA- A red-hot Kerry Madsen put together a dominating performance on Saturday night as he charged from his seventh starting spot to win the 31st Annual Kings Royal at the Eldora Speedway.

“This race was pretty much got me hooked on racing in America years ago, and it’s fantastic to finally break through and win it,” a jubilant Madsen said. “I can’t thank Tyler, Chris, and Brandon enough for the great car they gave me, as well as the Gavranich Family and everyone at American Racing for their continued support.”


Saturday night’s Kings Royal got started off on the right foot for Madsen, as he was fastest in qualifications, putting him in the second row of his heat race. By way of his second place finish, Madsen lined up for the feature event in the fourth row.

When the 40-lap contest got underway, Madsen took a liking to the very stop of the track, as he wasted no time using a heavy right foot, and momentum, to work his way into the third spot, chasing after Donny Schatz, and David Gravel.

When the yellow flew on the 11th lap, Madsen took advantage of the restart as he got past Donny Schatz for second, and then one lap later was able to get by Gravel and began pulling away from the field.

Out front, Madsen was stellar through lapped traffic, and was in command until the caution flew on the 38th lap setting up a green-white-checkered finished. Madsen was flawless on his restart as he went on to score his first Kings Royal win.

“It was a little nerve racking seeing that last caution, but I couldn’t let it rattle me with such good competition behind me,” he added. “I was counting laps and focusing on hitting my marks, and it worked out.”

Saturday night’s triumph marked Madsen’s fourth World of Outlaw win of the season, and was his seventh straight top-three finish.

Friday night during the Knight Before the Kings Royal, Madsen timed his entry in third fastest.

By way of his third place finish in heat race action, and third place finish in the dash, Madsen would line up third in the feature event.

Running a very strong race, Madsen battled inside the top-five much of the race as he battled with the likes of Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Jac Haudenschild and Daryn Pittman.

Running in the fourth spot in the closing laps, Madsen used a very aggressive slide job to move in front of Pittman for the third spot, and tried making a last lap pass on Tim Shaffer for the second spot, but came up short and took the third spot.

“It was a hard fought race on Friday night,” he said. “We had a really tight battle late in the feature, and fortunately I had a really good car, and was able to land on the podium.”

Wednesday night saw the World of Outlaws take to the Limaland Motorsports Park for the Brad Doty Classic. After timing in fourth fastest, Madsen would race to a fourth place finish in heat race action.

Charging from fifth to third in the dash, Madsen would grid the field in the second row for the 40-lap shootout.

Falling back to fourth in the early goings of the race, Madsen stormed into third following a lap-two restart, as he chased after Paul McMahan and Sammy Swindell.

With cautions sprinkled through the race, Madsen hung with the lead duo for much of the race, and was able to work into the second spot, where he would finish, during the waning laps.

“Overall it was a great weekend for this team,” Madsen said. “We were fast every night, and to cap it all off with the Kings Royal win is just special.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-55, Wins-7, Top-5’s-27, Top 10’s-43

ON TAP: Madsen and his team now head to Pennsylvania for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday night in Sarver, PA, return to the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday night, before the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, and finally ending a busy week at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday night.

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Daryn Pittman Goes Back-to-Back, Sweeping the Boot Hill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix
Earns ninth win of the season after a hard fought battle with Kerry Madsen

Daryn Pittman (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

DODGE CITY, Kan. - July 5, 2014 - After battling Kerry Madsen for much of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night, Daryn Pittman won back-to-back nights at Dodge City Raceway Park, sweeping the Boot Hill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix.

Pittman, who started the race in fourth in his Great Clips car, had to fight his way past Madsen, Joey Saldana and polesitter David Gravel.

"I kind of love Dodge City - this place has been really nice to me," Pittman said.

The first caution came out on lap two. On the restart, Madsen and Pittman jumped into the first and second positions, passing Gravel. The two battled, with Pittman looking for a way around Madsen. He got his first opportunity as Madsen hit lapped traffic for the first time on lap eight, but Pittman was not able to make up ground.

When the caution again came out on lap 17, Pittman got the opportunity he had been looking for. Madsen chose the bottom lane putting Pittman on top. As the green flag flew, the drivers drag raced down the front stretch with Pittman taking the lead from Madsen as they dove into turn one.

Madsen looked for opportunities to pilot his American Racing Custom Wheels car around Pittman in the remaining 13 laps and almost had his chance in the final laps as Pittman worked his way through lapped traffic and almost made contact with an inside barrier.

"When it gets rubbered like that, [lapped cars are] in the groove and the worst thing you can do as the leader is move out of the groove and give up the race," Pittman said. "So I was pretty committed to staying on the bottom and trying to make [the lapped car] bobble at least enough that I could get my nose underneath him, but it just wasn't going to happen… Luckily, [the lapped car] opened up the door there just enough at the end that I was able to get by on the front stretch and I thought that might be enough to get us to the end as long as the tires held up and luckily it was."

With family and friends in attendance, the Owasso, Okla. native, won his second feature in as many nights and his ninth race of the season. As great as win nine was, Pittman said he is looking forward to a bigger prize.

"It feels good, but it means nothing come November if we're not at the top of the charts in the points," Pittman said. "Obviously we didn't win the most races last year. That was something we knew we needed to improve on, and we've got off to a good start… So hopefully, this is halfway, if we can get to 18 at the end of the year we'll be in the hunt for that championship again and that's our main goal."

Pittman closed the gap between he and Donny Schatz to 73 points in the race for the championship.

Madsen, who led 15 laps Saturday night, said the bottom lane was the right one on the lap 17 restart, he just had an issue.

"Obviously, if it had gone non-stop we would have had a good chance," Madsen said. "Once that groove got in we really had to play it conservatively, and when it was time to attack, try to attack. Definitely wasn't the wrong lane choice, just didn't happen for us. Got beat on the start, but that's sprint car racing and it was a great result for us."

Polesitter Gravel led the first two laps of the race in his Roth Motorsports car. After finishing 15th on night one of the Boot Hill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix, Gravel said Saturday was a good rebound night for he and his team.

"I led the first two laps and then the second restart there Daryn and Kerry were definitely more aggressive and got by me," Gravel said. "Early in the race we really stood up and I really couldn't enter the corner too hard which kind of hurt me… Obviously, when you start on the pole, you don't want to finish in third."

"It's a good run to go into the Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal. I'm a little upset but I can't complain about third."

Farther back in the field, 20-time champion Steve Kinser took tonight's ASE Hard Charger Award, picking up ten positions to finish fourth.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to the track Wednesday, July 9 for the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park. Eldora Speedway's Knight Before the Kings Royal and Kings Royal follow-up the Brad Doty Classic on July 11 and 12.

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK NOTES: With tonight's win, Daryn Pittman has the most wins of the season at nine… Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana and Cody Darrah all won their heat races tonight… This was Donny Schatz's fifth quick time of the season… This is the second time this season Daryn Pittman has swept a two night show - he did it at Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and 17.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5); Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27 and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1(Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan.; July 5, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3] [$5,000]; 3. 83-David Gravel [1] [$3,000]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,500]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$2,200]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,000]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [8] [$1,800]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$1,600]; 10. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr [10] [$1,450]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$1,300]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [11] [$1,200]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [16] [$1,100]; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera [12] [$1,000]; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell [18] [$950]; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart [19] [$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$850]; 18. 6G-Bryan Gossel [20] [$750]; 19. 74X-Josh Hodges [13] [$725]; 20. 2J-Zach Blurton [24] [$700]; 21. 72-Ray Seemann [23] [$700]; 22. 97-Brian Herbert [22] [$700]; 23. 77X-Wayne Johnson [15] [$700]; 24. 1J-Danny Jennings [21] [$700]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-2, Kerry Madsen 3-17, Daryn Pittman 18-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Steve Kinser [+10]


Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.609; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.698; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.716; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.786; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.841; 6. 83-David Gravel, 13.926; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.957; 8. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr, 13.985; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.992; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.112; 11. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 14.161; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.204; 13. 74X-Josh Hodges, 14.217; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.227; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 14.228; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.246; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.278; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.289; 19. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.684; 20. 6G-Bryan Gossel, 14.883; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.984; 22. 97-Brian Herbert, 15.130; 23. 72-Ray Seemann, 15.146; 24. 2J-Zach Blurton, 15.232; 25. 33-Kris Miller, 15.472; 26. 1W-Jordan Weaver, 15.692; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 74X-Josh Hodges [5]; 8. 97-Brian Herbert [8]; 9. 33-Kris Miller [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera [1]; 3. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr [2]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 7. 6G-Bryan Gossel [7]; 8. 72-Ray Seemann [8]; 9. 1W-Jordan Weaver [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 4. 83-David Gravel [3]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 7. 1J-Danny Jennings [7]; 8. 2J-Zach Blurton [8]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 74X-Josh Hodges [1] [-]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings [3] [-]; 3. 6G-Bryan Gossel [2] [-]; 4. 97-Brian Herbert [4] [-]; 5. 72-Ray Seemann [5] [-]; 6. 2J-Zach Blurton [6] [-]; 7. 33-Kris Miller [7] [$200]; 8. 1W-Jordan Weaver [8] [$180]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$175]

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

Daryn Pittman Wins Night One of Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix after Early, On-Track Fireworks
After early wreck sidelined polesitter Sammy Swindell, Pittman wins eighth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race of the season

DODGE CITY, Kan. - July 4, 2014 - The fireworks flew early Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park where contact on the first turn of the first lap between Paul McMahan and Sammy Swindell left Swindell on his roof and out of the race, and set the stage for Daryn Pittman's eighth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix.

As the green flag fell on the race, three-time champion Swindell led the field to the start-finish line. He jumped out to the lead as the three cars behind him, McMahan, Pittman and Sides jockeyed for position. McMahan drove low into turns one and two, looking for the lead.

"[Swindell] opened the corner up and I tried to dive in on the bottom and it's a little greasy," McMahan said. "And as soon as I got down there, the car took off and I got into him."

Swindell climbed from his damaged racecar with his night ended prematurely. McMahan, who finished the night in second in his CJB Motorsports car, apologized to Swindell following the race.

"I know it doesn't make him feel any better," McMahan said. "It wasn't intentional - it's not the way I race. We've run all year long with Sam and never had a problem. I hate it for him and all the Big Game guys."

Pittman, who went on to lead all 30 laps in his Great Clips car, holding off challenges from McMahan, said in victory lane he was not sure what happened, but that the first lap incident between McMahan and Swindell was a big break for he and his team.

"You know what they say, I'd rather be lucky than good any day," Pittman said.

"This is a good win. This is too good of a team for us to run the way we have the last couple of races and nobody got down."

Pittman, who won four in a row during the month of May but went winless in June, said he struggled to give his crew chief Kale Kahne the information Kahne needed to make changes to the car

"We just looked at everything we could do better and [crew members] Kale [Kahne] and Kolten [Gouse] and [Mike] Carber, they did a great job. They just came back and just gave us a good car all night and put ourselves in position to win, and got some breaks. It feels great to get a win - it's been a long time."

Notably, it was a good night for Kasey Kahne Racing. According to Pittman, his win was the 106th for the organization while team owner Kasey Kahne won his race in Daytona Beach, Fla. earlier Friday.

This was Pittman's eighth win of the season, tying him for most wins on the year with Donny Schatz.

Kerry Madsen, who came into Dodge City after a third-place finish with his American Racing Custom Wheels team at Huset's Speedway two nights earlier, said it was frustrating not having opportunities to get around McMahan.

"I thought I was a little quicker than Paul," Madsen said. "He was running a line and trying to capitalize on what Pittman was doing, and I could get a lot more aggressive line. I was trying hard and I thought I had a couple runs but I got into one too high, too hard and got her on two wheels, up and down, and thought maybe we just need to finish this one tonight."

Madsen said he is looking forward to taking on Dodge City again Saturday night.

This was Madsen's 20th top-five finish of the season.

After a seventh place finish Friday night, Donny Schatz's championship points lead shrank slightly to 95 over Pittman. McMahan remains in the third, 106 points out of the lead, while Joey Saldana is in fourth, 162 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns Saturday night to Dodge City Raceway Park for night two of the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix. On July 9, the Outlaws head to Limaland Motorsports Park for the Brad Doty Classic.

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK NOTES: Daryn Pittman won his eighth race of the season, tying him with Donny Schatz for most on the season… Joey Saldana scored his 16th fast time of the season… This was the second event in a row that Sammy Swindell won the Dash and sat on the A main pole… Paul McMahan, Sammy Swindell and Daryn Pittman all won their heat races tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 8 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4); Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27 and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1(Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan.; July 3, 2014


A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$5,000]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$3,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,700]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [$2,500]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9] [$2,200]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,000]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [11] [$1,800]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$1,600]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$1,450]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [15] [$1,300]; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson [12] [$1,200]; 13. 41-Jason Johnson [16] [$1,100]; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera [17] [$1,000]; 15. 83-David Gravel [8] [$950]; 16. 74X-Josh Hodges [19] [$900]; 17. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr [18] [$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14] [$750]; 19. 33-Kris Miller [23] [$725]; 20. 97-Brian Herbert [20] [$700]; 21. 1W-Jordan Weaver [24] [$700]; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$700]; 23. 6G-Bryan Gossel [21] [$700]; 24. 1J-Danny Jennings [22] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Steve Kinser [+4]

Qualifying - 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.659; 2. 83-David Gravel, 12.744; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.761; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.798; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.859; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.895; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.899; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.940; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.950; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.950; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.012; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.094; 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.111; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.117; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.123; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.133; 17. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 13.227; 18. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr, 13.271; 19. 74X-Josh Hodges, 13.328; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.391; 21. 97-Brian Herbert, 14.032; 22. 6G-Bryan Gossel, 14.047; 23. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.179; 24. 2J-Zach Blurton, 14.217; 25. 72-Ray Seemann, 14.328; 26. 33-Kris Miller, 14.411; 27. 1W-Jordan Weaver, 14.513

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 74X-Josh Hodges [7]; 8. 6G-Bryan Gossel [8]; 9. 72-Ray Seemann [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 83-David Gravel [4]; 7. 1J-Danny Jennings [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 33-Kris Miller [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr [6]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 7. 2J-Zach Blurton [8]; 8. 97-Brian Herbert [7]; 9. 1W-Jordan Weaver [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 8. 83-David Gravel [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 74X-Josh Hodges [1] [-]; 2. 6G-Bryan Gossel [4] [-]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings [5] [-]; 4. 97-Brian Herbert [3] [-]; 5. 33-Kris Miller [8] [-]; 6. 1W-Jordan Weaver [9] [-]; 7. 72-Ray Seemann [7] [$200]; 8. 2J-Zach Blurton [6] [$180]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [$175]
 

Mark Dobmeier Battles Schatz and Swindell to Win at Husets Speedway
This is Dobmeiers third ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win and his second Outlaws win at Husets

Mark Dobmeier (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

BRANDON, S.D. July 2, 2014 Mark Dobmeier battled from a 10th place starting position Wednesday night, passing 293-time winner Sammy Swindell for the lead and holding off a late challenge from five-time champion Donny Schatz to claim the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at Husets Speedway.

Dobmeier, a five-time Husets champion, crossed the finish line in his Senske and Son car to loud cheers from fans at the 3/8 mile track.

That cheer right there says it all! Dobmeier said. I cant thank my team enough. They always stick behind us. They always work harder and harder. Ill tell you what, I gave 110 percent in that race.

Weve been very strong at this track. Id say weve been the fastest car out there for the last two weeks. We had a blown motor and I was going for it for the lead last week, just the other night, pulled a wheelie and got in a tangle up. But thats the fine line of pushing the edge all the time. That could have been the same thing right there but we were able to tame her down and keep her to the win.

Dobmeier, who is a native of Grand Forks, N.D., said he considers the track his second home track.

Anytime you bring it home for the home crowd, this is what its all about here, Dobmeier said. I appreciate every one of you guys out there.

With his win, Dobmeier became the 17th different winner so far this season. This was his third Outlaws win and second at Husets. He notched his first win with the series at Wilmot Raceway in 2006. His previous Husets win with the Outlaws came in 2012.

Swindell started on the front row with Kraig Kinser. Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana started in row two.

As the green flag flew, Swindell jumped out to a strong lead while the shuffle began behind him. A caution on lap nine gave a charging Dobmeier the momentum he needed as he powered past McMahan and Schatz to move into the third position. He soon began to reel in Kraig Kinser for second. By lap 14 he had caught Kinser to take over the second spot.

Shortly after that, Swindell, still with a firm grip on the lead, caught lapped traffic. As Swindell was slowed, Dobmeier gave chase, catching the three-time champion in traffic on the backstretch and making a bold, three-wide pass for the lead. As Dobmeier took over the lead on lap 19, Kerry Madsen, who started in the 19th position, had worked his way all the way up to eighth.

On a restart following a caution just after Dobmeier took the lead, Swindell gave him one more fight, battling Dobmeier for three laps. Meanwhile, Schatz and Madsen looked to advance. Schatz took over the second position on lap 28 and Madsen took over the third spot shortly after.

Dobmeier faced one more challenge in the closing laps from Schatz.

We got to him there, said Schatz, driver of the STP/Armor All car. I knew it was going to be a tire management game but I guess I waited a little bit too long. Mark got himself up there and got in a good spot. He kept slipping off the bottom of one and two and I got underneath him and got even with him. I kind of told myself going into three, Ive got everything to lose and he doesnt. We got side-by-side and he beat us to the corner. Second is where were at.

Dobmeier crossed the finish line in first with Schatz in second and Madsen in third.

Schatz credited his team for putting him in a good position to compete Wednesday night.

Its a tribute to this STP team, Schatz said. These guys have done a phenomenal job all night. Typically I dont qualify all that well here and theyve been working hard on that. Got us a great race car and it was there at the end, just a little bit short.

Madsen, who received the ASE Hard Charger award after picking up 16 spots in his American Racing Custom Wheels car over the course of the race, congratulated Dobmeier and said he wasnt expecting to have the night he had.

I started 19th and I thought if I can crack a top ten, thatll be insane, said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia. I was in the unique position when you start back that far that you just go everywhere the other guys not. I was running the bottom of one and two for a while earlier and then Im like, I think I can go to the top. And ironically it was really good up there. But you have to hit it pretty nice and you can make a pass and put you into good position down here, so I really enjoyed myself.

Its always awesome to come up and race in front of the Husets South Dakota fans - so just a fun night overall.

None of the podium finishers started better than fifth at Husets Dobmeier started 10th, Schatz started fifth and Madsen started 19th.

Schatz again extended his champion points lead to 108 over second place Daryn Pittman. Paul McMahan remained in third, 113 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series travels next to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix on July 4 and 5. Limaland Motorsports Park welcomes the Outlaws on July 9 for the Brad Doty Classic.

HUSETS SPEEDWAY NOTES: Mark Dobmeier is the 17th different driver to win a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race this season... Dobmeiers last Outlaws win came at Husets in 2012... Three-time champion Sammy Swindell won both his heat race and the Dash.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27 and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Mark Dobmeier 1 (Husets Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1(Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Husets Speedway; Brandon, S.D.; July 3, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier [10] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [19] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [12] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [7] [$2,050]; 10. 6-Terry McCarl [17] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,500]; 12. 59-Tim Kaeding [18] [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$1,100]; 14. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$1,050]; 15. 55-Brooke Tatnell [22] [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [13] [$800]; 18. 83-David Gravel [8] [$800]; 19. 17W-Cole Wood [15] [$800]; 20. O9-Matt Juhl [24] [$800]; 21. 82-Roger Crockett [21] [$800]; 22. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [14] [$800]; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer [20] [$800]; 24. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-18, Mark Dobmeier 19-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+16]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.641; 2. 83-David Gravel, 10.649; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.685; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.687; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.706; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.717; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.728; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.749; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell, 10.753; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.780; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.804; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.818; 13. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 10.828; 14. 17W-Cole Wood, 10.836; 15. 21-Brian Brown, 10.854; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 10.867; 17. 6-Terry McCarl, 10.873; 18. 59-Tim Kaeding, 10.895; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.897; 20. 91-Dusty Zomer, 10.911; 21. 82-Roger Crockett, 10.957; 22. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 10.971; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.033; 24. 21V-Justin Henderson, 11.037; 25. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.044; 26. 28-Brian Paulus, 11.074; 27. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.081; 28. 25-Dylan Peterson, 11.224; 29. 17-Ryan Bickett, 11.350; 30. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.425; 31. 44-Chris Martin, 11.427; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.428; 33. 4X-Eric Schulz, 11.770; 34. 1J-Justin Glaser, 11.804; 35. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.978

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 6-Terry McCarl [5]; 6. 82-Roger Crockett [6]; 7. 17-Ryan Bickett [8]; 8. O9-Matt Juhl [7]; 9. 4X-Eric Schulz [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [6]; 4. 59-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 83-David Gravel [4]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [7]; 7. 17W-Cole Wood [1]; 8. 1J-Justin Glaser [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 91-Dusty Zomer [5]; 6. 21V-Justin Henderson [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 25-Dylan Peterson [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 8. 83-David Gravel [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17W-Cole Wood [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 3. 82-Roger Crockett [2] [-]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [5] [-]; 5. 28-Brian Paulus [6] [$200]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7] [$180]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$175]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray [13] [$160]; 9. 4X-Eric Schulz [11] [$150]; 10. 17-Ryan Bickett [8] [$150]; 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9] [$150]; 12. 1J-Justin Glaser [12] [$150]; 13. 21V-Justin Henderson [4] [$150]; 14. 25-Dylan Peterson [14] [$150]; 15. 44-Chris Martin [15] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6130

0

8

29

38

4

2

9

Daryn Pittman

6022

-108

7

22

36

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

6017

-113

2

24

38

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

5960

-170

5

23

30

15

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5866

-264

3

19

35

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5778

-352

5

17

29

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5579

-551

1

10

26

2

8

11

Steve Kinser

5536

-594

1

7

23

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

5375

-755

0

2

16

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

5325

-805

1

10

17

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4904

-1226

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4848

-1282

3

9

24

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

4509

-1621

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3912

-2218

0

0

1

0

15

59

Tim Kaeding

2874

-3256

0

3

13

0

16

21

Brian Brown

2417

-3713

0

2

7

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3899

0

1

4

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

2067

-4063

0

0

0

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-4232

0

0

1

0

20

24

Terry McCarl

1825

-4305

0

4

9

1

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Madsen Has Stout Weekend With World of Outlaws

The American Racing #29 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen had a very strong weekend with the World of Outlaws as he picked up two Top-Five finishes in three events with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.

Friday night saw the series invade the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA, and with 34 cars on hand Madsen timed his machine in fifth fastest.

Picking up the heat race win from his second row starting position, Madsen earned a spot in the Dash, where he lined up in the second row.

Continuing to have a very strong night, Madsen was able to power his way to the lead, and winning the Dash, Madsen put his machine on the pole of the 30-lap feature event.

Madsen was very good aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine, as he rode the 34-Raceway to near perfection.

A restart on the 20th lap saw Donny Schatz and Terry McCarl put him back in the third spot, and as he tried to race his way back to the front, contact would ensue resulting in Madsen getting spun around, and he would be credited with a 17th place finish.

Saturday night saw the scene shift to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI, and Madsen kicked his night off by timing in 10th fastest in time trials.

Winning his heat race from the pole, Madsen would then finish seventh in the Dash, putting him in the fourth row for the feature event.

Getting into the seventh spot at the start of the race, Madsen began chasing after Daryn Pittman, and Donny Schatz who battled just in front of him.

Behind him Paul McMahan charged forward, and put Madsen back into the eighth spot on the 10th lap.

Hanging around in the seventh and eight spot much of the race, Madsen came alive in the closing laps of the race, as he was involve din a torrid battle with Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan.

When the dust settled, Madsen had worked his way back to the fifth spot at the stripe.

Sunday night saw the World of Outlaws take over the Cedar Lake Speedway, and Madsen timed in seventh fastest.

Running second in his heat, the St. Marys, NSW driver made the transfer to the feature, but was not eligible for the dash, and gridded the field in the ninth spot.

Jumping into the seventh spot when the race went green, Madsen showed patience as he worked his way forward.

Into the sixth spot on the ninth lap, Madsen used a very bold move on the high side of the speedway to get by Brian Brown and Sammy Swindell to take over the fourth spot.

Getting by Cody Darrah by way of the cushion on the 16th lap, Madsen took the third spot as he chased after Donny Schatz and David Gravel.

In thick traffic, Madsen stayed committed to the cushion in three and four, and would enter on the cushion and run down across the slick in one and two, and was able to get into the second spot on the 17th lap, only to see the caution fly and negate the pass.

Back underway, the lead duo got a way a little bit, and Madsen then had his hands full for the third spot, but he was able to hold his spot, and take the third spot at the stripe.

“Overall it was a really good weekend for our entire team,” Madsen said. “We kind of got used up on Friday night, but we were fast, and we were fast on Saturday and Sunday, and ended up with two top-five’s including a nice third place finish. All the boys did a great job, and it’s great to do well for everyone involved.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-49, Wins-6, Top-5’s-21, Top 10’s-37

ON TAP: ‘The Mad Man’ returns to action on Wednesday night at the Huset’s Speedway before a weekend double header at the Dodge City Raceway Park for the 4th of July holiday.

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Gravel Second at Cedar Lake

David Gravel #83, (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

 PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting together a very strong weekend with the World of Outlaws, David Gravel closed out a three-race span with a very nice second place finish at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Sunday night.

“We had a really nice weekend, and to cap it off with a second place run at Cedar Lake, racing with Donny Schatz for the win, we will take it. He is simply on his game right now,” Gravel said.

With 28 cars on hand for the Sunday night weekend finale for the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Cars at the Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, Gravel’s night started off quick, as he was second fastest in time trials.

Running third in his heat, Gravel ran fourth in the dash, to start the 35 lap feature event out of the second row.

When the race went green, the Watertown, CT driver made a bold move getting into turn one and got around both Cody Darrah and Sammy Swindell to take the second spot as he began his race long pursuit of Schatz.

Gravel rim-rode around the speedway keeping Schatz in his grasps, and actually led the 24th lap as they battled hard for 35-laps.

Giving Schatz everything he could, Gravel settled for the second spot aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Live Stock Transportation/3H Cattle entry.

“Donny just runs the bottom so well, and is so good working the pedal,” he said. “I had no reason to try the bottom because he was down there, so really we had to make the top work, and we had an awesome car up there.”

Gravel’s weekend kicked off at the 34 Raceway on Friday night with him timing the Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine in ninth fastest.

Running second in heat race action, Gravel lined up in the 11th spot for the 30-lap main event.

On the racy track, Gravel was able to use all of the speedway as he worked his way forward.

Taking advantage of two late restarts, Gravel was able to get up to the sixth spot at the finish line.

On Saturday night in Beaver Damn, WI, Gravel stayed consistent in time trials, as he timed in eighth fastest.

Lining up in the sixth row of the feature event, Gravel stayed strong in his Roth Motorsports entry as he battled with the likes of Kraig and Steve Kinser, and took advantage of a fading Billy Balog in the closing stages of the race.

At the stripe, Gravel finished in the eighth spot.

“We picked up three Top-10 finishes including a second place run, and we are all pleased with how we performed,” he said. “I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, and all of my guys for their hard work all weekend, and at the shop. We have a really good racecar, and I think we will make some noise with some big races on the horizon.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-27.

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Schatz Scores Eighth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Win of the Season at FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake
He builds on his points lead over Daryn Pittman as the Outlaws head into July

The STP / Armor All #15. (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — June 29, 2014 — Donny Schatz is on a roll, scoring his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win in three nights, fifth win in 12 races and his eighth win of the season Sunday night at the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway.

For Schatz, Cedar Lake is the site of one of his earliest sprint car wins. In total, he has eight Outlaws wins at the track.

“This is like coming home, really,” said Schatz, a 155-time Outlaws winner. “I spent a lot of Saturday nights coming here - crashing, wrecking, going fast, going slow - we did a little bit of everything here.”

In his STP/Armor All car, Schatz battled for much of the night with 22-year-old David Gravel. Gravel searched all night for a way around Schatz, even leading lap 24.

“It was pretty fun racing with David there,” Schatz said. “He was going to go on the top – I learned 20 years ago you ain’t going to move that wall, so I wasn’t going to mess with it... My car was very good through the middle and the bottom. I just kind of had to play it cautious, pick my way through traffic and just kind of be as smart as I could. He had a good run with us, stayed with us on the restart and made a good race out of it. He was quite a handful.”

“This STP team did a great job, just kept adjusting on the car. We finally got a balance on this racecar where we can fine tune little things and do a lot of learning and that’s how you get ahead. So, I feel good right now.”

Schatz left Cedar Lake with a 93 point lead over Daryn Pittman in the fight for the championship. In scoring his eighth win of the season, Schatz also became the winningest driver on the season, surpassing Pittman.

The race began in front of a large crowd at the 3/8 mile track in New Richmond, Wis. After taking the quick time and winning the Dash, Cody Darrah led the field to green followed by Schatz, last year’s winner Sammy Swindell and Gravel.

A three-wide drag race broke just past the start/finish line with polesitter Darrah on the losing end. Schatz led the first lap with Gravel in close pursuit. After a caution on lap nine, another battle took shape in the third position as Kerry Madsen got past Swindell and Brian Brown on the restart to challenge Cody Darrah for the position. Madsen took third a few laps later.

By lap 22, Davey Heskin, who won his Heat earlier in the night and started the feature in the eighth position, had worked his way to fourth and set his sights on Madsen.

Meanwhile, Schatz and Gravel battled for the lead, as Gravel looked for a way around the five-time champion. On lap 24, Gravel got a run off of turn four and drag raced Schatz down the front stretch. Gravel officially led the lap but was forced to cede the position soon after.

Heskin and Madsen continued their battle in the closing laps, trading the position several times. Ultimately, it was Madsen who took the position for good as the white flag flew.

Heskin’s strong performance is the third in a row for a non-Outlaw driver. He followed up two strong performances by Bill Balog at 34 Raceway and Beaver Dam Raceway. In addition to leading much of the race Saturday, Balog also had the best World of Outlaws finish of his career – third place at 34 Raceway.

After the race, Gravel said he was able to run his Roth Motorsports car in a variety of lines around the track. He said he gave it his all in trying to get around Schatz.

“Obviously Donny is really good on the pedal and he can run the bottom really well,” Gravel said. “I had to run where he wasn’t. It was pretty hard to catch him running his line, so I had to try something different. I was really good on the restarts and I could keep up but the more I slid my tires, the worse I got. I just got in line at the end. He did a good job. I’ve got to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, all my crew guys.”

Madsen, who briefly took over the second position before a caution came out, reverting the field back to its previous position, said he had a great racecar, but didn’t catch the breaks he needed.

“You know, I thought we had a shot at [the win],” Madsen said. “Right before that yellow I passed David, Donny was right there and man it would have been nice to get up there and tussle with Donny. I’m sure he had a bit left under his sleeve.”

“Awesome to get on the podium, just felt like we could have done a little bit more. Any night you run in the top-three is a great night. Cedar Lake is one of the funnest tracks go to and we really look forward to it every year.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series next stops at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. on Wednesday, July 2. The series follows that up on July 4 and 5 with the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix at Dodge City Raceway Park.

CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY NOTES: For the third night in a row, a non-Outlaw driver, Davey Heskin, had a strong run. Bill Balog led last night at Beaver Dam, and finished third on Friday at 34 Raceway... Donny Schatz extended his championship lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 93 points... Cody Darrah, Sammy Swindell and Davey Heskin all won their Heats tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27 and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21);Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1(Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway; New Richmond, Wis.; June 29, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [4] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$3,200]; 4. 56-David Heskin [8] [$2,800]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$2,200]; 8. 59-Tim Kaeding [10] [$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [14] [$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$1,200]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$1,100]; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart [17] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [22] [$1,000]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [15] [$900]; 17. 7-Craig Dollansky [20] [$800]; 18. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$800]; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell [11] [$800]; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson [18] [$800]; 21. 44-Chris Martin [19] [$800]; 22. 71A-R.J. Johnson [24] [$800]; 23. 19-Jason Tostenson [23] [$800]; 24. 5-Dave Glennon [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-23, 25-35; David Gravel 24. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.954; 2. 83-David Gravel, 11.960; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.970; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.027; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.039; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.078; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.108; 8. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.188; 9. 56-David Heskin, 12.301; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 12.301; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 12.320; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.331; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.339; 14. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.364; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.508; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.591; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 12.612; 18. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.736; 19. 44-Chris Martin, 12.814; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.852; 21. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.029; 22. 19-Jason Tostenson, 13.118; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.153; 24. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 13.223; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.261; 26. 10X-Jenni Eriksen, 13.449; 27. 91-John Sernett, 22.679; 28. 10-Garrett Dollansky, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 8. 19-Jason Tostenson [8]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 10. 10-Garrett Dollansky [10]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 83-David Gravel [4]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 9. 10X-Jenni Eriksen [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 56-David Heskin [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8]; 8. 5-Dave Glennon [7]; 9. 91-John Sernett [9]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 83-David Gravel [2]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 8. 56-David Heskin [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [-]; 3. 44-Chris Martin [2] [-]; 4. 5-Dave Glennon [3] [-]; 5. 19-Jason Tostenson [4] [-]; 6. 71A-R.J. Johnson [6] [-]; 7. 91-John Sernett [9] [$200]; 8. 10X-Jenni Eriksen [8] [$180]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [7] [$175]; 10. 10-Garrett Dollansky [10] [$160]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5979

0

8

28

37

3

2

9

Daryn Pittman

5886

-93

7

22

35

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

5874

-105

2

23

37

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

5836

-143

5

23

30

15

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5722

-257

3

18

34

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5654

-325

5

17

29

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5444

-535

1

10

25

2

8

11

Steve Kinser

5408

-571

1

7

23

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

5237

-742

0

2

15

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

5183

-796

1

9

16

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4786

-1193

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4730

-1249

3

9

24

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

4407

-1572

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3837

-2142

0

0

1

0

15

59

Tim Kaeding

2748

-3231

0

3

13

0

16

21

Brian Brown

2285

-3694

0

2

6

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3748

0

1

4

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

2067

-3912

0

0

0

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-4081

0

0

1

0

20

24

Terry McCarl

1695

-4284

0

4

8

1

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

 

 

Brad Sweet Rebounds from Scary Wreck to Win at Beaver Dam Raceway
Sweet notches his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the year as Kasey Kahne Racing cars finish one-two

Brad Sweet #49 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnsoon)

BEAVER DAM, Wis. — June 28, 2014 — One night after a bad wreck that left his car in two pieces, Brad Sweet scored his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at Beaver Dam Raceway.

“It feels pretty unbelievable,” Sweet said. “These guys never give up. They worked all night long – they still haven’t slept from last night. I was in the hospital at 6 a.m. getting X-rays and I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to race tonight. So to come out here and get the win is just unbelievable.”

Just 24 hours earlier at Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway, Sweet was racing alongside Terry McCarl, when contact between the two sent Sweet into and then on top of the turn three wall. After hitting an object, the car sheared in two.

“We got a run on the outside and I think [McCarl] just decided, he had been running the bottom, that he was moving to the top and it’s just one of those racing deals,” Sweet said in an interview Saturday afternoon. “Normally, it probably wouldn’t have been too bad of a crash – it would have knocked the front end out or whatever, but just kind of a freak accident. Just lucky everything held up and we are able to race again tonight.”

With the exception of an injured ankle, Sweet was able to walk away from the accident. He said he was unsure how that ankle would affect him in the race car.

“I kind of thought we would come here and just coast around and try to collect some points and try to heal,” Sweet said later in victory lane. “But [my team] gave me such a good car, I got battling for the lead - I think adrenaline took over. My ankle is pretty sore but this is always good medicine, winning.”

After starting in the third position on Saturday night, Sweet, in his SurePoint Medical/SureTest Supplies car, battled polesitter Bill Balog, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Cody Darrah and Joey Saldana. Sweet fell back to fourth when the green flag flew. After getting around Saldana for third, Sweet took the second place position on lap 20. On lap 24 he got his opportunity to get around the leader, Balog, on the backstretch heading into turn three. After taking over the top spot, Sweet held on to it through cautions and lapped traffic. He ultimately led 17 of 40 laps.

“We can tear up a race car and come back the next night with a car that’s even better – that says a lot about our team,” Sweet said.

This was Sweet’s fifth win of the season and the seventh of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career. He is currently sixth in the championship standings, 300 points out of the lead.

In front of a packed Beaver Dam Raceway, Balog and Darrah led the field to the green flag. Balog jumped out to an early lead with Darrah in second and Joey Saldana in third. As Saldana and Sweet battled for the third position, Darrah set his sights on Balog. On lap 14, Darrah made a pass in turn two and took over the lead as the cars hit the backstretch.

Saldana brought out a caution on lap 15 after spinning in between turns three and four. This moved Sweet into the third position as Donny Schatz closed in.

Balog found his way back around Darrah on lap 18 – a position he would keep until Sweet caught him on lap 24. After a bad restart on lap 28, Balog fell back, giving way to Schatz and Daryn Pittman who looked to reel in Darrah and Sweet. Darrah had one last chance to get around Sweet as the two encountered lapped traffic with four to go. Sweet however was able to successfully maneuver through the traffic and ultimately take the win. Darrah finished in second, Schatz in third and Pittman in fourth.

“I felt confident that we had a car that was good enough to win here tonight,” said Darrah, who led four laps in his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car. “And then the restarts, I kept getting a stumble off of four and the first time I got enough position on the 17 to get by him. The second time I knew I was slow I cheated the corner figuring he was to the top but he was lower than I was and he got back in front of us. I jumped the curb and let Brad by us. Awesome job for Brad Sweet to come back from a night like last night.”

Darrah said second place was not the finish he wanted for his team, but that they would take it.

Schatz, who started in the fifth position in his STP/Armor All car, said the racetrack provided a challenge as the lines changed throughout the night.

“We had a good balanced car throughout the whole race,” Schatz said. “We probably needed a bit more lapped traffic but we just didn’t quite get it there. Brad got through there really good, Cody did. We did the best we could, third was it tonight.”

Schatz maintains a 64 point lead over Pittman in the race for the championship. Paul McMahan remains in third, 78 points out of the lead, while fourth place Joey Saldana is 102 points out of the lead.

Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. hosts the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Sunday evening. After a stop at Huset’s Speedway on Wednesday, July 2, the Outlaws travel south to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix on July 4 and 5.

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY NOTES: Joey Saldana scored his 15th quick time of the season... Sweet and Saldana both have five wins on the season... The Kasey Kahne Racing cars finished tonight’s A main in first, second and fourth... Bill Balog started from the pole in the A main, one night after he scored his best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20 and 34 Raceway on June 27); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28);David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9);Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7);Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21);Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1(Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Beaver Dam Raceway; Beaver Dam, Wis. ; June 28, 2014


A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$10,000]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$2,200]; 8. 83-David Gravel [11] [$2,100]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [1] [$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [8] [$2,000]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$1,500]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$1,100]; 14. 17M-Joey Moughan [19] [$1,050]; 15. 64-Scotty Thiel [24] [$1,000]; 16. 7U-Scott Uttech [23] [$900]; 17. 5-Dave Glennon [14] [$800]; 18. 1M-Phillip Mock [15] [$800]; 19. 94-Brandon Thone [25] [$800]; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart [12] [$800]; 21. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [18] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [20] [$800]; 23. 83D-Tommy Sexton [21] [$800]; 24. 68-Dave Uttech [22] [$800]; 25. 59-Tim Kaeding [17] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Bill Balog 1-13, 18-23; Cody Darrah 14-17; Brad Sweet 24-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser [+9]


Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.745; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.934; 3. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.962; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.977; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.045; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.069; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.071; 8. 83-David Gravel, 12.094; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.139; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.187; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.189; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 12.223; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.198; 14. 5-Dave Glennon, 12.240; 15. 1M-Phillip Mock, 12.331; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.339; 17. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.361; 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.389; 19. 17M-Joey Moughan, 12.468; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.526; 21. 83D-Tommy Sexton, 12.546; 22. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.686; 23. 7U-Scott Uttech, 12.697; 24. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.091; 25. 94-Brandon Thone, 13.166

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 17M-Joey Moughan [7]; 8. 68-Dave Uttech [8]; 9. 94-Brandon Thone [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 6. 5-Dave Glennon [5]; 7. 59-Tim Kaeding [6]; 8. 7U-Scott Uttech [8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 6. 1M-Phillip Mock [5]; 7. 83D-Tommy Sexton [7]; 8. 64-Scotty Thiel [8]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [8]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5824

0

7

27

36

3

2

9

Daryn Pittman

5760

-64

7

22

35

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

5746

-78

2

23

37

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

5722

-102

5

23

30

15

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5578

-246

3

17

33

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5524

-300

5

17

28

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5303

-521

1

10

24

1

8

11

Steve Kinser

5284

-540

1

7

23

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

5104

-720

0

2

14

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

5041

-783

1

8

15

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4666

-1158

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4580

-1244

3

8

23

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

4285

-1539

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3762

-2062

0

0

1

0

15

59

Tim Kaeding

2614

-3210

0

3

12

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3593

0

1

4

0

17

21

Brian Brown

2147

-3677

0

2

5

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

1957

-3867

0

0

0

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3926

0

0

1

0

20

24

Terry McCarl

1695

-4129

0

4

8

1

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

 

 

Schatz Scores Historic 154th Career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Win
Takes over third on the all-time wins list from Mark Kinser

Donny Schatz #15 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

BURLINGTON, Iowa — June 27, 2014 — Only two other people have done what five-time champion Donny Schatz did at 34 Raceway Friday night – win 154 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series features. In scoring his seventh win of the season, Schatz surpassed two-time champion Mark Kinser for third on the all-time wins list.

“It’s something you can’t really ever set your sights on – it’s something you just accomplish,” Schatz said. “I’m pretty lucky to be in this position and Mark Kinser is definitely a very good friend and a mentor to me. To be able to pass him on the list is something that means a lot.”

Only 20-time champion Steve Kinser and three-time champion Sammy Swindell have more wins than Schatz. Kinser has 577 wins while Swindell has 293.

“The two guys in front of me, I don’t know that I’m ever going to catch either one of them,” Schatz said. “But realistically I didn’t try to get to this point on the list. I’m just going out and having a good time and racing and enjoying myself. When you’re enjoying yourself, things just happen. We’re kind of over that milestone and now we can just enjoy the rest of it.”

Schatz scored the victory after a tenth place starting position. Through the 30-lap A Main, he methodically worked his through the crowd ahead, eventually taking the lead on lap 21.

“We qualified well where we went out,” Schatz said. “We just missed the Dash there and we had a great run in the heats. We had a good car in the heat we just tried to fine tune it and make it a little better and that they did, they got a better race car for me. We tried to stay out of trouble early, some guys were real aggressive, and going a lot harder and being kind of silly so I tried to stay away from that and stay out of trouble and use my car when we needed it. We had an awesome machine.”

Schatz’s seventh win of the season in his STP/Armor All car tied him with Daryn Pittman for most on the year. Schatz also extended his points lead over Pittman to 61 points.

Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser led the field to the green flag with Sammy Swindell and Brad Sweet on row two. Schatz started in the 10th position with second place finisher Terry McCarl in 14th and third place finisher Bill Balog in fifth.

Madsen jumped out to a strong lead when the green flag flew and through early cautions and an ongoing shuffling of competitors behind him, managed to hang on to it. Farther back in the field Schatz began making his move to the front and by lap seven, he took the sixth position.

Up front Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet and Swindell all battled for the top positions.

As the caution flew for the third time on lap 12, McCarl cracked the top five for the first time as he set his sights ahead. When the green flag again flew, McCarl battled Sweet down the backstretch, when contact between the two on lap 14 sent Sweet into the barrier near the entrance of turn three. After hitting a large tire, Sweet’s car took a scary tumble that left the car torn in two. Sweet was able to walk away from the wreck.

When the race returned to green after an extended red flag, Madsen maintained his lead until the caution fell again on lap 20. Schatz, now all the way up to the second place position after getting around Saldana and then McMahan, took advantage of the opportunity. As Madsen led the field into turn one, he went high while Schatz looked low. The two drag raced down the backstretch and took similar lines into turns three and four. Schatz had the advantage as they entered onto the front stretch, officially taking over the lead on lap 21.

Battles ensued in the remaining nine laps with cautions flying two more times. As McCarl settled his TheSnowPlow.com car into second, Saldana and McMahan slipped back in the pack giving way to Brian Brown’s FVP car and Bill Balog. The two battled for the third place position, trading it several times in the closing laps. Ultimately it was Balog who took the position with McCarl in second and Schatz in first.

McCarl, who was the recipient of the night’s ASE Hard Charger Award after starting in the 14th position, had Sweet on his mind following the race.

“It was unfortunate I got into Brad - I didn’t see him there,” McCarl said. “We’re thankful Brad is OK.”

McCarl said 34 Raceway is one of his favorite tracks – a place he has been coming to since he was young. His father, he said, ran at the track in the early 1970s. Whenever he competes at 34, McCarl said he expects to run well.

“We started 14th, we had a great car - we just didn’t have anything for Donny there at the end,” McCarl said. “He’s a champion and obviously one of the best drivers if not the best driver in the world. So to be hanging there with him and be putting on a show for the fans is pretty big for our team. We’re just a low-buck, little family team out of Altoona, Iowa. So to compete with these guys is a big deal for us.”

Bill Balog, a Union Grove, Wis. native, said he and his Buesser Concrete team started the day unsure about the weather and uncertain whether or not they would make the trip to 34.

“I’m glad we came out,” Balog said. “The car worked great. Like I said, I’m just glad to be up here wand running good with the World of Outlaws this time.”

Balog, who plans to compete with the Outlaws as the series moves into Wisconsin Saturday and Sunday nights, said he thinks his car will be in good shape.

“It’s going to be great,” Balog said. “We’ve got a few nights on the motor. The car is just kind of sorted out I guess you could say. So I’m pretty excited about it going back up to Beaver Dam, one of our home tracks it should be a good time.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint cars return to the track on Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam Wisconsin. The Outlaws then move to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake.

34 SPEEDWAY NOTES: Schatz took over third on the all time wins list... Joey Saldana took his 14th quick time of the season... Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Steve Kinser and Brad Sweet all won their heat races tonight... Terry McCarl was the ASE Hard Charger award tonight, advancing 12 positions to finish in the second position.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20 and 34 Raceway on June 27); Joey Saldana – 4 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23 and I-80 Speedway on June 6); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9);Kerry Madsen – 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; 34 Speedway; Burlington, Iowa; June 27, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$10,000]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [14] [$5,500]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [5] [$3,200]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,500]; 6. 83-David Gravel [11] [$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [15] [$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$2,050]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [$2,000]; 11. 77X-Wayne Johnson [13] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$1,200]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$1,100]; 14. 82-Roger Crockett [16] [$1,050]; 15. 45X-Johnny Herrera [24] [$1,000]; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$900]; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$800]; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17] [$800]; 19. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [18] [$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [19] [$800]; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell [20] [$800]; 22. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$800]; 23. 7K-Dustin Selvage [22] [$800]; 24. 17W-Cole Wood [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-20, Donny Schatz 21-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Terry McCarl [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.663; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.683; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.698; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.786; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.810; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 12.863; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.865; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.930; 9. 83-David Gravel, 12.931; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.980; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.983; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.997; 13. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.007; 14. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.058; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.110; 16. 82-Roger Crockett, 13.153; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.198; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.211; 19. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.273; 20. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.287; 21. 44-Chris Martin, 13.288; 22. 59-Tim Kaeding, 13.310; 23. 17W-Cole Wood, 13.415; 24. 17M-Joey Moughan, 13.428; 25. 7K-Dustin Selvage, 13.430; 26. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.443; 27. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.527; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.535; 29. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 13.567; 30. 4XX-Dakota Hendrickson, 13.650; 31. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 13.661; 32. 84-Ben Wagoner, 13.857; 33. 4X-Shawn Peterson, 14.605; 34. 10T-Tim Moore, 14.930

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera [8]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [6]; 8. 7K-Dustin Selvage [7]; 9. 4X-Shawn Peterson [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [5]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 59-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 4XX-Dakota Hendrickson [8]; 9. 10T-Tim Moore [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 17W-Cole Wood [6]; 8. 6R-Ryan Bunton [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson [2]; 3. 82-Roger Crockett [1]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 6. 17M-Joey Moughan [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 84-Ben Wagoner [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1] [-]; 2. 17W-Cole Wood [4] [-]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera [9] [-]; 4. 7K-Dustin Selvage [6] [-]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7] [$200]; 6. 17M-Joey Moughan [5] [$180]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [2] [$175]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$160]; 9. 84-Ben Wagoner [12] [$150]; 10. 4XX-Dakota Hendrickson [10] [$150]; 11. 4X-Shawn Peterson [13] [$150]; 12. 10T-Tim Moore [14] [$150]; 13. 59-Tim Kaeding [3] [$150]; 14. 6R-Ryan Bunton [11] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5679

0

7

26

35

3

2

9

Daryn Pittman

5618

-61

7

21

34

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

5608

-71

2

23

36

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

5591

-88

5

23

30

14

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5438

-241

3

16

32

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5368

-311

4

16

27

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5154

-525

1

9

23

1

8

11

Steve Kinser

5154

-525

1

7

22

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4968

-711

0

2

13

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4913

-766

1

8

15

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4542

-1137

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4446

-1233

3

8

22

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

4175

-1504

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3656

-2023

0

0

1

0

15

59

Tim Kaeding

2512

-3167

0

3

12

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3448

0

1

4

0

17

21

Brian Brown

2147

-3532

0

2

5

0

18

77X

Wayne Johnson

1957

-3722

0

0

0

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3781

0

0

1

0

20

24

Terry McCarl

1695

-3984

0

4

8

1

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Lands On Back-To-Back- World of Outlaw Podiums

Kerry Madsen in the American Racing #29 at I-94 Speedway. Photo by Tim Johnson

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the World of Outlaws invading North Dakota and Minnesota over the weekend, Kerry Madsen had a fast racecar, and put together a very good weekend as he recorded third place finishes during both nights of action.

“We were awesome both nights, and really had the car to beat on Friday, I just got beat in traffic,” he said.

Hitting the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday night, Kerry Madsen was strong all night.

Timing the Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 entry in 16th fastest, ‘The Mad Man’, simply dominated his heat race, earning him a spot in the dash.

With the eight-pill being pulled, Madsen found himself on the pole of the six-lap shootout, and again took advantage of the prime starting spot, as he rocketed away, earning himself the pole position for the feature event.

As the feature came to life on Friday night, Madsen continued the theme of his night as he powered away to an early lead as he used the high-side of the speedway to his advantage.

Getting into traffic late in the race, he wasn’t able to maneuver as well as he liked, and the end results was Donny Schatz, and Cody Darrah getting around him, with Madsen taking the third spot at the stripe.

“We had the car to win, I just got beat in heavy traffic,” he said. “We would lose speed on the top in traffic, so the next time I got into traffic I went low, and it didn’t work out.”

Saturday night had Madsen and his team follow the series to the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN, and the St. Marys, NSW driver kicked the night off by timing in third fastest.

By way of his second place finish in his heat, Madsen earned a dash berth, and a fifth place finish lined him up in the third row of the feature event.

In a feature event that would go non-stop, Madsen jumped into the fourth spot as he chased after Cody Darrah. With Steve Kinser throwing his hat into the fray, Madsen would slip back to the fifth after the trio went three in turns one and two.

On the 13th lap, Madsen was able to get past Kinser, and again set his sights on third running Cody Darrah.

Two laps later Madsen would use the high-side to get around Darrah, to take the third spot, as he went after the lead duo of Roger Crockett and Brad Sweet.

In thick traffic, Madsen would get up to challenge Sweet a few times, but ultimately closed his weekend out with a duplicate third place finish of a night before.

“We are all thrilled to run on the podium each night,” Madsen said. “These races are tough, and to be up front and contending, you really can’t ask for much more.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-46, Wins-6, Top-5’s-19, Top 10’s-35

ON TAP: ‘The Mad Man’ returns to action this weekend as he hits the 34 Raceway on Friday night, Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night before taking to the Cedar Lake Speedway on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Twitter- @KMR29

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Top 10 at I-94 Speedway Highlights Gravel’s Weekend

David Gravel is shown at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Photo by Tim Johnson

PETERSEN MEDIA- Going to work at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND and at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN, David Gravel rebounded from a 13th place finish on Friday night to close his weekend out with a nice charge to the 10th spot.

“It was an okay weekend looking back at it,” Gravel said. “Friday night we timed in well, and got into the dash, and in the feature I searched around for some different lines, rather than just falling in line, and on Saturday we didn’t time in well, but we were able to work at it all night, and end our weekend with a good finish.”

Timing in 10th fastest at the River Cities Speedway, Gravel was able to pick up the heat race win aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry and transfer into the dash.

Slipping back to an eighth place finish in the Dash, the Watertown, CT driver lined up in the fourth row for the 40-lap feature event.

With most of the drivers using the high-side of the speedway, Gravel searched around trying to find something to his liking to see if he could carve his way to the front of the field.

“I could have stayed on the top and finished where I started, but I tried to find something else rather than follow everyone, and we ended up losing some positions,” Gravel said.

At the stripe, Gravel would cross in the 13th spot.

Saturday night at the I-94 Speedway, Gravel’s night started off with him timing his machine in 14th fastest in time trials.

Starting and finishing fifth in his heat race, Gravel put himself in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event.

In the feature event that would eventually go nonstop, Gravel was able to make some moves and work his machine towards the Top-10.

On the extremely slick track, Gravel chose the high side, as he ripped around the 3/8 mile battling against Tim Kaeding and Steve Kinser.

When the fast moving race came to a close, Gravel closed his weekend out with a 10th place finish.

“We had a good enough car to make the inversion in time trials, and I messed up, and it put uss a littler further back than we would have liked to be all night,” he said. “We were really good in the feature, and I am really happy with a Top-10!”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-40, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-24.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will hit the 34 Raceway in Burling IA on Friday, Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday and the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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Crockett Hangs On for Dramatic First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win After Tire Blows on Last Lap at I-94 Speedway
Limps to checkered flag for first time as Sweet, Madsen bear down

Roger Crockett celebrates his first World of Outlaws Feature Win at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Photo by Tim Johnson

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - June 21, 2014 - It's hard enough to win your first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race when everything is working perfectly, but when your right rear tire lets go more than half lap from the checkered flag and you still earn your first victory, well, that's a win you won't soon forget.

That's what happened to Roger Crockett on Saturday night at 3/8-mile I-94 Speedway. He grabbed the lead from Brad Sweet on lap eight and started to build his advantage in a caution-free 30-lap feature run under the constant threat of rain.

Crockett slid up to the turn four wall repeatedly during the closing laps as he pushed hard in his Buffalo Wild Wings car to extend his advantage over Sweet and Kerry Madsen. Those knocks on the wall apparently took a toll on his right rear tire because just after the white flag waved, he rolled into turn two and the tire came apart.

"I take the white flag and I come off of turn two and I'm thinking, 'Oh my gosh, after all these years I've finally won an Outlaw race' and the tire blows right there," said Crockett, of Medford, Ore., who was making his 66th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series start since 2002. "I'm like, 'Oh my God.' So I go into turn three and I see a lapped car I passed eight laps ago go by me and I think, 'Man, we might have enough of a lead to do this.' ... I'm not one to give up, and there's a perfect example. You never give up until you cross that line or until she won't go no more."

Sweet started the race by jumping out to a quick advantage in the SureTestSupplies.com car and setting the pace early, but he was held up in heavy traffic down the front stretch on lap 8 as Crockett blasted to the top in turns one and two and drove into the lead down the back.

Crockett continued weaving through traffic while Madsen and his American Racing Custom Wheels car charged forward to pressure Sweet. Crockett worked through the traffic to build a straightaway advantage, which he needed on the last lap to get the biggest victory of his career.

"Obviously, winning an Outlaw race, there's nothing bigger in sprint car racing," Crockett said. "It's my first one. I've been close, run second, run third."

It will no doubt be a victory Crockett won't ever get tired of recounting.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars invade Iowa and Wisconsin next weekend for events on Friday, June 27 at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa; Saturday, June 28, at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway; and on Sunday, June 29, in the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

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NOTEBOOK: Joey Saldana set quick time during qualifying for the series-leading 13th time this season ... The Dash draw was a six for the 17th time this season ... Donny Schatz was the KSE Hard Charger for a series-leading seventh time this season.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31 and River Cities Speedway on June 20); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5 and Knoxville Raceway on June 14); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21);Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; I-94 Speedway; Fergus Falls, Minn.; June 21, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 82-Roger Crockett [1] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,800]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [11] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [15] [$2,200]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$2,100]; 9. 59-Tim Kaeding [10] [$2,050]; 10. 83-David Gravel [14] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [$1,500]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [9] [$1,200]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$1,100]; 14. 1K-Chris Shirek [20] [$1,050]; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$900]; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart [22] [$800]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [16] [$800]; 19. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [23] [$800]; 20. 20A-Jordon Adams [24] [$800]; 21. 19-Jason Tostenson [17] [$800]; 22. 2K-Kevin Ingle [25] [$800]; 23. 5-Dave Glennon [21] [$800]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [19] [$800]; 25. 8-Casey Mack [18] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-7, Roger Crockett 8-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+8]

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.424; 2. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.658; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.690; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.760; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.811; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.826; 7. 59-Tim Kaeding, 13.870; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.881; 9. 82-Roger Crockett, 13.944; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.947; 11. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.043; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.145; 13. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.199; 14. 83-David Gravel, 14.204; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.267; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.453; 17. 19-Jason Tostenson, 14.455; 18. 8-Casey Mack, 14.473; 19. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 14.576; 20. 1K-Chris Shirek, 14.613; 21. 5-Dave Glennon, 14.632; 22. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.704; 23. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 15.500; 24. 20A-Jordon Adams, 15.502; 25. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.706

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]; 8. 9N-Wade Nygaard [7]; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 83-David Gravel [5]; 6. 1K-Chris Shirek [7]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [8]; 8. 19-Jason Tostenson [6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 82-Roger Crockett [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 6. 8-Casey Mack [6]; 7. 5-Dave Glennon [7]; 8. 20A-Jordon Adams [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 82-Roger Crockett [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5527

0

6

25

34

3

2

9

Daryn Pittman

5500

-27

7

21

34

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

5464

-63

2

22

35

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

5462

-65

5

23

30

13

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5321

-206

3

16

32

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5262

-265

4

16

27

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5020

-507

1

9

22

1

8

11

Steve Kinser

5018

-509

1

7

21

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4836

-691

0

2

12

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4780

-747

1

8

14

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4416

-1111

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4308

-1219

3

8

21

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

4100

-1427

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3581

-1946

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

2437

-3090

0

3

12

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3296

0

1

4

0

17

21

Brian Brown

2005

-3522

0

1

4

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3629

0

0

1

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

1829

-3698

0

0

0

0

20

33

Danny Lasoski

1679

-3848

0

1

2

0

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

 

 

Donny Schatz Leads Final Two Laps, Wins World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Thriller at River Cities Speedway
Five-time champ ties Mark Kinser for third on all-time win list

Donny Schatz celebrates his win at Diver Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Photo by Tim Johnson

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - June 20, 2014 - It seems only fitting that in his native North Dakota, Donny Schatz achieved a milestone moment on Friday night at River Cities Speedway when he earned the 153rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career, tying him with Mark Kinser for third all-time behind only Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell.

On an "edge-of-your-seat" kind of night, with battles for position seemingly on every inch of the bullring, Kerry Madsen dominated the 40-lapper early, then Cody Darrah surged to the front in heavy traffic, and finally Schatz and Darrah raced side-by-side before Schatz slid in front with two laps to go and held on for the emotional win.

"It wasn't pretty, I know that," said Schatz, who was born in Minot, N.D., and resides in Fargo, about an hour-and-a-half south of River Cities. "It was on two wheels, no wheels, it was kind of all over the place. I was kind of nervous there the first part, I just could not get the thing to roll the corners very well. This STP crew, I can't say enough about them. They're unbelievable. We got qualifying a lot better. Generally we race a lot better, but tonight it wasn't that way. They did a great job, they deserve this. They kept digging and let me have a little fun and we got the victory."

Schatz, who was pulling double-duty at the track by also racing a dirt late model on Friday night, topped qualifying for only the third time this season in his Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All car. An eight-car invert in the dash forced him to dig hard, leading to a fifth-place dash finish and setting him up for a big push forward in the A-main, eventually moving in front for good on lap 39.

The victory, his sixth this season, is just the latest milestone for Schatz, who at only 36 is one of the top sprint car drivers in history. Among his 153 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victories and five championships, he has seven Knoxville Nationals titles, a record five National Open victories at Williams Grove, four Silver Cup wins at Lernerville Speedway, two Kings Royal crowns at Eldora Speedway, and a Gold Cup Race of Champions victory at Silver Dollar Speedway.

"I enjoy them all, but I got to pass one of my heroes on the win list tonight," said Schatz, who will go for his 154th win on Saturday night at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. "It's kind of heart-breaking really. When you get to a milestone, it's like crossing a bridge. You get to it and you never know if you're going to get to the other side. Every time I get to one of them it's like I stop, I can't get across the bridge. It's going to be a hell of a long time before I cross another one so we can just have fun from here on out."

Steve Kinser has a record 577 victories and Sammy Swindell has 293 wins.

As for the action on the track Friday night, it was fast and furious. Madsen was the driver to beat, dominating his heat race by a straightaway and charging out to big leads in the A-main despite a handful of red flags and cautions.

Daryn Pittman applied early pressure on Madsen before he bobbled on the top, allowing Paul McMahan to take a shot at the Aussie in the American Racing Custom Wheels car. McMahan nearly had the lead just after the halfway point, but a caution negated his hard work and left Madsen to strategize where to race on the high-banked oval.

By lap 28 in heavy traffic, Darrah shot from third to the lead, pulling Schatz along with him and dropping Madsen to third. Darrah, who won last June at River Cities, was trying to duplicate that effort, but Schatz was too much on Friday night.

"I actually looked down and thought I saw [Madsen] there for a minute," said Darrah, of Red Lion, Pa. "Donny Schatz, that guy, he's my hero. To lose the race to him, it's tough to get beat when you get so close, but I feel disappointed I didn't get my guys this win. Just another exciting night at this racetrack."

The heartbreak was evident for Madsen, who was strong on the top side of the track.

"It's not bad, I just had the wrong strategy," said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia. "We had the run and as soon as I got to traffic on the top I would lose some speed. I thought this race is always won on the bottom so this time when I get in traffic switch to the bottom … I got to the bottom, it was a good strategy, I just didn't deal with traffic well enough. I got passed by Cody, and I was coming back, then Donny just got the best of us all."

And that's something that has now happened 153 times in Schatz's career.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars remain in the upper Midwest on Saturday night as the series makes only its second appearance ever at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn.

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NOTEBOOK: Donny Schatz set quick time during qualifying for the third time this season ... The Dash draw tonight was an eight for the sixth time this season ... Second- and third-place finishers Cody Darrah and Kerry Madsen each won heat races, leaving them tied with a series-leading 11 heat race wins ... Madsen started on the pole for the fourth time this season, tied with Brad Sweet and second only to Daryn Pittman ... Mark Dobmeier was the KSE Hard Charger for the first time this season.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31 and River Cities Speedway on June 20); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5 and Knoxville Raceway on June 14); David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; River Cities Speedway; Grand Forks, N.D.; June 20, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$3,200]; 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier [11] [$2,800]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$2,300]; 7. 59-Tim Kaeding [13] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$2,050]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [10] [$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [16] [$1,200]; 13. 83-David Gravel [8] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [18] [$1,050]; 15. 8-Casey Mack [14] [$1,000]; 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard [23] [$900]; 17. 1K-Chris Shirek [20] [$800]; 18. 82-Roger Crockett [12] [$800]; 19. 27-Chris Ranten [22] [$800]; 20. 20K-Thomas Kennedy [17] [$800]; 21. 2A-Austin Pierce [19] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$800]; 24. 21K-Lou Kennedy [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-27, Cody Darrah 28-38, Donny Schatz 39-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 13-Mark Dobmeier [+7]

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.344; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.350; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.452; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.516; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.526; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 10.542; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.556; 8. 82-Roger Crockett, 10.562; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.567; 10. 83-David Gravel, 10.603; 11. 59-Tim Kaeding, 10.678; 12. 8-Casey Mack, 10.678; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.697; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.749; 15. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.779; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.794; 17. 20K-Thomas Kennedy, 10.848; 18. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.950; 19. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.955; 20. 1K-Chris Shirek, 11.115; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 11.153; 22. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 11.169; 23. 5-Dave Glennon, 11.189; 24. 27-Chris Ranten, 11.201; 25. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.211; 26. 92-Mitch Mack, 11.254; 27. 13X-Ty Hanten, 11.322; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.399; 29. 8H-Jade Hastings, 11.429; 30. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 11.477; 31. O-Nick Omdahl, 11.552; 32. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 11.574; 33. 19-Jason Tostenson, 11.599; 34. 20A-Jordon Adams, 11.622; 35. 4T-Tee Young, 11.719; 36. 99-Jordan Graham, 12.204; 37. 10-Amber Balcaen, 12.627

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 20K-Thomas Kennedy [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard [7]; 7. 10-Amber Balcaen [10]; 8. 19-Jason Tostenson [9]; 9. 8H-Jade Hastings [8]; 10. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [6]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-David Gravel [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy [6]; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin [8]; 8. 20A-Jordon Adams [9]; 9. 92-Mitch Mack [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 59-Tim Kaeding [2]; 5. 2A-Austin Pierce [5]; 6. O-Nick Omdahl [8]; 7. 4T-Tee Young [9]; 8. 5-Dave Glennon [6]; 9. 13X-Ty Hanten [7]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 82-Roger Crockett [3]; 4. 1K-Chris Shirek [5]; 5. 8-Casey Mack [2]; 6. 27-Chris Ranten [6]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 99-Jordan Graham [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 83-David Gravel [3]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [-]; 2. 27-Chris Ranten [4] [-]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy [2] [-]; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard [5] [-]; 5. 92-Mitch Mack [6] [$200]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [12] [$180]; 7. 20A-Jordon Adams [14] [$175]; 8. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [1] [$160]; 9. 10-Amber Balcaen [17] [$150]; 10. 10TRB-Bob Martin [10] [$150]; 11. O-Nick Omdahl [11] [$150]; 12. 99-Jordan Graham [16] [$150]; 13. 13X-Ty Hanten [7] [$150]; 14. 19-Jason Tostenson [13] [$150]; 15. 4T-Tee Young [15] [$150]; 16. 5-Dave Glennon [3] [$150]; 17. 8H-Jade Hastings [9] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5391

0

6

25

33

3

2

9

Daryn Pittman

5362

-29

7

21

33

2

3

71M

Joey Saldana

5333

-58

5

23

30

12

4

51

Paul McMahan

5322

-69

2

21

34

8

5

29

Kerry Madsen

5174

-217

3

15

31

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

5114

-277

4

15

26

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

4884

-507

1

7

20

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

4876

-515

1

8

21

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4718

-673

0

2

12

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4654

-737

1

8

14

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4287

-1104

0

1

6

0

12

83

David Gravel

4178

-1213

3

8

20

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

3984

-1407

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3467

-1924

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

2305

-3086

0

3

11

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-3160

0

1

4

0

17

21

Brian Brown

2005

-3386

0

1

4

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3493

0

0

1

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

1829

-3562

0

0

0

0

20

33

Danny Lasoski

1679

-3712

0

1

2

0

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

 

Five-time champion Donny Schatz Leads World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars to Upper Midwest
‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ invades North Dakota’s River Cities Speedway and Minnesota’s I-94 Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. — June 18, 2014 — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its run through the Upper Midwest June 20 and 21, with stops Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Saturday at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Last year’s events at the tracks featured three different winners – Cody Darrah, Donny Schatz and David Gravel. Darrah and Gravel each have one win on the season. Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., has five wins and is the current points leader.

Last weekend, Joey Saldana captured the 89th win of his career with a victory at Jackson (Minn.) Speedway, tying him with 2001 Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski for sixth on the all-time wins list. Brad Sweet won his fourth race of the season the following night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, making him the fifth different winner in six Outlaws events.

In the battle for the championship, Schatz’s lead has shrunk to six points over Daryn Pittman, as the spread between the top-four drivers is just 52 points.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
River Cities Speedway is a high-banked, 3/10 mile dirt oval. The track record of 8.691 seconds was set by Thomas Kennedy on June 13, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com/.

Previous A-Feature winners:
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

I-94 Speedway is a high-banked, 3/8 mile dirt oval. The track record of 13.004 was set by Daryn Pittman on June 22, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.i94speedways.com.

Previous A-Feature winner:
2013 – David Gravel on June 22

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

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Joey Saldana – 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27 and I-96 Speedway on May 31); Brad Sweet – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5 and Knoxville Raceway on June 14); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen – 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

LISTEN LIVE: Fans can listen to River Cities and I-94 at DIRTvision.com as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action on the DIRT Radio Network.

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

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP 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 http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series next races three nights in a row on June 27, 28 and 29. The Outlaws first head to 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa on June 27. The series then moves to Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28 and to Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 for the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos Car Driver Total Diff Wins T-5 T-10 QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 5234 0 5 24 32 2
2 9 Daryn Pittman 5228 -6 7 21 32 2
3 71M Joey Saldana 5189 -45 5 22 29 12
4 51 Paul McMahan 5182 -52 2 21 33 8
5 29 Kerry Madsen 5030 -204 3 14 30 2
6 49 Brad Sweet 4983 -251 4 15 26 1
7 11 Steve Kinser 4762 -472 1 7 20 0
8 4 Cody Darrah 4730 -504 1 7 20 1
9 11k Kraig Kinser 4613 -621 0 2 12 0
10 1 Sammy Swindell 4524 -710 1 8 13 1
11 7s Jason Sides 4155 -1079 0 1 5 0
12 83 David Gravel 4054 -1180 3 8 20 4
13 1S Logan Schuchart 3909 -1325 0 2 6 0
14 1A Jacob Allen 3361 -1873 0 0 1 0
15 1Z Lucas Wolfe 2231 -3003 0 1 4 0
16 83 Tim Kaeding 2169 -3065 0 3 10 0
17 21 Brian Brown 2005 -3229 0 1 4 0
18 W20 Greg Wilson 1898 -3336 0 0 1 0
19 77X Wayne Johnson 1829 -3405 0 0 0 0
20 33 Danny Lasoski 1679 -3555 0 1 2 0

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

 

 

Sweet Scores Victory at Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway
Sweet battled Lasoski and McCarl to take his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season

Brad Sweet #49 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — June 14, 2014 — Brad Sweet won his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race of the season Saturday night, capturing the Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway after holding off challenges from Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl. The win was the first Outlaws win for Sweet at the legendary half-mile track.


“It feels good. This is a dream come true,” Sweet said. “I’ve always wanted to win at Knoxville in a winged sprint car... It means something to beat these guys – 48 really strong cars here tonight.”

As the SureTest Supplies team looks to build momentum in the coming weeks, Sweet said the win was a good boost for his team which last won on April 5 at Calistoga Speedway.

“For us to get the monkey off our back,” Sweet said. “We’ve been strong at the beginning of the year and then we slumped a little bit, so it’s nice to get back in victory lane especially here at Knoxville. It’s awesome. I know we work really hard to run good at this race track... I could move around all over the place. I think I probably was running the top way too long. The car just felt so good I felt like I could move all over. Hats off to my guys.”

Sweet said he and his team now have good notes for Knoxville that they will bring back for upcoming races at the track.

The team’s previous wins this season came at Volusia Speedway Park, Tucson International Raceway and Calistoga. Sweet is sixth in the championship standings, 251 points out of the lead.

Sweet qualified sixth earlier in the night and benefitted from the six car inversion leading into the dash. After winning the dash, Sweet started on the front row with Lasoski. Shane Stewart and McCarl started in row two.

After the green flag flew, Sweet jumped past Lasoski for an early lead. Lasoski looked to reel in Sweet in the opening laps. Meanwhile, McCarl battled with Stewart for third place. After several attempts, as Stewart rode through the middle of turns three and four, McCarl, hugging the bottom of the track, slid past coming out of turn four, taking the position and making his charge forward.

In the coming laps, McCarl drove his Snow Plow Snow Pushers car past Lasoski and set his sights on Sweet.

“I got going good there and I thought we might have a shot at Brad,” McCarl said. “He kind of didn’t know the rubber was on the bottom and he was running up in the middle... We needed to get to him again before he found it.”

McCarl, a seven-time track champion at Knoxville and the current 410 points leader at the track, said it was tough to get around Sweet once he found the right line.

“Some of the things you’ve got to slow down a little bit and take what they give you,” McCarl said. “I knew Brad kind of got out on us at that point and [then we were] trying to keep Shane behind us.”

Stewart, who also found his way around Lasoski as the 25 lap A main wore on, finished in third.

“I honestly made too many mistakes,” Stewart said. “Terry actually found the rubber before I did and I probably should have moved down a little earlier than I did and just messed up. And then I thought I was going to have a pretty good run on him in the last corner and I missed the rubber in one and two and just killed my momentum.”

“Obviously a really good finish here. It’s hard to win here – it’s hard to finish on the podium. Any time that we can do that for the [Larson Marks Racing] guys and Go Pro it makes all their hard work and effort worth it to see their car run up front, so it’s special to me as well.”

In the race for the championship, Donny Schatz’s points lead was cut to six points. Daryn Pittman moved back into the second position after Joey Saldana was relegated to a 25th place finish. Saldana is now 45 points out of the lead while fourth place Paul McMahan is 52 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint cars return to the track next Friday and Saturday nights, June 20 and 21, at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NOTES: This was Brad Sweet’s fourth win of the season and the seventh of his Outlaws career... Donny Schatz’s championship lead was cut to six points following Knoxville. Joey Saldana moved back to third place... Six was drawn as the dash inversion for the 16th time this season... Brian Brown won tonight’s ASE Hard Charger Award. He is the 21st different winner of the award this season.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Joey Saldana – 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27 and I-96 Speedway on May 31); Brad Sweet – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5 and Knoxville Raceway on June 14); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen – 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; June 14, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$10,000]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [4] [$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,500]; 6. 33-Danny Lasoski [2] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [10] [$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [23] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [18] [$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [21] [$1,500]; 12. 91-Dusty Zomer [14] [$1,200]; 13. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [7] [$1,100]; 14. 4-Cody Darrah [20] [$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$1,000]; 16. 1D-Justin Henderson [17] [$900]; 17. 40-Clint Garner [5] [$800]; 18. 56-David Heskin [22] [$800]; 19. 83-David Gravel [25] [$]; 20. 96-Bronson Maeschen [19] [$800]; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell [15] [$800]; 22. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$800]; 23. 20-A.J. Moeller [24] [$800]; 24. 17W-Cole Wood [8] [$800]; 25. 71M-Joey Saldana [13] [$800]; 26. 55-Brooke Tatnell [26] [$]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Brian Brown [+14]

Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.642; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.688; 3. 17W-Cole Wood, 15.757; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.817; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski, 15.861; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.873; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.923; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.972; 9. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.986; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.986; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.006; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.073; 13. 91-Dusty Zomer, 16.091; 14. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.097; 15. 40-Clint Garner, 16.112; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.182; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.249; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.254; 19. 1D-Justin Henderson, 16.286; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.296; 21. 82-Roger Crockett, 16.311; 22. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 16.348; 23. 7K-Dustin Selvage, 16.352; 24. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 16.357; 25. 83X-Jason Meyers, 16.367; 26. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.415; 27. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.427; 28. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.448; 29. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.451; 30. 56-David Heskin, 16.460; 31. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 16.495; 32. 21-Brian Brown, 16.545; 33. 75-Glen Saville, 16.554; 34. 83-David Gravel, 16.575; 35. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 16.590; 36. 5J-Larry Ball Jr, 16.631; 37. 47-Don Droud Jr, 16.735; 38. 10-Garrett Dollansky, 16.778; 39. 59-Tim Kaeding, 16.788; 40. 20-A.J. Moeller, 16.803; 41. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 16.807; 42. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 16.830; 43. 4X-Dakota Hendrickson, 17.097; 44. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 17.152; 45. 69-Mike Moore, 17.347; 46. 44-Chris Martin, 17.543; 47. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 19.641; 48. 71A-R.J. Johnson, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 91-Dusty Zomer [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 7. 83X-Jason Meyers [7]; 8. 82-Roger Crockett [6]; 9. 77X-Wayne Johnson [11]; 10. 47-Don Droud Jr [10]; 11. 75-Glen Saville [9]; 12. 69-Mike Moore [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 56-David Heskin [8]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 7. 6R-Ryan Bunton [6]; 8. 83-David Gravel [9]; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [11]; 11. 10-Garrett Dollansky [10]; 12. 44-Chris Martin [12]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 40-Clint Garner [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 17W-Cole Wood [4]; 4. 1D-Justin Henderson [5]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 6. 7K-Dustin Selvage [6]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [9]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [7]; 9. 59-Tim Kaeding [10]; 10. 4X-Dakota Hendrickson [11]; 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle [12]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 4. 96-Bronson Maeschen [6]; 5. 20-A.J. Moeller [10]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 11. 71A-R.J. Johnson [12]; 12. 5J-Larry Ball Jr [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 5. 40-Clint Garner [8]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 8. 17W-Cole Wood [3]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5] [-]; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding [3] [-]; 3. 47-Don Droud Jr [1] [$125]; 4. 4X-Dakota Hendrickson [6] [$125]; 5. 2K-Kevin Ingle [10] [$125]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7] [$100]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [9] [$100]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [4] [$100]; 9. 10-Garrett Dollansky [2] [$100]; 10. 69-Mike Moore [8] [$100]; 11. 5J-Larry Ball Jr [11] [$100]; 12. 71A-R.J. Johnson [12] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2] [-]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [-]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$200]; 6. 83X-Jason Meyers [10] [$180]; 7. 82-Roger Crockett [7] [$175]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [12] [$160]; 9. 7K-Dustin Selvage [9] [$150]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [17] [$150]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [16] [$150]; 12. 59-Tim Kaeding [18] [$150]; 13. 6R-Ryan Bunton [8] [$150]; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$150]; 15. 75-Glen Saville [14] [$150]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [$150]; 17. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [11] [$150]; 18. 83-David Gravel [15] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's QT
1 15 Donny Schatz 5234 0 5 24 32 2
2 9 Daryn Pittman 5228 -6 7 21 32 2
3 71M Joey Saldana 5189 -45 5 22 29 12
4 51 Paul McMahan 5182 -52 2 21 33 8
5 29 Kerry Madsen 5030 -204 3 14 30 2
6 49 Brad Sweet 4983 -251 4 15 26 1
7 11 Steve Kinser 4762 -472 1 7 20 0
8 4 Cody Darrah 4730 -504 1 7 20 1
9 11k Kraig Kinser 4613 -621 0 2 12 0
10 1 Sammy Swindell 4524 -710 1 8 13 1
11 7s Jason Sides 4155 -1079 0 1 5 0
12 83 David Gravel 4054 -1180 3 8 20 4
13 1S Logan Schuchart 3909 -1325 0 2 6 0
14 1A Jacob Allen 3361 -1873 0 0 1 0
15 1Z Lucas Wolfe 2231 -3003 0 1 4 0
16 83 Tim Kaeding 2169 -3065 0 3 10 0
17 21 Brian Brown 2005 -3229 0 1 4 0
18 W20 Greg Wilson 1898 -3336 0 0 1 0
19 77X Wayne Johnson 1829 -3405 0 0 0 0
20 33 Danny Lasoski 1679 -3555 0 1 2 0

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

 

 

Saldana Holds Off Schatz to Take Win at Jackson Speedway
Saldana’s fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars win of the season ties him for sixth on the all-time wins list

The Motter Equipment #71m of Joey Saldana. (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

JACKSON, Minn. — June 13, 2014 — Joey Saldana added to his recent string of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins after battling Donny Schatz at Jackson Speedway Friday night. Saldana scored his third win in as many weeks and his fifth of the season.


The win propelled Saldana and his Motter Equipment car to second place in the race for the championship, 19 points back. It also gave him the 89th win of his career, tying him for sixth with 2001 Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski. Saldana said one his goals during his racing career was to hit the century mark in wins.

“It’s my 89th win. I just tied Danny Lasoski – this is like crazy,” Saldana said. “My goal for a long time was to win 100 races... it’s just a great night.”

“My dad was my hero, but Doug Wolfgang was my hero. [Wolfgang] won 107 Outlaws shows and never won an Outlaw championship – so it’s not all about winning championships, it’s about winning races. I just want to continue winning races and be competitive, and get a shot to race with the Outlaws.”

Wolfgang is fifth on the all-time wins list.

Saldana said that winning the Dash earlier in the night played a pivotal role in giving him the position he needed during the A main. With Schatz fighting him all night for position, Saldana said he just tried to make the right moves.

“Oh yeah, I knew [Schatz] was right on my back bumper but I knew, just stay on the bottom, don’t do anything stupid,” Saldana said. “If he’s going to beat me, he’s going to drive around me and if he does that, he deserves to win.”

Saldana’s last win came one week ago at the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. In that event, as with tonight, Saldana battled Schatz throughout the race and came out on top.

After winning his heat and the dash, Saldana started on the front row of the A main with five-time champion Schatz, last year’s winner at Jackson Speedway. Brad Sweet, driving his SureTest Supplies car and Lasoski started in row two.

Saldana dominated the 30-lap event, as the one-half mile track tested each team’s charge to the front.

As the green flag flew, Saldana jumped out front and led the first lap. Further back, the battle for third heated up in the opening laps between Sweet, Lasoski and Paul McMahan, with the three challenging for position. After jockeying through the first five laps, they all settled into position.

Schatz looked for opportunities in his STP/Armor All car to get around Saldana and closed the gap as the two started catching lapped traffic on lap 10. Schatz challenged Saldana on lap 17 and again on lap 20, but was not able to get around. As the white flag flew, Schatz took one last shot at the lead but it was Saldana who took the checkered flag in first.

“You just have to be smart, I guess, some nights,” Schatz said. “Good thing we got the spots we did in the dash... we didn’t get the win so that’s the way it goes. We’ll regroup and go tomorrow to Knoxville and see if we can’t make that a little better.”

Like Saldana and Schatz, third place Sweet credited his Dash performance for his ultimate position in the A main.

“We were up front in the dash and Donny got by us at the end of the dash and Joey just was in the right spot, so we’ll take a third,” Sweet said. “[Kasey Kahne Racing] and all the guys have been working hard and [thanks to] all of our sponsors that make this happen... We just need to be consistent. We’ll take top threes on nights like this and move on to Knoxville.”

The race for the Outlaws championship remains close, with just 60 points separating the top four. Schatz leads Saldana by 19. Daryn Pittman is in third, 20 points back and McMahan is in fourth, 60 points back.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint cars return to the track Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway for the Mediacom Outlaw Shootout. River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. host the Outlaws next weekend, June 20 and 21.

JACKSON SPEEDWAY NOTES: This was Joey Saldana’s third pole position of the year... Saldana’s 89th win ties him for sixth all-time with Danny Lasoski. Doug Wolfgang is in fifth on the all-time wins list with 107 wins... Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana all won their heat races tonight... Craig Dollansky won tonight’s ASE Hard Charger Award. He is the 20th different winner of the award this season.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Joey Saldana – 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27 and I-96 Speedway on May 31); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9);Kerry Madsen – 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Jackson Speedway; Jackson, Minn.; June 13, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$3,200]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski [4] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [7] [$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [12] [$1,500]; 12. 82-Roger Crockett [9] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,100]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [15] [$1,050]; 15. 56-David Heskin [14] [$1,000]; 16. 11-Steve Kinser [18] [$900]; 17. 7-Craig Dollansky [21] [$800]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell [19] [$800]; 19. O9-Matt Juhl [20] [$800]; 20. 55-Brooke Tatnell [23] [$800]; 21. 13-Mark Dobmeier [22] [$800]; 22. 35-Skylar Prochaska [17] [$800]; 23. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24] [$800]; 24. 59-Tim Kaeding [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Craig Dollansky [+4]

Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 16.443; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.554; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.671; 4. 82-Roger Crockett, 16.794; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski, 16.805; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.823; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.832; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.871; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.900; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.916; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.981; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.002; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.028; 14. 56-David Heskin, 17.098; 15. 21-Brian Brown, 17.105; 16. 59-Tim Kaeding, 17.126; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 17.131; 18. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.145; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.214; 20. O9-Matt Juhl, 17.266; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 17.306; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky, 17.370; 23. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 17.452; 24. 19-Jason Tostenson, 17.496; 25. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 17.556; 26. 2-Kevin Ingle, 18.256; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 18.767; 28. 93-Derrick Lusk, 20.748; 29. 1s-Logan Schuchart

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 83-David Gravel [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 59-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 8. 82-Roger Crockett [3]; 9. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9]; 10. 93-Derrick Lusk [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier [8]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 6. 56-David Heskin [5]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [7]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [6]; 9. 2-Kevin Ingle [9]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 8. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 9. 19-Jason Tostenson [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 83-David Gravel [6]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [-]; 2. 82-Roger Crockett [1] [-]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [4] [-]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska [2] [-]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5] [-]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7] [-]; 7. 93-Derrick Lusk [10] [$200]; 8. 2-Kevin Ingle [8] [$180]; 9. 19-Jason Tostenson [6] [$175]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$160]; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart [11] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

5106

0

5

24

32

2

2

71M

Joey Saldana

5087

-19

5

22

29

12

3

9

Daryn Pittman

5086

-20

7

20

31

2

4

51

Paul McMahan

5046

-60

2

21

32

8

5

29

Kerry Madsen

4886

-220

3

13

29

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

4831

-275

3

14

25

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

4656

-450

1

7

20

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

4608

-498

1

7

20

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4493

-613

0

2

12

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4416

-690

1

8

13

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

4080

-1026

0

1

5

0

12

83

David Gravel

3942

-1164

3

8

20

4

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

3834

-1272

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3286

-1820

0

0

1

0

15

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-2875

0

1

4

0

16

83

Tim Kaeding

2094

-3012

0

3

10

0

17

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3208

0

0

1

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1873

-3233

0

1

3

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

1754

-3352

0

0

0

0

20

33

Danny Lasoski

1540

-3566

0

1

1

0

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

 

Madsen Charges to Victory In FVP Outlaws at Lakeside
Aussie earns his third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars win of the year

Kerry Madsen #29 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — June 7, 2014 — Patience paid off Saturday for Kerry Madsen as he battled Sammy Swindell and Paul McMahan for the win at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway.

“That was fun,” said Madsen, an Australia native who now calls Iowa home. “Sammy was quick and I just hung in there and stuck with that line and I thought, if I just stick with this line, the opportunity will present itself. And low and behold, it ended up being off of turn four... The car was just beautiful.”

Madsen and Swindell, who started side-by-side, battled through the early portion of the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside for the lead. Madsen, working the middle line he was so strong in all night, slid past Swindell on lap 15 to take the lead, then held off eventual runner-up McMahan to the checkered flag.

“I just drove it wide open,” Madsen said. “I tried not to make too many mistakes and then I couldn’t get the line in three and four at the end but I still had good speed. I thought I was alright. I enjoyed it. I’d like to thank the team for doing such an awesome job.”

“We felt like we let a few of these slip in the last month and a half so it’s good to get another one under the belt. I’ll tell you what, we really, really enjoy coming here and racing. The fans here in Kansas are just awesome and we just love all the support.”

This was the third win of the season for Madsen and his American Racing Custom Wheels team. Madsen is fifth in the race for the championship, 211 points back from leader Donny Schatz.

Rain fell on the track Friday night and early Saturday morning, contributing to fast conditions at Lakeside throughout the racing action Saturday evening.

The green flag fell on the 30 lap A-main with Swindell and Madsen leading the field into the first corner followed by Kerry’s brother Ian Madsen and McMahan.

A caution quickly fell on the track as Logan Schuchart tumbled through turns one and two after getting into the wall. Schuchart was OK. The field was reset to the original starting order.

As the green flag again flew, Swindell quickly jumped out to a big lead, with Madsen and McMahan chasing behind. As Madsen maintained his patience, making the middle line work for his car, he began to reel in Swindell.

By lap 15, Madsen had Swindell in his sights. Through turns three and four, with Swindell on the high side and Madsen in the middle, Madsen slid up off of turn four clearing Swindell and taking the lead.

As Swindell, a three-time Outlaws champion, developed engine issues, McMahan was able to get around him for second. McMahan then began his march to try to take the lead from Madsen. With just two laps left, McMahan had one final shot.

“We got to Kerry’s rear bumper and thought I might have had a shot for him,” McMahan said. “A lapped car had been running around the top and he saw Kerry go by so he thought he was getting out of the way and just got in my line but that’s part of racing.”

McMahan, blocked by lapped traffic, finished second as Madsen took the checkered flag. Swindell finished third with Ian Madsen in fourth.

McMahan said he worked all night trying different lines in his CJB Motorsports car as the race progressed. He said that being in the third position gave him the chance he needed to make adjustments.

"Sammy was searching around once he got passed by Kerry and I was able to get by him,” McMahan said. “I just kept moving around until I found where my car was working best and we ran him down, we just came up a little short.”

Swindell said engine trouble midway through the race slowed his Big Game Treestands car. He said he tried different lines on the track, but it was not enough.

“That’s the reason they kind of caught us,” Swindell said. “It’s kind of a shame. We had a great car here tonight and didn’t win.”

“We’ll see what we can do with the next one. We’ll keep putting ourselves in a position here... We’ve got things going our way with cars and setups - we’ve just got to quit having problems.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint cars return to the track at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. on Friday, June 13 and then move to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for the Mediacom Shootout on Saturday, June 14.

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY NOTES: Kerry Madsen and his brother Ian both finished in the top-four in tonight’s race... Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah have the most heat wins of the season, tied at 10 each... The Dash draw tonight was four. That is the eighth time this season four has been drawn and the second time in a row... Kerry Madsen lapped 12 cars in his campaign for the win tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18 and New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27 and I-96 Speedway on May 31); Joey Saldana – 4 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23 and I-80 Speedway on June 6); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Kerry Madsen – 3 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15 and Lakeside Speedway on June 7); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15);Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7);Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lakeside Speedway; Kansas City, Kan.; June 7, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$5,500]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$2,050]; 10. 83-David Gravel [16] [$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$1,500]; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier [14] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [15] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$1,000]; 16. 77X-Wayne Johnson [18] [$900]; 17. 33-Danny Lasoski [11] [$800]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [20] [$800]; 19. 24-Terry McCarl [23] [$800]; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart [10] [$800]; 21. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17] [$800]; 22. 28-Jonathan Cornell [21] [$800]; 23. 33A-Austin Alumbaugh [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-14, Kerry Madsen 15-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.304; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.402; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.422; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.437; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.440; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 13.449; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.454; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.466; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.526; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.530; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.535; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.542; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.549; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.701; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.738; 16. 83-David Gravel, 13.758; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.782; 18. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.793; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.841; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.006; 21. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 14.434; 22. 33A-Austin Alumbaugh, 15.577; 23. 24-Terry McCarl, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 83-David Gravel [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 33A-Austin Alumbaugh [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

4956

0

5

23

31

2

2

9

Daryn Pittman

4950

-6

7

20

30

2

3

71M

Joey Saldana

4935

-21

4

21

28

12

4

51

Paul McMahan

4906

-50

2

20

31

8

5

29

Kerry Madsen

4745

-211

3

13

28

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

4687

-269

3

13

24

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

4538

-418

1

7

20

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

4474

-482

1

7

19

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4363

-593

0

2

11

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4302

-654

1

8

13

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

3956

-1000

0

1

5

0

12

83

David Gravel

3805

-1151

3

8

19

3

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

3759

-1197

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3211

-1745

0

0

1

0

15

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-2725

0

1

4

0

16

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-2964

0

3

10

0

17

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-3058

0

0

1

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1751

-3205

0

1

3

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

1650

-3306

0

0

0

0

20

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1512

-3444

0

1

3

0

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

 

Saldana Holds Off Schatz to Win NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway
Saldana’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars win is his fourth of the season

Joey Saldana #71 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

GREENWOOD, Neb. — May 31, 2014 — From the front row, Joey Saldana jumped out to an early lead and held off challenges from Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars’ NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway.

Despite the fact that the Outlaws have not raced at I-80 in more than a decade, Saldana, who led all 30 laps of the race, said the track drove much like he expected it to.

“I’ve watched races on YouTube,” Saldana said. “It didn’t race any different top, bottom – if you got a run on the bottom you had to hit your marks - just a great track. This is a perfect track for 410 sprint cars... I’m glad everyone supported it... hopefully this is a testament of things to come.”

Early on in the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Saldana faced a strong challenge from McMahan. As the race progressed and Schatz got around McMahan, it was Schatz who looked to reel Saldana in.

“I don’t know if I had the best car but I definitely had track position,” Saldana said. “I could move around and I think that one lapped car helped me block the 51 or the 15.”

Saldana said this was a really special win for him personally because the last time the Outlaws raced at the track in 2003 was one of the last times his grandfather watched Saldana race before his grandfather died. It is also close to home for his parents and sisters.

This was Saldana’s fourth win of the season. He is third in total wins behind Schatz and Daryn Pittman. Saldana also remains in third in the race for the championship, moving to within 29 points of the lead.

Saldana and Schatz led the field to the green flag with Kerry Madsen and McMahan on the second row and Sammy Swindell and Terry McCarl in the third.

As the green flag flew on the 30-lap A main, Saldana, driving his Motter Equipment car, jumped out challenging Schatz for the lead. A quick caution fell before lap one could be completed and the field was reset.

Following the restart, it was once again Saldana battling Schatz. Saldana caught Schatz going down the backstretch and rode the high side through turns three and four. Before the cars could return to the start/finish line, Saldana fought past Schatz and eventually led the first official lap of the race.

It was McMahan who next set his sights on Saldana and the lead. After fighting his CJB Motorsports car past Schatz, McMahan tried different lines to advance forward. He got looks for the lead on laps three and five but wasn’t able to clear Saldana.

By lap nine, Schatz had caught McMahan and found his way around for second. The two would again trade positions on laps 15 and 20.

On lap 24, Schatz, now firmly in second, began to reel in Saldana. As the 71M utilized the low line in one and two, and three and four, Schatz followed trying to make something work.

When the white flag flew, Schatz took one last run at Saldana down the backstretch and low through three and four. With momentum on to the frontstretch, Schatz, on Saldana’s rear bumper bar, tried to make his pass. It was too late as Saldana took the checkered flag and the win.

“[Joey] could keep his speed getting off the corners there,” said Schatz, a five-time Outlaws champion. “I tried everything I could... But it wasn’t enough. Maybe later tonight I’ll figure out something and replay the race.”

“It’s been a longtime since we’ve been here and I don’t remember how it raced back then but times change. You have to move around the race track. I’d just kind of go wherever they didn’t. I couldn’t really make the top work in one and two all that well. Everybody was on the top of three and four so I had to try something and that’s just the nature of the beast.”

Schatz commended his STP/Armor All team for the effort they put into his race car and the run on Friday night. He increased his championship points lead on second place Pittman to 19.

“I had an awesome race car. Second was the best we could do tonight.”

McMahan congratulated his good friend Saldana on the win tonight. He said Saldana was tough to get around.

“I had a good car tonight,” McMahan said. “I showed Joey the bottom there and wasn’t able to clear him and he moved down, just being the smart racer he is. Then Donny got rolling through the middle and got by us and we got back by him.

“I’ll tell you what, it was a lot of fun racing. I hate running third but it was a lot of fun.”

McMahan echoed sentiments from both Schatz and Saldana, thanking the large crowd at I-80 and wishing good things for the years to come.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars next go to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., tomorrow, Sunday, June 7 for the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside. The Outlaws race at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. on Friday, June 13 and then move to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for the Mediacom Shootout on Saturday, June 14.

I-80 Speedway NOTES: This is Joey Saldana’s fourth win of the season... Saldana passed Daryn Pittman tonight for the most laps led this season – 173 to Pittman’s 171... Ian Madsen was tonight’s KSE Hard Charger Award winner, the 18th different recipient of the award this season... After tonight, Donny Schatz is now tied with Cody Darrah and Kerry Madsen for most Heat wins this season. The three drivers all now have nine wins.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31); Joey Saldana – 4 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; I-80 Speedway; Greenwood, Neb.; June 6, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$5,500]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3] [$2,800]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [16] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [13] [$2,100]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$2,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [6] [$2,000]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$1,500]; 12. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$1,000]; 16. 7K-Dustin Selvage [20] [$900]; 17. 13V-Seth Brahmer [21] [$800]; 18. 33-Danny Lasoski [11] [$800]; 19. 77X-Wayne Johnson [19] [$800]; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky [7] [$800]; 21. 71A-R.J. Johnson [22] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$800]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25] [$]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [12] [$800]; 25. 1B-Jordon Boston [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 18-Ian Madsen [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.076; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.082; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.260; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.297; 5. 1B-Jordon Boston, 14.324; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.341; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.366; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.373; 9. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.407; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 14.425; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.430; 12. 33-Danny Lasoski, 14.473; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.514; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.539; 15. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 14.547; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.558; 17. 83-David Gravel, 14.581; 18. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.607; 19. 82-Roger Crockett, 14.611; 20. 3-Billy Alley, 14.620; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.650; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.677; 23. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 14.748; 24. 7K-Dustin Selvage, 14.863; 25. 75-Glen Saville, 14.893; 26. 13V-Seth Brahmer, 14.911; 27. 2-Kevin Ingle, 14.967; 28. 44-Chris Martin, 15.025; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.126; 30. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.452

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 75-Glen Saville [9]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 9. 82-Roger Crockett [7]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 4. 1B-Jordon Boston [3]; 5. 83-David Gravel [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [8]; 8. 13V-Seth Brahmer [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 10. 3-Billy Alley [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [1]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 7K-Dustin Selvage [8]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [5]; 9. 2-Kevin Ingle [9]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 8. 1B-Jordon Boston [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5] [-]; 2. 13V-Seth Brahmer [8] [-]; 3. 7K-Dustin Selvage [6] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [-]; 5. 71A-R.J. Johnson [1] [-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [11] [-]; 7. 2-Kevin Ingle [9] [$200]; 8. 75-Glen Saville [7] [$180]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [10] [$175]; 10. 82-Roger Crockett [2] [$160]; 11. 3-Billy Alley [3] [$150]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

4828

0

5

23

31

2

2

9

Daryn Pittman

4809

-19

7

19

29

2

3

71M

Joey Saldana

4799

-29

4

21

27

12

4

51

Paul McMahan

4755

-73

2

19

30

7

5

29

Kerry Madsen

4589

-239

2

12

27

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

4549

-279

3

13

23

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

4416

-412

1

7

20

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

4340

-488

1

7

18

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

4239

-589

0

2

11

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

4155

-673

1

7

12

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

3836

-992

0

1

5

0

12

83

David Gravel

3675

-1153

3

8

18

3

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

3649

-1179

0

2

6

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

3097

-1731

0

0

1

0

15

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-2597

0

1

4

0

16

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-2836

0

3

10

0

17

W20

Greg Wilson

1898

-2930

0

0

1

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1619

-3209

0

1

2

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

1532

-3296

0

0

0

0

20

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1512

-3316

0

1

3

0

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

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Race Back
to Primetime TV on CBS Sports Network
Multi-hour Wednesday broadcasts begin this week at 9:00 PM Eastern

CONCORD, N.C. - June 2, 2014 - Beginning this Wednesday night, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series begins a four-week run on CBS Sports Network with two-hour broadcasts from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Wednesday in June.

The shows will be the first time the series has aired in primetime on weeknights since 2006. The coverage will include action from both nights of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway, the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway and the Spring Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

After a successful debut last fall, CBS Sports Network will also air a second set of events in December, including the Super DIRTcar Series' NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week as well as the season-ending World Finals, featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws Late Models and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds.

Once again, the experienced broadcast team will be led by veteran play-by-play man Dave Rieff anchoring the shows with color analysis from sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty and reporting by Bobby Gerould and Tony Bokhoven.

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

For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com

About World of Outlaws

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

Schatz Battles Back to Win the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 Speedway
Schatz’s fifth win of the season helps propel him to an eight point lead in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car championship standings

Donny Schatz #15 (2014 file photo by Tim Johnson)

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. — May 31, 2014 — For the fifth time this season Donny Schatz found himself in victory lane after powering through traffic Saturday night to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars’ NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 Speedway.

Schatz, who started fifth, fell back to seventh at the start of the race. Through the next 20 laps he progressed his STP/Armor All car through the field, eventually catching leader Brad Sweet. On lap 21, after a restart two laps earlier, Schatz found the opportunity he needed.

“It just feels good to have a car that good,” Schatz said. “The track’s tricky... You’re always learning, always trying to find new ways around it. I’ve wanted to win here for a long time.”

This was Schatz’s first win at I-96 Speedway, his fifth win on the season and his 152nd career win. He is now just one win away from tying Mark Kinser for third on the Outlaws all-time win list.

In his quest for a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars championship, the win also gave Schatz an eight point lead over second place Daryn Pittman.

The green flag flew on the three-eighths mile I-96 Speedway with Sweet and Cody Darrah in the first row. Joey Saldana and Sammy Swindell rounded out the top four. Sweet jumped out to an early lead as the cars behind him battled for position.

By lap 10, Schatz was already beginning to make his move through the field, battling Paul McMahan, Pittman and Swindell.

The caution flag flew for the first time on lap 17 after Swindell had a tire cut down.

As the green flag again flew, Sweet led Cody Darrah, Schatz and Saldana. A good restart for Schatz moved him into the second position as the cars hit the front stretch.

A flat right rear tire for Darrah brought out another caution on lap 19. This restart proved pivotal for Schatz and David Gravel. As Schatz worked his way around Sweet for the lead, Gravel was able to advance four spots and eventually challenge Saldana for third.

In the closing laps, Gravel took third from Saldana. As Sweet and Schatz worked their way through lapped traffic, Sweet tried to reel Schatz in, but was not able to catch him.

“You always get worried when the 15 is next to you on a slick race track like this,” said Sweet, who has three wins so far this season. “We had a great car though. The SureTest guys worked really hard all night.”

“Donny did everything right. We just got beat by a better driver tonight. I felt like our car was capable of winning. I felt like we could keep up with him in lapped traffic – we had a chance back at it. So hats off to those guys.”

Sweet said his team continues to make progress every week and learn a little bit more. He said he looks forward to the month of June.

Gravel, who also has three wins on the season in his Roth Motorsports car, said the track conditions changed a lot over the course of the night. He credited his team with making good changes to his car.

“I’m glad we made the right adjustments. I had a really good restart on the last restart, got up to fourth and Joey messed up there on a few corners,” Gravel said. “To get on the podium is great. We’ve been struggling to get into the dash, and we finally got into the dash and it paid off.

“You’ve got to adjust as a driver as the race goes on and we made a lot of changes there before the feature and it was right choices.”

Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. hosts the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars on Wednesday, June 4. The Outlaws then head to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on June 6 and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. for the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside on June 7.

I-96 Speedway NOTES: Donny Schatz now has five wins on the season, second only to Daryn Pittman’s seven wins... After tonight’s Napa Auto Parts Rumble at I-96, Schatz also took an eight point lead in the championship standings... Shane Stewart was tonight’s KSE Hard Charger Award winner, gaining six positions from his starting place.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27; I-96 Speedway on May 31); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Joey Saldana – 3 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10);Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; I-96 Speedway; Lake Odessa, Mich.; May 31, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$5,500]; 3. 83-David Gravel [8] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,100]; 9. 3G-James McFadden [15] [$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$1,200]; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,050]; 15. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [14] [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [$900]; 17. 99-Brady Bacon [13] [$800]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [23] [$800]; 19. 2M-Dustin Daggett [16] [$800]; 20. 83D-Tommy Sexton [19] [$800]; 21. 5B-Quentin Blonde [21] [$800]; 22. 10S-Jason Steinebach [22] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-20, Donny Schatz 21-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 13.985; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.319; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.349; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.354; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.370; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.465; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.518; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.570; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.615; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.712; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.781; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.803; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 14.906; 14. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 15.052; 15. 3G-James McFadden, 15.084; 16. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 15.121; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.122; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.136; 19. 83D-Tommy Sexton, 15.153; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.445; 21. 5B-Quentin Blonde, 16.033; 22. 10S-Jason Steinebach, 16.679; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 5. 83-David Gravel [4]; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett [6]; 7. 83D-Tommy Sexton [7]; 8. 10S-Jason Steinebach [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 6. 3G-James McFadden [5]; 7. 5B-Quentin Blonde [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 83-David Gravel [6]
 

Dale Blaney Battles to Win the Kistler Engines Classic at Attica Raceway Park
Blaney’s win makes him the 15th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars winner this season

ATTICA, OHIO — May 30, 2014 — In front of a full house at Attica Raceway Park Friday night, Dale Blaney battled from a fifth place starting position to capture the Kistler Engines Classic and lead an all Ohio podium.

“It’s special to win here, especially being an Outlaw race,” said Blaney, a Hartford, Ohio native. “I’ve won an all-star race here, and a regular show here and now an Outlaw race here. We’ve always run good here... It’s funny, I won this race in 2009 and I started in the fifth spot and I started fifth tonight - I told the guys back there fifth was a good spot for us.”

“I’ve been looking forward to this race for two years now,” Blaney said. “It was a beautiful day, and as I said we just put ourselves in position and that’s all I wanted to do coming in.”

Blaney credited a good draw earlier in the day that allowed him to qualify 13th out of 46 cars. He said that early time helped him eventually come out on top of qualifying.

A little good luck helped him along the way too, Blaney said. Early on in the race he had fallen back and was battling Daryn Pittman for sixth. Pittman got around Blaney, but immediately afterward the caution flew and Blaney was moved back into the sixth position. Blaney said that restarting on the third row gave him the opportunity he needed to start the charge to the front.

“If we had restarted seventh who knows where I could have ended up,” Blaney said. “So actually that yellow coming out at that time probably won me that race even though it was on lap six.”

Blaney, the 1998 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Rookie of the Year, became the 15th different winner of the season. This is the ninth Outlaws win of his career.

Dean Jacobs, a native of Wooster, Ohio, led the field to the start in his Northwest Ohio Towing car with Joey Saldana, Cody Darrah and Brad Sweet following.

The caution flew before the first lap could be put into the books. A four car wreck out of turn three ended the nights of Travis Philo and Cap Henry.

The early battle for the lead had Joey Saldana trying different lines through turns one and two and three and four, attempting to reel in Jacobs.

Another caution flag on lap six for James McFadden gave Blaney the chance he needed. When the green flag flew again he took fifth and set his sights on Darrah in fourth. By lap nine, Blaney found his way around Darrah and began making moves forward.

He battled Kerry Madsen and then Madsen and Saldana, who were running third and second at the time. On lap 24, as Madsen found his way around Saldana, Blaney found an opening and got around both drivers on the front stretch to take over the second position.

On lap 29, as lapped traffic came into play, Blaney got the opportunity he needed to get around leader Jacobs.

Three more cautions and a late surging Mintz were not enough to stop Blaney. He took the checkered flag with Mintz in second and Jacobs in third.

Mintz, a native of Gibsonburg, Ohio, who started 13th in his Ti22/Real-Geese car, said staying out of the wrecks and balancing the demands of a longer race helped him advance forward.

“You know it got to the point where I just tried to be patient as much as I could,” Mintz said. “Forty laps is a long time around this place. But with the quality of the cars we’re racing against, you’ve got to get going.”

“We started passing racecars, we got into some clean air, got into sixth, seventh and I could feel we were pretty good - and then the cautions late helped out too,” Mintz said. “We just try to pick them off one by one and we missed it by one.”

Jacobs, who led laps one through 29, complimented his competition.

“It’s nice to know who’s behind you because the guys I race with, I usually know what they’re going to do,” Jacobs said. “I was really shocked to see Craig [Mintz] pass me on the outside. That’s not him. He did a good job. Dale went in there and I’m trying to protect the bottom and Dale was running that thing in the middle and go by me like I wasn’t there. I’m OK – I’d been able to run second and then someone spun down here and I ended up third. That ain’t bad.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars returns to the track at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. for the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble on Saturday. Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. hosts the Outlaws on Wednesday, June 4.

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK NOTES: Dale Blaney’s win made him the 15th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars winner of the season... Donny Schatz was tonight’s KSE Hard Charger winner, advancing 18 positions. He also moved to second place in the championship points standings, just six points behind leader Daryn Pittman... In addition to winning the A Main tonight, Dale Blaney was also fastest during qualifying.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Joey Saldana – 3 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calis qwtoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; May 30, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney [5] [$10,000]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [13] [$5,500]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs [1] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [23] [$2,500]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [11] [$2,200]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [22] [$2,100]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [19] [$2,050]; 10. 83-David Gravel [10] [$2,000]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [12] [$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25] [$400]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$1,100]; 14. 11X-Brandon Martin [15] [$1,050]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson [17] [$1,000]; 16. 11-Steve Kinser [24] [$900]; 17. 63-Chad Kemenah [21] [$800]; 18. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$800]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney [16] [$800]; 20. 45L-Brian Lay [7] [$800]; 21. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [$800]; 22. 3G-James McFadden [18] [$800]; 23. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [20] [$800]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [9] [$800]; 25. 53-Cap Henry [14] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Dean Jacobs 1-29, Dale Blaney 30-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+18]

Qualifying - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.135; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.190; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.225; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.231; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.290; 6. 83-David Gravel, 12.314; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.322; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.322; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.352; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.394; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.401; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.448; 13. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.481; 14. 53-Cap Henry, 12.489; 15. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.490; 16. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.515; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.524; 18. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.527; 19. 3G-James McFadden, 12.538; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.543; 21. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.545; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.546; 23. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.586; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.599; 25. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.623; 26. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.633; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.637; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.654; 29. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.705; 30. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.716; 31. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.720; 32. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.735; 33. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.758; 34. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.794; 35. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.864; 36. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.867; 37. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.878; 38. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.886; 39. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.899; 40. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.904; 41. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.013; 42. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.190; 43. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 13.207; 44. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.327; 45. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.334; 46. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.340

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [6]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [11]; 9. 22-Cole Duncan [8]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [9]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [10]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 97-Dean Jacobs [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [3]; 3. 53-Cap Henry [1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [6]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 12. 4S-Danny Smith [12]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan [8]; 7. 55-Brad Bowman [9]; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt [11]; 9. 3G-James McFadden [5]; 10. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [10]; 11. 11X-Brandon Martin [1]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney [1]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 8. 16-Chris Andrews [10]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 10. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer [11]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 97-Dean Jacobs [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 45L-Brian Lay [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [5]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [2] [-]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [6] [-]; 3. 21-Dallas Hewitt [9] [$125]; 4. 40-Caleb Helms [3] [$125]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [7] [$125]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$100]; 7. 55-Brad Bowman [1] [$100]; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [5] [$100]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [4] [$100]; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer [10] [$100]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$100]; 12. 4S-Danny Smith [12] [$100]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11X-Brandon Martin [1] [-]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [5] [-]; 3. 3G-James McFadden [3] [-]; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [4] [-]; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2] [$200]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [7] [$180]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$175]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$160]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$150]; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan [11] [$150]; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8] [$150]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [15] [$150]; 13. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [12] [$150]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker [14] [$150]; 15. 16-Chris Andrews [16] [$150]; 16. 22-Cole Duncan [9] [$150]
 

Donny Schatz Battles Sammy Swindell for Win at Lawrenceburg Speedway
Schatz takes his fourth win of the season and moves closer to capturing third place on all-time wins list

Donny Schatz in Victory Lane at Lawrenceburg Speedway. (photo by Tim Johnson)

LAWRENCEBURG, IND. — May 27, 2014 — Donny Schatz powered his STP/Armor All car past Sammy Swindell at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday to claim his fourth win of the season and move to within two wins of tying for third place on the all-time wins list.

Schatz, a five-time Outlaws champion, started the A-Main in the fourth position. After early challenges to Swindell’s lead by Jac Haudenschild and Paul McMahan, Schatz worked his way forward and eventually got around Swindell on lap 22.

“I was trying to make the middle work there for the first part of the race and I couldn’t,” Schatz said. “Towards the end, when the car changed - that definitely helped. That’s the key to getting the job done... We got a good run on [Swindell] at the start. I knew he was going for the top and didn’t want to take a chance of taking him or myself out so we kind of had to bide our time and be smart. I know he wants to win a race bad – they probably need it as worse as we do.”

“This team earned [the win],” Schatz said. “They always do. This place has been very good to me. It’s fun to race.”

Tonight’s win was the third for Schatz at Lawrenceburg. He won at the track last season and in 2009. The win, Schatz’s 151st, also brings him to within just two wins of tying Mark Kinser for third on the all-time wins list. Swindell is second on the list with 293 wins, and 20-time champion Steve Kinser is first with 577 wins.

Schatz has now moved to within 10 points of current leader Daryn Pittman in the battle for the championship. Joey Saldana remains in the second position, four points back.

Pittman and Swindell began the race from the front row. McMahan and Schatz started in row two.

After the green flag flew, Swindell jumped out to an early lead in his Big Game Tree Stands car.

Two early cautions hit the track on laps three and six. When the green flag flew again, it was Haudenschild who was charging forward. In four laps, Haudenschild drove his car from fourth to second. Just as he got around Swindell on lap eight to lead, the caution flew, resetting the field to the prior lap.

Haudenschild slipped back on the restart. On lap 13, he caught the tire barrier in the turn four entry and was involved in a violent three car wreck that saw Danny Holtgraver take an end-to-end tumble into turn one. All three drivers were OK. Only David Gravel was able to continue and finish the race.

As the green flag once again flew, McMahan continued his battle with Swindell for the lead that began four laps earlier. McMahan worked the bottom of the track in second, while leader Swindell hugged the cushion on the high side.

Meanwhile, a surging Schatz took third place from Pittman on lap 13 and set his sights on the leaders. After a caution and restart on lap 16, Schatz got around McMahan for second. It was on lap 22 that he caught Swindell and after a drag race down the back stretch, took the lead out of turn four.

Schatz took the checkered flag on lap 35.

“Well, [Schatz] just had his car where he could roll through the middle a little bit better,” Swindell said. “The top – I don’t think it was ever really as good... It never got clean at all from three out to the middle of four. I really struggled to keep it straight. When I tried to run his line I had trouble.”

Swindell said his team made some big changes to his car this week that he is hoping they can build on.

“We’ll take second, I guess,” Swindell said.

Championship points leader and driver of the Great Clips car, Daryn Pittman, said he had felt good about his team’s chances at Lawrenceburg following the dash earlier in the night.

“Then we started, kind of struggled a little and about halfway through if you had told me that we would be running third I’d be pretty happy about that,” Pittman said. “I thought we were going the wrong direction and we got a decent restart at halfway.”

“Great effort by our whole team,” Pittman said. “I hate to start on the pole and back out of it but it was a tough race track tonight.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars returns to the track on Friday, May 30 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the Kistler Engines Classic. The Outlaws race again the next night in Lake Odessa, Mich. at the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 Speedway.

LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz won his third race at Lawrenceburg Speedway tonight – previous wins came in 2013 and 2009... Shane Stewart became the 11th different driver this season to lead time trials... Cody Darrah got his eighth heat win of the season tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); Donny Schatz – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Joey Saldana – 3 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lawrenceburg Speedway; Lawrenceburg, Ind.; May 26, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$10,000]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,500]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$2,300]; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan [14] [$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25] [$1,200]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [8] [$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22] [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,100]; 14. 80-Trey Gustin [12] [$1,050]; 15. 83-David Gravel [13] [$1,000]; 16. 53-Brady Bacon [20] [$900]; 17. 21-Dallas Hewitt [19] [$800]; 18. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24] [$800]; 19. 71-Kevin Swindell [15] [$800]; 20. 67-Christopher Bell [18] [$800]; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [5] [$800]; 22. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [6] [$800]; 23. 60-Kory Crabtree [23] [$800]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan [11] [$800]; 25. 71MX-Paul May [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-22, Donny Schatz 23-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser [+15]

Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.234; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.285; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.298; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.307; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.322; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.333; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.357; 8. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.357; 9. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.445; 10. 83-David Gravel, 12.458; 11. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.503; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.516; 13. 71-Kevin Swindell, 12.525; 14. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.570; 15. 71MX-Paul May, 12.632; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.651; 17. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.653; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 12.704; 19. 53-Brady Bacon, 12.712; 20. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.735; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.782; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.784; 23. 4S-Danny Smith, 12.852; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.877; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.884; 26. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.940; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.946; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.065; 29. 23-Jimmy Light, 13.107; 30. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13.182; 31. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.241; 32. 12-Robert Ballou, 13.251; 33. 6-Cody Gardner, 13.314; 34. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.435; 35. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.676; 36. 33M-Logan Hupp, 14.071

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 71-Kevin Swindell [1]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 23-Jimmy Light [8]; 8. 6-Cody Gardner [9]; 9. 80-Trey Gustin [2]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 21-Dallas Hewitt [5]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 9. 4K-Kody Kinser [8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 71MX-Paul May [1]; 5. 53-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [9]; 9. 4S-Danny Smith [6]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 8. 12-Robert Ballou [8]; 9. 33M-Logan Hupp [9]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [7]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [-]; 2. 80-Trey Gustin [1] [-]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson [6] [-]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] [-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$200]; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser [10] [$180]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7] [$175]; 8. 12-Robert Ballou [12] [$160]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [11] [$150]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [15] [$150]; 11. 6-Cody Gardner [13] [$150]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$150]; 13. 23-Jimmy Light [9] [$150]; 14. 4S-Danny Smith [4] [$150]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$150]; 16. 33M-Logan Hupp [16] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

9

Daryn Pittman

4393

0

7

18

26

2

2

71M

Joey Saldana

4389

-4

3

20

25

12

3

15

Donny Schatz

4383

-10

4

20

28

2

4

51

Paul McMahan

4332

-61

2

17

27

6

5

29

Kerry Madsen

4189

-204

2

11

25

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

4124

-269

3

11

20

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

4048

-345

1

7

20

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

3981

-412

1

7

17

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

3867

-526

0

2

11

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

3758

-635

1

6

11

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

3515

-878

0

1

5

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

3340

-1053

0

2

5

0

13

83

David Gravel

3270

-1123

3

7

16

2

14

1A

Jacob Allen

2812

-1581

0

0

1

0

15

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

2231

-2162

0

1

4

0

16

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-2401

0

3

10

0

17

W20

Greg Wilson

1642

-2751

0

0

0

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1491

-2902

0

1

2

0

19

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1437

-2956

0

1

3

0

20

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-3003

1

3

5

0

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Gearing Up for Events This Week in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan
Series returns to action Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway, rolls Friday to Attica Raceway Park and Saturday to I-96 Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. — May 24, 2014 — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is making a swing through the Midwest beginning Monday as the championship points battle heats up.

The Outlaws will invade Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday for the 11th event in series history at the track in southeastern Indiana. On Friday, the tour will take on the best Ohio racers in the Kistler Engines Classic at Attica Raceway Park, then on Saturday “The Greatest Show on Dirt” heads to Michigan and the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 Speedway.

Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Joey Saldana won a hard fought battle against five-time champion Donny Schatz to take the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown. Saldana’s victory ended Daryn Pittman’s four-race win streak, which started at Williams Grove on May 16 and was the series’ longest consecutive victory run since 2011.

Saldana’s win also put him within one point of Pittman for the lead in the championship standings. Just 59 points separate the top four teams – Schatz is 21 points out of the lead while Paul McMahan is 59 points back.

If history is an indicator, Schatz, a strong runner-up on Friday night at Charlotte, looks to have a leg up through this swing as he is the series’ most recent winner at Lawrenceburg and Attica, with McMahan the Outlaws’ most recent winner at I-96.

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Lawrenceburg Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval located in Lawrenceburg, Ind. More information can be found at http://www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com

Previous winners include:

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

Attica Raceway Park

Attica Raceway Park is a 1/3-mile clay oval in Fremont, Ohio. The track record, set by Butch Schroeder on Sept. 7, 1998, is 11.306 seconds. More information can be found at http://www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Previous winners include:

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

I-96 Speedway

I-96 Speedway is a 1/2 mile, high banked clay oval located in Lake Odessa, Mich. The track record, set by Paul McMahan on June 1, 2013, is 14.731 seconds. More information can be found at http://www.i96speedway.com.

Previous winners include:

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 STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser – SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Sammy Swindell – SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com
 

Saldana Wins Hard Fought Battle to Claim Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
‘Brownsburg Bullet’ holds off Schatz to earn his third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season, fourth of his career at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — May 23, 2014 — The final results from Friday night show Joey Saldana leading every lap in his Motter Equipment car – what those results do not show is the nearly lap-by-lap battle Saldana fought with Donny Schatz to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track in Charlotte.

“To race Donny Schatz on a slick track,” Saldana said. “I think the only reason that saved me was turn one and two – the cushion is what saved me because [Schatz is] definitely everybody’s benchmark when it gets slick.”

Saldana and Schatz took the green flag from the front row with Logan Schuchart and Kraig Kinser in row two.

On lap one Schuchart jumped past Schatz on the high side through turn two and took over the second spot. The move was short lived though as Schatz fought back and retook the spot by lap four.

Schatz then set his sights on Saldana. By lap six, the five-time champion was challenging Saldana for the lead. Schatz got his opportunity on lap seven as the pair caught lapped traffic. Just as Schatz piloted his STP/Armor All car around Saldana, the yellow flag flew, giving the lead back to Saldana.

As the green flag again flew on lap eight, Shane Stewart caught a tire barrier on the inside of the track and had a scary wreck that saw him flip end-to-end. Stewart was unhurt. Also involved were Jason Sides and Brad Sweet. Both drivers were able to return to the track and finish the race.

Saldana and Schatz again caught lapped traffic in the closing laps, but Saldana, despite getting into the back of Sides, made sure not to make the same mistake twice and let Schatz around. This included an impressive pass down the middle of two lapped cars through turns three and four.

“I knew Donny was on me and you don’t want to run into anybody but I just knew I had to keep my pace going or he was going to drive right by,” said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. “I don’t know, I think it’s just instinct and you can’t learn it, you just have to experience it and some guys are just really, really gifted and some guys aren’t, so you’ve got to work really hard at it.”

Saldana’s win snapped the four race win streak of Daryn Pittman. It had been the longest win streak in the series since Jason Meyers’ five race win streak in 2011. Saldana also closed Pittman’s lead in the championship standings to just one point. This was Saldana’s fourth win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and his third on the season.

After a tough battle down the stretch, Schatz said second place was not the result he wanted for his team or team owner Tony Stewart, who was in attendance tonight.

“This whole team, these STP guys, I really wanted to get a win for them tonight,” said Schatz, a five-time series champion from Fargo, N.D. “We haven’t felt like we’ve been very good even though we’ve been in the top five but they keep digging – they keep putting a great racecar under me and keep making it better and that’s all you can really ask for. I get to have a little more fun the next couple of nights and race for fun – I’ve been looking forward to that, but it would have been nice to get a win tonight.”

Tonight’s third place finish gave Schuchart and his Shark Motorsports team their best ever Outlaws finish. After the early challenge to Schatz, Schuchart tried again to take over the second spot from Schatz in the closing laps with a slide job out of turn two. Schuchart was not able to make the move stick and Schatz retained the position.

“It might have been close and maybe I shouldn’t have done it but I’m trying and I just really want to win,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, Pa. “We had a good car. Our guys did a good job. I was just trying to find a different line that those guys weren’t using that hopefully if they got to racing each other I could catch up to them. I got one shot at it and I tried to take it. I want to win one of these races.”

Schuchart said he and his team knew coming into this season that they would be facing a learning curve but that with every race and new track they face, the team is making strides and improvements. He said, though he was happy to run third, he had hoped for a finish a couple of spots better.

Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind. will next host the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars on Monday, May 26. The Outlaws continue their swing through the Midwest with stops at Attica Raceway Park on May 30 and I-96 Speedway on May 31.

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE NOTES: For the Dash inversion, the number six was drawn for the 11th time this season... Daryn Pittman's championship points lead has been reduced to just one point over tonight's winner Joey Saldana... Donny Schatz won his eighth heat race of the season tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Joey Saldana – 3 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; May 20, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] [$3,500]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$3,000]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [8] [$2,600]; 6. 83-David Gravel [6] [$2,400]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [9] [$2,300]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [14] [$2,200]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,150]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$2,100]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$1,600]; 12. 19M-Brent Marks [17] [$1,350]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [11] [$1,300]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [16] [$1,200]; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah [15] [$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [18] [$1,000]; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree [13] [$900]; 18. 3F-Rick Fraley [20] [$850]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$800]; 20. 23-Lance Moss [21] [$800]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$800]; 22. 98H-Dave Blaney [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.878; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.915; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.012; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney, 15.068; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 15.182; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 15.219; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.278; 8. 83-David Gravel, 15.328; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 15.343; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.390; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.448; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.527; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.551; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree, 15.677; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.708; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah, 15.724; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.864; 18. 19M-Brent Marks, 15.891; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.891; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.136; 21. 3F-Rick Fraley, 16.384; 22. 23-Lance Moss, 16.478

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [6]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 7. 23-Lance Moss [8]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 83-David Gravel [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 3F-Rick Fraley [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 83-David Gravel [7]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [8]
 

Daryn Pittman wins fourth in a row at the NAPA Outlaws Classic at New Egypt Speedway
Pittman battles Kerry Madsen to notch his seventh win for the season

NEW EGYPT, N.J. — May 20, 2014 — A late lap battle through lapped traffic gave Daryn Pittman the opportunity he needed to win the NAPA Outlaws Classic at New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night and capture his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win in a row.

Pittman, who swept the three previous Outlaws races in his Great Clips car, came into tonight’s NAPA Outlaws Classic as the most immediate winner at New Egypt. The 7/16-mile oval challenged Pittman as he looked for the best line and worked to keep Madsen in his sights.

“Yeah, we had to earn this one,” Pittman said. “That was a lot of fun. I love this race track – it’s been awfully good to me. Heck, I wish they would schedule a lot more races here.”

On the week and the four wins, Pittman said he has been left speechless. He thanked his crew chief and crew members for all the hard work they have done to put him in position to win every race.

“I can’t believe this has happened, this has been an awesome week,” Pittman said. “One that I’ll never forget, that’s for sure.”

Pittman’s four-race winning streak is the longest since Jason Meyers won five in a row during the 2011 Outlaws season.

Pittman’s championship lead has been extended to 19 points over second place Joey Saldana.

Madsen, driving the American Racing Custom Wheels car, led the field to the green flag with Pittman in second, and Ryan Smith and Saldana in row two.

Two yellow flags in the early laps of the race slowed the action on track. On the lap three restart, Pittman looked for an opportunity to take over first place but Madsen held him off and built a strong lead. Just as Madsen began catching lapped traffic on lap 12, 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Series champion Steve Kinser had a problem that caused him to spin into a barrier at the entry of the turn three exit gate. Kinser left the car on his own power.

When the green flag again flew, Madsen built another strong lead that would ultimately prove fleeting. As he caught lapped traffic with 10 to go, Pittman caught him.

“I don’t really know what [Madsen] did but he did it on the top and I hit the bottom and got a good run,” Pittman said. “I was kind of afraid the lapped car was going to block my run but I was just able to sneak underneath him and we just kind of drag raced down the backstretch and he left me enough room.”

Pittman took the lead from Madsen.

As Madsen fell to second, David Gravel, who started on the inside of row four, was surging forward. In the final laps, Gravel muscled his Roth Motorsports car around Madsen.

“Late in the race the lapped cars were going just as fast as us,” Gravel said. “I rolled the bottom one time and got side-by-side with Kerry and slid him in one and two and got the pass. Starting seventh and finishing second is awesome.”

Madsen said he was disappointed by the day. He said he lost the race fighting his way through lapped traffic.

“I kind of feel like I gave it away,” Madsen said. “I just didn’t make the right moves in traffic and got caught out of position and that’s how Daryn got by me. Great result for the team. The car was great, it was a good run. Sometimes that’s all you can ask for and sometimes it’s not your night. We’ve got a very fast race car this year so it’s quite fun to drive. Obviously disappointed by not getting it done tonight but it should be a fun rest of the year for us.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. on Friday night, May 24, before heading to Lawrenceburg Speedway the following Monday, May 26.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY NOTES: Race winner Daryn Pittman led 10 of 20 laps during tonight’s race... Pittman's winning streak is the longest since Jason Meyers' five race streak during the 2011 season... Sammy Swindell, David Gravel and Kerry Madsen all won their respective Heat races tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15);Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; New Egypt Speedway; New Egypt, N.J.; May 20, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$6,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [7] [$3,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$2,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$1,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$1,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [8] [$1,400]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [10] [$1,350]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$1,300]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [3] [$1,250]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,200]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$900]; 12. 19M-Brent Marks [11] [$800]; 13. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [20] [$700]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$650]; 15. 92-Tyler Ross [24] [$600]; 16. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [13] [$550]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$500]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$500]; 19. 747-Davey Sammons [21] [$500]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$500]; 21. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [22] [$500]; 22. 37-J.J. Grasso [17] [$500]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [5] [$500]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [16] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-20, Daryn Pittman 21-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.844; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.853; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.900; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.912; 5. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.925; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.988; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.057; 8. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.105; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.119; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.137; 11. 83-David Gravel, 14.154; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.166; 13. 89-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.188; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.198; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.209; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney, 14.225; 17. 37-J.J. Grasso, 14.295; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.330; 19. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.351; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.415; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 14.468; 22. 747-Davey Sammons, 14.471; 23. 4B-Jon Brennfleck, 14.501; 24. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.509; 25. 92-Tyler Ross, 14.616; 26. F5-Mark Bitner, 14.713; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.800

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [6]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 7. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [5]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [9]; 9. 747-Davey Sammons [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 37-J.J. Grasso [6]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 8. 4B-Jon Brennfleck [8]; 9. F5-Mark Bitner [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 7. 83-David Gravel [8]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [5]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2] [-]; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [1] [-]; 3. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [6] [-]; 4. 747-Davey Sammons [4] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [-]; 6. 92-Tyler Ross [7] [-]; 7. 4B-Jon Brennfleck [5] [$200]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [3] [$180]; 9. F5-Mark Bitner [8] [$175]
 

Pittman Wins at Orange County for Third Straight Victory
Defending champ earns sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — May 18, 2014 — After sweeping the two events at Williams Grove Speedway, Daryn Pittman capped off a dominating weekend by winning the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race on Sunday night at Orange County Fair Speedway.

“I need somebody to pinch me,” said Pittman, the 2013 series champion from Owasso, Okla. “This has been a whirlwind week. We struggled at Haubstadt (Ind.) and Wilmot (Wis.) last week and took a lot of blame on that myself and really needed to, as a team, come in here and run well and that was our goal. Never could we have dreamed that we would come up here and run as well as have.”

Just as he did Friday and Saturday nights at Williams Grove, Pittman led flag-to-flag. Helping his efforts in each win, including at Orange County, was his finishing position in the Dash – and the random Dash inversion.

“We’ve had a lot of luck,” Pittman said. “I think, hands down, we were the car to beat Friday night at Williams Grove. But Saturday and tonight the Dash draw obviously went our way. But like I said, the Great Clips team gave me a car good enough to take advantage of our starting spot and stay up front.”

Pittman’s three wins over the weekend pushed him to the points lead following Saturday night’s event in Williams Grove. Following Orange County, he has extended his lead over second place Joey Saldana to 12 points. Just 56 points separate the top four drivers – Pittman, Saldana, Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan – in the fight for the championship.

After coming out on top in the Dash, Pittman and Saldana led the field to the checkered flag at Orange County, followed by Schatz, Steve Kinser and Cody Darrah.

The big 5/8-mile track tested each team’s ability to generate high horsepower in the 25-lap A-main. Pittman jumped out to an early lead and saw a challenge from Saldana as he neared lapped traffic on lap nine. Saldana got close enough at this point to challenge for position, but after getting around Logan Schuchart, Pittman was able to hang on, sticking behind Kraig Kinser for much of the event. Pittman took the checkered with the Saldana, Schatz and Steve Kinser behind.

Second-place finishing Saldana in his Motter Equipment car struggled with his tires all night, including losing his right rear after the checkered flag fell. He said he expected more teams would use the same softer compound his team did, but many did not.

“I’m shocked I even made it,” said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. “With about 15 to go it started shaking pretty bad. That was definitely a blessing from someone – nothing we did other than trying not to blow the tire and luckily it blew after the checkered so definitely a good run for us.

“We made it, that’s all that matters. We finished second and we’ll go on to New Egypt.”

Schatz, who piloted his STP/Armor All car to a third place finish, said the track just would not

“It was tricky to get moving around,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “We tried everything we could and couldn’t make anything happen. I guess some days are like that.”

Schatz, who sits just 24 points out of the championship lead, said he’s happy that he is not fighting the same deficit he faced at this same point last season. He said he looks forward to the heat of the summer as his team battles for more wins.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., on Tuesday night for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic. The STP Sprint Cars end the week at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night in Concord, N.C..


ORANGE COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY NOTES: Daryn Pittman has started first in the Dash in his last three wins – zero were inverted on Friday, eight were inverted on Saturday and zero. He won the last three races from the pole position and led every lap in all three events... Prior to Williams Grove, Pittman was tied for the most wins on the season at three. He now has double the wins of the next nearest drivers, David Gravel, Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet... The top three finishers in tonight’s race, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz finished in the same order on May 16 at Williams Grove.


SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 6 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15);Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Orange County Fair Speedway; Middletown, N.Y.; May 18, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$3,200]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$2,800]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [8] [$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [12] [$2,100]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [9] [$2,050]; 10. 83-David Gravel [16] [$2,000]; 11. 94-Ryan Smith [10] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,200]; 13. 65-Dave Ely [13] [$1,100]; 14. 5-Justin Barger [20] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$1,000]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19] [$800]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22] [$800]; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [11] [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$800]; 21. 65B-Russ Bennett [21] [$800]; 22. 19M-Brent Marks [15] [$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+6]


Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.105; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 17.201; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.363; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.375; 5. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.413; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.469; 7. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.477; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.533; 9. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.546; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.566; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.583; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.641; 13. 65-Dave Ely, 17.671; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.675; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.680; 16. 83-David Gravel, 17.681; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.938; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 18.008; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18.051; 20. 5-Justin Barger, 18.254; 21. 65B-Russ Bennett, 19.076; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 83-David Gravel [6]; 6. 65-Dave Ely [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [5]; 7. 65B-Russ Bennett [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [7]
 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Champ Pittman Makes Clean Sweep of Williams Grove Speedway
Earns fifth win of ’14, captures Morgan Cup for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — May 17, 2014 — Daryn Pittman swept the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car weekend at Williams Grove Speedway after another commanding performance Saturday night.

Pittman held off Don Kreitz Jr. and Lucas Wolfe in the 30-lap A-main to bring his Great Clips car to victory lane for the second time in as many days and claim the Morgan Cup for the Outlaws.

“It doesn’t get any better than that,” said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. “I’m just speechless. This is a big weekend for this team. These guys, this is something they’ve dreamed about for a long time and I’m just a lucky guy to get to drive this thing.”

Pittman ran most of the night on the bottom of the racetrack, holding off challenges from Kreitz and Wolfe on the high side. He credited his crew chief Kale Kahne and the strong competition behind him for the decision to make it work in that line.

“[After the heat race] I ran the top in two and thought I’m really good up there,” Pittman said. “Kale kind of questioned it like I don’t know you want to give up the bottom. And I ran in the Dash and he told me I wasn’t gaining, I was probably losing ground if anything up there. I pretty much made up my mind I was going to run on the bottom and make them go around me on the outside until somebody showed me something different.”

On Friday, much like his win on Saturday, Pittman dominated the 25-lap A-main from the pole position, leading every lap and holding off fierce competition at the same time. It was the first Williams Grove win for his No. 9 team and crew chief Kale Kahne.

“This is just an incredible weekend to win two of these in a row and go back to back,” Pittman said. “I know I’ve never done that so I’m just really happy. I just couldn’t be happier with where I am with my life and the team I’m driving for and what we’ve got going on.”

Pittman’s win Saturday also secured the Morgan Cup for the Outlaws for another year. The Morgan Cup, named in honor of the late Morgan Hughes, former track owner of Williams Grove Speedway, is awarded to the Outlaws or Pennsylvania Posse for a win during the designated event. The Outlaws have won the Cup every year since its inception.

Pittman, starting from the pole position on Saturday night, was joined on the front row by Kreitz in his Sharman Builders/Schannauer Heating & Plumbing car. The two led the field to the green followed by Donny Schatz and Wolfe in row two.

Early on, Pittman jumped out to a strong lead as the three cars behind battled for position. Wolfe got around Schatz in the opening laps.

Kreitz, in second, ran on the bottom as Wolfe looked for a good line on the high side of the track. He finally found it on lap five, taking the second position just out of turn two.

Wolfe then began reeling in Pittman. With Pittman stuck to the bottom of the track though, Wolfe struggled to find a way around. By lap 15 Kreitz began to catch Wolfe. A lap later Kreitz took the second place spot back.

Lapped traffic ultimately helped seal the deal for Pittman in the closing laps. As Kreitz and Wolfe battled with each other and around other cars, Pittman was able to get the room he needed to take the checkered flag and win the Morgan Cup.

“We’ve got to congratulate Daryn,” said second place finishing Kreitz. “Those guys just kicked our butt tonight. We did the best we could – sorry I let the Posse fans down but second is a good run for us and it’s all we had.”

Kreitz said he looks forward to meeting the Outlaws again when they return to Williams Grove for the Summer Nationals in July.

Wolfe, a Mechanicsburg, Pa., native who piloted his Zemco Equipment car to a third place finish, said he is proud of the work his team did to make up ground between Friday and Saturday and put him in position to win against Pittman and Kreitz. Ultimately, he said, he just was not able to make the top work to take advantage of the looks he had against Pittman.

“Early in the race I was kind of able to run through the middle about a lane up on Donny there and I was able to carry enough speed to make the wing work a little bit,” Wolfe said. “Once that went away I really struggled to get off four. I was able to make up a lot of ground in one and two, but I just struggled a lot when the lap cars came in. That’s how the racing is - you have to be on your toes every lap... It’s always good to end the night on the front stretch here at Williams Grove and we’ll just keep working on it.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to the track on Sunday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. followed by the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. on Tuesday. The Outlaws wrap up the week at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTES: Daryn Pittman started first in the Dash on both days – 0 were inverted on Friday while eight were inverted on Saturday. He won both races from the pole position and led every lap in both events... The Morgan Cup returns to North Carolina for the fourth straight year. Since its creation, the Pennsylvania Posse has never won the Cup... Daryn Pittman, Don Kreitz Jr. and Lucas Wolfe all won their heat races tonight.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17);David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7);Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; May 17, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$12,000]; 2. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [2] [$5,700]; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4] [$3,500]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [6] [$3,000]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$2,600]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [9] [$2,400]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$2,200]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$2,150]; 10. 87-Alan Krimes [15] [$2,100]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$1,600]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [11] [$1,350]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$1,300]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [14] [$1,200]; 15. 4-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,100]; 16. 14-Lance Dewease [13] [$1,000]; 17. 83-David Gravel [24] [$900]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell [16] [$850]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$800]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks [17] [$800]; 21. 21-Brian Montieth [23] [$800]; 22. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [22] [$800]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$800]; 24. 11-Steve Kinser [25] [$]; 25. 7S-Jason Sides [20] [$800]; 26. 8H-Doug Esh [26] [$]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.889; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.897; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.045; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 17.076; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.097; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.105; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.133; 8. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.138; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.154; 10. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.194; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 17.205; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.253; 13. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.254; 14. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.270; 15. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.334; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.340; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.340; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.380; 19. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.393; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.396; 21. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.401; 22. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 17.406; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.421; 24. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.436; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.480; 26. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.484; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.485; 28. 83-David Gravel, 17.499; 29. 7L-Chad Layton, 17.510; 30. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.521; 31. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.544; 32. 92-Tyler Ross, 17.668; 33. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.702; 34. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.771; 35. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.772; 36. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.798; 37. 55-Trey Starks, 17.802; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.809; 39. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 17.861; 40. 5-Justin Barger, 17.904; 41. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.905; 42. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 17.928; 43. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.996; 44. 52-Austin Hogue, 18.167; 45. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.916

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 7. 7L-Chad Layton [8]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [9]; 10. 55-Trey Starks [10]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [1]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 10. 75-Nicole Bower [10]; 11. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 15A-Adam Wilt [8]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [5]; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson [10]; 9. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [11]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 83-David Gravel [7]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [10]; 8. 8H-Doug Esh [9]; 9. 92-Tyler Ross [8]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 11. 52-Austin Hogue [11]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 51S-Stevie Smith [5]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [7]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1] [-]; 2. 75-Nicole Bower [4] [-]; 3. 5-Justin Barger [6] [$125]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [3] [$125]; 5. 29W-Ryan Wilson [5] [$125]; 6. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [9] [$100]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7] [$100]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [11] [$100]; 9. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [8] [$100]; 10. 8H-Doug Esh [2] [$100]; 11. 52-Austin Hogue [10] [$100]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [3] [-]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [4] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [-]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7] [-]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [9] [$200]; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [6] [$180]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13] [$175]; 8. 11C-Cory Haas [12] [$160]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [15] [$150]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$150]; 11. 15A-Adam Wilt [10] [$150]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [16] [$150]; 13. 92-Tyler Ross [11] [$150]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [2] [$150]; 15. 7L-Chad Layton [8] [$150]; 16. 27-Greg Hodnett [1] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

9

Daryn Pittman

3803

0

5

15

22

1

2

71M

Joey Saldana

3798

-5

2

16

21

11

3

15

Donny Schatz

3789

-14

3

16

24

1

4

51

Paul McMahan

3768

-35

2

15

23

6

5

29

Kerry Madsen

3669

-134

2

10

22

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

3602

-201

3

11

19

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

3526

-277

1

6

17

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

3443

-360

1

5

14

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

3375

-428

0

2

9

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

3248

-555

1

5

10

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

3092

-711

0

1

5

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

2819

-984

0

1

3

0

13

59

David Gravel

2736

-1067

3

6

13

2

14

1A

Jacob Allen

2385

-1418

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-1811

0

3

10

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

1973

-1830

0

1

3

0

17

21

Brian Brown

1491

-2312

0

1

2

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1443

-2360

0

0

0

0

19

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-2413

1

3

5

0

20

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1329

-2474

0

1

3

0

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

 

Pittman Leads Outlaw Podium Sweep at Williams Grove
Earns World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car-leading fourth win of ’14

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — May 16, 2014 — Daryn Pittman dominated at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off Joey Saldana and claiming his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season and a breakout victory for his #9 Great Clips team at the storied half-mile track.

Heavy rain showers threatened the race Thursday night into Friday, but by late morning the inclement weather gave way to drier conditions and a well-sealed track allowed for the event to continue as planned.

Saldana, the current points leader in the Motter Equipment car, joined defending series champion Pittman on the front row to lead the field of 28 to the green flag. Tony Stewart Racing teammates Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, with 26 championships between them, were poised in row two to chase them down.

Steve Buckwalter brought out the first caution of the night after going around in turn three before a lap could be completed. The field reset but only made it to lap four before another yellow flew. Paul McMahan, Pat Cannon and Don Kreitz Jr. were all caught up in a wreck in turn one. McMahan was the only one able to continue.

When the green flag flew again, the battle between Kinser and Schatz for third took center stage. After working the high line, Kinser eventually found his way around Schatz on lap 5.

Kinser’s run forward was short-lived, though, as rear-end issues forced him off the track on lap 13.

Saldana, in second, closed in on Pittman in the final laps of the race as the two worked their way around lapped traffic. It was Pittman though who took the checkered flag and the win followed by Saldana, Schatz and David Gravel.

Pittman, who finished third two nights earlier at Lincoln Speedway just down the road in Abbottstown, said this win meant a lot for him and for his team.

“This place is tough,” Pittman said. “This track is like a chess match. You don’t really know what to do at certain times.

“We had a fast car from the first time we came here with the No. 9 and they don’t have many good notes here so we kind of came here with a blank slate last year and we just keep getting better every time we come back ... This place means a lot to win at just like Eldora and Knoxville so it’s big for me and I know the whole No. 9 team is pretty proud.”

He credited his crew chief Kale Kahne with being able to give him what he needed on the car. This was Kahne’s first win at Williams Grove as a crew chief, and the second win for Kasey Kahne Racing after Cody Darrah earned a win at the half-mile in 2012.

“It’s one of the coolest feelings ever,” Kale Kahne said. “It’s pretty emotional really. All the Outlaw wins are big either way, no matter what you do, all the Outlaw wins are big, but to win at Williams Grove and to beat the guys around us ... it’s pretty cool for the whole company because we’ve only won twice at Williams Grove as a company now in six or seven years.”

With unique track conditions at Williams Grove on Friday night, second place finishing Saldana said he thought the Dash was really the key to success in the A-main.

“I kept riding off [Pittman’s] right rear and I felt like I was OK. Even the long run there before the rubber came in [Pittman] was driving really good,” said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. “It was just a good solid run for us. To qualify well, to run well, that’s what you strive to do every night and put yourself in position to win – tonight, we just came up a little short. We’ll come back tomorrow and try to do a better job.”

Schatz, who finished in third in the STP/Armor All car echoed Saldana, saying that the conditions made for a different dynamic on the racetrack.

“Obviously we’ll be in similar conditions tomorrow,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “We tried a few things with the car which is what you need to do this time of year. All the other races we come back here late in the year pay a lot of money so we want to be on our game and try to have things 100 percent. Everything we did, we had positive results so we know what direction we need to go for tomorrow.

“We had a decent night, but it wasn’t what we wanted,” Schatz said. “We’ll have to take the third place finish and come back tomorrow.”

Series points leader Saldana extended his lead to 19 points. McMahan, who had been in second following Lincoln, fell to fourth place, 43 points out of the lead. Pittman moved to second and Schatz to third, 22 points back.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove tomorrow as the Outlaws and Posse battle for bragging rights and the right to claim the Morgan Cup. On Sunday the series heads to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., and on Tuesday it makes its only stop in New Jersey this season for the NAPA Outlaw Classic at New Egypt Speedway.

NOTES: Friday night was the 26th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-main of the season. ... There have been 14 different winners this season, with Pittman leading the way at four victories. ... The dash invert was a “0” for only the fifth time this season. ... Joey Saldana was quickest in qualifying for a series-high 11th time this season.

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet– 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7);Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; May 16, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$8,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$2,500]; 4. 83-David Gravel [5] [$2,200]; 5. 51S-Stevie Smith [6] [$2,100]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [12] [$2,000]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7] [$1,800]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [10] [$1,600]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks [15] [$1,500]; 10. 25-Aaron Ott [9] [$1,300]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$1,200]; 12. 8H-Doug Esh [21] [$1,100]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [20] [$1,000]; 14. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [24] [$700]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [19] [$600]; 16. 49-Brad Sweet [25] [$]; 17. 27-Greg Hodnett [26] [$]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [27] [$]; 19. 51-Paul McMahan [8] [$600]; 20. 29W-Ryan Wilson [13] [$600]; 21. 16-Gerard McIntyre [28] [$]; 22. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [22] [$600]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen [17] [$600]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth [14] [$600]; 25. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$600]; 26. 3-Pat Cannon [11] [$600]; 27. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [23] [$600]; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 10H-Danny Holtgraver [+10]

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 17.765; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 18.175; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 18.253; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 18.257; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 18.280; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 18.297; 7. 3-Pat Cannon, 18.318; 8. 87-Alan Krimes, 18.347; 9. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 18.357; 10. 21-Brian Montieth, 18.445; 11. 19M-Brent Marks, 18.492; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18.540; 13. 5-Justin Barger, 18.556; 14. 83-David Gravel, 18.574; 15. 51-Paul McMahan, 18.586; 16. 51S-Stevie Smith, 18.615; 17. 55-Trey Starks, 18.626; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen, 18.630; 19. 11C-Cory Haas, 18.631; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 18.706; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell, 18.750; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 18.751; 23. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 18.763; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 18.782; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.789; 26. 4-Cody Darrah, 18.797; 27. 8H-Doug Esh, 18.808; 28. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 18.809; 29. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.855; 30. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 18.888; 31. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 18.894; 32. 7L-Chad Layton, 18.959; 33. 14-Lance Dewease, 18.964; 34. 49-Brad Sweet, 18.968; 35. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 18.973; 36. 15A-Adam Wilt, 19.015; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 19.089; 38. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 19.145; 39. 52-Austin Hogue, 19.148; 40. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 19.160; 41. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 19.201; 42. 1A-Jacob Allen, 19.328; 43. 75-Nicole Bower, 19.352

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 4. 29W-Ryan Wilson [2]; 5. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 6. 14-Lance Dewease [9]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 11. 55-Trey Starks [5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 7. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [8]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 11. 21-Brian Montieth [2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [9]; 5. 8H-Doug Esh [7]; 6. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [8]; 7. 3-Pat Cannon [3]; 8. 52-Austin Hogue [10]; 9. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 10. 75-Nicole Bower [11]; 11. 11C-Cory Haas [5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51S-Stevie Smith [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 7L-Chad Layton [8]; 7. 15A-Adam Wilt [9]; 8. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 83-David Gravel [6]; 6. 51S-Stevie Smith [8]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [7]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 52-Austin Hogue [4] [-]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6] [-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2] [$125]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [7] [$125]; 5. 15A-Adam Wilt [1] [$125]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3] [$100]; 7. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [5] [$100]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8] [$100]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [9] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21-Brian Montieth [2] [-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [-]; 3. 3-Pat Cannon [1] [-]; 4. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [11] [-]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [$200]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [8] [$180]; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$175]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [3] [$160]; 9. 14-Lance Dewease [13] [$150]; 10. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [10] [$150]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [7] [$150]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [14] [$150]; 13. 52-Austin Hogue [15] [$150]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [16] [$150]; 15. 7L-Chad Layton [12] [$150]; 16. 16-Gerard McIntyre [9] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1.

71M

Joey Saldana

3670

0

2

16

21

11

2.

9

Daryn Pittman

3651

-19

4

14

21

1

3.

15

Donny Schatz

3648

-22

3

15

23

1

4.

51

Paul McMahan

3627

-43

2

15

22

5

5.

29

Kerry Madsen

3534

-136

2

10

21

2

6.

49

Brad Sweet

3498

-172

3

11

19

1

7.

11

Steve Kinser

3424

-246

1

6

17

0

8.

4

Cody Darrah

3323

-347

1

5

14

1

9.

11k

Kraig Kinser

3263

-407

0

2

9

0

10.

1

Sammy Swindell

3134

-536

1

5

10

1

11.

7s

Jason Sides

2990

-680

0

1

5

0

12.

1S

Logan Schuchart

2691

-979

0

1

3

0

13.

59

David Gravel

2620

-1050

3

6

13

2

14.

1A

Jacob Allen

2310

-1360

0

0

1

0

15.

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-1678

0

3

10

0

16.

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

1829

-1841

0

0

2

0

17.

21

Brian Brown

1491

-2179

0

1

2

0

18.

W20

Greg Wilson

1443

-2227

0

0

0

0

19.

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-2280

1

3

5

0

20.

9W

Jac Haudenschild

1207

-2463

0

1

3

0

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

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Action Continues to Heat Up with Four Races in Next Five Nights
Williams Grove, Orange County and New Egypt will test ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — May 15, 2014 — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is in the middle of a spring battle with the Pennsylvania Posse that resumes Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway, but on Sunday the series invades New York and the 5/8-mile Orange County Fair Speedway and on Tuesday it rolls into New Jersey’s New Egypt Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic.

While Stevie Smith, who won at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, will be looking to add another victory this weekend at Williams Grove, Kraig Kinser will be trying to win on Sunday at Orange County for the second consecutive year and Daryn Pittman will be seeking another win at New Egypt.

Steve Kinser, who is celebrating his “Salute to the King” tour marking his final year on the road with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, has to be looking forward to the upcoming four races. He has a total of 38 victories at Williams Grove, but also has six wins at Orange County and won the 2007 event at New Egypt.

Through 25 A-mains this season, Joey Saldana continues to lead the series championship, entering Friday night’s race at Williams Grove with a four-point lead over Paul McMahan. Saldana is one of five different drivers who have traded the points lead nine times this year. He knows winning in Pennsylvania will be key in the long run.

“That would be big to any team, especially to our team,” Saldana said. “I don’t think (car owner) Dan Motter’s ever won a race in PA and I’ve only won one Outlaw show at Williams Grove, and that was a prelim. It would be huge for myself and my team. It’s definitely a booster when you go into the toughest competition in the United States and pull out a victory. We’ve been putting everything in place. You have to qualify well to even think you’re going to have a shot. You have to put yourself in position and then you have to do everything right to win the race. Hopefully we can continue our qualifying effort and put ourselves in that position you need to be in to have a shot at winning.”

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile clay oval. The track record of 16.140 seconds was established by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.

Previous winners at Williams Grove Speedway:

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. 1
1985 – Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 – Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 – Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 – Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

Orange County Fair Speedway is a 5/8-mile clay oval. The track record of 16.083 seconds was set by Joey Saldana on Sept. 24, 2008

Previous winners at Orange County Fair Speedway:

2013 – Kraig Kinser on May 20
2012 – Steve Kinser on May 19
2008 – Terry McCarl on Sept. 24
2007 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 26
2006 – Brooke Tatnell on May 29
2004 – Mark Kinser on July 26
1999 – Stevie Smith on Aug. 2
1998 – Stevie Smith on Aug. 3
1997 – Stevie Smith on June 1
1996 – Sammy Swindell on June 2
1995 – Dave Blaney on June 4
1994 – Mark Kinser on June 5
1993 – Steve Kinser on June 6
1992 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 5
1991 – Sammy Swindell on June 2
1990 – Mark Kinser on June 3
1989 – Doug Wolfgang on June 4
1988 – Bobby Allen on June 5
1987 – Steve Kinser on May 31
1986 – Mark Kinser on June 1
1985 – Steve Kinser on June 4
1984 – Keith Kauffman on June 3
1983 – Steve Kinser on June 4


New Egypt Speedway is a 7/16-mile clay oval. The track record of 13.396 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman on May 21, 2013

Previous winners at New Egypt Speedway:

2013 – Daryn Pittman on May 21
2007 – Steve Kinser on May 19
2003 – Donny Schatz on July 28
2002 – P.J. Chesson on July 29
2001 – Donny Schatz on July 30


DRIVER INFO

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

Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser – SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Sammy Swindell – SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

WINNERS: David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Daryn Pittman – 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Fans can watch live streaming video of the action from Williams Grove on www.DIRTVision.com, or listen as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action on the DIRT Radio Network.

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

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP 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 http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to North Carolina for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 23, in Concord, N.C., before wrapping up the Memorial Day Weekend on Monday, 26, at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

71M

Joey Saldana

3519

0

2

15

20

10

2

51

Paul McMahan

3515

-4

2

15

22

5

3

15

Donny Schatz

3500

-19

3

14

22

1

4

9

Daryn Pittman

3497

-22

3

13

20

1

5

29

Kerry Madsen

3430

-89

2

10

21

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

3380

-139

3

11

19

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

3319

-200

1

6

17

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

3209

-310

1

5

14

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

3135

-384

0

2

9

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

3059

-460

1

5

10

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

2915

-604

0

1

5

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

2589

-930

0

1

3

0

13

59

David Gravel

2478

-1041

3

5

12

2

14

1A

Jacob Allen

2235

-1284

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-1527

0

3

10

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

1754

-1765

0

0

2

0

17

21

Brian Brown

1491

-2028

0

1

2

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1443

-2076

0

0

0

0

19

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-2129

1

3

5

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

1186

-2333

0

0

0

0

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

 

 

Posse Strikes First: Smith Tops Outlaws at Lincoln
Holds off Hodnett, Pittman to earn his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory since 2009

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — May 14, 2014 — The light mist that fell on the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway much of Wednesday night did not dampen the celebration for Stevie Smith, who claimed his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win in five years and the first for his car owner Fred Rahmer.

Smith and Jac Haudenschild led the 35-lap A-main to the green flag in front of a full house, and a row in front of Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz, two drivers with significant success in the Keystone State.

An early caution and subsequent red flag flew on lap two after contact in turn one caused a chain reaction crash involving five cars. David Gravel, Cory Haas, Kraig Kinser and Sammy Swindell all ended upside down and none would be able to return. Danny Dietrich, who won the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln the past two seasons, was also involved, but did not sustain serious damage.

On the restart, Smith and Haudenschild again the led the field to the green. The battle that ensued for the next dozen laps saw the two drivers exchange the lead while Hodnett battled a charging Daryn Pittman.

A mid-race caution gave Smith the opportunity he needed to pull to the lead in his Miller Bros. Chevrolet car.

Hodnett was third in the Lelands.com car with Pittman still behind him in the Great Clips ride when he turned his sights on second-running Haudenschild. Looking for the right line, Hodnett finally got his opportunity to take second as the leaders caught lapped traffic with eight to go.

Pittman then found his way around Haudenschild with 10 to go.

On lap 30, Hodnett, working to find a way around Smith, slid high through turns one and two but could not make it work. The lost momentum gave Pittman a chance to briefly get around Hodnett before Hodnett retook the spot in the final laps.

Smith, leading Hodnett, Pittman and Haudenschild, took the checkered flag for the first time since 2009 when he won a twin feature at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

“It’s huge,” said Smith, of Broken Arrow, Okla. “At this point in my career I needed some help and this is a big race for us to win. I know from driving all these years and all this experience, these guys put me here. They’ve got a really good race car for me and we’d like to keep going and I’d like to get one more.”

An ebullient Rahmer was one of the first to greet Smith in victory lane.

"I think he might be happier than me,” said a laughing Smith. “This opportunity came up and Fred came up with this idea. . . I’m on this because these guys know sprint cars. It’s really cool to have somebody that knows the cars, that’s been a driver — I needed some help and this is a boost.”

Capping off the emotional win was the fact that Smith was making only his fourth start in the team’s car.

Rahmer, who ended his own driving career last season after an emotional win at the National Open, said this was one of the highlights of his racing career.

“In all honesty, obviously the National Open was the biggest thing that happened to me in racing up until my kid qualified for his first outlaw race,” Rahmer said. “Stevie winning is just icing on the cake. He deserves it. I know how great a driver he is — he just needed a good opportunity.”

Hodnett, who finished in second, said Smith and the Rahmer team had the car to beat all night.

“With [Haudenschild] up there, he’s obviously going to shove it in just about anywhere and he was having a little problem keeping the front end on the ground,” said Hodnett, of Thomasville, Pa. “So he was having trouble, I was doing wheelies and Stevie just seemed like he was moving right along. And then Daryn got into the mix. I just thought it was a really great race. Obviously I wish the outcome was just a little bit different in our favor but overall I can’t complain. With the caliber of the competition that the Outlaw guys bring we were just really blessed to be on the front row at the end of the night.”

Pittman, last year’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, said the car his team gave him was probably the best he has had in his attempts at Lincoln.

“I’m happy — as a competitor you hate to be happy with third but that was a tough race and we had a really good car. We definitely had a car that was good enough to win,” said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. “You win a race in Pennsylvania, I don’t care if it’s at Lincoln or Williams Grove, you’re going to earn it . . . We’ll take third and go into Friday.

The Outlaws race at Lincoln saw its biggest field of the year with 48 cars attempting the race. Eight drivers made their series debut at the track.

The Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln opened the first of a three race stretch for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Pennsylvania. The cars return to the track Friday and Saturday nights at Williams Grove Speedway before heading Sunday to Orange County Fair Speedway and Tuesday to the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic at New Egypt Speedway.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway; Abbottstown, Pa.; May 14, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps): 1. 51S-Stevie Smith [1] [$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$3,200]; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [2] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [15] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$2,100]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,050]; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre [8] [$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [11] [$1,500]; 12. 87-Alan Krimes [13] [$1,200]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$1,100]; 14. 59J-Jim Siegel [10] [$1,050]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [28] [$200]; 16. 37-J.J. Grasso [24] [$900]; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter [9] [$800]; 18. 94-Ryan Smith [17] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [25] [$]; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody [21] [$800]; 21. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [12] [$800]; 22. 52-Austin Hogue [23] [$800]; 23. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [19] [$800]; 24. 2-Shane Stewart [20] [$800]; 25. 1-Sammy Swindell [14] [$800]; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22] [$800]; 27. 11C-Cory Haas [26] [$]; 28. 83-David Gravel [27] [$]. Lap Leaders: Stevie Smith 1, 12-35; Jac Haudenschild 2-11. KSE Hard Charger Award: 48-Danny Dietrich [+13]

Qualifying: 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.819; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.003; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.136; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.165; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.200; 6. 59J-Jim Siegel, 13.235; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.239; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.265; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.290; 10. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.301; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.328; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.331; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.336; 14. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.340; 15. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.352; 16. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.354; 17. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.358; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.363; 19. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.394; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.397; 21. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.401; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.404; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.417; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.435; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.437; 26. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.449; 27. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.453; 28. 35-Steve Owings, 13.456; 29. 83-David Gravel, 13.466; 30. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.507; 31. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.537; 32. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.557; 33. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.562; 34. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.565; 35. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 13.571; 36. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.595; 37. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.620; 38. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.670; 39. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.683; 40. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.694; 41. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.742; 42. 17-Niki Young, 13.768; 43. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.833; 44. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.866; 45. 56-Tim Wagaman, 14.007; 46. 85-Nathan Berwager, 14.118; 47. 12-Mike Bittinger, nt; 48. 55-Trey Starks, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 7. 83-David Gravel [8]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [9]; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt [11]; 11. 92-Tyler Ross [10]; 12. 56-Tim Wagaman [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51S-Stevie Smith [1]; 2. 87-Alan Krimes [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 59J-Jim Siegel [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 7. 17-Niki Young [11]; 8. 25-Aaron Ott [9]; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager [12]; 10. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 52-Austin Hogue [8]; 6. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 14-Lance Dewease [7]; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy [10]; 10. RG3-Logan Wagner [11]; 11. 29W-Ryan Wilson [9]; 12. 12-Mike Bittinger [12]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 37-J.J. Grasso [8]; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 8. 35-Steve Owings [7]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 11. 69H-Shane Hoff [11]; 12. 55-Trey Starks [12]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 51S-Stevie Smith [2]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre [6]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [2] [-]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [6] [-]; 3. 29W-Ryan Wilson [1] [$125]; 4. 17-Niki Young [8] [$125]; 5. 15A-Adam Wilt [7] [$125]; 6. 92-Tyler Ross [3] [$100]; 7. 45-Kevin Nagy [5] [$100]; 8. 56-Tim Wagaman [11] [$100]; 9. 69H-Shane Hoff [10] [$100]; 10. RG3-Logan Wagner [9] [$100]; 11. 85-Nathan Berwager [12] [$100]; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall [4] [$100]; 13. 12-Mike Bittinger [13] [$100]; 14. 55-Trey Starks [14] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [-]; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [-]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [3] [-]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [8] [$200]; 6. 83-David Gravel [11] [$180]; 7. 14-Lance Dewease [9] [$175]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$160]; 9. 35-Steve Owings [10] [$150]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [16] [$150]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$150]; 12. 11C-Cory Haas [13] [$150]; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [15] [$150]; 14. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$150]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$150]; 16. 25-Aaron Ott [14] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

71M

Joey Saldana

3519

0

2

15

20

10

2

51

Paul McMahan

3515

-4

2

15

22

5

3

15

Donny Schatz

3500

-19

3

14

22

1

4

9

Daryn Pittman

3497

-22

3

13

20

1

5

29

Kerry Madsen

3430

-89

2

10

21

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

3380

-139

3

11

19

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

3319

-200

1

6

17

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

3209

-310

1

5

14

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

3135

-384

0

2

9

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

3059

-460

1

5

10

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

2915

-604

0

1

5

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

2589

-930

0

1

3

0

13

59

David Gravel

2478

-1041

3

5

12

2

14

1A

Jacob Allen

2235

-1284

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-1527

0

3

10

0

16

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

1754

-1765

0

0

2

0

17

21

Brian Brown

1491

-2028

0

1

2

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1443

-2076

0

0

0

0

19

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-2129

1

3

5

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

1186

-2333

0

0

0

0

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Gearing Up to Battle Pennsylvania Posse at Two of the Toughest Tracks on Tour
Drivers sound off about the week ahead at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 13, 2014 - The hype will turn into action on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars roll into Lincoln Speedway to kick off three races this week against the vaunted PA Posse, set to defend their home dirt.

Pennsylvania's Danny Dietrich has won the past two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at Lincoln Speedway, but last year five-time champion Donny Schatz and three-time champion Sammy Swindell were closing fast at the checkered flag.

At Williams Grove, Donny Schatz continued his mastery of the half-mile paper-clip oval, winning two of the four events there and helping the Outlaws keep the Morgan Cup Trophy in their Concord, N.C., office for another year.

This season, the Outlaws enter Pennsylvania having run 24 events from Florida to Nevada, Arizona and California, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana before finally venturing to Pennsylvania and the northeast.

Joey Saldana enters the week as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship points leader. He's one of five different drivers to have swapped the lead in the standings nine times this season, with the top five separated by only 77 points.

With all the bragging rights a victory in central Pennsylvania warrants, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers answered questions about this big week ahead:

JACOB ALLEN , driver of the Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Racing Shark Racing #1A

On racing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series: "Just from being out on the road and being with the best guys, not just the drivers but the mechanics, the atmosphere is top notch. It's the best guys there are so the way you look at the track, the way the cars go around the track, the way you feel when you get in the cars is night and day from what it was last year at this time."

On racing near home in central Pennsylvania: "I hope my odds are good at Lincoln. I like that track. Logan and I were going really good at the last race of the year there, and we've been feeling like we're getting better and faster so I'm pretty hyped up about it. It'll be a good time."

CODY DARRAH , driver of the Ollie's Bargain Outlets/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Factory Kahne Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb #4

As a native Pennsylvanian, is it more comfortable racing there as opposed to other places on the tour: "It's one of those places where I get to go and I've got a lot of laps growing up. Those unsure feelings that you get throughout the year where you don't know if it's this racetrack or not, I can go there and have a good feeling with my racecar and help our guys sort things out. Just the atmosphere of going back home and back to those tracks is an exciting thing to look forward to."

DAVID GRAVEL , driver of the HR Livestock Roth Motorsports #83

Do the Outlaws have an advantage because of how many races the series has run this season: "It's definitely a big part of it, racing as much as you can and you see so many different surfaces and so many different tracks, you learn to adjust well. The PA guys have been racing there for a few weeks now and I'm sure they've got pretty good set ups already this year."

On your outlook in Pennsylvania after a couple of weeks in the #83 car: "I'm definitely eager to go, I ran pretty well at the National Open at Williams Grove last year. I'm looking forward to getting back there. It's always exciting to race against the best competition, and it's close to home."

KRAIG KINSER , driver of the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey's General Store Steve Kinser Racing #11K

Do the Outlaws have an advantage going into this week because of how many races the series has run this season: "It makes you sharper as a driver, but you might hit some of those guys at Lincoln where it's earlier in the year and they might not be where they want to be, but when you're talking about the Posse guys at Lincoln, it's a tough bunch of guys that have raced there their whole lives. They're damn good cars, damn good drivers and take them to a track we haven't been to very often, it feels like an uphill battle going in there for me but we'll dig down, do our best and see how it ends up.

Do you feel any animosity between the Outlaws and the Posse: "I don't feel it that much. I have a lot of friends out there who run Pennsylvania all the time. I don't feel that animosity in the pit area. I know at times you start feeling them more when they start talking about it more. I don't feel that way. To me, they're another driver trying to do their hardest."

STEVE KINSER , driver of the Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Tony Stewart Racing #11

Do the Outlaws have an advantage going into Pennsylvania this week because of how many races the series has run this season: "I don't know if it will help us much. Most of the stuff we've run has been on short tracks. Most of the time when we race a whole lot it's hard to get freshened up and be fresh when you go in there. They're always freshened up and waiting for you. That's the toughest part for us running on the road. People don't know how hard it is to keep all these motors freshened up and keep your stuff in good shape, and as we race, we all race together so all our stuff gets down together. But everybody usually gets prepared as well as they can to go there because if you don't you're going to be in trouble."

KERRY MADSEN , driver of the American Racing Custom Wheels/EarthEx/Morrison Engines Keneric Racing #29

With as good as you have been running, how excited are you to take on the Pennsylvania Posse this week: "You always kind of look forward to it because the Grove is so steeped in tradition and has some really tough competitors and good teams and equipment. ... They're getting to a lot of smack talking so I'm kind of really hoping all the Outlaw guys do well. For me coming from Australia, there was Knoxville, Eldora and Williams Grove. It's exciting to go to Williams Grove, and Lincoln is quite and event as well. It's pretty exciting.

What would it mean to win an Outlaw show in central Pennsylvania: "It would be absolutely fantastic to win at Williams Grove. If you can win an Outlaw race in PA, it means you're pretty much at the top."

PAUL McMAHAN , driver of the Bair's Tree Service/All-Star Performance CJB Motorsports #51

With Pennsylvania car owners, is there more pressure when you race at Lincoln or Williams Grove: "We always want to run good in front of the boss and his friends and family, and all our sponsors are from PA, but there's no more pressure on me than I put on ourselves each and every night. It's tough enough just to go to Pennsylvania and race against the Posse.

Do the Outlaws have an advantage because of how many races the series has run this season: "They have so many laps around that place in years - it's tough on Greg (Hodnett) and the guys who changed rides - but the guys with the same teams, and even Hodnett, they're going to be tough no matter what. They have so many laps around that place they can pretty much do it blindfolded."

DARYN PITTMAN , driver of the Great Clips/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Factory Kahne Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb #9

Do the Outlaws have an advantage going into Pennsylvania this week because of how many races the series has run this season: "I don't know that we ever have an advantage going there. The competition level is going to be tough whether they've raced a lot or not. I think a lot of our guys are running really well, a lot of teams are running a lot better than they were at this time last year. I feel like we're running as good, maybe even a little better, and there are five or six guys that are pretty equal right now, they can win any night. They definitely seem like they're on top of their game. We're going to go in there and try to win and know that it's going to be tough."

On returning to Pennsylvania after having raced there from 2009-2012: "I'm excited to get back, we ran second at the National Open last fall. We were close to winning a race at Williams Grove. That was a big goal of mine, to win a race for Kasey there at a track where the 9 car has generally struggled at. We were good, just didn't get the job done. Definitely a big goal of mine is to try to win a race there this year."

Does your experience racing in central Pennsylvania help: "It doesn't hurt. Whether it's an advantage or not I don't know but I like to think it is. I'm more confident going there. I always ran well at Williams Grove before I started racing in Pennsylvania, but definitely I feel like I'm better now than I was. It's a humbling place, though. I can go there with as much confidence in the world and find myself in the C-main. It's that tough. We'll definitely go there with a confidence and hopefully we'll win."

JOEY SALDANA , driver of the Motter Equipment/HEMSaw/Beltline Body Shop Motter Motorsports #71M

Does racing as much as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has this spring help when going into Pennsylvania: "I don't think it does. I think a lot of it is that those guys are so in tune to their racetracks. They know what it takes to go fast there. They've been in those situations before, but obviously being behind the wheel and racing is the best thing you can have as a driver and a crew chief and a team. Definitely them not racing and us racing is better for us, but I don't foresee any of them not being prepared. I don't think of them any different than an Outlaw team. They're just Outlaw teams that run in their own backyard and they're very prepared for when the Outlaws show up. They definitely show that when we're there."

How big a boost would it be to get a victory in Pennsylvania: "That would be big to any team, especially to our team. I don't think Dan's ever won a race in PA and I've only won one Outlaw show at Williams Grove, and that was a prelim. It would be huge for myself and my team. It's definitely a booster when you go into the toughest competition in the United States and pull out a victory. We've been putting everything in place. You have to qualify well to even think you're going to have a shot. You have to put yourself in position and then you have to do everything right to win the race. Hopefully we can continue our qualifying effort out there and put ourselves in that position you need to be in to have a shot at winning.

DONNY SCHATZ , driver of the STP/Armor All/Crimsafe/Chevrolet Performance Tony Stewart Racing #15

On racing against the tough Pennsylvania Posse: "Those guys race, we race. People put a lot more hype on what it really is when you get out there than what it really is. We race the same day in and day out whether it's here, there or Pennsylvania. You don't change anything, there are just a lot more cars, better cars, things kind of sort themselves out a little bit when it's like that."

On winning in locations where your crew members are from (crew chief Ricky Warner is from Carlisle, Pa.): "It's always fun to win at your guys' home track, or my home track, when you have guys that grew up around the place and they have a pretty close tie to it, but we obviously want to do our best everywhere we go, and you feel better when you do better at their home track. It's been very good to us going out that way, we're looking forward to it."

LOGAN SCHUCHART , driver of the Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center/Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings Shark Racing #1S

On racing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series: "Other than I-55 and Eldora, so far every track we've run is something we're not familiar with. I'm looking forward to getting home and seeing my family, and I'm looking forward to racing on tracks I'm pretty familiar with and have raced a lot. Lincoln Speedway is one of my favorite tracks. It's usually pretty fun up against the wall and fast and racy.

"I think when you go around to different tracks, even some that are similar to what you're used to, it makes you more comfortable. I feel like I have a good racecar. We've learned a lot since we've been on the road. I wouldn't say that I'm overconfident going back home, but I feel like if the track does something we're not familiar with we can adapt a lot faster. I think being on the Outlaw tour has helped us a lot with getting experience at different tracks, and that will help us at home."

JASON SIDES , driver of the Wetherington Tractor Service/VRP Shocks/Dancer Logisitics Sides Motorsports #7S

Do the Outlaws have an advantage going into this week because of how many races the series has run this season: "I think they still have the advantage at Lincoln because they race there more often than we do. It's not one of those tracks like any place else. Same with Williams Grove, it's long and narrow. We struggle when we go there."

BRAD SWEET , driver of the SureTestSupplies.com/SurePointMedical.com/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Factory Kahne Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb #49

Is it different going to race in Pennsylvania now that you're competing full-time for a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship: "PA for me is always tough for whatever reason. Last year we actually ran pretty well there, but the pressure has never been that high to run there. When you start running for points, finishes matter a little bit more now, so it's a little more important to get good solid finishes out there. The competition is as tough as ever out here and out there. It'll be tough, it's always bragging rights and all that nonsense, but we just hope to get good finishes and hopefully we can stay close in the points. A lot of the guys in front us in points have a little more experience and run a little better in PA. We're just hoping we can get good solid finishes and stay close in the points."

SAMMY SWINDELL , driver of the Big Game Treestands/Eyecon Trail Cameras Big Game Motorsports #1

Do the Outlaws have an advantage because of how many races the series has run this season: "They still got way more track time than we do at those places that seem to be unique. I've been close at Lincoln, I just hope we can continue to get a little bit better. The track could be quite a bit different (from past years). There are a lot of things that come into play, sometimes when you go out or where you wind end up qualifying."

Does a victory in Pennsylvania mean more than other places: "For me, not really. It's all the same. There are a lot of good cars out there so obviously it's harder. I'm not going to say a win here or a win there is bigger than anywhere else. They're all big anymore. I'll be happy to go out there and win one for myself."

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Lincoln Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval. The track record of 13.089 seconds was established by Fred Rahmer on May 4, 2013.

Previous winners at Lincoln Speedway:

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

Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile clay oval. The track record of 16.140 seconds was established by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.

Previous winners at Williams Grove Speedway:

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. 1
1985 - Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 - Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 - Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

DRIVER INFO

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

Cody Darrah - CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser - KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser - SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Sammy Swindell - SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

WINNERS: David Gravel - 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19); Donny Schatz - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana - 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2) ; Sammy Swindell - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Fans can watch live streaming video of the action from Lincoln and Williams Grove on www.DIRTVision.com, or listen as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action on the DIRT Radio Network.

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

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP 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 http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its northeast swing with events on Sunday, May 18, at Orange County Fair Speedway, and on Tuesday, May 20, in the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

71M

Joey Saldana

3383

0

2

15

19

10

2

51

Paul McMahan

3370

-13

2

14

21

4

3

15

Donny Schatz

3362

-21

3

14

21

1

4

9

Daryn Pittman

3351

-32

3

12

19

1

5

29

Kerry Madsen

3306

-77

2

10

21

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

3252

-131

3

11

19

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

3207

-176

1

6

17

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

3075

-308

1

5

13

1

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

3033

-350

0

2

9

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

2957

-426

1

5

10

1

11

7s

Jason Sides

2840

-543

0

1

5

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

2514

-869

0

1

3

0

13

59

David Gravel

2376

-1007

3

5

12

2

14

1A

Jacob Allen

2160

-1223

0

0

1

0

15

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-1391

0

3

10

0

16

5W

Lucas Wolfe

1646

-1737

0

0

2

0

17

21

Brian Brown

1491

-1892

0

1

2

0

18

W20

Greg Wilson

1443

-1940

0

0

0

0

19

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-1993

1

3

5

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

1186

-2197

0

0

0

0

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been 24 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-mains this season.

Winners (13 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 3
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
5. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
7. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 1
- CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1
- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1
- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Total Laps Led (20 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 113
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 81
3. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 57
- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 52
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 51
6. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 47
7. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 44
8. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 40
9. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 35
- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 35
11. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 30
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 28
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 28
14. - TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 26
15. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 22
16. - KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 19
17. - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 14
18. - WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 10
19. - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 7
20. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3

Pole Positions (17 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles

1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 3
2. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 2
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 2
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 2
7. - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Norman, Okla. - 1
- CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 1
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1
- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1
- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Hard Charger Award (13 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards

1. - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 6
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 5
3. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
- DARRYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
5. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 1
- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- JOHNNY HERRERA, Albuquerque, N.M. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 1
- JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1

Time Trial leaders (10 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 10
2. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 2
5. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 1
- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1

Qualifying Points Earned (25 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Points

1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 79
2. - PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 55
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 34
4. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 30
5. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 26
6. - DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 21
7. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 18
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 18
9. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 14
10. - BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. - 9
11. - KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 7
12. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 6
13. - TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 5
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 5
15. - BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. - 4
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 4
17. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 3
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR. - Sunnyvale, Texas - 3
- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 3
- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 3
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. - 3
23. - TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 2
24. - BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 1

Heat Race Winners (33 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 7
2. - CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. - 6
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 6
- STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 6
- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. - 6
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 6
7. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 4
9. - RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. - 3
- WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 3
13. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 2
- SAM HAFERTEPE JR. - Sunnyvale, Texas - 2
- KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 2
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 2
19. - DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio - 1
- BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- RANDY HANNAGAN, Pittsboro, Ind. - 1
- JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio - 1
- DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1
- BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. - 1
- TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Alvada, Ohio - 1
- BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa - 1
- PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. - 1
- JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1
- TOMMY TARLTON, Fresno, Calif. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (13 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins

1. - SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 4
2. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 3
3. - CODY DA