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Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing Honored at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Night of Champions
Brad Sweet named the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award recipient

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 10, 2014 - Through the ups and downs of an 88 race season, Donny Schatz and his No. 15 STP / Armor All Tony Stewart Racing team maintained the consistency and displayed the dominance necessary to score a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Schatz, who has won his six championships in the last nine seasons, was honored Sunday night in front of his fellow competitors at the annual World of Outlaws 'Night of Champions' banquet.

"I've got to thank Tony Stewart for giving us the tools and allowing us to build the success we have. There's a lot of people involved to make that happen," Schatz said. "STP has been a huge part of that. Thank you STP for allowing us to grow your brand, expectations and ours. Armor All, Chevrolet, Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe. Thank you for letting us help you grow your brands into the future."

Schatz thanked his family for their support in his career and throughout this season.

"(Crew members Ricky Warner, Steve 'Scuba' Swanson and Eric Swanson) - I don't know what you say," Schatz said. "Enough can't be said about you guys. What you guys did this year was unbelievable. I know how hard you work to do it. I know you'll work super hard to do it again.

"It's hard or nearly impossible to explain the great season that we had. I don't know that you can ever do anything like this again. We're going to try our best but you just never know. All year long I've just been living for tomorrow and right now, I just want to live for today."

Schatz has won six of the last nine titles. Only 20-time champion Steve Kinser has more titles than Schatz.

Over the course of the season Schatz compiled impressive statistics - 26 wins, the most of any single season in his career, 63 top-fives, 80 top-10s and eight quick time awards. He also compiled more points than any other driver in series history, surpassing Steve Kinser's 1991 record of 11,236 points with 12,427 points.

Brett Frood, executive vice president of Stewart Haas Racing, represented Schatz's team owner Tony Stewart, who was unable to attend.

"When it comes to Donny, there hasn't been a more dominant sprint car driver in the last 10 years," Frood said, reading a note from Stewart. "We were lucky enough to have him join us in 2008 and he picked up right where he left off in 2007 by winning another championship. That championship level consistency is due in large part to the chemistry, specifically the chemistry between Donny, crew chief Ricky, Scuba, crewman Eric. The best driver is paired with the best team and they have proven to be a hard combination to beat."

"We're very proud of (Donny) and all the guys," Frood said.

This is the fourth championship for Tony Stewart Racing which had previous wins with Schatz in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and with Danny Lasoski in 2001.

Ricky Warner, Schatz's crew chief, took home honors as the 2014 Crew Chief of the Year. He thanked his family and crew members

"(Thank you Donny) for letting me be a part of the history of our generation," Warner said.

Schatz also took home the KSE Hard Charger Award.

In addition to the championship, other honors were presented throughout the night.

Steve Kinser was recognized throughout the night for his contributions to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and to motorsports. Journalist Robin Miller told stories about Kinser and then brought the 577-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on stage where Kinser was presented with a ring and trophy commemorating his championship wins.

"Well, thank you. All this stuff makes this hard to give up. But I'll think about it when I'm running down the road," Kinser said. "The racing part, the people, it's been my life. I'm happy to have had the career I did. I'll be down watching some races and participating somehow."

Schatz, in his championship remarks, echoed the sentiments of all the night's participants who saluted Kinser on his extraordinary career.

"You've made this sport what it is today no matter what anybody says," Schatz said. "You've allowed us - guys like me - to turn our dreams into a reality. No questions about it. Things aren't going to be the same without you here."

Brad Sweet was named the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award recipient as he completed his first year on the series tour. Sweet and his No. 49 Surepoint Medical Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team won five times in 2014, compiling 29 top-five finishes, 59 top-ten finishes and two quick time awards.

Sweet thanked his team owners Kasey Kahne and Mike Curb and his crew members for a successful first full season. He said he looked forward to the opportunities in 2015.

Tommie Estes Jr. was named the 2014 Promoter of the Year for his work around the annual Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.

"We try to make it fun for all of our fans to come to," Estes said. "I appreciate you guys when you come in and race. I don't try to screw things up - I try to make them better. And hopefully next July 3 and 4 we will see all you sprint cars back (in Dodge City) again."

Scott Gerkin, the longtime crew chief for Steve Kinser, was presented with the Ted Johnson Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing. Gerkin, who has spent more than 30 years around sprint car racing, was lauded for his work with Kinser and as an innovator in the sport.

J&J Auto Racing Inc. was named Chassis Builder of the Year and Shaver Engines won Engine Builder of the Year. Kraig Kinser won a new golf cart from Jake's Golf Carts and Tony Stewart Racing won the VP Racing Fuels Award.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Point Fund Awards

1. Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing - $150,000

2. Daryn Pittman and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $75,000

3. Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports - $55,000

4. Kerry Madsen and Keneric Racing - $50,000

5. Joey Saldana and Motter Motorsports - $45,000

6. Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $41,000

7. Cody Darrah and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb - $37,500

8. Steve Kinser and Tony Stewart Racing - $34,000

9. Kraig Kinser and Steve Kinser Racing - $32,000

10. Roth Motorsports - $15,000

11. Jason Sides and Sides Motorsports - $20,000

12. Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing - $15,000

13. Jacob Allen and Shark Racing - $13,500

 

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

12427

0

26

63

80

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12146

-281

14

50

76

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11930

-497

5

42

75

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11780

-647

6

44

69

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11725

-702

7

37

60

24

6

49

Brad Sweet

11499

-928

5

29

59

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

11063

-1364

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10813

-1614

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10483

-1944

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10460

-1967

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9997

-2430

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9326

-3101

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7973

-4454

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6437

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4962

-7465

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7949

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8275

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3425

-9002

1

6

13

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3337

-9090

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2880

-9547

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, 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.

 

 

Brian Brown Gets First Ever Outlaws Win as Schatz Cruises to Sixth Championship
20-time champion Steve Kinser completes his final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race as a full-time, touring driver

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2014 - The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season went out with a bang on the final night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as the series saw a first-time winner in victory lane, crowned a new champion and said goodbye to a legend.

In front of a sold out crowd, Brian Brown out-battled the Outlaws and held off challenges from Daryn Pittman and Stevie Smith to score his first ever series win. It was a long time coming for the Grain Valley, Mo.-native.

"I'll tell you what, to win your first one, there's nothing better than winning in front of 30,000 of your friends, is there?" Brown said in victory lane. "These guys, I think, take these Outlaw wins for granted. We've tried a lot and we've run up a lot of second place finishes. I thought there, I maybe gave that one away. I don't really know what I did wrong but Daryn got going there and we buckled back down. I said, 'you know what? I'm going to give it all I've got here.' I'm going to put it in the fence or maybe try to win this."

Brown started the feature on the pole in his No. 21 FVP car with Pittman, who won the previous night at World Finals, next to him. When the green flag fell, the two staked their positions on track - Brown to the top, Pittman to the bottom.

As the field came around for lap eight, Donny Schatz, who started sixth, was battling Kerry Madsen for fourth when the two made contact that left Schatz stopped against the turn three wall. Schatz restarted in 25th after the caution.

While Pittman and Brown continued their battle for the lead, Smith took over the third position from Madsen.

As the laps wound down, the top-two caught lapped traffic, giving Pittman the opportunity he needed.

"We were right with him and really need to get to traffic for my line to take over," Pittman said. "He was definitely quicker than me on the top of one and two, I felt like I could gain on him in three and four. It worked out perfect. I stayed right with him and I got to lapped traffic and he opened the door up just enough that I could get by him."

Just as Pittman took the lead in his No. 9 Great Clips car, a caution came out. Pittman saw this as an opportunity for him in the closing laps. Ultimately though, Pittman said it was his undoing.

"The main thing I knew I had to do was to get going on that restart and not spin my tires and try to get a good run on Daryn," Brown said. "I just wasn't sure what he was going to do there. I didn't know where he was running, so I thought he may peel off the bottom and give me the top. He did that, and that's probably the best top I hit in one and two the whole race, and it made it work."

As Pittman got bottled up and slid back, Smith, who had been running third much of the night in his No. 51S Miller Chevrolet car, moved into second and set his sights on Brown. The two drivers battled through the closing laps with Brown holding the lead. As the drivers hit the front stretch with the checkered flag in the air, Smith drag raced Brown back to the line, but came up short.

"It's been a lot of fun and congratulations to (Brown)," Smith said. "He did a really nice job here and this win. He's been running fast all year. We're glad to get second. We would have loved to beat him on that last lap - I just couldn't get it done."

Pittman, who finished the night in third, said he probably should have moved to the top.

"I knew it was faster up there but just thought I could run the line that I've been running all night and hold him off," Pittman said. "Especially out in clean air I thought it would make a big difference but it just wasn't enough. So congrats to Brian. At the end of the day this is a great weekend for this team."

In addition to taking home his ever Outlaws win, Brown became the 24th different and seventh first-time winner of the season.

While Schatz had the championship locked up at Port Royal Speedway two weeks ago, his charge back into Saturday night's feature further cemented how his team was able to be so dominant all season.

After rising as high as fifth, Schatz fell back to 25th after his spin and subsequent caution. In the succeeding laps he picked up position after position, moving back into the top-five by lap 21. After mixing it up on the restart with three to go, Schatz moved into fourth and stayed there.

"When you drive for one of the best car owners in the sport and the best guys in the pit area, you never give up on them," Schatz said at the end of the night. "I had no choice. It's not in the cards to quit. We weren't happy having to go to the back but it is what we were dealt and I made the best of it."

After a disappointing end to 2013, Schatz was a man on a mission in 2014, determined not to let the mistakes of the previous year derail another shot at the title. He ultimately compiled 26 wins, the most of any single season in his career, 63 top-fives, 80 top-tens and eight quick time awards.

At the end of Saturday night, Schatz was finally able to hoist the 2014 championship trophy above his head and salute his whole STP / Armor All team.

"Hats off to the whole STP team. They put us in this position where we came here and we didn't have to race for the win to win the championship but that doesn't change how we race and tonight proves it.

"It was a great year winning wise but when you sit there and look at the stats of this car, it wasn't in the work area but twice all year and it was last night and tonight, that's just tremendous. It's what these STP guys do. They're just phenomenal at their jobs - they don't let anything undone."

The night also marked the end of an era for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series as 20-time champion and 577-time winner Steve Kinser concluded his Salute to the King Tour and his tenure as a full-time touring driver with the series.

After pacing the four-wide salute before the start of the feature, Kinser took the checkered flag in 23rd.

Kinser's Tony Stewart Racing teammate Schatz summed it up after being crowned champion.

"Tonight's a sad night to have the last, final night of Steve Kinser full-time," Schatz said. "It's been an honor and a privilege to be able to watch him, as a child racing and then grow up and race next to him - be his teammate, have arguments with him, have a few drinks with him and enjoy it… Just an honor to be a part of it. It's going to be different when we get to the next race in a couple of months and he's not there."

With the conclusion of World Finals, the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship has come to a close. Ticket renewals for the World Finals and other announced events on the series schedule are available for sale today. For more information or to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com.

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WORLD FINALS NOTES: With his win Saturday night, Brian Brown became the 24th different winner of the season and the seventh first-time winner of the season… Donny Schatz was crowned the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Saturday night. It was his sixth series championship - he has won six of the last nine seasons… 20-time champion Steve Kinser concluded his Salute to the King Tour Saturday night, officially ending his career as a full-time touring driver… After early troubles in the A main, Donny Schatz advanced 21 positions to finish in fourth… Cody Darrah received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in ninth.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 14 (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, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15, Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7); Joey Saldana - 7 (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, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 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); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Brian Brown - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 9);Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Ryan Smith - 1 (Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 8, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$12,000]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$2,500]; 6. 2D-Danny Lasoski [14] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [13] [$2,100]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [9] [$2,000]; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu [12] [$1,500]; 12. 14K-Dale Blaney [17] [$1,200]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [23] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$1,050]; 15. 14-Lance Dewease [15] [$1,000]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [10] [$1,000]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$1,000]; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett [20] [$1,000]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [26] [$]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks [19] [$1,000]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [25] [$]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [24] [$1,000]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [18] [$1,000]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [22] [$1,000]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [$1,000]; 26. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-26, 28-30, Daryn Pittman 27. KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cody Darrah [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 83-David Gravel [6]; 7. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [8]; 8. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [10]; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree [11]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [9]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [7]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 49X-Cole Duncan [8]; 8. RG3-Logan Wagner [9]; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan [7]; 10. 4C-Tyler Courtney [10]; 11. 25-Chris Myers [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [2]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 16-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 8. 24B-Justin Barger [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [11]; 11. 63-Kody Swanson [3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [8]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 11. 4S-Danny Smith [10]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 5. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [10]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the C-Feature) - 1. 4C-Tyler Courtney [1] [-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [-]; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [4] [$100]; 4. 25-Chris Myers [6] [$100]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [8] [$100]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [9] [$100]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [5] [$100]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [3] [$100]; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [7] [$100]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [10] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver [1] [-]; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2] [-]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6] [$125]; 4. RG3-Logan Wagner [8] [$125]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [3] [$125]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [10] [$100]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$100]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11] [$100]; 9. 24B-Justin Barger [9] [$100]; 10. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [5] [$100]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [12] [$100]; 12. 4C-Tyler Courtney [13] [$100]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$100]; 14. 16-Jac Haudenschild [4] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [-]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [4] [-]; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3] [-]; 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [6] [-]; 5. 83-David Gravel [7] [$200]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9] [$180]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$175]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [14] [$160]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [10] [$150]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$150]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [11] [$150]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver [15] [$150]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$150]; 14. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [16] [$150]; 15. 63-Kody Swanson [2] [$150]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [8] [$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

12427

0

26

63

80

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12146

-281

14

50

76

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11930

-497

5

42

75

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11780

-647

6

44

69

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11725

-702

7

37

60

24

6

49

Brad Sweet

11499

-928

5

29

59

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

11063

-1364

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10813

-1614

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10483

-1944

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10460

-1967

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9997

-2430

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9326

-3101

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7973

-4454

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6437

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4962

-7465

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7949

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8275

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3425

-9002

1

6

13

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3337

-9090

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2880

-9547

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, 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 Pulls Off World Finals Victory
Claims his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season after winning on night two of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - In front of a packed house at Friday night's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Rico Abreu tried to hold off an insurgent Daryn Pittman, but the past champion's push proved too much for the young driver.

With seven to go, Pittman got around the 22-year-old Abreu and scored his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"Hats off to my crew. (Crew Chief) Kale Kahne - he's just been working really hard to try to get us that next little step that we need to win more races and win races from not on the front row," said Pittman who started the A main in sixth. "We've been creeping up on it. We had a really good car."

"(Crew members) Kale, Kolten and David - I just couldn't do it without them…. I'm only as good as the people around me and I've got some of the best. It's just a lot of fun to come out here and try to finish the year off on a good note."

Pittman entered the night with the quick time award under his belt, but after the dash inversion left him in eighth, he set to work. In the Dash he advanced his No. 9 Great Clips car up to sixth. When the green flag fell on the feature, Pittman quickly advanced through the field, challenging for third by lap two. He eventually passed Terry McCarl for the position on lap seven.

Working the low-side of the track, Pittman got around Danny Lasoski following a mid-race restart and quickly reeled in Abreu, who worked the high side of the track much of the night.

As the two drivers rounded the .4 mile oval into turns three and four with just eight laps to go, Pittman rode the bottom and was able to take over the lead from Abreu on the front stretch.

Even as the race extended beyond the scheduled distance due to a late race caution, Pittman was never seriously challenged for the lead again.

Pittman said by the end of the night that he and his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb crew were surprised by the track conditions.

"Everybody was pretty much banking that it was going to lay rubber and went with harder tires, and we went with harder tires also and it just didn't lay rubber," said Pittman, an Owasso, Okla. native. "Hats off to the track crew for this to run this many cars and this many laps, and start when the sun was up and they never touched the track and they never went out and did any track prep at all."

Pittman maintained his second place position in the championship standings.

Abreu, who is making his first appearance at the Dirt Track at Charlotte this weekend, started on the front row with polesitter McCarl. Before the field could make a full lap, Abreu had charged to the lead in his No. 24R Abreu Vineyards car. Through lapped traffic, Abreu held off challenges from Lasoski and then Pittman.

Ultimately though, Pittman proved too strong. Abreu finished the night in second.

"The bottom just got really clean there at the end and I knew (Pittman) was going to be there at some point, I just wasn't sure when," Abreu said. "I was trying to watch and judge off of lap cars. I thought I did really good running in lap traffic… I thought I had a really good car tonight. I felt like I just needed to make some better decisions just judging cars.

Abreu said a season of success, good equipment and his strong faith in his crew members has given him the confidence to come into a place like Charlotte with no-experience and finish on the podium.

"I'm so confident in my cars this year so I feel like everywhere we go we've got a good baseline and we just roll out of the trailer good," said Abreu, who has one World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win this season. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow night… obviously this race wasn't won from the front row so if you've got a good car you're going to go to the front."

Brad Sweet, Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing teammate, had one of the more impressive performances of the night. After a heat race run that left him outside of the transfer, Sweet raced his No. 49 Surepoint Medical car into the A main from the Last Chance Showdown and took home a podium finish.

After starting in 12th, Sweet was able to use the high line on the track to gain the spots he needed to advance through the field. Through restart after restart, Sweet was able to make strong runs off of turns one and two onto the backstretch that gave him the momentum he needed. In the closing laps it helped propel him past Danny Lasoski, who spent the whole night up front, and put him in position to battle Abreu for the second spot.

On the final lap Sweet tried to get around Abreu for second, but Abreu closed the door.

"Yeah, we'll take (third)," Sweet said. "Hats off to my guys. They gave me a great car. You can't run that close to the wall without a good racecar. I made a lot of mistakes and I still ran third. That just shows you how good our car was."

"I've got to thank my guys - Mike Carber is my new crew chief, so it was nice to come out here and run top-three. We've got a new guy, Austin, and George has been with us all year long. It just shows with Daryn winning and us running third, (Kasey Kahne Racing is) real strong."

David Gravel was the KSE Hard Charger recipient of the night. After being forced to use a provisional to start the feature, Gravel advanced 16 positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals, the final race of the season.

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WORLD FINALS NOTES: Daryn Pittman claimed his 14th win of the season - the most single season Outlaws wins of his career… Following Thursday night's qualifying session, Pittman took the quick time for Saturday night… Terry McCarl, Joey Saldana, Kody Swanson, Bill Balog and Rico Abreu all won their heat races… Abreu scored a second place finish in his first ever start at The Dirt Track at Charlotte… Brad Sweet finished third after advancing into the feature from the Last Chance Showdown… David Gravel received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in ninth.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 14 (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, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15, Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7); Joey Saldana - 7 (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, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 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); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway);Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2);Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16);Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Ryan Smith - 1 (Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 25); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 7, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$12,000]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$3,200]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [4] [$2,800]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5] [$2,500]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [14] [$2,300]; 7. 51S-Stevie Smith [8] [$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [25] [$1,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [1] [$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [23] [$1,500]; 12. 63-Kody Swanson [10] [$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$1,100]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [17] [$1,050]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [21] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$1,000]; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$1,000]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [26] [$]; 19. 7-Craig Dollansky [11] [$1,000]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [9] [$1,000]; 21. 4-Cody Darrah [24] [$1,000]; 22. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$1,000]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [19] [$1,000]; 24. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$1,000]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer [20] [$1,000]; 26. 14-Lance Dewease [22] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-22, Daryn Pittman 23-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-David Gravel [+16]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 12.591; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.627; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. 63-Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. 14-Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. 21-Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 12.988; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.229; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. 83-David Gravel, 13.283; 45. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. 25-Chris Myers, 13.445; 51. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 13.713; 55. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 13.910

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 40-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 9. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 11. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [12]; 12. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [10]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 9. 16-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [9]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 63-Kody Swanson [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [4]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [8]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 10. 24B-Justin Barger [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 14-Lance Dewease [6]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 6. 83-David Gravel [9]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 8. 4C-Tyler Courtney [8]; 9. RG3-Logan Wagner [10]; 10. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [7]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan [5]; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver [9]; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree [11]; 11. 25-Chris Myers [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 2D-Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 8. 51S-Stevie Smith [7]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [10]; 10. 63-Kody Swanson [9]

D-Main - (6 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the C-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1] [-]; 2. 24B-Justin Barger [2] [-]; 3. 25-Chris Myers [4] [$100]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5] [$100]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree [8] [$100]; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [9] [$100]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [7] [$100]; 8. RG3-Logan Wagner [3] [$100]; 9. 16-Jac Haudenschild [6] [$100]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [10] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 2. 49X-Cole Duncan [4] [-]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3] [$125]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6] [$125]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$125]; 6. 83-David Gravel [10] [$100]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8] [$100]; 8. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [7] [$100]; 9. 24B-Justin Barger [14] [$100]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver [11] [$100]; 11. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [2] [$100]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$100]; 13. 4C-Tyler Courtney [5] [$100]; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard [9] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [-]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [-]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [5] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4] [$200]; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [8] [$180]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms [6] [$175]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$160]; 9. 14K-Dale Blaney [12] [$150]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [15] [$150]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [10] [$150]; 12. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [7] [$150]; 13. 49X-Cole Duncan [16] [$150]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [13] [$150]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson [9] [$150]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [14] [$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

12285

0

26

62

79

8

2

9

Daryn Pittman

12002

-283

14

49

75

6

3

51

Paul McMahan

11795

-490

5

42

74

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

11639

-646

6

43

68

7

5

71M

Joey Saldana

11584

-701

7

37

59

23

6

49

Brad Sweet

11365

-920

5

29

58

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

10939

-1346

2

17

44

4

8

11

Steve Kinser

10709

-1576

1

11

40

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

10408

-1877

1

7

30

0

10

83

David Gravel

10385

-1900

5

25

53

11

11

7s

Jason Sides

9875

-2410

0

3

22

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

9218

-3067

0

5

15

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

7861

-4424

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-6295

2

11

19

1

15

2

Shane Stewart

4846

-7439

2

12

25

4

16

59

Tim Kaeding

4478

-7807

0

3

14

0

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

4152

-8133

0

2

9

2

18

21

Brian Brown

3269

-9016

0

5

12

0

19

W20

Greg Wilson

3262

-9023

0

0

4

0

20

77X

Wayne Johnson

2805

-9480

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, 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 and Joey Saldana Score Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Quick-Time Awards
Donny Schatz clinches the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Thursday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana kicked off the opening night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by scoring qualifying quick-time awards.

Pittman out-qualified the 56-car World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series field by turning a lap of 12.579 in his No. 9 Great Clips car during the first qualifying session which set the field for Friday's event. It was the sixth quick-time award of the season for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver.

Pittman credited his team as they work to end the season on a high note.

"It just shows how hard the guys kept working - it doesn't matter if it's the last race, they put in the same effort for it as they do for the first," Pittman said. "Good to get quick time and we qualified really solid for the second night too. Hopefully that's a good sign for how our weekend will roll, and we'll just try to stay on top of the race track and get this team a victory."

As it happened, Pittman and Stevie Smith turned the same quick lap of 12.579 during the session, but Pittman had the tie-breaker with the faster second qualifying lap.

Saldana, who went out 12th in the second qualifying session which set the field for Saturday's event, scored his 24th quick-time award of the season. The driver of the Motter Equipment No. 71M turned a lap of 13.118. Brian Brown, who went out late in the session, made a challenge to Saldana but came up short with a second-best lap of 13.256.

"[Our quick time success this season is] a testament to our engine program," Saldana said. "Rick Long does a great job - I've been a part of Rick's program for a long time so I know horsepower-wise we've got it. We've just got to get a better race package. When we do get it we're good but we're not consistently doing it. Hopefully we can do it this weekend."

Saldana, who won the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in May, enters the weekend fifth in points with seven wins on the season.

After cinching up his points lead two weeks ago at Port Royal Speedway, Donny Schatz officially became the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Thursday afternoon after he and his team signed in for the World Finals. It is the sixth championship for the Tony Stewart Racing driver.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 1 (Friday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 12.591; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.627; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. 63-Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. 14-Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. 21-Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 12.988; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.229; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. 83-David Gravel, 13.283; 45. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. 25-Chris Myers, 13.445; 51. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 13.713; 55. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 13.910

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 2 (Saturday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

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.
 

 

Sammy Swindell Retiring From Full-Time Racing Effective Immediately

Sammy Swindell is shown at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. (Photo by Tim Johnson)

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2014) - Sammy Swindell has decided to retire from professional racing effective immediately.

Swindell, who has driven for Big Game Motorsports the past four years of his 40-plus year career, isn't planning to race again outside of the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Here are his words to the fans:

"After the last two weeks of our break from racing I have decided to retire from racing. I would like to still drive my midget at the Chili Bowl. I have been thinking a lot about this for the last three months. It has been a hard decision to make. I always knew when the time came to retire it would be clear. I've had a long and very successful career. Part of the reason for the timing now is I've spent the last two weekends with my son, Kevin, racing. I haven't had any time to spend with his racing the last four years. He will drive a (NASCAR) Nationwide car for the rest of the year and I want to be there to support him. I was going to do a limited schedule next year or retire at the end of this year. I've had a long talk with (Big Game Treestands Founder) Tod Quiring and we both agreed that this is the best for me.

"Amy and I would like to thank Tod and everyone at Big Game Treestands for the last four seasons. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped or been a part of my career, my fans and the friends that I have met over the last 43 years."

Swindell has one of the most well-rounded racing careers at any level. While he had stints in NASCAR and IndyCar, Swindell made a name for himself on dirt race tracks across the country.

He earned three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championships and he ranks second in career wins - 294 - with the premier sprint car series.

Swindell has also claimed almost every major sprint car event, including the Knoxville Nationals, Gold Cup Race of Champions, Kings Royal, Williams Grove National Open, Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Selinsgrove Open, Western World Championships and Syracuse Super Nationals to name a few.

Additionally, Swindell won an unprecedented two World of Outlaws features on the same day in 1991 and he picked up victories at Bristol Motor Speedway when it was covered in dirt in 2000-01.

Also, his five Chili Bowl victories are the most for any driver at the famed midget event.

Swindell, who was elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006, started racing when he was 15-years-old. Two years later he began a sprint car career that has culminated in more than 600 feature victories and at least one win in every season.

His career during the past 40-plus years of chasing races from state to state and coast to coast is legendary. Now he will focus on another career - that of his son, Kevin, who is the youngest driver to win a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event, is the only driver to win four consecutive Chili Bowl titles and is embarking on an opportunity in NASCAR.
 

 

Donny Schatz Wins His Eighth Knoxville Nationals Title
Schatz again holds off Brian Brown to score victory during sprint car racings richest week

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 9, 2014 - After rain delays, qualifiers, many days of work and months of preparation, Saturday's FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores came down to just a few laps with two familiar competitors fighting a pitched battle.

And when the checkered flag flew, for the third time in three years, two-time Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown found himself second to five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz.

With ten to go, Brown, who was running second in his FVP/Casey's General Stores car after starting fourth in the feature, closed the gap on Schatz, who had led most of the A main.

"I just didn't know how I was going to beat him," Brown said. "I pulled my wing back a little bit - I kind of laid left on my left rear. I got myself a little more plugged in there. It was like we just took back off.

"I don't know if the bottom slowed down or if I got better but we were able to catch (Schatz) there with (7 to go). I knew myself I probably should be going that quick to pass him because I knew if I showed him he was going to get his elbows up. I felt like if I were to get caught up on the cushion I wasn't going to get the opportunity so I had to go. I got by him - went to the bottom, protected the bottom…"

The crowd at Knoxville erupted for Brown as he crossed the start-finish line to lead a lap.

Schatz said he was surprised how well Brown was able to get around on the top of one and two.

"I tried early when we got to lapped traffic and I couldn't make it work," Schatz said. "That's the way it works - it's all about making the right decisions."

The next lap, Schatz looked inside and was able to clear Brown to retake the lead. Brown battled with Schatz during the remaining laps and despite at least one promising look for the lead, he was never able to get back around.

With his victory, Schatz scored his eighth Knoxville Nationals win in nine years. Just as impressive, the Fargo, N.D. native has finished first or second in 12 of his last 14 Knoxville Nationals outings.

"It's unbelievable - it feels so unreal, like it's not happening," Schatz said. "I haven't gotten a chance to get with the (STP) team and celebrate, but I definitely want to enjoy this. We raced good and hard with Brian. I had an awesome car all week long. Not very often that you get a car that good but these guys have worked awful hard to get us in this position and they put it on my shoulders when we went."

The win, which included a $150,000 payday for Schatz and his STP/Armor All team, was all the sweeter for the driver who is celebrating a birthday on Sunday.

Brown said at the end of the day, Schatz had the better car when it counted. He said he had mixed emotions about his second place finish but that he was ready to come back to Knoxville to take on the track once again.

"I think the big thing is I just want to congratulate Donny Schatz - eight out of nine and being able to do such a feat like that is pretty special. We're watching history. Somebody's going to beat him sooner or later and I hope it's me."

Third place finisher Kerry Madsen said that he was hoping he could make up ground on Brown and Schatz with his American Racing Custom Wheels car as the two battled for the lead. Ultimately though he said he just wasn't quite good enough.

Madsen, who led the Knoxville points coming into Friday's qualifier, said he is thrilled with his run, even if he did not win and with the performance of his team right now.

"It's mind boggling," Madsen said. "The last two months have just been - you couldn't dream about it.

"I'm actually double edged because I'm slightly disappointed not to win - we weren't quick enough to win but on the other hand I'm so proud for our organization our team, our sponsors, our owners that we got a podium in the Knoxville Nationals. It's been just fantastic. I'm so excited because with our crew chief Tyler Swank, we've only been together eight months…. But the future is bright."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action Tuesday, Aug. 12 as the Outlaws begin a three race stretch through the Upper Midwest, beginning with Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. After that, the Outlaws continue on to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Aug. 15 followed by Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. on Aug. 17.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz won his eighth Knoxville Nationals in five seasons… Donny Schatz has finished first or second in 12 of his last 14 Knoxville Nationals outings… Brooke Tatnell won the B main, Dale Blaney won the C main, Brad Loyet won the D main and Jimmy Light won the E main… This is the third year in a row Donny Schatz has finished first to Brian Brown's second at the Knoxville Nationals.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 13 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29 and Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9); Daryn Pittman - 11 (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, Lincoln Speedway on July 17 and Fulton Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3); 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 - 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Paul McMahan - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1); 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; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; Aug. 9, 2014

A Main (50 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Craig Dollansky (7); 5. Justin Henderson (8); 6. Paul McMahan (5); 7. Terry McCarl (6); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Joey Saldana (13); 10. Kraig Kinser (9); 11. Stevie Smith (19); 12. Cody Darrah (18); 13. Brad Sweet (23); 14. Daryn Pittman (17); 15. David Gravel (10); 16. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12); 17. Bryan Clauson (14); 18. Clint Garner (22); 19. Tim Kaeding (25); 20. Brooke Tatnell (21); 21. Lee Jacobs (24); 22. Shane Stewart (2); 23. Ryan Bunton (16); 24. Tim Shaffer (20); 25. Sammy Swindell (15). Hard Charger: Brad Sweet.

B Main (22 Laps): 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Brad Sweet (9); 4. Lee Jacobs (3); 5. Greg Hodnett (10); 6. Lucas Wolfe (15); 7. Jason Johnson (8); 8. Ian Madsen (13); 9. Jeff Swindell (5); 10. Don Droud Jr. (2); 11. Danny Lasoski (21); 12. Bronson Maeschen (20); 13. Davey Heskin (18); 14. Cole Wood (23); 15. Dale Blaney (19); 16. Danny Dietrich (12); 17. Matt Moro (7); 18. Bill Balog (14); 19. Greg Wilson (22); 20. Bud Kaeding (24); 21. Jon Agan (11); 22. Tasker Phillips (17); 23. Wayne Johnson (16); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (6);

C Main (15 Laps): 1. Dale Blaney (8); 2. Greg Wilson (6); 3. Danny Lasoski (11); 4. Bud Kaeding (10); 5. Cole Wood (1); 6. Brandon Wimmer (18); 7. Jac Haudenschild (13); 8. Dusty Zomer (20); 9. Chad Kemenah (17); 10. Jack Dover (12); 11. Danny Holtgraver (19); 12. James McFadden (22); 13. Jason Sides (24); 14. Seth Brahmer (15); 15. Andy Gregg (7); 16. Randy Hannagan (2); 17. Gary Taylor (3); 18. Caleb Helms (4); 19. Rico Abreu (5); 20. Brent Marks (9); 21. Steve Kinser (14); 22. Tony Bruce Jr. (16); 23. Brad Loyet (21); 24. Jason Meyers (23);

D Main (12 Laps): 1. Brad Loyet (2); 2. James McFadden (1); 3. Jason Meyers (4); 4. Jason Sides (3); 5. Brady Bacon (10); 6. Colby Copeland (6); 7. Johnny Herrera (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 9. Trey Starks (12); 10. Austin Johnson (14); 11. Josh Hodges (5); 12. Mike Moore (20); 13. Dustin Selvage (16); 14. Josh Schneiderman (18); 15. Glen Saville (13); 16. Jimmy Light (21); 17. Chris Martin (22); 18. Chris Shirek (19); 19. Dustin Clark (23); 20. Ed Lynch Jr. (8); 21. Kaley Gharst (15); 22. Paige Polyak (11); 23. Cap Henry (17); 24. Danny Smith (24);

E Main (10 Laps): 1. Jimmy Light (2); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Dustin Clark (1); 4. Danny Smith (3); 5. Logan Schuchart (10); 6. Jason Tostenson (6); 7. Rob Kubli (5); 8. Austen Wheatley (16); 9. Curtis Evans (12); 10. Tyler Courtney (11); 11. Bob Weuve (9); 12. Kody Kinser (14); 13. Jacob Allen (15); 14. Kory Crabtree (7); 15. TJ Peterson (13); 16. Kevin Ingle (8); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 18. Skylar Prochaska (18);

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

8434

0

13

41

54

6

2

9

Daryn Pittman

8316

-118

11

33

52

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

8260

-174

4

31

54

8

4

29

Kerry Madsen

8121

-313

5

32

49

5

5

71M

Joey Saldana

8086

-348

5

26

41

19

6

49

Brad Sweet

7930

-504

5

20

41

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

7633

-801

2

14

33

2

8

11

Steve Kinser

7540

-894

1

8

29

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

7323

-1111

0

3

23

0

10

83

David Gravel

6988

-1446

4

16

35

7

11

7s

Jason Sides

6755

-1679

0

2

12

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

6304

-2130

0

4

10

0

13

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-2444

2

11

19

1

14

1A

Jacob Allen

5432

-3002

0

0

1

0

15

5W

Lucas Wolfe

3442

-4992

0

2

8

1

16

59

Tim Kaeding

3410

-5024

0

3

13

0

17

2

Shane Stewart

2723

-5711

1

6

12

3

18

21

Brian Brown

2642

-5792

0

3

8

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

2614

-5820

0

0

0

0

20

W20

Greg Wilson

2481

-5953

0

0

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.

Shane Stewart Makes Last Lap Pass to Win Knoxville Nationals Qualifier
Stewart ties Madsen for second in points; Schatz takes the lead and the pole in Saturdays A main

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 8, 2014 - One lap is all Shane Stewart led at Friday night's qualifying feature for the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, but it was the one that mattered.

Stewart, who has one World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win on the season at Eldora Speedway in May, started the feature Friday night in sixth and after working his way through the field, passed Kraig Kinser on the final lap for the win.

"I was able to keep up with (Kraig) doing (running on the bottom in) one and two and it just worked out for me," Stewart said. "My car was good. The time trials are stressful and of course making it through the heat races is stressful. I feel like if you could do both of those, the A main is crucial, but it's not as crucial. I was going to be happy with running second and it just played out well for me."

"Anytime you can turn right off them scales, there's no better feeling. Just really, really happy for my guys; really happy for Kick-It and GoPro and Justin and Kyle."

Starting from the front row tomorrow, Stewart said tonight's win was great momentum for his team and that he feels like they will be in a position to win the Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night.

"I honestly feel like if I can put myself in a position to win it - I really feel like we have a good shot. I know 50 laps is a long race. We're with a great group of cars this year. All those guys are going to be really hard to beat. I feel like if all our stars are in line, I feel like I can finish tomorrow on top of the podium."

Kinser and Mark Dobmeier led the field to the green flag with Kinser leading the first lap. Though Kinser maintained the lead, the two battled through much of the feature. Farther back, Stewart, who started in sixth, was working his way through the field.

By the first caution on lap two, Stewart had moved to fourth and was able to pass David Gravel on the restart to take over the third position. Stewart set his sights on Dobmeier in second and by lap 13 was fighting for the position. Eight laps later, Stewart took over the second spot after a side-by-side battle with Dobmeier.

One final caution flew with three to go giving Stewart the opportunity he needed. Kinser held the lead for the first lap as Stewart looked for a way around. As Kinser took the white flag, he went high as Stewart looked low. Stewart was able to make it stick and complete the pass on the bottom.

"I heard him on that restart," said Kinser, who finished second in his Mesilla Valley Transportation car. "I wasn't getting the best restarts. I just couldn't get it taken off. I thought he was on the outside of me. I just came up trying to block the line. I felt good at the top when I was in traffic. I thought I would run around the top and opened the door for him and he was right there."

Kinser said his performance Friday night gave him confidence going into Saturday.

"We've got a situation where we don't know what we have going into Knoxville or we're not where we'd like to be," Kinser said. "I've gotten away with some good finishes so hopefully we continue it. We've got a decent starting spot for the A main and we'll go from there and see how we do tomorrow."

Dobmeier, who battled with Donny Schatz throughout much of the feature, said he figured out too late that he could make his Senske & Son Transfer car work on the bottom.

"Right before that (final) caution, (Schatz) showed me he was a little bit better there on the bottom he got by me but luckily the yellow came out so I was able to get my spot back," Dobmeier said. "Off the restart I didn't know if these two were going to go to the bottom or what but I had a good car up top. So they both went to the bottom and I had to take a runner on top. After that I got down on the bottom and found I was pretty good down there. I was actually kicking myself I wasn't down on the bottom more in that race. My crew, everybody gave me a good car."

Donny Schatz leads the Knoxville Nationals points heading into Saturday with Shane Stewart in second, Kerry Madsen in third, Brian Brown in fourth and Paul McMahan in fifth. The top-20 starting positions in Saturday's A main are now set.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday morning at Knoxville Raceway. All of Friday's events, including the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge will be run prior to Saturday's regularly scheduled show.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz took over the Knoxville Nationals points lead with Shane Stewart and Kerry Madsen in second and third… Craig Dollansky scored the quick time Friday night… Tim Kaeding, Daryn Pittman, Sammy Swindell and Brad Sweet were the four cars that transferred to the A main from the Last Chance Showdown.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27 and Ohsweken Speedway on July 29); Daryn Pittman - 11 (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, Lincoln Speedway on July 17 and Fulton Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3); 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 - 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Paul McMahan - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1);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; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; Aug. 8, 2014


A-main (25 Laps): 1. Shane Stewart (6); 2. Kraig Kinser (2); 3. Mark Dobmeier (1); 4. Donny Schatz (7); 5. David Gravel (4); 6. Craig Dollansky (8); 7. Justin Henderson (5); 8. Brooke Tatnell (12); 9. Lee Jacobs (10); 10. Danny Dietrich (13); 11. Don Droud Jr. (9); 12. Greg Hodnett (11); 13. Daryn Pittman (22); 14. Davey Heskin (18); 15. Sammy Swindell (23); 16. Wayne Johnson (14); 17. Brad Sweet (24); 18. Randy Hannagan (15); 19. Tim Kaeding (21); 20. Tony Bruce Jr. (19); 21. Greg Wilson (16); 22. Josh Hodges (20); 23. Jac Haudenschild (17); 24. Tim Shaffer (3).

Qualifying: 1. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (9), 14.934; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2), 14.98; 3. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.002; 4. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (4), 15.019; 5. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (30), 15.043; 6. 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (39), 15.065; 7. 83, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (29), 15.132; 8. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (40), 15.139; 9. 59, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10), 15.197; 10. 53, Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA (41), 15.214; 11. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (35), 15.226; 12. 40H, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (7), 15.239; 13. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (50), 15.262; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (22), 15.274; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (49), 15.279; 16. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 15.284; 17. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (14), 15.29; 18. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (44), 15.297; 19. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (26), 15.304; 20. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (43), 15.313; 21. 28, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (3), 15.318; 22. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (38), 15.324; 23. 81X, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (33), 15.37; 24. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (31), 15.385; 25. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (12), 15.386; 26. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (11), 15.409; 27. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.412; 28. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (1), 15.427; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (34), 15.428; 30. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (45), 15.433; 31. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (37), 15.439; 32. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (32), 15.461; 33. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (36), 15.472; 34. 9W, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (53), 15.476; 35. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (52), 15.501; 36. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (16), 15.502; 37. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (47), 15.509; 38. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (8), 15.55; 39. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (20), 15.557; 40. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (28), 15.571; 41. 44W, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (46), 15.574; 42. 31B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (48), 15.661; 43. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (21), 15.711; 44. 05, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (25), 15.712; 45. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (5), 15.742; 46. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (42), 15.809; 47. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (51), 15.864; 48. 60, Kory Crabtree, West Jefferson, OH (24), 15.916; 49. 45C, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (13), 15.942; 50. 19L, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (17), 16.19; 51. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (27), 16.369; 52. 7X, Critter Malone, Pittsboro, IN (18), No Time; 53. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), No Time.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (7); 4. Craig Dollansky (8); 5. Brady Bacon (1); 6. Daryn Pittman (6); 7. Johnny Herrera (10); 8. Brian Paulus (4); 9. Austen Wheatley (9); 10. Dakota Hendrickson (5);

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz (8); 2. Randy Hannagan (2); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (1); 4. David Gravel (7); 5. Caleb Helms (6); 6. Bud Kaeding (5); 7. Glen Saville (10); 8. Christopher Bell (9); 9. AJ Moeller (3); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (4);

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Greg Wilson (2); 2. Kraig Kinser (6); 3. Tim Shaffer (7); 4. Lee Jacobs (4); 5. Brad Sweet (5); 6. Jacob Allen (1); 7. Danny Smith (9); 8. Paige Polyak (3); 9. Bronson Maeschen (8); 10. Kory Crabtree (10);

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Shane Stewart (8); 3. Mark Dobmeier (6); 4. Greg Hodnett (4); 5. Jason Sides (5); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Tim Kaeding (7); 8. Brad Loyet (9); 9. Bob Weuve (1); 10. Dustin Clark (10);

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Danny Dietrich (3); 3. Josh Hodges (1); 4. Don Droud Jr. (5); 5. Tasker Phillips (6); 6. Colby Copeland (4); 7. Andy Gregg (7); 8. Sammy Swindell (8); 9. Jason Tostenson (10); 10. TJ Peterson (9);

C-main (10 Laps): 1. Bronson Maeschen (1); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (13); 5. Austen Wheatley (6); 6. Jason Tostenson (10); 7. Kevin Ingle (11); 8. Dustin Clark (9); 9. Bob Weuve (5); 10. TJ Peterson (7); 11. Kory Crabtree (8); 12. AJ Moeller (4); 13. Critter Malone (12);

Heat Non-qualifiers: 1. Kevin Ingle (1); 2. Critter Malone (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3);


Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps): 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Daryn Pittman (4); 3. Sammy Swindell (1); 4. Brad Sweet (8); 5. Tasker Phillips (6); 6. Bud Kaeding (7); 7. Brady Bacon (14); 8. Brad Loyet (18); 9. Caleb Helms (5); 10. Andy Gregg (3); 11. Bronson Maeschen (21); 12. Colby Copeland (11); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (23); 14. Paige Polyak (12); 15. Josh Schneiderman (24); 16. Jacob Allen (15); 17. Danny Smith (17); 18. Johnny Herrera (19); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Christopher Bell (16); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (22); 22. Brian Paulus (10); 23. Jason Sides (9); 24. RJ Johnson (13).

Unofficial Knoxville Nationals Points

1. Donny Schatz - 492
2. Shane Stewart - 491
3. Kerry Madsen - 491
4. Brian Brown - 485
5. Paul McMahan - 484
6. Terry McCarl - 481
7. Craig Dollansky - 481
8. Justin Henderson - 472
9. Kraig Kinser - 471
10. David Gravel - 471
11. Mark Dobmeier - 464
12. Sam Haferepe, Jr. - 457
13. Joey Saldana - 454
14. Bryan Clauson - 444
15. Sammy Swindell - 443
16. Ryan Bunton - 443
17. Daryn Pittman - 441
18. Cody Darrah - 437
19. Stevie Smith - 434
20. Tim Shaffer - 434
21. Brooke Tatnell - 433
22. Don Droud, Jr. - 433
23. Lee Jacobs - 431
24. Clint Garner - 430
25. Tim Kaeding - 430
26. Sheldon Haudenschild - 428
27. Jeff Swindell - 427
28. Jason Johnson - 426
29. Matt Moro - 424
30. Greg Hodnett - 423
31. Brad Sweet - 422
32. Danny Dietrich - 421
33. Jon Agan - 420
34. Bill Balog - 416
35. Ian Madsen - 414
36. Wayne Johnson - 410
37. Lucas Wolfe - 409
38. Davey Heskin - 406
39. Tasker Phillips - 402
40. Bronson Maeschen - 402
41. Cole Wood - 401
42. Randy Hannagan - 401
43. Gary Taylor - 401
44. Caleb Helms - 400
45. Rico Abreu - 399
46. Greg Wilson - 396
47. Andy Gergg - 396
48. Dale Blaney - 394
49. Brent Marks - 394
50. Bud Kaeding - 393
51. Jack Dover - 392
52. Kevin Swindell - 390
53. Jac Haudenschild - 390
54. Tony Bruce, Jr. - 384
55. Steve Kinser - 383
56. Brandon Wimmer - 381
57. Chad Kemenah - 381
58. Danny Lasoski - 380
59. James McFadden - 379
60. Danny Holtgraver - 377
61. Josh Hodges - 374
62. Seth Brahmer - 367
63. Dusty Zomer - 366
64. Colby Copeland - 365
65. Trey Starks - 365
66. Austin Johnson - 361
67. Jason Meyers - 360
68. Jason Sides - 358
69. Lynton Jeffrey - 357
70. Brady Bacon - 356
71. Dakota Hendrickson - 353
72. Paig Polyak - 349
73. Brian Paulus - 347
74. Logan Schuchart - 344
75. RJ Johnson - 333
76. Jacob Allen - 331
77. Brad Loyet - 329
78. Chris Shirek - 326
79. Danny Smith - 316
80. Kaley Gharst - 310
81. Christopher Bell - 309
82. Johnny Herrera - 308
83. Dustin Selvage - 308
84. Glen Saville - 304
85. Ed Lynch, Jr. - 302
86. A.J. Moeller - 302
87. Chris Martin - 301
88. Mike Moore - 299
89. Rob Kubli - 298
90. Austin Wheatley - 288
91. Bob Weuve - 284
92. Joey Moughan - 274
93. Cap Henry - 271
94. Kody Kinser - 271
95. Jason Tostenson - 268
96. TJ Peterson - 267
97. Jimmy Light - 265
98. Dustin Clark - 263
99. Josh Schneiderman - 262
100. Curtis Evans - 261
101. Kory Crabtree - 259
102. Kevin Ingle - 238
103. Tyler Courtney - 230
104. Skylar Prochaska - 223
105. Critter Malone - 221

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.
 

Brian Brown Takes Night One at the FVP Knoxville Nationals
Brown is now second in the point standings for the Knoxville Nationals title

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 7, 2014 - Brian Brown fired the opening shot in the battle for the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, surging past Sam Hafertepe Jr. to win Thursday night's qualifying feature.

Brown, who has found himself in recent years fighting Donny Schatz for the Knoxville Nationals title, said he is keeping Schatz in his sights but is also thinking about tonight's third place finisher, Kerry Madsen.

"When your car is working that good and your motor is working that good the driver doesn't have to do anything that's too crazy - just don't put yourself out of position," said Brown, driver of the FVP, Casey's General Stores car. "We didn't do it tonight. We weren't too crazy fast in qualifying, we weren't that great in the heat and in the feature, to me, we were just kind of mediocre and we found a way to squeak one out - we've got to work on our car a little bit more if we want to beat Madsen and Schatz."

The rain that postponed Wednesday's first night of qualifying did not return Thursday, however a light mist fell on the track for much of the late afternoon. Brown said the weather conditions lowered his expectations for the night.

"We went out to hot lap and it's misting rain and every half a lap your shield fogs up where you can't even see," Brown said. "So I was thinking, I waited 360 days for this Knoxville Nationals and this is what I'm going to get?... I was thinking one lane, no passing. I'm going to get third to fourth quick time; I'm going run eighth in the heat, I'm going start fourth in the B and transfer. I'm going go from 22nd to 10th and be 14th in points is what I was thinking. Obviously it changed quite a bit."

Brown complimented Knoxville officials for the work they did to get the track back in racing condition after a day of rain. He also thanked the fans for sticking it out through less than ideal weather.

After qualifying fourth and finishing fourth in his heat, Brown finds himself second in the Knoxville points standings. He is six points out of the lead.

Bryan Clauson and Jeff Swindell led the field to the green flag - second place finishing Sam Hafertepe Jr. started in third, Brown started in fifth and Madsen started in seventh.

Jeff Swindell jumped out to an early lead, taking lap one of the feature. It was a position he held through much of the first half of the feature, as Clauson tried to hold off his competition. By lap five, Hafertepe moved into the second spot, setting his sights on Swindell, as Brown pushed into the top-five.

On lap 12, Hafertepe had reeled in Swindell and was battling with him for the lead. Hafertepe took over the lead a lap later as Brown pressed Clauson for third. Brown took over the spot on lap 15. After a short battle, Madsen also got around Clauson, taking over the fourth spot.

Shortly after Brown passed Swindell for second, a red flag flew. It was the break Brown needed.

"Sam (Hafertepe) did a good job and brought me around pretty slow (on the restart)," Brown said. "My motor didn't take off quite as well as I would like and he got going a little bit better. I was going to throw a Hail Mary there and try to slide him and I went across there and it stuck pretty well. And then I stuck the bottom off of two and went down the back straightaway and he chopped me pretty good. I thought I really want to win this but I really want to finish so I let him go and then got back going again and got another good run and stuck it."

Hafertepe said he came into Knoxville with a lot of confidence after good runs at the 360 Nationals and a weekly show at the track. That confidence Hafertepe had faded though as he struggled through qualifying.

"We thought we'd qualify top-10 and we qualified 20th," Hafertepe said. "I was pretty upset after qualifying because I knew we had a better car than that. The way the track was, it just caught us off guard. We were kind of geared up to be a little bit slicker. I just told myself, hey, we've got to deal with what we have and we did. We made our car better and better and we ran second in the heat from fifth. In the feature, if the only guy that beats you is Brown, you're doing alright around here."

With a fifth place position in the Knoxville Nationals' points, Hafertepe said he hopes it will be enough to lock him into the show on Saturday night.

Madsen, who is now leading the Knoxville Nationals' point standings and is carrying momentum from wins at Eldora Speedway's Kings Royal and The Ironman 55, credited his American Racing Custom Wheels team and more specifically his crew chief Tyler Swank for the his success this season.

"You know, I'm more excited that we had a good night and we're solidly in the show rather than being the point leader," Madsen said. "We had a solid car all night - qualifying, heat race and the A main. I just drove really conservatively in the A main - I just wanted to get a finish. The car was great and it's going to be a good relief tonight. A good night's sleep and I'll go watch the races tomorrow and Saturday is probably going to be pretty intense."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night at Knoxville Raceway as Wednesday's qualifying group makes up its rain postponed show. All of Friday's events have been moved to Saturday afternoon, prior to the regularly scheduled Saturday show.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NOTES: Kerry Madsen leaves night one leading the Knoxville Nationals points… This is Brian Brown's second straight qualifying night feature win at the Knoxville Nationals… Paul McMahan scored the quick time tonight… Ian Madsen set the 10 lap track record at Knoxville on Thursday night, finishing his heat in 2:31.779.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 12 (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, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27 and Ohsweken Speedway on July 29); Daryn Pittman - 11 (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, Lincoln Speedway on July 17 and Fulton Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3); 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 - 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Paul McMahan - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1);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; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; Aug. 7, 2014


A-main (25 Laps): 1. Brian Brown (5) ($12,000); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (7); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Bryan Clauson (1); 6. Paul McMahan (8); 7. Jason Johnson (11); 8. Joey Saldana (22); 9. Clint Garner (10); 10. Jon Agan (13); 11. Ian Madsen (15); 12. Cole Wood (18); 13. Bill Balog (12); 14. Matt Moro (9); 15. Ryan Bunton (4); 16. Jeff Swindell (2); 17. Cody Darrah (21); 18. James McFadden (20); 19. Stevie Smith (24); 20. Brandon Wimmer (17); 21. Chad Kemenah (19); 22. Kevin Swindell (16); 23. Jack Dover (14); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (23).


Qualifying: 1. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (26), 14.633; 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (33), 14.738; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 14.748; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 14.753; 5. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (37), 14.812; 6. 4, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (4), 14.821; 7. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (29), 14.829; 8. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (28), 14.849; 9. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (10), 14.866; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (32), 14.871; 11. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (5), 14.877; 12. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (50), 14.881; 13. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (21), 14.895; 14. 14K, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (6), 14.908; 15. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (3), 14.935; 16. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (24), 14.947; 17. 55X, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (38), 14.968; 18. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (31), 14.969; 19. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (15), 14.972; 20. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (27), 14.984; 21. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (40), 14.986; 22. 82, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (41), 15.02; 23. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (22), 15.041; 24. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (42), 15.044; 25. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (43), 15.046; 26. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.058; 27. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (49), 15.061; 28. 83X, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (30), 15.071; 29. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (11), 15.117; 30. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (2), 15.154; 31. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (8), 15.157; 32. 4A, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 15.165; 33. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (16), 15.165; 34. 55J, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (18), 15.17; 35. 71, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (46), 15.227; 36. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (12), 15.231; 37. 24H, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (47), 15.244; 38. 17W, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (23), 15.27; 39. 63, Chad Kemenah, Elvada, OH (51), 15.29; 40. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (52), 15.304; 41. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (20), 15.368; 42. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (45), 15.425; 43. 21X, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (39), 15.447; 44. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (25), 15.472; 45. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (34), 15.484; 46. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (44), 15.495; 47. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (48), 15.516; 48. 1X, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (1), 15.532; 49. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (7), 15.553; 50. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (13), 15.839; 51. 4C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (35), No Time; 52. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (36), No Time.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Jeff Swindell (4); 3. Paul McMahan (8); 4. Ryan Bunton (6); 5. Logan Schuchart (3); 6. Steve Kinser (5); 7. Chris Shirek (1); 8. Cody Darrah (7); 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. Mike Moore (10);

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (8); 3. Bryan Clauson (4); 4. Brandon Wimmer (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (3); 6. Rico Abreu (6); 7. Stevie Smith (7); 8. Trey Starks (5); 9. Rob Kubli (9); 10. Kody Kinser (10);

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. Jack Dover (2); 2. Cole Wood (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Terry McCarl (8); 5. Jason Meyers (3); 6. Gary Taylor (6); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Danny Holtgraver (5); 9. Joey Moughan (9); 10. Cap Henry (10);

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. Ian Madsen (2); 2. Chad Kemenah (1); 3. Jason Johnson (3); 4. Brian Brown (8); 5. Danny Lasoski (7); 6. Austin Johnson (4); 7. Dale Blaney (6); 8. Seth Brahmer (5); 9. Kaley Gharst (9); 10. Jimmy Light (10);

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. Kevin Swindell (2); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. James McFadden (1); 5. Brent Marks (6); 6. Lucas Wolfe (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Ed Lynch Jr. (3); 10. Curtis Evans (10);

C-main (10 Laps): 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Kaley Gharst (5); 4. Mike Moore (6); 5. Cap Henry (8); 6. Kody Kinser (7); 7. Jimmy Light (9); 8. Curtis Evans (10); 9. Ed Lynch Jr. (1); 10. Joey Moughan (4); 11. Tyler Courtney (11); 12. Skylar Prochaska (12).

Heat Non-qualifiers: 1. Tyler Courtney (1); 2. Skylar Prochaska (2);

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps): 1. Cody Darrah (2); 2. Joey Saldana (4); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 4. Stevie Smith (3); 5. Lucas Wolfe (6); 6. Gary Taylor (8); 7. Dale Blaney (9); 8. Rico Abreu (7); 9. Brent Marks (10); 10. Danny Holtgraver (13); 11. Dusty Zomer (17); 12. Steve Kinser (11); 13. Jason Meyers (18); 14. Seth Brahmer (14); 15. Austin Johnson (15); 16. Kaley Gharst (23); 17. Trey Starks (12); 18. Mike Moore (24); 19. Chris Shirek (19); 20. Dustin Selvage (21); 21. Chris Martin (20); 22. Danny Lasoski (5); 23. Logan Schuchart (16); 24. Rob Kubli (22).


Unofficial Knoxville Nationals Points

1. Kerry Madsen - 491
2. Brian Brown - 485
3. Paul McMahan - 484
4. Terry McCarl - 481
5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 457
6. Joey Saldana - 454
7. Bryan Clauson - 444
8. Ryan Bunton - 443
9. Cody Darrah - 437
10. Stevie Smith - 434
11. Clint Garner - 430
12. Sheldon Haudenschild - 428
13. Jeff Swindell - 427
14. Jason Johnson - 426
15. Matt Moro - 424
16. Jon Agan - 420
17. Bill Balog - 416
18. Ian Madsen - 414
19. Lucas Wolfe - 409
20. Cole Wood - 401
21. Gary Taylor - 401
22. Rico Abreu - 399
23. Dale Blaney - 394
24. Brent Marks - 394
25. Jack Dover - 392
26. Kevin Swindell - 390
27. Steve Kinser - 383
28. Brandon Wimmer - 381
29. Chad Kemenah - 381
30. Danny Lasoski - 380
31. James McFadden - 379
32. Danny Holtgraver - 377
33. Seth Brahmer - 367
34. Dusty Zomer - 366
35. Trey Starks - 365
36. Austin Johnson - 361
37. Jason Meyers - 360
38. Logan Schuchart - 344
39. Chris Shirek - 326
40. Kaley Gharst - 310
41. Dustin Selvage - 308
42. Ed Lynch, Jr. - 302
43. Chris Martin - 301
44. Mike Moore - 299
45. Rob Kubli - 298
46. Joey Moughan - 274
47. Cap Henry - 271
48. Kody Kinser - 271
49. Jimmy Light - 265
50. Chrtis Evans - 261
51. Tyler Courtney - 230
52. Skylar Prochaska - 223

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Madsen Is Ironman

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Month of Money has been good to Kerry Madsen, and his Keneric Racing team as the Australian pilot backed up his Kings Royal win by picking up Saturday night’s Ironman 55, 55-lap feature event at the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO.

“It just feels bloody awesome,” Madsen said. “We had a such a good car, and have been so good here in the past, it’s great to finally break through.”

Madsen kicked his night off in grand style as he was the first car out in time trials, and his time held atop the speed chart, giving him quick time honors.

Working from fourth to second in heat race action, Madsen started and finished in the sixth spot in the dash, putting his American Racing/Morrison Racing Engines/KPC No. 29 in the third row for the feature event.

When the race went green, Madsen had worked his way up into the fourth spot, before he was able to get around Brad Sweet to take over the third position.

Using a couple of early restarts to his advantage, Madsen was able to get by Paul McMahan for the second spot, as he began his pursuit of Donny Schatz.

A lap 20 restart saw Madsen time things perfectly, as he got the advantage over Schatz, and quickly pulled away as he pounded the cushion religiously.

Madsen was spectacular in lapped traffic, using his speed to split cars at times, to keep his advantage. In the closing laps, as got help up as he tried to make work of a couple of cars, and wasn’t able to and it allowed Schatz to erase his sizeable lead.

Though Schatz closed in on him, Madsen showed his strength as he was crowned the 2014 Ironman.

“I got by Donny on that restart, but knew when it’s bloody Donny Schatz behind you, you can’t make a mistake,” he added. “A couple of times I would lap somebody, and they would come back, and I thought it was him, but fortunately it wasn’t. It was a fun race, but I was waiting for that checkered to drop, and it finally did.”

Overall, Madsen had a brilliant weekend, aside from picking up his fifth World of Outlaw win of the season.

On Saturday night during the prelude to the Ironman 55, the Keneric Racing’s team strength was tested as numerous delays made for a very late night of racing.

After timing in second fastest in time trials, Madsen got to the lead in his heat race, and with just two laps to go, the second place car got into the fence, causing heavy damage, and forcing track crews to make repairs.

As the delay started at roughly 10pm, matters got worse as the skies opened up, and the fence delay turned into the second rain delay of the night.

Returning to the speedway at midnight, to complete his heat, Madsen was able to lead the final two laps to pick up the win, and move to the Dash, where he would finish in the sixth spot.

After a caution flew on the fourth lap, things picked up in a hurry on the I-55 Raceway, and as Madsen worked the cushion, his night nearly came to a disastrous end, as he flirted with the turn three wall, only to drive out of it, and maintain his position.

Getting into the second spot, Madsen gave it all he could chasing after Paul McMahan, and though he made things exciting on the last lap, he came up just short, and finished in the second spot.

“I have to thank my entire team for sticking out a pretty long and brutal night,” Madsen said. “It was a weird night, but everyone stayed loose during the delay, and I am happy I could give them a nice reward.”

Following his big win on Saturday night, Madsen and his team made the all night drive from Pevely, MO to Knoxville, IA to take part in the Capitani Classic on Sunday night, for one final night of testing before the Knoxville Nationals.

With a stacked field of 71 cars on hand for the marquee event, Madsen went out very late in time trials, and was able to find a little bit of moisture as he wound up 22nd fastest.

Lining up third in his heat race, Madsen would work into the second spot, as he chased after Lynton Jeffery, and transferred into the 25-lap feature event, where he found himself on the front row, alongside brother, Ian.

When the race got underway, Madsen found himself shuffled back to the third spot, as he chased after his brother, and second running Justin Henderson.

Running in third much of the race, the 2014 Kings Royal champion found himself as far back as the fifth spot, as the action got very tight in the lead pack.

A late caution saw Madsen use the cushion to his advantage as he zipped around Davey Heskin and Justin Henderson to take the third spot, where he would finish.

“We had a rough start to the race, but we got a lot better in the final run,” he said. “My guys drove all night, got here early this morning and got this thing ready for tonight, that’s how bad we wanted to race here, and I can’t thank them enough. I have to thank the Gavranich family, American Racing, and of the people who have supported us this year. It is going to be a tough week upcoming, and I hope we can stay to form.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-67, Wins-8, Top-5’s-35, Top 10’s-52

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team now set their focus to the 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals. The team is scheduled to qualify on Thursday night, take part in the World Challenge on Friday night, and run the finale on Saturday night.

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