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DAN MOTTER ANNOUNCES 71M CREW CHANGES AS PREPARATION IS UNDERWAY FOR 2015 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SEASON

PENGILLY, Minn. (Dec. 5, 2014) Evolution and change are certain in motorsports.  Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M World of Outlaws Sprint Car team, today acknowledged some crew member changes for the 2015 season.

“First I want to emphasize that veteran driver Joey Saldana will remain in the cockpit of the 71M for the 2015 World of Outlaws series,” said Motter.

Following some post-season surgery and medical concerns , crew chief Davey Whitworth has elected not to travel and has stepped down from his position with the team.

“We will miss Davey,” said Motter.  “He has been a tireless ambassador for our team since its inception in late 2012.  His work ethic and dedication to our team will be hard to replace.”

“We are in the process of interviewing crew chiefs and expect to make a selection soon.”

Sean Strausbaugh, who was been with the team since its 2013 startup, will remain a solid leader with the team and has been joined by Derek Miller, a long-time friend of Strausbaugh’s from Pennsylvania.  Miller grew up in a racing family.  His dad raced sprint cars and he raced micro sprints and TQ sprints.

Tommy Waseleski has also left the race team and has returned to his previous position in the Motter Equipment Minnesota-based equipment shop. Waseleski will go back to driving Late Model Stock Cars where he has enjoyed much success.

Joey Saldana will be in the seat of the 71M for the World of Outlaws schedule beginning in Barberville, Fl. but he will campaign with Rudeen Racing at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, Arizona in January.

“We had originally planned to run the Winter Heat Series,” said Motter, “but we want to be well prepared when the Outlaws season begins in Florida so we are concentrating our efforts in that direction.  Sean (Strausbaugh) and Derek (Miller) have been working long hours at our race shop and I am confident we will be ready to contend for the championship when the season begins in February.”

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2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule Revealed

New Tracks, Expanded Events Highlight 2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule

Three tracks to welcome Greatest Show on Dirt for first time as Stockton, Cedar Lake, Williams Grove add race days to Outlaw weekends

CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 4, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces.

This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make its first visits to Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud, Minn., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

"The schedule for the upcoming season represents another busy year for the World of the Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in series history, we have more two-day destination events than we have had in a long time and are looking forward to the great potential of the year ahead."

The season kicks-off Feb. 13-15 at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series then heads west for two nights in Las Vegas followed by its only visit to Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson and a big swing through California that runs through mid-April and includes the now two-day FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 21-22.

Golden State native Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will play host to the series on April 8 when the Outlaws invade Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992. It will mark fifth event in World of Outlaws history at the quarter-mile track.

For the second consecutive season, the Outlaws return to the birthplace of the series, Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 24 and 25, then head to the Midwest for the first time of the year for races in Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.

The series' first swing through the Northeast includes a return to Lincoln Speedway, the Morgan Cup Challenge at Williams Grove and a return to Weedsport Speedway for the first time since 1993.

A race back through the Midwest is highlighted by the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, where Tommie Estes was named promoter of the year in 2014, then followed by the two-day Cedar Lake Outlaw Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11 and 12. The Outlaws will compete for two, $10,000-to-win features at the New Richmond, Wis., track, marking another new weekend destination event to the schedule.

The 'Month of Money' once again kicks off at the annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on July 15 before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal weekend and a second swing through Pennsylvania, Canada and the Midwest. The celebrated month wraps-up with the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 7-8 and the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 12-15.

Canada welcomes the Outlaws north of the border for five dates in 2015. The first swing begins July 28 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., before heading east to Brockville (Ontario) Speedway in and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que., near Montreal. The Outlaws return to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 28-29 for the Oil City Cup. Defending series champion Donny Schatz will be aiming to repeat his incredible Canadian sweep from last season that helped to propel him to his sixth World of Outlaws crown.

The Outlaws will sweep through the West Coast for a second time in August and September, with events at Skagit Speedway north of Seattle, Grays Harbor Speedway just west of Olympia, Wash., Cottage Grove Speedway near Eugene, Ore., Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Antioch Speedway between Oakland and Stockton.

As the championship battle hits the stretch run in October, the series will take on a newly expanded three-day National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

"The National Open is already one of the biggest events on the World of Outlaws schedule," Carter said. "With a passionate fan base and a storied facility, we are excited for the opportunity to help make this great event even better."

Finally, in what has become one of the most anticipated dates on the schedule, the season concludes Nov. 5-6-7 at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins the World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds for three nights of action to decide the championship winners in each of the three series.

Tickets for many of the events are on sale now at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Future ticket opportunities will be announced as they come available.

For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date Day Track
Feb. 13 Friday Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 14 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 15 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park
    
March 4 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
March 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
March 7 Saturday USA Raceway
March 13 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway
March 14 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway
March 21 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track
March 22 Sunday Stockton Dirt Track
March 27 Friday Merced Speedway
March 28 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway
March 29 Sunday Antioch Speedway

April 8 Wednesday Placerville Speedway
April 11 Saturday Calistoga Speedway
April 12 Sunday Calistoga Speedway
April 17 Friday Kings Speedway
April 18 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway
April 24 Friday Devil's Bowl Speedway
April 25 Saturday Devil's Bowl Speedway

May 1 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway
May 2 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55
May 3 Sunday Tri-State Speedway
May 8 Friday Eldora Speedway
May 9 Saturday Eldora Speedway
May 13 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway
May 15 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
May 16 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
May 17 Sunday Weedsport Speedway
May 19 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway
May 22 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
May 25 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway
May 29 Friday Attica Raceway Park
May 30 Saturday I-96 Raceway

June 2 Tuesday Kokomo Speedway
June 5 Friday I-80 Speedway
June 6 Saturday Lakeside Speedway
June 12 Friday Crawford County Speedway
June 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway
June 14 Sunday Huset's Speedway
June 16 Tuesday Granite City Speedway
June 19 Friday River Cities Speedway
June 20 Saturday Dakota State Fair Speedway
June 26 Friday 34 Raceway
June 27 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway

July 3 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park
July 4 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park
July 11 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway
July 12 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway
July 15 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park
July 17 Friday Eldora Speedway
July 18 Saturday Eldora Speedway
July 21 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway
July 24 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
July 25 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
July 26 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway
July 28 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway
July 31 Friday Brockville Ontario Speedway

Aug. 1 Saturday Autodrome Drummond
Aug. 7 Friday Federated Raceway at I-55
Aug. 8 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55
Aug. 12 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 13 Thursday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 14 Friday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 18 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway
Aug. 21 Friday River Cities Speedway
Aug. 23 Sunday Nodak Speedway
Aug. 28 Friday Castrol Raceway
Aug. 29 Saturday Castrol Raceway

Sept. 4 Friday Skagit Speedway
Sept. 5 Saturday Skagit Speedway
Sept. 7 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway
Sept. 9 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway
Sept. 11 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway
Sept. 12 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway
Sept. 13 Sunday Antioch Speedway
Sept. 18 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway
Sept. 19 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway
Sept. 25 Friday Eldora Speedway
Sept. 26 Saturday Berlin Raceway

Oct. 1 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 2 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 3 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 10 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Oct. 16 Friday TBA
Oct. 17 Saturday TBA
Oct. 24 Saturday Port Royal Speedway
Oct. 25 Sunday Utica-Rome Speedway

Nov. 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 6 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 7 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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Deer Creek Speedway Offers 2014 Ticket Holders Same Price for 2015 World of Outlaws Tickets for Limited Time
 

Spring Valley, Minn. — December 3, 2014 — Fans who held reserved tickets for this past season’s Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek that featured the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, will have the chance to purchase tickets to the 2015 event, set for Saturday, September 19, at the same price - $35, if purchased before Monday, December 15. After this date, reserved tickets will be released to the general public and will be available for $37.
 
Reserved ticket holders from 2014, will be receiving a postcard in the mail, providing information on purchasing 2015 tickets to the Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Deer Creek Speedway on September 19.
 
“We always put our next season’s tickets at the beginning of December, in order to give people time to buy them for the holidays and as gifts,” said Ryan Queensland, Marketing Director/Scheduling Coordinator at Deer Creek Speedway. “We like to reward our loyal ticket holders by providing them the first chance to purchase tickets for the next season and with a bit of a discount as well.”
 
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series first raced at Deer Creek Speedway in 2009 and has returned each and every year since. The multi-grooved, high-banked three-eighths-mile, located just outside of Rochester, has produced five different winners, including Minnesota native Craig Dollansky, who returns to the tour full-time in 2015.
 
Joey Saldana won the first two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at Deer Creek Speedway. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who retired from full-time competition following the 2014 season, won at the track in 2011. Ian Madsen scored his first-career World of Outlaws win at Deer Creek Speedway in 2013 and veteran Paul McMahan was victorious in 2014.
 
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting DeerCreekSpeedway.com or by calling the track at 1-877-DCS-Race or 507-754-6107.

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Crawford County Speedway Set for First-Ever World of Outlaws Visit in 2015
 
DENISON, Iowa. — November 19, 2014 —
The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12.
 
Crawford County Speedway is located in Denison, Iowa, at the Crawford County Fairgrounds and has been hosting racing since the 1950s. The size of the track has changed over the years from its original design as a sprawling half-mile to the current semi-banked three-eighths-mile (four-tenths-mile around the top) configuration, with wide, sweeping corners. Within the last few years, the track has installed brand new grandstand seating and concession stand areas.
 

“It’s going to be huge for our community to have the World of Outlaws come to town,” said Gary Volkert of the Crawford County Race Board. “When I say to folks locally that the Outlaws are coming, their eyes get big and wide. We are motivated to get more recognition for the track to show it off and this will certainly do that. There are a lot of people that have never been to Crawford County Speedway and will definitely come to see the World of Outlaws.”
 
Leading the way into the 2015 World of Outlaws STP Series campaign will be six-time series champion, Donny Schatz, who has had quite a bite of success with the series in the state of Iowa, including winning eight of the last nine Knoxville Nationals. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, was victorious in the state of Iowa this past season, in the Speed Sport World Challenge at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Kraig Kinser, a third-generation driver, also won in Iowa in 2014 at Clay County Fair Speedway.
 
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at six different tracks in Iowa over the last 36 years, with the first of those coming during the series inaugural 1978 campaign. This past season racing in the Hawkeye State, the series contested five racing programs, four of which were part of the Knoxville Nationals, with five different drivers picking up wins.
 
Crawford County Speedway joins Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, as tracks hosting an inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event in 2015.
 
“The Outlaws are a whole different ballgame,” said Volkert. “It’s a true show and a spectacle to be seen. We’ve had 360-sprint cars here the last few years and they carry a lot of speed down the backstretch, but the Outlaws will be even faster. The drivers are very talented and the cars are very fast. We are extremely excited for the event and are already working on plans, so that on June 12, we are ready to go.”
 
Additional information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.
 
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Dakota State Fair Speedway to Host Inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Event in 2015
 
HURON, S.D. — November 12, 2014 — Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, is set to host the best sprint car drivers in the world on Saturday, June 20, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make their first-ever visit to the semi-banked three-eighths-mile. Dakota State Fair Speedway is located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota.
 
“I’ve always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we had an opening in our schedule, but it will for 2015,” said Orville Chenoweth, Promoter at Dakota State Fair Speedway. “It should be a great fit for both the track and the World of Outlaws. There are some sprint car drivers in this region that have wanted to come and run here for a while and this will give them an opportunity and they’ll get to race against the Outlaws.”
 
Dakota State Fair Speedway will mark the fifth track in South Dakota that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at, dating back to 1979. A total of 15 drivers have won A-Feature events with the series in South Dakota, led by three-time series champion Sammy Swindell, who retired earlier this year. Swindell claimed 11 A-Feature wins in the state during his legendary career.
 
Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, who completed his last full season with the series in 2014, has 10 A-Feature wins in the state.  Along with Kinser and Swindell, other Hall of Fame drivers that have won with the World of Outlaws in South Dakota include: Dave Blaney, Bobby Davis Jr., Mark Kinser, Ron Shuman, Jimmy Sills and Doug Wolfgang.
 
Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, and recently won his sixth Outlaws championship, is the winningest active driver with the series in South Dakota, having earned four wins at two different tracks. Craig Dollansky, who returns to the series full-time in 2015, has also been victorious twice in the state.
 
Dakota State Fair Speedway hosted the World of Outlaws Gumout Series in 2002, and current World of Outlaws of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Jason Sides and Shane Stewart competed in that event. The track also has held a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events, first in 2005, and again in 2010.
 
“We’ve hosted the WISSOTA 100 the last few years, which is also a big event, and this will really be the icing on the cake,” said Chenoweth of the World of Outlaws debut at the three-eighths-mile. “The fans really enjoyed when we had the World of Outlaws Gumout Series here a number of years ago and everyone should be pretty excited to see all of the Outlaws in 2015.”
 
More information on tickets will become available at a later date at www.slspromotions.com.

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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
1. Donny Schatz 12427
2. Daryn Pittman 12146
3. Paul McMahan 11930
4. Kerry Madsen 11780
5. Joey Saldana 11725
6. Brad Sweet 11499
7. Cody Darrah 11063
8. Steve Kinser 10813
9. Kraig Kinser 10483
10. David Gravel 10460
11. Jason Sides 9997
12. Logan Schuchart 9326
13. Jacob Allen 7973
14. Sammy Swindell 5990
15. Shane Stewart 4962
16. Tim Kaeding 4478
17. Lucas Wolfe 4152
18. Brian Brown 3425
19. Greg Wilson 3337
20. Wayne Johnson 2880

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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."

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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.

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.

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
1. Donny Schatz 12427
2. Daryn Pittman 12146
3. Paul McMahan 11930
4. Kerry Madsen 11780
5. Joey Saldana 11725
6. Brad Sweet 11499
7. Cody Darrah 11063
8. Steve Kinser 10813
9. Kraig Kinser 10483
10. David Gravel 10460

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).  

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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.

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
1. Donny Schatz 12285
2. Daryn Pittman 12002
3. Paul McMahan 11795
4. Kerry Madsen 11639
5. Joey Saldana 11584
6. Brad Sweet 11365
7. Cody Darrah 10939
8. Steve Kinser 10709
9. Kraig Kinser 10408
10. David Gravel 10385

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).

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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

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At A Glance: 2014 Defined By the Domination of Donny Schatz

With just the World of Outlaws World Finals in front of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the 2014 season comes into focus

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 3, 2014 - When the checkered flag fell on the final night of the 2013 World Finals just 14 points separated Donny Schatz from Daryn Pittman and his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.


It had become clear earlier that night that it would be mathematically impossible for Schatz to catch Pittman. Afterward, a dejected Schatz concluded, "that's the way it goes sometimes."

It was a moment that would set the stage for the season to come and challenge every series competitor to stop the momentum of a determined driver who now had something to prove.

When the series rolled into Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment in February, kicking off the 2014 season, the championship was not on anyone's mind. What was on everyone's mind was the announcement that 20-time champion Steve Kinser, 'The King of the Outlaws,' would conclude full-time competition with the series at the end of the year.

Kinser quickly proved he was not yet done, battling the defending champion Pittman and winning on the third night of DIRTcar Nationals. It was the 577th win of his career.

Volusia also gave Schatz a platform to make his case for 2014 - he won on night two and finished third on night three.

As the series headed to the west coast early on, the Kasey Kahne Racing teams looked to make their mark on the season. Brad Sweet, the leading candidate for the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, won the season opener in Florida and then picked up victories at Tucson and Calistoga. His teammates were not far behind - Pittman won at Thunderbowl and Calistoga, where he also led a KKR sweep of the podium, and Cody Darrah picked up his first win of the season at Kings Speedway.

Pittman hit his stride as the series took on the Pennsylvania Posse for the first time. After being bested by Stevie Smith at Lincoln Speedway, Pittman went on to score four wins in a row - both nights at Williams Grove, then east to Orange County Fair Speedway and New Egypt Speedway.

At the time, Pittman's streak was the longest since Jason Meyers' five win streak in 2011. It was not the last win streak of the season.

David Gravel began the 2014 season unsure of what was to come. By May, he had been signed up by California-based Roth Motorsports which was in need of a full time driver. Gravel did not disappoint, scoring a win in just his second run with the team on night two at Eldora Speedway.

Eldora also served as a launching pad in 2014 for Shane Stewart and the inaugural season of his Larson Marks Racing team as he scored his first win with the team and the first win for Justin Marks and Kyle Larson as team owners the night before Gravel's win. In a partial schedule with the series, Stewart picked up two more wins - one in a non-points qualifier at Knoxville Raceway and another at Southern Oregon Speedway.

As Pittman's performance slowed down through June, Schatz and Joey Saldana capitalized.

In just his second season with Dan Motter and the Motter Equipment 71m, Saldana racked up three wins by the beginning of June. The Upper Midwest was good to him to start the month where he won at I-80 Speedway and Jackson Speedway.

With five wins, Saldana was in the hunt for the championship.

Another driver with the championship in his sights was Paul McMahan, who may not have had the wins of some of his competitors in 2014 but had a consistency throughout that was rivaled by few. In what McMahan described as one of the biggest wins of his career, he won the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in early July.

"I tell you what, it took me a little bit to collect my thoughts before I got out of this racecar because this just means the world to me," McMahan said in victory lane that night. "Brad Doty, like I said, is my hero and I've come here many times and never been able to get a win. It's a normal win, but this is the Brad Doty Classic. This takes every win I've ever won away and this is right up top."

When the Outlaws returned to Eldora Speedway in July for the King's Royal, the event would be defined by victories for a legend and one of the stars of the sport.

Three-time champion Sammy Swindell, who had one other win in 2014, held off polesitter Tim Shaffer to take home the win at the Knight Before the King's Royal.

With his retirement from the sprint car racing announced just over a month later it would be his last World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory. The win was the 294th of his career, solidly cementing him as the second-winningest driver in Outlaws history.

The next night at Eldora, Kerry Madsen, who had previous wins at the track but had come short in previous King's Royal attempts, won the race that he had so long coveted.

As he climbed from his car after the big win, Madsen was nearly speechless.

"I just want to thank Eldora Speedway for just letting me be part of this fantastic race," Madsen told the Eldora crowd. "I moved over from Australia and this is pretty much the race that hooked me on American racing."

Enter Schatz.

With the 'Month of Money' underway, Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team were ready to hit their stride. At the beginning of July, Schatz already had eight wins under his belt.

Schatz swept the Outlaws events in Canada, taking home wins at Autodrome Drummond, Cornwall Motor Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway and Castrol Raceway Park. Five wins in all - Schatz was the first Outlaw driver ever to sweep the Outlaws' Canadian events.

As the series headed back to Knoxville, Iowa for the biggest event of the season, the Knoxville Nationals, Schatz and his team had 12 wins and eight straight podium finishes.

Madsen led the points early for the Knoxville championship, but Schatz came around and on the last night the only thing that stood between him and his eighth Knoxville Nationals win was Brian Brown. For the third straight year he and Brown did battle, exchanging the lead and attempting to deny the other one the win.

Ultimately though, it was Schatz who hoisted the trophy in victory lane.

"It's unbelievable - it feels so unreal, like it's not happening," Schatz said after the win.

Schatz was not done. He won the next event at Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska and then, beginning at Nodak Speedway, started what would become a six race winning streak. From Aug. 17 to Sept. 1, through two countries and two states, Schatz racked up win after win.

When Shane Stewart ended Schatz's streak at Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2, Schatz had 20 wins, an 18-race podium streak and a 215-point lead in the championship race.

The dominance of Donny Schatz did not stop breakthrough performances throughout the season and a total of 23 different winners and six first-time winners.

Carson Macedo and Jonathan Allard had wins at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease stopped the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway during Summer Nationals. Young guns Christopher Bell, Shane Stewart and Rico Abreu all scored wins. And 26-year-old Ryan Smith welcomed the Outlaws back to Port Royal Speedway after a decade by taking home his first ever Outlaws win.

Perhaps no first time win was more incredible though than Roger Crockett's at I-94 Speedway in late June. After battling past Sweet and leading much of the feature, in turn two on the last lap, Crockett's right rear tire let go. As Sweet tried to catch up, Crockett limped the car down the backstretch, through turns three and four and won his first ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

The milestones of 2014 were many and made the season one for the record books. The season saw just two rainouts all year, completing an incredible 98 percent of events, the top-six in the championship standings surpassed the total for the most points ever earned in a single season (the past record was 11,236, set by Steve Kinser in 1991), Schatz became the first driver since Steve Kinser in 2002 and 2003 to score back-to-back 20 win seasons, Madsen had the closest finish in series history, besting Kyle Hirst at Antioch Speedway by just .005 seconds and two of the greatest drivers the sport has known - Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell - retired from full-time competition.

With just the World Finals in Charlotte before the close of the 2014 season, the successes of the season are in focus. Defending champion Pittman had 13 wins, the winningest season of his career, and sealed a second place finish in the points. McMahan too set a new single season win record for himself with five wins and maintained a consistency almost unrivaled, finishing the season in third with his CJB Motorsports team. Madsen had a breakout season, adding six wins to his career total and racking up some of the most coveted trophies on the schedule - the Kings Royal and Ironman 55. And, with seven wins, Saldana showed the strength of his Motter Equipment team.

As others surged throughout the season and then faded, Donny Schatz maintained the consistency of a driver with a championship in his sights. 26 wins, 62 top-fives, 79 top-tens and eight quick times. 2014 will go down as one of the best seasons of Schatz's career to date - he became the third-winningest driver in series history, surpassing Mark Kinser, and had the most single season wins of his career.

The disappointment of 2013 now a distant memory, Schatz needs only to take a trip to Charlotte for The World Finals and sign-in to claim his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

ABOUT THE TRACK
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a progressively banked four-tenths-mile oval. The track record of 11.880 seconds was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001. For more information, visit http://www.WorldofOutlawsWorldFinals.com.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Joey Saldana on May 23
2013 - Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 - Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 - Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 - Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 - Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 - Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 - Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 - Blake Feese on May 24
2002 - Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 - Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 - Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6

UP NEXT: The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car season concludes at the World Finals. The series returns to action during DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 19-21.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)
12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)
14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)
15. Tuesday, April 15 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Kerry Madsen (1)
16. Friday, April 18 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Donny Schatz (3)
17. Saturday, April 19 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 25 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Okla. / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 26 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sammy Swindell (1)
20. Friday, May 2 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Shane Stewart (1)
21. Saturday, May 3 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (2)
22. Wednesday, May 7 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Christopher Bell (1)
23. Friday, May 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / David Gravel (3)
24. Saturday, May 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Paul McMahan (2)
25. Wednesday, May 14 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Stevie Smith (1)
26. Friday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (4)
27. Saturday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (5)
28. Sunday, May 18 / Orange County Fair Speedway / Middletown, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (6)
29. Tuesday, May 20 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (7)
30. Friday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Joey Saldana (3)
31. Monday, May 26 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Donny Schatz (4)
32. Friday, May 30 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Dale Blaney (1)
33. Saturday, May 31 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / Donny Schatz (5)
34. Friday, June 6 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
35. Saturday, June 7 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Kerry Madsen (3)
36. Friday, June 13 / Jackson Speedway / Jackson, Minn. / Joey Saldana (5)
37. Saturday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
38. Friday, June 20 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (6)
39. Saturday, June 21 / I-94 Speedway / Fergus Falls, Minn. / Roger Crockett
40. Friday, June 27 / 34 Raceway / Burlington, Iowa / Donny Schatz (7)
41. Saturday, June 28 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
42. Sunday, June 29 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (8)
43. Wednesday, July 2 / Huset's Speedway / Sioux Falls, S.D. / Mark Dobmeier
44. Friday, July 4 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (8)
45. Saturday, July 5 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (9)
46. Wednesday, July 9 / Limaland Motorsports Park / Lima, Ohio / Paul McMahan (3)
47. Friday, July 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Sammy Swindell (2)
48. Saturday, July 12 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (4)
49. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Donny Schatz (9)
50. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Cody Darrah (2; Non-Points)
51. Thursday, July 17 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (10)
52. Friday, July 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Greg Hodnett
53. Saturday, July 19 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease
54. Sunday, July 20 / Lebanon Valley Speedway / West Lebanon, N.Y. / David Gravel (4)
55. Wednesday, July 23 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (11)
56. Saturday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Que. / Donny Schatz (10)
57. Sunday, July 27 / Cornwall Motor Speedway / Cornwall, Ont. / Donny Schatz (11)
58. Tuesday, July 29 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (12)
59. Friday, August 1 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Paul McMahan (4)
60. Saturday, August 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Kerry Madsen (5)
61. Saturday, August 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (13)
62. Tuesday, August 12 / Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, Neb. / Donny Schatz (14)
63. Friday, August 15 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Daryn Pittman (12)
64. Sunday, August 17 / Nodak Speedway / Minot, N.D. / Donny Schatz (15)
65. Friday, August 22 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (16)
66. Saturday, August 23 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (17)
67. Friday, August 29 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (18)
68. Saturday, August 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (19)
69. Monday, September 1 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Donny Schatz (20)
70. Tuesday, September 2 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Shane Stewart (2)
71. Wednesday, September 3 / Southern Oregon Speedway / Medford, Ore. / Daryn Pittman (13)
72. Friday, September 5 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo
73. Saturday, September 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Jonathan Allard
74. Sunday, September 7 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (6)
75. Friday, September 12 / Clay County Fair Speedway / Spencer, Iowa / Kraig Kinser
76. Saturday, September 13 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, Minn. / Paul McMahan (5)
77. Tuesday, September 16 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, Ind. / Donny Schatz (21)
78. Wednesday, September 17 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Donny Schatz (22)
79. Friday, September 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Joey Saldana (6)
80. Saturday, September 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Joey Saldana (7)
81. Friday, September, 26 / Bloomington Speedway / Bloomington, Ind. / Donny Schatz (23)
82. Saturday, September 27 / Berlin Raceway / Marne Mich. / Donny Schatz (24)
83. Saturday, October 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
84. Saturday, October 11 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park / Elbridge, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (25)
85. Saturday, October 18 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Donny Schatz (26)
86. Saturday, October 25 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Ryan Smith

2 full points races remaining

Season concludes Nov. 6-7-8 with World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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The “King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser to Wrap Up Spectacular Full-Time Career at Nov. 6-8 World of Outlaws World Finals

The Dirt Track at Charlotte to Honor Kinser with Special Presentation on Nov. 7 at 2:45 p.m.

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 29, 2014) – The eighth annual World of Outlaws World Finals is a must-see event for dirt fans around the globe in its own right, but this Nov. 6-8, fans have an even bigger reason to attend the three-day dirt racing extravaganza. Twenty-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser will wrap up his full-time racing career and conclude his year-long “Salute to the King” tour.

Officials at The Dirt Track at Charlotte will hold a presentation for Kinser in the souvenir midway area at the track on Friday, Nov. 7 at 2:45 p.m. to mark the last event in his final full-time season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The event is open to the fans and will include a special dedication by Marcus Smith, the president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Steve Kinser helped put sprint car racing on the map and he is a major part of the reason we are even able to put on this prestigious three-day event that has become a tradition for the dirt racing world,” said Smith. “With this presentation, we hope to let him know how much he means to not only all of us here in Charlotte, but also the thousands upon thousands of fans around the world who have cheered for him during his spectacular career.”

In addition to the Friday afternoon event, that evening, the annual four-wide salute to the fans with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series on the track will be dedicated to the “King of the Outlaws.”

Kinser has had quite the career at The Dirt Track, having competed in 35 of the 36 World of Outlaws races at the lightning-fast, four-tenths-mile clay oval. His 450th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win in the fall of 2001 was his first at The Dirt Track. His second triumph at the track came during the inaugural World Finals in 2007. Kinser has earned 20 top-fives and 29 top-10s at the track.

One of the king’s biggest fans is current team owner Tony Stewart.

“I never missed an Outlaw show in the area when I was growing up,” said Stewart. “We waited for those nights like they were holidays. It was incredible watching Steve race with Sammy (Swindell) and Doug (Wolfgang). He was our guy, being from Indiana, and when he won, it gave us all something to brag about. And he won a lot. A few years ago, when we had the chance to get him to drive for TSR (Tony Stewart Racing), it was like a dream come true. When we got him on board, my goal was for him to drive for us for the remainder of his career. He’s the best ever and I couldn’t be more proud.”

The World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top three series in the sport, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series, for three nights of racing that culminate in the crowning of all three series champions.

Thursday night will include time trials for all three divisions along with heat races for the big-block modifieds. The Friday and Saturday night events will be highlighted by complete programs for both the sprint cars and late models, while the modifieds will battle in last chance and feature races.

Advance tickets and camping sales are pacing ahead of last year’s World Finals and officials expect the weekend to sell out for the sixth consecutive year, but there’s still a great opportunity for dirt racing fans to be a part of the action.

Three-day packages are available for $89 for adults and $34 for kids 13 and under. Single-day tickets are $25 for adults on Thursday and $44 for Friday and Saturday. Single-day tickets for kids 13 and under are $10 for Thursday and $15 for Friday and Saturday. Upgrade your ticket to include a pit pass for $15 per day. Adult ticket prices will increase on Monday, Nov. 3. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt.

Connect with The Dirt Track at Charlotte and stay up to speed on all the action at the clay oval on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheDirtTrackatCharlotte and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thedirttrack.
 
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Ryan Smith Scores a Port Royal Win for the Posse

As Smith claims his first ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win, Donny Schatz clinches the 2014 championship

PORT ROYAL, Pa. - Oct. 25, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Posse claimed victory over the Outlaws Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway as Kunkletown, Pa.-native Ryan Smith scored his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

After an intense battle with series points leader Donny Schatz that lasted through the second half of the feature, Smith, 26, rolled his car into victory lane to roaring applause from the crowd and chants of 'Posse! Posse! Posse!'

"Yeah, I don't know what to say. We just beat the Outlaws!" said Smith, the 23rd different winner and sixth different first-time winner this season. "It's a team effort. To stand here when the Outlaws are here makes it that much better."

Smith started the feature, the first in a decade for the series at the track, in fourth and quickly took over the third spot from Schatz. After a lap-two caution and restart, Smith battled past Kerry Madsen, who led the first two laps, and set his sights on fellow Posse, Lucas Wolfe. Smith finally caught Wolfe on lap 16. The two drivers were side-by-side down the backstretch, into turns three and four and then onto the front stretch. As they dove into turn one, Smith made his move.

"I knew I had to get him quick," Smith said. "And I got to him there, the first time I got to him and I gave him a slide job."

Smith completed the pass as the two drivers entered onto the backstretch.

As Smith worked to build a lead in his No. 94 The Warko Group car through lapped traffic, Schatz started catching the young driver.

"I felt like I was fading," Smith said. "That win, I could see it, I could taste it and I felt like I was slowing down - and the track got slower in lapped traffic.

Schatz made one last run on Smith with two to go but it was not enough.

"I was watching the flag man there. Where's five to go? Where's five to go? And I didn't see it," Smith said. "Finally saw two to go and was looking for the mirror, waiting for somebody and we brought her home."

Schatz finished second while Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah rounded out the top-five.

Schatz, who cinched the points for the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship Saturday night (with a trip to Charlotte for the World Finals, Schatz will be able to claim the title - his sixth career series championship) credited Smith and his team.

"I wish I could have had a chance to make a few more adjustments to the car," said Schatz, who won the last time the series was at the track in 2004. "The guys did a phenomenal job but (Smith) was a little bit better than we were. I got to him and he kept slipping off the bottom of one and two and I thought I'd be able to get by him there. We got in lapped traffic and I just caught one car wrong. I lost my run… I did everything I could and tonight, it wasn't good enough."

Wolfe, who took the qualifying quick time Saturday night, started on the feature pole after winning the dash. Kerry Madsen started on his outside. Madsen took over the lead on the start, holding off Wolfe through the first two laps. When the first and only caution flag of the night flew with two complete, Wolfe got the better restart and took over the lead - which he would hold until lap 17.

As Wolfe and Madsen faded back and the battle for the lead heated up between Smith and Schatz, Pittman was working his way through the field. After starting eighth, he had worked his way into the top-five by lap 20. In the closing laps he got around Madsen and then Wolfe on the bottom.

Pittman, who, unlike his fellow Outlaw competitors, has quite a bit of experience at Port Royal, said the track was in good condition Saturday night.

"I'll tell you what, I had a lot of fun, and I'll be honest, I don't typically have a lot of fun when I come here," said Pittman, the driver of the No. 9 Great Clips car. "This is a tough track for me and I haven't had a lot of success. I raced here a lot over the last four years and just kind of always struggled. That was a really fun A main, we had a really good car and I just could move around wherever."

Larson Marks Racing driver Shane Stewart was the KSE Hard Charger of the night after advancing eight positions in the feature in eighth.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action and closes out the 2014 season on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY NOTES: Ryan Smith's victory Saturday night was his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win - he is the 23rd different winner and sixth first-time winner of the season… Donny Schatz clinched the championship points Saturday night - he must still travel to and sign in at The World Finals to claim the title… Lucas Wolfe took home the quick time Saturday night, his second of the season, with a lap of 16.012… Ryan Smith, Ryan Taylor, Paul McMahan and Steve Buckwalter claimed heat wins… Shane Stewart received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing eight positions to finish in 8th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Port Royal Speedway; Port Royal, Pa.; Oct. 25, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith [4] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$2,800]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$2,500]; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1] [$2,300]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [16] [$2,100]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [11] [$2,050]; 10. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,000]; 11. 11E-Mike Erdley [18] [$1,500]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15] [$1,200]; 13. 83-David Gravel [14] [$1,100]; 14. 27-Greg Hodnett [13] [$1,050]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$1,000]; 16. 14-Lance Dewease [17] [$900]; 17. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [20] [$800]; 18. 11-Steve Kinser [22] [$800]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$800]; 20. 20-Ryan Taylor [7] [$800]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [21] [$800]; 22. RG3-Logan Wagner [19] [$800]; 23. 56-Nate Snyder [23] [$800]; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-2, Lucas Wolfe 3-17, Ryan Smith 18-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+8]

Qualifying - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.012; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.022; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.057; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.091; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.131; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.165; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.169; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.216; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.237; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.292; 11. 83-David Gravel, 16.312; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.383; 13. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.403; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.444; 15. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.445; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.452; 17. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.476; 18. 14-Lance Dewease, 16.478; 19. 11E-Mike Erdley, 16.490; 20. RG3-Logan Wagner, 16.534; 21. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.561; 22. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 16.598; 23. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.641; 24. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.666; 25. 56-Nate Snyder, 16.672; 26. 16C-Adrian Shaffer, 16.709; 27. 65-Dave Ely, 16.789; 28. 24-Justin Barger, 16.795; 29. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.816; 30. 1W-Ryan Wilson, 16.950; 31. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.080; 32. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 17.094; 33. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.097; 34. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.162; 35. 33-Curt Stroup, 17.245; 36. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.256; 37. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.264; 38. 24B-Dustin Baney, 17.322; 39. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.366; 40. 25B-Tyler Bear, 17.851

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 7. 56-Nate Snyder [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 14-Lance Dewease [5]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 1W-Ryan Wilson [8]; 8. 16C-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 9. 44H-Joey Hershey [9]; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 11E-Mike Erdley [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 5-Dylan Cisney [6]; 7. 65-Dave Ely [7]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [10]; 10. 33-Curt Stroup [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 5. RG3-Logan Wagner [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 24-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [8]; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [9]; 10. 25B-Tyler Bear [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [6]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt [1] [-]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2] [-]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [-]; 4. 56-Nate Snyder [5] [-]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [3] [$200]; 6. 24-Justin Barger [8] [$180]; 7. 1W-Ryan Wilson [10] [$175]; 8. 65-Dave Ely [7] [$160]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$150]; 10. 12-Blane Heimbach [13] [$150]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$150]; 12. 33-Curt Stroup [15] [$150]; 13. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [12] [$150]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$150]; 15. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [19] [$150]; 16. 44H-Joey Hershey [14] [$150]; 17. 25B-Tyler Bear [20] [$150]; 18. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [16] [$150]; 19. 24B-Dustin Baney [18] [$150]; 20. 16C-Adrian Shaffer [6] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 12161
2. Daryn Pittman 11845
3. Paul McMahan 11687
4. Kerry Madsen 11519
5. Joey Saldana 11450
6. Brad Sweet 11221
7. Cody Darrah 10831
8. Steve Kinser 10634
9. Kraig Kinser 10290
10. David Gravel 10253

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 - 13 (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 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); 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).  

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At A Glance: Darrah Has The Experience at Port Royal

The Outlaws have not been at Port Royal in over a decade – Donny Schatz is the last winner, but Cody Darrah has more recent experience at the track

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 23, 2014 - It has been 10 years since the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has been to Port Royal Speedway. One driver though has more recent experience at the track - Cody Darrah.

In 2009, the Red Lion, Pa.-native won one of the biggest races of his career - the Dream Race Extreme III at Port Royal. The then 19-year-old Darrah held off Greg Hodnett and battled Don Kreitz Jr., Adam Wilt and Todd Shaffer to win the $15,000, 40-lap event.

It was also at Port Royal the year before, in 2008, that Darrah won his third career sprint car feature.

This season, Darrah has two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins with his Kasey Kahne Racing Ollie's Bargain Outlet team - one at Kings Speedway and another at Lernerville Speedway. He is seventh in the championship standings.

Donny Schatz is the most recent winner of an Outlaws event at the track in 2004. Schatz, the series points leader, has 26 wins on the season, including the last two.

Saturday's feature will have an earlier than normal start time. Hot laps are scheduled for 4:35 p.m. with the first heat races taking place at 5:30 p.m. Great seats are still available. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Port-Royal-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Port Royal Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record is 15.168 seconds set by Lucas Wolfe on July 5, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Port-Royal-Speedway.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2004 - Donny Schatz on September 29
2003 - Jason Meyers on October 2
2002 - Brad Furr on September 29
2001 - Danny Wood on September 27
1987 - Doug Wolfgang on May 27
1986 - Don Kreitz, Jr., on May 28
1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 25

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series closes out the 2014 season and crowns its champion at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) on Nov. 6, 7 and 8.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)
12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)
14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)
15. Tuesday, April 15 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Kerry Madsen (1)
16. Friday, April 18 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Donny Schatz (3)
17. Saturday, April 19 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 25 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Okla. / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 26 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sammy Swindell (1)
20. Friday, May 2 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Shane Stewart (1)
21. Saturday, May 3 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (2)
22. Wednesday, May 7 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Christopher Bell (1)
23. Friday, May 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / David Gravel (3)
24. Saturday, May 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Paul McMahan (2)
25. Wednesday, May 14 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Stevie Smith (1)
26. Friday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (4)
27. Saturday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (5)
28. Sunday, May 18 / Orange County Fair Speedway / Middletown, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (6)
29. Tuesday, May 20 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (7)
30. Friday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Joey Saldana (3)
31. Monday, May 26 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Donny Schatz (4)
32. Friday, May 30 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Dale Blaney (1)
33. Saturday, May 31 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / Donny Schatz (5)
34. Friday, June 6 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
35. Saturday, June 7 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Kerry Madsen (3)
36. Friday, June 13 / Jackson Speedway / Jackson, Minn. / Joey Saldana (5)
37. Saturday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
38. Friday, June 20 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (6)
39. Saturday, June 21 / I-94 Speedway / Fergus Falls, Minn. / Roger Crockett
40. Friday, June 27 / 34 Raceway / Burlington, Iowa / Donny Schatz (7)
41. Saturday, June 28 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
42. Sunday, June 29 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (8)
43. Wednesday, July 2 / Huset's Speedway / Sioux Falls, S.D. / Mark Dobmeier
44. Friday, July 4 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (8)
45. Saturday, July 5 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (9)
46. Wednesday, July 9 / Limaland Motorsports Park / Lima, Ohio / Paul McMahan (3)
47. Friday, July 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Sammy Swindell (2)
48. Saturday, July 12 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (4)
49. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Donny Schatz (9)
50. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Cody Darrah (2; Non-Points)
51. Thursday, July 17 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (10)
52. Friday, July 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Greg Hodnett
53. Saturday, July 19 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease
54. Sunday, July 20 / Lebanon Valley Speedway / West Lebanon, N.Y. / David Gravel (4)
55. Wednesday, July 23 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (11)
56. Saturday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Que. / Donny Schatz (10)
57. Sunday, July 27 / Cornwall Motor Speedway / Cornwall, Ont. / Donny Schatz (11)
58. Tuesday, July 29 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (12)
59. Friday, August 1 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Paul McMahan (4)
60. Saturday, August 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Kerry Madsen (5)
61. Saturday, August 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (13)
62. Tuesday, August 12 / Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, Neb. / Donny Schatz (14)
63. Friday, August 15 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Daryn Pittman (12)
64. Sunday, August 17 / Nodak Speedway / Minot, N.D. / Donny Schatz (15)
65. Friday, August 22 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (16)
66. Saturday, August 23 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (17)
67. Friday, August 29 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (18)
68. Saturday, August 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (19)
69. Monday, September 1 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Donny Schatz (20)
70. Tuesday, September 2 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Shane Stewart (2)
71. Wednesday, September 3 / Southern Oregon Speedway / Medford, Ore. / Daryn Pittman (13)
72. Friday, September 5 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo
73. Saturday, September 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Jonathan Allard
74. Sunday, September 7 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (6)
75. Friday, September 12 / Clay County Fair Speedway / Spencer, Iowa / Kraig Kinser
76. Saturday, September 13 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, Minn. / Paul McMahan (5)
77. Tuesday, September 16 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, Ind. / Donny Schatz (21)
78. Wednesday, September 17 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Donny Schatz (22)
79. Friday, September 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Joey Saldana (6)
80. Saturday, September 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Joey Saldana (7)
81. Friday, September, 26 / Bloomington Speedway / Bloomington, Ind. / Donny Schatz (23)
82. Saturday, September 27 / Berlin Raceway / Marne Mich. / Donny Schatz (24)
83. Saturday, October 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
84. Saturday, October 11 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park / Elbridge, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (25)
85. Saturday, October 18 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, Ohio / Donny Schatz (26)

3 full points races remaining

Season concludes Nov. 6-7-8 with World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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A Fremont Comeback for Donny Schatz

Wins the Last Chance Showdown and then battles through the field to score his 26th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season

FREMONT, Ohio - Oct. 18 2014 - Donny Schatz proved Saturday night at Fremont Speedway that nothing can keep him down on the way to his sixth career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

After qualifying second, Schatz looked well positioned at Fremont - and then disaster struck.

In the second heat of the night, Schatz, who started fourth, slipped back to fifth. In the closing laps he battled Paul McMahan for the fourth and final transfer spot. On the last lap, Schatz tried to get around McMahan, whose car was damaged from contact earlier in the heat, but missed the spot. This put him in the Last Chance Showdown.

"In the heat race we just seemed to get caught up there on the outside by the guys on the front row and made some bad laps and got ourselves behind and had to run the (Last Chance Showdown)," Schatz said.

Schatz started on the pole of the Last Chance Showdown and easily took the win - transferring into the A main.

From an 11th place starting position, Schatz drove his STP / Armor All car into eighth by the first caution on lap three. From there, he made steady progress throughout the feature. After closing on the top-two in lapped traffic, Schatz passed leader Shane Stewart in turns three and four with five to go. He never looked back.

"The racetrack was tricky. I just couldn't quite figure out how to get my car to roll in the right spot until later in the race," Schatz said. "I got so tight on entry I just couldn't get in a right spot on exit. It took me that long to figure out how to do it and lucky I was able to stay in a good spot and stay with them. You've got to move around on the racetrack - you can work on these cars as much as you want but you have to run the pedal, you have to move the wing, you have to do a lot of things."

Schatz's win was the 26th of the season - the most he has ever won in a single season. It is also the most since Mark Kinser's 27 win season in 1996.

"It was a great race," Schatz said. "Great effort by this team. You're going to have nights like that. We came back and rallied back. Phenomenal job."

Schatz was the only driver in the field to have previously won an Outlaws event at the track - he won at Fremont in 2013. It was his second win in a row.

Chris Andrews, a Sandusky, Ohio-native and seven-time Fremont winner, started the A main on the pole after battling 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser for the Dash win. Stewart started in second in his Larson Marks Racing / Go Pro car.

Through the first three laps it was Stewart leading. A caution came out on lap three after contact between Cody Darrah and Craig Mintz. When the race restarted, Andrews and Stewart battled side-by-side through laps four and five. Andrews led first and then Stewart retook the lead.

Traffic came in to play on lap 10, as Stewart worked his way through and tried to build a lead over Andrews.

By the halfway point Schatz had moved into third as Andrews kept the pressure on Stewart. As Andrews and Stewart worked their way through lapped traffic, Andrews closed on Stewart, but Schatz closed faster on both of them. Schatz took the lead with five to go.

A late caution forced a green, white, checkered finish.

On the single file restart, Stewart, who finished in second, said he did not have anything for Schatz.

"I don't know if I sealed my tire up or what, but after that caution I felt like I had a little bit more grip than what I did previous," Stewart said. "That team, Donny and Ricky and all those guys, they've mastered this type of race track. It's made everybody in the pit area work extra hard to try to beat him. My hats off to him because he's done a great job all year."

Stewart said he was happy with the progress his young team has made in their inaugural season - from struggling at the track during Ohio Speedweek to competing for a win Saturday night.

"Happy to be here on the front straightaway," Stewart said. "We've just got to get a tick better to beat that darn 15."

Andrews, who finished the night in third with his Burmeister Racing team, said his experience at the track helped tonight, but the Outlaw series regulars were tough competition.

"We'll take this. I thought we could pass Shane for the win and then here comes the computer, Donny Schatz, to pass everybody," Andrews said. "I'll take it. I wish we could have come in second but we'll come back next year."

With just three events remaining before the conclusion of the 2014 season, Schatz has a 313 point lead over second place Daryn Pittman. Paul McMahan is in third 456 points out of the lead.

Dale Blaney, a Hartford, Ohio native and winner with the Outlaws this season, received the KSE Hard Charger Award of the night after advancing 13 positions to finish in 10th.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 25 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway - the first time in a decade the series has raced at the track. The 2014 season then draws to a close at World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 6, 7 and 8.

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

FREMONT SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz's victory at Rolling Wheels was his 26th of the season - the winningest single season in Schatz's career… After winning the week before at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, it was also Schatz's second win in a row… Cole Duncan picked up his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series quick time award after a lap of 12.744 in qualifying… Jason Sides, Steve Kinser, Gary Taylor, Byron Reed and Brad Sweet all won their heat races Saturday night… Dale Blaney received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 13 positions to finish in 10th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Fremont Speedway; Fremont, Ohio; Oct. 18, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$5,500]; 3. 16A-Chris Andrews [1] [$3,200]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$2,800]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [4] [$2,500]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8] [$2,300]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [14] [$2,050]; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney [23] [$2,000]; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney [6] [$1,500]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [3] [$1,200]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor [9] [$1,100]; 14. 51-Paul McMahan [16] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Bryan Clauson [13] [$1,000]; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [19] [$900]; 17. 21-D.J. Foos [26] [$]; 18. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [20] [$800]; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker [15] [$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$800]; 21. 4-Cody Darrah [21] [$800]; 22. 45L-Brian Lay [25] [$]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$800]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer [22] [$800]; 25. 71M-Joey Saldana [18] [$800]; 26. O9-Craig Mintz [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-3, 5-34, Chris Andrews 4, Donny Schatz 35-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 14K-Dale Blaney [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 49X-Cole Duncan, 12.744; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.795; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.874; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.877; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.880; 6. 16A-Chris Andrews, 12.918; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.920; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.932; 9. 83-Bryan Clauson, 12.999; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.051; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.088; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.130; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.134; 14. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.151; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.193; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.205; 17. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.224; 18. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.270; 19. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.294; 20. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.319; 21. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.327; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.345; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.368; 24. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.375; 25. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.383; 26. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.487; 27. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.490; 28. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.507; 29. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.529; 30. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.532; 31. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.537; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.541; 33. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.565; 34. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.568; 35. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.575; 36. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.612; 37. 29F-Bryan Sebetto, 13.630; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.697; 39. 22-Ryan Broughton, 13.750; 40. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.768; 41. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.804; 42. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.985; 43. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.064; 44. O7X-Dain Naida, 14.478; 45. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 16A-Chris Andrews [3]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 6. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [5]; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [1]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 83M-Broc Martin [6]; 7. 29F-Bryan Sebetto [8]; 8. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 16-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 7. 9J-Dean Jacobs [6]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [7]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 5. 83-Bryan Clauson [3]; 6. 45L-Brian Lay [6]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [7]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton [8]; 9. O7X-Dain Naida [9]

Heat 5 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [4]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 6. 21-D.J. Foos [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 16A-Chris Andrews [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney [3]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [10]; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor [9]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 29F-Bryan Sebetto [3] [-]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2] [-]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7] [$125]; 4. 22-Ryan Broughton [5] [$125]; 5. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild [8] [$125]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6] [$100]; 7. 16-Jac Haudenschild [4] [$100]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan [9] [$100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [1] [$100]; 10. O7X-Dain Naida [10] [$100]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [-]; 2. 83-Bryan Clauson [2] [-]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer [4] [-]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [6] [-]; 5. 21-D.J. Foos [5] [$200]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8] [$180]; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah [11] [$175]; 8. 29F-Bryan Sebetto [15] [$160]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay [9] [$150]; 10. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [3] [$150]; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver [10] [$150]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin [7] [$150]; 13. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [14] [$150]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [16] [$150]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [13] [$150]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 12013
2. Daryn Pittman 11700
3. Paul McMahan 11557
4. Kerry Madsen 11373
5. Joey Saldana 11327
6. Brad Sweet 11109
7. Cody Darrah 10691
8. Steve Kinser 10520
9. Kraig Kinser 10215
10. David Gravel 10129
 
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 - 13 (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 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); 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); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).
 
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Three Nights, Three Series, Three Champions: Tradition Continues In Front of a Packed House at Eighth Annual World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 6-8
 
CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2014) - All dirt roads lead to Charlotte as the nation’s three premier dirt track series will come together to crown their champions Nov. 6-8 when The Dirt Track at Charlotte hosts the eighth annual World of Outlaws World Finals. The three-day dirt track extravaganza features the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. It’s the only time during the season that the stars of the three nomadic series compete on the same nights at the same track.

Even for the drivers, the World of Outlaws World Finals is unlike any other event and it always comes back to the full grandstands and the carnival-like atmosphere.

“It’s just such a huge event,” said Matt Sheppard, who has claimed three Super DIRTcar Series championships at the World Finals. “They pack the place. There’s nothing like racing under the lights in Charlotte in front of a packed house.”

Last year, race fans from all 50 states, multiple Canadian provinces, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom enjoyed the World of Outlaws World Finals and track officials expect Saturday to be sold-out for the sixth consecutive year.

Fans have an extra special reason to be in the stands this year as 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser wraps up his Salute to the King Tour and brings down the curtain on his final season of full-time racing. It will be a milestone moment in one of the most successful careers in the history of American motorsports.

“It’s been an amazing season getting the chance to spend as much time as I have with the fans. All the tracks and special ceremonies; those are things that I won’t ever forget,” said Kinser, who drives the No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies sprint car owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. “Heading into the season I couldn’t have imagined the way everyone has treated me. We haven’t been as competitive as we were hoping on the track, but the guys have worked so hard. We’ve had our moments and finishing with a couple more great nights would be the best way to end this year for sure.”

It’s hard to impress someone who has been barnstorming America’s dirt tracks for 33 years, but even Kinser is a fan of the World of Outlaws World Finals, which has emerged as one of the nation’s premier short-track races.

“It’s been a great event and continues to get better. Charlotte is one of the best places to race and I know it’s going to be crazy,” Kinser said. “The fans come from everywhere for that event. We’re giving away another Bad Boy Buggies vehicle to a lucky fan; it’s our last weekend of the season and the last weekend for me as a full-time driver. I always said going out a winner to end a season was big deal. I know we’re going to do everything we can to be in the mix and win the final races of the year.”

Donny Schatz is looking to wrap up his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship over last year’s champion Daryn Pittman, while two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Darrell Lanigan leads Rick Eckert and Tim McCreadie for their series title.

The battle for the Super DIRTcar Series crown is considerably closer with Sheppard, Billy Decker and Brett Hearn the primary combatants.

The Thursday night, Nov. 6, portion of the World of Outlaws World Finals will include time trials for all three divisions along with heat races for the big-block modifieds. The Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 7-8) events will be highlighted by complete programs for both the sprint cars and late models, while the modifieds will battle in last chance and feature races.

While advance tickets and camping sales are pacing ahead of last year’s World Finals, there’s still a great opportunity for dirt racing fans to be a part of the action.

Three-day packages are available for $89 for adults and $34 for kids 13 and under. Single-day tickets are $25 for adults on Thursday and $44 for Friday and Saturday. Single-day tickets for kids 13 and under are $10 for Thursday and $15 for Friday and Saturday. Upgrade your ticket to include a pit pass for $15 per day. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt.

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At A Glance: Outlaws Roll into Fremont with Just Four to Go

Points leader Donny Schatz won last season; 20-time champion Steve Kinser has no wins at the track

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 15, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series rolls into Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 18 as the 2014 season enters its final stretch.

With just four full points features left this season, Donny Schatz has built up a 289 point lead over second place Daryn Pittman in the race for the championship. Schatz, a five-time champion has 25 wins this season - the most of any single season in his career.

Since 1990, the series has had six starts at Fremont with Schatz the most recent winner and only current touring Outlaw to score a win at the track. Last season, Schatz drove from a sixth place starting position to win for the first time at Fremont.

It is notable as one of the few places 20-time champion and 577-time winner Steve Kinser has not parked his car in victory lane. Kinser is on his Salute to the King Tour as he wraps up his final season touring full-time with the World of Outlaws. He has one win this season at Volusia Speedway Park.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Fremont Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval. The track record is 11.732 seconds by Lee Jacobs on May 3, 2003. For more information, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Fremont-Speedway.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2013 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 28
2011 - Jason Meyers on Oct. 15
1993 - Stevie Smith on May 22
1992 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 8
1991 - Frankie Kerr on Aug. 10
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 19

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Oct. 25 for the first time in a decade. The series then closes out the 2014 season at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) on Nov. 6, 7 and 8.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)
12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)
14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)
15. Tuesday, April 15 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Kerry Madsen (1)
16. Friday, April 18 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Donny Schatz (3)
17. Saturday, April 19 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 25 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Okla. / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 26 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sammy Swindell (1)
20. Friday, May 2 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Shane Stewart (1)
21. Saturday, May 3 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / David Gravel (2)
22. Wednesday, May 7 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Christopher Bell (1)
23. Friday, May 9 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / David Gravel (3)
24. Saturday, May 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Paul McMahan (2)
25. Wednesday, May 14 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Stevie Smith (1)
26. Friday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (4)
27. Saturday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (5)
28. Sunday, May 18 / Orange County Fair Speedway / Middletown, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (6)
29. Tuesday, May 20 / New Egypt Speedway / New Egypt, N.J. / Daryn Pittman (7)
30. Friday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / Joey Saldana (3)
31. Monday, May 26 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Donny Schatz (4)
32. Friday, May 30 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, Ohio / Dale Blaney (1)
33. Saturday, May 31 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, Mich. / Donny Schatz (5)
34. Friday, June 6 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, Neb. / Joey Saldana (4)
35. Saturday, June 7 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Kerry Madsen (3)
36. Friday, June 13 / Jackson Speedway / Jackson, Minn. / Joey Saldana (5)
37. Saturday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
38. Friday, June 20 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (6)
39. Saturday, June 21 / I-94 Speedway / Fergus Falls, Minn. / Roger Crockett
40. Friday, June 27 / 34 Raceway / Burlington, Iowa / Donny Schatz (7)
41. Saturday, June 28 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
42. Sunday, June 29 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Donny Schatz (8)
43. Wednesday, July 2 / Huset's Speedway / Sioux Falls, S.D. / Mark Dobmeier
44. Friday, July 4 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (8)
45. Saturday, July 5 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Daryn Pittman (9)
46. Wednesday, July 9 / Limaland Motorsports Park / Lima, Ohio / Paul McMahan (3)
47. Friday, July 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Sammy Swindell (2)
48. Saturday, July 12 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (4)
49. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Donny Schatz (9)
50. Tuesday, July 15 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Cody Darrah (2; Non-Points)
51. Thursday, July 17 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (10)
52. Friday, July 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Greg Hodnett
53. Saturday, July 19 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease
54. Sunday, July 20 / Lebanon Valley Speedway / West Lebanon, N.Y. / David Gravel (4)
55. Wednesday, July 23 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (11)
56. Saturday, July 26 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, Que. / Donny Schatz (10)
57. Sunday, July 27 / Cornwall Motor Speedway / Cornwall, Ont. / Donny Schatz (11)
58. Tuesday, July 29 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, Ont. / Donny Schatz (12)
59. Friday, August 1 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Paul McMahan (4)
60. Saturday, August 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Kerry Madsen (5)
61. Saturday, August 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Donny Schatz (13)
62. Tuesday, August 12 / Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, Neb. / Donny Schatz (14)
63. Friday, August 15 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Daryn Pittman (12)
64. Sunday, August 17 / Nodak Speedway / Minot, N.D. / Donny Schatz (15)
65. Friday, August 22 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (16)
66. Saturday, August 23 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, Alberta / Donny Schatz (17)
67. Friday, August 29 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (18)
68. Saturday, August 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Donny Schatz (19)
69. Monday, September 1 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Donny Schatz (20)
70. Tuesday, September 2 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Shane Stewart (2)
71. Wednesday, September 3 / Southern Oregon Speedway / Medford, Ore. / Daryn Pittman (13)
72. Friday, September 5 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo
73. Saturday, September 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Jonathan Allard
74. Sunday, September 7 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (6)
75. Friday, September 12 / Clay County Fair Speedway / Spencer, Iowa / Kraig Kinser
76. Saturday, September 13 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, Minn. / Paul McMahan (5)
77. Tuesday, September 16 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, Ind. / Donny Schatz (21)
78. Wednesday, September 17 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Donny Schatz (22)
79. Friday, September 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Joey Saldana (6)
80. Saturday, September 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Joey Saldana (7)
81. Friday, September, 26 / Bloomington Speedway / Bloomington, Ind. / Donny Schatz (23)
82. Saturday, September 27 / Berlin Raceway / Marne Mich. / Donny Schatz (24)
83. Saturday, October 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
84. Saturday, October 11 / Rolling Wheels Raceway Park / Elbridge, N.Y. / Donny Schatz (25)

4 full points races remaining

Season concludes Nov. 6-7-8 with World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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2014 Points
FINAL
1. Donny Schatz 12427
2. Daryn Pittman 12146
3. Paul McMahan 11930
4. Kerry Madsen 11780
5. Joey Saldana 11725
6. Brad Sweet 11499
7. Cody Darrah 11063
8. Steve Kinser 10813
9. Kraig Kinser 10483
10. David Gravel 10460
 
 
 

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