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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's win was the second of the World of Outlaws season for Lance Dewease who last stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20… Lance Dewease scored his 10th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory which ties him for 33rd with Johnny Herrara and his car owner, Don Kreitz Jr…. Kerry Madsen was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 13 positions to finish in ninth... The Outlaws and Pennsyvlania Posse are now tied two to two for wins on the season.
 
A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4] [$20,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$12,000]; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith [15] [$6,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5] [$5,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$4,500]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [9] [$4,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [11] [$3,500]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14] [$3,000]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [22] [$2,750]; 10. 11C-Cory Haas [16] [$2,500]; 11. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,300]; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] [$2,250]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [23] [$2,000]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [21] [$1,600]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20] [$1,500]; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$1,300]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$1,250]; 18. 3-James McFadden [7] [$1,050]; 19. 25-Aaron Ott [12] [$1,050]; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$1,050]; 21. 13X-Tim Shaffer [10] [$1,000]; 22. 7-Paul McMahan [18] [$1,000]; 23. 41-Jason Johnson [13] [$1,000]; 24. 94-Ryan Smith [24] [$1,000].

Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-19, Lance Dewease 20-30

Unofficial points (July 23)
1. Donny Schatz 7504
2. David Gravel 7276
3. Daryn Pittman 7270
4. Brad Sweet 7258
5. Joey Saldana 7184
6. Shane Stewart 7134
7. Jason Johnson 6668
8. Logan Schuchart 6556
9. Jason Sides 6502
10. Paul McMahan 6400

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Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals

Posse regulars Dewease and Hodnett round out the podium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continue their battle with the Pennsylvania Posse tonight as the two close out the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. One driver will take home $25,000 and claim the coveted Morgan Cup Trophy for the Outlaws and Posse.

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$8,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [10] [$4,000]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] [$2,500]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [6] [$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [16] [$2,100]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [13] [$2,000]; 7. 5-David Gravel [18] [$1,800]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [15] [$1,600]; 9. 3-James McFadden [9] [$1,500]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [20] [$1,300]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$1,200]; 12. 19M-Brent Marks [24] [$1,100]; 13. 83-Joey Saldana [4] [$1,000]; 14. 21-Brian Montieth [22] [$700]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [7] [$600]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19] [$600]; 17. 7-Paul McMahan [21] [$600]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [11] [$600]; 19. 11C-Cory Haas [23] [$600]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson
[5] [$600]; 21. 13X-Tim Shaffer [8] [$600]; 22. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [14] [$600]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17] [$600]; 24. 25-Aaron Ott [2] [$600].

Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25.

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 7364
2. David Gravel 7134
3. Daryn Pittman 7123
4. Brad Sweet 7122
5. Joey Saldana 7056
6. Shane Stewart 7044
7. Jason Johnson 6564
8. Logan Schuchart 6436
9. Jason Sides 6412
10. Paul McMahan 6294

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Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$50,000]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$15,000]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5] [$12,000]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$10,000]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$7,500]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [23] [$6,500]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9] [$6,000]; 9. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [11] [$5,000]; 11. 5-David Gravel [20] [$4,750]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] $4,500]; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13] $4,000]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [10] [$3,750]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [19] [$3,500]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$3,450]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [18] [$3,400]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$3,350]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17] [$3,300]; 20. 71-Jamie Veal [1] [$3,250]; 21. 14-Christopher Bell [14] [$3,200]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski [15] [$3,150]; 23. 1B-Dale Blaney [22] [$3,100]; 24. 17W-Bryan Clauson [16] [$3,000].

Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-9, Sammy Swindell 10-12, Brad Sweet 13-19, Donny Schatz 20-40.

Unofficial Standings
1. Donny Schatz 7078
2. Brad Sweet 6892
3. David Gravel 6847
4. Daryn Pittman 6844
5. Shane Stewart 6818
6. Joey Saldana 6792
7. Jason Johnson 6350
8. Jason Sides 6232
9. Logan Schuchart 6206
10. Paul McMahan 6088

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Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$5,700]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [9] [$3,500]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$3,000]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5] [$2,600]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [1] [$2,400]; 7. 1B-Dale Blaney [11] [$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$2,200]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16] [$2,150]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12] [$2,100]; 11. 23-Trey Starks [6] [$1,600]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [20] [$1,350]; 13. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7] [$1,300]; 14. 14-Christopher Bell [13] [$1,200]; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell [23] [$1,100]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19] [$1,000]; 17. 3-James McFadden [8] [$900]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$850]; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [18] [$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22] [$800]; 21. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$800]; 22. 19M-Brent Marks [24] [$800]; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver [14] [$800]; 24. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [17] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30.

Unofficial Standings
1. Donny Schatz 6988
2. Brad Sweet 6802
3. David Gravel 6757
4. Daryn Pittman 6754
5. Shane Stewart 6728
6. Joey Saldana 6702
7. Jason Johnson 6260
8. Jason Sides 6142
9. Logan Schuchart 6116
10. Paul McMahan 5998

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

Will Donny Schatz Dominate Central New York Again?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eldora Speedway Notebook

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

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$5,500]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$2,200]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [15] [$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$2,050]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [24] [$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [10] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [5] [$1,100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [18] [$1,050]; 15. 83-Joey Saldana [8] [$1,000]; 16. 17W-Bryan Clauson [14] [$900]; 17. 1B-Dale Blaney [16] [$800]; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan [22] [$800]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell [21] [$800]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks [20] [$800]; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [23] [$800]; 22. 14-Christopher Bell [4] [$800]; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17] [$800]; 24. 33-Danny Lasoski [19] [$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30.

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 6842
2. Brad Sweet 6676
3. David Gravel 6616
4. Daryn Pittman 6604
5. Shane Stewart 6594
6. Joey Saldana 6564
7. Jason Johnson 6170
8. Jason Sides 6032
9. Logan Schuchart 5998
10. Paul McMahan 5908

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

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

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

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

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

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls east to Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 19.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 6546
2. Brad Sweet 6428
3. Daryn Pittman 6382
4. Shane Stewart 6378
5. David Gravel 6376
6. Joey Saldana 6306
7. Jason Johnson 5920
8. Jason Sides 5818
9. Logan Schuchart 5768
10. Paul McMahan 5686

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2016 Points
Unofficial
July 24
1. Donny Schatz 7504
2. David Gravel 7276
3. Daryn Pittman 7270
4. Brad Sweet 7258
5. Joey Saldana 7184
6. Shane Stewart 7134
7. Jason Johnson 6668
8. L. Schuchart 6556
9. Jason Sides 6502
10. Paul McMahan 6400
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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