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Another Dominate Night for Schatz as he wins at Monster Meltdown

Schatz scores his 18th win of the season and fourth in a row during night one of the Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway

ALGER, Wash. - Aug. 29, 2014 -
With another dominate performance during night one of the Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway on Friday night, Donny Schatz continued a podium streak that began on July 19 and World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win streak that now stretches four races.

Schatz, who won 23 races last season with his STP/Armor All team, is proving especially formidable this season as his 18th win of the season extended his championship points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 197.

"It always feels good to win," Schatz said. "Especially out here at a place we've not been so swell. Hats off to the whole STP team - these guys should be up here (on the podium). They're doing a phenomenal job. They give me a racecar every night that's capable of winning and it's done that. It's an awful fun position to be in."

Luck was on Schatz's side throughout the night. The dash inversion draw put him on the outside pole for the dash and ultimately helped him to the same starting position in the A main. Then, during the feature, Schatz had trouble just before an open red flag.

"We got to lapped traffic before that red and it just kind of started to get tight, I couldn't stay on the bottom, I was driving across the racetrack and the guys told me there was more air in the left rear than there was in the right rear when we stopped. We had some sort of bleeder issue and got it fixed up and went on."

With 66 A mains in the books so far this season, Schatz is slightly ahead of his wins pace from last season - he had 17 up to this point. The last driver to score more than 23 wins in a single season was Steve Kinser in 2003.

The green flag fell on the 25-lap, $8,000 to win A main with Cody Darrah and Schatz on the front row. Schatz jumped out front after battling Darrah through turns one and two but a caution flew on lap one as last year's champion Pittman spun in turn four. The field reset and again Schatz jumped to the lead. As he did that, a battle for second took over, as Darrah fought to hold the position over Brad Sweet who by that point had moved into third. On lap three, Sweet took over the position.

A red flag hit the early portion of the race on lap four after contact between Austen Wheatley and Trey Starks. When the race returned to green Schatz led Sweet, Darrah and Madsen.

On lap 16, as Madsen just fought his way past Darrah for third, a red flag flew as contact left Darrah on his roof and Kraig Kinser done for the night. Both drivers were OK. With the extended red, World of Outlaws officials opened up the track to the teams, giving Schatz and others the opportunity to make minor adjustments.

A final restart, with just nine to go, had Schatz leading Sweet and Madsen to the green flag. Schatz jumped out to a commanding lead as a battle ensued for second. In the closing laps, Madsen discovered the middle line worked well for him through one and two, and the top line in three and four. This gave him the momentum he needed to get around Sweet, who was running the bottom, and take over the second spot.

Schatz won with Madsen in second, Sweet in third, Joey Saldana in fourth and Paul McMahan in fifth.

Madsen said the final red flag was frustrating for him as he closed in on the leaders in his American Racing Custom Wheels car.

"Brad and Donny weren't that far ahead of me (at the red)," Madsen said. "But obviously that's sprint car racing. Then you've got to go back and attack because it's a double file restart."

"Excellent run - I just really want to thank (crew chief Tyler Swank), (and crew members) Chris (Bowe) and Brandon (Ikenberry) for the great job they've been doing… it was kind of a frustrating race because just when we felt like we would get going the yellows kept coming out but that's the way it works sometimes. It was just great to get a top three."

Sweet, who has 23 top-fives and five wins in his SureTest Supplies car this season, said if he had the opportunity to replay the final laps of Friday night's feature over, he would have obviously moved to the top in turns three and four to stop Madsen's momentum.

"He was searching around and Kerry's been good all year and really aggressive," Sweet said.

He said he was looking forward to the lapped traffic but cautions stifled that. With Schatz so good in open air on the restarts, Sweet said the No. 15 was the car to beat.

"(A podium finish is) nice - the SureTest car, we've been in a bit of a slump, so it's nice to be back on the front straightaway."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finishes up the Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway on Sat., Aug. 30. The Outlaws then head south to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. on Sept. 1 before events in Oregon and California.

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 18th win of the season and fourth in a row… Donny Schatz is ahead of his 23 win pace last year - the last driver to score more than 23 wins in one season was Steve Kinser in 2003… Schatz has not finished outside the top-three since July 18… Shane Stewart scored the quick time of the night - his fourth of the season… Barry Martinez was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 9 positions to finish in 13th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Skagit Speedway; Alger, Wash.; Aug. 29, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) -
1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$8,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3] [$4,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,500]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$2,200]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,100]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [5] [$2,000]; 7. 18-Jason Solwold [13] [$1,800]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,600]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$1,500]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$1,300]; 11. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,200]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 13. 66-Barry Martinez [22] [$1,000]; 14. 88-Jesse Whitney [20] [$700]; 15. 7SX-Brock Lemley [18] [$600]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$600]; 17. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson [24] [$600]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$600]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$600]; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard [19] [$600]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [14] [$600]; 22. 55-Trey Starks [17] [$600]; 23. 39C-Travis Rilat [21] [$600]; 24. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 66-Barry Martinez [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.173; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.214; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.279; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.316; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam, 11.363; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.385; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.393; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.394; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.395; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.504; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.509; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.515; 13. 18-Jason Solwold, 11.552; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.560; 15. 83-David Gravel, 11.599; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 11.619; 17. 55-Trey Starks, 11.638; 18. 7-Kevin Smith, 11.655; 19. 7SX-Brock Lemley, 11.688; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 11.697; 21. 98-Matt Jensen, 11.713; 22. 88-Jesse Whitney, 11.726; 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.745; 24. 39C-Travis Rilat, 11.755; 25. 66-Barry Martinez, 11.769; 26. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson, 11.870; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.913

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 18-Jason Solwold [5]; 6. 7SX-Brock Lemley [7]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 8. 66-Barry Martinez [9]; 9. 88-Jesse Whitney [8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 7. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson [9]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 83-David Gravel [5]; 6. 39C-Travis Rilat [8]; 7. 7-Kevin Smith [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. 98-Matt Jensen [7]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam [4]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 3C-Jonathan Allard [3] [-]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 3. 66-Barry Martinez [7] [-]; 4. 88-Jesse Whitney [5] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [-]; 6. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson [8] [-]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [6] [$200]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen [4] [$180]; 9. 7-Kevin Smith [2] [$175]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 9355
2. Daryn Pittman 9158
3. Paul McMahan  9111
4. Joey Saldana 8943
5. Kerry Madsen 8940
6. Brad Sweet 8743
7. Cody Darrah 8413
8. Steve Kinser 8302
9. Kraig Kinser 8123
10. David Gravel 7811

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

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At A Glance: Outlaws Look for Evergreen State Win

Five current Outlaws have wins at Skagit Speedway and/or Grays Harbor Raceway

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 27, 2014 -
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series moves into Washington State for three nights of racing action that will take the Outlaws from Skagit Speedway to Grays Harbor Raceway.

The Outlaws take on the Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and 30 where everyone has their sights set on Donny Schatz, a winner at the track last year. Kerry Madsen, Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana all have wins at the 3/10 mile oval, and wins on the season.

The current points leader and five-time champion Schatz also comes into Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1 as the most recent winner at the track. Kraig and Steve Kinser have both notched wins at Elma, Wash. track.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its trek down the West Coast with stops at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. on Sept. 2 and Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Ore. on Sept. 3. The Outlaws then take on the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5 and 6, and Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif. on Sept. 7.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Skagit Speedway is a high-banked, 3/10-mile oval. The track record of 10.872 seconds was set by Jason Sides on September 5, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2013 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 30, Donny Schatz on Aug. 31
2012 - Kerry Madsen on Aug. 31, Travis Jacobson on Sept. 1
2011 - Craig Dollansky on Sept. 2, Sam Hafertepe Jr. on Sept. 3
2010 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 4
2009 - Joey Saldana on Sept. 4, Jason Meyers on Sept. 5
2008 - Jason Solwold on Aug. 30, Joey Saldana on Aug. 31
2007 - Brooke Tatnell on Aug. 24, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 25
2006 - Brooke Tatnell on Aug. 26
2002 - Joey Saldana on Aug. 23
1995 - Dave Blaney on Aug. 26
1994 - Dave Blaney on Aug. 27
1979 - Jack Hewitt on June 14, Sammy Swindell on June 15, Doug Wolfgang on June 16
1978 - Doug Wolfgang on June 17, Doug Wolfgang on June 18

Grays Harbor Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/10 mile clay oval. The track record of 11.915 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on Aug. 27, 2004. For more information, visit http://www.GraysHarborRaceway.com.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2013 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 2
2012 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 29
2008 - Kraig Kinser on Sept. 1
2007 - Shane Stewart on Aug. 27
2005 - Donny Schatz on Aug. 27
2004 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 28
2003 - Jason Meyers on Aug. 23
2002 - Tim Shaffer on Aug. 17
2001 - Stevie Smith on Aug. 18
2000 - Mark Kinser on Aug. 20
1999 - Mark Kinser on Aug. 21
1998 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 22
1997 - Sammy Swindell on Aug. 23
1996 - Dave Blaney on Aug. 24

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

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its trek down the West Coast with stops at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. on Sept. 2 and Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Ore. on Sept. 3. The Outlaws then take on the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5 and 6, and Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif. on Sept. 7.

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)

23 full points races remaining

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World of Outlaws Legend Sammy Swindell Announces Retirement

Three-time champ was one of series' original racers

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 25, 2014 -
The numbers and statistics are only a measure of the legend, but Sammy Swindell will be remembered as one of the greatest drivers in World of Outlaws history.

Swindell, who on Monday announced his retirement from full-time racing effective immediately, is a three-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who achieved 294 victories. The Memphis, Tenn., area native was one of the original Outlaws who helped grow the series from its 1978 origins at Devil's Bowl Speedway into the premier sanctioning body it is today.

A calculating driver on the track, Swindell also is highly respected for his skills in building and setting up his cars, dedicating his life to perfecting the science of racing.

"Sammy's talent is more than a driver, he is an innovator," World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers said. "He was one of the 'Big 3' along with Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang in the early days, and he persevered through the years. He was a threat to win every night. I hope he and Kevin find all the success they want."

At 58, Swindell has been racing since he was 15 years old. Now, along with his wife Amy, he plans to help and support his son Kevin, who is achieving success in the NASCAR ranks.

"We have been fortunate to have one of the greatest racers of all-time compete in our series right from day one," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "We wish Sammy and Amy the best as they move on to support Kevin's racing aspirations."

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Schatz Sweeps Canada with Oil City Cup Win

He is the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver to sweep all five Canada events in a single season

NISKU, ALBERTA - Aug. 23, 2014 -
Saturday night, Donny Schatz did what no other World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver before him has ever done - with his win on the second night of the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway he became the first driver to sweep all five Canada events in a single season.

"I love Canada!" Schatz said. "We've always had great races when we've come up here and always enjoyed it."

"(The Oil City Cup win is) not just for me, it's for this whole STP race team. These guys are unbelievable and they definitely do their job to the best of their abilities. Hats off to them. Without their hard work and dedication and what they do, there's no way I'd be standing here."

Schatz, who started the feature in fifth, charged forward through a caution plagued first seven laps and battled polesitter Daryn Pittman for the lead.

"My racecar was really good," said Schatz, who now has 17 wins on the season and a three-race win streak. "I had to move around and be in lanes that other people weren't. It's fun to be in that position. I was disappointed obviously that we saw the yellow come back out but that's all part of racing. You deal with it. You have to find a way to overcome that and get yourself back up there. It was a fun race."

In addition to the race victory, Schatz scored the Oil City Cup after winning on the first night of the event.

As Schatz continues to roll through the last part of the season, he finds himself leading the championship standings by 177 points. Incredibly, the last time the five-time champion finished a feature outside the top-three was on July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway. Schatz finished in ninth that night. His streak of podium finishes now extends to 14 in a row, including eight of the last 11 wins.

As the Outlaws head to the west coast next week, Schatz carries this momentum and the knowledge that the last time the series was at Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway, he scored victories at both tracks.

Pittman and Steve Kinser led the field to the green flag on the 3/8-mile oval. That was short lived however as Cody Darrah wrecked coming out of turn two and ended up on his roof. Darrah was OK and went on later to finish the feature in 10th.

The field reset and as it went green again, Schatz took the opportunity to get around Kraig Kinser and Paul McMahan to take over the fourth position. One lap later, another caution fell after the 11EH of Marc Duperron spun in turn four. Another green flag was followed by another quick yellow after the 56 spun. It was bad luck for Schatz who had just powered past Brad Sweet and Steve Kinser to take over the second position.

The cautions were not over, but on the next run Schatz did have better luck, getting around Sweet and then battling Steve Kinser for the second position. At the same time Paul McMahan, who started the feature in third in his CJB Motorsports car but had fallen back through the early cautions, moved himself back to fourth after getting around Sweet.

The final caution of the night fell on lap seven. As the field again restarted, Pittman jumped to the lead. With Schatz in tow, Pittman went high, wobbled a bit coming off of two and gave Schatz the opportunity he needed.

"I wanted to choose the outside (starting position) from the beginning of the race to be honest with you," Pittman said. "I really thought I could get a better start from the outside but I'd won every start, the Dash and up to that point in the A main - and still won that start with Donny. The problem was I just didn't feel like I could get a run off of four to really enter one on the top like I needed to, so when I slid myself in one and two you know you're opening the door for somebody to do something on the bottom and that's exactly what happened."

As the Outlaws hit lap 10, McMahan found his way around Steve Kinser, moving into the top-three. Farther back, Logan Schuchart drove his Shark Racing car from 14th up to seventh.

By midway, McMahan had caught Pittman as the two worked their way through lapped traffic. McMahan took over the second spot from Pittman, but the move was short lived.

"I got by Daryn and then I got caught up behind another lapped car," McMahan said. "I kind of tried to slide him and it just scrubbed off so much speed and Daryn was able to get around me again."

As the laps ticked off, Schuchart moved himself into the top-five and then began to reel in McMahan for the third position. Up front, as Schatz struggled to get around lapped traffic, Pittman closed the gap but ultimately came up short.

"I made a pretty big mistake with five or six to go off of two that killed my run," Pittman said. "We were coming back to him."

Schuchart gained on McMahan, getting around Sweet for the fourth position. Time ran out for the young driver though as he finished the night in fourth, his fifth top-five finish of the season.

Schatz scored his 17th win of the season and his third in a row.

Pittman, the reigning World of Outlaws champion, complimented his Great Clips Racing team on their second place finish Saturday night.

"Definitely felt like we had a car good enough to win," Pittman said. "Like I said, the track got slicker and harder and we got better and started coming back to (Schatz). Had a good run there (just struggled in lapped traffic) and let Donny check out too far and once he got that far, I'm surprised we were able to run him down like that. Just shows how good a car we had."

McMahan who picked up his 35th top-five of the season said the lapped traffic was a particular struggle at Castrol.

"The racetrack was awful wide and it slowed down a bunch and then the lapped cars - they got going good… It started rolling around here really well and they were hard to get by."

"They gave me a good racecar tonight - we just came up a little short."

Schuchart scored the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night after starting the feature in 14th and advancing 10 positions. It is the second night in a row the Shark Racing Team has won the award - Schuchart's teammate Jacob Allen won the Hard Charger Award on night one of the Oil City Cup.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Fri., Aug. 29 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. for the first night of the two night Monster Showdown. The Outlaws then head south to Grays Harbor Raceway in Alger, Wash. on Sept. 1 before events in Oregon and California.

CASTROL RACEWAY NOTES:
Donny Schatz scored his 17th win of the season… Night two of the Oil City Cup was the same race Schatz scored his 17th win in 2013… Schatz has not finished outside the top-three since July 18… Kerry Madsen got the quick time of the night - his sixth of the season… Logan Schuchart was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth… Brad Sweet, Steve Kinser and Daryn Pittman all won their heat races.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Castrol Raceway; Nisku, Alberta; Aug. 23, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps)
- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$3,000]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [14] [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,500]; 6. 83-David Gravel [7] [$2,200]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [$2,000]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$1,800]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$1,600]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [12] [$1,450]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6] [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$1,100]; 14. 39C-Travis Rilat [13] [$1,000]; 15. 3-Dennis MacEachern [15] [$950]; 16. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [11] [$900]; 17. 44-Kelly Miller [19] [$850]; 18. 56-Ross Mathewson [20] [$750]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [18] [$725]; 20. 11EH-Marc Duperron [16] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1s-Logan Schuchart [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.843; 2. 83-David Gravel, 12.961; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.002; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.047; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.087; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.185; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.249; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.260; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.268; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.360; 11. 91K-Kyle Fedyk, 13.378; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.409; 13. 39C-Travis Rilat, 13.484; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.635; 15. 3-Dennis MacEachern, 13.939; 16. 11EH-Marc Duperron, 13.945; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.959; 18. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.016; 19. 44-Kelly Miller, 14.027; 20. 56-Ross Mathewson, 14.594

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat [5]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 11EH-Marc Duperron [6]; 7. 44-Kelly Miller [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [4]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 56-Ross Mathewson [7]; 7. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [1]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 3-Dennis MacEachern [5]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 83-David Gravel [7]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 9203
2. Daryn Pittman 9026
3. Paul McMahan 8971
4. Joey Saldana 8797
5. Kerry Madsen 8794
6. Brad Sweet 8597
7. Cody Darrah 8299
8. Steve Kinser 8176
9. Kraig Kinser 8008
10. David Gravel 7683

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

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A Dominate Night at Castrol Raceway Gives Donny Schatz His 16th Win of the Season

Schatz extends his points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 169

NISKU, ALBERTA - Aug. 22, 2014 -
Donny Schatz is on a roll. Since July 19 he has finished no worse than third, giving him 13 straight podium finishes, and he has World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins in seven of the last ten races, including Friday night's dominate performance on night one of the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway.

Schatz started the feature in third in his STP/Armor All car and powered to the lead before the field made it around the 3/8-mile oval for the first time.

"We had a very good car at the beginning and we were able to stick to the bottom and get by those guys," Schatz said.

On lap five, Schatz's three second lead was erased by a caution. The caution flag flew again on lap seven and lap 20, erasing sizable leads for Schatz each time.

"You just have to take what you get. We're never a fan of cautions but it happens," Schatz said. "The only thing it does is it lets the tires cool down and you always wonder if they're going to reheat, if the car is going to feel the same. There are a lot of factors - what do I do next?"

Another factor the Tony Stewart Racing driver contended with throughout much of the night was lapped traffic. Schatz battled through, even passing three cars on one lap.

As the 35-lap feature wore on, Schatz struggled to maintain his earlier speed on either the top or the bottom. This opened up an opportunity for Joey Saldana, who was running second, to make a run for the lead. On the lap 20 restart, Saldana slid Schatz through turn four.

"That was the only shot I had at it so I was trying everything I could… (the track) was very technical and you have to have a good racecar," said Saldana, who started the feature on the outside pole and spent much of the night in his Motter Equipment car running in that position.

"We just didn't know where to run," Schatz said. "It was awful slick in three and four - I was bouncing off the fence and couldn't really get around on the bottom. (Saldana) must have gotten a good run and gone for the slider and it wasn't going to stick. All we had to do was turn and go back underneath him. We did the best we could.

"These STP guys keep doing a phenomenal job with this racecar. It's fun to drive right now."

In the closing laps, David Gravel, who spent much of the night running third in his Roth Motorsports car, got around Saldana for second and set his sights on the lead. With a car that was able to run the faster top line, Gravel was making up ground on Schatz.

"Last five, six laps I thought I was as good as Donny there," Gravel said. "Just a little too late. I wish this was a 40-lapper."

"The top was best for me - Joey was running the top too," Gravel said. "It was kind of tough for me to gain much, but I thought, with open track, I was maybe just as good as Donny. But he got through lapped traffic very, very well."

This was Gravel's 18th top-five finish of the season.

Saldana, who ultimately finished the night in third, said the track was challenging throughout the feature.

"As a driver you just can't make a mistake because the track is so unique and slick and heavy and on the fence," Saldana said. "It's just everything you can imagine, you get to race on here. We had a shot at it and that's all you can ask for."

"Hats off to Donny, he's on a tear right now. I think if you beat him, you know you accomplished something pretty special. We've just got to get a little better."

With his win, Schatz again extended his lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 169 points in the battle for the 2014 championship. Schatz also heads into night two of the Oil City Cup leading the fight to become the weekend's champion.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sat., Aug. 23 for night two of the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway. The Outlaws then head to the west coast, making stops in Washington, Oregon and California.

CASTROL RACEWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 16th win of the season… Donny Schatz extended his points lead to 169 over Daryn Pittman… David Gravel scored his eighth quick time of the season, the third most of any driver this season… Joey Saldana broke the tie for fourth in the points standings with Kerry Madsen. Saldana now holds the position outright with a two point lead on Madsen… Jacob Allen was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing five positions to finish in 14th… Kerry Madsen, Cody Darrah and Joey Saldana all won their heat races.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Castrol Raceway; Nisku, Alberta; Aug. 22, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps)
- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,700]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,500]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9] [$2,200]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$2,000]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$1,800]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$1,600]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,450]; 11. 39C-Travis Rilat [13] [$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [19] [$1,000]; 15. 44-Kelly Miller [16] [$950]; 16. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [18] [$900]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [14] [$850]; 18. 56-Ross Mathewson [20] [$750]; 19. 3-Dennis MacEachern [17] [$725]; 20. 11EH-Marc Duperron [12] [$700].

Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30.

Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 14.890; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.061; 3. 49-Brad Sweet,
15.072; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.159; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.256; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 15.295; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.299; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 15.491; 9. 51-Paul McMahan, 15.550; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.558; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 15.574; 12. 11EH-Marc Duperron, 15.802; 13. 39C-Travis Rilat, 15.829; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.844; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.190; 16. 44-Kelly Miller, 16.302; 17. 3-Dennis MacEachern, 16.376; 18. 91K-Kyle Fedyk, 16.569; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.639; 20. 56-Ross Mathewson, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat [5]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 44-Kelly Miller [6]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 3-Dennis MacEachern [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 7. 56-Ross Mathewson [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [6]; 6. 11EH-Marc Duperron [1]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 9049
2. Daryn Pittman 8880
3. Paul McMahan 8826
4. Joey Saldana 8663
5. Kerry Madsen 8661
6. Brad Sweet 8457
7. Cody Darrah 8169
8. Steve Kinser  8040
9. Kraig Kinser 7879
10. David Gravel 7541

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At A Glance: Outlaws Look to Stop Schatz at Oil City Cup

Kerry Madsen won at Castrol Raceway last season, while Joey Saldana has three wins at the track

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 21, 2014 -
As the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series begins its western swing at the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Aug. 22 and 23, points leader Donny Schatz carries the momentum of recent wins and unmatched consistency through the 'Month of Money.'

Since July 18 - the first night of Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway - Schatz has finished no worse than third with his STP/Armor All team. After his win at Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, the Tony Stewart Racing driver has 12 straight podium finishes. Schatz has won six of the last nine races and has a 154 point lead in his quest for a sixth championship.

Coming into this same weekend last year, Schatz had 16 wins and sat 42 points out of the championship lead. Schatz went on to overcome challenges at the track, finishing second on night one of the Oil City Cup and winning night two.

Two drivers looking to stop Schatz's momentum are Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana. Both drivers have five wins on the season and have found previous success at Castrol Raceway - Madsen held off Schatz on the first night of the Oil City Cup in 2013 while Saldana scored three wins at the track over the course of the 2009 and 2010 Outlaws seasons.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series begins its eight race swing down the west coast on Aug. 29 and 30 with stops at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. The Outlaws follow that up with additional events in Washington, Oregon and California, including the two-night Gold Cup Race of Champions on Sept. 5 and 6 in Chico, Calif.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 12.561 seconds by Jason Meyers on Aug. 27, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

Previous A-Feature winners :
2013 - Kerry Madsen on Aug. 23, Donny Schatz on Aug. 24
2012 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 24, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 25
2011 - Jason Meyers on Aug. 26, Cody Darrah on Aug. 27
2010 - Jason Meyers on Aug. 27, Joey Saldana on Aug. 28
2009 - Joey Saldana on Aug. 28, Joey Saldana on Aug. 29
2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 22, Jason Meyers on Aug. 23
2007 - Steve Kinser on Aug. 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 19

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

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series begins its eight race swing down the West Coast on Aug. 29 and 30 with stops at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. The Outlaws follow that up with additional features in Washington, Oregon and California, including the two night Gold Cup Race of Champions on Sept. 5 and 6 in Chico, Calif.

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)

25 full points races remaining

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Schatz Captures His 15th Win of the Season at Nodak Speedway

Extends World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series points lead to 154 over second place Daryn Pittman

MINOT, N.D. - Aug. 17, 2014 -
Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz fought a pitched battle through much of the feature Sunday night at the Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway presented by Schatz Crossroads Truckstop, but it was Schatz who came out on top, scoring his 15th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Schatz, a North Dakota native, said it meant a lot to him to get a win in front of a hometown crowd.

"It's great. Nothing feels better than that," Schatz said. "Thank you everybody here for 20 years of great support. What a race. These guys are unbelievable. Slick, sticky, cushion, no cushion, they got one hell of a racecar. It's a pleasure to drive it. It's fun to be here."

Schatz started the feature in third and quickly took over the second spot after the green flag flew. For the next 25 laps Schatz adapted to a changing racetrack, attempting different lines and making more than one abortive attempt to get around Saldana.

"(Saldana) was on the top and he got underneath us and he seen us and he started moving down," Schatz said. On lap 26, Schatz, who had been driving on the bottom of turns three and four moved to the top line. As the two drivers exited turn four, side-by-side, Schatz took the lead from Saldana and kept it through the remaining nine laps.

"You've just got to go where they're not," Schatz said. "Sometimes you're at a disadvantage leading these races when the track starts to change. The rain definitely changed the racing surface. I didn't expect it to be that quick. I thought it would blow off a lot quicker than it did. It stayed really good, you just had to get up and pound the cushion and do the best we could."

Since July 18 - the first night of Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway - Schatz has finished no worse than third. After tonight's win, the Tony Stewart Racing driver has 12 straight podium finishes. Schatz has won six of the last nine races.

Second place finisher Saldana started the feature in his Motter Equipment car on the pole. He led the first lap and through early restarts for cautions, held off Schatz. On lap 14, as Schatz and Saldana worked their way through lapped traffic, Schatz looked low in three and four, and got side-by-side with Saldana as the two hit the front stretch. Saldana held the position and the lead.

Schatz again challenged for the lead on lap 17 and lap 19. Finally, on lap 26, Schatz went high instead of going low and found his way around. Saldana said he was not expecting the move.

"He's a great racecar driver, and you make a mistake and he makes you pay," Saldana said. "I saw him down there in lapped traffic running on the bottom and it was getting better down there but then it started cleaning off and the top got better. It was just the wrong place at the wrong time."

Saldana said his Motter Equipment team has been struggling lately and that this second place finish gives them good momentum heading into Edmonton.

David Gravel, who drove his Roth Motorsports car to a third place finish, fell back to sixth at the start of the feature. He battled back throughout the 35 lap A main.

"The restarts definitely helped me," Gravel said. "(Daryn Pittman) got by me on the start but starting sixth on one of those double file restarts I got up to fourth and then we had another restart and I got a good run off of four on (Paul McMahan) and passed him. It's definitely great."

Gravel thanked his team and car owners Dennis and Teresa Roth.

"It's been an up and down year. We've got some wins, but to get on the podium is good. Hopefully we can continue that on for this next swing."

In the race for the championship, Schatz extended his points lead to 154 over second place Pittman. McMahan is in third, 199 points out of the lead. Saldana and Kerry Madsen have the same number of points, 8519, and wins, but Madsen has more top-five finishes, giving him the tie-breaker and the fourth position in the points.

Earlier in the night, McMahan broke the old Nodak Speedway track record held by Sammy Swindell since 2012 (13.217) with his qualifying quick time of 12.991.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Aug. 22 and 23 at the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Outlaws then head west making stops in Washington, Oregon and California.

NODAK SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 15th win of the season… Donny Schatz extended his points lead to 154 over Daryn Pittman… Paul McMahan got his ninth quick time of the seasonDonny Schatz has 44 top-five finishes - 10 more than the nearest driver… Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana are tied for fourth in the points with the tie-breaker going to Madsen… Trent Stengl was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing seven positions to finish in 14th… Brad Sweet, Steve Kinser and David Gravel all won their heat races tonight.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Nodak Speedway; Minot, N.D.; Aug. 17, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps)
- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$5,500]; 3. 83-David Gravel [5] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,000]; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart [14] [$1,500]; 12. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13] [$1,200]; 13. 1K-Chris Shirek [15] [$1,100]; 14. 7-Trent Stengl [21] [$1,050]; 15. 20A-Jordon Adams [18] [$1,000]; 16. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [17] [$900]; 17. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [16] [$800]; 18. 21-Ryder Olson [22] [$800]; 19. 5-Dave Glennon [19] [$800]; 20. 8-Casey Mack [12] [$800]; 21. 2K-Kevin Ingle [20] [$800]; 22. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-26, Donny Schatz 27-35.

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.991; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.995; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.034; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.053; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.063; 6. 83-David Gravel, 13.078; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.087; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.101; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.101; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.157; 12. 8-Casey Mack, 13.159; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.186; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.303; 15. 1K-Chris Shirek, 13.328; 16. 91K-Kyle Fedyk, 13.487; 17. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.550; 18. 20A-Jordon Adams, 13.553; 19. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.630; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 14.165; 21. 7-Trent Stengl, 14.276; 22. 21-Ryder Olson, 14.694; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 6. 5-Dave Glennon [7]; 7. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [6]; 8. 21-Ryder Olson [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [6]; 6. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [3]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 8-Casey Mack [1]; 5. 1K-Chris Shirek [5]; 6. 7-Trent Stengl [7]; 7. 20A-Jordon Adams [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 83-David Gravel [6]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [8]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [7]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 8893
2. Daryn Pittman 8739
3. Paul McMahan 8694
4. Kerry Madsen 8519
5. Joey Saldana 8519
6. Brad Sweet 8318
7. Cody Darrah 8035
8. Steve Kinser 7910
9. Kraig Kinser 7751
10. David Gravel 7390

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

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Daryn Pittman Wins Hard Fought 12th of the Season at River Cities

It is Pittman’s 50th Career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Win

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Aug. 15, 2014 - Daryn Pittman did not want to see the caution flag that flew with three laps to go in Friday night's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at River Cities Speedway.

For the previous 37 laps, the Owasso, Okla. native had been fending off strong challenges from Kraig Kinser and current series point leader Donny Schatz, who won the last time the Outlaws were at the track.

"I didn't really want to see the yellow," Pittman said. "I don't know what was happening behind me with three to go but I figured we were running out of laps and I just wanted to get them over with. You never want to get the field bunched back up."

As the green-white-checkered finish got underway, Pittman built an early lead as Schatz tried to make a move. Pittman led lap one as Schatz closed. With lapped traffic still several laps away, Pittman had the clean air he needed to pull ahead.

Pittman drove his Great Clips car to victory, delivering the 12th win of the season for his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

Pittman, who said he has historically struggled at River Cities, credited his crew for providing him with the equipment he needed to score the 50th win of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career. Pittman is the 13th winningest driver in World of Outlaws history.

"They gave me a great racecar all night long," Pittman said. "We've probably been here four times since I've been in this car and left with our tails between our legs every time and they just never give up. The best part about this crew is that they can get mad about our finish and how we do but they just don't give up. We came back and tried something completely different."

"Thanks to (Kale Kahne), (Kolten Gouse), Michael Carber, (Ty Dent) - these guys just worked their tails off and gave me a great car and luckily we were able to hold off for 40 laps."

"This is a great win for me personally and this whole team."

Pittman, who sits second in the race for the championship, closed the gap on leader Schatz to 133 points. Third place Paul McMahan is 192 points out of the lead.

Pittman and Logan Schuchart led the field to the green flag for the 40-lap A main. Through the opening laps, Schuchart fought Pittman for the lead, as Kraig Kinser bore down on the two. Schuchart briefly took over the lead on lap six, before Pittman reclaimed it.

As three red flags and three cautions plagued the early part of the feature, Donny Schatz made up ground, advancing into the top five by lap 12. By lap 15, Schatz began working on Cody Darrah for third place. He got around shortly after.

Pittman hit lapped traffic on lap 18, giving Kinser an opportunity to get around. On lap 27, Kinser got his chance, diving low into turn three and getting a look on Pittman. Pittman however was able to close the door, leading the lap.

As Pittman, Schatz and Kinser battled for the lead, Schatz took on Kinser for second. On lap 36 Schatz got around Kinser, taking over the second position in his STP Armor All car. Then, with three to go, the caution flew.

"I needed to hit lapped traffic," Schatz said. "My racecar was really tight. I had trouble keeping it on the bottom but even more so on the top. I just couldn't seem to get rolling around here as free as I needed to be."

"When you got a group of guys like this STP team, they rally every night to give us a great racecar. We've been very consistent. I thought we had a chance at (Pittman) there until the yellow came out but clean air is everything when you race. I tried changing my line - I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. A great job by the STP guys - the best we could do was second."

When the green came back out, Kinser battled Darrah for the third position. Darrah made the pass in his Ollie's Bargain Outlet car off of turn two on the last lap, getting the podium finish.

"If it would have played out a little differently in the beginning I felt like if I would have got to second then I could have been able to race Daryn a little bit," Darrah said. "That's this racetrack. This place, one lap you feel like you're going forward and you're going to win the race and then the next lap you feel like you're going to go to the rear."

"It's so exciting to come here and race. Just the energy from all these great fans."

Earlier in the night, Joey Saldana scored his 21st quick time of the season after putting down a lap of 10.134.

Mark Dobmeier, who has one World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win this season, scored the KSE Hard Charger award of the night after starting the feature in 24th and finishing in sixth.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series concludes its Upper Midwest swing on Sunday at the Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. The Outlaws then make their final return to Canada for the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta on Aug. 22 and 23.

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY NOTES:
Daryn Pittman won his 12th race of the season at River Cities… Kasey Kahne Racing took two of three podium finishes Friday night… Daryn Pittman scored his 50th career win at River Cities… Joey Saldana scored his 21st quick time of the season… Mark Dobmeier was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing 18 positions to finish in sixth… Cody Darrah, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Kraig Kinser all won their heat races tonight.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; River Cities Speedway; Grand Forks, N.D.; Aug. 15, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps) -
1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$5,500]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$3,200]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [11] [$2,500]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [24] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [18] [$2,100]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$2,050]; 10. 83-David Gravel [3] [$2,000]; 11. 82-Dusty Zomer [7] [$1,500]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2] [$1,200]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$1,100]; 14. 2A-Austin Pierce [14] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,000]; 16. 8-Casey Mack [16] [$900]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley [19] [$800]; 18. 1K-Chris Shirek [17] [$800]; 19. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [20] [$800]; 20. 20A-Jordon Adams [22] [$800]; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [15] [$800]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard [21] [$800]; 23. 5-Dave Glennon [23] [$800]; 24. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 13-Mark Dobmeier [+18]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 8737
2. Daryn Pittman 8604
3. Paul McMahan 8547
4. Kerry Madsen 8387
5. Joey Saldana 8370
6. Brad Sweet 8180
7. Cody Darrah 7899
8. Steve Kinser 7804
9. Kraig Kinser 7609
10. David Gravel 7246
 
SEASON WINNERS:
Donny Schatz - 14 (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 and Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12); Daryn Pittman - 12 (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 and River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3); Joey Saldana - 5 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel - 4 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Paul McMahan - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2).

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Rain Postpones Wednesday Qualifying Night at FVP Knoxville Nationals

Thursday night’s qualifying will be run as a double event beginning at 7 p.m.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 6, 2014 -
Heavy rain has forced Knoxville Raceway officials to postpone the first night of qualifying for the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores to Thursday.

Both qualifying events will now be run back-to-back on Thursday evening. The events from Wednesday night's postponed show will occur first at 7 p.m. followed by Thursday's scheduled qualifying night beginning approximately at 11 p.m.

The pits will open on Thursday at 2 p.m. All competitors will unload their equipment at that time.

For the latest news and information from the Knoxville Nationals go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com , and make sure to follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws .

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Take On 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

Championship leader Donny Schatz aiming for his eighth victory in sprint car racing's richest event

CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 4, 2014 -
Donny Schatz leads the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series into the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores on Aug. 6, 7, 8 and 9 as he looks for his eighth win at the legendary event.

Schatz, the current points leader and a 12-time winner in 2014, comes into Knoxville with eight straight podium finishes, including a sweep of the Outlaws' recent three race swing through Canada. He has won the Knoxville Nationals seven of the last eight seasons.

Brad Sweet won the Mediacom Shootout at Knoxville Raceway earlier this season after battling Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl throughout the night.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record of 14.407 seconds was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

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


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers' Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Proffit Brothers Band
Spirit Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Kimball Drifters - Dance
Pit Gate Party

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

10:30 AM - Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

NOON
Media/Promoters' Luncheon
Dyer-Hudson Hall, Fairgrounds

11:30-1:00 PM
NSCHOF Members Only VIP Reception
2nd Floor - Steve Kinser

12:00 - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion - Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Knoxville Nationals Lion's Club Bags Tournament
Knoxville Nationals Exposition Area

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Final Mix Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
FVP Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Final Mix - Dance
Pit Gate Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:30 AM
National Sprint Car Museum Golf Classic
Bos Landen

10:00 AM
Helicopter Rides at Slideways Karting Center

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

11:00 AM
Third Annual Tony Stewart Kick-It Cup
Young’s Field, Knoxville

12:00 NOON - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest - Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Steve McLain and the JCGB Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals
SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge
Pella Motors Qualifying

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Free Dance - Steve McLain and the JCGB Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:00 AM - 3 PM
Bizarre Bazaare
Downtown Knoxville

10:00 AM
Knoxville Nationals Race Parade
Downtown Knoxville

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 NOON - 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:30 PM
Annual Hall of Fame & Museum Racing Auction
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 2nd floor

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

2:00 PM
Fan Fest -Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience - Drivers Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Jamie Bratcher Band
Spirit Legends Lounge

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals Finals

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard


FORMAT

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Wednesday - RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night
Thursday - Lucas Oil Qualifying Night

Order of Events: Hot laps, Qualifications, Last Chance Heats, 5 Heats, C feature, B feature, A feature.

Qualifications - 200 points are awarded for quick timer, 198 for second quick, 196 for third, etc.

Only the top 50 qualifiers make the heats, the rest are put in the last chance heats in which the first eight finishers will fill the back of that night's C feature (starting in the sixth row).

Last Chance Heats (for drivers out of the top 50 in Qual.) - 50 points awarded to the winner, 47 for 2nd, etc.

Heats - 100 points are awarded for the heat winner, points go down by three: 97, 94, 91, 88, etc.

Heats are inverted (8-10). This sets up the best racing of the

week. Top four finishers go to A, next four to B, last two to C.

C feature
Top four finishers go to back of the B. Fifth place is worth 92 pts., 6th is 90, etc.

B feature
The top four finishers transfer to the tail of the A. The B awards 142 points for fifth, 140 for sixth and so on by twos.

A feature
The A feature points are the same as time trials: 200, 198, 196 etc. This explains how a driver cannot make the A, but if he timed well may have more points than someone who did make the A.

First tie breaker is finish position in respective main event. Next tie breaker is rank in time trial. The third tie breaker is pill draw. Other tie breaking criteria may be implemented if needed.

A perfect score (quick time, heat win, feature win) is 500.

The top 16 in points from Wed. and Thurs. are locked in to Saturday's program.

FRIDAY

The top 4 finishers from the A-Main move into spots 17-20 in Saturday's A-Main. Friday's event will consist of qualifying, heats, C if needed, two B-Mains and A-Main as well as the Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge.

SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge
This is an international invitational event. The lineup is inverted according to points accrued on Wednesday and Thursday. The top finishing driver among the top three in the World Challenge is eligible for a position in Saturday night's main event.

SATURDAY

54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Finals

Events: E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.

The B, C, D, and E feature will take the top four finishers to the tail of the next event (if there are scratches, there may be more taken for a particular event)

PURSE

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY:

Heats:
1. $150 2. $125 3. $100 4. $90 5. $80 6. $70 7. $60 8. $50 9. $50 10. $50

C Feature:
1. $150 2. $150 3. $150 4. $150 5. $250 6. $200 7.$175 8. $150 9. $140 10. $130 11. $120 12. $110 13. $110 14. $100 15. $100 16. $90 17. $80 18. $70 19. $60 20. $50

B Feature:
1. $200 2. $200 3. $200 4. $200 5. $600 6. $550 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $425 11. $400 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $300 16. $275 17. $260 18. $250 19. $240 20. $225 21. $200 22. $200 23. $200 24. $200

A Feature:
1. $12,000 2. $10,000 3. $7,000 4. $6,000 5. $5,000 6. $4,000 7. $3,500 8. $2,500 9. $2,000 10. $1,750 11. $1,500 12. $1,400 13. $1,300 14. $1,250 15. $1,200 16. $1,150 17. $1,100 18. $1,050 19. $1,000 20. $1,000 21. $1,000 22. $1,000 23. $1,000 24. $1,000

FRIDAY:

C Main:
1. $200 2. $200 3. $200 4. $200 5. $600 6. $550 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $425 11. $400 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $300 16. $275 17. $260 18. $250 19. $240 20. $225 21. $200 22. $200 23. $200 24. $200

B Mains:
1. $400 2. $400 3. $1,200 4. $1,100 5. $1,000 6. $950 7. $900 8. $850 9. $825 10. $800 11. $775 12. $750 13. $725 14. $700 15. $675 16. $650 17. $625 18. $600 19. $575 20. $550 21. $525 22. $500

A Main:
1. $4,000 2. $4,000 3. $4,000 4. $4,000 5. $3,000 6. $3,000 7. $3,000 8. $3,000 9. $5,000 10. $4,000 11. $3000 12. $2,500 13. $2,400 14. $2,300 15. $2,200 16. $2,100 17. $2,000 18. $1,900 19. $1,800 20. $1,700 21. $1,600 22. $1,500 23. $1,400 24. $1,300

Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge:
1. $10,000 2. $5,000 3. $3,000 4. $2,500 5. $2,000 6. $1,800 7. $1,700 8. $1,600 9. $1,500 10. $1,400 11. $1,300 12. $1,200 13. $1,100 14. $1,000 15. $1,000 16. $1,000 17. $625 18. $600 19. $600 20. $600

SATURDAY

Best Appearing Crew:
1. $500 2. $250 3. $150

Best Appearing Car:
1. $500 2. $250 3. $150

E Feature:
1. $600 2. $600 3. $600 4. $600 5. $800 6. $775 7. $750 8. $725 9. $700 10. $675 11. $650 12. $625 13. $600 14. $575 15. $550 16. $475 17. $450 18. $425 19. $400 20. $375 21. $350 22. $325

D Feature:
1. $800 2. $800 3. $800 4. $800 5. $1,200 6. $1,100 7. $1,000 8. $950 9. $900 10. $850 11. $825 12. $800 13. $775 14. $750 15. $725 16. $700 17. $675 18. $650 19. $625 20. $600 21. $575 22. $550

C Feature:
1. $1,000 2. $1,000 3. $1,000 4. $1,000 5. $2,000 6. $1,750 7. $1,500 8. $1,400 9. $1,300 10. $1,250 11. $1,225 12. $1,200 13. $1,175 14. $1,150 15. $1,125 16. $1,100 17. $1,050 18. $1,000 19. $950 20. $900 21. $850 22. $825

B Feature:
1. $1,000 2. $1,000 3. $1,000 4. $1,000 5. $8,000 6. $7,000 7. $6,000 8. $5,000 9. $4,000 10. $3,500 11. $3,000 12. $2,500 13. $2,250 14. $2,000 15. $1,750 16. $1,500 17. $1,450 18. $1,400 19. $1,350 20. $1,300 21. $1,250 22. $1,200 23. $1,150 24. $1,100

A Feature:
1. $150,000 2. $75,000 3. $37,500 4. $26,000 5. $21,000 6. $20,000 7. $19,000 8. $18,000 9. $17,000 10. $16,000 11. $15,000 12. $14,000 13. $13,000 14. $12,000 15. $11,000 16. $10,500 17. $10,000 18. $10,000 19. $10,000 20. $10,000 21. $10,000 22. $10,000 23. $9,500 24. $9,500

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to the Upper Midwest for stops at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 12, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Aug. 15 and Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. on Aug. 17.

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Kerry Madsen Holds off Donny Schatz to Win the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker

Madsen scored his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season

PEVELY, Mo. - Aug. 2, 2014 -
Kerry Madsen proved to be the strongest man Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, leading 35 laps and holding back his fiercest competition to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series' Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker.

Madsen, who started the main event in sixth, worked his way forward, eventually getting around Paul McMahan, who led one lap early, and then leader Donny Schatz on a restart on lap 20. This was Madsen's fifth win of the season.

"It feels bloody awesome! I can't believe it! This is one of the races you want to win," Madsen said. "Man, that track, I just hammered down man. That was a lot of fun."

Madsen, who earlier in the night scored his fifth quick time of the season, said as the 55-lap A main wound down he began waiting for a challenge from second place Schatz, who he knew was coming for him.

"It's bloody Donny Schatz behind you - you can't make a mistake," Madsen said. "I was very comfortable until I started slowing down in lapped traffic. And actually, believe it or not, when Jason Sides caught me back I thought it was Donny and I was just trying as hard as I could… I saw it was Jason and I was like, oh that's alright, he's just blocking the hole for me."

"I've got to admit the fun was starting to get over when I was going, come on checkered, this has got to be coming. I just kept plowing away. Man that checkered flag didn't fall early enough for me that's for sure."

Madsen thanked his sponsor American Racing Custom Wheels, owners Peter and Bob Gavranich, his crew chief Tyler Swank and crew members Brandon Ikenberry and Chris Bowe.

"What a race! I can't believe we won that. That's a lot of fun."

In addition to bragging rights, McMahan won $20,000. This is his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season - earlier in the year, he claimed the coveted Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Madsen is fourth in the race for the championship, 313 points out of the lead.

Brad Sweet and Paul McMahan led the field to the green flag, but it was fourth place starting Schatz who quickly jumped forward. After leading the first lap, McMahan ceded the position to Schatz. Through two early cautions, Schatz hung on as Madsen began to make his move forward. When the caution fell again on lap 20, Madsen got the opportunity he needed. On the restart he found his way around Schatz and took over the lead on lap 21.

James McFadden, like Madsen, an Australia native, started back in 11th in his All Star Performance car. As the feature wore on, he worked his way through the field. By lap 20 he had moved into sixth. As Madsen built a large lead at the front, McFadden found his way past Kraig Kinser for fourth and Paul McMahan for third.

As the cars worked their way through lapped traffic in the closing 10 laps, McFadden closed the gap, challenging Schatz on the bottom for second. The battle continued for several laps, before Schatz could again pull away. On the final lap, Schatz gave it one last try to get around Madsen for the lead, diving to the bottom in turns three and four, but it was not enough.

Schatz, a five-time Outlaws champion and current points leader, finished the night in second, his eighth podium finish in a row.

"I knew we were going to need traffic," Schatz said. "Kerry runs the racetrack really well when you get up there and go. Just couldn't find another line to gain any time without having traffic there at the end - that helped us a little bit… He was a little bit better there towards the middle of the race and maybe even at the end. We just got to him. They just got the job done quicker than we did."

Schatz said he tried different lines throughout the feature but just could not get his car into a line to close the gap on Madsen.

"Some days are like that, some days aren't," Schatz said. "The STP guys still did a great job. They've been awful consistent lately. We were in contention for it. I guess it came down to that last restart there. He got a really good start and we didn't. So that's the way it goes - you win some, you lose some."

McFadden, who picked up his second podium finish in three races with the Outlaws and his second KSE Hard Charger Award in as many nights, said the track, one of his favorites, was challenging, but that he stumbled into a good line.

"It was tough, you just kind of had to give yourself clean air and that was kind of the key I guess," McFadden said. "As soon as you got behind a car it kind of screwed around with the front of your car. We just accidentally went to the middle and found a good spot and passed cars there. Just hats off to the 3g guys. They gave me an awesome car and to give them a good result is awesome."

Schatz extended his lead in the race for the championship over second place Daryn Pittman to 118 points. Third place Paul McMahan is 174 points out of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Knoxville Speedway in Knoxville, Iowa as the Outlaws take on the Knoxville Nationals.

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 NOTES: Kerry Madsen and James McFadden, both Australia natives, finished on the podium tonight… This was Donny Schatz's eighth podium finish in a row… Kerry Madsen got his fifth win of the season Saturday night… This is the second night in a row James McFadden won the KSE Hard Charger Award. Tonight he advanced eight positions to finish in third… Kerry Madsen got his fifth quick time of the season at I-55.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55; Pevely, Mo.; Aug. 2, 2014

A-Main - (55 Laps)
- 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$6,000]; 3. 3G-James McFadden [11] [$3,750]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$3,250]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$2,750]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,500]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,400]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [13] [$2,300]; 9. 83-David Gravel [17] [$2,200]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah [16] [$2,100]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [8] [$1,700]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [15] [$1,400]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [20] [$1,300]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$1,200]; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart [18] [$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$1,000]; 17. 59-Tim Kaeding [21] [$1,000]; 18. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [23] [$1,000]; 19. 52F-Logan Faucon [22] [$1,000]; 20. 72-Kevin Petty [24] [$1,000]; 21. 29W-Danny Dietrich [10] [$1,000]; 22. 11-Steve Kinser [5] [$1,000]; 23. 4S-Danny Smith [12] [$1,000]; 24. 3B-Bradley Greer [19] [$1,000].

Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1, Donny Schatz 2-20, Kerry Madsen 21-55.

Hard Charger Award: 3G-James McFadden [+8]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.019; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.179; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.248; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.284; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.289; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.300; 7. 29W-Danny Dietrich, 11.351; 8. 3G-James McFadden, 11.369; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.376; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.379; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.381; 12. 4S-Danny Smith, 11.459; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.473; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.478; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.486; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.519; 17. 83-David Gravel, 11.617; 18. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 11.638; 19. 3B-Bradley Greer, 11.656; 20. 72-Kevin Petty, 11.773; 21. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.778; 22. 59-Tim Kaeding, 11.792; 23. 52F-Logan Faucon, 12.063; 24. 31-John Dines, 12.115; 25. 10S-Jeremy Standridge, 12.217; 26. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman, 12.274; 27. 5W-Caleb Wankel, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 5. 59-Tim Kaeding [8]; 6. 29W-Danny Dietrich [2]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 3B-Bradley Greer [7]; 9. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 3G-James McFadden [2]; 5. 83-David Gravel [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 7. 52F-Logan Faucon [8]; 8. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [9]; 9. 72-Kevin Petty [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 3. 4S-Danny Smith [1]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 8. 31-John Dines [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2] [-]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [1] [-]; 3. 52F-Logan Faucon [5] [-]; 4. 3B-Bradley Greer [3] [-]; 5. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [8] [-]; 6. 72-Kevin Petty [4] [-]; 7. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [7] [$200]; 8. 5W-Caleb Wankel [9] [$180]; 9. 31-John Dines [6] [$175]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz  8359
2. Daryn Pittman 8241
3. Paul McMahan 8185
4. Kerry Madsen 8046
5. Joey Saldana 8011
6. Brad Sweet 7855
7. Cody Darrah 7558
8. Steve Kinser 7465
9. Kraig Kinser 7248
10. David Gravel  6913

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

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Paul McMahan Holds off Kerry Madsen to Win Red Flag Delayed Prelude to the Ironman

McMahan picked up his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season in a race delayed by rain and extensive repairs to the catch fence

PEVELY, Mo. - Aug. 1, 2014 -
The Monroe Shocks & Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 proved to be a long event that saw rain delays and a two hour red flag to repair damage to a catch fence - but none of that slowed Paul McMahan as he held off Kerry Madsen and drove to his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season Friday night.

Rain fell early on in the day at I-55, but it was a bizarre wreck in the night's second heat that delayed the feature into the early morning hours of Saturday. With two to go, a wreck involving then second-place running Cale Thomas, sent the young driver into the catch fence in the middle of turns one and two. A large portion of the fence was ripped out and racing action stopped as maintenance crews worked to repair the gap.

Two hours and a rain shower later, racing returned to the track and Kerry Madsen won the heat.

Thomas was OK. He went on to win the Last Chance Showdown and compete in the A main before being knocked out in another wreck early on.

The night though belonged to McMahan, who dominated the feature and held off Daryn Pittman and Madsen to win.

"First, I've got to thank all these fans for sticking around here because I know how late it is and I tell you what, I was one of the guys hoping they would cancel it - but thank God they didn't tonight," said McMahan, driver of the CJB Motorsports car. "Hats off to all the track maintenance guys that busted their butts and got that fence back together because when it first went down, I didn't think we had a chance of racing tonight."

As the green flag fell on the feature, Pittman took a quick lead as a caution flew before one lap could be completed. When the race returned to green, McMahan took over the lead position through the first few laps.

"Daryn actually got a better run off the bottom," McMahan said. "I think he was just committed to running the bottom there on the first lap and I was able to power around the outside to get by."

"When you're out front early in the race you really don't know where you want to be. I just saw what he did there on the first two starts, what he did to me in the dash and was able to get the jump. I get to control the restart being the leader there so I took off a little early and got a good run up off the corner and was able to get to the top."

McMahan said lapped traffic around the track presented him with trouble during the feature.

"It's so fast around the top and you really got to slow down to hit the bottom and I really didn't want to slow down that much," McMahan said. "I got in there behind Cody [Darrah] and I tried to slide him one time and I couldn't get by. He was fast enough to stay up front so I just figured I would follow him around and hopefully no one would get by me."

McMahan scored his fourth win of the season. He is currently third in the championship points standings, 167 points out of the lead.

Kerry Madsen, who started the feature in the sixth position and battled his way through the field, nearly had his night ended on lap eight as got too far into the cushion and slowed dramatically.

"I was just kind of tight and got too aggressive and nearly threw it all away," said Madsen, who ended up not losing any positions with the incident. "The guys gave me a great racecar, absolutely. It was a fun track."

In the final laps, Madsen worked his way through lapped traffic in his American Racing Custom Wheels car and closed the gap on McMahan. In the final lap, in the final turn, Madsen tried sliding McMahan but was not able to clear the pass.

"Actually, I'll be honest, I thought I was going to get Paul," Madsen said. "I thought, let's be patient, wait until we get the right move and I could make that move in three and four. I wish I would have tried a little harder earlier. He drove a great race, congratulations to the CJB team and great result for us - second. We're definitely proud with that."

Points leader Donny Schatz brought his STP/Armor All car home to a third-place finish - his seventh podium finish in a row. Schatz said he and his team were hoping to have a car that would allow them to get up and challenge for the lead.

"Got a little past our bedtime, so we kind of fell off a little bit," Schatz said.

"The bottom was pretty good the first part there. Every lap it just kind of went away awful quick. And you had to be up on the top making speed. Once you got up there it was pretty hard to pass unless you had traffic. We were going around some cars so fast there really wasn't an opportunity to get one that was racing with someone.

"We had a decent car. I guess we got a top-three. That's better than the alternative… but we want to win. Tomorrow night is 55 laps and we'll be a little better."

Schatz maintains his 106 point lead over Pittman in the race for the championship.

David Gravel took home his seventh quick time of the season. Only McMahan and Joey Saldana have more quick times so far in 2014.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker. After that, the Outlaws head to Knoxville, Iowa to compete for one of the most coveted prizes in all of motorsports - the Knoxville Nationals.

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 NOTES:
Donny Schatz picked up his seventh podium finish in a row… Paul McMahan won his fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature of the year… Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Chad Kemenah all won their heat races tonight… James McFadden received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing ten positions to finish ninth… The red flag to repair the catch fence lasted two hours and nine minutes.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55; Pevely, Mo.; Aug. 1, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) -
1. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$8,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$2,500]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$2,200]; 5. 83-David Gravel [3] [$2,100]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$1,800]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$1,600]; 9. 3G-James McFadden [19] [$1,500]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$1,300]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [16] [$1,200]; 12. 4-Cody Darrah [14] [$1,100]; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah [8] [$1,000]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$700]; 15. 59-Tim Kaeding [20] [$600]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$600]; 17. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [23] [$600]; 18. 93-Dustin Morgan [22] [$600]; 19. 3B-Bradley Greer [18] [$600]; 20. 72-Kevin Petty [24] [$600]; 21. 29W-Danny Dietrich [15] [$600]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith [21] [$600]; 23. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11] [$600]; 24. 91-Cale Thomas [12] [$600].

Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-30.

Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 10.430; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.443; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.476; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.515; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.517; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.537; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.543; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.573; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.643; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 10.660; 11. 91-Cale Thomas, 10.670; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah, 10.676; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.706; 14. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.724; 15. 29W-Danny Dietrich, 10.761; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.762; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.847; 18. 3B-Bradley Greer, 10.848; 19. 3G-James McFadden, 10.859; 20. 1M-Jim Moughan, 10.888; 21. 59-Tim Kaeding, 10.899; 22. 4S-Danny Smith, 10.979; 23. 93-Dustin Morgan, 11.127; 24. 72-Kevin Petty, 11.597; 25. 5W-Caleb Wankel, 11.982; 26. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [1]; 4. 83-David Gravel [4]; 5. 3G-James McFadden [7]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [8]; 9. 5W-Caleb Wankel [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan [8]; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan [7]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 9. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 63-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 29W-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 59-Tim Kaeding [7]; 7. 3B-Bradley Greer [6]; 8. 72-Kevin Petty [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 83-David Gravel [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1] [-]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2] [-]; 3. 3B-Bradley Greer [3] [-]; 4. 4S-Danny Smith [5] [-]; 5. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman [8] [-]; 6. 72-Kevin Petty [6] [-]; 7. 5W-Caleb Wankel [7] [$200]; 8. 1M-Jim Moughan [4] [$180]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 8209
2. Daryn Pittman 8103
3. Paul McMahan 8042
4. Kerry Madsen 7889
5. Joey Saldana 7877
6. Brad Sweet 7715
7. Cody Darrah 7434
8. Steve Kinser 7356
9. Kraig Kinser 7110
10. David Gravel 6781

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

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Donny Schatz Scores 11th Win of the Season at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Schatz gets his second win in as many nights and remains undefeated with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Cornwall

CORNWALL, Ont. - July 27, 2014 -
Donny Schatz scored his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win in as many nights Sunday after battling David Gravel and Kerry Madsen at Cornwall Motor Speedway. It was Schatz's 11th win of 2014, tying him with Daryn Pittman for the most on the season.

Schatz, who won the Outlaws' first and most recent appearance at the track in 2012, said Canada has been very good to him.

"[I] always look forward to coming," Schatz said. "When we saw those rain clouds earlier in the day we were trying to get them to go away and obviously it worked. Can't control Mother Nature, but she was obviously a race fan tonight. I hope you guys enjoyed it - it was great to be here tonight. The track was fun for me."

The driver of the No. 15 STP/Armor All car complimented his team for the work they have been doing to get him to 11 wins.

"This team is really operating right now," Schatz said. "They're doing a phenomenal job. Everything they keep doing to these racecars is making big changes. Makes for a happy driver."

Schatz extended his championship points lead again Sunday night. He now has an 83 point lead over Pittman. Third place Paul McMahan is 135 points out of the lead.

Kerry Madsen and David Gravel led the field to the green flag as Madsen jumped out to an early lead. Gravel got off track in the opening laps and slipped back to the fifth position. The first caution of the night flew on lap six.

As the green flag again flew, Schatz made his move, reeling in Madsen, as the Australia-native approached lapped traffic. After completing lap 10, Schatz slid Madsen and made it stick, taking over the lead on lap 11.

Shortly after, three cautions fell in quick succession. When the green flag again came out on lap 20, Schatz led Madsen, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and David Gravel. In sixth, Logan Schuchart had advanced two positions from his eighth place starting position. By lap 30 Gravel was making a charge back after his earlier problem, moving into the third position, while Schuchart continued his advance forward to fourth.

The final caution of the night came out on lap 38 and set up a green, white, checkered finish. When the green flag dropped Schatz quickly built on his lead, with Madsen in second, and Gravel and Schuchart battling for third. Schuchart quickly slid Gravel and took over third.

Schatz took the checkered flag in first with Madsen second and Schuchart third.

Madsen's second place finish was his second in as many nights in his American Racing Custom Wheels car. He led the first ten laps of Sunday's feature.

"We'll take second all night long," Madsen said. "We want to win them but we got beat by a better car tonight. Anytime we can finish on the podium it's a great result… It's extremely tough competition so we're definitely not disappointed. This is a great momentum builder for us and gives us a lot of confidence in the team for the rest of the year and the big races coming up."

Madsen thanked his crew members and team owners Bob and Peter Gavranich.

Schuchart got his third podium finish of the season at Cornwall in his Your Auto Source car - the first came at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he finished second, and the second came at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, where he finished third.

Schuchart, who took the KSE Hard Charger Award of the night after advancing five positions, said the caution flags late in the race helped him make up ground and make the passes he needed to score a podium finish.

"We got racing pretty good but everyone is pretty equal so it makes it kind of hard. It was a slick track - it made it racy, it made it fun to drive on," Schuchart said. "I think the last couple yellows helped us to get a couple more cars."

"Anytime you run good, you like it. All these tracks are new tracks to us, especially up here in Canada. But we're having fun, we like it and we're happy to be here."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its swing through Canada at Ohswheken Speedway on Tuesday, July 29 for the Six Nations Showdown. The Outlaws then travel to Pevely, Mo. for the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 1 and 2.

CORNWALL MOTOR SPEEDWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz tied Daryn Pittman for the most wins of the season at 11… Donny Schatz extended his points lead to 83 over Pittman… Logan Schuchart got his third podium finish of the season… Logan Schuchart took the KSE Hard Charger Award at Cornwall after advancing five positions to finish third… Logan Schuchart, Joey Saldana and David Gravel all won their heat races earlier in the night.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Cornwall Motor Speedway; Cornwall, Ont.; July 27, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps) -
1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$5,500]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8] [$3,200]; 4. 83-David Gravel [2] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,500]; 6. 77-Shane Stewart [6] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [14] [$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11] [$1,500]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$1,100]; 14. 4-Cody Darrah [15] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$1,000]; 16. 77X-Wayne Johnson [13] [$900]; 17. 24K-Devin Caron [18] [$800]; 18. O1-Kyle Fraser [19] [$800]; 19. 15AW-April Wilson [17] [$800]; 20. 51L-Lee Ladouceur [20] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-10, Donny Schatz 11-40.

Hard Charger Award: 1s-Logan Schuchart [+5]

Qualifying - 1. 77-Shane Stewart, 10.328; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.372; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.397; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.414; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.459; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.513; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.548; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 10.619; 9. 83-David Gravel, 10.721; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 10.746; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.767; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.825; 13. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 10.827; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.830; 15. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.915; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.979; 17. 15AW-April Wilson, 11.471; 18. 24K-Devin Caron, 11.497; 19. O1-Kyle Fraser, 11.512; 20. 51L-Lee Ladouceur, 11.432

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 77-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 7. O1-Kyle Fraser [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 15AW-April Wilson [6]; 7. 51L-Lee Ladouceur [7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 24K-Devin Caron [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. 77-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz  7908
2. Daryn Pittman 7825
3. Paul McMahan 7773
4. Joey Saldana 7608
5. Kerry Madsen 7601
6. Brad Sweet 7443
7. Cody Darrah 7170
8. Steve Kinser 7098
9. Kraig Kinser 6870
10. David Gravel 6496

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

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Patience Pays Off for Donny Schatz as He Wins at Autodrome Drummond

This was Schatz’s 10th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season and his first at the track

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - July 26, 2014
- Donny Schatz charged past lapped cars and his competition Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond on the way to his 10th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Schatz, who spent much of the race in his fifth place starting position, had his patience pay off as his STP/Armor All car and the track came around.

"You need traffic, you need your racecar to change," Schatz said. "You put 30 gallons of fuel in these things, they're not as fun to drive as they are at the end. We had to wait for the racecar to change a little bit - the track was going to change a little bit. This STP team did a phenomenal job making the right changes for the feature."

As Schatz got around Cody Darrah and then Kerry Madsen he said he didn't focus on what was behind him.

"If I do my job right and get [my] car stuck, you don't have to worry about what's going on behind you," Schatz said. "And my car was very good, very stuck - I could go around the racetrack. I just had to pick the right line to get through those guys and I did… like I said, it was a fun race."

In addition to picking up his 10th win of the season, Schatz improved his points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 63. Third place Paul McMahan is 121 points out of the lead.

In front of a full house at Autodrome Drummond, Cody Darrah led the field to the green flag in his Ollie's Bargain Outlet car with Paul McMahan on the outside front row. Darrah led the first lap as McMahan worked to hold back Daryn Pittman.

Kraig Kinser brought out the only caution of the race on lap three after coming to a stop in the back shoot. After a brief stop in the work area, Kinser returned to the track. Darrah maintained his lead on the restart as McMahan and Madsen advanced their positions, getting around Pittman, who had a bad restart.

As Darrah hit lapped traffic on lap eight, Madsen, who had moved into the second position, looked for a way around. It took Madsen nine more laps. As the two drivers crossed the start/finish line, Madsen dove his American Racing Custom Wheels car low into turn one and slid Darrah through the corner. When the two hit backstretch, Madsen was in the lead.

Schatz, who maintained his fifth place starting position through the early portion of the race, began to make his move on lap 14. He got around Pittman near the halfway point of the feature and then set his sights on Paul McMahan, who he got around just a few laps later.

On lap 22, Madsen came off of turn two and got off track down the back stretch. His slowed momentum allowed Darrah to close the gap. As Darrah dove low into turn three he and Madsen touched tires. Madsen maintained position as Schatz, in third place, closed the gap on the two drivers. Schatz took over the second place position from Darrah on lap 24. Then, after reeling in Madsen, Schatz passed him on the backstretch going into turn three. Schatz led lap 27 and was never seriously challenged again.

Madsen, who scored the quick time during qualifying earlier in the night and started the feature in fourth, led nine laps through the mid-point of the race.

"Yeah I was trying to push and you want to build up a lead," Madsen said. "I had pretty nice, comfortable groove on the top but I just didn't do a good enough job in traffic and made a mistake and let Donny drive right by. Congrats to Donny, congrats to Cody running third. It's still a great result for our team."

Darrah, who won last year's feature at Autodrome Drummond, led the first 17 laps of Saturday night's A main. He said he moved around throughout the night looking for the right line.

"I was just kind of moving around," Darrah said. "From the start I felt pretty free and I was a little worried. As I brought my wing back to get my right rear on the track, when I had to slow down to move to the bottom I'd get myself tight... Back when I got to third Kerry made some mistakes and got off track and I was never able to capitalize but I love Drummondville. It's an awesome place to come to."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its swing through Canada Sunday night at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ont. The Outlaws then head Ohswheken Speedway on Tuesday, July 29 for the Six Nations Showdown.

AUTODROME DRUMMOND NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his 10th win of the season… Kerry Madsen picked up the quick time at Autodrome Drummond, his fourth of the year… Donny Schatz won the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing four positions to win the feature… 2013 winner Cody Darrah won the dash and started on the pole for tonight's A main.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Autodrome Drummond; Drummondville, Que.; July 26, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps)
- 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$5,500]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$2,500]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6] [$2,300]; 7. 83-David Gravel [10] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$2,100]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [12] [$1,500]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$1,200]; 13. 28-Steve Poirier [15] [$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$1,000]; 16. 422-Etienne Girard [19] [$900]; 17. 24K-Devin Caron [17] [$800]; 18. 15AW-April Wilson [18] [$800]; 19. 84-Tyler Rand [16] [$800]; 20. 123-Yan Bilodeau [20] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Cody Darrah 1-17, Kerry Madsen 18-26, Donny Schatz 27-35.

Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+4]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.047; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.059; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.146; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.170; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.235; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.362; 7. 83-David Gravel, 14.379; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.411; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.541; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.630; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.652; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.673; 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.834; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.203; 15. 28-Steve Poirier, 15.274; 16. 84-Tyler Rand, 16.071; 17. 24K-Devin Caron, 16.184; 18. 15AW-April Wilson, 16.393; 19. 422-Etienne Girard, 15.979; 20. 123-Yan Bilodeau, 15.657

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 84-Tyler Rand [6]; 7. 422-Etienne Girard [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 24K-Devin Caron [6]; 7. 123-Yan Bilodeau [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 28-Steve Poirier [5]; 6. 15AW-April Wilson [6]

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

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 7754
2. Daryn Pittman 7691
3. Paul McMahan 7633
4. Joey Saldana 7482
5. Kerry Madsen 7454
6. Brad Sweet 7311
7. Cody Darrah 7048
8. Steve Kinser 6968
9. Kraig Kinser 6727
10. David Gravel 6354

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

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The Championship Battle Tightens as The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Heads North of the Border

The Outlaws roll into Autodrome Drummond, Cornwall Motor Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. - July 25, 2014
- With the 'Month of Money' in full swing and a tightening championship points battle, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Canada for a three race swing that will bring the series into Quebec and Ontario.

Daryn Pittman scored his 11th win of the season at Fulton Speedway on July 23 and brought Donny Schatz's points lead down to just 55 points. Pittman, the reigning Outlaws champion, has two more wins on the season than three-time champion Schatz, but Schatz has more top-fives, top-tens and quick times.

Schatz has history on his side going into Canada with wins at both Cornwall Motor Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway. Last year, Schatz finished second at Autodrome Drummond.

Autodrome Drummond hosts the Outlaws on Saturday, July 26. The Outlaws then swing into Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27 before heading to Ohsweken Speedway for the Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series next takes on the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and 2 before heading to Knoxville, Iowa for the biggest prize in sprint car racing - Knoxville Nationals.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Autodrome Drummond is a high-banked, four-tenths mile oval. The track record of 13.128 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on July 28, 2012. For more information visit, http://www.autodrome-drummond.com.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2013 - Cody Darrah on July 27
2012 - Joey Saldana on July 28
2011 - Jason Meyers on July 30
2010 - Steve Kinser on July 27

Cornwall Motor Speedway is high-banked, one-quarter mile oval. The track record of 10.246 seconds was established by Lucas Wolfe on July 29, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.cornwallspeedway.com.

Previous A-Feature Winners:  2012 - Donny Schatz on July 29

Ohsweken Speedway is a high banked, three-eighths mile oval. The track record of 12.047 seconds was established by Kraig Kinser on July 30, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/.

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

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

UP NEXT:
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series takes on the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and 2 before heading to Knoxville, Iowa for the biggest prize in sprint car racing, the Knoxville Nationals.

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 / Lima, Ohio / Donny Schatz (9), Cody Darrah (2)
50. Thursday, July 17 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Daryn Pittman (10)
51. Friday, July 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Greg Hodnett
52. Saturday, July 19 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease
53. Sunday, July 20 / Lebanon Valley Speedway / West Lebanon, N.Y. / David Gravel (4)
54. Wednesday, July 23 / Fulton Speedway / Fulton, N.Y. / Daryn Pittman (10)

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Daryn Pittman Charges to 11th Win of the Season at Fulton Speedway

Jessica Zemken scores best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish

FULTON, N.Y. - July 23, 2014 -
Daryn Pittman charged to his 11th win of the season Wednesday night at Fulton Speedway, as Sprakers, N.Y.-native Jessica Zemken scored her best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish.

Pittman, who sits just 55 points out of the championship lead, said the win was the most uncomfortable he has had this season.

"I just knew we were going to get smoked," Pittman said in victory lane. "I honestly thought we were going to go from the lead to fourth or fifth in a lap. I just didn't know what to do. I was lost as a driver. The pace of the race just changed dramatically there."

"I was good on top in one and two and when I could run the top in one and two that really helped me hit the top in three and four."

Pittman said as he approached lapped traffic in his Great Clips #9, he noticed the cars were getting away from him.

"When I started running the bottom all the way around, I started making really bad laps in three and four on the bottom," he said. "I just kept waiting for somebody to show me their nose… It's an uncomfortable feeling as a driver when you're doing the wrong thing on the racetrack and you just don't know what to do. I was looking for the checkered about five laps before that and luckily it was just enough."

Pittman credited his crew chief Kale Kahne for making substantial changes after his dash win to give him the car he needed at the end of the feature.

Zemken said her Corr/Pak Merchandising team's third place finish means a lot - especially against the competition.

"It's like a win for us," she said. "To come here with the budget we have and the equipment that we have and be able to be here and be competitive with these guys - it's just awesome."

Zemken, who won her heat race earlier in the night and started the A main in sixth, said her experience at the track helped her understand how the surface would change throughout the night. She said she knew the bottom would be good later after the middle and top went away.

After losing her brakes with four to go, Zemken said she figured her night would be over.

"As soon as the brakes went to floor, I said this is what always happens," she said. "We have a good car, something bad's going to happen… They held up just enough to slow me down to be able to catch the bottom. And when I came up on Schatz I got underneath him a couple of times and I didn't even realize Saldana was a lapped car. I've got to say, that's the first time that I've been able to come around and lap Joey Saldana. I stuck behind him a little bit. I'll take third."

After winning the dash, Pittman started on the front row with David Gravel. As Pittman jumped out to an early lead, Gravel had his hands full with Cody Darrah. The two battled through the opening laps but Donny Schatz looked to take advantage in his STP/Armor All car. He got around Darrah by lap 10, as Gravel maintained the second position.

Farther back, Zemken was making her push forward, getting around Kraig Kinser in the fifth position and then taking the fourth spot from Darrah.

With less than 10 to go, Schatz got around Gravel for the second spot and set his sights on Pittman. As the A main entered its final laps and Pittman battled through lapped traffic, Schatz took one last look at Pittman.

Pittman took the checkered flag in first with Schatz second, Zemken in third, and after a drag race down the front stretch, Gravel in fourth and Darrah in fifth.

Schatz said he worked all night trying to find the right line on the track. He said he wished his team had been able to make a few more changes.

"I tried - that's all you can do," Schatz said. "The car was OK… We'll try harder next week."

The race for the championship remains tight between Pittman and Schatz. 55 points separate the two just past the halfway point of the season.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crosses the border on Saturday for the start of a three race swing through Canada. Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que., hosts the Outlaws on Saturday, July 26. The Outlaws then make stops at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ont., on Sunday, July 27 and Ohswheken Speedway in Ohswheken, Ont., on Tuesday, July 29.

FULTON SPEEDWAY NOTES: Following his win, Daryn Pittman is 55 points out the championship lead… Donny Schatz, Jason Sides and Jessica Zemken all won their heat races at Fulton… David Gravel scored his sixth quick time of the season - the third most of any driver… Larry Wight was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing five positions to finish in ninth.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Fulton Speedway; Fulton, N.Y.; July 23, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps)
- 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$6,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$3,500]; 3. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [6] [$2,000]; 4. 83-David Gravel [2] [$1,800]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [3] [$1,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$1,400]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8] [$1,350]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$1,300]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight [14] [$1,250]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$1,200]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 12. 5-Justin Barger [17] [$800]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$700]; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$650]; 15. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$600]; 16. 1A-Jacon Allen [15] [$550]; 17. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$500]; 18. 2-Steven Hutchinson [18] [$500].

Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25.

Hard Charger Award: 99L-Larry Wight [+5]

Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 13.711; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.839; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.875; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.879; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.913; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.950; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.093; 8. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.094; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.124; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.141; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.154; 12. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 14.172; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.321; 14. 99L-Larry Wight, 14.391; 15. 1A-Jacon Allen, 14.421; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.579; 17. 5-Justin Barger, 14.744; 18. 2-Steven Hutchinson, 15.262

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 83-David Gravel [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 1A-Jacon Allen [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. 2-Steven Hutchinson [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 7602
2. Daryn Pittman 7547
3. Paul McMahan 7488
4. Joey Saldana 7350
5. Kerry Madsen 7303
6. Brad Sweet 7177
7. Cody Darrah 6902
8. Steve Kinser 6830
9. Kraig Kinser 6604
10. David Gravel  6218

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

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Lance Dewease Leads a Posse Sweep of Williams Grove

Dewease is the 19th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz  7312
2. Daryn Pittman 7249
3. Paul McMahan 7214
4. Joey Saldana  7091
5. Kerry Madsen 7027
6. Brad Sweet 6910
7. Cody Darrah 6628
8. Steve Kinser 6584
9. Kraig Kinser 6343
10. David Gravel 5918

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

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2014 Points
Aug. 29
1. Donny Schatz 9355
2. Daryn Pittman 9158
3. Paul McMahan  9111
4. Joey Saldana 8943
5. Kerry Madsen 8940
6. Brad Sweet 8743
7. Cody Darrah 8413
8. Steve Kinser 8302
9. Kraig Kinser 8123
10. David Gravel 7811
 
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