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A Fremont Comeback for Donny Schatz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 12013
2. Daryn Pittman 11700
3. Paul McMahan 11557
4. Kerry Madsen 11373
5. Joey Saldana 11327
6. Brad Sweet 11109
7. Cody Darrah 10691
8. Steve Kinser 10520
9. Kraig Kinser 10215
10. David Gravel 10129
 
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 26 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26, Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 12, Fremont Speedway on Oct. 19); Daryn Pittman - 13 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway);Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2);Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).
 
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Three Nights, Three Series, Three Champions: Tradition Continues In Front of a Packed House at Eighth Annual World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 6-8
 
CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2014) - All dirt roads lead to Charlotte as the nation’s three premier dirt track series will come together to crown their champions Nov. 6-8 when The Dirt Track at Charlotte hosts the eighth annual World of Outlaws World Finals. The three-day dirt track extravaganza features the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. It’s the only time during the season that the stars of the three nomadic series compete on the same nights at the same track.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 full points races remaining

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

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Rolling Wheels Victory Gives Schatz 25th Win of the Season

Battles past Brad Sweet and David Gravel as he builds on the winningest single season of his career

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - Oct. 11, 2014 - Donny Schatz did it again Saturday night, scoring his 25th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season at the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

Schatz, who has won five of the last eight races in the midst of the winningest single season in his career, showed just how strong his Tony Stewart Racing team is after battling forward from fifth and leading the last nine laps of the feature.

"We've worked hard at it all year," Schatz said of his STP / Armor All team. "These guys are definitely on their game. They just keep making things better. It's an awesome machine to drive for sure. It's tricky. We always enjoy coming (to Rolling Wheels) but it seems like every time we come here it throws us a little curveball and what you did last time doesn't work (this time)."

Montrose, N.Y.-native Justin Barger led the field to the green after winning the dash earlier in the night. Barger led the first lap as Brad Sweet battled past David Gravel on the high side of turns one and two to take over second. On lap nine, as Barger began working his way through lapped traffic, Sweet caught him and then took over the lead.

Meanwhile, after initially falling back to sixth on the start, Schatz began making his charge to the front - first around Daryn Pittman to take back fifth on lap five and then past Kraig Kinser for fourth on lap seven. With leaders battling through lapped traffic, Schatz caught and then passed Barger and Gravel, moving into second.

Through the next five laps, Schatz closed the gap and then eventually caught Sweet who was leading. On lap 16, the two battled through turns one and two, drag raced side-by-side down the backstretch and dove into turn three - Sweet on the bottom and Schatz in the middle. As the two hit the middle of the turn, Sweet got caught up in the berm at the bottom of the track and spun, bringing out the first and only caution of the night.

With Sweet relegated to the back, Schatz chose the inside to lead the field back to green with Gravel in second. Gravel got the better start and led when the field returned to the start / finish line.

"(Gravel) obviously won the start there," Schatz said. "I guess that's the way it goes so we had to find a way back around him."

Schatz did just that on the next lap. He dominated the final nine laps.

Schatz, who struggled early on at Rolling Wheels with an 11th place qualifying run, said his team rallied throughout the night to give him the car he needed.

"They rallied around and tried a few things in the dash and weren't quite where we wanted to be," Schatz said. "So we made all the right choices for the A and got the win."

"You never know what's going to happen. We didn't have any more lap traffic after (our pass for the lead) until right at the end. So we tried to make all the right corners so I could get the thing where it needed to go. This STP team deserves to be standing here. They've won a lot of races this year - just an honor to drive this car."

Schatz, a five-time Outlaws champion, extended his points lead over second place Daryn Pittman to 289. Paul McMahan remains in third 422 points out of the lead.

Gravel, who came into the night with the momentum of having just won the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway the Saturday before, said things have been clicking for his Roth Motorsports team the last couple of months. Tonight, he said continually changing track conditions challenged his team as they came just short of another victory with their second place finish.

"We changed a lot throughout the night," said Gravel, a Watertown, Conn.-native. "I think we did a little bit too much there in the feature. It's just something that we had to try. It's a really slick racetrack and we had to get better from the dash to the A. We had a pretty solid car, but Donny had the better car."

Pittman, who finished third for the second feature in a row in his Great Clips car, echoed Gravel, saying the changing track made it difficult to keep up.

"Man, we threw everything we had at it all night," Pittman said of his Kasey Kahne Racing team. "I think we changed two or three bars every time we came off the racetrack which is pretty unlike this race team. We just never gave up. It didn't feel like we unloaded great and maybe just missed the balance all night. We made good strides and tried to make big swings at it to make it better. And obviously running third is not a bad effort for us."

Jessica Zemken, who has a season best Outlaws finish of third in just a handful of starts with the series this season, received the KSE Hard Charger award of the night after advancing six positions to finish in 11th.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 18. The Outlaws take on Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 25 for the first time since 2004.

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

ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK NOTES: Donny Schatz's victory at Rolling Wheels was his 25th of the season - the winningest single season in Schatz's career… Kerry Madsen picked up his seventh quick time of the season after a fast lap of 16.446 in qualifying… This was the second straight race with Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and David Gravel on the podium… Justin Barger, Donny Schatz and Ryan Smith all won their heat races Saturday night… Jessica Zemken received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing six positions to finish in 11th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rolling Wheels Raceway Park; Elbridge, N.Y.; Oct. 11, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$3,200]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,800]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [12] [$2,200]; 8. 24-Justin Barger [1] [$2,100]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,000]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [17] [$1,500]; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [14] [$1,200]; 13. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$1,100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$1,050]; 15. 94-Ryan Smith [8] [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$900]; 17. 77X-Wayne Johnson [23] [$800]; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer [13] [$800]; 19. 35-Jared Zimbardi [19] [$800]; 20. 27-Chad Kemenah [21] [$800]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [22] [$800]; 22. 99L-Larry Wight [20] [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$800]; 24. 63-Kody Swanson [15] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Justin Barger 1-8, Brad Sweet 9-15, David Gravel 16, Donny Schatz 17-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1Z-Jessica Zemken [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.446; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.547; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.622; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.624; 5. 83-David Gravel, 16.638; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.680; 7. 24-Justin Barger, 16.749; 8. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.763; 9. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.784; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.825; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.827; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.827; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer, 16.845; 14. 65-Dave Ely, 16.857; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.909; 16. 63-Kody Swanson, 16.936; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.951; 18. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 16.994; 19. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 17.034; 20. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 17.228; 21. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.292; 22. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 17.315; 23. 28F-Steve Poirier, 17.374; 24. 27-Chad Kemenah, 17.471; 25. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 17.483; 26. 3Z-John Smith, 17.786; 27. 7-Ed Aikin, 17.847; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.913; 29. 5D-Dave Dykstra, 18.041; 30. 19-Paige Polyak, 18.716

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Justin Barger [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [8]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 83-David Gravel [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 7. 3Z-John Smith [9]; 8. 5D-Dave Dykstra [10]; 9. 65-Dave Ely [5]; 10. 28F-Steve Poirier [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [6]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 7. 99L-Larry Wight [7]; 8. 27-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 7-Ed Aikin [9]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 24-Justin Barger [1]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Chad Kemenah [6] [-]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight [3] [-]; 3. 63-Kody Swanson [2] [-]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7] [-]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson [4] [-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [-]; 7. 7-Ed Aikin [9] [$200]; 8. 3Z-John Smith [8] [$180]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [12] [$175]; 10. 5D-Dave Dykstra [11] [$160]; 11. 65-Dave Ely [1] [$150]; 12. 28F-Steve Poirier [5] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 11857
2. Daryn Pittman 11568
3. Paul McMahan 11435
4. Kerry Madsen 11266
5. Joey Saldana 11225
6. Brad Sweet 10975
7. Cody Darrah 10583
8. Steve Kinser 10394
9. David Gravel 10129
10. Kraig Kinser 10105

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

Series honors ‘The King’ Steve Kinser with the running of the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 8, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIII in Syracuse, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

Donny Schatz leads the Outlaws into Rolling Wheels as he looks to further solidify his hold on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship over second-place Daryn Pittman, the defending series champion. Schatz, himself a five-time champion, has had a season for the record books, scoring the most single season wins of his career. At Rolling Wheels, the driver of the STP / Armor All car has three wins, including the most recent at the track.

Schatz's teammate, 'The King' Steve Kinser, enters Rolling Wheels for the final time as a full-time touring driver on the series. The 12-time Rolling Wheels winner is saluting his fans this season as part of the Salute to the King Tour. Kinser has one World of Outlaws win this season at Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16.

Great seats are still available for the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

Fans can take advantage of a special opportunity at Rolling Wheels with tickets in the Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience. For $100, fans will get pit access, seating in the pit grandstands, FREE parking, an open bar, a buffet, closed circuit TV coverage and an opportunity to meet 'The King' Steve Kinser.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Rolling-Wheels-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a semi-banked, 5/8-mile oval. The track record of 15.952 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on June 2, 2004. For more information, visit http://www.WoOSprint.com/Rolling-Wheels-Raceway

Previous A-Feature Winners
2013 - Daryn Pittman on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 12
2012 - Paul McMahan on May 16, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2011 - Jason Meyers on Oct. 8
2010 - Steve Kinser on Oct. 9
2009 - Tim Shaffer on Oct. 10
2008 - Steve Kinser on May 26
2007 - Steve Kinser on May 28
2006 - Donny Schatz on May 30
2005 - Brian Paulus on June 1
2004 - Donny Schatz on June 2
2003 - Steve Kinser on May 28
2002 - Danny Lasoski on May 30
2001 - Stevie Smith on May 30
2000 - Stevie Smith on May 31
1999 - Mark Kinser on June 2
1998 - Andy Hillenburg on June 3
1997 - Dave Blaney on June 4
1996 - Billy Pauch on June 4
1995 - Steve Kinser on June 6, Stevie Smith on Oct. 7
1994 - Jeff Swindell on Oct. 8 (completed June 7 event), Jeff Swindell on Oct. 8
1993 - Stevie Smith on Aug. 9
1992 - Steve Kinser on June 2, Mark Kinser on Oct. 10
1991 - Steve Kinser on June 4, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 12
1990 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Stevie Smith on June 5 (makeup of Oct. 7, 1989 event), Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
1989 - Doug Wolfgang on June 6
1988 - Jimmy Sills on June 7
1983 - Steve Kinser on June 7
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 7
1980 - Lynn Paxton on July 21

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

5 full points races remaining

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

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David Gravel Wins National Open but not Without Some Controversy

Scores his first victory at Williams Grove and fifth of the Outlaws season; leads the Outlaws to a podium sweep

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 4, 2014 - David Gravel led the Outlaws to a sweep of the podium as he picked up the biggest win of his young career at Saturday night's $50,000-to-win National Open at the historic Williams Grove Speedway. It was his first win at the track and his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

The win did not come without a little controversy though.

With seven laps to go, as Gravel, then in second, was locked in a pitched battle with Stevie Smith for the lead, the two dove into turn one and Gravel made contact with the back of Smith's car. The contact helped send the 68-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner Smith sideways to the bottom of the track. Smith recovered but not before losing the lead and several more positions.

"I was trying to go outside of him every time and you've got to slow down to run the bottom," Gravel said following the race. "It's so narrow on the straightaway so you hit the brakes. I just got him good enough and got him sideways."

Gravel went on to hold off current points leader Donny Schatz for the win.

"It really sucks that I got into the back of Stevie. It does feel good to win but obviously people are going to boo me," Gravel said. "I'm running right behind him, trying to get around him, just racing for an inch there. I feel really, really bad for him. It takes away the win for me. I'm happy I won, but it just doesn't feel right."

Smith, whose car owner Fred Rahmer won an emotional victory at the National Open last season as he retired from sprint car racing, said that after running a clean race all night he was sorry to have the night end the way it did.

"Basically, he wanted to win that race," Smith said of Gravel. "I can't say he was driving over his head, he had a really fast racecar, but he took me out."

Smith said he was really disappointed for his team and for the hometown crowd.

"Being at our home track, we've had a very good year here. We're very thankful for that but this is a hard one to lose. (Gravel) could have got me back fair and square, but running into me, that's another problem."

Smith led five laps in his Miller Brothers Chevrolet car. He has one Outlaws victory this season at Lincoln Speedway.

Gravel started the feature from the pole in his Roth Motorsports car and held off Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney in the opening laps. By lap 11, as Wolfe and Blaney battled for second, Smith, who started the feature in sixth, slid past both drivers coming out of turn two and took over the position. A caution came out on lap 15 and bunched the field back together.

When the race returned to green, Smith and Gravel began a 17-lap battle for the lead. Farther back, Donny Schatz had advanced forward two positions from his seventh place starting spot, while Daryn Pittman struggled to maintain in fourth.

A yellow flag flew on lap 27 as Greg Hodnett stopped in the middle of turns one and two. This led to an open red as the race exceeded the maximum number of laps run for fuel. The moment proved pivotal for Smith and Schatz.

On the restart, Smith got around Gravel for the lead as Schatz moved into third. Smith and Gravel raced back and forth with Gravel good on the high side of turns three and four, but Smith blocking the lane every time. Then, on lap 34, came the contact that relegated Smith to a ninth place finish. In the closing laps, Pittman got around Blaney for the third spot and the final position on the podium.

"It's been a crazy year how things worked out," Gravel said. "I was patient and trying to run as good as I can and a ride came along and I got one. I can't thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for giving me this opportunity as well as my crew members Scotty, Troy and Brandon. It's been a dream come true. I think we'll be full time with the Outlaws next year and hopefully I can gain some fans back next time I come (to Williams Grove)."

Schatz, who has won four of the last seven races with his Tony Stewart Racing STP / Armor All team, was particularly fast through the middle groove throughout the night. He said as the feature wore on his car just got better and better, but he did not have the traffic he needed to make a run at Gravel.

"We just started getting going. The fuel just started coming off the car and it started to get a little bit better," Schatz said. "I just missed it a little - I gave (my crew chief Ricky Warner) some bad information and he's got to get good information if he's going to make the right changes. We were able to get ourselves a decent finish but we really wanted to win the race - no question. I gave it everything I had. I tried running a groove no one else was running there. That's all I really had for chance. We had a lot of open race track - we didn't get to a lot of lap traffic."

Pittman, who has five Outlaws wins at Williams Grove but has never won the National Open, credited his Great Clips team for quick work following engine trouble right after he scored the quick qualifying time early in the night. Ultimately, he said, throughout the feature he did not have the consistency he needed to win.

"This was a night we had circled on our calendar that we really felt like we could contend and put ourselves in a position to win," said the Kasey Kahne Racing driver. "We just didn't have car at the beginning and took too long at the end. We'll learn from it and move on but it's definitely been a great year."

Schatz's lead in the battle for the championship dropped slightly Saturday night to 285 points over Pittman. With his win tonight, Gravel moved up to ninth in points, passing Kraig Kinser.

Alan Krimes took home the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in 10th.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action during NAPA Super Dirt Week XLIII at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 11. As the season continues to wind down, the series then heads to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Oct. 18.

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WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTES: David Gravel's win was his first at Williams Grove Speedway and his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season… Daryn Pittman picked up his fifth quick time of the season with a lap of 16.883 during qualifying… David Gravel, Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman led an Outlaw sweep of the National Open podium… Shane Stewart, Lance Dewease, Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky and Danny Holtgraver all won their heat races tonight… Alan Krimes received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 16 positions to finish in 10th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 4, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1] [$50,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$12,000]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$7,500]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney [3] [$4,000]; 5. 14-Lance Dewease [8] [$3,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$3,000]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$2,700]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [14] [$2,500]; 9. 51S-Stevie Smith [6] [$2,200]; 10. 87-Alan Krimes [26] [$1,200]; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky [9] [$2,000]; 12. 51-Paul McMahan [18] [$1,650]; 13. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2] [$1,550]; 14. 19M-Brent Marks [23] [$1,200]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [17] [$1,100]; 16. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [10] [$1,050]; 17. 12A-Tim Shaffer [16] [$1,000]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [13] [$950]; 19. 1s-Logan Schuchart [22] [$950]; 20. 71M-Joey Saldana [15] [$950]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney [12] [$900]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [27] [$]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21] [$900]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth [24] [$]; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett [11] [$900]; 26. 11-Steve Kinser [25] [$]; 27. 8H-Doug Esh [20] [$900]; 28. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [28] [$900].

Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-28, 34-40; Stevie Smith 29-33.

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.883; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney, 16.932; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.947; 4. 83-David Gravel, 16.963; 5. 51S-Stevie Smith, 16.994; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.997; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.038; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.065; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.069; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana, 17.104; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.117; 12. 12A-Tim Shaffer, 17.126; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.135; 14. 7-Craig Dollansky, 17.137; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.167; 16. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.175; 17. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.185; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.189; 19. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.193; 20. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 17.223; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.254; 22. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.273; 23. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 17.280; 24. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.291; 25. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 17.293; 26. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.307; 27. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.309; 28. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.318; 29. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 17.333; 30. 52-Austin Hogue, 17.351; 31. 16C-Niki Young, 17.359; 32. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.378; 33. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.390; 34. 24-Justin Barger, 17.394; 35. 36D-Logan Wagner, 17.397; 36. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.420; 37. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.427; 38. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.465; 39. H07-Justin Henderson, 17.471; 40. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.487; 41. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.504; 42. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.505; 43. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.521; 44. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.533; 45. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.539; 46. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 17.609; 47. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.715; 48. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.715; 49. 37-J.J. Grasso, 17.755; 50. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 17.829; 51. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 17.856; 52. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.891; 53. 28-Brian Paulus, 18.048; 54. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 18.078; 55. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.306

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [8]; 8. 16C-Niki Young [7]; 9. 29W-Ryan Wilson [10]; 10. 5G-Curt Michael [9]; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 12A-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [8]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [10]; 10. 3-Pat Cannon [7]; 11. 8H-Doug Esh [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [5]; 6. 25-Aaron Ott [6]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [8]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas [10]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [11]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [1]; 4. 83-David Gravel [4]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [5]; 6. H07-Justin Henderson [8]; 7. 37-J.J. Grasso [10]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [6]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 10. 24-Justin Barger [7]; 11. 71A-R.J. Johnson [11]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 6. 52-Austin Hogue [6]; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 36D-Logan Wagner [7]; 10. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 51S-Stevie Smith [5]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 8. 14-Lance Dewease [9]; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 10. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [10]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 5G-Curt Michael [3] [-]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2] [-]; 3. H07-Justin Henderson [1] [$125]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$125]; 5. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [5] [$125]; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre [4] [$100]; 7. 37-J.J. Grasso [11] [$100]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$100]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9] [$100]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [15] [$100]; 11. 93-Glenndon Forsythe [12] [$100]; 12. 71A-R.J. Johnson [16] [$100]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [17] [$100]; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7] [$100]; 15. 11C-Cory Haas [10] [$100]; 16. 29W-Ryan Wilson [8] [$100]; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter [13] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 8H-Doug Esh [2] [-]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1] [-]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [6] [-]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9] [-]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [4] [$200]; 6. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [3] [$180]; 7. 16C-Niki Young [11] [$175]; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5] [$160]; 9. 3-Pat Cannon [12] [$150]; 10. 52-Austin Hogue [10] [$150]; 11. 87-Alan Krimes [17] [$150]; 12. 15A-Adam Wilt [18] [$150]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [20] [$150]; 14. 24-Justin Barger [14] [$150]; 15. 5G-Curt Michael [19] [$150]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [16] [$150]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7] [$150]; 18. 36D-Logan Wagner [15] [$150]; 19. 25-Aaron Ott [8] [$150]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 11705
2. Daryn Pittman 11420
3. Paul McMahan 11297
4. Kerry Madsen 11119
5. Joey Saldana 11085
6. Brad Sweet 10851
7. Cody Darrah 10447
8. Steve Kinser 10262
9. David Gravel 9982
10. Kraig Kinser 9972

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26 and Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27); Daryn Pittman - 13 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); David Gravel - 5 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 5); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28);Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12);Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

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Kasey Kahne Racing's Pittman Looks for Win at Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Steve Kinser to make an appearance at Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience for Race on Saturday, Oct. 11

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 2, 2014 - Just over a week remains before the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series takes on Rolling Wheels Raceway Park for the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown during the NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week on Oct. 11.

One driver looking to notch a win during the Outlaws' return to Rolling Wheels is defending series champion Daryn Pittman. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver scored his first win at the track last season.

"I've always enjoyed going there," Pittman said. "It's a tricky place. It's a fun place to go but challenging. Last year was the first time I ever won there… I always look forward to going back, especially this time of year. It's a little cooler and the track stays a little heavier. It's a fast, flat track where throttle control is really important."

With the season winding down and Donny Schatz's 288 point lead in the race for the championship, Pittman said he has been disappointed in some third and fourth places runs and close calls in recent weeks, but is focused on winning races.

"I was really disappointed at Bloomington because I felt like we ran really hard," he said. "You've got to run 40 hard laps to win those races. We came close on the West Coast but had disappointments there - races that have kept us up at night. At the end of the day our focus is to win races. You win more money winning races and the points take care of themselves."

Joining Pittman in the quest for a win at Rolling Wheels is 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser, who is making his final appearance at "The Fast Track" as a touring driver with the series.

Fans who buy tickets for the Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience will be able to salute the King of the Outlaws in person as he makes an exclusive appearance. For $100 fans will get pit access, seating in the pit grandstands, FREE parking, an open bar, a buffet, closed circuit TV coverage and the opportunity to meet Steve Kinser, a 12-time Rolling Wheels winner.

In addition to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, the night will also feature the Win-and-You're-In DIRTcar Big-Block Modified event, where the winner secures the final starting position in the NAPA Super DIRT Week $50,000-to-win Syracuse 200 on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New York State Fairgrounds' historic 1-mile oval in Syracuse.

Tickets for the event, as well as the Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience, can be purchased online by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

For questions about events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, click www.RollingWheelsRaceway.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RollingWheelsRaceway or follow us on Twitter at @DIRTcarNE . Fans can also call DIRTcar at 315-834-6606.

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At A Glance: Pittman, Outlaws Take on the Posse for National Open Title

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver Daryn Pittman talks about what it takes to win in Central Pennsylvania

CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 1, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series takes on Williams Grove Speedway and the Pennsylvania Posse this weekend in a battle for the coveted National Open title.

One driver who knows Williams Grove and the competition well is Daryn Pittman. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver has two Outlaw wins at the track this season and three in previous seasons. He is also one of just two Outlaw drivers to pick up a win at the track in the last two years. The other is current point leader Donny Schatz.

Last season, Fred Rahmer edged Pittman for an emotional National Open victory. It was not the first time Pittman has finished second at the event - a title he has yet to claim. Pittman said winning one of the most coveted prizes in sprint car racing would mean a lot to him and his team.

"I feel like I've been really close to winning for a lot of years," he said. "I'm ready to win. It's one of the races that I put a lot of emphasis on. It's one of the pinnacles of our sport… We go there with a lot of confidence but winning there once is no guarantee that you're going to win there again."

Pittman spent three seasons (2010, 2011 and 2012) with Heffner Racing competing with the Posse in Central Pennsylvania. The experience gives Pittman a unique perspective on the track and on the Posse.

"It has helped for sure," Pittman said. "Before I went to running Williams Grove in the weekly series, I had a fair amount of success racing there before with the Outlaws."

"A big difference for me is that it has always been a track that I've enjoyed and have looked forward to going to. A lot of the Outlaw guys dread going… It's a place I've always felt pretty comfortable at."

Pittman said the challenges of the historic 1/2 mile clay oval are two-fold.

"The competition is good," he said. "But I think when you add the competition is good and the track is unique and tricky, it makes it that much more difficult. You add those two things together and it makes for a tough environment to be successful."

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile clay oval. The track record of 16.140 seconds was established by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002. For more information, visit http://www.WilliamsGrove.com.

Previous A-Feature Winners:
2014 - Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19
2013 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 - Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 - Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 - Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 - Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 - Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 - Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 - Fred Rahmer on May 27, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 - Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 - Donny Schatz on July 26, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 - Steve Kinser on May 16, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 - Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 - Fred Rahmer on May 19, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 - Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 30, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 - Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 - Steve Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 - Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 - Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 - Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 - Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 - Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 - Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Bobby Allen on Aug. 1
1985 - Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 - Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 - Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 - Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 - Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 - Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 - Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 - Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26 and Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27); Daryn Pittman - 13 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); 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); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins Napa Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XLIII in Syracuse, N.Y. as it battles at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 11.

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

7 full points races remaining

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

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Donny Schatz Makes History at Berlin Raceway

Wins the inaugural event at the track and scores his 24th win of the season, the most of any single season in his career

MARNE, Mich. - Sept. 27, 2014 - Donny Schatz made history Saturday night at Berlin Raceway. In winning the inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at the track, Schatz captured his 24th win of the season and set a new personal single season win record.

"Awesome race team. Awesome racecar. A great effort by this team," Schatz said in victory lane.

Schatz, who swept both Michigan races this season (I-96 Speedway on May 31 and Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27), came into Berlin following a win the night before at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway where he tied his single season win record at 23.

The five-time champion put together a dominant performance throughout the night at Berlin, scoring quick time early and battling from sixth to second in the dash.

The track, a paved 7/16 mile oval that has been covered with dirt, provided the Tony Stewart Racing driver with a racing surface that he is historically good on.

"We've always been good in the slick," Schatz said. "We haven't raced anything that slick in a long time - I've been looking forward to it. Just an awesome racecar - it was fun to drive, fun to get through traffic. It just did everything right tonight."

Schatz started the night on the outside front row next to 19-year-old Christopher Bell who he battled with for his win the night before. Bell held off the STP / Armor All car for the first lap as Schatz fought side-by-side with the young driver. On lap two, the battle continued into turn four where Schatz got around Bell and took over the lead. He never looked back.

Schatz's strongest competition of the night came from Daryn Pittman. The driver of the Great Clips car started the feature in fifth and quickly made headway through the field. He and Gary Taylor traded positions through the opening laps with Pittman taking over the third spot for good on lap five. Just two laps later he overtook Bell for the second spot.

As the feature wound down, the Kasey Kahne Racing driver closed the gap on Schatz but was not able to catch him as the two worked their way through lapped traffic.

"I had a good car," Pittman said. "We got to second and could hang with Donny there for a while and then a couple of lapped cars held me up and he checked out. But then he got held up there the last few laps pretty hard off of four. We at least got somewhat close."

Pittman said it is hard to know what to expect at a new racetrack but said it was fun racing all night. He said the track challenged his crew to make the right decisions and keep them competitive.

"It's hard to be happy with second, but sometimes that's the way it goes."

Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet brought his SurePoint Medical / SureTestSupplies.com car home in third place. Sweet fell back to third on the start but battled back past Taylor and Bell to take over the third spot on lap 15.

"Donny's been on a roll lately so hats off to him for making it tough on everybody," Sweet said. "They're definitely setting the bar really high right now so we're happy to be up on the podium."

"I'll be honest, when I first showed up here I wasn't sure what to expect with just laying some dirt over the pavement and it being slick and dusty right out of the gate. It was a good racetrack all night. There was two grooves and you had to work on your car to get it right and I think it showed. There were cars out there that missed it a little bit and were going backwards and there were cars that were good that were going forward. We were lucky enough to be one of the ones going pretty far forward."

Schatz extended his championship points lead over Pittman to 288. Paul McMahan remains in third while Kerry Madsen now has a 24 point lead over Joey Saldana for fourth place.

Jason Sides was the KSE Hard Charger of the night after advancing seven positions to finish in 11th.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway for the final time this season to take on the Pennsylvania Posse at the National Open on Oct. 3 and 4. The Outlaws then join NAPA Super Dirt Week XLIII at Rolling Wheels Raceway on Oct. 11.

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

BERLIN RACEWAY NOTES: Donny Schatz picked up his eighth quick time of the season tonight after a turning a lap of 15.616… Donny Schatz win at the inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Berlin Raceway gave him the 24th win of his career - a single season record for the five-time champion… Steve Kinser, Ryan Ruhl and Christopher Bell all won their heat races tonight… Jason Sides received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing seven positions to finish in 11th.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Berlin Raceway; Marne, Mich.; Sept. 27, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$3,200]; 4. 53-Christopher Bell [1] [$2,800]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$2,500]; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3] [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [13] [$2,200]; 8. 83-David Gravel [10] [$2,100]; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8] [$2,050]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,500]; 12. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$1,200]; 13. 59-Tim Kaeding [12] [$1,100]; 14. 16-Ryan Ruhl [6] [$1,050]; 15. 49X-Shawn Dancer [21] [$1,000]; 16. 6M-Max Stambaugh [14] [$900]; 17. O7-Jacob Wilson [19] [$800]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$800]; 19. 71M-Joey Saldana [16] [$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20] [$800]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [15] [$800]; 22. 11R-Chase Ridenour [22] [$800]; 23. 10S-Jason Steinebach [23] [$800]; 24. 35-Mark Strpko [24] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell 1, Donny Schatz 2-30.  

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.616; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.671; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 15.903; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.935; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 15.947; 6. 53-Christopher Bell, 15.952; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.071; 8. 83-David Gravel, 16.130; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.133; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.163; 11. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 16.627; 12. 59-Tim Kaeding, 16.671; 13. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.674; 14. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 16.861; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 16.893; 16. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.935; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.946; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.045; 19. O7-Jacob Wilson, 17.342; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.424; 21. 49X-Shawn Dancer, 17.663; 22. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 16.881; 23. 10S-Jason Steinebach, 17.598; 24. 35-Mark Strpko, 19.439

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 5. O7-Jacob Wilson [7]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 83-David Gravel [2]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 6M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 10S-Jason Steinebach [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 53-Christopher Bell [3]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett [4]; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 59-Tim Kaeding [1]; 7. 49X-Shawn Dancer [7]; 8. 35-Mark Strpko [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 53-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 16-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [4]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 11559
2. Daryn Pittman 11271
3. Paul McMahan 11171
4. Kerry Madsen 10999
5. Joey Saldana 10975
6. Brad Sweet 10717
7. Cody Darrah 10333
8. Steve Kinser 10160
9. Kraig Kinser 9868
10. David Gravel 9828

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1, Kokomo Speedway on Sept. 16, Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 17, Bloomington Speedway on Sept. 26 and Berlin Raceway on Sept. 27); Daryn Pittman - 13 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); Joey Saldana - 7 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6, Jackson Speedway on June 13, Eldora Speedway on Sept. 19 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 20); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); Paul McMahan - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); 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); Cody Darrah - 2 (Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11); Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6); Christopher Bell - 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney - 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30); Roger Crockett - 1 (I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease - 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Huset's Speedway on July 2); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Stevie Smith - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

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2014 Points
Oct. 18
1. Donny Schatz 12013
2. Daryn Pittman 11700
3. Paul McMahan 11557
4. Kerry Madsen 11373
5. Joey Saldana 11327
6. Brad Sweet 11109
7. Cody Darrah 10691
8. Steve Kinser 10520
9. Kraig Kinser 10215
10. David Gravel 10129
 
 
 

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