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Schatz Perseveres to Score First Win of 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champions Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser joined Schatz on the podium in Saturday nightÂ’s feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2015 - Nothing could keep Donny Schatz down Saturday night as he looked for his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2015 on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week at Volusia Speedway Park.

A solid night turned to potential disaster for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver when he developed engine trouble during his second place Dash run.

"We broke a valve spring in the dash with two laps to go," Schatz said. "We could have taken the chance to run the engine."

The team opted not to and began the scramble to replace the engine with just the Last Chance Showdown separating them from the feature. As the field began rolling out to the racing surface for the A main, Schatz's team pushed the No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car out, fired the engine and prepared for the 30 laps ahead.

"We did not get a chance to adjust the racecar there," Schatz said.

In spite of that, Schatz delivered a stand out performance.

Steve Kinser led the field to the green flag but it was Joey Saldana who led the first lap. From his third place starting position, the 'Brownsburg Bullitt' powered past Schatz and Kinser. Kinser faltered through the early laps and slipped back.

"I couldn't get off of one and two," said Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion. "I should have known as slow as I was to jump up on the top and that's the only place I could run. Instead I sat there and ran myself back to fifth and then just had to run hard."

As Kinser fell back, Schatz began to reel in Saldana. On lap seven, Schatz got the opportunity he needed, catching Saldana off of turn four. Schatz had the advantage as the two headed into turn one. Onto the backstretch, Schatz led with Saldana in pursuit. Through turns three and four, Saldana tried to retake the position, but Schatz held him off.

As the six-time champion built up his lead, Lasoski began challenging Saldana for second - a position he took over on lap 15. With Kinser moving forward, he and Saldana began a pitched battle for the third position. The two drivers traded the position back and forth for much of the next 10 laps.

"I saw him there one time," Kinser said of seeing Saldana behind him. "I finally caught [turn] two a little better and down the back chute. Once I did that I thought I was alright. I definitely killed the tires but we're not going to complain."

Kinser finished the night in third with his No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies car.

Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, worked to catch Schatz in the closing laps but was not able to chase him down.

"[The track] took a little rubber off of two up on top and I didn't know it was there," Lasoski said. "I kept slipping up and accidentally found it. I see why Donny was getting such a shot down the backstretch but that's why he's a six-time champion."

Lasoski finished the night in second.

After a late engine change and 23 laps led, Schatz credited his crew for their hard work and perseverance through the night. It was the 174th win of Schatz's career.

"They do a phenomenal job," Schatz said of his crew. "They got us out for the feature. Like I said, it wasn't pretty. We needed to make some adjustments - we just didn't have the time. So the car wasn't the greatest but it managed to get a win. I'm happy about it. I was really wanting a gator."

Greg Hodnett maintained the lead in his quest to win the DIRTcar Nationals sprint week championship and the coveted 'Big Gator.' He leads Daryn Pittman by five points. Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb teammate Brad Sweet is third, 23 points out of the lead.

Chad Kemenah was the night's KSE Hard Charger, advancing nine positions to finish in 13th.

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Sunday night as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on night six of DIRTcar Nationals and the final night of sprint week. The series joins the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on the half-mile track. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at

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DIRTcar NATIONALS NOTES: Kerry Madsen took home the quicktime on Saturday night with a lap of 13.048. It was the second night in a row Madsen scored the quicktime… The top-three finishers, Schatz, Lasoski and Kinser, have 27 of the series' 36 championships between them… Schatz, Lasoski, Kinser and Tim Shaffer all won their heat races tonight

DIRTcar NATIONALS SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 1921; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 1916; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 1898; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 1897; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 1874; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 1855; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 1854; 8. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 1853; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 1841; 10. 83-David Gravel, 1810

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 14, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$3,200]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [12] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,000]; 11. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,500]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [17] [$1,200]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$1,000]; 16. 59-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$900]; 17. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$800]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [23] [$800]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [14] [$800]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [20] [$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21] [$800]; 22. 14K-Dale Blaney [24] [$800]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [7] [$800]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 10H-Chad Kemenah [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.048; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.050; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.095; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.123; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.171; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.178; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.210; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.211; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.221; 10. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.228; 11. 83-David Gravel, 13.239; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.254; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.268; 14. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.271; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.276; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.303; 17. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.328; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.338; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.344; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.404; 21. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.407; 22. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.413; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.463; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.495; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.508; 26. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.520; 27. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.530; 28. iO7-Steve Buckwalter, 13.536; 29. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.590; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 13.789; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 14.204 32. 77X-Wayne Johnson, No Time

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 63-Kody Swanson [6]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 83-David Gravel [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [7]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 7. 71MX-Paul May [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 7. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [7]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [8]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3] [-]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [6] [-]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver [2] [-]; 5. 63-Kody Swanson [5] [$300]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [4] [$250]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8] [$225]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [9] [$200]; 9. 71MX-Paul May [10] [$200]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [11] [$200]; 11. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [7] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 296
2. Greg Hodnett 286
3. Daryn Pittman 280
3. Brad Sweet 280
5. Joey Saldana 278
6. Shane Stewart 272
7. Danny Lasoski 268
8. Kerry Madsen 264
9. David Gravel 262
9. Jason Sides 262


With Epic Pass, Pittman Wins World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Season Opener

It was the second DIRTcar Nationals win in a row for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2015 - Daryn Pittman took the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener Friday night with an epic last lap pass of the reigning series champion Donny Schatz.

Just a lap sooner the feature win was in Schatz's sights as he approached the lapped car of Kraig Kinser. Schatz dove low in turns three and four to make the pass but was not able to make the line stick. As he exited the turn his Bad Boy Buggies car drifted up the track and over the cushion.

Pittman saw his opportunity.

"When I saw him slide and have to bail out I thought wow, that guy doesn't make very many mistakes and that was a pretty good one," Pittman said. "We had to take advantage of that."

Pittman was able to pull his Great Clips car side-by-side with Schatz as the two closed in on the white flag. Pittman won the drag race down the frontstretch and entered turn one on the final lap in the lead. Meanwhile, Schatz dove to the bottom of turns one and two and tried to slide Pittman onto the backstretch.

"[I] saw visions of last night in turn two again as [Schatz] threw a Hail Mary there to try to get by me," Pittman said.

Again though Schatz was not able to make the move stick and Pittman pulled away, scoring the first win of the 2015 season. Tonight's win was the second in row for Pittman in the midst of sprint week at DIRTcar Nationals after he won the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature on Thursday night.

"Last night felt pretty good - this one feels that much better," Pittman said. "Last night it felt like we had a great racecar, probably the car to beat from the time we unloaded. We were good all night tonight. At the beginning of that race I just didn't feel as good and thought, man, we're probably going to run top-three. The car got better as the race went on and came to us."

"Hats off to this whole Great Clips team… I'm really blessed to be part of this Kasey Kahne Racing team. It's a lot of fun to be able to get in and drive this car every night."

Schatz, who had a similar run the night before in the All Stars feature, said afterward that something did not feel right with his car in the final lap in Friday night's event.

"I thought it broke on the last lap there going into three - something happened but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong," Schatz said. "So I don't know if I smothered it in fuel or what happened. That was a good race. I wish we would have won it but we didn't."

"It's good to be able to race up there for wins. That's what we want to do. Great night for the Bad Boy guys. They've done a tremendous job."

Kerry Madsen opened the night by driving his American Racing Custom Wheels car to the quicktime in qualifying with a lap of 12.792. Greg Hodnett picked up the Dash win and the A main pole, with Joey Saldana on his outside.

When the green flag dropped on the feature, Hodnett jumped out to an early lead. Saldana pressed down on him though through the first three laps and as the two turned lap five, Saldana caught Hodnett and passed him coming out of turn four.

Saldana built up a sizable lead on the field through the next 15 laps while Schatz worked his way forward from a sixth place starting position. By the first caution on lap seven, Schatz had moved into the fourth spot. Nine laps later Schatz began closing in on Pittman, then in third. He completed the pass on lap 21 as the two came off of turn two.

Three laps later Schatz cleared Saldana for the lead as Saldana slipped back. Pittman and Hodnett took over the second and third place positions in the final laps.

Hodnett, who has one sprint week win with the All Stars and led the first five laps of the night, finished the feature in third.

"These guys are the best in the world, they prove it every night," Hodnett said. "We just got beat. We made a lot of mistakes and it cost us a couple of positions, obviously. But we're pretty proud to be close. Last year we were here we just weren't even close. The guys work really hard throughout the year and the off-season, and hopefully the fruits of that labor are coming to fruition right now."

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Saturday night as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on night five of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at

Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Twitter at, like it on Facebook at, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at

DIRTcar NATIONALS NOTES: Kerry Madsen scored quicktime earlier in the night after a lap of 12.792… David Gravel was the KSE Hard Charger Award recipient after advancing 10 positions to finish in ninth… Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz all won their heat races… The night saw four different leaders - Greg Hodnett 1-5, Joey Saldana 6-25, Donny Schatz 26-29, Daryn Pittman 30

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 13, 2015

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$5,500]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [1] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,300]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [12] [$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [17] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [19] [$2,050]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [11] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20] [$1,100]; 14. 2L-Danny Lasoski [16] [$1,050]; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer [23] [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [15] [$800]; 18. 98H-Dave Blaney [14] [$800]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13] [$800]; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart [18] [$800]; 21. 4S-Danny Smith [24] [$800]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [7] [$800]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [21] [$800]; 24. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-5, Joey Saldana 6-25, Donny Schatz 26-29, Daryn Pittman 30.

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.792; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.805; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.806; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.861; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.913; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.929; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.931; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.948; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.958; 10. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.967; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.974; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.974; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.980; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.992; 15. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.004; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.017; 17. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.058; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.089; 19. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.129; 20. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.130; 21. 83-David Gravel, 13.144; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.147; 23. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.163; 24. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.182; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.189; 26. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 13.250; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.262; 28. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.300; 29. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.300; 30. iO7-Steve Buckwalter, 13.443; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 13.518; 32. 63-Kody Swanson, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 4. 83-David Gravel [6]; 5. 4S-Danny Smith [8]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [3]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [-]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [-]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5] [-]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [-]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9] [$300]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver [3] [$250]; 7. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7] [$225]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [12] [$200]; 9. iO7-Steve Buckwalter [10] [$200]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [11] [$200]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [$200]; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson [2] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Daryn Pittman 150
2. Donny Schatz 146
3. Greg Hodnett 144
4. Joey Saldana
5. Brad Sweet 140
6. Paul McMahan 138
7. Dale Blaney 136
8. Shane Stewart 134
9. David Gravel 132
10. Kerry Madsen 131



 BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2015) -- If unfiltered enthusiasm was the biggest deciding factor for winning a World of Outlaws race, then the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team would have the season opening events at Volusia Speedway Park in the bag.

With new crew chief Randy Wolfe onboard, the mechanical trio in charge of setting up the GF1 chassis and tuning the Speedway Engines for veteran shoe Joey Saldana is eager to hit the dirt and ready for the challenge.

Prior to racing consecutive World of Outlaws point races Feb. 13-15, the Motter team plans to compete Feb. 11-12 at Volusia in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, a tour recently purchased by Tony Stewart.

“I have always liked to compete in the All Star events because it gives us a chance to get a feel for the track and the set-up,” said Wolfe.

Last year at Barberville, Saldana drove the signature yellow Motter 71M Sprint Car to a dash victory in All Star competition at Volusia Speedway and followed that with a wire to wire victory in the A Main the day before the first race of the Outlaws season.

Saldana scored Outlaws victories at Volusia in 2006 and 2009.

“I can’t wait to get back in the cockpit,” said Saldana.  “Even though I got some racing under my belt in December and January, it’s time to exercise the throttle foot and feel the power of 900 horses propelling our sprint car around the Volusia half-mile oval.

“Two of three members of our crew, Randy Wolfe and Derek Miller, are new this season, but they are two great guys.  When you add Sean Strausbaugh in the mix who has been with our team the past two seasons, I am confident with all the people on this team.  It traditionally takes some time for a team to gel but everyone has a very positive attitude and we can’t wait for the green flag to drop on the season.”

This winter Saldana kept his driving skills honed by driving to victory Dec. 20 at the Battle at the Center POWERi midget race at DuQuoin, Ill. in a car he built at his Brownsburg, Ind. shop between his aggressive travel schedule last year with the World of Outlaws.  In January he competed in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. driving for Rudeen Racing, and then he jumped back into his midget where he was one of 326 Chili Bowl competitors in Tulsa, Okla.

“To add to the excitement of the season, HE&M Saw has expanded its involvement with our team,” said Dan Motter, team owner.  “They are like our extended family and they are as fired up as we are. We really enjoy having them as part of our team.

“We are also pleased that Mine Rite Technologies, LLC, has returned as an associate sponsor.  They are based in Wyoming and provide specialty attachments for large mining and construction equipment.

“DKW Transport out of New Richland, Minn. is also returning.

“Our Motter Motorsports family is growing with the addition of Competition Suspension, Inc. based in Brownsburg, Ind.  One of the most important elements in our car’s set-up, as well as Joey’s comfort in driving the car, is the shock absorber system we choose.  We will receive on-site staff assistance at many of our races this season.”

The new Motter GF1 chassis will sport the same bright yellow custom paint job that fans admired the last two years.  Speedway Engine Development will provide the bullets that propelled the Motter team to seven World of Outlaws victories and 24 quick times last season.

“We are very grateful for the interest and enthusiasm of all our sponsors and embrace the passion they have for our team.  We have cultivated a great fan following as well.  Without the combined efforts of everyone, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do so we extend a heartfelt thanks to all,” concluded Motter.



Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., whose USAC resume sets him apart from nearly every driver who ever sat in a race car, continues his quest to extend a remarkable USAC record when the 2015 USAC National season opens Feb. 19-20-21 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"Winter Games VI" unfolds at Ocala and concludes Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. and the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races offer Darland the opportunity to extend a record which is simply amazing.

Darland earned his initial USAC National feature victory in 1993 at the "Tony Hulman Classic" in Terre Haute, Ind. and he's added at least one feature victory in each of the subsequent 21 seasons! That surpassed the record of 21 consecutive years established by A.J. Foyt (1959-1979) and Mel Kenyon (1962-1982).

Darland also is eyeing a significant 100th USAC National victory in 2015. He has 97 entering the season openers (30 Midgets, 53 Sprints and 14 Silver Crown), his 53rd Sprint victory surpassing Tom Bigelow's all-time mark of 52 last year.

Darland's 2015 season debuted with a trio of USAC Southwest/West Coast "special events" in Arizona which produced a pair of seconds and a third. He will again pilot the Phillips Motorsports entries in the 2015 AMSOIL National Sprint campaign, but this time with additional support from long-time USAC car owner Mike Curb.

"There are lots of reasons why I've been able to put this streak together," says Dave about the possibility of reaching the #23 milestone. "I had no intentions in 1993 of ever being able to achieve this, but I've been fortunate to have quality cars and teams and I continue to have that. Having the additional support of Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian in 2015 will be important to the team and we hope we can continue to make USAC history together. It'll be great to join the likes of Rich Vogler, A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon in the 100-win club and I'd like to get there as soon as possible. I not only feel good about my past, but certainly look forward to the future as we continue to seek success."

Darland is not the only driver on a consecutive victory streak. Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. has 19 consecutive years of scoring at least one USAC National win and would like to increase that streak to 20 during the 2015 openers. Hines' all-time National total stands at 91 (35 Midgets, 47 Sprints and 9 Silver Crown). The 47 Sprint wins rank third behind Darland and Bigelow.

A total of 40 tracks in 14 different states are included in the Darland USAC victory list, which also includes eight "regional" race wins in addition to his 97 Nationals.


World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Ready to Wave Green Flag on 2015 Season at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 5, 2015 - The brief respite from winter provided by a trip to Florida in February signals the start of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season and the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Less than a week remains before the beginning of sprint car week at the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 11 to 15, featuring the World of Outlaws and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

It was just three and a half months ago the series' season drew to a close bringing to an end a historic year that saw Donny Schatz capture 26 wins and score more points than any other driver in series history on the way to his sixth championship.

The off-season brought international wins for Schatz, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen and took Paul McMahan to victory lane in Yuma, Ariz. Five-time American Sprint Car Series champion Jason Johnson, who joins the Outlaws full-time this season, took on the Chili Bowl with Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana and David Gravel.

With the off-season now at its end, the question of who will take home the 2015 DIRTcar Nationals title and coveted "Big Gator" trophy will soon be answered.

Volusia Speedway Park has played host to the season opening DIRTcar Nationals since 2005 and has seen thrilling finishes from The Greatest Show on Dirt. Schatz is the winningest driver at the track with six victories. Doug Wolfgang won the first ever World of Outlaws event at Volusia in 1981.

The action in Florida begins on Wednesday, Feb. 11, when the All Star Circuit of Champions takes on the half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series then takes up its first night of racing on Friday, Feb. 13. The Outlaws wrap-up sprint week with two more nights of racing on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15.

Great tickets for DIRTcar Nationals are still available at or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked, half-mile oval with 75-foot wide straightaways and 75-foot wide turns. The track record of 12.569 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on February 10, 2011. For more information, visit

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Brad Sweet on Feb. 14, Donny Schatz on Feb. 15, Steve Kinser on Feb. 16
2013 - Daryn Pittman on Feb. 15, Terry McCarl on Feb. 16, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 17
2012 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 18, Donny Schatz on Feb. 19, Craig Dollansky on Feb. 19
2011 - Steve Kinser on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 12, Jason Sides on Feb. 13
2010 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Steve Kinser on Feb. 7
2009 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Joey Saldana on Feb. 7, Donny Schatz on Feb. 8
2008 - Craig Dollansky on Feb. 8, Jason Meyers on Feb. 9, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 10
2007 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 9, Kerry Madsen on Feb. 10, Daryn Pittman on Feb. 10
2006 - Chad Kemenah on Feb. 9, Joey Saldana on Feb. 10
2005 - Jeff Shepard on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 13
1981 - Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 9

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads west to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown on March 4 and 5 followed on March 7 by the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports in Tucson, Ariz. The event begins the series' western swing that will go through late April.


World of Outlaws, King of the West Partner to Co-Sanction Weekend Events at Thunderbowl Raceway, Calistoga Speedway

Top racers from the Golden State will battle 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' at historic venues this spring in California

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 27, 2015 - For the first time in their history, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series will co-sanction two weekend events this spring.

Together the two series will sanction the races on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.

"The King of the West Series is the premier regional touring series on the West Coast," said the Outlaws' Series Director Carlton Reimers. "To bring together their incredible talent with that of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series creates a high level of competition and great event experience for the fans."

The King of the West Series, founded in 1960 as the Northern Auto Racing Club, competes throughout California and the West Coast. It has launched the careers of Paul McMahan and World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers. The series is also the regular home of 2014 event winners Jonathan Allard and Carson Macedo.

"It's going to be a big year for the King of the West Series, and co-sanctioning the races at Tulare and Calistoga with the World of Outlaws certainly increases the growing competition between the King of the West racers and the Outlaws," said the King of the West Series' John Prentice.

The two events are on two of California's most distinct tracks. Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked, 1/3-mile bullring known for producing incredible finishes, while Calistoga is the Golden State's only half-mile dirt track, and its scenic location in the heart of Napa Valley as well as its long history and tradition makes it a destination event for any fan.

"This season the World of Outlaws has continued its focus on building weekend destination events into the schedule," Reimers said. "Events at Tulare and Calistoga have gone a long way toward anchoring our spring tour through California, and we know the weekend races at those venues are some of our fans' favorites each season."

Tickets for both events are on sale now at or by calling 1-877-395-8606.


World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Invading Indiana's Plymouth Speedway on Oct. 17 for First Time in History

Series sets 2015 schedule by shifting Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to June 3, canceling March 27 event at Merced (Calif.) Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 26, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make its inaugural appearance at historic Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway this season. The addition of Plymouth, and two other schedule adjustments, sets the tour for 2015.

The Outlaws will invade Plymouth on Saturday, Oct. 17, with an event that will have an earlier than normal 5 p.m. start time. It will be the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event in Indiana this season, joining races at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.

The track, 25 miles south of South Bend, Ind., is a 3/8-mile dirt oval that regularly features DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and sprint cars, among other events, throughout its season. In operation since 1952, the track is undergoing significant improvements for the upcoming year including a new racing surface and grandstands.

"The heartbeat of sprint car racing lies in Indiana and at places like Plymouth Speedway," said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "We are thrilled to bring the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the historic track this season for the first time ever. It is sure to be an exciting event."

In other changes, the series will shift the Tuesday, June 2, event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to Wednesday, June 3, and the event initially scheduled for Friday, March 27 at Merced (Calif.) Speedway has been canceled.

For questions about tickets to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events mentioned above or for any of the events on the 2015 schedule, call 1-877-395-8606.

To see the full 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule, click

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Unveils New Logo and Confirms Point Fund for 2015 as Partnership with STP Concludes

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 20, 2015 - The World of Outlaws unveiled a new look today for the start of 2015 season as STP departs as Title Sponsor of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

The new look is reminiscent of the logo last used by the series during the 2007 season with what was then a bright red replaced with a darker cardinal red. New transporter wraps, websites, advertising and souvenir merchandise are all in the works featuring the cardinal, along with a heavy dose of black and white with a dirt inspired tan as an accent color.

"STP was an amazing partner and we loved carrying the red, white and blue of one of the most famous brands in motorsports, but in racing everything is constantly evolving and we are excited about our new World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series look for the start of the 2015 season," World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. "We thank them for their involvement and will continue our pursuit of a new partner that will help us bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to the greatest fans in motorsports from coast to coast."

The World of Outlaws also confirmed the Sprint Car Series point funds for the 2015 season would remain the same as 2014 and continue to be the richest in all of grassroots motorsports. The 2015 champion will cash a check for $150,000 with a total cash payout of $650,000 at the World of Outlaws banquet in November.

The 90-race season begins Friday, Feb. 13, during the 12-day DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, and after racing in 24 different states and three Canadian provinces, concludes with the championship-deciding Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 5-6-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule Revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





























2015 Points
Feb. 14
1. Donny Schatz 296
2. Greg Hodnett 286
3. Daryn Pittman 280
3. Brad Sweet 280
5. Joey Saldana 278
6. Shane Stewart 272
7. Danny Lasoski 268
8. Kerry Madsen 264
9. David Gravel 262
9. Jason Sides 262
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