Pittman Shrugs Off Slow Start to Year with Riverside Victory
WEST MEMPHIS, AR – April 20, 2018 – Daryn Pittman has had a slow start to the 2018 season. That all changed Friday night at Riverside International Speedway, when the Owasso, OK native picked up his 73rd career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, moving him into 10th all-time on the Series win list. Pittman's Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet came from ninth to finish second, with Paul McMahan completing the podium.
Feature (40 Laps): 1. Daryn Pittman; 2. Brad Sweet; 3. Paul McMahan; 4. Rico Abreu; 5.David Gravel; 6. Joey Saldana; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg; 8. Donny Schatz; 9. Jason Johnson; 10. Kraig Kinser; 11. Derek Hagar; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Logan Schuchart; 14. Kerry Madsen; 15. Cory Eliason; 16.Shane Stewar; 17. Brent Marks; 18. Carson Short; 19. Sheldon Haudenschild; 20. Howard Moore; 21. Cale Thomas; 22. Ian Madsen; 23. Jacob Allen; 24. Sammy Swindell; 25. Ernie Ainsworth.
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-7, 9-40; Sheldon Haudenschild 8.
1. Donny Schatz 1426
2. Sheldon Haudenschild 1356
3. Brad Sweet 1352
4. Shane Stewart 1336
5. Jason Johnson 1334
6. David Gravel 1306
7. Daryn Pittman 1268
8. Cory Eliason 1244
9. Paul McMahan 1228
10. Logan Schuchart 1228
TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY OPENS WITH THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Haubstadt, IN - April 09, 2018 - The World of Outlaws Sprints will be making an appearance at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday evening April 14th. This special event will usher in racing at the track for 2018. The complete schedule offers a dozen different events The Outlaws will undoubtedly set the stage for an exciting season at the quarter mile Haubstadt oval.
Qualifications will follow hot laps for the sprints which will begin at 6 P.M. The high powered winged sprints are expected to be circling the track in the 11 to 12 second range. The track record is still held by Sammy Swindell at 11.11 seconds. That amazingly quick lap has withstood the test of time for 13 seasons. The quickest laps during the last two years were turned at just over 12 seconds. Brady Bacon was quickest in 2017 and won his heat race. However, Parker Price-Miller captured the feature that night.
World of Outlaws features at Tri-State Speedway have produced wins for 16 different drivers. The most recent winners include David Gravel in 2016 and Paul McMahon who put a streak of two wins together in 2014 and 2015.
Donny Schatz leads the WoO points standings over Sheldon Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, and Jason Johnson. Schatz’s win last weekend in the Desert Shootout in Arizona was his fourth in World of Outlaw events so far in 2018. That feature had four lead changes! Donny Schatz drives for Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing. The eight time WoO Champion has over 200 victories to his credit.
Second generation driver Sheldon Haudenschild is competing in his second full season with the Outlaws. Haudenschild already has three wins to his credit. Two other drivers have picked up victories racing out in the West with the WoO Series this Spring. They are Cory Eliason and Aaron Reutzel.
The Outlaws will be pulling into Haubstadt on the second day of a weekend swing that will have begun Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. The race at Tri-State Speedway is the first of only three appearances the World of Outlaws will make to the Hoosier state in 2018. This is the one race that serves as one if not the closest opportunities for all Tri-State area race fans to see the “Fastest Show on Dirt!”
General admission for this special event is $30 for adults. A ticket for children ages 6-12 will cost $15. Children 5 years old or under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $40. The track’s ticket information number is 812-768-5995. Race time is at 7:30 P.M. This Release is Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.
Cory Eliason Leads All 30 Laps to Score First Career Outlaw Victory at Stockton
STOCKTON, CA - March 17, 2018 – Cory Eliason led all 30 laps to score his first World of Outlaws aboard the famed Roth Motorsports No.83 at Stockton. Eliason survived numerous restart to secure the win ove Ian Madsen and Shane Stewart.
During intermission, the series announced that the Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown has been postponed to Wednesday, September 12.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Cory Eliason; 2. Ian Madsen; 3. Shane Stewart; 4. Carson Macedo; 5. Tim Kaeding; 6. Jason Johnson; 7. Dominic Scelzi; 8. Daryn Pittman; 9. David Gravel; 10. Willie Croft; 11. Sheldon Haudenschild; 12. Brad Sweet; 13. Kyle Hirst; 14. Donny Schatz; 15. Paul McMahan; 16. Parker Price-Miller; 17. Logan Schuchart; 18. Tanner Thorson; 19. Giovanni Scelzi; 20. Aaron Reutzel; 21. Rico Abreu; 22. Brian Brown; 23. Tim Shaffer; 24. Brent Marks; 25. Dane Lorenc.
Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-30
Rain Forces Cancellation of Night One at Stockton
STOCKTON, CA – March 16, 2018 —The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has lost another event to Mother Nature, as weather has forced officials to cancel night one of the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track tonight.
The first day of the two-day event will not be made up, but racing will continue tomorrow, Saturday, March 17 as planned.
Night Two at Tulare Thunderbowl Cancelled Due to Weather
TULARE, CA – Tulare Thunderbowl officials have made the decision to cancel Night Two of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series due to the rain cell set to hit the track Saturday evening.
There is no rain date for the event. Tulare Thunderbowl handled all ticketing information for this weekend and any questions should be directed to the track directly at (559) 688-0909.
The Greatest Show on Dirt continues their Northern California swing next weekend March 16-17 at the Stockton Dirt Track.
Reutzel Earns First Outlaw Win in Thunderbowl Thriller
TULARE, CA – March 9, 2018 – Aaron Reutzel scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory in thrilling fashion after exchanging multiple slide jobs with local driver Cory Eliason. A lap 20 yellow for then race leader Sheldon Haudenschild bunched the field together and Reutzel began picking off the leaders in exciting fashion. Eliason settled for second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.
Feature (35 Laps): 1. Aaron Reutzel; 2. Cory Eliason; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Dominic Scelzi; 5. Carson Macedo; 6. Daryn Pittman; 7. Brad Sweet; 8. Tim Kaeding; 9. Jason Meyers; 10. Rico Abreu; 11. Giovanni Scelzi; 12. Ian Madsen; 13. Paul McMahan; 14. Willie Croft; 15. Parker Price-Miller; 16. Shane Stewart; 17. Jason Johnson; 18. Brian Brown; 19. David Gravel; 20. Joey Saldana; 21. Dane Lorenc; 22. Logan Schuchart; 23. Sheldon Haudenschild; 24. Tim Shaffer; 25. DJ Netto; 26. Clyde Knipp; 27. Kyle Hirst; 28. Jacob Allen.
Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-11, 20-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 12-19, Aaron Reutzel 31-35
1. Donny Schatz 882
2. Sheldon Haudenschild 830
3. Brad Sweet 828
4. Jason Johnson 788
5. Shane Stewart 786
6. David Gravel 770
7. Daryn Pittman 740
8. Brian Brown 740
9. Tim Shaffer 732
10. Paul McMahan 728
Rain and cold weather force SoCal Showdown Cancellation
CONCORD, NC - March 2, 2018 -Impending showers and unusually low temperatures for the Southern California region have compelled the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to cancel the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California this Saturday, March 3. The event will not be rescheduled.
Those who have purchased tickets for the event will receive a full credit to their mytickets.com account, to be used towards another World of Outlaws event, including (but not limited to) the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at the nearby Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and the event at Bakersfield Speedway the following night, Saturday, March 24.
The Greatest Show on Dirt continues the West Coast Swing - and its 40th anniversary season - on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.
Schatz Gets Underneath Haudenschild Late to Win Third Feature of 2018 in FVP Outlaw Showdown at Las Vegas
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz; 2. Sheldon Haudenschild; 3. David Gravel; 4. Brian Brown; 5. Aaron Reutzel; 6. Brad Sweet; 7. Jason Meyers; 8. Logan Schuchart; 9. Joey Saldana; 10. Shane Stewart; 11. Ian Madsen; 12. Mark Dobmeier; 13. Sam Hafertepe; 14. Parker Price-Miller; 15. Hunter Schuerenberg; 16. Rico Abreu; 17. Kyle Hirst; 18. Tim Shaffer; 19. Cory Eliason; 20. Jason Johnson; 21. Willie Croft; 22. Kraig Kinser; 23. Austin McCarl; 24. Jacob Allen; 25. Daryn Pittman; 26. Kerry Madsen; 27. Dominic Scelzi.
Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30.
1. Donny Schatz 738
2. Sheldon Haudenschild 726
3. Brad Sweet 692
4. Jason Johnson 672
5. Shane Stewart 668
6. David Gravel 658
7. Tim Shaffer 630
8. Kerry Madsen 628
9. Brian Brown 626
10. Logan Schuchart 606
Sheldon Haudenschild Survives Marathon Vegas Feature for Second Win of 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV - February 28, 2017 - Sheldon Haudenschild raced to his second win with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing Team on Wednesday night as he took the lead on lap 10 and then held off Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer on numerous restarts for the win on Night 1 of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Feature: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. Donny Schatz; 3. Brad Sweet; 4. Tim Shaffer; 5. David Gravel; 6. Jason Johnson; 7. Kerry Madsen; 8. Daryn Pittman; 9. Brent Marks; 10. Jason Meyers; 11. Mark Dobmeier; 12. Shane Stewart; 13. Joey Saldana; 14. Brian Brown; 15. Dominic Scelzi; 16. Ian Madsen; 17. Parker Price-Miller; 18. Kraig Kinser; 19. Austin McCarl; 20. Cory Eliason; 21. Logan Schuchart; 22. Willie Croft; 23. Sam Hafertepe; 24. Paul McMahan; 25. Rico Abreu; 26. Terry McCarl.
Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-10, Sheldon Haudenschild 11-30.
1. Donny Schatz 588
2. Sheldon Haudenschild 580
3. Jason Johnson 562
4. Brad Sweet 554
5. Shane Stewart 538-
6. MKerry Madsen 526
7. Tim Shaffer 516
8. David Gravel 514
8. Paul McMahan 514
10. Daryn Pittman 500
World of Outlaws Forced to Cancel February Texas Swing; Cotton Bowl Rescheduled for April
Outlaws will race at Cotton Bowl Speedway on April 25
CONCORD, NC - Due to saturated grounds on track property, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is forced to cancel this weekend's events at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX, scheduled for February 23 and February 24, respectively.
The Cotton Bowl Speedway race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25, two days before the Outlaws return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX for the Texas Outlaw Nationals and the Series' 40th birthday celebration.
Sheldon Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win on Opening Night of 40th Anniversary Season
BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 9, 2018 -Sheldon Haudenschild passed Paul McMahan on a lap 27 restart to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature in thrilling fashion at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.
Haudenschild, in his first Outlaw start with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17, assumed the runner-up position with three laps remaining after Ian Madsen caught the rut in turn one and landed on his side. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year muscled his way underneath McMahan, who was nursing a flat tire, on the restart and never looked back for a popular victory in front of the standing room only crowd. McMahan held on for second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.
FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. Paul McMahan; 3. Shane Stewart; 4. Donny Schatz; 5. Cory Eliason; 6. Rico Abreu; 7. Jason Johnson; 8. Kerry Madsen; 9. Greg Hodnett; 10. Brent Marks; 11. Logan Schuchart; 12. Daryn Pittman; 13. Brian Brown; 14. Brad Sweet; 15. Kraig Kinser; 16. Lucas Wolfe; 17. Parker Price-Miller; 18. Jason Sides; 19. Cale Conley; 20. Greg Wilson; 21. Kasey Kahne; 22. Ian Madsen; 23. Dave Blaney; 24. David Gravel; 25. Tim Shaffer; 26. Jacob Allen.
Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-28, Sheldon Haudenschild 29-30.
World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport's New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018
May 22 will be Outlaws lone visit to New Jersey this season
CONCORD, NC - February 6, 2018 - For the first time in over two decades, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, however this time with a twist. The Series will make its first start on Bridgeport's newly constructed 3/8-mile track on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Bridgeport Speedway is a world-class dirt track facility that features three dirt track configurations. The most commonly used is the spacious 5/8-mile that features Big-Block Modifieds on a weekly basis. Additionally, Bridgeport features a 1/4-mile track and the aforementioned 3/8, which the Outlaws will tackle during their first East Coast swing of 2018.
"Being in New Jersey, we know that we are in Big-Block Modified country and our big track is perfect for Big-Block [Modified] racing. But, we wanted to open the door for new opportunities in the dirt track world, and our new 3/8 configuration allows that," said Bridgeport Speedway Director of Marketing Kolby Ramey.
The 3/8 track is brand new in 2018 and is currently undergoing testing to ensure the racing surface is in top shape for events in the new year. "What better way to break in this track than with The Greatest Show on Dirt. In the first year of operation, we have the best in the business coming, and we know the Outlaws will put on a great show," Ramey added.
Bridgeport Speedway is quickly climbing up the echelon of elite dirt track facilities and will be the only stop for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in New Jersey in 2018. The Outlaws visit to Bridgeport comes just six days after the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds tackle the big 5/8-mile track on Wednesday, May 16.
This will be the eighth time The Greatest Show on Dirt has visited Bridgeport with the previous seven taking place on the 5/8 configuration. Remarkably, Sammy Swindell has won five of those World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races held at Bridgeport, including the first race in 1982 and the most recent visit in 2003. As with most East Coast races, a strong regional car count is expected with invaders from New York and the Pennsylvania Posse joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars.
Giovanni Scelzi Set to Make World of Outlaws Debut During Texas Doubleheader
By Shawn Miller
FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2018) - January was a special month for Giovanni Scelzi.
He was named the 2017 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers before he captured the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Rookie of the Year Award.
Two weeks later Scelzi announced that he is joining forces with veteran car owner and crew chief Paul Silva and Richard and Jennifer Marshall of Priority Aviation Services for a 20-race schedule. The emphasis of that partnership will be on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series swings along the West Coast in the spring and the fall.
The team's first event is slated for Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the FVP Outlaw Showdown.
"I'm really excited for the opportunity that Paul, Richard and Jennifer have put together," Scelzi said. "Last year I wasn't old enough to race with the World of Outlaws and seat time is everything in racing so we're going to Texas the week before Las Vegas to soak in as much as we can."
Scelzi is scheduled to make his World of Outlaws debut in his family owned No. 41s on Feb. 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, before venturing to LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, the following night for the East Texas LoneStar Shootout.
"We've been busy this offseason building cars and preparing our family team car for my brother, Dominic, for the 2018 campaign so the two nights in Texas will also be a great opportunity to break everything in before he returns from racing in Australia," Scelzi said. "I'm glad we have an opportunity like the two races in Texas to help prepare myself for the opportunity with Paul, Richard and Jennifer as well as make sure Dominic's team is running well when he returns to the states the following week."
Giovanni Scelzi made his 410ci winged sprint car debut last year. He scored a trio of King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series feature victories, including his first ever on May 13 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., thanks to a last-lap pass. The triumph made him the youngest winner in the series history.
Scelzi finished second in the series championship standings - only one point out of the lead.
Brent Marks debuts new look for sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
By Fully Injected Motorsports
MYERSTOWN, PA (January 15, 2018) - The "Myerstown Missile" Brent Marks will kick-off his 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign in style, debuting a white ride featuring all major partners, most of which returning to Brent Marks Racing from years prior.
Headquartered in Ephrata, Buckwalter Trucking is the most recent partner to join Brent Marks and his Myerstown-based operation. Buckwalter Trucking will join other major contributors including M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, and Memtec Services.
"We have an overwhelming level of support for 2018. I can't express enough how grateful I am to have the partners that I do. I'm proud of what my team has been able to accomplish. The only thing left to do is get this car to victory lane. I'm confident in saying we are one of the hardest working teams on the road. That hard work is going to pay off this year," Marks said, who earned 23 top-ten finishes during World of Outlaws competition in 2017.
The "Myerstown Missile" will launch his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Headlining three days of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, the Greatest Show On Dirt will take over the Volusia County half-mile on Friday through Sunday, February 9-11.
Marks earned his first World of Outlaws top-ten finish as a full-time traveler during his Volusia Speedway Park visit in 2017, finishing eighth during the first of two features on Sunday, February 19.
Haudenschild to Compete for Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing in 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Season
MOORESVILLE, N.C (Dec. 14, 2017) – With his first year of ownership under his belt in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (WoO), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is partnering with Richard Marshall to form Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing. The duo are turning over the reins of the No. 17 NOS Energy Drink sprint car to Sheldon Haudenschild, the 2017 WoO Rookie of the Year.
"I'm really looking forward to joining Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing," Haudenschild said. "This is a great opportunity for me and my career. I'm honored to work with a great group of guys. We're all looking forward to kicking off our season in Florida in the No. 17 NOS Energy sprint car."
The second-generation driver scored 12 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes in his rookie campaign going on to earn the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title for the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
"I'm really excited to form a partnership with Ricky," Richard Marshall said. "Ricky was the one that brought me back into the sport five years ago and Bryan Clauson brought us all together. We're all excited to have Sheldon, 2017 Rookie of the Year, behind the wheel of the No. 17 this season. He has brought a new level of excitement to the team already. I believe this combo is a winning formula, and we can't wait to get to Volusia to kick off the season."
"NOS Energy is all about horsepower and fierce competition and we couldn't be happier to join up with Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing to make a run at the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title," said Lauren Albano, Marketing Director for NOS Energy. "Winged 1,400 pound race cars putting out 900 horsepower on 1/4-mile dirt tracks all over the United States, what's not to like?!. To enter the '18 WoO season with this year's WoO Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild behind the wheel of the No. 17 NOS Energy Drink sprint car puts NOS Energy in a position to not only win races, but to fight for the prestigious WoO championship. Let's go racing!"
In his first year as an owner in the World of Outlaws, Stenhouse Jr. scored his first victory at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway in June with good friend Kyle Larson behind the wheel. Overall, the team scored one win, six top-five and 23 top-10 finishes.
"I think we have a good opportunity next year with Sheldon transitioning over after Jac (Haudenschild) drove for us this season," Stenhouse said. "Jac really helped us evaluate our cars and helped us know what we needed to improve. The chemistry of the team is strong which is very important.
"Matt Wood really helped me be able to start up this team. Matt was a great mentor and overall just a great friend. He has decided to step away and do a little more racing with his family out on the west coast, but he's still a great supporter. An opportunity arose allowing Richard (Marshall) and myself to become partners for next season. Richard's support throughout the dirt community shows his passion for the sport."
The NOS Energy Drink No. 17 sprint car team will kick off the 2018 season at Volusia Speedway Park on February 9 for the DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, Florida.
Two-Day Event at Ohsweken Speedway in 2018 Has Been Cancelled
CONCORD, NC - Dec. 12, 2017 - Ohsweken Speedway officials announced Tuesday morning unforeseen challenges to facility parking for major events. With the announcement, the two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, 2018 has been cancelled.
The event at Ohsweken Speedway has traditionally been great for our fans north of the border. World of Outlaws officials will stay in contact with track officials as they look to a solution, but will be looking at all options to fill the vacant dates.
To view the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule and future announcements can be found at WoOSprint.com, also be sure to follow World of Outlaws social media channels.
NASCAR STAR LARSON TRANSITIONS TO SOLE OWNER OF WORLD OF OUTLAWS TEAM IN 2018; MARKS TO ASSUME ADVISORY ROLE
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (DEC. 8, 2017) - NASCAR star and dirt racing veteran Kyle Larson will shift into sole owner of Larson Marks Racing starting in 2018. The team will be run under the Kyle Larson Racing banner and Justin Marks will assume an advisory role with KLR moving forward.
"I couldn't be more proud of what LMR has accomplished the past few years," said Marks. "I was always hopeful that Kyle would learn about team ownership and operation to the point where he could be comfortable taking this project on himself. He's ready for it and I'm looking forward to supporting him and KLR in the future."
Kyle Larson Racing will continue with Shane Stewart of Bixby, Okla., as the pilot of the No. 2. KLR will be led by crew chief Lee Stauffer, with the support of fellow Pennsylvanians Heath Moyle and Dennis Christ rounding out the team.
"I am excited to make this change and take over the reins of the sprint car team," said Larson. "We have been very successful the past four seasons and it has been great working with Justin, Shane and all of the guys at LMR. It was always the plan for me to move to the forefront of our ownership group and the time is right to make this a natural step. Justin has taught me a lot about what it takes to be an owner. He has displayed great leadership and made this team to what it is today. I look forward to his continued involvement in our team."
While the core of the Larson Marks Racing team will stay intact, Larson has also added Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., to the KLR lineup as General Manager. Larson and Silva have previously worked together as driver and crew chief. Last year, they won eight of the 16 events they competed in together, including a runner-up finish at the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.
Silva will also continue his crew chief role with Larson when the young NASCAR star is able to get back to his racing roots at the local dirt tracks.
"I have had long relationships with both Kyle and Shane, both with a lot of success in racing," said Silva. "I hope to carry that over into my new role at Kyle Larson Racing. I'm really looking forward to getting to work with these guys and starting the season off on the right foot in Florida."
Silva and Stewart also raced together on and off for years, including competing full time for three seasons. They won two American Sprint Car Series National Championships, several World of Outlaw wins, a podium finish at the 2011 410 Knoxville Nationals and an impressive five 360 Knoxville Nationals, four of them in a row from 2010 to 2013.
"Adding Paul to the group we already have established will only bring more success to our team," said Stewart. "I think everyone having history together will make this transition extremely smooth. I am excited to see Kyle stepping up into this role. Justin has become a great friend and I am happy he will still be supporting the team."
Since its inception, the former Larson Marks Racing team has amassed 35 wins, including the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, preliminary night victories at the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, two Capitani Classic wins at Knoxville Raceway and the Winter Heat Championship at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.
KLR will kick-off the 2018 season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals in February. The team will be vying for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship. Sponsorship details will be released after the new year.
2018 Schedule Features New Tracks, Traditional Dates and Special Events as The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary
By Anthony Corini
CONCORD, NC - Nov. 17, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever.
A total of ninety-one dates will fill the 2018 Series schedule, including 23 multi-day events with 48 race nights. The series will visit 53 tracks in 24 states over nearly 30,000 highway miles.
The 2018 season will commence in Florida in February (#FLinFEB), with the much-anticipated and highly-revered DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park and conclude with the blockbuster Textron Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, Nov. 1-3; but the meat of the schedule is as action-packed as ever.
Following DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads West to compete in the annual spring tour through California, but first The Greatest Show on Dirt will stop in Texas with visits to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Feb. 23 and 24. The FVP Outlaw Showdown moves to Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway. The California swing will include two-day weekends at Tulare and Stockton, a midweek visit to Placerville, and the return after a year to Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and Bakersfield Speedway, Saturday, March 24.
This year's must-see event as the Series celebrates its inception, will be the Texas Outlaw Nationals. The official two-day birthday party at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, in Mesquite, Texas - on the very site where the Series ran its first race - will culminate with a $20,000-to-win payday.
Another highly anticipated show this season will be the Series' inaugural visit to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Wednesday, May 30. The ¼-mile track is a fan favorite and has played host to one of dirt Late Model racing's most prestigious events, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prairie Dirt Classic.
The World of Outlaws will also make a few celebrated returns to tracks they haven't been to in quite some time. After a long absence, the Series returns to Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway on Saturday, April 28; Farley (IA) Speedway on Friday, June 22; and Terre Haute (IN) Action Track on Saturday, October 13.
The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the 2018 slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.
One additional visit to Eldora Speedway is slated in 2018, for the new #LastCallforThemAll show on Sunday, Oct. 14.
With last season's Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win $40,000 at the 2018 event, with $20,000-to-win features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.
Two more major events, the Jackson Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open, will see their purse increased significantly in 2018. The 40th running of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota will pay a hefty $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The 56th running of the Williams Grove National Open will pay a smooth $56,000 to the winner, with $1000 to start, making it the second richest event on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule behind the Knoxville Nationals.
Additionally, fan favorites Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada and Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania have been awarded two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows.
The lucrative 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule will crown a champion at the season's most anticipated event, the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - the only event on the planet featuring the sport's three premier series: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.
2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Schedule
Fri. Feb. 9 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park
Sat. Feb. 10 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park
Sun. Feb. 11 DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park
Fri. Feb. 23 Cotton Bowl Speedway
Sat. Feb. 24 LoneStar Speedway
Wed. Feb. 28 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
Thurs. March 1 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
Sat. March 3 Perris Auto Speedway
Fri. March 9 Thunderbowl Raceway
Sat. March 10 Thunderbowl Raceway
Fri. March 16 Stockton Dirt Track
Sat. March 17 Stockton Dirt Track
Wed. March 21 Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown Placerville Speedway
Fri. March 23 Ocean Speedway
Sat. March 24 Bakersfield Speedway
Sat. April 7 Arizona Speedway
Fri. April 13 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat. April 14 Tri-State Speedway
Fri. April 20 Riverside International Speedway
Sat. April 21 I-55
Fri. April 27 Devil's Bowl Speedway
Sat. April 28 Devil's Bowl Speedway
Fri. May 4 Lake Ozark Speedway
Sat. May 5 Salina Highbanks Speedway
Fri. May 11 Eldora Speedway
Sat. May 12 Eldora Speedway
Wed. May 16 Lincoln Speedway
Fri. May 18 Williams Grove Speedway
Sat. May 19 Williams Grove Speedway
Tues. May 22 TBA
Fri. May 25 The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Sat. May 26 TBA
Mon. May 28 Lawrenceburg Speedway
Wed. May 30 Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fri. June 1 I-96 Speedway
Sat. June 2 Badger 40 Wilmot Raceway
Thurs. June 7 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex
Fri. June 8 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex
Sat. June 9 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Jackson Motorplex
Fri. June 15 River Cities Speedway
Sun. June 17 Magic City Showdown
Wed. June 20 TBA
Fri. June 22 Farley Speedway
Sat. June 23 Beaver Dam Raceway
Fri. June 29 Knoxville Raceway
Sat. June 30 Knoxville Raceway
Fri. July 6 Cedar Lake Speedway
Sat. July 7 Cedar Lake Speedway
Tues. July 10 Brad Doty Classic Attica Raceway Park
Thurs. July 12 Eldora Speedway
Fri. July 13 Knight Before the Kings Royal Eldora Speedway
Sat. July 14 Kings Royal Eldora Speedway
Tues. July 17 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Lernerville Speedway
Fri. July 20 Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway
Sat. July 21 Summer Nationals Williams Grove Speedway
Mon. July 23 Ohsweken Speedway
Tues. July 24 Ohsweken Speedway
Fri. July 27 Ransomville Speedway
Sun. July 29 Weedsport Speedway
Fri. Aug. 3 Night Before the Ironman Raceway at I-55
Sat. Aug. 4 Ironman 55 Raceway at I-55
Wed. Aug. 8 Knoxville Nationals
Thurs. Aug. 9 Knoxville Nationals
Fri. Aug. 10 Knoxville Nationals
Sat. Aug. 11 Knoxville Nationals
Fri. Aug. 17 River Cities Speedway
Sat. Aug. 18 Red River Valley Speedway
Fri. Aug. 24 Black Hills Speedway
Sat. Aug. 25 TBA
Fri. Aug. 31 Skagit Speedway
Sat. Sept. 1 Skagit Speedway
Mon. Sept. 3 Grays Harbor Raceway
Wed. Sept. 5 Willamette Speedway
Fri. Sept. 7 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway
Sat. Sept. 8 Gold Cup Race of Champions Silver Dollar Speedway
Fri. Sept. 14 Calistoga Speedway
Sat. Sept. 15 Calistoga Speedway
Fri. Sept. 21 Eldora Speedway
Sat. Sept. 22 Lernerville Speedway
Fri. Sept. 28 National Open Williams Grove Speedway
Sat. Sept. 29 National Open Williams Grove Speedway
Sat. Oct. 6 Fulton Speedway
Sat. Oct. 13 Terre Haute Action Track
Sun. Oct. 14 Eldora Speedway
Fri. Oct. 19 Lakeside Speedway
Sat. Oct. 20 Dodge City Raceway Park
Fri. Oct. 26 Port Royal Speedway
Sat. Oct. 27 Port Royal Speedway
Thurs. Nov. 1 World of Outlaws World Finals
Fri. Nov. 2 World of Outlaws World Finals
Sat. Nov. 3 World of Outlaws World Finals
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Will Make Inaugural Visit to FALS in 2018
By Anthony Corini
CONCORD, NC - November 14, 2017 - After a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its' first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday May 30, 2018.
"We have wanted to bring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars to FALS for a long-time now. FALS has had a ton of success with the Late Models and what better way to add excitement then by bringing in The Greatest Show on Dirt," FALS Race Director Matt Curl said.
Fairbury American Legion Speedway ran two 410-Winged Sprint Car races in 2017, both co-hosted by the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA). The most recent coming on October 7, which saw Carson Macedo pass Joey Saldana on the last lap for the victory in thrilling fashion. "The racing was phenomenal this year with the winged cars and we are looking forward to providing a similar racing surface for the highest caliber drivers in the country," Curl added.
The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018
Outlaws second visit to The Action Track since 2006
CONCORD, NC - November 9, 2017 - For just the second time in 12 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2018. The date is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening.
The slightly banked ½ mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2014, an event that saw 33 cars sign in for competition with nine-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz taking the victory.
"We have had a couple of great years since the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has visited. It has been a multiple groove track surface with great crowds and we are excited to have the World of Outlaws back in at The Action Track," said Adam Mackey, the Terre Haute Action Track General Manager.
Prior to 2014, the 'Outlaws' most recent visit to The Action Track was 2006. "The Outlaws are known worldwide, not just nationwide. We anticipate a lot of fans from multiple hours away coming to see the wicked fast Winged Sprint Cars at a track they haven't seen them at," Mackey added.
The aforementioned Schatz is the only active World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regular that owns a victory at the Terre Haute Action Track, which holds roughly seven special events annually. Will Schatz add to his legacy in 2018 or will there be a new face in the Terre Haute Action Track Victory Lane?
Stay tuned to woosprint.com and www.TerreHauteActionTrack.net for ticket release information for next October's event.
Gravel Thrills Sellout World Finals Crowd with Last Lap Pass of Schatz
Schatz wins the war; Crowned 9-time Series Champion
Charlotte, NC - November 4, 2017 - David Gravel couldn't clear Donny Schatz with seven to go, but would not be denied, scoring the victory in a thriller with a last-lap pass of Schatz. It was Gravel and CJB Motorsports 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season, doubling their total from last season. Schatz and Brian Brown completed the podium on the final night of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. David Gravel; 2. Donny Schatz; 3. Brian Brown; 4. Kerry Madsen; 5. Bill Balog; 6. Logan Schuchart; 7. Daryn Pittman; 8. Cole Duncan; 9. Brent Marks; 10. Ryan Smith; 11. Brad Sweet; 12. Trey Starks; 13. Brock Zearfoss; 14. Shane Stewart; 15. Sam Hafertepe; 16. Greg Wilson; 17. Jason Sides; 18. Paige Polyak; 19. Paul McMahan; 20. Ian Madsen; 21. Parker Price-Miller; 22. Kraig Kinser; 23. Sheldon Haudenschild; 24. Joey Saldana; 25. Jason Johnson; 26. Greg Hodnett; 27. Dave Blaney; 28. Jac Haudenschild.
Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith 1, Brian Brown 2-4, Donny Schatz 5-29, David Gravel 30.
1. Donny Schatz 11410
2. Brad Sweet 11200
3. David Gravel 11082
4. Daryn Pittman 10718
5. Shane Stewart 10702
6. Jason Johnson 10496
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 10118
8. Kraig Kinser 9946
9. Logan Schuchart 9854
10. Brent Marks 9744
Schatz Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Fifth Straight Year with Win at Textron Off Road World Finals
CHARLOTTE, NC - November 3, 2017 - No matter who is in the pits, it's tough to bet against Donny Schatz. That proved true on Night Two of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Schatz bested a stout field of 53 cars from across the world to win his 20th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2017. Ian Madsen and 10th-starting Dave Blaney completed the podium.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz; 2. Ian Madsen; 3. Dave Blaney; 4. Kerry Madsen; 5. Joey Saldana; 6. Bill Balog; 7. Logan Schuchart; 8. Jason Johnson; 9. Brad Sweet; 10. Tim Shaffer; 11. Paul McMahan; 12. Brian Brown; 13. Cole Duncan; 14. Shane Stewart; 15. Jason Sides; 16. Sheldon Haudenschild; 17. David Gravel; 18. Sammy Swindell; 19. Brock Zearfoss; 20. Jac Haudenschild; 21. Tony Stewart; 22. Daryn Pittman; 23. Trey Starks; 24. Kraig Kinser; 25. Terry McCarl; 26. Brent Marks; 27. Ryan Smith; 28. Parker Price-Miller; 29. Sam Hafertepe; 30. Greg Wilson.
Lap Leaders: Bill Balog 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-30.
1. Donny Schatz 11264
2. Brad Sweet 11072
3. David Gravel 10932
4. Daryn Pittman 10582
5. Shane Stewart 10580
6. Jason Johnson 10394
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 10014
8. Kraig Kinser 9840
9. Logan Schuchart 9716
10. Jason Sides 9626
Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park Cancelled
CONCORD, NC - Oct. 24,2017 - The arrival of Winter and the frigid northern cold blast has prompted an early cancellation of this weekend's World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.
"The Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown is traditionally an outstanding event that everyone looks forward to attending, however, in the best interest of the fans and racers that we have decided to cancel this weekend's event at Dodge City Raceway Park," said Series Director Carlton Reimers.
Track and Series officials are working together to determine a 2018 date for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park. Stay tuned to the World of Outlaws website and social media for future announcements of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown 2018 date.
All advanced tickets purchases will be honored at the 2018 date when announced. Ticket holders may request a refund by mailing their ticket stub back to World Racing Group office 7575 W Winds Blvd NW D, Concord, NC 28027 for a refund; refunds will not be issued at the track.
Kerry Madsen Wins Outstanding Salina Highbanks Feature
SALINA, OK. - October 21, 2017 - Kerry Madsen had over an eight second lead last night at Lakeside Speedway before spinning in heavy lapped traffic. Tonight, the 'Mad Man' made sure he parked his GoMuddy.com No.2M where it belonged - on the frontstretch. In thrilling fashion, Madsen went from third to the lead in half a lap and went on to win his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season. Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet completed the podium at the Salina Highbanks Speedway.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Kerry Madsen; 2. Donny Schatz; 3. Brad Sweet; 4. Shane Stewart; 5. Jason Johnson; 6. Ian Madsen; 7. Logan Schuchart; 8. Brent Marks; 9. Sheldon Haudenschild; 10. Daryn Pittman; 11. Brady Bacon; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Greg Wilson; 14. Kraig Kinser; 15. Parker Price-Miller; 16. Clyde Knipp; 17. Ryan Bickett; 18. R.J. Johnson; 19. Jac Haudenschild; 20. Curtis Evans; 21. Jacob Allen; 22. David Gravel; 23. Sammy Swindell.
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-22, Kerry Madsen 23-30
1. Donny Schatz 11114
2. Brad Sweet 10940
3. David Gravel 10816
4. Daryn Pittman 10476
5. Shane Stewart 10458
6. Jason Johnson 10260
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 9896
8. Kraig Kinser 9738
9. Logan Schuchart 9580
10. Brent Marks 9510
Brian Brown Thrills Hometown Crowd with Outlaws Win at Lakeside
KANSAS CITY, KS - October 20, 2017 - Brian Brown led the first seven laps before Kerry Madsen took command on the eighth circuit. Brown inherited the lead with 10 to go after Madsen got spun around in lapped traffic. 'BlackJack' went on to score a popular hometown win in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at the Lakeside Speedway. Sheldon Haudenschild and 12th starting Donny Schatz completed the podium.
Feature: (30 Laps) 1. Brian Brown; 2. Sheldon Haudenschild; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Jason Johnson; 5. Kerry Madsen; 6. Shane Stewart; 7. David Gravel; 8. Brad Sweet; 9. Daryn Pittman; 10. Logan Schuchart; 11. Ian Madsen; 12. Brent Marks; 13. Brady Bacon; 14. Jac Haudenschild; 15. Jason Sides; 16. Kraig Kinser; 17. Hunter Schuerenberg; 18. Dusty Zomer; 19. Parker Price-Miller; 20. Greg Wilson; 21. Brooke Tatnell; 22. Sammy Swindell; 23. Tony Stewart; 24. Lynton Jeffrey; 25. Jacob Allen; 26. Clyde Knipp.
Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-7, 21-30; Kerry Madsen 8-20.
1. Donny Schatz 10968
2. Brad Sweet 10796
3. David Gravel 10710
4. Daryn Pittman 10346
5. Shane Stewart 10316
6. Jason Johnson 10120
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 9764
8. Kraig Kinser 9616
9. Logan Schuchart 9444
10. Jason Sides 9380
David Gravel, CJB Score 17th Win of Season at Fulton
FULTON, NY - October 7, 2017 - David Gravel inherited the lead on lap nine after race leader Daryn Pittman got into the back of a slower car and spun to a stop. Gravel survived a multitude of restarts and held off Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz to score his career-best 17th win of the season for CJB Motorsports at the Fulton Speedway Saturday night in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.
NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week concludes Sunday afternoon at the Oswego with Championship events for the Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks. Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux 200 for the Big Blocks will pay a hefty $50,000 to the winner. For all things, Super DIRT Week, vist SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com!
Feature: (26 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish) 1. David Gravel; 2. Jason Johnson; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Greg Wilson; 5. Jac Haudenschild; 6. Brent Marks; 7. Kraig Kinser; 8. Brad Sweet; 9. Mike Mahaney; 10. Sheldon Haudenschild; 11. Shane Stewart; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Jacob Allen; 14. Parker Price-Miller; 15. Daryn Pittman; 16. Paul Colagiovanni; 17. Scott Kreutter; 18. Jason Barney; 19. Logan Schuchart; 20. Larry Wight; 21. Ed Aikin; 22. Paige Polyak; 23. Clyde Knipp; 24. Joe Kata.
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-8, David Gravel 9-26.
1. Donny Schatz 10532
2. Brad Sweet 10374
3. David Gravel 10304
4. Daryn Pittman 9934
5. Shane Stewart 9906
6. Jason Johnson 9708
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 9378
8. Kraig Kinser 9238
9. Logan Schuchart 9088
10. Jason Sides 9022
Postponed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Empire State Challenge Set for October 15
WEEDSPORT, NY (October 5, 2017) – Despite a rain out in mid-May the cars and stars of the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series are eager to return to New York State on Sunday, October 15 as they take on Weedsport Speedway in the rescheduled Empire State Challenge.
With the Outlaws only making one trip a year to Weedsport, the drivers say the speedway's unique layout, family friendly atmosphere, and major event feel makes it a prime stop for the tour.
"The track has a very unique shape," said defending race winner and eight-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz. "You carry all of that speed into turn one, then it opens up into that sweeping back stretch. It's a unique place for sure. You have to be aggressive but be able to be patient also."
With 14 wins on the season, David Gravel is also excited to return to The Port.
"There is a big inside wall there," said Gravel, who wheels the CJB Motorsports No. 5. "A lot of times the fastest way around is on the bottom. So you need to get as low as you can without hitting that wall. It's a unique place that throws challenges at people, and I am always up for challenges."
Shane Stewart, driver of the Larson/Marks No. 2, finished fourth at Weedsport last season and says the corner layout is what separates the track from the rest.
"The corners are just so different from each other," said Stewart. "Turns one and two are really sharp and three and four are kind of a more sweeping corner, the place is shaped like a D. We do not race in New York as much as we used to, so it is always really good to get back up in that part of the country. This part of the swing is tough with all of the local competition in Pennsylvania and the northeast."
While the race track provides unique challenges to the drivers and unique viewing opportunities for the fans, the drivers are not lost on all that Weedsport Speedway track owner Al Heinke and his team have done to advance the overall experience for spectators and teams alike.
"It's great to see all that has been done at Weedsport in recent years," said Schatz. "The place is so clean and fan friendly and those LED lights are just awesome."
The Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series finale will also be a part of the evening.
Tickets for the return of the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to Weedsport Speedway are available online at www.weedsportspeedway.com through the ShowClix application on the right hand side of the homepage.
Reserved seating is on sale for $35 with general admission seating available for $30. Student tickets aged 11-17 are $15 with kids 10 and under free.
Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. on October 15 with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.
Ticket stubs and blue wristbands from May's postponed program will be honored for the Sunday, October 15 reschedule of the Empire State Challenge.
For more information on Weedsport Speedway be sure to visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weedsportspeedway.
David Gravel, CJB Pocket $50,000 at Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open
Donny Schatz, James McFadden both lead laps but settle for 2nd and 3rd
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 30, 2017 - David Gravel passed Donny Schatz for the lead on lap six and went on to capture his 16th win of the season aboard the CJB Motorsports entry. It was Gravel's second career Champion Racing Oil National Open win at Williams Grove worth $50,000. Schatz and James McFadden completed the podium.
Feature: (40 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel [$50,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [$12,000]; 3. 3-James McFadden [$7,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$4,000]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [$3,500]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [$3,000]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$2,700]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [$2,500]; 9. 58-Brock Zearfoss [$2,200]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [$2,100]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [$2,000]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [$1,650]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [$1,550]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [$300]; 15. 39-Cory Haas [$1,100]; 16. 1-Dale Blaney [$1,050]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [$1,000]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [$950]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [$950]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild [$950]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [$900]; 22. 2-Shane Stewart [$900]; 23. 69K-Lance Dewease [$900]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$900]; 25. 11-T.J. Stutts [$]; 26. 21P-Brian Montieth [$900]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-5; David Gravel 6-18, 20-40; James McFadden 19; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+16]
1. Donny Schatz 10388
2. Brad Sweet 10240
3. David Gravel 10154
4. Daryn Pittman 9814
5. Shane Stewart 9778
6. Jason Johnson 9562
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 9248
8. Kraig Kinser 9102
9. Logan Schuchart 8976
10. Jason Sides 8896
James McFadden Scores First Career World of Outlaws Win on Night 2 of Williams Grove National Open
Donny Schatz, David Gravel, James McFadden and Daryn Pittman locked in to Saturday's Craftsman Club Dash
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 29, 2017 - Australian James McFadden scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in exciting fashion holding off Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz to win the second night of the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open. Heading into tomorrow's finale, Donny Schatz leads the National Open points and will be locked in to tomorrow's Craftsman Club Dash. David Gravel, McFadden and Daryn Pittman are also locked in to tomorrow's Dash.
Feature: (25 Laps) 1. 3-James McFadden [$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [$2,000]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [$1,800]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$1,600]; 10. 5-David Gravel [$1,450]; 11. 69K-Lance Dewease [$1,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [$1,000]; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts [$950]; 16. 58-Brock Zearfoss [$900]; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [$850]; 18. 94-Ryan Smith [$750]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [$725]; 20. 87-Alan Krimes [$700]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$700]; 22. 44-Trey Starks [$700]; 23. 21P-Brian Montieth [$]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [$700]; 25. 1-Dale Blaney [$700]; 26. 17-Jac Haudenschild [$]; 27. 51-Freddie Rahmer [$];
Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-25.
1. Donny Schatz 10242
2. Brad Sweet 10128
3. David Gravel 10004
4. Daryn Pittman 9674
5. Shane Stewart 9672
6. Jason Johnson 9446
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 9114
8. Kraig Kinser 9000
9. Logan Schuchart 8834
10. Jason Sides 8766
David Gravel Scores Opening Night Victory at Williams Grove National Open
Greg Hodnett pockets $20,000 in Summer Nationals Makeup Feature
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 29, 2017 - David Gravel assumed the lead after race leaders Greg Hodnett and Shane Stewart got together on lap nine. Gravel led the rest of the way, but not without a fight from Daryn Pittman and Lance Dewease, who finished second and third. Pittman and Dewease finished within a second of Gravel at the finish.
Race Report: Summer Nationals Makeup:
Greg Hodnett's eventful evening was capped off in style as he led all 30 laps to score the $20,000 Summer Nationals Makeup Feature from July. Lucas Wolfe came from eighth to finish second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM NIGHT 1 OF THE CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN - September 28, 2017:
Feature (25 laps): 1. David Gravel; 2. Daryn Pittman; 3. Lance Dewease; 4. Donny Schatz; 5. Cory Haas; 6. Sheldon Haudenschild; 7. Kerry Madsen; 8. Freddie Rahmer; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Brad Sweet; 11. Brent Marks; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Danny Dietrich; 14. Brian Montieth; 15. James McFadden; 16. Parker Price-Miller; 17. Dale Blaney; 18. Kraig Kinser; 19. Ian Madsen; 20. Lucas Wolfe; 21. Jason Johnson; 22. Shane Stewart; 23. Anthony Macri; 24. Matt Campbell; 25. Brock Zearfoss; 26. Jac Haudenschild; 27. Greg Hodnett.
Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-9, Shane Stewart 10, David Gravel 11-25.
Williams Grove Speedway - September 28, 2017 (Makeup Feature from 7/22/17)
Feature: (30 laps) 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Daryn Pittman; 5. David Gravel; 6. Brad Sweet; 7. Shane Stewart; 8. Lance Dewease; 9. Logan Schuchart; 10. Sheldon Haudenschild; 11. Freddie Rahmer; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Jason Johnson; 14. Trey Starks; 15. James McFadden; 16. Dale Blaney; 17. Matt Campbell; 18. Brent Marks; 19. Parker Price-Miller; 20. Kraig Kinser; 21. Danny Dietrich; 22. Brian Montieth; 23. Anthony Macri; 24. Steve Buckwalter; 25. Aaron Ott.
Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-30.
1. Donny Schatz 10098
2. Brad Sweet 9986
3. David Gravel 9874
4. Daryn Pittman 9550
5. Shane Stewart 9532
6. Jason Johnson 9308
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 8998
8. Kraig Kinser 8892
9. Logan Schuchart 8744
10. Jason Sides 8644
Donny Schatz Scores 18th Win of the Season at Calistoga
CALISTOGA, CA - September 16, 2017 - Donny Schatz passed Brad Sweet on lap 25 to pick up his 18th win of the season Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway. Sweet, who swept Friday's event, held off a charge from Shane Stewart, who succumbed to a flat tire, before giving way to Schatz in heavy lapped traffic. Daryn Pittman surged late for second while Sweet settled for third.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now heads East and will compete Friday, September 22 at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio before heading to the Lernerville Speedway Saturday the 23rd for the running of the Commonwealth Clash.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz; 2. Daryn Pittman; 3. Brad Sweet; 4. Jason Johnson; 5. David Gravel; 6. Rico Abreu; 7. Jac Haudenschild; 8. Jamie Veal; 9. Greg Wilson; 10. Shane Stewart; 11. Jason Sides; 12. Brent Marks; 13. Dominic Scelzi; 14. Austen Wheatley; 15. Sheldon Haudenschild; 16. Kraig Kinser; 17. Kyle Hirst; 18. DJ Netto; 19. Shane Golobic; 20. Bud Kaeding; 21. Cory Eliason; 22. Jacob Allen; 23. Willie Croft; 24. Paul McMahan; 25. Logan Schuchart.
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30.
1. Donny Schatz 9522
2. Brad Sweet 9434
2. David Gravel 9294
4. Shane Stewart 9022
5. Daryn Pittman 9000
6. Jason Johnson 8798
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 8498
8. Kraig Kinser 8426
9. Logan Schuchart 8278
10. Jason Sides 8176
Shane Stewart Claims Desired Gold Cup Race of Champions Victory
CHICO, CA - September 9, 2017 - Shane Stewart passed local driver Justin Sanders to win his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season, but his first Gold Cup Race of Champions. Sanders finished a career-best second with Friday's winner Kyle Hirst completing the podium.
Feature (40 Laps): 1. Shane Stewart; 2. Justin Sanders; 3. Kyle Hirst; 4. Jamie Veal; 5. Willie Croft; 6. Brad Sweet; 7. Carson Macedo; 8. Mitchell Faccinto; 9. Jac Haudenschild; 10. Logan Schuchart; 11. Donny Schatz; 12. Jason Johnson; 13. Bud Kaeding; 14. Dominic Scelzi; 15. Daryn Pittman; 16. DJ Netto; 17. Kalib Henry; 18. David Gravel; 19. Jake Wheeler; 20. Sheldon Haudenschild; 21. Rico Abreu; 22. Cory Eliason; 23. Jonathan Allard; 24. Sean Becker; 25. Brent Marks; 26. Jacob Allen.
Lap Leaders: Justin Sanders 1-11, Shane Stewart 12-40;
1. Donny Schatz 9230
2. Brad Sweet 9140
3. David Gravel 9040
4. Shane Stewart 8748
5. Daryn Pittman 8714
6. Jason Johnson 8526
7. Sheldon Haudenschild 8250
8. Kraig Kinser 8170
9. Logan Schuchart 8030
10. Jason Sides 7926
2017 Ironman 55 Rescheduled to Friday, August 3,2018
Two $20,000-to-win events on the same weekend at the same track
CONCORD, NC - August 25, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 announced today, with the postponed 2017 Ironman 55, one of the biggest "back to back" events on the 2018 schedule. For the first time ever, two $20,000 to win - 55 lap - features at the same track making the Ironman 55 weekend even grander.
The 2017 Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, was postponed on Saturday, August 5 when persistent rain hit the Pevely, MO-area and prevented the completion of one of the most exciting events on the calendar. The crowded race schedule and travel demands of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made a 2017 rain date impossible.
The Outlaws will return to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for a two-day weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, 2018. For the first time back-to-back $20,000 to win - $1,000 to start World of Outlaws events at the same venue!
The rescheduled 2017 Ironman 55 will run in its entirety on Friday, August 3, 2018. The 2018 Ironman 55 will run the following day on Saturday, August 4.
The Modified feature that was previously set will be made up on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Tickets from the 2017 Ironman 55 will be transferred to the Friday portion (August 3,2018) of the 2018 Ironman weekend. Ticket holders will need to hold on to their tickets. If reserved seats were purchased, the ticket buyer will have for the seat for the Friday night portion of the event.
General Admission ticket or a Pit Wristband holders will need to exchange those tickets at the respective booths.
New ticket buyers can purchase tickets by visiting WoOSprint.com/Tickets on the on-sale date. Stay up-to-date on future World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events by visiting WoOSprint.com
1. Donny Schatz 1426
2. S.Haudenschild 1356
3. Brad Sweet 1352
4. Shane Stewart 1336
5. Jason Johnson 1334
6. David Gravel 1306
7. Daryn Pittman 1268
8. Cory Eliason 1244
9. Paul McMahan 1228
10. Logan Schuchart 1228