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Schuchart Dominates Weedsport, Schatz Steals Victory

Schatz passes Schuchart with five laps remaining to win Empire State Challenge

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - May 22, 2016 - Logan Schuchart led a race high 30 laps but fell victim to a hard-charging Donny Schatz, who climbed from the ninth starting position to take the lead and score the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday night.

The seven-time series champion defeated stiff competition and Mother Nature to capture his second win in-a-row at Weedsport, and his season-leading seventh checkered flag of the season.

"I got all the faith in the world in this race team - Tony [Stewart] has assembled an awesome group of guys," Schatz said, as raindrops started to fall from the sky. "These guys are unbelievable and we have a lot of fun together. I'm sure they're ready to get off the east coast because I have been riding in the truck with them and I think they're ready to get rid of me for a while and have a break."

Schuchart, who already has one second-place finish this season in the Ocean Outlaw Showdown at Ocean Speedway on April 1, once again finished in the runner-up position, just shy of the illusive first series win.

"I just didn't have the car at the end, we started to get too loose," Schuchart said. "It's a great run, the guys did a great job. We came up one spot short but it's nothing to hang our heads about. We have a great team and we're learning - but we're a little disappointed.

"There's a great group of people that get us here and sooner or later we are going to get them in victory lane."

 start the night, a threat of rain loomed over the track located just outside of Syracuse, N.Y., as drivers, teams and series officials watched the weather forecast with hopes of escaping a second straight rainout.

Luckily, Mother Nature decided to spare the World of Outlaws, as the night kicked-off with a bang as 23 of 27 drivers qualifyied under the previous track record of 13.401 seconds set by Greg Hodnett last year. Joey Saldana, for the second race in-a-row, set quick-time and established a new track record of 12.274 seconds.

Schuchart, in the Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments No. 1S, set the third fastest time, placing him in the first starting position for heat three. Schuchart dominated his heat to transfer to the dash, in which he started second after a four was drawn for the invert.

 

The Shark Racing driver wasted to time finding his way to the front of the dash, as he worked his way around pole-sitter Daryn Pittman to take the lead, and the victory, in the six-lap race.

 

Schuchart took the green flag for the 35-lap feature from the pole-position and easily pulled away from the field. Even after a rash of early-race cautions, Schuchart appeared to have the car to beat.

 

All the while, Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 lurked. Schatz started the feature in the ninth position but quickly cracked the top five before the halfway point in the race. By lap 25, Schatz had worked his way to second and was closing on the leader.

 

To that point in the race, Schuchart had commanded the top spot with little challenge from any other competitor. Unfortunately for the Hanover, Pa. -native, a red-hot Schatz had him in his crosshairs.

 

Schatz worked his way up to the leader's rear bumper and around Schuchart within six laps to take the lead with just four laps remaining. Schuchart, who was battling a loose racecar by the end of the race, settled into second, as he watched Schatz drive off.

 

Schatz extended his lead over the final laps, as he held off Schuchart and David Gravel to continue his dominance at Weedsport. Schatz has now won both series races held at the track since 1993.

 

"We did go back to the notes from last year, but for some reason we can't go back to that stuff, it doesn't seem to work," Schatz said. "If you look at tonight, I think the track record was broke by 23 cars, compared to last year we were rolling around a second slower, so that changes the dynamic of the car a little. You just have to stay on top of it and I have a great group of guys to do that.

 

"I don't know if we have hit our stride yet, like I've said, we gain in one area and make ourselves better but we might lose a little in other spots. It's a challenge, definitely fun at the moment trying to get a handle on it."

 

Schuchart's second-place finish is his third top-five of the season and 10th top-10.

 

"I couldn't tell you [what happened at the end]," Schuchart said. "I got really lose, and before I even saw a numbered car beside of me, I knew it was the 15 car. He's really hard to beat on these types of racetracks and I feel like these are the types of tracks I shine on - when it gets slick.

 

"These guys are tough, so to run second against these guys and just keep getting better is what's important."

 

Since his victory over a week ago at Tri-State Speedway, Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, has admittedly struggled through the Pennsylvania stretch, as he finished 12th and 21st in the two races held in the Keystone State.

 

"We've been running really well, then went to PA and struggled a couple of nights, so it's good to back on the podium," Gravel said. "It was a tricky track here tonight, and we were good at the end of the race. I got to thank all my guys - Austin, Derek, Barry - they worked their butts off on the long haul here."

 

Following a day for travel, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will enter New Jersey for the only time in 2016, as the series heads to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic on Tuesday, May 24.

 

Weedsport Speedway Notebook

 

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana sets a new track record in qualifying at 12.274 seconds...Donny Schatz, after winning in 2015, has now won both series races held at Weedsport since 1993...After leading 30 laps tonight, Logan Schuchart has led the 7th most laps this season with 51.

 

SEASON WINNERS:  ); Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6  (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 

A-Main - (35 Laps) -  1. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [8][$3,200]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [5][$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,300]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [10][$2,200]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$2,000]; 11. 19M-Brent Marks [7][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$1,200]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$1,100]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [12][$1,050]; 15. 35-Jared Zimbardi [17][$1,000]; 16. 5T-Tyler Ross [22][$900]; 17. 53-Shawn Donath [24][$800]; 18. 5B-Justin Barger [21][$800]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 20. 33-Bryan Holland [20][$800]; 21. 1F-Stewart Friesen [18][$800]; 22. 27-Greg Hodnett [4][$800]; 23. 98-Joe Trenca [23][$800]; 24. 13X-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30, Donny Schatz 31-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+8].

 

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet 3885
2. Donny Schatz 3846
3. Daryn Pittman 3777
4. Joey Saldana 3755
5. Shane Stewart 3746
6. David Gravel 3687
7. Jason Johnson 3554
8. Jason Sides 3447
9. Logan Schuchart 3402
10. Paul McMahan 3350

 

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Consistent Rain Cancels Saturday Night of Morgan Cup at Williams Grove

Morgan Cup battle moves to Saturday, July 23

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - May 21, 2016 - Moisture moved in early on Saturday morning forcing World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to cancel today's action at Williams Grove Speedway. The annual battle between the Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse for the prestigious Morgan Cup will move to the final night of the Champion Oil Summer Nationals on Saturday, July 23.

The new date introduces a winner-take-all Saturday night showdown with the driver who claims the checkered flag not only taking home the heavily sought after Morgan Cup trophy, but also an additional $5,000, making the total purse $25,000.

Fans who purchased tickets for tonight's race can visit www.WilliamsGrove.com for any questions and ticket redemption options.

The World of Outlaws will continue their swing through the northeast as the series heads to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, May 22 for the Empire State Challenge. Following action at Weedsport, and a day for travel, the series will head south to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic on Tuesday, May 24.

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Dewease Dominates Opening Night at Williams Grove Speedway

Defeats Outlaws to even the score in fiercely contested annual feud

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - May 20, 2016 - Lance Dewease exited his car to loud cheers from the Pennsylvania Posse-favored crowd after he dominated the final 15 laps of the 25-lap feature to claim the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dewease, who passed fellow Posse driver Greg Hodnett for the win, became just the second non-Outlaw driver to capture a checkered flag in a series race this year, joining Kerry Madsen who swept the Eldora Speedway races earlier this month.

"It feels great [to win at Williams Grove]," Dewease, a Fayetville, Pa. -native said. "It's been a long time coming here, and like I said, I can't thank these guys enough - they have done a great job over the winter getting prepared for each race. We're only going to run about 30 shows, which suits me and suits them, and we have to stay prepared and fresh for that.

"A lot of guys win at 50 - I never said this was a young man's sport. It's a blessing to drive this thing, and I say that every time. I am just very blessed and honored that they gave me a shot and I can't thank Donny and Linda Kreitz enough.

Posse fans were especially jubilant as second-place finisher Hodnett held off Thursday night's winner Donny Schatz to give the Pennsylvanian drivers the sweep of the top two finishing positions.

"We just came up a little short," Hodnett, a Spring Grove, Pa. -native said. "Lance [Dewease] and those guys have been good and I just needed to do something different - not sure what.

"The guys did a good job with the car, I just let them down."

The feud kicked-off early in the night when the Outlaws and Posse split the quick-time awards with Joey Saldana fastest in the first flight and Hodnett fastest in the second.

The back-and-forth battle did not end there, as the two fierce rivals split the victories in the heat races evenly with the Outlaws and Posse each scoring two apiece.

For the second night in-a-row, the Outlaws were aided by the luck of the dash invert draw, as Saldana remained on the pole-position following an invert of zero. Unfortunately for Saldana, he was unable to hold off Hodnett in the six-lap race, as the Posse driver claimed the victory and the pole for the feature.

When the green-flag fell for the feature, Hodnett, in the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel No. 27 jumped out to an early lead, as second-place starter Saldana slid back. Daryn Pittman, who started fourth, quickly moved up to the runner-up position and applied pressure on Hodnett for the top spot.

Towards the halfway point in the race, Pittman's car started to fade as No. 69K Kreitz Oval Track Parts/Sharman Builders car of Dewease quietly worked his way around the Outlaw driver for second.

Dewease, who started in the third position, bided his time in the early stages of the race and then turned on the speed in the latter half to challenge Hodnett for the lead.

Once Dewease got to the rear bumper of the leader, he was able to muscle his way around Hodnett for the top position with only 15 laps left in the feature.

The Posse driver turned on cruise control for the remaing laps, as he maintained a comfortable lead over Hodnett, who had his hands full with the No. 15 Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance of Schatz.

Hodnett held off Schatz but was never able to challenge Dewease, who dominated the final 15 laps to capture the checkered flag on the opening night of the Morgan Cup weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

"I had to move around and that's how I caught [Greg Hodnett]," Dewease said. "Greg was just kind of sitting there, and when you're leading it's so hard to move around, so the guy in second has all the advantage.

"Greg was pretty good all night, we just got to him before it could rubber up and got around him on the bottom. At the end I was struggling a little bit in the lapped cars - I didn't know if Greg could do anything outside of the rubber, so the last few laps I just made sure I didn't get right on somebodies bumper."

For the second year in-a-row, Hodnett led laps early but had to settle for the runner-up position.

"I was trying to run the top down here and kind of float around and it was working okay, just not quite good enough," Hodnett said. "Lance and those guys have been doing good and they deserve to win. Hopefully we get our car better and maybe contend with them."

Winner of this event in 2015, seven-time World of Outlaws champion Schatz scored his second podium finish in two nights after being barred from a top-three finish since USA Raceway on April 18.

"Third is not where we wanted to be, we wanted to win the race," Schatz said. "We weren't good enough to win the race, Lance was awfully good and Greg was good. 25-laps was what it was, maybe tomorrow night will be a little bit longer and we will have a little better shot at it.

"The guys did an awesome job trying to get me a better car than what we had earlier in the night. We got ourselves qualified well, that's so important now. We're just going to work hard tonight and come back tomorrow and be better."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series wraps up the weekend action at Williams Grove Speedway with the prestigious Morgan Cup on Saturday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Williams-Grove.

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Lance Dewease becomes just the second non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016...Brad Sweet finished outside of the top 10 for just the third time all season...Joey Saldana ties Daryn Pittman for most quick-time awards this season at five.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; May 20, 2016.

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3][$8,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,500]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,200]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [9][$2,100]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [2][$2,000]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [5][$1,800]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$1,600]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [11][$1,500]; 10. 23T-T.J. Stutts [8][$1,300]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [18][$1,200]; 12. 11C-Cory Haas [12][$1,100]; 13. 21-Brian Montieth [14][$1,000]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [10][$700]; 15. 19M-Brent Marks [17][$600]; 16. 3-Pat Cannon [13][$600]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$600]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$600]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell [22][$600]; 20. 51-Stevie Smith [16][$600]; 21. 5-David Gravel [19][$600]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$600]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [21][$600]; 24. 13X-Tim Shaffer [23][$600]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-8, Lance Dewease 9-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 25-Aaron Ott [+7].

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet 3747
2. Donny Schatz 3696
3. Daryn Pittman 3651
4. Joey Saldana 3612
5. Shane Stewart 3606
6. David Gravel 3543
7. Jason Johnson 3422
8. Jason Sides 3317
9. Logan Schuchart 3256
10. Paul McMahan 3214

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Schatz Captures Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway

Outlaws land first blow in year-long war with Pennsylvania Posse

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 19, 2016 - Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz managed to do something that only one other series driver has been able to do since 1997: out-muscle the Pennsylvania Posse on their home turf and claim the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway.

Schatz's victory, his sixth of the season, gives the Outlaw drivers the upper hand as the annual feud over sprint car supremacy has officially kicked-off.

"We want to win everywhere we go, but man when you come to Pennsylvania the fans here are feisty and you hear a lot of swear words directed to you - that's what this is about," Schatz said. "This is a free country and I am glad there are people who can voice their opinion that they hate you or love you.

"It makes such a great comradery and it lifts up the competition level of the PA Posse racing on a weekly level and the World of Outlaws' racing. That's what this is about, to keep pushing each other to get better, and that's what makes our sport what it is and makes it as dynamic as it is."

The Posse members did not make it easy on the Outlaw driver as they fiercely fought all night to protect their home turf from the invaders, eventually placing two drivers on the podium, Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks.

"We just go to every race and try to win like a normal Friday or Saturday night," Dietrich, a Gettysburg, Pa. -native said. "The biggest prize right now is Knoxville Speedway is offering some beer for the first Posse driver to win an Outlaw show.

"All jokes aside though, we want to get a win against these guys - it would mean a lot."

A Meyerstown, Pa. -native, third-place finisher Brent Marks added:

"The rivalry between us means a lot because they're the best in the business and you have to race so much more aggressively against these guys because that's how they race, and it is really tough. Its respect on both sides, we race them hard and they race us hard back. It's cool, the fans are really into it and it's a cool atmosphere to be a part of and that's what makes racing in Pennsylvania so much fun when the Outlaws come into town."

When the night started, the fight for quick-time was a one sided affair, as the Posse members swept both flights of qualifying with Danny Dietrich fastest in the first and Lucas Wolfe fastest in the second.

However, as the night progressed, the Outlaw drivers continued to encroach on the Posse dominance at the top of the charts, as the two split the four heat races with each winning two.

After showing they could challenge the Posse in the speed department, the Outlaws were aided by a little luck as the dash invert draw placed Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevy Performance No. 15, on the pole for the six-lap race, while sliding Dietrich, in the Sandoe's Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards No. 48, to the fourth position.

Dietrich rallied in the dash to finish second, but he could not catch Schatz, who dominated the race and landed on the pole-position for the 35-lap feature race.

Once the green flag dropped in the feature, Schatz managed to escape from Dietrich and Joey Saldana who started third. Saldana slipped back in the opening laps as a hard-charging Marks, in the M&M Painting and Construction/Weaver's Body Shop No. 19M, made his way to the front of the field from his sixth starting position.

The feature ran caution free for all 35 laps, but Dietrich and Marks did not need the yellow flag to reel in the leader.

In the closing stages of the race, both Posse members had managed to close to Schatz's back bumper for the lead as they fought through heavy lapped traffic.

The race came down to the final lap, as second-place Dietrich pulled to the inside of Schatz exiting turn four but came up just short of muscling around the leader, as Schatz was able to hold on and claim the opening round of the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse rivalry at Lincoln Speedway.

"It's great to win here at Lincoln, especially after never winning here before," Schatz said. "Everybody was pretty equal and you can see that because not too many cars got lapped during the race and that's just the nature of the beast. That front-row starting spot was key, as it has been at a lot of races this year, and I am glad I could capitalize on it.

"The expectation is you want to win every night, and it's not going to happen. We haven't been that bad but for the standards this team has put forth the last several years, it kind of seems that way. We have tried several things, and I guess to be in the situation we are in right now where we can try these new things and make ourselves better, that's going to pay off for us at the end of the year."

Dietrich, who won beat the Outlaws on a Summer Nationals night at Williams Grove Speedway in 2015, came up just short of winning the race he dominated in 2012 and 2013.

"This was a good run for the team," Dietrich said. "To be able to run second out of 38 or 39 cars it's definitely a good feeling. We're satisfied with our finish tonight, just too bad it couldn't be one position better.

"Donny [Schatz] is a heck of a racer, catching him and passing him was going to be a whole other problem. He was in the preferred on the start so that made things a little tougher, but congrats to him and we're going to move on to The Grove tomorrow."

Marks podium finish gives the Posse drivers two of the three top spots, and three of the top-five finishing positions.

"We had a pretty good run tonight," Marks said. "We haven't been too good here the past couple of years, so to run like we did here was pretty good for us.

"I got to second there, got past Danny [Dietrich] in turn three, and I thought he was going to slide me back, so I drove it in too hard and just got over the ledge a little bit and he got back by me. I felt like I blew the race there because I felt like we had a good enough car that if we got some laps we could run down Donny. Don't know if I could have done anything - maybe shown him my nose and put some pressure on him, but never got the opportunity. Other than that, I felt like we had a good run against the Outlaws and I can't complain."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continue their swing through the Keystone State as the series heads to Mechanicsburg for a double-header weekend at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 20 and Saturday May 21. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/Williams-Grove.

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Lincoln Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz becomes just the second Outlaw driver to win at Lincoln Speedway since 1997...Logan Schuchart captured his second top-five of the season...Joey Saldana picked up his 10th heat win this year, just one behind Brad Sweet's series-leading 11.

SEASON WINNERS: ); Donny Schatz - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2][$5,500]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [6][$3,200]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,500]; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [4][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,200]; 8. 52-Austin Hogue [17][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,000]; 11. 83-Joey Saldana [3][$1,500]; 12. 5-David Gravel [9][$1,200]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith [19][$1,100]; 14. 25-Aaron Ott [18][$1,050]; 15. 23-Trey Starks [10][$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$900]; 17. 87-Alan Krimes [16][$800]; 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre [24][$800]; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer [13][$800]; 20. 51S-Stevie Smith [22][$800]; 21. 59-Jim Siegel [23][$800]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$800]; 23. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$800]; 24. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21][$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 52-Austin Hogue [+9].

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet  3643
2. Donny Schatz 3552
3. Daryn Pittman 3509
4. Joey Saldana 3473
5. Shane Stewart 3472
6. David Gravel 3435
7. Jason Johnson 3316
8. Jason Sides     3201
9. Logan Schuchart 3142
10. Paul McMahan 3124

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Persistent Moisture Postpones Gettysburg Clash

Series will resume action at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, May 19

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 18, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. has been postponed to Thursday, May 19 due to persistent rain throughout the day and night on Wednesday.

Fans that purchased grandstand tickets will be able to redeem their tickets for reentry at the track on Thursday, while fans that purchased pit passes and received a pit band are asked to keep their bands on for tomorrow night to gain reentry into the pits.

Thursday's action starts with the track gates opening at 3 p.m., followed by the grandstand gates at 4 p.m., with racing action kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

This weekend will become action-packed as the Outlaws will now be on track for four straight days, starting at Lincoln, then Williams Grove Speedway for a Morgan Cup double-header on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, followed by the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (N.Y.) on Sunday, May 22.

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Gravel Defeats Non-Outlaws in Barn Burner at Tri-State Speedway

Holds off challenges from Brady Bacon and Parker Price-Miller for second win of the season

HAUBSTADT, Ind. - May 14, 2016 - David Gravel utilized his speed, and a touch of luck, Saturday night as he clawed his way around pole-sitter Kerry Madsen on the opening lap of the feature, then held off another non-Outlaw, Brady Bacon, in the closing laps to score his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

Gravel controlled the top spot for all 40-laps, but his victory did not come easily, as he had to battle through lapped traffic while also trying to hold off a hard charging Bacon for the win.

"The CJB Motorsports car is obviously pretty good here after Paul [McMahan] won the two years previously, so I had to back that up," Gravel said. "Hopefully, this leads to more wins to come and a great season."

When the checkered flag fell, three non-Outlaws drivers: Bacon, Parker Price-Miller and Kerry Madsen held top-five finishing positions. Series regulars, Gravel, and seven-time series champion Donny Schatz, held the other two spots.

"This place - I guess my adrenaline pumps extra hard when we are here - I was just trying to get to the front," Bacon, a non-Outlaws driver who finished second said. "I am disappointed we didn't get there, but I'm just thrilled to have another good run. It's been a good year in the winged car and a good year in everything so far, so hopefully I can keep it up and maybe we can steal one somewhere else."

Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, showed speed early in the night as he recorded the overall quick-time during qualifying.

Unfortunately for Gravel, his speed did not translate to his heat race as Price-Miller, a native of nearby Kokomo, Ind., was able to defeat Gravel for the heat win.

Price-Miller's heat win provided an insight into things to come for the non-Outlaw drivers, as former Outlaw driver Madsen also defeated series regulars in his heat race to join Price-Miller and Bacon in six-car dash field.

The dash field was split evenly with the three non-Outlaw drivers versus the three Outlaw drivers of Gravel, Schatz and Brad Sweet, for a six-lap showdown to determine the starting six positions in the feature.

Gravel's luck started with the dash invert draw, as the top four were inverted, catapulting him to the pole-position. Gravel could not capitalize on the lucky draw however, as Madsen, who started on the outside of Gravel, was able to capture the victory in the dash, which placed him on the pole for the feature.

When the green-flag dropped for the feature, Gravel, from the second starting position, powered around Madsen's outside on the opening lap to claim the lead.

Gravel maintained a steady lead early over Madsen and Price-Miller in the Flying AG/360 Yield Center No. 2x, who had started fourth and made his way around third-place starter Schatz.

For the second night in-a-row, the leader was never able to escape his pursuers and build a large lead on the field. Instead, Gravel fought his way through lapped traffic at the tight, quarter-mile track all night, allowing Madsen and Price-Miller to stay glued to his bumper.

As the laps ticked off, Bacon, in the Fatheads Eyewear/Telstar No. 99, managed to charge his way from the fifth starting position to the second spot, as he made his way around both Madsen and Price-Miller near the halfway point in the race.

Bacon reeled in the leader and applied pressure, as he tried to force Gravel to change his line while the two battled through slower lapped traffic.

"[Gravel] just caught a couple of breaks late in the race in traffic when a couple of guys pinched me up into the wall, and I lost just enough ground," Bacon said. I think in open track I could catch right back up to him but the leader sometimes has an advantage when second place shows him their nose, they kind of hesitate a little bit.

With just 10 laps to go, Gravel jumped to the bottom of the race track to stall Bacon's momentum.

"I saw Brady [Bacon] on the bottom, so I had to move down and protect it," Gravel said. "I thought in lapped traffic we were pretty good but it was hard to pass lapped cars, so I was just happy that I could move down and hold him off."

When the checkered flag fell, it was World of Outlaws driver David Gravel that led all 40 laps of the feature to claim the highly contested $10,000 to-win prize at Tri-State Speedway.

"I thought it was big when I cleared two guys on the bottom when Brady was running the bottom, and I know that gave me a little bit of time," Gravel said. "I was just trying to move around and make them guess where I was going, because running first you don't always know what is going on behind you and it's a disadvantage."

Bacon, for the second year in-a-row, finished in the runner-up position to a CJB Motorsports car at Tri-State after finishing behind Paul McMahan in 2015.

"We had a really good car, and we have had a really good car all year," Bacon said. "This is my best chance every year to get a chance to win, and we were really close. It is easier to swallow after last year leading most of the race - tonight we were charging, but just couldn't get there."

Price-Miller held on for a third place finish, which is his best World of Outlaws finish.

"Haubstadt is probably one of my favorite tracks in a winged car," Price-Miller said. "We had a fast car...I think we had a car that could've won, but I just made too many mistakes and lapped traffic was really hectic. I got a little tight in the dirty air, but I'll take it, it was a good run.

"The World of Outlaws are the greatest out there and the toughest in the business...if you can run with them and finish on the podium, it's a good night."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will cross into Pennsylvania for the first time in 2016 for a midweek showdown at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 18. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.LincolnSpeedway.com.

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

Tri-State Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel picked up his first quick-time, and second victory of the year...Paul McMahan ended his two-year winning streak at Tri-State Speedway, finishing in the 14th position...Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz have now both eclipsed the $100,000 winnings mark for the 2016 season.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; May 14, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$5,500]; 3. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [10][$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [15][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$1,500]; 12. 7X-Critter Malone [13][$1,200]; 13. 71-Jamie Veal [20][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [11][$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$1,000]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [22][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$800]; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson [17][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 20. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser [21][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 23. 71M-Paul May [23][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71-Jamie Veal [+7]

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet 3507
2. Donny Schatz 3402
3. Daryn Pittman 3379
4. Shane Stewart 3368
5. Joey Saldana 3345
6. David Gravel 3309
7. Jason Johnson 3184
8. Jason Sides 3095
9. Paul McMahan 3034
10. Logan Schuchart 3002

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Sweet Surges for Inaugural Plymouth Speedway Win

Picks up series-leading sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - May 13, 2016 - Brad Sweet captured the lead from pole-sitter Joey Saldana early, then held off a challenge from teammate Daryn Pittman late in the race to claim the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series inaugural race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway Friday night.

Sweet's victory, his first since Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, is his sixth of the season which breaks a tie with seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz for most in 2016.

"Typically, I'm not that great on these quarter-mile tracks, but for whatever reason, this year with this package we built it seems we are better on the short tracks but need to get better on the half-miles," Sweet said. "That's part of racing - you're always searching and trying to find things. It's great to get another win under our belts and build momentum."

The Grass Valley, Calif. -native was never able to build a large lead during the 30-lap feature as he had to fight around Saldana early, then fend off tonight's quick-time Logan Schuchart during the middle stages of the race, and finally hold off Pittman at the end for the win.

"It was a great effort by our Great Clips team - congrats to Brad, he did a heck of a job," Pittman said. "We have been running good, just have a lot of second place finishes and we want a win. Kale [Kahne] and Michelle had their baby boy on Tuesday so that was a pretty awesome week for them, just would've liked to get them a win."

At the beginning of the day, Schuchart appeared to be the man to beat after setting a new track record during qualifying.

Unfortunately for Schuchart, the dash draw did not work out in his favor as he had to start at the rear of the six-lap race. Saldana, in the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, started from the first position and dominated his way to the victory and the pole position for the feature.

Once the green flag fell, Saldana pulled out to an early lead, then held off second-place starter Sweet on an early race restart.

Following a second early-race caution, Sweet, in the No. 49 Ollies Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit car, was able to get the jump on the leader for the top spot, as Saldana slid back into the field. When his slide ended, Saldana was marred in the fourth position behind Sweet, Pittman and Schuchart.

As the laps winded down, Sweet maintained his lead but his teammate in the Great Clips/Team ASE No. 9 remained glued to his bumper.

"Daryn [Pittman] would shorten the corner up and gain ground on me and put pressure on me," Sweet said. "I knew I had the lane covered, I just needed to not make a mistake.

"My guys gave me a great race car all night. Once we got the lead, I had a really good car, I just needed to move around a bit there in lapped traffic."

Pittman tried on several occasions to muscle his way around Sweet but could never complete the pass as the leaders navigated through slower traffic.

As Sweet and Pittman fought lapped traffic and each other, a hard charging David Gravel had managed to claw his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top three. Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, joined the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb cars in the battle for the top spot but came up just short of claiming his second win of the season.

"The track changed and I was able to kind of find the line but Brad had the advantage because he was leading," Pittman said. "We were so much better than him in the middle of three and four that I thought that was going to be the corner I was going to get him, so I was just trying to maintain in one and two.

"He must've really messed up on the cushion in one and two and I got beside him. It must've looked like I was trying to pull a slider on him but I wasn't trying to pass him at that point, I was just trying to get close enough so I could pass him in three and four. Once I showed him my nose, he moved down and that was pretty much the end of the race."

When the checkered flag dropped, it was Sweet who was able to lead a race-high 21 laps and hold off Pittman and Gravel at the end to claim the $10,000 to-win inaugural victory at Plymouth Speedway.

"I can't thank Ollie's Bargain Outlets enough, they have been sponsoring me for about six or seven years," Sweet said. "After I won all those races with Razorback Professional Tools, they were giving me grief saying I need to get the Ollie's car back in victory lane, so it was nice to do that."

Gravel captured tonight's KSE Hard Charger Award after picking up 11 spots to finish in the top 3.

"The track was awesome - it widened out, there was a cushion and you could just run everywhere," Gravel said. "It's awesome running this car, starting in 14th and getting on the podium, I can't complain."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contended Greg Wilson finished fourth, his best finish so far this year.

Tomorrow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will travel over 250 miles south to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

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Plymouth Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Logan Schuchart sets a new track record at 11.526 seconds...Brad Sweet claims his series leading sixth victory in 2016...David Gravel scored his first KSE Hard Charger Award of season after picking up 11 spots.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23);David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway; May 13, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [14][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$2,800]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [1][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [7][$2,050]; 10. 71-Jamie Veal [5][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,500]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [22][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,100]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [16][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [8][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [21][$800]; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs [24][$800]; 19. 4K-Kody Kinser [20][$800]; 20. 19-Paige Polyak [23][$800]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [18][$800]; 22. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [19][$800]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [9][$800]; 24. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-9, Brad Sweet 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel [+11].

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet     3369
2. Daryn Pittman 3263
3. Donny Schatz 3260
4. Shane Stewart 3238
5. Joey Saldana  3211
6. David Gravel 3158
7. Jason Johnson 3064
8. Jason Sides     2983
9. Paul McMahan  2912
10. Logan Schuchart 2896

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At A Glance: Hoosier Havoc Weekend

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will battle at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, May 14

CONCORD, N.C. - May 10, 2016 - This weekend the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will enter the Hoosier State for the first time in 2016 as the series makes its inaugural trip to Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13 and returns to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. for the 13th consecutive year and 27th year overall on Saturday, May 14.

The Brownsburg Bullet

Brownsburg, Ind. -native Joey Saldana will be returning to his home state this weekend, as he is the only World of Outlaws regular from Indiana. In 2015, Saldana captured the pole position at two of the three races held in the Hoosier State, while also scoring a victory at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on June 3.

Saldana rides a hot streak into the "Hoosier Havoc Weekend," as he has scored two of his three series wins in the last two weeks, with one coming at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22 and the other at Jacksonville Speedway on May 4. Before last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway, Saldana only had one finish outside of the top five since the beginning of April.

Hoosier Daddy

Speaking of hot streaks, Paul McMahan will be carrying his own into this weekend. In 2015, McMahan dominated the state of Indiana as he captured the victory at Tri-State Speedway for the second year in-a-row on May 3, and also won at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Oct. 16. McMahan only missed out on one checkered flag in the Hoosier State, as he finished eighth at Kokomo Speedway.

Speaking recently on his return to Tri-State, McMahan said:

"One sure win I would love to have this year is at Tri-State. It would be a cool win because it's a place that I won at the last two years and have been really good at in the past, and I just love going there."

Cashing In

This weekend Brad Sweet has a chance to become the first World of Outlaws driver to cross the $100,000 winnings mark in 2016. Currently, Sweet sits at $98,300 which puts him only $1,700 away from the six-digit money mark. Both of this weekend's races have $10,000 to-win purses, which means Sweet can finish in the top 11 at either race to cross the threshold.

Seven-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz also has a chance to cross the illustrious $100,000 mark, as he sits second on the season winnings list at $93,400.

Point Guard

It's fair to say Daryn Pittman has had the best view of the green flag this season. Pittman leads the Outlaws in feature pole positions with seven, with one of those coming in last weekend's action at Eldora Speedway. The next closest competitor for pole positions is Joey Saldana, who has three with his most recent coming last Wednesday at Jacksonville Speedway.

Pittman will need his recent qualifying success heading into this weekend's action, as last year his best starting position in the three Indiana races was a fourth, to go with a 21st and 17th in the other two races. In those same three races the winner started from inside the top five in all three.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, May 13, visitwww.WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway, and for the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., visit www.WoOSprint.com/Tri-State-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY is a 3/8-mile, dirt clay oval. The track record is 13.982 seconds and was established by Greg Wilson in 2015.

There have been no previous A-Feature winners

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 1/4-mile oval. The track record is 11.110 seconds and was established by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on May 3
2014 - Paul McMahan on May 10
2013 - Tim Kaeding on April 20
2012 - Craig Dollansky on April 21
2011 - Sammy Swindell on May 30
2010 - Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
2009 - Steve Kinser on June 25
2008 - Craig Dollansky on July 6
2007 - Steve Kinser on April 21
2006 - Craig Dollansky on April 15
2005 - Steve Kinser on April 16
2004 - Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
1999 - Mark Kinser on May 16
1998 - Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1997 - Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
1996 - Mark Kinser on May 12
1995 - Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
1993 - Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
1992 - Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
1991 - Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
1990 - Doug Wolfgang on May 13
1989 - Steve Kinser on May 14
1988 - Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
1980 - Steve Kinser on May 11
1979 - Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2);Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15);Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18);Joey Saldana - 3(The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway on May 7); Shane Stewart - 2(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12);Jason Johnson - 1(Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1(I-30 Speedway on April 26).

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)
21. Wednesday, May 4 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Joey Saldana (3)
22. Friday, May 6 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (1)
23. Saturday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Kerry Madsen (2)

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Kerry Madsen Sweeps #LetsRaceTwo Weekend at Eldora

For the second night in a row, Chad Kemenah finds himself in second

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 7, 2016 - It was déjà vu at Eldora Speedway Saturday night, as Friday's battle between Kerry Madsen and Chad Kemenah seemed to play out again in front of a large crowd at the #LetsRaceTwo finale.

After a pitched battle through the middle and late portions of the feature between the former Outlaw regular Madsen and All Star Circuit of Champions driver Kemenah, Madsen claimed his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the weekend sweep.

"We've been quick all year and we just haven't showcased it. The guys just stepped it up - the car was a rocket ship all weekend," Madsen said. "Just to get this up here the last two nights is fantastic. It was a hell of a race."

Madsen battled from fourth in the Dash to share the front row with Daryn Pittman for the feature. As the green flag fell on the 30-lap main event the two drivers engaged in a multi-lap back and forth. By lap two, Madsen was able to get breathing room from Pittman and pull away.

As Madsen began to run down traffic, the battles heated up behind him. Joey Saldana worked for a line around David Gravel for fourth. As the field worked it's way around, Saldana threw a slider in turns three and four. As he drifted off the turn at the exit of four, contact was made between he and Gravel that sent Saldana tumbling. The crash ended Saldana's night.

When the race returned to green, Gravel continued to have his hands full. Donny Schatz worked the track for the right line around but was not able to close the deal.

The driver on the move though was Kemenah, himself a former Outlaws regular, who started the feature in 11th. By lap 12, as Madsen began working his way through traffic, Kemenah found the bottom and began passing cars. He got around Gravel for fourth off of turn two, then around Jason Johnson for third, and then again, on the bottom of turn four, he got around Pittman.

With just Madsen separating him from the win, Kemenah charged ahead. By lap 20 Kemenah had closed the gap to a second and a half. By the next lap he was on Madsen's bumper. And by lap 22, Madsen was fighting for the lead.

"I didn't know who it was but I knew he was there so I stepped it up and nearly junked the thing in two," Madsen said. "I thought, I better not do that again. I definitely upped the tempo when I saw him and I knew if there was one hiccup, the line he was running, he would drive right by me. It was intense."

Kemenah gave it one more shot on lap 24, getting side-by-side with Madsen, but Madsen pulled away and scored the weekend sweep.

"I could hit right through the middle of the race track, I don't know why," said Kemenah, who finished second for the second night in a row. "I could go wherever I needed to go. I probably showed (Madsen) my nose there too soon there with Kerry and he knew I was there. Hats off to them guys, they did a really good job both nights. When you start up there, you need to capitalize and I did."

Pittman maintained his third place finish through the remainder of the feature with a tough battle ongoing through much of the night behind him.

"Luckily, I was in third the whole time and didn't see what was happening behind me. I could hear them and somebody would show me their nose every once in a while so I figured it was getting pretty heated.

"We had a good weekend. Our car is close. We're just a little off. Kerry and Chad both were kind of in a class their own this weekend."

Joining the drivers with weekend sweeps was Saldana who was fast qualifier both nights at Eldora. He is now the leading fast qualifier on the season with a total of five.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, May 13 as the series makes its first ever appearance at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Plymouth-Speedway.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$10,000]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11] [$5,000]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$3,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4] [$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [3] [$2,200]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$1,800]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$1,600]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [18] [$1,450]; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15] [$1,300]; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson [22] [$1,200]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [13] [$1,100]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [24] [$1,000]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$950]; 16. 71-Jamie Veal [10] [$900]; 17. 7-Paul McMahan [19] [$850]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14] [$750]; 19. 23-Trey Starks [8] [$725]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$700]; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver [20] [$700]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [23] [$700]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [21] [$700]; 24. 83-Joey Saldana [5] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-30.

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet 3219
2. Donny Schatz 3122
3. Shane Stewart 3118
4. Daryn Pittman 3117
5. Joey Saldana 3071
6. David Gravel 3014
7. Jason Johnson 2938
8. Jason Sides 2859
9. Paul McMahan 2790
10. Logan Schuchart 2759

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SATURDAY UPDATE ON DAVE BLANEY AND THE MOTTER TEAM

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 7, 2016) – Dave Blaney, who was injured in a World of Outlaws qualifying accident at Eldora Speedway last night, is very sore today and is recovering from contact with the Eldora wall and subsequent violent tumbles.

Blaney was taken to a local Ohio hospital where CT scans revealed no breaks or fractures.  Though initially expected to be admitted to the hospital for overnight observation, he was instead released about 11:30 p.m.

The Motter Equpment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop team and Blaney will begin their drive back to the team’s headquarters in Charlotte this afternoon and will not race at Eldora tonight.

“Dave took a hard hit last night and we’re thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured,” said team owner Dan Motter.  “It will take a little time to get through the bumps and bruises.  Of course Dave’s health is foremost.

“Again, we want to thank fans, friends and media for their concern and the flood of well wishes.”

The next scheduled race for Blaney and the Motter team is the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash in Abbottstown, Pa. May 18.

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Kerry Madsen Beats Outlaws in #LetsRaceTwo Opener at Eldora

All Star regular Chad Kemenah scores second place finish after battle with Madsen

ROSSBURG, Ohio - May 6, 2016 - Kerry Madsen dominated Friday night's #LetsRaceTwo opener at Eldora Speedway as he bested his former World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series colleagues and beat back a challenge from All Star Circuit of Champions regular Chad Kemenah to score his first series win since August 2014.

Madsen was on a mission in the night's feature, after starting on the pole in his No. 29 Keneric Health car, he was the class of the field. Kemenah, who charged forward from a 10th place starting position, got within one half second at one point, but was never able to make the pass on the Aussie.

"I've never ran a race out there where it was so slow out there - not typically our strong suit," Madsen said. "So the guys worked so hard on the car all night. The car was unbelievable. Just couldn't be happier with the win."

After winning the Dash, Madsen joined reigning series champion Donny Schatz on the front row of the 30-lap feature. As main event kicked off, Madsen jumped out to sizable early lead as Kemenah began his run forward. He very quickly picked off several cars and by lap one was in sixth. By lap two, he was in fourth.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap six and Kemenah took advantage as he closed in on Donny Schatz in second. A two lap battle commenced with Kemenah eventually using a lapped car as a pick. He dove low off of four and got around Schatz as they crossed the start/finish line. Schatz fired back, running back to Kemenah and getting wheel-to-wheel off turn four, but the No. 10H Brilex/Seneca Energy car pulled away.

With Madsen slowed by traffic, Kemenah closed the gap to under one half second. He looked for the opportunity but as traffic cleared, Madsen again pulled away from him, widening the gap again by a second.

"When I got to lapped cars, I couldn't quite rip around them and then I knew it was time to move but I'm not patient enough to stay down there," said Madsen, a St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia native. "It doesn't feel very fast."

Back in third, Schatz had his hands full with the driver he had passed to take over that position initially, David Gravel. Gravel drove his No. 5 Big Game Treestands car to Schatz on lap 15 and cleared him to take the spot on lap 16.

Through the remaining laps, Kemenah tried to run down Madsen as Gravel tried to do the same to Kemenah. Ultimately, it was Madsen who became the ninth different series winner of the season.

"It was a great win," said Madsen, who led flag-to-flag. "The guys worked so hard. We've been pulling our hair out trying to get fast and it's nice to get it done tonight. This thing was a rocket ship."

The win was the 18th series win of Madsen's career. His last series win came in August 2015 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

For Kemenah, a former series regular and native of Elvada, Ohio, the second place run was a boost for his team.

"I've got a really, really good race team right now," Kemenah said. "I've got quite a bit of confidence and that pays huge dividends for me. We're just having fun right now and that's what matters.

Gravel's third place run was a rebound from Wednesday at Jacksonville when he failed to make the feature. The 23-year-old driver said Eldora has always been good to him.

"It was a really good rebound from the other night," Gravel said. "Our balance was a little off early but once we burned that fuel load off and learned how to run one and two, the car came on really good. I thought we probably had the best car those last couple of laps. King's Royal is 40 laps, so I'm looking forward to that, but I really can't complain with a podium finish."

Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh while Joey Saldana picked up his fourth quick time award of the season, the most of any series drivers.

Earlier in the night, Dave Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws champion, had a violent crash in turn one during qualifying. Blaney was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and was subsequently released.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for the finale of #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

Eldora Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Kerry Madsen's last World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory came at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 18, 2015… Madsen is the ninth different winner of the season… The win is Madsen's first at Eldora since winning the King's Royal in 2014… Greg Wilson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 16 positions to finish in seventh… Joey Saldana now has four quick time awards, the most of any driver so far this season… Jason Johnson became the first driver of the season to use a provisional.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 6); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

Unofficial Standings
1. Brad Sweet 3087
2. Donny Schatz 2986
3. Shane Stewart 2978
4. Daryn Pittman 2973
5. Joey Saldana 2968
6. David Gravel 2872
7. Jason Johnson 2800
8. Jason Sides 2739
9. Paul McMahan 2674
10. Logan Schuchart 2645

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DAVE BLANEY INJURED IN QUALIFYING CRASH AT WORLD OF OUTLAWS EVENT AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 6, 2016) – Dave Blaney, driver of the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car, was injured in a qualifying accident during the World of Outlaws #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway.

Blaney had completed the first of two laps and was fourth fastest (14.493) in the second flight of qualifying.  As he began his second lap, the car made hard contact with the wall between turns one and two followed by multiple flips.  He was extricated from the car by the track safety crew and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Dan Motter, team owner, accompanied Blaney in the ambulance.  At the hospital, emergency personnel performed a CT scan that revealed no breaks or fractures. Blaney was sore but was able to sit up. He was admitted to the hospital overnight for observation.

We will have updates as warranted.

“I know Dave joins in thanking all the fans, friends, and media for the tremendous outpouring of love tonight,” said Motter.  “It was a scary crash.  We want to thank the track safety crew for taking care to extricate him from the car.  We are very grateful to all.”

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Rockford. Clay. Outlaws. One Time Only. Summer 2016.

For the first and only time, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will take on the historic paved track

CONCORD, N.C. - May 6, 2016 - Every so often an idea so ridiculous, so unbelievable takes hold and morphs into the can't miss event of the year. It is a moment that friends and neighbors talk about for years - and everyone who missed it, regrets forever.

That event is coming... And all it took was tons of clay, literally tons and tons of clay… and permission from Mom.

America's favorite paved short track will meet the "Greatest Show on Dirt" when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series take on Rockford (Ill.) Speedway for the once-in-a-lifetime Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday, June 29 (Sprint Cars) and Thursday, June 30 (Late Models).

Eight inches of Illinois river clay will turn the legendary high banks at Rockford into America's newest dirt track - the first and last time in the track's 68-year history that this will happen.

The mastermind? The World of Outlaws' President, Tom Deery who had to convince a skeptical owner that the crazy idea just might work.

"Rockford Speedway's owner is one of the toughest promoters in America," Tom Deery said of Jody Deery - who also happens to be his mother. "I have spent my entire life around Rockford Speedway and never before have I seen anything like this. And let's be honest, it will be a miracle if she lets us do this again."

The can't-miss Outlaw Clay Classic will be one of the only opportunities this year to see the nation's two premier dirt racing series compete at the same venue. Back-to-back nights of World of Outlaws racing features the sprint cars on Wednesday, June 29 and the late models on Thursday, June 30. Every advance ticket purchase receives a free fan pit pass to see all the stars and cars up close and personal.

Rockford Speedway's famous pavement rests less than an hour from SEARS and Craftsman's world headquarters located in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Outlaw Clay Classic will give both World of Outlaws series the opportunity to showcase their high speed thrills and spills brand of racing to many SEARS and Craftsman employees and their families for the first time ever. It will no doubt be a special event for everyone involved.

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At A Glance: Outlaws Head to Illinois and Ohio

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travel to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 and return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the #LetsRaceTwo doubler-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7

CONCORD, N.C. - May 3, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series resumes action when they head to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4. After the midweek action in Illinois, the series will head to the historical Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 38th consecutive season, and the first time in 2016 for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

Firing on all cylinders

Before last weekend's rainouts, the last time Mother Nature prevented the Outlaws from hitting the track was the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on April 9 and 10. In the six races since, Joey Saldana has reeled off two third-place finishes, two second-place finishes and a victory at the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22. Saldana's worse finish in that span was an eighth the last time the series was on track at I-30 Speedway on April 26.

Saldana will need his recent consistency when he heads to Eldora, a track that he scored two fourth-place finishes, a 17th, 19th and 24th at in 2015.

Home is where the heart is

No World of Outlaws regulars will have home track advantage in the Land of Lincoln. After the stand alone event in Illionois and a couple of days for travel, the series will enter The Buckeye State for a weekend of action at Eldora.

Greg Wilson, a resident of Benton Ridge, Ohio, is the only Outlaws regular who won't have to go far from home to compete at Eldora. Wilson's sponsors, Hercules Tires and Ohio Logisitcs, are also based out of Ohio and will be able to experience the Outlaws in their backyard for the first time in 2016.

You Schatz to be kidding?

Donny Schatz, who currently leads the World of Outlaws in KSE Hard Charger Awards with five, has scored two of those awards within the last three weeks - one at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on April 15 after gaining 12 spots to finish fifth, and the other at Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22 after picking up 11 spots to finish eighth. In that span of races, Schatz has only scored one podium finish, which came at USA Raceway on April 18.

Schatz swept both May races at Eldora in 2015 and will be looking to get back in championship form this week.

Jacksonville Jive

In 2014, which was the Outlaws' only other appearance at Jacksonville Speedway, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb placed all three cars in the top five finishing positions. Daryn Pittman finished second, Brad Sweet finished fourth and Cody Darrah finished fifth to complete the top-five sweep.

Future NASCAR driver Christopher Bell captured the victory in the inaugural race, which was his first career Outlaws victory. Donny Schatz finished third and was the other non-KKR driver in the top-five.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 visit www.WoOSprint.com/Jacksonville-Speedway, and for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 visit www.WoOSprint.com/Eldora-Speedway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY is a 1/4-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The track record is 11.544 seconds and was established by Donny Schatz on May 7, 2014.

Previous A-Feature winner:
2014 - Christopher Bell on May 7

ELDORA SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The track record is 12.707 seconds and was established by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:

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

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides (1)

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Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next week at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway

PEVELY, Mo. - April 30, 2016 - Rain and heavily saturated grounds at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 have forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event scheduled for today.

The event will not be rescheduled.

Fans who purchased advance tickets have several options available to them. Tickets can be converted to Ironman 55 weekend (Aug. 5 and 6) tickets at face value. They can be converted to 2017 Spring Classic tickets. Or tickets can be exchanged for another event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event on July 2.

The ticket office at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST). All buyers who purchased tickets through the track should call (636) 479-3219.

The World of Outlaws ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and will handle all ticket requests made by those who purchased online or over the phone with the World of Outlaws. To reach the World of Outlaws ticket office, call 844 DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

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Heavy Rain Postpones World of Outlaws at Salina Highbanks

Persistent rain forces race to be rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 22

SALINA, Okla. - April 29, 2016 - Heavy and persistent rain has forced the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to postpone the series event at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway scheduled for today.

The event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. All advance ticket purchasers for Salina will be able to use their tickets for the makeup event.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the annual Spring Classic.

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At A Glance: Outlaws Storm Into Midwest for First Time in 2016

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series head to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Spring Classic on Saturday, April 30

CONCORD, N.C. - April 28, 2016 - For the first time in 2016, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will venture into the heartland of the United States as they travel to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and then the annual Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 30.

Just two months into the grueling 10-month long 2016 season, there have already been eight different winners in just 20 races, which is on par with the 2015 season that had nine different winners at this same point.

Emotions Running Wild

Jason Sides is the most recent World of Outlaws competitor to claim a checkered flag, as he did so at his home race track of I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. just two days ago. Sides continues a trend of drivers claiming emotional wins, as Shane Stewart and Joey Saldana each had a tough time putting into words how much their wins at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas meant last weekend.

Home Track Advantage

Stewart, who sits second in the points standings and is a Bixby, Okla. -native, will be returning to his home racetrack on Friday night at Salina Highbanks, as the series returns to the track located in northeast Oklahoma for the fifth time in six years.

Another Oklahoma native is 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman. Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., has never won at his home track in series action, but has scored two third-place finishes in 2014 and 2012, and has never finished outside the top seven.

Overnight Delivery

Following action at Salina Highbanks, the the series will travel 350 miles overnight into The Show Me State, where the Outlaws will return to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the 20th consecutive year, and 26th time since 1987.

In 2015, current NASCAR driver Christopher Bell captured the checkered flag at the Spring Classic after fighting with Jason Sides and Sammy Swindell for much of the feature, then holding them off late for the thrilling victory.

No Place Like Home

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Clyde Knipp has rejoined the Outlaws after he missed most of the first of the season due to school. Knipp, a California, Mo. -native, will be competing at his home track with the Outlaws for the first time ever after a tough finish at I-30 Speedway, in which the rookie ended his night in the Last Chance Showdown after flipping multiple times.

Knipp is the only Outlaws regular who will be at home in the state of Missouri, but Hunter Scheurenberg (Sikeston) and Joe B. Miller (Millersville) are also from The Show Me State and competed with the Outlaws at I-30 Speedway.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29 visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Salina-Highbanks-Speedway, and for the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 30 visit
www.WorldofOutlaws.com/I-55-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
SALINA HIGHBANKS SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 11.177 seconds and was established by Craig Dollansky on April 26, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winner:
2015 - Shane Stewart on May 1
2014 - Joey Saldana on April 25
2013 - Craig Dollansky on April 26
2011 - Craig Dollansky on May 3

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 is a high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. The track record is 10.189 seconds and was established by Stevie Smith on March 30, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Christopher Bell on May 2, Donny Schatz on Aug. 7, Shane Stewart on Aug. 8
2014 - Sammy Swindell on April 26, Paul McMahan on Aug. 1, Kerry Madsen on Aug. 2
2013 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 3
2012 - Craig Dollansky on Oct. 13, Jason Sides on Oct. 13
2011 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 5
2010 - Joey Saldana on April 17, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 6, Jason Meyers on Aug. 7
2009 - Craig Dollansky on Aug. 7, Joey Saldana on Aug. 8
2008 - Jason Meyers on April 5
2007 - Joey Saldana on July 7
2006 - Donny Schatz on April 1, Brooke Tatnell on July 8
2005 - Kraig Kinser on April 2, Chad Kemenah on July 8
2004 - Craig Dollansky on April 17, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 7
2003 - Steve Kinser on April 12, Tyler Walker on July 12
2002 - Jac Haudenschild on March 30, Daryn Pittman on July 13
2001 - Randy Hannagan on March 24, Stevie Smith on July 14
2000 - Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1999 - Jac Haudenschild on July 24
1998 - Stevie Smith on July 25, Andy Hillenburg on Oct. 10
1997 - Mark Kinser on May 18, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 11
1996 - Mark Kinser on June 12
1992 - Steve Kinser on June 10
1991 - Sammy Swindell on May 4
1990 - Sammy Swindell on April 14
1989 - Doug Wolfgang on April 15, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 11
1988 - Steve Kinser on April 23
1987 - Brad Doty on April 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 25

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman - 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart - 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway / Bakersfield, Calif. / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil's Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway / Little Rock, Ark. / Jason Sides

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2016 Points
Unofficial May 23
1. Brad Sweet 3885
2. Donny Schatz 3846
3. Daryn Pittman 3777
4. Joey Saldana 3755
5. Shane Stewart 3746
6. David Gravel 3687
7. Jason Johnson 3554
8. Jason Sides 3447
9. L. Schuchart 3402
10. Paul McMahan 3350
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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