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At A Glance: California Native Paul McMahan Returns Home to Silver Dollar and Antioch

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Silver Dollar Speedway for the Mini Gold Cup on Saturday and Antioch Speedway on Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. - March 25, 2015 - These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State.

"It's where I grew up, all my family is still here pretty much," said McMahan, who hails from Elk Grove, Calif. "I always enjoy coming back here. I get to see a lot of friends I don't get see much during the season. I get to race with guys that I raced with back when I was in California so it's always good time. I get to go to racetracks I really enjoy going to."

Two tracks that hold special significance for McMahan are the hosts for this weekend's Outlaws events - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Antioch Speedway.

"Antioch was one of my favorite racetracks when I was racing out here," said McMahan, a one-time track record holder at Antioch. "They changed it a whole bunch from then. The last time we were there, I started to get a feel for it again. I always enjoy going there. It's just one of those racetracks that I've always enjoyed and run well at."

Through five series appearances at Antioch since 2011, McMahan is still looking for his first Outlaws win at the track.

And then there's Silver Dollar which is pretty much home, McMahan said.

"My wife is from Oroville which is only 20 miles from there. We raced there a lot of Friday night shows and did a lot of races there with Clyde Lamar and Lee Lindgren in the 94 car back in the day. I've got a lot of friends there, a lot of family there and really looking forward to the next couple of weekends."

He has two previous Outlaws wins at Silver Dollar, including the most recent Mini Gold Cup win in 2013.

The unique tracks and level of competition raise the bar in California McMahan said. He compared it to racing in Pennsylvania.

"The local guys are very tough. They run here every week. You put them guys on the front row and they're hard to catch," McMahan said. "Anytime you go into somebody's backyard, they've got the advantage as far as I'm concerned. And we're on their home turf. You can't overlook anybody, anytime at any racetrack we go to."

Tickets are still available to both the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday and the Outlaws event at Antioch Speedway on Sunday. General admission tickets to both events are $39 and reserve tickets are $45.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY
is ahigh-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 10.918 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Carson Macedo on Sept. 5, Jonathan Allard on Sept. 6
2013 - Paul McMahan on March 23, Joey Saldana on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 7
2012 - Donny Schatz on March 23, Donny Schatz on Sept. 6, Sean Becker on Sept. 7, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8
2011 - Craig Dollansky on March 12, Paul McMahan on Sept. 9, Kyle Larson on Sept. 10
2010 - Jason Meyers on Sept. 11
2009 - Joey Saldana on March 13, Jason Meyers on March 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 12
2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 6
2007 - Joey Saldana on Sept. 8
2006 - Daryn Pittman on Sept. 9
2005 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 10
2004 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 11
2003 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
2002 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 7
2001 - Mark Kinser on Sept. 8
2000 - Danny Lasoski on Sept. 16
1999 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 18
1998 - Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 19
1997 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 20
1996 - Jeff Swindell on Sept. 21
1995 - Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 16
1994 - Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 17
1993 - Stevie Smith on Sept. 18
1992 - Steve Kinser on March 13, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1991 - Brent Kaeding on March 16, Joe Gaerte on Sept. 14
1990 - Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 11, Steve Kinser on Sept. 15
1989 - Jac Haudenschild on March 11, Darrell Hanestad on Sept. 20
1988 - Jimmy Sills on March 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 17
1987 - Jac Haudenschild on March 7, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1986 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 21
1985 - Danny Smith on Sept. 21
1984 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 22
1983 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1982 - Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 25
1981 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 26
1980 - Steve Kinser on June 8, Wayne Sue on Sept. 25, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 26, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 27
1979 - Steve Kinser on June 10

ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 11.563 seconds was established by Sammy Swindell on Sept. 12, 2011.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Kerry Madsen on Sept. 7
2013 - Shane Golobic on April 5, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8
2012 - Tim Kaeding on Sept. 10
2011 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 12

SEASON WINNERS: Rico Abreu - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 22, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14); Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21); Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes a week off before returning to action at Brad Sweet's Placerville (Calif.) Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday, April 8.

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

4. Wednesday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)

5. Thursday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Terry McCarl (1)

6. Saturday, March 7 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brian Brown (1)

7. Friday, March 13 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Tim Kaeding (1)

8. Saturday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)

9. Saturday, March 21 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (2)

10. Sunday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Rico Abreu (2)

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Rico Abreu Scores Decisive Win Over Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway

Becomes the eighth different winner in eight races - the most to start a season since 1995

TULARE, Calif. - March 14, 2015 - With his decisive win Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway, Rico Abreu became the eighth different World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winner in eight races so far this season - the first time since 1995 that has happened.

"Everything played out well tonight," Abreu said in victory lane. "I got a good start in the dash and then just made every lap count in that feature."

After a fifth place run Friday night at Thunderbowl, Abreu showed his dominance early in the night, scoring a win in his heat and second place finish in the Dash. When the green flag flew, Abreu battled past Brad Sweet to lead the first lap. Through several restarts, Abreu maintained his lead and by the end of the night had built up straightaway between him and second-place Shane Stewart.

Abreu's command performance at Thunderbowl was déjà vu for the 23-year-old driver, who scored his first ever series win almost exactly one year ago at the track.

"A lot of people don't realize how much work is put in behind the scenes and that's what makes this car go fast," Abreu said of his No. 24 Abreu Vineyards team. "It's a cool win. Especially to back it up with last year's Outlaw win. I look forward to winning a few more this year - not just here."

Shane Stewart kicked off the second night of racing for the Outlaws and King of the West Series at Thunderbowl by scoring the quick time of the night - the sixth different driver of the season to do so.

In the feature, Brad Sweet and Abreu, both California natives, led the field to the green flag. A yellow quickly fell on the track as Tim Kaeding and Jason Sides spun around in turn four. When the field returned to green, Abreu battled past Sweet to lead the first official lap. Donny Schatz utilized the restart to take over the fifth position and then found his way around Joey Saldana on the high side of four to take over the fourth position.

By lap three, Sweet worked to hold off Stewart who had his sights set on second. With Sweet working the bottom of the track, Stewart took the high line and passed Sweet as the two drivers came off of turn two onto the backstretch.

Sweet then had Donny Schatz to contend with. Schatz, the reigning series champion, had worked his way forward from a sixth place starting position. Through the next two laps, Schatz worked his way around Sweet to take over third.

A caution flag flew on lap 10 and on the subsequent restart a red flag was thrown after a mid-pack wreck that collected Brian Brown, Jason Johnson, the previous night's winner Tim Kaeding, Carson Macedo, Trey Starks and Cory Eliason.

The race again went back to green after an extended open red with Abreu in the lead. Schatz, then in third, tried to make his move on Stewart, at one point getting side-by-side with the Larson Marks Racing driver. Stewart however was able to hold the position.

By lap 15, Schatz was the one on the defensive after Sweet caught the Tony Stewart Racing driver. A slide job through turns three and four briefly gave Sweet the position but Schatz battled back by. Two laps later, Sweet was able to get back around Schatz. Three laps later, Sweet took back the second position from Stewart.

"Got the top groove in three and four really working pretty good and thought we were going to have something for Rico," Sweet said. "Then the rubber came down and I didn't find it quick enough."

Stewart said his car was a little too free after the earlier red flag and let Abreu get away from him and then Sweet get by. With track conditions in play, Stewart was able to find the fast line quicker than Sweet and battled back past the Kasey Kahne Racing driver on lap 23 for second.

Stewart tried to close the gap on Abreu in the closing laps but had nothing for the young driver. Abreu closed out his dominant performance by leading every lap.

"Obviously I wanted to beat (Rico) but I couldn't be beat by a better guy and a better team," said Stewart, who used to drive for Abreu's car owner Paul Silva. "I can't say enough for my guys. They've worked really hard this weekend. I felt like I was just a little free after that red and let Rico get away from us and was able to get back by Brad when the rubber came down… Anytime you can run top-three is a good weekend and we're very, very happy."

The finish was Stewart's third second place finish in a row. So far this season, he has just one finish outside the top-ten. Stewart expanded his championship points lead over second place Donny Schatz to 21.

Third place finisher Brad Sweet, who ran well Friday night at Thunderbowl before getting caught up in a wreck, said he needs to do a better job finding the racing line to keep up with his competitors.

"I didn't feel like I drove a really good race but my guys - we've been tight and tight and tight so we left it a little bit looser and was just a little bit too loose at the beginning to really get going the way I'd like to," Sweet said. "We're just learning. I'm happy to bring it home in third."

Sweet is currently third in the championship point standings, 22 points out of the lead and one point back from second place Schatz.

Bud Kaeding was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger after advancing 17 positions to finish in ninth.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series next heads to Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track next weekend, March 21 and 22. Tickets are still available by calling 1-877-395-8606 or visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. Listen live onhttp://www.DIRTVision.com and follow live timing and scoring at http://www.WoOSprint.com/live-scoring.

Thunderbowl Racway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's Outlaws win was the second of Rico Abreu's career - the first came almost exactly one year ago on the second Outlaws night at Thunderbowl Raceway… Abreu is the eighth different winner in the first eight races of the season. It is the most different winners to start a season since 1995… Bud Kaeding was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 17 positions to finish in ninth… Brad Sweet is the first repeat feature polesitter of the season.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 14, 2015

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,700]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$2,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$2,200]; 7. 88-Terry McCarl [11] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$1,800]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [26] [$900]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14] [$1,450]; 11. 83JR-Tim Kaeding [21] [$1,300]; 12. 73-Shane Golobic [22] [$1,200]; 13. 22-Mason Moore [20] [$1,100]; 14. 83-David Gravel [17] [$1,000]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [8] [$950]; 16. 41-Jason Johnson [23] [$900]; 17. 21X-Carson Macedo [18] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [25] [$50]; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$725]; 20. 7-Craig Dollansky [9] [$700]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [16] [$700]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [12] [$700]; 23. 55-Trey Starks [15] [$700]; 24. 26-Taylor Malsam [13] [$700]; 25. OOJR-Cory Eliason [19] [$700]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$700]. KSE Hard Charger Award: O-Bud Kaeding [+17]. Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-35

SEASON WINNERS: Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14); Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

Standings
1. Shane Stewart 1119
2. Donny Schatz 1098
3. Brad Sweet 1097
4. Paul McMahan 1089
5. Daryn Pittman 1088
6. Joey Saldana 1083
7. Kerry Madsen 1049
8. Terry McCarl 1044
9. Jason Sides 1038
10. David Gravel 1028

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Tim Kaeding Wins Wild Friday the 13th Feature at Thunderbowl Raceway

Becomes the seventh different winner in seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features

TULARE, Calif. - March 13, 2015 - It was fitting Friday night's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and King of the West Series feature at Thunderbowl Raceway took place on Friday the 13th. The unusual A main saw a first half plagued by flipping racecars and red flags, and a tail end car end the night for the leader. Ultimately, it was Tim Kaeding who avoided the on-track disorder and battled past a hard charging Terry McCarl to become the seventh different winner in seven Outlaws events.

"I've got to thank (Owners) Dennis and Teresa Roth, (Crew Chief Todd Ventura) all these guys with the Roth Enterprises team," an emotional Kaeding said in victory lane. "One year ago I definitely screwed up bad and this is one way to repay them for the ten years of hard work that they put in and I put into this deal. To keep the winning streak going here at Tulare with Dennis and them is a dream come true."

Kaeding, who started the feature in fourth, hung around in that spot for the first half of Friday night's A main. After a wreck on lap 12 took out both the leader, Joey Saldana, and third place Brad Sweet, Kaeding moved onto the front row.

Through the last ten laps, Kaeding closed on then leader Terry McCarl as the two worked their way through lapped traffic. With five to go, Kaeding finally found the momentum he needed, running the high side of the track and clearing McCarl out of turn four as they raced to the start/finish line.

"I thought we were going to be a fourth place car there for a while," Kaeding said. "That red came out and I finally took a drink of water and got calmed down and got my head out of my butt, and did what I know how to do at this place. I ran the fence and I ran the living crap out of this Roth Motorsports car."

Tonight's win was the fourth for Kaeding at Thunderbowl, tying him with Joey Saldana as the winningest Outlaws driver at the track. Kaeding now has 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature wins in his career. It was the first Outlaws win of the season for Roth Motorsports.

Saldana led the 35-lap feature to the green flag with Sweet in second and Carson Macedo in third. Before the field could complete the first lap, Macedo brought out the night's first red flag after getting caught in the cushion in the middle of turns three and four, flipping and snagging Donny Schatz. Schatz was able to return to the track.

Saldana again led the field to the green flag with Sweet in second. On the restart, McCarl took over the second position as Kaeding held steady in fourth. By lap 10, Sweet was challenging McCarl for the position and briefly took it back over. McCarl ran back though and held on to second.

Just two laps later McCarl narrowly avoided Ian Madsen who flipped in turn four and caught up Joey Saldana. Sweet was not so lucky - he hit the then leader after Saldana spun to the bottom of the track. After leading the first 12 laps, Saldana's night was ended. Sweet managed to eventually get back out, finishing the night in 15th.

Green flag racing returned with McCarl in the lead and Kaeding in second, but not for long. On lap 15, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Willie Croft and Bud Kaeding all wrecked, again in turns three and four. An open red was called as the track was cleared. Heavy damage ended Bud Kaeding's and Croft's nights. Pittman and Gravel were able to return to the track after time in the work area.

McCarl built up a strong lead in his No. 88 Country Builders car after the field returned to green - Kaeding was in second and Kerry Madsen in third. McCarl hit lapped traffic on lap 21 and began working his way through. Meanwhile, Shane Stewart, who started the night in ninth, had worked his way up to fourth and began battling Madsen for the third spot. After a battle that lasted several laps, Stewart cleared Madsen to take over the third position on the bottom of the track as the two drivers exited turn two.

Through the last ten laps, McCarl and Kaeding waged a fierce battle for the lead. Kaeding worked the top of the track right on the cushion while McCarl ran the bottom. Lap after lap, Kaeding looked to get a run, only to have McCarl shut the door. He finally got his chance as the two exited turn four, side-by-side, Kaeding took over the lead.

Stewart battled McCarl in the closing laps, taking over the second spot, as the two raced to the checkered flag.

"That was a crazy race," Stewart said. "Obviously with Joey and Brad and those guys crashing out, it helped us. Just have to thank Terry (McCarl) for racing me clean. It's always fun to race clean like that and not crash. And it was very easy to crash tonight as everybody could see. Definitely a good run for us, we're on a little bit of a high so hopefully we can keep it rolling."

Stewart exits the night with a 16 point lead over reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz. The Larson Marks Racing driver has one win on the season, and just one finish outside the top-ten.

McCarl, who ultimately led 18 laps Friday night, said he was disappointed in where he finished.

"We had a strong middle race, got a little loose there at the end," said McCarl, an Altoona, Iowa-native. "I drove my butt off and kept pulling the wing back and then the wing got jammed and wouldn't move on me. I just got loose there and couldn't run with Tim off of the corners there as I was earlier. He's the best in the business around Tulare, so if you can run with him here, it's a testament to this team."

Earlier in the night, Brad Sweet became the fifth different driver of the season to take home a quick time after he put down a record breaking lap of 12.582 in qualifying. The night's winner, Tim Kaeding, was the old track record holder with a lap of 12.651 from 2010.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and King of the West Series return to action at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on Saturday night. Tickets are still available by calling 1-877-395-8606 or visiting the track box office. Listen live onhttp://www.DIRTVision.com and follow live timing and scoring at http://www.WoOSprint.com/live-scoring.

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Thunderbowl Racway Notebook

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY NOTES: Tonight's win was the 20th of Tim Kaeding's career… With his win, Tim Kaeding tied Joey Saldana for most Outlaw wins at Tulare at four… Tim Kaeding is the seventh different winner in seven World of Outlaws events so far this season… Jason Sides was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 13 positions… Brad Sweet set a new track record in qualifying after a lap of 12.582 seconds.

SEASON WINNERS: Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 13, 2015

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 83JR-Tim Kaeding [4] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$5,000]; 3. 88-Terry McCarl [5] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,700]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [18] [$2,200]; 7. 26-Taylor Malsam [11] [$2,000]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$1,800]; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky [8] [$1,600]; 10. 35M-Kyle Hirst [19] [$1,450]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14] [$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [25] [$500]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [13] [$1,100]; 14. 83-David Gravel [15] [$1,000]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$950]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [20] [$900]; 17. OOJR-Cory Eliason [17] [$850]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson [26] [$50]; 19. 55-Trey Starks [16] [$725]; 20. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [22] [$700]; 21. O-Bud Kaeding [12] [$700]; 22. 29W-Willie Croft [21] [$700]; 23. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$700]; 24. 1s-Logan Schuchart [24] [$700]; 25. 21X-Carson Macedo [3] [$700]; 26. 21-Brian Brown [23] [$700].

Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-12, Terry McCarl 13-30, Tim Kaeding 31-35.

Points
1. Shane Stewart 972
2. Donny Schatz 956
3. Daryn Pittman 954
4. Brad Sweet 953
5. Paul McMahan 949
6. Joey Saldana 945
7. Kerry Madsen 937
8. Jason Sides 924
9. Terry McCarl 908
10. David Gravel 906

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Shark Racing Aims to Turn Heads Once Again in California

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series joins the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13 and 14

TULARE, Calif. - March 11, 2015 - This time last year, Shark Racing had its fair share of doubters. Could the team make it west? If it could, could it make it the full season?

After a year of proving the critics wrong, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen lead their family owned team into its second full World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season and second West Coast spring swing.

"We knew that there were people who were going to doubt us," said Schuchart, who stunned Thunderbowl Raceway fans last year by grabbing a pole one night and a runner-up finish to Rico Abreu the next. "There are always going to be people who are going to doubt us, whether you're Donny Schatz or any other driver. You just do what feels right and go out and do your best."

Last season the team persevered and grew along the way. Schuchart scored one quick time and three podium finishes among five top-five finishes and Allen took his first ever heat race win and made his first dash appearance.

"To come out here for the second time in the beginning of the year for the long west coast swing is exciting for me because I learned a lot from last year," Allen said. "You go back and feel confident because you have the experience with the Outlaws. It's exciting and I think we're a lot more prepared. We're a lot more mature as drivers and mechanics and more aware of what to expect."

Both drivers said that experience and all of the things that come with it provide a huge confidence booster for the season. Knowing the tracks and having the notes gives them a good foundation instead of starting from scratch night after night, Schuchart said.

"As a driver and a mechanic that works on my own car, you know why certain things do certain things like weight and shocks and tires," Allen said. "Why people do different things at different tracks or different surfaces. With these guys you've really got to be on your game at all times. The track's adapting, drivers know where to go when the track changes at that lap or that time. They know what to do when they come back in and where to go with things. We want to get to that point so we're on the ball - just right there on the ball and adapt with those guys."

This weekend's event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. was a particular high point for Schuchart last season. The 22-year-old driver led 22 laps over the two nights and scored ninth and second place finishes.

"I felt like since we were pretty good last year, we put together two good nights and we were never there before," Schuchart said. "We have notes to go off of. We kind of saw two different race tracks and we were kind of good on both of them."

"They're definitely different types of race tracks out in California," Schuchart said. "But Tulare is probably my favorite just because of how we ran last year. I like small tracks because you have to get up on the wheel. It's more of a driver's track. Bigger tracks are more about cars and motor and smaller tracks are more about driver so I think they're more fun for me."

Allen agreed, saying he looked forward to Thunderbowl and Silver Dollar Speedway in particular during this California swing.

Coming into the season the team brings the momentum of experience and renewed support from sponsors. The team has a new fleet of chassis from Triple X Race Co. and engines from Don Ott Racing Engines.

"We're getting really nice equipment. It just shows that people really have faith in us and care a lot about us and see that we have the passion and are willing to work for it," Allen said. "They're giving us a lot of really nice things and hopefully we'll go out here and perform well enough that it makes them proud, makes them happy doing that for us the last couple of years."

ABOUT THE TRACK
THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY is a high-banked, third-mile oval. The track record of 12.651 seconds was established by Tim Kaeding on March 5, 2010.For more information, visit http://woosprint.com/thunderbowl-raceway.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15
2013 - Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16
2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16
2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19
2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6
2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21
2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18
2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13
2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15
2004 - Terry McCarl on Nov. 1
2003 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 2

SEASON WINNERS: Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
4. Wednesday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
5. Thursday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Terry McCarl
6. Saturday, March 7 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brian Brown (1)

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Brian Brown Beats Outlaws at USA Raceway to Score Second Ever Series Win

Brown is the sixth different winner in six different races so far this season

TUCSON, Ariz. - March 7, 2015 - It took Brian Brown more than 10 years to score his first ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win. Win number two took just three more Outlaws starts and a few months.

Brown dominated Saturday night's NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway to score his second ever series win, the sixth different winner in six races so far this season.

"To win two of the last four Outlaw races we've been at - it took us forever to win the first one and it's awesome here to win the second one," Brown said.

Brown was up front throughout Saturday night's event. He qualified in fifth and finished second in his heat and Dash (both to eventual polesitter Brad Sweet). When the green flag flew, Brown jumped to a quick lead. As he weaved his way through lapped traffic, he held off attempts by Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart to close the gap.

When the checkered flag flew, it was Brown crossing the finish line in first.

"Just proud of our whole team. I knew I had to hit my marks and we did it," Brown said. "I said it earlier but thanks to all you fans for coming out… you can choose what you do with your money, just choose it here with the Outlaws - we really appreciate it."

The win was a boost for Brown who entered the night after a disappointing run with his FVP/Casey's General Store team on the second night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday night.

"I kind of screwed up there Thursday at Vegas and put it in the tires and I was kind of down in the dumps," Brown said. "[My Crew Chief Chad Morgan] said, 'you know what, don't worry about it.' Here we are."

Six races into the season, Brown is the sixth different driver to stand in victory lane. Joey Saldana expanded his championship points lead over second place Brad Sweet to nine.

Second place finisher Shane Stewart struggled in the opening laps, falling back to sixth as the field rounded the track for the first time. By lap eight he had worked his way back to fourth and was challenging Danny Lasoski for third. As the two drivers came off turn four onto the front stretch, Stewart cleared Lasoski to take over the third spot. Lasoski tried to battle back but was not able to get around the Larson Marks Racing/Kick-It car.

On lap 14, Stewart caught Brad Sweet, then in second. Stewart was able to pull side-by-side with Sweet's Razorback/Advantage Health car, but Sweet held the position. The next lap, Stewart was again side-by-side with Sweet but this time was able to clear him off of turn two.

After a bobble in turn four on lap 19, Stewart let Sweet get back by.

"We were able to put ourselves in a good position there," Stewart said. "I was able to get by Brad and then nearly gave it away there and then got back by him."

Stewart battled back and finished the night in second.

"We're obviously out here racing for points, so anytime you can finish in the top three it's a darn good night," Stewart said. "Steve made a tire selection there and I think we were all a little nervous about it except him. That's his confidence and we obviously picked the right tire. Brown just got a good start and he was able to keep it out front."

Stewart rounds out the first week of the Outlaws West Coast swing with a win and a podium finish. He currently sits fourth in the championship standings, 15 points out of the lead.

"We've had a good week," Stewart said. "I'm really proud of my team and we're going into the Western swing with a lot of confidence.

Sweet ultimately finished the night in third.

"I just didn't get the start," Sweet said. "(Brown) had a little bit more track up there on the top and I kind of knew that… Just didn't really drive a great race but the track conditions didn't play into our favor either. It wasn't the most fun race but podiums are important. It's a long season and we like to get up here."

The Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver is currently second in the championship standings, nine points out of the lead.

Daryn Pittman was the night's KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award recipient, advancing four positions to finish in 12th. 2001 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Danny Lasoski scored the quick time of the night.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its West Coast swing at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on March 13 and 14. Tickets are still available at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live on http://www.DIRTVision.com and follow live timing and scoring at http://www.WoOSprint.com/live-scoring.

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USA Raceway Notebook

NAPA WILDCAT SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY RIDENOW POWERSPORTS NOTES: Tonight's win was the second World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of Brian Brown's career. His last win came on the final night of Bad Boy Buggies World Finals in November… Brian Brown has won two of his last four World of Outlaws starts…

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; USA Raceway; Tucson, Ariz.; March 7, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$2,800]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [4] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$2,300]; 7. 83-David Gravel [8] [$2,200]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,100]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [5] [$2,050]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [10] [$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$1,200]; 13. 2LX-Logan Forler [11] [$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$1,000]; 16. 24R-Rico Abreu [20] [$900]; 17. 15-Donny Schatz [19] [$800]; 18. 82-Dusty Zomer [21] [$800]; 19. 7-Craig Dollansky [18] [$800]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [17] [$800]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15] [$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [23] [$800]; 23. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$800]; 24. 7H-Jojo Helberg [24] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-30.

Standings
1. Joey Saldana 841
2. Brad Sweet 832
3. Daryn Pittman 830
4. Shane Stewart 826
5. Donny Schatz 822
6. Paul McMahan 811
7. Jason Sides 798
8. Kerry Madsen 795
9. Danny Lasoski 789
10. David Gravel 784

SEASON WINNERS: Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

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Terry McCarl Makes It Five Winners in Five Races with FVP Outlaw Showdown Win

Joey Saldana takes over the points lead, the fourth leader since the start of the season

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 5, 2015 - After a dominant performance in Thursday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Terry McCarl became the fifth different World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winner in five races.

McCarl came into the night after a disappointing 13th place finish in Wednesday night's feature.

"This place has been so tough on us," McCarl said. "We've ran good and had so many flat tires. I told (my wife) Lori last night, I'm so proud of how fast we were last night. My guys just worked their butts off and we just had bad luck. It gets you down."

The driver of the No. 24 Snowplow.com car had nothing to be disappointed with on Thursday night though. After winning his heat and the Dash, McCarl entered the feature in an enviable position. He held off Ian Madsen early on and then as he wound his way through lapped traffic, worked to keep Joey Saldana back.

With just a few laps to go, Saldana made his move with his Motter Equipment car, closing the gap on McCarl and getting side-by-side with him as the two drivers entered turn two.

"I was kind of having a little trouble with traffic... I was going to try to make him go around me down there but I thought I heard someone," McCarl said. "My dad told me a long time ago you win by an inch, you win by a mile, it still pays the same thing."

Saldana was slowed by a lap car on the bottom of the track and was not able to seriously challenge McCarl.

"We had a shot there at the end but Terry was really, really strong through the majority of that race and it was going to take a lap traffic car to make it happen and we were close, just didn't happen," Saldana said.

McCarl said his crew chief Doug Rankin worked on his car throughout the night and made the right changes. It never got worse, he said, and was able to roll wherever he wanted it to go on the track.

"Believe it or not, we're just a little buck team out of Altoona, Iowa," McCarl said. "Doug Rankin joined us last year and it really helped step up our program. We're just a little family team and running against these big guys to beat them is David vs. Goliath and it means a lot to us."

Tonight's victory was the first series win for McCarl since 2013. This was the 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of McCarl's career. He is now tied for 27th on the all-time wins list.

In the feature, McCarl jumped to an early lead with Ian Madsen and Daryn Pittman running second and third. By lap four Saldana was leading a charge forward. As he and third place Pittman rounded turn four Saldana made his move, taking over third spot. He then made quick work of Madsen, getting around the Australia native on the next lap.

Farther back, Danny Lasoski was driving his GoMuddy.com car forward from a sixth place starting position. He took over the fifth spot on lap 10 and then battled past Pittman and Madsen after a restart a few laps later.

Through cautions in the second half of the feature, Lasoski tried to get around Saldana as Saldana tried to best McCarl. Following a restart on lap 16, Lasoski looked poised to take the second spot from Saldana, battling past him in turn two. A wreck on the restart brought out another quick caution though and reset the field.

Saldana closed on McCarl in the closing laps, but was held up by lapped traffic.

The finish was Saldana's third top-five of the season and fifth top-ten run. He scored the quicktime Thursday night, the first of his season

"There are so many good cars out here, you've just got to go out and do the best you can and it starts with qualifying and leads right up to the feature," Saldana said. "You know, the guys I'm between, Terry McCarl and Danny Lasoski, they're not too shabby. So it was definitely a good run for us tonight."

Following the night's feature, Saldana took a one point lead over Daryn Pittman in the battle for the championship. Saldana is the fourth different championship points leader of the young season.

Lasoski picked up from a disappointing finish the night before to score his second Outlaws podium finish of the year.

"This feels like a moral victory after the bad luck we had last night," Lasoski said. "We've got a great crew with Guy Forbrook, my crew chief, Nate, Pete and Brady - all these guys work really hard and I've just got the lucky job of driving it."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday, March 7 at Tucson's USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports. Tickets are still available at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

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The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Notebook

FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN NOTES: Thursday night's win was the 11th Outlaws win of McCarl's career. He is now tied for 27th on the all-time wins list… Terry McCarl's last Outlaws win came at Volusia Speedway Park in 2013… Kraig Kinser was the KSE Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in 12th… Joey Saldana, 2014's leading qualifier, scored his first quicktime of the season Thursday night.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brian Brown; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brad Sweet;Superflow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Terry McCarl;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Terry McCarl;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Craig Dollansky.

SEASON WINNERS: Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 5, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$5,000]; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6] [$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [14] [$2,700]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4] [$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [2] [$2,000]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$1,800]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,600]; 10. 83-David Gravel [10] [$1,450]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23] [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$1,100]; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13] [$1,000]; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu [8] [$950]; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart [15] [$900]; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer [20] [$850]; 18. 33V-Henry VanDam [24] [$750]; 19. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$725]; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17] [$700]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$700]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky [21] [$700]; 23. 26-Tayler Malsam [16] [$700]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Terry McCarl 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser [+11]

Standings
1. Joey Saldana 707
2. Donny Schatz 706
3. Daryn Pittman 704
4. Brad Sweet 688
5. Shane Stewart 680
6. Jason Sides 670
7. Paul McMahan 669
8. Kerry Madsen 657
9. Danny Lasoski 648
9. David Gravel 648

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Shane Stewart Leads Larson Marks to First Win of 2015 at FVP Outlaw Showdown

Stewart’s win makes him the fourth different winner in four races so far this season

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 4, 2015 - Shane Stewart became the fourth different driver in four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races to park his car in victory lane following his win at Wednesday night's FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Stewart battled Brian Brown throughout the feature. As the laps wound down and the two cars worked through several cautions and lapped traffic, Brown gave Stewart and his Go-Pro/Eneos team a run for its money.

"It's so hard to dictate your speeds sometimes when you get to the lapped cars," Stewart said. "I thought the one caution when I was in heavy lapped traffic - I didn't think that helped me, I thought it was going to hurt me."

"On the last restart I thought I might want to restart up top but my car was pretty good on the bottom. Brian's a tough competitor and he's proven that he can win these races too… Very happy to get our first win this early in the season and hopefully we keep this momentum for the season."

The win gives Larson Marks Racing its first win of 2015 and first win as a full-time touring team with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Team co-owner Kyle Larson credited Stewart and crew members Steve Suchy, Scotty Martin and Andrew Seamans for putting in long hours over the winter to get the team in position to win races this early in the season.

"They're still piecing stuff together because the chassis got stuck in customs," Larson said. The team gets its chassis from Australia-based Cool Chassis.

"We didn't run for points last year but I thought consistently Shane was second best to Schatz the last half of the Outlaw season," Larson said. "Hopefully that momentum will carry over to start the season - it already has. Just thankful these guys got a big win tonight."

Brown, who won his last World of Outlaws series appearance at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, said he had opportunities in the closing laps to make a run at Stewart, but every time Brown tried to chop Stewart, Stewart went across his line.

With Brown's sponsor FVP serving as the title sponsor of the event, he said he hoped to run one spot better but was not upset with a podium finish.

"We left Missouri and if you told us we could run top-three with the Outlaws on the first night we would have took it," Brown said. "Just don't know what I could have did different just maybe got a little bit better of a start or maybe protected my line there in the beginning."

Joey Saldana battled Terry McCarl early on eventually getting around him on lap 13. Saldana then held off challenges from Paul McMahan and Daryn Pittman to take the third spot. If not for the late caution, Saldana said he thought he could have made a run at the lead in his Motter Equipment car.

"The bottom of three and four was coming in and I don't think the 2 and 21 realized it was there," he said. "They didn't need to - they had a pretty good race going on. And then lapped traffic was pretty good. You win them and you lose them that way."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Thursday night for the second and final night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN NOTES: Dominic Scelzi was the night's KSE Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in ninth… This was the first World of Outlaws win of the season for Larson Marks Racing… Tonight's win was the sixth of Shane Stewart's career… Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, David Gravel and Terry McCarl all won their heat races Wednesday night7

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 4, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$3,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,700]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 7. 83-David Gravel [6] [$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [20] [$1,600]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$1,450]; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo [17] [$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,200]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl [3] [$1,100]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [14] [$1,000]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$950]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [19] [$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [21] [$750]; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer [23] [$725]; 20. 31C-Justyn Cox [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22] [$700]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$700]; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$700]; 24. 2L-Danny Lasoski [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+11]

Standings
1. Daryn Pittman 566
2. Brad Sweet 564
2. Donny Schatz 564
4. Joey Saldana 560
5. Shane Stewart 548
6. Paul McMahan 541
7. Jason Sides 530
8. Kerry Madsen 523
9. David Gravel 518
10. Danny Lasoski 504

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Sweet Leads 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' into Tucson’s USA Raceway

Defending NAPA Wildcat Shootout, current World of Outlaws points leader, returns to Arizona with new sponsor Razor-Back Professional Tools onboard

TUCSON, Ariz. - March 3, 2015 - Coming off a win at DIRTcar Nationals in Florida two weeks ago, Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series into the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on Saturday night at Tucson's USA Raceway with the series points lead and a new sponsor.

Last March, Sweet put together a dominant performance in Tucson, holding off Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser to score his second win of the season.

"It's great to be able to return to a track that we have notes for and have had success at," said Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif. "USA Raceway has always been good to Kasey Kahne Racing. Both Daryn [Pittman] and I really enjoy the track. I feel confident as we head there this weekend."

Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb also announced this week the addition of a new primary sponsor for 2015. Razor-Back, a leading manufacturer of landscaping and construction jobsite tools, will serve as a primary sponsor of the No. 49 car for 37 races this season, beginning with this western swing.

"Brad is off to a fast start and, thanks to Razor-Back, he'll be able to run a full season and compete for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship," said KKR team owner Kasey Kahne. "Razor-Back's tough American-made tools fit well into the KKR family and we are looking forward to getting them to victory lane this season."

Sweet will carry a new Razor-Back/Sage Fruit/ASE paint scheme for the first time at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tickets for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on March 7 are available now by visiting www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Audio and pay-per-view video of the event will also be broadcast live on http://www.DIRTvision.com.

ABOUT THE TRACK
USA RACEWAY is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.076 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013. For ticket information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=557&backurl=default.asp .

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

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At A Glance: Jason Johnson Heads West with the Outlaws

The Series takes on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway

CONCORD, N.C. - March 1, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7.

Among the three new drivers who have joined the series full-time this season is Eunice, La.-native Jason Johnson. Johnson comes to the series after scoring his fifth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national championship title in 2014.

During DIRTcar Nationals, Johnson said the decision to go racing with the World of Outlaws was a long time in the making.

"It's always been a goal of ours for sure," he said. "The right opportunity presented itself and I've had some opportunities but for some reason I sat back. Today's the right day... This is a dream come true. Back from working with Steve [Kinser] and Steve Kinser Racing in '99 to today is a lot of days in the working."

Coming into the season Johnson said his biggest challenge was going to be getting qualifying down - something he did not have to do regularly running full-time with the ASCS. He said those two laps set the stage for most nights and he wants his team to be in position to capitalize on good starts.

Looking at the coming months, Johnson said he'll view his season as a success if he can build consistent runs.

"To start out we set up some quarterly goals throughout the season," Johnson said. "And obviously it's stay out of trouble in the beginning and by mid-season we'd like to think that we'll be a top-10 contender. Hopefully by the end of the year, if we happen to put ourselves in the right situation, we could capitalize on a front row start. Winning these races is definitely tough and we know that going in and we're up for the challenge."

Driving for his own Jason Johnson Racing with sponsorship from Priority Aviation, Johnson is making his first full campaign with the series in 2015. He has 98 Outlaws starts throughout his career and one full points win at Texas Motor Speedway in 2003. Johnson also has a preliminary night win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2005.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY is a semi-banked, half-mile oval oval. The track record of 13.719 seconds was established by Danny Lasoski on March 4, 2004.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=146.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Paul McMahan on March 5, Donny Schatz on March 6
2013 - Donny Schatz on March 6, Tim Kaeding on March 7
2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 8
2011 - Joey Saldana on March 2, Steve Kinser on March 3
2010 - Jason Meyers on Feb. 26
2009 - Donny Schatz on Feb. 26
2006 - Donny Schatz on March 9, Sammy Swindell on March 10, Donny Schatz on Oct. 28
2005 - Donny Schatz on March 11, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 22
2004 - Steve Kinser on March 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2003 - Tim Shaffer on March 1, Danny Lasoski on Nov. 1
2002 - Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 9
2001 - Danny Lasoski on March 4, Andy Hillenburg on Nov. 3
2000 - Jac Haudenschild on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 1
1999 - Danny Lasoski on March 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
1998 - Mark Kinser on Feb. 28, Mark Kinser on Nov. 5
1997 - Jeff Swindell on Feb. 7, Jeff Swindell on Nov. 5
1996 - Mark Kinser on Nov. 6

USA RACEWAY is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.076 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=557&backurl=default.asp .

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Brad Sweet - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its swing through the West Coast at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on March 13 and 14.

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lasoski finished the night in second.

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

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

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

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

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

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittman saw his opportunity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow the World of Outlaws 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEW MOTTER TEAM MEMBERS, NEW ENTHUSIASM, WINNING ATTITUDE FOR A NEW WORLD OF OUTLAWS SEASON

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

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

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

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

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

Saldana scored Outlaws victories at Volusia in 2006 and 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DARLAND SETS SIGHTS ON #23 AT OCALA FEB. 19-21;HINES CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE ALL-TIME RECORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015 Points
March 24

1. Shane Stewart 1399
2. Donny Schatz 1381
3. Paul McMahan 1375

4. Brad Sweet 1357
5. Joey Saldana 1339
6. Daryn Pittman 1334
7. Kerry Madsen 1312
8. David Gravel 1298

9. Jason Sides 1278
10. Terry McCarl 1275

 
 
 
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