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Pittman Captures Texas Outlaw Nationals Victory at Devil’s Bowl

Huge crowd sees defending World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car champ collect $20,000

MESQUITE, Texas - April 19, 2014 - On a night when so many legends of sprint car racing reunited at a packed Devil's Bowl Speedway, Daryn Pittman held off Joey Saldana to capture the $20,000 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Ted Johnson Memorial on Saturday night during the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

Saldana pulled even with Pittman in the waning laps before Pittman edged back ahead to close out his third victory of the season. Saldana held off Kerry Madsen to finish second with Madsen, Paul McMahan and Donny Schatz rounding out the top five.

More than 30 of the drivers who competed in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series inaugural event in 1978 at Devil's Bowl kicked off the day with a massive autograph session before racing took center stage.

McMahan and Saldana eventually led the 30-lap A-main to green at high-banked, half-mile Devil's Bowl Speedway. Saldana's Motter Equipment #71m jumped to the lead off of the high-side of the track. Saldana held the lead on a lap two restart with Daryn Pittman in the Great Clips #9 Kasey Kahne Racing machine running second. McMahan made a run for second on the restart, but Pittman fended him off.

Saldana began running the bottom in one and two, and on lap 10 Pittman used a strong run on the top to pull even with Saldana down the backstretch. Pittman had the preferred line entering turns three and four and proceeded to cement the pass for the win.

The battle for second quickly picked up as Madsen began moving in on Saldana. Madsen duplicated the pass dropping Saldana to third. Madsen then started moving in on Pittman. Madsen had reeled him in on lap 15, but a caution flew as Danny Lasoski rolled to a stop on the back stretch.

Pitman chose the outside with Madsen starting to his inside. Pittman leapt to the lead with Madsen following. On lap 20 Saldana looked to the inside of turn one, but lost ground. Coming out of four the next lap Saldana got the run and completed the pass. Saldana running through the middle of three and four had found a lot of ground as Pittman continued to lead. On lap 25, Saldana made his move, and ran even with Pittman in front of packed grandstands.

Pittman had the preferred line and held off the charge. The following lap Pittman moved down in three and four en route to victory.

As a kid, Pittman and his family traveled from Owasso, Okla., to Devil's Bowl Speedway to watch the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. On Saturday night, seeing so many of those drivers watch him drive to victory was a special moment.

"To get a win here at Devil's Bowl, a place that has obviously been special to me and my whole family … I don't even know what to say," Pittman said. "With all the people that were here, and Shane Carson and the amount of work he did to bring all those drivers back, and to honor Ted and just what this sport has gone through over the last 30 years, I'm just lucky to be a part of it for the short time I've been here."

Saldana's second place finish earned him his second top five finish of the weekend.

"The big thing for me is that the bottom is usually good off of the bottom of two and I was just sticking to it," said the Brownsburg, Ind., resident. "Normally I get stuck driving the top too much and I'm not on the bottom. Tonight I was on the bottom too much. To be in the top five with these guys two nights in a row at this track is a great effort by our whole team and we'll take it."

Madsen continues to showcase why he's a championship contender, driving the American Racing Custom Wheels #29 Keneric Racing car into third place.

"We got by Joey and we were kind of catching Daryn in traffic and I thought I was very close to start battling Daryn [Pittman] for the lead and that's when the yellow came out," said the St. Marys, N.S.W., native. "I thought 'that's alright, we're in good shape here.' I was following Daryn, trying to be patient and I felt some rubber on the entrance of three and I'm like alright, and Daryn had found it but he was sliding up on the exit. For some reason I decided to search in the wrong spot and Joey went blowing by where I should have been. It was a great race I really enjoyed myself."

The win pushes Pittman back to the championship lead with an eight point lead over Paul McMahan. Donny Schatz who led coming into the day, fell to third, trailing Pittman by ten points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action Friday night at the Salina (Okla.) Highbanks.

DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES - Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, half-mile of Devil's Bowl Speedway with a time of 14.453 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Sam Hafertepe (3), Kerry Madsen (2) and Paul McMahan (1). Wayne Johnson, Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Sam Hafertepe won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 7th time this year... Paul McMahan won the dash for the first time this year...

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Devil's Bowl Speedway; Mesquite, Texas; April 19, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$20,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$6,000]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$3,750]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$3,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$2,750]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [8] [$2,500]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$2,400]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [11] [$2,300]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$2,200]; 10. 59-David Gravel [18] [$2,100]; 11. O5-Brad Loyet [22] [$1,700]; 12. 82-Kevin Swindell [19] [$1,400]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$1,300]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$1,200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$1,100]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [21] [$1,000]; 17. 45X-Johnny Herrera [15] [$1,000]; 18. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [16] [$1,000]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$1,000]; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson [13] [$1,000]; 21. 39C-Travis Rilat [24] [$1,000]; 22. 83-Danny Lasoski [10] [$1,000]; 23. 74X-Josh Hodges [20] [$1,000]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [3] [$1,000]Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-9, Daryn Pittman 10-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: O5-Brad Loyet [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.453; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.480; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.654; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.694; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.750; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.771; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.787; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.804; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.845; 10. 83-Danny Lasoski, 14.882; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.892; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.928; 13. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 14.971; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.002; 15. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 15.007; 16. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, 15.025; 17. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.027; 18. 59-David Gravel, 15.045; 19. 82-Kevin Swindell, 15.131; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.157; 21. 74X-Josh Hodges, 15.173; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.244; 23. 45-Martin Edwards, 15.263; 24. 4X-Shawn Peterson, 15.280; 25. 39C-Travis Rilat, 15.290; 26. O5-Brad Loyet, 15.291; 27. 1J-Danny Jennings, 15.576; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.731; 29. 2-Wes Miller, 15.753; 30. 74B-John Carney II, 16.880

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 83-Danny Lasoski [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 82-Kevin Swindell [7]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [5]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 39C-Travis Rilat [9]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet [9]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 45-Martin Edwards [8]; 10. 2-Wes Miller [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera [5]; 4. 59-David Gravel [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 7. 74X-Josh Hodges [7]; 8. 4X-Shawn Peterson [8]; 9. 1J-Danny Jennings [9]; 10. 74B-John Carney II [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [8]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [1] [-]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [-]; 3. O5-Brad Loyet [8] [-]; 4. 74X-Josh Hodges [3] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [-]; 6. 39C-Travis Rilat [7] [-]; 7. 45-Martin Edwards [5] [$200]; 8. 2-Wes Miller [11] [$180]; 9. 4X-Shawn Peterson [6] [$175]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$160]; 11. 1J-Danny Jennings [9] [$150]; 12. 74B-John Carney II [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Daryn Pittman 2398
2. Paul McMahan 2390
3. Donny Schatz 2388
4. Joey Saldana 2380
5. Brad Sweet 2327
6. Kerry Madsen 2315
7. Steve Kinser 2246
8. Cody Darrah 2194
9. Sammy Swindell 2145
10. Kraig Kinser 2086

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Donny Schatz Drives to His First Devil’s Bowl Speedway Victory

Holds off McMahan at Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing

MESQUITE, Texas - April 18, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returned on Friday to Devil's Bowl Speedway, site of the series' inaugural event in 1978, and five-time series champion Donny Schatz earned his third victory of the season in the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

Paul McMahan made a last-lap effort to steal the win, settling instead for a second-place finish. Sammy Swindell, the driver with the most success in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at Devil's Bowl, completed the podium. Joey Saldana was fourth while defending series champion Daryn Pittman earned the KSE Hard Charger award after starting 11th and rounding out the top five.

Heat race winners Wayne Johnson and Texan Sam Hafertepe Jr. led the field to the green flag in the 25-lap feature event. Johnson jumped out to a quick lead before the caution flew as Hafertepe's right rear tire failed him.

On the restart Johnson, Schatz and Swindell went three-wide into turn one at the unique half-mile near Dallas. Johnson held on to the lead and charged out of turn two. Coming to the stripe on lap 9, Johnson had to navigate lap traffic. Schatz in the STP/Armor All #15 of Tony Stewart Racing pulled to the back of Johnson on the back stretch and darted to the bottom to drive around Johnson to take the lead. McMahan earned the second spot three laps later.

Johnson pulled off on lap 17 after rolling to a stop with a mechanical issue. Schatz led the field to the green with McMahan on the outside. The restart gave McMahan, behind the wheel of the Bair's Tree Services # 51 CJB Motorsports entry another chance to steal the win. Schatz got a strong start, but McMahan dropped down following right on Schatz's bumper. McMahan fell back while Schatz continued to power on.

In the closing laps McMahan had one more shot to make the pass and he was within striking distance on the final lap. Schatz went to the top of the track and McMahan charged to the bottom. As they exited it was still Schatz who went on for his third win this season, all on half-mile tracks.

The win marked Schatz's 150th victory of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career, three behind Mark Kinser for third all-time, and he did with former crew chief and mentor Kenny Woodruff in attendance as many of the original Outlaws have descended upon Devil's Bowl for this special weekend event. Woodruff was crew chief on Jimmy Boyd's car that won the inaugural World of Outlaws event in 1978 at the half-mile oval in Mesquite.

"To make it 150 at Devil's Bowl, a place I've never won, it's extra special," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "Kenny probably taught me some of the most important fundamentals there are in this sport. To this day I still use them every day. It's an honor to have him here, it's an honor to have raced with him and it'd be kind of cool if I could get my picture with him and (his wife) Annie tonight.

"The guys that did this back then, we've got easy lives compared to what they did. They had to work their tails off and things were a lot different, so hat's off to them and it is an honor to have them here tonight."

McMahan, came close to victory, crossing the stripe second after a strong last lap effort.

"They're good, they're the guys we're all aiming to beat, the guy won 23 races last year," said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn. "To be that close, it definitely sucks, but at least we had a pretty good race car. To come here where the World of Outlaws all started, you know (series founder) Ted Johnson had a vision and it's gone pretty well and I'm just lucky to be a part of it. Steve (Kinser) and Sammy (Swindell), they've been doing it a long, long time and hopefully I can do it as long as they do."

Swindell, a 12-time winner in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at Devil's Bowl and driver of the Big Game Tree Stands #1 took third from Jason Sides on a lap-17 restart to round out the podium.

"I just made a little mistake there when Paul pulled down in front of me and I didn't expect him to do that and it kind of took the air off of the car and I slid across and hit the wall coming off of four," said Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn. "I let a few guys get by and I had to work real hard to get through that. I don't think we were exactly right, but we're close. There are places we're faster and a few places we're not."

The win pushes Schatz back into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead by only by a point over McMahan. Defending champion Pittman sits in third, six markers behind Schatz.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action Saturday night to cap off the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels with a $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event. On-track activity is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.

DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, half-mile of Devil's Bowl Speedway with a time of 14.035 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Paul McMahan (4 points), Cody Darrah (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Wayne Johnson, Donny Schatz, and Sam Hafertepe won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 6th time this year... Wayne Johnson won the dash for the first time this year... The Original Outlaw Reunion, an autograph session with many of the original Outlaw drivers including Don Mack, Rick Ferkel, Rick Unger and Shane Carson and many more starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at the track.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Devil's Bowl Speedway; Mesquite, Texas; April 18, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$8,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$4,000]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [$2,500]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,200]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [11] [$2,100]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,000]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [13] [$1,800]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [6] [$1,600]; 9. 59-David Gravel [14] [$1,500]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$1,300]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$1,200]; 12. 83-Danny Lasoski [17] [$1,100]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [16] [$1,000]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [19] [$700]; 15. 82-Kevin Swindell [15] [$600]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2] [$600]; 17. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [22] [$600]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$600]; 19. O5-Brad Loyet [21] [$600]; 20. 74X-Josh Hodges [24] [$600]; 21. 74B-John Carney II [20] [$600]; 22. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1] [$600]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [18] [$600]; 24. 45X-Johnny Herrera [23] [$600] Lap Leaders: Wayne Johnson 1-10, Donny Schatz 11-25 KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+6]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.035; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.044; 3. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.052; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.100; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.127; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.179; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.200; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.241; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.249; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.249; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.261; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 14.312; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.353; 14. 59-David Gravel, 14.375; 15. 82-Kevin Swindell, 14.394; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.430; 17. 83-Danny Lasoski, 14.448; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.457; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.486; 20. 74B-John Carney II, 14.524; 21. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 14.557; 22. O5-Brad Loyet, 14.559; 23. 74X-Josh Hodges, 14.654; 24. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, 14.671; 25. 39C-Travis Rilat, 14.986; 26. 4X-Shawn Peterson, 14.989; 27. 45-Martin Edwards, 15.225; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, nt; 29. 1J-Danny Jennings, nt; 30. 2-Wes Miller, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. O5-Brad Loyet [8]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 8. 39C-Travis Rilat [9]; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 59-David Gravel [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 74B-John Carney II [7]; 7. 74X-Josh Hodges [8]; 8. 83-Danny Lasoski [6]; 9. 4X-Shawn Peterson [9]; 10. 1J-Danny Jennings [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr [8]; 6. 82-Kevin Swindell [5]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera [7]; 8. 45-Martin Edwards [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 10. 2-Wes Miller [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [5]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [-]; 4. 83-Danny Lasoski [3] [-]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera [5] [-]; 6. 74X-Josh Hodges [6] [-]; 7. 39C-Travis Rilat [7] [$200]; 8. 45-Martin Edwards [9] [$180]; 9. 2-Wes Miller [12] [$175]; 10. 4X-Shawn Peterson [8] [$160]; 11. 1J-Danny Jennings [11] [$150]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$150]

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: El Paso Speedway Park

Five-time champion Donny Schatz leads series to Texas

EL PASO, Texas - April 14, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is invades El Paso Speedway Park on Tuesday night. While the Kasey Kahne Racing tandem of Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and Cody Darrah, along with Saturday night winner Joey Saldana, have garnered most of the attention over the past few weeks, five-time series champion Donny Schatz has quietly emerged from the Outlaws California Spring Break as the championship points leader with a series-high nine top-five runs.

All eyes will most likely be on the 20-time King of the Outlaws Steve Kinser Tuesday night. A year ago Kinser parked his Bad Boy Buggies Maxim in victory lane at El Paso, and he will no doubt be trying to duplicate that effort on his "Salute to the King" tour stop in the West Texas town.

WHEN

· Tuesday April 15, at El Paso Speedway Park. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE

· El Paso Speedway Park is located off of Tangerin Ave. Take 375 to Montana then east to left on Krag St. Click on the link for a map ( https://goo.gl/maps/o0WcV)

ABOUT THE TRACK

El Paso Speedway Park is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 13.453 seconds by David Gravel on April 16, 2013

Previous winners at El Paso Speedway Park:

2013 - Steve Kinser on April 16

WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5), Daryn Pittman - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14 and Calistoga Speedway on April 6)Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6) Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15),Cody Darrah - 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11)David Gravel - 1 (Merced Speedway on March 28)Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen - 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Joey Saldana - 1 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12).

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday and Saturday (April 18-19) for the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)
12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)
13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)
14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)

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Saldana Breaks Through for His First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of the Season in the SoCal Showdown

‘Brownsburg Bullet’ wins at Perris Auto Speedway for second time in three years

PERRIS, Calif. - April 12, 2014 - Joey Saldana converted his seventh quick time of the season into his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Saturday night in the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway.

Daryn Pittman made him earn it. Saldana was forced to hold off repeated slide job attempts by the defending series champion before eventually taking the checkered flag. Pittman wound up second with his KKR teammate Brad Sweet in third. Sammy Swindell and Paul McMahan rounded out the top five.

Saldana has been remarkable in qualifying this season, setting the pace for the night by earning his seventh quick time in 14 events behind the wheel of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M to guarantee him a starting position in the dash, where for the second consecutive night a "0" was drawn for the invert.

The 30-lap A-main showcased a battle between Saldana, who won in 2012 at Perris, and Pittman, who won last season at Perris. Saldana won the original start, but a spin in turn one by Friday night winner Cody Darrah forced a complete restart. Pittman, who was on the pole, took a run into turn one to try a slide job on Saldana, but as Pittman slid up the track Saldana again powered around him for the lead.

A caution on lap 2 gave Pittman another chance, and on the restart on Saldana chose the top line, but Pittman used some grip on the bottom to power to the lead in the Great Clips #9 Kasey Kahne Racing machine. Pittman was forced into a defensive stance as Saldana threw a slide job in turn two on the following lap. Saldana, too, slid up the track allowing Pittman to hold the lead.

Then a caution flew again on with five laps complete. Pittman chose the bottom, which put to the outside Saldana. Pittman looked for the grip, but Saldana got a strong run as well. Pittman led into the corner on the bottom, but Saldana surged to the lead to make the pass to go in front, where he remained for the rest of the way.

Pittman and Sweet closed the gap to Saldana on lap 11, and pulled to Saldana's bumper on lap 13 before another caution flew. Saldana chose the top and used a great restart to cruise to the win.

Saldana and his team celebrated its first victory of the year with a few special guests with the team.

"We have Workshops for Warriors here tonight and we owe a lot to them or we couldn't be out here racing," said Saldana, of the Brownsburg, Ind. "If it wasn't for all the veterans out there that work hard for us, I couldn't do what I love to do, which is race. A great night for us, we'll take it Daryn definitely made me work for it, it was tough. It was just a good night. Thanks to Dan Motter, he's is in Chile at the moment, but I'm sure he was pretty excited. Actually Daryn pretty much showed me the track was kind of moving down a little bit and had some drive, but up until that point it was crazy on those restarts."

Pittman kept the pressure on Saldana all night, really closing the gap in the waning laps.

"I felt like we probably had the best car, even after he got the lead we could run him back down," said Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion from Owasso, Okla. "Unless he made a mistake and I was able to get some speed on him on the straight away it was hard to pull the trigger and slide him, the track was just tough. We had a good car, really felt like those restarts were critical and just didn't know what to do. I probably could have used more race track on the front stretch to slow down his momentum on the starts and a couple of the ones I bailed out on maybe I didn't have to."

After winning last weekend in Calistoga, Sweet was the lone native of the Golden State on the podium on the final night of the California Spring Break Tour, which has featured eight races in California over the past several weeks. Sweet held off a late-race charge from Swindell to put the SureTestSupplies.com #49 of Kasey Kahne Racing on the podium.

"We'll take it after last night," said Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., who had a rough night on Friday at Kings Speedway. "We were good all night, like Daryn said it was just tough to get a run. I've got my grandparents here and some friends and family so it's always good to run in front of them. I'm pretty happy to come home in third. I raced pretty hard with Sammy [Swindell] for third and fourth and we were able to bring it out here on the front stretch so that's all you can ask for tonight and we'll go on to the next one."

Five-time champion Donny Schatz continues to lead the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, taking a seven-point advantage into Tuesday's race in El Paso, Texas. McMahan is hanging tough in second as Pittman gained ground and trails Schatz by only 12 points. Saldana is in the fourth place only 39 points behind while Sweet rounds out the top five trailing by 46 points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Tuesday night, April 15, at El Paso Speedway Park, where last year Steve Kinser picked up his first win of the season.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Perris Auto Speedway with a time of 13.997 seconds and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Brad Sweet (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Paul McMahan (1). Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, and Sammy Swindell won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the third time this year and the second time in as many nights. ... Daryn Pittman won the dash for the third time this year. ... Through 14 events, Saldana has set quick time in seven events, and has earned qualifying points on all but two race nights.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Perris Auto Speedway; Perris, Calif.; April 12, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,300]; 7. 83-Tim Kaeding [6] [$2,200]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,050]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14] [$2,000]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [7] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [16] [$1,050]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9] [$1,000]; 16. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$900]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1, 6-30; Daryn Pittman 2-5. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+6]

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.997; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.282; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.296; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.332; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 14.347; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.388; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.437; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.454; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.455; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.490; 11. 83-Tim Kaeding, 14.550; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.552; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.559; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.655; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.694; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.846

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 1966
2. Paul McMahan 1959
3. Daryn Pittman 1954
4. Joey Saldana 1927
5. Brad Sweet 1920
6. Kerry Madsen 1879
7. Tim Kaeding 1856
8. Steve Kinser 1854
9. Cody Darrah 1789
10. Kraig Kinser 1734

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Darrah Delivers at Kings Speedway for His First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of 2014

Victory is third consecutive win for Kasey Kahne Racing

HANFORD, Calif. - April 11, 2014 - Cody Darrah drove Kasey Kahne Racing to its third consecutive World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night at Kings Speedway.

Darrah slid in front of Joey Saldana coming out of turn two on lap 16, then held him off to the checkered flag to earn his first victory of the season. Darrah and his Ollie's Bargain Outlets car becomes the third different KKR driver to win in the past three races, joining last weekend's Calistoga feature winners Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman.

Saldana led the field to the green and maintained the lead over the first 15 laps after collecting his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series quick-time award. Saldana held onto second for his fifth consecutive top-five finish with Paul McMahan in third, Tim Kaeding charging from 13th to fourth and Donny Schatz earning the KSE Hard Charger Award by finishing fifth after starting 18th.

Saldana took the early lead in the Motter Equipment/HE&M Saw #71M. California's Kyle Hirst picked up two positions in the first two laps going from fourth to second. Caution flew on lap 8 for Kraig Kinser spinning in turn one, but Saldana again returned the lead on the restart.

Mayhem ensued on a lap 15 restart. Saldana chose the bottom on the double-file restart with the KKR trio of Sweet, Darrah and Pittman filed in behind. Saldana and Sweet were locked side-by-side down the front stretch when they made contact slowing Sweet. Pittman ran up the back of Sweet's #49 car and tipped over to bring out a red.

On the ensuing restart, Saldana led the field single-file down the front stretch. He went to the top of turn one while Darrah dove to the bottom. Darrah charged through the corner to steal the lead in what wound up being the pass for the victory.

"This win means so much for us, for my team," said Darrah, of Red Lion, Pa. "First and foremost I've got to thank Kasey, he's given me such an opportunity to come out here and drive this car. A couple of weeks ago he called me up and said if we don't run any better we might have to pull off the road. We're out here racing for more than a win, we're racing for a job and to make him proud and show him we can do it.

"On these restarts I had a little more drive than Joey did. It's hard to slide Joey Saldana, it's hard to get through the next corner without getting slid again, but we did it."

Saldana held off McMahan to secure a second-place finish.

"We had a decent car, we just got to free there, but I want to apologize to the 49 guys, Brad Sweet," said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. "I got some traction and we got together. That's not how you want to race and I'm sure they're pissed off about it. Congratulations to Cody Darrah, he had a hell of a run tonight he did exceptionally well. This track was pretty demanding, pretty tricky. We just came up short on that one single-file restart, don't know why I went to the top. I'd been running the bottom all night. But we'll take it and head on to Perris."

McMahan battled Hirst for the third spot on the lap-15 restart. Hirst held off McMahan for a bit but McMahan was able to make his way around the bottom to earn a podium finish in the CJB Motorsports Bair's Tree Service #51.

"It's always great to see Cody winning, but I'd rather see me winning," joked McMahan, a native of Elk Grove, Calif., who now lives near Nashville. "Everybody at CJB motorsports gave me a great race car. I was working the bottom for a little bit and that gave up on me and I had to get up top. Once you get up there you've got to be right on their bumper to slide somebody, but then you've got to get it 'whoaed' up a bit so you don't blow it off the top."

Five-time champion Donny Schatz's consistency is beginning to pay off as he increased his lead in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings to 12 points over McMahan and 24 points of Pittman.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finishes off its California Spring Break on Saturday night in Southern California at Perris Auto Speedway.

KINGS SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8th-mile of Kings Speedway with a time of 13.128 seconds and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Brad Sweet (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Kraig Kinser (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Jason Sides, Kyle Hirst, and Cody Darrah won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the 2nd time this year... Joey Saldana won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Kings Speedway; Hanford, Calif.; April 11, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$5,500]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$3,200]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [13] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [18] [$2,500]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [$2,300]; 7. OOX-Cory Eliason [17] [$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15] [$2,100]; 9. 83SA-David Gravel [9] [$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 11. 21M-Jason Meyers [19] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [11] [$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$1,050]; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell [10] [$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [16] [$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$800]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [21] [$800]; 19. OO-Jason Statler [20] [$800]; 20. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$800]; 21. 4F-Mike Faria [22] [$800]; 22. 88N-DJ Netto [24] [$800]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen [14] [$800]; 24. 44W-Austen Wheatley [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-15, Cody Darrah 16-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.128; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.130; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.148; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.160; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.166; 6. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.189; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.245; 8. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.281; 9. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.292; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.304; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 13.308; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.393; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.398; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.421; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.435; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.468; 17. OOX-Cory Eliason, 13.472; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.496; 19. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.579; 20. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.631; 21. OO-Jason Statler, 13.672; 22. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.679; 23. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.732; 24. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.765; 25. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.840; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.984; 27. 99-Shawn Wright, 14.015; 28. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.017; 29. 2-Todd Wanless, 14.148; 30. 5-Collin Markle, 14.523; 31. 78-Mark Barroso, 15.541

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [9]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam [10]; 11. 78-Mark Barroso [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [7]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 4F-Mike Faria [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [10]; 10. OOX-Cory Eliason [6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [3]; 6. OO-Jason Statler [7]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 9. 99-Shawn Wright [9]; 10. 5-Collin Markle [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. OOX-Cory Eliason [2] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4] [-]; 4. 4F-Mike Faria [5] [-]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7] [-]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [3] [-]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6] [$200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$180]; 9. 99-Shawn Wright [9] [$175]; 10. 2-Todd Wanless [11] [$160]; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam [10] [$150]; 12. 78-Mark Barroso [13] [$150]; 13. 5-Collin Markle [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 1828
2. Paul McMahan 1816
3. Daryn Pittman 1804
4. Brad Sweet 1776
5. Joey Saldana 1770
6. Kerry Madsen 1747
7. Steve Kinser 1736
8. Tim Kaeding 1720
9. Cody Darrah 1659
10. Kraig Kinser 1610

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Kings & Perris

Outlaws ready to bring the heat to Southern California Friday and Saturday

HANFORD, Calif. - April 8, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winds down its California Spring Break tour this weekend with events on Friday at Kings Speedway and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. The weekend marks the last chance to see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in California until September.

Donny Schatz is the championship leader entering the weekend, but Kasey Kahne Racing is coming off a 1-2-3 finish on Sunday at Calistoga and will attempt to continue its momentum. Brad Sweet's victory on Saturday night gives him three wins for the season, one more than teammate Daryn Pittman and Schatz.

What to expect this weekend? Well, Schatz won last year at Kings Speedway and Pittman won last season at Perris, but the competition remains fierce, and there's no doubt Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour would love to get his eighth victory in Hanford and notch his first feature win in Perris.

WHEN

· Friday, April 11, at Kings Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

· Saturday, April 12, at Perris Auto Speedway. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE

· Kings Speedway is located at Kings County Fairgrounds. Go West on SR 198 to 10th Ave. exit in Hanford, then 0.3 miles south. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/htiRQ)

· Perris Auto Speedway is located at inside the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Click on the link for a map ( https://goo.gl/maps/Sp2RS)

ABOUT THE TRACK

Kings Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 12.293 seconds by Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, 2001

Previous winners at Kings Speedway:

2013 - Donny Schatz on April 12

2003 - Tim Kaeding on Feb. 21

2002 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 22

2001 - Andy Hillenburg on Feb. 23, Stevie Smith on Aug. 28

2000 - Johnny Herrera on Feb. 25, Joey Saldana on Sept. 8

1999 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 19, Steve Kinser on Sept. 10

1998 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 11

1997 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 12

1996 - Sammy Swindell on Sept. 11

1995 - Danny Lasoski on Sept.6

1994 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 7

1993 - Stevie Smith on Sept. 1

1992 - Stevie Smith on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2

1991 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 18

1990 - Steve Kinser on Feb. 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1989 - Joe Gaerte on March 8, Bobby Davis Jr. on Sept. 19

1988 - Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 24, Steve Kinser on Sept. 20

1987 - Bobby Davis Jr. on Feb. 25, Steve Kinser on Sept. 9

1986 - Brad Doty on Feb. 26, Steve Kinser on Sept. 27

1985 - Jeff Swindell on Sept. 25

Perris Auto Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record is 13.875 seconds by Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23, 2002

Previous winners at Perris Auto Speedway:

2013 - Daryn Pittman on April 13

2012 - Joey Saldana on March 10

2007 - Kerry Madsen on Oct. 20

2004 - Jason Meyers on Feb. 28

2003 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23

2002 - Daryn Pittman on Feb. 23

2000 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 26

1999 - Johnny Herrera on Feb. 20, Craig Dollansky on Oct. 30

1998 - Mark Kinser on Oct. 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 31

1997 - Mark Kinser on Feb. 15, Mark Kinser on Oct. 26

1996 - Mark Kinser on Nov. 1

WINNERS: Brad Sweet - 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5), Daryn Pittman - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14 and Calistoga Speedway on April 6); Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6) Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15),David Gravel - 1 (Merced Speedway on March 28) Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen - 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5),

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into El Paso Speedway Park on Tuesday, April 15, and then to Mesquite, Texas, April 18-19 for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)
12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)

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Pittman Leads Kasey Kahne Racing Sweep on Sunday at Calistoga

Sweet, Darrah join Pittman as first teammates to finish 1-2-3 in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 6, 2014 - Kasey Kahne Racing dominated the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series weekend at Calistoga Speedway as Daryn Pittman put the finishing touches on a masterful Sunday night for the three-car team.

Pittman led teammates Brad Sweet, who won Saturday night, and Cody Darrah to the checkered flag at picturesque half-mile Calistoga in California's mountainous wine country to become the first teammates in series history to sweep the top three finishing positions.

Pittman earned the Sunday night victory in his Great Clips #9 car by passing polesitter Darrah on lap 17, then holding off Sweet to the checkered flag. Rico Abreu finished fourth with Joey Saldana rounding out the top five.

Darrah and his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb Ollie's Bargain Outlet #4 led the field to green and built a lead while the field raced side-by-side behind him, including a duel for fourth between Saldana and two-time champion Jason Meyers. The two swapped positions several times before Meyers took the position on lap eight as Pittman and Sweet set their sights on Darrah.

Nine laps into the 25-lap feature the leaders hit traffic, with Darrah moving through the first few cars while Pittman was unable to make a move. On lap 11 Pittman started weaving through the traffic and began tracking down Darrah. Two laps later Sweet had caught the leaders, battling with Pittman back and forth before Pittman moved ahead and started reeling in Darrah.

Pittman closed within a car length on lap 15 and on lap 17 went to the bottom in turn three and made the line stick to pass his teammate coming out fourth corner.

The lone caution of the event was on lap 20 for a slowing Logan Schuchart. When the green flag flew to restart, Sweet went to the top to get a run on Pittman, but Pittman stuck the car on the bottom and took his second win of the season.

"For us to finish one, two, three for our organization is awesome," said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. "To be leading it makes it that much better. I'd be happy if I ran third to these two guys. Brad [Sweet] has been the car to beat all year so for him to drive by us and for us to get back by him when he made a mistake and missed the bottom is a big win for this team. We haven't been struggling by any means, but we just haven't got the wins and may be the top-fives we think we should be getting. We got lucky we got back by Brad and were able to get the lead and luckily we were able to hold on to it."

Sweet, who also set quick time on Sunday night, followed up his third win of the season on Saturday with a runner-up finish in the SureTestSupplies.com #49.

"It just shows you how great this organization is," said Sweet, who grew up in Grass Valley, Calif. "You know three cars, this isn't an easy competition it isn't easy to come out here and run top three with these guys. Hopefully Kasey's in Texas smiling at us you know watching three cars battle for a win like that. I got by Daryn [Pittman] there for a second and kind found the bottom and then I missed the bottom and kind gave that spot back. The right rear started going down a little low and we were just kind of happy to bring it home in second."

Trying to break up the sweep was Abreu, who continued attacking Darrah all the way to the checkered flag. Darrah was able to hold the position to complete the sweep for KKR.

"With such an open notebook here, everyone can see each other's set-up," said Darrah, of Red Lion, Pa. "I didn't think I was going to get the start. Starting on the bottom all night has been tough, but I got the jump and got out there. I was making pretty good pace, but I got to the back of that lapped car and felt like I wasn't gaining. I started to move around and I put together two terrible laps together there. I didn't see the hole off of two until I got in it and I kind of cheated three and four and really slowed up and Daryn got by us. I felt like our car was good enough to win and I didn't put it together for them. This is awesome to be out here top three with our guys."

Donny Schatz finished ninth in the event and remains the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader by one point over Pittman. Paul McMahan sits in the third position 26 markers back.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, April 11, at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday, April 12, at Perris Auto Speedway.

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK - Brad Sweet was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Calistoga Speedway with a time of 16.457 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), Daryn Pittman (3), Rico Abreu (2) and Brian Brown (1). Logan Schuchart, Cody Darrah, and Jason Meyers won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the fourth time this year... Cody Darrah won the dash for the first time this year. … Jason Meyers was running fifth on lap 20 when he was disqualified after it was discovered his vehicle lost a muffler.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway; April 6, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$5,000]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$3,000]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [7] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [16] [$2,200]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,000]; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$1,800]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$1,600]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11] [$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [10] [$1,300]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [17] [$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$1,100]; 14. 83SA-David Gravel [12] [$1,000]; 15. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [22] [$850]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto [21] [$750]; 19. O-Bud Kaeding [18] [$725]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$700]; 21. 3C-Jonathan Allard [20] [$700]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] [$700]; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley [23] [$700]; 24. 21M-Jason Meyers [3] [$700].

Lap Leaders: Cody Darrah 1-16, Daryn Pittman 17-25.

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.457; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.513; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.725; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.777; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 16.781; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.808; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.843; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.934; 9. 21M-Jason Meyers, 17.021; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.031; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.067; 12. 83SA-David Gravel, 17.068; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.068; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.069; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.088; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.132; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.139; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 17.189; 19. 83-Tim Kaeding, 17.202; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 17.210; 21. 88N-DJ Netto, 17.228; 22. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 17.309; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 17.331; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.500; 25. 2-Todd Wanless, 17.551; 26. 98-Matt Jensen, 17.924; 27. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 18.506

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 8. 2-Todd Wanless [9]; 9. 83-Tim Kaeding [7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [8]; 9. 98-Matt Jensen [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21M-Jason Meyers [2]; 2. 83SA-David Gravel [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [-]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [2] [-]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [-]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [3] [-]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] [-]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [-]; 7. 2-Todd Wanless [7] [$200]; 8. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$180]; 9. 98-Matt Jensen [8] [$175]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 1688
2. Daryn Pittman 1687
3. Paul McMahan 1669
4. Brad Sweet 1662
5. Kerry Madsen 1643
6. Joey Saldana 1619
7. Steve Kinser 1606
8. Tim Kaeding 1578
9. Cody Darrah 1507
10. Kraig Kinser 1486

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Sweet Earns Third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of 2014

Grass Valley, Calif., native takes the checkered in front of family and friends on night one of Calistoga double-header

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 5, 2014 - It was friends and family night for California native Brad Sweet on Saturday at Calistoga Speedway after he held off Brian Brown in a thriller for his third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Sweet and Brown flipped the lead several times in traffic before Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., pulled ahead for the victory in the waning laps, kicking off a victory celebration that included several of his friends and family members from his native Golden State.

Brown, who lost the lead while working through lapped traffic, held on for the runner-up finish. Joey Saldana started and finished in third while Donny Schatz was fourth and another hometown hero, Rico Abreu, rounded out the top-five on the first of two nights of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series action at Calistoga.

Brown jumped out to a quick lead over pole-sitter Schatz. Brown continued to lead on lap six when the caution flew for David Gravel, winner of the previous event at Merced Speedway last Friday night. On the restart, a red flag would fly for contact with Bud Kaeding and Austin Wheatley. The ensuing restart was single-file as Brown continued to lead. On lap 11 the leaders hit lapped traffic at the half-mile oval. A bobble in traffic on lap 12 cost Brown the lead as Sweet, behind the wheel of the Kasey Kahne Racing SurePointMedical.com #49 drove by him in turn four.

Brown regained his composure and continued to track Sweet with virtually no distance between the two around the half-mile oval. Brown's persistence paid off on lap 14 when Sweet had to check up for a lapped car on the backstretch allowing Brown to blow by him on the inside.

Sweet continued to push for the lead and made the pass for the win on lap 16. Brown had a final chance to battle for victory after a caution on lap 21 for Paul McMahan with a flat right rear tire. On the restart Brown began to get a run on Sweet when the red flag was thrown for DJ Netto and Lucas Wolfe making contact. Brown slung the FVP/Casey's General Store #21 to the top of the track to try to pass while Sweet drove to the bottom and was able to maintain his advantage.

Sweet held on for the remaining few circuits to collect the victory in the 25-lap A-main.

"Holy cow that was tough!" Sweet said. "The track guys worked their butts off and gave us a good race track. I was lucky enough to get that caution (lap 21) because I was really hanging on for a minute. We were able to get through the dash and gain a row, then got really good starts in the A. Thank you to all my friends and family that are here, I'm glad you got to see me win and thanks to all the fans for coming out."

Brown continues to close in on his first victory with the series, missing by one position on Saturday night.

"It was kind of tough you know when you got to traffic," said Brown, of Grain Valley, Mo. "I think we had the fastest car out in clean air, but when you get to traffic and just slow down and hit the holes wrong, you're just along for the ride. After the month we've had a second feels like a win. We're disappointed, but we're definitely not ungrateful."

Saldana began the night by shattering Mark Kinser's 1997 track record with a lap of 15.731 seconds then finishing third in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M.

"I race these things, but I'm also a fan, and that was an awesome race," said Saldana, of Brownburg, Ind. "I just wish I was in it. Lapped traffic I knew would be a key and just whoever hit it at the right time, and that yellow flew just right for Brad. If I was going to have a chance I didn't need that yellow. It was a good race and a solid night for us, I'll take it. I'm very happy with that and come back tomorrow and hopefully do a little better."

McMahan after changing a tire and bringing out a caution late in the race settled for an 18th-place finish that led to five-time champion Schatz recapturing the point lead by solid 23 points over McMahan. The 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, sits just one point back of McMahan with Brad Sweet in the fourth position, 45 points outside of the lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to Calistoga Sunday night to complete the weekend. Action will be moved up one hour with racing starting at 6 p.m.

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY TRACK NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of Calistoga Speedway with a time of 15.731 seconds to set a new track record and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Donny Schatz (4 points), Brian Brown (3), Kerry Madsen (2) and Kraig Kinser (1). Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 5th time this year... Donny Schatz won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway; April 5, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$2,700]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,200]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,000]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$1,800]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [9] [$1,600]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,450]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$1,300]; 12. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$1,200]; 13. 3C-Jonathan Allard [20] [$1,100]; 14. 21M-Jason Meyers [14] [$1,000]; 15. 83SA-David Gravel [13] [$950]; 16. 41-Dominic Scelzi [23] [$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [15] [$850]; 18. 51-Paul McMahan [17] [$750]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [22] [$725]; 20. 88N-DJ Netto [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [21] [$700]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16] [$700]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$700]; 24. O-Bud Kaeding [12] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-12, 15-16; Brad Sweet 13-14, 17-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+7]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 15.731; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.935; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.975; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.988; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.989; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.999; 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.024; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.025; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.046; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.052; 11. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.062; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.082; 13. 83SA-David Gravel, 16.085; 14. 21M-Jason Meyers, 16.103; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.113; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.151; 17. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.222; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.288; 19. 83-Tim Kaeding, 16.305; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 16.402; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 16.585; 22. 98-Matt Jensen, 16.654; 23. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 16.692; 24. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 16.753; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.778; 26. 2-Todd Wanless, 16.848; 27. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.864; 28. 68-Jason Toft, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [7]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 83SA-David Gravel [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 10. 68-Jason Toft [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 21M-Jason Meyers [5]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 8. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [-]; 2. 3C-Jonathan Allard [2] [-]; 3. 44W-Austen Wheatley [3] [-]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6] [-]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5] [-]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [9] [-]; 7. 98-Matt Jensen [4] [$200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7] [$180]; 9. 2-Todd Wanless [8] [$175]; 10. 68-Jason Toft [10] [$160].
 
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Donny Schatz 1556
2. Paul McMahan 1533
3. Daryn Pittman 1532
4. Brad Sweet 1511
5. Kerry Madsen 1505
6. Steve Kinser 1486
7. Joey Saldana 1475
8. Tim Kaeding 1444
9. Kraig Kinser 1368
10. Cody Darrah 1363

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY NEXT SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, April 5, 2013)  The legendary STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has been winding its way through Northern and Central California for nearly a month.  It will conclude its early season tour of the Golden State next Saturday night, April 12th, when it joins the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior Sprints in the So. Cal. Sprint Car Spectacular at Perris Auto Speedway.  After that event, like snowbirds heading for Florida for the winter, the World of Outlaws will begin the journey back to the Midwest and east where it spends a majority of the warmer months of the year.

After three races in Florida during February to open the 2014 campaign, the tour and its bevy of superstar drivers loaded up their haulers and headed west in early March.  Their first stop was in “Sin City,” Las Vegas, and then Tucson, Arizona before heading into California.    Going into this weekend’s races at the Calastoga Speedway in Northern California’s gorgeous Wine Country, the competitive series has produced seven different winners in seven different races since leaving Florida. Three of the winners, Paul McMahon, Brad Sweet and Rico Abreau, are California natives.  Other winners on the western swing have been Oklahoma’s Darryn Pittman, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, David Gravel of Connecticut and Australian Kerry Madsen.

After this Saturday and Sunday’s races at Calistoga, the World of Outlaws race Friday at King’s Speedway in Hanford before next Saturday’s “Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway.  Advance tickets for next Saturday, which include a free fan pit pass, are available at the following link http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=424&backurl=default.asp or by calling toll free to: 877 395-8606.

In addition to the traveling band of racecar gypsies, the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, featuring point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, California, and The PAS Senior Sprints, headed by defending champ and three-time USAC title winner Rick Hendrix of Palmdale, will also be putting on full shows on the triple header night of open wheel action.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night.  The campground will open at noon on Friday.  Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Calistoga Speedway

Outlaws unleashed at half-mile of Calistoga Speedway Saturday & Sunday

CALISTOGA, Calif. — April 2, 2014 — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break tour with a two-day showdown at half-mile Calistoga Speedway. The event marks the first 2-day World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series show at the track since the 2007 season when Danny Lasoski swept both days.

Current points leader Paul McMahan, a former Calistoga track champion, is among the Outlaws looking forward to this weekend as he tries to continue building his championship lead. McMahan leads five-time champion Donny Schatz by nine points entering Saturday night’s action. For more on McMahan and what it means to him to be the series leader entering this weekend READ HERE.

If you can be at Calistoga this weekend, DIRTVision.com will bring you all the action with video and audio streaming of the event. For more, click www.DIRTVision.com.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, at the Calistoga Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Calistoga Speedway is located in Calistoga, Calif. From Sacramento: Take I-80 East toward San Francisco. Take Highway 12 East toward Napa. Stay on Highway 12 as it becomes Highway 29. Turn Right at Highway 29/Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga. Turn Left at Washington Street. Turn Right on North Oak Street. Calistoga Speedway will be on your left. From Bay Area: Take I-80 West toward Sacramento. Take Highway 37 West toward Napa. Take Highway 29 North/Sonoma Blvd toward Napa. Turn Right on Highway 29 North/Sonoma Blvd toward Napa. Turn Right on Highway 29 North/Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga. Turn Left on Washington Street. Turn Right on North Oak Street. Calistoga Speedway will be on your left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/IMjWg)

ABOUT THE TRACK

Calistoga Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record is 16.057 seconds by Mark Kinser on Aug. 31, 1997

Previous winners at Calistoga Speedway:

2012 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 9

2011 – Jason Sides on April 2

2007 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 1, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2

2006 – Craig Dollansky on Sept. 3

2005 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3

2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 4

2003 – Danny Lasoski on Aug. 31

2002 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1

2001 – Jeff Shepard on Sept. 2

2000 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3

1999 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 5

1998 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 6

1997 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 31

1996 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 1

1995 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 3

1994 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 4

1993 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 5

1992 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6

1991 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 1

1990 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 9

1989 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 10

1987 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 20

1986 – Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 19

1978 – Rick Ferkel on June 10, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 23

WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6) Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8),Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15), David Gravel – 1 (Merced Speedway on March 28) Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen – 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Daryn Pittman – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14)

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on Friday, April 11, and Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 12.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)

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GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Star Paul McMahan was Raised on Dirt Tracks in California, Now He Leads ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ This Weekend Into Calistoga Speedway

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 1, 2014 - Paul McMahan was a 7-year-old quarter-midget racer in California when Steve Kinser, Rick Ferkel and the World of Outlaws first came to town in 1978. Flash forward to 2014 and that kid is now on top of the world, or to be more precise, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Sure, he's moved away, got married, has a couple of kids, but make no mistake, returning Saturday and Sunday to Calistoga Speedway as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series points leader, even though it's only 10 races into the biggest schedule in motorsports, definitely is not lost on the personable McMahan.

"Back in 1978 when the Outlaws first came to West Capital Raceway, I was 7 years old and got to drive my quarter midget around the track during the national anthem," said McMahan, who earned the 1995 Calistoga Speedway championship. "That was the time when I said that's what I want to do, race with the World of Outlaws. As a kid you think about it all the time but you don't think it'll actually happen. To have that opportunity actually happen is phenomenal in itself, but to be leading the Outlaw points in your home state with all the fans that I grew up around is pretty cool."

It gets better. McMahan, a national champion quarter-midget racer from Elk Grove, Calif., not only got to be part of the show in 1978 at West Capital Raceway, but spent the day after the event hanging out with Kinser and Ferkel at a barbeque, solidifying his career path before he was even in the third grade.

Now residing in suburban Nashville, Tenn., McMahan is in the envious position of sitting atop the point standings over past champions like Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell.

"It's always cool to be on top of the points," McMahan admitted before cautiously adding, "It's way too early to be thinking about that now, though. It's the first time I've led World of Outlaws points. To be there is a good spot, but it's a long road ahead of us."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars race this weekend in Calistoga, a track that certainly plays into McMahan's hand as a previous track champion. He has become a focal point of fan and competitor attention over the past few weeks the series has raced on the West Coast.

"Everyone talks about it, all the owners I've driven for in California, they're very proud of what I've done in my career, but it'd be a lot more special coming back in September if I've still got the point lead and it's a lot more than nine points.

"It's way too early to think about points, we're only 10 races into the season and we've got 80 races to go," McMahan said, while admitting it's nearly impossible to forget the championship standings. "You've got plenty of people who remind you about it through the day through social media."

For now McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team are staying focused on qualifying and winning races. After all, he's come a long way since that night in 1978.

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Overnight Rain Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway

Outlaws return to action next Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway

CHICO, Calif. - March 29, 2014 - Overnight rain has forced World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series officials, in conjunction with Silver Dollar Speedway officials, to unfortunately cancel the Mini Gold Cup. All of the rain has saturated the grounds and track, leaving the venue unable to be prepared for the event.

The race will not be rescheduled. For fans that have already purchased tickets, please call 877-395-8606 during regular business hours for your ticketing options.

Paul McMahan maintains the championship lead over Donny Schatz by a slight nine points while Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, is only 25 points back in third. The top five drivers are separated by only 60 points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.

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Gravel Powers to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory at Merced

Roth Motorsports teammates Kaeding, Hirst round out podium at California bullring

MERCED, Calif. - March 28, 2014 - East Coaster David Gravel doesn't have many laps around Merced Speedway, but after Friday night at the central California bullring you would think he grew up at the track. Gravel charged around the outside of Kyle Hirst on lap 25 and led the remaining 15 circuits to earn the third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career.

Gravel, last season's Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, put his ART Enterprises/FMR racing #83SA in the winner's circle ahead of Tim Kaeding, who stormed past several cars in the waning laps of the event to earn a runner-up finish in his Roth Motorsports #83 while Kaeding's teammate Hirst finished third in the #83JR car, creating a podium sweep for the 83s. Joey Saldana was fourth while World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Paul McMahan rounded out the top-five.

Gravel, whose car honored the late Stephen Allard, was quick from the beginning, resetting the track record and qualifying atop the 32-car field. A fifth-place dash finish set his starting position in the feature.

Early in the A-main, Hirst jumped to the lead from the pole position. Kerry Madsen slowly began to run down Hirst and was on his bumper on lap nine when a caution waved for Sammy Swindell, whose impressive attempt to run his unbeaten World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series streak at Merced came to an unfortunate end.

On the ensuing restart, Madsen shadowed Hirst and began to look for the lead on lap 12. Two laps later Madsen went around Hirst to lead lap 14.

Mason Moore and Steve Kinser made contact exiting turn two in front of the field on lap 18. Madsen was beginning to cruise and was trying to lap cars when Moore and Kinser got together, leaving Madsen with nowhere to go but upside down to bring out a red flag. Madsen, who won last week at Stockton in his American Racing Custom Wheels car, would rejoin the field, but in a heavily damaged car that resulted in a 20th-place finish.

On the lap 18 restart, Hirst inherited the lead. Brad Sweet pushed through the field and picking up a pair of positions and charging to the third position, but a spin in turn four triggered another full restart. That's when Gravel began to shadow second-place-running Saldana. Gravel snuck by on lap 20, then on 23 with was Hirst leading, Gravel and Saldana all went for the lead. Gravel stole the advantage on lap 24 around the outside of three and four. Immediately after Gravel crossed the line with the lead on lap 25 the caution was thrown for a stopped Madsen.

Gravel handled the next restart and went on to lead the remainder of the race to earn third World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory. He's also won at the Talladega (Ala.) Dirt Track and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn.

"Brad (Sweet) showed me the way around, then the yellow came out and I got real lucky there," admitted the young driver from Watertown, Conn. "Starting out the race in fifth, I got into fourth in the beginning and I just road around. Madsen used the top in three and four and got the lead and I figured I had to do that at some point. I had to wait until it was the right time. Everything worked out and we got the lead. Lap traffic worked our way, cautions worked our way and we got the victory."

Tim Kaeding thrilled the crowd with a huge move in the closing laps of the race in an effort that eventually moved the San Jose, Calif., native up to second place after starting 12th. Kaeding used the outside of the track to charge from fifth to second from laps 36 to 39.

"We had a great race car all night, just kind of started in the back there," Kaeding said. "We moved up a little bit and did the big pray and hoped that it stuck. Somehow it did and we ended up in second. I'm trying to figure out how. It's great for the season we've been having."

Kaeding's teammate, Hirst, rounded out the top three after leading the event early.

"You hate when people go around you, I'm okay with people going underneath me," said the Elk Grove, Calif., native. "When they go around you it sucks, I'm not sure if I should've moved up, but that's something I need to do as a driver and just move around. They outdrove me to tonight, congratulations to them and we'll try again tomorrow."

McMahan maintains the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead with his fifth-place finish. Five-time champion Donny Schatz trails McMahan by nine points with last year's champion Daryn Pittman running in third, only 25 points back.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its Spring Break Tour Saturday night for the Mini Gold Cup on March 29 at Silver Dollar Speedway.

MERCED SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK - David Gravel was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, quarter-mile of Merced Speedway with a time of 10.589 seconds to set a new track record and earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), Brad Sweet (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Paul McMahan (1). Kyle Hirst, Kerry Madsen, Tommy Tarlton and Sammy Swindell won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 4th time this year... Kyle Hirst won the dash for the first time this year...This was the first race under a new dash format, limiting the cars in the race to six (heat winners and quick qualifiers).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Merced Speedway; Merced, Calif.; March 28, 2014

A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 83SA-David Gravel [5] [$10,000]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [12] [$5,500]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [1] [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10] [$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$2,100]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [13] [$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [15] [$2,000]; 11. 3C-Jonathan Allard [17] [$1,500]; 12. OO-Jason Statler [24] [$1,200]; 13. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [6] [$1,100]; 14. O-Bud Kaeding [23] [$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$1,000]; 16. 88N-DJ Netto [11] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21] [$800]; 18. OOX-Cory Eliason [20] [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$800]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser [14] [$800]; 22. 22-Mason Moore [19] [$800]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$800]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kyle Hirst 1-13, 19-24; Kerry Madsen 14-18; David Gravel 25-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: OO-Jason Statler [+12]

Qualifying: 1. 83SA-David Gravel, 10.589; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 10.617; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.726; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.814; 5. 51-Paul McMahan, 10.819; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.870; 7. 88N-DJ Netto, 10.883; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding, 10.897; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.909; 10. 88-Terry McCarl, 10.911; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 10.914; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 10.915; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.916; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell, 10.921; 15. 21T-Tommy Tarlton, 10.940; 16. 4-Cody Darrah, 10.949; 17. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 10.961; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.983; 19. 22-Mason Moore, 11.022; 20. OOX-Cory Eliason, 11.030; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.061; 22. 21-Brian Brown, 11.085; 23. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.098; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.102; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.176; 26. 121-Shane Golobic, 11.247; 27. 98-Matt Jensen, 11.366; 28. OO-Jason Statler, 11.387; 29. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 11.672; 30. 26-Sean McMahan, 11.715; 31. 78-Mark Barroso, 12.075; 32. 68-Jason Toft, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 5. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 88-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 121-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 26-Sean McMahan [8]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [6]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [3]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 98-Matt Jensen [7]; 7. 22-Mason Moore [5]; 8. 78-Mark Barroso [8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. OO-Jason Statler [7]; 6. OOX-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 68-Jason Toft [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 6. 21T-Tommy Tarlton [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 22-Mason Moore [1] [-]; 2. OOX-Cory Eliason [2] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [-]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4] [-]; 5. 121-Shane Golobic [7] [$200]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$180]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] [$175]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen [8] [$160]; 9. 78-Mark Barroso [11] [$150]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9] [$150]; 11. 26-Sean McMahan [10] [$150]; 12. 68-Jason Toft [12] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Paul McMahan 1419
2. Donny Schatz 1410
3. Daryn Pittman 1394
4. Kerry Madsen 1367
5. Brad Sweet 1359
6. Steve Kinser 1356
7. Joey Saldana 1326
8. Tim Kaeding 1318
9. Kraig Kinser 1239
10. Cody Darrah 1229

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Merced & Silver Dollar

Outlaws caged in California bullrings on Friday and Saturday

MERCED, Calif. - March 25, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break tour this weekend starting Friday night at Merced Speedway then shifting Saturday night to the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Sammy Swindell will be the driver to beat Friday night at Merced. The Germantown, Tenn., native has won all three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at the track, in fact he's the only driver to finish in the top five all three years.

Current championship points leader Paul McMahan, who grew up on the California bullrings, will be attempting to win the Mini Gold Cup for the second consecutive year after an emotional win last season.

WHEN
· Friday, March 28, at the Stockton Dirt Track. Racing begins at 7 p.m.
· Saturday, March 29, at Silver Dollar Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE

· Merced Speedway is located in Merced, Calif., five blocks southwest of SR99 on SR 59, at the fairgrounds. Take State Route 99 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to fairgrounds on left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/OPYdL)

· Silver Dollar Speedway is located on Park Avenue, 0.6 miles south of SR 99, then 0.1 miles west. Click on the link for a map ( https://goo.gl/maps/yPBrw)

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Merced Speedway is a semi-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.823 seconds by Joey Saldana on March 29, 2013

Previous winners at Merced Speedway:

2013 - Sammy Swindell on March 29

2012 - Sammy Swindell on March 30

2011 - Sammy Swindell on April 1

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.918 seconds by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013

Previous winners at Silver Dollar Speedway:

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

WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6), Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8), Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15),Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen - 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Daryn Pittman - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14)

DASH TWIST: Beginning with Friday's Merced Speedway event, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will use a new format for the dash, which will be comprised of six cars. The dash will include the heat race winners plus the next fastest cars in qualifying that transfer from their heat to the A-main. The number of heat races will dictate the number of qualifiers that will join the dash, which will set the first three rows of the A-main.

STOCKTON FINISH REVISED: An officials' review of the finish from Saturday night's event at the Stockton Dirt Track revealed on Monday that Sammy Swindell's car sustained a transponder failure during the A-main, resulting in Swindell's car being scored incorrectly behind Brad Sweet after the two made contact on lap 15 with Swindell ahead. Neither car was able to continue. By World of Outlaws rules, since Swindell was ahead at the time of the incident, he will be awarded 20th position with Sweet finishing 21st.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2013)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)
9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)

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Madsen Steals FVP Western Spring Shootout Win at Stockton

Aussie uses final-lap pass for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory

STOCKTON, Calif. - March 22, 2014 - Kerry Madsen led just a single lap in the FVP Western Spring Shootout on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, but he made it count. Madsen surged ahead of Donny Schatz in the final corner, then won a drag race with the five-time champion in front of the packed grandstands to earn his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season by about half a car-length.

An ecstatic Madsen joked in victory lane, "I'd have done some doughnuts, but I didn't even know the race was over."

Schatz crossed the line just 0.115 seconds behind Madsen with Joey Saldana, who led the most laps, in third. Jason Meyers was fourth and polesitter Bud Kaeding was fifth.

Saldana drove around Kaeding to take the early lead before a caution fell on the second lap when defending series champion Daryn Pittman, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet and current points leader Paul McMahan all got together. Another incident on the ensuing restart then forced a single-file restart.

Schatz took his first lead seven laps into the 30-lap A-main, cruising around Saldana through the middle of the track. Schatz built a strong advantage until lap 13, when red flag flew. Schatz chose the outside lane on the double-file restart and Saldana powered back into the lead on the bottom of the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Saldana grew his lead for several laps until Schatz made another started to close the gap with eight laps to go. Schatz challenged Saldana for several circuits with several pushes to take the lead. Finally, with two to go, Schatz charged to the bottom of turn one to reclaim the lead.

Madsen followed Schatz into second with one to go after running third much of the race. Then, on the final lap, Madsen put his American Racing Custom Wheels car on the tail of Schatz's STP/Armor All machine. Entering turn three Madsen went to the bottom as Schatz battled lapped traffic and the two were in a straight-line race to the checkered flag with Madsen taking the win by about half a car length.

"That was actually really exciting because Donny and Joey were just battling and I'm like I think I've got a shot here,'" said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, N.S.W., Australia. "It was one of those races where I think it paid to be behind the leader, because I found that line and I just got patient with it. I'm just rattled that we won that, I just did not expect that, that's cool."

After starting eighth, Schatz gave it all he could to win in his Tony Stewart Racing.

"Naturally I thought I won," said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. "I guess you always think that. I did everything I could, but Joey got us on the start. I didn't expect anyone to come there on the bottom. I guess Kerry snuck by us on the bottom and got the win, good for him. I'd like to leave here with a win, but third last year, second tonight, may be next time we'll get a win."

Saldana was pleased with a top-three finish in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw #71M.

"It's just so hard to win one of these races," said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. "You can see how much effort you put into these cars. I definitely got some gifts there on some restarts. I was thinking Donny had the right groove there for the middle, but definitely there in lapped traffic you had to be right on the bottom and [Kerry Madsen] got us both."

McMahan recovered from the early spin to finish 11th and maintain the championship lead, down to a six-point advantage over Schatz. Pittman is third with Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser rounding out the top five. The top five drivers are separated by only 30 points.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break on Friday, March 28, at Merced Speedway, and Saturday, March 29, in the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

THE FVP WESTERN SPRING SHOOTOUT at THE STOCKTON DIRT TRACK NOTES - Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8-mile of the Stockton Dirt Track with a time of 12.869 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kerry Madsen (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Daryn Pittman (1). Rico Abreu, DJ Netto, Terry McCarl and Donny Schatz won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the third time this year... Bud Kaeding won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track (FVP Western Spring Shootout); March 23, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$3,200]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers [5] [$2,800]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [1] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [15] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [13] [$2,100]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [9] [$2,050]; 10. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [20] [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,500]; 12. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [10] [$1,050]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [18] [$1,000]; 16. 121-Shane Golobic [21] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24] [$800]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [16] [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$800]; 20. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$800]; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell [14] [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23] [$800]; 23. 33E-Evan Suggs [17] [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$800].

Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-6, 14-27; Donny Schatz 7-13, 28-29; Kerry Madsen 30.

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.869; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.125; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.176; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.186; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.186; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.193; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.237; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 13.245; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.270; 10. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.271; 11. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.310; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.331; 13. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.340; 14. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.343; 15. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.383; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.434; 17. 33E-Evan Suggs, 13.461; 18. 55-Trey Starks, 13.534; 19. OO-Jason Statler, 13.572; 20. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.609; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.609; 22. 121-Shane Golobic, 13.612; 23. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.716; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.739; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.877; 26. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.956; 27. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.133; 28. 68-Jason Toft, 14.176; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.417; 30. 89-Branden Mansfield, 14.655; 31. 77-Chris Magoon, 14.842; 32. 7-Clayton Snow, 15.014; 33. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr., 15.808; 34. 22-Mason Moore, nt; 35. 27-Sean Becker, nt

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 3C-Jonathan Allard [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 33E-Evan Suggs [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr. [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 121-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 89-Branden Mansfield [8]; 9. 22-Mason Moore [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 88-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 21M-Jason Meyers [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 6. OO-Jason Statler [5]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 8. 77-Chris Magoon [8]; 9. 27-Sean Becker [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 7. 7-Clayton Snow [8]; 8. 68-Jason Toft [7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. O-Bud Kaeding [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [7]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [9]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4] [-]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [3] [-]; 3. 55-Trey Starks [1] [-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [-]; 5. OO-Jason Statler [2] [$200]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6] [$180]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9] [$175]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7] [$160]; 9. 15H-Pat Harvey Jr. [13] [$150]; 10. 89-Branden Mansfield [10] [$150]; 11. 77-Chris Magoon [11] [$150]; 12. 7-Clayton Snow [12] [$150]; 13. 68-Jason Toft [8] [$150]; 14. 27-Sean Becker [15] [$150]; 15. 22-Mason Moore [14] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Paul McMahan 1278
2. Donny Schatz  1272
3. Daryn Pittman 1258
4. Kerry Madsen 1257
5. Steve Kinser 1248
6. Brad Sweet 1222
7. Joey Saldana 1180
8. Tim Kaeding 1172
9. Kraig Kinser 1123
10. Cody Darrah 1117
11. Sammy Swindell 1096
12. Jason Sides 1039
13. Terry McCarl 1029
14. Rico Abreu 976
15. Logan Schuchart 933
16. Lucas Wolfe 802
17. Danny Lasoski 678
18. Jacob Allen 675
19. Jason Meyers 649
20. Jac Haudenschild 626

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Stockton Dirt Track

Californians aim to keep up momentum heading to FVP Western Spring Shootout

STOCKTON, Calif. - March 19, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will storm the Stockton Dirt Track for the second time in series history on Saturday night for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

Californian Rico Abreu will be seeking his second consecutive win after he earned the first Outlaw victory of his career last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway. Kyle Larson, Abreu's friend and current NASCAR star, earned the victory at the inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event last year at the semi-banked, 3/8 mile oval.

Paul McMahan, whose roots are in California, owns the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship lead through the first eight races over the series' previous two champions, Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz.

WHEN
· Saturday, March 22, at the Stockton Dirt Track. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE
· The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. Take State Route 99 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to fairgrounds on left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/4Rk82)

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Stockton Dirt Track is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 13.278 seconds by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013

Previous winners at the Stockton Dirt Track:

2013-Kyle Larson on March 22

WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6) Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8), Steve Kinser - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Paul McMahan - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Rico Abreu - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15), Daryn Pittman - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14).

DASH TWIST: Beginning with Saturday night's FVP Western Spring Shootout, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will use a new format for the dash, which will be comprised of six cars. The dash will include the heat race winners plus the next fastest cars in qualifying that transfer from their heat to the A-main. The number of heat races will dictate the number of qualifiers that will join the dash, which will set the first three rows of the A-main.

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2013)
1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)
4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)
5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)
7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)
8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Set to Sling Dirt at Berlin Raceway

Paved track’s dirt schedule grows with world’s premier sprint car series on Sept. 27

CONCORD, N.C. - March 18, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is set to invade Berlin Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Marne, Mich.

It marks the first time "The Greatest Show on Dirt" will race at Berlin, a semi-banked asphalt oval near Grand Rapids, Mich., that will be covered in dirt for a series of special events this fall, including the World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Keyser Manufacturing Down & Dirty Weekend on Sept. 12-13. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will take their shot at the storied venue two weeks later.

"The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars is something that the fans have wanted to see here ever since the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race was announced two years ago," stated Mike Bursley, Promoter of Berlin Raceway.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event has yet to be named, and Bursley is enlisting the fans' help to give it an identity.

"This is such a special event we want our fans to have a direct impact by letting them help choose the name for the event," Bursley said. Details on the event-naming process will be announced soon. "We received many excellent submissions for the Late Model race in 2012; we are excited to see what the fans will come up with this year."

The event will mark the final time the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will race in the Wolverine State in 2014, and the last chance Michigan fans will have to see 20-time champion Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour, marking his final run at a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014 and can be purchased by visiting www.berlinraceway.com or by calling Berlin Raceway at 616-677-5000.

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Abreu Claims First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory

Californian cruised into victory lane at Thunderbowl Raceway

TULARE, Calif. - March 15, 2014 - Rico Abreu earned the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night when he powered to the checkered flag at Thunderbowl Raceway for his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

Abreu took the lead from Terry McCarl on lap eight, and then had to hold off veterans McCarl and Joey Saldana to earn the victory.

Rookie Logan Schuchart followed up a strong run on Friday night by eventually finishing second after making a daring late pass to the outside of McCarl on the banked one-third mile dirt oval. McCarl, who set quick time and then became the first driver to benefit from the "0" being pulled in the dash draw, settled for third after coming back from a near wreck on a restart. Sammy Swindell finished a season-best fourth while two-time event winner in 2014, Brad Sweet, was fifth.

Abreu made the pass on McCarl for the lead on lap 8 in turn one in his Abreu Vineyards #24. Abreu then had to defend the position on a restart for the first time on lap 11 after Cody Darrah brought out a red with a wreck in turn one.

Abreu restarted on the inside and has a strong jump while McCarl went high and bicycled the Country Builder #88 in turn one and fell to fourth.

The red flew again on lap 13 for a multiple car incident in turn one. McCarl was working to come back through the field on the following restart and was racing Schuchart for third before another stoppage, for the 41 entry of Dominic Scelzi with a flat right rear. On the ensuing restart Abreu surged to a strong advantage followed by Saldana and McCarl with Schuchart falling to fourth.

Saldana continued to run second and was reeling in Abreu when he was collected in a spin in turn four, forcing him to surrender his position on the restart and moving Schuchart into the third.

A final five-lap dash to the checkered flag unfolded with a single-file restart. Abreu again pushed to the lead followed by McCarl, Schuchart, Swindell and Sweet. Swindell tried to slide around Schuchart, but the rookie held his line and maintained the position and went after McCarl.

Schuchart built a run going into turn three to drive the Your Auto Source #1s Shark Racing entry around McCarl for the second position coming to the line with two to go, but nobody was going to touch Abreu, who cruised under the checkered flag to win for the first time.

"That was incredible," said Abreu, of St. Helena, Calif. "The pressure built up was huge, lining up next to Joey and my restarts this year have been terrible. Those were some pretty damn good starts. You race with the Outlaws so you can't over think things and that's what I tend to do. I was getting winded and I started breathing and slowing my arms down and slowing everything down and that was the key to winning this race tonight."

Schuchart rebounded from a bitter sweet finish on Friday night when he led 22 laps before falling outside the top five with an ill-handling car.

"It definitely feels good to come out here run good with these guys," said Schuchart, of Hanover, Pa. "We had doubts in our mind that we could come out here and run good. To come out here and run good and up front with these guys is good for our team. I wish I would have had a couple more laps and been able to race with Rico, but he's very fast and he's hard on these types of race tracks."

McCarl, of Altoona, Iowa, represented the Midwest and fought back from near disaster for a third-place finish.

"I left the same two tires all night long, we just cut them and siped them. I've lost a lot more races getting this thing too tight here. I almost dumped it on that restart to come back up and contend for a win was great. I've got to congratulate Rico and Paul Silva."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series spring break in California returns to action on Saturday, March 22, at the Stockton Dirt Track.

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

Terry McCarl was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, one-third-mile of Thunderbowl Raceway with a time of 13.049 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), David Gravel (3), Rico Abreu (2) and Donny Schatz (1). Bryan Clauson, Logan Schuchart and Bud Kaeding won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 0 for the first time this year... Terry McCarl won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 15, 2014

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Thunderbowl Raceway; Tulare, Calif.; March 15, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$5,000]; 3. 88-Terry McCarl [1] [$3,000]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12] [$2,500]; 6. 3-Craig Stidham [9] [$2,200]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [13] [$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$1,800]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [14] [$1,600]; 10. 83SA-David Gravel [5] [$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [23] [$1,300]; 12. 83-Tim Kaeding [21] [$1,200]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$1,100]; 14. 82-Bryan Clauson [8] [$1,000]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$950]; 16. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$900]; 17. 21M-Jason Meyers [20] [$850]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$750]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$725]; 20. O-Bud Kaeding [7] [$700]; 21. 4F-Mike Faria [15] [$700]; 22. 41-Dominic Scelzi [18] [$700]; 23. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [24] [$700]; 24. 55-Trey Starks [22] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Terry McCarl 1-7, Rico Abreu 8-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.049; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.127; 3. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.151; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.154; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.178; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.246; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.266; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.268; 9. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.273; 10. 82-Bryan Clauson, 13.361; 11. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.368; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.395; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.406; 14. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 15. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.426; 16. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.430; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.430; 18. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.457; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.486; 20. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.492; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.507; 22. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.522; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.541; 24. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.567; 25. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.591; 26. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.612; 27. 55-Trey Starks, 13.715; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.719; 29. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.793

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 82-Bryan Clauson [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [4]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [9]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10]; 10. OO-Cory Eliason [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 3-Craig Stidham [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 83SA-David Gravel [4]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [9]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 8. 4F-Mike Faria [5]; 9. 21M-Jason Meyers [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 88-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 5. 83SA-David Gravel [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 8. 82-Bryan Clauson [8]; 9. 3-Craig Stidham [9]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4F-Mike Faria [1] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [-]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [-]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers [8] [-]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [-]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5] [-]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$200]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10] [$180]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [9] [$175]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [11] [$160]; 11. OO-Cory Eliason [6] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Paul McMahan 1147
2. Donny Schatz  1126
3. Daryn Pittman 1123
4. Steve Kinser 1112
5. Brad Sweet 1110
6. Kerry Madsen 1101
7. Tim Kaeding 1034
8. Joey Saldana 1031
9. Kraig Kinser 1007
10. Cody Darrah 1005
11. Sammy Swindell 988
12. Jason Sides 915
13. Terry McCarl 897
14. Rico Abreu 874
15. Logan Schuchart 827
16. Lucas Wolfe 802
17. Danny Lasoski 678
18. Jac Haudenschild 626
19. Brian Clauson 614
20. Jacob Allen 600
 
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Pittman Surges to His First World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Victory of Season

Defending champ takes checkered flag at Thunderbowl Raceway

TULARE, Calif. - March 15, 2014 - Daryn Pittman charged to his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway after a thrilling battle with polesitter Logan Schuchart.

After 22 laps, Pittman finally surged ahead of Schuchart, with Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan also motoring ahead of the rookie for podium finishes. Kerry Madsen followed his runner-up finish at Tucson with a fourth-place finish and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

Schuchart started the 35-lap main event from the pole at the high-banked, third-mile oval and jumped to the early lead over second starting Schatz. In the early going the battle was for third as Brad Sweet, a two-time winner this season, moved up to battle McMahan and the CJB Motorsports #51 for fourth. Sweet earned the position and immediately set his eyes on third, a position he quickly captured from Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Pittman. Schuchart continued to lead as the laps clicked away.

Pittman fired back in his Great Clips #9 car as a lapped car slowed Schatz's Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All #15 car. As Schuchart was faced with lapped traffic, Pittman and Schatz swept through to pass Schuchart and the race was on for the win with just 13 circuits remaining. Pittman was determined not to let the win slip away as it was his first victory since last July.

"I hated to admit how bad this has been burning me up personally and I'm sure this whole team how long it's been since we've won a race," admitted Owasso, Okla., native Pittman. "We had such a good year last year that I can't complain about anything … but we haven't won a race since July of last year. This has been the kind of voodoo place for me that I've never felt comfortable, and last year we came here and ran third and fifth and real well. To snap our non-winning streak here in Tulare, I'll tell you what, I couldn't be any happier."

On the tight track, Schatz was in constant traffic as he sought a way past Pittman.

"We weren't biding any time we were going for it. Logan was setting a really good pace and I was doing everything I could to chase him," said Schatz, a five-time series champion from Fargo, N.D. "We just needed lapped traffic to do that. We got going there and made some [spots] up there at the end."

McMahan, who had been under the weather all week, extended his championship points lead with his podium finish.

"It's been a heck of week, I've been sick all week," said the Elk Grove, Calif., native McMahan. "To come out here and put 35 laps together is pretty tough on me. The top started getting cleaned off a little bit the more cars got up there to clean it off. We were having a little problem getting off the corners with the motor stumble a little bit, but we'll get that fixed up and come back and try again tomorrow night. "

Schuchart held on to finish eighth, marking his first top-10 finish of the season.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion celebrating his Salute to the King tour, was seventh for his sixth top-10 in seven starts this season.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car touring drivers from California registered strong runs as McMahan earned the third place and Tim Kaeding who finished sixth and earned the KSE Hard Charger award picking up 11 spots in the feature event. Brad Sweet was running third until he had a motor let go forcing him off of the track.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns Thunderbowl Raceway Saturday night March 15. All of the action can be seen on www.DIRTVision.com.

THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

Joey Saldana, who celebrated his 42nd birthday on Friday, was the fastest qualifier around the high-banked, third-mile of Thunderbowl Raceway with a time of 12.800 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Paul McMahan (4 points), Trey Starks (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Kraig Kinser (1). Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Kerry Madsen won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the third time this year... Logan Schuchart won the dash for the first time this year and his career... McMahan is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all seven events so far this season, and he leads the championship.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tulare (Calif.) Raceway; March15, 2014

A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding [17] [$2,200]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] [$1,800]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [8] [$1,600]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$1,450]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [20] [$1,300]; 12. 83SA-David Gravel [14] [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,100]; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [21] [$1,000]; 15. 82-Bryan Clauson [24] [$950]; 16. 88-Terry McCarl [18] [$900]; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16] [$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [19] [$750]; 19. 21M-Jason Meyers [23] [$725]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15] [$700]; 22. 88N-DJ Netto [22] [$700]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [5] [$700]; 24. 55-Trey Starks [6] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-22, Daryn Pittman 23-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+11]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.800; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.944; 3. 55-Trey Starks, 12.951; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.953; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.953; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.988; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.005; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.005; 9. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.039; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.051; 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.070; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.081; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.101; 14. 83SA-David Gravel, 13.116; 15. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.117; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.130; 17. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.158; 18. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.165; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.181; 20. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.184; 21. 21M-Jason Meyers, 13.217; 22. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.254; 23. 82-Bryan Clauson, 13.267; 24. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.334; 25. 3-Craig Stidham, 13.357; 26. 21-Brian Brown, 13.377; 27. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.463; 28. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.509; 29. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.600; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.672; 31. 4F-Mike Faria, 13.889

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. OO-Cory Eliason [10]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 10. 3-Craig Stidham [9]; 11. 4F-Mike Faria [11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 83SA-David Gravel [5]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi [10]; 10. 82-Bryan Clauson [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 7. 21M-Jason Meyers [7]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 9. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [9]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [10]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83SA-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4] [-]; 5. 21M-Jason Meyers [5] [-]; 6. 82-Bryan Clauson [6] [-]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [9] [$200]; 8. OO-Cory Eliason [10] [$180]; 9. 3-Craig Stidham [7] [$175]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi [11] [$160]; 11. 4F-Mike Faria [13] [$150]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [12] [$150]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
1. Paul McMahan 1015
2. Donny Schatz 1005
3. Daryn Pittman  995
4. Steve Kinser 988
5. Brad Sweet 970
6. Kerry Madsen 965
7. Joey Saldana 909
8. Tim Kaeding 908
9. Cody Darrah 891
10. Kraig Kinser  873

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Brad Sweet Strikes at NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout in Tucson

Tames windy conditions for second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car victory of season

TUCSON, Ariz - March 8, 2014 - Brad Sweet drove to victory in the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports on Saturday night at Tucson International Raceway for his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of 2014.

Sweet surged into the lead past Kerry Madsen on the fourth lap of the 25-lap main event at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Madsen held on for second while Steve Kinser was third for his fourth consecutive podium finish during his "Salute to the King" tour. Past champions Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz rounded out the top five.

High winds that developed during the course of the event made it challenging for all of the drivers, forcing Sweet his Kasey Kahne Racing team to adjust to the conditions in order to remain competitive.

Following a special parade lap honoring Steve Kinser, Sweet closed the gap on Madsen during lap three entering turn two and drove the Kasey Kahne Racing machine into turn three and pulled underneath Madsen to complete the slide job on lap four.

Sweet pulled away from the field until the caution flew on lap eight for a car stopped on the outside of turn four. Sweet and the SureTestSupplies.com #49 then shot to the lead and drove away from the rest of the field.

"It's nice to get off to such a good start," said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., who is making his first run at a series championship. "The track was a little tough with that wind, and traffic was a little sketchy tonight too. I knew Kerry [Madsen] was probably going to get the jump with the way the track was with the top a little better. He didn't just get off two too well one time and I was able to get just enough of a run. I knew I was going to be close with the way slide jobs are here, but we had to go for it and I went for it."

Madsen did best to follow suit, and though his American Racing Custom Wheels #29 machine had a gap on third place he could not run down Sweet.

"We had some issues in the dash and the cars were quite hard to control, however, it actually wasn't too bad in the A-main," said Madsen, of St. Marys, N.S.W. native. "I was probably just a little too conservative there and Brad was really aggressive and drove by me. He was driving a much more aggressive line than I was and I'm kind of kicking myself a little bit. It was still a great result. A big hats off to Brad and team, they were very quick there so I'd have to say they deserve that."

The battle moved to third place as Kinser held the position, but had to fend off Pittman and Schatz. On lap nine Schatz was on the rear bumper of Pittman, but was unable to complete the pass. Pittman's car began to come to life then as he caught Kinser on lap 13. For the final 20 laps the three remained in a heated battle, but from one line to the next no one could get past Kinser's Tony Stewart Racing Bad Boy Buggies #11.

A happy 20-time champion, Kinser was joking in victory lane, "It's a little windy and a little chilly," noted Kinser with a smile. He jokingly added, "I try to stay out of it in the wintertime. ... Once we got on the top, the wind wasn't terrible. We just got our car laying over a little bit too much to be able to run so we were just hanging on to where we were, and it was a good thing we started up front. I was tight getting in and I was just slinging the car in and spinning the right rear and when I did it would free the car up and working on [the right rear] a little bit."

Paul McMahan leaves Tucson with a 1-point advantage over Sweet in the championship points. Schatz sits in third position trailing by eight points with Steve Kinser a slim 14 points out of the championship lead.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invades Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14-15 in Tulare, Calif., as the Spring Break Tour enters California, where it will compete through April 12.

THE NAPA AUTO PARTS WILDCAT SHOOTOUT presented by RIDENOW POWERSPORTS at TUCSON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - Paul McMahan was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, 3/8-mile of Tucson International Raceway with a time of 12.523 seconds to earn five championship points. It was McMahan's third quick time in six races this season. Also earning points were Danny Lasoski (4 points), Brian Brown (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Cody Darrah (1). Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana and Steve won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 4 for the 2nd time this year... Brad Sweet won the dash for the first time this year... McMahan and Sweet are the only drivers to finish in the top 10 in all six events so far this season, and they're also first and second in the championship.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Tucson (Ariz.) International Raceway; March 8, 2014

A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,500]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,200]; 8. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14] [$2,050]; 10. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [18] [$2,000]; 11. 83-Tim Kaeding [11] [$1,500]; 12. 82C-Bryan Clauson [15] [$1,200]; 13. 55-Trey Starks [21] [$1,100]; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera [24] [$1,050]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [10] [$1,000]; 16. O5-Brad Loyet [22] [$900]; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$800]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$800]; 21. 94-Jeff Swindell [19] [$800]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [20] [$800]; 23. 33-Danny Lasoski [8] [$800]; 24. 82-Sam Hafertepe [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-3, Brad Sweet 4-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 45X-Johnny Herrera [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.523; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski, 12.683; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 12.689; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.733; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.760; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.768; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.781; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.789; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.806; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.815; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.832; 12. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.853; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 12.872; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.911; 15. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.929; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.030; 17. 82C-Bryan Clauson, 13.088; 18. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.106; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.130; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.163; 21. 82-Sam Hafertepe, 13.170; 22. 17W-Cole Wood, 13.247; 23. 55-Trey Starks, 13.290; 24. 94-Jeff Swindell, 13.319; 25. O5-Brad Loyet, 13.329; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.340; 27. 45X-Johnny Herrera, 13.367; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 13.371; 29. 74X-Josh Hodges, 13.461

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet [9]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10]; 10. 17W-Cole Wood [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski [4]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 82C-Bryan Clauson [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 74X-Josh Hodges [10]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 10. 55-Trey Starks [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell [8]; 7. 82-Sam Hafertepe [7]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera [9]; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [10]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [9]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 8. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2] [-]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1] [-]; 3. O5-Brad Loyet [6] [-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3] [-]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [5] [-]; 6. 82-Sam Hafertepe [4] [-]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8] [$200]; 8. 74X-Josh Hodges [10] [$180]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [9] [$175]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7] [$160]; 11. 17W-Cole Wood [11] [$150]

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2014 Points
April 19
1. Daryn Pittman 2398
2. Paul McMahan 2390
3. Donny Schatz 2388
4. Joey Saldana 2380
5. Brad Sweet 2327
6. Kerry Madsen 2315
7. Steve Kinser 2246
8. Cody Darrah 2194
9. Sammy Swindell 2145
10. Kraig Kinser 2086

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