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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Heads To Texas

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Lone Star Speedway & Houston Raceway
Park highlight weekend stops.


WHAT
• A return to the state of Texas is up next for the World of Outlaws beginning on
Friday, April 10 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, followed by a visit to Houston
Raceway Park in Baytown on Saturday, April 11 for the Texas Shootout. It will mark
the series first event at Lone Star Speedway since 2004 and first stop at Houston
Raceway Park since 2007. Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending series champion
has won the last two events at Houston Raceway Park, while 20-time series champion
Steve Kinser, has been victorious in the last two World of Outlaws races at Lone
Star Speedway. The pair is separated by just 11 points at the top of the series
championship standings entering this weekend’s events with Schatz in the lead.
WHEN
• On Friday April 10 at Lone Star Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m.
Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. Central and hot laps are set
for 7:30 p.m.  Central.

• On Saturday, April 11 at Houston Raceway Park, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m.
Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. Central with hot laps set for 6
p.m.  Central and racing at 7:30 p.m. Central.


WHERE
• Lone Star Speedway is located in Kilgore, Texas. Take I-20 to exit 583 (at Liberty
City), then 0.5 mi. north on Hwy. 135, then 1 mi. east on FM 1252, then 0.5 miles
south (track is on the right).

• Houston Raceway Park is located in Baytown, Texas. From Houston: Take Interstate
10 east towards Beaumont. Take the Hwy. 146 exit which is exit #797. Take a right on
Hwy. 146 and go to the second stop light which is FM 565. Take a left on FM 565 and
Houston Raceway Park will be on the left side about 3 miles.

ON THE INTERNET
• Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all
World of Outlaws Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com. cybercast, as well as
on the DIRT Radio Network Go to http://www.DIRTVision.com for more information on
all the features, including updated results from each night of racing as well as a
chat room to interact with other fans listening to the action.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
• Lone Star Speedway is a high-banked 1/2-mile oval. The track record of 13.05
seconds was established by Danny Lasoski on April 4, 2002.

• Houston Raceway Park is a high-banked 1/4-mile oval. The track record of 11.996
seconds was established by Joey Saldana on March 16, 2007.

NEWS & NOTES
• On the Web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site at
http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint includes driver biographies with individual
statistics, pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race
coverage, series news and team press releases. There also are links to the Official
2009 Rulebook and the 2009 Membership form.

• Sign on, tune in: DIRTVision.com will again be providing fans, media, teams,
promoters, and sponsors with access to live and on-demand cybercasts of many World
of Outlaws, and DIRTcar Racing sanctioned events this year. For more information
visit: www.DIRTVision.com<http://www.dirtvision.com/>.

• Tune into the Web: If fans can’t get to any of the upcoming events, they can
experience the excitement of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series live on
DIRTVision.com through the DIRT Radio Network, where announcer Johnny Gibson keeps
you on the edge of your seat throughout the event. To listen to the audio
broadcasts, log on to www.DIRTVision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.
Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen to the DIRT Radio
Network. For technical support or questions, e-mail webmaster@DIRTVision.com.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Lone Star Speedway include:
2004- Steve Kinser on March 12
2003- Steve Kinser on October 24
1986 - Sammy Swindell on March 14, Sammy Swindell on June 14
1984 - Sammy Swindell on May 5 (completed earlier event), Sammy Swindell on May 5,
Sammy Swindell on June 19

World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Houston Raceway Park include:
2007- Donny Schatz on March 16
2005-Donny Schatz on March 19
2004-Steve Kinser on March 27
2003-Steve Kinser on March 22
2002-Mark Kinser on March 24
2001- Mark Kinser on April 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 14
2000-Steve Kinser on April 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 21

• FEATURE WINNERS: There has been nine World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature
event held in 2009. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park,
Silver Dollar Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway
Park-twice and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway), Randy Hannagan
(Thunderbowl Raceway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Jason Meyers (Silver
Dollar Speedway).


• 1/2-MILE WINNERS: Lone Star Speedway is a high-banked 1/2-mile. The World of
Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced five times this season on a track that size. The
winners include: Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice and The Dirt Track at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Joey Saldana (Volusia
Speedway Park).


• 1/4-MILE WINNERS: Houston Raceway Park is a high-banked 1/4-mile. The World of
Outlaws have raced twice this season on a track that size. The winners include:
Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway) and Joey Saldana (Silver Dollar Speedway).

2009 STAT ATTACK
There have been nine World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (5 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins
1-      Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3
2-      Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3
Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1
Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1
Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown -
Total laps led (11 Different Drivers)
1-      Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 65 laps
2-      Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 44- laps
3-      Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 40 laps
4-      Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 32 laps
5-      Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps.
6-      Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 25 laps
7-      Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 19 laps
8-      Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 15 laps
Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps
9-      Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps
10-  Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 6 laps

Time trial leaders (6 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times
1-      Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3
2-      Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2
3-      Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1
Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1
Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Track records established during 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events (2)
1-      Joey Saldana, March 13, Silver Dollar Speedway (1/4-mile), Chico,
California, 10.918 seconds at 82.433 mph
Terry McCarl, March 20, Thunderbowl Raceway (1/3-mile), Tulare, California, 12.713
seconds at 94.297 mph

Crane Cams Dash Winners (9 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins
1-      Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1
Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1
Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-1
Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1
Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1
Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1
Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1
Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles
1-      Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1
Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1
Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1
Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1
Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1
Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1
Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1
Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


B-main Winners (8 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins
1-      Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1
Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1
Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1
Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1
Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 1
Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1
Daryn Pittman, Owasso. Oklahoma- 1


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