Keeping Pace

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Huset’s Speedway & Knoxville Raceway

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced six 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), Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park and Lone Star Speedway) and Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Huset’s Speedway & Knoxville Raceway

Courtesy: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC— April 27, 2009

WHAT
• The World of Outlaws head to the upper Midwest this weekend for a stop at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota on Friday, May 1, followed by a visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday, May 2. For the second and third consecutive races, the World of Outlaws event will serve as the season opener at the respective tracks they are competing at. After two thrilling races last weekend and a shakeup in the Top-Five in the championship standings, including 20-time series champion Steve Kinser taking over the top spot, the series wraps up their swing of five consecutive races on bullrings at Huset’s Speedway and will begin a stretch of six straight events on half-miles at Knoxville Raceway. Last season Craig Dollansky won both races at Huset’s, while three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz was victorious twice at Knoxville.

WHEN
• On Friday May 1 at Huset’s Speedway, the pit gates will open at 12 p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Central and hot laps are set for 7:15 p.m. Central.

• On Saturday, May 2 at Knoxville Raceway, the pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Central and hot laps are set for 6:45 p.m. Central.



WHERE
• Huset’s Speedway is located in Brandon, South Dakota. Take I-90 east of Sioux Falls to exit 406, then go south three miles on SR 11.

• Knoxville Raceway is located at the north edge of Knoxville, Iowa on State Road 14 (track is located on the Marion County Fairgrounds).


TICKETS
• On Friday, May 1 at Huset’s Speedway all seats will be general admission and will be available beginning the day of the race, with adult tickets $30, with tickets for juniors (ages 8-14) just $5 and kids ages 7-under will be admitted free of charge. For ticket information call the track at 605-582-3536 or visit http://www.husets-speedway.com.

• On Saturday, May 2 at Knoxville Raceway, adult general admission tickets will be $27 with general admission tickets for children just $13.50. Reserved tickets for adults will be $30, with reserved tickets for children $15. For tickets visit http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com or call the track at 641-842-5431.

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.


• The World of Outlaws is at: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint
• Huset’s Speedway is at: http://www.husets-speedway.com
• Knoxville Raceway is at: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com
• DIRTVision is at: http://www.dirtvision.com


ABOUT THE TRACKS

• Huset’s Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile. The track record of 10.426 seconds was established by Terry McCarl on August 17, 2002.

• Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile. The track record of 14.407 seconds was established by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006.


PREVIOUS WINNERS
World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Huset’s Speedway include:
2008- Craig Dollansky on June 13; Craig Dollansky on July 3
2007- Donny Schatz on July 3
2006- Brooke Tatnell on May 7, Terry McCarl on July 3
2005- Brian Paulus on June 28
2004-Sammy Swindell on July 6
2003- Steve Kinser on June 18
2002 -Steve Kinser on July 2
2001- Donny Schatz on April 29, Mark Kinser on July 3
2000- Mark Kinser on May 7, Mark Kinser on July 3
1999- Mark Kinser on May 3, Mark Kinser on July 6
1998- Stevie Smith on July 7
1997- Sammy Swindell on April 27, Mark Kinser on July 3
1996- Mark Kinser on July 3
1995- Dave Blaney on June 28
1994- Mark Kinser on June 29
1993- Steve Kinser on Aug. 23
1992- Steve Kinser on July 8, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 22
1991- Mark Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 24
1990- Doug Wolfgang on July 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 25
1989- Doug Wolfgang on July 5, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 26
1984- Steve Kinser on July 11
1983- Sammy Swindell on April 30, Steve Kinser on July 6


World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Knoxville Raceway include:
2008- Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6; Donny Schatz on June 7
2007- Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006- Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 – Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 – Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 – Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 – Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 – Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16 2000 – Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 – Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21 1998 – Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 – Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 – Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 – Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 – Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24 1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 – Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24 1990 – Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 – Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 – Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 – Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 – Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 – Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 – Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 – Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 – Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 – Sammy Swindell on April 21


FEATURE WINNERS: There has been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature event held in 2009. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park, Silver Dollar Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Lone Star Speedway and Houston Raceway Park), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway and Paducah International Raceway), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Steve Kinser (Tri-State Speedway).

3/8-MILE WINNERS: Huset’s Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced once on a track that size in 2008. The winner was Jason Meyers (Paducah International Raceway).

HALF-MILE WINNERS: Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced six 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), Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park and Lone Star Speedway) and Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway).


DRIVER WEB SITES

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers that maintain their own Web sites on the Internet include:
Craig Dollansky-http://www.dollanskyracing.com
Sam Hafertepe Jr.-http://www.sam15.com
Jac Haudenschild-http:/www.haudenschildracing.com
Danny Lasoski- http://www.dannylasoski.com
Kerry Madsen- http://www.kerrymadsen.com
Kraig Kinser-http://www.kraigkinser.com
Steve Kinser-http://www.stevekinser.com
Terry McCarl-http://www.terrymccarl.com
Jason Meyers-http://www.eliteracing.net
Joey Saldana-http://www.joeysaldana.com
Donny Schatz-http://www.donnyschatz.com
Jason Sides- http://www.sidesmotorsports.com
Sammy Swindell- http://www.swindellmotorsports.citymaker.com
Lucas Wolfe-http://www.lucaswolfe.com
For information on Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Brian Ellenberger visit: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/Drivers/Brian%20Ellenberger.aspx

2009 STAT ATTACK
There have been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (7 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

4- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1



Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown - Total laps led (15 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 112- laps

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 70 laps

3- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 65 laps

4- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 49 laps

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 32 laps

6- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps.

7- Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 22 laps

8- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 19 laps

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 19 laps

9- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 18 laps

10- Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 15 laps

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps

11- Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

12- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3 laps

13- Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 2 laps



Time trial leaders (7 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2

3- Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1



Track records established during 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events (3)

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

Joey Saldana, April 17, Paducah International Raceway (3/8-mile), Paducah, Kentucky, 12.825 seconds at 105.263 mph



Crane Cams Dash Winners (12 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

2- Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1



Pole Positions (12 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

2- Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 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 (11 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 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

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 1



KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 3

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

3- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1



Penske Power Position

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

2- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, Washington- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 1



SuperClean Start Award

1- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

3- Jonanthan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Jason Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose. California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia



Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge

Don Ott 52
Speedway Engines 51 -1
Shaver Specialties 45 -7
Kistler 44 -8



Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 66
J&J 60 -6



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.

• 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.




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