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Schatz Extends Lead in Championship Standings after Inaugural Ironman 55

Donny Schatz extended his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings to 55 markers over Jason Meyers as he chases his fourth consecutive series title.


Courtesy: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC—August 9, 2009—Donny Schatz finished third on the opening night and fourth in the finale of the inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway this past weekend to extend his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings to 55 markers over Jason Meyers as he chases his fourth consecutive series title. The North Dakota native leads the series with 30 Top-Five finishes.

Meyers ran fourth and 10th over the weekend and extended his series leading total of Top-10 finishes to 39 as he chases his first World of Outlaws title. He has won five times this season as the World of Outlaws gear up for the annual Gold Rush Tour beginning on Wednesday, August 19 at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.

Joey Saldana won the inaugural Ironman 55 to earn his series leading 13th A-Feature victory of the season. He ran eighth in the opener and now has 32 Top-10 finishes on the season and remains third in the series standings.

Steve Kinser finished ninth in the opener at I-55 Raceway to pick up his 36th Top-10 of the season. The 20-time series champion remains fourth in points and is just 24 markers behind Saldana as the pair battles for the third spot.

Jason Sides came all the way from the 12th starting spot in the opener of the Ironman 55 weekend to finish second, after a thrilling battle with Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee ran fifth in the finale to earn his 16th Top-Five finish of the season. He is currently fifth in points.

Danny Lasoski ran third on Saturday night after lining up 16th to score his 18th Top-Five finish of the season. The 2001 series champion is sixth in points just 19 markers behind Sides as they battle for the fifth position.

Craig Dollansky won the opener of the Ironman 55 weekend and finished second in the finale to pick up his 16th Top-Five finish of the 2009 campaign. He is currently seventh in points and has closed to within 43 points of Lasoski for sixth place and is now 62 markers out of the Top-Five as he continues his first season driving for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Jac Haudenschild finished seventh in the finale of the Ironman 55 and remains eighth in points on the strength of 23 Top-10 finishes.

Kraig Kinser ran sixth in the opener of the Ironman 55 on Friday night and was ninth in the finale on Saturday night. He remains ninth in the championship standings on the strength of 24 Top-10 finishes.

Lucas Wolfe, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year is currently 10th in points, with Brian Ellenberger, the leading rookie contender this season in 11th.

The World of Outlaws kick off the 2009 Gold Rush Tour on Wednesday, August 19 at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota, followed by a stop at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, August 21 and a return to Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, North Dakota on Saturday, August 22.

2009 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through August 8

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Donny Schatz

6495



$251,800

11

30

38

2.

Jason Meyers

6440

-55

$156,505

5

20

39

3.

Joey Saldana

6368

-127

$214,835

13

24

32

4.

Steve Kinser

6344

-151

$135,150

2

24

36

5.

Jason Sides

6193

-302

$114,080

1

16

33

6

Danny Lasoski

6174

-321

$137,530

5

18

32

7.

Craig Dollansky

6130

-365

$111,000

2

16

33

8.

Jac Haudenschild

5982

-513

$82,150

0

11

23

9.

Kraig Kinser

5924

-571

$78,875

0

9

24

10.

Lucas Wolfe

5542

-953

$54,795

0

5

10

11.

Brian Ellenberger

4942

-1553

$36,405

0

1

3

12.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

4450

-2045

$50,705

0

4

7

13.

Sammy Swindell

3898

-2597

$62,730

0

7

18

14.

Chad Kemenah

3353

-3142

$45,405

1

3

10

15.

Terry McCarl

3281

-3214

$75,350

2

8

19

16.

Tim Kaeding

3194

-3301

$50,150

1

3

9

17.

Randy Hannagan

2792

-3703

$41,385

1

6

8

18.

Kerry Madsen

2766

-3729

$32,350

0

2

8

19.

Daryn Pittman

2445

-4050

$34,450

0

4

10

20.

Tony Bruce Jr.

1925

-4569

$24,710

0

2

6

2009 STAT ATTACK

There have been 48 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (14 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 13

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 11

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 5

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 5

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown - Total laps led (22 Different Drivers)

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 310 laps

2- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 306 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 203 laps

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 125 laps

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 111 laps

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 93 laps

6- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 76 laps

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

8- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 43 laps

9- Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 39 laps

10- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 35 laps

11- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps

12- Danny Smith, Danville, Indiana- 26 laps

13- Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 25 laps

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

15- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 20 laps

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

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

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps

18- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 14 laps

19- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 12 laps

20- Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

Time trial leaders (17 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 10

2- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 6

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 4

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 3

4- Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

5- Ryan Bohlke, Fredon, New Jersey- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Track records established during 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events (5)

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

Sammy Swindell, July 4, Eagle Raceway (1/3-mile), Eagle, Nebraska, 11.076 seconds at 108.234 mph

Joey Saldana, July 29, Ohsweken Speedway (3/8-mile), Ohsweken, Ontario, 12.420 seconds at 108.696 mph

Crane Cams Dash Winners (18 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 7

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

2- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

6- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Pole Positions (18 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 7

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

2- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

6- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

B-main Winners (28 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 4

2- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 3

3- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 3

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- 3

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 3

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

4- Bill Balog, Cameron, Wisconsin- 1

Garry Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Australia- 1

Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Cole Duncan, Lockborne, Ohio- 1

Mike Erdley, Elizabethville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Jesse Hockett, Warsaw, Missouri- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, Manitoba- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Bob Martin, East Grand Forks, Minnesota- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Greg Nikitenko, Minot, North Dakota- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso. Oklahoma- 1

Sean Robinson, Bronson, Michigan- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, Ohio- 1


KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 5

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 5

2- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 3

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

4- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Dustin Daggett, Portland, Michigan- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, North Dakota- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Aaron Higgins, Waverly, Ohio- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Brad Kuhn, Avon, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Olive Branch, Mississippi- 1

George Suprick, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Jessica Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 1

Penske Power Position

1- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 6

2- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 5

3- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 5

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-4

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

5- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

6- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Danny Smith, Danville, Indiana- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, Washington- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 1

SuperClean Start Award

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 4

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 4

3- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

Jessica, Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 2

4- Jonanthan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Jason Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose. California- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Chris Shirek, Thompsontown, North Dakota- 1

Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge

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Shaver Specialties 169 -11

Kistler 161 -19

Don Ott 153 -26

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 222

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