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World of Outlaws Wrap-Up: Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway

Joey Saldana picked up his 14th and 15th wins of the season over the weekend during the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, adding to what is now a career high number of triumphs with the World of Outlaws


Courtesy: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Racking up the wins: Joey Saldana picked up his 14th and 15th wins of the season over the weekend during the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, adding to what is now a career high number of triumphs with the World of Outlaws. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana leads the series in wins, with three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz next on the list with 12 victories. Saldana is currently third in points as the Gold Rush continues next weekend at Skagit Speedway in Washington where he has won a couple of times in his career including last season.

“My goal coming into this season was to just win races,” said Saldana. “You hear Donny Schatz say that you have to win races to win championships. We’ve won a lot of races, but are not in a position to win a championship. A lot more goes into winning a championship than just winning races. I know he says that, but it’s not true. You definitely have to eliminate a lot of situations that are out of your control. Our goal is to win races and if we can win more races than him, then I think we’ll accomplish something even if he wins the championship. They are the team to beat and he is the guy that you are trying to knock off every race. As long as we are winning, I’ll be happy.”



On the right track: Jason Meyers finished second in the finale of the Oil City Cup and was sixth in the opener to remain second in the series championship standings. He also gained nine bonus points over the weekend for being quickest in time trials on Saturday night and second fastest in the opener on Friday. He is currently tied with series point leader Donny Schatz for the series lead with 42 Top-10 finishes and is 86 points behind the three-time and defending series champion as he chases his first title. Meyers has finished in the Top-10 in 22 of the last 24 World of Outlaws events.

“We’re right there where we need to be, we’re just not getting the breaks unfortunately,” shared Meyers. “We’ll keep fighting and we’ll keep digging. We’re going out west where we are from and hopefully we can get some wins and get closer to Donny (Schatz) in that championship.”



Team cars: Jason Sides brought down his second car for the Oil City Cup this past weekend with Washington native Jayme Barnes behind the wheel. Sides opened the Oil City Cup by setting fast time in the opener, while finishing eighth. Both he and Barnes made the Crane Cams Dash in that event. In the finale, Sides was third fastest in time trials and came home fourth in the main event with Barnes finishing 10th.



Truly the best: Joey Saldana picked up his first career win in Canada on Friday night besting 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and three-time and defending series titlist Donny Schatz, after getting the jump on 2001 series champion Danny Lasoski at the start. With one of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 31-year history of the World of Outlaws, Saldana took great pride in adding another track to the list of speedways he has won at in his career with the series.

“If you want to see good racing, this is what it is,” said Saldana on Friday night. “The World of Outlaws. That’s why Kasey Kahne has two cars out here. It’s a great sport and this is where he came from. Obviously that is where his love is, short track racing. This is where it’s at.”



Filling in: Toni Lutar filled in for Jac Haudenschild over the weekend in the No. R19 machine for the Carnahan Motorsports team, after unforeseen circumstances prevented Haudenschild, who won at Castrol Raceway in 2008, from making the trip to Canada. Haudenschild received 50 “Extenuating circumstance points” each night in the driver’s standings and is currently eighth. The 2009 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will be back in action with the World of Outlaws this coming weekend at Skagit Speedway in Washington.


4th Annual Oil City Cup dates announced: The fourth annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway will take place on August 27-28, 2010 at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile located just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Five different drivers have won in the six World of Outlaws A-Feature events contested at the track, with Joey Saldana becoming the first two-time winner when he swept the two-day event this past weekend.


Meet & Greet with the Canadian fans:
Prior to the finale of the Oil City Cup, World of Outlaws drivers took part in a Meet & Greet with the fans on the midway with a number of teams displaying their cars for the fans to get an up close look at an 850-plus horsepower sprint car. A picture perfect day was in store with fans young and old alike meeting their favorite drivers and getting autographs and photos.

“Thanks to all the fans for coming out here this weekend, this was an incredible group of fans,” said Jason Meyers after Saturday night’s race. “It makes a long trip worthwhile to see these people come out and enjoy the races.”


Photo Gallery:
The Media Gallery section of www.WorldofOutlaws.com continues to be updated after each event. Visit http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/MediaGallery.aspx to see Photo Galleries from 2009 World of Outlaws events. Photo Galleries from both nights of the Oil City Cup will be posted very soon.


Keep up with all the action: The number of “Followers” keeping up with the World of Outlaws via Twitter online and through text messages on cell phones continues to grow and recently surpassed the 1,400 “Follower” mark. Updates are provided throughout race nights beginning with hot laps and continuing all the way through the final checkered flag of the night. To sign-up visit: http://twitter.com/worldofoutlaws and receive live race updates, anywhere, anytime.


Up next: The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 at Skagit Speedway in Washington, with the winner of the finale taking home $25,000 as the 2009 Gold Rush Tour continues.



2009 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through August 29

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Donny Schatz

7074



$270,100

12

34

42

2.

Jason Meyers

6988

-86

$167,705

5

22

42

3.

Joey Saldana

6962

-112

$242,835

15

28

36

4.

Steve Kinser

6918

-156

$147,950

2

27

40

5.

Jason Sides

6746

-328

$122,830

1

17

37

6

Danny Lasoski

6733

-341

$148,930

5

20

35

7.

Craig Dollansky

6670

-404

$126,150

3

18

35

8.

Kraig Kinser

6415

-659

$84,675

0

9

26

9.

Jac Haudenschild

6348

-726

$86,300

0

11

25

10.

Lucas Wolfe

6060

-1014

$61,295

0

5

13

11.

Brian Ellenberger

5424

-1650

$40,730

0

1

4

12.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

4706

-2368

$54,305

0

5

8

13.

Sammy Swindell

3898

-3176

$62,730

0

7

18

14.

Chad Kemenah

3601

-3473

$47,605

1

3

10

15.

Tim Kaeding

3474

-3600

$55,450

1

4

15

16.

Terry McCarl

3281

-3793

$75,350

2

8

19

17.

Randy Hannagan

2792

-4282

$41,385

1

6

8

18.

Kerry Madsen

2766

-4308

$32,350

0

2

8

19.

Daryn Pittman

2445

-4629

$34,450

0

4

10

20.

Tony Bruce Jr.

2178

-4896

$27,760

0

2

7

2009 STAT ATTACK

There have been 52 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- 15

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 12

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 5

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 5

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

5- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

6- 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- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 376 laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 323 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 203 laps

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 141 laps

5- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 146 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- 21 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- 7

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 5

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 4

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 3

5- Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

6- 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 (7)

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

Jason Meyers, August 21, River Cities Speedway (0.3-mile), Grand Forks, 9.269 seconds at 116.517 mph

Danny Lasoski, August 22, Dacotah Speedway (3/8-mile), Mandan, North Dakota, 12.705 seconds at 106.257 mph

Crane Cams Dash Winners (19 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 8

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

4- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

5- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

7- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 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 (19 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 8

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

4- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

6- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 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

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 3

2- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 3

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- 3

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 3

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Bob Martin, East Grand Forks, Minnesota- 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

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

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 1

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, Ohio- 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 6

2- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 5

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 4

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 3

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

5- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 2

6- 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

Sean Moran, Sherwood Park, Alberta- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 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- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 6

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 6

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 5

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-4

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

4- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 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- 5

3- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 5

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

Jessica, Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 2

6- 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

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 1

Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 198

Shaver Specialties 185 -13

Kistler 173 -25

Don Ott 163 -35

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 241

J&J 227 -14


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