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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park

Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz, who lead the series with eight and seven wins respectively both won at Dodge City last season. Schatz, who is chasing his fourth consecutive series title, has a 68-point lead in the championship standings over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser.


Concord, NC— June 9, 2009

WHAT
• The World of Outlaws venture into the Old West this weekend for the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, with the cameras from SPEED on hand to capture all of the action both nights. Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz, who lead the series with eight and seven wins respectively both won at Dodge City last season. Schatz, who is chasing his fourth consecutive series title, has a 68-point lead in the championship standings over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser entering this weekend’s pair of events. Jason Meyers is third in points, just two markers behind Kinser, with Saldana fourth, just six points behind Meyers.

WHEN
• On Friday, June 12 at Dodge City Raceway Park, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Central with hot laps set for 6 p.m. Central.

• On Saturday, June 13 at Dodge City Raceway Park, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 6 p.m. Central with hot laps set for 6 Central.


WHERE
• Dodge City Raceway Park is located in Dodge City, Kansas. Take U.S. 283 to the southern edge of Dodge City, go 0.9 miles west on U.S. 56, then 0.1 mile south.


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
• Dodge City Raceway Park is at: http://www.dodgecityraceway.com
• DIRTVision is at: http://www.dirtvision.com


ABOUT THE TRACK

• Dodge City Raceway Park is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.277 seconds was established by Donny Schatz on October 7, 2005.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Dodge City Raceway Park include:
2008- Joey Saldana on June 20, Donny Schatz on June 21
2007- Jason Meyers on June 22, Daryn Pittman on June 23
2006- Joey Saldana on July 1
2005- Danny Lasoski on Oct. 8
2004-Steve Kinser on June 22


FEATURE WINNERS: There has been 25 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, Houston Raceway Park, The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway, Paducah International Raceway and I-96 Speedway), Dale Blaney (Attica Raceway Park), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway), (Tri-State Speedway) and Danny Lasoski (Delaware International Speedway).


3/8-MILE WINNERS: Dodge City Raceway Park is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. Lawrenceburg Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced three times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Jason Meyers (Paducah International Raceway), Joey Saldana (Lawrenceburg Speedway) and Donny Schatz (Lawrenceburg 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
Kraig Kinser-http://www.kraigkinser.com
Steve Kinser-http://www.stevekinser.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
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 25 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (10 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 8

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

4- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown - Total laps led (21 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 169 laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 147 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 127 laps

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

5- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 38 laps

6- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 36 laps

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

8- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 30 laps

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

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 22 laps

10- Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 21 laps

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

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

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps

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

14- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 10 laps

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

15- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5 laps

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


Time trial leaders (11 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 6

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 3

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

4- Ryan Bohlke, Fredon, New Jersey- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1


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

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 (16 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

4- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


Pole Positions (16 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

2- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

3- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


B-main Winners (17 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

2- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 2

3- Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Cole Duncan, Lockborne, Ohio- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Mike Erdley, Elizabethville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Jesse Hockett, Warsaw, Missouri- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso. Oklahoma- 1

Sean Robinson, Bronson, Michigan- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 4

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 4

2- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

3- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Dustin Daggett, Portland, Michigan- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Olive Branch, Mississippi- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


Penske Power Position

1- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-2

4- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

5- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 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 Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 4

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

3- Jonanthan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Jason Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose. California- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Jessica, Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 1


Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge
Speedway Engines 90
Don Ott 89 -1
Shaver Specialties 86 -4
Kistler 81 -9


Chassis Builder Challenge
Maxim 115
J&J 110 -5



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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