Keeping Pace

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Duel in the Dakotas & Nodak Speedway

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

Heading into the weekend, Donny Schatz holds a 50-point lead over Joey Saldana in the series championship standings, with 20-time series title winner Steve Kinser third and Jason Meyers fourth.

Concord, NC— June 15, 2009

WHAT
• The World of Outlaws make their first of two trips to North Dakota this coming weekend for the annual Duel in the Dakotas at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, June 19 and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo in Saturday, June 20 before a trip across the state to Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, June 21. Three-time and defending series champion and North Dakota native Donny Schatz won at River Cities Speedway last season, while it was Daryn Pittman taking the checkered flag at Red River Valley Speedway and Jason Meyers was victorious at Nodak Speedway. Heading into the weekend, Schatz holds a 50-point lead over Joey Saldana in the series championship standings, with 20-time series title winner Steve Kinser third and Meyers fourth.

WHEN
• On Friday, June 19 at River Cities 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 6 p.m. Central.

• On Saturday, June 20 at Red River Valley Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. Central, with the grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. Central and hot laps set for 5:30 p.m. Central.

• On Sunday, June 21 at Nodak 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 6 p.m. Central.


WHERE
• River Cities Speedway is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Travel 1.6 miles east of I-29 (exit 141) on U.S. 2 (at the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds).

• Red River Valley Speedway is located in West Fargo, North Dakota. Take I-94 west of Fargo to exit 343, then go .7 miles east on I-10 (on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds).

• Nodak Speedway is located in Minot, North Dakota, at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, east of downtown on Business U.S. 2

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
• River Cities Speedway is at: http://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
• Red River Valley Speedway is at: http://www.redrivervalleyfair.com.
• Nodak Speedway is at: http://www.racenodak.com
• DIRTVision is at: http://www.dirtvision.com


ABOUT THE TRACKS
• River Cities Speedway is a high-banked three-tenths-mile oval. The track record of 9.66 seconds was established on June 1, 2007.

• Red River Valley Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The track record of 14.786 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on July 4, 2002.

• Nodak Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 13.331 seconds at 101.268 mph was established by Donny Schatz on August 14, 2007.


PREVIOUS WINNERS
World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at River Cities Speedway include:
2008- Donny Schatz on June 27
2007- Joey Saldana on June 29

World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Red River Valley Speedway include:
2008- Daryn Pittman on August 12
2007- Jac Haudenschild on June 30
2006- Donny Schatz on June 17
2005- Jason Meyers on July 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 16
2004- Joey Saldana on July 10
2003- Danny Lasoski on June 14
2002- Donny Schatz on July 6
2001- Craig Dollansky on July 7
2000- Sammy Swindell on July 8
1999- Steve Kinser on July 10
1998- Sammy Swindell on July 11
1997- Stevie Smith on July 12
1996- Sammy Swindell on July 7
1995- Sammy Swindell on July 8
1994- Steve Kinser on July 10
1993- Johnny Herrera on July 10
1992- Steve Kinser on July 12
1991- Doug Wolfgang on July 6
1990- Doug Wolfgang on July 7
1989- Jeff Swindell on July 8
1988- Doug Wolfgang on July 9
1987- Steve Kinser on July 11
1986- Steve Kinser on July 12
1985- Steve Kinser on July 13
1984- Steve Kinser on July 14
1983- Sammy Swindell on July 9
1982- Steve Kinser on July 14
1981- Sammy Swindell on July 13


World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Nodak Speedway include:
2008- Jason Meyers on August 17
2007- Daryn Pittman on August 14
2006-Terry McCarl on Aug. 19


FEATURE WINNERS: There has been 27 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, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park-twice), 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).

THREE-TENTHS-MILE WINNERS: River Cities Speedway is a high-banked three-tenths-mile oval. The World of Outlaws raced three times in 2008 on a track that size. The winners included: Craig Dollansky (Skagit Speedway), Donny Schatz (River Cities Speedway) and Brooke Tatnell (Skagit Speedway).

HALF-MILE WINNERS: Red River Valley Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced 12 times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park, Lone Star Speedway and Virginia Motor Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Delaware International Speedway) and Jason Meyers (I-96 Speedway).

3/8-MILE WINNERS: Nodak Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced five times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Lawrenceburg Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park-twice), Jason Meyers (Paducah International Raceway), 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 26 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- 10

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- 222 laps

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

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 134 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 (12 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 6

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

3- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 3

4- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

5- Ryan Bohlke, Fredon, New Jersey- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 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- 5

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

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- 5

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

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

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 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

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

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 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- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

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

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 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 100
Don Ott 96 -4
Shaver Specialties 92 -8
Kistler 86 -14

Chassis Builder Challenge
Maxim 125
J&J 118 -7


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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