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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: U.S. 36 Raceway & Knoxville Raceway

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(The Spokesman-Review)

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.

Concord, NC— June 23, 2009

WHAT
• The blazing fast U.S. 36 Raceway awaits the World of Outlaws this week for the Missouri High-Banked Nationals on Friday, June 26, followed by a stop at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday, June 27. After a rainout at U.S. 36 last season, this weekend’s event will mark the third appearance for the series at the track which is one of just three on the 2009 schedule with a single digit track record. Jac Haudenschild and Jason Meyers each have won at the ultra high-banked track in the past. Donny Schatz was victorious in the series first visit to Knoxville Raceway in early May. The three-time and defending series champion currently holds a 59-point lead over Joey Saldana in the series standings, with Jason Meyers third and 20-time series champion Steve Kinser fourth.

WHEN
• On Friday, June 26 at U.S. 36 Raceway, hot laps are set for 6 p.m. Central.

• On Saturday, June 27 at Knoxville Raceway, hot laps are set for 6:45 p.m. Central.


WHERE
• U.S. 36 Raceway is located in Osborn, Missouri.

• Knoxville Raceway is located at the north edge of Knoxville, Iowa.

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
• U.S. 36 Raceway is at: http://www.us36raceway.com
• Knoxville Raceway is at: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com
• DIRTVision is at: http://www.dirtvision.com
• SLS Promotions is at: http://www.slspromotions.com


ABOUT THE TRACKS
• U.S. 36 is a high-banked 3/8-mile. The track record of 9.846 seconds at 135.36 mph, was set by Paul McMahan on May 5, 2006
• 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 U.S. 36 Raceway include:

2007- Jason Meyers on May 11
2006- Jac Haudenschild on May 5

World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Knoxville Raceway include:
2009- Donny Schatz on May 2
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 30 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, Lawrenceburg Speedway and River Cities Speedway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway, Paducah International Raceway, I-96 Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Delaware International Speedway and Nodak Speedway), Dale Blaney (Attica Raceway Park), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway), and Steve Kinser (Tri-State Speedway).

3/8-MILE WINNERS: U.S. 36 Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced six times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Lawrenceburg Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park-twice), Danny Lasoski (Nodak Speedway), Jason Meyers (Paducah International Raceway), and Donny Schatz (Lawrenceburg Speedway).

HALF-MILE WINNERS: Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced 13 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), Jason Meyers (I-96 Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Danny Lasoski (Delaware International 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 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through June 21

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Donny Schatz

4179



$134,650

8

18

22

2.

Joey Saldana

4120

-59

$144,575

10

16

21

3.

Jason Meyers

4081

-98

$100,205

4

11

22

4.

Steve Kinser

4070

-109

$84,850

1

6

25

5.

Craig Dollansky

3983

-196

$62,000

0

8

22

6

Jason Sides

3971

-208

$66,530

0

9

20

7.

Danny Lasoski

3965

-214

$67,755

2

12

21

8.

Jac Haudenschild

3832

-347

$47,800

0

5

13

9.

Kraig Kinser

3809

-370

$49,175

0

6

14

10.

Lucas Wolfe

3496

-683

$32,105

0

3

4

11.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3392

-787

$34,905

0

3

5

12.

Brian Ellenberger

3096

-1083

$22,350

0

1

2

13.

Sammy Swindell

2568

-1611

$43,700

0

6

14

14.

Terry McCarl

2364

-1815

$40,200

0

4

12

15.

Tim Kaeding

2110

-2069

$31,800

1

2

7

16.

Chad Kemenah

2097

-2082

$32,830

1

3

7

17.

Kerry Madsen

2057

-2122

$24,050

0

1

7

18.

Randy Hannagan

2035

-2144

$33,325

1

5

7

19.

Tony Bruce Jr.

1692

-2487

$21,910

0

2

5

20.

Brooke Tatnell

1446

-2733

$15,750

0

2

3



2009 STAT ATTACK

There have been 30 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- 8

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

5- 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

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

1- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 245 laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 186 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 153 laps

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

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 43 laps

6- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 42 laps

7- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 38 laps

8- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 37 laps

9- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps

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

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 22 laps

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

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

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

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps

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

15- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 10 laps

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

16- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5 laps

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

Time trial leaders (12 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 8

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 4

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- 3

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

4- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

5- 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- 3

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 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

B-main Winners (20 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

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, Manitoba- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 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

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

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 2

3- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Dustin Daggett, Portland, Michigan- 1

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, North Dakota- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Chris Shirek, Thompson, 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-3

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

4- Kraig 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

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 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- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

3- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

4- 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

Chris Shirek, Thompsontown, 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 113

Shaver Specialties 104 -9

Don Ott 103 -10

Kistler 96 -17

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 139

J&J 131 -8


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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