Keeping Pace

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series At a Glance: Eldora Speedway

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

Last year four different drivers picked up wins in the five events that the series ran at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway, with Joey Saldana being the only repeat winner. Dating back to 1978, 30 different drivers have scored A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws at the half-mile.

Courtesy: World of Outlaws Media Relations

Concord, NC— May 4, 2009

WHAT
• The World of Outlaws pay their first visit of the year to the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio this weekend for two full nights of racing on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. The two nights of racing will be the second and third in a string of six consecutive events on half-mile tracks for the World of Outlaws. Last year four different drivers picked up wins in the five events that the series ran at Eldora, with Joey Saldana being the only repeat winner. Dating back to 1978, 30 different drivers have scored A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws at the half-mile. Steve Kinser, who is the winningest driver in the history of Eldora Speedway, leads the series into the legendary oval as the current series points leader on the strength of 14 Top-10 finishes in 15 events this season.

WHEN
• On Friday May 8 at Eldora Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. Eastern, with the grandstand gates opening also at 3 p.m. Eastern and hot laps set for 6 p.m. Eastern

• On Saturday, May 9 at Eldora Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. Eastern, with the grandstand gates opening at 3 p.m. Eastern and hot laps set for 6 p.m. Eastern.

WHERE
• Eldora Speedway is located 2 ½ miles north of Rossburg, Ohio on State Road 118 (60 miles northwest of Dayton).

 

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
• Eldora Speedway is at: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com
• DIRTVision is at: http://www.dirtvision.com


ABOUT THE TRACK
• Eldora Speedway is a high-banked half-mile. The track record of 12.707 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Feature winners at Eldora Speedway include:
2008- Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman on July 13, Joey Saldana on September 19
2007- Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Joey Saldana on September 21
2006- Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana on July 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4
2005 – Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5
2004 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6, Jason Sides on July 17, Dale Blaney on July 16, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Steve Kinser on April 10
2003 – Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8
2002 – Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana on July 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
2001 – Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
2000 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4
1999 – Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6
1998 – Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7
1997 – Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8
1996 – Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera on July 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9
1995 – Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11 1994 – Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12
1993 – Dave Blaney on April 18, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 12
1991 – Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8
1990 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Steve Kinser on June 9
1989 – Jeff Swindell on April 23, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5
1988 – Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27
1987 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8
1986 – Bobby Allen on Aug. 9
1985 – Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10
1984 – Ron Shuman on April 8
1983 – Brad Doty on May 22
1982 – Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17
1981 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18
1980 – Sammy Swindell on April 13,Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 25,Steve Kinser on July 5, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19
1979 – Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21
1978 – Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29


FEATURE WINNERS: There has been 15 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 and Houston Raceway Park), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway and Paducah International Raceway), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway), Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Steve Kinser (Tri-State Speedway).

HALF-MILE WINNERS: Eldora Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced seven 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 and Knoxville Raceway), Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park and Lone Star Speedway) and Chad Kemenah (Manzanita 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
Kerry Madsen- http://www.kerrymadsen.com
Kraig Kinser-http://www.kraigkinser.com
Steve Kinser-http://www.stevekinser.com
Terry McCarl-http://www.terrymccarl.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
Sammy Swindell- http://www.swindellmotorsports.citymaker.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 15 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (7 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

4- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 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 (17 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 112- laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 71 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 70 laps

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

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

6- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps.

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

8- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 19 laps

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 19 laps

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

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

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 15 laps

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

12- Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

13- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5 laps

14- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3 laps

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


Time trial leaders (7 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2

3- Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

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

1- 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 (13 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

2- 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

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


Pole Positions (13 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

2- 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

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


B-main Winners (12 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso. Oklahoma- 1

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 1


KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 3

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

3- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1


Penske Power Position

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

2- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 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- 3

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

3- Jonanthan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Jason Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose. California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia


Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge
Don Ott 56
Speedway Engines 53 -3
Shaver Specialties 50 -6
Kistler 47 -9


Chassis Builder Challenge
Maxim 70
J&J 65 -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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