Keeping Pace

Schatz Extends Lead in Championship Standings as East Coast Swing Continues

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

Despite having mechanical problems for the second consecutive event when he lost an engine on Friday night, Steve Kinser is still second in points and leads the series with 15 Top-10 finishes in the 18 events that have been contested. He and Donny Schatz have traded the top spot in the standings a couple of times this season, as Kinser looks for his record 21st title.

Courtesy: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC—Donny Schatz used a fifth-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night to extend his lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings to 39 markers over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser. Schatz lined up 23rd in the event and steadily worked his way to the front by the end of the 30 laps. The three time and defending series champion is now tied with Kinser for the series lead with 10 Top-Five finishes enter a busy three race stretch this coming weekend to wrap up the first East Coast swing of the season.

Despite having mechanical problem for the second consecutive event when he lost an engine on Friday night, Kinser is still second in points and leads the series with 15 Top-10 finishes in the 18 events that have been contested. He and Schatz have traded the top spot in the standings a couple of times this season, as Kinser looks for his record 21st title.

Joey Saldana remains third in points, 66 markers out of the lead, with Jason Meyers fourth and Craig Dollansky rounding out the Top-Five.

Jason Sides is currently sixth in the standings, with 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski seventh, Jac Haudenschild eighth, Kraig Kinser ninth and Sammy Swindell 10th.

The World of Outlaws return to action this coming weekend with three events to help celebrate Memorial Day, beginning on Friday at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway with the Outlaws Showdown, which will be televised live on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. The series then travels to Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday for the Paul Sawyer Memorial, followed by a return to Canadaigua Speedway in New York on Memorial Day.

2009 STAT ATTACK
There have been 18 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (9 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

3- 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 (20 Different Drivers)

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

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 73 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

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 30 laps

7- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 28 laps

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

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 22 laps

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

10- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 19 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- 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 (8 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 3

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

4- Ryan Bohlke, Fredon, New Jersey- 1

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 (16 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

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 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- 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

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1


B-main Winners (14 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

2- Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 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

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 1


KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 4

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

4- 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

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1


Penske Power Position

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

2- Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 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- 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

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1


Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge
Don Ott 67
Speedway Engines 62 -5
Shaver Specialties 62 -5
Kistler 57 -10

Chassis Builder Challenge
Maxim 83
J&J 79 -




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