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World of Outlaws Wrap-Up: National Open & Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway

Greg Hodnett’s win in the National Open was his third consecutive with the World of Outlaws in 2009 at Williams Grove Speedway.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC—October 4, 2009—

Gaining a few points: Donny Schatz gained five points on Jason Meyers in the World of Outlaws championship standings after the two events at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night. The three-time and defending series champion now holds a 14-point advantage with four races left on the 2009 calendar. Schatz finished second in the National Open and came all the way from 22nd to sixth in the completion of the Summer Nationals to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award. He leads the series with 37 Top-Five finishes and has won 12 times this year.

“We’ll see what those other guys have and it is what it is,” said Schatz, when asked what it will take to win his fourth consecutive title. “The funny thing is that things are now taking shape that we have been working on for the last couple of months. That was one of the best race cars I have ever driven around here (Williams Grove Speedway). I’m looking forward to next weekend and I am looking forward to a week off as well. I’m ready to go hunting. I’m looking forward to the end of the year. It’s obviously going to be a close gig and that’s what the World of Outlaws wanted and they are going to get it.”


Three in a row:
Greg Hodnett’s win in the National Open was his third consecutive with the World of Outlaws in 2009 at Williams Grove Speedway. He has now won four times in his career with the series at the famed half-mile. The win also set a new career mark with the World of Outlaws for the veteran driver, besting the two victories he had in 2002.

“It means a great deal,” said Hodnett. “I don’t know if I have ever won three Outlaws races in one year much less in a row. I’m very fortunate to be with a great team. Jim and Sandy (Kline) give us an opportunity to be here and Lee Stauffer my crew chief along with Matt and Mike do a great job go keep this thing going. I’m very fortunate to be here.”


Looking for a few more wins:
Joey Saldana finished second in the completion of the Summer Nationals on Saturday night and charged from the 25th starting spot to finish seventh in the National Open after using a provisional to start the A-Feature. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana leads the World of Outlaws with 18 A-Feature wins this season and is currently third in points, 26 markers behind Jason Meyers and 40 out of the lead. Of the three tracks remaining on the 2009 schedule, Saldana has won at two of them.

“For us right now, we have to go out and win races. That’s what we have been doing all year and we’ll give it the best we can. Right now it’s a race between Donny (Schatz) and Jason (Meyers). We’re in there, but they are going to have to help me out if I am going to beat them. Those guys are solid every night and that’s the way it is. You don’t wish bad luck on anybody, but that about the only way I will beat them is if they do have some bad luck. We’ll just keep working hard and continue to get better.”


Expanding his horizons:
Cody Darrah has added a number of tracks to the list of speedways that he has competed at in his young career this year. The native of Red Lion, Pennsylvania has raced at six different tracks with the World of Outlaws in 2009. Along with his win on Saturday night at his home track of Williams Grove Speedway, Darrah has six Top-10 finishes in World of Outlaws events this season including at the famed Eldora Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway where he set fast time back in July and Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. The 20-year old will add another track to that list this coming weekend as he’ll compete at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York behind the wheel of the No. 19 machine for Kasey Kahne Racing, as he fills in for Brad Sweet who has previous commitments that weekend.

“It never hurts to have a home field advantage, but we have run some different tracks to get more experience and the success has kind of followed it,” said Darrah after his victory on Saturday night. “It’s phenomenal to be part of this deal.”


Fast time for the first time with the Outlaws:
Pat Cannon set fast time for the first time in his career with the World of Outlaws on Saturday night in the National Open, besting the 58 cars that took a lap of time trials. Cannon’s lap of 16.368 seconds was the fastest lap turned in time trials at Williams Grove Speedway this season and was just two tenths of a second off the track record of 16.140 set by Brian Paulus back in 2002. Cannon finished sixth in the National Open to earn his best career World of Outlaws finish. It was his second consecutive Top-10 finishes with the series after a seventh-place performance on the first night of the Summer Nationals in July.

“It definitely boosts the confidence to be fast against these guys,” said Cannon during the dash draw on Saturday night.”We have a fast car and hopefully we can show that throughout the night.”


Back in the saddle:
Craig Dollansky returned to action with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway for the National Open behind the wheel of the No. 27C machine for Heffner Racing Enterprises as a teammate to Hall of Famer Keith Kauffman. Dollansky charged from the 24th starting spot into the Top-10 and was running seventh with just two laps to go when he was caught up in an accident. The native of Elk River, Minnesota is currently working on his options to finish out the 2009 season on the World of Outlaws trail, as he is currently seventh in points, and he will be a teammate to Terry McCarl next season driving for Tod Quiring and Big Game Motorsports. Dollansky will be reunited with crew chief Mike Woodring and crew member Lester Groves and will bring back his familiar No. 7 based out of his shop in Princeton, Minnesota.


Back for more:
Jac Haudenschild and the Carnahan Motorsports team recently announced that the veteran driver will return for his third consecutive season in the No. R19 machines in 2010. The 2009 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will again be teamed with veteran crew chief Leonard Lee, with whom has he worked each of the last two seasons earning five wins over that time. Haudenschild is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings this season on the strength of 29 Top-10 finishes, with 13 of those being Top-Five performances as he chases his first win of the season.


Photo Gallery:
The Media Gallery section of www.worldofOutlaws.com continues to be updated after each event. Visit http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/MediaGallery.aspx to see Photo Galleries from 2009 World of Outlaws events. A Photo Gallery from the two events at Williams Grove Speedway will be posted soon.


Keep up with all the action: The number of “Followers” keeping up with the World of Outlaws via Twitter online and through text messages on cell phones continues to grow and recently surpassed the 1,700 “Follower” mark. Updates are provided throughout race nights beginning with hot laps and continuing all the way through the final checkered flag of the night. To sign-up visit: http://twitter.com/worldofoutlaws and receive live race updates, anywhere, anytime.


Up next: A return to Super Dirt Week for the World of Outlaws with a stop at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York on Saturday, October 10 for The New York 25.



2009 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through October 2

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Donny Schatz

8322



$307,200

12

37

50

2.

Jason Meyers

8308

-14

$237,205

8

30

51

3.

Joey Saldana

8282

-40

$346,485

18

35

45

4.

Steve Kinser

8110

-212

$166,400

2

29

46

5.

Jason Sides

7998

-324

$173,280

2

23

44

6

Danny Lasoski

7918

-404

$189,730

5

23

40

7.

Craig Dollansky

7728

-594

$143,100

3

20

40

8.

Kraig Kinser

7569

-753

$96,275

0

10

28

9.

Jac Haudenschild

7510

-812

$104,975

0

13

29

10.

Lucas Wolfe

7152

-1170

$73,775

0

5

15

11.

Brian Ellenberger

6282

-2040

$44,265

0

1

4

12.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

5171

-3151

$59,205

0

5

9

13.

Sammy Swindell

4699

-3623

$72,880

0

7

19

14.

Tim Kaeding

4424

-3898

$70,425

1

5

17

15.

Chad Kemenah

4129

-4193

$53,255

1

3

12

16.

Terry McCarl

3640

-4682

$79,450

2

9

20

17.

Randy Hannagan

2912

-5410

$42,855

1

6

8

18.

Kerry Madsen

2877

-5445

$33,150

0

2

8

19.

Daryn Pittman

2595

-5727

$34,700

0

4

10

20.

Tony Bruce Jr.

2438

-5884

$31,060

0

2

8

2009 STAT ATTACK

There have been 61 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events and two preliminary feature events in 2009.

A-Feature winners (15 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 18

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 12

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 8

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 5

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 3

6- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Preliminary Feature winners (2 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown - Total laps led (24 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana- Brownsburg, Indiana- 432 laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 351 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 279 laps

4- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 149 laps

5- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 146 laps

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 141 laps

7- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 99 laps

8- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 75 laps

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

10- Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 45 laps

11- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 43 laps

12- Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 39 laps

13- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 34 laps

14- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 30 laps

15- Danny Smith, Danville, Indiana- 26 laps

16- Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 25 laps

17- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 24 laps

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

19- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 21 laps

20- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 18 laps

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

22- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 12 laps

23- Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 10 laps

24- Jayme Barnes, Everett, Washington- 8 laps

25- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 5 laps

Time trial leaders (20 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 10

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 10

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 7

3- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 5

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

4- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 4

5- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 3

6- Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

7- Jonathan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Ryan Bohlke, Fredon, New Jersey- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Pat Cannon, Etters, Pennsylvania- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Track records established during 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events (10)

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

Sammy Swindell, July 4, Eagle Raceway (1/3-mile), Eagle, Nebraska, 11.076 seconds at 108.234 mph

Joey Saldana, July 29, Ohsweken Speedway (3/8-mile), Ohsweken, Ontario, 12.420 seconds at 108.696 mph

Jason Meyers, August 21, River Cities Speedway (0.3-mile), Grand Forks, 9.269 seconds at 116.517 mph

Danny Lasoski, August 22, Dacotah Speedway (3/8-mile), Mandan, North Dakota, 12.705 seconds at 106.257 mph

Jason Sides, September 4, Skagit Speedway (3/10th-mile), Alger, Washington, 10.872 seconds at 99.338 mph

Kerry Madsen, September 16, Clay County Fair Speedway (3/8-mile), Spencer, Iowa, 13.345 seconds at 101.161 mph

Sam Hafertepe Jr., September 19, Deer Creek Speedway (3/8-mile) Spring Valley, Minnesota, 11.583 seconds at 116.550 mph

Crane Cams Dash Winners (21 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 9

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 8

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

4- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 5

5- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 3

7- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 2

8- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

Pole Positions (21 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 9

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 8

3- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 5

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 5

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 5

4- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 4

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 3

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 3

6- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 3

7- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 2

8- Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri- 1

Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Peter Murphy, Clovis, California- 1

Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- 1

B-main Winners (34 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 4

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 3

2- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 3

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- 3

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

Tommy Worley, Farmington, Missouri- 3

3- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Bob Martin, East Grand Forks, Minnesota- 2

4- Bill Balog, Cameron, Wisconsin- 1

Jayme Barnes, Everett, Washington- 1

Garry Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Australia- 1

Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Colby Copeland, Roseville, California- 1

Roger Crockett, Medford, Oregon- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Cole Duncan, Lockborne, Ohio- 1

Mike Erdley, Elizabethville, Pennsylvania- 1

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, Illinois- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Jesse Hockett, Warsaw, Missouri- 1

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, Manitoba- 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Greg Nikitenko, Minot, North Dakota- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso. Oklahoma- 1

Sean Robinson, Bronson, Michigan- 1

Travis Rutz, Langley, British Columbia- 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 1

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, California- 1

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 1

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, Ohio- 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 7

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 6

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 5

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 5

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

5- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 3

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 3

6- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 2

7- Daron Clayton, Sikeston, Missouri- 1

Dustin Daggett, Portland, Michigan- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Greg DeCaires- Elk Grove, California- 1

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, North Dakota- 1

Trevor Green, Adelaide, NSW, Australia- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1

Aaron Higgins, Waverly, Ohio- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Brad Kuhn, Avon, Indiana- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sean Moran, Sherwood Park, Alberta- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Olive Branch, Mississippi- 1

George Suprick, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania- 1

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, California- 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Jessica Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 1

Penske Power Position

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 8

2- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio-6

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 6

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 6

3- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 5

4- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 5

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

5- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

6- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California- 1

Greg Hodnett, Memphis, Tennessee- 1

Brent Kaeding, Campbell, California- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Danny Smith, Danville, Indiana- 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- 7

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 6

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

3- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 4

4- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 2

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee- 2

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

Jessica, Zemken, Sprakers, New York- 2

6- Jonanthan Allard, Chico, California- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jason Johnson, Eunice, Louisiana- 1

Bud Kaeding, Campbell, California- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose. California- 1

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, California- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

Travis Rutz, Langley, British Columbia- 1

Chris Shirek, Thompson, North Dakota- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 238

Shaver Specialties 216 -22

Kistler 197 -41

Don Ott 194 -44

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 284

J&J 265 -19


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