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Championship Standings Tighten after Paducah & Pevely: Joey Saldana Moves within 17 markers of Jason Meyers in Title Fight

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Jason Meyers has used solid runs in recent weeks including fourth and seventh place finishes to stay on top of the standings, as he too seeks his first series crown.

Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC- April 19, 2010- Joey Saldana used a win and a runner-up finish over the weekend to move to within 17 points of current championship leader Jason Meyers in the World of Outlaws standings. Saldana scored his third win of the season at I-55 Raceway on Saturday night, after finishing second on Friday at Paducah International Raceway. He leads the series with nine Top-Five finishes and has finished in the Top-10 in 11 of the first 12 races as he chases his first series title.

Meyers used solid runs of fourth and seventh to stay on top of the standings, as he too seeks his first series crown. The native of Clovis, California remains the only driver that has finished in the Top-10 in each and every race in 2010. He leads the series with four wins and has led the championship standings since a win at Volunteer Speedway on March 20.

Steve Kinser finished fifth at I-55 and was ninth at Paducah to remain third in points, just 13 markers behind Saldana and 30 out of the lead. The 20-time series champion has finished in the Top-10 in 11 of 12 races this season.

Donny Schatz finished fifth at Paducah and was sixth at I-55 to remain fourth in points. The four-time and defending series champion has 10 Top-10 finishes on the season with six of those being Top-Five performances.

Jason Sides came from the 15th starting spot at I-55 to finish third to remain fifth in points. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee has eight Top-10 finishes this season with five of those being Top-Five performances.

Danny Lasoski finished sixth at Paducah to pick up his seventh Top-10 of the season. He remains sixth in points, 52 markers out of the Top-Five.

Kraig Kinser is currently seventh in points on the strength of six Top-10 finishes, with Jac Haudenschild, who was victorious on Friday night at Paducah only 11 markers behind him in eighth, on the strength of five Top-10 finishes.

Paul McMahan is currently ninth in the standings on the strength of seven Top-10 finishes, with Tim Kaeding rounding out the Top-10, with five Top-10 runs.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, April 24 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.

2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through April 17

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Jason Meyers

1722

$61,800

4

8

12

2.

Joey Saldana

1705

-17

$61,500

3

9

11

3.

Steve Kinser

1692

-30

$42,200

1

8

11

4.

Donny Schatz

1655

-67

$34,300

1

6

10

5.

Jason Sides

1631

-91

$31,300

1

5

8

6

Danny Lasoski

1579

-143

$22,000

0

2

7

7.

Kraig Kinser

1553

-169

$19,300

0

2

6

8.

Jac Haudenschild

1542

-180

$26,550

1

3

5

9.

Paul McMahan

1515

-207

$19,725

0

4

7

10.

Tim Kaeding

1487

-235

$19,500

0

3

5

11.

Lucas Wolfe

1486

-236

$17,975

0

1

4

12.

Craig Dollansky

1474

-248

$26,200

1

2

4

13.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1408

-314

$12,850

0

0

2

14.

Chad Kemenah

1384

-338

$11,740

0

0

2

15.

Terry McCarl

1307

-415

$12,525

0

0

3

16.

Ben Gregg

1298

-424

$9,150

0

0

0

17.

Brian Ellenberger

1194

-528

$7,185

0

0

0

18.

Toni Lutar

1134

-588

$6,475

0

0

1

19.

Brad Sweet

1081

-641

$16,850

0

3

5

20.

Daryn Pittman

1028

-694

$9,510

0

0

2

2010 STAT ATTACK

There have been 12 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season.

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

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 4

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

3- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 1

Lap leaders, Driver, Hometown - Total laps led (11 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 76 laps

2- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 65 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 62 laps

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 54 laps

5- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 46 laps

6- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 30 laps

7- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 23 laps

8- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 18 laps

9- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania - 13 laps

10- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

11- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee - 8 laps

Time trial leaders (9 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

2- Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -2

3- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Washington- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri - 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Paul McMahan - Nashville, Tennessee - 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California - 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 1

Track Records established in 2010 World of Outlaws events (3)

*Tim Kaeding, March 5, Thunderbowl Raceway (1/3-mile), Tulare, California, 12.651 seconds at 94.759 mph

*Lucas Wolfe, March 13, HoustonRacewayPark, (1/4-mile), Baytown, Texas, 11.561 seconds at 77.848 miles per hour

*Kasey Kahne, March 19, Volunteer Speedway (4/10-mile), Bulls Gap, Tennessee, 10.258 seconds at 140.378 mph.

Dash Winners (9 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 2

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 2

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

B-main Winners (8 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 2

2- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio - 2

Evan Suggs, ScottsValley, California- 2

2- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio - 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 2

2- Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona - 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana - 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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania - 1

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Standings

Ben Gregg 1298

Toni Lutar 1134 -164

Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 51

Kistler 40 -9

Don Ott 39 -12

Shaver Specialties 38 -13

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 58

J&J 43 -15

XXX 43 -15




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