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Just 22 Points Separate Joey Saldana, Jason Meyers & Steve Kinser in World of Outlaws Championship Standings

Following last weekend’s events at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Joey Saldana retrained the top spot in the standings for the fourth straight week.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Concord, NC-June 6, 2010- The battle at the top of the World of Outlaws championship standings continues to be a tight one as the series heads west to Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas this week for a two-night show on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, as just 22 markers separate current leader Joey Saldana, series win leader Jason Meyers and 20-time series champion Steve Kinser.

Following last weekend’s events at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Saldana retrained the top spot in the standings for the fourth straight week. He picked his series leading 16th Top-Five finish of the season last Thursday night with a fifth-place run in the Mediacom Shootout. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana was second quick in time trials in that race to earn four bonus points in the standings and currently holds a 19-point advantage over Jason Meyers.

Meyers used a runner-up finish in the opener at Knoxville to move back into the second spot in points on the strength of 19 Top-10 finishes with 12 of those being Top-Five performances. The California native leads the series with six A-Feature wins this season as he chases his first series title.

Kinser finished sixth in the opener at Knoxville and is currently third in points, just 22 markers out of the top spot as he seeks his record 21 st title. The Indiana native leads the series with 21 Top-10 finishes and has been victorious twice this season.

Jason Sides used a fourth-place finisher in the opener at Knoxville to move into the fourth spot in the standings. He followed that up with a charge from 17th to sixth on Friday night to score his 16th Top-10 finish of the season. He was one of just three drivers that finished among the Top-10 in both races at Knoxville.

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending series champion, is currently fifth in points on the strength of 16 Top-10 finishes, with 10 of those being Top-Fives. He has won twice this season as he chases his fifth consecutive title.

Paul McMahan remains sixth in points on the strength of 11 Top-10 finishes with seven of those being Top-Five performances. He finished 11th and 12th at Knoxville with a very stout field of cars signed in.

Lucas Wolfe is currently seventh in points. The native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania finished fourth on Friday night at Knoxville in the inverted race to pick up his seventh Top-Five finish of the season as he continues to close in on his first career series win.

Danny Lasoski used a seventh-place finish last Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway to move into eighth in the championship standings. The 2001 World of Outlaws champion has 12 Top-10 finishes this season with four of those being Top-Five runs.

Jac Haudenschild, who was victorious on Friday night in the Hall of Fame Classic Presented by Mediacom, is currently ninth in points on the strength of 12 Top-10 finishes with five Top-Five performances, including two wins.

Craig Dollansky came all the way from the 24th starting spot after switching to a back-up car prior to the main event last Thursday night at Knoxville to finish 10th, earning the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award in the process and remains 10th in points. The native of Elk River, Minnesota has 11 Top-10 finishes this season with four Top-Five and a win.

The Hall of Fame Classic Presented by Mediacom last Friday night at Knoxville featured a special inverted line-up from the finish of Thursday’s night event and thus each driver that participated earned 75 “Show-up” points for night.

The World of Outlaws are back in action this coming Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas.

2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through June 4

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Joey Saldana

3202

$101,200

4

16

19

2.

Jason Meyers

3183

-19

$100,600

6

12

19

3.

Steve Kinser

3180

-22

$77,050

2

15

21

4.

Jason Sides

3046

-156

$60,600

2

9

16

5.

Donny Schatz

3039

-163

$63,400

2

10

16

6

Paul McMahan

2907

-295

$44,325

1

7

11

7.

Lucas Wolfe

2895

-307

$43,775

0

7

12

8.

Danny Lasoski

2892

-310

$40,350

0

4

12

9.

Jac Haudenschild

2868

-334

$54,950

2

5

12

10.

Craig Dollansky

2862

-340

$47,650

1

4

11

11.

Kraig Kinser

2837

-365

$33,600

0

2

10

12.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2641

-561

$26,900

0

1

3

13.

Chad Kemenah

2599

-603

$24,120

0

1

5

14.

Ben Gregg

2361

-841

$14,705

0

0

0

15.

Brian Ellenberger

2282

-920

$12,760

0

0

0

16.

Toni Lutar

2200

-1002

$12,525

0

0

1

17.

Tim Kaeding

1861

-1266

$23,625

0

3

6

18.

Brad Sweet

1849

-1353

$24,880

0

3

7

19.

Daryn Pittman

1827

-1375

$19,535

0

1

4

20.

Sammy Swindell

1402

-1800

$20,600

0

4

6

2010 STAT ATTACK

There have been 23 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season.

A-Feature winners (11 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown - Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee - 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia - 1

Lap leaders, Driver, Hometown - Total laps led (20 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 108 laps

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 87 laps

3- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 82 laps

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 65 laps

5- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 57 laps

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

7- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 34 laps

8- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee - 27 laps

9- Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia - 25 laps

10- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri - 24 laps

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

12- Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 19 laps

13- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas - 15 laps

14- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania - 13 laps

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania - 13 laps

15- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee - 11 laps

16- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

17- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana - 7 laps

18- Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - 4 laps

19- Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 2 laps

Time trial leaders (13 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee - 3

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 3

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

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri - 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California - 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -2

3- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio - 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Washington- 1

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania - 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 1

Track Records established in 2010 World of Outlaws events (5)

*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.

*Sam Hafertepe Jr., May 1, Jackson Speedway (1/2-mile), Jackson, Minnesota, 15.601 seconds at 115.377 mph.

*Joey Saldana, May 22, I-96 Speedway (1/2-mile), Lake Odessa, Michigan, 14.834 seconds at 121.343 mph.

Dash Winners (12 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 5

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana - 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia - 1

Pole Positions (12 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Poles

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 3

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio - 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana - 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (17 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Wins

1- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio - 3

2- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Evan Suggs, ScottsValley, California- 2

3- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri - 1

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio - 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California - 1

Brad Knab, Arcade, New York - 1

Alan Krimes, Denver, Pennsylvania - 1

Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, Pennsylvania - 1

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

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee - 1

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, Indiana - 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania - 3

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 3

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota - 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana - 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota - 2

3- Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona - 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas - 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia - 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma - 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania - 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana - 1

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, California - 1

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Standings

Ben Gregg 2361

Toni Lutar 2200 -161

Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 100

Don Ott 85 -15

Shaver Specialties 71 -29

Kistler 66 -34

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 111

J&J 85 -26
XXX 80 -31


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