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At a Glance: World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway

World of Outlaw drivers stay on the West Coast after a crowd-pleasing Las Vegas stop last weekend. Jason Meyers, Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser and the stars of dirt sprint car racing come to Northern California for this week’s action. Thunderbowl Raceway is the host for the series third racing event. The Tulare, Calif. track is a high-banked 1/3-mile oval. The track record of 12.713 seconds at 94.297 mph was established by Terry McCarl on March 20, 2009.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

 

Concord, NCMarch 1, 2010

WHAT

After one of the more thrilling events in World of Outlaws history last Friday night in Las Vegas, the series heads to Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California this weekend for the first two short track races of the season on the high-banked 1/3-mile on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6. For Jason Meyers, who was victorious last weekend, Thunderbowl Raceway is home track, and he enters the two-day event looking for his first World of Outlaws win in Tulare. Joey Saldana and Randy Hannagan split wins at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2009. Five drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws have won at the track dating back to the series inaugural visit there in 2003, including 20-time series champion and current series point leader Steve Kinser, four-time and defending series titlist Donny Schatz, California native Tim Kaeding and Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild.

WHEN

On Friday, March 5 at Thunderbowl Raceway, the pit gates will be open all day with the pit sign-in taking place around 3 p.m. Pacific The grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Pacific with hot laps tentatively set for 6 p.m. Pacific.

On Saturday, March 6, at Thunderbowl Raceway the pit gates will be open all day with the pit sign-in taking place around 3 p.m. Pacific The grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Pacific with hot laps tentatively set for 6 p.m. Pacific.

WHERE

Thunderbowl Raceway is located in Tulare, California, at the corner of Bardsley and K
Streets. Travel west of State Road 99 on State Road 137, then 0.5 miles south on K Street, then east to the Tulare County Fairgrounds.

ON THE INTERNET

The World of Outlaws is at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint

Thunderbowl Raceway is at http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com

DIRTVision & the Dirt Radio Network are at http://www.DIRTVision.com

ABOUT THE TRACK

Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked 1/3-mile oval. The track record of 12.713 seconds at 94.297 mph was established by Terry McCarl on March 20, 2009.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

World of Outlaws A-Feature winners at Thunderbowl Raceway include:

2009- Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21

2008- Jac Haudenschild on October 18

2007- Joey Saldana on February 23, Tim Kaeding on February 24, Donny Schatz on October 13

2005- Tim Shaffer on February 25, Sammy Swindell on October 15

2004-Terry McCarl on November 1

2003-Steve Kinser on September 2

FEATURE WINNERS

 There have been three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2010. The winners include: Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park), Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway) and Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park).

1/3-MILE WINNERS

 Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked 1/3-mile. The World of Outlaws raced eight times on a track that size in 2009. The winners included: Danny Lasoski (Eagle Raceway and Charter Raceway Park), Joey Saldana (Thunderbowl Raceway and I-55 Raceway), Dale Blaney (Attica Raceway Park), Craig Dollansky (I-55 Raceway), Donny Schatz (K-C Raceway) and Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway).

 

DRIVER WEB SITES

The following World of Outlaws drivers maintain their own Web sites on the Internet:

Cody Darrah- http://www.codydarrah.com

Craig Dollansky- http://www.dollanskyracing.com

Sam Hafertepe Jr.- http://www.sam15.com

Jac Haudenschild- http://www.haudenschildracing.com

Tim Kaeding- http://www.tkaedingracing.com

Chad Kemenah- http://www.chadkemenah.com

Kraig Kinser- http://www.kraigkinser.com

Steve Kinser- http://www.stevekinser.com

Danny Lasoski- http://www.dannylasoski.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

Lucas Wolfe- http://www.lucaswolfe.com

For information on Brian Ellenberger, Ben Gregg, Toni Lutar and Paul McMahan visit: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint

2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through February 26

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Steve Kinser

446

 

$16,700

1

3

3

2.

Donny Schatz

444

-2

$15,900

1

3

3

3.

Joey Saldana

434

-12

$12,300

0

2

3

4.

Jason Meyers

430

-16

$15,000

1

2

3

5.

Jason Sides

419

-27

$6,650

0

1

3

6

Tim Kaeding

400

-46

$5,900

0

2

2

7.

Danny Lasoski

400

-46

$6,200

0

1

2

8.

Brad Sweet

386

-60

$4,650

0

0

1

9.

Kraig Kinser

383

-63

$4,300

0

0

1

10.

Lucas Wolfe

380

-66

$4,950

0

0

1

11.

Jac Haudenschild

376

-70

$3,800

0

0

0

12.

Craig Dollansky

361

-85

$3,800

0

0

1

13.

Terry McCarl

347

-99

$3,600

0

0

1

14.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

346

-100

$3,600

0

0

1

15.

Brian Ellenberger

330

-116

$2,450

0

0

0

16.

Paul McMahan

329

-119

$2,850

0

0

1

17.

Chad Kemenah

299

-147

$1,660

0

0

0

18.

Daryn Pittman

278

-168

$1,860

0

0

0

19.

Toni Lutar

262

-184

$1,125

0

0

0

20.

Tim Shaffer

260

-186

$3,400

0

1

1

 

2010 STAT ATTACK

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

 

A-Feature winners (3 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown  Wins

1- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

 

Lap leaders, Driver, Hometown - Total laps led (6 Different Drivers)

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

2- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 17 laps

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

4- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

5- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3 laps

6- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana  1 lap

 

 

Time trial leaders (2 Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Quick times

1- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

2- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

 

 

Dash Winners (3 Different Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - Dash Wins

1- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

 

 

Pole Positions (3 Different Drivers) Rank - Driver, Hometown  Poles

1- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

 

 

B-main Winners (3 Winners) Rank - Driver, Hometown - B-Main Wins

1- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

 

 

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Standings

Ben Gregg 262

Toni Lutar 258

 

 

Engine Builder Challenge

Shaver Specialties 13

Speedway Engines 11 -2

Kistler 9 -4

Don Ott 9 -4

 

 

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 14

J&J 13

XXX 9

NEWS & NOTES

Tune in: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws Sprint Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit 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 racing action.

 

On the web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint and includes driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Also links to the Official World of Outlaws Rulebook and the DIRTcar Membership form can be found on the site.

Up next: The Texas Two-Step Weekend as the World of Outlaws invade Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Friday, March 12, followed by a stop at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown on Saturday, March 13.


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