At A Glance: Outlaws Storm Into Midwest for First Time in 2016

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series head to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Spring Classic on Saturday, April 30

CONCORD, NC – April 28, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – For the first time in 2016, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will venture into the heartland of the United States as they travel to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks on Friday, April 29 and then the annual Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 30.

Just two months into the grueling 10-month long 2016 season, there have already been eight different winners in just 20 races, which is on par with the 2015 season that had nine different winners at this same point.

Emotions Running Wild

Jason Sides is the most recent World of Outlaws competitor to claim a checkered flag, as he did so at his home race track of I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. just two days ago. Sides continues a trend of drivers claiming emotional wins, as Shane Stewart and Joey Saldana each had a tough time putting into words how much their wins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas meant last weekend.

Home Track Advantage

Stewart, who sits second in the points standings and is a Bixby, Okla. -native, will be returning to his home racetrack on Friday night at Salina Highbanks, as the series returns to the track located in northeast Oklahoma for the fifth time in six years.

Another Oklahoma native is 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman. Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla., has never won at his home track in series action, but has scored two third-place finishes in 2014 and 2012, and has never finished outside the top seven.

Overnight Delivery

Following action at Salina Highbanks, the the series will travel 350 miles overnight into The Show Me State, where the Outlaws will return to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the 20th consecutive year, and 26th time since 1987.

In 2015, current NASCAR driver Christopher Bell captured the checkered flag at the Spring Classic after fighting with Jason Sides and Sammy Swindell for much of the feature, then holding them off late for the thrilling victory.

No Place Like Home

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Clyde Knipp has rejoined the Outlaws after he missed most of the first of the season due to school. Knipp, a California, Mo. -native, will be competing at his home track with the Outlaws for the first time ever after a tough finish at I-30 Speedway, in which the rookie ended his night in the Last Chance Showdown after flipping multiple times.

Knipp is the only Outlaws regular who will be at home in the state of Missouri, but Hunter Scheurenberg (Sikeston) and Joe B. Miller (Millersville) are also from The Show Me State and competed with the Outlaws at I-30 Speedway.

For more race information and to learn how to purchase tickets for Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29 visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Salina-Highbanks-Speedway, and for the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 30 visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/I-55-Raceway.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
SALINA HIGHBANKS SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 11.177 seconds and was established by Craig Dollansky on April 26, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winner:

2015 – Shane Stewart on May 1
2014 – Joey Saldana on April 25
2013 – Craig Dollansky on April 26
2011 – Craig Dollansky on May 3

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 is a high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. The track record is 10.189 seconds and was established by Stevie Smith on March 30, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:

2015 – Christopher Bell on May 2, Donny Schatz on Aug. 7, Shane Stewart on Aug. 8
2014 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Paul McMahan on Aug. 1, Kerry Madsen on Aug. 2
2013 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 3
2012 – Craig Dollansky on Oct. 13, Jason Sides on Oct. 13
2011 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 5
2010 – Joey Saldana on April 17, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 6, Jason Meyers on Aug. 7
2009 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 7, Joey Saldana on Aug. 8
2008 – Jason Meyers on April 5
2007 – Joey Saldana on July 7
2006 – Donny Schatz on April 1, Brooke Tatnell on July 8
2005 – Kraig Kinser on April 2, Chad Kemenah on July 8
2004 – Craig Dollansky on April 17, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 7
2003 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Tyler Walker on July 12
2002 – Jac Haudenschild on March 30, Daryn Pittman on July 13
2001 – Randy Hannagan on March 24, Stevie Smith on July 14
2000 – Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1999 – Jac Haudenschild on July 24
1998 – Stevie Smith on July 25, Andy Hillenburg on Oct. 10
1997 – Mark Kinser on May 18, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 11
1996 – Mark Kinser on June 12
1992 – Steve Kinser on June 10
1991 – Sammy Swindell on May 4
1990 – Sammy Swindell on April 14
1989 – Doug Wolfgang on April 15, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 11
1988 – Steve Kinser on April 23
1987 – Brad Doty on April 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 25

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Jacob Allen – Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Terry McCarl – TerryMcCarl.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson – GregWilsonRacing.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15); Daryn Pittman – 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18); Joey Saldana – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 22); Shane Stewart – 2 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 23); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson – 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Jason Sides – 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for FREE on the DIRTVision Radio Network to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 29 and the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 30.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series crosses into the state of Illinois for the first time in 2016, as the series returns to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway for the first time since 2014.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 5
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
3. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 3
4. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 2
6. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

Total Laps Led (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps

1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 174
2. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 106
3. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 84
4. – JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 40
5. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 39
6. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 35
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 35
8. – DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 31
9. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 29
10. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 27
11. – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 21
12. – ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 13
13. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia – 8
14. – CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 4
15. – TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. – 3

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

1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 6
2. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
5. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 1
– SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. – 1

Hard Charger Award (11 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 5
2. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3
3. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 2
6. – JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas – 1
– WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 1
– DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1

Time Trial leaders (11 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 3
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 3
4. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 2
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6. – SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. – 1
– BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

Podium Finishes (18 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif – 11
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 11
3. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 8
4. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 7
5. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 6
6. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 5
7. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 1
– KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 1
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Heat Race Winners (21 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 9
3. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 7
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 7
5. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 6
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 6
7. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 4
8. – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 3
9. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2
– PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2
13. – BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– SAM HAFERTEPE JR., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. – 1
– BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 1
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (15 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. – 2
3. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 1
– SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. – 1
– BRYAN CLAUSON, Nobelsville, Ind. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– AARON REUTZEL, Clute, Texas – 1
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (20 Dashes)
Number – Times Picked

0 – 6
4 – 6
6 – 6
8 – 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $93,500
2. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $88,000
3. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $83,900
4. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – $75,900
5. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $66,500
6. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $54,550
7. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $45,150
8. – JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $36,800
9. – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $27,600
10.- PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – $25,500
11.- GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio – $16,550
12.- JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $15,175
13.- TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – $14,450

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)

1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway/ Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park/ Baytown, TX / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 /The Dirt Track at Las Vegas/ Las Vegas, NV / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas/ Las Vegas, NV / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas/ Las Vegas, NV / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway/ Tulare, CA / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track/ Stockton, CA / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track/ Stockton, CA / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway/ Placerville, CA / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway/ Watsonville, CA / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway/ Chico, CA / Donny Schatz (5)
15. Friday, April 15 / Bakersfield Speedway/ Bakersfield, CA / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Saturday, April 16 / Perris Auto Speedway/ Perris, CA / Daryn Pittman (2)
17. Monday, April 18 / USA Raceway/ Tucson, AZ / Daryn Pittman (3)
18. Friday, April 22 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway/ Mesquite, TX / Joey Saldana (2)
19. Saturday, April 23 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway/ Mesquite, TX / Shane Stewart (2)
20. Tuesday, April 26 / I-30 Speedway/ Little Rock, AR / Jason Sides

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