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Marcuccilli Battles Past Davis for Win at Outlaw

Third Different Sportsman Series Central Region Winner in Three Races

DUNDEE, NY – June 20, 2017 – Dave Marcuccilli used the track position a lap 27 restart afforded him and won a side-by-side battle with Ronnie Davis III to claim a victory in the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region Feature at Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday night. Marcucciili’s victory completed a perfect night with a fast time in qualifying and a heat race win. He also became the third different winner in three Sportsman Series Central Region races this season.

The race started with Tyler Thompson and Davis on the front row while Marcuccilli and Nick Guerrerri were in row two. Davis grabbed the early lead while Marcuccilli and Guerrerri engaged in a hard-fought battle.

“I think he was on the outside of me and I didn’t see him there, so I kind of crowded him up a little bit,” Marcuccilli said. “He dove down into one and made a little contact. It is what it is. You get down in there and it gets a little rough. It’s no big deal.”
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Doty’s Day: Outlaws Head to Attica for One-of-a- Kind Event

Attica Raceway Park to host prestige Brad Doty Classic on July 11

CONCORD, N.C. – June 21, 2017 – In the Sprint Car racing world, there are several names that automatically jump out as icons of the sport; Brad Doty is one of those names. When the drivers chasing the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule fill out their calendar for the year, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park jumps off the page. The prestige surrounding the makes the Brad Doty Classic one of those “must win” events. The Outlaws take to the Attica, OH track for a Tuesday night special on July 11.
 
Millersburg, Ohio’s Brad Doty first got his start in Sprint Car Racing in 1977 and in 1982 Doty started running with the World of Outlaws. Although it wasn’t full time, Doty still managed to finish fourth in the point standings and picked up the Rookie of the Year award. The following Spring, Doty picked up his first Outlaws Feature win at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK. Doty followed it up with wins at Eldora and Lincoln to name a few. Doty quickly left his mark on the sport, having won 11 Outlaw events in a short period of time.
 
Doty’s career was cut short in 1988 when he was involved in an accident while racing at the King’s Royal at Eldora leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Schatz Outduels Johnson for 11th Victory of Season at Granite City Speedway

Sweet charges from 10th for podium finish
Looking for the clean sweep on the evening, Jason Johnson got the early jump on the 30-lap Feature at Granite City Speedway. Opening up a five-car length lead over the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Just shy of the halfway point of the 30-lap race, a yellow flag was displayed for a slowed Ian Madsen who had a flat tire.
On the ensuing restart, Johnson looked like he was going to pick up where he left off, rocketing out to a quick lead over Schatz. As the field made their way down the backstretch, Johnson choose to enter Turn 3 on the top-side, leaving Schatz the bottom.
“[Schatz] just knew what he needed to do to get by me on that restart,” said Jason Johnson. “We had a car just as fast as his.”

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Gravel Wins Rain-Soaked River Cities Speedway

After three-hour delay, Gravel held off Madsen for ninth win of season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – June 17, 2017 – It was Jacob Allen who jumped out to an early lead during the initial start of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour. As Allen was coming to complete lap five of the 40-lap race, Allen jumped the cushion in Turn 4 went for a wild flip, bringing out the red flag. During the red-flag stoppage, a passing rain storm hit the Grand Forks, N.D.-area forcing a nearly three-hour stoppage. When the show got back under way, it was Gravel that withstood a couple charges from the No. 2M of Kerry Madsen en route to his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the 2017 season.
 
“There’s some crazy fans here,” said David Gravel. “They were standing in the bleachers that had no roof over them in the down-pouring rain. Those guys are diehard; I give them props for sure.”
 
With weather threatening the River Cities Speedway, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series was forced to go into hurry up mode in an effort to get night one of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in its entirety. After winning the Craftsman Club Dash, Jacob Allen secured the pole position for the Feature. Jumping out to an early lead over second-place David Gravel, Allen was quickly catching lap traffic early in the race.

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region Heats Up

Three Races In Two Weeks Starts Tues. June 20
CONCORD, NC – June 16, 2017 – The DIRTcar Sportsman Series Central Region is about to get busy with three races scheduled in two weeks beginning on Tuesday, June 20 at Outlaw Speedway. The Series will then travel to Can-Am Motorsports Park on Wednesday, June 28 and Weedsport Speedway on Monday, July 3 for the Sportsman Classic.
 
The Central Region has completed two races so far this season at the end of April where Todd Root picked up a victory at Fulton Speedway on April 28 and Rock Warner claimed a win at Utica-Rome Speedway on April 30. The Series averaged more than 40 cars through the first two events with nine different drivers earning top-five finishes.
 
“Fulton and Utica-Rome saw great car counts and very competitive racing,” says Cory Reed, DIRTcar Sportsman Series director. “We expect the same at Outlaw, Can-Am, and Weedsport.”

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Making a Dream a Reality

Heckenast Siblings and Series Join Forces for FVP Outlaw Clay Classic

CONCORD, NC- June 16, 2017- Sherri Heckenast had a long-term goal of bringing short track racing back to the Chicago area, and this season she can mark that goal complete as the biggest dirt track racing series in the world will take her stage when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series stop at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway for the FVP Outlaw Clay Classic on June 27-28.

When Heckenest set the goal for the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway, the track was primarily a demolition derby facility for Team Demo Association, an organization she bought eight years ago.

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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series North Dakota Preview

DONNY SCHATZ

Homecoming Week for Eight-Time Outlaw Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2017) – Every fall, college campuses across the country host homecoming weekends and traditionally a one-sided football game during which the home team runs roughshod and everyone leaves happy. It’s rare for competitors in the world of motorsports to have any sort of “home game” advantage as they crisscross the country competing week after week.

For eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, this week will provide the North Dakota resident a homecoming-type opportunity behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/ Curb J&J when the Outlaws stage their annual “Duel in the Dakotas” doubleheader starting with Friday 20th WoO-sanctioned race at River Cities Speedway and Saturday’s return to Red River Valley Speedway for the first time in five years.

And the competition within the World of Outlaws during this, the series’ 40th season, dictates that this won’t be your typical Big School U. versus Northern Valley State outcome. Schatz leads the list of talented drivers into action with the goal of racing for victories and giving the expected standing-room-only crowds a North Dakota local kid-turned-champion to root for.

The Outlaws’ annual Duel in the Dakotas made an early impression on Schatz, who grew up in Minot and every summer traveled to Fargo to catch Sprint car legends Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang put on a show. For as long as he could remember, he would join a ravenous fan base that packed the Red River Valley grandstands to see the sports icons in action on the big, half-mile fairgrounds dirt oval before ultimately joining them in action six weeks prior to his 16th birthday in 1993. He’s made a lot of circles both in his home state and around the United States and Australia since that first race. Today, Schatz is on pace to join the sport’s elite after 20 seasons on the road with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

That lofty status didn’t come easily. It was the result of being driven to continue to improve. When he left home and started his WoO career in 1997, the North Dakota stop was one of the most important dates circled on the schedule. Each year, the race became bigger and bigger for Schatz and, in his sixth full season as an Outlaw, he accomplished a major goal of winning an Outlaw show in his home state. The victory in July 2002 at Red River Valley was the first of now 18 WoO A-Feature triumphs he has in North Dakota.

Schatz and the TSR team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti head into the weekend with momentum following Saturday’s victory at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, the team’s 10th of the season, and they’ll be looking to match last year’s run in North Dakota, where they won all three Outlaw races.

In addition to driving the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J, Schatz will race his family owned No. 15 Petro Stopping Center/Schatz Crossroads/Fastlane Car Wash Dirt Late Model at both River Cities and Red River Valley. In August 2015, Schatz swept both the WoO race and NLRA Late Model main events at River Cities.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: NORTH DAKOTA

• Donny Schatz made his World of Outlaws debut in July 1993 at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota.

• Schatz has 37 career WoO starts at Red River Valley Speedway, 18 of which were classified as preliminary features.

• He has four career WoO wins at Red River Valley: two WoO A-Features in 2002 and 2006, and two preliminary features in 2003 and 2006. Schatz also has won a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events at the track (2011 and 2012). Both of those wins came on the reconfigured, 3/8-mille dirt oval.

• Since the Outlaws first competed at River Cities Speedway in June 2007, Schatz has been one of the drivers to beat around the high-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval. He has competed in all 19 WoO races contest on the track, which has a track record of 9.269 seconds and annually has some of the most exciting races of the entire WoO season.

• Schatz has won eight WoO A-Features at River Cities, including the previous four 40-lap A-Features, six of the last eight and has finished first or second in 11 of his last 12 starts there.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: 2017

• Through 35 of 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz leads the championship standings with 4,952 markers and holds a 76-point advantage over Brad Sweet.

• Schatz leads the series with 10 wins and 27 top-five finishes. His 30 top-10s are second-most behind the 31 of Gravel and Sweet.
• He has earned three fast qualifier awards in 2017, including last Saturday night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

• Schatz has wins this season at Volusia (2), LoneStar Speedway, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2), State Fair Speedway, 81 Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Knoxville Raceway.

For Friday’s race at River Cities, the pit gates at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visitwww.rivercitiesspeedway.com or call (218) 773-3001.

Saturday at Red River Valley, the pit gates at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit redrivervalleyspeedway.com or call (388-6637.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

The World of Outlaws schedule takes you all across the map from the start of the season to the end. Fortunately, there are a couple of times each season that you get to race close to home. What does it mean for you to be able to come back to North Dakota and race each year?

“I feel fortunate that I get to race for a living and am proud to represent North Dakota throughout the United States. This is one of the busiest parts of the year and to be home is a really good feeling. The fans are a big part of that because they come out and support these events. River Cities Speedway is one of the top tracks in the country and the Outlaw races there has been awesome for 10 years going. And then being able to follow that up with a race in Fargo Saturday is a really big deal. If there is one place you look forward to getting back to, it’s a place you got a lot of laps at growing up. Red River Valley Speedway is my home track, even though I grew up in Minot, and I raced in Grand Forks quite a few Friday nights as well. This is kind of like the perfect weekend. You get Grand Forks and Fargo in the same weekend. That’s something you dream of as a kid and here were are in 2017, with that opportunity.”

As if competing with the World of Outlaws in your home state wasn’t enough, this weekend you’ll be doing double duty racing both the WoO Sprint car and your Dirt Late Model. What’s the biggest challenge with racing both classes the same night?  

“Most of it is just timing. Things go pretty quickly when your are out on the track as much as we are running both cars. I want to be competitive in both cars. I’ve raced both cars at Grand Forks several times and if everything is going okay, it’s a good thing. If something goes wrong on either side of the fence, it’s a big challenge. My job is the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance car so that takes priority. The Late Model is more for fun and to try and put on a good show for the fans. This is the first time that we’ll be trying to do it consecutive nights, and I’m guessing I’ll be pretty worn out by the time we are done Saturday night. That’s part of it, though. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. We’ll do our best to have a good weekend in both cars and see if we can’t have a lot of fun in the process.”

Sources: Bill Klingbeil/True Speed Communication

Larson Parks It at Eagle Raceway

Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing picks up first Outlaws win

EAGLE, NE – June 14, 2017- After leading 29 of the 30-lap Feature, Daryn Pittman couldn’t withstand the late-race charge from Kyle Larson and Shane Stewart. Larson whipped around the top-side of the high-banked third-mile track to go by Pittman en route to win the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway. 
 
When Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superstars Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. team up, you get one potent team. During an off day from NASCAR, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. co-owner of Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing decided to put Monster Energy Cup Series standout, Kyle Larson in a second entry for the Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway. 
 
Good friends away from the track, Larson and Stenhouse Jr. also share a special bond, having been really close friends with the late-Bryan Clauson. 
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DKW Transport backs Last Chance Showdown at Brad Doty Classic

ATTICA, Ohio (Monday, June 12, 2017) – Many race fans have heard the name DKW Transport mentioned at their favorite race tracks across the country. DKW Transport owner/operator Shawn Loken loves the sport of sprint car racing and has helped out many, many race teams over the years. This year Loken’s DKW Transport is the title sponsor for the Last Chance Showdown during the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12).

DKW Transport is a cargo and freight trucking company that Loken operates out of his home base in New Richmond, Minnesota.

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Schatz, TSR Back on Familiar Soil

Reigning Outlaw Champ Races Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Machine to Knoxville Triumph

Dates: Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway

Winners: Friday – Brad Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing

Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Friday – Started 4th, Finished 3rd/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Saturday – Started 2nd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 4,812 points, 78 ahead of second-place David Gravel and Brad Sweet)

Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team returned to historic Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway this past weekend with something to prove. After a handful of frustrating weeks of results with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Schatz opened the Brownwells Big Guns Bash with a third-place finish Friday and broke throughSaturday night with a flag-to-flag triumph to earn the team its 10th WoO A-Feature win of the season.

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The Outlaws Return to Black Hills

For the first time since 2011, the World of Outlaws return on August 25

CONCORD, N.C. – June 12, 2017 – Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series’ return to Black Hills Speedway are now on sale. The Sprint Car Series will roll into Outlaw country for the Rushmore Outlaw Showdown at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. on Friday, August 25.

Although the Outlaws have a rich history at the track, dating back to 1983, this will be their first visit to the fast, semi-banked Speedway in the past six years.

Donny Schatz, the current Series points leader, has won the last three events at Black Hills Speedway. The Fargo, ND-native led all 25 laps the last time the Outlaws visited Black Hills in 2011. In 2007, Schatz stole the show by passing Kerry Madsen on the last lap. And in 2006, Schatz traded the lead with Jac “Wild Child” Haudenschild before pulling away for his first win at Black Hills.
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Donny Schatz Brings the Big Guns to Knoxville Saturday

Nate Van Haaften Triumphant in 360 Sprints

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2017) – Donny Schatz led flag to flag to claim the 25-lap World of Outlaws feature to claim the finale of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday.  The Fargo, North Dakota driver earned $10,000 for his 25th win at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World”.  The victory tied him for tenth on the all-time list at Knoxville with two-time track champion, Skip Jackson.  Nate Van Haaften avoided disaster and used a restart to make his winning pass in 360 sprint action.

Schatz would claim the early lead in the World of Outlaws main event ahead of Friday night’s winner, Brad Sweet, and David Gravel.  The caution flew four laps in for Dakota Hendrickson, who came to a rest in turn four. Schatz led Sweet, Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart back to green.

Ian Madsen jumped from sixth to fourth at that point, while Sweet and Gravel battled for the second spot.  Eight laps were in the books when an eleventh running Jason Sides spun in turn one.  Gravel entered turn one low on the restart and came out with the runner-up spot.  Sweet was under pressure from Madsen for third, and the two would exchange the spot on consecutive laps.

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National Transportation Consultants, Inc., Continues Partnership As Official DOT Consulting Firm of Tony Stewart Racing

Partnership Renews as 30th Annual International Roadcheck Period Runs June 6-8

INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2017) – National Transportation Consultants, Inc. (NTCI), a leader in transportation safety consulting, announced today the continuation of its partnership with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) as the team’s official Department of Transportation (DOT) consulting firm. As part of the associate partnership, TSR will utilize NTCI’s services to maintain and continue to build on the team’s commitment to safe transportation as it travels the United States and Canada to compete at more than 70 different racetracks.

“Our partnership with Tony Stewart Racing is in its ninth year and we couldn’t be more pleased to continue the relationship,” said Ryan Billet, President of NTCI. “TSR’s commitment to establishing and maintaining a DOT safety and compliance program shows a strong commitment to safe driving. DOT regulations are ever-changing and, with the implementation of ELDs (electronic logging devices) confirmed for December of this year, NTCI looks forward to helping TSR and teams in other forms of short-track racing adapt to these new federal regulations. TSR’s proactive approach to DOT safety and compliance enables the team to continue to be a leader at every level in the motorsports industry.”

The announcement comes just as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is ready to begin this year’s 72-hour International Roadcheck program, scheduled to run Tuesday through Thursday. CVSA inspectors will be stationed at more than 2,500 locations across North America. The annual three-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown brings out inspectors in force who this year will place special focus on cargo securement safety as a reminder of the importance of highway safety.

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Brotherly Battle: Ian Wins Battle of Madsen Brothers on opening night of 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals

JACKSON, MN – June 1, 2017 – The Madsen brothers are nothing short of exciting every time they strap into a sprint car. The intensity level is often ratcheted up even more when they are racing each other for a win. They lived up to this moniker Thursday on the opening night of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. While younger brother Ian led all 25 laps of the main event, older brother Kerry gave him a run for his money, especially on a late-race double file restart.
 
Ian fended off Kerry on that restart, which saw the elder brother get a monster run on the high side of the track heading down the front straightaway. As the laps wound down, the leaders encountered lapped traffic, with Kerry closing back in on Ian, nearly stealing a win on the last lap. The finale margin of victory was a scant three-tenths-of-a-second.
 
“When you come to race with the World of Outlaws, the double-file restarts are always tough,” said Ian Madsen. “It’s pretty cutthroat and can go either way. You have to give it your all. I’m really thankful we could get the job done tonight. We’ve had an awesome car lately and have been strong with the World of Outlaws all years. It’s great to finally get one.”

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Gravel Picks Up Win Number Eight at New Egypt

Pittman’s winning streak comes to an end

NEW EGYPT, N.J. – May 24, 2017 – David Gravel continued his east coast dominance Wednesday night at New Egypt Speedway by picking up his third win of the last four World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series races and his eighth-overall win for the 2017 season. Gravel, no stranger to the D-shaped clay oval, cut his teeth in Sprint Car racing at New Egypt in his URC Sprint Car.

“I’m glad I could win in front of everybody here that came out to watch me,” Gravel said. “I have to thank Barry, Derek and Zack for working hard to give me a good car; I just have to do my part.”

Jason Johnson and Gravel lead the 24-car field to the green flag to start the 30-lap Feature. Gravel dove into turn one and came out of turn two as the new leader on the initial start and never looked back.

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Outlaws at New Egypt Speedway Postponed to Wednesday, May 24

Prospect for an improved weather pattern will provide for optimal track conditions

CONCORD, N.C. – May 22, 2017 – Due to the heavy rains over the last 48-hours and unpredictable Spring weather, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and track officials has decided to postpone the Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway to Wednesday, May 24. 

Fans that currently have tickets for the World of Outlaws show at New Egypt Speedway will be able to use them for the rescheduled event on Wednesday, May 24.
 
With the outlook for an improved weather pattern for Wednesday, Series and the track officials look forward to the rescheduled event in hopes of providing the best racing environment possible for fans and drivers alike.

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Schatz Picks Up a Pair of Top-Fives in Posse Country

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Continues To Lead WoO Championship Standings

Dates: Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, May 17, 19-20, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations:Wednesday – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

FridaySaturday – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Winners: Wednesday –David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Friday – Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Saturday – Shane Stewart of Larson/Marks Racing

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Shane Stewart Stands Tall at Williams Grove

Earns First Career Williams Grove Win

MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 20, 2017 – Shane Stewart started on the pole for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway, but didn’t lead the opening lap. Instead, he battled with PA Posse driver TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and used a slide job in turns one and two to take the lead on a lap 11 restart. From there, Stewart held off Stutts and then Daryn Pittman on a pair of restarts over the final 10 laps to earn his first career Williams Grove win and his first Outlaw victory of the 2017 season.
 
“You don’t even know what it means to me to finally get here in Victory Lane,” Stewart said in Victory Lane. “I know the East Coast isn’t always kind to me, but I am very happy and going to cherish this win.”
 
Stewart earned the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led the field to the green flag with Stutts on the outside of the front row. It was Stutts who grabbed the lead by the time the two drivers had raced turn three. The top two quickly broke away from a third-place battle between Outlaw rookie Sheldon Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA. Shaffer took the spot on lap seven when Haudenschild spun at the bottom of turn one, but kept his foot in the gas and continued without incident despite losing five positions.

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David Gravel Leads Flag-to-Flag For Spring Classic Win at Williams Grove

Second Straight Victory For CJB Motorsports
MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 19, 2017 – David Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps remaining to kickoff the weekend with a Spring Classic win at Williams Grove Speedway on Fridaynight.
Gravel started on the pole for the 25-lap main event after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led flag-to-flag even despite restarts with three and four laps remaining in the main event. It was the second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania for the Watertown, CT native who also won at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday. It was also Gravel’s seventh victory of the season.
“It’s definitely huge to win in PA at all,” Gravel said. “To win Lincoln and Williams Grove is really good. We have to enjoy this a little bit tonight, but tomorrow’s a new day. We’re really happy with where we’re at right now and we’ll keep moving forward.”
After timing second quick in Flight B Qualifying and second in his heat, Gravel was scheduled to roll off eighth for the dash in his CJB Motorsports No.5, but an eight inversion draw put him on the pole and he never looked back, scoring wins in the Dash and Feature just as he did Wednesday night at Lincoln.

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David Gravel Dominates at Lincoln for Gettysburg Clash Win

Earns Sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Victory this Season

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – May 17, 2017 – David Gravel dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, leading all 35 laps of the Feature at the historic 3/8-mile track to take the checkered flag 6.501 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Daryn Pittman.

The Feature win completed a perfect night for Gravel. The Watertown, CT driver was quickest in Flight A Time Trials before winning his Heat and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole and eventually the Feature triumph that lifted the Outlaws over the Pennsylvania Posse in the first rivalry race of the season. It was both Gravel’s first career win at Lincoln and his sixth of the season with the Outlaws.

“It’s definitely huge,” Gravel said following his win. “World of Outlaws guys do not win many Outlaw shows in PA, so to win here is great, at a track that I haven’t really been good at in the past. To do that is awesome, to get our sixth win is awesome.”

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Tony Stewart Racing News: Arctic Cat and TSR Lauch Promotion to Give Away Customized Donny Schatz Arctic Cat HDX 700

Enter To Win Ultimate Outlaw Fan Vehicle
Leading Powersports Manufacturer, Tony Stewart Racing Partnering to Give Away Customized Donny Schatz Arctic Cat HDX 700

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2017) – It’s been a historic start to the partnership between Arctic Cat, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) and Donny Schatz. And this week, the group is adding to the excitement of the 90-plus-event World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign by launching a promotion to give away a customized, one-of-a-kind Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700.

Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles, is looking to engage with one of the most passionate fan bases in all of motorsports in conjunction with TSR.

For the next six months, the mission for Schatz and his TSR team will be to continue embracing Arctic Cat’s shared passion to reach greatness without limits. Fans seeking the ultimate limitless ride are encouraged to enter the promotion online at www.arcticcat.com/donnyschatzhdx between May 17 and Oct. 1 for the chance to win the customized all-terrain vehicle by random draw.

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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Lincoln/Williams Grove/Weedsport Preview

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Historic Rivalry Renews This Week as Outlaws Take On Pennsylvania Posse

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2017) – It’s the first of three trips inside hostile territory this week for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the rest of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series regulars. Schatz and the TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team will square off with the famed “Pennsylvania Posse” three times in the next four nights before venturing to New York to cap a busy week of action for “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Schatz, the eight-time and reigning WoO champion, leads the contingent of 15 WoO regulars into central Pennsylvania, a region that boasts the toughest group of teams the Outlaws face each year. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J will look to carry the torch again for the traveling regulars, starting with tonight’s Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown. Last May, Schatz tallied one for the Outlaws in their battle with the Posse at Lincoln by leading the 30-lap A-Feature from start to finish. Following the Gettysburg Clash, the Outlaws will travel to historic Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg for the two-night NAPA/NGK Spark Plug Williams Grove Morgan Cup on Friday and Saturday night.

In each of the previous 39 seasons, the Outlaws have embarked on trips inside The Keystone State seeking the opportunity to take not only the prize money, but bragging rights in what has become a very heated rivalry. For the past 20 WoO campaigns, Schatz has seen the rivalry at its best. He scratched and clawed his way into the main event fields as a teenager and splashed onto the scene with his first victory on the biggest stage, the 2000 Williams Grove National Open. And he has been putting his stamp on the rivalry ever since, totaling 24 of his 238 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in Pennsylvania. He has 19 career wins at Williams Grove, including five National Open triumphs at the historic half-mile, dirt oval.

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Big Block/Small Block Challenge Next on Sunday, June 4

$3,000 to Win – 50 Laps – Big Blocks vs. Small Blocks at The Port

WEEDSPORT, NY (May 16, 2017) – The second major weekend of action on Weedsport Speedway’s 2017 racing schedule will pit Big Block and Small Block Modifieds against one another in the Big Block/Small Block Challenge at The Port on Sunday, June 4.

Paying $3,000 to the winner, the 50-lap challenge event will be the featured main event on the night’s racing card accompanied by the always exciting Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series.

Racing will begin at 6 p.m.
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Racing Optics has the Brad Doty Classic Covered

ATTICA, Ohio – Dirt track racers not only need to have clear vision on the track, but their crews also need the GoPro cameras to provide clear video to help them make adjustments to the cars. Racing Optics has the drivers and the GoPros covered. And once again Racing Optics will have the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic covered, returning as the event’s presenting sponsor.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12).

“Racing Optics’ tearoffs are simply the best tearoffs in racing. Racing Optics is continually looking for ways to incorporate their unique and patented tearoff design into other areas including the GoClear tearoffs for GoPros which many teams utilize as learning tools,” said Brad Doty, co-promoter of the race.

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Schuchart Scores First-Ever Win at Eldora Speedway

#LetsRaceTwo, but Let’s Win One First
Logan Schuchart scores his first-ever Eldora Speedway win

ROSSBURG, OH – May 12, 2017 – Logan Schuchart scored his first-ever Eldora Speedway win Friday night during the #LetsRaceTwo opener, battling Eldora veteran Shane Stewart for the lead from laps eight through 12, after which Schuchart retained it for the remaining 18 laps to secure his fourth career World of Outlaws win and second win this season.

“It’s the place you always want to win at,” said the Shark Racing 1s driver about Eldora after his win. “As a little kid, I dreamt about being a World of Outlaws driver. Eldora, with all the history behind it, it’s really cool. My grandfather won the first Outlaw race here in ’78, so being able to win this race with him by my side is really cool. I hope it means something for July. My grandfather won the Knoxville Nationals. He won the Williams Grove National Open. But nobody won the Kings Royal, so that’s a race I really want to run well in, and this is where you get your notes and stuff. To win tonight, hopefully, that means something for the next couple races in the next couple months.”

Schuchart’s win emerged from a field of 35 cars, a third of them Ohio natives. But the night went to the Outlaws. Following Schuchart into Victory Lane were fellow Outlaws Stewart and Brad Sweet. Quicktime went to Outlaw Jason Sides, the very first driver to qualify. Three of the four heat races went to Outlaws – the fourth going to Aliquippa, PA-native Tim Shaffer. The Dash went to Outlaw Jason Johnson. And all four that transferred from the Last Chance Showdown were Outlaws as well, with Kraig Kinser in the lead.

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Outlaws Return to ‘The Hub of Racing’

Outlaws Set to Perform on Auto Racing’s Biggest Stage

CONCORD, N.C. – May 12, 2017 – No city is more synonymous with auto racing than Charlotte, NC. On Friday, May 26, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series for the 16th time, giving one driver the opportunity to say he won at Charlotte alongside the best in the industry.
 
Having earned the nickname ‘The Hub of Racing’, Charlotte, NC is home to many racing heroes, including numerous NASCAR teams and two full-time World of Outlaws teams: Larson Marks Racing and Kasey Kahne Racing.
 
The grueling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 93-race schedule crisscrosses the country from Florida to California, working its way back east, then up into Canada and other places in between before making it to North Carolina. The Outlaws have up to four events a week this season, and for many drivers and crew, that means not seeing family from February’s legendary DIRTcarNationals in Florida until whenever the Series nears their hometowns. For Larson Marks Racing and Kasey Kahne Racing, this only happens twice a year: during the May Outlaw Showdown, and of course, World Finals.

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World of Outlaws Join Forces for FVP Outlaw Clay Classic

World of Outlaws Series’ Meet for FVP Outlaw Clay Classic June 27 and 28
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Models Series join forces at Route 66 for a two-night event 

CONCORD, NC – May 12, 2017 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series are set to converge in Illinois. The nation’s two premier dirt touring Series will cross paths during the second annual FVP Outlaw Clay Classic at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL on June 27 and 28. It’s the only chance for fans to see both World of Outlaws Series on consecutive nights this season before the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in November.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades the Dirt Oval at Route 66 for the first night of the FVP Outlaw Clay Classic on June 27. Current Sprint Car Series point leader Donny Schatz won the inaugural event on June 29, 2016, at Rockford Speedway. The event marks the halfway point just as the Outlaws prepare for the most grueling and highest-paying month of racing in the midst of a tight championship points race.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series takes over the Joliet 3/8-mile track the following night on June 28 to complete two thrilling nights of Outlaw racing. World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series driver Frank Heckenast Jr. will be eager to dethrone defending event winner Brian Shirley at the track owned and managed by his sister, Sherri Heckenast.

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Season to Date: World of Outlaws Hit Quarter Mark

Talented Outlaw field chasing down reigning champ Schatz
CONCORD, N.C. – May 11, 2017 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series has reached the quarter-mark of its 2017 campaign following the completion of its 20th event last weekend at 81 Speedway in Park City, KS. The Series had scheduled 24 of its 93 nights of competition to this point on the calendar, but two were canceled and another two postponed to later dates, all due to rain.
Through the first three months of competition, Donny Schatz is off to an impressive start in search of his ninth series title. After a pair of wins to start the month of May, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15 now has eight wins and a 60-point lead over the CJB Motorsports No.5 of David Gravel in the championship standings, a five-time winner himself this season. Both drivers have 17 top-10 finishes in 20 starts this season.
Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman occupy the third- and fourth-place spots in the standings ahead of Jason Johnson’s No.41. Seven different drivers have earned wins so far this season, including Schatz, Gravel, Sweet and Johnson.

Reutzel Records another World of Outlaws Top Ten; ASCS & Badlands Up Next

CLUTE, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Another weekend resulted in yet another World of Outlaws top-ten finish for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team.

After cutting a tire in the late going of Friday’s World of Outlaws feature at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds, Reutzel raced to a strong eighth-place run at Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Saturday night in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

This weekend gets an early start with the Lucas Oil ASC National Tour resuming action on Thursday night at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway. From there, the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, is next on the docket for Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team with a potential stop at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday.
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Tony Stewart Racing: Donny Schatz World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway Preview

DONNY SCHATZ
First Trip to Famous Eldora Speedway Next Up for Reigning Outlaw Champions

INDIANAPOLIS (May 10, 2017) – After sweeping last weekend’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader in the Great Plains, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz heads to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for this weekend’s #LetsRaceTwo event Friday and Saturday evening on a mission.

The mission during the first of three 2017 stops at the historic high-banked, half-mile dirt oval is to continue building momentum behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. Schatz and his crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti scored their biggest triumph of the 2016 campaign at Eldora by capturing the 33rd annual Kings Royal.

The eight-time and reigning WoO champion opened the Outlaws’ 40th season of competition on a tear, winning five of the first six races. He increased the team’s win total to eight this past Saturday night with a flag-to-flag triumph at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas, just 24 hours after picking up his third career WoO A-Feature victory at State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri. The wins were the 27th and 28th career WoO A-Feature triumphs in the month of May for Schatz, and he’s looking to continue adding to that number this weekend.

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