Seven-Time Outlaw Champ Schatz Begins 20th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2016) - One of the greatest accomplishments in sports is reaching the pinnacle, but one of the most difficult things is staying on top. Over the past decade, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team have set the standard in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and are in the midst of a dynasty with three championships in the last four seasons on the strength of 91 victories.
The Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team begins its quest to continue the dynasty by chasing a third consecutive WoO championship this week during Florida in February at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville.
Calistoga Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Saturday & Sunday April 9 & 10
By Gary Thomas
Calistoga, CA - Feb. 10, 2016 - When it comes to history & prestige, few tracks on the West Coast offer more than Calistoga Speedway and on April 9 & 10 the famed venue will kick-off another season of action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series taking to the half-mile.
"We're really excited for the upcoming Wine Country Outlaw Showdown," said Chris Morgan of Motorsports Ventures. "The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has had a long history at the Calistoga Speedway and this coming April will be another great installment. The best Winged Sprint Car drivers in the country competing at the world's most beautiful dirt track will certainly make for a great weekend. It's your only chance to catch the Greatest Show on Dirt at Calistoga this year so be sure and make plans to join us."
The 2016 season marks the third consecutive year that the Calistoga Speedway plays host to a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series double header. Last season saw Grass Valley, CA's Brad Sweet & Fargo, ND's Donny Schatz score victories during the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. For Sweet it was the second consecutive year that he tasted glory at the historic track on opening night.
David Gravel Leads Open Practice on Night One of DIRTcar Nationals
Practice kicks off sprint week, Feb. 10 to 14, at Volusia Speedway Park
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 9, 2016 - David Gravel kicked off sprint week at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday night by turning the fastest lap in the open practice session.
The Connecticut native turned the fast lap of 13.814 seconds during the first hot laps session. It is Gravel's first outing driving the No. 5 Big Game Treestands car for CJB Motorsports.