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Pittman Wins 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship at World Finals in Charlotte

In front of sold out stands, McMahan charges to his fourth victory in season finale

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 9, 2013 – Daryn Pittman did what he needed to do on Saturday night at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to edge Donny Schatz for the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship as Paul McMahan drove to victory for the fourth time this season.

Pittman finished 12th in the season finale at the sold-out track in the heart of NASCAR country to become the ninth different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion in 36 years, holding onto a 14-point advantage over Schatz when the final checkered flag of the season waved, making it the closest finish in series history. It is the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Pittman as well as for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Read more: Pittman Wins 2013 Championship

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Schatz Drives to 23rd World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Victory of the Season, Tightens Championship Battle

Five-time champ star now winningest driver in The Dirt Track at Charlotte history 

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 8, 2013 – Donny Schatz knows what it takes to win a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship and he’s not going to make it easy on Daryn Pittman, who’s trying to win his first crown. Schatz, a five-time champ, worked past Brian Brown on Friday night at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win for the 23rd time this season, and slice into Pittman’s lead in the championship with only Saturday’s race remaining.

Schatz trails Pittman, who was sixth on Friday night, by 36 points or 18 positions on the track. However, Schatz has already earned four qualifying points for Saturday night’s race and owns the tiebreaker with the win total he’s amassed this season. All factored in, if Pittman finishes no worse than 15th he will clinch his first championship and the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title for Kasey Kahne Racing.

Read more: Schatz Earns Win 23

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Meyers, McMahan Top World Finals Qualifying Rounds at Charlotte

Schatz comes up big with two-second place qualifying efforts in final two rounds of the season

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 7, 2013 – Two-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers and this year’s leading qualifier Paul McMahan set the pace on Thursday’s qualifying night to kick off the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.                         

Meyers, in the Kasey Kahne Racing Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car, topped the first round of qualifying used to line up Friday night’s event with a lap of 12.912 seconds around the 4/10-mile oval. McMahan earned his 17th quick time honor of the season by posting a lap of 13.410 seconds to lead the second round of qualifying used for Saturday night’s race.

Read more: Meyers, McMahan Top World Finals Qualifying

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Donny Schatz Powers to 22nd Victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway

Five-time champ closes gap in quest for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car title

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – Oct. 12, 2013 – Donny Schatz’s remarkable World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season continued on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as he powered to his 22nd victory of the year.

Schatz, who is chasing Daryn Pittman for the series championship, put his STP/Armor All J&J on the pole for the 25-lap main event, where he was nearly untouchable in a dominating performance that sliced into Pittman’s advantage. Schatz will trail Pittman, who finished fourth, by 52 points entering the World Finals on Nov. 7-8-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Read more: Schatz Earns 22nd Win

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Rahmer Conquers His First Williams Grove Speedway National Open in Final Attempt of His Career

Pennsylvania legend earns $50,000 at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car crown jewel

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Oct. 5, 2013 – Fred Rahmer sure knows how to throw a retirement party. Rahmer, the leader of the Pennsylvania Posse competing on Saturday in what is widely expected to be his final National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, won the historic event for the first time in his hall-of-fame career.

Rahmer and Steve Buckwalter swapped the lead before Rahmer moved to the front for good on lap 14 of the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win crown jewel event.

Read more: Rahmer Wins National Open

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Kreitz Edges Dietrich to Lead Pennsylvania Posse Sweep in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Event at Williams Grove

Series championship race tightens after Schatz finishes in fourth, Pittman 11th

100413 Kreitz VLMECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Oct. 4, 2013 – Don Kreitz Jr. surged past Danny Dietrich on the final lap Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to win his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event of the season and lead a Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium.

Dietrich held on to finish second with Brian Montieth in third. Fourth-place Donny Schatz was the top-finishing World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver with Greg Hodnett rounding out the top five. It’s the third time in three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races this season at Williams Grove that Hodnett has finished one spot behind Schatz, who won the series’ previous two events this season at the half-mile dirt oval.

Dietrich, who beat the Outlaws earlier this season at Lincoln Speedway, was a bittersweet runner-up in his Sandoes Fruit Market Maxim after leading the field to the white flag on lap 24 then losing his advantage through turns one and two.

 

Read more: Kreitz Tops Williams Grove

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Schatz Tightens Championship Race with Fremont Victory

Defending champ earns 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car win of the season

FREMONT, Ohio – Sept. 28, 2013 – Donny Schatz started sixth on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway and charged to his 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Schatz needed only nine laps to make it to the front of the 28-car A-main. He held off Caleb Griffith on restart after restart in the 40-lap feature to earn the win and cut his deficit to 52 points in the overall World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship battle.

Ohio natives dominated the top five, with Griffith holding on to finish second with Bryan Sebetto in third, Dale Blaney in fourth and fan favorite Jac Haudenschild fifth.

Read more: Schatz Tops Fremont for 21st Win

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Ian Madsen Captures First Career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win

Aussie dominates at Deer Creek Speedway; Pittman second to extend points lead

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Sept. 14, 2013 – Ian Madsen cruised to the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of his career on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway’s Clash at the Creek.

The Australia native and brother of Kerry Madsen was chasing Craig Dollansky in the early going at the 3/8-mile banked oval when Dollansky’s car had a mechanical issue on lap 6 of the 35-lap main event. Ian Madsen surged into the lead as Dollansky pulled into the infield, then he had to hold off championship leader Daryn Pittman on two restarts in a light rain.

Both times Madsen pulled away from Pittman to finally earn his first series victory, and together with Kerry become only the fifth set of brothers to win World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races. The Madsens join Bobby and Joey Allen, Dave and Dale Blaney, Kenny and Dean Jacobs, and Sammy and Jeff Swindell as brothers with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car wins.

Read more: Ian Madsen Earns First Win

Schatz Earns 20th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win of 2013

Five-time champ reaches his single-season milestone at Clay County

SPENCER, Iowa – Sept. 13, 2013 – Donny Schatz is running out of milestones to accomplish in his career. On Friday night at Clay County Fair Speedway, he reached another mark when he earned his 20th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the year, the first time he’s reached that plateau in a season.

The victory was also the 144th of his career, moving the five-time series champion and seven-time Knoxville Nationals winner to within nine wins of Mark Kinser for third all-time.

It wasn’t easy, though. Schatz was chased to the checkered flag by a resurgent Joey Saldana after Mark Dobmeier pushed him in the early going before settling for third.

Championship leader Daryn Pittman minimized the point damage from Schatz’s victory by finishing fourth after starting 11th. Jason Sides was strong throughout the feature and rounded out the top five.

 

Read more: Schatz Earns 20th Win

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Kyle Larson Powers to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win at Antioch

Holds off Allard, Kaeding for California podium sweep at second consecutive event

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2013 – Kyle Larson held off Jonathan Allard to lead a Golden State podium sweep on Sunday night at Antioch Speedway for his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the fourth series win of his career.

California natives Tim Kaeding and Kyle Hirst were third and fourth in their Roth Motorsports cars while Chad Kemenah was the top-finishing World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series racer in fifth. The event marked the end of the Gold Rush Tour, which was comprised of eight races in 10 nights.

 

Read more: Larson Wins Antioch



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