LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made a single stop this week at Lawrenceburg Speedway, one of the great bullrings that dates back to the 1960s when A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford entertained the fans driving midgets.
In preliminary action tonight, Joey Saldana qualified 11th with a 12.318-second lap. This translated to a starting position for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M on the outside of the front row in the third heat.Read more: Saldana Eighth at Lawrenceburg
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 15, 2015) – When a driver looks up and sees the flagman waving an open hand, he knows there’s still time in the race, but if there is a move to make, it’s now or never. The competitors in the grueling, coast-to-coast, bullring-to-big half-mile dirt oval, February-to-November World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series marathon are getting the “five-to-go” signal this week as they make their final Midwest stop of 2015.
The first driver seeing the signal is Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz, and he’s been leading the way for most of the season. The 38-year-old North Dakota driver and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team are in the midst of the best single-season performance in more than 20 seasons. The team has already clinched the season points championship and looks to continue its storybook season Friday at Lawrenceburg (Indiana) Speedway, where they’ve won the 35-lap A-Feature at the 3/8-mile high-banked, dirt oval each of the previous two seasons.Read more: Donny Schatz Finishing the Mission
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2015) --With the final weeks of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car season winding down there is one event on the calendar this week at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Friday, Oct. 16. Originally scheduled for May 25, rain forced postponement of the event to this Friday.
The ‘burg is pure Americana, pure bullring steeped in history. Back in the 1960s when USAC midgets raced at Lawrenceburg, legendary drivers like A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford were standing on the gas and pitching them sideways.Read more: World of Outlaws Point Battle Heats Up
The Donny Schatz Express continued Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York as the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver won his third consecutive World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series A-Feature at the 5/8-mile dirt oval and his 31st victory of the 2015 season.
Schatz and TSR’s Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team are in the midst of an incredible season and Saturday night’s triumph tied the team with Steve Kinser’s 1992 campaign for third-most single-season wins in series history. The victory also continued his mastery of the state of New York this season. Schatz has been victorious in each of the Outlaws’ three stops in New York this season – Weedsport Speedway in May, Lebanon Valley Raceway in July and Saturday’s annual stop at Rolling Wheels.
“We’ve had a great season and I’m really proud to be part of such an incredible team,” said Schatz, who clinched his seventh WoO championship last week. “Tony Stewart, Bad Boy Buggies, Chevrolet Performance – they are the ones who make it possible for us to come out here and race. I’m surrounded by great people – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Eric Prutzman – doing an awesome job with the car. They make the decisions. They’re learning things right now and that’s really encouraging for the guy driving it, that’s for sure.”Read more: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Race Report
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2015) – The race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park was the lone event on the World of Outlaws schedule this week.
Joey Saldana was the first in a succession of drivers to break the 14-year track record at Rolling Wheels tonight during qualifying. Ultimately Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M settled in the No. 7 qualifying spot with a lap of 15.805 seconds. The driver who was credited ultimately with the track record was Paul McMahan logging a 15.461-second lap at 145.527 miles per hour, officially making Rolling Wheels the fastest dirt track in the world and that speed the fastest ever turned by a sprint car at any dirt track. The previous record for the fastest track was 143.209 mph at Volusia Speedway.Read more: Saldana Fifth at Rollings Wheels
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 9, 2015) – The numbers say it’s official, but the only certainty for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz is that there are still six opportunities remaining in the 2015 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series season. Mathematically, Schatz, the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J, has clinched his seventh WoO championship on the strength of the monster season he and his TSR team are having that has included 30 victories in the season’s first 70 races. But the six-time and reigning WoO champion admits that there is still plenty to accomplish before the season celebration can commence.
This weekend, Schatz leads the Outlaw brigade back to Central New York for its annual race at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York. The October stop has become a Saturday staple during Super DIRT Week festivities the last six years and Schatz has enjoyed the Outlaws being added to the card. For the first 12 of his 19 seasons with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” Schatz ventured to the sprawling 5/8-mile dirt oval early in the summer and picked up wins in 2004 and 2006. Since the event has been moved to later in the year, Schatz has finished in the top-two four times, including wins the last two Octobers.Read more: Donny Schatz Rolling Wheels Raceway World of Outlaws Advance
The sole focus heading into the weekend for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team was winning the 53rd annual Champion Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Schatz was looking to add to his incredible 2015 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series campaign stats in what was originally scheduled to be three nights of racing at the famed half-mile dirt oval. Mother Nature forced the program to be reduced to a single night of action Sunday evening, which mathematically locked up a seventh WoO championship for Schatz.
The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J was informed that he and his team had clinched the championship, contingent upon them signing in prior to qualifying at each of the final six races, but the 19-year WoO veteran was only concerned with the opportunity of capturing a sixth National Open victory. After waiting almost four days to hit the track, Schatz did everything he could in his quest for victory number 31 on the season, but he wasn’t able to catch Stevie Smith during the final laps and finished second for the 16th time this season.Read more: Schatz Clinches WoO Championship, Finishes Second in Open
Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 5, 2015) - The 53rd annual National Open wasn't a great experience for Jason Sides.
The three-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Williams Grove Speedway was consolidated into a one-day race on Sunday at the half-mile oval thanks to rainy weather all weekend.
"They could have had a really nice track," he said. "From the time we got there at 1 p.m. on Sunday they were rolling and packing the track. It was already overcast. They continued to beat down on it. They just made it concrete."Read more: Sides Slowed by Weather and Tricky Track Conditions during National Open
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2015) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will join the Big Block Modifieds and Super DIRT Week with a lone event Saturday, Oct. 10 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
Joey Saldana, piloting the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, qualified fourth last year and finished a very respectable fifth. Saldana’s best finish at the New York track was second in 2007.Read more: Rolling Wheels Next on the Schedule for Saldana and Motter Team
Inside Line Promotions - MARNE, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2015) - Jason Sides picked up his fourth top-10 finish of the season at Eldora Speedway to highlight last weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Sides registered a seventh-place finish at the half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday to kick off a two-race weekend with the Outlaws.
"We had a good run at Eldora," he said. "We qualified ninth quickest, which started us on the outside of the front row for a heat race. The start was critical there. The polesitter got a better jump. I ran with him for a lap or two and then he pulled away. Shane Stewart and I got to racing after that and I finished third."
That locked Sides into the main event, which he started on the inside of the seventh row.Read more: Sides Scores Fourth Top 10 of Season at Eldora Speedway with World of Outlaws