Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz became only the second driver in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) history to win 30 A-Features in a single season Saturday night at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. Schatz made a dramatic late-race push in the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J to claim the victory by .138 seconds over Daryn Pittman.
"Nothing like leading one corner, but I guess it's the right corner to lead,” Schatz said following his second consecutive win at Berlin. "Daryn had a good car. He was going through traffic so well but, the last laps there, the track started changing off. My car started getting a little bit better and we kind of expected a little bit of that. I honestly didn't think we were going to get him. The last couple of laps, I just drove it as hard as I could without trying to get myself in too much trouble. I was hoping we would be able to get him coming off four. We were just kind of locked down around the bottom and were able to get by him. This feels great. It’s a privlegde to drive for Tony Stewart, Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance and work with the guys on this team."Read more: Schatz Reaches 30 Outlaw Wins in 2015
MARNE, Mich. (Sept. 26, 2015) – The World of Outlaws teams and drivers played to a huge crowd at Berlin Raceway tonight. It was the season finale for dirt track racing activity at Berlin.
In preliminary action, Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop Sprint Car to the No. 12 qualifying position with a 14.828-second lap. In World of Outlaws qualifying to heat race formatting, Saldana earned the pole of the third heat.
When the field went green for the heat, Saldana made contact with a yuke tire (big bulldozer-type tire put around the track to define racing area vs. infield) going into turn two and damaged the front axle. He was unable to make it back out to join the field and had to earn a position in the A Main through participation in the Last Chance Showdown (LCS).Read more: Slick Track Brings Challenges for Motter Team at Berlin Raceway
ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2015) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team came to the famed Eldora Speedway tonight as the World of Outlaws 4-Crown Nationals defending champion.
This is Saldana’s favorite track and he has scored 23 victories on the half-mile including 4-Crown victories in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Though Saldana qualified in the uncustomary No. 15 position with a13.582-second lap, in World of Outlaws formatting, he was allotted the pole position of the third heat.Read more: Defending 4-Crown Champion Saldana Battles Handling Problems
Inside Line Promotions - SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21, 2015) - Jason Sides will have his right-hand man back on the road for the remainder of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season.
His brother, Paul, returns to the team beginning this weekend as the series races on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.
"It's great to have Paul back on the road and hopefully we can pick up where we left off in the spring and early summer," Jason Sides said.Read more: Sides Welcomes His Brother Back on the Road for Remainder of Season
Inside Line Promotions - ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2015) - Jason Sides can't get back to the Midwest quickly enough.
Sides has a long drive to make this weekend's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events - Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the Clash at the Creek - after leaving California on Monday morning following a rough West Coast swing.
"Hopefully we can get on some smooth tracks this weekend," he said. "When the car is good, I am good. When the car isn't, I just ride it out. That's exactly what happened the last few races."Read more: Sides Ends Rough Week with Hard Charger Award at Antioch
ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2015) – The World of Outlaws event at Antioch Speedway tonight concluded the West Coast Swing.
In preliminary action, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 5 qualifying position with an 11.682-second lap.
This qualifying position placed him in the third starting position in the second heat. When the track went green, Logan Schuchart assumed the lead followed by Tyler Walker and Saldana. Near the end of the race, Walker four-wheeled over the cushion to pass Schuchart for the lead. Walker won the heat, Schuchart was second and Saldana was third. The Brownsburg Bullet’s finish position earned the Motter team a spot in the dash.Read more: Runner-up at Antioch Tonight Makes A Runner-Up Weekend Sweep for Saldana
CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2015)-- The World of Outlaws Gold Cup Race of Champions wrapped tonight at Silver Dollar Speedway.
With 41 cars in the pits, the two-flight format was in play again tonight. It was more ‘Cowboy up’ as the drivers tried to find the quickest way around a track that was faster than last night, but still tricky to negotiate.
Joey Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 2 flight two qualifying position with an 11.338-second lap.Read more: Saldana Finishes Runner-Up in Gold Cup, Leads Laps
CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2015) – Before we go racing tonight we pause to remember lives lost on one of America’s darkest days, 14 years ago. Today a resilient nation remembers the past, but looks to the future.
Tonight was the opening night of World of Outlaws Gold Cup Race of Champions competition at Silver Dollar Raceway. With 44 cars signed in, qualifying was divided into two flights. Motter Motorsports’ driver Joey Saldana was in the second flight and blistered the quarter-mile high bank oval in 11.958 seconds. The driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint Car was quickest in the second flight and quickest overall, racking up his 16th quick time of the season. He also held the distinction of being the only pilot in the 11-second category. Saldana, the current track record holder (10.918 seconds set in 2009), did a masterful job negotiating the rough, choppy race track terrain.Read more: Quick Time No. 16 and Second Place Finish for Saldana at Silver Dollar Speedway
COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon (Sept. 9, 2015) – It was a ‘hump day’ stop for the World of Outlaws tonight at Cottage Grove Speedway as they worked their way through the West Coast swing.
Joey Saldana set the track record at this track in 2007 and he left continuing to hold that record. Once again tonight, Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M were dialed in for time trials. The Brownsburg Bullet chalked up the No. 2 qualifying spot with a 10.065-second lap around the quarter-mile high banked oval.Read more: Saldana Seventh at Cottage Grove
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2015) – Eighteen years ago, Donny Schatz was a 21-year-old second-year World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series racer chasing legends Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell around a quarter-mile dirt oval in western central Oregon. It was a night he will always remember because racing with the Outlaws was his dream and, on that particular August night back in 1998, he drove past them to win his first career WoO A-Feature. Monday night at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, Schatz accomplished something he never dreamed of. Schatz was first to the checkers again and joined the two legends as the only drivers in the series’ 38-year history to win 200 WoO A-Feature events.
“I never thought I could dream big enough to be part of this sport’s history,” Schatz said following his 200th career WoO A-Feature victory. “This is unbelievable. I’ve been blessed to be around great people my whole life. My family has supported me wholeheartedly to this point and these guys I get to race with are awesome. Without their hard work, and all the guys who ever worked for me, there’s no way I would have ever gotten this far.”Read more: Donny Schatz 200 Wins and Counting