INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 5, 2015) - There has been no doubt who the strongest team has been throughout this year's rugged World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series campaign. Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing's (TSR) Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team have earned 21 victories in the first 52 races and have finished first or second in the last 18 consecutive full-points-paying WoO A-Feature events.
The next challenge for the reigning WoO champions during Sprint car racing's richest month is the seventh annual Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near St. Louis. The 55-pound dumbbell awarded to the Ironman 55 winner is one of the few pieces of hardware that has eluded the six-time WoO champion. One goal for Schatz and his TSR team throughout 2015 has been to improve their results from seasons past. Second place is as close as Schatz has come to winning the Outlaws' longest race of the season, and he is looking forward taking another crack at the one-third mile dirt oval Friday and Saturday nights.
Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 3, 2015) - Jason Sides did a lot of driving only to face two rain outs last weekend in Canada.
Sides and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series were rained out on Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, and Saturday at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, to cap a long week north of the United States.
"We only got one of the three races in and that wasn't a great result for us," he said.
Sides kicked off last week on Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway, where he qualified 14th quickest to narrowly miss the heat race inversion.Read more: Sides Back in Action This Weekend for Ironman 55 with World of Outlaws
BROCKVILLE, Ontario (July 29, 2015) – With the crown jewel of the World of Outlaws series, the Knoxville Nationals, fast approaching, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team are diligently working to perfect different track set-ups.
There are two races this weekend in Canada that will give the team that opportunity. Friday, July 31, the World of Outlaws will compete at Brockville Ontario Speedway for the second time. The competed at Brockville in 2011 and now, after a three-year sabbatical, they return.
Saturday night it’s on to the 4/10-mile Autodrome Drummond in Quebec where Saldana scored a 2012 victory.Read more: Motter Team Looking to Gain More Consistency
OHSWEKEN, Ontario (July 28, 2015) – Tonight was the first of three events in this World of Outlaws swing through the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The first stop was The Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt track.
Joey Saldana, who finished second at this track in 2010, was 29th out of 30 competitors in the order for time trials. The challenge with being late in the qualifying order is usually deteriorating track conditions. Tonight was no exception, but Saldana was able to push the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a best lap of 14.954-seconds, No. 17 in the qualifying order.Read more: Saldana Had His Hands Full on A Slick Track in Ohsweken, Ontario
Inside Line Promotions - WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 27, 2015) - Jason Sides bookended a busy weekend in the Northeast with a pair of top 10s.
Sides kicked off the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup last Tuesday by qualifying 13th quickest in his group before he placed sixth in a heat race and second in a Last Chance Showdown at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. That locked him into the 22nd starting position for the first of twin main events at the high-banked track.
"We had a good balance on the car and I was able to maneuver around like I needed starting that far back," he said. "Any time you can pass that many cars and get a top 10 it's a good night."Read more: Sides Nets Two Top 10s During Busy Week in the Northeast
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 26, 2015) – Following the conclusion of last night’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove, the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team hit the road for the long drive to Lebanon Valley Speedway for tonight’s World of Outlaws event.
Tonight’s show was underway as scheduled and hot laps were complete. As qualifying was set to begin, a pop up shower caused a delay. After the track was prepped and groomed following the rain, the drivers got another round of warm ups prior to the start of qualifying.
Saldana, consistently quick in time trials, was the No. 2 qualifier with a 16.191-second lap.Read more: Podium Finish for Saldana at Lebanon Valley
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 25, 2015) –The final night of Summer Nationals competition at Williams Grove Raceway played to a full house of fans that came out to watch the Pennsylvania Posse and World of Outlaws drivers battle for tonight’s $20,000 jackpot and bragging rights.
With 39 cars on the grounds as there were last night, the two-flight qualifying format was in play. Saldana sat atop the second flight of qualifying, setting quick time in that flight, and second fastest overall, with a 16.831-second lap in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M.Read more: Saldana Fifth in Final Night of Summer Nationals
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2015) – Summer Nationals competition at the famed Williams Grove half-mile kicked off tonight with 39 drivers vying for Friday night honors in the highly-anticipated Pennsylvania Posse vs. World of Outlaws face off.
With two-flight qualifying rules in effect, Joey Saldana piloted the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 2 spot in the first flight with a best lap of 16.873 seconds.
Saldana rolled off fourth in the second heat and was fifth at the end of lap one. He maintained that position to the checkered flag and transferred to the dash and the A Main.Read more: Saldana Finishes Fifth Friday Night of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 23, 2015) – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule heats up with four races in five days beginning with the two-day Summer Nationals July 24-25 that pits the Pennsylvania Posse against the Outlaws drivers.
A sweep of the feature events could give the victor $33,000. Friday’s 25-lap feature pays $8,000 to win, Saturday’s 30-lap finale pays $20,000 plus another $5,000 Morgan Cup bonus.Read more: Four Races in Five Days for World of Outlaws
SARVER, Pa. (July 21, 2015) – Up next in the continuing month of money was the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, a uniquely formatted doubleheader in which the first 30 lap event was run in traditional World of Outlaws fashion and then the field was inverted for a final 30-lap event in which no points were at stake. No one in the history of the event has won both in the same night.
To add another degree of difficulty to tonight’s event, the Outlaws were back in Pennsylvania Posse territory facing tough competition.Read more: Saldana 19th and Third in Don Martin Twin Events at Lernerville