Ohsweken, ON-July 31, 2010- Persistent rain has forced the postponement of the finale of the Six Nation Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada originally scheduled for tonight for the World of Outlaws to Sunday (August 1).
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Previewing the World of Outlaws at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken, ON–July 29, 2010- Build it and they will come. Glenn Styres did exactly that when he constructed Ohsweken Speedway right in his backyard in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada with the intent of having the best sprint car drivers in the world race at his track. Again in 2010, the World of Outlaws will converge on the always racy 3/8-mile in Ontario for two full nights of racing on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 with $10,000 awaiting the winner each night.
Jason Meyers and Jason Sides split wins at Ohsweken last season with Meyers taking the opener and Sides the finale. Sides is the winningest driver with the World of Outlaws at Ohsweken Speedway, having taking the checkered flag twice in the three races the series has contested at the track dating back to 2007. In fact, Sides has led in each and every one of those feature events. He was running second last season in the opener when a piece of debris cut a tire on his machine, forcing him to the work area. The veteran restarted at the tail of the field and charged all the way back to finish eighth.
Meyers, who was caught up in a first-lap wreck in his debut at Ohsweken in 2007, made up for that last season by winning the opener and finished fourth in the finale. He took the lead from Sides on the 10th lap and would lead the final 21 circuits to score the win over Donny Schatz and Craig Dollansky. Meyers is currently second in wins this season with seven and is third in points, just 18 markers out of second and 47 out of the lead as he chases his first title.
Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, has been the most consistent driver at Ohsweken Speedway with the series, having finished second in all three events at Ohsweken Speedway dating back to 2007. The North Dakota native has won twice this season and is currently fourth in points.
Joey Saldana leads the series into Ohsweken on the strength of 10 A-Feature wins as he chases his first series title, with 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser hot on his heels, just 29 markers out of the top spot as he seeks his record 21st championship. Kinser is the most recent winner on the tour, taking the checkered flag on Tuesday night in the series debut at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec.
A full racing program is on tap each night this weekend at Ohsweken Speedway, with time trials, heat races, a dash, the Last Chance Showdown and a 30-lap A-Feature event paying $10,000 to-win both on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31.
Full Weekend of Muscle Car, Drag Racing, Car Shows and More at zMAX Dragway
with NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
CONCORD, N.C. (July 28, 2010) – Two of the country’s top sanctioning
bodies for street-legal drag racing, the National Mustang Racing Association
and the National Muscle Car Association, converge at zMAX Dragway on Aug.
6-8 for the second annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals.
Each organization will host an individual event, the NMRA Ford
Nationals and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, during the three-day event at
the Bellagio of drag strips. Fans in attendance will witness the biggest and
brightest stars in the series race at the world’s only all-concrete,
four-lane drag strip.
“This event truly has something for everyone,” said Charlie Harmon,
President of ProMedia LLC, which produces the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
event. “Whether you’re a rabid Ford fan or a muscle car fanatic, these races
will keep you on the edge of your seat all weekend long.
“All of our racers, sponsors, vendors and fans look forward to
seeing the NMRA and NMCA race the same weekend during what will be the
largest muscle car motorsports show of 2010 at the most state-of-the-art
drag strip in the world.”
Drivers in the NMRA Pro Outlaw and Super Street Outlaw classes will
compete to see who has the fastest Ford Mustang and for the NMCA, the Pro
Street and Super Street 10.5W classes will be represented. More than 20 of
the top NMRA/NMCA drivers in the world will participate during the weekend,
which begins Friday with qualifying. Elimination races start Saturday, with
final eliminations Sunday afternoon. Each of the cars entered have recorded
quarter-mile times of six seconds and speeds in excess of 200 miles per
The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals will also include two separate car
shows, a massive vendor midway, a sprawling swap meet and the legendary
The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals begins Friday at zMAX Dragway with
an open test and tune at 9 a.m. First round qualifying will start at 1 p.m.
with second round qualifying following at 5 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m.
Saturday’s action includes additional qualifying and exhibitions,
along with car show awards and a street cruise. The event will wrap-up
Sunday with pre-race ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and eliminations for the
NMRA/NMCA participants at noon. The car show and manufacturer’s swap meet
will take place Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and at
9 a.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $25 each day or $70 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and
under are admitted free all weekend when accompanied by an adult. For more
information on the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at zMAX Dragway visit
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Kinser Conquers Quebec: Wins Inaugural World of Outlaws Event at Autodrome Drummond
Drummondville, QC-July 27, 2010- Steve Kinser has an amazing record over the years when he visits a track for the first time with the World of Outlaws, having scored well over 50 wins in debut events for the series. The 20-time series champion added to that remarkable list on Tuesday night as he was victorious in the World of Outlaws first-ever race at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada before a standing room only crowd on a picture perfect night.
Kinser started on the outside of the front row and battled his teammate Donny Schatz in the early going, taking the top spot from him on the fifth lap as the pair exited turn four, using the low side of the four-tenths-mile to surge ahead. He would quickly pull away in lapped traffic. The native of Bloomington, Indiana would pace the final 31 circuits of the 35-lap contest to score his sixth A-Feature win of the season and the 558th of his amazing career.
“It is special,” said Kinser in Victory Lane of scoring another inaugural event win. “I thought we may have been jinxed earlier when Johnny (Gibson) said earlier how we have won a lot of races in our first time at a track and I know we have, but you sort of hate hearing it before you go out there. To get another first win is great.”
Kinser was out front for three double file restarts and chose the low line each and every time. He led Donny Schatz into turns one and two on the first two and had Paul McMahan lined up on his outside on the final restart with six laps remaining. Kinser used strong restarts each time to stay in front aboard the Bass Pro Shops Maxim.
“The leader gets to set the pace with the line he chooses, so I choked them down a bit and caught the moisture getting off (turn) four,” explained the Hall of Famer. “I didn’t want them to get up to speed and get a run at me coming off four. They were pretty slow starts, but that’s what you have to do sometimes, pick a spot and do what you can.”
Schatz, who led the first four laps of the race on Tuesday night, used a strong restart on the 22nd lap to look high off turns one and two in his bid for the lead. He used the same strategy on the following lap, but could not quite make the pass. The final restart of the night would come with six laps remaining, after Schatz stopped on the track with a mechanical problem while running second.
World of Outlaws Wrap-up: Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30’s, Williams Grove Summer Nationals & Lebanon Valley Speedway
Concord, NC-July 26, 2010-
Morgan Cup On Tap in 2011- Williams Grove Speedway officials released details recently of the inaugural Morgan Cup that will take place in May of 2011, pitting the Top-Five World of Outlaws finishers and the Top-Five Pennsylvania Posse in this year’s Morgan Hughes Nationals against each other in a 12-lap dash, which will pay $10,000 to-win, with the victor also earning the coveted Morgan Cup. With Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett’s wins last weekend, the PA Posse has now won eight straight against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove heading into the National Open in the fall.
The level of competition just keeps rising: Lance Dewease won the opener of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30′s at Lernerville Speedway on July 20 to become the 14th different driver to visit Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws in 2010. Greg Hodnett and Doug Esh followed with wins on Saturday and Sunday, to bring the total number of winners this season with the series to 16. A total of 16 drivers were victorious last season in 67 total races. A total of 26 drivers have led laps in feature events thus far in 2010 with the World of Outlaws, surpassing the 25 that paced the field in 2009.
Mr. Consistent: Paul McMahan led the first 10 laps last Friday night in the opener of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, after winning the dash to earn the pole position. He jumped to an early lead over Chad Layton and Steve Kinser. He wound up fourth after his tires went away late in the race to earn his eighth Top-Five finish in a nine-race stretch. He led again the follow night coming home second to earn his ninth Top-10 in a 10 races, which was the most of any driver on the tour over that span. He wrapped up the weekend with a Top-10 at Lebanon Valley Speedway and has more Top-10 finishes in the last 11 races than any other drive on the tour. The veteran is currently sixth in points, less than 50 points out of the fifth spot.
It’s been a while: Jonathan Allard made his first visit to Williams Grove Speedway since 2004 last weekend for the Summer Nationals. He timed in 13th in a very strong 48-car field in the opener and won The Last Chance Showdown to earn a spot in the main event on Friday night, where he finished a very respectable 17th, which was a career-best effort at the half-mile. The two-time King of California came up just a couple of spots short of racing his way into the main event in the finale of the Summer Nationals.
A career-best finish: Danny Dietrich scored his best World of Outlaws finish last Friday night in the opener of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. The 22-year old lined up 18th in the 25-lap event and steadily made his way to the front, finishing a very solid seventh to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event.
Running up front: Don Kreitz Jr., who has nine career World of Outlaws A-Feature wins, picked up his best finish with the series since 2005 last Friday night in the opener of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, coming home sixth. He began the night by turning in the seventh fastest lap in time trials of the 48 cars that took to the track. Kreitz followed that up with a second-place finish in the third heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where he would finish eighth. The veteran has won six times over the year with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove.
Mactching a career-best run:
Tony Stewart Racing’s Schatz, Kinser Surge in LaCrosse Extreme Tough Challenge
CONCORD, NC – July 26, 2010 – They have 24 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championships between them, and during the weekend Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser surged toward the top of the LaCrosse Footwear Extreme Tough Challenge standings after events at Williams Grove Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway.
Schatz was the top-running World of Outlaws driver on Friday night at Williams Grove in Mechanicsburg, Pa., marking the second time he has earned the most points in an Extreme Tough Challenge event this season. On Sunday night at Lebanon Valley in West Lebanon, N.Y., Steve Kinser was the top touring driver at the checkered flag and picked up the maximum five Extreme Tough Challenge points for the first time this year, moving him into a third-place tie with Kasey Kahne Racing’s Joey Saldana at 13 points overall.
Through five Extreme Tough Challenge events for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and three events for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Schatz is now the overall leader by four points over World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Shane Clanton.
“It’s great that LaCrosse Footwear is involved and my hat’s off to them,” said Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion. “Anyone that gets involved and puts up money like they are doing is helping the sport. Hopefully we can keep running up front in their races.”
In addition to Schatz and Kinser, Jason Meyers picked up seven points between the two events and Craig Dollansky earned four points, his first points of the mini-series that concludes in November with the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Clanton has earned the most points in two of the three World of Outlaws Late Model Series Extreme Tough Challenge events. Through eight events (three Late Model races, five Sprint Car races), 18 different drivers have earned points.
The Extreme Tough Challenge features 16 overall events – eight per series – where drivers who are competing full-time in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series or the World of Outlaws Late Model Series earn points toward the championship. The top five finishers no matter the series will share a $15,000 point fund, and the winning driver will receive the Extreme Tough Challenge champion trophy.
Also, at each Extreme Tough Challenge event, LaCrosse will distribute keepsake posters as well as provide hat and t-shirt giveaways. Fans can get involved at every race through a unique Extreme Tough competition with the chance to win a pair of LaCrosse boots.
LaCrosse Footwear develops performance footwear and apparel designed to help users dominate their ground in work and recreation. LaCrosse boots, including the Extreme Tough™ line, can be found at premium retailers such as Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain.
LACROSSE EXTREME TOUGH CHALLENGE STANDINGS (through July 25)
1. Donny Schatz (WoO Sprint)……… 18
2. Shane Clanton (WoO LM)……….. 14
3. Steve Kinser (WoO Sprint)………. 13
Joey Saldana (WoO Sprint)
5. Jason Meyers (WoO Sprint)…….. 12
6. Steve Francis (WoO LM)…………… 8
Josh Richards (WoO LM)
8. Paul McMahan (WoO Sprint)…….. 6
Jason Sides (WoO Sprint)
10. Darrell Lanigan (WoO LM)…………. 5
Tim McCreadie (WoO LM)
12. Craig Dollansky (WoO Sprint)…….. 4
Lucas Wolfe (WoO Sprint)
14. Chub Frank (WoO LM)……………… 2
Danny Lasoski (WoO Sprint)
16. Rick Eckert…………………………….. 1
Clint Smith (WoO LM)
Tim Fuller (WoO LM)
Previewing the Inaugural World of Outlaws Event at Autodrome Drummond
Drummondville, QC–July 26, 2010- The World of Outlaws will truly be worldly this week on Tuesday, July 27, as the series heads to Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada for an inaugural event, which continues the second East Coast Swing of the season and will mark one of five total races in Canada for the series at three different tracks in 2010, including three shows this week.
The event at Autodrome Drummond will mark the first World of Outlaws race in the Province of Quebec, which will be the fourth inaugural event for the series in 2010, and will be the first ever 410-winged sprint car race at the banked four-tenths-mile.
The World of Outlaws raced in Canada for the first time in 1979 at Victory Lane Speedway in Winnipeg with Sammy Swindell winning that event. The series has competed at three different tracks north of the border in the last 31 years, with seven drivers taking the checkered flag over that span, including five that will be in action at Autodrome Drummond.
Joey Saldana leads the series into Autodrome Drummond as the current World of Outlaws point leader on the strength of 10 A-Feature wins as he chases his first title. Steve Kinser is right behind him, just 36 markers out of the top spot as he seeks his record 21st title. Jason Meyers is currently third only 45 markers out of the lead as he too chases his first title.
Saldana and Meyers each were victorious in Canada last season, with Saldana winning at Castrol Raceway and Meyers picking up the checkered flag at Ohsweken Speedway, while Kinser scored his first win north of the border in 2008 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton. Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending series champion, who is fourth in points, also has won in Canada, as has Jason Sides, who is fifth in the standings.
· Another great points race is shaping up this year, with Joey Saldana currently leading Steve Kinser by just 36 markers with Jason Meyers third, only 45 behind, with those three drivers leading the series in wins this season.
· The World of Outlaws will make two separate trips to Canada this season, with the first being this week, followed by a stop at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton in late August.
· Jason Sides has won twice in Canada with the World of Outlaws, with both of those
victories coming at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario.
· Jason Meyers scored his first career win in Canada last season at Ohsweken Speedway. He also has won twice north of the border, with one of those victories coming at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton.
· Joey Saldana has two career wins in Canada, with both of those coming at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton last season. He has also won in Australia and New Zealand during his career.
· Steve Kinser picked up his first win in Canada in 2008 at Castrol Raceway, adding to wins he has in Australia, Mexico and New Zealand.
· Donny Schatz also scored his first win in Canada in 2008 adding to the wins he has in Australia.
· Paul McMahan heads to Autodrome Drummond as the most consistent driver on the circuit over the last 11 races, scoring nine Top-Five finishes and 10 Top-10′s in that span.
· Toni Lutar, one of the contenders for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, hails from Canada, as he calls White Rock, British Columbia home.
2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through July 25
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