Statistics Show Parity within World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Five winners in five races and no fast qualifier has finished on the podium

TULARE, Calif. — March 13, 2012 — Coming off a season when Jason Meyers claimed his second consecutive World of Outlaws championship by a huge margin, this year is setting up to be one of parity.

With a dozen teams committed full time for the 2012 campaign, the first five races have produced similarity. And it shows in the statistics.

There have been five winners – Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding and Joey Saldana – while Chad Kemenah is the only other driver to lead a feature lap. Kemenah has also been the fast qualifier at two events – the only racer to accomplish more than one.

Meyers, Sammy Swindell and Daryn Pittman also garnered quick times, meaning that no fast qualifier has won a feature so far this season. In fact, no quick-timer has finished on the podium of that event.

However, the dash winner and polesitter has claimed the main event in all but one race this season – when Dollansky took the lead on the opening lap from his outside front row starting position.

Meanwhile the KSE Hard Charger Award winner has picked up at least 11 positions in all but one feature. Overall, Swindell, Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Brian Brown have averaged 11 positions gained in the main events to earn that honor.

There is one position that hasn’t fared well. The Last Chance Showdown winner hasn’t recorded a top-15 finish this season. Terry McCarl placed 18th to be the highest finisher of any Last Chance Showdown Winner. Greg Hodnett and Jac Haudenschild each placed last – 24th – while Bobby McMahan was 23rd and Daryn Pittman was 22nd when they reached the feature after winning the Last Chance Showdown.

The top 10 in points are separated by 87 markers and the first seven by only 43. Swindell, a three-time World of Outlaws champion, leads four-time champ Donny Schatz by 15 points. Sides, Meyers, Kinser and Saldana aren’t far behind with 20-time champion Steve Kinser in seventh.

A total of 16 drivers have competed in all five races this season.

This weekend the World of Outlaws will compete on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Live text updates of the event will be posted at www.WorldofOutlaws.com and audio will be streamed at www.DIRTVision.com.

2012 STAT ATTACK

There have been 5 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season.

A-Feature winners (5 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – 1

– DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 1

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

Total laps led (6 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 30

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 30

3 – TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 28

4 – CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – 25

5 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 20

6 – CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 2

Time Trial leaders (4 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1 – CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 2

2 – JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. – 1

– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

Pole Positions (4 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 2

2 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (5 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – BOBBY McMAHAN, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Memphis, Tenn. – 1

– JAC HAUDENSCHILD, Wooster, Ohio – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

Hard Charger Award (5 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

– DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 1

– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

– BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1

2012 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2012)

1. / Saturday, February 18 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Danny Lasoski (1)

2. / Sunday, February 19 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)

3. / Sunday, February 19 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Craig Dollansky (1)

4. / Thursday, March 8 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Kaeding (1)

5. / Saturday, March 10 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Points Standings through March 10

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

W

T5

T10

QT

1

Sammy Swindell

705

0

0

3

5

1

2

Donny Schatz

690

-15

1

3

4

0

3

Jason Sides

676

-29

0

2

3

0

4

Jason Meyers

672

-33

0

2

3

1

5

Kraig Kinser

669

-36

0

2

4

0

Joey Saldana

669

-36

1

2

3

0

7

Steve Kinser

662

-43

0

2

3

0

8

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

639

-66

0

0

3

0

9

Craig Dollansky

636

-69

1

2

2

0

10

Chad Kemenah

618

-87

0

1

2

2

11

Cody Darrah

599

-106

0

0

1

0

12

Lucas Wolfe

580

-125

0

0

1

0

13

Kerry Madsen

567

-138

0

1

1

0

14

Bill Rose

532

-173

0

0

0

0

15

Terry McCarl

490

-215

0

0

0

0

16

Jac Haudenschild

488

-217

0

0

0

0

17

Brad Sweet

408

-297

0

1

2

0

18

Dale Blaney

401

-304

0

0

2

0

19

Danny Lasoski

389

-316

1

1

2

0

20

David Gravel

380

-325

0

1

1

0

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