At A Glance: Jason Johnson Heads West with the Outlaws

The Series takes on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway

CONCORD, N.C. – March 1, 2015 – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson’s USA Raceway on March 7.

Among the three new drivers who have joined the series full-time this season is Eunice, La.-native Jason Johnson. Johnson comes to the series after scoring his fifth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national championship title in 2014.

During DIRTcar Nationals, Johnson said the decision to go racing with the World of Outlaws was a long time in the making.

“It’s always been a goal of ours for sure,” he said. “The right opportunity presented itself and I’ve had some opportunities but for some reason I sat back. Today’s the right day… This is a dream come true. Back from working with Steve [Kinser] and Steve Kinser Racing in ’99 to today is a lot of days in the working.”

Coming into the season Johnson said his biggest challenge was going to be getting qualifying down – something he did not have to do regularly running full-time with the ASCS. He said those two laps set the stage for most nights and he wants his team to be in position to capitalize on good starts.

Looking at the coming months, Johnson said he’ll view his season as a success if he can build consistent runs.

“To start out we set up some quarterly goals throughout the season,” Johnson said. “And obviously it’s stay out of trouble in the beginning and by mid-season we’d like to think that we’ll be a top-10 contender. Hopefully by the end of the year, if we happen to put ourselves in the right situation, we could capitalize on a front row start. Winning these races is definitely tough and we know that going in and we’re up for the challenge.”

Driving for his own Jason Johnson Racing with sponsorship from Priority Aviation, Johnson is making his first full campaign with the series in 2015. He has 98 Outlaws starts throughout his career and one full points win at Texas Motor Speedway in 2003. Johnson also has a preliminary night win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2005.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
is a semi-banked, half-mile oval oval. The track record of 13.719 seconds was established by Danny Lasoski on March 4, 2004.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=146.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 – Paul McMahan on March 5, Donny Schatz on March 6
2013 – Donny Schatz on March 6, Tim Kaeding on March 7
2012 – Tim Kaeding on March 8
2011 – Joey Saldana on March 2, Steve Kinser on March 3
2010 – Jason Meyers on Feb. 26
2009 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 26
2006 – Donny Schatz on March 9, Sammy Swindell on March 10, Donny Schatz on Oct. 28
2005 – Donny Schatz on March 11, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 22
2004 – Steve Kinser on March 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2003 – Tim Shaffer on March 1, Danny Lasoski on Nov. 1
2002 – Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 9
2001 – Danny Lasoski on March 4, Andy Hillenburg on Nov. 3
2000 – Jac Haudenschild on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 1
1999 – Danny Lasoski on March 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
1998 – Mark Kinser on Feb. 28, Mark Kinser on Nov. 5
1997 – Jeff Swindell on Feb. 7, Jeff Swindell on Nov. 5
1996 – Mark Kinser on Nov. 6

USA RACEWAY is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.076 seconds was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.For more information, visit http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=557&backurl=default.asp .

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 – Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 – Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 – Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 – Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s.com
Craig Dollansky – DollanskyRacing.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Brad Sweet – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Watch and listen live to the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at USA Raceway on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its swing through the West Coast at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. on March 13 and 14.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

430

0

1

3

3

0

2

15

Donny Schatz

426

-4

1

2

3

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

424

-6

1

2

3

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

416

-14

0

1

3

0

5

27

Greg Hodnett

414

-16

0

2

2

0

6

29

Kerry Madsen

405

-25

0

1

3

3

7

7s

Jason Sides

404

-26

0

1

2

0

8

2L

Danny Lasoski

402

-28

0

1

2

0

9

51

Paul McMahan

400

-30

0

1

2

0

10

2

Shane Stewart

398

-32

0

0

2

0

11

83

David Gravel

382

-48

0

0

1

0

12

11

Steve Kinser

360

-70

0

1

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

360

-70

0

0

0

0

14

14K

Dale Blaney

358

-72

0

0

1

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

358

-72

0

0

1

0

16

41

Jason Johnson

352

-78

0

0

0

0

17

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

350

-80

0

0

1

0

18

4

Cody Darrah

342

-88

0

0

0

0

19

45

Tim Shaffer

342

-88

0

0

0

0

20

11k

Kraig Kinser

340

-90

0

0

0

0

21

10H

Chad Kemenah

329

-101

0

0

0

0

22

98H

Dave Blaney

318

-112

0

0

0

0

23

1A

Jacob Allen

311

-119

0

0

0

0

24

7

Craig Dollansky

305

-125

0

0

0

0

25

59

Danny Holtgraver

288

-142

0

0

0

0

2015 STAT ATTACK

There have been 3 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Features this season.
Winners (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Total Laps Led (6 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps

1. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 27

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 27

3. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 21

4. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9

5. – GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 5

6. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

Pole Positions (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 1

Hard Charger Award (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 1

Time Trial leaders (1 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader

Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 3

Heat Race Winners (10 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2

2. – CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

– TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (3 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (3 Dashes)

Number – Times Picked

0 – 0

4 – 1

6 – 2

8 – 0

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1. DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $17,500

2. DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $15,200

3. BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $15,000

4. PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – $8,600

5. JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $7,300

6. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $6,550

7. JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $6,400

8. SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – $5,600

9. DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $4,600

10.LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $3,100

11.JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $3,000

12.KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $2,150

13.JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $2,050

14. – CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – $1,850

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)