By the Numbers: World of Outlaws at Gator Motorplex in Texas

by Tony Veneziano

WILIS, TX — April 6, 2017 — The inaugural Gator Outlaw Bash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Southern United Sprints, hits the track next week on Thursday, April 13 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. The event was originally scheduled for March 4 but was postponed by inclement weather. All tickets from March 4 will be honored on April 13.

The series is finishing up their first West Coast Swing of the season before heading to the Lone Star state. Donny Schatz, the eighth-time and defending series champion has set a torrid pace to begin the season, winning six of the first 12 races and is the current point leader. David Gravel, who is currently second in points, has three wins, while Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart have each been victorious once. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Gator Outlaw Bash at Gator Motorplex on Thursday, April 13.

By the Numbers: Gator Motorplex

  • 0.25 Miles around Gator Motorplex
  • 1 Driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series who has raced at Gator Motorplex in the past- Jason Johnson
  • 2 Wins for Johnson at Gator Motorplex, both with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)
  • 3 Tracks on this year’s schedule hosting the Outlaws for the first time, including Gator Motorplex
  • 4 Nights of racing for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Texas this season
  • 5 Podium finishes for Jason Johnson at Gator Motorplex in the same number of starts in his career; Drivers who have picked up wins thus far in 2017 with the Outlaws
  • 6 Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series who have won in the past in the state of Texas with the series
  • 8 Different tracks the series has competed at though the first 12 races this year
  • 9 Drivers who have been fastest in time trials at least once this season through April 1
  • 10 Top-10 finishes for both Schatz and Gravel to lead the series
  • 12 Feature events completed through April 1 for the Outlaws
  • 18 Drivers who have perfect attendance with the World of Outlaws this season through April 1; Drivers who have earned at least one top-five finish with the series thus far in 2017
  • 29 Drivers who have recorded at least one top-10 finish with the Outlaws through April 1
  • 40 Laps tentatively scheduled for the A-Feature of the Gator Outlaw Bash
  • 50 Feet in width of the straightaways at Gator Motorplex, after being re-configured in the off-season
  • 70 Feet in width of the turns at Gator Motorplex, after being re-configured in the off-season
  • 1,188 Miles from Arizona Speedway, where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races on April 8 to Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas
  • 1,716 Points earned by Donny Schatz through April 1 to lead the series
  • 10,000 Dollars is the total purse the winner of the Gator Outlaw Bash will receive

Tickets for the inaugural Gator Outlaw Bash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Southern United Sprints at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, the Gator Bash on Thursday, April 13 can be purchased online or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day. All tickets from the originally scheduled event on March 4 will be honored.