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Meyers Battles Schatz to Score Fifth Consecutive Win on Tour

Clovis, Calif. widens points lead as series returns to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio — Oct. 15, 2011 — Jason Meyers had an opportunity and took it. The move paid dividends for Meyers as he claimed his fifth consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win. The victory was the 56th of the 2010 Champion’s career and marked the Outlaws return to the 1/3rd mile track for the first time since 1993.

“Donny (Schatz) and I got to racing really good there for a few laps,” said Meyers. “I got a pretty good run off of turn two, I saw the opportunity and took it. It paid off for us again tonight. I’m really running out of things to say. This DDNi/All-Star Performance/GLR Investments/Media-Tile car was awesome again tonight and I didn’t have to wear it out to keep up with Donny. This streak has been amazing and to win 56 World of Outlaws main events is just very special. My crew chief, Brian, and his wife had a baby girl right before Knoxville this summer and she’s been out the past five races. She and her mom weren’t scheduled to go to Talladega but I think they’re going to have to go now.”

(Click here to watch a post race interview with Meyers.)

Schatz started the evening on the pole position with Greg Wilson on the outside of the front row. Schatz led the first six circuits until Meyers began to close in lap traffic. The two former champions battled back and forth for the next eight laps until Meyers took the lead for good. Australian native Kerry Madsen charged his way to second after Tim Shaffer spun trying to pass Meyers.

“To finish second here at Fremont is huge for our team,” said a smiling Madsen. ”The competition level here is like when we go to Williams Grove. Our car ran great tonight. We qualified good, made it into the dash. Truthfully, with the way we have been running lately, we really wish the season was just beginning instead of ending.”

In the closing laps, local youngster Bryan Sebbetto proved he had the talent to run with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ as he passed and held off Schatz to finish for the third position. Sebbetto won the night’s Last Chance Showdown to make the field of 24 starters and patiently made his way through the field.

“This is unbelievable,” said Sebbetto, as he enjoyed a thunderous ovation from the crowd. ”I grew up watching these guys and now I’m getting the opportunity to run against them. Not only did we make it in, we raced with them very well. I screwed up a little bit in the heat race and that cost a chance to get into the dash. I don’t know if we could have had anything for Jason but this feels good.”

Schatz settled for the fourth position in his with Craig Dollansky rounding out the top-5.

The Outlaws now swing south for the Sage Fruit Showdown at Talladega Short Track near Talladega, Ala. on Saturday, October 22.

FREMONT SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

WINNERS – There have been 62 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 9 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3, River Cities Speedway on June 17 and 18, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 1, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 24, I-55 Raceway on August 6, Skagit Speedway on September 2, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16); Steve Kinser – 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Lakeside Speedway on June 4, River Cities Speedway on August 19, Huset’s Speedway on August 20, Antioch Speedway on September 12, Deer Creek Speedway on September 17); Jason Meyers – 9 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30, Castrol Raceway on August 26, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Williams Grove Speedway on September 30, Williams Grove Speedway on October 7, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on October 8, Fremont Speedway on October 15); Joey Saldana – 6 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9, Hartford Motor Speedway on September 21, Eldora Speedway on September 23); Donny Schatz – 6 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13, Bloomington Speedway on August 5, Knoxville Raceway on August 13, Black Hills Speedway on August 23); Paul McMahan – 4 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Sammy Swindell – 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Jason Sides – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 2); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Cody Darrah – 1 (Castrol Raceway on august 27); Sam Hafertepe Jr. – 1 (Skagit Speedway on September 3); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Kraig Kinser – 1 (Cottage Grove Speedway on September 5); Kyle Larson – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Tony Stewart – 1 (Oshweken Speedway on July 27); Tyler Walker – 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 16.)

TIME TRIALS– Jason Meyers was the fastest qualifier around the 1/3rd mile oval with a time of 12.866 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Todd Heller and Bryan Sebbetto. It marked Meyers’ eleventh Quick Time of the season.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Fremont Speedway; Fremont, Ohio; October 15, 2011

A-Main – (40 Laps)

1. 14-Jason Meyers[3][$10,000]; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen[4][$5,500]; 3. 16-Bryan Sebbetto[12][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[1][$2,800]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[5][$2,500]; 6. 83-Paul McMahan[6][$2,300]; 7. 9-Joey Saldana[13][$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[8][$2,100]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[2][$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser[15][$2,000]; 11. 312-Mike Linder[18][$1,500]; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[11][$1,200]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz[14][$1,100]; 14. 2-Dale Blaney[24][$1,050]; 15. 89G-David Gravel[20][$1,000]; 16. 5-Byron Reed[9][$900]; 17. O4-Cap Henry[19][$800]; 18. 6-Kraig Kinser[17][$800]; 19. 91-Cody Darrah[16][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21][$800]; 21. 6R-Ian Madsen[10][$800]; 22. 83X-Tim Shaffer[7][$800]; 23. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[23][$800]; 24. O-Lee Jacobs[22][$800]

Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-5, 7-13; Jason Meyers 6, 14-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Dale Blaney[+10]

Qualifying –

1. 14-Jason Meyers, 12.866; 2. 6R-Ian Madsen, 12.901; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.959; 4. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.001; 5. 16-Bryan Sebbetto, 13.010; 6. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.015; 7. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.026; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.053; 9. 92-Kerry Madsen, 13.142; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.157; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.169; 12. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.190; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.195; 14. 83-Paul McMahan, 13.213; 15. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 13.222; 16. 5-Byron Reed, 13.231; 17. 91-Cody Darrah, 13.237; 18. 6-Kraig Kinser, 13.251; 19. 312-Mike Linder, 13.313; 20. O4-Cap Henry, 13.319; 21. 51-Brad Bowman, 13.345; 22. 89G-David Gravel, 13.358; 23. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.379; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.398; 25. O-Lee Jacobs, 13.402; 26. 53-Phil Gressman, 13.402; 27. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.424; 28. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.428; 29. 4-Danny Smith, 13.465; 30. 312X-Chris Andrews, 13.507; 31. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.528; 32. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.555; 33. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.562; 34. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13.585; 35. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.610; 36. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.006; 37. 27L-Brad Lamberson, 14.197

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 92-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[4] ; 3. O-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 4. 91-Cody Darrah[5] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 6. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 7. 27L-Brad Lamberson[10] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 51-Brad Bowman[6] ; 10. 16-Bryan Sebbetto[3]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Paul McMahan[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 3. 6R-Ian Madsen[4] ; 4. 9-Joey Saldana[3] ; 5. 89G-David Gravel[6] ; 6. 6-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 53-Phil Gressman[7] ; 8. 312X-Chris Andrews[8] ; 9. 4K-Kody Kinser[9]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky[2] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 312-Mike Linder[5] ; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 4. O4-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[7] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 9. 3T-Tony Beaber[2]

Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 14-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 92-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[7] ; 6. 83-Paul McMahan[8] ; 7. 83X-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[6] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 10. 6R-Ian Madsen[3]

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Bryan Sebbetto[1] [-]; 2. 6-Kraig Kinser[3] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7] [-]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] [-]; 5. 4-Danny Smith[8] [$200]; 6. 53-Phil Gressman[6] [$180]; 7. 312X-Chris Andrews[9] [$175]; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] [$160]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] [$150]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[10] [$150]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms[14] [$150]; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser[13] [$150]; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan[12] [$150]; 14. 22-Cole Duncan[11] [$150]; 15. 27L-Brad Lamberson[16] [$150]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] [$150]; 17. 51-Brad Bowman[17] [$150]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Points as of 10-15-11:

 

1

Jason Meyers

8500

 

9

39

53

11

3

Donny Schatz

8233

-267

6

30

49

2

2

Steve Kinser

8230

-270

9

29

48

3

4

Paul McMahan

8102

-398

4

20

45

10

5

Craig Dollansky

8056

-444

9

27

44

3

6

Jason Sides

7989

-511

4

21

41

3

7

Lucas Wolfe

7499

-1001

0

7

24

0

8

Kraig Kinser

7416

-1084

1

5

21

0

9

Chad Kemenah

7300

-1200

0

5

18

4

10

Cody Darrah

7060

-1440

1

6

18

0

12

Joey Saldana

6871

-1629

6

21

30

6

11

Sammy Swindell

6756

-1744

4

19

29

10

13

Bill Rose

6366

-2134

0

1

4

0

14

Kerry Madsen

5514

-2986

0

7

21

0

15

Brad Sweet

5072

-3428

0

10

25

2

16

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2879

-5621

1

5

12

1

17

Ben Gregg

2723

-5777

0

1

2

0

18

Austen Wheatley

2127

-6373

0

0

0

0

19

Daryn Pittman

2092

-6408

1

6

10

1

20

Tim Shaffer

2069

-6431

2

9

13

1

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