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Schatz Dominates Black Hills for Sixth Victory of the Season  

20-time champion Kinser second, Wolfe third; Meyers leads series by 83 points

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Aug. 23, 2011 – Donny Schatz had a bullet when the green flag flew on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Black Hills Speedway. The four-time champion was sitting on the pole and powered forward to lead all 25 laps, slicing his way through traffic while holding off his Tony Stewart Racing teammate Steve Kinser, to claim his sixth win of the season and third in a row at Black Hills.

“Winning never gets old,” Schatz said as he smiled and posed for Victory Lane photos next to his #15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet. “My guys really went to work on our motor package to come up with something that’s really good. Passing cars is what people come to see so that lapped traffic made things a little bit exciting at the end. The top-side and cushion were really where the speed was tonight. We have some good tracks coming up. Castrol (Raceway) is a great track for us. I’ve won there and Cottage Grove (Speedway) and at Chico (Silver Dollar Speedway), which are also coming up. Looking forward to some more wins.”

Kinser, who was coming off a weekend sweep of World of Outlaws events, placed second as he and his crew seem to have found more speed since the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals earlier this month.

“We had another great car tonight,” said Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind., as he inspected his #11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet. “We’ve had some great cars here since we got things figured out a bit. We got bunched up there in traffic and I tried to find a way around Donny but he was just awfully strong tonight.”

Lucas Wolfe, the 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, continues to build momentum as he recorded yet another top-5 finish.

“Another great run for us tonight,” said Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. “Lapped traffic allowed us to catch back up to those guys and I had few opportunities to run up there and make a move. The track looked like it rubbered up a bit. Just a good night and good run for us again.”

With Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., leading the way, the top three broke away. Jason Meyers, the 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, led a second pack of cars to the checkered flag. Meyers was fourth with the night’s fastest qualifier, Sammy Swindell, finishing fifth.

The Great Northern Tour wraps up for the Outlaws this weekend as the series heads to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Aug. 26-27. For tickets, click http://www.slspromotions.com.

 

BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

WINNERS – There have been 45 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 7 (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); Steve Kinser – 7 (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); 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); 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); Joey Saldana – 4 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9); 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);Paul McMahan – 3 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29);Jason Meyers – 3 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); 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- Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around the ½ mile oval with a time of 14.851 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Brad Sweet, Cody Darrah, Jason Meyers and Chad Kemenah. It marked Swindell’s sixth Quick Time of the season.

 

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LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN SCORING CLARIFICATION – Three cars in tonight’s Last Chance Showdown (29, 7x and 3) were scored at the end of the because of an improper top wing. When Aaron Wendt was unable to start the A-main, alternate Eric Flatmoe was added to the field.

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Black Hills Speedway; Rapid City, South Dakota; Aug. 23, 2011

A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [$5,500]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3] [$3,200]; 4. 14-Jason Meyers [4] [$2,800]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [7] [$2,500]; 6. 9-Brad Sweet [9] [$2,300]; 7. 83-Paul McMahan [8] [$2,200]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [13] [$2,100]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [11] [$2,050]; 10. 92-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,000]; 11. 6-Kraig Kinser [5] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$1,200]; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10] [$1,100]; 14. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [17] [$1,050]; 15. 99J-Jacob Ossenfort [18] [$1,000]; 16. X-Randy Miller [20] [$900]; 17. 12-Josh Ostemiller [19] [$800]; 18. 2K-Kevin Ingle [23] [$800]; 19. 83X-Ned Powers [22] [$800]; 20. 9A-Clint Anderson [21] [$800]; 21. 91-Cody Darrah [6] [$800]; 22. 6R-Bill Rose [16] [$800]; 23. 55-Terry McCarl [15] [$800]; 24. 29-Eric Flatmoe [24] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Craig Dollansky [+5]

 

Qualifying – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.851; 2. 9-Brad Sweet, 14.940; 3. 91-Cody Darrah, 14.979; 4. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.991; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah, 15.033; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.088; 7. 83-Paul McMahan, 15.091; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.126; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.153; 10. 6-Kraig Kinser, 15.158; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 15.174; 12. 92-Kerry Madsen, 15.181; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky, 15.208; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.291; 15. 55-Terry McCarl, 15.350; 16. 6R-Bill Rose, 15.393; 17. 7K-Robby Wolfgang, 15.541; 18. 99J-Jacob Ossenfort, 15.827; 19. 12-Josh Ostemiller, 15.833; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 16.049; 21. X-Randy Miller, 16.244; 22. 9A-Clint Anderson, 16.342; 23. 83X-Ned Powers, 16.445; 24. 11X-Aaron Wendt, 16.448; 25. 29-Eric Flatmoe, 16.893; 26. 7X-Mike Sires, 17.243; 27. 3-Mike Pennel, 17.673

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 6-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 83-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 14-Jason Meyers [3]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 6. 6R-Bill Rose [6]; 7. 9A-Clint Anderson [8]; 8. 12-Josh Ostemiller [7]; 9. 29-Eric Flatmoe [9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1]; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 9-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [6]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7]; 8. 83X-Ned Powers [8]; 9. 7X-Mike Sires [9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 3. 91-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 92-Kerry Madsen [1]; 5. X-Randy Miller [7]; 6. 99J-Jacob Ossenfort [6]; 7. 55-Terry McCarl [5]; 8. 11X-Aaron Wendt [8]; 9. 3-Mike Pennel [9]

 

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 14-Jason Meyers [5]; 5. 6-Kraig Kinser [9]; 6. 91-Cody Darrah [6]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 8. 83-Paul McMahan [3]; 9. 9-Brad Sweet [7]; 10. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10]

B-Main – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 55-Terry McCarl [1] [-]; 2. 9A-Clint Anderson [4] [-]; 3. 83X-Ned Powers [5] [-]; 4. 12-Josh Ostemiller [2] [-]; 5. 2K-Kevin Ingle [3] [-]; 6. 11X-Aaron Wendt [6] [-]; 7. 29-Eric Flatmoe [9] [$200]; 8. 7X-Mike Sires [8] [$180]; 9. 3-Mike Pennel [7] [$175]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings, through Aug. 23, 2011

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

QT

Wins

1

Jason Meyers

6037

 

3

29

38

6

0

2

Donny Schatz

5954

-83

6

22

37

2

1

3

Steve Kinser

5950

-87

7

22

36

2

0

4

Craig Dollansky

5781

-256

7

18

32

1

0

5

Paul McMahan

5759

-278

3

14

31

9

0

6

Jason Sides

5715

-322

4

14

28

3

0

7

Lucas Wolfe

5392

-645

0

6

18

0

0

8

Cody Darrah

5317

-720

0

5

15

0

0

9

Chad Kemenah

5267

-770

0

3

11

4

0

10

Kraig Kinser

5264

-773

0

2

14

0

0

11

Sammy Swindell

5202

-835

4

17

24

6

0

12

Joey Saldana

5178

-859

4

18

25

5

0

13

Bill Rose

4878

-1159

0

1

3

0

0

14

Kerry Madsen

3673

-2364

0

4

13

0

0

15

Brad Sweet

3432

-2605

0

7

18

2

0

16

Ben Gregg

2723

-3314

0

1

2

0

0

17

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2223

-3814

0

4

10

0

0

18

Daryn Pittman

1672

-4365

1

5

7

0

0

19

Austen Wheatley

1560

-4477

0

0

0

0

0

20

Terry McCarl

1496

-4541

0

1

4

0

0

 

 

 

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