Shane Stewart Leads Larson Marks to First Win of 2015 at FVP Outlaw Showdown

Stewart’s win makes him the fourth different winner in four races so far this season

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – March 4, 2015 – Shane Stewart became the fourth different driver in four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races to park his car in victory lane following his win at Wednesday night’s FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Stewart battled Brian Brown throughout the feature. As the laps wound down and the two cars worked through several cautions and lapped traffic, Brown gave Stewart and his Go-Pro/Eneos team a run for its money.

“It’s so hard to dictate your speeds sometimes when you get to the lapped cars,” Stewart said. “I thought the one caution when I was in heavy lapped traffic – I didn’t think that helped me, I thought it was going to hurt me.”

“On the last restart I thought I might want to restart up top but my car was pretty good on the bottom. Brian’s a tough competitor and he’s proven that he can win these races too… Very happy to get our first win this early in the season and hopefully we keep this momentum for the season.”

The win gives Larson Marks Racing its first win of 2015 and first win as a full-time touring team with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Team co-owner Kyle Larson credited Stewart and crew members Steve Suchy, Scotty Martin and Andrew Seamans for putting in long hours over the winter to get the team in position to win races this early in the season.

“They’re still piecing stuff together because the chassis got stuck in customs,” Larson said. The team gets its chassis from Australia-based Cool Chassis.

“We didn’t run for points last year but I thought consistently Shane was second best to Schatz the last half of the Outlaw season,” Larson said. “Hopefully that momentum will carry over to start the season – it already has. Just thankful these guys got a big win tonight.”

Brown, who won his last World of Outlaws series appearance at Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, said he had opportunities in the closing laps to make a run at Stewart, but every time Brown tried to chop Stewart, Stewart went across his line.

With Brown’s sponsor FVP serving as the title sponsor of the event, he said he hoped to run one spot better but was not upset with a podium finish.

“We left Missouri and if you told us we could run top-three with the Outlaws on the first night we would have took it,” Brown said. “Just don’t know what I could have did different just maybe got a little bit better of a start or maybe protected my line there in the beginning.”

Joey Saldana battled Terry McCarl early on eventually getting around him on lap 13. Saldana then held off challenges from Paul McMahan and Daryn Pittman to take the third spot. If not for the late caution, Saldana said he thought he could have made a run at the lead in his Motter Equipment car.

“The bottom of three and four was coming in and I don’t think the 2 and 21 realized it was there,” he said. “They didn’t need to – they had a pretty good race going on. And then lapped traffic was pretty good. You win them and you lose them that way.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Thursday night for the second and final night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN NOTES: Dominic Scelzi was the night’s KSE Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in ninth… This was the first World of Outlaws win of the season for Larson Marks Racing… Tonight’s win was the sixth of Shane Stewart’s career… Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, David Gravel and Terry McCarl all won their heat races Wednesday night7

SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Donny Schatz – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.; March 4, 2015

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$5,000]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$3,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,700]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 7. 83-David Gravel [6] [$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [20] [$1,600]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$1,450]; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo [17] [$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$1,200]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl [3] [$1,100]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [14] [$1,000]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$950]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [$900]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [19] [$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [21] [$750]; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer [23] [$725]; 20. 31C-Justyn Cox [24] [$700]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22] [$700]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [15] [$700]; 23. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$700]; 24. 2L-Danny Lasoski [18] [$700]. Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+11]

Qualifying – 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.789; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.981; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.987; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.001; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.065; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.078; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.093; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.110; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.167; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 14.174; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.205; 12. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.223; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.223; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.229; 15. 83-David Gravel, 14.232; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.235; 17. 21X-Carson Macedo, 14.275; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 14.305; 19. 55-Trey Starks, 14.355; 20. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.358; 21. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.365; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam, 14.397; 23. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.408; 24. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.452; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.482; 26. 12-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.531; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.649; 28. 2LX-Logan Forler, 14.693; 29. 5V-Colby Copeland, 14.841; 30. 33V-Henry VanDam, 14.843; 31. 31C-Justyn Cox, 14.855; 32. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 15.029; 33. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.075

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 9. 5V-Colby Copeland [8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 2L-Danny Lasoski [5]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [6]; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [8]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 2LX-Logan Forler [7]; 8. 7H-Jojo Helberg [8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 83-David Gravel [8]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 21X-Carson Macedo [1] [-]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [2] [-]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [3] [-]; 4. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5] [-]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam [11] [$300]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [13] [$250]; 7. 5V-Colby Copeland [10] [$225]; 8. 26-Tayler Malsam [4] [$200]; 9. 7H-Jojo Helberg [12] [$200]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$200]; 11. 2LX-Logan Forler [9] [$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$200]; 13. 12-Robbie Stillwagon [7] [$200]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

9

Daryn Pittman

566

0

1

3

4

0

2

49

Brad Sweet

564

-2

1

3

4

0

3

15

Donny Schatz

564

-2

1

2

4

0

4

71M

Joey Saldana

560

-6

0

2

4

0

5

2

Shane Stewart

548

-18

1

1

3

0

6

51

Paul McMahan

541

-25

0

2

3

1

7

7s

Jason Sides

530

-36

0

1

2

0

8

29

Kerry Madsen

523

-43

0

1

3

3

9

83

David Gravel

518

-48

0

0

2

0

10

2L

Danny Lasoski

504

-62

0

1

2

0

11

24

Terry McCarl

482

-84

0

0

1

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

482

-84

0

0

1

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

464

-102

0

0

0

0

14

11k

Kraig Kinser

460

-106

0

0

0

0

15

27

Greg Hodnett

414

-152

0

2

2

0

16

1A

Jacob Allen

396

-170

0

0

0

0

17

7

Craig Dollansky

390

-176

0

0

0

0

18

11

Steve Kinser

360

-206

0

1

1

0

19

14K

Dale Blaney

358

-208

0

0

1

0

20

1Z

Lucas Wolfe

350

-216

0

0

1

0


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