World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Return to Historic Eldora Speedway

Ohio half-mile steeped in tradition a huge draw for generations of racers

ROSSBURG, Ohio – April 30, 2014 – A return to Eldora Speedway has special meaning for many of the competitors on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. This Friday and Saturday, the series races back to Eldora for the 37th consecutive season.

Some of today’s racers were part of that first night. Bobby Allen claimed the World of Outlaws event at Eldora on April 16, 1978. He’ll have two cars in the field this weekend with son, Jacob Allen, and grandson, Logan Schuchart, as drivers. Steve Kinser was a two-time winner that inaugural season. He’s back for one more run at a 21st championship – and a few more Eldora wins – on his Salute to the King tour.

Sammy Swindell, the series’ most recent winner last Saturday in Pevely, Mo., earned his first Outlaw victory at Eldora in 1979 and his most recent win at the historic high-banked half-mile oval in the 2012 Kings Royal.

The drivers who are forging their own milestones right now, racers like Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen, also appreciate Eldora for all its history and intrigue. Each has stories of near-misses, heartbreak and ultimately success. With two victories last year at Eldora, Australia-native Madsen finally conquered Eldora after a couple of close calls in previous years.

“Eldora is pretty much what got me hooked on racing in the USA,” Madsen said. “When you come from the small tracks in Australia and see Eldora for the first time, it’s definitely an eye-opener. I’ve always enjoyed racing there. It has a lot of atmosphere about it. The cushion’s on the wall, it lends itself to a pretty exciting style of racing. It’s always been one of my favorite stops.”

Eldora is a track wound tightly in Outlaw lore. This weekend, two more chapters will be written.

WHEN

· Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, at Eldora Speedway. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE

· Eldora Speedway is located 2 1/2 miles north of Rossburg on SR 118. Click on the link for a map ( https://goo.gl/maps/kNeQS).

ABOUT THE TRACK

Eldora Speedway is a high-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 12.707 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002

Previous winners at Eldora Speedway:

2013 – Kerry Madsen on May 3, Daryn Pittman on May 4, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Brad Sweet July 13,

2012 – Chad Kemenah on May 4, Sammy Swindell on May 5, Joey Saldana on July 13, Sammy Swindell on July 14

2011 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Tim Shaffer on July 15, Tyler Walker on July 16, Joey Saldana on Sept. 23

2010 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Paul McMahan on May 9, Joey Saldana on July 16, Steve Kinser on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 24

2009 – Donny Schatz on May 9, Terry McCarl on July 17, Donny Schatz on July 18, Jason Sides on Sept. 25

2008 – Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman on July 13, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19

2007 – Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 21

2006 – Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana on July 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4

2005 – Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5

2004 – Steve Kinser on April 10, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Dale Blaney on July 16, Jason Sides on July 17, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6

2003 – Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8

2002 – Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana on July 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2

2001 – Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3

2000 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4

1999 – Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6

1998 – Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7

1997 – Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8

1996 – Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera on July 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9

1995 – Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11

1994 – Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12

1993 – Dave Blaney on April 18, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13

1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 12

1991 – Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8

1990 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Steve Kinser on June 9

1989 – Jeff Swindell on April 23, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5

1988 – Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27

1987 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8

1986 – Bobby Allen on Aug. 9

1985 – Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10

1984 – Ron Shuman on April 8

1983 – Brad Doty on May 22

1982 – Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17

1981 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18

1980 – Sammy Swindell on April 13, Steve Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on July 5, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19

1979 – Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21

1978 – Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29

 

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com

David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com

Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser – SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com

Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com

Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com

Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com

Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com

Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com

Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com

Sammy Swindell – SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

 

WINNERS: Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5),Daryn Pittman – 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19),Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19) Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25) Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15), Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11)David Gravel – 1 (Merced Speedway on March 28) Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15), Paul McMahan – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26)

PROVISIONAL NOTE: Last Friday at Salina Highbanks Speedway, Sammy Swindell’s team indicated it was considering the use of a provisional starting position in the A-main. Ultimately, Swindell did not use the provisional but was scored in the provisional position. Series officials have returned that provisional to Swindell at a cost of the last-place points he was awarded in the A-main. Therefore, Swindell will be officially scored as the first non-transfer car, which is 75 points, a deduction of 27 championship points.

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP 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.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into the Jacksonville Speedway on May 7.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

71M

Joey Saldana

2688

0

2

12

16

10

2

9

Daryn Pittman

2674

-14

3

10

16

1

3

51

Paul McMahan

2670

-18

1

10

17

3

4

15

Donny Schatz

2669

-19

3

12

16

0

5

29

Kerry Madsen

2599

-89

2

8

16

0

6

49

Brad Sweet

2563

-125

3

9

14

1

7

11

Steve Kinser

2516

-172

1

5

12

0

8

4

Cody Darrah

2436

-252

1

4

12

0

9

1

Sammy Swindell

2375

-313

1

5

9

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

2367

-321

0

1

5

0

11

7s

Jason Sides

2216

-472

0

1

3

0

12

83

Tim Kaeding

1992

-696

0

3

10

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

1969

-719

0

1

3

0

14

59

David Gravel

1696

-992

1

2

8

2

15

1A

Jacob Allen

1692

-996

0

0

1

0

16

5W

Lucas Wolfe

1412

-1276

0

0

2

0

17

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-1298

1

3

5

0

18

21

Brian Brown

1379

-1309

0

1

2

0

19

83

Danny Lasoski

1167

-1521

0

0

0

0

20

24

Terry McCarl

1161

-1527

0

2

5

1

 

2014 STAT ATTACK

There have been 19 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Mains this season.

Winners (11 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 3

– DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 3

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3

4 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 2

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

5 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 1

– CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 1

– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

Total Laps Led (18 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 96

2 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 57

– DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 57

4 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 53

5 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 47

6 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 35

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 41

8 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 28

9 – TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 26

10 – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 22

11 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 19

12 – KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. – 18

13 – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 16

14 – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 14

– PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 14

16 – WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. – 10

17 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 7

18 – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 3

Pole Positions (14 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 3

2 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 2

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2

5 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

– KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

– WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. – 1

– BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 1

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1

– TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

Hard Charger Award (11 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1 – TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 6

2 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 3

3 – DARRYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 2

4 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 1

– JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1

– JOHNNY HERRERA, Albuquerque, N.M. – 1

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

– BRAD LOYET, Sunset Hills, Mo. – 1

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

– JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Time Trial leaders (7 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 10

2 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 3

3 – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 2

4 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

Bonus Points Earned (21 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Points

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 68

2 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 39

3 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 31

4 – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 19

5 – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 18

6 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 17

7 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 16

8 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 14

9 – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 9

– CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 9

11 – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 7

12 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 6

13 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 5

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 5

15 – DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 3

– SAM HAFERTEPE JR. – Sunnyvale, Texas – 3

– JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. – 3

– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 3

– TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. – 3

20 – TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 2

– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 2

Heat Race Winners (26 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 6

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

– DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 6

4 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 5

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5

6 – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 4

7 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 3

8 – SAM HAFERTEPE JR. – Sunnyvale, Texas – 2

– KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2

– WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. – 2

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2

– TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 2

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 2

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 2

– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2

– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 2

18 – DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio – 1

– BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1

– DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. – 1

– BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1

– JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. – 1

– DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 1

– TOMMY TARLTON, Fresno, Calif. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 3

– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 3

3 – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1

– TONY BRUCE JR., Liberal, Kan. – 1

– CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

– MIKE FARIA, Tipton, Calif. – 1

– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1

– KYLE HIRST, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

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

– MASON MOORE, Princeton, Calif. – 1

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (19 Dashes)

Number – Times Picked

0 – 4

4 – 6

6 – 7

8 – 2

*Beginning on March 28 at Merced Speedway, the dash went from 10 cars to 6 cars, eliminating the possibility for the inversion to be an eight.

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – $78,700

2 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $65,250

3 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – $64,150

4 – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $63,600

5 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $57,450

6 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – $55,500

7 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $48,350

8 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – $36,500

9 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – $31,200

10 – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $24,600

11 – JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $19,750

12 – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $17,550

13 – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $7,970

 

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

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

1. Friday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Steve Kinser (1)

4. Wednesday, March 5 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Paul McMahan (1)

5. Thursday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)

6. Saturday, March 8 / Tucson International Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (2)

7. Friday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (1)

8. Saturday, March 15 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)

9. Saturday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Kerry Madsen (1)

10. Friday, March 28 / Merced Speedway / Merced, Calif. / David Gravel (1)

11. Saturday, April 5 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Brad Sweet (3)

12. Sunday, April 6 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)

13. Friday, April 11 / Kings Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / Cody Darrah (1)

14. Saturday, April 12 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Joey Saldana (1)

15. Tuesday, April 15 / El Paso Speedway Park / El Paso, Texas / Kerry Madsen (1)

16. Friday, April 18 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Donny Schatz (3)

17. Saturday, April 19 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Daryn Pittman (3)

18. Friday, April 25 / Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina, Ok. / Joey Saldana (2)

19. Saturday, April 26 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sammy Swindell (1)

 

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.