World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Merced & Silver Dollar

Outlaws caged in California bullrings on Friday and Saturday

 

MERCED, Calif. — March 25, 2014 — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its California Spring Break tour this weekend starting Friday night at Merced Speedway then shifting Saturday night to the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

 

Sammy Swindell will be the driver to beat Friday night at Merced. The Germantown, Tenn., native has won all three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events at the track, in fact he’s the only driver to finish in the top five all three years.

 

Current championship points leader Paul McMahan, who grew up on the California bullrings, will be attempting to win the Mini Gold Cup for the second consecutive year after an emotional win last season.

 

WHEN

  • Friday, March 28, at the Merced Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 29, at Silver Dollar Speedway. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE                                                                                         

  • Merced Speedway is located in Merced, Calif., five blocks southwest of SR99 on SR 59, at the fairgrounds. Take State Route 99 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to fairgrounds on left. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/OPYdL)
  • Silver Dollar Speedway is located on Park Avenue, 0.6 miles south of SR 99, then 0.1 miles west. Click on the link for a map (https://goo.gl/maps/yPBrw)

 

ABOUT THE TRACKS

Merced Speedway is a semi-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.823 seconds by Joey Saldana on March 29, 2013

Previous winners at Merced Speedway:

2013 – Sammy Swindell on March 29

2012 – Sammy Swindell on March 30

2011 – Sammy Swindell on April 1

 

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record is 10.918 seconds by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013

Previous winners at Silver Dollar Speedway:

2013 – Paul McMahan on March 23, Joey Saldana on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 7

2012 – Donny Schatz on March 23, Donny Schatz on Sept. 6, Sean Becker on Sept. 7, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8

2011 – Craig Dollansky on March 12, Paul McMahan on Sept. 9, Kyle Larson on Sept. 10

2010 – Jason Meyers on Sept. 11

2009 – Joey Saldana on March 13, Jason Meyers on March 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 12

2008 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 6                                                

2007 – Joey Saldana on Sept. 8

2006 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 9

2005 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 10

2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 11

2003 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6

2002 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 7

2001 – Mark Kinser on Sept. 8

2000 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 16

1999 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 18

1998 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 19

1997 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 20

1996 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 21

1995 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 16

1994 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 17

1993 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 18

1992 – Steve Kinser on March 13, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1991 – Brent Kaeding on March 16, Joe Gaerte on Sept. 14

1990 – Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 11, Steve Kinser on Sept. 15

1989 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11, Darrell Hanestad on Sept. 20

1988 – Jimmy Sills on March 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 17

1987 – Jac Haudenschild on March 7, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1986 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 21

1985 – Danny Smith on Sept. 21

1984 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 22

1983 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 24

1982 – Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 25

1981 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 26

1980 – Steve Kinser on June 8, Wayne Sue on Sept. 25, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 26, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 27

1979 – Steve Kinser on June 10

 

DRIVER INFO

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

Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com

Tim Kaeding – TKaedingRacing.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: Donny Schatz – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6), Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8),Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15), Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Kerry Madsen – 1 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22), Paul McMahan – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5), Daryn Pittman – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14).

 

DASH TWIST: Beginning with Friday’s Merced Speedway event, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will use a new format for the dash, which will be comprised of six cars. The dash will include the heat race winners plus the next fastest cars in qualifying that transfer from their heat to the A-main. The number of heat races will dictate the number of qualifiers that will join the dash, which will set the first three rows of the A-main.

 

 

STOCKTON FINISH REVISED: An officials’ review of the finishfrom Saturday night’s event at the Stockton Dirt Track revealed on Monday that Sammy Swindell’s car sustained a transponder failure during the A-main, resulting in Swindell’s car being scored incorrectly behind Brad Sweet after the two made contact on lap 15 with Swindell ahead. Neither car was able to continue. By World of Outlaws rules, since Swindell was ahead at the time of the incident, he will be awarded 20th position with Sweet finishing 21st.  

 

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 Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Paul McMahan

1278

0

1

4

8

3

2

Donny Schatz

1272

-6

2

7

7

0

3

Daryn Pittman

1258

-20

1

4

7

1

4

Kerry Madsen

1257

-21

1

5

8

0

5

Steve Kinser

1248

-30

1

4

7

0

6

Brad Sweet

1220

-58

2

5

7

0

7

Joey Saldana

1180

-98

0

3

6

4

8

Tim Kaeding

1172

-106

0

1

5

0

9

Kraig Kinser

1123

-155

0

0

3

0

10

Cody Darrah

1117

-161

0

1

5

0

11

Sammy Swindell

1098

-180

0

1

3

0

12

Jason Sides

1039

-239

0

1

2

0

13

Terry McCarl

1029

-249

0

2

4

1

14

Rico Abreu

976

-302

1

1

2

0

15

Logan Schuchart

933

-345

0

1

2

0

16

Lucas Wolfe

802

-476

0

0

0

0

17

Danny Lasoski

678

-600

0

0

0

0

18

Jacob Allen

675

-603

0

0

0

0

19

Jason Meyers

649

-629

0

2

3

0

20

Jac Haudenschild

626

-652

0

0

1

0

 

2014 STAT ATTACK

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

Winners (7 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 2

   – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2

3 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 1

   – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

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

   – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 1

   – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 1

 

Total Laps Led (12 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps

1- DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 37

2 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 35

3 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 29

4 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 28

5 – TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 26

6 – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 24

7 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 22

   – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 22

9 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 20

10 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 14

11 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 11

12 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 7

  

Pole Positions (8 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 2

2 – BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 1

   – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

   – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

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

   – TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

   – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1

   – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

 

Hard Charger Award (7 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1 – TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 3

2 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 1

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

   – DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

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

   – DARRYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 1

   – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 1

 

Time Trial leaders (4 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 4

2 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 3

3 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

   – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 1

  

Bonus Points Earned (19 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Points

1 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 29

2 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 25

3 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 16

4 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 13

5 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 6

6 – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 5

7 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 4

   – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 4

   – DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 4

   – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4

   – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 4

12- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 3

   – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 3

   – JASON MEYERS, Clovis, Calif. – 3

   – TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wash. – 3

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

     – LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 2

18 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

     – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

 

Heat Race Winners (18 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 4

2 – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3

   – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 3

   – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – 3

5 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 2

   – DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2

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

   – TERRY McCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 2

9 – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Cal. – 2

   – DAVE BLANEY, Cortland, Ohio – 1

   – BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1  

   – DANNY HOLTGRAVER, Pittsburgh, Pa. – 1

   – WAYNE JOHNSON, Oklahoma City, Ok. – 1

   – BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 1

   – BRONSON MAESCHEN, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1

   – DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 1

   – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – 1

   – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

   – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1

 

Last Chance Showdown Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 2

2 – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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

   – LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

 

Dash Draw Selection (9 Dashes)

Number – Times Picked

0 – 1

4 – 3

6 – 3

8 – 2

 

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank – Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1 – DONNY SCHATZ, Minot, N.D. – $40,850

2 – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $34,100

3 – STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $32,200

4 – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $31,050

5 – PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – $30,900

6 – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Ok. – $29,300

7 – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $17,600

8 – CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – $15,500

9 – TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – $15,250

10 – KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $11,900

11 – SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – $11,700

12 – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $10,260

13 – JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $10,050

14 – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $785       

 

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)

 

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.