Pittman Seeking Repeat Victory When World of Outlaws Sprint Series Returns to Jackson Speedway Norman, OK -- Jan. 27, 2006 -- Daryn Pittman held off Donny Schatz last season at Jackson Speedway to win one of the most exciting World of Outlaws ...
Pittman Seeking Repeat Victory When World of Outlaws Sprint Series Returns to Jackson Speedway
Norman, OK -- Jan. 27, 2006 -- Daryn Pittman held off Donny Schatz last season at Jackson Speedway to win one of the most exciting World of Outlaws Sprint Series races of the year. Pittman will have a chance to repeat that outcome when he and the Mean 15 racers return to Jackson, Minn., on Sept. 16 for an event televised by The Outdoor Channel.
With Pittman in charge, Schatz worked his way to second with four laps remaining last fall and forced a late-lap duel between the two sprint car stars. Schatz closed fast in Turns 3 and 4 on the final lap, but Pittman had just enough horsepower left to motor down the front stretch and grab the checkered flag.
Minnesota native Craig Dollansky will start the 2006 event trying to recapture his track record after Terry McCarl broke the mark with a 15.795-second lap at 113.960 mph, slightly quicker than Brooke Tatnell's second-fastest time of 15.939 seconds at 112.931 mph.
"From Terry's track record to Daryn's thrilling win after Donny made a run at him in the closing laps, the race last season at Jackson was one of the best I saw," said DIRT MotorSports Vice President and CFO Brian Carter. "Everybody was on their feet cheering and wondering if Daryn would be able to hang on or if Donny was going to catch him. It was just a lot of fun and it seemed as if everybody who came out to the event had a great time. That's what it's all about."
The impressive lineup of drivers competing in the 2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Series Mean 15 includes 2005 top-10 racers Craig Dollansky, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell, along with returning Outlaws stars Jac Haudenschild, Randy Hannagan and Dion Hindi as well as the Woodring Racing team, which will include long-time sprint car star Kenny Jacobs sharing driving duties with rookie Becca Anderson.
Many of sprint car racing's newest stars also are featured in the 2006 Mean 15, including Jeremy Campbell, who comes to the Outlaws after a successful run with the All Star Circuit of Champions series; Brian Carlson, who is a respected long-time racer and former World of Outlaws competitor; Justin Henderson, who has starred as a weekly racer at historic Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway; Chad Kemenah, who earned his first Outlaws victory in 2005 while also capturing his fourth consecutive All Star title; and Jason Martin, who is only 23 but already has 57 wins in his career with several series.
For more information on Jackson Speedway, go to www.jacksonspeedway.com or visit the World of Outlaws Sprint Series online at www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint.