World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The National Open Norman, OK -- Sept. 27, 2005 WHAT * The World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Williams Grove Speedway for the prestigious National Open Friday and Saturday. Donny Schatz, a 2006 ...
World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The National Open
Norman, OK -- Sept. 27, 2005
* The World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Williams Grove Speedway for the prestigious National Open Friday and Saturday. Donny Schatz, a 2006 Outlaw, is the defending event champion. On five previous race nights this season at the Grove, Steve Kinser and Fred Rahmer have won A-features while '06 Outlaw Craig Dollansky, Jason Johnson and Paul McMahan have captured the preliminary features.
* To get to Williams Grove Speedway, take U.S. 15 seven miles southwest of I-76 (Pa. Turnpike), go 1.5 miles northwest on SR 74, then west on Park Place.
* The action is set to begin at 7:45 p.m.
* Reserved seats for Friday are $30 and general admission seats are $27. On Saturday, reserved seats are $30 and general admission seats are $28.
ABOUT THE TRACK
* Williams Grove Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. Brian Paulus set the record of 16.140 seconds on April 26, 2002.
* The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 5 the event from The Raceway at Powercom Park, followed by the National Open from Williams Grove Speedway on Oct. 12.
NEWS & NOTES
* On the Web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site is overhauled and now alive at www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint. Among the features are updated driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Links to the media kit and official rulebook also can be found at the bottom of the home page.
* 2006 Outlaws rolling: With Donny Schatz's victory on Tuesday, five of the past seven World of Outlaws Sprint Series events have been won by 2006 Outlaws. Aside from Schatz's win in the ParkerStore J&J, Terry McCarl's second-place run in the Big Game Treestands Eagle and Craig Dollansky's top 10 in the VMAC/Karavan J&J, Brooke Tatnell narrowly missed out on a top 10 in the Castrol/Steel Dreams Eagle and Daryn Pittman, who was seeking his third consecutive win, was running third behind McCarl and Schatz when misfortune struck in the form of the infield tire barrier in Turn 4 that caused his Titan Garages & Carports Maxim to spin out as he was trying to make a move to second.
* The great Outdoor Channel: DIRT MotorSports, Inc., recently announced that it has secured up to 50 weeks of primetime programming dedicated to the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2006 on the Outdoor Channel. In addition, The Outdoor Channel has extended the 2005 season schedule to include up to eight additional weeks of primetime programming. These special one-hour programs will include biography shows such as "Off Season with the Outlaws" as well as other feature programs focusing on the drivers, teams and 28-year history of the World of Outlaws.
* Victory lane: Donny Schatz's victory Tuesday night at K-C Raceway was his seventh of the season, second-most this year with the Outlaws. -- Steve Kinser has a series-leading 19 A-feature victories and six preliminary feature wins this season. -- There have been 17 different A-feature winners this season. Including preliminary features, 22 different drivers have visited Victory Lane this season with the Outlaws. -- Kraig Kinser captured the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 14 for his sixth A-feature victory of the season. He also has a preliminary feature win at Las Vegas. -- Daryn Pittman's victory on Sept. 24 at The Raceway at Powercom Park was his fifth of the season. -- Jason Meyers earned his fourth win of the season July 2 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. -- Tim Shaffer's victory July 19 in the Silver Cup was his third of the season, going with wins Lake Ozark Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. -- Craig Dollansky has two A-feature victories and three preliminary feature wins. -- Brian Paulus won June 28 at Huset's Speedway for his second victory of the season, and picked up a preliminary feature win in the following race at Red River Valley Speedway. -- Brooke Tatnell has two A-feature victories, winning at Cedar Lake and Fulton speedways, as well as a preliminary feature win at Princeton Speedway. -- Sammy Swindell won his second A-feature of the season June 4 at Eldora Speedway. Swindell also has a preliminary feature win April 8 at Eldora and Aug. 14 at Knoxville Raceway in the Nationals' non-qualifiers event. -- Danny Lasoski won Aug. 30 at Cottage Grove Speedway and has three preliminary feature wins. -- Fred Rahmer won the Summer Nationals crown July 23 and picked up a preliminary feature win in the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 10. -- Single-event winners include Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5 at Eldora Speedway, Stevie Smith July 13 at Attica Raceway Park, Tim Kaeding June 11 at Sheboygan County Fair Park, Chad Kemenah July 9 at I-55 Raceway, and Jeff Shepard Feb. 11 at Volusia Speedway Park. -- In preliminary features, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart have each won once.
* Half-mile winners: Including preliminary features, the series has raced 34 times this year on half-mile circuits with Steve Kinser winning nine times (Volusia, Eldora three times, Knoxville, Williams Grove, Hartford, Red River Valley and Calistoga), Sammy Swindell winning four times (twice at Eldora, once at Hagerstown and Knoxville), Craig Dollansky winning twice (Manzanita and Williams Grove), Kraig Kinser winning three times (Las Vegas, and twice at Knoxville), Jason Meyers winning twice (Granite City and Red River Valley), Donny Schatz winning three times (Las Vegas/Route 66 Raceway/Calistoga), Fred Rahmer winning twice (Williams Grove and Knoxville), Danny Lasoski winning twice (Knoxville/Calistoga), and Daryn Pittman (Jackson), Brian Paulus (Red River Valley), Jeff Shepard (Volusia), Jason Johnson (Williams Grove), Paul McMahan (Williams Grove), Jac Haudenschild (Eldora) and Shane Stewart (Knoxville) each winning once.
* Preliminary winners: Drivers who have raced to victory in preliminary features this season include (in alphabetical order) Craig Dollansky three times (Manzanita/Williams Grove/Silver Dollar), Jason Johnson once (Williams Grove), Kraig Kinser once (Las Vegas), Steve Kinser six times (Eagle twice/Billings/Elma/Calistoga/Silver Dollar), Danny Lasoski three times (Australia/Knoxville/Calistoga), Kerry Madsen once (Australia), Paul McMahan once (Williams Grove), Brian Paulus once (Red River Valley), Fred Rahmer once (Knoxville), Joey Saldana once (Lernerville), Shane Stewart once (Knoxville), Brooke Tatnell once (Princeton), Sammy Swindell twice (Eldora/Knoxville).
* The Mean 15: The impressive 2005 edition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series' Mean 15 racers includes Craig Dollansky (No. 7 owned by Karavan Motorsports), Kraig Kinser (No. 11k owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Steve Kinser (No. 11 owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Danny Lasoski (No. 20 owned by Tony Stewart Motorsports), Paul McMahan (No. 11h owned by David Helm), Jason Meyers (No. 14 owned by the Elite Racing Team), Brian Paulus (No. 28 owned by P&P Motorsports), Daryn Pittman (No. 21 owned by Titan Racing), Joey Saldana (No. 2 owned by Woodward Racing), Donny Schatz (No. 15 owned by Schatz Motorsports), Tim Shaffer (No. 6 owned by Parsons Motorsports), Jason Sides (No. 7s owned by Sides Motorsports), Brooke Tatnell (No. 8 owned by Rush Racing), Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing), and the Dennis Roth-owned No. 83 Beefpackers Eagle that has been driven by Tim Kaeding, Jac Haudenschild and Brian Brown.
* On tour, too: Several other drivers have run the bulk of the schedule with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2005. They include 2006 Outlaw Terry McCarl, who has won the past six 410 sprint championships at Knoxville Raceway; Shane Stewart, who is battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title; Jason Solwold, a former track champion at Skagit Speedway who also is chasing top rookie honors; Sammy Swindell, a sprint car legend and three-time Outlaws champion, who has two A-feature victories this year; and Kevin Swindell, 16, who became the youngest driver to finish in the top 10 with the Outlaws when finished sixth in the feature at Parramatta City Raceway in January.
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* Tune into the Web: If fans can't get to any of the upcoming races, they can experience the excitement of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network, where announcer John Gibson keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the event. To listen to the audio broadcasts, log on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo. Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. For technical support or questions, e-mail email@example.com.
* Hear it firsthand: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver's pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
* After competing Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicburg, Pa., the series crosses back across the Midwest for a two-night event Oct. 7-8 at Dodge City Raceway in Dodge City, Kan. From there the series drops into Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix to complete the Cactus Classic that was rain-delayed after the preliminary feature in March. The Outlaws close out the year with a two-day show Oct. 14-15 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and a two-day show Oct. 21-22 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.