Ratbag Cup standings 2002-08-27

Schatz takes Ratbag points lead at Nationals. KNOXVILLE, IA (August 27)-- Donny Schatz' second runner-up run in three years at the Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals pushed him into first place in the Ratbag Cup point standings. Schatz took the...

Schatz takes Ratbag points lead at Nationals.

KNOXVILLE, IA (August 27)-- Donny Schatz' second runner-up run in three years at the Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals pushed him into first place in the Ratbag Cup point standings.

Schatz took the points lead by scoring nine points, while Craig Dollansky also passed former standings leader Joey Saldana with a third-place finish in sprint car racing's premier event. Steve Kinser, who received 10 points for winning the Nationals for the 12th time, leads defending Ratbag champion Danny Lasoski by two points in their battle for fifth place.

Ratbag is the official developer of the World of Outlaws video games for PC and Sony PlayStation2. The Ratbag Cup is a season-long points battle that only involves televised Speed Channel events. So far, five events have taken place and six events remain in the total lineup of 11 races. Although there will be 12 total nights of racing aired on Speed Channel, the "Non-Qualifiers" racing program from the Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals will not be included in the Ratbag Cup due to the expectation that all Ratbag Cup entrants will qualify for the final event.

The Ratbag Cup 2002 will pay a total of $120,000 to World of Outlaws drivers and teams at the Awards Banquet in November. First place prize money is $25,000, second pays $15,000 and third receives $12,500, so the competition is fierce for this kind of payday.

Look for latest release from Ratbag, "World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002" for Sony PlayStation 2 at a retailer near you, and keep in tune with the Ratbag Cup 2002 point standings through the World of Outlaws official web site: http//www.worldofoutlawsracing.com. WoO 2002 Ratbag Cup Point Standings (After Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals)

Rank Driver Nationals Points Total Points
1. Donny Schatz 9 42
2. Craig Dollansky 8 39
3. Joey Saldana 4 38
4. Tim Shaffer 6 32
5. Steve Kinser 10 30
6. Danny Lasoski 7 28
7. Jac Haudenschild 5 23
8. Stevie Smith 3 16
9. Mark Kinser 1 14
10. Brad Furr 2 13

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Joey Saldana , Jac Haudenschild