Strong East Coast Swing Vaults Joey Saldana Back into World of Outlaws Championship Lead: Just 20 Points Separate Top-Three Concord, NC-May 16, 2010- Joey Saldana used three Top-Five finishes during the first East Coast swing of the season to...
Strong East Coast Swing Vaults Joey Saldana Back into World of Outlaws Championship Lead: Just 20 Points Separate Top-Three
Concord, NC-May 16, 2010- Joey Saldana used three Top-Five finishes during the first East Coast swing of the season to move back into the top spot in the World of Outlaws championship standings for the second time this year, as he currently leads 20-time series champion Steve Kinser by 13 markers. The veteran scored a runner-up finish last Thursday night at Williams Grove Speedway and followed that up with a fourth-place finish on Friday at the half-mile. Saldana wrapped up the weekend with another runner-up performance at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Kinser picked up a couple of Top-Five finishes along with a Top-10 to bring his series leading total to 17 Top-10 finishes on the season. He came from 25th to finish 10th in the opener at Williams Grove and charged all the way from 25th to fifth in the finale, while wrapping up the weekend with a fourth-place effort at Virginia Motor Speedway. Kinser is tied with Saldana for the series lead in Top-Five finishes with 13.
Jason Meyers picked up his series leading fifth win of the season on Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway after setting fast time to earn five bonus points, following 12th and 13th-place finished at Williams Grove. The California native has 15 Top-10 finishes with 10 of those being Top-Fives in the first 18 races of the season as he chases his first series title.
Donny Schatz remains fourth in points after he finished third at Virginia Motor Speedway to rebound from a vicious accident on Friday night at Williams Grove. The four-time and defending series champion opened the East Coast swing with a seventh-place performance last Thursday night at Williams Grove.
Jason Sides remains fifth in points after a fifth-place effort at Virginia Motor Speedway. He came from 27th to finish seventh in the finale at Williams Grove on Friday night. He led a number of laps on Saturday night at Virginia on his way to a fifth-place finish.
Paul McMahan moved up to sixth in points after the trio of races. The veteran has 10 Top-10 finishes on the season with seven of those being Top-Fives as he continues to fill in for the injured Cody Darrah at Kasey Kahne Racing.
Jac Haudenschild is currently eighth in points just 15 markers out of the sixth spot on the strength of nine Top-10 finishes, including coming from 21 st to finish 10th in the finale at Williams Grove. He followed that up with an eighth-place performance at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Kraig Kinser is currently eighth in the series standings, just 20 points out of the sixth position on the strength of nine Top-10 finishes. He led a number of laps in the opener at Williams Grove last Thursday night before running low on fuel late in the race and falling back to eighth at the finish. The following night he came from 23rd to finish eighth and wrapped the weekend up with a solid10th-place performance at Virginia.
Danny Lasoski finished 12th at Virginia Motor Speedway after having a tough go at Williams Grove Speedway. The 2001 series champion is currently ninth in points on the strength of nine Top-10 finishes and is just 25 points out of the sixth position.
Lucas Wolfe currently rounds out the Top-10 in points with eight Top-10 finishes on the year. He ran a very strong fourth in the opener at Williams Grove Speedway last Thursday night.
The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, May 21 at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio and I-96 Speedway on Saturday, May 22.