Variety of Victors Highlights 2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Series Season Orrville, OH -- After an intense swing through the East Coast, a rainy Thursday in Ohio has given the World of Outlaws Sprint Series competitors a rare night off. It also...
Variety of Victors Highlights 2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Series Season
Orrville, OH -- After an intense swing through the East Coast, a rainy Thursday in Ohio has given the World of Outlaws Sprint Series competitors a rare night off. It also gives Dean Jacobs another night to celebrate the first World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory of his career after he took the checkered flag in the Commonwealth Clash on Wednesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.
Not only did Jacobs, who is subbing for injured Mean 15 driver Terry McCarl, win for the first time in his career with the World of Outlaws, but he also became the second driver in the span of a week to accomplish that feat after Kevin Swindell did the same on May 24 at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway. His victory also means Jacobs is the 12th different winner this season in 19 World of Outlaws A-feature events.
While the focus has remained on the battle to chase down Donny Schatz, with Daryn Pittman putting together a run of top-fives to keep pace with Schatz and his series-high five wins, the six-car fight for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Presented by Maxim Racing and ButlerBuilt also has been intense. Chad Kemenah used a runner-up finish at Lowe's to strengthen his lead, but Jeremy Campbell and Justin Henderson have exchanged second place in an effort to run down Kemenah. Henderson posted a quick time at Lowe's while Campbell earned a top-five at Sharon Speedway. Meanwhile, Jason Martin earned the first top-10 of his World of Outlaws career on Tuesday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as Bill Rose has steadily maintained his position in the overall championship standings and Becca Anderson put together a string of strong finishes against tough competition on the East Coast.
Pittman continues to lead the chase to get Schatz, but he has plenty of company. In a battle that resembles the second event of the season at Volusia Speedway Park, Jac Haudenschild and Joey Saldana are tied for third in the overall standings with Craig Dollansky and Brooke Tatnell not far behind. With Dion Hindi picking up quick time honors at Williams Grove, Brian Carlson grabbing a top-15 finish at Orange County Fair Speedway and Rob Chaney piloting Mean 15 driver Randy Hannagan's machine to a quick time at Lernerville Speedway, the competition from top-to-bottom has been fierce.
What's better is that the competition in the pits this season has translated into tremendous action on the track, not just up front but throughout the field. That style of racing will be on display once again when the current World of Outlaws road trip rolls Saturday into legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and Sunday to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The series then invades Eagle Raceway on June 9-10 near Lincoln, Neb., for the prestigious Eagle Nationals, The Raceway at Powercom Park on June 14 in Beaver Dam, Wis., Red River Valley Speedway on June 16-17 in West Fargo, S.D., and historic Knoxville Raceway on June 23-24 near Des Moines, Iowa.