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Battle at the Top of the World of Outlaws Standings Gets Closer Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

By Tony Veneziano

Concord, NC-May 23, 2010- Jason Meyers used his series leading sixth A-Feature win of the season to move back into the second spot in the World of Outlaws championship standings following the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Saturday night. Meyers trails Joey Saldana by just 14 markers heading into a pair of events this coming weekend. The California native has 16 Top-10 finishes with 11 of those being Top-Five performances. He was second fastest in time trials on Saturday night to earn four bonus points in the standings as he chases his first World of Outlaws championship.

Saldana finished fourth at I-96 to retain the point lead and was the fastest in time trials, setting a new track record to earn five bonus points. The second generation driver leads the series with 14 Top-Five finishes in the first 19 races of the season. He has won four times as he too chases his first series title. Saldana has an average finish of 4.9 this season to lead all drivers.

Steve Kinser rebounded from a flat tire while running sixth to charge back through the field to finish ninth on Saturday night to earn his series leading 18th Top-10 finish of the year. The 20-time series champion is currently third in points, just 10 markers out of second and 24 out of the top spot as he chases his record 21st title.

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending series champion, is currently fourth in points. He shredded a left rear tire at I-96 Speedway while running third and wound up 12th. He has 14 Top-10 finishes on the season with eight of those being Top-Fives, along with a win on opening in Florida back in February.

Jason Sides used a third-place finish on Saturday night to move to within 11 points of Schatz as the pair battles for the fourth spot. Sides, who won earlier this season, has 12 Top-10 finishes with seven of those being Top-Five performances.

Paul McMahan, who continues to fill in for the injured Cody Darrah is sixth in points on the strength of a win and 10 Top-10 finishes.

Jac Haudenschild is currently seventh, just 19 points behind McMahan. The Hall of Famer has one win this year to go along with nine Top-10 finishes. He suffered a flat tire while fourth on Saturday night.

Craig Dollansky used a runner-up finish at I-96 Speedway to vault three spots to eighth in points. He won earlier this season and has nine Top-10 finishes. The native of Elk River, Minnesota is just 31 markers out of the sixth position.

Lucas Wolfe rebounded from a spin at I-96 to finish eighth. He has nine Top-10 finishes on the season with four of those being Top-Fives and is just 32 points out of the sixth spot.

Kraig Kinser rounds out the Top-10 in the standings. The third generation driver was running fourth on Saturday night when he lost an engine. He has nine Top-10 finishes on the year and is 32 markers out of the sixth spot as the battle for sixth-through-tenth heats up.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, May 28 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown which will air live on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. The series then heads north to Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pennsylvania for an inaugural event on Sunday, May 30.

2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through May 22

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Joey Saldana

2701

$89,900

4

14

16

2.

Jason Meyers

2687

-14

$90,300

6

11

16

3.

Steve Kinser

2677

-24

$65,850

2

13

18

4.

Donny Schatz

2550

-151

$46,800

1

8

14

5.

Jason Sides

2539

-162

$43,300

1

7

12

6

Paul McMahan

2442

-259

$39,525

1

7

10

7.

Jac Haudenschild

2423

-278

$40,150

1

4

9

8.

Craig Dollansky

2411

-290

$42,100

1

4

9

9.

Lucas Wolfe

2410

-291

$33,825

0

4

9

10.

Kraig Kinser

2406

-295

$29,200

0

2

9

11.

Danny Lasoski

2403

-298

$33,000

0

3

9

12.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2294

-407

$22,950

0

1

3

13.

Chad Kemenah

2158

-543

$19,620

0

1

5

14.

Ben Gregg

1983

-718

$12,875

0

0

0

15.

Brian Ellenberger

1906

-795

$11,360

0

0

0

16.

Tim Kaeding

1861

-840

$23,625

0

3

6

17.

Toni Lutar

1795

-906

$9,975

0

0

1

18.

Daryn Pittman

1650

-1051

$18,110

0

1

4

19.

Brad Sweet

1648

-1053

$22,080

0

3

6

20.

Terry McCarl

1307

-1394

$12,525

0

0

3

2010 STAT ATTACK

There have been 19 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season.

A-Feature winners (10 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 1

Lap leaders, Driver, Hometown – Total laps led (19 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 107 laps

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 87 laps

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 65 laps

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 54 laps

5- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 53 laps

6- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 41 laps

7- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee – 27 laps

8- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 26 laps

9- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri – 24 laps

10- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 23 laps

11- Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 19 laps

12- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 15 laps

13- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania – 13 laps

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania – 13 laps

14- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 11 laps

15- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 10 laps

16- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 7 laps

17- Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – 4 laps

18- Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 2 laps

Time trial leaders (11 Different Drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick times

1- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 3

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 3

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California – 2

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -2

3- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Washington- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri – 1

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania – 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 1

Track Records established in 2010 World of Outlaws events (5)

*Tim Kaeding, March 5, Thunderbowl Raceway (1/3-mile), Tulare, California, 12.651 seconds at 94.759 mph

*Lucas Wolfe, March 13, HoustonRacewayPark, (1/4-mile), Baytown, Texas, 11.561 seconds at 77.848 miles per hour

*Kasey Kahne, March 19, Volunteer Speedway (4/10-mile), Bulls Gap, Tennessee, 10.258 seconds at 140.378 mph.

*Sam Hafertepe Jr., May 1, Jackson Speedway (1/2-mile), Jackson, Minnesota, 15.601 seconds at 115.377 mph.

*Joey Saldana, May 22, I-96 Speedway (1/2-mile), Lake Odessa, Michigan, 14.834 seconds at 121.343 mph.

Dash Winners (10 Different Winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Dash Wins

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 5

2- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Pole Positions (10 Different Drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 5

2- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 3

3- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 2

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio – 3

2- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 2

Evan Suggs, ScottsValley, California- 2

3- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio – 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California – 1

Alan Krimes, Denver, Pennsylvania – 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary, NSW, Australia – 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 1

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, Indiana – 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania – 3

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 3

2- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 2

3- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona – 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia – 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma – 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 1

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, California – 1

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Standings

Ben Gregg 1983

Toni Lutar 1795 -188

Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 85

Don Ott 67 -18

Kistler 57 -28

Shaver Specialties 57 -28

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 93

J&J 69 -24

XXX 66 -27

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