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Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte & Inaugural Event at Tri-City Speedway in Pennsylvania

By Tony Veneziano

Concord, NC-May 24, 2010-

WHAT

•Memorial Day Weekend will find the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 28 followed by an inaugural event at Tri-City Speedway in Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 30. The Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown will also be broadcast live on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern on Friday. Joey Saldana, who was victorious twice last season at the track, including in the spring race leads the series back to Charlotte as he chases his first World of Outlaws title. Jason Meyers, who won the opener of the World Finals last year, is currently second in points just 14 markers behind Saldana. A few of the drivers competing full-time with the series have raced at Tri-City Speedway in the past, including Saldana who has a couple of wins at the track, as well as 20-time series champion Steve Kinser who won at the half-mile in 2006.

WHEN

•On Friday, May 28 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the pit gates will open at 1 p.m. Eastern, with the grandstand gates opening at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and hot laps are set for 6:15 p.m. Eastern with time trials to follow. Racing is set for 7:25 p.m. Eastern.

•On Sunday, May 30 at Tri-City Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. Eastern, with the grandstand gates opening at 2 p.m. Eastern for those who purchased tickets in advance and 3 p.m. Eastern for those purchasing tickets the day of the race with hot laps set for 6:30 p.m. Eastern and time trials to follow.

WHERE

• The Dirt Track at Charlotte is located in Concord, North Carolina. Take I-85 to Exit 49 (Speedway Blvd./Concord Mills, then travel East towards the Speedway. There is parking available on the right.

•Tri-City Speedway is located in Franklin, Pennsylvania, 7.1 miles north of U.S. 322 on State Road 417, then 0.2 miles east.

TICKETS

•On Friday, May 28 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, adult tickets will be $25, with tickets for children (12-under) just $10. To purchase tickets visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-3267.

•On Sunday, May 30 at Tri-City Speedway, adult general admission tickets will be $35, with children 10-under admitted free of charge. For tickets call the track at 814-676-3000.

ON THE INTERNET

•The World of Outlaws is at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint

• The Dirt Track at Charlotte is at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt

• Tri-City Speedway is at http://www.tricityspeedway.com

•DIRTVision & the Dirt Radio Network are at http://www.DIRTVision.com

ABOUT THE TRACKS

•The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a high-banked four-tenths-mile oval. The track record of 11.880 seconds was established by Jeff Shepard on October 6, 2001.

•Tri-City Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The track record of 14.615 seconds at 123.161 mph was established by Ed Lynch Jr. on September 20, 2009.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

World of Outlaws A-Feature winners at The Dirt Track at Charlotte include:

2009- Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on November 6, Joey Saldana on November 7

2008- Lance Dewease on May 23; Brooke Tatnell on October 31, Donny Schatz on November 1

2007- Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on November 2, Steve Kinser on November 3

2006- Kevin Swindell on May 24

2003 – Blake Feese on May 24

2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 25, Daryn Pittman on October 12

2001 – Mark Kinser on May 26, Steve Kinser on October 6

2000 – Mark Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on October 6

World of Outlaws A-Feature winners at Tri-City Speedway include:

2010 will mark the World of Outlaws inaugural visit to Tri-City Speedway.

FEATURE WINNERS

• There have been 19 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2010. The winners include: Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, Tri-State (Okla.) Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway), Joey Saldana (Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, I-55 Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park and Jackson Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park) and Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park).

FOUR-TENTHS-MILE WINNERS

• The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a high-banked four-tenths-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced twice this season on a track that size. The winners include: Jason Meyers (Volunteer Speedway) and Joey Saldana (Volunteer Speedway).

HALF-MILE WINNERS

• Tri-City Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced 11 times at a track that size in 2010. The winners include: Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park and Jackson Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Joey Saldana (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway) and Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park).

DRIVER WEB SITES

The following World of Outlaws drivers maintain their own Web sites on the Internet:

Cody Darrah- http://www.codydarrah.com

Craig Dollansky- http://www.dollanskyracing.com

Sam Hafertepe Jr.- http://www.sam15.com

Jac Haudenschild- http://www.haudenschildracing.com

Chad Kemenah- http://www.chadkemenah.com

Kraig Kinser- http://www.kraigkinser.com

Steve Kinser- http://www.stevekinser.com

Danny Lasoski- http://www.dannylasoski.com

Paul McMahan- http://paulmcmahanracing.com

Jason Meyers- http://www.eliteracing.net

Joey Saldana- http://www.joeysaldana.com

Donny Schatz- http://www.donnyschatz.com

Jason Sides- http://www.sidesmotorsports.com

Lucas Wolfe- http://www.lucaswolfe.com

For information on Brian Ellenberger, Ben Gregg and Toni Lutar visit: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint

A number of teams also have Facebook pages online including: Kasey Kahne Racing, Lucas Wolfe, Sides Motorsports, Steve Kinser Racing and Tony Stewart Racing.

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

NEWS & NOTES

•Tune in: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws Sprint Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit http://www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features, including updated results from each night of racing as well as a chat room to interact with other fans listening to the racing action.

•On the web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint and includes driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Also links to the Official World of Outlaws Rulebook and the DIRTcar Membership form can be found on the site.

•Up next: The World of Outlaws head to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa for the Hall of Fame Classic June 3-5, which will feature two full nights of racing in the opener and finale as well a special inverted feature on the second night, with each race paying $10,000 to win.

2010 World of Outlaws Schedule

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location/Winner (Number of Win(s) in 2010)

1. / Friday, February 5 / VolusiaSpeedwayPark / Barberville, FL / Cancelled-Rain

2. / Saturday, February 6 / VolusiaSpeedwayPark / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)

3. / Sunday, February 7 / VolusiaSpeedwayPark/ Barberville, FL / Steve Kinser (1)

4. / Friday, February 26 / Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, NV / Jason Meyers (1)

5. / Friday, March 5 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Jason Meyers (2)

6. / Saturday, March 6 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / Joey Saldana (1)

7. / Friday, March 12 / Lone Star Speedway / Kilgore, TX / Craig Dollansky (1)

8. / Saturday, March 13 / HoustonRacewayPark / Baytown, TX / Jason Sides (1)

9. / Friday, March 19 / Volunteer Speedway / Bulls Gap, TN / Joey Saldana (2)

10. / Saturday, March 20 / Volunteer Speedway / Bulls Gap, TN / Jason Meyers (3)

11. / Saturday, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Pocola, OK / Jason Meyers (4)

12. / Friday, April 16 / Paducah International Raceway / Paducah, KY / Jac Haudenschild (1)

13. / Saturday, April 17 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Joey Saldana (3)

14. / Saturday, April 24 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Postponed-Rain-Oct. 16

15. / Saturday, May 1 / Jackson Speedway / Jackson, MN / Steve Kinser (2)

16. / Friday, May 7 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Joey Saldana (4)

17. / Saturday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Paul McMahan (1)

18. / Thursday, May 13 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Chad Layton (1)

19. / Friday, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Fred Rahmer (1)

20. / Saturday, May 15 / Virginia Motor Speedway / Jamaica, VA/ Jason Meyers (5)

21. / Friday, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Cancelled-Rain

22. / Saturday, May 22 / I-96 Speedway / Lake Odessa, MI / Jason Meyers (6)

23. / Friday, May 28 / Charlotte Motor Speedway Dirt Track / Concord, NC

24. / Sunday, May 30 / Tri-City Speedway / Franklin, PA

25. / Thursday, June 3 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA

26. / Friday, June 4 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA

27. / Saturday, June 5 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA

28. / Friday, June 11 / Dodge CityRacewayPark / Dodge City, KS

29. / Saturday, June 12 / Dodge CityRacewayPark / Dodge City, KS

30. / Wednesday, June 16 / Missouri State Fair Speedway / Sedalia, MO

31. / Friday, June 18 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND

32. / Saturday, June 19 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND

33. / Friday, June 25 / Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, NE

34. / Saturday, June 26 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS

35. / Thursday, July 1 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD

36. / Saturday, July 3 / North Central Speedway / Brainerd, MN

37. / Thursday, July 8 / LaSalle Speedway / LaSalle, IL

38. / Saturday, July 10 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI

39. / Sunday, July 11 / CedarLakeSpeedway / New Richmond, WI

40. / Wednesday / July 14 / LimalandMotorsportsPark / Lima, OH

41. / Friday, July 16 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH

42. / Saturday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH

43. / Tuesday, July 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA

44. / Friday, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

45. / Saturday, July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

46. / Sunday, July 25 / LebanonValleySpeedway / West Lebanon, NY

47. / Tuesday, July 27 / Autodrome Drummond / Drummondville, PQ

48. / Friday, July 30 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, ON

49. / Saturday, July 31 / Ohsweken Speedway / Ohsweken, ON

50. / Tuesday, August 3 / FultonSpeedway / Fulton, NY

51. / Friday, August 6 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO

52. / Saturday, August 7/ I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO

53. / Friday / August 20 / Nodak Speedway / Minot, ND

54. / Saturday, August 21 / Nodak Speedway, Minot, ND

55. / Friday, August 27 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, AB

56. / Saturday, August 28 / Castrol Raceway / Edmonton, AB

57. / Wednesday, September 1 / Cottage GroveSpeedway / Cottage Grove, OR

58. / Friday, September 3 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA

59. / Saturday, September 4 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, WA

60. / Monday, September 6 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, WA

61. / Thursday, September 9 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA

62. / Friday, September 10 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA

63. / Saturday, September 11 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, CA

64. / Friday, September 17 / ClayCounty Fair Speedway / Spencer, IA

65. / Saturday, September 18 / Deer Creek Speedway / Spring Valley, MN

66. / Friday, September 24 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH

67. / Saturday, September 25 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA

68. / Friday, October 1 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

69. / Saturday, October 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

70. / Saturday, October 9 / Rolling Wheels Raceway / Elbridge, NY

71. / Saturday, October 16 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN

Thursday, November 4 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC (Qualifying)

72. / Friday, November 5 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

73. / Saturday, November 6 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC

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