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Tight at the Top: Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser & Jason Meyers Separated by Just 38 Points After the Oil City Cup

By Tony Veneziano

Concord, NC-August 29, 2010- Only 38 points separate Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser and Jason Meyers at the top of the World of Outlaws standings following the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Canada this past weekend. A total of 17 races remain on the 2010 calendar with a busy stretch of four races in a six-day period coming up later this week.

Saldana used a win on Saturday night along with turning the second fastest lap in time trials to earn four bonus points in the standings to extend his lead to 26 markers over Kinser. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana was caught up in a wreck on Friday night, relegating him to a 19th-place finish, which at that point cut his lead to just eight markers. The win on Saturday night was Saldana’s series leading 12th and he also earned his 32nd Top-Five finish of the season which ties him with Kinser in that department.

Kinser finished seventh on Saturday night to pick up his series leading 47th Top-10 finish of the season and remain second in points. He worked his way back to 11th on Friday night after a spin while battling for the lead, which sent him to the work area for repairs. He too has 32 Top-Five finishes on the season to lead the series.

Jason Meyers used a win on Friday night along with setting fast time to gain 43 points on Saldana in the opener of the two-day event. The California native followed that up with a fourth-place performance on Saturday night and is now just 12 markers behind Kinser for second and 38 markers out of the lead as he chases his first World of Outlaws title. He has 41 Top-10 and 27 Top-Five finishes on the season.

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, used two very strong runs in Edmonton to remain fourth in points. He was third in the opener at Castrol Raceway and moved up a spot to finish second in the finale. Schatz has 41 Top-10 finishes on the season with 27 of those being Top-Five performances.

Jason Sides had a consistent weekend in Canada finishing fourth and 10th and now has 41 Top-10 finishes on the season of which 27 are Top-Fives, which is a career high. He remains fifth in points.

Paul McMahan came home fifth each night of the Oil City Cup to earn his 21st and 22nd Top-Five finishes of the season. The veteran remains sixth in points on the strength of 37 Top-10 finishes.

Craig Dollansky used a ninth-place finish on Friday night to move up to seventh in points. The native of Elk River, Minnesota has 29 Top-10 finishes on the season with 16 being Top-Fives.

Lucas Wolfe is currently eighth in points on the strength of a career-high 25 Top-10 finishes with 14 Top-Fives and is just 25 points behind Dollansky as the pair battles for the seventh spot.

Danny Lasoski used a sixth-place effort on Saturday night to move up a spot to ninth in points. The 2001 World of Outlaws champion finished eighth on Friday night and has 26 Top-10 finishes on the season.

Kraig Kinser rounds out the Top-10 points on the strength of 25 Top-10 finishes with seven Top-Five performances. The third generation driver is just 23 markers behind Lasoski as they battle for the ninth position.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Wednesday, September 1 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon.

2010 World of Outlaws Championship Standings through August 28

Position

Driver

Pts.

Difference

Earnings

Wins

Top-5

Top-10

1.

Joey Saldana

7171

$235,975

12

32

41

2.

Steve Kinser

7145

-26

$233,300

7

32

47

3.

Jason Meyers

7133

-38

$201,600

9

27

41

4.

Donny Schatz

7022

-149

$156,900

3

27

41

5.

Jason Sides

6958

-213

$149,200

4

21

41

6

Paul McMahan

6874

-297

$129,525

1

22

37

7.

Craig Dollansky

6652

-519

$128,250

3

16

29

8.

Lucas Wolfe

6627

-544

$97,075

0

14

25

9.

Danny Lasoski

6464

-707

$88,200

0

5

26

10.

Kraig Kinser

6441

-730

$80,100

0

7

25

11.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

6166

-1005

$73,900

0

6

16

12.

Jac Haudenschild

6080

-1091

$96,550

2

9

23

13.

Chad Kemenah

5971

-1200

$59,280

0

2

11

14.

Ben Gregg

5474

-1697

$35,195

0

0

1

15.

Toni Lutar

5253

-1918

$31,775

0

0

1

16.

Brian Ellenberger

4344

-2827

$28,890

0

0

2

17.

Sammy Swindell

3635

-3536

$76,300

2

11

19

18.

Kerry Madsen

3300

-3871

$53,400

0

4

13

19.

Tim Kaeding

2862

-4309

$38,875

0

4

11

20.

Daryn Pittman

2690

-4481

$28,865

0

1

5

2010 STAT ATTACK

There have been 53 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season.

A-Feature winners (17 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 12

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 9

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 7

4- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 4

5- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 3

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

6- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania – 2

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia – 2

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee – 2

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio – 1

Doug Esh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 1

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania – 1

Lap leaders, Driver, Hometown – Total laps led (25 Different Drivers)

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 310 laps

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 203 laps

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 175 laps

4- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 116 laps

5- Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 104 laps

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 89 laps

7- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 65 laps

8- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio – 62 laps

9- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 61 laps

10- Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 59 laps

11- Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee – 50 laps

12- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 42 laps

13- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania – 38 laps

14- Doug Esh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 37 laps

15- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 35 laps

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia – 35 laps

16- Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana -33 laps

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -33 laps

17- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri – 24 laps

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

19- Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 19 laps

20- Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania – 13 laps

21- Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania – 5 laps

Tyler Walker, Los Angeles, California – 5 laps

22- Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 2 laps

Time trial leaders (17 Different Drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick times

1- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee – 9

2- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California – 8

3- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 5

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 5

4- Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -5

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 4

5- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 2

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri – 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 2

6- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio – 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania – 1

Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona – 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Washington- 1

Brian Leppo, New Oxford, Pennsylvania – 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Track Records established in 2010 World of Outlaws events (9)

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

*Lucas Wolfe, March 13, Houston Raceway Park, (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.

*Lucas Wolfe, June 25, Junction Motor Speedway (3/8-mile), McCool Junction, Nebraska 14.184 seconds at 95.178 mph.

*Lucas Wolfe, July 27, Autodrome Drummond (4/10-mile), Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, 13.788 seconds at 104.439 mph.

*Kraig Kinser, July 30, Ohsweken Speedway (3/8-mile), Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, 12.047 seconds at 112.061 mph.

*Sam Hafertepe Jr., August 3, Fulton Speedway (3/8-mile), Fulton, New York, 13.240 seconds at 101.964 mph.

Dash Winners (18 Different Winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Dash Wins

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 8

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 6

3- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 5

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio – 2

Doug Esh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California – 2

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 2

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – 2

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia – 1

Pole Positions (18 Different Drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 8

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 6

3- Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 5

4- Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3

5- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio – 2

Doug Esh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 2

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California – 2

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – 2

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 1

Chad Layton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Australia – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (29 Different Winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio – 4

2- Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 3

3- Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania- 2

Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona – 2

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 2

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California – 2

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia – 2

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary, NSW, Australia – 2

Wade Nygaard, Fargo, North Dakota – 2

Evan Suggs, Scotts Valley, California- 2

4- Jonathan Allard, Chico, California – 1

Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Missouri – 1

Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pennsylvania – 1

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio – 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Randy Hannagan, San Jose, California – 1

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 1

Brad Knab, Arcade, New York – 1

Alan Krimes, Denver, Pennsylvania – 1

Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, Pennsylvania – 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1

Greg Nikitenko, Minot, North Dakota – 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania – 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee – 1

Tyler Walker, Los Angeles, California – 1

Rick Wilson, Joyceville, Ontario – 1

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, Indiana – 1

Zach Zimmerly, Portland, Oregon – 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 6

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 5

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 5

3- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 4

4- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 3

Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pennsylvania – 3

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 3

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania – 3

5- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania – 2

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2

6- Danny Dietrich, Aspers, Pennsylvania – 1

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, North Dakota – 1

Doug Esh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – 1

Ben Gregg, Phoenix, Arizona – 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana – 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Toni Lutar, White Rock, British Columbia – 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma – 1

Fred Rahmer, Salfordville, Pennsylvania – 1

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, California – 1

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tennessee – 1

Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award Standings

Ben Gregg 5474

Toni Lutar 5253 -221

Engine Builder Challenge

Speedway Engines 218

Don Ott 197 -21

Shaver Specialties 181 -37

Kistler 132 -86

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 250

J&J 198 -52
XXX 175 -75

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