By Shawn Miller
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 29, 2012 – Donny Schatz is set to wrap up his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship as the season concludes this weekend at the Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Schatz – a four-time champion from 2006-09 – has a 176-point lead over Craig Dollansky, who holds a 39-point advantage on Sammy Swindell for the runner-up position as the event kicks off Thursday with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday races.
Joey Saldana, who is only 36 points behind Swindell, claimed the only other event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte this season.
A variety of exciting things will take place around the facility all weekend as SPEED will also broadcast Saturday’s race beginning at 8 p.m. (Eastern).
Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. for the Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. The front gate is scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The front gate will open at 3 p.m. and hot laps will start around 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is located at 5555 Concord Pkwy. South in Concord, N.C. Click on the link for a map ( http://g.co/maps/vqu5p).
Tickets can be ordered online by clicking CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com/dirt/tickets or by calling 800-455-3267.
ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws – www.WorldofOutlaws.com
World Finals – www.WorldofOutlawsWorldFinals.com
The Dirt Track at Charlotte – www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com/Dirt
Dirt Radio Network – www.DIRTVision.com
ABOUT THE TRACK
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. The track record of 11.889 seconds was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001.
World of Outlaws A-Feature Winners at The Dirt Track at Charlotte:
2012 – Joey Saldana on May 25
2011 – Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 – Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 – Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 – Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 – Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 – Blake Feese on May 24
2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 – Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a 4/10-mile track. There have been five World of Outlaws features on a track that size this season. The winners are: Joey Saldana – 2 (Autodrome Drummond on July 28 and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 22); Craig Dollansky – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 17) and Tony Stewart – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 17).