From Tony Veneziano
WILMOT, Wisc. (July 19, 2017) — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 for the running of the Badger 40. The event will mark the fifth visit to Wilmot, dating back to 2006.
David Gravel, who is third in points this season on the strength of a career-high 10 wins, was victorious at Wilmot Raceway last year to remain undefeated in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the track. The young driver also won at Wilmot with the series in 2014. Gravel recently earned that tenth win of the season in the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio.
Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Wilmot Raceway in 2008, after coming very close to winning the inaugural Outlaws race at the track in 2006. Pittman has finished eighth or better in all four previous Outlaws races at Wilmot, with three of those being top-five performances.
Wilmot Raceway is one of the few tracks on the schedule that eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. The North Dakota native has a pair of runner-up performances at the track, including last year, among his four top-10 finishes. Schatz leads the series with 15 wins, including high-dollar victories recently in the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania.
Brad Sweet has raced twice at Wilmot aboard the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing and has finished fourth in both of those races. The California native is currently second in points and has four victories this season, including in high-paying events at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas and at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota.
Jason Sides a pair of top-10 finishes in his career at Wilmot Raceway, piloting his self-owned No. 7S. Fellow veteran driver Paul McMahan came home third at Wilmot in 2014. Kraig Kinser, who recently picked up his first win of the season, finished fifth in his most recent start with the Outlaws at the track in 2014. Shane Stewart finished a career-best sixth at Wilmot last year.
Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson and Jacob Allen have each made two starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway. Jason Johnson and Clyde Knipp made their debuts at the track last year, with Johnson garnering a seventh-place finish.
Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this year. Haudenschild finished second at Wilmot last year with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the card will be the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints and WIMS (Wisconsin Illinois Mini Sprints).
Tickets for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.