CONCORD, NC – July 26, 2010 – They have 24 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championships between them, and during the weekend Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser surged toward the top of the LaCrosse Footwear Extreme Tough Challenge standings after events at Williams Grove Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway.
Schatz was the top-running World of Outlaws driver on Friday night at Williams Grove in Mechanicsburg, Pa., marking the second time he has earned the most points in an Extreme Tough Challenge event this season. On Sunday night at Lebanon Valley in West Lebanon, N.Y., Steve Kinser was the top touring driver at the checkered flag and picked up the maximum five Extreme Tough Challenge points for the first time this year, moving him into a third-place tie with Kasey Kahne Racing’s Joey Saldana at 13 points overall.
Through five Extreme Tough Challenge events for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and three events for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Schatz is now the overall leader by four points over World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Shane Clanton.
“It’s great that LaCrosse Footwear is involved and my hat’s off to them,” said Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion. “Anyone that gets involved and puts up money like they are doing is helping the sport. Hopefully we can keep running up front in their races.”
In addition to Schatz and Kinser, Jason Meyers picked up seven points between the two events and Craig Dollansky earned four points, his first points of the mini-series that concludes in November with the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Clanton has earned the most points in two of the three World of Outlaws Late Model Series Extreme Tough Challenge events. Through eight events (three Late Model races, five Sprint Car races), 18 different drivers have earned points.
The Extreme Tough Challenge features 16 overall events – eight per series – where drivers who are competing full-time in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series or the World of Outlaws Late Model Series earn points toward the championship. The top five finishers no matter the series will share a $15,000 point fund, and the winning driver will receive the Extreme Tough Challenge champion trophy.
Also, at each Extreme Tough Challenge event, LaCrosse will distribute keepsake posters as well as provide hat and t-shirt giveaways. Fans can get involved at every race through a unique Extreme Tough competition with the chance to win a pair of LaCrosse boots.
LaCrosse Footwear develops performance footwear and apparel designed to help users dominate their ground in work and recreation. LaCrosse boots, including the Extreme Tough™ line, can be found at premium retailers such as Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain.
Visit http://www.extremetoughchallenge.com for all of the up-to-date news and standings. For more information on LaCrosse Footwear, go to http://www.lacrossefootwear.com.
LACROSSE EXTREME TOUGH CHALLENGE STANDINGS (through July 25)
1. Donny Schatz (WoO Sprint)……… 18
2. Shane Clanton (WoO LM)……….. 14
3. Steve Kinser (WoO Sprint)………. 13
Joey Saldana (WoO Sprint)
5. Jason Meyers (WoO Sprint)…….. 12
6. Steve Francis (WoO LM)…………… 8
Josh Richards (WoO LM)
8. Paul McMahan (WoO Sprint)…….. 6
Jason Sides (WoO Sprint)
10. Darrell Lanigan (WoO LM)…………. 5
Tim McCreadie (WoO LM)
12. Craig Dollansky (WoO Sprint)…….. 4
Lucas Wolfe (WoO Sprint)
14. Chub Frank (WoO LM)……………… 2
Danny Lasoski (WoO Sprint)
16. Rick Eckert…………………………….. 1
Clint Smith (WoO LM)
Tim Fuller (WoO LM)
LACROSSE EXTREME TOUGH CHALLENGE EVENTS
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
May 28 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC (Donny Schatz)
June 3 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (Jason Meyers)
July 16 – Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH (Joey Saldana)
July 23 – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA (Donny Schatz)
July 25 – Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY (Steve Kinser)
Oct. 1 – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 9 – Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, NY
Nov. 5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC
World of Outlaws Late Models
May 30 – West Virginia Motor Speedway, Mineral Wells, WV (Shane Clanton)
June 26 – Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA (Josh Richards)
July 3 – Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, TN (Shane Clanton)
Aug. 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, WI
Aug. 20 – Mohawk International Raceway, Hogansburg, NY
Sept. 4 – Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA
Sept. 18 – I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO
Nov. 5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC
About LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is a leading developer and marketer of branded, premium and innovative footwear for expert work and outdoor users. The Company’s trusted Danner(R) and LaCrosse brands are distributed domestically through a nationwide network of specialty retailers and distributors, and internationally through distributors and retailers in Asia, Europe and Canada. Work customers include people in law enforcement, agriculture, firefighting, construction, industry, military services and other occupations that need high-performance and protective footwear as a critical tool for the job. Outdoor customers include people active in hunting, outdoor cross training, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. For more information about LaCrosse Footwear products, please visit www.lacrossefootwear.com.