Category Archives: World of Outlaws

Blaney Dominates Practice, First Two Rounds Of Qualifying At Michigan; Winds Up In 12th Place

Blaney Dominates Practice, First Two Rounds Of Qualifying At Michigan; Winds Up In 12th Place

August 11, 2017

Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Motorcraft/SKF team were a couple of bobbles away from sweeping the day on Friday at Michigan International Speedway.

Blaney was fastest in practice with a best lap at 203.591 miles per hour. Then in qualifying, he topped the first two rounds with laps at 201.686 mph in the first round and 203.120 mph in the second. Continue reading Blaney Dominates Practice, First Two Rounds Of Qualifying At Michigan; Winds Up In 12th Place

At a Glance: Outlaws Young Guns Target Nationals

At a Glance: Outlaws Young Guns Target Nationals
The World of Outlaws-sanctioned 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals kicks off on Wednesday

CONCORD, N.C. – Aug. 9, 2016 – As the best sprint car drivers in the World converge in Knoxville, Iowa this week for the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 10 to Saturday, Aug. 13, some of the young stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series look ahead as they compete for one of motorsports’ most coveted titles.

David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart and Clyde Knipp, the Outlaws young guns, are ready to take their shot at winning the most coveted title in sprint car racing and the $150,000 prize. Continue reading At a Glance: Outlaws Young Guns Target Nationals

Rico Abreu the Strongest Man in Ironman 55 Win Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season

Rico Abreu the Strongest Man in Ironman 55 Win
Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season

PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 6, 2016 – Rico Abreu proved to be the strongest man Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as he powered forward and battled to the lead scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker. Continue reading Rico Abreu the Strongest Man in Ironman 55 Win Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season

Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season

Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win
Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season

PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 5, 2016 – Neither rain nor restarts could dampen David Gravel’s Friday night as he dominated the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and scored his second straight and seventh overall World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season. Continue reading Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season

Blaney Finishes 11th In Fog-Shortened Race At Pocono

Blaney Finishes 11th In Fog-Shortened Race At Pocono

August 1, 2016

Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team came away from a crazy day at Pocono Raceway with an 11th-place finish that keeps them in the hunt for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, which begins after five more regular-season races. He is now tied with Trevor Bayne for 17th place in the points standings.

Blaney started 18th in the race which was pushed to Monday because of bad weather. He quickly moved into the top 15 and was in 14th place when a competition caution flag flew at Lap 15. Continue reading Blaney Finishes 11th In Fog-Shortened Race At Pocono

Wilmot Warrior: David Gravel wins O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot Warrior: David Gravel wins O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway
Scores his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

By Tony Veneziano

WILMOT, Wisc. – July 30, 2016 – David Gravel has been under the weather over the course of the last week, but he didn’t let that slow him down on Saturday night in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin. The native of Watertown, Connecticut, led all 40 laps to claim his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the season. Continue reading Wilmot Warrior: David Gravel wins O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway

Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken

Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken
Scores his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 26, 2016 – A three-way battle for the lead dominated Tuesday night’s Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway with Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen and Brad Sweet jockeying for the top spot. Ultimately, it was Schatz who broke away from the pack and claimed his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season. Continue reading Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken

At a Glance: The Outlaws Northern Exposure

At a Glance: The Outlaws Northern Exposure
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Hartford Speedway on July 29 and Wilmot Raceway on July 30

CONCORD, N.C. – July 25, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its march through the ‘Month of Money’ with its only stop in Canada this season at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway on Tuesday, July 26 before heading to Michigan for the first series event at Hartford Motor Speedway since 2005 on Friday, July 29 and Wisconsin for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Continue reading At a Glance: The Outlaws Northern Exposure

A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win

A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win
Retains coveted Morgan Cup trophy for the Pennsylvania Posse and pockets $25,000

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – July 23, 2016 – Lance Dewease’s World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night took a lot of hard work and a little good luck.

Dewease, who spent much of the first two-thirds of the feature looking for a line around Joey Saldana, battled to the lead on one restart, had do it again after the caution flew before a lap was completed and then, after the caution flew on the final lap for Aaron Ott, who spun near the start/finish line, ran out of fuel as the open red was called. Continue reading A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win

Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals

Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals
Posse regulars Dewease and Hodnett round out the podium

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – July 22, 2016 – Daryn Pittman held off the Pennsylvania Posse in Friday night’s Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway to score his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Posse regulars Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett both tried to run down the No. 9 Great Clips car, but Pittman held tough and gave the Outlaws their second win in Posse territory this season. Continue reading Daryn Pittman Pounces on the Posse at Williams Grove Summer Nationals

David Gravel Battles to Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Victory

David Gravel Battles to Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Victory
Picks up his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

SARVER, Pa. – July 19, 2016 – Donny Schatz did not make it easy, but David Gravel proved up to the task as he battled to his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season in the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night. Continue reading David Gravel Battles to Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Victory

At a Glance: The Outlaws Return to the Keystone State

At a Glance: The Outlaws Return to the Keystone State
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday and then roll to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. – July 18, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to the Keystone State, Pennsylvania, this week as the series takes on Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. on Tuesday, July 19 for the 25th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Continue reading At a Glance: The Outlaws Return to the Keystone State

Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal
Schatz scores his third Kings Royal title and 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year

ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 16, 2016 – It has been nearly a decade since he last stood in victory lane at the Kings Royal, but Donny Schatz looked like a natural as he was crowned King Donny XXXIII – his third Kings Royal title since 2007 – on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

Schatz who drew number 15 in the qualifying pill draw and was looking to get his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season had the luck on his side, he just needed the hard work to push him through – and that’s exactly what he and his team did. Continue reading Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory

Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory
Donny Schatz and Rico Abreu repeat their previous night’s performance

ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Daryn Pittman dominated the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, as he cruised to his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

For Pittman, the win was his first at the historic half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio since May 4, 2013. Even with the victory, Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Kings Royal, one of the most coveted wins in all of motorsports, was on Pittman’s mind. Continue reading Daryn Pittman Tops in Knight Before the Kings Royal Victory

David Gravel Is Nobody’s Fool in Jokers Wild Win at Eldora Speedway

David Gravel Is Nobody’s Fool in Jokers Wild Win at Eldora Speedway
Captures his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season

ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 14, 2016 – David Gravel had his hands full through much of Thursday night’s inaugural Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway, but the 24-year-old driver held tough and scored his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“It’s awesome. It’s pretty friggin’ surreal,” Gravel said in victory lane. Continue reading David Gravel Is Nobody’s Fool in Jokers Wild Win at Eldora Speedway

Outlaws vs. All-Stars: Schatz Wins Brad Doty Classic

Outlaws vs. All-Stars: Schatz Wins Brad Doty Classic
Rolls out of Attica Raceway Park with his 14th win of the season

ATTICA, Ohio – July 12, 2016 – It was a battle between the All-Star Circuit of Champions regulars and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series regulars in Tuesday night’s Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park as Donny Schatz charged forward and persevered to score his 14th series win of the season.

It was Schatz’s first win at Attica since 2011.

“I just had to be calm and cool through that race,” Schatz said. “Early on those guys were going at it pretty hard. 40 laps, you’ve got to be smart at the beginning. A lot of guys passed a lot of cars tonight.” Continue reading Outlaws vs. All-Stars: Schatz Wins Brad Doty Classic

Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Returns in 2016 to Historic Single Race Format

Lernerville Speedway adds World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash to 2016 schedule

SARVER, Pa. – July 12, 2016 – The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 with a return to its historic single-feature format.

The Silver Cup, one of the marquee events on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule, takes on the high-banked, 4/10 mile oval in Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 19. The event, which since 2009 had twin features, will return to a single, 40-lap, $25,000-to-win feature.

“We are excited to celebrate the 25th year of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and continue to build the great legacy of this great event,” said Lernerville Speedway General Manager Gary Risch Jr. “Annually, the Silver Cup is one of the most competitive events on the World of Outlaws schedule with eight different winners in the last 10 features. We look forward to seeing the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ back in action at Lernerville.”

The World of Outlaws will make a second trip to Lernerville Speedway in 2016 on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Commonwealth Clash was last on the series schedule in 2014. Joey Saldana led a dominating performance of the event that night.

“In the 36 years since the founding of the World of Outlaws, a lot has changed. What hasn’t changed since the beginning is our great relationship with Lernerville Speedway,” said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. “The Silver Cup and Commonwealth Clash promise another year of exciting racing and can’t miss finishes.”

At a Glance: Halfway Done and the ‘Month of Money’ Rolls

At a Glance: Halfway Done and the ‘Month of Money’ Rolls
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and the Kings Royal Thursday through Saturday

CONCORD, N.C. – July 11, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series has passed the midpoint of the 2016 season as the series stares down the ‘Month of Money’ and one of the biggest weeks of the season with the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on tap for Tuesday, July 12 and the newly-expanded and richer-than-ever Kings Royal kicking off at Eldora Speedway on Thursday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 16. Continue reading At a Glance: Halfway Done and the ‘Month of Money’ Rolls

Donny Schatz Scores Lucky No. 13 at FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake Scores his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake

Donny Schatz Scores Lucky No. 13 at FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake
Scores his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. – July 9, 2016 – Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet battled throughout much of Saturday night’s FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake feature at Cedar Lake Speedway, as they traded the lead back and forth through lapped traffic and cautions, but it was Schatz who held tough to score his 13th World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“I’ve got to thank these guys,” Schatz said. “They’re incredible in what they do.” Continue reading Donny Schatz Scores Lucky No. 13 at FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake Scores his fifth career Outlaws win at Cedar Lake

Schuchart Holds off Schatz at Cedar Lake to Score First Career Win

Schuchart Holds off Schatz at Cedar Lake to Score First Career Win
Joins Bill Balog as the only other first time winner, so far, in 2016

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. – July 8, 2016 – It was not easy but Logan Schuchart did what he had to Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway to score his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory as he battled past Joey Saldana and held off Donny Schatz to win the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake.

Schuchart, who started the feature on the front row with Shane Stewart, jumped out to the lead early but succumbed to Joey Saldana’s charge on a lap seven restart. Schuchart battled back as the two drivers worked their way through traffic and despite strong advances from Donny Schatz late, Schuchart held tough. Continue reading Schuchart Holds off Schatz at Cedar Lake to Score First Career Win