Donny Schatz Chases Fourth Straight Castrol Raceway Win in Oil City Cup
EDMONTON, Alberta— August 26, 2015 — Only two drivers have ever swept both nights of the Oil City Cup for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton. One is Joey Saldana, who accomplished the feat in 2009. The other — six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who won both ends of the two-night event last year. The pair of wins capped off an undefeated 2014 for the veteran driver in Canada, as he went five-for-five in terms of wins “North of the Border.”
Schatz returns to Castrol Raceway on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, looking extend his win streak at the track to four. He also is looking for his third straight win overall, after sweeping last weekend’s pair of events in his home state of North Dakota.
Ninth Annual Oil City Cup Awaits the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Castrol Raceway
EDMONTON, Alberta— August 25, 2015 — The Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton has become a tradition for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. For the ninth consecutive year, the best sprint car drivers in the world will visit the three-eighths-mile clay oval in Alberta for the two-night event.
Leading the way will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who won both nights of the Oil City Cup last year. The North Dakota native, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, has won three of the last four events the series has contested at Castrol Raceway and has a series-best four wins at the track in his career. In the opener of the Oil City Cup last season, he led all 30 laps, while in the finale, he wrestled the lead away from 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman on lap-9 to take the top spot. Schatz, the current series point leader, has won 25 races this season through August 23. He is on pace to eclipse his personal-best win total of 26, that he set in 2014. Schatz is also closing in on 200 career A-Feature wins with the series, as he sits at 197 victories entering this weekend’s pair of events.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invades Antioch Speedway for the final time in 2015 on Sunday September 13
Antioch, CA - August 26, 2015…The always action packed & unpredictable Antioch Speedway will play host to the “Greatest Show on Dirt” in just a couple short weeks, when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series converges at the track on Sunday September 13.
The night of racing will also be your final chance to catch the World of Outlaws in the Golden State this season, with it capping a big week of racing for the tour that begins in the state of Washington.
Last year’s September event at the Antioch Speedway produced the closest finish in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series history when Australian Kerry Madsen edged out two-time King of the West Sprint Car Series champion Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds.Read more: World of Outlaws Return to Antioch Sept. 13
EDMONTON, Alberta — August 25, 2015 — The Oil City Cup has showcased the best sprint car drivers in the world to racing for fans in Western Canada for the last eight years. The tradition will continue this year as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series visits Castrol Raceway in Edmonton for the 2015 edition of the Oil City Cup on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29. Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion, swept both nights of the event last year and has won three of the last four races contested by the Outlaws at Castrol Raceway. Joey Saldana has won three times at the track in his career, making him the second-winningest driver, behind Schatz, who has four wins. Kerry Madsen, who is currently third in points is the only other current driver competing full-time with the series that has won at Castrol Raceway, with his victory coming in 2013. As a very competitive season continues, here are a few numbers to ponder as the World of Outlaws heads to Castrol Raceway for the Oil City Cup.Read more: World of Outlaws By the Numbers: Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway
At A Glance: The Outlaws Take on the Oil City Cup
A tight points battle shapes up as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues the march West
CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 25, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads north of the border this weekend for the series' final trip to Canada in 2015. The annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway showcases two days of racing action in Edmonton, Alberta.
As the series takes on Castrol, a tight battle for the third through sixth place positions in the championship standings is shaping up. Just 84 points separate the four positions as all four of those drivers are hitting their stride in the season.Read more: At A Glance: Outlaws Oil City Cup Bound
At A Glance: The Outlaws Begin the March West
Series takes on Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska and River Cities Speedway and Nodak Speedway in North Dakota
CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 17, 2015 - With the 'Month of Money' concluded the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series begins its march west as it takes on Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Aug. 18, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Aug. 21 and Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. on Aug. 23.
After his ninth Knoxville Nationals win, Donny Schatz makes the trip as the driver to beat. With two wins at Junction, four wins at River Cities and three wins at Nodak, Schatz is the winningest active Outlaws driver at all of the upcoming tracks.Read more: At A Glance: Outlaws Begin the March West
The Special Paint Schemes of the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores
Drivers and teams outfitted in their best as they take on the mecca of sprint car racing
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Aug. 15, 2015 — The finals for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores is just hours away as drivers from around the World prepare to take on the mecca of sprint car racing. Drivers and teams are not however just competing on track, they are also competing for the honor of having 'The Best Dressed Crew' and 'Best Looking Car.' Here are a few of the special paint schemes on display this week at Knoxville Nationals.Read more: The Paint Schemes of the Knoxville Nationals
MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — August 13, 2015 — Sprint car fans in Nebraska will be treated to a special mid-week sprint car doubleheader on Tuesday, August 18 at Junction Motor Speedway, as the NAPA Auto Parts Sprint Car Extravaganza Presented by Mid-Nebraska Land Developers, Henderson Irrigation, Friesen Auto Group and Bill Otto, hits the track, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. Also, unsanctioned late models will be on the card, adding full-fendered action to the open wheel competition.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has contested four races at Junction Motor Speedway dating back to 2010, with three drives scoring wins at the three-eighths-mile, including Australian Brooke Tatnell, who won the inaugural event at the track, along with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who was victorious in 2013.
At A Glance: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Takes on the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store
Donny Schatz leads the way as the winner of eight of the last nine Knoxville Nationals
KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Aug. 11, 2015 - The biggest week in sprint car racing is here as the greatest drivers from around the world converge on Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, August 12 to 15.
Donny Schatz, the reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and eight time Knoxville Nationals winner, leads the way into the annual event.
As Schatz looks for his fifth straight Nationals win and ninth in 10 years, his fellow Outlaws competitors look to unseat the champion. Schatz knows how to win but he is coy as the Outlaws sound off on Donny and Knoxville.Read more: At A Glance: The Outlaws Take on Nationals
MINOT, N.D. - August 5, 2015 - NASCAR star and World of Outlaws team owner, Kasey Kahne, will be in attendance watching the "Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop" for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota on Sunday, August 23.
Kasey will be having an invitation only "Meet & Greet" at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds "Carousel Pub" under the grandstands at 4:00 p.m. on race day.Read more: NASCAR Star Kasey Kahne to visit Minot “Gerdau Magic City Showdown”