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At A Glance: Netto Heads Home after Heartbreak  

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on April 15, Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on April 16 and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on April 18

CONCORD, N.C. - April 12, 2016 - The last time Hanford, California's DJ Netto competed in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race he dominated the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, as he led 31 of the 40 laps, but ran out of fuel a handful of laps before the checkered flag fell.

"It definitely was a heartbreak for the team," said Netto, who sits 20th in the standings while only running a limited schedule. "It's nothing to get down about, we definitely had speed all night. As soon as we unloaded, from the hot laps until the end, we were fast. We got out front early and I didn't want to try to do too much that night and push it too hard and make a mistake myself.

"We're not sure what exactly happened with the fuel issue, we are still looking into it. We should've been fine but we aren't sure - things happen. We're all still kind of jazzed about it, it was a great run for the whole team."

Fast forward two weeks, as the series prepares to wrap up the California portion of the Western swing, Netto has his sights set on redemption at Bakersfield Speedway, a track located just over an hour drive on Highway 99 from his hometown.

"We were using [the race at Silver Dollar] as momentum going into last weekend at Calistoga, but Mother Nature had other plans for us," Netto said. "Bakersfield, I have never been there, but its dirt and we should be able to make something happen.

"The main key is time-trialing in. You time-trial in and it sets you up for a very smooth night, as long as you make it through your heat race. Our goal is to time-trial in well this weekend and let our night begin from there."

Following action Friday night at Bakersfield, the series will voyage 180 miles south to Perris Auto Speedway for the SoCal Showdown on Saturday night April 16.

The race in Perris will be the final California Outlaws race until the series returns to Chico for the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 9 and 10.

After a day for travel on Sunday, the Outlaws will return to Arizona when they invade Tucson's USA Raceway for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout on Monday, April 18.

USA Raceway has held an Outlaws race five times in the last 10 years, including each of the last three seasons. In those five events, no driver has ever repeated as winner at the track.

As for Netto, he's looking forward to the season ahead.

"Bakersfield will be our last one [with the Outlaws] for now," Netto said. "The plan is we are going to start off running the King of the West out here and see how that goes. If we are doing well, we will probably stay with it. If we start off with a rocky start and have a couple of things happen that are out of our control, and we aren't there as far as points wise, then we may take off and head to the Midwest.

"We are definitely going to come for the Knoxville Nationals. We are trying to figure some things out with my uncle, who owns the team - his daughter is getting married. So we are trying to figure out a way that we can race our way back with the Outlaws through Washington, and get back for the Gold Cup [at Silver Dollar Speedway]."

Tickets remain for the Budweiser Bash at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, April 15, SoCal Showdown at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 16 and NAPA Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, April 18, and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY
is a high-banked 1/3-mile dirt oval. The track record is 10.342 and was established by Jason Sides on March 18, 2006.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2005 - Craig Dollansky on Feb. 26
1995 - Dave Blaney on Sept. 10
1992 - Steve Kinser on Feb. 29
1991 - Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 22
1990 - Dave Blaney on Feb. 16, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 2
1989 - Bobby Davis Jr. on Sept. 3

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY is a semi-banked, half-mile dirt oval. The track record is 13.875 and was established by Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23, 2002.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Paul McMahan on April 18
2014 - Joey Saldana on April 12
2013 - Daryn Pittman on April 13
2012 - Joey Saldana on March 10
2007 - Kerry Madsen on Oct. 20
2004 - Jason Meyers on Feb. 28
2003 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23
2002 - Daryn Pittman on Feb. 23
2000 - Danny Lasoski on Feb. 26
1999 - Johnny Herrera on Feb. 20, Craig Dollansky on Oct. 30
1998 - Mark Kinser on Oct. 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 31
1997 - Mark Kinser on Feb. 15, Mark Kinser on Oct. 26
1996 - Mark Kinser on Nov. 1

USA RACEWAY semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval. The track record is 12.076 and was established by Paul McMahan on March 9, 2013.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 - Brian Brown on March 7
2014 - Brad Sweet on March 8
2013 - Daryn Pittman on March 9
2007 - Steve Kinser on March 2
2006 - Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen - Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel - DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson - JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kerry Madsen - KenericRacing.com
Terry McCarl - TerryMcCarl.com
Paul McMahan - PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman - DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana - JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz - DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart - Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides - SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart - ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet - Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson - GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2); Brad Sweet - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart - 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Listen live for free to the Budweiser Bash at Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway on April 16 and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway on April 18 on the DIRTVision Radio Network at DIRTVision.com.

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COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travels to Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals double-header at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1957

0

4

12

13

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

1878

-79

1

8

13

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1870

-87

1

8

11

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1869

-88

5

8

12

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1834

-123

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1806

-151

1

5

10

2

7

5

David Gravel

1796

-161

1

6

9

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1690

-267

0

1

5

0

9

7S

Jason Sides

1684

-273

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1656

-301

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-409

0

2

6

0

12

W20

Greg Wilson

1516

-441

0

0

1

0

13

24

Terry McCarl

1446

-511

0

0

1

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1410

-547

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-567

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-755

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1012

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-1065

0

0

1

0

19

O

Bud Kaeding

874

-1083

0

0

1

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

870

-1087

0

0

0

0

 

2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 5
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 4
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1 
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Laps
1. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 84
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 78
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 67
4. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 39
5. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 35
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 35
7. - DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 31
8. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 27
9. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 22
10. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 21
11. - ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 13
12. - CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 4
13. - TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Poles
1. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
2. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
4. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1
- CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio - 1
- BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 1
- TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. - 1

Hard Charger Award (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - H.C. Awards
1. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 3
2. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 3
3. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 2
5. - JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas - 1
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. - 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown - Quick Times
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 3
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 2
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 2
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 2
5. - SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. - 1
- BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1

Podium Finishes (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Finishes in the Top-Three
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif - 8
2. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 7
3. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 6
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 5
5. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 3
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 3
7. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. - 1
- KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. - 1
- JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 1
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 1
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Heat Race Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Win
1. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - 8
2. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 7
3. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 5
4. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - 4
- DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - 4
6. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 3
- KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - 3
8. - BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. - 2
- DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. - 2
- SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. - 2
11. - BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1
- GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. - 1
- BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. - 1
- PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 1
- DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. - 1 
- DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - 1 
- LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - 1
- LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Wins
1. - PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - 2
- TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. - 2
3. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - 1 
- BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. - 1
- SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. - 1
- WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. - 1 
- DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - 1 
- KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. - 1
- AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - 1 
- JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - 1
- JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - 1
- SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - 1

Dash Draw Selection (14 Dashes)
Number - Times Picked
0 - 4
4 - 5
6 - 3
8 - 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown - Winnings
1. - DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. - $70,350
2. - BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. - $67,700
3. - DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. - $54,500
4. - SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. - $43,800
5. - JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. - $38,500
6. - DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. - $36,300
7. - JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. - $33,850
8. - LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. - $22,300
9. - KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia - $19,650
10. - JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. - $18,000
11. - PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. - $15,200
12. - GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio - $10,900
13. - TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa - $10,400
14. - JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. - $9,925

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1) 
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1) 
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2) 
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3) 
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1) 
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1) 
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2) 
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1) 
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3) 
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4) 
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.



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