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Donny Schatz Hits Jackpot in FVP Outlaw Showdown in Las Vegas

Tony Stewart Racing star earns his eighth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victory at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS — March 6, 2014 — Donny Schatz became the first repeat winner in the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season when he bested 20-time champion and his Tony Stewart Racing teammate, Steve Kinser, to win the FVP Outlaw Showdown on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The win means Schatz is four victories from tying Mark Kinser for third all-time.

It was an all TSR front row as Kinser started on the pole of the 30-lap feature with Schatz to his outside. Kinser took the early lead with Schatz close in tow. Kinser was able to gain some distance over the next few laps as Jason Sides would enter the battle on lap 3, passing Schatz for second place.

Sides caught Kinser on lap five and in turn three, he shot to the bottom. Kinser powered off of four to hold the lead and moved to the bottom the next lap to defend the position.

Caution flew on lap 7 as Bud Kaeding rolled to a stop on the back stretch with a flat left rear. On the restart Kinser’s car again shot to the lead. Schatz shot around Sides to take back the second position. Schatz took the lead for the first time on lap 10 around the top in turn four. Kinser fired back the next lap on the bottom to regain the lead.

Schatz made the pass for the win the next lap on the bottom. Kinser had a final chance to battle back on a lap 17 restart. Kinser kept Schatz on the inside as far as he could coming out of turn four and the pair were even for several car lengths until Schatz’s STP/Armor All #15 machine found moisture and took off to the lead.

“It makes this a little more sweet to beat the king on his final trip to Vegas here with the Outlaws,” said Schatz, a Fargo, N.D. resident who now has 149 features wins in his career. “We weren’t so good last night, they kept finding problems and little things that helped. Our car wasn’t so good at the start, but at the end it was just going and that’s what you want.”

The 20-time champion, Kinser, held on for second after battling two-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Jason Meyers late in the race to give the Bad Boy Buggies #11 the second spot on the podium.

“I was real free to start with and I knew I was in trouble,” admitted Bloomington, Ind., native Kinser. “We made some changes in the red and we felt a little better. We could sort of hold our own at the end, but he was just faster than we are.

Jason Meyers picked up eight positions in the feature coming from the 11th position in the Elite Landscaping/Tarlton & Sons machine.

“We had a great car here tonight, we only decided a month ago to run these races,” said Meyers of Clovis, Calif. “I had a great team on the road and I miss them dearly, but being here at home an racing with all the guys that helped me over the years, we have a great time.”

Paul McMahan now holds a nine point lead over Schatz in the championship standings with Brad Sweet rounding out the top three. Kinser sits in the fourth position 20 points behind with 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Champion, Daryn Pittman in the fifth place.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Tucson International Raceway on Saturday Night for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout.

THE FVP OUTLAW SHOWDOWN at THE DIRT TRACK AT LAS VEGAS NOTES – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked, half-mile of The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with a time of 14.635 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Jason Meyers (3), Paul McMahan (2) and Brian Brown (1). Kraig Kinser, Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski and Rico Abreu won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 8 for the 2nd time this year... Steve Kinser won the dash for the first time this year...   Joey Saldana was transported to a local hospital after the dash to be treated for what the team said was an arm injury. He was later released.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (FVP Outlaw Showdown); Las Vegas; March 6, 2014

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$5,000]; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers [11] [$3,000]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [$2,700]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$2,500]; 6. 51-Paul McMahan [12] [$2,200]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [14] [$2,000]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5] [$1,800]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,600]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [20] [$1,450]; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [24] [$1,300]; 12. 82C-Bryan Clauson [17] [$1,200]; 13. 33-Danny Lasoski [10] [$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$1,000]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [13] [$950]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [23] [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$850]; 18. 82-Sam Hafertepe [16] [$750]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [21] [$725]; 20. 24-Terry McCarl [7] [$700]; 21. 83-Tim Kaeding [22] [$700]; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu [9] [$700]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15] [$700]; 24. 71M-Joey Saldana [6] [$700] Lap Leaders: Steve Kinser 1-9, 11; Donny Schatz 10, 12-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+13]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.635; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.665; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers, 14.832; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.842; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 14.847; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.858; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.870; 8. 82-Sam Hafertepe, 14.896; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.907; 10. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.928; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.943; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 14.953; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.959; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.973; 15. 33-Danny Lasoski, 14.975; 16. 24A-Rico Abreu, 14.987; 17. 82C-Bryan Clauson, 14.995; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.007; 19. 4-Cody Darrah, 15.010; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.010; 21. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.026; 22. 41J-Jason Johnson, 15.051; 23. 83-Tim Kaeding, 15.088; 24. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.093; 25. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 15.095; 26. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.142; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 15.148; 28. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 15.171; 29. O5-Brad Loyet, 15.196; 30. 17W-Cole Wood, 15.240; 31. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 15.329; 32. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.461; 33. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.468; 34. 55-Trey Starks, 15.589; 35. 33V-Henry VanDam, 15.652; 36. 91-Casey Buckman, 16.891

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 21-Brian Brown[3] ; 5. 82C-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 8. O5-Brad Loyet[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Terry McCarl[2] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 6. 41J-Jason Johnson[6] ; 7. 55-Trey Starks[9] ; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 9. 17W-Cole Wood[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 3. 21M-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding[6] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3] ; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[5] ; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24A-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 82-Sam Hafertepe[3] ; 5. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 6. O-Bud Kaeding[6] ; 7. 88N-DJ Netto[8] ; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley[7] ; 9. 91-Casey Buckman[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[1] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana[8] ; 7. 24-Terry McCarl[5] ; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 9. 24A-Rico Abreu[10] ; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski[9]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Cody Darrah[1] [-] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[2] [-] ; 3. O-Bud Kaeding[4] [-] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[5] [-] ; 5. O5-Brad Loyet[9] [$200] ; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] [$180] ; 7. 41J-Jason Johnson[3] [$175] ; 8. 55-Trey Starks[14] [$160] ; 9. 41-Dominic Scelzi[11] [$150] ; 10. 88N-DJ Netto[12] [$150] ; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley[8] [$150] ; 12. 17W-Cole Wood[10] [$150] ; 13. W20-Greg Wilson[13] [$150] ; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam[15] [$150] ; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] [$150] ; 16. 91-Casey Buckman[16] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Paul McMahan

728

0

1

3

5

2

2

Donny Schatz

719

-9

2

4

4

0

3

Brad Sweet

712

-16

1

3

5

0

4

Steve Kinser

708

-20

1

3

4

0

5

Daryn Pittman

699

-29

0

2

4

1

6

Kerry Madsen

677

-51

0

2

4

0

7

Cody Darrah

646

-82

0

1

4

0

8

Tim Kaeding

642

-86

0

1

3

0

9

Terry McCarl

630

-98

0

1

2

0

10

Joey Saldana

626

-102

0

1

3

2

11

Sammy Swindell

620

-108

0

0

2

0

12

Jason Sides

614

-114

0

1

2

0

13

Kraig Kinser

612

-116

0

0

1

0

14

Rico Abreu

592

-136

0

0

1

0

15

Danny Lasoski

570

-158

0

0

0

0

16

Jac Haudenschild

496

-232

0

0

0

0

17

Logan Schuchart

472

-256

0

0

0

0

18

Lucas Wolfe

464

-264

0

0

0

0

19

Wayne Johnson

447

-281

0

0

0

0

20

Greg Wilson

410

-318

0

0

0

0

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

 



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