World of Outlaws Race Notes - June 1, 2007 - Sharon Speedway
Outlaws Back at Sharon for Ninth Time
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be on the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Sharon Speedway for the ninth time on June 1.Danny Lasoski took the initial visit of the Outlaws back in May of 2001.Lasoski is also the track record holder at the Hartford oval, which was set on July 30, 2003."King" Steve Kinser, who is a 20-time World of Outlaws champion, owns three A-Main trophies in seven visits to Sharon Speedway.In all, five different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the eight previous Outlaws races.In addition to Kinser, Lasoski is the only other repeat winner at Sharon Speedway.
Previous A-Main Winners at Sharon Speedway
May 31, 2002Danny Lasoski
July 31, 2002Joey Saldana
July 30, 2003 (Resumption from May due to rain)Steve Kinser
July 30, 2003Steve Kinser
June 5,2004Danny Lasoski
July 29, 2004Steve Kinser
June 3,2005Jason Meyers
May 20, 2006Jac Haudenschild
Sharon Speedway Track Record
12.844 sec. - Danny Lasoski (July 30, 2003)
2007 Outlaws Notes
World of Outlaws Sprint Series has been a two horse race thus far in
2007, with 2006 champion Donny Schatz going head-to-head with Joey
Saldana, who pilots Kasey Kahne's No. 9 machine.Their stats are mirror image of one another thus far in the 2007 season.After 26 races, Schatz holds a slim 51-point lead over "The Brownsburg Bullet".Schatz
has seven A-Main wins (February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park, March 3 at
Manzanita Speedway, March 16 at Houston Raceway Park, April 28 at
Knoxville Raceway, May 17 at Williams Grove Speedway, May 18 at
Williams Grove Speedway and May 25 at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor
Speedway) to his credit, while Saldana has five wins (February 23 at
Thunderbowl Raceway, March 17 at Pike County Speedway, March 24 at
Volunteer Speedway, March 31 at Dixie Speedway, and April 20 at Attica
Raceway Park) this season.Schatz also has 18 top five finishes to Saldana's 16.Schatz also holds a slim 23-21 edge in top 10 finishes this year as well.
feature winners this season include Steve Kinser (5), Daryn Pittman
(2), Jason Meyers (2), Danny Lasoski (2), Craig Dollansky (1), Tim
Kaeding (1) and Kerry Madsen (1).
Current World of Outlaws Point Standings
(As of May 31)
Most Recent Outlaws Races
5/18 Williams Grove Speedway
Winner: Donny Schatz
5/20 New Egypt Speedway
Winner: Steve Kinser
Winner: Danny Lasoski
5/25 The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Winner: Donny Schatz
5/28 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
2007 World of Outlaws Sprint Series Drivers
D1Justin HendersonSioux Falls, South Dakota
1XRandy HannaganSan Jose, California
2Brooke TatnellSan Souci, New South Wales, Australia
3Chad KemenahFindlay, Ohio
5CChad HillierBurlington, Washington
6T Tim ShafferAliquippa, Pennsylvania
7Craig DollanskyElk River, Minnesota
7SJason SidesBarlett, Tennessee
8KZach ChappellTalala, OK
9 Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, Indiana
10CJeremy CampbellMonroe, Michigan
11 Steve KinserBloomington, Indiana
11DDion HindiAlbuquerque, New Mexico
11HKerry MadsenSt. Mary's New South Wales, Australia
Tim KaedingSan Jose, California
14Jason MeyersClovis, California
15Donny SchatzFargo, North Dakota
15HSam Hafertepe Jr.Sunnyvale, Texas
18Brian CarlsonLinden, Indiana
18TTony Bruce Jr.Liberal, Kansas
R19Jason SolwoldMt. Vernon, Washington
20Paul McMahanNashville, Tennesse
21Daryn PittmanOwasso, Oklahoma
24Terry McCarlAltoona, Iowa
35Jac HaudenschildWooster, Ohio
36Jason MartinLiberal, Kansas
83Danny LasoskiDover, Missouri2007 Sprint Feature Winners at Sharon Speedway
4/21Winner: Bob Felmlee
5/5Winner: Bob Felmlee
5/12Winner: Ed Lynch, Jr.
5/19Winner: Ed Lynch, Jr.(Feature raced on 5/26 due to rain)
5/26Winner: Bob Felmlee
2007 Sharon Speedway Sprint Points
Pos.No.NameHometownPointsWinsTop 5Top 10
1.6FBob FelmleeFranklin, PA537345
2.2LEd Lynch, Jr.Apollo, PA509244
3.9Kevin SchaefferKittanning, PA4994 5
4.5KMike KekichHermitage, PA46634
5.49Jody KeeganFremont, OH41834
6.23SRuss SansostiStruthers, OH41713
7.77Kyle MoffitSouth Dayton, NY4063
8.91Bob LimeNorth Olmsted, OH4004
9.2Leo O'MalleyAustintown, OH357
10.T46Mike PalmerLisbon, OH356
Haudenschild Edges Out Tatnell at Sharon Speedway
HARTFORD, Ohio; May 20, 2006 - Jac
Haudenschild held off a late charge by Brooke Tatnell, and grabbed the
checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series 40-lap A-main
event on the 3/8-mile oval at Sharon Speedway.
evening began with a helicopter hovering, along with equipment from
Kirila Contractors, to help dry the racing surface at Sharon Speedway
so that the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series could
compete.With the track dry, Brooke Tatnell, of San Souci, New South Wales, Australia, was the quickest man in qualifying.Tatnell lapped the 3/8-mile oval in 12.954 seconds.Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky, Daryn Pittman and Jac Haudenschild were the remaining drivers in the top five of the qualifying.
Ed Lynch, Jr., Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz and Bill Rose were the winners in the 8-lap heat races.With
Donny Schatz winning the second heat race, he became eligible to choose
if he wanted to race for a 50,000 bonus in the 40-lap A-main.
"We are going to go to the back and give it a try," Schatz said after winning his heat race.
With that being said, Schatz accepted the $50,000 Challenge, and was sent to 24th in the A-main.Schatz needed to drive through the field and win in order to take home the $50,000 bonus.
Following the heat races, the World of Outlaws Sprint Series moved to the C-main.Scott Bonnell won the race, with John Schuyler finishing second.Both drivers transferred to the B-main.In the B-main, Mike Kekich, of Hermitage, Pa., flipped violently down the backstretch.Fortunately, Kekich walked to the ambulance after the incident.After the red flag period for Kekich's wreck, Chad Kemenah crossed the line as the winner.The win in the B-main gave him a spot in the back of the field for the A-main.Craig Dollansky, Dion Hindi and Rob Eyler also transferred to the A-main.
Jac Haudenschild won the 10-lap dash to earn the pole position for the 40-lap A-main.Brooke Tatnell earned the second starting spot with a second place finish in the dash.Daryn Pittman finished third and Dale Blaney took the checkered flag in fourth.Donny
Schatz, who accepted the $50,000 Challenge, finished fifth, but was
sent to 24th starting spot for the A-main after he accepted the
Haudenschild and Tatnell paced the field to the green flag for the 40-lap A-main event.Tatnell got the early jump on the field.Tatnell built a six car length lead over the No. 10C of Jeremy Campbell.Donny Schatz racing for $50,000 moved into 12th on lap four.Therefore, he passed half of the field in four laps.At the front of the field, Tatnell built his lead to nearly a straightaway by the sixth circuit.Tatnell was the man to beat in the early laps, as he was able to hold a sizeable margin over Campbell.Schatz' charge for $50,000 moved into the top 10 on lap 7.His charge to the front was halted when he clipped Jason Martin's car as he battled for ninth.Schatz spun in the middle of the backstretch to bring out the caution flag.Dale Blaney relinquished fifth spot under the caution flag after a flat tire.
On the restart, Tatnell used lapped traffic to his advantage, and took nearly a straightaway lead over Campbell in second.After a caution on lap 22, Tatnell regained his lead, but the battle for second heated up.Jac Haudenschild used a slide-job on Campbell to take second exiting turn two."The Wild Child" did not stop in second.Two
laps later, Haudenschild dipped to the low-side of turn four to take
the lead away from Tatnell for the first time in the race.Haudenschild pulled away from Tatnell after taking the lead.His lead grew to nearly one straightaway.
However, Tatnell reeled in "The Wild Child" as the laps wound down.With only seven laps remaining, Haudenschild's lead was just over a car length.Tatnell remained on the rear bumper for the last seven laps.These two Mean 15 drivers put on a great show as they battled for the lead.With two laps remaining, Tatnell looked to the low-side of Haudenschild for the lead out of turn four.Despite Tatnell's challenge, Haudenschild edged Tatnell by .130 sec. to take the checkered flag in the A-main.Following Tatnell in second, Randy Hannagan drove from eighth starting spot to finish third.Jeremy Campbell was fourth, with Daryn Pittman rounding out the top five.Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Joey Saldana, Ed Lynch, Jr. and Dion Hindi were the remaining top 10 finishers.After the checkered flag, Terry McCarl slowed in turn two after the driveline broke on his No. 24 car.McCarl suffered an ankle injury after the failure.
2006 Top 10 Finishers from May 20, 2006
9.Ed Lynch, Jr.
10. Dion Hindi
General admission tickets will cost $25 for adults.Kids (6-13) can enter the Hartford oval for just $5 on June 1, making a family trip to the Outlaws the best deal in town.Reserved seats for the World Outlaws are just $2 more.Pit passes are $32.For tickets call the track at (330) 772-1186 or log on to www.sharonspeedway.com.
The gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps to commence at 6:30 p.m. and qualifying at 7 p.m.