A long-awaited return to Devil's Bowl Speedway becomes reality this weekend
MESQUITE, Texas - April 16, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last took to Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2003. This Friday and Saturday, the series returns to the unique half-mile where it all began in 1978. In addition to all of the action on the track, the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels will feature a reunion of racers from throughout the history of the series.
There is no shortage of topics in PennLive's first edition of Sprint Car Unlimited, our new weekly podcast devoted to all things Sprint Car racing.
PennLive motorsports beat writer and host Jeremy Elliott, along with paposseracing.com's Jason Bly, will be here each and every Wednesday to give Sprint Car fans across the country their racing fix.
The first show kicks off with a 10-minute look back at the newsmakers from the previous week before going into a second-segment interview with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series star Joey Saldana.
And Points Toward the Future with His Two WoO Rookies
HANOVER, Pa., April 16 — A great deal has changed and a great deal hasn't changed since 1978 when the first World of Outlaws sprint car show ever was staged at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Bobby Allen of Hanover, Pa., finished third in the series' points that inaugural year, and he'll be on hand at Devil's Bowl for a two-night show this Friday and Saturday to field two Shark Racing sprint cars for Logan Schuchart (#1s) and Jacob Allen (#1a).
McMahan and team gain strength; head east for Texas Outlaw Nationals
TELFORD, Pa. - April 16, 2014 - California native Paul McMahan is one proud sprint car driver these days. The wheelman of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce, Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter clicked off two more Top-5 finishes to close out the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series spring break tour in his home state.
"We raced eight times in California this spring," said McMahan. "Aside from two bad finishes (18th at Calistoga on night one and 11th at Stockton) we finished in the Top-10 every night and were in contention to win about half of those races.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the first of six races sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC) traveling 360 sprint car contingent at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 19. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will round out the second four division racing card of the young 2014 racing season. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. Kids are invited to participate in an Easter egg scramble this Saturday behind the covered grandstand at approximately 5 p.m.
Aussie celebrates wedding anniversary with second victory of season
EL PASO, Texas - April 15, 2014 - It was Kerry Madsen's night on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park as the Aussie held off charges by Steve Kinser, Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz to earn his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season, celebrating the win with his wife, Tina, on their 14th anniversary.
Kinser and Pittman would hang on to finish second and third with Brad Sweet and Sammy Swindell rounding out the top five in West Texas.
PennLive is adding another layer to its motorsports coverage in a continuing effort to be a source of information for fans.
"Sprint Car Unlimited," a podcast that is dedicated to all topics within the world of Sprint Car racing, can be heard at noon Wednesday on pennlive.com. The podcast will continue every week at the same time through November.
The first show will feature interviews with World of Outlaws star Joey Saldana and central Pennsylvania Sprint Car legend Lance Dewease. Other topics will be a look back at last week's results, issues and a look ahead to next week.
highlight central Pennsylvania Sprint Car notes
That Kreitz fellow still has it.
Don Kreitz Jr. talked about the expectations facing his team after a strong 2013 finish that included a Tuscarora 50 victory. The Sinking Springs legend downplayed the chatter, but he lived up to it on the track at Susquehanna Speedway Park with his 30th victory at the facility. Kreitz continues to build on an impressive resume that includes a ton of victories, championships and a win in the prestigious Kings Royal. It's a travesty that Kreitz is not in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Not a bad start.
Twenty six cars for an Empire Super Sprint race at Selinsgrove Speedway doesn't bode well for the Snyder County oval...on the surface. But here are a couple things to consider. This was not an ESS point race and only two or three regulars showed up from the series, leaving the rest of the field as weekly competitors in Charlie Paige's new 360 Sprint Car experiment. Look for the numbers to grow, especially when ESS and the United Racing Club hold full point races at the speedy half mile.
Saldana and Motter starting to click.
A lot has been made of the Kasey Kahne Racing trio of Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Cody Darrah winning six of 14 races. It's legit, but no one on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is running hot like Joey Saldana. The Dan Motter-owned team has found a groove the last eight races, posting seven top-five finishes and winning at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night. He also has seven fast time awards, equalling his total from all of last season. Look for Saldana to have a good run through the summer months and snag a big win or two.
What's up with Saturday's WoO car count?
Originally, I thought it was a misprint or the entire driver roster wasn't listed for Saturday's World of Outlaw race at Perris. Turns out, it wasn't as only 16 cars — all travelers — showed up to compete for the $10,000 top prize. The biggest reason for the low turnout was a King of the West Series event at Thunderbowl the same night. This became the subject of message boards across the country, but it isn't a big deal moving forward. World of Outlaws shows are still a draw and no doubt this will be an anomaly instead of the norm the rest of the season.
Big Money Weekend On Tap in Central Pennsylvania
York, PA (April 14th, 2014) - Central Pennsylvania '410' sprint car regular Cory Haas earned his third (3rd) Lincoln Speedway top-ten finish of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, April 12th. The York, Pennsylvania native would do it the hard way; charging nine (9) positions from the inside of the eighth row to secure the top-ten position. Haas was scored sixth (6th), officially, during the A-main on Saturday evening at the Pigeon Hills oval. Alan Krimes was the 25-lap main event winner. There were twenty-nine (29) '410' sprint cars signed in for action.
The Big Game Treestands #7 team kicked off their 2014 season on Saturday traveling to southern Iowa for Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) competition at 34 Raceway where Craig Dollansky recorded a dominating performance picking up the victory in his most recent visit in June.
With a good field of 33 drivers on hand, Dollansky got a feel for the track in hotlaps and then registered the 14th fastest lap in qualifying.
"BRANSON-LARSON" SPRINT SATURDAY AT ELDORA
This Saturday night's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio salutes the memory of two members of the USAC Hall of Fame, the legendary Don Branson and Jud Larson, both of whom will be formally inducted May 17 during pre-race ceremonies at the USAC Hall of Fame Silver Crown event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Ind.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — April 14, 2014— The saying "everything is bigger in Texas" will certainly hold true this week for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. A trio of races are on-tap, including the series return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where it all began for the series in 1978. The event will mark the series first visit to the historic half-mile since 2003, an event that Kraig Kinser competed in.
Five-time champion Donny Schatz leads series to Texas
EL PASO, Texas - April 14, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is invades El Paso Speedway Park on Tuesday night. While the Kasey Kahne Racing tandem of Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and Cody Darrah, along with Saturday night winner Joey Saldana, have garnered most of the attention over the past few weeks, five-time series champion Donny Schatz has quietly emerged from the Outlaws California Spring Break as the championship points leader with a series-high nine top-five runs.
Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is leaving the West Coast for the first time since early March.
After spending the last six weeks in the west, Swindell and his Big Game Treestands team are headed to a trio of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races in Texas this week, which begins on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso and culminates with the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite - site of the first-ever World of Outlaws race in 1978.
"That will definitely help," Swindell said.
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- Alan Krimes Earns Lincoln Victory on April 12th
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