Accomplishments: Saldana's had a brilliant career. He owns 89 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins — it's over 100 if you count preliminary wins — and has been in the top four in points seven of the last eight seasons. This, after Saldana cut his teeth with the All Star Circuit of Champions, a group he has beaten 71 times. Saldana's resume also includes big wins, as he owns two Kings Royal titles (2002, 2006), a pair of Gold Cup Race of Champions scores (2007, 2009) and an Ironman 55 tally. Saldana also hasn't been too shabby in the Knoxville Nationals. He has finished second in the sport's biggest race three times.
John Westbrook announced that he will finish this racing season with Brock Zearfoss behind the wheel before selling off all of the John Westbrook Racing equipment. Per Westbrooks comments just after midnight on Facebook: "i have thought about it and decided to honor my commitment to brock and finish our year as scheduled. i ask that even if you dont like me, everyone needs to treat my crew and brock with respect. we will finish our season and liquidate our 358 equipment. thank you to those who support us."
The Outlaws roll into Autodrome Drummond, Cornwall Motor Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. - July 25, 2014 - With the 'Month of Money' in full swing and a tightening championship points battle, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Canada for a three race swing that will bring the series into Quebec and Ontario. Daryn Pittman scored his 11th win of the season at Fulton Speedway on July 23 and brought Donny Schatz's points lead down to just 55 points. Pittman, the reigning Outlaws champion, has two more wins on the season than three-time champion Schatz, but Schatz has more top-fives, top-tens and quick times. Schatz has history on his side going into Canada with wins at both Cornwall Motor Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway. Last year, Schatz finished second at Autodrome Drummond.
USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Presented by TRAXXAS) RACE RESULTS: July 24, 2014 - Brownsburg, Indiana - Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis - "J.D. Byrider 100" - "Rich Vogler Classic"
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Swanson, 11, Bowman-21.088; 2. Ryan Newman, 2, Bowman-21.142; 3. Bobby Santos, 98, RPM/Gormly-21.161; 4. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-21.165; 5. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.188; 6. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-21.214; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-21.396; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.399; 9. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-21.453; 10. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.470; 11. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-21.504; 12. Ken Schrader, 10k, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.540; 13. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW-21.587; 14. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-21.592; 15. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-21.785; 16. Cale Thomas, 92, Thomas-21.789; 17. Ryan Litt, 21, Team Six-R-22.021; 18. Davey Hamilton Jr., 60, Hamilton-22.083; 19. John Heydenreich, 90, Bank-22.096; 20. Chris Phillips, 99, RPM/Gormly-22.163; 21. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-22.186; 22. Davey Ray, 125, Sachs-22.480; 23. Jarid Blondel, 981, Blondel-23.769; 24. Patrick Lawson, 102, Lawson-24.054; 25. John Hunt, 81, Williams-NT.
FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. David Byrne, 2. Tanner Swanson, 3. Kody Swanson, 4. Ryan Newman, 5. Bobby Santos, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jacob Wilson, 8. Bobby East, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Ken Schrader, 11. Davey Hamilton Jr., 12. Chris Phillips, 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 14. Davey Ray, 15. Patrick Lawson, 16. Kyle O'Gara, 17. Caleb Armstrong, 18. Cale Thomas, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Ryan Litt, 22. John Heydenreich, 23. A.J. Fike, 24. Jarid Blondel. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-99 T.Swanson, Lap 100 Byrne.
NEW SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-K.Swanson-282, 2-Hines-243, 3-East-240, 4-Windom-204, 5-T.Swanson-165, 6-Santos-159, 7-Wilson-156, 8-Byrne-147, 9-Andretti-139, 10-Coons-132.
NEXT SILVER CROWN RACE: August 1 - Belleville (KS) High Banks - "Hustle on the High Banks"
Tied for Second in Current Standings Entering July 26th Program
York, PA (July 24th, 2014) - Although the racing season has yet to cross over into the month of August, it is never too soon to put oneself in position to secure a track championship. Cory Haas, who dedicates each and every racing season to reaching that specific goal, is just 200 points shy of taking the top spot in the Lincoln Speedway track championship chase. The pilot of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, no. 11C '410' sprint car has amassed three (3) top-five finishes and nine (9) top-ten finishes at the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania oval over the course of the 2014 season, but still remains unaccounted for in the win column.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — July 24, 2014 — A pair of trips to Canada has been the norm for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for each of the last seven years. Make it eight straight seasons that the best sprint car drivers in the world have made the trek north of the border, as they head to the eastern side of Canada this week, followed by a trip to the western part next month. Kraig Kinser has been there for six of the previous seven ventures to Canada and will get his passport out again this week for a trio of races in the Great White North.
Accomplishments: Smith made his mark in central Pennsylvania, but he became a star on the World of Outlaws circuit. He owns 68 World of Outlaws victories and was in the top five in points eight times, including a second-place finish to Steve Kinser in 1992. Regular WoO shows aren't the only time Smith shined. He has a pair of Williams Grove National Open titles, a Silver Cup triumph at Lernerville and was a one-time Gold Cup champ. Smith saved his best for the Knoxville Nationals, as he has been on the podium four times. His last appearance was a third-place finish in the 2009 running of the historical event.
Jessica Zemken scores best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish
FULTON, N.Y. - July 23, 2014 - Daryn Pittman charged to his 11th win of the season Wednesday night at Fulton Speedway, as Sprakers, N.Y.-native Jessica Zemken scored her best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish. Pittman, who sits just 55 points out of the championship lead, said the win was the most uncomfortable he has had this season.
"I just knew we were going to get smoked," Pittman said in victory lane. "I honestly thought we were going to go from the lead to fourth or fifth in a lap. I just didn't know what to do. I was lost as a driver. The pace of the race just changed dramatically there." "I was good on top in one and two and when I could run the top in one and two that really helped me hit the top in three and four." Pittman said as he approached lapped traffic in his Great Clips #9, he noticed the cars were getting away from him.
John Westbrook stared straight ahead as he exited the courtroom. He kept silent with no comment on a case that had the dirt-track racing world watching. I can't blame him.
Westbrook looked beaten and exhausted. Like a Sprint Car driver that had just competed in a 50-lap feature in 105-degree heat around a tight bullring. No doubt, he was tired from this long process. He just finished an unsuccessful week-long stint in a Cumberland County Court and has been dealing with the fallout of his lawsuit against Williams Grove Speedway.
I can't begin to know what it's like to lose the function in my legs. To lose partial movement in my arms and hands. To be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life and require 24-hour care from loved ones. Most people can't. So for people to be so venomous and cold towards Westbrook as to call him names — whiner, cryer, jerk, etc. — that's uncalled for. Show a little class.
WITH EXPANDED SPACE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
OAKS, PA July 23, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th.
"It seems just like yesterday when we kicked off this show," said show producer Len Sammons who has confirmed the events traditional date once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
"The first Motorsports show took place just up the road in Valley Forge," Sammons recalled. "The 30 years went fast and wow has the show grown. We are planning a big three day celebration, a party for our 2015 event.
McKENZIE, TN - Several J&J Auto Racing teams found victory lane in Sprint car action all across the country over the last week. Donny Schatz, Terry Gray, Tony Stewart, Lee Grosz, Matt Moro, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Ryan and Tony Grams all picked up Sprint car wins recently driving J&J Sprint cars.
Donny Schatz won his fifth Don Martin Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania last Tuesday. Schatz wheeled the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J to victory in the first 30-lap A-Feature. It was his ninth WoO A-Feature triumph of the season and 155th of his career.
JULY 26 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Davie "No Panic" Franek is hot off a Rislone URC Sprint Series feature win at the Selinsgrove Speedway back on June 28 and he's looking to make it two in a row on Saturday, July 26. This will mark the fourteenth URC event of the season as Franek of Wantage, NJ is also URC's point leader. The Selinsgrove URC victory for Franek was his second career win with URC.
Heading to Selinsgrove on Saturday night, July 26 with Davie Franek will be Randy West of Boyertown, PA, the current runner-up in points. Josh Weller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Troy Betts, Ed Aikin, Will Eggimann, Jimmy Stitzel, Andy Best and Jonathan Swanson just to name a few. On team Selinsgrove will be Mark Smith, Selinsgrove point leader along with Pat Cannon, TJ Stutts, Jason Shultz, Ryan Kissinger, Brock Zearfoss, Derek Locke and Cody Keller.
Accomplishments: Blaney has been a monster on the All Star Circuit of Champions circuit, recording 106 career wins to date with no signs of slowing down this season. He also has five championships with the series and is on his way to six. Want big shows, Blaney's got them. He has a Kings Royal title and Historical Big One tally in his pocket. The Hartford, Ohio, native has nine World of Outlaws scores, including one at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. Blaney also won four of six shows during Ohio Speed Week to claim the title.
Williams Grove lawsuit and more: Listen to Sprint Car Unlimited
Cody Darrah admits he was a little overconfident when he embarked on his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. On the contrary, it's been a grind. Darrah talks about his struggles and tackling the learning curve while running around the country on this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast.
The Red Lion ace joins PennLive motorsports beat writer Jeremy Elliott and Port Royal pit steward Ray Baim to discuss his progress with Kasey Kahne Racing and the 2014 season, his best effort to date. Central Pennsylvania standout Lance Dewease is also a guest. The Fayetteville driver downed Donny Schatz and the rest of the World of Outlaw regulars to capture Saturday's Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.
'Super 87' Fifth in Current Central PA Point Standings
Denver, PA (July 23rd, 2014) - After scoring two (2) top-five finishes against the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during their recent three-race central Pennsylvania swing, Alan Krimes will waste no time celebrating and return to competition in the heart of 'Posse Country' this Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 '410' sprint car week-in and week-out in central Pennsylvania, finds himself well inside the top-five of the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway championship chases, and will continue his trek towards overall championships at both facilities this Friday and Saturday.
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- ESPN 92.3'S "THE INSIDE LANE" ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, JULY 24, LINEUP
- No. 8 Jac Haudenschild: PennLive's Top 25 Sprint Car Drivers in the Country
- No. 300 for Lance Dewease, Ryan Taylor's memorable moment
- Tony Stewart's triumphant return, Donny Schatz shut out
- Holtgraver Will Visit Port Royal Speedway This Saturday!
- Williams Grove Speedway courtroom win upholds auto racing's waiver-release process
- STEWART POSTS TWO TOP-FIVE AND THREE TOP-10 FINISHES
- BUCKWALTER'S THIRD WIN OF THE SEASON COMES IN GRANDVIEW SPECTACULAR
- Big Game Motorsports Driver Swindell Sets Quick Time at Knoxville and Huset's
- Port Royal Dream Offers 4 Sprint Car Mains August 2 As Dewease And Boop Feted
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- Gravel Wins Close To Home
- Madsen Picks Up Pair Of Second Place Finishes With World of Outlaws
- Summer Nationals Triumph Marks Dewease's 300th Career Win
- Shark Racing's Schuchart Finishes Ninth Sunday
- STEVE BUCKWALTER AND JEFF GEIGES WIN OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR FEATURES
- With Luck on His Side, David Gravel Gets Win at Lebanon Valley Speedway
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- Bright Barrel Rolls While Leading ARDC Midgets Main Event at Grandview
- URC 360 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SELINSGROVE JULY 26
- Whelen Fire & Rescue Night This Week At Port Royal
- Dual Sprint Card At Williams Grove This Week, $4,000 URC Nationals August 1
- No. 10 Tim Shaffer: PennLive's Top 25 Sprint Car Drivers in the Country
- Greg Foster takes home checkers at SSP in Super Sportsman Feature event
- LANCE DEWEASE'S 300TH SPRINT WIN COMES AT THE WILLIAMS GROVE SUMMER NATIONALS
- The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Swings through New York State
- PERSISTENT RAIN PUTS A DAMPER ON DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT