Schatz Edges Pittman in Cedar Lake Speedway Thriller for His 20th World of Outlaws Victory of the Season

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Past two series champions slice and dice through heavy traffic to decide opening night of Outlaw Sprint Car Showdown

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – July 11, 2015 – Daryn Pittman went high, Donny Schatz went through the middle, they slid each other at least three times for the lead with less than five laps to go in Saturdaynight’s opener of the Cedar Lake Speedway Outlaw Sprint Car Showdown, and after the side-by-side race to the checkered flag it was Schatz standing in victory lane with his 20th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the year.

CLICK TO WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT’S EVENT.

Schatz’s season of domination in his #15 Bad Boy Buggies ride continued, but it was far from easy on Saturday night at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Pittman earned his fourth pole of the season by winning the Dash and started alongside Jamie Veal. Schatz quickly worked his way to third in the first few laps, before grabbing second 15 circuits into the 35-lapper.

Pittman’s #9 Great Clips car pulled away from Schatz on a restart with 19 laps complete, but Schatz reeled him and the two put on a show in traffic for the huge crowd. Veal hung onto third for his best finish with the Outlaws while Kerry Madsen held off Joey Saldana for fourth.

Historically speaking, the victory is #192 in Schatz’s career, moving him even closer to the coveted 200-win mark. Also, in Steve Kinser’s record-setting 1987 46-win season, he earned his 22nd victory of the season on July 11 of that year.

“I didn’t feel all that good, I just couldn’t seem to get locked down like I wanted to,” said Schatz, a six-time World of Outlaws champion from Fargo, N.D., who won his fourth Outlaw race at Cedar Lake. “I don’t know if there just wasn’t enough racetrack there in the middle or what. You could hit it one lap and the next lap you couldn’t so I guess we have a little bit of work to do for Sunday. We just got Daryn in traffic. That’s what it all boils down to. You win them or lose them in traffic. I was able to get by him. He must have been right there with us because I was about half sideways from somebody at the end. I’m just glad to get the victory.”

After leading the first 30 laps, Pittman was disappointed to narrowly miss out on a victory, especially after he and his team battled all night, including changing engines and the rear end.

“We had a great car all night, a car good enough to win,” said Pittman, the 2013 series champion from Owasso, Okla. “The driver just didn’t get the job done. Lapped traffic is what wins and loses these races. It was my race to give up and I did a good job of giving it away.”

Veal, on the other hand, was pleased to earn a podium finish, showing steady improvement since he first came over from Australia in the spring to fill in for Jason Johnson.

“It was a solid night from when we hit the track in hot laps to when we rolled out for the feature,” Veal said. “I’m real happy with tonight. It’s like a win for us the way we’ve been running.”

The Outlaws are back at Cedar Lake on Sunday for the conclusion of the two-day event. Fans who can’t be there can watch it live at DIRTVision.com.

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CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana was the night’s fast qualifier after a lap of 11.457 seconds. It was the 10th quick time of the season for Saldana … Daryn Pittman won the Dash and started on the feature pole for the fourth time this season… Jason Sides was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 15 positions to finish in sixth … Donny Schatz’s win tonight was his 20th of the season and fourth of his career at Cedar Lake.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brian Brown; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Sweet Manufacturing ($100 cash): Joey Saldana; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons(Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Travis Whitney.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track onMarch 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9, Williams Grove Speedway on May 15, Weedsport Speedway on May 17, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 22, Knoxville Raceway on June 13, Huset’s Speedway on June 14, Granite City Speedway on June 17, River Cities Speedway on June 19, Dakota State Fair Speedway on June 20, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 27, Lakeside Speedway on July 1, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11); Shane Stewart – 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1, Crawford County Speedway on June 12); Daryn Pittman – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11, I-96 Speedway on June 25); Rico Abreu – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3); Christopher Bell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 29); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding – 1(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13);Danny Lasoski – 1 (I-80 Speedway on June 5); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Joey Saldana – 1 (Kokomo Speedway on June 3); Jason Sides – 1(Dodge City Raceway Park on July 3).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway; New Richmond, Wis.; July 11, 2015

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,000]; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal [2] [$3,000]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3] [$2,700]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [21] [$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [6] [$2,000]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [13] [$1,800]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [20] [$1,600]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [5] [$1,450]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [14] [$1,300]; 12. 51-Paul McMahan [12] [$1,200]; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding [17] [$1,100]; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier [10] [$1,000]; 15. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [9] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$900]; 17. O5-Brad Loyet [22] [$850]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25] [$50]; 19. 7-David Gravel [11] [$725]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$700]; 21. 16-Travis Whitney [15] [$700]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [19] [$700]; 23. 55-Brooke Tatnell [16] [$700]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [18] [$700]; 25. 19-Paige Polyak [24] [$700]. Lap leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30, Donny Schatz 31-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+15]

Qualifying – 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.457; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.479; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.589; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.608; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.650; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.653; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.688; 8. 2KS-Craig Dollansky, 11.691; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.718; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.726; 11. 7-David Gravel, 11.755; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.760; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.761; 14. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.779; 15. 16-Travis Whitney, 11.816; 16. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 11.875; 17. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.916; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.923; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 11.932; 20. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.943; 21. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.952; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.961; 23. O5-Brad Loyet, 12.024; 24. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.062; 25. 5-Dave Glennon, 12.121; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.139; 27. 19L-John Sernett, 12.140; 28. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 12.237; 29. 94-Brandon Thone, 12.360; 30. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.361; 31. 23-Russell Borland, 12.480

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 9Z-Jared Goerges [10]; 9. 55-Brooke Tatnell [6]; 10. 5-Dave Glennon [9]; 11. 23-Russell Borland [11]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 7-David Gravel [1]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. O5-Brad Loyet [8]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [2]; 10. 94-Brandon Thone [10]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal [3]; 4. 16-Travis Whitney [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [6]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [8]; 9. 19L-John Sernett [9]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]

Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [-]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4] [-]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [-]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [3] [-]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$300]; 8. 9Z-Jared Goerges [10] [$250]; 9. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6] [$225]; 10. 23-Russell Borland [13] [$200]; 11. 5-Dave Glennon [7] [$200]; 12. 94-Brandon Thone [11] [$200]; 13. 19L-John Sernett [9] [$200].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Top 20

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6170

0

20

33

40

2

2

2

Shane Stewart

5900

-270

4

23

33

4

3

29

Kerry Madsen

5835

-335

0

17

37

5

4

49

Brad Sweet

5770

-400

3

15

33

2

5

71M

Joey Saldana

5754

-416

1

18

32

10

6

51

Paul McMahan

5716

-454

2

19

30

4

7

9

Daryn Pittman

5689

-481

3

15

31

1

8

7s

Jason Sides

5518

-652

1

10

21

2

9

7

David Gravel

5429

-741

0

5

18

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

5165

-1005

0

3

8

1

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

5106

-1064

0

2

13

1

12

41

Jason Johnson

4304

-1866

0

3

7

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

4291

-1879

0

0

0

0

14

83

Craig Dollansky

2452

-3718

0

1

4

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

2369

-3801

2

4

8

3

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo

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