Outlaws kick season off at Volusia with 40th Annual DIRTcar Nationals presented by University of Northern Ohio
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at a Glance:
40th Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL – Feb. 1, 2011
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series kicks off its 34th season expecting another exciting year of wheel-to-wheel, high-speed action with the 40th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio on Feb. 11-12-13 at Volusia Speedway Park. Three full nights of racing begin the battle for the 2011 series championship. Can Jason Meyers make it back-to-back titles? Will the Tony Stewart Racing tandem of Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser reclaim the title for one NASCAR’s most colorful drivers? Dirt racing daredevils from around the country will take to the high-speed half-mile oval test their skills and courage against the best in the business.
On Friday, Feb. 11, at Volusia Speedway Park the pit gates will open at 1 p.m., with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are set for 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 12, at Volusia Speedway Park the pit gates will open at 1 p.m., with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are set for 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 13, at Volusia Speedway Park the pit gates will open at 1 p.m., with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are set for 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
Volusia Speedway Park is on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla. From Interstate 95, take Exit 268 about 15 miles west on State Road 40. From Highway 17, take State Road 40 and travel 5 miles east of Barberville.
Reserved seats on all three nights are $39 and can be purchased online by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button at http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com or by calling Volusia Speedway Park at 386-985-4402. Children aged 10 and younger are free in general admission seating.
A Super Value Package that includes tickets for all five nights of Sprint Car racing, including two events for the All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 3-4) followed by three nights of racing for the World of Outlaws (Feb. 5-7), are available for $165.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The track record of 12.948 seconds was established by Jason Solwold on Feb. 6, 2007.
World of Outlaws A-Feature winners at Volusia Speedway Park
2010 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Steve Kinser on Feb. 7
2009 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Joey Saldana on Feb. 7, Donny Schatz on Feb. 8
2008 – Craig Dollansky on Feb. 8, Jason Meyers on Feb. 9, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 10
2007 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 9, Kerry Madsen on Feb. 10, Daryn Pittman on Feb. 11
2006 – Chad Kemenah on Feb. 9, Joey Saldana on Feb. 10
2005 – Jeff Shepard on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 13
1981 – Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 9
There were 69 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2010. The winners include: Joey Saldana – 13 (Thunder Bowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, I-55 Speedway, Eldora Speedway – twice, Lernerville Speedway, Nodak Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, LaSalle Speedway, Beaver Dam Speedway, Castrol Raceway, Deer Creek Speedway.) Jason Meyers – 12 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Virginia Motorspeedway, I-96 Speedway, North Central Speedway, I-55 Speedway, Castrol Raceway, Silver Dollar Speedway, The Dirt Track at Charlotte – twice), Steve Kinser – 9 (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Autodrome Drummond, Fulton Speedway, Skagit Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway), Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedwaypark, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Oshweken Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Lernerville Speedway), Jac Haudenschild – 5 (Paducah International Raceway , Knoxville Raceway, Skagit Speedway, Clay County Fair Speedway, Eldora Speedway), Jason Sides – 4 (Houston Raceway Park, Tri-City Speedway, Missiouri State Fair Speedway, Oshweken Speedway),Sammy Swindell – 4 (Dodge City Raceway Park, Husets Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway),Craig Dollansky – 4 (Lone Star Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Nodak Speedway, Tri-State Speedway), Brooke Tatnell – 2 (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Greg Hodnett – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – twice), Lance Dewease – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – twice), Paul McMahan – 1 (Eldora Speedway), Chad Layton – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway), Fred Rahmer – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway), Dale Blaney – 1 (Limaland Motorsports Park), Doug Esh – 1 (Lebanon Valley Speedway), Tim Shaffer – 1(I-55 Raceway) and Danny Lasoski – 1 (Cottage Grove Speedway.)
Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked half-mile. The World of Outlaws raced 24 times on a track that size in 2010. The winners included:Steve Kinser – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, Lakeside Speedway and Eldora Speedway),Jason Meyers – 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway),Jac Haudenschild – 2 (Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Greg Hodnett – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway-twice),Joey Saldana – 2 (Eldora Speedway-twice), Jason Sides – 2 (Tri-City Speedway and Missouri State Fair Speedway), Lance Dewease (Williams Grove Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway), Doug Esh (Lebanon Valley Speedway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park), Sammy Swindell (Williams Grove Speedway) and Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway).
DRIVER WEB SITES
The following World of Outlaws drivers maintain their own Web sites on the Internet:
Cody Darrah- http://www.codydarrah.com
Chad Kemenah- http://www.chadkemenah.com
Steve Kinser- http://www.stevekinser.com
Danny Lasoski- http://www.dannylasoski.com
Paul McMahan- http://www.paulmcmahanracing.com
Jason Meyers- http://www.eliteracing.net
Joey Saldana- http://www.joeysaldana.com
Donny Schatz- http://www.donnyschatz.com
Jason Sides- http://www.sidesmotorsports.com
Lucas Wolfe- http://www.lucaswolfe.com
For information on Brian Ellenberger, Ben Gregg and Toni Lutar visit: www.WorldofOutlaws.com
Final 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
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NEWS & NOTES
Tune in: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit http://www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features, including updated results from each night of racing as well as a chat room to interact with other fans listening to the racing action.
On the Web: The all new Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Web site is at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com and includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.
Up next: “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” takes to the mid south. Dates with the Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, Miss. (Feb. 25th), and Royal Purple Raceway (formerly Houston Raceway Park) in Houston, Texas (Feb. 26th), help the Outlaws kick off their 2011 tour and swing to the West Coast.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Chizmark & Larson Insurance, Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Factory Value Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.