The Big Cat Balancing Jobs of Promoter and Driver During West Coast Swing

Placerville, CA -- Returning home to California is one of the more relaxing stretches of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour for Brad Sweet.

However, in the final week of the West Coast swing, which includes Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, Sept. 11., the Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, Sept. 13, and Calistoga Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 14, there’s a lot to juggle for the Grass Valley, Calif. driver.

Along with focusing on winning and cutting into 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz’s points lead — which he’s cut from 36 to six points in the last three races — Sweet has the added task of being the promoter for the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

It’s not a side of the sport he ever thought of getting involved with, he said. But Placerville is his home and was one of his home tracks growing up.

“I just always wondered why it doesn’t have an Outlaw race,” Sweet said. “Never thought of it from the business standpoint. I asked the local promoter and he said I would be more than welcome to rent the track and take the risk.”

After talking with World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery about being a promoter, Sweet said he got his feet wet in the position and began learning more about that side of the business. One thing he took away from it is, in racing, everyone is in it together.

“The promoter has to do well. The drivers have to do well. The fans have to be happy. Otherwise the whole business doesn’t work,” Sweet said. “It’s been neat to learn the other side of the business.

“You know, I love driving the race cars, but that experience has made me realize there’s a lot more to the whole business than just getting in and driving. You need the promoter to have a good crowd, otherwise he can’t pay the purse. It’s been fun to learn that. I’ve done a few more, but I really enjoy doing Placerville.”

Being a promoter can lack enjoyment at times, Sweet said, because every race is gamble. You never know if you’re going to make money or not. The goal is to have a full crowd to be able to pay all of the bills and hopefully end the night making a little bit of money. It’s a big nut to crack, though, he said.

On race day he has a support network that helps him run the event, while he’s working with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

“I’ve learned to have a plan and have all of the people in the right place and still just do my job on race day,” Sweet said. “There’s great promoters there that do the weekly show. Obviously, the Outlaws are a tremendous help. They run 90 races a year, so they know what they’re doing. I have a good support system with my family. They run all of the gates and stuff, so I can just kind of focus on driving.”

The West Coast swing has already been beneficial to Sweet, who has two wins in the last three races — at Willamette Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway. Those two wins have brought Sweet to 14 wins this year — the most wins he’s ever earned in a season, so far — and brought him and his team out of a slump they’ve had since the Knoxville Nationals.

“We were a little disappointed in our results and we had a few finishes that weren’t that good after that, probably a little bit of a hangover from kind of, maybe, not going as good,” Sweet said. “Racing is always a rollercoaster. You just really want to minimize the downs. And sometimes when things are down, a lot of it is just mental. And you’ve got to get everyone back going again. A win will do that. We feel like we’re back in our rhythm. Hopefully everything is kind of back on track and we can keep plugging away.”

Returning home is relaxing for him, he said. He’s around family and friends, and going to tracks he admitted he knows a little better than some.

Sweet won his first World of Outlaws race at Placerville Speedway last year. He won at the Stockton Dirt Track in 2017, and finished second there in March, and has three wins at Calistoga Speedway.

The championship battle between he and Schatz has remained close all year long with the two drivers trading the points lead multiple times throughout the year. Sweet lost the points lead to Schatz last month and has remained second in points since then.

For most of the season Sweet has said he doesn’t pay attention to the points, choosing to just focus on his performance with his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car each week and let the points play out from that. However, now, with less than 20 races to go in the season, he’s giving it a little more attention.

“We just try to focus on each and every night, but I mean you can’t help but think you need to be ahead as it gets closer to the end to have a chance to win,” Sweet said. “We just want to at least give ourselves a shot. It’s never going to be easy to beat a ten-time champion. You know, Donny, he’s got a lot of tricks up his sleeve. We know we just need to keep focusing on what we do.

“We feel like we’ve been the best car this year when we’re on. We made a few mistakes and let him get ahead of us. We just need to keep plugging away and not beat ourselves up or let ourselves dwell on the points. We’re just going to come in here each and every night and try to win the race. Like I said all year, if we focus on us and we win the race, obviously the points take care of themselves. We can’t control what Donny does. We can only control what happens with our team and our race car. If he beats us fair and square and we gave it our best show, then so be it. If we beat him because we did our job, we’re going to be proud of that, too.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. Get tickets and more information.

Friday, Sept. 13, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. for the NOS Energy Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Sept. 14, at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga. Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Placerville Speedway is a high-banked, 1/4-mile track. The track record is 9.913 sec. set by Tim Kaeding on March 27, 2004.
Online – PlacervilleSpeedway.com
Phone – (530) 626-3680

Stockton Dirt Track is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. The track record is 12.814 sec. set by Kyle Hirst on Nov. 11, 2017.
Online – StocktonDirtTrack.com
Phone – (209) 466-9999

Calistoga Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile track. The track record is 15.731 sec. set by Joey Saldana on April 5, 2014.
Online – CalistogaSpeedway.org
Phone – (707) 942-5111

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/4, 3/8 and 1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been four races on a 1/4-mile track, so far, this year.
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4

There have been 10 races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel won on July 12
Big Sky Speedway: David Gravel won on Aug. 24
Grays Harbor Raceway: Daryn Pittman won on Sept. 2

There have been 19 races on a 1/2-mille track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, and Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; and Donny Schatz won on July 27
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23

PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Brad Sweet on Sept. 12
2017 – David Gravel on March 29
2016 – Jason Johnson on March 23
2015 – Donny Schatz on April 8
1992 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11
1987 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2
1986 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3
1985 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4

STOCKTON DIRT TRACK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on March 16
2018 – Cory Eliason on March 17
2017 – Brad Sweet on March 25
2016 – Donny Schatz on March 18, Donny Schatz on March 19
2015 – Donny Schatz on March 21, Rico Abreu on March 22
2014 – Kerry Madsen on March 22
2013 – Kyle Larson on March 22

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1978 – Rick Ferkel on June 10, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 23
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 19
1987 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 20
1989 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 10
1990 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 9
1991 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Sept. 1
1992 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
1993 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 4, Steve Kinser on Sept. 5
1994 – Joe Gaerte on Sept. 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Jeff Swindell on Sept. 4
1995 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 1, Dave Blaney on Sept. 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3
1996 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 31, Dave Blaney on Sept. 1
1997 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 29, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 30, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 31
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4, Steve Kinser on Sept. 5, Stevie Smith on Sept. 6
1999 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 5
2000 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 2, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 2, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
2001 – Jeff Shepard on Aug. 31, Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 1, Jeff Shepard on Sept. 2
2002 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 30, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 31, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1
2003 – Danny Lasoski on Aug. 29, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 30, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 31
2004 – Tim Kaeding on Sept. 3, Donny Schatz on Sept. 4, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 5
2005 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 2, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3, Donny Schatz on Sept. 4
2006 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2, Craig Dollansky on Sept. 3
2007 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 1, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2
2011 – Jason Sides on April 2
2012 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 9
2014 – Brad Sweet on April 5, Daryn Pittman on April 6
2015 – Brad Sweet on April 11, Donny Schatz on April 12
2017 – Brad Sweet on Sept. 15, Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 14, Cory Eliason on Sept. 15

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, will be at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 56 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 14
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 18
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 12
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
6– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
8 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
9 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
10 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
13 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (22 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 26
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 25
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 22
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 19
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
12 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
4 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 327
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 215
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 210
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
7– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 77
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
16 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
17 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
18 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
19 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
20 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
21 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
22 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
6 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
7 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)

-World of Outlaws Press Release
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