(EDITOR’S NOTE: A full race story and video of the finish between Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart can be found by clicking here)
A statement from the World of Outlaws regarding the finish of Saturday night’s series event the Stockton Dirt Track:
World of Outlaws officials reviewed the dramatic conclusion to last night’s event including analysis of video from the DIRTVision camera and video provided by Sprint Car Stats, review of available photographs and confirmation of the visual line scoring. As a result of the review, the finish stands as posted.
The unique configuration of the Stockton Dirt Track, built inside an operating horse racing facility, requires a temporary flag stand and scoring loop placement. The scoring loop acts as the start/finish lane and is often marked on the outside retaining wall. The portable flagstand and lack of an outside wall does not make the loop location apparent. In the Saturday night event, the portable flagstand is slightly forward of the loop and both the loop and flagstand are past the center of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds victory circle and the scoreboard where it may be assumed.
The World of Outlaws has utilized electronic AMB scoring since 1998.
-Photo Credit: Collin Markle