Shark Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – April 6, 2016 – As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its trek through California, the series will make its annual stop at Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

Heading into last weekend’s action at Ocean Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway, the Shark Racing teammates of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart had not recorded a top-five yet this season.

That stat changed when both drivers secured the first ever two-three finish for Shark Racing at Ocean Speedwayon Friday night, including a career-best third for Allen and a second-place finish for Schuchart.

Allen’s third-place finish is his first ever World of Outlaws top five and his fourth top 10 so far in his short career. Allen captured two top-10 finishes last season and one in his first season in 2014.

“[The finish] means a lot to me, being my best finish with the Outlaws,” Allen said. “Any time, whether it’s with the Outlaws or just racing, everybody always talks about going one-two with Logan and that kind of thing.”

“It’s surreal how it all played out – being on the front row and having Kasey Kahne Racing behind us. It’s just great for our team, family, sponsors and everyone that helps us out. It was something that was a lot of fun and I’m really thankful for and won’t ever forget.”

Schuchart’s runner-up finish is the second time he has finished second, with his first being at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2014. Schuchart had 11 top-fives and 45 top-10s heading into the 2016 season, in which he has already accumulated one top-five and five top-10s.

“Anytime you get to run in the top-five and race for the lead, it’s good for the team,” Schuchart said. “To have both cars starting on the front row is a pretty cool honor for our organization, everyone involved and everyone back home watching – our family, sponsors and friends.”

“It’s cool for Jacob and I to be up here racing. It’s hard to be out here [competing with the Outlaws]. We didn’t know if we were going to be able to do it the first year, but here we are in the third year and to be able to see the improvements year after year, every time we hit the track, is awesome. We are very thankful to be out here.”

The California stretch has been especially nice for Schuchart, who has earned three of his five top-10s this season since the series hit the Golden State on March 11, with his worst finish in that stretch being two 16th place finishes.

Allen has had mixed results over the last month. Allen started off the California stretch missing the feature at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, but has since made every race and won the dash at Ocean.

With less than three full seasons under their belts, Shark Racing has catapulted from an up-and-coming organization to a weekly competitor that can capture their first World of Outlaws win at any event.

“If you get your car right and get the driver feeling comfortable, the wins are going to come,” Schuchart said. “Even though we ran second [at Ocean Speedway], I feel like we have a lot of room for improvement.”

“If we get the car right and I make the right decisions as a driver, then the wins will come. It’s just a learning experience and getting better every time I hit the race track.”

Allen, taking a more critical stance on himself, also feels like Shark Racing has the ability to score their first win as a team, and hopes it occurs sooner rather than later.

“[At Ocean] I thought I had a good shot at getting our first win,” Allen said. “We had a good shot at it, and I don’t know how often those opportunities come around. I hope they come around a lot more often for us.”

“I think with some better restarts from myself and fix a couple of little mistakes I made, I could’ve won at Ocean. It’s going to take one of those moments again, and when you get it, you have to be able to take it and excel in it and make things happen.”

Tickets remain for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.com. Watch both nights of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown live on DIRTVision.com pay-per-view.

ABOUT THE TRACK
CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY
is a semi-banked half-mile dirt oval. The track record is 15.731 and was established by Joey Saldana on April 5, 2014.

Previous A-Feature winners:
2015 – Brad Sweet on April 11, Donny Schatz on April 12
2014 – Brad Sweet on April 5, Daryn Pittman on April 6
2012 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 9
2011 – Jason Sides on April 2
2007 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 1, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2
2006 – Craig Dollansky on Sept. 3
2005 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 4
2003 – Danny Lasoski on Aug. 31
2002 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1
2001 – Jeff Shepard on Sept. 2
2000 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
1999 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 5
1998 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 6
1997 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 31
1996 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 1
1995 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 3
1994 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 4
1993 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 5
1992 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
1991 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 1
1990 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 9
1989 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 10
1987 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 20
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 19
1978 – Rick Ferkel on June 10, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 23

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s1a.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Terry McCarl – TerryMcCarl.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Greg Wilson – GregWilsonRacing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas onMarch 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2);Brad Sweet – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson – 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart – 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Watch or listen live to the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway onApril 9 and 10 at DIRTVision.com .

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws. The official hashtag is #WoOCraftSCS.

COMING UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to action at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway for the Budweiser Bash on Friday April 15.

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

49

Brad Sweet

1957

0

4

12

13

3

2

2

Shane Stewart

1878

-79

1

8

13

0

3

9

Daryn Pittman

1870

-87

1

8

11

2

4

15

Donny Schatz

1869

-88

5

8

12

1

5

83

Joey Saldana

1834

-123

1

6

10

2

6

41

Jason Johnson

1806

-151

1

5

10

2

7

5

David Gravel

1796

-161

1

6

9

0

8

1S

Logan Schuchart

1690

-267

0

1

5

0

9

7S

Jason Sides

1684

-273

0

0

4

0

10

7

Paul McMahan

1656

-301

0

0

1

0

11

29

Kerry Madsen

1548

-409

0

2

6

0

12

W20

Greg Wilson

1516

-441

0

0

1

0

13

24

Terry McCarl

1446

-511

0

0

1

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1410

-547

0

1

1

0

15

1

Sammy Swindell

1390

-567

0

2

4

0

16

17W

Bryan Clauson

1202

-755

0

1

5

0

17

2L

Danny Lasoski

945

-1012

0

1

2

1

18

11k

Kraig Kinser

892

-1065

0

0

1

0

19

O

Bud Kaeding

874

-1083

0

0

1

0

20

88N

DJ Netto

870

-1087

0

0

0

0


2016 STAT ATTACK
There have been 14 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (7 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 5
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
3. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps
1. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 84
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 78
3. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 67
4. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 39
5. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 35
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 35
7. – DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 31
8. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 27
9. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 22
10. – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 21
11. – ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 13
12. – CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 4
13. – TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. – 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles
1. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 4
2. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
4. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 1
– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– TYLER WALKER, Los Angeles, Calif. – 1

Hard Charger Award (8 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3
2. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5. – JOSH BAUGHMAN, Odessa, Texas – 1
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 1
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. – 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader
Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times
1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
2. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 2
5. – SEAN BECKER, Chico, Calif. – 1
– BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

Podium Finishes (16 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Finishes in the Top-Three
1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif – 8
2. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 7
3. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 6
4. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 5
5. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 3
7. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– DALE BLANEY, Hartford, Ohio – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– ANDY FORSBERG, Auburn, Calif. – 1
– KYLE HIRST, Sacramento, Calif. – 1
– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 1
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Heat Race Winners (19 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Win
1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 7
3. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 4
– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 3
8. – BRIAN BROWN, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2
– SAMMY SWINDELL, Germantown, Tenn. – 2
11. – BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– GREG HODNETT, Spring Grove, Pa. – 1
– BRENT MARKS, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– DJ NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 1
– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (12 Different Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins
1. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2
– TREY STARKS, Puyallup, Wa. – 2
3. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– BRADY BACON, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 1
– SEAN BECKER, Oroville, Calif. – 1
– WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– AUSTIN MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (14 Dashes)
Number – Times Picked
0 – 4
4 – 5
6 – 3
8 – 2

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)
Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings
1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $70,350
2. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $67,700
3. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $54,500
4. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – $43,800
5. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $38,500
6. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $36,300
7. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $33,850
8. – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $22,300
9. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $19,650
10. – JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $18,000
11. – PAUL McMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – $15,200
12. – GREG WILSON, Benton Ridge, Ohio – $10,900
13. – TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – $10,400
14. – JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $9,925

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2016)
1. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (2)
4. Friday, Feb. 26 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Tex. / Brad Sweet (3)
5. Saturday, Feb. 27 / Royal Purple Raceway Park / Baytown, Tex. / Daryn Pittman (1)
6. Thursday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Joey Saldana (1)
7. Friday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (2)
8. Sunday, March 6 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)
9. Saturday, March 12 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
10. Friday, March 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)
11. Saturday, March 19 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (4)
12. Wednesday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Jason Johnson (1)
13. Friday, April 1 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Brad Sweet (4)
14. Saturday, April 2 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (5)

 

Credit: Jordan Morris