Fast Talkers: Outlaws Talk Kistler Engines Classic
Thursday, 31 May 2012

By Shawn Miller - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series PR

Image(Attica, OH) The World of Outlaws head to Ohio and Michigan this weekend to compete at a pair of tracks for the only time this season.

Attica Raceway Park will host the Kistler Engines Classic on Friday, which will be the Outlaws lone stop at the high-banked, third-mile oval known to slick off.

Here are some thoughts about the stiff competition and the challenging track conditions from some of the full-time World of Outlaws drivers:

Cody Darrah (Red Lion, PA)
“Besides Pennsylvania, that’s the toughest place we go to for locals. Ohio, it’s always really tough to go in there and race against those guys at their tracks. To really adequate yourself to those slick conditions is really tough. It’s always something I look forward to as a challenge to go there.”

Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN)
“No matter what it always seems pretty racy. Usually it does slicken off to a point there and it gets a decent top around it, and you can run through the middle, run the bottom … definitely some good racing that goes on there.”

Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH) “We always look forward to racing Attica. I grew up racing there – stock cars and then sprint cars. We’ve got quite a few fans that follow us around the area, so hopefully we can go back there and get a good run.”

Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN) “It’s definitely a tough track. You’ve got to get a good draw and get started good in the heat races because there are a lot of good cars there.”

Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN)
“We enjoy going there and racing. It’s always a good track to race on feature time.”

Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia)
“The locals around the Attica area are extremely tough and run very good at Attica. It’s quite a unique track and I’m sure the locals are looking forward to us coming.”

Bill Rose (Plainfield, IN)
“They definitely have got some really tough guys running on a weekly basis. It’s just like when you go to Knoxville or you go to Pennsylvania, they’re just as tough like that on their local weekend shows.”

Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN) “Back when I started racing I used to run with the All Stars and Attica was a major stop for them. Attica always puts a good show on. Their locals are very tough. It's just like going to Knoxville or Williams Grove. They definitely know how to put a challenge on for the Outlaws.”

Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)
“It’s tough there. They’ll have a good group of cars there that has run that track quite a bit more than we have, so it’ll be a challenge.”

Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA) “Certainly Attica is one of the toughest races of the year. It’s definitely always very competitive – a lot of good local cars, especially good ones that run on those types of tracks. It’s a lot of fun when they get the place right, so I’m definitely looking forward to our trip back there to Ohio.”

Reserved Seats Still Available. Call To Order Yours Today!
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

RESERVED SEATS: $30.00 (Add $2.00 For Credit Card Payment)

WHERE ARE THE RESEVED SEATS: The top six rows in the middle grandstands (Sections D, E. F and G) are now reserved for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event. 

Click here to view the reserved seating chart

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 May 2012 )
Kistler Engine Classic: News & Notes
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

World of Outlaws A-Feature Winners at Attica Raceway Park:

2011: Donny Schatz - May 20th
2009: Dale Blaney - May 29th
2008: Donny Schatz - May 30th
2007: Joey Saldana - April 20th
2005: Stevie Smith - July 13th
1994: Sammy Swindell - May 21st
1993: Joe Garte - May 21st
1992: Joey Allen - August 7th
1991: Steve Kinser - August 9th
1990: Steve Kinser - May 18th

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
After May 28th, 2012

 Rank Driver Points Points Back
 1 Steve Kinser
 2 Donny Schatz 3105 -26
 3 Sammy Swindell
 3098 -33
 4 Joey Saldana
 3080 -51
 5 Craig Dollansky 3048 -83
 6 Kraig Kinser
 3012 -119
 7 Chad Kemenah
 2862 -269
 8 Cody Darrah
 2824 -307
 9 Kerry Madsen 2729 -402
 10 Lucas Wolfe
 2674 -457

2012 FEATURE WINNERS: Sammy Swindell – 4 (Eldora Speedway on May 5, Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Craig Dollansky – 3 (Hagerstown Speedway on May 20, Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Joey Saldana – 3 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25, Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Donny Schatz – 3 (Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Steve Kinser – 2 (Orange County Fair Speedway on May 19 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 12); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 4); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18); Paul McMahan – 1 (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on May 16); Fred Rahmer – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 11).

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 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. Also, be sure to check out the all new official Podcast of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Outlaws Unleashed, in the iTunes store or at

LIVE UPDATES ONLINE: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also 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 World of Outlaws will compete at the NAPA Rumble at the newly reconfigured I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., on Saturday, June 2nd. Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Tuesday, June 5, for the third race of the Kasey Kahne Challenge.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 May 2012 )
World's Top Sprint Drivers To Take On Tough Attica Competitors June 1st
Friday, 25 May 2012

ImageBy Brian Liskai

(Attica, OH)
A lot has changed in sprint car racing over the past 34 years. But, as the old saying goes, “as much as things change, they remain the same.”

That’s especially true with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Back in the early days of the organization, it was Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell battling for wins and championships. Fast forward to 2012… and it’s still Steve and Sammy battling for the point lead of the World of Outlaws as they get set for Northern Ohio’s only visit of “The Greatest Show on Dirt” on Friday, June 1st at Attica Raceway Park .

And just like the first time the World of Outlaws visited Attica in 1990, the tough weekly competition at “ Ohio ’s Finest Racing” speed plant will provide the travelling teams of the series with stiff competition.

With just two races prior to the Outlaws’ visit to Attica, 20 time series champion Steve Kinser, who won the first two World of Outlaw shows at Attica in 1990 and 1991, held a slim 18 point lead over Swindell, a three time series champion, who took an Outlaw victory at Attica in 1994.. Kinser has scored two wins in 2012 while Swindell has 4 series’ wins.
Four time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, a teammate of Kinser’s at Tony Stewart Racing, sits third in the 2012 standings with three feature wins. Schatz has won two of the last three World of Outlaws features at Attica, including last season’s exciting slide-job-trading win over Craig Dollansky, his first series’ win of 2011.

Kinser and Swindell each have four career wins at Attica while Schatz has two.

Joey Saldana, piloting a Kasey Kahne Racing entry, sits fourth on the Outlaws’ tour with two victories. Saldana captured many All Star Circuit of Champion wins at Attica over the years and took the World of Outlaws win at the track in 2007. He has six career victories at ARP.

Dollansky sits fifth in the Outlaw point standings with 3 wins in 2012. He has one career win at Attica.

Others expected to travel to Attica include Kraig Kinser, who is sixth in the Outlaw points; Chad Kemenah, who sits third on Attica’s all-time win list with 20 victories and scored an Outlaw win at Eldora recently; Cody Darrah, who sits 8th in the Outlaws points; Kerry Madsen who is ninth in the series’ points, Lucas Wolfe who is 10th in the points; Jason Sides, who is 11th in the standings; and Bill Rose, who is 12th in the points.

Look for Jac Haudenschild, Paul McMahan, who has an Outlaw win this season; and many of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions such as Tim Shaffer, who has 10 career wins at Attica; Dale Blaney, who has 3 wins at Attica in 2012 and 16 career victories at the track and took the Outlaw win in 2009; David Gravel who has several top 10 runs with the Outlaws in 2012 and scored a series win in 2011; and more.

Then throw in the tough Attica weekly competitors like defending champion Dean Jacobs, who recently scored at win at Fremont Speedway and has 10 career victories at Attica; Bryan Sebetto, who scored a win recently at Attica and has 4 career victories at the track; Craig Mintz, who has two wins at Attica in 2012 and 7 total at the track in his career; Byron Reed, a six time Attica champion who has 28 career wins at the track to sit second on the all-time win list; Greg Wilson, who has 15 career wins at Attica; Phil Gressman, who has six career wins at Attica and sits third in the track’s current points; 2009 track champion Chris Andrews, who sits third in the track’s 2012 point standings; and a host of others.
Then throw in possibilities like several Pennsylvania teams and Stevie Smith, who has taken World of Outlaw wins at Attica in 1994 and 2005 and has four career wins at Attica.

And, to make things more interesting, the “locals” have plenty of monetary incentive to beat the Outlaws.

Not only will the teams be battling for the $10,000 payday for the 40-lap Kistler Engines Classic, but there are plenty of bonus funds up for grabs. Any driver in the Top-25 of Attica Raceway Park ’s weekly point standings who defeats the Outlaws for the feature victory will get an additional $2,500 from Attica Raceway Park . Should that driver also be in the Top-10 of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion’s National point standings through May 27th, there is another $1,000 bonus from that series.

Also, engine manufacturers Kistler Engines, Gressman Powersports and Level Performance are offering a $2,000 gift certificate if one of the Top-25 in Attica ’s weekly point standings is running an engine built by one of those companies and wins the race. Also, All Pro Aluminum Heads is giving a $250 gift certificate if the race winner is using their engine heads.

Attica Raceway Park will also give the highest finisher in the A-Main that is in the track’s Top-25 in points a $500 bonus. If a driver in the Top-25 in points wins the race, then the second highest feature finisher in the Top-25 in points will get the $500 bonus.

And if that weren’t enough, Attica Raceway Park is one of very few tracks across the country to support those drivers who are in the top 25 in the season point standings, to pay for the $125 World of Outlaws membership fee for the June 1st show.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in competition battling it out for $1,000 to win.

General admission tickets to the Kistler Engines Classic featuring the World of Outlaw Sprint Series are $30 for adults; $15 for teens ages 11-15; with kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35 each. The top six rows in the middle grandstands (sections D, E, F and G) are reserved. Call 419-680-5606 or go to to view the reserved seating chart.

Pit gates will open Friday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. with grandstands gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing at 7:45 p.m.

There are camping sites available with a limited number with electric hook-up (available for $10 per day).

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Attention Fans: You May Now Mark Off Seats For The World of Outlaws
Monday, 21 May 2012

ImageThe track is now allowing race fans to stop by the track and mark their seats off for the Kistler Engines Classic featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 1st.

You can mark off your seats with plastic, blanket, etc., but please do not just put tape directly down on the bleachers. All tape will be removed (if it's not securing plastic, blanket, etc.) and please no not tape off any of the yellow paint at the ends. Also put your name and either "World of Outlaws" or the date of the event (6/1/12) on your area. This is first come, first servce so please DO NOT remove seats that are already down!

Please remember that the top 6 rows in the middle grandstands (Sections D, E,F, G) are reserved seats and anything placed in this area will be removed.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 May 2012 )
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