Daryn Pittman Holds Off Donny Schatz for World of

Outlaws Victory at Jackson Speedway


Jackson, MNSept. 23, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, WoO

Sprint Series Public Relations Director


Daryn Pittman raced into the lead on the first lap

Friday night at Jackson Speedway and held off

hard-charging Donny Schatz as they came to the

checkered flag to win his fourth World of Outlaws

Sprint Series A-feature event of the season.


With a motor Pittman felt was beginning to let go

after a red flag with 12 laps down, the Titan Garages

& Carports Maxim had just enough muscle to fight off

Joey Saldana on a series of restarts before eventually

holding off Schatz in his ParkerStore J&J in the

30-lap feature on the half-mile oval as 2006 Outlaws

Pittman and Schatz showcased what fans can expect to

see next season.


Tim Shaffer worked his Casey’s General Store Maxim to

a third-place finish ahead of Saldana’s Volcano Joe’s/Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Maxim and pole-sitter Steve Kinser’s Quaker State Maxim.


Jason Meyers came from 18th to finish sixth in the

Elite Landscaping Maxim. Another 2006 Outlaw, Terry

McCarl, moved back into the top 10 in the championship standings with a seventh-place run in the Big Game Treestands Eagle after breaking the track record in time trials. Tim Kaeding, back in the Beefpackers Eagle, was eighth with’06 Outlaw Craig Dollansky in the VMAC/Karavan J&J and Danny Lasoski in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle rounding out the top 10.


Pittman and Kinser raced side-by-side into the first

corner before Pittman slid in front and began to pull

away. After four laps, he caught the rear of the field

and worked the top and bottom to push his way through

the traffic. With Saldana tailing Kinser in a battle

for second, Brooke Tatnell, another ’06 Outlaw, was

digging on the bottom in an effort to grab fourth from

Sammy Swindell.


When a red flag flew for Jason Sides, who flipped in

Turn 3 after it appeared his right rear tire let go,

Pittman began to sense his motor was stumbling. He

managed to fend off Kinser on the restart, then Kinser

slid up over the banking in Turn 2 and allowed Saldana

to race underneath and swipe second. Just then Schatz

mounted his charge, slipping past Swindell and Tatnell

as the top six cars pulled away.


After several attempts, Schatz finally worked his way

past Kinser as they came off of Turn 4 and began to

run down Saldana when another caution waved. On the

restart, Pittman took off smoothly but couldn’t shake

Saldana, who drove into the lead but slid up the track

in Turn 2 and allowed Pittman back in front down the

long backstretch.


After another caution with 22 laps down that turned

into a red flag to refuel the machines, Shaffer found

himself in fifth, staring down the tail of Kinser’s

car. Pittman led Saldana into Turn 1, then Saldana

closed fast on Pittman coming off of Turn 2, actually

making contact with Pittman, who held his ground as

Shaffer worked to the inside of Kinser to grab fourth.


With five laps to go, Pittman started to pull away

again and Schatz got a run on Saldana to move into

second off of Turn 4 to complete Lap 26. Schatz tried

to run down Pittman, closing fast in Turns 3 and 4 on

the final lap, but Pittman had just enough horsepower

left down the front stretch to hold on for his fourth

A-feature win of the season.


“It was getting tougher and tougher,” said Pittman, a

Mean 15 racer and native of Owasso, Okla., who has

moved to eighth in points with his second victory in

the past three A-feature events. “On those restarts, I

was a sitting a duck. I knew once we got our speed up

it was going to be tough for them to pass me. I kept

trying to start as early as I could so I could get

going faster. I got lucky because Joey actually slid

me but left just enough room so I could get back

underneath him. I was able to learn what those guys

were going to have to do to try to pass me and I was

able to block that from then on. We’ve had a great

racecar. I was going to be disappointed to give that

one away.”


Pittman knew it would be a struggle with a motor that

wasn’t generating maximum horsepower on the restarts,

but with clear track in front he was able to maneuver

his machine smoothly in each corner.


“When it blew up I was going to be happy to finish in

the top five,” he said. “This car has just been

awesome and we’re trying to make the most of it. It’s

been a long season and the last couple of months have

just been great. We went so long without being able to

win a race after we won at Wichita we never thought

come back and win as many as we have. The season’s not

over yet. I feel like we can get a least a couple more

yet. It’s a lot of fun to show up and drive this car

right now.”


With Pittman and Schatz already signed up to run the

2006 World of Outlaws Sprint Series tour, the two knew

a finish that brought the fans in the packed

grandstands to their feet could be a significant

indicator of the future. Still, Schatz believed he

might have been able to catch Pittman if not for the

cautions down the stretch.


“We didn’t need them,” said Schatz, a Mean 15 racer

from Fargo, N.D., who has six A-feature victories this

season. “That kind of hurt us, but that’s the way it

is. I like to see a race where you take out all those

yellows. It was a good race and Daryn did a good job.

We’re awful excited. Tonight the race was between me

and him and that made it a lot of fun, especially

since I know who I get to race with next year. That

makes it all the more fun, and that’s what we want to

make this. We want to make it fun and put on a good

show, that’s what people come out to see.”


Shaffer, who moved to seventh in points with his

third-place finish, continues to close out the season

with impressive runs. He’s posted top-five finishes in

four of the past five A-feature events.


“We had a great racecar,” said Shaffer, a Mean 15

racer from Aliquippa, Pa., who has three victories

this season, including a win in the Don Martin

Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. “We had

to change engines after having a little valve problem

in the Dash and the guys did a great job. They changed

engines and we still stayed on top of it where we

could work on the car and get it right for the

feature. My hat’s off to my guys. They gave me a great

racecar and when you have a great racecar it makes me

look good.”


The Outlaws roll Saturday into The Raceway at Powercom

Park before shifting Tuesday to K-C Raceway; Sept.

30-Oct. 1 to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicburg,

Pa.; and back across the Midwest for a two-night event

Oct. 7-8 at Dodge City Raceway in Dodge City, Kan.

>From there the series drops into Manzanita Speedway in

Phoenix to complete the Cactus Classic that was

rain-delayed after the preliminary feature in March.

The Outlaws close out the year with a two-day show

Oct. 14-15 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.;

and a two-day show Oct. 21-22 at the Dirt Track at Las

Vegas Motor Speedway.



• Terry McCarl in the Big Game Treestands Eagle paced

the 33 cars that went through time trials with

record-breaking AMB i.t.-timed lap around the

semi-banked, half-mile oval in 15.795 seconds at

113.960 mph. Craig Dollansky had set the single-lap

record of 15.800 seconds on Sept. 24, 2004. Brooke

Tatnell was second fastest Friday night with a

15.939-second lap at 112.931 mph.


“This was the second track I’ve ever raced at after

Knoxville,” said McCarl, a six-time Knoxville Raceway

champion from Altoona, Iowa, who was 26th to go

through time trials. “The bulk of my sponsors are from

this area so we really wanted to do well tonight. I

knew we had a shot at it. Drawing a late number kind

of hurt us, but the cool air makes our motor run a lot

better. The Wesmars really like the cool air. I knew

we had a chance at a good time tonight because of the

way the air is.”


• Daryn Pittman’s victory Friday night at Jackson

Speedway was his fourth of the season. … Steve Kinser

has a series-leading 19 A-feature victories and six

preliminary feature wins this season. … There have

been 17 different A-feature winners this season.

Including preliminary features, 22 different drivers

have visited Victory Lane this season with the

Outlaws. … Kraig Kinser captured the Knoxville

Nationals on Aug. 14 for his sixth A-feature victory

of the season. He also has a preliminary feature win

at Las Vegas. … Donny Schatz’s victory on Sept. 4 at

Calistoga Speedway was his sixth of the season. …

Jason Meyers earned his fourth win of the season July

2 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.

Tim Shaffer’s victory July 19 in the Silver Cup was

his third of the season, going with wins Lake Ozark

Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. … Craig Dollansky

has two A-feature victories and three preliminary

feature wins. … Brian Paulus won June 28 at Huset’s

Speedway for his second victory of the season, and

picked up a preliminary feature win in the following

race at Red River Valley Speedway. … Brooke Tatnell

has two A-feature victories, winning at Cedar Lake and

Fulton speedways, as well as a preliminary feature win

at Princeton Speedway. … Sammy Swindell won his second A-feature of the season June 4 at Eldora Speedway. Swindell also has a preliminary feature win April 8 at Eldora and Aug. 14 at Knoxville Raceway in the Nationals’ non-qualifiers event. … Danny Lasoski won Aug. 30 at Cottage Grove Speedway and has three preliminary feature wins. … Fred Rahmer won the Summer Nationals crown July 23 and picked up a preliminary feature win in the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 10. … Single-event winners include Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5 at Eldora Speedway, Stevie Smith July 13 at Attica Raceway Park, Tim Kaeding June 11 at Sheboygan County Fair Park, Chad Kemenah July 9 at I-55 Raceway, and Jeff Shepard Feb. 11 at Volusia Speedway Park. … In preliminary features, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart have each won once.


• Including preliminary features, the series has raced

34 times this year on half-mile circuits with Steve

Kinser winning nine times (Volusia, Eldora three

times, Knoxville, Williams Grove, Hartford, Red River

Valley and Calistoga), Sammy Swindell winning four

times (twice at Eldora, once at Hagerstown and

Knoxville), Craig Dollansky winning twice (Manzanita

and Williams Grove), Kraig Kinser winning three times

(Las Vegas, and twice at Knoxville), Jason Meyers

winning twice (Granite City and Red River Valley),

Donny Schatz winning three times (Las Vegas/Route 66 Raceway/Calistoga), Fred Rahmer winning twice (Williams Grove and Knoxville), Danny Lasoski winning twice (Knoxville/Calistoga), and Daryn Pittman (Jackson), Brian Paulus (Red River Valley), Jeff Shepard (Volusia), Jason Johnson (Williams Grove), Paul McMahan (Williams Grove), Jac Haudenschild

(Eldora) and Shane Stewart (Knoxville) each winning



• Drivers who have raced to victory in preliminary

features this season include (in alphabetical order)

Craig Dollansky three times (Manzanita/Williams

Grove/Silver Dollar), Jason Johnson once (Williams

Grove), Kraig Kinser once (Las Vegas), Steve Kinser

six times (Eagle twice/Billings/Elma/Calistoga/Silver

Dollar), Danny Lasoski three times (Australia/Knoxville/Calistoga), Kerry Madsen once (Australia), Paul McMahan once (Williams Grove), Brian Paulus once (Red River Valley), Fred Rahmer once (Knoxville), Joey Saldana once (Lernerville), Shane Stewart once (Knoxville), Brooke Tatnell once (Princeton), Sammy Swindell twice (Eldora/Knoxville).


• In the Stacker 2® Dash that set the inside top six

rows for the main event, Steve Kinser worked the

bottom in the first corner, sliding into the lead and

holding off Joey Saldana to pick up the win and the

pole. Terry McCarl was third, followed by Donny

Schatz, Kevin Swindell and Tim Shaffer.


• In the second Dash that set the outside top six rows

for the A-main, Daryn Pittman raced into the lead in

Turn 1 and pulled away to the checkered flag. Justin

Henderson cruised to a second-place run followed by

Sammy Swindell, Kraig Kinser, Brooke Tatnell and Danny



• In the B-main, Craig Dollansky jumped out to an

early lead before a caution bunched the field. On the

restart, Brandon Wimmer wouldn’t let Dollansky out of

his sight and raced past him as they came to the to

checkered flag. Kerry Madsen held on to third as Jason

Sides was able to pick up the final transfer spot by

working around Brian Paulus on the restart and holding

him off to the checkered flag.


• In the first heat, Dusty Zomer shot around Jason

Solwold on the high side coming out of Turn 4 as the

field came to the white flag. With clear track, Zomer

stretched his advantage over the final half-mile

circuit to win. Solwold held onto second, with Danny

Lasoski, fast-qualifier Terry McCarl and Daryn Pittman

earning the other transfer spots.


• In the second heat, Wayne Johnson fought off Shane

Stewart in the first corner and pulled away to lead

all eight laps. Stewart held on to finish second ahead

of Joey Saldana, Brooke Tatnell and Steve Kinser, who

was able to work the bottom groove to hold off

hard-charging 2005 Knoxville Raceway champion Kerry



• In the third heat, Jason Meyers darted to the front

on the first lap as the field exited Turn 2. Once in

front, Meyers extened his advantage to the checkered

flag with Tim Kaeding, Donny Schatz, Justin Henderson

and Kevin Swindell earning the other transfer spots.


• In the fourth heat, Paul McMahan slid into the lead

in the first corner and led flag-to-flag to pick up

the victory. Tim Shaffer cut from fourth to second in

Turn 1 right behind McMahan with Gregg Bakker, Kraig

Kinser and Sammy Swindell earning the other transfer



• The Outlaws roll Saturday into The Raceway at

Powercom Park before shifting Tuesday to K-C Raceway,

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 to Williams Grove Speedway in

Mechanicburg, Pa., and back across the Midwest for a

two-night event Oct. 7-8 at Dodge City Raceway in

Dodge City, Kan. From there the series drops into

Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix to complete the Cactus

Classic that was rain-delayed after the preliminary

feature in March. The Outlaws close out the year with

a two-day show Oct. 14-15 at Thunderbowl Raceway in

Tulare, Calif., and a two-day show Oct. 21-22 at the

Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


• The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on

Sept. 28 the 1/3-mile Short Track Nationals from

O’Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway and on Oct. 5 the

event from The Raceway at Powercom Park.


• The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site

is at http://www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint. Among the

features are updated driver biographies with

individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race

statistics, detailed track information and race

coverage, series news and team press releases. Also,

links to the press kit and official rulebook can also

be found at the bottom of the home page.


• If fans can’t get to a track to see the series, they

can experience the excitement of the World of Outlaws

Sprint Series live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT

Radio Network. To listen to the audio broadcasts, log

on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio

Network logo. Listeners will need Windows Media Player

9 or higher to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. For

technical support or questions, e-mail webmaster@dirtvision.com.


• The World of Outlaws Sprint Series is brought to the

fans across the country by several sponsors and

partners, including series sponsors Hoosier Racing

Tire, Stacker 2®, and The Outdoor Channel. Promotional

Partners include AMB i.t., RACEceiver,

HUMMERSGONEWILD.COM, Zippo Lighters, The University of Northwestern Ohio and Timberwolf. Slick 50 is an Associate Program Sponsor and Contingency sponsors include DART Machinery, MSD Ignitions, and Wrisco Industries.


WoO Sprint Series Statistical Report; Jackson

Speedway; Jackson, Minn.; Sept. 23, 2005


1) Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 15.795 (New Single Lap


2) Brooke Tatnell, Rush Racing 8, 15.939

3) Kevin Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.969

4) Craig Dollansky, Karavan 7, 15.981

5) Sammy Swindell, Forbrook 5, 15.988

6) Brandon Wimmer, Two Winners Racing 7TW, 16.006

7) Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.029

8) Brian Paulus, Pender 28, 16.035

9) Daryn Pittman, Titan Racing USA 21, 16.048

10) Joey Saldana, Woodward 2, 16.062

11) Justin Henderson, Oswalt D11, 16.104

12) Tim Shaffer, Parsons 6, 16.107

13) Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 16.128

14) Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 16.165

15) Kerry Madsen, VerMeer 55, 16.199

16) Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 16.216

17) Jason Solwold, Carnahan R19, 16.218

18) Shane Stewart, Rudeen Racing 26, 16.224

19) Jason Meyers, Elite Racing Team 14, 16.226

20) Gregg Bakker, Wiuff 1H, 16.234

21) Paul McMahan, Helm 11H, 16.248

22) Tim Kaeding, Roth 83, 16.352

23) Wayne Johnson, Fattfro 14AJ, 16.393

24) Dusty Zomer, Zomer 1Z, 16.406

25) Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 16.421

26) Bill Bowles, Bowles 05, 16.628

27) Matt Wasmund, Wasmund 4W, 16.659

28) John Lambertz, Lambertz 12L, 16.793

29) Chris Shirek, Shirek 1K, 16.892

30) Greg Jones, Jones 35, 17.017

31) Doug Martens, Martens 51, 17.145

32) Duane Olson, Olson 16, 18.219

33) John VanDenBerg, McCarl 7X, 23.683


First Heat Race (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred

to A-feature)

1) Dusty Zomer

2) Jason Solwold

3) Danny Lasoski

4) Terry McCarl

5) Daryn Pittman

6) Brian Paulus

7) Jason Sides

8) John VanDenBerg

9) Chris Shirek


Second Heat Race (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred

to A-feature)

1) Wayne Johnson

2) Shane Stewart

3) Joey Saldana

4) Brooke Tatnell

5) Steve Kinser

6) Kerry Madsen

7) Bill Bowles

8) Greg Jones



Third Heat Race (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred

to A-feature)

1) Jason Meyers

2) Tim Kaeding

3) Donny Schatz

4) Justin Henderson

5) Kevin Swindell

6) Brandon Wimmer

7) Matt Wasmund

8) Doug Martens


Fourth Heat Race (8 laps, top 5 finishers transferred

to A-feature)

1) Paul McMahan

2) Tim Shaffer

3) Gregg Bakker

4) Chris Shirek

5) Sammy Swindell

6) Craig Dollansky

7) John Lambertz

8) Duane Olson


Stacker 2® Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined

inside first 6 rows of A-feature)

1) Steve Kinser

2) Joey Saldana

3) Terry McCarl

4) Donny Schatz

5) Kevin Swindell

6) Tim Shaffer


Second Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined

outside first 6 rows of A-feature)

1) Daryn Pittman

2) Justin Henderson

3) Sammy Swindell

4) Kraig Kinser

5) Brooke Tatnell

6) Danny Lasoski


B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to


1) Brandon Wimmer [$20]

2) Craig Dollansky [$20]

3) Kerry Madsen [$20]

4) Jason Sides [$20]

5) Brian Paulus [$200]

6) Matt Wasmund [$180]

7) Bill Bowles [$175]

8) John Lambertz [$160]

9) John VanDenBerg [$150]

10) Chris Shirek [$150]

11) Duane Olson [$150]

12) Doug Martens [$150]

13) Greg Jones [$150]



A-main (30 laps)

1) Daryn Pittman [$10,000]

2) Donny Schatz [$5,500]

3) Tim Shaffer [$3,200]

4) Joey Saldana [$2,800]

5) Steve Kinser [$2,500]

6) Jason Meyers [$2,300]

7) Terry McCarl [$2,200]

8) Tim Kaeding [$2,100]

9) Craig Dollansky [$2,050]

10) Danny Lasoski [$2,000]

11) Kerry Madsen [$1,500]

12) Kevin Swindell [$1,200]

13) Justin Henderson [$1,100]

14) Paul McMahan [$1,050]

15) Shane Stewart [$1,000]

16) Kraig Kinser [$900]

17) Wayne Johnson [$800]

18) Sammy Swindell [$800]

19) Brandon Wimmer [$800]

20) Jason Solwold [$800]

21) Brian Paulus [$800]

22) Gregg Bakker [$800]

23) Dusty Zomer [$800]

24) Brooke Tatnell [$800]

25) Jason Sides [$800]

Lap leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30

Note: Brian Paulus used a provisional to start the




World of Outlaws Sprint Series Standings, through

Jackson Speedway, Sept. 23, 2005

Rk.       Driver    Driver Pts.         Team Pts.         Team

Earnings           Team Diff.          Team

A-wins  Top 5    Top 10

1          Steve Kinser      8489     8489     $452,680           0          19         42         54

2          Jason Meyers    8007     8007     $206,340           -482      4          21         44

3          Craig Dollansky 7872     7872     $183,050           -617      2          20


4          Kraig Kinser      7729     7729     $319,220           -760      6          20         35

5          Donny Schatz    7656     7656     $262,610           -833      6          17         34

6          Danny Lasoski   7610     7610     $184,105           -879      1          12         32

7          Tim Shaffer        7427     7427     $179,465           -1062    3          15         26

8          Daryn Pittman   7417     7417     $164,555           -1072    4          13         27

9          Brooke Tatnell*  7396     7672*    $176,395           -817      2          19


10         Terry McCarl      7379     7379     $131,240           -1110    0          11         25

11         Paul McMahan  7376     7376     $116,790           -1113    0          7          21

12         Joey Saldana     7197     7197     $147,745           -1292    0          15         26

13         Shane Stewart   7174     7174     $131,280           -1315    0          6          22

14         Brian Paulus      6948     6948     $115,480           -1541    2          6          16

15         Jason Sides      6943     6943     $84,830             -1546    0          2          12

16         Jason Solwold   6691     6691     $97,180             -1798    0          4          13

17         Tim Kaeding**    6264     7216**   $134,830           -1273    2***       9


18         Brandon Wimmer           6199     6199     $53,960             -2290    0          0          3

19         Sammy Swindell            4493     4343     $115,780           -4146    2          14


20         Jac Haudenschild           3303     0          $0         -8489    0***       0          0


*Rush Racing’s No. 8 car driven by Brooke Tatnell is

fifth in owners’ points.

**Dennis Roth’s No. 83 car driven Friday night by Tim

Kaeding is 12th in owners’ points. The car also has

been driven by Jac Haudenschild and Brian Brown this


***Jac Haudenschild has one of the two victories for

the No. 83 car.