Stockton, CA – February 3, 2015…The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is set to tackle the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 with a full weekend of excitement & fun on tap at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
The FVP Western Spring Shootout will be the third straight year that the Greatest Show on Dirt has competed at the track, but the first on back-to-back nights. Previous WOO winners at Stockton include Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson and most recently Australian Kerry Madsen, who came out on top during a near photo finish last year over eventual series champion Donny Schatz.
The thrilling main event saw Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana jump out to the early lead, before Schatz was able to take command on lap-seven, until Saldana got him back on lap 14. Schatz would reclaim the top spot just a couple laps prior to the finish, only to have a hard charging Madsen nip him at the checkered flag in exciting fashion. Saldana; Clovis, CA’s Jason Meyers & Campbell, CA’s Bud Kaeding rounded out the top-five.
“That was actually really exciting because Donny and Joey were just battling and I’m thinking that I’ve got a shot here,'” said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, N.S.W., Australia. “It was one of those races where I think it paid off to be behind the leader, because I found that line and just got patient with it. I’m just rattled that we won because I just did not expect it.”
Earlier in the night Saldana also re-set the all-time track record at the Stockton Dirt Track with a blistering lap of 12.869 seconds.
Despite losing the race in Stockton last season Schatz went on to have a career year, capturing 26 main event wins and claiming his sixth World of Outlaws title by a staggering 281-points. The driver of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 also took home his eighth victory at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in August. When the series heads back to Stockton in March, Schatz will be looking for some redemption and guns for his first win at the 3/8 mile clay oval.
Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.
Camping will also be available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV’s and Campers on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can.
Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. There is also a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.
“The World of Outlaws are putting more of an emphasis on two-night events and we’re happy that the Stockton Dirt Track is part of the plan,” said promoter Tony Noceti. “We’re also happy that Delta Speedway is running a special show to open the weekend on Friday. Going to the races is so much more than just watching cars go around the track. It’s about friendships, camaraderie, enjoying a cold or hot beverage and having a good time. Our focus here is the fan experience and we are trying to do as much as possible to give the fans the most bang for their buck as we can.”
The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com
World of Outlaws A-Main finish last year at the Stockton Dirt Track- (30 Laps) – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz  [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana  [$3,200]; 4. 21M-Jason Meyers  [$2,800]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding  [$2,500]; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding  [$2,300]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser  [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$2,100]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl  [$2,050]; 10. 83JR-Kyle Hirst  [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan  [$1,500]; 12. 3C-Jonathan Allard  [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides  [$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto  [$1,050]; 15. 55-Trey Starks  [$1,000]; 16. 121-Shane Golobic  [$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$800]; 18. 21-Brian Brown  [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah  [$800]; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell  [$800]; 21. 49-Brad Sweet  [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$800]; 23. 33E-Evan Suggs  [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-6, 14-27; Donny Schatz 7-13, 28-29; Kerry Madsen 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+13]
Stockton Dirt Track 2015 Schedule
Saturday March 21: FVP Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
Saturday March 22: FVP Western Spring Shootout – World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
April 17, 18 & 19: Noceti Group presents the annual Asparagus Festival at the Fairgrounds (non-racing)
Saturday April 25: Rusty Wallace Driving Experience
Sunday April 26: Rusty Wallace Driving Experience
Saturday June 13: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series
Saturday June 20: Super Tractor Pulls
Saturday August 1: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series
Friday October 9: Monster Truck Madness
Saturday October 10: Monster Truck Madness
Friday November 6: BCRA Midgets, Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series Championship Night, Dwarf Cars
Saturday November 7: 32nd annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster Championship Finals