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Schatz Crowned at the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Banquet on Sunday

Schatz Crowned at the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Banquet on Sunday

His fifth championship nets a prize of $150,000 as top four earn more than $325,000

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 4, 2012 - Donny Schatz was crowned the 2012 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion at the season-ending banquet Sunday evening at the Great Wolf Lodge Convention Center.

He received a check for the $150,000-to-win championship - his fifth since 2006 - at the event, which honored the 11 full-time Outlaws as well as the marketing partners for the World of Outlaws.

"The fact that we ran second a lot and third a lot, and that's what wins championships - is what you do on the nights when you can't win," Schatz said. "This ranks up there as one of the hardest fought ones. We had some of the lowest lows and the highest highs."

Craig Dollansky finished second in the standings, which was his best result since 2006. Sammy Swindell, who led the series with 13 feature victories, placed third and Joey Saldana ended fourth - his eighth top-five finish since 2002. Steve Kinser, who is a 20-time champion and the winningest driver in the series, garnered his unprecedented 31st top-five result.

Kraig Kinser placed sixth, Cody Darrah seventh, Kerry Madsen eighth, Lucas Wolfe ninth, Chad Kemenah 10th and Bill Rose was 11th in the final standings.

The 2013 season kicks off with the 42nd annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Feb. 15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1

Donny Schatz

9846

0

11

39

60

3

2

Craig Dollansky

9732

-114

9

34

51

9

3

Sammy Swindell

9708

-138

13

30

48

14

4

Joey Saldana

9658

-188

5

24

52

9

5

Steve Kinser

9583

-263

4

26

47

0

6

Kraig Kinser

9442

-404

4

22

46

7

7

Cody Darrah

9151

-695

1

23

37

3

8

Kerry Madsen

9105

-741

5

17

39

2

9

Lucas Wolfe

8810

-1036

1

10

30

1

10

Chad Kemenah

8790

-1056

2

11

33

2

11

Bill Rose

7768

-2078

0

0

10

0

12

Jason Sides

6429

-3417

1

19

31

1

13

Jac Haudenschild

4344

-5502

0

4

13

0

14

Tim Kaeding

3524

-6322

4

10

17

0

15

Daryn Pittman

3195

-6651

0

7

16

3

16

Paul McMahan

3132

-6714

2

6

8

2

17

David Gravel

3038

-6808

0

8

11

5

18

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2915

-6931

0

3

9

0

19

Stevie Smith

2880

-6966

0

3

13

2

20

Danny Lasoski

2745

-7101

1

5

9

0

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

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