In 2018 we look forward to spending our 30th commemorative anniversary with one of our original drivers from 2004. While he will make a full recovery from this injury, Doug Wolfgang has decided he will never race again. He entered four Series races and finished in the top-five three times. Wins Driver Name 577 Steve Kinser 294 Sammy Swindell 229 Donny Schatz 153 Mark Kinser 107 Doug Wolfgang 99 Joey Saldana 90 Danny Lasoski 70 tie Dave Blaney, Stevie Smith 65 Daryn Pittman 59 Craig Dollansky 57 Jason Meyers 56 Jac Haudenschild 46 Bobby Davis Jr. Wolfe had a strong showing through the middle stages of 2017 but dipped a bit toward the end. He became the first driver to win the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, Silver Cup, Summer Nationals and National Open in the same season. It will now extend outside of the top 12 in points.
Unless otherwise stated, all photos this page are by , and are copyright © 1993-1998. Since 1999, Schatz has spent time during the winter months in the U. Huffman 1962 Jerry Richert Sr. But sometimes the worst happens, and no amount of safety equipment or medical technology can spare the driver. Position was determined by 2017 performance and past resume.
Patron of the sport Though he was not a driver that I know of, the contributions of J. In August 1998, he joined the exclusive list of WoO winners by scoring his first triumph in Cottage Grove, Ore. On Saturday, gates will open at 10 a. Jason Johnson celebrates after winning the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. He kicked off the year winning the preliminary World of Outlaws Mini Gold Cup feature at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway in April. Kids 12 and under are free on all three nights.
Who else has won the Knoxville Nationals? He totaled 19 WoO A-Feature wins and repeated his Knoxville Nationals victory. The WoO, which was started in 1978 to organize the most talented sprint car racers, has tested many competitors over the past five decades. In his 11 year career, Bradway laid a solid foundation to become a sprint car legend, a legend in the same category as two of his childhood open wheel heroes, Jimmy Gordon and Gary Patterson. The chemistry between everybody seems to be working really well, so no problems there to worry about. Hodnett is one of the drivers to watch when the Outlaws come to town and has more than shown his worth against the traveling group over the last 15 years. More often than not, the driver climbs out of the wreck unaided, and returns the next week or later that same night. You never knew when or where Hunt would appear, but when he did he would always spice up the racing by offering a little extra to sweeten the purse.
No announcement has been made from the team for 2018. At first it appeared Stan might return to racing, but who can blame him if he doesn't? Donations to their aid funds will be appreciated, not just by the families, but by all of the racing community. Send us your plans for the 2018 season! James McFadden: The last four spots on this list were difficult, but McFadden makes the cut on the strength of strong performances in limited action. Throw in his Australian dominance, and McFadden gets the nod. Soon afterward, he took his show on the road. That left 2013 World of Outlaws Champion — Daryn Pittman — as the odd man out, but he quickly found a new home as the legendary Roth Motorsports No. Two years later, he ventured into the open wheel ranks by way of the modifieds.
Regardless of his politics, he stood for hard, wheel-to-wheel, give-no-quarter, competitive racing. He learned the fundamentals of becoming a WoO champion by spending many grueling years chasing sprint car legends Steve Kinser, Swindell and Mark Kinser around dirt tracks all across America. It is nothing short of incredible. With only two more Series wins, Clanton will tie Billy Moyer for third on the Series all-time wins list with 42 wins. Kofoid is looking for a ride for the 2018 season.
And who better to make some noise in the Buckeye State than one of the most experienced veterans on the circuit, three-time champion Darrell Lanigan. He is currently recovering from severe brain injuries, and the doctors are hopeful, but Page's progress is slow. The first winner was Roy Robbins, who drove to victory lane in the inaugural event in 1961 while driving the No. Other racing notables Not all the Fallen Heroes are race drivers, and not all fall to racing's capricious nature. According to his Facebook page, the Oklahoma driver is selling his entire inventory of racing cars to focus more on his Ark Wrecking business.
World of Outlaws Arizona Speedway Saturday Feature 30 Laps : 1. Four years of competitive go-kart racing followed that memorable 10th birthday gift before Schatz got the chance of a lifetime as a 14-year-old at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N. Aaron Reutzel: This is a 410 Sprint Car list, but Reutzel gets consideration after running 30-plus races in the division a year ago. Please help me by sending the names and histories of the departed and injured, or information about driver aid funds, to me at I will add your information to this page at my earliest opportunity. Baby Jessica, it appears you've fallen into the well. However, for 2019 his schedule remains blank. The most impressive result came in the form of a seventh-place finish in the Knoxville Nationals.
As the oldest child of Danny and Diane Schatz, Donny was always the go-getter. On consecutive weekends in May, Schatz won WoO features at Knoxville and Eldora to regain the Outlaws championship standings lead after briefly dropping to third. His first race in his family-owned sprint car came in 1993 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Chesson 2 +1 Randy Hannagan 2 0 Greg Wilson 2 0 Chad Layton 2 +1 Doug Esh 2 0 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. His experience should pay off with the Outlaws this weekend.