CONCORD, N.C. – The sprint car spotlight is less than two weeks from shining on The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and the stars of the renowned Pennsylvania Posse are ready to chase Carolina glory.
With names including Logan Schuchart, Greg Hodnett, Jacob Allen, Lucas Wolfe and “Double-D” Danny Dietrich, a star-studded list of Keystone State natives will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series’ best in the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals, Oct. 27-29.
The unmatched excitement features three days of full-throttle action among seven-time and soon-to-be 2016 Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, perennial contenders Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman and the biggest names in winged sprint cars tackling Charlotte’s lightning-fast, four-tenths mile clay oval.
The Outlaws will particularly have their hands full with Schuchart, a 23-year-old native of Hanover, Pennsylvania who finished sixth in last year’s World Finals and rocketed to his first Outlaw victory in July.
But if a non-Posse driver is to take home The Dirt Track at Charlotte’s biggest prize, they’ll have to do it with Hodnett, Schuchart and the rest of the Posse right on their tail after 30 laps of wheel-to-wheel action unlike anything the Outlaws see all year long.
“It would be huge (for a PA Posse driver to win),” said Jeremy Elliott, the motorsports beat writer for PennLive and The Patriot-News in Pennsylvania. “Any kind of win on that stage against the best drivers in the nation – in NASCAR country – is a big win. It also closes out the season so you can take a lot of momentum into next year if you win.”
While the Posse has never won during World Finals competition, a Posse member does have a win at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, with Tim Shaffer taking home the victory laurels on Oct. 5, 2001.
North Dakota’s Dusty Zomer and Indiana’s Joey Saldana are the defending winners of the World Finals sprint car feature events.
CREDIT: Charlotte Motor Speedway Public Relations