LEBANON, Ore. — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will make their only stop in the Beaver State on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Willamette Speedway.
The mid-week show will mark the fifth time the Outlaws will race at the three-tenths-mile, high-banked oval.
Last year, eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz took the trip down to victory lane.
Coming off his 10th Knoxville Nationals victory, Schatz is on a familiar tear, having racked up 17 victories and putting the No. 15 Arctic Cat car in prime position to grab a ninth championship. Schatz currently sits 94 points ahead of second-place Brad Sweet and 174 points ahead of third-place David Gravel.
Schatz isn’t the only driver having a stellar season, however. Gravel has raised the bar on his personal record for most wins in a season from nine to 13 and counting.
Kasey Kahne Racing’s Justin Adams recently joined the No. 9 Great Clips team on the road and is now calling the shots for Daryn Pittman.
The Owasso, Okla., native seems to have found his groove as of late. Pittman picked up his second victory of the season last weekend at BMP Speedway, along with four top-five finishes over the course of the last five races, to move into fourth place in the standings.
When the 16 full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car drivers roll into town, they will be joined by 2016 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic champion Jamie Veal, as well as this year’s Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year, Dominic Scelzi.
Additionally, a handful of regional teams are expected to compete with the best in the business as well.
Willamette serves as the mid-point of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Fall West Coast Swing, with the series heading south to compete in the Golden State for a pair of weekends at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on Sept. 8-9 and the following weekend at Calistoga Speedway on Sept. 15-16.