WOO: Crowning Weekend; Knight Before the Kings Royal and Kings Royal on Tap for the Outlaws

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CONCORD, NC — official release — Doug Vandeventer Photo — Many have tried but few have actually been crowned at Eldora Speedway’s legendary Kings Royal. This weekend, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series rolls into the storied half-mile oval for the Knight Before the Kings Royal on July 11 and the Kings Royal on July 12, where one driver will be lucky enough to stand out among the crowd and be called ‘King.’

Some of the most recent winners at Eldora Speedway and last year’s ‘King’ Brad Sweet talk about the experience of winning at the track, and the experience of winning one of the most coveted prizes in all of sprint car racing.

Brad Sweet – won the 2013 King’s Royal

“The feeling of winning the Kings Royal is pretty indescribable. You never know what it’s going to feel like to win a big race – you always dream about doing it. Once you do it, it’s just nice to have it on your resume and no one can ever take it away from you. There’s only so many guys that can say they’ve won the Kings Royal. It’s just unbelievable that I get to put my name on the trophy with those guys. If it never happens again, at least I’ll get to say I did it once.”

Daryn Pittman – won the Knight Before the Kings Royal on July 19, 2002, the Kings Royal on July 13, 2008 and on May 4, 2013.

“It’s a great place to win at, but this is the Kings Royal, so this isn’t just Eldora. This is the one you want to win. We’ve done it once. It was one of the highlights of my career. It would mean the world to do it again.”

“We were really good there this spring – we felt like we really let one slip away from us a little bit. We’ve had a good car there pretty much every time we’ve been in this car, so I’m excited about it.”

Kerry Madsen – won on May 3, 2013 and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on July 12, 2013.

“Winning a race at Eldora is the best feeling in the world. If you’ve won a race at Eldora you’ve done something. You’re a good sprint car driver if you can win at Eldora.”

“Running second in the Kings Royal is the most empty feeling there is. We really want to get one [a Kings Royal win].”

David Gravel – won on May 3, 2014

“To win [the Kings Royal] would be amazing. Obviously we were good the last time we ran there, hopefully we can be half as good as we were last time. The Kings Royal format is definitely a little different. If we have a little luck I think we’ll have a good shot.”

 

Shane Stewart won at Eldora earlier this season giving his team owner Kyle Larson his first win as a car owner. Stewart dominated the event, holding off Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to watch all of the action from the Knight Before the Kings Royal and the Kings Royal on DIRTVision. See one or both events as Johnny Gibson, the voice of the Outlaws, calls all the action from Eldora Speedway. For more information, visit http://www.DIRTVision.com.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series swings into Pennsylvania next for stops at Lernerville Speedway’s Silver Cup, Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals.

 

ABOUT THE TRACKS
Eldora Speedway 
is a high-banked, one-half mile oval. The track record of 12.707 seconds was established Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002. For more information about the track, visithttp://www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 

Previous A-Feature winners :
2014 – Shane Stewart on May 2, David Gravel on May 3

2013 – Kerry Madsen on May 3, Daryn Pittman on May 4, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Brad Sweet on July 13

2012 – Chad Kemenah on May 4, Sammy Swindell on May 5, Joey Saldana on July 13, Sammy Swindell onJuly 14

2011 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Tim Shaffer on July 15, Tyler Walker on July 16, Joey Saldana on Sept. 23

2010 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Paul McMahan on May 9, Joey Saldana on July 16, Steve Kinser on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 24

2009 – Donny Schatz on May 9, Terry McCarl on July 17, Donny Schatz on July 18, Jason Sides on Sept. 25

2008 – Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman onJuly 13, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19

2007 – Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz onJuly 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 21

2006 – Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana onJuly 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4

2005 – Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5

2004 – Steve Kinser on April 10, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Dale Blaney on July 16, Jason Sides on July 17, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6

2003 – Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser onJuly 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8

2002 – Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana onJuly 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2

2001 – Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3

2000 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4

1999 – Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6

1998 – Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7

1997 – Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8

1996 – Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera onJuly 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9

1995 – Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11

1994 – Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12

1993 – Dave Blaney on April 18, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13

1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 12

1991 – Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8

1990 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Steve Kinser on June 9

1989 – Jeff Swindell on April 23, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5

1988 – Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27

1987 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8

1986 – Bobby Allen on Aug. 9

1985 – Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10

1984 – Ron Shuman on April 8

1983 – Brad Doty on May 22

1982 – Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17

1981 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18

1980 – Sammy Swindell on April 13, Steve Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on July 5, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19

1979 – Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21

1978 – Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29

 

WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Fans can watch and listen to all of the action from Eldora Speedway on DIRTVision.com. Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, will call the action from the legendary high-banked, one-half mile oval.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series swings into Pennsylvania next for stops at Lernerville Speedway’s Silver Cup, Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

6402

0

8

29

39

5

2

9

Daryn Pittman

6329

-73

9

24

38

2

3

51

Paul McMahan

6297

-105

2

25

40

8

4

71M

Joey Saldana

6244

-158

5

24

32

16

5

29

Kerry Madsen

6160

-242

3

21

37

2

6

49

Brad Sweet

6054

-348

5

18

31

1

7

4

Cody Darrah

5851

-551

1

10

28

2

8

11

Steve Kinser

5806

-596

1

8

24

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

5621

-781

0

2

17

0

10

1

Sammy Swindell

5551

-851

1

10

17

1

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