10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial to pay $20,000-to-win this season for World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway
BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — January 8, 2019 — In honor of the running of the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22, $20,000 will be awarded to the winner this season, with each of the main event starters guaranteed at least $1,000 to take the green flag. The event will now be dubbed the $20,000-to-win, Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.
“We want to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial and doubling the winner’s share is a great way to add even more prestige to an already big event,” said Scott Boyd of Karavan Trailers. “The support of drivers, teams and fans has been fantastic over the last decade and the race is one that many folks circle on their calendar each and every year.”
The past winner’s list of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial is a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of sprint car racing. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is the defending race winner. Donny Schatz, who is the 10-time and defending series champion, was victorious in 2015. Brad Sweet, the defending Knoxville Nationals winner, visited victory lane in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2014.
Bill Balog scored a very popular win in 2016 in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. The victory was the first of his career with the World of Outlaws and also marked the first time an IRA driver beat the Outlaws. Shane Stewart won the 2017 Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, while Kraig Kinser and Craig Dollansky are also past winners of the event.
Joey Saldana won the inaugural Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2010 and repeated the next season, making him the only driver who has won the event more than once.
A different driver has visited victory lane in each of the last eight editions of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.
Tickets for the $20,000-to-win, 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22 will be available soon.
World of Outlaws return to Hartford Speedway in 2019 on July 12
HARTFORD, Mich. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Hartford Speedway in Michigan in 2019 on Friday, July 12. The event will mark the series ninth overall visit to the track since 1996.
David Gravel won the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in 2017 over Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart. That event marked the series’ first visit to the venue since it was re-configured from a sprawling half-mile to its current three-eighths-mile layout.
Shane Stewart won at Hartford Speedway in 2016 on the former half-mile, after starting on the outside of the front row and taking the lead from eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz on the start. Stewart would hold off Schatz in the 25-lap race to score his first win at the track and his first in the state of Michigan.
The World of Outlaws made their debut at Hartford in 1996, with a pair of races that were won by former series champions Dave Blaney and Sammy Swindell. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion and winningest driver in series history, won at Hartford Speedway in 2005. Jason Meyers, a two-time series titlist, also picked up a win at the track in 2004. Brian Paulus won at Hartford in 2003. In the seven races contested by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway, seven different drivers have been victorious.
World of Outlaws visit Lakeside Speedway in 2019 on October 18
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — December 4, 2019 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., again in 2019, on Friday, October 18. The date will coincide with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway. The event will mark the 10th consecutive season that the series has competed at the track and the 20th time overall, dating back to 1980.
This past season, Daryn Pittman was victorious at Lakeside Speedway, which marked his second victory at the track, but first since 2003. Brian Brown scored a very popular win at Lakeside in 2017 in front of his home crowd.
Brad Sweet won at Lakeside for the first time in 2016. Schatz was victorious at Lakeside Speedway in 2015. That win marked the first for Schatz at the venue. Madsen won at Lakeside Speedway in 2014, while Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won back in 2003.
World of Outlaws visit Red River Valley Speedway in 2019 for the Duel in the Dakotas on August 17
WEST FARGO, N.D. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the third consecutive year on Saturday, August 17, 2019 for the “Duel in the Dakotas.”
The event will mark the 33rd A-Feature event contested by the series at the track, dating back to 1981. A total of 14 drivers have picked up A-Feature wins with the series at the track during that span.
Donny Schatz who calls Fargo home, won for the fifth time at Red River Valley Speedway this past season. The 10-time series champion won both night of the 2006 “Duel in the Dakotas.”
Schatz has won at least once at every track in his home state of North Dakota that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed it. He raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th.
In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Red River Valley Speedway in 2017, the late Jason Johnson picked up the win.
World of Outlaws to visit to River Cities Speedway twice again in 2019
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will again visit River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., twice in 2019 as part of the Northern Tour. The 1st Leg of the Northern Tour is set for Friday, June 7, with the series returning on Friday, August 16 for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour.
The pair of races at River Cities Speedway in 2019 marks the 13th straight year the series has visited the high-banked, three-tenths-mile bullring.
This past season, Donny Schatz swept both events in June and August. The 10-time series champion was also victorious in the companion NLRA Late Model race in August. Schatz and David Gravel split wins at River Cities Speedway in 2017.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series first competed at River Cities Speedway in 2007, with Joey Saldana picking up the win in the inaugural event. A total of eight drivers have been victorious at the track with the series over the last 11 years.
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World of Outlaws visit Big Sky Speedway again in 2019 on August 24
BILLINGS, Mont. — December 4, 2018 — The Brawl at Big Sky Brawl for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will hit the track for the third straight year at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Last season, Daryn Pittman scored his second straight win at the three-eighths-mile and third overall, dating back to 2005. The 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion took the lead from Jacob Allen on the 17th lap and stayed out front for the remainder of the 35-lap race.
The World of Outlaws made their debut at Big Sky Speedway in 2004, with 20-time series champion, Steve Kinser, sweeping that pair of events. In 2005, Kinser won the opener, with Pittman taking the finale. The Outlaws returned to the track in 2008, with Joey Saldana picking up the win.
World of Outlaws visit Wilmot Raceway for the Badger 40 in 2019 on July 13
WILMOT, Wisc. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin again in 2019 on Saturday, July 13 for the Badger 40. The event will mark the series sixth visit by “The Greatest Show on Dirt” to the fairgrounds oval in Southeast Wisconsin.
Brent Marks picked up his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Wilmot Raceway this past season. The native of Myerstown, Pa., did it in dominant fashion, lapping all the way up to the ninth-place finisher.
David Gravel ripped off three straight wins at Wilmot in 2014, 2016 and 2017, before having that win streak snapped by Marks this year.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced for the first time at Wilmot Raceway in 2006, with Mark Dobmeier, who was filling in for Brooke Tatnell, scoring his first-career series win in one of the most thrilling events in series history. Dobmeier edged Jeremy Campbell and Daryn Pittman by mere inches in a thrilling last lap battle for the win. Each driver led at one point during the final lap, with Campbell ending up second and a spinning Pittman crossing the line third.
Pittman would make up for that near-miss when the series returned to Wilmot in 2008. He traded the lead a couple of times with Chad Kemenah in the first half of the race, before pacing the final 19 circuits to score the win.
World of Outlaws return to Granite City Speedway in 2019 on June 8
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Saturday, June 8, 2019 for the first since 2016.
Shane Stewart won the most recent World of Outlaws event at the three-eighths-mile, taking the lead from Kerry Madsen on the 11th lap and staying out front for the remainder of the 30-lap race. Brad Sweet got by Madsen to finish second.
In the inaugural World of Outlaws race at Granite City Speedway in 2015, 10-time series champion Donny Schatz picked up the win, which added to his remarkable record of winning at tracks he is making his debut at.
Sammy Swindell set a new track record in time trials in 2015 at Granite City Speedway, laying down a lap of 10.720-seconds.
This past season, Schatz claimed his 10th World of Outlaws championship on the strength of 22 wins. Brad Sweet finished second in points and racked up a career-high nine wins, with David Gravel in third, Daryn Pittman in fourth and Stewart in fifth.
Logan Schuchart, who won two races in 2018, was sixth in the standings, with Sheldon Haudenschild, who had five victories, in seventh. Ian Madsen, the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, was eighth in the standings, with Brent Marks, who won three times, in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.