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Congratulations to all our 2008 Champions:
World of Outlaws: Donny Schatz (3rd Championship)
NATIONWIDE SERIES Rookie of the Year: Landon Cassill
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series: Scott Steckly
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year: Jason White
ASA Late Model South: Jimmy Lang
ASA Late Model North Rookie of the Year: Brett Moffitt
Butler County Speedway IMCA Hobby Stock: Dusty Poessnecker
Lake Erie Speedway Late Model: Will Thomas
WESCAR Series: Sheldon Mayert
Gas City I69 Speedway Sprints: Billy Puterbaugh Jr
Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint: Billy Puterbaugh Jr
North Star Speedway Baby Grands: Eddie Landes

Donny Schatz Clinches Third World of Outlaws Title
November 1, 2008
Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz
clinched his third consecutive Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series championship by finishing second in Friday night’s 30-lap VAULT World Finals feature at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Schatz won the championship driving the TSR No. 15 Armor All/Chevy/ParkerStore J&J in 63 events during the 2008 season, earning team sponsors Armor All and Chevy their first championship in Winged Sprint car’s premiere racing division.

The championship marked the second WoO title for Tony Stewart the car owner. Stewart earned his first WoO championship in 2001 with Danny Lasoski. It is also Stewart’s ninth championship as a car owner, for he has seven titles in the United States Auto Club (USAC), including last year’s USAC National Sprint Car Series crown via TSR driver Levi Jones.  (read more....)

Great Scott! Steckly Claims First Canadian Tire Series Title
Nascar Canadian Tire Series

September 27, 2008

Scott Steckly wrapped up his
first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio championship Saturday night, holding off a late-season challenge from Don Thomson Jr.

Steckly finished 17th in the Dodge Dealers of Ontario 250 at Kawartha Speedway, while Thomson finished fifth, to earn his first NASCAR championship by 24 points. Jason Hathaway picked up his first career victory in a race that was called after 174 of the scheduled 250 laps because of rain.

Steckly won three of the first four races of the season and held the points lead the entire season. The 36-year-old from Milverton, Ontario driver finished with four wins, nine top fives and nine top 10s in 12 races.
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Lally Win KONI Challenge GS Race at Trois-Rivieresg
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada
August 16th, 2008

Andy Lally won his
second straight Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Grand Sport (GS) race Sunday and in the process gave co-driver Marc-Antoine Camirand a record-tying eighth circuit victory in the 39th annual Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. The duo averaged a race record 71.910 mph. (read more....)

Schatz wins three in a row at 48th Annual Knoxville Nationals
By Stacy Ervin

August 10th, 2008

Donny Schatz made history by being only the second driver to win three in a row at the 48th Annual Super Clean Knoxville Nationals presented by Lucas Oil on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

The happy winner from Fargo, North Dakota, collected the $150,000 payday and inked his name in the history books as only Steve Kinser had previously won three in a row here. (read more....)

Matt Hawkins WINS ARCA ReMax at Iowa Speedway
April 19th, 2008
Just a little more than a year after winning his first USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series race in his first-ever start, Hawkins accomplished the same feat. This time, Hawkins became the 20th driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history to win in his first-career start by taking the checkers in the Prairie Meadows 250 at Iowa Speedway in his #39 Jani-King Dodge.  (read more....)

Michael Annett WINS ARCA 200 at Daytona
ARCA driver Annett trades ice shots for asphalt wins
BDR pilot off to fast start with two victories in five races
By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.COM

February 19, 2008
From Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Michael Annett was awestruck looking around at his family and crew.  The 21-year-old from Des Moines, Iowa, couldn't believe he was standing in the same spot as racing greats like Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty had done so many times before him. (read more....)

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