MOORESVILLE, NC (December 9, 2014) - 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Rookie-of-the-Year and Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet is headed down under and will competing in 13 events in Australia this coming December and January.
Sweet, a five-time winner on the Outlaw tour in 2014, will be again driving for Ruhs Bros Motorsport where he picked up a win last season at Mt. Gambier driving for the No. 99 team based out of Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.
2014/2015 Australia schedule:
December 26th – Sydney Speedway
December 27th – Sydney Speedway
December 30th – Sydney Speedway
January 1st – Sydney Speedway
January 3rd – Sydney Speedway
January 5th – Sydney Speedway
January 9th – Word Series Australian Open, Archerfield Speedway
January 10th – Word Series Australian Open, Archerfield Speedway
January 16th – Scott Darley Challenge, Sydney Speedway
January 17th – Scott Darley Challenge, Sydney Speedway
January 21st – Presidents Cup, Avalon Raceway
January 22nd – Kings Challenge, Mt. Gambier Speedway
January 23rd-25th – Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Warrnambool Speedway
California native returns ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ to his favorite California track for the first time since 1992
CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 4, 2014 - Brad Sweet and the World of Outlaws announced Tuesday they would partner to return the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway during the 2015 season.
The event, Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown, will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, as part of a robust tour through the West Coast that will be announced later this fall.
“Placerville Speedway has always been a special place for me,” said Sweet, a native of nearby Grass Valley, Calif. “It is where I grew up competing and where my passion for sprint car racing developed. The opportunity to partner with the World of Outlaws in returning the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville is exciting. I look forward to making the event a success for the fans and my fellow competitors.”
Sweet drives the No. 49 Surepoint Medical car for Kasey Kahne Racing in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
This is not the first time the series has competed at the quarter mile, high-banked oval. From 1985 to 1992 the series made four starts at Placerville. Jac Haudenschild is the most recent winner at the track and, along with Sammy Swindell, has two Outlaw wins there.
“Partnering with Brad to return the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Placerville was a no-brainer,” said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. “His passion for the series and for his home track is evident and made for a perfect combination in bringing the Outlaws back after more than two decades. We look forward to what is certain to be a great event.”
The partnership marks the first co-promotion of an event between the Outlaws and Sweet.
Reserved seating is $45. All advance reserved ticket purchases will include a pit pass upgrade. For more information and to order tickets call 877-395-8606.
Wednesday, April 8 2015 – 7:00 PM
100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667
Sweet notches his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the year as Kasey Kahne Racing cars finish one-two
BEAVER DAM, Wis. — June 28, 2014 — One night after a bad wreck that left his car in two pieces, Brad Sweet scored his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at Beaver Dam Raceway.
“It feels pretty unbelievable,” Sweet said. “These guys never give up. They worked all night long – they still haven’t slept from last night. I was in the hospital at 6 a.m. getting X-rays and I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to race tonight. So to come out here and get the win is just unbelievable.”
Just 24 hours earlier at Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway, Sweet was racing alongside Terry McCarl, when contact between the two sent Sweet into and then on top of the turn three wall. After hitting an object, the car sheared in two.
“We can tear up a race car and come back the next night with a car that’s even better – that says a lot about our team,” – Brad Sweet
“We got a run on the outside and I think [McCarl] just decided, he had been running the bottom, that he was moving to the top and it’s just one of those racing deals,” Sweet said in an interview Saturday afternoon. “Normally, it probably wouldn’t have been too bad of a crash – it would have knocked the front end out or whatever, but just kind of a freak accident. Just lucky everything held up and we are able to race again tonight.”
With the exception of an injured ankle, Sweet was able to walk away from the accident. He said he was unsure how that ankle would affect him in the race car.
“I kind of thought we would come here and just coast around and try to collect some points and try to heal,” Sweet said later in victory lane. “But [my team] gave me such a good car, I got battling for the lead – I think adrenaline took over. My ankle is pretty sore but this is always good medicine, winning.”
After starting in the third position on Saturday night, Sweet, in his SurePoint Medical/SureTest Supplies car, battled polesitter Bill Balog, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Cody Darrah and Joey Saldana. Sweet fell back to fourth when the green flag flew. After getting around Saldana for third, Sweet took the second place position on lap 20. On lap 24 he got his opportunity to get around the leader, Balog, on the backstretch heading into turn three. After taking over the top spot, Sweet held on to it through cautions and lapped traffic. He ultimately led 17 of 40 laps.
“We can tear up a race car and come back the next night with a car that’s even better – that says a lot about our team,” Sweet said.
This was Sweet’s fifth win of the season and the seventh of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career. He is currently sixth in the championship standings, 300 points out of the lead.
Schatz maintains a 64 point lead over Pittman in the race for the championship. Paul McMahan remains in third, 78 points out of the lead, while fourth place Joey Saldana is 102 points out of the lead.
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. hosts the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Sunday evening. After a stop at Huset’s Speedway on Wednesday, July 2, the Outlaws travel south to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Boothill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix on July 4 and 5.