Joey Saldana Was Up At The Creek

087 (photo courtesy Leon Hammack)

Last Saturday night Joey Saldana won The Clash at The Creek Presented By Sprint For a Cure at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.  With this win, Saldana remains undefeated at The Creek, after winning last year’s inaugural event on the spectacularly manicured 3/8 high banked race track.  He has now won 13 events on the 2010 World of Outlaws tour, and has logged a total of 72 A Main wins in his sprint car career.

Saldana was out front for each of the four double file restarts in the red #9 Budweiser Maxim on Saturday night. He chose the low line to restart on each of the first two and then moved to the high side of the track on the final pair of restarts. Each time he quickly jumped to a lead in turn one. The race began with him setting the pace from the pole position, with the first caution of the night flying before that lap was in the books, leading to a complete restart.

Meyers ended up second aboard the #14 GLR Investments KPC sprinter to remain on top of the World of Outlaws standings. The native of Clovis (and a suburb of WOMR’s hometown of Fresno), California began the night by turning in the second fastest lap in time trials to earn four bonus points in the series standings. He lined up fifth in the main event and got around Chad Kemenah for fourth on the opening lap. He then worked on Donny Schatz, moving into third on the fourth lap. Just one circuit later on a restart, Meyers took second from Kerry Madsen.

Steve Kinser, driving  the #11 Bass Pro Sports Maxim, who is currently third in points as he chases his record 21st series title, lined up 14th on Saturday night and powered his way to a third-place finish, snagging the final podium spot from his teammate Donny Schatz in the late going.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Tony Stewart owned Eldora Speedway in Ohio, followed by the Commonwealth Clash at the historic Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept. 25.

See you at the dirt tracks!


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