Stewart Scores First Outlaws Victory

Tony Stewart

The win came in Stewart's eighth career World of Outlaws A-Feature start. (Photo: Frank Smith)

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Tony Stewart added another milestone win to his already impressive racing resume on Wednesday night.

Stewart scored his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory at Ohsweken Speedway in front of a huge crowd at the Canadian track south of Hamilton, Ontario. The win came in his eighth career A-Feature start.

After starting the main event from the third position, Stewart passed Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne, on Lap 9 and went on to lead the final 21 laps en route to taking the checkered flag ahead of Sammy Swindell.

Photo: Dave Franks“Wow, this is big,” Stewart said. “I saw Sammy dive below me once and that was one too many. We had such an awesome car tonight and I still just can’t believe we won this thing."

Stewart is no stranger to the World of Outlaws. He’s won three championships as a car owner in the series to go with his driving titles in the NASCAR Cup ranks and the IndyCar Series. However, for a native of Indiana who as a kid idolized legendary World of Outlaws racers like Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang, winning with the Outlaws fulfills a dream.

"I grew up watching a lot of these guys like Kinser and Wolfgang," Stewart said. "My career path didn’t take me into a lot of winged sprint car racing but it’s certainly something I enjoy. This just isn’t something that Kasey (Kahne) and I do for the heck of it. We’re passionate about putting together great teams and winning races.”

Swindell, who tried to chase down Stewart in the end, recorded his 15th top five of the season.

“Tony was really good tonight,” said Swindell, a four-time winner this season. “I had to follow him getting through (Turns) 3 and 4 but I was able to get through 1 and 2 better. I got to him a couple of times just to let him know I was there. I just wasn’t able to get past him. Momentum was key here tonight and if someone broke your momentum, it took forever to get it back.”

Chad Kemenah looked strong early, setting the pace in qualifying, but his car developed a mechanical issue before the start of the dash. Mechanical woes also affected Craig Dollansky as his car experienced trouble right after the traditional World of Outlaws four-wide parade lap.

Series points leader Jason Meyers raced his way to a third-place finish and extended his points lead over Donny Schatz to 24 markers. Early front runner Sweet, who continues to fill in for injured Joey Saldana, faded to fourth with three-time Ohsweken Speedway winner Jason Sides rounding out the top five.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its Canadian tour with events on Friday at Brockville Ontario Speedway and Saturday Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec.

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