The third annual World of Outlaws World Finals kicked off on Thursday night with a record 137 cars taking the track for hot laps and twin qualifying sessions for Friday and Saturday's heat races at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The special three-night event brings the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series together to end their seasons.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, N.D., topped the 57-car sprint car field in both the first and second time trial sessions. Currently leading the Sprint Car Series point standings, he posted a lap of 13.794 seconds in the first round of qualifying. In the second session Schatz posted a lap of 13.770 seconds.

Qualifying times from the first session set the heat race lineups for Friday night while the second session determined the starting order for Saturday night's heat races.

Jason Sides was second fastest in the first session followed by Dale Blaney, Steve Kinser and Craig Dollansky. In the second sprint car session, Kinser was second with Ed Lynch Jr., Danny Lasoski and Sides rounding out the top five.

With 80 late models posting times, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., was fastest in the first round of qualifying with a lap of 16.185 seconds. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., posted the quickest lap in the second session at 15.912 seconds.

Bloomquist was second fastest in the first late model session, followed by Dan Schlieper, Jimmy Owens and Chris Madden. In the second session Rick Eckert, Greg Satterlee, Chris Ferguson and Lanigan rounded out the top five.

The World Finals continue Friday and Saturday nights with full slates of racing for both divisions. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 6:20 p.m. Tickets are just $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. They can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.

The results:
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
First Qualifying Session: 1. Donny Schatz, 13.794 seconds; 2. Jason Sides, 13.837; 3. Dale Blaney, 13.861; 4. Steve Kinser, 13.869; 5. Craig Dollansky, 13.903; 6. Cale Conley, 13.915; 7. Fred Rahmer, 13.941; 8. Greg Hodnett, 13.956; 9. Bob Felmlee, 13.958; 10. Jason Meyers, 13.984; 11. Terry McCarl, 14.036; 12. Cody Darrah, 14.052; 13. Ed Lynch Jr., 14.059; 14. Jeremy Campbell, 14.070; 15. Brian Montieth, 14.086; 16. Danny Lasoski, 14.095; 17. Ben Gregg, 14.126; 18. Joey Saldana, 14.139; 19. Justin Henderson, 14.180; 20. Doug Dodson, 14.201; 21. Tim Shaffer, 14.230; 22. Kraig Kinser, 14.237; 23. Jac Haudenschild, 14.262; 24. Lance Dewease, 14.269; 25. Brian Ellenberger, 14.276; 26. Daryn Pittman, 14.305; 27. Lucas Wolfe, 14.311; 28. Brad Sweet, 14.315; 29. Mark Smith, 14.343; 30. Curt Michael, 14.368; 31. Brandon Wimmer, 14.374; 32. Brook Tatnell, 14.397; 33. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 14.398; 34. Chad Layton, 14.401; 35. Jessica Zemken, 14.411; 36. Chad Kemenah, 14.441; 37. Chris Shirek, 14.445; 38. Don Droud Jr., 14.473; 39. Tim Kaeding, 14.479; 40. Zach Zimmerly, 14.523; 41. Keith Baxter, 14.545; 42. Craig Folmar, 14.564; 43. Glenn Styres, 14.621; 44. Adam Wilt, 14.650; 45. Bob Howard, 14.725; 46. Robbie Stillwaggon, 14.759; 47. Todd Kane, 14.792; 48. Josh Weller, 14.813; 49. Kris Spitz, 14.874; 50. John Smith, 14.881; 51. Danny Holtgraver, 14.934; 52. Kramer Williamson, 14.941; 53. Kory Crabtree, 15.086; 54. Brad Wickham, 15.151; 55. Kyle Pruitt, 15.390; 56. Mark Cole, 15.407; 57. Todd Zinn, 15.730.

Second Qualifying Session: 1. Donny Schatz, 13.770 seconds; 2. Steve Kinser, 13.859; 3. Ed Lynch Jr., 13.883; 4. Danny Lasoski, 13.883; 5. Jason Sides, 13.922; 6. Cale Conley, 13.955; 7. Dale Blaney, 13.960; 8. Greg Hodnett, 13.970; 9. Terry McCarl, 13.990; 10. Fred Rahmer, 14.075; 11. Joey Saldana, 14.093; 12. Jason Meyers, 14.102; 13. Cody Darrah, 14.126; 14. Craig Dollansky, 14.132; 15. Brandon Wimmer, 14.139; 16. Bob Felmlee, 14.156; 17. Zach Zimmerly, 14.184; 18. Brad Sweet, 14.187; 19. Jessica Zemken, 14.203; 20. Don Droud Jr., 14.207; 21. Lucas Wolfe, 14.210; 22. Mark Smith, 14.210; 23. Doug Dodson, 14.214; 24. Todd Kane, 14.217; 25. Tim Shaffer, 14.255; 26. Jeremy Campbell, 14.268; 27. Curt Michael, 14.271; 28. Brian Montieth, 14.285; 29. Chad Kemenah, 14.326; 30. Lance Dewease, 14.334; 31. Daryn Pittman, 14.354; 32. Keith Baxter, 14.361; 33. Kraig Kinser, 14.362; 34. Justin Henderson, 14.384; 35. Ben Gregg, 14.427; 36. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 14.436; 37. Adam Wilt, 14.489; 38. Brook Tatnell, 14.492; 39. Tim Kaeding, 14.518; 40. Craig Folmar, 14.548; 41. Chris Shirek, 14.615; 42. Jac Haudenschild, 14.624; 43. Kramer Williamson, 14.644; 44. Kory Crabtree, 14.669; 45. Brian Ellenberger, 14.686; 46. Chad Layton, 14.726; 47. Danny Holtgraver, 14.785; 48. Robbie Stillwaggon, 14.794; 49. Bob Howard, 14.865; 50. Brad Wickham, 14.884; 51. Glenn Styres, 14.897; 52. Josh Weller, 14.919; 53. Kris Spitz, 15.375; 54. Kyle Pruitt, 15.602; 55. Todd Zinn, 15.858; 56. Mark Cole, 16.232.

World of Outlaws Late Models
First Qualifying Session: 1. Darrell Lanigan, 16.185 seconds; 2. Scott Bloomquist, 16.214; 3. Dan Schlieper, 16.309; 4. Jimmy Owens, 16.340; 5. Chris Madden, 16.344; 6. Dale McDowell, 16.358; 7. Steve Francis, 16.359; 8. Adam Hensel, 16.369; 9. Austin Dillon, 16.380; 10. Eric Wells, 16.398; 11. Earl Pearson Jr., 16.399; 12. Shane Clanton, 16.407; 13. Josh Richards, 16.417; 14. Greg Satterlee, 16.466; 15. Jeep Van Wormer, 16.480; 16. Shannon Babb, 16.482; 17. Tim McCreadie, 16.488; 18. Rick Eckert, 16.497; 19. Jeremy Miller, 16.504; 20. Mike Knight, 16.507; 21. Clint Smith, 16.508; 22. Tim Dohm, 16.541; 23. Steve Shaver, 16.542; 24. Brady Smith, 16.556; 25. Tim Fuller, 16.577; 26. Tommy Kerr, 16.582; 27. John Blankenship, 16.594; 28. Brad Neat, 16.597; 29. Austin Hubbard, 16.604; 30. Eddie Carrier Jr., 16.618; 31. Brian Birkhofer, 16.624; 32. Russell King, 16.633; 33. Randy Korte, 16.634; 34. Ricky Weeks, 16.636, 35. Brian Ruhlman, 16.637; 36. Chris Ferguson, 16.644; 37. Randle Chupp, 16.649; 38. Jordan Bland, 16.679; 39. Mike Gault, 16.691; 40. Eric Jacobsen, 16.697; 41. Matt Lux, 16.717; 42. Vic Coffey, 16.728; 43. Ricky Elliott, 16.766; 44. Jason Feger, 16.772; 45. Jared Landers, 16.782; 46. Jerry Rice, 16.784; 47. Devin Friese, 16.786; 48. Will Vaught, 16.796; 49. Donnie Moran, 16.799; 50. Johnny Pursley, 16.804; 51. Jeff Rine, 16.815; 52. Bo Feathers, 16.819; 53. Ray Cook, 16.820; 54. Brent Robinson, 16.828; 55. Kenny Schrader, 16.835; 56. Dan Stone, 16.838; 57. Tyler Reddick, 16.843; 58. John Bare, 16.871; 59. Dennis Franklin, 16.889; 60. Walker Arthur, 16.909; 61. Chad Ruhlman, 16.916; 62. Cruz Pedregon, 16.926; 63. Larry Blankenship, 16.965; 64. Jeremy Faircloth, 17.037; 65. Jim Yoder, 17.041; 66. Petey Ivey, 17.072; 67. Rick Briggs, 17.137; 68. Ben Faircloth, 17.159; 69. Bob Gordon, 17.254; 70. Dustin Mitchell, 17.262; 71. Doug Horton, 17.272; 72. Trey Martin, 17.320; 73. Justin Labonte, 17.369; 74. Chuck Harper, 17.402; 75. DJ Wells, 17.588; 76. Spencer Liggon, 17.707; 77. Chad Hollenbeck, 17.887; 78. Al Shawver Jr.,18.038; 79. John Winge, 18.068; 80. Dustin Hapka, no time.

Second Qualifying Session: 1. Scott Bloomquist, 15.912 seconds; 2. Rick Eckert, 16.185; 3. Greg Satterlee, 16.231; 4. Chris Ferguson, 16.317; 5. Darrell Lanigan, 16.335; 6. Shane Clanton, 16.363; 7. Tim McCreadie, 16.365; 8. Jimmy Owens, 16.368; 9. Clint Smith, 16.385; 10. Earl Pearson Jr., 16.398; 11. Dan Schlieper, 16.423; 12. Shannon Babb, 16.470; 13. Chris Madden, 16.478; 14. Eric Wells, 16.479; 15. Jeremy Faircloth, 16.483; 16. Eddie Carrier Jr., 16.493; 17. Dale McDowell, 16.498; 18. Tommy Kerr, 16.500; 19. Eric Jacobsen, 16.501; 20. Josh Richards, 16.502; 21. Brady Smith, 16.519; 22. Steve Francis, 16.525; 23. Tim Fuller, 16.537; 24. Steve Shaver, 16.562; 25. Tyler Reddick, 16.577; 26. Jordan Bland, 16.578; 27. John Blankenship, 16.610; 28. Rick Briggs, 16.638; 29. Johnny Pursley, 16.647; 30. Mike Knight, 16.660; 31. Dennis Franklin, 16.676; 32. Vic Coffey, 16.678; 33. Jeep Van Wormer, 16.700; 34. Matt Lux, 16.715; 35. Russell King, 16.718; 36. Brad Neat, 16.725; 37. Austin Dillon, 16.727; 38. Jeremy Miller, 16.754; 39. Dan Stone, 16.760; 40. Petey Ivey, 16.783; 41. Brian Birkhofer, 16.803; 42. Jason Feger, 16.815; 43. Randle Chupp, 16.816; 44. Mike Gault, 16.818; 45. Austin Hubbard, 16.833; 46. Ricky Weeks, 16.841; 47. Randy Korte, 16.860; 48. Will Vaught, 16.869; 49. Tim Dohm, 16.889; 50. Kenny Schrader, 16.895; 51. DJ Wells, 16.895; 52. John Bare, 16.903; 53. Ray Cook, 16.917; 54. Jared Landers, 16.917; 55. Jerry Rice, 16.921; 56. Larry Blankenship, 16.941; 57. Donnie Moran, 16.957; 58. Brent Robinson, 16.960; 59. Devin Friese, 16.989; 60. Chad Ruhlman, 17.036; 61. Justin Labonte, 17.048; 62. Ben Faircloth, 17.055; 63. Ricky Elliott, 17.062; 64. Brian Ruhlman, 17.080; 65. Jeff Rine, 17.086; 66. Adam Hensel, 17.090; 67. Bo Feathers, 17.168; 68. Doug Horton, 17.266; 69. Chuck Harper, 17.272; 70. Jim Yoder, 17.308; 71. Bob Gordon, 17.312; 72. Walker Arthur, 17.349; 73. Al Shawver Jr., 17.422; 74. Spencer Liggon, 17.571; 75. Dustin Mitchell, 17.657; 76. Cruz Pedregon, 17.792; 77. Trey Martin, 17.876; 78. Chad Hollenbeck, 17.991; 79. John Winge, 18.284; 80. Dustin Hapka, no time.