Sprint Bandits COMP TNT Lakeside Finale preview

O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams TNT Title on the Line Tonight at Lakeside KANSAS CITY, Kan. (August 19, 2006) -- The big money is on the line tonight as the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams Tour 'N Topless series wraps up five consecutive ...

O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams TNT Title on the Line Tonight at Lakeside

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (August 19, 2006) -- The big money is on the line tonight as the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams Tour 'N Topless series wraps up five consecutive nights of racing with Lakeside Speedway's Ron Shuman Classic.

Tonight's feature offers up $10,000 to the winner, with another $7,350 doled out to the top five point earners over the week. The O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams TNT Midwest Swing champion will walk away with an extra $2,500, with the balance of the top five receiving $1,500 (second), $1,250 (third), $1,100 (fourth) and $1,000 (fifth). The championship battle is a true dogfight with Mitchell, Indiana's Dickie Gaines holding a slight six-point lead over both Jesse Hockett (Warsaw, MO) and Cory Kruseman (Ventura, CA), who are tied for second.JJust four more points back in fourth is Mat Neely (Robinson, IL).J J Tied for fifth entering tonight's finale, just 24 points out of the lead, are a pair of Indiana drivers, Jon Stanbrough and Shane Hollingsworth. Thus far, four different drivers have graced O'Reilly Sprint Bandits TNT victory lane this week. Robert Ballou kicked off the week with a win at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway on Tuesday, with Hockett prevailing at 81 Speedway in Wichita on Wednesday. Gaines found victory lane at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO, on Thursday, with Kruseman taking the honors in Friday's Lakeside Speedway card in Kansas City, KS. Tonight's racing action at Lakeside Speedway gets under way at 7:30 p.m. The semi-banked, 0x00bd-mile Lakeside Speedway dirt oval is located in Kansas City, KS, off I-435 Exit 18, then one mile northwest on State Road 5. For more information, contact the track at 913-299-2040 or check www.lakesidespeedway.net.

-credit: lw

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Series Sprint
Drivers Cory Kruseman , Jon Stanbrough , Jesse Hockett