30th Anniversary "catching up with..." 2008-05-13

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws 30th Anniversary Celebration: Catching Up With Bobby Allen Concord, NC-- May 13, 2008-- As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series celebration, a number of...

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws 30th Anniversary Celebration: Catching Up With Bobby Allen

Concord, NC-- May 13, 2008-- As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series celebration, a number of different individual involved in the inaugural season of 1978 will be highlighted over the course of the 2008 campaign in a series entitled "Catching up with."

Drivers, car owners, promoters and crew members who were instrumental in helping the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series become what it is today will also stop by a number of races and tracks throughout the season, to visit with fans and share their memories of the 1978 season, as they traveled from coast-to-coast with the newly formed series.

This week, Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allen will be featured. During his career with the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Allen earned 25 A-Feature wins at 16 different tracks. He won a career-best five events with the series in 1982 and again in 1986. He finished in the Top-10 with the series in championship points in eight different seasons, despite never really focusing on the points, picking and choosing which events he would compete at, in true Outlaw fashion.

The biggest win of Allen's career came in the 1990 Knoxville Nationals, when he won the most famed event in sprint car racing over three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell. The upset win is still one of the most talked about in the history of the Knoxville Nationals. He also won the 1986 Eldora Nationals, along with countless races in the Central Pennsylvania area.

Allen was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa in 1998

and finished his career with over 275 wins from coast-to-coast. He began racing winged super-modifieds in the early 1960's and won his first sprint car race in 1964 at Medley Stadium in Florida. His last sprint car win came at Sharon Speedway in Ohio in 1998. He won track championships at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania in 1967, as well as 1969 and 1970. He also won the track title at Susquehanna Speedway in 1969, as well as the MOSS (Midwest Outlaw Sprint Series) title in 1980.

To view the entire "Catching up with Bobby Allen" feature which contains an interview, as well as a number of photos from his career, visit: www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/history.aspx and click on the picture of Allen. Also recently added was a 30th Anniversary Media Gallery which contains photos and videos. To view the 30th Anniversary Media Gallery visit: www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/Media/30th_Anniversary_Sprints/Media.aspx.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
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