World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The 1/3-mile Short Track Nationals Eagle, NE -- Sept. 14, 2005 WHAT The World of Outlaws Sprint Series swings Friday and Saturday into O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the 1/3-mile...
World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The 1/3-mile Short Track
Eagle, NE -- Sept. 14, 2005
The World of Outlaws Sprint Series swings Friday and Saturday into O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the 1/3-mile Short Track Nationals.
O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway is east of Lincoln, Neb. From I-80, take exit 420, then travel 11 miles south on SR 63.
* On Friday, the front gate opens at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m., time trials at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.
* On Saturday, the front gate opens at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m., time trials at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.
* On Friday, adults are $30, young adults (6-13) are $10 and children under five are free. (1 Child under 5 will be admitted FREE with an Adult Ticket. 1 Child per 1 Adult Ticket. Additional Children will be at $10 per Child).
* On Saturday, adults are $30, young adults (6-13) are $10 and children under five are free. (1 Child under 5 will be admitted FREE with an Adult Ticket. 1 Child per 1 Adult Ticket. Additional Children will be at $10 per Child).
* There also is a two-day package available if purchased by 4 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15). Adults are $55, Youth (6-13) are $15, and kids 5 and under are free (one with each adult ticket package, additional children's 2-day packages will be $15 each).
* Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 402-484-7704 or 402-420-RACE. There is a $5 handling fee on all credit card orders.
ABOUT THE TRACKS
* O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway is a high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. Joey Saldana established the single-lap record of 11.124 seconds on Sept. 20, 2002, and Paul McMahan matched it on Sept. 19, 2003.
* The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 21 the Gold Cup Race of Champions from Silver Dollar Speedway and on Sept. 28 the 1/3-mile Short Track Nationals from O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway.
NEWS & NOTES
* On the Web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site is overhauled and now alive at www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint. Among the features are updated driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Links to the media kit and official rulebook also can be found at the bottom of the home page.
* Parade of Haulers: The O'Reilly Auto Parts Eagle Raceway just east of Lincoln, Neb., and Lincoln's Speedway Motors will host a private luncheon for World of Outlaws teams and tour of the famous Smith Collection of antique cars and automotive memorabilia Friday afternoon. Following the tour, the haulers will travel down Lincoln's "O" street on their way to Eagle Raceway. The luncheon and tour is for World of Outlaws teams only and is not open to the public. The Smith Collection Museum hosts the world's largest collection of antique racing engines and sprint and Indy car memorabilia. Tours are by appointment only and the Smith Museum is treasured by racing historians. After the tour, the Outlaw teams will leave around 2:15 p.m. in succession from Speedway Motors in the Parade of Haulers where the wildly painted rigs will travel down Lincoln's Sun Valley Boulevard and head east down "O" Street to Eagle Raceway.
* 1/3-miles: I-55 Raceway is a 1/3-mile oval. The series has raced nine times this season on a track that size, including preliminaries, with five different winners. Chad Kemenah earned the first World of Outlaws victory by winning July 9 at I-55 Raceway. Steve Kinser won twice at Eagle Raceway and at Grandview Speedway, Tim Shaffer captured A-mains May 6 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and Feb. 25 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Craig Dollansky won at July 6 at Powercom Park and Feb. 26 at Bakersfield Speedway near Bakersfield, Calif. On April 2, Kraig Kinser won at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo.
* Victory parade: Daryn Pittman's victory Tuesday night at Rocky Mountain National Speedway was his third of the season.
* Steve Kinser leads the series with 18 A-feature victories in addition to five preliminary wins.
* There have been 17 different A-feature winners this season. Including preliminary events, 22 different drivers have visited Victory Lane.
* Kraig Kinser captured the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 14 for his sixth A-feature victory of the season. He also has a preliminary feature win at Las Vegas.
* Donny Schatz's victory on Sept. 4 at Calistoga Speedway was his sixth of the season.
* Jason Meyers earned his fourth win of the season July 2 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.
* Tim Shaffer's victory July 19 in the Silver Cup was his third of the season, going with wins Lake Ozark Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. Craig Dollansky has two A-feature victories and three preliminary feature wins.
* Brian Paulus won June 28 at Huset's Speedway for his second victory of the season, and picked up a preliminary feature win in the following race at Red River Valley Speedway.
* Brooke Tatnell has two A-feature victories, winning at Cedar Lake and Fulton speedways, as well as a preliminary feature win at Princeton Speedway.
* Sammy Swindell won his second A-feature of the season June 4 at Eldora Speedway. Swindell also has a preliminary feature win April 8 at Eldora and Aug. 14 at Knoxville Raceway in the Nationals' non-qualifiers event.
* Danny Lasoski won Aug. 30 at Cottage Grove Speedway and has three preliminary feature wins.
* Fred Rahmer won the Summer Nationals crown July 23 and picked up a preliminary feature win in the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 10.
* Single-event winners include Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5 at Eldora Speedway, Stevie Smith July 13 at Attica Raceway Park, Tim Kaeding June 11 at Sheboygan County Fair Park, Chad Kemenah July 9 at I-55 Raceway, and Jeff Shepard Feb. 11 at Volusia Speedway Park.
* In preliminary features, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart have each won once.
* Preliminary winners: Drivers who have raced to victory in preliminary features this season include (in alphabetical order) Craig Dollansky three times (Manzanita/Williams Grove/Silver Dollar), Jason Johnson once (Williams Grove), Kraig Kinser once (Las Vegas), Steve Kinser five times (Eagle/Billings/Elma/Calistoga/Silver Dollar), Danny Lasoski three times (Australia/Knoxville/Calistoga), Kerry Madsen once (Australia), Paul McMahan once (Williams Grove), Brian Paulus once (Red River Valley), Fred Rahmer once (Knoxville), Joey Saldana once (Lernerville), Shane Stewart once (Knoxville), Brooke Tatnell once (Princeton), Sammy Swindell twice (Eldora/Knoxville).
* The Mean 15: The impressive 2005 edition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series' Mean 15 racers includes Craig Dollansky (No. 7 owned by Karavan Motorsports), Jac Haudenschild (No. 83 owned by Dennis Roth), Kraig Kinser (No. 11k owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Steve Kinser (No. 11 owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Danny Lasoski (No. 20 owned by Tony Stewart Motorsports), Paul McMahan (No. 11h owned by David Helm), Jason Meyers (No. 14 owned by the Elite Racing Team), Brian Paulus (No. 28 owned by P&P Motorsports), Daryn Pittman (No. 21 owned by Titan Racing), Joey Saldana (No. 2 owned by Woodward Racing), Donny Schatz (No. 15 owned by Schatz Motorsports), Tim Shaffer (No. 6 owned by Parsons Motorsports), Jason Sides (No. 7s owned by Sides Motorsports), Brooke Tatnell (No. 8 owned by Rush Racing), and Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing).
* On tour, too: Several other drivers have committed to running the bulk of the schedule with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2005 with hopes of earning a spot in a future Mean 15: Terry McCarl, who has won the past six 410 sprint championships at Knoxville Raceway; Shane Stewart, who is battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title; Jason Solwold, a former track champion at Skagit Speedway who also is chasing top rookie honors; Sammy Swindell, a sprint car legend and three-time Outlaws champion, who has two A-feature victories this year; and Kevin Swindell, 16, who became the youngest driver to finish in the top 10 with the Outlaws when finished sixth in the feature at Parramatta City Raceway in January.
* After the 1/3-mile Short Track Nationals at Eagle Raceway, the Outlaws invade Jackson Speedway on Sept. 23 in Jackson, Minn., then return Sept. 5 to Powercom Park in Beaver Dam, Wis., and compete Sept. 27 at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio.