World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: City of Lawrenceburg Sprint Nationals Norman, OK -- April 19, 2006 WHAT Craig Dollansky aims to make it two in a row when the World of Outlaws takes on the All Star Circuit of Champions Friday on ...
World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: City of Lawrenceburg Sprint
Norman, OK -- April 19, 2006
Craig Dollansky aims to make it two in a row when the World of Outlaws takes on the All Star Circuit of Champions Friday on the opening night of racing in the City of Lawrenceburg Sprint Nationals at quarter-mile Lawrenceburg Speedway near Cincinnati. The event itself, which also includes a USAC event Saturday, launches on Thursday with a huge party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown Lawrenceburg, where Dollansky's and Terry McCarl's cars will represent the World of Outlaws. After 8 p.m., the party will shift to Competition Karting's nearby indoor go-kart facility and eventually to Hoosier Wings & Rings sports bar and grill. The $51,600 event on Friday will be preceded at 4:30 p.m. by an autograph session featuring Mean 15 racers Dollansky, Daryn Pittman, Jeremy Campbell, Brian Carlson and Jason Martin, who will be making his 2006 series debut after completing his recovery from an injury sustained in a race before the World of Outlaws season started.
On Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a party will take over Walnut Street in Downtown Lawrenceburg, with Craig Dollansky's Karavan Trailers Maxim and Terry McCarl's Big Game Treestands Eagle among the featured cars on display. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Voice of the Outlaws Johnny Gibson will join USAC counterpart Kimb Stewart to broadcast live on 99.3 FM from the party. At 8 p.m., the party will move to the Competition Indoor go-kart facility next to Lawrenceburg Speedway for racing among drivers and fans. At 9 p.m., Hoosier Wings and Rings sports bar and grill will open as Fan Central for the entire weekend, with food and drink specials throughout the City of Lawrenceburg Nationals. The on-track action heats up on Friday at Lawrenceburg Speedway for the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions event with pit gates opening at 2 p.m., grandstands at 4 p.m., autographs at 4:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. The event continues on Saturday with a USAC wingless sprint car event where among the competitors will be Mean 15 driver Jeremy Campbell, who finished third in his first wingless event last week.
Lawrenceburg Speedway is 1½ miles west of I-275 on U.S. State Route 50.
At Lawrenceburg Speedway, Rows H to U are adult $33, child 0-12 yrs. $15. -- Rows A to G are adult $30, child 6-12 yrs $15 and kids 0-5 are free. -- General Admission seats include Turn 1 bleachers and back chute are $28 for adults, $15 for children 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. A Pit Combo features a ticket of choice plus a $35 pit pass (must be purchased in advance). -- Pit Passes for competitors include the driver plus four crew member per car at $25 per person. A spectator pit pass is $40. For more information, contact SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.
The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. (ET) on April 12 all the action from the opening night of World of Outlaws action at Eldora Speedway. The finale from Eldora Speedway will air on April 19 followed April 26 by the action from Tri-State Speedway. The Outdoor Channel is available nationwide through the DISH Network (Channel 153) and DIRECTV (Channel 606). Through a special partnership with Sterling Commerce Group, World of Outlaws fans can receive 120 channels of satellite programming on the DISH Network, including The Outdoor Channel, free Starz premium channels, free equipment and installation, a $100 rebate and a $30 gift certificate for World of Outlaws merchandise by calling 1-800-951-9380 or logging onto www.outlawdishdeal.com to sign up. Even better, when you're at a World of Outlaws event, simply stop by the World of Outlaws merchandise trailer to sign up.
Jac Haudenschild will join Dirt Nation with hosts Doc Lehman and Dave Seay on Monday, April 24, for a segment airing between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern. To listen to Dirt Nation online, go to www.dirtnation.net/ or in the Hampton, Va., area tune into WLRT FOX 1490 AM.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Lawrenceburg Speedway is a semi-banked, quarter-mile oval. Mean 15 racer Terry McCarl shattered the track record on Aug. 3, 2005, when he set an AMB i.t.-timed single-lap record of 10.058 seconds.
NEWS & NOTES
On the Web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site at www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint includes driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. There also are links to the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Media Guide, the Official Rulebook and the 2006 DIRT MotorSports Membership form.
Increased competition: With 30 cars signing in Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., the World of Outlaws have had a total car count of 442 cars over the first 11 race nights this season, an average of 40 competitors per event. Through the first 10 stateside races of the 2005 season, the World of Outlaws had a total car count of 388 cars for an average of 35 competitors per event.
Tickets on sale: Tickets are on sale for many of the upcoming World of Outlaws events, and fans are encouraged to check out the race track's Web sites for details. SLS Promotions is gearing up to promote several races beginning with the April 21 City of Lawrenceburg Sprint Car Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws and the All Star Circuit of Champions Winged Challenge at legendary Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. -- Tickets also are available for the inaugural Missouri High-Bank Nationals presented by Weld Wheels May 5 at the ultrafast U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where Mean 15 racer Terry McCarl owns the astonishing single-lap record of 9.91 seconds on the 3/8-mile clay oval. -- The next night, Saturday, May 6, the crew travels down to C. Ray Hall's historic 81 Speedway for the Third Annual Wichita Twister Showdown, won last year by Mean 15 racer Daryn Pittman. Tickets are available for this popular Kansas event thru SLS or by calling the track direct at 316-755-1781. -- Tickets for the two-day Duel In The Dakotas, run in conjunction with the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo, N.D., also are on sale. The June 16-17 Duel will be tri-sanctioned with the All Stars and NOSA adding their stars and cars to the field for an incredibly competitive event that SLS is truly proud to be part of this in 2006. -- Also, seats are now available to the PolyDome Princeton Nationals on July 28-29 at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn. -- To purchase tickets to these events, contact SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central or go to www.slspromotions for more information.
Supporting Knoxville: Before the World of Outlaws roll into the pits on April 29 at Knoxville Raceway, several drivers will be around the region to meet-and-greet fans. Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl, who also will be bringing his No. 24 Big Game Treestands Eagle, will be among the racers signing autographs from noon to 2 p.m. on April 29 at South Ridge Mall in Des Moines. -- In addition to the mall signing on April 29, Justin Henderson's Jolt Energy Gum/Race Girl Schnee will be at the Kum & Go station next to Knoxville Raceway during the day. The following day, April 30, fans can follow the World of Outlaws as the series rolls north to Brandon, S.D., for its first of two events this season at Huset's Speedway.
Fast times: U.S. 36 Raceway already is one of the fastest tracks around. A 3/8-mile oval, Terry McCarl owns the track record of 9.91 seconds. Now, at the Missouri High-Banked Nationals presented by Weld Wheels on May 5, there's an extra incentive to be extra fast. Cox Design & Metal Fabrication in Altoona, Iowa, is putting up $500 to the fast qualifier during the World of Outlaws inaugural appearance at Mike Frank's Osborn, Mo., facility. In addition, Bruce and Debbie Cox are putting up another $500 if that driver breaks McCarl's record. Advance reserve tickets are available for this highly anticipated race by calling SLS Promotions between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central at 815-344-2023 or by stopping by in person at nearby St. Joe Harley-Davidson. Current U.S. 36 Raceway record holder Terry McCarl will be at St. Joe Harley-Davidson on Thursday, May 4. Then on May 5 fans can be part of the "Harley Ride" to the track that leaves from St. Joe Harley-Davidson on race day. U.S. 36 Raceway is just a few short miles west of I-35 on U.S. 36 in Osborn, Mo.
The $50,000 Challenge: World of Outlaws races at Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway normally are quite competitive, but wait until a $50,000 bonus is on the line. The winner of the May 19 Commonwealth Clash will have the option to start from the rear of the A-main the following night, May 20, at Sharon Speedway. If that driver can win the 40-lap event at Sharon, a bonus of $50,000 will be added to the winner's $10,000 check. A driver who wins both events and The $50,000 Challenge will pocket $70,000 -- a nice way to warm up for the Month of Money.
Back in action: Mean 15 racer Jason Martin spent Wednesday testing his NOS Energy Drink/Mafia Motorsports Maxim in Indiana in preparation for his return to action on Friday at Lawrenceburg Speedway for the first time as a touring member of the World of Outlaws. Martin, of Liberal, Kan., sustained a neck injury in a scary crash at East Bay Raceway Park in the final event before the season-opening Winternationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Brian Brown drove the car at Volusia with Rob Chaney taking over beginning at Manzanita Speedway and delivering a top-five on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Still, Martin has been extremely eager to climb back into his family-owned car to start accumulating points in the battle for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.
Quarter masters: Saturday night's event at Tri-State Speedway was the World of Outlaws first event this season on a quarter-mile oval. Craig Dollansky will aim to repeat his quarter-mile success on Friday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.
Primetime racers: The Outdoor Channel broadcasts World of Outlaws action at 8 p.m. (ET) on Wednesdays, with rebroadcasts at 1 a.m. (ET) Fridays and 1 p.m. (ET) Saturdays. The Outdoor Channel is available nationwide through the DISH Network (Channel 153) and DIRECTV (Channel 606). For more information on The Outdoor Channel, go to www.theoutdoorchannel.com. Through a special partnership with Sterling Commerce Group, World of Outlaws fans can receive 120 channels of satellite programming on the DISH Network, including The Outdoor Channel, free Starz premium channels, free equipment and installation, a $100 rebate and a $30 gift certificate for World of Outlaws merchandise by calling 1-800-951-9380 or logging onto www.outlawdishdeal.com to sign up. Even better, when you're at a World of Outlaws event, simply stop by the World of Outlaws merchandise trailer to sign up.
The Mean 15: The impressive 2006 edition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series' Mean 15 racers includes Becca Anderson (No. 19 Woodring Racing JEI), Jeremy Campbell (No. 10c America's Best Values Inn/G-Force Racing Gear Maxim), Brian Carlson (No. 18 Lincoln Electric Maxim), Craig Dollansky (No. 7 Karavan Trailers Maxim), Randy Hannagan (No. 1x Terry Hannagan Racing Maxim), Jac Haudenschild (No. 35 Wright One Construction Maxim), Justin Henderson (No. D1 Jolt Energy Gum/Race Girl Schnee powered by Hollywood Racing Engines), Dion Hindi (No. 11D RealTruck.com J&J), Chad Kemenah (No. 15K UUI Underground Utilities Eagle), Jason Martin (No. 36 NOS Energy Drink/Mafia Motorsports Maxim), Terry McCarl (No. 24 Big Game Treestands/Clean-O.com/Bosma Poultry/AmeriCash Advance.com Eagle), Daryn Pittman (No. 21 Titan Garages & Carports Maxim), Joey Saldana (No. 9 Central Merchant Services/Curb Records/Dodge Mopar-powered JEI), Donny Schatz (No. 15 ParkerStore J&J), Brooke Tatnell (No. 8 Castrol/Steel Dreams/Garlic Jim's Pizza Eagle). In addition, competitive Indiana racer Bill Rose (No. 6 Bill Rose Maxim) also has signed on to compete with the Outlaws at each event in 2006.
The World of Outlaws close out April with events on April 29 at historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and April 30 at entertaining Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., near Sioux Falls. The schedule picks up on May 5 with the highly anticipated Missouri High Bank Nationals presented by Weld Wheels at U.S. 36 Raceway followed May 6 by the Third Annual Wichita Twister Showdown at 81 Speedway. The series then heads toward its first East Coast Swing with events May 12 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and May 13 at K-C Raceway in Waverly, Ohio.