World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: U.S. 36 Raceway, 81 Speedway and Huset's Speedway Norman, OK -- May 3, 2006 WHAT * After three consecutive events postponed by April showers, the Mean 15 drivers turn the calendar to May for three ...
World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: U.S. 36 Raceway, 81 Speedway and Huset's Speedway
Norman, OK -- May 3, 2006
* After three consecutive events postponed by April showers, the Mean 15 drivers turn the calendar to May for three consecutive nights of racing at three different tracks in the Midwest -- and the forecast looks great. On Friday, the World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades incredibly fast U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., for the inaugural Missouri High-Banked Nationals Presented By Weld Wheels followed Saturday by the Third Annual Wichita Twister Showdown at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., and Sunday by Huset's Speedway's 2006 season opener in Brandon, S.D., which was postponed by rain from this past Sunday.
* On Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway and Saturday at 81 Speedway, pit gates open at 2 p.m., grandstands 4 p.m. with on-track action beginning by 6:30 p.m.
* On Sunday at Huset's Speedway, gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
* To get to U.S. 36 Raceway from Interstate 35 take U.S. 36 West about 7 miles and turn north on State Route 33. Look for the sign on the right at about 500 feet.
* 81 Speedway is north of Wichita in Park City, Kan., on Interstate 135 at Exit 16, then 0.7 miles west on 77th.
* Huset's Speedway is between Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brandon, S.D. on Highway 11. Take Interstate 90 East of Sioux Falls to Exit 406, then travel three miles south on SR 11.
* For ticket information to the events at U.S. 36 Raceway and 81 Speedway, go to www.slspromotions.com or call 815-344-2023.
* At Huset's Speedway, adults are $30 while juniors (8-14) are $5. For more information, go to www.husets-speedway.com or call 605-582-3536.
* With three consecutive events postponed by rain, The Outdoor Channel adjusted its schedule the next several weeks. The Missouri High-Banked Nationals Presented By Weld Wheels will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on May 10 with the Wichita Twister Showdown airing at 8 p.m. Eastern on May 17 on The Outdoor Channel, which 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.
* Mean 15 racer Daryn Pittman will join Dirt Nation with hosts Doc Lehman and Dave Seay on Monday, May 8, for a segment at 8:10 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 TRACKS
* U.S. 36 Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. The corners have 21 degrees of banking and the straights are banked 10 degrees. Terry McCarl owns the incredible single-lap record at the high-speed track of 9.96 seconds.
* 81 Speedway is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval where the single lap record is 13.395 seconds.
* Huset's Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. Terry McCarl established the track record of 10.426 seconds on Aug. 17, 2002.
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.
* Adjusting schedules: The World of Outlaws rescheduled the past three events that were postponed by rain. First up is Sunday's event at Huset's Speedway, which was washed out last Sunday. -- The April 21 City of Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Sprint Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws and the All Star Circuit of Champions will be run on July 7. -- Budweiser Night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, postponed this past Saturday, will now be run on Oct. 7, marking the first time since 1995 that the World of Outlaws raced at Knoxville after the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in August. It also is Knoxville's 2006 season-ending event.
* Tickets on sale: Tickets are on sale for many of the upcoming World of Outlaws events, and fans are encouraged to check out each race track's Web sites for details. SLS Promotions is gearing up to promote several races, including the June 1 event at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and June 4 at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., both events that will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and the All Star Circuit of Champions. -- 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 SLS-promoted event. -- Seats also are available for 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.
* 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 9.96 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 Debi 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 benefiting the Abby Lou Foundation 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.
* Buckeye Battles: The World of Outlaws Sprint Series will invade central Ohio for back-to-back nights May 12-13 at two of the raciest tracks around, Attica Raceway Park and K-C Raceway. On Friday, May 12, the Outlaws return to Attica Raceway Park where in 2005 the regional racers dominated an event captured by Stevie Smith. This time around, the Mean 15 racers come into Attica for an event presented by Kistler Engines fully aware they'll be in for a fight on the 1/3-mile oval. For more information on the Attica event, go to www.atticaracewaypark.com. -- The following night, May 13, the World of Outlaws competitors head to Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Ohio Challenge where Donny Schatz is aiming to defend his victory on Jim Nier's incredibly high-speed, high-banked 3/8-mile K-C Raceway oval. The action last fall when the World of Outlaws competed at K-C Raceway was fast and furious as Schatz held off Terry McCarl on a night with 40 410-sprint cars in the pits. In fact, Brock Mayes shattered the track record that night when he circled the raceway in 10.915 seconds at 123.683 mph. For more information, go to www.kc-raceway.com.
* Invading Posse Country: On Tuesday, May 16, the NAPA Auto Parts/COMDIAL Telephone Communications Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway is host to the World of Outlaws. Without a doubt, these are the fastest sprint cars in the country with the nation's best sprint car drivers and they'll invade the Berks County 1/3-mile high-banked oval about 10 miles north of Pottstown, Pa., for their traditional mid-week stop and a 35-lap event worth $10,000 to the winner. The World of Outlaws Sprint Series has dominated every World of Outlaws event at Grandview Speedway, shutting out the PA Posse locals, but weekly rivals Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett and Mark Smith are planning to gang up on the invaders this year. Dewease owns 10 wins at Grandview, Rahmer is an eight-time winner and Hodnett owns four Grandview 410 sprint wins. In addition, the popular wingless ARDC Midgets also will be on the race card to complete a thrilling night of action. Adult tickets are $30, Children 6-11 are $10 and children under the age of 6 will be admitted free. To purchase advance tickets, please make a check or money order payable to: Grandview Speedway and mail your payment to: Thunder Series 2006, 129 Mill Pond Place, Langhorne, PA 19047. Please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope and your tickets will be mailed to you. Advance Ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4 p.m. with General Admission tickets going on sale at 4:30 p.m. Warm-ups are scheduled for 7 p.m. with time trial qualifying getting underway at 7:30 p.m. In the event of rain, Wednesday, May 17, will be the rain date. There also will be an autograph session with several World of Outlaws racers at 4:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
* 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.
* Groovin' to the Grove: The World of Outlaws Sprint Series is nearing its first appearance of the 2006 season at Williams Grove Speedway where the Mean 15 racers take on the Pennsylvania Posse May 26-27 at the intimidating half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa. For tickets or more information, call 717-697-5000 or go to www.williamsgrove.com.
* 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/SniperTuning 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/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 Race Outfitters/Garlic Jim's Pizza/Castrol/Steel Dreams/EZ Rider Cafe 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.
* Following this incredibly busy weekend, the World of Outlaws Sprint Series begins its first Eastern Swing with events May 12 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and the Ohio Challenge II on May 13 at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The series then rolls into Pennsylvania Posse Country for the first time in 2006 for Thunder on the Hill May 16 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. before heading to Western Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Clash on May 19 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., that sets the stage for the $50,000 Challenge on May 20 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.