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World of Outlaws Rush to Black Hills Speedway The World of Outlaws will compete for the second year in-a-row in the shadows of Mount Rushmore in Rapid City, South Dakota on Monday, June 25 at Black Hills Speedway. This will be the series only...

World of Outlaws Rush to Black Hills Speedway

The World of Outlaws will compete for the second year in-a-row in the shadows of Mount Rushmore in Rapid City, South Dakota on Monday, June 25 at Black Hills Speedway. This will be the series only visit of the season to the 3/8-mile and just one of two races in the state of South Dakota.

Last season Donny Schatz won at the track after waging an epic battle with Jac Haudenschild for most of the race. Schatz made a daring three-wide pass in traffic on lap 25 to get around Haudenschild on the low side of the track. The two staged an entertaining battle for the next few laps, until Haudenschild jumped the cushion in turn two negotiating lapped cars.

Schatz the reigning World of Outlaws champion enters the event on top of the point standings again on the strength of seven A-Feature win through June 22. The native of Fargo, North Dakota has been a model of consistency this season finishing the Top-10 in 31 of the first 34 events contested. He also leads the series with five wins in the Crane Cams Dash to earn the same number of pole positions, as well as setting quick time in time trials on three occasions.

Joey Saldana finished sixth at Black Hills Speedway last season in his first year driving for NASCAR star Kasey Kahne. The 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year is currently second in championship points as he continues to battle Schatz for his first series title. Saldana, entered action on June 23 with seven A-Feature wins, which was tied for the series lead. He leads the series with six fast time honors, and also has won the Crane Cams Dash twice to earn two pole positions.

Danny Lasoski heads to Rapid City third in points. He won his third race of the season last week at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois. He earned his 25th Top-10 finish of the season in the opener of the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22. The 2001 series champion has also won the Crane Cams Dash three times this season.

Daryn Pittman finished third last season at Black Hills Speedway. The native of Owasso, Oklahoma began action on June 23, just a few points behind Lasoski for the third spot in the standings. In the first 34 events of the season, Pittman earned 24 Top-10 finishes, including wins at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida and Riverside International Speedway in Arkansas.

Jason Meyers won his third A-Feature of the season on Friday night at Dodge City. He also has won Eldora Speedway and U.S. 36 Raceway in Missouri this season. He headed into action on June 23 in the midst of a nine-race streak of Top-10 finishes, as he attempts to match an earlier season mark that saw him finish in the Top-10, 12 straight times. He is fifth in points with 24 Top-10 finishes.

Steve Kinser is the winningest driver with the World of Outlaws at Black Hills Speedway with three A-Feature wins. He won for the first time at the track in 1983, in the series inaugural visit to the 3/8-mile track. He last won there in 1987. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion has seven A-Feature wins through the first 34 events of the season. He is sixth in points with 21 Top-10 finishes.

Craig Dollansky finished in the Top-10 last season at Black Hills Speedway, after turning the quickest lap in time trials. The native of Elk River, Minnesota earned his 12th Top-Five finish of the season on the opening night of the Boot Hill Showdown on June 22. The former World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion welcomed veteran crew chief and car owner Mike Woodring to his team a number of weeks ago and the pair continues to build on a solid foundation. They are seventh in points heading into action on June 23.

Paul McMahan will make his first visit to Black Hills Speedway on Monday, as he continues his second season driving for two-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart. He earned his eighth Top-Five finish of the season on the opening night of the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City, and is solidly in the Top-10 in points.

Jason Solwold finished fourth at Black Hills Speedway last season. The native of Mt. Vernon, Washington began action on June 23 with 19 Top-10 finishes, with seven of those being in the Top-Five, including on the opening night of the Boot Hill Showdown.

Tim Shaffer used a strong run on the first night at Dodge City to move into the 10th spot in points. The 1999 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year has 15 Top-10 finishes in 35 events, with nine of those being in the Top-Five.

Jac Haudenschild was ninth last season at Black Hills. He began the second night at Dodge City just one point behind Shaffer for the 10th spot, on the strength of 13 Top-10

finishes.

Terry McCarl won a heat race at Black Hills Speedway last season and ran strong in the A-Feature. He won his first World of Outlaws event on June 16 at Knoxville Raceway and followed that up with a win the following night in weekly competition at Huset's Speedway in South Dakota.

Jason Sides, the 2003 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year will make his first trip to Black Hills Speedway on Monday night. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee has 11 Top-10 finishes on the season with four of those being in the Top-Five.

Randy Hannagan finished fifth at the track last season after winning the fourth heat. He finished a season-best second last week at Knoxville Raceway, after leading the first 18 laps of the A-Feature.

Kerry Madsen will make his first visit to the 3/8-mile track as the current leader in the battle for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He won his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature event on the second night of the season in Florida.

Justin Henderson won a heat race and ran strong in the feature last season at Black Hills Speedway which is in his home state. The native of Sioux Falls, has seven Top-10 finishes this season.

Chad Kemenah, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year made his first trip to Black Hills Speedway last season. He began competition on June 23 solidly in the Top-20 in points.

Jeremy Campbell was seventh last season in his first visit to the track. The second-year driver from Michigan began action on June 23 with four Top-10 finishes to his credit in 2007.

Chad Hillier of Washington continues to remain in the Top-20 in World of Outlaws points, in his rookie season with the series, as does fellow first-year competitor Zach Chappell of Oklahoma.

Also in action on Monday night at Black Hills Speedway will be: Jason Martin of Kansas, veteran Dion Hindi of New Mexico who was eighth last season at the track, Brooke Tatnell who finished second last season, and veteran Brian Carlson of Indiana.

Tony Bruce Jr. of Kansas and Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Texas who are competing for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award will also be in attendance.

On Monday, June 25 at Black Hills Speedway adult tickets can be purchased in advance for $34 or $40 at the gate the day of the race. Tickets for children ages 9-12 will be just $15, with kids 8-under admitted free. For ticket information call (605)341-0752 or toll free at 1-800-727-2411.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brian Carlson , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.