Blaney becomes first "big" winner by taking King's Royal

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws 2000 season has reached the appropriately named "month of money", and Dale Blaney became the ninth driver to be crowned "king" by taking the King's Royal title at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH on Saturday. ...

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws 2000 season has reached the appropriately named "month of money", and Dale Blaney became the ninth driver to be crowned "king" by taking the King's Royal title at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH on Saturday. The King's Royal was a culmination of three night of racing at the world's fastest half-mile dirt oval. Johnny Herrera dominated Thursday's race leading all 25 laps, and Sammy Swindell conquered "the Big E" on Friday night with Blaney having an impressive run coming from 12th starting position to within a car length of Swindell at the flagstand. Saturday's 17th Annual King's Royal kicked off the month of money, and Blaney was running second in the 40-lap race when early leader Mark Kinser had a flat right-rear tire. Blaney took over the post and held off a hard-charging Steve Kinser to claim his first King's Royal crown. The Outlaws will make their final appearance at Knoxville Raceway, prior to the Amoco Knoxville Nationals, on Wednesday. On Friday, the Outlaws will compete at State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, MO before finishing the week with a race at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Johnny Herrera