Countdown to Las Vegas 2009-02-15

Countdown to the World of Outlaws Return to Las Vegas: 11 Days Concord, NC-- February 15, 2009--The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, February 26. The series has competed at...

Countdown to the World of Outlaws Return to Las Vegas: 11 Days

Concord, NC-- February 15, 2009--The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, February 26. The series has competed at the half-mile in 11 different seasons dating back to 1996. For 11 consecutive days the events from each of those years will be highlighted in chronological order, beginning with the series inaugural trip to half-mile on November 6, 1996.

Mark Kinser wrapped up his 1996 championship season in style, winning in the series debut at the state-of-the-art facility. The Indiana native took the lead from three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell on the front straightaway on the 27th lap and would lead the final four circuits of the 30-lap contest. Kinser began the night by setting a new track record of 14.092 seconds in time trials with a very stout 44-car field in attendance. It marked the 42nd time he was quickest in qualifying during his championship campaign.

Current World of Outlaws drivers that competed in the series inaugural race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway included: Swindell, who finished second, 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who was third, along with Jac Haudenschild who was eighth. Also in action was Donny Schatz, the now three-time and defending series champion, as well as Danny Lasoski, the 2001 title winner. Craig Dollansky, who would go on to claim a World of Outlaws Gumout Series championship in 2000 also competed in the event.

For Mark Kinser it was the 27th A-Feature win of the 1996 season en route to his first of two World of Outlaws titles. The World of Outlaws have contested 22 A-Feature events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with nine different drivers picking up wins in those races.

For tickets for the World of Outlaws return to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, February 26 visit www.lvms.com or call 1-800-644-4444.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Jac Haudenschild