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Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway The Arizona sunshine awaits the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this weekend, as they will contest the Cactus Classic at...

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway

The Arizona sunshine awaits the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this weekend, as they will contest the Cactus Classic at the famed Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix on Saturday, March 1. With three events in the books this season, Craig Dollansky is the current series championship point leader by 10 markers over Jason Meyers. Both drivers have finished in the Top-Five of all three races thus far in 2008.

Dollansky is one of just four drivers that finished in the Top-10 in both events at Manzanita last season, along with two-time defending series champion Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana and Justin Henderson. Schatz was victorious last season at the track, as was 2001 series champion Danny Lasoski.

Of the 20 drivers currently competing full-time with the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, 18 of them competed at the half-mile last year. Kraig Kinser driving for Tony Stewart Racing will make his first start at the track since 2005, while Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award contender Lucas Wolfe will make his first career start at the famed track on March 1.

There have been 10 drivers that have reach Victory Lane with the series at the track dating back to 1978 led by 20-time champion Steve Kinser who has nine A-Feature wins at the half-mile. Five drivers that have won an A-Feature event with the series at the track will be in action on March 1.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Lucas Wolf