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Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Hollywood Hill Speedway San Felipe Pueblo, NM-- October 8, 2008--With the season winding down, the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes their final trip of...

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Preview: Hollywood Hill Speedway

San Felipe Pueblo, NM-- October 8, 2008--With the season winding down, the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes their final trip of season west, beginning this weekend with a return to Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico for the first time since 2003. The series has competed a total of seven times at the semi-banked 3/8-mile dating back to 2002. Full racing programs will be in store on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12.

Three drivers currently competing full-time with the series have raced in all seven of those events, led by 20-time series champion Steve Kinser who has won every single race the World of Outlaws have contested at Hollywood Hills Speedway. Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana have also made seven starts at the track.

Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion looks to extend his winning streak at Hollywood Hills Speedway to eight races. He has won a total of seven times at the track in A-Feature events and preliminary features during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. He won his first race in the state of New Mexico in 1978. He has 11 career wins in 15 starts in the state. The native of Bloomington, Indiana has won six times this season and is currently fourth in points, just eight points out of third.

Schatz, the two-time defending series champion, also has made seven starts at Hollywood Hills Speedway in his career. He has five Top-10 finishes at the state-of-the art facility, including a podium finish in his last start there in 2003. The North Dakota native leads the World of Outlaws with 15 A-Feature wins this season as he closes in on his third consecutive series title. He has 54 Top-10 finishes in 57 A-Feature events in 2008.

Jason Meyers, who is currently second in points, finished seventh in his only start at Hollywood Hills in 2003. He most recently raced in New Mexico in 2006, finishing second. He has won a total of nine races this season, with eight of those being A-Feature contests. He currently leads the series with 44 Top-Five finishes this season as he chases his first series title. The California native also tops the leader board in fast time honors in qualifying, as well as laps led.

Joey Saldana has five Top-10 finishes in his career at Hollywood Hills Speedway. The second generation driver is currently third in the World of Outlaws championship standings and has won five times. He has 42 Top-10 finishes, with 30 of those being Top-Fives. He has won twice this season on 3/8-mile tracks.

Craig Dollansky, who is fifth in points, will miss the event as he continues to recover from a compound fracture to his right arm sustained at Eldora Speedway on September 19.

Jac Haudenschild, who has won four times this season, has five career Top-10 finishes at Hollywood Hills Speedway. He finished third and sixth in his most recent two starts at the track in 2003. He is currently sixth in points on the strength of 43 Top-10 finishes.

Kerry Madsen, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will be making his debut in the state of New Mexico this weekend. The native of St. Mary's, NSW, Australia is seventh in points this season and has racked up 35 Top-10 finishes as he closes in on his first win of the season.

Chad Kemenah, who was the 2006 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, has raced twice in his career in New Mexico with the All Star Circuit of Champions and finished second and seventh in those events. He is currently eighth in points on the strength of 35 Top-10 finishes, just 12 markers behind Kerry Madsen as they battle for the seventh spot in the standings.

Terry McCarl will be making his debut at Hollywood Hills this weekend. He has two career starts in the state of New Mexico, with those coming in 1996 and 1999. He recently won his first race of the season and has picked up seven consecutive Top-10 finishes, including three straight Top-Fives. He has been one of the most consistent drivers over the last month and a half.

Daryn Pittman has competed in five events at Hollywood Hills Speedway in his career. The native of Owasso, Oklahoma has won four times this season, including on a 3/8-mile track at Wilmot Speedway in Wisconsin. He is currently 10th in points.

Kraig Kinser, the 2004 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, finished third in his last visit to Hollywood Hills in 2003. He won his second race of the season last weekend at North Central Speedway in Minnesota and recently moved into the 11th spot in points, on the strength of 17 Top-10 finishes.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., who continues his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws, has competed twice in his career at Hollywood Hills. He recently won his first Crane Cams Dash of the season to earn a pole position. He has 16 Top-10 finishes this season as he chases his first career World of Outlaws win.

Jason Sides has three Top-Five finishes in three career start at the track, including a runner-up finish. He made all three of those starts in 2003. He has 16 Top-10 finishes this season as he closes in on his first win of the campaign.

Tony Bruce Jr. and Chad Hillier, who both continue their second full seasons with the World of Outlaws, will be making their debuts at Hollywood Hills. Bruce won earlier this season on a 3/8-

mile track at 34 Raceway in Iowa, while Hillier has five Top-10 finishes as he continues his sophomore season on the road.

Lucas Wolfe, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, this season has raced once in New Mexico during his career. He has eight Top-10 finishes this season including a runner-up finish last Friday night at North Central Speedway in Minnesota.

Paul McMahan finished eighth in his only start at Hollywood Hills in 2003. The veteran driver has 16 Top-10 finishes this season as he looks for his first win behind the wheel of the familiar No. 6 for car owner Lonnie Parsons.

Brooke Tatnell, who continues to fill in for the injured Craig Dollansky has two career starts at Hollywood Hills Speedway and won one of those and finished second in the other back in 2004 with the NCRA (National Championship Racing Association). He has a couple of Top-10 finishes this season filling in for Dollansky.

What to look for at Hollywood Hills Speedway:

*Steve Kinser is undefeated at the semi-banked 3/8-mile, taking the checkered flag first in all seven of the previous World of Outlaws races at the track, with four of those being A-Feature wins and three preliminary feature victories. He currently has 549 career A-Feature wins, including 11 in the state of New Mexico.

*Donny Schatz, who is closing in on his third consecutive World of Outlaws title has competed seven times in his career at Hollywood Hills Speedway, picking up five Top-10 finishes He leads the series with 15 wins this season.

*Joey Saldana has also competed in all seven World of Outlaws events at the track, picking up five Top-10 finishes as well. He has won five times this season.

*Jason Meyers continues to chase his first series title and is 123 points behind Donny Schatz with seven races remaining. He has one career Top-10 finish at Hollywood Hills Speedway. He currently leads the series in laps led, fast time honors in qualifying and Top-Five finishes.

*Jason Sides has three Top-Five finishes in the same number of starts in his career at Hollywood Hills. He was second in his most recent start at the track.

*Brooke Tatnell, who is filling in for the injured Craig Dollansky won in 2004 at Hollywood Hills with the NCRA (National Championship Racing Association).

*Kraig Kinser, who recently won his second race of the season, finished third in his last start at Hollywood Hills Speedway and has been one of the most consistent drivers over the course of the last month.

*Terry McCarl who has seven straight Top-10 finishes including a win at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York will make his debut at Hollywood Hills this weekend. The six-time Knoxville Raceway track champion has competed twice in his career in New Mexico.

By the Numbers- Hollywood Hills Speedway:

0.375-Miles around Hollywood Hills Speedway

1- Driver that has won with the World of Outlaws at Hollywood Hills Speedway

2- Nights of racing at Hollywood Hills Speedway this weekend for the World of Outlaws

3-Drivers that have competed in all seven of the World of Outlaws events at the track: Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz

5- Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws that will be making their first visit to Hollywood Hills

7- Wins for Steve Kinser at the track; Events contested by the series at the track, including preliminary features

9- Drivers that have won on 3/8-mile tracks with the series this season with the World of Outlaws

11- Track records that have been set in time trials this season

14-Drivers that have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws this season

16- Drivers that have been quickest in time trials this season

17- Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws

19- Events contested on 3/8-mile tracks this season by the World of Outlaws

23- Drivers that have led laps in feature racing competition in 2008

57- A-Feature events contest by the series through October 4

123- Points that separate Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers at the top of the World of Outlaws standings with seven races remaining

377- Laps led by Jason Meyers this season to lead the series

1387- Miles from Princeton Speedway in Minnesota where the World of Outlaws raced on October 4 to Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico

2002- Year the World of Outlaws first raced at Hollywood Hills Speedway

2003-Year the World of Outlaws last raced at Hollywood Hills Speedway

317,385- Dollars earned by Donny Schatz this season to lead the series

Tickets: On Saturday, October 11 at Hollywood Hills Speedway, tickets in the lower grandstands will be $30, with tickets for the upper grandstands, $35. Tickets for children ages 3-12 will be $15. For ticket information visit: www.hollywoodhillsspeedway.com.

On Sunday, October 12 at Hollywood Hills Speedway, tickets in the lower grandstands will be $30, with tickets for the upper grandstands, $35. Tickets for children ages 3-12 will be $15. For ticket information visit: www.hollywoodhillsspeedway.com.

Next Up: The World of Outlaws final visit of the season to California for an event at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville on Friday, October 17 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on Saturday, October 18.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Lucas Wolf , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.