Series Syracuse news 2009-09-28

Steve Kinser Returns to Syracuse For Special World of Outlaws 'King of the Mile' Exhibition WEEDSPORT, N.Y. -- September 28, 2009 -- It's one of the most historic racing venues in the country. For one week -- one Super DIRT Week -- it welcomes...

Steve Kinser Returns to Syracuse For Special World of Outlaws 'King of the Mile' Exhibition

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. -- September 28, 2009 -- It's one of the most historic racing venues in the country. For one week -- one Super DIRT Week -- it welcomes more than 120,000 fans, more than 1,000 campers, and nearly 500 competitors. It's the New York State Fairgrounds, and this year count four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series superstars among the list of competitors in a special four-lap exhibition that returns winged Sprint Cars to Syracuse for the first time since 1995.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has a storied history at Syracuse, with some of the biggest names in racing earning victories at the Mile, including Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Doug Wolfgang, Dave Blaney and Billy Pauch. Kinser was the last World of Outlaws winner at the Moody Mile. He'll return on Friday, Oct. 9, and take on three of his World of Outlaws competitors, including championship contender Jason Meyers, to decide the King of the Mile.

"I always enjoyed running the miles and I had a lot of success at Syracuse," said Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion and a five-time winner at Syracuse. "I have a lot of great memories of that Mile. The best race was when me and Jac Haudenschild went back and forth several times through traffic at crazy speeds, that was a lot of fun. This event should be great for the fans."

The event will be a sneak preview of the World of Outlaws New Yorker 25 on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y. With only nine points separating three-time champion Donny Schatz and Meyers, and only another 29 points to Joey Saldana, every race is critical to the overall championship as the season winds down to the World Finals Nov. 5-7 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"The King of the Mile will be a great opportunity for the Super DIRT Week fans at the New York State Fairgrounds to get up close to the World of Outlaws drivers and cars during the day on Friday, pick up a couple autographs and see these cars four wide on the Moody Mile," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "Steve Kinser is the sport's icon and has been one of the most successful drivers at Syracuse, so having him return to show a new generation of fans what Sprint Cars can do on the Mile will be one of the most exciting history lessons they'll ever see."

Make sure to reserve your seats as soon as possible for the King of the Mile showdown Oct. 9 at the New York State Fairgrounds as well as the World of Outlaws New Yorker 25 and the Big Block Modified "Win and You're In" event on Oct. 10 at Rolling Wheels Raceway. Call 315-834-6606 or visit www.superdirtweekonline.com for more information.

-credit: WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Brian Carter , Jac Haudenschild