Series to debut in Brainerd in October

World of Outlaws to Make Debut at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on October 3 Brainerd, MN-- June 16, 2008--The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make their debut at North Central Speedway in Brainerd,...

World of Outlaws to Make Debut at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on October 3

Brainerd, MN-- June 16, 2008--The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make their debut at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota on Friday, October 3 as part of a doubleheader weekend in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," with a stop at Princeton Speedway the following night.

North Central Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile, and will be the fourth track that the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be making their inaugural visit to this season.

Craig Dollansky, who hails from Elk River, Minnesota has turned some hot laps at the track before and is excited to for the World of Outlaws to compete at another track in his home state.

"It's a very racy track and is going to produce some great racing up there," said Dollansky. "They had the World of Outlaws late models a couple years ago and it is a very nice facility. It's also a very beautiful part of the country up there in Minnesota. We're looking forward to going there."

North Central Speedway ran its first 410-sprint car race in 1973 and has only run two 410- sprint car races since then, with one being last season. Track owner Cliff Sasker along with the staff at the track led by Track Manager Peggy Jensen are busy preparing to host both the World of Outlaws and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this season. Rick Eckert won with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at North Central Speedway in 2006.

"We are very excited to have the World of Outlaws coming," said Sasker. "We'll have both the sprints and the World of Outlaws Late Models here this year and we are very proud of that. The sprint race will be the biggest event that we have ever had and we are expecting to have the largest crowd we have ever had for that race."

Dollansky has three wins during his career in the state of Minnesota, including a sweep of the Princeton National in 2004 at Princeton Speedway. He has won four times this season with the World of Outlaws, including the last two events at Eagle Raceway and Huset's Speedway and currently has 25 career A-Feature wins with the series. He is third in points as he chases his first career World of Outlaws title and would like nothing more than to pick up another win in his home state. He and his wife Julie will again be promoting the event at Princeton Speedway this season.

"It's nice to have two venues only an hour and a half apart and hopefully a lot of people can get to both events having Brainerd on Friday and Princeton on Saturday," noted Dollansky. "They'll see great racing both nights."

Sasker is excited for the speed and action that the fans will see when an 850-horsepower World of Outlaws machine takes to the 3/8-mile. He is also thrilled that the fans will have a chance to see 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, along with two-time defending series champion Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, fan favorite Jac Haudenschild and California native Jason Meyers who has five win this year, along with the rest of the drivers that are currently following the World of Outlaws full-time.

"The fans up here are real big sprint car fans," noted Sasker. "Craig (Dollansky) is very well known and that will create some added excitement. We can't wait."

For more information on North Central Speedway visit: www.racencs.net/ and for tickets call (218)-829-2231.

-credit: woo

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana