Sammy Swindell, Scott Bloomquist shatter Bristol track records

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 24, 2000) - Pennzoil World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell blistered Bristol Motor Speedway's track record with an unofficial lap of 13.60 seconds, 141.088 mph, in Wednesday night's dirt track testing for the ...

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 24, 2000) - Pennzoil World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell blistered Bristol Motor Speedway's track record with an unofficial lap of 13.60 seconds, 141.088 mph, in Wednesday night's dirt track testing for the Channellock Challenge at Bristol.

Swindell's lap was was a second-and-a-half quicker than Steve Park's track record (15.184 seconds, 126.370 mph) set in Food City 500 qualifying this past spring.

Hav-A-Tampa Series driver Scott Bloomquist drove a lap with an average speed of 121.443 mph, almost two mph faster than HAT's all-time speed record.

Swindell was one of four Outlaws drivers that included Steve Kinser, who turned laps around 14.15 seconds, 135.604 mph. Bloomquist was one of more than a dozen late model drivers that tested Wednesday night.

Said Bloomquist, "I'd sneaked a peak at some pictures of this place with the dirt on it, but there's no way to get the perspective of this place without being here. No matter what kind of auto racing fan you are - NASCAR, Indy Car, late model, sprint or whatever - this is something every race fan has got to come see."

Swindell said, "This is certainly the fastest place I've ever been to, and I'd love to see it filled up. There's a lot of new things that will come into play at this track. It's so wide and there's so much room to race. And as big as it is, drafting's going to come into play. I can't wait for this one."

Tickets are on sale for the Living Air 100 Hav-A-Tampa race (June 2-3) and the Channellock Challenge at Bristol Pennzoil World of Outlaws race (June 9-10) by calling 423.764-1161.

Bristol Motor Speedway, a .533-mile high-banked oval, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the U.S. SMI owns and operates the following premiere facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, Sears Point Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. SMI also provides event food, beverage and souvenir merchandising services through its Finish Line Events subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.

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Series Stock car , World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Park , Scott Bloomquist , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell