30th Anniversary "catching up with..." 2008-09-18

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30th Anniversary Celebration: Catching up with Jimmy Boyd Concord, NC-- September 18, 2008-- As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car ...

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30th Anniversary Celebration: Catching up with Jimmy Boyd

Concord, NC-- September 18, 2008-- As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series celebration, a number of different individual involved in the inaugural season of 1978 will be highlighted over the course of the 2008 campaign in a series entitled "Catching up with."

Drivers, car owners, promoters and crew members who were instrumental in helping the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series become what it is today will also stop by a number of races and tracks throughout the season, to visit with fans and share their memories of the 1978 season, as they traveled from coast-to-coast with the newly formed series.

This week, Jimmy Boyd, the winner of the inaugural Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on March 18, 1978 will be featured.

Boyd wound up competing in nine World of Outlaws events during the inaugural 1978 campaign, picking up Top-10 finishes in seven of those races, including a fourth-place performance in World of Outlaws debut at Eldora Speedway on April 16, which was the second stop of the season for the series. He went to Eldora as the series championship point leader.

Boyd would finish third at West Capital Raceway in his home state of California later that season with the World of Outlaws, and scored back-to-back fourth place runs at the Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Washington. He wrapped the season up with Top-10 finishes at Manzanita Speedway in the Western World and in the Pacific Coast Open at Ascot Park Speedway, both in non-wing World of Outlaws events, which were common during the series first couple seasons.

Over the next few years, Boyd would compete in a handful of World of Outlaws races, mainly on the West Coast, recording strong runs in the first Gold Cup Race of Champions held at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico in 1980. He also ran strong with the series at Baylands Raceway Park in Fremont, California.

To view the entire "Catching up with Jimmy Boyd" feature which contains an interview, as well as a number of photos from his career, visit: www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/history.aspx and click on the photo of Boyd.

Also part of the 30th Anniversary celebration is a Media Gallery which contains photos and videos. To view the 30th Anniversary Media Gallery visit: www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint/Media/30th_Anniversary_Sprints/Media.aspx.

-credit: woo

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