WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT SERIES AT A GLANCE: Huset's Speedway Brandon, SD -- June 27, 2005 WHAT The World of Outlaws Sprint Series swings Tuesday to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for a one-night event. WHERE Huset's Speedway is between...
WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT SERIES AT A GLANCE: Huset's Speedway
Brandon, SD -- June 27, 2005
The World of Outlaws Sprint Series swings Tuesday to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for a one-night event.
Huset's Speedway is between Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brandon, S.D. on Highway 11. Take Interstate 90 East of Sioux Falls to Exit 406, the travel three miles south on SR 11.
Gates open at 5 p.m., time trials are slated for 7:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.
Adults are $30, juniors 14 and under are $5.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Huset's Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. Terry McCarl established the track record of 10.426 seconds on Aug. 17, 2002.
* All of the action from the recently concluded Eagle Nationals will air at 8 p.m. (ET) on July 6 on The Outdoor Channel. The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. (ET) on June 29 the race from I-96 Speedway that was run on June 11, followed July 6 by the Eagle Nationals that were run June 17-18.
NEWS & NOTES
* On the Web: The Official World of Outlaws Sprint Series Web site is overhauled and now alive at www.dirtmotorsports.com/sprint. Among the features are updated driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.
* Saldana returning at Fargo: Joey Saldana, who was injured in a three-car crash during a heat race June 17 at Eagle Raceway, is expected to return to action July 1 in the preliminary feature of the Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. Saldana, who had a concussion that resulted in spells of dizziness, has vastly improved and should be fully ready to compete Friday night.
* Knoxville in review: When the skies opened up on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, where teams were going through time trials for the finale to the World of Outlaws Mediacom Shoot-Out, it forced the A-feature to be canceled. Therefore, the results from Friday night's preliminary feature stand as official results for the entire event. In making that change, it also alters the points and purse structure. Drivers' points and earnings were changed to reflect that Friday night's race was a full feature. Kraig Kinser is credited with his fourth A-feature win of the year and since he led the most laps he also earned 154 points in the championship race and $10,000 for the winner's take.
* Huset's leader: Mark Kinser has won more World of Outlaws races at Huset's Speedway than any other driver. He has earned nine victories while Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell each have six wins.
* Measuring up: The race Tuesday at Huset's Speedway is on a 3/8-mile oval. The series has raced six times this season on tracks that size, at Pike County Speedway, Houston Raceway Park, Batesville Speedway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway and Sharon Speedway. Steve Kinser held off Brooke Tatnell to win at Pike County, Donny Schatz edged Steve Kinser at Houston, Kraig Kinser dominated at Batesville, Steve Kinser snuck past Jason Meyers late at Outlaw, Daryn Pittman cruised to victory at 81 Speedway, and Jason Meyers outlasted the field at Sharon on a night when several top contenders ran into various trouble.
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* Looking back: Sammy Swindell led all 35 laps for the sixth victory in his career at Huset's Speedway when the series raced there last season. Swindell was the 15th different driver to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Series main event in 2004.
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* Victory parade: Kraig Kinser captured the preliminary feature Friday night at Knoxville Raceway, and after Saturday's main event was canceled by a downpour accompanied by high winds and lightning, his victory will stand as his fourth A-feature win of the season. He also has a preliminary feature win at Las Vegas. Steve Kinser leads the way with 12 victories, most recently winning June 18 at Eagle Raceway in the 22nd Annual Eagle Nationals. Jason Meyers earned his third win of the season June 22 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Donny Schatz also has three A-feature victories, at Parramatta, Las Vegas and Houston. Tim Shaffer picked up his second win of the season May 6 at Lake Ozark Speedway. Sammy Swindell won his second A-feature victory of the season June 4 at Eldora Speedway. Swindell also has a preliminary feature win April 8 at Eldora. Tim Kaeding became the 11th different winner this season when he earned his first World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory of the season June 11 at Sheboygan County Fair Park. Brian Paulus raced to a victory June 1 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Daryn Pittman was the winner April 23 at 81 Speedway in Wichita. Craig Dollansky has won a feature and a preliminary, while Jeff Shepard won a feature at Volusia Speedway Park. In Preliminary Features, Danny Lasoski has won twice and Joey Saldana has won once.
* The Mean 15: The impressive 2005 edition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series' Mean 15 racers includes Craig Dollansky (No. 7 owned by Karavan Motorsports), Tim Kaeding (No. 83 owned by Dennis Roth), Kraig Kinser (No. 11k owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Steve Kinser (No. 11 owned by Steve Kinser Racing), Danny Lasoski (No. 20 owned by Tony Stewart Motorsports), Paul McMahan (No. 11h owned by David Helm), Jason Meyers (No. 14 owned by the Elite Racing Team), Brian Paulus (No. 28 owned by Pender Motorsports), Daryn Pittman (No. 21 owned by Titan Racing), Joey Saldana (No. 2 owned by Woodward Racing), Donny Schatz (No. 15 owned by Schatz Motorsports), Tim Shaffer (No. 6 owned by Parsons Motorsports), Jason Sides (No. 7s owned by Sides Motorsports), Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing), and the No. 35 Rick Wright-owned car now being driven by Travis Rilat, who set quick time May 7 at Tri-City Speedway.
* On tour, too: Several other drivers have committed to running the bulk of the schedule with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2005 with hopes of earning a spot in a future Mean 15: Australian Brooke Tatnell is back in the series with Rush Racing. Terry McCarl, who has won the past six 410 sprint championships at Knoxville Raceway. Shane Stewart, who is battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title. Jason Solwold, who has three top-fives and has been running with the series since Volusia Speedway Park. Sammy Swindell, a sprint car legend and three-time Outlaws champion, who has two A-feature victories this year. Kevin Swindell, 16, who became the youngest driver to finish in the top 10 with the Outlaws when finished sixth in the feature at Parramatta City Raceway in January.
* Tune into the Web: If fans can't get to any of the upcoming races, they can experience the excitement of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network, where announcer John Gibson keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the event. To listen to the audio broadcasts, log on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo. Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen to the DIRT Radio Network. Companies who are interested in advertising on the new DIRT Radio Network should contact Mark Noble, DIRT MotorSports VP Sales and Marketing, at 719-884-2141. For technical support or questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Hear it firsthand: RACEceiver is the Official Driver Communicator of DIRT MotorSports. A compact radio receiver that conveniently fits into a driver's pocket, a RACEceiver allows each driver to hear directions from series officials, which greatly enhances the safety and timeliness of events. A similar version available to fans will allow RACEceiver users to hear what information series officials are relaying to the drivers. For more information about RACEceiver, visit www.raceceiver.com, call 866-301-7223, or look for their sales trailers at various events.
After competing at Huset's Speedway, the Outlaws begin the Independence Day Weekend July 1-2 in the Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., then race July 4 at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, Wis., July 6 at The Raceway at Powercom Park in Beaver Dam, Wis., and July 8 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., where the series will be racing in conjunction with the NASCAR event at Chicagoland Speedway.