At a glance 2005-08-18

World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: Billings Motorsports Park Billings, MT -- Aug. 18, 2005 WHAT The World of Outlaws Sprint Series begins the Wild, Wild Northwest Tour, put together by Brownfield Promotions, with a two-night event...

World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: Billings Motorsports Park
Billings, MT -- Aug. 18, 2005

WHAT
The World of Outlaws Sprint Series begins the Wild, Wild Northwest Tour, put together by Brownfield Promotions, with a two-night event Friday and Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park, where the series raced for the first time in 2004.

WHERE
To get to Billings Motorsports Park, travel 12 miles north of Billings on U.S. 87.

WHEN
The front gates are slated to open at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

TICKETS
For ticket information, call 1-800-825-4832 or go to www.brownfieldent.com/WoO/BMP.htm. Single-day tickets are only available day of the race.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Billings Motorsports Park is a semi-banked 3/8-mile oval. Danny Lasoski set the single-lap record of 12.281 seconds on Aug. 20, 2004.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
World of Outlaws A-feature winners at Billings Motorsports Park include:
2004 -- Steve Kinser on Aug. 21

TELEVISION
The Outdoor Channel will air the the Polydome Princeton National from Princeton Speedway on Aug. 24, followed Aug. 31 by the event at Billings Motorsports Park.

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. Links to the media kit and official rulebook also can be found at the bottom of the home page.

* Clean sweep: Only two days after Kraig Kinser won his first Knoxville Nationals crown, Steve Kinser turned in the most dominating performance of the season Tuesday at Red River Valley Speedway when he set quick time, won a heat, won the Stacker 2® Dash and led all 30 laps in the main event.

* Resurgent drivers: Daryn Pittman admitted his team struggled for much of the summer, but during the past couple of weeks his Titan Racing Maxim has been consistently near the front. Pittman captured the Clean-O World Challenge during the Knoxville Nationals and has two top-five finishes in the past four A-feature events. Pittman won earlier this season at 81 Speedway, a 3/8-mile oval like Billings. ... Danny Lasoski appears to have powered past the motor trouble in his Bass Pro Shops Eagle. Lasoski has finished either third or fourth in the past three A-features. Lasoski has two preliminary feature wins this year. ... Since rejoining the tour in the Beef Packers Eagle, Tim Kaeding has turned in two top-five runs in addition to a sixth-place finish. Kaeding earned an A-feature victory in June at Sheboygan County Fair Park.

* Victory parade: Steve Kinser earned his series-leading 17th A-feature victory Aug. 16 Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. Kinser, the Kings Royal winner, also has a preliminary feature victory this season in the Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway. -- Shane Stewart won the preliminary A-main Friday night at Knoxville Raceway, visiting Victory Lane with the Outlaws for the first time this season and making him the 21st different driver to do so. There have been 16 different A-feature winners. -- Kraig Kinser captured the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 14 for his sixth A-feature victory of the season. He also has a preliminary feature win at Las Vegas. -- Jason Meyers earned his fourth win of the season July 2 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. -- Donny Schatz also has four A-feature victories, winning most recently on July 8 in Joliet, Ill. -- Tim Shaffer's victory July 19 in the Silver Cup was his third of the season, going with wins Lake Ozark Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. -- Brian Paulus won June 28 at Huset's Speedway for his second victory of the season, and picked up a preliminary feature win in the following race at Red River Valley Speedway. -- Craig Dollansky has won two features, most recently at Powercom Park, and he also has two preliminary feature wins. -- Brooke Tatnell has two A-feature victories, winning at Cedar Lake and Fulton speedways, as well as a preliminary feature win at Princeton Speedway. -- Sammy Swindell won his second A-feature of the season June 4 at Eldora Speedway. Swindell also has a preliminary feature win April 8 at Eldora. -- Fred Rahmer won the Summer Nationals crown July 23 and picked up a preliminary feature win in the Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 10. -- Single-event winners include Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5 at Eldora Speedway, Stevie Smith July 13 at Attica Raceway Park, Tim Kaeding June 11 at Sheboygan County Fair Park, Daryn Pittman April 23 at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Chad Kemenah July 9 at I-55 Raceway, and Jeff Shepard Feb. 11 at Volusia Speedway Park. -- In preliminary features, Danny Lasoski has won twice while Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Jason Johnson have each won once.

* 3/8-mile winners: Billings Motorsports Park is a semi-banked 3/8-mile oval. The series has raced nine times this season on tracks that length, at Pike County Speedway, Houston Raceway Park, Batesville Speedway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway, Huset's Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Fulton 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, Jason Meyers outlasted the field at Sharon on a night when several top contenders ran into various trouble, Brian Paulus started on the pole and won at Huset's, Brooke Tatnell picked up his first win of the year at Cedar Lake and his second at Fulton, and Stevie Smith won at Attica.

* 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 P&P 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), Brooke Tatnell (No. 8 owned by Rush Racing), and Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing).

* 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: 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, a former track champion at Skagit Speedway who also is chasing top rookie honors; 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; and Jac Haudenschild, who is in Dennis Roth's No. 83jr machine but drove the No. 83 car to victory Aug. 5 at Eldora.

UPCOMING EVENTS
After leaving Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., the World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Grays Harbor Speedway in Elma, Wash., for a two-night show Aug. 26-27 and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for a one night event on Aug. 30 before heading down the West Coast to California for the Harvest Classic Sept. 2-4 at Calistoga Speedway and the Gold Cup Sept. 8-10 at Silver Dollar Speedway.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Kevin Swindell , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Tim Kaeding , Jason Johnson