World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The Season Finale at Las Vegas Las Vegas -- Oct. 18, 2005 WHAT * The World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Las Vegas for its two-night season finale beginning Friday at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas...
World of Outlaws Sprint Series At A Glance: The Season Finale at Las Vegas
Las Vegas -- Oct. 18, 2005
* The World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Las Vegas for its two-night season finale beginning Friday at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where earlier this season Donny Schatz won the main event and Kraig Kinser picked up a victory in the preliminary feature. These events will mark the 90th and 91st World of Outlaws race nights of 2005, not counting three races cancelled by rain.
* From Las Vegas and The Strip, follow I-15 North to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd.). The speedway is about 12 miles north of downtown Las Vegas.
* Spectator gates open at 6 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow.
* For tickets and more information, please call 800-644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com.
ABOUT THE TRACK
* The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the premier half-mile tracks on the World of Outlaws Sprint Series schedule. Danny Lasoski established the single-lap record of 13.719 seconds at 131.205 mph on March 6, 2004.
* The Outdoor Channel will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 19 the Cowtown Showdown from Dodge City Raceway Park event followed on Oct. 26 by the Thunderbowl Raceway event and Nov. 2 by the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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.
* Returning to Las Vegas: When the World of Outlaws Sprint Series competed in March at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kraig Kinser raced to victory in the preliminary feature victory and led the first 23 laps of the main event before Donny Schatz pulled even as the two raced side-by-side around the half-mile oval. Schatz eventually pulled ahead to capture the 30-lap, $12,500 feature by 3.1 seconds.
* The great Outdoor Channel: DIRT MotorSports, Inc., recently announced that it has secured up to 50 weeks of primetime programming dedicated to the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2006 on the Outdoor Channel. In addition, The Outdoor Channel has extended the 2005 season schedule to include up to eight additional weeks of primetime programming. These special one-hour programs will include biography shows such as "Off Season with the Outlaws" as well as other feature programs focusing on the drivers, teams and 28-year history of the World of Outlaws. Upcoming broadcasts will also include the World of Outlaws Sprint Series 2006 Preview at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas as well as the 2005 banquet at the Palms.
* Victory lane: Sammy Swindell's victory Saturday night was his third A-feature win of the season. He also has two preliminary feature wins. -- Steve Kinser has a series-leading 20 A-feature victories and six preliminary feature wins this season. -- There have been 17 different A-feature winners this season. Including preliminary features, 22 different drivers have visited Victory Lane this season with the Outlaws. -- Donny Schatz has eight A-feature victories, second-most this year. He also has a preliminary feature win. -- 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. -- Daryn Pittman has five victories this season, including back-to-back wins in September at Jackson Speedway and Powercom Park. -- Jason Meyers earned his fourth win of the season July 2 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. -- 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. -- Danny Lasoski's victory Oct. 9 at Dodge City Raceway Park was his second A-feature win this season. He also has four preliminary feature victories. -- Craig Dollansky has two A-feature victories and three preliminary feature wins. -- 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. -- Brooke Tatnell has two A-feature victories, winning at Cedar Lake and Fulton speedways, as well as a preliminary feature win at Princeton Speedway. -- Fred Rahmer's victory Friday night was his second preliminary feature win of the season with the Outlaws. He also 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, Chad Kemenah July 9 at I-55 Raceway, and Jeff Shepard Feb. 11 at Volusia Speedway Park. -- In preliminary features, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart have each won once.
* Half-mile winners: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a half-mile oval. Including preliminary features, the series has raced 37 times this year on half-mile circuits with Steve Kinser winning 10 times (Volusia, Eldora three times, Knoxville, Williams Grove, Hartford, Red River Valley, Calistoga and Manzanita), Donny Schatz winning four times (Las Vegas, Route 66 Raceway, Calistoga, Williams Grove), Sammy Swindell winning four times (twice at Eldora, once at Hagerstown and Knoxville), Kraig Kinser winning three times (Las Vegas and twice at Knoxville), Craig Dollansky winning twice (Manzanita and Williams Grove), Jason Meyers winning twice (Granite City and Red River Valley), Fred Rahmer winning three times (Williams Grove twice and Knoxville), Danny Lasoski winning twice (Knoxville and Calistoga), and Daryn Pittman (Jackson), Brian Paulus (Red River Valley), Jeff Shepard (Volusia), Jason Johnson (Williams Grove), Paul McMahan (Williams Grove), Jac Haudenschild (Eldora) and Shane Stewart (Knoxville) each winning once.
* Preliminary winners: Drivers who have raced to victory in preliminary features this season include (in alphabetical order) Craig Dollansky three times (Manzanita/Williams Grove/Silver Dollar), Jason Johnson once (Williams Grove), Kraig Kinser once (Las Vegas), Steve Kinser six times (Eagle twice/Billings/Elma/Calistoga/Silver Dollar), Danny Lasoski four times (Australia/Knoxville/Calistoga/Dodge City), Kerry Madsen once (Australia), Paul McMahan once (Williams Grove), Brian Paulus once (Red River Valley), Fred Rahmer twice (Knoxville/Williams Grove), Joey Saldana once (Lernerville), Donny Schatz once (Thunderbowl), Shane Stewart once (Knoxville), Sammy Swindell twice (Eldora/Knoxville), and Brooke Tatnell once (Princeton).
* 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), 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), Brandon Wimmer (No. 7tw owned by Wimmer-Luck Racing), and the Dennis Roth-owned No. 83 Beefpackers Eagle that has been driven by Tim Kaeding, Jac Haudenschild, Brian Brown, Jeff Shepard and Jason Johnson.
* On tour, too: Several other drivers have run the bulk of the schedule with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series in 2005. They include 2006 Outlaw 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 three A-feature victories this year; and 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.
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* 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. 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.
* The two-day event this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway concludes the 2005 season, but it will be only a few short months until the 2006 season opens on Feb. 9-10 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., near Daytona Beach.