World of Outlaws to run inaugural event at Delta Bowl. TUNICA, MS (October 13) -- Steve Kinser will be racing to tighten his stranglehold on the O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series' Silver Anniversary championship race when the series invades Delta...
World of Outlaws to run inaugural event at Delta Bowl.
TUNICA, MS (October 13) -- Steve Kinser will be racing to tighten his stranglehold on the O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series' Silver Anniversary championship race when the series invades Delta Bowl Speedway for the first time Friday and Saturday.
"The King of the Outlaws" leads 2001 champion Danny Lasoski by 134 points entering the $95,350 event. Kinser has been especially strong when the series has visited a facility for the first time, winning 55 "A" Features.
Kinser, the series' defending and 17-time champion, has exchanged the points lead with Danny Lasoski this season. "The Dude" maintained first place for 45 of the first 46 events, then regained it with a triple-feature sweep of the Harvest Classic at Calistoga Speedway in late August. "The King of the Outlaws" passed Lasoski at Thunderbowl Speedway and has increased his advantage in every race since. Finishing second in the Cheaper Than Dirt Shootout at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Saturday halted Kinser's run for 500 main event victories for the year.
"The Dude" leads the series with 27 fast times, while Kinser has won 27 Dash Races to lead the O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series.
Only six of Kinser's 24 main event victories in 2003 have come at tracks a half-mile or larger in length, and three of those were at Eldora Speedway. Lasoski has excelled at the larger facilities, winning eight of his 10 main events at tracks measuring a half-mile or larger in length. Delta Bowl Speedway is a high-banked, 1/3-mile oval much like Eagle Raceway, where "The King of the Outlaws" has won two of four feature races this season.
Seventeen different drivers have combined to win the first 64 "A" Features, tying the third-highest total in series history. Twenty drivers won main events in 1989 and 18 won in 2001.