Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Up Next for World of Outlaws A Memorial Day visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York is up next for the World of Outlaws, after an exciting event at The Dirt Track Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday. The...
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Up Next for World of Outlaws
A Memorial Day visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York is up
next for the World of Outlaws, after an exciting event at The Dirt Track
Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday. The series will make the 750-mile trip north to the sprawling 5/8-mile track for one of four events in the Empire State this season.
Donny Schatz heads to Rolling Wheels with plenty of momentum. The reigning series champion won on Friday night in Charlotte and also is the defending race winner at Rolling Wheels. The native of Fargo, North Dakota has two career wins at the largest track on the World of Outlaws schedule. As the series heads back north, Schatz leads the championship standings on the strength of seven wins and a series-best 17 Top-Five finishes.
Steve Kinser is the career win leader for the World of Outlaws at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. He has visited the winner's circle on eight occasions, most recently in 2003, and for the first time in 1981, the second season the series competed at the track. The 20-time series champion has four wins this season and is sixth in championship points on the strength of 12 Top-Five finishes. In his last visit to the track in 2005, the native of Bloomington, Indiana finished 10th.
Joey Saldana ran strong last season at Rolling Wheels, finishing in the fifth spot. The 1996 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year is currently second in points on the strength of five wins. He has racked up 15 Top-Five and 20 Top-10 finishes in the first 25 races of the season as he continues to battle Schatz for the top spot in the standings, as he drives for NASCAR star Kasey Kahne.
Daryn Pittman led the first half of the event at Rolling Wheels last season before finishing in the second spot. The native of Owasso, Oklahoma has won twice this season and is currently third in points. He has 18 Top-10 finishes on the season.
Danny Lasoski won at Rolling Wheels in 2002. He earned his second win of this season last Wednesday night at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania. The 2001 series champion is fourth in points heading to New York. He has eight Top-Five finishes including a fourth-place run at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday night. He finished sixth last season at Rolling Wheels.
Jason Meyers ran a very solid third the last time he visited Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in 2005. The native of Clovis, California is currently fifth in championship points, and has won twice this season. He also has racked up 15 Top-10 finishes, with 10 of those being in the Top-Five.
Craig Dollansky has finished fourth in his last two visits to Rolling Wheels. The former World of Outlaws Gumout Series Champion won his first race of the season on May 12 at Lake Ozark Speedway. The native of Elk River, Minnesota has eight Top-Five finishes on the season and is solidly in the Top-10 in the championship standings.
Paul McMahan nearly picked up his first win of the season on Friday night at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway. The native of Nashville, driving for two-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart led the first 26 laps of the season and earned his sixth Top-Five finish of the season. Last year at Rolling Wheels, he finished just outside of the Top-10.
Jason Solwold finished seventh at Rolling Wheels last season. The native of Mt. Vernon, Washington missed the event in Charlotte on Friday after having an allergic reaction to an insect bite prior to racing action. Leonard Lee, his crew chief who used to compete with the World of Outlaws filled in and finished a very respectable 18th in the A-Feature event. Solwold enters the event on Memorial Day with 13 Top-10 finishes as he continues to close in on his first A-Feature win with the series.
Jac Haudenschild ran well at Rolling Wheels last season. The veteran from Wooster, Ohio turned in the second fastest lap in time trials and followed that up with a 10th place finish in the A-Feature. He earned his 10th Top-10 finish of the season on Friday night in Charlotte, as he continues to close in on his first win of the season.
Jason Sides had two very strong runs over the past week, as he finished second at New Egypt Speedway, nearly winning his first race of the season, and backing that up with a fourth-place finish at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee currently has 10 Top-10 finishes on the season.
Tim Shaffer has run a number of times in his career at Rolling Wheels, with the last of those coming in 2005. The native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania who is the 1999 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year currently 11 Top-10 finishes on the season, including three runner-up efforts as he closes in on his first win of the season.
Terry McCarl missed the event at Rolling Wheels last season as he was recovering from a broken left leg. He last raced at the sprawling track in 2005 and finished just outside of the Top-10. The native of Altoona, Iowa has 12 Top-10 finishes as he continues to chase his first win of the season.
Randy Hannagan also missed the event last season, as he had returned home to spend time with his mother who was battling health issues. After a solid night at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway, the native of San Jose, who now calls Pittsboro, Indiana home moved into the 14th spot in points.
Kerry Madsen continues to lead the battle for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He won his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature event at Volusia Speedway Park as part of the Florida DIRTcar Nationals in early February. He will make his first start at Rolling Wheels on Memorial Day.
Justin Henderson made his first start at Rolling Wheels last season, winning a heat race in the process. So far in 2007, he has five Top-10 finishes and led laps earlier in the season at Manzanita Speedway in Arizona. He won the Crane Cams Dash on Friday night at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway to earn his first pole position of the season.
Chad Kemenah, the reigning World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year finished ninth last season at Rolling Wheels. In 2005, he set fast time with a very strong field of cars on hand. He earned his fifth Top-10 finish of the season on Friday night in Charlotte.
Jeremy Campbell finished 11th last season in his first visit to Rolling Wheels. The native of Monroe, Michigan is currently in the Top-20 in points with a couple of Top-10 finishes.
Tony Bruce Jr. another of the rookie contenders earned his best career finish on Friday in Charlotte, coming home third. He will make his first start at Rolling Wheels on Monday, as will fellow rookie Chad Hillier, who earned the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award on Friday.
Brooke Tatnell will make his second start since returning from his native land of Australia, where he spent time with his father after the passing of his father. He finished a very solid sixth in his first race back on Friday in Charlotte.
Also in action will be veteran Dion Hindi of New Mexico, who won a heat race last season at Rolling Wheels.
Jason Martin finished eighth last season in his first visit to the 5/8-mile track. The native of Liberal, Kansas earned a career-best fourth place finish earlier this season at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky.
Veteran Brian Carlson will miss the event as he continues to recover from ligament and muscle damage to his left leg sustained on May 12 at Lake Ozark Speedway.
Other Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders that will be in action include: Zach Chappell of Oklahoma, who is a former American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national Champion, as well as Sam Hafertepe Jr. the reigning ASCS Sooner Region champion.
On Monday, May 28 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, adult general admission tickets (ages 15-64) will be $30, with general admission tickets for seniors (65-over) $28, with general admission tickets for children (7-14) just $12, and kids 6-under will be admitted free of charge. Reserved tickets are also available for $2 more each ticket.