Shane Stewart ready for home state racing action. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 12, 2003) - After six weeks on the road, Tulsa's Shane Stewart and the Oklahoma City-based ...
Shane Stewart ready for home state racing action.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 12, 2003) - After six weeks on the road, Tulsa's Shane Stewart and the Oklahoma City-based #4m Sprint Car team return to familiar territory this weekend, as they compete in World of Outlaws competition Friday night at Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway half-mile oval, before moving on to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, Saturday.
Currently ranked twelfth in World of Outlaws points, Shane, along with crew team Rob Hart and Cathy Barrows, is hopeful of top-ten status following this weekend's racing action in Oklahoma and Texas. The former NCRA Rookie of the Year and last year's WoO Gumout points runner-up looks forward to the racing action closer to home.
"We've been out on the road, racing since January 29," Shane stated. "This is our first time back home in Oklahoma since then, other than just passing through on the way to California from Florida. Racing in front of the home crowd always gets you a little more pumped up. It would be great to get that first feature win of the season this weekend in front of them."
After three weeks of competition in Florida to kick off the season, Shane and company made the cross-country journey to compete in the World of Outlaws season opener in Hanford, CA, on February 21. Shane has made the full Outlaw schedule thus far in 2003 aboard the Scott Chilcutt-owned Cox Communications/Pro Lube Centers MCI-chassis, notching three top ten finishes in the last five features, including a seventh place showing in last Sunday's main event at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo, NM.
Shane also established a new one-lap track record at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway half-mile dirt track on March 1, stopping the clocks at 13.788 seconds in the Wesmar-powered mIn Motorsports Management/Penske Shocks (Midwest)/Sander Engineering machine.
Shane and the #4m team will compete in more than 100 events with a variety of different series throughout the country this year, including approximately half of the races on the WoO schedule. In addition to the WoO events, the Wesmar 410's will also be in place in the Eagle and MCI chassis for All-Star and NCRA competition, while the Snyder 360's will be in place for 25-30 ASCS events, including Knoxville's 360 Nationals and the competitive ASCS Speedweek.