Outlaws cancel May race in Nebraska

GREENWOOD, NE (June 4) -- The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has canceled its Nebraska Raceway Park sprint car racing event that was postponed due to rain in May. Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series officials and the Nebraska Raceway Park...

GREENWOOD, NE (June 4) -- The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has canceled its Nebraska Raceway Park sprint car racing event that was postponed due to rain in May.

Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series officials and the Nebraska Raceway Park management searched diligently for an opening in their two schedules, but could find no workable dates.

"We're disappointed we weren't able to re-schedule, but want to thank the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series for trying so hard to find a position in their busy schedule to return to Nebraska Raceway Park," NRP General Manager Craig Kelley said.

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has been a major attraction at the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval formerly known as I-80 Speedway since 1995, and the premier sprint car racing series is eager to return.

"We tried every way in the world to come back for a one-day event by July, but just couldn't make things work with our schedule," Pennzoil World of Outlaws President Ted Johnson said. "Nebraska Raceway Park has always been a good track for us, and our staff and drivers are looking forward to the show in September, as well as returning for both events next year."

Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser won the first four "A" Features the series ran at Nebraska Raceway Park. Danny Lasoski, who is battling Kinser for the 2001 championship, swept the main events last season. Kinser set the track's single-lap record with a 13.571-second lap (106.109 m.p.h.) last September 21st. Other drivers who have won main events at Nebraska Raceway Park include defending and 16-time series champion Steve Kinser, Stevie Smith, Jac Haudenschild, and two-time winner Sammy Swindell.

Ticket holders for the May Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series event have the option of exchanging their May tickets for tickets to the September show, or returning their tickets for a full refund. For more information on exchanges, refunds or purchasing tickets, please call the NRP ticket information line at (402) 342-3453.

Fans will want to get their seats early for the return of the "greatest show on dirt" in September. A full house is expected at Nebraska Raceway Park September 20-22. TNN: The National Network will telecast live from Nebraska Raceway Park on Friday, September 21, to a national audience.

-WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell