PolyDome Princeton National Up Next for World of Outlaws With the season winding down and the championship point race heating up, the World of Outlaws will make their lone visit of the season to the state of Minnesota on October 5-6, for the ...
PolyDome Princeton National Up Next for World of Outlaws
With the season winding down and the championship point race heating up, the World of Outlaws will make their lone visit of the season to the state of Minnesota on October 5-6, for the PolyDome Princeton National at Princeton Speedway.
The series has competed at the high-banked ¼-mile for the last three seasons, with three different drivers claiming A-Feature wins. Daryn Pittman swept the event last season, winning both the preliminary feature and the A-Feature. In 2005, 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser was victorious in the finale of the event, while in the series inaugural visit to the track in 2004, Elk River, Minnesota native Craig Dollansky set a new track record in time trials and also was victorious in the A-Feature.
This season, the event will be contested as two complete nights of racing, with time trials, heat races, a Crane Cams Dash and an A-Feature. The winner will receive $10,000 each night.
Donny Schatz, the reigning World of Outlaws champion leads the series into Princeton Speedway on the strength of 17 A-Feature wins this season. The native of Fargo, North Dakota has 64 Top-10 finishes in the 69 events that have been contested through September 29. He won the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway last weekend to make history, as the only driver in history to win the Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, Silver Cup, Summer Nationals and National Open in the same season.
He finished second and fourth last season at Princeton, as he looks for his second win of the season on a ¼-mile track. In six career starts at Princeton Speedway, including preliminary features, Schatz has finished in the Top-10 each time. He currently leads Joey Saldana in the championship standings by 90 points, with seven events remaining.
Saldana finished sixth and eighth last season in the PolyDome Princeton National. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana has won 12 times this season, as he continues to chase his first World of Outlaws title. In his career at Princeton Speedway, he has five Top-10 finishes in six starts. He has won four times this season on ¼-mile tracks, including a $50,000 triumph in the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California in early September. The second generation driver who drivers for NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, currently leads the series fast time honors in time trials.
Danny Lasoski last competed at Princeton Speedway in 2005, when he finished sixth on the preliminary night. The 2001 World of Outlaws champion has won five A-Feature events this season and is third in the championship standings. Through September 29, he has 44 Top-10 finishes, with 24 of those being in the Top-Five. He finished fourth in the National Open last Saturday.
Pittman, who swept the event last season, winning the preliminary and A-Feature, has won twice in the last four World of Outlaws A-Feature events. He was victorious at Charter Raceway Park in Wisconsin on Sept 16 and followed that up with a win at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York on September 26. The native of Owasso, Oklahoma is fourth in points, just 30 markers out of third. He is one of just four drivers that has led more than 200 laps of feature competition on the season.
Jason Meyers has finished in the Top-10 in all four of his starts at Princeton Speedway, dating back to 2004. He has won four A-Feature events this season and is solidly in the Top-Five in points. He has won the Crane Cams Dash eight times this season to earn the same number of pole position. He also has set quick time on five occasions in time trials. Through competition on September 29, he has 44 Top-10 finishes.
Steve Kinser heads to Princeton Speedway where he won in 2005 with 542 career A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws. He has won nine times this season, including on a ¼-mile track at Tri-State Speedway in his home state of Indiana. He is currently locked in a tight battle in points, with Lasoski, Pittman and Meyers, as the four drivers are third through sixth in points.
Craig Dollansky who won both nights at Princeton in 2004, has won three times this season. He is currently seventh in the championship standings on the strength of 43 Top-10 finishes. In his career at Princeton Speedway in World of Outlaws competition, he has five Top-10 finishes in six starts. He has won the Crane Cams Dash six times this season to earn the same number of pole positions.
Paul McMahan has three Top-10 finishes in his career at Princeton Speedway, including one last season. The California native who now calls Nashville, Tennessee home has won twice this season, at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, as well as at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which is owned by his car owner, two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. McMahan is solidly in the Top-10 in points, on the strength of 37 Top-10 finishes.
Jason Solwold finished in the Top-10 on both nights of the PolyDome Princeton National last season. He also set fast time on the second night of the event. The native of Mt. Vernon, Washington earned his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature win last month at Charter Raceway Park in Wisconsin. He is currently ninth in the standings, on the strength of 39 Top-10 finishes.
Tim Shaffer finished fifth on both nights at Princeton Speedway in 2005, his last visit to the track. The 1999 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year has three career Top-10 finishes on the high-banked ¼-mile. Through September 29, he had 35 Top-10 finishes as he continues to close in on his first win of the season.
Terry McCarl finished in the Top-10 on both nights last season at Princeton Speedway, after setting quick time in time trials on the opening night. The native of Altoona, Iowa has won twice this season in World of Outlaws competition and currently 11th in championship points.
Jac Haudenschild finished in the Top-Five on both nights of the event last season. The native of Wooster, Ohio has won twice this season, to bring his career total to 46 wins with the World of Outlaws, which have him ninth on the all-time win list. One of his wins came on a ¼-mile in the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Ohio.
Kerry Madsen, a native of St. Mary's, NSW, Australia is the current leader in the standings for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He won the first World of Outlaws A-Feature event of his career earlier this season at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Through competition on September 26, he has 19 Top-10 finishes, including a third-place performance last Friday on the opening night of the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.
Jason Sides will compete at Princeton Speedway for the first time since 2005 this weekend. The 2003 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year won his second career World of Outlaws event earlier this season at Ohsweken Speedway in Canada, as the series returned north of the border for the first time in over 25 years. He heads to Land of 10,000 Lakes with 21 Top-10 finishes on the season.
Randy Hannagan competed in the Princeton PolyDome National last season. The native of San Jose who now calls Pittsboro, Indiana home has 11 Top-10 finishes this season and led a number of laps at Knoxville Raceway earlier in the season, en route to a season-best second-place performance.
Justin Henderson ran strong at Princeton Speedway last season during his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws. The native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has 12 Top-10 finishes this season and led a number of laps at Manzanita Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway.
Chad Kemenah, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, finished 10th on the opening night of the PolyDome Princeton National last season. The native of Findlay, Ohio recently earned his 13th Top-10 finish of the season at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York.
Jeremy Campbell finished ninth on the second night of racing last season at Princeton Speedway. The second-year driver from Monroe, Michigan has eight Top-10 finishes this season and led a number of laps at K-C Raceway in Ohio in July.
Chad Hillier, who is third in rookie points, competed in the event last season, racing his way into the feature on both nights. The native of Burlington, Washington is the only driver in the history of Skagit (Wash). Speedway to win a title in all three sprint car divisions at the track.
Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Tony Bruce Jr., who are second, and fourth respectively in the rookie standings, will visit Princeton Speedway for the first time on October 5-6.
On Friday, October 5, adult reserved tickets will be $32, with adult general admission tickets $28, while tickets for children will be $15 and kids 5-under will be admitted free of charge.
On Saturday, October 6, adult reserved tickets will be $35, with adult general admission tickets $30, while tickets for children will be $15 and kids 5-under will be admitted free of charge. For tickets information visit: www.cdrpromotions.info or call 763-389-9717.