Series drivers racing news 2007-11-11

Strong Runs for Jeremy Campbell & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Over Weekend After wrapping up the 2007 World of Outlaws season last Monday night with the annual Night of Champions, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeremy Campbell and Sam Hafertepe Jr....

Strong Runs for Jeremy Campbell & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Over Weekend

After wrapping up the 2007 World of Outlaws season last Monday night with the annual Night of Champions, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeremy Campbell and Sam Hafertepe Jr. returned to action this weekend.

Campbell took part in the first ever "Foothills Fury" at Skyline Speedway in Ohio on Saturday. The native of Monroe, Michigan finished third in the A-Feature, after winning the second heat race. He ran in the Top-Three for the entire race.

Danny Smith who will compete full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2008 finished second. The veteran driver from Danville, Indiana battled Keith Baxter several times for the top spot, thrilling the crowd that braved the cold temperatures at the high-banked 3/8-mile.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., who finished second in the standings for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws, competed in the "November Sprint Shootout" for 360-sprint cars at Cowtown Speedway in Texas, also on Saturday. In the 35-lap A-Feature, the native of Sunnyvale, Texas methodically worked his way to the front to finish second, after starting in the fifth row.

He followed that up a victory in the special "Short Track Show Down" that pit four cars against each other for six laps on the high-banked ¼-mile. The field was determined by the Top-Four in points from the Short Track Nationals at I-30 two weeks ago, combined with the points from the November Sprint Shootout on Saturday. For his win, Hafertepe picked up $1,000. After earning $4,000 for his runner-up finish in the A-Feature, Hafertepe took home a total of $5,000.

The 2008 World of Outlaws season begins on February 8 at Volusia Speedway Park with the 37th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals. For more information visit: www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com or www.worldofoutlaws.com.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Sam Hafertepe Jr.