Support Series Anticipates Inaugural Race and Season

SARVER, PA (April 11) -- After many months of preparation and anticipation, the World of Outlaws Support Series is ready for its debut Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. The historic Lernerville Speedway holds the honor of hosting the ...

SARVER, PA (April 11) -- After many months of preparation and anticipation, the World of Outlaws Support Series is ready for its debut Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.

The historic Lernerville Speedway holds the honor of hosting the inaugural Support Series event, a glory to share with such acclaimed races as its Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup event.

"We feel honored," Lernerville Promoter "Ouch" Roenigk said Tuesday. "We want to make this race special for both the racers and the fans."

World of Outlaws Support Series driver Jeff Shepard is looking forward to the Lernerville event. "In the last few years, I've had a couple of good runs at Lernerville with the World of Outlaws. My team is struggling right now. I feel comfortable going to a track where we've been successful."

"Lernerville is like going back to our home track for Sarah and me,"said World of Outlaws Support Series racer Brian Carlson. "It's a great track and it is always well prepared."

Brodix Rookie of the Year hopeful Mike Goodman has ambivalent feelings toward the upcoming season. "I am seeing a lot of different race tracks for the first time this year. The Support Series schedule does not have one single track that I've ever been to. I don't have any idea what to expect, but I am looking forward to this first race."

Randy Kinser, driver of the Franklin Power #14 owned by famed brother Steve Kinser, is also preparing himself for the 2000 schedule. "I'm looking forward to this season," he said. "I think we can definitely be competitive."

Shepard and Carlson agree on the opportunities that the World of Outlaws Support Series will offer them. "With the Support Series, we still get to hit all the big televised shows," Shepard said. Carlson added, "This whole year is going to be exciting, not just with the Support Series but all of the television coverage as well."

Gates open at Lernerville Speedway Friday at 5:00 p.m. This inaugural race begins with qualifications at 7:00 p.m. The historic event will climax with a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win main event.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Brian Carlson