THE ROAD TO KNOXVILLE Tony Stewart Racing, Kinser March On In Final Week of World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action Before the Knoxville Nationals INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2008) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Kraig Kinser and the Advance Auto...
THE ROAD TO KNOXVILLE
Tony Stewart Racing, Kinser March On In Final Week of World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action Before the Knoxville Nationals
INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2008) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Kraig Kinser and the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series are in their final three-race stretch before next week's Knoxville Nationals. Kinser and company kicked off the week at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Wednesday, and will continue at Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway and Charter Raceway Park (CRP) in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Friday and Saturday this week.
The WoO Sprint Series made its inaugural appearance at 34 Raceway last night, which hosts a 3/8-mile dirt oval. Kinser finished 13th in the A-main. His TSR teammate, Donny Schatz, finished seventh.
For Kinser, Friday's race will also mark his first career appearance at Wilmot Speedway, which is also a 3/8-mile dirt track. Saturday's race at CRP will see the WoO Sprint Series return to the 1/3-mile track for the first time this year. Kinser's last appearance at the facility saw him earn an eighth-place finish on July 6, 2005.
Kinser enters this weekend's racing action ranked 13h in the WoO Sprint Series Championship standings. He has made 33 series starts thus far in 2008, having earned two top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.
Race fans unable to attend this week's events can catch all of the action from 34 Raceway, Wilmot Speedway and CRP on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, "Voice of the Outlaws," calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.
For Friday's program at Wilmot Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The official track Web site is www.wilmotspeedway.com. For ticket information, call (815) 344-2023, or visit www.slspromotions.com.
Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT at on Saturday. Grandstands will open at 4 p.m., and hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. The official track Web site is www.wismotorsports.net. For ticket information, call (815) 344-2023, or visit www.slspromotions.com.
Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Maxim:
This week's events at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Speedway will be the first time you've competed at either facility. Are you looking forward to visiting these two tracks?
"Racing at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Speedway should be fun. Not too many of the Outlaws have raced at 34 Raceway, so that always makes for an interesting night. It will be a situation where everyone is in the same boat in terms of figuring out the track and how to be fast. I'm also looking forward to heading to Wilmot. It's always a challenge to get to race at a new track. Both tracks are 3/8-mile facilities but I'm sure they'll be different. We'll need to keep an eye on the track and adjust as we need to."
This is the final stretch before the Knoxville Nationals. What is the focus for this week's races?
"We want to keep learning about the race car and how things work, so we can try and get our car a little better for Knoxville. We'd like nothing more to get a win or have three solid races this week for Bass Pro Shops, Chevy and J.D. Byrider as we head into next week. As a team, we'd like to see this week go well. The nationals are such a key event and any feelings of doubt or uneasiness can make the week not run as smoothly as you might like it to. The days are going by pretty quickly and we've got a lot of work to do before we head back to Iowa."
For complete WoO Sprint Series results from 34 Raceway, Wilmot Speedway or CRP, log on to www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint. For information regarding TSR, Bass Pro Shops, J.D. Byrider, Chevy or Kinser, log on to www.tonystewartracing.com, www.basspro.com, www.byrider.com, www.chevy.com or www.kraigkinser.com.