ROAD TRIPPING Kinser and Tony Stewart Racing's Bass Pro Shops Team Prepare for World of Outlaws Sprint Series Racing Action In South Dakota, Arkansas and Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2008) -- The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) ...
Kinser and Tony Stewart Racing's Bass Pro Shops Team Prepare for World of Outlaws Sprint Series Racing Action In South Dakota, Arkansas and Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2008) -- The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series will travel to three states in only four days this week as it prepares to begin the traditional Month of Money this weekend. Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Kraig Kinser is ready to tackle the three-race holiday weekend as the team will kick-off the week on Thursday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. On Saturday, Kinser will make his first-ever appearance at Riverside International Speedway (RIS) in West Memphis, Ark. TSR will wrap up the weekend at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.
Kinser and the No. 20 Bass Pro Shops/Chevy/Maxim team invade the 3/8-mile dirt oval of Huset's Speedway for the second time on Thursday. The 2004 WoO Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year earned a 21st place finish at the facility on June 13, 2008. Kinser has made two career appearances at the track and will seek his first victory there this week. His best finish at the track came on June 28, 2005, when he finished second.
The second leg of this week's three-state tour will see Kinser and company roll into the quarter-mile facility that is RIS on Saturday. This weekend's race will mark the first time that Kinser will compete at the southern facility. Saturday's race at the quarter-mile of Tri-State Speedway will see him look to improve on the 23rd place finish he was credited with on April 16, 2005.
Kinser enters this week's racing action ranked 13th in the WoO Sprint Series championship standings. He has made 23 series starts thus far in 2008, having earned two top-fives and five top-10 finishes.
Thursday night at Huset's, pit gates will be open at all day and the grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. CDT. Hot laps are tentatively scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The pit and grandstand gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Riverside International Speedway. Hot laps are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday at Tri-State, pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday and grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Huset's Speedway event can be purchased by calling (605) 582-3536, or by visiting the track's Web site,
www.husets-speedway.com. Race tickets for Saturday's event at RIS can be purchased by calling (901) 840-1970 or visiting the track's Web site, riversideinternationalspeedway.com. Tri-State Speedway tickets can be purchased by calling (812) 768-6025, or by visiting the track's Web site, www.tristatespeedway.com.
Race fans can also listen to all the action this week on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other fans listening to the action.
Quotes from Kraig Kinser, driver of the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Maxim:
You're revisiting Huset's Speedway again this weekend. Are you looking forward to returning to the track?
"I'm definitely looking forward to going back to Huset's because of how good we were there in the feature last time. We just have to keep it on the track for all 35 laps so we can get the kind of finish we've all been working towards. It would be great to give Bass Pro Shops their first win of the season at Huset's this Thursday."
This Saturday's race will be your first event at Riverside International Speedway. Have you heard anything about the facility?
"I've never been there. It's definitely one of those places that everybody talks about and it's one that I'm looking forward to going to. I haven't been around as much as some of the other World of Outlaws competitors and I haven't competed in any 360 sprint car events like they have so it'll be a new place for me. Hopefully, everything will go well on Saturday and we'll have a great memory about our first time at Riverside."
Sunday's race at Tri-State Speedway will be your first event at the track since rain postponed it earlier this season. What are the team's goals for the night?
"Haubstadt is a track that I've run well at but I just haven't had many good finishes to show for it. I've led a couple of races there, but couldn't seal the deal. Hopefully, we can get going early in the night, give ourselves a chance to be up front in a heat race and have a good solid night for the Tony Stewart Racing team. We'd like to have some positive momentum to start July with and it would be great to run well close to home in Indiana."
For complete WoO Sprint Series results from this week's action, 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.