Williams Grove to host three races in 2006

World of Outlaws Sprint Series set for three events at Williams Grove, including $50,000-to-win National Open in September 2006 Orlando -- Nov. 30, 2005 -- There are many rivalries in motorsports, but none is more intense than when the DIRT ...

World of Outlaws Sprint Series set for three events at Williams Grove, including $50,000-to-win National Open in September 2006

Orlando -- Nov. 30, 2005 -- There are many rivalries in motorsports, but none is more intense than when the DIRT MotorSports World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Williams Grove Speedway to wage battle against the powerful Pennsylvania Posse. That fight will be renewed once again in 2006 in three Outlaws-sanctioned events.

The emotions will no doubt be high as the World of Outlaws Sprint Series returns to the intimidating half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for a two-night show May 26-27 that will be only the first salvo in this annual matchup of top 410 winged sprint car teams and drivers. The Outlaws will no doubt be seeking revenge when they return July 20-22 for the Summer Nationals, which Pennsylvania legend Fred Rahmer captured for the first time in his career last season.

Those events serve as a warm-up for the main event. On September 29-30, the drivers in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and those from the Pennsylvania Posse will be trying to capture the prestigious National Open, which will be worth $50,000 to the winner for the first time in the event's storied history. Donny Schatz's eighth victory of the 2005 Outlaws season last fall was his third National Open title.

"We believe it is extremely important for the World of Outlaws Sprint Series to compete at Williams Grove Speedway against some of the best racers in the country in the Pennsylvania Posse," said DIRT Vice President and CFO Brian Carter. "After seeing how many teams came out to battle for $30,000 in the National Open last season, we are thrilled to be able to bring the Outlaws back and partner with Williams Grove Speedway to give the Posse and the Outlaws a shot at $50,000. I can't imagine the intensity that will be in the air for those two nights, but the fans should be the major beneficiaries."

Williams Grove officials are equally excited to have the Outlaws return.

"From everyone at Williams Grove, we are happy to announce that we are continuing our successful 25-plus-year relationship with the World of Outlaws, and hope they will be with us for the next 25 years," said owner/promoter Morgan Hughes.

DIRT MotorSports and the World of Outlaws Sprint Series continue to shape the 2006 schedule and look forward to the series' 29th year of bringing the best collection of sprint car racers from coast to coast for what will no doubt be one of the most competitive seasons in series history.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Brian Carter
Teams Williams