World of Outlaws Adds Date in Las Vegas

World of Outlaws Adds Date in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has expanded its 1999 season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to three dates in November, series President Ted Johnson ...

World of Outlaws Adds Date in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has expanded its 1999 season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to three dates in November, series President Ted Johnson announced Thursday. The premier sprint car racing series will run a $122,515 event at the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval November 1-3. "We're excited to have the opportunity to add another date to our season-ending event in Las Vegas," Johnson said. "We've been ending our season there since 1996. The attractions in Las Vegas are great reasons to end the season here. The major reason, though, is the speedway. The cars average 130 m.p.h. It is very competitive. There have been lots of races won coming off turn four on the final lap. This is a tremendous opportunity for fans to enjoy themselves in Las Vegas and see the greatest show on dirt." Defending and 15-time Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Steve Kinser echoed Johnson's sentiments concerning Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "Everybody enjoys ending the season in Las Vegas," Kinser said, "and we're looking forward to racing three days there. A lot of people come out and plan their vacation around this race. "The three-day show could make a big change in the points chase. We get half points on the first two days and full points on the third day, so there is an opportunity for a bigger swing one way or the other." Las Vegas Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Powell is pleased to have the series returning to Las Vegas with an extra racing program. "The Pennzoil World of Outlaws generated a tremendous amount of excitement when they visited our speedway in March," Powell said. "We're extremely happy for the fans to have an additional night to enjoy the fastest dirt track racing in the country." Johnson is looking forward to running a triple-program event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "Our three-day format gives drivers the incentive to race hard each day," Johnson said. "They acquire points, so the guys have to run hard. It is similar to the Twin 125s at Daytona. The harder you race, the better you start in the big feature on the last day." While adding the additional program to the season finale in Las Vegas, the series removed the October 31st "to be announced" date from its schedule. WoO

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