WoO Sprints Preview: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, Tucson International Raceway


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Posted on Mar 4 2013 - 12:55pm by Bores4815

WoO-STP 2012LAS VEGAS – March 4, 2013 – There’s no rest for the weary and starting now, for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series either.

After having the last two weekends off following the season-opening event in Florida, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is scheduled to race for the next 32 weeks.

That kicks off this week on Wednesday and Thursday with a doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, which has showcased a different feature winner in each of the past five races on the half mile.

The Wildcat Shootout Presented by NAPA Auto Parts at Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., concludes the weekend on Saturday. It will be the first time since 2007 that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has competed on the 3/8-mile track and only the fourth time ever.

WHEN

Wednesday and Thursday, March 6-7, at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies slated for 6:55 p.m. each night.

Saturday, March 9, at Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the Wildcat Shootout Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with hot laps around 6:15 p.m.

WHERE

The Dirt Track at Las Vegas is located at 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N. in Las Vegas, Nev. It is approximately 17 mi. northeast of Las Vegas on I-15 (past Craig Rd.) to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd.), then head east. Click the link for a map (http://g.co/maps/jxnyg).

 

Tucson International Raceway is located at 4300 E. Los Reales Road in Tucson, Ariz. Click the link for a map (http://goo.gl/maps/yXkf0).

TICKETS

Tickets for the races at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the Wildcat Shootout Presented by NAPA Auto Parts at Tucson International Raceway can be purchased by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling (877) 395-8606.

ON THE INTERNET

World of Outlaws — WoOsprint.com

The Dirt Track at Las Vegas — LVMS.com/dirt

Tucson International Raceway — TucsonInternationalRaceway.com

Dirt Radio Network — DIRTVision.com

ABOUT THE TRACKS

The Dirt Track at Las Vegas is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record of 13.719 seconds was established by Danny Lasoski on March 4, 2004.

Tucson International Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 12.624 seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on March 2, 2007.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Feature Winners at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas:

2012 – Tim Kaeding on March 8

2011 – Joey Saldana on March 2, Steve Kinser on March 3

2010 – Jason Meyers on Feb. 26

2009 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 26

2006 – Donny Schatz on March 9, Sammy Swindell on March 10, Donny Schatz on Oct. 28

2005 – Donny Schatz on March 11, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 22

2004 – Steve Kinser on March 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6

2003 – Tim Shaffer on March 1, Danny Lasoski on Nov. 1

2002 – Steve Kinser on March 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 9

2001 – Danny Lasoski on March 4, Andy Hillenburg on Nov. 3

2000 – Jac Haudenschild on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 1

1999 – Danny Lasoski on March 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3

1998 – Mark Kinser on Feb. 28, Mark Kinser on Nov. 5

1997 – Jeff Swindell on Feb. 7, Jeff Swindell on Nov. 5

1996 – Mark Kinser on Nov. 6

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Feature Winners at Tucson International Raceway:

2007 – Steve Kinser on March 2

2006 – Paul McMahan on March 4, Donny Schatz on Oct. 21

HALF-MILE WINNERS

There have been three races on a half-mile track this season. The winners are: Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); Terry McCarl – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16) and Daryn Pittman – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15).

3/8-MILE WINNERS

There have been no races on a 3/8-mile track this season. In 2012, there were 19 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series features on a track that size. The winners were: Craig Dollansky – 3 (Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 15, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 24 and I-96 Speedway on June 2); Donny Schatz – 3 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 14, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 19 and Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 14); Sammy Swindell – 3 (Grays Harbor Raceway on Aug. 29, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 25 and Red River Valley Speedway on June 16); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Antioch Speedway on Sept. 10 and Cedar Lake Speedway on July 6); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 3); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 28); Kraig Kinser – 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park on June 23); Steve Kinser – 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22); Joey Saldana – 1 (Paducah International Speedway on April 13); Tony Stewart – 1 (Ohsweken Speedway on July 31) and Brad Sweet – 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on June 8).

DRIVER INFO

The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:

Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com

Craig Dollansky – DollanskyRacing.com

Chad Kemenah – ChadKemenah.com

Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com

Steve Kinser – SteveKinser.com

Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com

Bill Rose – BillRoseRacing.com

Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com

Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com

Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com

Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com

Sammy Swindell – SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

NEWS & NOTES

Feature winners: Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); Terry McCarl – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16) and Daryn Pittman – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15).

Tune In: Listen live as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action at all World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRT Radio Network, with a number of events throughout the season being featured on the DIRTVision Cybercast. Visit DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features.

Live Updates Online: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

Up Next: Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., hosts a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.