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posted February 13, 2001 05:01 PM UIN: 16262997

FEBRUARY 12, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY--It's a warm late spring evening and a brilliant sun is
setting over the 3rd and 4th turns of the Lebanon Valley High Banks. The
orange, red and purple colors of the evening sky give one a sense of
serenity. From that peaceful setting, a low rumbling sound begins to assemble
from within the security of the steel walls that surround the racing surface.
As the rumbling grows to a low throaty roar, the wind starts to pick up and
the dust begins to rise from the center of the pits. The low throaty roar
slowly becomes a thundering growl from the awesome power of alcohol burning
800 horsepower beasts the are being unleashed from the pit area. The dust
cloud begins to rise and swirl into the shape of a tornado as the "Winged
Warriors" take to the Super Dirt Speedway and wheel their way to unbelievable
speeds. This Is the EXCITEMENT of "The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars".
Tickets will go on sale February 19th for the World of Outlaws annual
stop at Lebanon Valley Speedway on Monday May 28th. All seats are reserved
and cost just $22 each, still the lowest priced event on the entire World of
Outlaw schedule. You can order your tickets by mailing a check or money order
to OUTLAWS Box 9, West Lebanon, NY 12195. You can also charge tickets to your
Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card by calling the speedway office at (518)
794-9606 or (518) 794-9965. The speedway office hours are Monday through
Friday from 10am till 4pm. Tickets will also be available at RACEARAMA 2001
in Springfield, MA March 2, 3 & 4. You can pick up a copy of the 2001 Lebanon
Valley schedule at that time.
Last year Sammy Swindell blasted the track record in the time trials with a
lap of 16.656 seconds. The Lebanon Valley High Banks are a favorite for the
W.O.O. Speedsters; the banking and long straight-aways combined with the huge
wings allow the sprinters to run almost the whole speedway without lifting
their foot off the throttle. There may be a short "BURP" of the pedal just as
the cars enter turns one and three but they are full throttle for the rest of
the way. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars reach speeds in excess of 160 mph
on the Super Dirt Speedway.
Sammy continued his evening dominance by winning last years 25 lap A-Main
feature and will be looking to repeat. Mark Kinser, Jac Haudenschild and
Stevie Smith will all be in the hunt for a visit to Lebanon Valley winners
circle. Steve Kinser, "The King of the Outlaws" has won many championships to
prove it will also be wheeling his Quaker State sprinter in search if
Maybe the most anticipated venture of the new WOO season will be the
teaming up of NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 2001 Budweiser Shootout winner
Tony Stewart with Danny "The Dude" Lasoski. "The Dude" is piloting the
sprinter owned by Stewart for the 2001 season and should be a strong
contender for the 2001 Outlaw championship. Tony is planning on making
several appearances at World of Outlaw events in 2001 and may possibly be on
The big block Modifieds will also be on the card for the evenings racing.
The hunt for the speedway's 49th Anniversary Championship will be underway
and the 2000 champion Rich Ricci Jr. will have his hands full holding off the
challenges of the rest of the talented modified drivers. Last year Chris
Moore captured the modified portion of the Outlaw show. Look for lots of
great racing this season from all the regular divisions at the Valley.
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FEBRUARY 13, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY--Lebanon Valley Speedway will host their annual point award
banquets March 16th and 17th. The banquets will salute the 2000 season
championships in all six divisions of racing as well as, the top point
finishes in each division. There will be many special awards presented as
A family style roast beef dinner will be the selection for this year's
banquets. The food is always great and there is always plenty. Entertainment
will be available to rock the evening away.
Friday, March 16th we will honor the Pure Stock, Rookie Street Stock and
Street Stock drivers. Coming right back on Saturday March 17th honoring the
Sportsman and Modified divisions. The festivities each night will start with
a cocktail hour at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7:30 prompt.
We expect a full house each night and seating will be limited. It is
highly suggested that you get your ticket order in early if you plan on
attending either of the banquets. Tickets are only $18.00 per person and you
can order tickets by sending a check or money order to Lebanon Valley
Speedway, Box 9, West Lebanon, NY 12195. You can also charge the tickets with
your Visa, MasterCard or Discover car by calling the speedway office at (518)
794-9606 or (518) 794-9965. The office hours are Monday through Friday from
10am till 4pm.

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