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posted April 04, 2001 11:12 PM UIN: 16262997
OšREILLY AUTO PARTS ALL-STAR SERIES ADDS MAY 27 RACE
Nebraska Raceway Park joins NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, OšReilly Series

OMAHA, NEB. (April 4, 2001) ­ The 2001 schedule of the OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series, a NASCAR Touring division, is expanding. The addition of a Sunday, May 27, race in Greenwood, Neb., coincides with the announcement here today that Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood will join the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, the nationšs premier short track racing series, and will host OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series events.
In addition to the May 27 race, an Oct. 5-6 OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series event already on the schedule also will take place at Nebraska Raceway Park.
Nebraska Raceway Park is a .400-mile semi-banked dirt oval located between Lincoln and Omaha and will host weekly racing on Sunday evenings. The NWRS dirt Late Models will compete as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series feature division, supplemented by support divisions.
ŗNebraska Raceway Park is a tremendous addition to the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series,˛ said Chris Boals, director of NASCAR Touring and Weekly Racing Series. ŗSeveral people have been instrumental in this development and, with the efforts of Ted and Mary Jo Carlson, Evan Schoenfish and Craig Kelley, we will continue the great tradition of Sunday night racing near Omaha, Nebraska. We are enthusiastic about their presence in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.˛
Nebraska Raceway Park, formerly known as I-80 Speedway, opened in 1994 and is an ultra-modern dirt track facility. Ted and Mary Jo Carlson, who own I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo.; Park Jefferson (S. D.) Speedway; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and San Antonio (Texas) Speedway purchased the facility and are planning several improvements.
At the end of the 2000 season, Sunset Speedway in Omaha, which was managed by Sharon and Craig Kelley, closed following nearly 50 seasons of Sunday night racing, leaving a void in the Omaha and Lincoln markets for NASCAR Touring and the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.
ŗWe are extremely excited about bringing Nebraska Raceway Park into the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series,˛ said Ted Carlson. ŗI have four other race tracks in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program, and they are all successful due to the presence of NASCAR at each facility.
ŗWe believe that this is a win-win situation for everyone and that it will benefit both NASCAR and our speedway.˛
The May 27 OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series race at Nebraska Raceway Park will be the third stop for NASCARšs only dirt track touring series on the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. Drivers will race Friday, May 25, in Denison, Iowa, and Saturday, May 26, in Corning, Iowa.
The series has raced in Greenwood on three other occasions with Steve Kosiski of Omaha winning in 1996 and 1998. Joe Kosiski, also of Omaha, won the most recent event in 1999. The OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series is one of nine regional Touring Series sanctioned by NASCAR that blanket the nation.
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For Further Information, Contact:
Phil Roberts, NASCAR, (319) 284-6863 (roberts@qconline.com)
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O'REILLY AUTO PARTS ALL-STAR SERIES SCHEDULE 2001

DATE EVENT LOCATION DISTANCE

Fri., Apr. 6 Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA (1/2 Mi)...............................40 L

Fri., Apr. 20 Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Dubuque, IA (3/8 Mi)................50 L

Fri., May 25 Crawford County Speedway, Denison, IA (1/2 Mi) .......................50 L

Sat., May 26 Adams County Speedway, Corning, IA (1/2 Mi)............................50 L

Sun., May 27 Nebraska Raceway Park, Greenwood, NB (4/10 Mi)......................50 L

Tues., June 26 Shelby County Speedway, Harlan, IA (4/10 Mi)............................50 L

Tues., July 3 Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA (1/2 Mi)..............................40 L

Wed., July 4 Crawford County Speedway, Denison, IA (1/2 Mi).......................50 L

Fri., July 6 Farley Speedway, Farley, IA (1/2 Mi).............................................50 L

Sat., July 7 West Liberty Raceway, West Liberty, IA (1/2 Mi)........................50 L

Fri., July 13 Eagle Raceway, Lincoln/Eagle, NE (3/8 Mi)....................................50 L

Sat., July 14 Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. (1/2 Mi)........................50 L

Sat., Aug. 11 O'Reilly Auto Parts Motor Speedway, Topeka, KS (3/8 Mi)........50 L

Wed., Aug. 29 Nebraska State Fairgrounds, Lincoln, NE (3/8 Mi)..........................50 L

Fri./Sat., Sept. 28-29 Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, KA (1/2 Mi)...................100 L

Fri./Sat., Oct. 5-6 Nebraska Raceway Park, Greenwood, NB (4/10 Mi).................100 L

Fri./Sat., Oct. 13 Crawford County Speedway, Denison, IA (1/2 Mi)....................100 L

Mi- Miles L - Laps

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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