posted July 19, 2001 07:30 AM
WORLD OF OUTLAWS PART OF OPEN WHEEL DOUBLEHEADER AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws will return to the
Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night, July 28th and join the KARS 358
sprints in an open wheel double-header. Race time is 8 P.M. with gates
opening at 5 P.M.
When the Pennzoil World of Outlaws invaded the half-mile oval at
Hagerstown in May, Danny Lasoski was on top in the outlaw point
standings. First place in the point standings has changed ten times so
far this season, but Lasoski is back on top after 35 events and is
looking for his fourth "A" win of the season.
Stevie Smith is showing signs of coming alive after adapting to the
changes he made to his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Maxim during the winter. Smith
has won 60 "A" features in his outstanding career and recently notched
his third win of the year. Smith, who ranks 10th in the standings after
35 events, will be among the drivers to beat when the Pennzoil World of
Outlaws Series visits Hagerstown for the second time this season.
Mark Kinser, winner of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series titles in
1996 and 1999, is a four-time winner at Hagerstown and is currently
second in points. Kinser leads all drivers with 12 "A" wins and has
finished in the top 10 in 30 of 35 events. Kinser is only eight points
Third in points is Defending and 16-time Pennzoil World of Outlaws
Champion Steve Kinser. The "King of the Outlaws" would like to end a dry
spell at Hagerstown that dates back to May 29th 1994. Kinser has three
"A" feature wins and has finished in the top ten in 21 of 28 events so
far this year.
Defending World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion Craig Dollansky is
next in points with three "A" victories with Andy Hillenburg rounding
out the top five.
The KARS 358 sprints will join the Pennzoil World of Outlaws in a
complete program of qualifying and feature events.
Reserve grandstand tickets priced at $30 for each night for
the top five rows are now on sale. General admission tickets are $26.
Kids under 12 are free in the general admission area.
The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of I-70 an I-81. Additional ticket
information can be obtained by calling the speedway office at (301)
582-0640 or by checking out the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.