posted April 26, 2002 02:24 AM
The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will make
debut for the 2002 season at the Dodge Great Plains Shootout next Friday and
Saturday, May 3
and 4 at Nebraska Raceway Park (NRP). The World of Outlaws, known
nationwide as "the
fastest show on dirt", will feature some of the world's greatest sprint car
drivers. Friday night will also feature Modifieds, and Saturday night will
showcase Vintage Coupes and Dwarf Cars.
This weekend's event is one of two Pennzoil World of Outlaws events
scheduled at NRP this
year. The second event will be a one day shootout scheduled on Wednesday,
NRP was host to one of only three Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series
program events last year, and Mark Kinser used his Mopar power to capture
all 3 A-main events..
"Every time I cross the river into Nebraska, I always seem to step it up
notch,." Kinser said while in the winner's circle. "I am is excited to
return and race in front of the great Nebraska fans at NRP's semi-banked,
Kinser, who won Pennzoil World of Outlaws Championships in 1996 and 1999,
drives the #5M
Mopar Maxim for is father Karl, and has picked up three feature wins at
Houston Raceway Park,
Pike County Speedway and Lakeside Speedway. He took the lead in the 2002
for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws following last night's win at Lakeside.
16-Time Pennzoil World of Outlaws Champion Steve Kinser has driven his #11
Maxim into the top ten in eleven main events, including two feature wins at
the Silver State
Shootout in Las Vegas and Hollywood Hills Speedway in New Mexico. "The King
Outlaws" won the "A" Feature at NRP on July 4, 1999.
The defending World of Outlaw Champion Danny "the Dude" Lasoski pilots the
Byrider Eagle owned by Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart. The Dude has raced
his way into the
winners circle four times this year, with wins at Kings Speedway in
California, State Fair
Speedway in Oklahoma, Joplin 66 Speedway in Missouri, and Talladega Short
Craig Dollansky, the 2000 World of Outlaws Gumout Series Champion, won the
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on April 13th. He has driven Karavan Racing's #7
Maxim into the top ten in 11 of 13 "A" Features, including six in the top
The racing should be fast and action-packed when the action starts both
Friday and Saturday with
hot laps at 6:30 p.m., qualifying at 7:00 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
Gates will open at 5:00
p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Advance tickets for both nights
are still available at (402) 342-3453.
While the Pennzoil World of Outlaws take center stage next week, the weekend
will also feature
the regular Sunday night NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge
Dodge Super Late Models, Walker Uniform Rental Grand Nationals, O'Reilly
Auto Parts Pro-
Ams and Jasper Engine & Transmission Hobby Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m.,
with racing at
Directions to Nebraska Raceway: take I-80 to Exit #420 between Omaha and
Lincoln. Go ½
mile North to the track entrance and you're ready to go racing!