Heavy Rain Delays Series Debut at Salina Highbanks Speedway

‘Battle on the Highbanks’ featuring the Greatest Show on Dirt reset for Tuesday, May 3

SALINA, Okla. — April 23, 2011 — A huge buzz surrounded the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series inaugural event on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Eastern Oklahoma. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans as heavy overnight rainfall saturated the newly re-opened track, forcing track and series officials to delay the event to Tuesday, May 3.

 

“The rains were a heavier than we expected,” said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. “Areas of the facility are just unusable today, but we worked with track officials to establish a make-up date.”

The Outlaws will return to the Highbanks on Tuesday, May 3, following their event on Saturday, April 30, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

Joey Saldana continues to be the series points leader after events at Paducah International Raceway and I-55 Raceway were postponed the prior weekend. The Brownsburg, Ind., native is being chased by a trio of former champions as Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers and Donny Schatz rank second through fourth respectively. The series’ most recent winner, Jason Sides, rounds out the Top 5 in the tight championship points battle.

With the event at the Salina Highbanks Speedway delayed, here is a look at the series point’s standings.

2011 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

W

T5

T10

QT

1.

Joey Saldana

1546

 

2

8

9

2

2.

Steve Kinser

1542

-4

4

5

10

1

3.

Jason Meyers

1501

-45

0

4

9

1

4.

Donny Schatz

1493

-53

0

6

7

1

5.

Jason Sides

1483

-63

2

6

8

1

6.

Sammy Swindell

1467

-79

2

6

6

2

7.

Craig Dollansky

1431

-115

1

4

6

0

8.

Paul McMahan

1430

-116

0

2

6

4

9.

Cody Darrah

1427

-119

0

4

5

0

10.

Lucas Wolfe

1390

-156

0

0

6

0

11.

Kraig Kinser

1367

-179

0

1

4

0

12.

Chad Kemenah

1316

-230

0

1

2

0

13.

Bill Rose

1221

-325

0

0

0

0

14.

Ben Gregg

1116

-430

0

0

0

0

15.

Lance Dewease

854

-692

0

0

2

0

16.

Terry McCarl

804

-742

0

0

1

0

17.

Jac Haudenschild

734

-812

0

1

2

0

18.

Tim Kaeding

648

-898

0

1

3

0

19.

Danny Lasoski

647

-899

0

1

3

0

20.

Trey Starks

645

-901

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Chizmark & Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.