Inside Line Promotions – KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo Speedway consistently delivers side-by-side racing, which will be showcased this Wednesday during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series lone visit this season.
A total of 13 different drivers have claimed at least one victory during the previous 22 races for the premier sprint car series at the bullring, led by Indiana native Steve Kinser.
“All the Kinsers have ran pretty good there,” he said. “I have a lot of race fans there. It’s good to get back there and see them.”
Since winning the inaugural race in 1978, Kinser has earned a series-best six victories. However, his son, Kraig, has picked up the last two wins for the family at Kokomo Speedway.
Kraig Kinser garnered his first career winged sprint car win at the track and he recorded World of Outlaws wins in 2012 and 2005.
“That will always be a special place for me,” he said. “It’s just one of those places I really enjoy racing at, a lot of it because of the family ties there.”
From Kraig’s grandfather winning track championships to the World of Outlaws wins he shares with his father there, Kokomo Speedway has a unique connection with the Kinser family and it will add another chapter on Wednesday during the “Salute to the King” tour honoring Steve Kinser’s final season chasing the championship.
“It’s definitely got a lot of tradition,” Kraig said. “It’s fulfilling knowing that not just (I have had) success, but it’s a place where my family runs good.”
WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces
WHERE: Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O’Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O’Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O’Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O’Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.
A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a “Class of 2014” poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.
For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.
Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.