Inside Line Promotions – GREENWOOD, Neb. – Compliments fill the air when World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers talk about I-80 Speedway, which hosts the premier sprint car series this Friday for the first time since 2003 during the NAPA Shootout.
“I haven’t been there in a long time,” Paul McMahan said. “It’s one of the nicer tracks that we go to. It’s a big facility.”
McMahan is one of the six drivers atop the current World of Outlaws championship standings who have yet to claim an Outlaws win at I-80 Speedway. In fact, only two drivers – 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and three-time series winner Sammy Swindell – have garnered World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins at the high-banked oval.
“It’s a good-sized race track and a lot of fun,” Kinser said. “It’s nice that we get to go back there and run. It’s always been a good track to race on and a lot of fun for the fans.”
Kinser recorded wins in 2002 and 1999 with Swindell earning victories in 1999 and 1997.
Former full-time World of Outlaws driver Danny Lasoski captured three of the last six races, including the most recent one in 2003.
“I-80 Speedway delivers a lot of great action for the drivers as well as the fans,” Lasoski said. “Friday will be another exciting event and I’d encourage everyone to head to I-80 Speedway if they are within driving distance.”
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: I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.
WHEN: Friday, June 6
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the NAPA Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating NAPA Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at NAPA Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at NAPA Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their NAPA Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day. There is a limit of two people per receipt.
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.