Inside Line Promotions – GREENWOOD, Neb. – Joey Saldana has a lot of history in the state of Nebraska.
His parents are from ‘The Cornhusker State’ and his sisters were born in the Lincoln area, which is a short drive to see Saldana and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series make an anticipated return to I-80 Speedway for the NAPA Shootout on Friday, June 6, for the first time in more than a decade.
“I love it,” Saldana said. “Back in the early 2000s the Outlaws used to run there a lot. I think it’s a perfect-sized track. It’s not too small and not too big. It always puts on a good show.”
The June 6 event marks the first World of Outlaws race on the wide track since 2003. Sandwiched between that date and the inaugural event in 1995 were 15 main events. Seven drivers recorded at least one win, led by Mark Kinser, who won the first four and five total.
Danny Lasoski – the most recent winner – scored three feature victories with 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser and three-time series champion Sammy Swindell each winning twice.
“The track is so wide and the grooves are so different it does put on a really good show,” Saldana said. “I wish more tracks were built like it. It’s really wide and I’m looking forward to it.”
It also doesn’t hurt that Saldana will be able to race in front of family and friends.
“It’s nice to go back,” he said. “I don’t get to go back there very often.”
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.