Inside Line Promotions – GRAND FORKS, N.D. – There aren’t many race tracks in the country that showcase side-by-side, electrifying racing like River Cities Speedway.
The bullring is set to host the first of two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on Friday, June 20, which also marks the first chance for River Cities Speedway spectators to be a part of the “Salute to the King” tour honoring 20-time series champion Steve Kinser as he chases the title for one final season.
“It’s got to be one of the raciest short tracks,” Kinser said. “I’ve seen times it has had a bottom, middle and top groove. It has a nice high line.”
Kinser is one of seven drivers to record a World of Outlaws feature victory at River Cities Speedway and he joins North Dakota native Donny Schatz, Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana as the only competitors to capture multiple wins.
“Any race track that opens up and gets wide enough where you can get two grooves and race is great,” Kinser said.
Kinser and Schatz put on one of the most memorable races in 2011 when there were 10 official lead changes, including six in the final eight laps. Kinser edged Schatz by a little more than one tenth of a second for the thrilling triumph.
“It makes it special when you have a race like that,” Kinser said. “Any time you have that good of a race, even if you run second, it’s a lot of fun.”
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: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.
WHEN: Friday, June 20
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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.
General admission seating is available as well for $30 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 0 to 12 years old.
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.