Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Joey Saldana is in the thick of another World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship chase as the premier sprint car series prepares to make its annual visit to Lakeside Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside on Saturday, June 7.
Saldana ranks third in the series with three feature wins and he has established quick time in qualifying a series-best 12 times. However, the history of the Kansas City region is what captures Saldana’s intrigue when he returns each year.
“The Weld family is from Kansas City and my dad did a lot of racing with them,” he said. “For me it’s pretty neat because of the Weld family.”
Saldana hasn’t picked up a World of Outlaws win at the big, fast track in the eight previous points races, but he has been impressed with the fan base.
“It seems like when we go it’s a standing-room only crowd,” he said. “It’s an area we need to have a World of Outlaws event.”
Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, the two winningest World of Outlaws drivers in the history of the sport, have each won three times at Lakeside Speedway (counting the inaugural non-points race in 1991, which Swindell won).
Craig Dollansky was victorious last season with championship standings leader Daryn Pittman winning in 2003 and Mark Kinser earning his lone win in 2002.
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: Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
WHEN: Saturday, June 7
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.
VIP Suites, reserve (top five rows in sections B and D) and general admission tickets are available from the track at (913) 299-9206.
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